Thanksgiving Break


IMPORTANT!!  We will have Early Dismissal on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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

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

                    ·         AM/PM  Kindergarten will both attend and be released at 11:25 am.


NO SCHOOL Wednesday, November 22nd, Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th

The Resource Force

The Resource Force –Help Our School Win.  If you have a student in grades 6-8, please remember to go to or call 1-844-452-1160to request a FREE Resource Kit. Our school is participating in an energy-saving program called The Resource Force. The goal of the program is to save energy by giving our families the opportunity to receive a FREE Resource Kit full of items that can be used to save energy around the home. If our school reaches 100 sign-ups for the FREE kit from our families and staff by December 18, we’ll automatically win $250.  Right now, we have 56 sign-ups. Please help us win. Go or call 1-844-452-1160 to sign up and credit our school. Thank you!

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.

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.