Week of 6/1/20 Distance Learning at Richland Elementary
Dear Richland Families,
Welcome to the month of June! Please check out the Action for Happiness calendar. June's theme focuses on daily actions to look for what's good, even in difficult times. These monthly calendars keep me grounded and are great references to turn to. Having things to look forward to is a wonderful way to stay positive, and that's what we want for our students! This week we have a reading and math event in conjuction with our community service personnel on Tuesday. It's also virtual field day on Wednesday! So many opportunities to come together. Please continue reading for more support resources for parents too.
Please read information in this newsletter about picking up student items at Richland on June 11. Teachers will be following social distancing while visiting the building next week to close classrooms for summer and pack up student items, including final report cards. There are directions for you as well as a schedule below.
We thank you for your continued support. Please watch a special thank you below to all of our parent volunteers!
Have a wonderful first week of June. We are in this together!
VIRTUAL SPIRIT DAYS SELECTED BY OUR STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM!
Post to your teachers and tweet @RichlandQCSD
6/1 MONDAY: CRAZY HAIR DAY!
6/2 TUESDAY: SUPERHERO ESSENTIAL WORKERS!
Dress like a Superhero or an Essential Worker for Reading and Math Day!
6/3 WEDNESDAY: FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM!
Wear your Favorite Sports Team for Field Day!
LIVE KAHOOT EVENT 6/2, 12:30-1:15
ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE DAY
VIRTUAL FIELD DAY ON 6/3!
Look for teachers to include a link to access a video playlist of games on Wednesday morning!
The Department of Health has issued “essential worker” status to school employees for the purpose of returning students’ personal items, so we are now able to enter our schools. To ensure these items are returned to you in a safe and organized manner, teachers and staff will be packing students’ items (including their final report card) and families will come to the front of the school to collect them through a “contactless” pick up format on June 11. Please note, we will be adhering to all social distancing regulations. Student medications left in the health room will be added to the students’ packages by the school nurse.
Pick up times will be scheduled by grade level. Click here for schedule. For families with multiple students, please come during the time slot for your oldest child and all of your family’s bags will be together at that time.
All bags for that grade level will be organized alphabetically outside of the school. As part of this contactless pick up, you will exit your car, pick up your child’s bag, and return to your car.
We appreciate your patience as we work as quickly as possible to maintain an efficient process.
RICHLAND'S VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR IS ON NOW - SEP. 4!
RICHLAND'S GOT PRIDE & TALENT! ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 6/8
Welcome to Richland's Got Pride and Talent! Richland’s Got Pride and Talent is a combination of Project PROUD and the Talent Show. This year it is open to ALL grade levels! Let's showcase Habit #8-Find Your Voice!
If you would like to show off one of your wonderful talents and/or amazing projects to our Richland community, we would love for you to submit a video to Flipgrid. The time limit for your video is 2 minutes. You can submit both a talent and project in one video, if you’d like. Also, if you are doing a video with a sibling, please choose one grade level for submission and then a teacher will duplicate your video to make sure it is in the other grade level(s).
Submissions for your video will be open on May 18th, and the last day to submit your video is June 8th. All video submissions will be through our Richland Flipgrid's page. Once submissions are open, look for your grade level in the TOPICS menu of the Richland Leaders Flipgrid. (see below for screenshot) Once you submit your video, a teacher will approve it. Once it is approved, you will see your video on the grid for everyone else to view! Please make sure your video and song (if applicable) are appropriate for school.
Have fun! We can’t wait to see your video!
VIRTUAL 5TH GRADE PROMOTION 6/15
HOW TO REGISTER AND ATTEND
Educator Dr. Veirdre Jackson, CEO and Founder of Living Strong, LLC, will be holding three online sessions for QCSD parents.
The separate events, titled “Resilient Parenting: Conquering the ‘I’ in Anxiety,” will focus on help for elementary, middle and high school parents.
Dr. Jackson is no stranger to the district, having spoken on a number of occasions including as the keynote speaker for January’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Her topic is one that parents have requested in surveys and in conversations with school principals.
Registration is required for the following online sessions:
- High School: June 1, 6 p.m.
- Middle School: June 3, 7 p.m.
- Elementary School: June 4, 6:30 p.m.
Please click here to register.
LEAN INTO LEADERSHIP
Leader in Me is not a program; it's a philosophy for school and life. There is so much we can all benefit from right now. We want to support you with Richland routines that your children can teach you! Check out many family resources here like activities, lessons, and videos.
MEALS AVAILABLE FOR ALL STUDENTS AT RICHLAND M, W, F 11:00-1:00
The Quakertown Community School District is aware of the increasing financial hardships faced by area families in these challenging times. We encourage QCSD families going through financial difficulties to pick up food for their students.
Bagged breakfasts and lunches are available to all families for pick up at Richland, Pfaff, and the High School M, W, F between 11:00 and 1:00. Students do not need to be present.
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
Start your week off right with a mindful Monday! Check out Mindfulness with Mrs. Schmolk each week for resources to support your children during this time and support for parents too!
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. STAUFFER, OUR SCHOOL NURSE
HEALTHCARE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL
Pennsylvania School Law sets requirements for students in schools. These requirements include physical examinations, dental examinations, and immunizations which must be done at specific times during a student’s school career.
Physical examinations are required for all students on original entry into school, whether it be kindergarten or 1st grade, and again as they enter 6th and 11th grade. If you have a child entering one of these grades, please schedule a physical exam with their primary healthcare provider. A physical exam form can be found here for you to take with you and be completed by the physician. The form can then be returned to school.
Dental examinations are also required on original entry into school, 3rd and 7th grade. If your child is entering one of these grades, the dental exam form can be found here. Please have the dentist fill out this form and then return it to school.
Immunization requirements are based on age and grade. Many immunizations are received prior to the start of kindergarten, with the exception of a few in middle school and high school. The requirements can be found here. Students must be up-to-date BEFORE the first day of school. Please don't delay your child's immunizations due to COVID-19. Physicians are continuing to give immunizations in their offices using proper safety measures.
If you are unsure of your child’s examination or immunization status, please reach out to your school nurse for an update. If your child is not up-to-date, keep an eye out for correspondence from the nurse about what is needed.