The Richardson Review

January 2022

Greetings Richardson Families,

Happy New Year!


We hope you enjoyed the winter break and are ready to get back to doing what we love to do, learn. The new year is a time for reflection and renewal. Our staff will be reviewing the procedures and expectations with our students. We also wanted to do that with you. Below are a few items to review. We want to make our school a safe and welcoming place.


Parent pick-up/drop-off

When you are on 17th Ave East, please keep the corner of 17th and North 1st Street open. When it is blocked it causes a safty concern for those trying to cross the street and blocks the view for drivers coming from other directions. Please stay in your car whenever possible so you can move through the line quickly. Also, I am hearing from families that some cars are skipping the line and pulling in front of the line of cars to get their children. This is highly unsafe because a car could be pulling out at the same time.


Walkers

Several cars have started to pick up and drop off students in the parking lot outside the main office. The only cars dropping off and picking up in this location should be the school patrols. Walkers should be walking and not getting dropped off or picked up in a car. If you want to drive to pick up or drop off your students, please notify our childs teacher that they will be a parent pick and get in the pickup line with the other cars. Again, we want to keep all students safe and we appreciate your help and cooperation.


Dress for the weather

Remember that weather permitting, we do go outside. Please send your child in weather appropriate clothes for going outside - winter jacket, gloves or mittens, hat or hood and a scarf can be an added layer of warmth. When the snow does arrive please send your child snow pants and boots. It's always a good idea to write your child's name on there winter gear so if they get mixed up or lost, we can help identfy who the own is.


Masks

Please continue to send your students to school with masks every day. I am hearing from bus drivers, that many students are forgetting them, and they cannot ride the bus without one. We want to do what we can to keep all students safe and healthy : )


Devices

Our goal is to keep students in person as much as possible. We understand the inconvenience of having to shift learning models. For this reason, we are recommending that every family be prepared for the possibility of a classroom or entire school having to shift to remote learning temporarily.


Devices will be coming home everyday and should be charged nightly.


If a shift to remote learning is needed due to staffing shortages or other COVID concerns, we will try to inform you via our mass notification system by 8:00 p.m. the day before if possible. Please log into Campus Parent to make sure your contact information is up-to-date.


Important dates

January 17: No school, Martin Luther King Day

February 21: No school, Presidents' Day

February 25: No school, Staff Development/Report Card Prep


Thank you for all you do to support your child's learning,


Ms. G

Principal

A note from Nurse Konnie

Dear Richardson Parents/Guardians,


Due to the sharp increase in the number of COVID cases, I wanted to touch base with everyone and go over the guidelines on whether or not your child(s) should be attending school, or be kept home. The goal is to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible, and I appreciate everyone’s cooperation.


As we are also entering cold and FLU season, I am asking that if your child(s) does not feel well, or has any of the following symptoms, to please refrain from sending them to school.

Symptoms may include but are not limited to:
- Runny/stuffy nose
- Fever
- Body aches and/or Ear aches
- Stomach aches, pains and/or vomiting
- Diarrhea


A refresher on other guidelines:

- In the case that your child has been exposed to a positive COVID case, we must be informed, and they will not be able to attend school without testing and/or quarantine.

- If your child is experiencing symptoms and you keep them home, please reach out and let me know. I will gladly help determine testing and help coordinate dates on when they are able to return to school.

- If you do have your child tested, I must receive a copy of that test in the health office. You may have the clinic fax it, or you can also send a photo of the test to my email address: kharstad@isd622.org. You may also reach out to me with questions and concerns, my office number is 651.748.6915.

Thank you so much for your time and cooperation.

Nurse Konnie

Backpacks

We have a limited supply of backpack available for students here at Richardson! If your student is in need of a backpack, please let your child's teacher now or have them stop at the office and ask for Miss Susi.

Coats

We have a limited selection of new winter coats available for students here at Richardson! If your student is in need of a new winter coat, you can contact Jenna Willemarck by phone at 651-748-6907 or by email at jwillemarck@isd622.org.

Meet Our Staff

Click below to see all of the fabulous staff that support your students at Richardson!


Meet Our Staff

Snack donation

Richardson Elementary is in need of snack donations for our students. If you are able to donate snacks like crackers for our students, please bring them to the office.

Structured Play

Our recess structure has been changed to Structured Play this month. This means your students are going outside daily (weather permitting) with their classroom teacher to play games. This time is scheduled some time throughout the day and not necessarily right before lunch, as it has been in the past. Students are learning how to engage in cooperative play, good sportsmanship and how to have fun together while engaging in large motor activites!


Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

You may hear your student talking about what "Zone" they are in. We have started to implement this system school-wide. Stay tuned for more information and ways you can use Zones tools at home.


Click link Zones of regulation