RDES Update

Achieving Together ... ONE Family

Notes from Mrs. Hyatt

Dear Richmond Drive Families,

This week February 8 - 12 is Bus Driver Appreciation Week! Bus Drivers are an extremely important part of our everyday life for school. Although this year is different, we are also dependent on bus drivers for field trips. If your child currently rides the bus, take a minute to thank their bus driver. It's as easy as saying "thank you," making a card, or giving them a little treat! Bus Drivers are wonderful!

Valentine's Day will be celebrated this week but will look a little different this year in Rock Hill Schools as we continue to keep everyone safe during COVID-19. The school will be providing all food and fun for Valentine's Day. Although it's not what we all desire, we are not allowing any food, drink, or cards to be brought into the school. Thank you for your understanding.

With much appreciation,

Janice Hyatt


Please stay safe and healthy, by social distancing and washing your hands frequently.

Please wash your child's masks each week.


Laptop - Important Reminders

It is your child's responsibility to be prepared with their laptop everyday.

1. Computers need to come to school everyday.

2. Computers need to come to school charged.

3. Any computer with damage needs to be reported immediately to the child's teacher.

Thursday, February 11 - 5th grade (Zoom with Middle School / Information - Details Coming Soon)

Monday, February 15 - SIC 5:00 and PTO 5:30 Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, February 17 - Report Cards

Thursday, February 18 - 100th Day of School

Now Open Virtually

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Walk - Run - Bike to the State Capitols


Thanks for participating with your student(s), and family members in our school walk/bike/run 2021 to State Capitols.

We have traveled to our own state capitol, Raleigh, NC, Richmond, VA, and Annapolis, MD! We are on our way to Dover, DE!

The total miles we have walked/biked/run so far are 548! Remember to go to the link below to record your miles!


Happy exercising!!!

The Wellness Committee


Thank you Mrs. Spain for being the BEST RDES Counselor

Help Is Here

Concerned about your child?

Have they experienced a traumatic event or a had significant loss?

Trouble sleeping, often anxious or over-stressed?

Low self-esteem?

Limited regard or concern for self or others?

Difficulty identifying and managing emotions?

Difficulty with concentration or maintaining self-control?

Frequently unable to regain composure after an emotional upset?

Social-emotional wellness is important for healthy child development.

There is help and support available at school.

Consider connecting with our school counselor



Mrs. Spain works with students on an individual basis for short-term counseling/student strategy sessions for finding solutions. If long-term counseling is more appropriate, requests for school-based community counseling can be made to serve the identified student needs. Parents are always welcome to consult with Mrs. Spain about counseling and student support services available to students and families.

There is still time to order a yearbook.

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Keeping in Touch Around the School

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Parent Need to Know Items

Absent Notes for the School

Use the email address below to send in notes when your students are absent.

Be sure to include: students first and last name, dates of absences and teacher name


Change in transportation home?

If you are ever in need to change the way your child goes home, please complete the following:

- a handwritten note must be sent to the school

- include the child's first and last name

- include the day or days of the change

- teacher's name

- parent needs to sign the note

Laptop Support

Call 324-TECH

Need additional TECH Resources families? Check the website:


SeeSaw Down / CANVAS Down

Click here to see the status of computer programs in RHS


Technology - Internet Needed at Home

- everyone needs internet access at home to complete work

- application for a FREE internet HOT SPOT -https://form.jotform.com/202474353791155

- use your phone camera up to the QR code to access the application.

Groundhog Day Staff Winner!! Congratulations Mrs. Dorn!

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