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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - May 12 (PM), 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Another packed one tonight! RPS Central Office Reopening – I'm excited to share that the RPS Central Office (all locations) will return to in-person operations on July 1. Like our schools, our offices will have a number of health and safety enhancements, including HEPA filtration units, hand sanitizer stations, mask requirements, and more. I recognize returning to in-person work may cause anxiety for some employees so please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to email me at jkamras@rvaschools.net! Vaccine Update for Adolescents – As you have likely seen by now, the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use in children as young as 12. Here are some of the ways you can access this opportunity for your adolescents: Vaccines.gov – Start by going to Vaccines.gov to find pharmacies or other providers in your area that have available Pfizer doses. You can then visit the website of individual providers or call them to find available appointment times. Check back frequently as pharmacies will add new appointments weekly.

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  • RPS Direct Update - May 12, 2021

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s: Miles J. Jones Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Patrick Henry School of Science & Arts - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Please reach out to your primary care provider if you have any concerns, or contact the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) by calling their COVID-19 hotline: (804) 205-3501. Please also continue to wear your mask, stay physically distant, and wash your hands. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. Towards that end, we will continue to work in close collaboration with RCHD to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community. If you have any questions, as always, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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District Announcements

  • RPS Virtual Elementary Teacher Recruitment Fair - Please join us Saturday, May 15th at 9:00am for our Virtual Elementary Teacher Recruitment Fair! During this time you will get the inside scoop on: - Recruitment Needs - Benefits - Licensure - School Culture AND SO MUCH MORE right from the RPS Staff! Register HERE!

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  • RPS Staff Reopening Conversations - We are excited to host a series of Staff Conversations to allow RPS staff to hear about fall reopening details and ask questions! These conversations are optional, you can also learn more about our reopening plans here

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  • #ReopenWithLove2.0 - RPS is excited to offer students the choice of in-person or virtual learning for the upcoming fall school year. Students choosing virtual instruction must complete the Virtual Enrollment Form (Formulario de intención de instrucción virtual) by June 1, 2021. Students choosing in-person do not need to do anything. Click here to learn more about reopening plans and your options.

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  • RPS 2021 Summer Programs - RPS is offering a variety of free summer programs for RPS students in Preschool through 12th grade. Click here to learn more and register.

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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 11am-4pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is authorized for individuals age 18 and older. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Student & Family Community Conversations - We, as many of our families, are eager to open our doors to our students and staff this Fall! In preparation, check out the virtual, in-person, and community events we will be hosting throughout the Spring and Summer to ensure our communities are prepared, informed, and excited to #ReopenWithLove2.0!

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Wellness Opportunities for RPS Staff - Don’t miss "Mindful Mondays" and "Be Well Wednesdays" with our partners at SCAN and BareSOUL! Check your RPS email account for previously sent registration links.

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  • #ReopenWithLove - For the latest information and resources for families, visit the #ReopenWithLove section of our website. It includes the most current information about meal distribution and other critical information.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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  • Support RPS - There are many ways to support RPS and #ServeWithLove! Please consider volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, and for new and existing partners, don't forget to add your organization to our new searchable partnership database!

     
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