Tiger Forum

September 9, 2021 - September 17, 2021

Building Relationships with Children

In The Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori writes, "We insist that a teacher must prepare himself so that he can tear out his most deeply rotted defects, those in fact which impede his relationships with children."

Indoor School Close Contact Scenarios (Quarantines and Isolations)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find information about who is required to be quarantined and who is not?

The district’s COVID-19 Mitigation and Safety Protocols for 2021-2022 provides information about quarantine requirements. That information is posted at www.richlandone.org/RestartStrong.

  • Please review the different scenarios. Close contacts receive phone call notifications and "COVID-19 Close Contact Notification Letter".
  • Students in the area of a positive case, but are not close contacts, receive phone call notifications and "COVID-19 School Notification Letter".

Will we be notified of COVID-19 cases in my child’s school?

The Richland One COVID Dashboard is updated daily. Not only does the dashboard provide districtwide daily and cumulative data, it also provides the number of positive cases, as well as the number of students quarantined. The dashboard is typically updated by 5 PM each day.

I’ve heard of an entire class being quarantined, but the numbers reported on the COVID Dashboard for the day do not reflect a quantity large enough to include a whole class. Are all students and staff who are COVID-positive or quarantined reflected on the dashboard?

The COVID Dashboard is updated daily and reflects the number of completed reports we have at the time of posting. The reports are not considered completed until contact tracing has been verified and all documentation has been completed. So, you may actually hear that a class has been quarantined a day (or even two, depending on the time of day we learn of the exposure) before the numbers are reflected on the dashboard. Our goal is to provide accurate information, which means that all documents are verified before they are posted.

We received a letter from the school that our child could have been exposed to the virus. What does it mean and what should we do?

If you are notified by the school that your child could have been exposed to COVID, the essential question to ask is whether or not your child is considered a close contact. School staff will advise you as to requirements for quarantine, should it be determined that your child is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID.

Note: If your child is sick, please do not send them to school.

Let's Talk Session: Wellness

Parents are invited to the Principal's Let's Task Session on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 5:30 pm. Please register by 5pm, Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Topic: Student/Staff Wellness


Half Day Student Dismissal

Friday, Sep. 24th, 12pm

3455 Pine Belt Road

Columbia, SC

Students will be dismissed at 12pm. If that time changes, we will notify you.

Club Day

Club day begins on tomorrow. There will be frequent pop-up clubs/sessions for students with special interest. For example, we are looking into providing pop-up career sessions, Governor's School sessions, a PSAT session, high school athletics sessions, and more. Be on the look-out for those pop-up clubs/sessions that interest you.