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  • Principal Murray Jayem Family,

     

    Welcome to the last marking period of the 2020 - 2021 school year.  Wow, what a year! I am so proud of the work that our teachers, students and families have done in this virtual world! As we begin to bring this year to a close here are some things that I need to bring to the forefront. 

    First, I'm so proud to announce that together with our School Board Representative, Kenya Gibson, and their families, we have dedicated and renamed the Football Stadium after Coach Louis "Lou" Anderson and Gym after Coach Frank Threatts, Jr.  Please look for the unveiling of these spaces soon.  

    Second, it's testing season.  We will begin all EOC testing on May 1, 2021.  Parents, due to graduation requirements, EOC testing for High School Students is required.  While we understand that families may not be comfortable with the in-person test, there is the option to defer testing until next school year.  All students MUST register throught the testing survey (https://www.rvaschools.net/sol) See the testing schedules below.  All EOC (SOL) tests will be offered in person.  Transportation will be provided.  Walk ins are NOT PERMITTED.  For more information contact your student's teacher and/or counselor.

    • April 24:  Workkeys Writing/Reading (Seniors Only)
    • May 1:  11 EOC Writing (Multiple Choice & Writing Sample)
    • May 8:  11 EOC Reading
    • May 15:  Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science
    • May 22:  Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
    • June 5:  Make-Up Testing/Expedited Retakes/EOC Writing Pt 2

    All AP Testing will be virtual.  Here are those testing dates.

    Fall 2020 - Semester One Courses

    May 18 (12pm):  AP Literature (Kitchen)

    May 18 (4pm):  Computer Science (Kelley & Freeman)

    May 19 (12pm): US History (Waltman-King)

    May 19 (12pm):  European History (Brittan)

    May 20 (12pm):  Government (Coleman)

    May 20 (11:59pm):  AP Art (Field) Submissions due to the online portal

    May 27 (12pm):  AP Biology (Chavis)

    May 27 (4pm): AP Environmental Science (Kern)

    June 9 (12pm):  AP Calculus (M. Williams)

    June 10 (4pm):  AP Stats (Loudermilk)

    Spring 2021 - Semester Two Courses

    May 21 (12pm):  AP Music Theory Live, In-Person Testing (Reynolds)

    June 7 (12pm):  English Language (Bailey-McRae)

    June 11 (12pm):  AP Biology (Chavis)

    June 11 (4pm):  Environmental Science (Kern)

    Thirdly, we are excited to announce we will celebrate the John Marshall Class of 2021 with two events:

    • Virtual Graduation will be held on June 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on the Richmond Public Schools Facebook Page.
    • In-person Diploma pick up will be held at the school on June 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Each family will have an appointment to complete their final Justice Walk and recieve both their diploma and awards.

    Lastly, please tune in to next month's Tap In Thursday as we introduce Reopening Plans for the 2021-2022 school year.  Join us on our Facebook Live  (@Jayem4225/live).  Finally, the last day of school will be June 18, 2021.

    Let's finish strong and continue to Exceed Expectations with Excellence!

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  • RPS Direct Update - April 22, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Just a few quick updates tonight: Course Selection – The deadline for 6th-11th graders to select courses for next year via SchoolLinks has been extended until May 7. Students can access SchooLinks by going to Clever and choosing the SchooLinks icon. Please reach out to your school counselor if you have questions. DonorsChoose – On Tuesday, May 4, starting at 7 am, every donation to an RPS project on DonorsChoose will be matched 50% thanks to SONIC Drive-In (while funds last). This means that a $20 donation will become a $30 donation, a $100 donation will become a $150 donation, and so on. Teachers: whether you need books for your students, a new coding kit, or something else entirely, now is a great time to create a project on DonorsChoose! Donors: Check out the RPS DonorsChoose page on Tuesday, May 4, to help fund these great projects!

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  • RPS Direct Update - April 21, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Today is National Administrative Professionals Day and I'd like to send a very special shout-out to my amazing colleague Mildred DeLoatch, who does a whole lot of magic behind the scenes to help me do my job and keep RPS running. Thank you, Mildred! Please send your shout-outs to recognize the wonderful administrative professionals in our schools and offices and I’ll be sure to include them in RPS Direct. Today's updates: COVID-19 Vaccine – Earlier this week, Virginia entered Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. In Phase 2, everyone 16 and older is eligible to receive the vaccine, which includes many of our high school students. Right now, 16 and 17-year-olds only qualify for the Pfizer vaccine and a parent must be present. To schedule an appointment, please register at www.vaccinate.virginia.gov. For additional resources and FAQs about the vaccine, visit the VDH website.

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