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Recent RPS Direct Updates

Dear #RPSStrong Family,

Tonight's updates:

 

2023-24 School Applications – The application window to apply for Specialty Schools and Governor’s Schools for the 2023-24 school year closes TOMORROW, December 1, at 4:30 pm. We cannot accept late applications for ANY reason. Please plan accordingly. For more information, visit our website or email enrollrps@rvaschools.net if you have additional questions.

 
 
 

George Wythe Reimagined – Please join us for our next community meeting to discuss the interior design of the new George Wythe HS. We'll be in-person at Wythe from 6 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday, December 6. You can also watch the livestream in English or Spanish. Hope to see you there!

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Dear #RPSStrong Family,

Before getting to tonight's updates, I'm heartbroken to share that we've recently lost yet another student to gun violence. Tyrae Clanton, a student at Huguenot HS, was caught in crossfire just before Thanksgiving. His teachers shared with me that Tyrae was a wonderful student who always left a smile on their faces. I ask that you keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers this evening.

If your student needs help processing this tragedy, please reach out to your school's counselor. Students who need emergency support should call the ChildSavers Immediate Response line at 804-305-2420 or send a text to 741741. RPS employees in need of emergency support should contact the Cigna 24/7 crisis line at 1-833-ME-CIGNA (1-833-632-4462). Additional counseling and support services are also available through the Cigna Employee Assistance (EAP) program by calling 1-800-544-6931.

Finally, please consider donating to our "Honoring the Memory Fund," which helps RPS families who have lost a student with funeral costs, co-pays for mental health support, and any expenses incurred for taking time off work to grieve. (Please make sure to select "Honoring the Memory Fund" in the designation pull-down menu.) Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Tonight's updates: 

 

2023-24 School Applications – The application window for families to submit Specialty School and Governor’s School applications for the 2023-24 school year closes at 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 1. We unfortunately cannot accept late applications for any reason. Please plan accordingly. For more information, visit our website or email enrollrps@rvaschools.net if you have additional questions.

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Dear #RPSStrong Family,

Happy Thanksgiving Break! Tonight's updates: 

 

Calendar Reminder – All RPS schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, November 23, through Friday, November 25, for Thanksgiving Break. You can view the 2022-23 calendar to see all upcoming holidays.

 

Free Thanksgiving Meals – If you need a little help with your Thanksgiving meal this year, please take note of the options below:

  • Branch's Baptist Church – Pick up a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 24, from 12 pm - 5 pm, at 3400 Broad Rock Boulevard. Call (804) 276-5000 for more information.
  • UGRC / Black Pride RVA – Gather for a meal at Diversity Richmond on Thursday, November 24, from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, at 1407 Sherwood Avenue.
 

River City Food Drive – Sending a big shout-out to the members of the National Junior Honor Society at River City MS who collected and donated 400 pounds of food to Feed More yesterday. What a way to #ServeWithLove!

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Dear #RPSStrong Family,

Tonight's updates: 

 

School Board Meeting – The School Board will meet in-person tonight at 6 pm at Armstrong HS. You can watch the livestream of the meeting in English or Spanish. Hope to see you there!

 

Calendar Reminder – All RPS schools and offices will be closed this Wednesday, November 23, through Friday, November 25, for Thanksgiving Break. You can view the 2022-23 calendar to see all upcoming holidays.

 

Free Thanksgiving Meals – If you need a little help with your Thanksgiving meal this year, please take note of the following options:

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Additional Division Announcements

Join us on Tuesday, December 6 at 6 pm, for our next community meeting to discuss the interior design of the new George Wythe HS. We'll be in person at Wythe or you can watch the livestream in English or Spanish.

Our revised 2022-23 calendar is available for downloading! Click here to access PDF versions in English, Spanish, and additional languages.

Join the RPS team in teaching, leading, and serving with love next year! We're thrilled to offer sign-on bonuses and paid training for select positions. View our current job openings and apply today! 

Show your #RPSLove and check out our RPS Love Bonfire store with t-shirts, hoodies, masks and more! All proceeds and donations benefit our schools, teachers and instructional assistants, and local racial justice, housing, and food support non-profits.