Rebel Report

August 29, 2022

From the Superintendent's Desk

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

We are all excited for the beginning of a new school year and we cannot wait to learn something new.

The theme this year is Respect and we will be exploring four aspects of how that looks at school. We hope that this is thought provoking and sparks healthy conversations. Please take the opportunity to join in the conversation with your students and connect the lessons learned to situations outside of school. We will be looking at the following four aspects of Respect:

Respect for Others

Respect for Self

Respect for the privilege of teaching and learning

Respect for Property

Let's make this the best year yet,

Mr. Cosgrove


Rebel Radar

Crossing Guards

Richmond is looking for parents to volunteer to help as a crossing guard before school from 7:15-8:00am and after school from 2:45-3:00pm. If you are able to cover a day or time, please contact the Office.

Sports Signups and Sports Physicals

Signups for Cross Country and Flag Football are in the Office. All students will need to have a sports physical dated after July 1, 2022 to be eligible to participate. If your student has already received a sports physical, please send a copy to the office. Sports physical forms can be found on the school website (Click Here) or a hard copy can be picked up from the Office.

Cross Country

Practices will begin Monday, September 12th. Mrs. Matchniff will be using the Remind app to communicate meets and practice times. To join go to\join\rebelrun22 and the join code is @rebelrun22.

Water Bottles

Students have been forgetting to bring their water bottles to school. The school does have cups but the supply is getting low and getting more is not as easy as it used to be, especially when students are going through 400+ per day. Please remind your students to bring their water bottles and fill them at the water jugs on the basketball court or in the cafeteria.

Blackboard Connect

School Communication

Richmond Elementary uses a message program called Blackboard Connect that pushes phone messages, texts, and emails to all parents. This is a very effective way of notifying parents of upcoming events, changes to events, school cancelations due to weather, and other emergencies. Please make sure that you list on your forms all emails and mobile numbers you would like contacted if necessary.


Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and Lunch is free of charge this year. Breakfast is being served from 7:30-7:55am in the Cafeteria.

September Menu, Click Here

Homework Club

Homework Club is now being offered every school day from 7:00-7:30am for grades K-8 in the Cafeteria. This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice their spelling words, math facts and skills, and reading fluency.

After School Clubs and Intervention

Richmond will be offering learning opportunities after school from 2:45-4:00pm for students in grades K-8. This week, we will be starting with English Language Arts (ELA) Intervention on Tuesdays and Math Intervention of Thursdays. This is an opportunity for students to receive support, staff will identify learning gaps and re-teach skills and knowledge that students need to be successful in their current grade level.

We are looking for parents or community members who are interested in helping start clubs for Art, Drama, Golf, Robotics, Agriculture, or Community Service for K-8 students. This list is not exhaustive and if you have a good idea, please let Mr. Cosgrove know. The time commitment can be flexible. Once a month, twice a month, weekly for a month, weekly for two months, weekly for a trimester, or what works for you. Once we have it planned, we will parents register for their students to participate.


Please call the office at (530) 257-6163 if your student(s) will be absent. It is important that the school keep detailed records of student attendance as it affects our funding. Absences also influence truancy and truancy notifications. After three days absent without a valid excuse the school is required to send the first Truancy Notification. Single day absences can be excused with a valid excuse but students who are out three or more days due to an illness requires a medical note from your pediatrician or family doctor. Please be sure the doctor states the required number of days they are to be out of school or the date they may return to school.

Parent Volunteers

If parents want to help with reading groups or work with students, the school needs to have a cleared background check on file. Fingerprints through LiveScan can be done at LCOE, call (530) 257-2196 and setup an appointment.

Upcoming Events

9/5 No School - Labor Day

9/8 Corey the Dribbler - Guest Speaker

9/15-16 Grade 5 Lava Beds Field Trip

9/23 No School - County Teacher In-service Professional Development

9/26 Johnny Appleseed Day for K-2

10/3-7 California Healthy Kids Survey (Grades 5-8)

10/13 BMX Assembly

10/14 Wemple Pumpkin Patch

Current Happenings