***Important - New School Phone Numbers***

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Richland installed a new phone system over Spring Break. Starting Monday, April 8th, we will have separate phone numbers for each building office.

The district office number is (815) 744-7288.
The junior high number is (815) 744-6166.
The elementary school is (815) 725-8391.

Each building will have its own auto attendant. Please follow the prompts to reach staff members.


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Please remember to accompany your child into the appropriate school and sign him/her in. Junior high students need to be signed in at the junior high office, and elementary students need to be signed in at the elementary office. When signing in, please write the students name in and the specific reason for the tardiness for State reporting purposes.  Thanks in advance.


Mealtime Account

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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 Tarrah Lang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 815-744-6166 ext. 3105 if you wish to link account.

Water Testing Results

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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.

Birthday Treats and Parties 2018

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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.