Dear Richman Family,
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! I am truly honored to continue leading the Richman school community, along with my Assistant Principal, Ruth Gaer. Over the last four 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, 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.
We do have a couple of changes to our bell schedule. We will still be starting school at 8:00 a.m. sharp. However, TK- 2nd grade will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m. (M, T, Th and F) and students in 3rd -6th grade will be dismissed at 2:29 p.m. (M.T, Th, and F). On Wednesdays, all students in TK-6th grade will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
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. Every student at Richman will receive an iPad, headphones, school supplies, and grade level curriculum.
Richman Elementary is prepared to open our school safely on Monday, August 16th. In the meantime, please see the district’s COVID-19 Updates webpage 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.
With your support, we can build on the last four 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