Henry L. Marsh, III Elementary School

Principal's Message

  • Principal Cook

    I am honored and proud to serve as the first principal of Henry L. Marsh, III Elementary School. I am committed to positively impacting the lives of each student and staff member here at this school.   

    At Henry L. Marsh, III ES “Excellence is the Expectation.”   

    We have four core values: 
    1. ACADEMICS- Provide engaging, innovative, and challenging instruction

    2. COMMUNITY- School community and community partners work together to promote positive, productive citizens (Community of Caring)

    3. MONARCH PRIDE- Students take pride in themselves and their community

    4. SOCIAL JUSTICE- Equity and Access (Providing our students access to high-quality education and giving each child what they need)

    My vision for Marsh ES is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens.   Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.  

    Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children.   “One Team, One Dream”!

    We are excited for the opportunity to work with you and your child to provide a safe and productive learning environment. I encourage you to call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your children, great success this school year.  

    Kimberly Cook




  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule

    The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • Enroll Before the First Day of School – If you're new to RPS and/or have a rising kindergartner, you must enroll your student online before they can attend school this year. You can do so on our website at www.attendrvaschools.com. For more information about the enrollment process, please visit www.rvaschools.net/enroll. 

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  • Free Extended Day Programming 

    RPS, in partnership with the City of Richmond, will be providing FREE extended day programming for the 2021-22 school year! This programming will be available for all Preschool-5th grade students and includes academic support and enrichment. Please complete this survey for each student interested by August 11th.


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  • The Remind Plan 

    • Henry L. Marsh Elementary is excited to launch the Remind Plan to provide 2-way communications with families and students! 

      Remind allows teachers who choose to use text messaging to communicate with parents and students. With Remind:

      • Parents can choose how to receive messages – text, email or app. For students, texting is available for ages 13 and over.
      • It allows for safe and secure messaging that is available in multiple languages
      • It has a call feature, so teachers may use it to make calls without using their personal number.

      We're excited to make connecting with our families more engaging! Please click here for more information. 

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  • Internet Safety

    Start the Conversation about Internet Safety

    Our students are spending more time than ever online and they need our support to help them make good choices and stay safe! At home, parents can start the conversation and encourage children to come to them about things they see and hear online.

    For more information and resources, visit http://rpstech.org/internet-safety.html #WeAreRPS


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  • 2021-22 #ReopenWithLove2.0

    We could not be more excited to begin the process of reopening our school and welcoming our students and teachers back into classrooms this summer and fall. Click here for more information.   ReopenWithLove 2.0 

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    • Student & Family Community Conversations

      Join RPS for a variety of virtual and in-person community conversations to discuss reopening health and safety and have your questions answered.

      Regional Community Conversations - Virtual conversations will be hosted with RPS and members of the Richmond health community to discuss reopening and answer questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided and in-person viewings will be available.

      Mobile Community Conversations - Family Liaisons will be present at various community locations to share information about reopening and ensure families are prepared for their upcoming in-person and/or virtual school year.

      You can also catch our Family Liaisons out sharing information and resources on a Community Walk throughout the Spring and Summer! Click here to see the Community Walk schedule!

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    Welcome to our Virtual Career Day

    Click here to view our presentation.

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  • The Great Kindness Challenge 2021, Ms. Tillman's class

    Please click here to view the document.

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  • VDOE Resources

    VDOE Resources to Assist Families with Remote Learning


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    Help Desk Frequently Asked Question

    Please click on the image below for more information on FAQs on issues with laptops, hotspots, and logging into Google or Clever accounts.  

    Help Desk Guide

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  • Ms. Battle, our professional school counselor, is excited to share her user-friendly virtual site CLICK HERE (if unable to click, please copy and paste into browser) —> https://padlet.com/nbattle2/ug4ku53a4eaw with everyone. It allows full access to many great resources and materials.

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Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS has reopened the parent interest survey for free Extended Day for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete this survey for each student interested.

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  • 2021-22 Bus Stops - Click here to see your school bus route for this year. This information may be updated to accommodate changing needs so please be on the lookout for Remind messages informing you of updates.

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 - Click here to view the updated RPS Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction. 

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  • Employee Vaccine Mandate - RPS employees, please be reminded that we now have a vaccine mandate requiring proof of full vaccination by October 1, 2021. Click here to learn more.

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 27, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Food Update – I'm happy to share that all elementary schools and preschools will shift to hot lunches starting next Monday, October 4. All middle and high schools will do so later in the month. Please note that we will have vegetarian options in addition to the menu below. Click above to continue reading!

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 24, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Fall Friday! Tonight's updates: Richmond Virtual Academy (RVA) Waitlist Update – Please note the following: By next Friday, October 1, we will notify all preschool-5th grade families of their status – whether offered a seat or not – via the email address they used to register their student/s on the waitlist. In the interest of fairness, we are using a randomized selection process to identify students for the limited number of available seats. As I shared last week, there are unfortunately no more virtual seats for middle and high school students. Any family who is already enrolled in virtual can switch to in-person at any time by completing the Switch Pathways Form (Formulario de Cambio de Decisión).

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