Richmond Schools closed until April 13 (at the very least)

Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 18:29:59-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Public Schools will remain closed until Monday, April 13, Richmond School Superintendent Jason Kamras wrote in an email to families.

"Out of an abundance of caution, and to help families plan, I am hereby closing RPS through Spring Break. That means we will be closed, at a minimum, until Monday, April 13," his letter read. "I know this is only going to increase stress, childcare challenges, and financial hardship for many of our families, a significant number of whom already struggle on a daily basis to make ends meet. Please know that we are collaborating closely with Mayor Stoney and President Newbille to provide as much support as possible to those most in need."

Virginia's governor ordered all public schools closed for two weeks starting March 16, in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Kamras also announced some changes to the city's school food distribution plan.

"We're closing the Henderson Middle School food distribution center due to construction in the area, which is making access challenging. But we have another site close by at Ginter Park," he said. "We're opening a center at Carver Elementary School (as of Wendesday, March 18) to support families in Gilpin Court."

As a reminder, the Richmond Public Schools food distribution centers are open from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday:

  • Armstrong High School, 2300 Cool Ln, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Binford Middle School, 1701 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Blackwell Elementary School, 300 East 15th Street, Richmond, VA 23224
  • Boushall Middle School, 3400 Hopkins Rd, Richmond, VA 23234
  • Broad Rock Elementary School, 4615 Ferguson Ln, Richmond, VA 23234
  • Carver Elementary School, 1110 West Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220 (as of Wed, March 18)
  • Chimborazo Elementary School, 3000 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Fisher Elementary School, 3701 Garden Rd, Richmond, VA 23235
  • Francis Elementary School, 5146 Snead Rd, Richmond, VA 23224
  • George Mason Elementary School, 813 N 28th St, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Ginter Park Elementary School, 3817 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, VA 23227
  • Greene Elementary School, 1745 Catalina Dr, Richmond, VA 23224
  • Huguenot High School, 7945 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225
  • Lucille Brown Middle School, 6300 Jahnke Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
  • Miles Jones Elementary School, 200 Beaufont Hills Dr, Richmond, VA 23225
  • MLK Middle School, 1000 Mosby St, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School, 2409 Webber Ave, Richmond, VA 23224
  • Reid Elementary School, 1301 Whitehead Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
  • Summer Hill Preschool, 2717 Alexander Ave, Richmond, VA 23234
  • Wythe High School, 4314 Crutchfield St, Richmond, VA 23225