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November 2021

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RHPS will be collecting canned goods and dry goods to donate to our local food pantry. Our food drive will help hungry families in our community. Food drives like ours help make sure those children and their families can get emergency food assistance when they need it. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need. One grocery bag full of food can make 11 meals!

The food pantry is asking for nutritious canned and dry goods. Here are some suggestions:

Canned vegetables

Dried beans

Fruit canned in its own juices


Canned soups

Beef stew

Canned tuna

Canned chicken

100% fruit juices



Peanut butter


Multigrain and low-sugar cereals

Granola bars

Boxed Meals (Ex. Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helper, etc)

Macaroni and Cheese



Boxed potatoes

Upcoming Dates

  • November 5th - 1st Friday for Charity for United Way - Bring a $1 donation to wear a hat for the day.

  • November 11th and 12th - Holiday for students (11th is a teacher work day)

  • November 22nd - 26th - Thanksgiving Break

COVID reminders

  • Face masks are optional for faculty and students.

We ask that you keep your child at home if they experience any of the following:

  • COVID Symptoms
  • (+) COVID Test
  • Mandatory Quarantines
  • Student has pending test result

Please contact Nurse Willis, if your child or a member of your household tests positive for COVID.

Do you have a 1st grade child?

If yes, the link below contains information about how we will be formally report their academic progress to you.

No changes for reporting in PreK and kindergarten. Both will continue to use standards-based reporting.

Reminders for parents

Electronic devices:

RHPS students are not allowed to have cell phones or any other communication device turned on during school hours unless by a doctor’s request. If it is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the student's health, that student will have a written plan including the doctor's verification for cell phone/communication device use which has been approved by the school administrator and which is on file in the school office.

If a student brings any of these devices to school, it will be powered off and placed in student’s bookbag until the end of the school day. See page 39 of BCS Student Handbook for more information.

Transportation changes:

If it is necessary to change your child's transportation, please send a note to your child's teacher the morning of the change. If it is after the school day has started, please call the front office to make changes.


If you would like your child to enjoy breakfast at school, please be sure you have communicated this information to your child's teacher. If your child is a car rider, they should arrive by 8:45 to enjoy breakfast at school.


Do you have a child that needs to have medication in school? Students are NOT permitted to carry medication to/from school or be in possession of any medication except under specific circumstances. Medication of any form (over the counter or prescription) must be registered. Medications must be delivered by parent or guardian to the school clinic and signed in with the nurse.

7 Mindsets

The Live to Give Mindset teaches the importance of serving others while maximizing our own potential. It tells us that abundance in life is a cycle; in order to receive love, respect, and financial security, we must first learn to give those things to others. This mindset also teaches us that the greatest gift we can ever give is to find and leverage our unique genius to maximize our positive impact on the world, knowing that good things will be returned to us in kind. In the lessons for this mindset, we guide students to think about the impact they want to make and the legacy they want to leave.

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What is PBIS?

The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program is based upon a philosophy of recognizing positive contributions of students. Our goal is to help each child develop self-discipline. The home and school share the responsibility for developing good citizens. Parents, teachers, and students must work together to maintain a safe and positive learning environment.


We are pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the federal program that offers free school meals for all students during the 2021-2022 school year.

The intent is to ensure children have continued access to free meals regardless of families’ ability to pay. BCS will serve a delicious and nutritious breakfast and lunch each day that school is in session. All of the meals meet nutrition standards established by USDA.

For children who want a little extra food at lunch, we will continue to offer various snacks and entrees’ at an affordable cost to parents.

School meals contribute to students’ well-being and readiness to learn! No application required. All students eat free!

What's for lunch?

Click here to access the latest lunch menu and prices.

Community Education Before & After School Program

Welcome to Community Education's online registration and management website. Community Education is dedicated to building a strong community by offering life-long learning experiences through cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

My Payments Plus

Online payment system for field trips and spirit wear.

Comcast Internet Essentials

Internet Essentials offers low-cost Internet service, discounted computer equipment, & free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible in the National School Lunch Program or who attend a Title I school.

RHPS Parent Handbook

Click here to access the RHPS Parent handbook. A paper copy of this handbook will not be printed this year, but it will be at the bottom of each monthly newsletter for the remainder of the school year.

Richmond Hill Primary School

VISION: Committed to Excellence and Success in All We Do!

MISSION: Dedicated to rigorous educational tasks that challenge and motivate students while always being focused on continuous improvement.