Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

Keeping The Dream Alive!

Principal Dabney

  • Principal Inez Dabney

    Hello, students, parents, guardians and stakeholders,

     As we continue to maneuver the ups and downs of virtual learning, I am so proud of the way our students and staff have met this challenge head on. If we are nothing else at MLK, we are resilient as a school community.

     Parents/guardians, please continue to encourage your child(ren) to be fully engaged in each classroom. We would love for each student to be on camera daily, however, this is an option for students. Our teachers continue to provide engaging and rigorous instruction to prepare of students for high school and higher education. I am truly amazed by the assignment and activities that our teachers have created in the virtual setting. The A.T.O.M. STEM Academy will be installing the SMART Lab by January 2021. This will allow the expansion of the STEM Program even further.

     Educating our students is a collaborative effort between students, parent/guardians, teachers, and the community. Just as the African proverb states, It takes a village to raise a child.

     As a school will we continue to support our students, academically, mentally and socially.  Students participate in Community Circles and mindfulness moments daily. This is one way for students to keep connected to their teachers and classmates. The new schedule offers a flex –time, where students will be able to receive additional support from 3:30 -4:30 pm, Monday –Tuesday and Thursday – Friday.  If any student needs support in any of these areas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email or contact the school.

     

    Until we return to the building, the staff and our community partners are here to assist our students as needed.

     

    Thank you for supporting MLK, home of the Mighty Titans!

     

    Sincerely, Principal Dabney

     

Announcements

  • 6th Grade Orientation Flyer 

    7th Grade Orientation Flyer

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    To check out MLK's 2021-2022  School Supply List click here

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    Titan Family, for the month of August, we prepared some STEM Challenges for your students to complete "STEM at Home!" Please use the link below to access the daily STEM challenges: 
    Please note that some challenges are linked in the document and you will need internet access to open the links. Our goal was to provide some fun and engaging activities that scholars could complete to help get them back into the mode of learning. We encourage you to share your challenge experiences or any questions/concerns to our STEM Academy email at atomstem@rvaschools.net
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    Attention Titan Family, looking for something for your scholars to work on this month why they are home? Check out our interactive "July STEM Challenge (Click here to view) " for your scholar to complete at home. Such a fun and engaging way to continue learning over the summer. Stay tuned because August STEM Challenges will be distributed on Monday, July 26th.

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  • High School Credit Removal Request

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    • Family Engagement Survey - Please complete this short and confidential Family Engagement Survey one time for each of your students enrolled in RPS! This information will help as we prepare to reopen in the fall and continue to improve as a school system.

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    Come join us in celebrating our resilient 8th graders! The Moving On Cemeony will take place on June 16th, at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School. See this flyer for more information.

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    Do you have questions regrding your child's SOL Test??? If so Click Here

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    Link for 05/22/21:Click Here

    Link for 05/27/21:Click Here

    Link for 05/29/21:Click Here

     

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  • New Student Registration

    New Student Enrollment will be conducted at MLK every Tuesday and Thursday (appointment only) between 10am-12pm. Parents are  encouraged to call the school to set-up an appointment.

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    SOLs – SOLs are occurring this year, and if you choose to have your children participate, per the VDOE, they must do so in person. Please complete this survey to let your school know if you would like your children to test. To access the survey link, please use this web address: https://survey.k12insight.com/Survey1.aspx?k=SsRPPWTsYPsPsPsP&lang=0.

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    Preschool and Kindergarten Registration – This is just a reminder that we're currently registering students for PreK/K for the next fall. PreK is open to children who will be 3 or 4 by September 30, and kindergarten is open to children who will be 5 by September 30. Parents, let's set our babies up for long-term academic success by building a solid educational foundation by registering them for preschool and kindergarten. For a complete list of eligibility and documentation requirements and enroll your child, please visit our website at rvaschools.net/enroll.

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    Spring In-Person Testing Parent Intent Survey

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    Rising 6th Grade Course Selection (Click Here)

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    Is your child interested in attending college? Not sure where to start looking? Or how to begin the process? Well the answer is here! Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. For more information click here to the view the flyer!

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    Tutoring – Just a quick reminder that we're offering FREE virtual tutoring in reading and math for students in grades K-8. Use this link, for additional information: https://www.rvaschools.net/Page/8256

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    Attention parents, if you have a scholar(s) who has been patiently waiting to exchange their tablet for a Chromebook or they need to receive their  new ELA or  math materials the wait is over.  Every Wednesday, the "Swap Out" session at MLK  will be  from 10 am to 3 pm. SOCIAL DISTANCING is a MUST and PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE MASK!!!

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  • Enroll RPS Link

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    New Virtual Bell Schedule *Effective 10/20

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    How Families Can Support Kids With PBL At Home

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Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS has reopened the parent interest survey for free Extended Day for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete this survey for each student interested.

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  • 2021-22 Bus Stops - Click here to see your school bus route for this year. This information may be updated to accommodate changing needs so please be on the lookout for Remind messages informing you of updates.

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 - Click here to view the updated RPS Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction. 

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  • Employee Vaccine Mandate - RPS employees, please be reminded that we now have a vaccine mandate requiring proof of full vaccination by October 1, 2021. Click here to learn more.

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

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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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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 17, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Tonight's updates: Mask Reminders – Parents and caregivers, please be sure students have their masks on when approaching and boarding the school bus. This helps ensure a safe and speedy boarding process. Please also make sure to send your students with a mask that fits their face. Adult size masks are not appropriate for small children, as they do not fit tightly (see CDC graphic below). If you need pediatric masks, your school can provide them. Thank you for helping keep RPS safe! COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate – RPS employees, please be reminded that you have until October 1 to submit full proof of vaccination or obtain a religious/medical exemption. Though I pray it doesn't come to this, please understand that any employee who does not meet the requirements of the mandate will face progressive discipline, including loss of employment.

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 15, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, While we've been overjoyed to return to school despite COVID, we've also been heartbroken by another pandemic that plagues our community – gun violence. I'm devastated to share that, in the past 48 hours, five RPS students have been shot. We've also lost two students to other causes (unrelated to gun violence or COVID). These tragic events remind us of the grief and trauma that so many RPS students, families, and staff face daily. The RPS family is hurting tonight. Let us all pause this evening to check on one another, support one another, and extend grace and love to one another.

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