Superintendent's Message

Written by Mr. Simpkins on .

Welcome back to school!

Our staff has been working hard to get ready for a great year.  The rooms are clean, the staff is prepared, and we can’t wait to get started.  Please take a moment to read through this letter so you are aware of some important changes at RICHLAND this year.

We have restructured our administrative team and have many new staff members. The Elementary and Junior High will now each have its own principal.   Mr. Joseph Lindsey is principal of the Elementary and Mr. Jeremy Christian is the Junior High principal. Mr. Adam Troll is our new Dean of Students.  He is housed in the Junior High Office but will be working with all students (K-8th).   Mrs. Kristen Bonie remains as our Director of Student Services (Formerly title - Director of Special Education) but she is now located in the Elementary Office.    Ms. Christine Slechter is our new Director of Programs. Her duties include Athletics, Busing, Food Services/Lunchroom, Professional Development, and Curriculum to name a few.  Mr. Phil Robb, Director of Finance and Human Resources and myself, remain in the District Office.


We have several new faces and folks in new places this year with our secretarial staff.   Ms. Miriam Canal (ELL/Student Services) and Ms. Krys Sands (Elementary Principal’s Secretary) return but are now both located in the Elementary Office.  In our Junior High Office, you will find a familiar face in Mrs. Joanne Gonda (Dean/Assistant Activities Coordinator Secretary) along with 2 new faces, Ms. Angel Banks (Junior High Principal’s Secretary) and Ms. Tarrah Lang (Director of Programs Secretary).  In our District Office, Mrs. Andrea Kemp (Registrar and Superintendent Secretary) and Mrs. Jill Smith (Assistant to the Director of Finance and Human Resources) return. Our administrative and office teams are here to assist our families in any way we can, so please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

NEW THIS YEAR - attendance, arrival and dismissal for Junior High students (5th-8th) will be handled in the Junior High Office (Ms. Tarrah Lang).  Elementary attendance, arrival, and dismissal (Kdg-4th) will be handled through the Elementary Office (Ms. Krys Sands).  The only exception to this is when you are picking up your child from the nurse.   We still only have one nurse’s office, so all nurse pick-ups will happen through the Elementary Office.  


August is a very exciting and busy time with back to school events.  We hope families are able to join us for our back to school picnic on August 13th and Curriculum Nights later in September.  

Please check our website and social media outlets (Twitter @Richland88a and Facebook @richlandd88a) for information, pictures, and ways to get involved in things happening in and around our school.  Also be sure to provide our offices with up to date phone and email information so that you will receive our automated voice and email messages in a timely manner.


It is going to be a great year!  Go Eagles!

Joe Simpkins,


Parent Teacher Conferences Online Scheduling

Written by Super User on .

We are happy to announce that this school year we will be offering online registration for parent teacher conferences through

Follow the directions provided to get to the Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler. Registration will open Friday, September 28 at 4 pm.

Register (new users)
1. Click on this link:
2. Enter your email address and push "Login/Create Account".
3. Fill in the required fields and register.

Sign In
If you have previously registered, all you need to do is enter your email and password. If you have forgotten your password, you can select the Forgot Password button and a new password will be emailed to you.

Identify Student
For each child, enter in the two prompts that your school requires. They typically are a student ID and birthdate (Unless your school specifies otherwise enter the birthdate in the following format mm/dd/yy).


  1. Each colored square represents an available meeting time. The legend shows you which teacher corresponds to which color, and the times increase as you go down the page. (Note: you will not see all of the teachers at your school, just the set of teachers that your children have classes with.)
  2. Click on a square to book that time
  3. Click "Create Appointment".

Repeat until you have a time with each teacher you'd like to visit with.
• At any time you can click on "printable schedule" and print the resulting web page to get a hard copy of your schedule. You will also have the option to email your schedule to yourself.
• If you want to make changes to your schedule, you can log in at any time with the email address and password you used to create your account.
• Click on "Your Schedule" to display and hide your appointments. There will be links to change the time or cancel the appointment.

Please Note: if you would like to make an appointment with a teacher that your child does not have a class with, you will need to contact school.

Contact Information

Written by Mrs. Sakalas on .

I will be out of the office until further notice at this time. Please send all email communications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 815-725-8391 extension 109

Thanks in advance,

Mrs. Debi Sakalas RN


Richland District 88A Nurse

Mrs. Debi Sakalas RN

Phone: 815-725-8391 ext. 109

Fax: 815-725-8491