Richmond Public Schools Reopening: What Families Need to Know

For updates and more information, visit Richmond Public Schools Fall 2020 Virtual Reopening Plan.

School Starts September 8

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Students will experience a full instructional day, including a mix of live instruction, independent work, and small group or one-on-one checks. All assignments will be required and graded, and students will receive report cards and transcripts.

For K-12 students, the school day will start at 9:15 am. For Pre-K students, it will start at 9 am or 9:15 am based on the location.

Enroll your preschool or kindergarten-aged child and submit enrollment documents at or email Enrollment documents can be submitted with a camera phone.

Meal Distribution Begins August 31

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Fall meal distribution will begin on August 31 through Richmond Public Schools’ bus system, with over 1,095 stops daily. Most students will be able to pick up their meals between 7 am and 9 am.

To find your closest bus stop and delivery times, call 804-780-6195, option 1, or visit

All Students Will Receive a Chromebook and Reopen with Love Learning Kit

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Each student will receive a Chromebook and Reopen with Love Learning Kit. The Learning Kits include instructional supplies as well as subject-specific materials such as novels and workbooks.

Your child’s school will reach out over the next 2-3 weeks to support your technology needs. Before school starts, make sure you have the following:

  • Your child’s Chromebook
  • Internet access
  • Reopen with Love Kit

For technology support, contact your child’s school or email

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