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.
Spanish Class - Any 7th grade student that has been accepted into the 7th/8th grade Spanish class received a letter with their last report card 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.
New Curriculum – Richland 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.
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.
Summer Packet – As in previous years, summer packets will be sent home with all students at the end of the school year. Parents, these packets are to be completed and returned to homeroom teachers at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. REMEMBER: It will count as the first grade of the new school.