Richmond Drive Tiger Time
January 7, 2024
A Message from Mrs. Hyatt
Welcome back! We have missed seeing all of your children but hope you all had some time to relax and enjoy your little ones being at home. Did your children have a chance to read the books given to them the last week of school? Reading daily is vital in the growth of everyone.
As we return, remember we have finished the first half of the year. Please continue to have your children at school on time and for them to do their best everyday.
Please keep in mind about being on time. We have had around 40 or more students tardy each day this week. Instruction starts at 7:45am when the tardy bell rings, so we need everyone present and on time. Thank you for your support.
The staff at Richmond Drive Elementary appreciate all of your help and support. We love volunteers to come into classes and help around the school. Please sign up to volunteer. Volunteer application link: https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/Page/1188
Be sure to follow us:
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Twitter - @RichmondDrive
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With much appreciation,
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Testing
All students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will participate in MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing in both reading and math Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31.
A few reminders for families:
- Get plenty of rest the night before testing. Elementary students need 9-10 hours of sleep each night.
- Be on time each day for school. Testing begins first thing in the morning.
- Eat a good breakfast. The brain needs food to works well.
- Take your time and do your best.
Our goals is for all students to show growth this year. Please encourage them to do their best.
Leader in Me - Growing Leaders at RDES
Every child at Richmond Drive Elementary is a Leader. Ask your child what they have learned about each of the habits and how they are showing leadership at school and home.
Thinking Win-Win embraces an attitude that continually seeks mutual benefit in our interactions with others. It is choosing to believe that there is plenty for everybody and that other people’s success doesn’t come at a cost to us.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)
To practice Empathic Listening is listening with the sole intent to understand another person within their frame of reference. It is recognizing that we have greater influence with others if we truly understand them first.
Monday, January 8 - Teacher Workday
Tuesday, January 9 - Students Return to School
Monday, January 15 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Day) No School
Wednesday, January 24 - Terrific Kid Program
Tuesday, January 30 - MAP Testing (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades)
Wednesday, January 31 - MAP Testing (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades)
Fall/Winter weather has arrived.
With the change in temperatures respiratory illness are ramping up. Let’s keep down the spread of germs and consider the following questions when your child is sick:
1. Does your child’s illness keep him/her from comfortably
taking part in activities?
2. Does your sick child need more care than the staff can give
without affecting the health and safety of other children?
3. Could other children get sick from being near your child?
If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” please keep your
See the link below for SC DHEC’s lists of illnesses in which a child must be kept home from school:
If you have any questions about the School Exclusion List, please contact school nurse.
Let’s make this a great Fall/Winter and take control of the spread of these germs.
Richmond Drive School Nurse
After School - Be Great Academy
Rock Hill Schools is excited to partner with the Be Great Academy for the 2023-24 school year!
Come join our program where we focus on achieving academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character development!
Participants will receive snacks daily and have the opportunity to complete homework each day during our Power Hour program.
We provide a safe learning environment that includes a curriculum focused on a wide range of topics such as STEAM projects, social-emotional activities, and leadership skills.
After-school care will begin the first day of school and run from school dismissal until 6:00 pm each day.
Visit https://york.begreatacademy.com/ for more information and to complete the online registration.
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Title 1 Feedback Form
We welcome any feedback to help RDES thrive as a school. The Title 1 Feedback Form is available for ideas and suggestions about events you have attended or would like to see at our school.