Parent Orientation

This page serves as place for everything that you need to know about your child coming to Richmond Prep for the 2022-2023 school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions that are not answered here.


Location

Arrival and Dismissal

Schedule

Subjects

Food

Storage

Uniform

Materials

Afterschool Program

Grades and Grading Policy

Calendar

Communication

Technology


Location

We are located at 1441 South Ave. on the 4th floor of Corporate Commons 3. There are multiple entrances to the campus and the S46 bus line services our location.


Arrival and Dismissal

Students can arrive no earlier than 7:15 am. School officially starts at 8:00 am. Students dismiss at 2:17 pm on full days and at 12:00 pm on half days. Our arrival and dismissal procedures are the same.

There is only one entrance to the school where all students enter and exit through.

Students that arrive by yellow bus will be dropped off directly in front of the school and picked up at the same spot.

Students that arrive on city bus will arrive at the location and take the path below and follow the same path back to the stop during dismissal.

Students that will be dropped off and picked up will be dropped off in the area below.


Schedule

Homeroom 8:00 AM – 8:13 AM

1st Period 8:15 AM – 9:05 AM

2nd Period 9:07 AM – 9:57 AM

3rd Period 9:59 AM – 10:49 AM

4th Period 10:51 AM – 11:41 AM

5th Period 11:43 AM – 12:33 PM

6th Period 12:35 PM – 1:25 PM

7th Period 1:27 PM – 2:17 PM.


Subjects

6th Grade: ELA and Math, 7 periods per week. Social Studies and Science, 5 periods one semester only. Wellness, Movement and Computer Science, 3 periods per week. Art, 2 periods per week.

7th Grade: ELA and Math, 6 periods per week. Social Studies and Science, 4 periods per week. Computer Science, 3 periods per week. Wellness and Movement, 3 periods per week or 2 per week based on semester. Art, 2 periods per week.


Food

Students will be served a “grab and go” breakfast daily, to be eaten during homeroom. Students will receive lunch daily.


Storage

As of this posting, each student will have a 12×12 milk crate to keep their books in.


Uniform

Uniform information can be found at the following link.

Students are expected to be in uniform every day. Please communicate if there are any issues or complications as failure to comply with the uniform policy can lead to disciplinary actions.


Materials

6th grade materials can be found here.

7th grade materials can be found here.


Afterschool Program

Richmond Prep has partnered with the Lavelle Prep Afterschool program. The program runs from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Monday through Thursday. The program includes art, theater, music, and technology. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis, so please return your applications in a timely manner. Applications will be available during the first week of school.


Grades and Grading Policy

Richmond Prep uses PowerSchool as our gradebook. All families will receive a login and password. You will be able to view your child’s grades as they are entered.

Richmond Prep uses a proprietary grading system. On the report card you will see three grades, an Academic Achievement, HOWL, and Final grade. Each category is explained below:

Academic Achievement is measured on a scale of 1-4 and is in an indicator of how your child is progressing on grade level standards. A high grade is a sign of meeting grade level standards, a lower grade is an indicator of below grade level performance.

HOWL (Habits of Work and Learning) is measured on a scale of 1-4 and is an indicator of how well your child works in the academic environment. This area includes homework, classwork, groupwork, etc. A higher grade is an indicator of excellent work ethic and citizenship, a lower grade is an indicator of struggling habits.

Final Grade is measured on an A-F scale and is composed of three items, the Academic Achievement grade, the HOWL grade, and any assessments that were given below grade level. Often students are not ready for grade level work, so our team tailors the instruction to meet students where they are. This does mean that a higher grade does not always show that a student is meeting promotional criteria. The Academic Achievement grade is a better indicator of that measurement.


Calendar

Our school calendar can be found here.


Communication

Richmond Prep uses the service ParentSquare for all communications. This service can be accessed through their website and through an app. We strongly recommend downloading the app. Through ParentSquare you can directly contact the school and your child’s teachers. You can also access updates that are regularly posted by the school.


Technology

Each student will be issued a chromebook for usage during the school day. Students are wholly responsible for their computer which includes appropriate usage and damage.


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