Graduation 2018


Please send in Cap/Gown fee & Diploma confirmation form if not done already.

                                                                            Cap & Gowns along with Tickets will be sent home 2 days prior to Graduation. 


No School - Monday, May 28th

NO SCHOOL Monday, May 28th – Memorial Day


1st Grade – 7th Grade LAST DAY OF SCHOOL is Tuesday, May 29, 2018

                             Junior High Students will be dismissed at 12:55 p.m.                                       

 Elementary Students will be released at 1:25 p.m.

Elementary ABC Countdown Calender

Elementary ABC Countdown Calendar – We have an ABC Countdown that includes lots of fun activities going on for our year end!  The countdown will help reinforce some academic ideas while putting smiles on everyone's faces.  On the Richland website is the schedule for the countdown, as well as the activity for each day.  We hope the list of activities will make you smile as well.


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.


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.

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.

8th Grade - High School Information

IMPORTANT 8th Grade High School Information – ALL INCOMING FRESHMAN must have a 9th grade physical and shot record. Freshman physicals also count as sports physicals and are valid for one year from the date of the physical. All completed physicals must be on file by July 1, 2018.

EPI School Supplies

EPI School Supplies – School supplies for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year may be purchased online through EPI School Supplies.  Simply log into using code RIC135 to place your order.  Deadline for orders are June 24, 2018. 


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.