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WHES Morning Announcements- Week of May 3rd
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RPS teachers can do VIRTUALLY anything. For over a year, they have done the impossible - reinventing the way they teach lessons, transforming how they engage with their students, and going above and beyond to remain connected to families. Now more than ever, we want every RPS teacher to know how much they are loved and appreciated. Please join us this week as we recognize and celebrate our amazing teachers! #WeAreRPS #TeachWithLove #RPSTeachersRock #TeacherAppreciationWeek

Teacher Appreciation Week

We are SO excited to celebrate our teachers and instructional support staff this week during Teacher Appreciation Week! We would love to get you involved in our efforts to make sure ALL our teachers and instructional assistants know they are LOVED and APPRECIATED!

MEANINGFUL MONDAY: Write a card or send an email to your teacher to let them know how grateful you are for them! (Drop off any physical cards to the school by 2pm on Tuesday)

TERRIFIC TUESDAY: Let your teacher know how terrific they are with a small gift or gift card (Drop off any physical gifts or gift cards by 2pm on Tuesday)

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Click on the links below to record a brief video for all the teachers and IAs that your child works with. What do you love or appreciate most about them? (Submit all videos by Wednesday night!)

THANKFUL THURSDAY: Give your teacher/IA a big "Thank you!" during class today!

FACEBOOK FRIDAY: Use social media to give a positive shout out to your teacher. If you do not have social media…no worries. You can spread the love by sending an email to Superintendent Kamras so that your shout-out can be featured in the RPS Direct!


Log into your students RPS google account or use “Westover” as the guest password.


Ms. Bowser

Mrs. Bridges

Ms. Hoye

Ms. Otey

Ms. Smith


Ms. Bowser

Mrs. LeNoir

Mrs. Mueller

Ms. Radcliffe

Ms. Warren


Ms. Best

Ms. Dimitri

Ms. Goode

Ms. Grady

Ms. Huston


Mrs. Harrison

Mr. Seifert

Mrs. Van Deren

Mrs. Wherrity

Mrs. White


Mrs. Heinrich

Ms. Manzo

Mr. Sawyer


Mrs. Buie

Mrs. Harris

Mrs. Shim

Ms. Verdin

1st-5th GRADES

Mrs. Moses


Ms. Phipps


Ms. Barker (library)

Mrs. Barksdale (SPACE)

Ms. Csallner (strings/orchestra)

Coach Galloway (pe & health)

Mrs. Gentry (music)

Ms. Maskell (ESL)

Mrs. Thompson (art)

Mr. Thompson (band)


Mrs. Blackstone (math interventionist)

Mrs. Reed (math coach)

Mrs. Robertson (literacy coach)


Mr. Bigby (K-3rd)

Mr. Davis (2nd-5th)

Ms. Greene (K-1st)

Mrs. Henderson (K-3rd)

Mr. Wheelock (K-3rd)

Mrs. McKeithan (1st-5th)

Ms. White (4th)


Ms. Bigby

Ms. Gary

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If your child or a child in your care needs additional help processing the recent shooting – or any other trauma – please contact your school's counselor and/or social worker or one of the following community organizations we partner with.

RBHA's Children’s Response and Stabilization Team (CReST)

  • CReST is a resource for youth, ages 5-18, who are in crisis and need help avoiding psychiatric hospitalization. With quick response and assistance connecting to on-going services, CReST works to reduce the cycles of crises and prevent the need for more intense care.
  • CReST staff work with the youth and families/caregivers to triage and problem solve the crisis at hand; identify on-going treatment needs; link youth and family to community providers; and provide community based counseling.
  • Call the referral line at (833) 968-1800 and be prepared to provide your contact information, relationship, youth & family contact information and a brief description of the crisis situation.

