Fall 2020 Virtual Reopening Plan
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RPS Direct Update - October 28, 2020
Dear #RPSStrong Family,Earlier this year, CoStar Group donated 90,000 masks to RPS families and announced the Mighty Mask Design Challenge for K-8 students. Today, the winners were announced. Congratulations to the following students!
Meredith's design (in the image below, it's in the top row, third from left) is called “We’re all in this together.” It will go on an additional 90,000 masks that CoStar Group will donate to RPS. The company is also giving an art supply kit to each of the winners, and a monetary award to their schools. Thank you, CoStar Group, for your continued partnership and for highlighting our amazing students!Don't forget to tune in for RPS Live! tonight at 7 pm on our Facebook page. I'll be joined by Dr. Erin Brown, Director of Family Engagement, Chasity Rodriguez, Community Hub Coordinator, and Doron Battle, Family Liaison, to discuss how we're engaging families through our new Community Hub model. You can also join the conversation in Spanish during RPS en Vivo tomorrow at 5:30 pm on the RPS en Español Facebook page.Finally, check out the 3rd grade science "Chicken Cam" at Broad Rock ES. I can't wait to see these little guys hatch!With great appreciation,JasonShout-outs! – Please keep sending them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
- K-2: Peter Yeager, 1st grade (Holton ES)
- 3-5: Iyaan Reavis, 4th grade (Marsh ES)
- 6-8: Kamini Mason, 8th grade (Binford MS)
- Grand Prize: Meredith Crider, 8th grade (Binford MS)
Caring for Your Chromebook – As we prepare to distribute the next round of Chromebooks, it’s a great time to remind students how to properly care for their device. Please see the flyers below for some important tips.RPS Love Store – Show your RPS Love and help us raise money for RPS families in need and local racial justice non-profits by ordering something today from the RPS Love Store!Important Links – I'll note in orange when there have been additions/updates so you you won't miss anything.#ReopenWithLove Links
- A huge shout out to Elizabeth Bowry, a third grade teacher at G.H. Reid Elementary. She is going above and beyond to encourage student engagement and participation. She is a true example of teaching with love.
- We want to shout out Stephanie Crutchfield, Manager of School Improvement, for being our thought partner and going above and beyond with her support. We'd also like to give a shout out to Sindey Gunter, Tyra Harrison, Susanna Hogan, and Ro Starkthe from the Academic Program & Supports (AP&S) Department for a great RTI presentation to the Fairfield leadership team this morning. We'd also like to shout out Nsombi Morrison, Barbara Gorno, Charlise Wilson, Franny Aida, Samantha Shiflett, and Ms. Grandison for stepping up and helping to support with NWEA; and Ms. Darlene Mills, who has provided amazing PALS PD. Finally, we'd like to shout out the Kindergarten Team for having 100% completion of the VKRP assessment and the First Grade Team for being the first team to have 100% of completion of their PALS assessment.
- I would like to shout out the 4th grade team at Cardinal Elementary for their high level of communication and sharing of lessons, resources, and ideas, and also for supporting each other "outside the classroom" mentally and emotionally during these hard times. They really are wonderful to work with.
- Shout out to: Michelle Owens for her professionalism and efficiency. She always goes above and beyond. Much appreciation! James Bane for checking my laptop, getting it updated, and working with all RPS employees with their IT needs. I can tell he likes what he does! Ashley Parks for her great listening skills, resourcefulness, and professionalism.
- I would like to give a HUGE shout out to the second grade team at J.L. Francis Elementary – Mrs. Demlein, Ms. Waddey, Ms. Diaz, Mr. Stallings, Ms. Rankine, Mr. Watkins, and Mrs. Logo – for their painstaking work administering the second grade MAP test. Shout out for the patience and persistence you all are showing daily.
- I would like to give a shout out to Ms. Deborah Walker, the instructional assistant in my son's second grade class at Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School. While the teacher has been absent, Ms. Walker has done a phenomenal job of stepping up as a substitute and leading the class. She is present and available. She has an infinite amount of patience and always uses a calm voice with the children. She listens to her students and the parents and helps us troubleshoot technology problems. She is doing an amazing job!
- I would like to shout out Ms. Sarah Morrison at Lucille Brown. In addition to teaching a full course load and managing a caseload of her own, as department chair of exceptional education she works tirelessly to support students and staff with whatever they need. She is always willing to work with teachers to improve our co-teaching practices in the building. Her hard work, patience, professionalism, and relationship building with students and staff has not gone unnoticed. I appreciate the support she has offered to me personally, and to all of us, at Brown.
- We want to take this opportunity to shout out the first and second grade teams (Dana Miles, Kristen Burris, Sheryon Sydnor, Rachel Floyd, Mayzie Zechini, Adam Darby, Hannah Schrack, Melissa Demlein, Karlee Rankine, Gregory Stallings, Irma Diaz, Linda Waddey) at J.L. Francis Elementary! They helped to plan, market and execute a very successful school supply drive. They spent countless hours creating specialized student supply kits for each of their students. Most of them spent their own money to make sure that each of our scholars has the tools that they need to be successful learning remotely. Your dedication and love for students is unmatched. We also want to thank our CIS coordinator Henry Jimenez, Early Interventionists Kayla Schroeder and Stephanie Kilby, Music Teacher Brooke Von Hoene, Media Specialist Sarah Moyer, and our faith partners from The Life Church RVA for helping us distribute the supplies to families. On behalf of the parents and students, thank you!!!
- I would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Kelly Toby and Mrs. Adrian Simms. They make you feel warmly welcomed at Summerhill Preschool. They go out their way to answer questions. They are super duper awesome high stepper leaders!!! Gooooo, Tigers!
- I'd like to give a major shout out to the counseling department at Lucille Murray Brown Middle School. Ms. Mayo, Ms.Henderson, and Ms. Coles work tirelessly to support the faculty, staff, students, and their families, and they do it with unbelievable competence, grace, and care. This team is utterly amazing in every way, and we appreciate them tremendously!
Local, State, and National Public Health Links
- #ReopenWithLove Section of the RPS Website
- Meal Distribution
- Tech Support
- Family Support Line (804-780-6195)
Local, State, and National Public Education Links
- Richmond City Health District
- City of Richmond COVID-19 Updates
- RVA Strong (Hub for Local Support)
- Cigna (RPS Healthcare Provider)
- Virginia Department of Health
- Virginia COVIDWISE app
- Centers for Disease Control
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
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