You and Two
News & updates for Richland Two Parents 2/22/21
DR. DAVIS SELECTED A 2021 LEADER TO LEARN FROM
The Leaders to Learn From program highlights cutting-edge district leaders who drew on the foundations they laid and a wellspring of strong relationships to meet their students’ and staffs’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges of the school year.
Upon receiving the award Dr. Davis said, "I'm honored to accept this recognition on behalf of our Board, employees and most importantly our students and their families. I want to thank Education Week for spotlighting the work we are doing in Richland Two, and I am appreciative and humbled by the selection."
SCHOOL MEALS ARE FREE BUT FREE/REDUCED-PRICE MEALS STATUS STILL IMPORTANT
The school district is able to waive or reduce schools fees for families who qualify for free/reduced-price meals.
Click here to read more about who is eligible.
Click here to start an application.
DMS NATIONAL SCHOOL TO WATCH
Dent Middle is the latest school in Richland School District Two to make the list of Schools to Watch® by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. The school’s emphasis on strong academics, sensitivity to young adolescents’ needs and interests, and commitment to providing all students equal access to a high quality education resulted in this well-deserved recognition.
To be selected as a School to Watch, schools are: Academically Excellent in providing a curriculum rigorous and relevant to the real world; Developmentally Responsive in meeting the unique needs of adolescents; Socially Equitable in providing all students access to high-quality classes and the support they need to achieve at high levels; Organized with Supportive Structures where there is shared leadership, collaborative learning communities, targeted professional development and effective organizational structures.
UPCOMING BOARD MEETING
The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled board meeting on Feb. 23. Executive Session begins at 5:30 p.m. and Public Session is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the Conference Center at R2i2 located at 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, 29229. Due to the restrictions on public gatherings related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the seating capacity for the members of the public who wish to attend the meeting in-person is limited to 30. Individuals attending the meeting must wear face masks.
In case that capacity is reached and to provide members of the public the ability to watch the meeting from the safety of their home, the meeting will also be streamed live at http://www.richland2.org/livestream.
Click the following link to view the agenda for the Feb. 23 Board Meeting:
Public Participation is on the agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 23. The Board sets aside a maximum of 30 minutes (15 minutes at the beginning and 15 minutes prior to the end of the public portion of the meeting). As each speaker is allotted three minutes, Public Participation will be limited to the first 10 people who sign up to speak (five during the first Public Participation and five during the second Public Participation). The sign-up to speak will open at 5 p.m. and close at 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the lobby of R2i2.
UPCOMING MEETING: Board Meeting on March 9, 2021
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 4K
If you have a child who will be 4 on or before Sept. 1, don't miss out on the chance to apply for 4K. The Richland Two Center for Child Development offers free 4K Child Development Classes to students who qualify based on developmental readiness, free- or reduced-price meal status or other risk factors.
The application will close on Friday, March 26, 2021. Placements are for the 2021-2022 school year. Space is limited so do not wait to apply. Children must be 4 on or before September 1 to apply.
The free testing site is open to all 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Saturday in the parking lot at r2i2. Click the button above to pre-register.