Richlands Elementary School

Mission Statement: Learn. Serve. Lead

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Effective March 9, 2020, all transportation changes must be communicated in writing and should include a contact number and be submitted to the front office by 11:00 am. No changes can be made afterwards, except in extreme emergencies. While a hand-written note is preferred, in the event of an emergency, not a routine transportation change, an email to or fax to 910-324-4879 with a parent signature and parent contact number will be accepted, provided that the parent can be reached to verify the note. We have been very lenient in the past about the deadline, but the front office is very hectic in the afternoons and we can't guarantee that the appropriate staff members will be notified of the change if it is not done by 11am. Thank you for understanding!

School Hours: 8:30-3:30

You can pre-pay your meal account at This is highly recommended so students don't have to transport money.

Families can apply for free or reduced lunch at or fill out a paper form.

All students and parents must enter campus from the front door unless they arrive by bus. Doors are only unlocked from 8:00-8:30 and will automatically lock when the tardy bell rings. After the first 2 weeks of school, only parents who sign in the front office will be permitted to walk to classrooms - this is soley for student safety. If you do walk your student to class, we ask that you leave before the tardy bell so that instruction can start in a timely manner.

Safety is our top priority and we appreciate your patience. We do dismiss at 3:30 for both car riders and bus riders. We do not have a hand-to-hand pickup. If you need to check out your student early, you must do so before 3:10 in the afternoon.

We will load and unload cars from the passenger side, so if you have a student in a booster or car seat, please move it to the passenger side if you are able.

Please ensure your child’s teacher knows each day how your student is getting home!


Our tardy bell rings at 8:30 and students can be dropped off no earlier than 8:00.


Meetings are held at 4:00 in the Media Center and are open to anyone who would like to attend in addition to the elected members.

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Our Mission, Vision, and Purpose


Learn. Serve. Lead


Reaching Excellence and Success for All

Our Purpose:

Our purpose at Richlands Elementary is to build a community of successful global graduates.


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