Broad Rock Parent and Community Newsletter June 14, 2020
Dear Broad Rock Family,
June 12th was the last day of school! Wow! What a year this has been. It has been a pleasure to work with you and your child(ren). Currently our nation is in crisis. Systematic racism and injustice have caused such deep hurt among so many.
I want to make it abundantly clear, that Broad Rock is a safe, inclusive educational environment where children and families of all races are always welcome. With such trying times, I thought I would share a resource of picture books that promote and prompt discussion about race and diversity. If you would like to use this- just click on red link to the books below, then click the picture covers of the books!
Have a happy and safe summer!
SUMMER CAMP @HOME
RPS SummerCamp@Home – Preschool through eighth grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual camp experience this summer that includes both academics and a broad array of enrichment activities. We're calling it RPS SummerCamp@Home. Big thanks to our partners on this: YMCA of Greater Richmond, BellXcel, and NextUp!
- Who: All RPS PreK-8 students
- When: June 29 – July 31
- Where: Virtually
- Cost: Free!
Each week will have a theme:
- Week 1: “RPS Strong” – Developing healthy minds and healthy bodies!
- Week 2: “RPS Calm” – Learning mindfulness and meditation practices!
- Week 3: “RPS Active” – Getting up and moving!
- Week 4: “RPS Loud” – Making music and dancing!
- Week 5: “RPS Creative” – Unleashing creativity!
Here are a few examples of the virtual enrichment courses that students will have access to:
- Contemporary Dance
- Culinary Explorations
- Latin Salsa & Hip Hop
- Mindfulness & Art
- Outdoor Explorers
- So You Want to Win the Fortnite World Cup?
- TECHNOLOchicas: Learn Basic Coding
- Video & Filmmaking
- Yoga Exploration
To register for RPS SummerCamp@Home, just click here!
5th Grade Moving On Ceremony UPDATE! Date Change June 23rd
Mark your calendars! We will be celebrating our 5th grade students as they move on to middle school. Please mark your calendars for our drive thru Moving ON ceremony, scheduled for June 23rd.
- We request only one vehicle per family.
- Only students may leave the car to receive their certificate.
- All students must wear a mask and follow the social distancing guidelines.
- Parents will drive thru the drop off loop where students will be presented their certificates, awards and other items.
- After students have received their certificates, parents are welcome to take a picture of their child, from the car, in front of the backdrop.
We will celebrate our students by homeroom.
Brown - Dabney - 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Sparzak - Sard - 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Alston - Sard - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Supply Pick Up Dates
Tuesday, June 16th - 5th graders and siblings
Wednesday, June 17th - 4th graders, 2nd graders, and siblings
Thursday, June 18th - 3rd graders, 1st graders, and siblings
Firday, June 19th - Kindergarten students
FYI Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer P-EBT
DID YOU KNOW...Parents are eligible for FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR GROCERIES
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary food benefit available in Virginia to families with children who would have received free or reduced-price meals if schools were open. The program is authorized through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) are working together to operate the program.
If you have any questions about your case number, eligibility, etc please call (804)-726-7600 or go to pebtva.com.
We are unable to answer any questions about this benefit on the school level because this benefit was determined by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Social Services. If you have questions, please call (804)726-7600.
Middle School Course Requests
Parents, you are now able to go to middle school websites and select your rising 6th grade student's courses for next school year. Remember, your zone school is Boushall Middle or River City Middle, unless you have been accepted through Open Enrollment, Specialty School or Pupil Placement. The option to complete a course request should be available on each middle school’s home page, however, I have included them below. Course selection will be available until June 9th. Please reach out to Mr. Whitaker <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Mrs. Wood <email@example.com> if you have any questions or concerns about this process.
Send your teacher some love
RPS@HOME Online Learning
Click on the relevant grade-level resources to access daily learning schedules and/or instructions for students enrolled in high school courses. Middle school students taking high-school level courses, should follow the high school guidance for those specific courses.
Preschool and Kindergarten Registration
RPS Support Line 804-780-6195
Richmond Public Schools has created a hotline so that RPS families can quickly get answers (in English or Spanish) about food and technology distribution, housing support, transportation, language assistance, Pre-K and Kindergarten registration, and more. See the flyers below!
We Miss Our Students SOOOOO Much!
Click to find each teacher's email address so you can send them some LOVE!!!