Early Dismissal/Spring Break

Early Dismissal Thursday, March 29, 2018

SPRING BREAK begins Friday, March 30, 2018 - April 6, 2018

  CLASSES RESUME Monday, April 9, 2018

Third Quarter Ends

3rd Quarter ends March 16, 2018. ReportCards will go home on Friday, March 23, 2018.

8th Graders

GRADUATION PHOTO Information:  Retake date is March 27th. Remember to follow dress code when preparing for the day.

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.  


PARCC Testing

PARCC Testing –. All students in grades 3-8 are taking the PARCC Assessment from March 8th through March 30th. Students will be using headphones for these tests. Please see below for breakdown of test dates/times. If at all possible, please try not to make any appointments during the time of day your student will be testing.

                                    3rd Grade = March 7th - March 15th in the morning

                                    4th Grade = March 7th - March 15th in the morning

                                    5th Grade = March 7th - March 15th in the afternoon

                                    6th Grade = March 7th - March 15th in the afternoon

                                    7th Grade = March 19th - March 26th in the morning

                                    8th Grade = March 19th - March 26th in the morning


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.