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Congratulations to Xavier W. Scholastic Standout 2021-2022 

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Congrats to Jakayla P. our Maggie Walker Award Recipient!

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Meet & Greet 

Principal Smith and Staff 

Friday, August 26 from 11am-1pm

Happening at Oak Grove

Greetings Oak Grove-Bellemeade Community,

I will be hosting a Community Meet & Greet on Friday August 26, 2022 from 11am-1pm! I would like to connect with each and everyone of our families personally. You can also meet your child's teacher. We will make introductions and talk about the exciting new year ahead! Refreshments, music and games for the OGBES students will be provided. I hope to see you all there!

With Love,
Principal Smith

Saludos Comunidad de Oak Grove-Bellemeade,

¡Organizaré un encuentro y saludo de la comunidad el viernes 26 de agosto de 2022 de 11 a. m. a 1 p. m.! Me gustaría conectarme personalmente con todas y cada una de nuestras familias. También puede conocer al maestro de su hijo. ¡Haremos presentaciones y hablaremos sobre el emocionante año nuevo que se avecina! Se proporcionarán refrigerios, música y juegos para los estudiantes de OGBES. ¡Espero verlos a todos ustedes allí!

Con amor,
Director Smith

#RPSTeachersRock #RPSstrong #WeAreRPS

Greetings Fellow Oak Grove-Bellemeade School Community Members:

I am deeply honored to join the Oak Grove-Bellemeade School community! Throughout my experience as a teacher, coach and principal, I’ve held true to the belief that as educators, we not only prepare our scholars for the academic rigor of college and beyond, but also develop citizenship and social skills that empower our scholars to be agents of change for their community and our world. To ensure we are able to lead our scholars to excellence and beyond, as I join the Oak Grove-Bellemeade School community, the first priorities I will focus on are in our Entry Plan for 2022-2023. Please read the plan that is attached.  

Thank You,

Fatima Smith, Principal

Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School


Happening at RPS


Our revised 2022-23 calendar is now available for downloading! Click here to access PDF versions in English, Spanish, and additional languages. We can't wait to see you back in school on Monday, August 29, 2022!

Join the RPS team in teaching, leading, and serving with love next year! We're thrilled to offer sign-on bonuses and paid training for select positions. View our current job openings and apply today! 

Summer break begins Friday, June 24, for all students and non-12-month employees! During the break, various free meal options are available for RPS students. Click here for information on the RPS Summer Meal Program, additional free meal options, and free or low-cost family-friendly activities around Richmond.

Enroll today for RPS preschool and kindergarten! We're thrilled to offer our free high-quality preschool program to eligible 3 and 4-year olds and kindergarten for all 5-year olds living in Richmond! Please note: if your student is currently enrolled at an RPS preschool, they will still need to register for kindergarten.

Show your #RPSLove and check out our RPS Love Bonfire store with t-shirts, hoodies, masks and more! All proceeds and donations benefit our schools, teachers and instructional assistants, and local racial justice, housing, and food support non-profits.