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  • Principal Sears

     

    Greetings, Viking Family!

    I am so happy to continue this year as the principal of Thomas Jefferson High School!  As we embark on this virtual journey together, I am excited about all of the learning and growing that will take place this school year.  Our theme for the year is “And Still We Rise: Striving for Greatness”, a nod to the tenacity, resilience, and excellence that exists within the hearts, and minds of Thomas Jefferson High School’s staff and students. Our students are determined to continue their education, even from a distance and our staff is excited to provide them with just that.  We are striving for greatness and we will meet the mark. Here’s to another amazing school year!

    We are Viking Strong! 

    If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me via at csears2@rvaschools.net or 804.780.6028.

    Yours in service,

    Cherita H. Sears

    Thomas Jefferson High School

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 24, 2020 (PM)

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'd like to begin this evening by acknowledging the pain coursing through our community yet again in the wake of the decision yesterday by a Kentucky grand jury not to charge any of the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor with homicide or manslaughter. Outcomes like this only tear at the unhealed wounds borne by so many within the RPS family. Please check on your colleagues, friends, and loved ones this evening. Please recognize that they may need extra time and space to process this latest injustice. And please be there for them, in whatever capacity they need. Thank you. I also want to take a moment tonight to express my profound gratitude to Karla Ramos (Manager, Office of Multicultural Affairs for the City of Richmond), Fernando Rodriguez (Communications Director, Richmond & Henrico Health Districts), Jannette Duhart (RPS Bilingual and EL Coordinator), and Yahusef Medina (RPS Bilingual Family Liaison) for a candid, insightful, and educational discussion on RPS Live! yesterday about the Hispanic/Latin-American/Latino/a/x community in Richmond and RPS. A big thank you as well to Carlos Hernandez, our interpreter for the evening. If you missed this episode, I strongly encourage you to check it out here. With great appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 24, 2020

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that an RPS employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is a staff member at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School and was last at the school on 9-3. At the direction of the Richmond City Health Department (RCHD), we encourage anyone who was present at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School on the date listed above to monitor their symptoms and reach out to their primary care provider if they have any concerns. Individuals can also contact RCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at (804) 205-3501. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will continue to work in close collaboration with the Richmond City Health District to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community. If you have any questions, as always, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best, Jason

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