Enjoy Your Summer! I hope all of our families have a great summer with time together to relax and connect. Take time to read when you can. 15 minutes a day can help to prevent the Summer Slide. Parents can also set up accounts for math practice on Kahn Academy, Mobymax, or Xtra Math. A little practice goes a long way in keeping math skills sharp.
Spanish Class - Any 7th grade student that has been accepted into the 7th/8th grade Spanish class will be receiving a letter stating he/she has been accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Conklin at 815-744-6166 ext. 2601. Please remember to purchase any needed supplies for this class.
Tardies – Please remember to accompany your child into school and sign him/her in at door #6. When signing in, please write the students name in and the specific reason for the tardiness for State reporting purposes. Thanks in advance.
Birthday Treats and Parties: Please check with your child’s teacher before sending birthday invitations to school. For invitations to be handed out at school, the children must have one for every child in the class or all of the boys/girls. The child should ask the teacher’s permission before distributing cards so she can make sure that this is the case. NO edible birthday treats are allowed at this time. We will post a list of acceptable birthday treats once the school nurse has finished checking the classrooms for allergies.
EPI School Supplies – School supplies for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year may be purchased online through EPI School Supplies. Simply log into www.educationalproducts.com using code RIC135 to place your order. Deadline for orders are June 24, 2018.
This past spring I notified the community that Richland would be testing our water for lead in both schools. The bill signed into law by Governor Rauner on January 16, 2017, mandated all schools constructed prior to 1987 must conduct sample testing on water by December 31, 2017. To assure the safety of our students and staff we conducted testing on all water sources used for drinking and cooking throughout the entire campus. These tests were, professionally administered, using the mandated two flush system. First flush water must sit between 8-18 hours before taking the sample. Second flush, sample taken after water ran for 30 seconds after first sample. The samples were sent to an IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) accredited lab for analysis. Results from the tests came back the second week of June.