Passport to Learning, a message from principal killette

    Welcome to Rufus E. Payne Elementary, a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Magnet School, Home of the EAGLES! We are excited about the great work the students will do this 2023-24 school year! Our theme this school year is "Passport to Learning".  We will equip our students with a world of knowledge as we move into our first nine weeks of the school year. 

    It is our VISION as educators that we will provide a meaningful, comprehensive educational program.  Through prescriptive and cooperative learning, hands-on, and inquiry-based instruction, we will ensure that the students at Rufus E. Payne Elementary will grow and ultimately come to discover the special talents they each possess to become global learners.

    This school year, we are charging every parent to take an active role in their child's education by:

    • Making certain your student arrives at school on time daily by 8:30 AM.
    • Scheduling all doctor's appointments after school.
    • Signing up for the Parent Portal and following your students' grades weekly.
    • Attending School Advisory Council Meetings
    • Join P.T.A

    In the words of Mr. Barack Obama, "Nothing will deter us from building the future we want for our children." We invite you, parents, and loved ones, to join us as we build strong foundations academically, socially, and emotionally, so that students are successful both now and in the years to come.


    Educationally Yours,

    Weisha Day-Killette, Principal