ChildSavers Immediate Response

  • Immediate Response team is available 24/7, 365 days per year to respond to children ages 2 -17 experiencing trauma and/or a mental health crisis. We can offer support over the phone or meet you on scene within 30 miles of our Richmond location. Call now at (804) 305-2420.
  • Please give us a call if your child, or a child in your care, is experiencing a mental health crisis or a traumatic event.
  • Examples of crisis can include: Exposure to violence in the home or community; accident in a vehicle or home resulting in serious injury or loss; sexual, physical, psychological, or emotional abuse; loss of a loved one through death, separation/divorce, or incarceration; neglect; intense anxiety or depression as evidenced by isolation or verbal aggression; speaking about death daily; self-harms or threatens others; inappropriate touching of themselves or others; behavior changes such as bedwetting, neglect of hygiene, insomnia, or eating habits; runs away or attempts to run away; and displacement in school environment.

Please also consult the Guidance for Talking with Children About Violence from the National Association of School Psychologists (printed in full below the shout-outs).

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If you would like to help with the event, please use this form to provide your contact information and details of the gift(s) you are offering to support this meal being organized by Nyiaka James. The meal will be served at Belt Atlantic apartments on May 8th, 2021 from 2-6 pm.

If you would like to offer the gift of money toward this meal you can do that by sending what you can to cashapp $Shyislandplates.

Link: https://forms.gle/kTXCKiX4SriCgRqTA


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**All students should complete 45 minutes daily of iReady (or 2 lessons per week).**

Congratulations to our iReady Challenge Raffle winners for the past 2 weeks!

K-2: Nolan Clark

3-5: Hazel Lucyshyn

We’ll drop off your scooters early this week donated by St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church!

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Testing Windows

May 1- 29 - WIDA (Saturdays)

May 3 - May 7- Grade 5 Writing Assessment

May 10 - June 4 - PALS K-2

May 17 - May 21 - Grade 3 Science PBA

Due May 23 - Grade 4 VA Studies PBA

MAP Assessment

3rd Grade

May 4 & 5- Reading

May 10 & 11 - Math

4th Grade

May 3 & 4 - Reading

May 10 & 11 - Math

5th Grade

May 6 & 7 - Reading

May 12 & 13 - Math

FLOAT/Intervention Schedule

Please make sure your child logs into their assigned FLOAT/tutoring time every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to receive tutoring and intervention in math and reading.

3rd Grade

Math: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Reading: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

4th Grade

Math: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Reading: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

5th Grade

Math: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Reading: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Weekly Student Checklists

Do you want to know what materials are needed and what's due for the week? Check out the Weekly Student Checklist! These documents can also be found in your child's homeroom Google Classroom.

Week of May 3rd






1st Grade





2nd Grade





3rd Grade

3rd Grade Checklist

4th Grade




5th Grade

5th Grade Checklist

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2021 RPS Virtual Tutoring Program

RPS will offer flexible virtual tutoring options for students in grades kindergarten-8 at no cost to RPS families!

Families can pick from times before and after school to be paired with an RPS teacher for reading and math tutoring. All tutors are certified RPS teachers including LIEP and Exceptional Education teachers.

For more information, please visit: https://www.rvaschools.net/Page/8256.

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Summer School 2021

2021 Summer Session – We're excited to offer a variety of free, in-person programs for RPS students this summer! For grades PK-8, our theme is "Summer Learning Olympics," with special activities to learn about countries all over the world in celebration of the Summer Olympics in Japan. Each summer school site even has an Olympics-themed name - check them out!

  • Broad Rock ES - Southside Summer Superstars
  • Chimborazo ES - Team TORCH (Taking Our Resilient Children Higher!)
  • George W. Carver ES - Marathon Learners
  • J.B. Fisher ES - Team High Achievers
  • J.H. Blackwell ES - DREAM (Dedication, Responsibility, Engagement, Achievement & Motivation) Team
  • Overby-Sheppard ES - CHAMPS (Children Having Ambition, Motivation, Perseverance & Swagger)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. MS - Champions
  • Richmond Technical Center - Team Finish Line
  • River City MS - Southside Sprinters (Sprinting Toward Achievement)

The PK-8 summer program is designed for students with unfinished learned from this past year. Families of these students will receive a communication from RPS (if they haven't already) with additional information. The five-week session will run from July 12 - August 13. Please note that Monday - Thursday will be fully in-person, and Friday will consist of virtual field trips and activities.

