Dear Richman Family,
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. I am truly honored to continue leading the Richman school community, along with my Assistant Principal, Ruth Gaer, for the 20-21 school year. Over the last three years, we have accomplished so much in such a short amount of time. This year, I am very much looking forward to working together to create programs that will engage, motivate, and provide experience for lifelong success!
Whether you are returning to Richman from your summer break, or if you are new to our area and school, we are pleased to welcome you to our community of learners. Though this school year is forecast to be different from any other, I know that, together, we will continue our tradition of providing a rigorous education to our students and quality service to our families.
Our staff and teachers have been busy making preparations over the past several weeks, and we are thrilled and excited to kick off another great school year. As we start the year with Distance Learning, we strive to ensure every child feels welcomed, connected, and a part of the Richman family. Additionally, we are dedicated to helping your children reach their fullest academic potential, and we look forward to working with our families to provide the high-quality education that your children deserve.
Richman Elementary is a gem of a school that is known for its outstanding STEAM program, its innovated staff and its supportive parents and community. This year will be no exception; I am certain with your support Richman will continue to prosper and shine! We are fortunate at Richman to be a 1:1 iPad school TK- 6th grade which puts us above the rest in providing an exceptional education for your child during Distance Learning. Every student at Richman will receive an iPad, headphones, school supplies, and curriculum to be successful during Distance Learning. Teachers have office hours and have created Distance Learning grade level Google Websites designed to help parents support their child during Distance Learning. Please call the front office 714-447-7745 if you are new or a potential Richman Racer, and we can give you the password to access our Distance Learning Google Website.
When given the green light, Richman Elementary is prepared to open our school safely. In the meantime, please see the district’s COVID-19 Updates webpage as well as FSD distance learning resources for all of our families
The foundation for student success is based on a partnership between students, staff, and parents. Active parent participation is very important. I ask all of our families to help me in three small ways. First, show your appreciation to our wonderful teachers and staff whenever you can. Second, make the commitment to become involved in at least ONE activity or event this school year. Multiple studies show that the more committed parents are to their child’s school, the higher achieving their children become. Over the next few weeks, I will be reaching out to our families, explaining more about how you can become involved and continue to enrich our community. And lastly, join the PTA and add your voice to this powerful student advocacy group. The teachers and I are all members of this organization and your support of PTA supports us.
Though we are intentionally apart, we are deeply connected. Let’s choose connectedness, continue practicing kindness, and find joy and gratitude in these times. With your support, we can build on the last three years’ successes to take Richman School to the next level. Remember my door is always open and I value your input.
We are Richman Strong!
Ms. Kristen Holm
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