Richey's First Take

Sunday, October 2, 2022

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Email from LifeTouch

I was made aware that several parents received an email from LifeTouch. We are not using LifeTouch this year. We are using Legacy Studios. Please disregard any emails from LifeTouch regarding a picture day at Richey.

Our Picture Day is October 3rd with Legacy Studios.

Richey Garden

We still have several items that can be harvested from our Richey Garden. We ask that you do not come to pick up items during the school day. You can come into the garden anytime after 4:15 pm. Please come and enjoy the fresh produce we have available for our Richey families.

If you make something from the garden please send me a picture.


Parents and Guardians, please make sure your voicemail box is not full. If a staff member calls and your voicemail box is full we will not be able to leave a message. Thank you.

Box Tops for Education

The PTO is collecting Box Tops. You can send them in with your child as you collect them. The PTO appreciates your support.

Delaware Smile Program

Below you will see a PDF link for information on the Delaware Smile Program.

The Delaware Smile Check Program believes every child deserves a healthy mouth and smile. Dental services are available to students who have no dental insurance, are insured by Delaware Medicaid or Delaware Healthy Children Program, and have not received routine dental care (dental cleaning, examination, fluoride) in the past 7 months.

Socktober starts Monday

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Richey Coat and Blanket Giveaway

The same night as the trunk or treat we will have our Richey Coat and Blanket Giveaway!
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Important Dates

  • October 3: Picture Day
  • October 4: Richey Fundraiser at Dom's Pizza
  • October 5: Schools Closed for Yom Kippur
  • October 12: Bus Evacuation Drills
  • October 14: No School- Staff Professional Development
  • October 19: RCCSD Board Meeting, Cab or Zoom: 7 PM
  • October 25: RCCSD Choice Information Night, 6 PM, Location TBD
  • October 28: PTO's Trunk or Treat, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
  • October 28: Richey Coat and Blanket Giveaway
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Voluntary Accident Insurance

The district offers Voluntary Accident Insurance to parents/guardians for their student. It is a low-cost accident insurance with options during the school day or 24-hour coverage.
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Weekend Food from the Food Bank of Delaware

Richey partners with the Food Bank of Delaware to provide our students with non-perishable food to take home on the weekends. No applications or verification to participate. If you would like your student(s) to bring home food on the weekends, please return the Interest Slip that was sent home to Mrs. Durant or send her an email at


Please remember doors open at 8:45 am.

Students are late after 9:00 am. It is very important for our students to be here before 9:00 am because we start our instructional day at 9:00 am.

Students arriving after 9 am require their parent/guardian to enter the school to sign them in for the school day.

We will now begin Car Rider Dismissal at 3:40. This will ensure that we are maximizing our academic time with our students.

Please remember not to block the driveways of our neighbors. Also, make sure you are not blocking the exit of the Richey circle as this causes a delay as cars are unable to exit the circle.

Where's the bus App

  • Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn the exact location of your child’s bus, and what time it will arrive at their stop? Red Clay has an app for that! WheresTheBusTM allows families to follow the progress of the bus before it arrives at the student’s assigned stop. Knowing when the bus will arrive translates into peace of mind for parents. Mornings are less hectic and stressful for families when you eliminate the bus stop rush and uncertainty of wondering when the bus will arrive. Families can minimize waiting outside in inclement weather while enjoying more family time together.

  • The app also allows parents to see in real-time where the bus is and when their student checked in on the bus and off of the bus. This allows parents to know that the student has arrived at school in the morning and returned home in the afternoon.

Signing up is free, and takes less than 5 minutes.


1. Open the Parents Section (on the Left).
2. Click Set Up Free Account
3. Select Red Clay School District (DE) from the drop-down list.
4. Enter Parent and Student information
5. Once Completed, you will receive an email to download the app.

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