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Recent RPS Direct Updates

Dear #RPSStrong Family, 

 

Tonight's Updates:

 

Test to Stay (TTS) – Yesterday we launched the latest update to our COVID protocols, a "Test to Stay" program. TTS is a CDC-recommend approach that allows students and staff who've been identified as close contacts to continue coming to school by testing nightly for the first five days of their quarantine period. TTS will help us keep students and teachers in school while also increasing the rigor of our screening.

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Dear #RPSStrong Family, 

 

Tonight's Updates:

 

2022-23 Open Enrollment Applications – The deadline for families to submit open enrollment applications for the 2022-23 school year is Tuesday, February 1, at 4:30 pm. Students can apply to up to 3 out-of-zone schools, plus Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, if eligible, via the lottery. Please note that we will not accept late applications for any reason.

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Dear #RPSStrong Family, 

 

Happy Friday! Tonight's Updates:

 

School Board Meeting – The School Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, January 24, at 6 pm at MLK, Jr. MS. You can watch the livestream on our Youtube Channel. Please note, there will not be a public comment period at this meeting.

 

ARGS Auditions Postponed – The Appomattox Regional Governor's School auditions scheduled for January 22 have been moved to February 5 due to inclement weather. Contact Lynn Pleveich at 804-938-5678 or email enrollrps@rvaschools.net if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Gratitude – As we head into the weekend, I want to express my profound gratitude to all of our teachers, staff, and partners who show up every day for our students – and for each other – with dedication and love. Please enjoy the pictures below of the RPS Family in action this week! 

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Dear #RPSStrong Family, 

 

Tonight's Updates:

 

RPS Live! Recap – Thank you to everyone who tuned for last night's RPS Live! We had a great discussion about how to advocate for RPS at the General Assembly. I'm so grateful to our student guests – Sydney WrightJazz Miles, and Anthony Rodriguez-Ortiz – for sharing their advocacy priorities, and for doing so with such conviction, thoughtfulness, and heart!

 

Internet Discounts – The Affordable Connectivity Program provides reduced-price internet access to eligible families. Check the program website to find out if you qualify!

 

COVID Vaccination Clinic Update – The clinic originally scheduled for tomorrow, January 21, at J.B. Fisher ES is cancelled. It will be rescheduled for January 31, from 4 - 7 pm.

 

Reading Grant – Linwood Holton ES recently won a $500 grant from the Reid Goodwin lawfirm. The money will be used to refill Holton's book vending machines so students can continue to grow their home libraries. Thank you for this kind donation, Reid Goodwin!

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Dear #RPSStrong Family, 

 

Tonight's Updates:

 

RPS Live! – Please join us TONIGHT at 7 pm for our next installment of RPS Live! With advocacy season in full swing, I'm thrilled to have some of our best advocates on the show: our students! Sydney Wright from Open HS, Jazz Miles from Richmond Community HS, and Anthony Rodriguez-Ortiz from George Wythe HS will share their advocacy priorities; plus, we'll learn all about the state legislative process from RPS Director of Advocacy and Outreach Matthew Stanley. I hope you can join us on our Facebook page!

 

COVID Vaccination Clinic Update – The clinic originally scheduled for tomorrow, January 20, at Miles Jones ES is cancelled. It will be rescheduled for January 24, from 4 - 7 pm.

 

Student Advisory Council Spotlight – Sydney Wright sure has been busy this month! She's served as the January Student Representative to the School Board, is on RPS Live! tonight, and is taking over the RPS Instagram account this week. I'm proud to have her on my Student Advisory Council and grateful for all the ways she's brining her voice to the table. Thank you, Sydney!

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Additional Division Announcements

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.