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Recent RPS Direct Updates

Dear #RPSStrong Family,


Tonight's updates:


Retention Bonuses – I'm thrilled to share that retention bonuses for all full-time contract employees who returned this school year will be paid this FridaySeptember 29! Bonuses will be based on your full-time contract years of service with RPS, as noted below.

  • 2-9 years: $1,000
  • 10-19 years: $2,000
  • 20-29 years: $3,000
  • 30+ years: $4,000

Full-time contract employees will receive the retention bonus if their hire date is on or before September 15, 2021. Full-time contract employees who had RPS full-time contract years of service, left RPS, and returned to full-time contract employment will receive the bonus based on total years if their most recent hire date is on or before September 15, 2022.  If you have questions, please email benefits and compensation. Thank you!


School Immunizations & Wellness Wednesday – RPS Health Services will hold three school-based immunization clinics this week – tomorrowSeptember 27, from 10 am - 12 pm at Richmond Community HS and 1 - 3 pm at Open HS; and ThursdaySeptember 28, from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. MS. If you would like for your child to be vaccinated at one of these clinics, please return the completed consent form to your school nurse in English or Spanish. These immunizations are mandated by Virginia law so please make sure to take care of them ASAP.

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Dear #RPSStrong Family,


Happy Friday! Tonight's updates:


Inclement Weather Update – Due to forecasted inclement weather, all RPS after-school activities are canceled today. Stay safe, RPS! 


Calendar Reminder – All RPS schools and offices will be closed MondaySeptember 25, in observance of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. To all who celebrate, I wish you a meaningful fast. We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Tuesday, September 26!

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Dear #RPSStrong Family,


Tonight's updates:


Library Card Sign-up – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and our friends at Richmond Public Library want to remind everyone of the power of a library card. In addition to books, you get access to computers, Homework Help, meeting rooms, and even sewing machines and 3-D printers, along with programs so you can learn how to use them. Put simply, a library card is your free ticket to almost anything. Sign-up to get yours today!

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Dear #RPSStrong Family, 

Tonight's Updates:

National Voter Registration Day – Today is National Voter Registration Day! To help increase voting rates among 18-year-olds, we're partnering with When We All Vote. If you're 18 (or know some who is), please register to vote right away – it takes less than 5 minutes! And if you're a student, teacher, or administrator interested in starting a My School Votes club at your school, just email RPS Director of Advocacy and Outreach Matthew Stanley. 

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Additional Division Announcements

Our revised 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.