Richey's First Take
Sunday, May 14, 2023
School Climate Survey
Please use the link below to fill out the School Climate Survey for the 2022-2023 School year. Below is more information on the survey.
The Delaware Positive Behavior Support (DE-PBS) Project, a partnership between the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) and the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies, is pleased to share with the Red Clay Consolidated School District an invitation to participate in the 2023 Delaware School Climate Surveys (DSCS). These surveys are available to public schools statewide through an online platform surveying students, staff and/or families provides valuable information on perceptions of school climate as well as student engagement, social-emotional competencies, and more.
Research indicates school climate is linked to a wide range of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes for students including increased academic achievement and motivation, lower rates of behavior problems, and greater sense of emotional well-being. In 2022 over 43,000 students, 6,500 staff and almost 7,000 families from 19 LEAs responded to the DSCS yielding robust data reports for use in decision making by LEAs and schools. To learn more about the DE School Climate Survey, please view our FAQ and the DE-School Climate Survey website.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
As Mental Health Awareness Month, May is a time to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding trauma and behavioral health issues and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities. We have put together a Google Drive with lots of information, resources, and activities for our Richey families to explore and use. Please take a look and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Durant.
From the PTO
We need your help! We need volunteers for our upcoming school dance and Spring carnival. Also, the PTO will be hosting a breakfast buffet during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Are you able to help us by donating items from the PTO’s list?
Please visit our website for more information and the sign up sheets. www.richeypto.org/volunteering
Meeting ID: 455 878 9913
- May 16: Spring Band Concert 7:00 pm
- May 19: Library Books Due
- May 23: PTO Meeting 6:30pm In Person and Virtual
- May 29: Memorial Day- Schools and Offices closed
Families reach out to us for suggestions and resources in the community. In order to provide help to our Richey families, we have added a resources section to our website. Please go to www.redclayschools.com/richey and hover your mouse over the Our Resources section in the top right-hand corner. You will find information on how to contact agencies for food assistance, emergency housing, utility assistance, outpatient counseling, crisis hotline numbers, Second Step program codes, and also included are parenting tip sheets and activities. If you have any questions or need additional resources, please reach out to Mrs. Durant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Snacks in the Cafeteria
Box Tops for Education
Did you know that the Box Tops for Education Program is 100% digital and it's an easy way to help earn funds for our PTO? Simply download the Box Tops for Education App to get started and be sure to share the information with your friends and family. We earn money when receipts with eligible items are scanned.