January 15, 2018

Monday - January 15th  NO SCHOOL  due to Martin Luther King’s Birthday


Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee – Save the date of January 26th for our annual Spelling Bee.  More details to come at a later date.

End of 2nd Quarter

Reminder –2nd quarter ended Friday, January 12th.  Report Cards will go home on Friday, January 19th.   Jr. High parents may continue to monitor their child’s progress by accessing Skyward.



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 Graders

Reminder to 8th GradersLockport High School: Saturday, January 27th, 2018 is Registration day for parents & students.  The appointments were distributed back in November to 8th graders by Lockport High School.  If you don’t recall the appointment time, please contact Lockport’s Guidance Office at 815-588-8250. Original birth certificates are required for verification.

Joliet Catholic Academy: Thursday, January 18th is Freshman registration from 6:30pm – 9:30pm

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.