New District Visitor Protocols

Richards, 3461 CR 1710, West Plains MO 65775, 417-256-5239

Important Information for Visitors to Richards School

Under normal circumstances Richards School District welcomes visitors to campus. The COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult time for all of us. Times have changed quickly and dramatically due to the virus. Safety is our number one priority, and we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this disease and protect our students, faculty, and staff. To minimize risk, our new Visitor Protocol puts strong limits on visitors entering our school during this pandemic.

Visitor Protocol:

  1. Seek approval for the visit from the person to be visited.
  2. Sanitize hands upon entry.
  3. Submit to a temperature check.
  4. Comply with social distancing norms.

Visitors to the buildings will only be allowed to enter if they have a pre-arranged appointment or if there is an emergency. Please note adjustments to the COVID-19 Visitor Policy may be adjusted throughout the year based on our experience with it.

Parent Volunteers and Visits:

Richards School District also welcomes our parent volunteers during normal times. We know parent support is a critical component of our community engagement and partnership. Unfortunately, during the pandemic, we will limit parent volunteer activities and limit parent visitation during the school day until further notice.

Substitute Teachers, Student Teachers & A+ Students:

All substitute teachers, student teachers and A+ students who work with students on a regular basis will be required to follow the Visitor Protocol.


Melonie Bunn, Ed.D.


Richards R-V School District

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