Parent/Teacher Conferences 2017

Richland School District 88A
1919 Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403
District Office 815-744-7288
Fax 815-744-6196
Richland Junior High 815-744-6166
Richland Grade School 815-725-8391

"Maximize learning through individualized high expectations"

October 12, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place October 30th from 5-8:30pm, October 31st from 8-11:40am and November 1st from 1-8pm in the respective classrooms. Individual sessions will be available to discuss the academic progress of your child with one or more of his/her teachers. Conferences are especially encouraged for students whose performance is not at his/her potential.

Grades 6th, 7th, 8th, Ms. Tucci and Mrs. Courtney will be using an online software program to schedule appointments. Beginning Wednesday, October 18th, at 12 noon and continuing through Wednesday, October 25th, until 3pm parents can go to our district web site of under School Information and find instructions to help guide them through the scheduling process. Parents, you will need your email address, your child's Student ID# (available on your student's ID or in Family Access) and your child's birth date (MM/DD/YYYY format) to complete the online registration process. This is done on a first come first serve basis.

If you are unable to access a computer, please contact your child's teacher either via email or calling 815-744-6166 and dialing their extension to leave a message.

On the day of conferences, if you had not made an appointment but wish to speak with your child's teacher(s) you may do so by checking in with Mr. Cole at door #4. An appointment will be provided in a session that is open.

We look forward to collaborating with you.


Dr. Kelly Whyte

Birthday Treats and Parties 2017

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.  


Mealtime Account

Meal Time Acct. Principal’s office has been getting calls asking about balances on sibling accounts.  Wanted to make you aware that you can request your child’s accounts be linked so it’s more of a family account.  When linked you will be able use all monies on account for any child.  Please email Krys Sands at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 815-744-6166 ext. 105 if you wish to link account.

Water Testing Results

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.

Click here to see our results and resolution.

New Curriculum


New CurriculumRichland will be permanently adopting a new Math curriculum in all grades next year.  This past year, a new Science curriculum was piloted and will be permanently adopted as well. Lastly, we are adopting new Spanish curriculum to stay in alignment with LTHS.  Some of the curriculum is web based, while some are book and kit based.  The links for all curriculum can be found on Richland’s web page or the books and kits are available in the Media Center for perusal. If you are interested, please take time to review these materials.