Woodville Elementary School

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  • Principal

    April 12, 2021

    The school building may be closed, but we are committed to educating, connecting, and serving our Woodville Elementary School Family remotely. I hope you all had a relaxing Spring Break and a good first Monday back. I also hope that this letter finds you well and that you and your families are remaining healthy during this unprecedented time. We continue to think about you daily and miss you all so much.

    While we know this process has not been perfect for everyone we will continue to ensure all students have the ability to participate in the learning process. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

    In addition to email, teachers will utilize a communication platform to share information such as Google Classroom, Zoom, Class Dojo, FlipGrid, or See Saw. If you need assistance with the platform, please reach out to your child’s teacher. We will be careful to consolidate information so as to not overwhelm parents with communication during this challenging time. We ask that you please stay connected to your child’s “classroom”. It will be an ever-shifting landscape as we continue to develop our educational program.

    The teacher may provide instruction in a variety of ways such as teacher recorded videos (asynchronous learning), live sessions via platforms like Google Classroom (synchronous learning), opportunities for guided practice and collaboration, and/or independent work such as assignments and projects. This allows teachers the flexibility to determine what works best for their students to ensure instruction is meaningful and accessible. Teachers will provide daily interactive learning experiences a week. 

    We are respectfully asking for your assistance while teachers are engaged in synchronous (live) lessons. We ask that you please support your child as much as possible during these lessons. They sometimes require technical assistance with starting the conferencing application, muting and unmuting the microphone, knowing when to yield to the teacher or classmates, and ending the session. Additionally, please ensure that younger siblings are not participating in their older brother’s and sister’s class time. This can be very disruptive and distracting for the student. Please be sure your child has eaten breakfast, taken care of their hygiene needs, and is “dressed for school” before participating in their live lessons. Please, no pajamas during a lesson. We would like to continue to encourage normal school behavior and habits during this totally abnormal time. If you child cannot “attend” a live class lesson please let the teacher know at your earliest convenience. We will be concerned about her/him. Please know we also understand our current situation and the fact that many of us are parents working from home, have children in every corner of our homes navigating digital learning, and other “real” circumstances happening all at the same time.  I ask that we all do our very best, which is more than enough.

    I would like to highlight the remarkable efforts of our staff! This has been incredibly complex work and they have risen to the challenge as we knew they would! They will need your continued support during the remaining weeks of 

    Below you will find the variety of ways you can remain informed about regular updates and other important information:

    RPS District’s website: https://www.rvaschools.net/ 

    Woodville Elementary School’s website: https://www.rvaschools.net/WES

    Facebook: @woodvilleelementaryschool 

    Instagram: woodvilleelementary_rvas 

    Twitter: @Woodville_ES 

    Finally, do me a huge favor. Please be easy on yourselves parents. Most of you have been thrown into the role of “teacher” without any training. We know this is difficult, we understand, and are sympathetic. We are here to assist you with this challenge. Please reach out to us. I am available to answer any questions you may have or just to hear about your struggles and successes. 

    Thanks for being our village! 


    Shannon M. Washington 




  • Woodville Community,

    Greetings! Richmond City Public Schools will be offering  Conexus Vision Screening Event. Please see the information below for dates, times, and locations. 

    Where: J.H. Blackwell Elementary- 1600 Everett St, Richmond, VA 23224
    When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    Time: 2:30p-4:30p
    Grades: K, 2, 5

    Where: Huguenot High School- 7945 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225
    When: Friday, May 14, 2021
    Time: 2:30p-4:30p
    Grades: K, 2, 5




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  • Woodville Community,

    RPS Family Liaisons will be actively involved in our communities to ensure all of our families have access to important information regarding reopening and resources.  The Community Walks will take place at the following times & locations:

    • Woodville Elementary School
      • 2000 N. 28th St.
      • April 15, 2021 (10:30a.m.-12:00p.m.)
      • April 29, 2021 (10:30a.m.-12:00p.m.)
    • Creighton Court
      • Creighton Court & Walcott Pl
      • April 22, 2021 (9:00a.m.-10:30a.m.)
    • Armstrong High School
      • 1665 N. 31st St.
      • May 1, 2021 (9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.)
    • Creighton Court
      • Nine Mile Rd
      • May 6, 2021 (9:00a.m.-10:30a.m.)


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  • Join RPS for a variety of virtual & in-person community conversations to discuss reopening health and safety and have your questions answered. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information!Community Conversation Flyer



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  • Woodville Elementary Support Staff will begin it's Lunch Bunch on Monday, February 1, 2021! This is an opportunity for students to socialize with friends, check-in with support staff, and participate in other fun activites. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We look forward to seeing you for lunch bunch!! Woodville Lunch Bunch

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  • Woodville Community & Stakeholders,

    Greetings! As many of you know the RPS School Board approved a revision to the daily schedule of students and teachers that took effect on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  Please find the newly approved and revised schedule in the link below.

    If you have questions, we encourage you to contact your child's teacher. As always, we thank you for your continued support of the students, faculty & staff of Woodville Elementary. Woodville Elementary Revised Schedule

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  • Attention Woodville Families!!

    The RPS Lit Limo will be making weekly stops at Woodville Elementary on Mondays! Please take a moment to visit the Lit Limo for amazing reading materials, a chance to win prizes and say hello to Woodville's very own Mrs. Berry-Hale!! Take a moment and check-out the Lit Limo schedule and be sure to share it with your family & friends!!

    Lit Limo Schedule

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  • RPS Direct Update - May 10, 2021

    As we prepare to #ReopenWithLove2.0, we're excited to show you – not just tell you – some of the things we're doing to protect everyone's health and safety next year. For example, check out the picture below of a Carrier OptiClean HEPA Filtration Air Scrubber at Miles Jones Elementary School. We'll have one of these units in every classroom in RPS, and several of them in every large common area. These air scrubbers meet the standard for hospitals, and they were named one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2020. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing more pictures of our health and safety investments so you can literally see everything we're doing to prepare.

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  • RPS Direct Update - May 7, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Congratulations to Ashley Bland, our 2021 Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Bland serves as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) for John B. Cary Elementary School and has been THE go-to source for support this year for teachers, students, and families. You might be familiar with her name because she's appeared in the shout-outs 30 times! Ashley earned bachelor's degrees in biomedical engineering and physics, and then went on to earn her master's in education, all at VCU. She entered RPS through the Richmond Teacher Residency, and is passionate about inspiring more students of color to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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