Richey's First Take

Sunday, September 18, 2022

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Please remember doors open at 8:45 am.

Students are late after 9:00 am. It is very important for our students to be here before 9:00 am because we start our instructional day at 9:00 am.

Students arriving after 9 am require their parent/guardian to enter the school to sign them in for the school day.

Dismissal Changes

If you are changing the way your student(s) are going home. Please send a note to the school so we can make sure the teacher is aware.

If you have to make a last-minute change please do so as early as possible because our teachers start teaching at 9:00 am.

We will now begin Car Rider Dismissal at 3:40. This will ensure that we are maximizing our academic time with our students.

Please remember not to block the driveways of our neighbors. Also, make sure you are not blocking the exit of the Richey circle as this causes a delay as cars are unable to exit the circle.

Walker and Independent Walker Dismissal

Families you are doing a great job with this.

Remember the parents who are meeting independent walker students you should be waiting over by the end of the garden.


Every morning we recite the Richey PAWS Pledge as a way to set expectations and start our day off positively. Do you know the Pledge or what PAWS stands for?

September PAWS Activities & Events

Friday, Sept 28 - PAWS Activity - Freeze Pops (New Date)

Friday, Sept 30 - PAWS Pride Assembly and Spirit Wear Day

Weekend Food from the Food Bank of Delaware

Richey partners with the Food Bank of Delaware to provide our students with non-perishable food to take home on the weekends. No applications or verification to participate. If you would like your student(s) to bring home food on the weekends, please return the Interest Slip that was sent home to Mrs. Durant or send her an email at

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Important Dates

  • September 20: Back to School Open House, 6-8
  • September 21: RC Board Meeting, 7:00, Cab or Zoom
  • September 26: Schools Closed
  • September 28: PAWS Activity - Freeze Pops (New Date)
  • September 30: PAWS Pride Assembly and Spirit Wear Day
  • October 3: Picture Day
  • October 5: Schools Closed
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If your child tests positive for COVID or you have a positive case in your household please contact Nurse O'Connor by email. Her email is

Nurse O'Connor will give you details on what the next steps are for your child.

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Here at Richey, we have Mutli-Tiered System of Supports. MTSS is similar to an umbrella that covers Academic Interventions, Social Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior Supports, and Emotional Wellbeing. Every month we will keep you updated on the upcoming MTSS/PAWS Events!

September PAWS Activities & Events

Friday, Sept 16 - Delaware Day (wear blue/yellow or something from a DE school or team)

Friday, Sept 28 - PAWS Activity - Freeze Pops (New Date)

Friday, Sept 30 - PAWS Pride Assembly and Spirit Wear Day

Red Clay Student Handbook/Student Code of Conduct

The student code of conduct has been revised and approved by the board. Below is the link to the Red Clay Student Handbook.

On Friday we received the paper copies. We will be sending the paper copies home with your student(s) this week.

Where's the bus App

  • Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn the exact location of your child’s bus, and what time it will arrive at their stop? Red Clay has an app for that! WheresTheBusTM allows families to follow the progress of the bus before it arrives at the student’s assigned stop. Knowing when the bus will arrive translates into peace of mind for parents. Mornings are less hectic and stressful for families when you eliminate the bus stop rush and uncertainty of wondering when the bus will arrive. Families can minimize waiting outside in inclement weather while enjoying more family time together.

  • The app also allows parents to see in real-time where the bus is and when their student checked in on the bus and off of the bus. This allows parents to know that the student has arrived at school in the morning and returned home in the afternoon.

Signing up is free, and takes less than 5 minutes.


1. Open the Parents Section (on the Left).
2. Click Set Up Free Account
3. Select Red Clay School District (DE) from the drop-down list.
4. Enter Parent and Student information
5. Once Completed, you will receive an email to download the app.

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