For high school students, we have five different pathways to meet students' unique needs. To get all the details, just click here!

Summer School Parent Letter

Summer school letters were mailed to students on the summer school list Wednesday, April 28th.

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May 31 - School Closed for Students and Staff


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The Lit Limo

Don't forget: The Lit Limo stops by Belt Atlantic Thursdays at 4:00 and Westover Hills Elementary School at 4:30. Come pick out books for your home library and fun prizes too!
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Friday Celebrations!

Join Ms. Sparkles, Justin Beaver & other W.H.E.S friends for our Virtual Friday Celebration at 9:00 AM!

Use our #StrongerTogether Google Classroom link.

Picture Day - May 3rd & 4th- 2:00-6:00 PM

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Please review the available appointment times below. Click on the Sign Up button to choose a slot. Click Submit and Sign Up at the bottom of the page.

Click on the following link to order the picture package and custom options you want:

After placing your order, please print your order confirmation and bring it with you to your scheduled appointment!

Strawbridge Studios Inc. has a contactless COVID-19 picture day process. For more information, please visit our website at www.strawbridge.net

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Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para solicitar el paquete de imágenes y las opciones personalizadas que desee.


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Strawbridge Studios Inc. tiene un día de fotos sin ningun contacto por la situación de COVID-19. Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web en www.strawbridge.net

WHES Family Financial Literacy Game Night! (rescheduled!)

Wednesday, May 12th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Topic: WHES Family Financial Literacy Game Night

Time: May 12, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 984 1521 9213

Passcode: money

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Virtual Career Week

Thank you for sharing your careers with us during our Virtual Career Showcase!!

Mrs. Kristen Livingston

Mr. Lakenneth Kindred

Mrs. Jody Lyle

Mr. Michael Phillips

Mr. Tom Jones

Ms. Debbie Powers

Rev. Keith Johnston

Weekly School Counselor Virtual Open Office Hours

Mondays - 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays - 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

School Counselor Google Meet Link:


Breakfast Club - Tuesdays & Wednesdays

K, 1, & 2 - Tuesdays - 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

3, 4, & 5 - Wednesdays - 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

5th Grade Lunch Chat & Chill - Every Friday

12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

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Happy Birthday to the following Beavers!

May 3rd

Elizabeth Ruff

Kimari Wilkerson

May 4th

Chelsea Staye

May 5th

Zaccariah Hope

Kareem Washington

May 6th

Ahmyrrie Moore

May 7th

Brian Walton

May 8th

Tahir Parham

WHES Beaver Boosters

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2020-2021 Yearbook Online Ordering

Please send photos of your child engaging in virtual learning or send any fun photos from this school year to rblunt@rvaschools.net or text 804-944-6353. Photos can also be sent to your child's homeroom teacher.

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Fall Reopening – To learn more about #ReopenWithLove2.0 / #ReabremosConAmor2.0, make sure to join one of our virtual community conversations. Click here for details. Please note that we’re going to have two options for our students in the fall: 5 days/week of in-person learning OR 5 days/week of virtual learning. We strongly encourage everyone to come back in-person, but understand that some families may prefer or need to remain virtual for health reasons. To learn more about how the virtual pathway will work, click here for English and here for Spanish. If you want your student/s to come back in-person, you don’t need to do anything. In-person is the default option. But if you want them to remain virtual, you’ll need to let us know by June 1, 2021 by filling out the 2021-22 Virtual Enrollment Form on our website – here in English and here in Spanish. We recognize this is a big decision so don't hesitate to reach out with any and all questions.
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Connexus is having two events for vision screenings for students in grades Kindergarten, 2nd, and 5th:

Tuesday, May 11th

Blackwell Elementary School

2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Friday, May14th

Huguenot High School

2:30 pm-4:30 pm