Back-to-School 2020-2021

Reading Community City School District

First Day of School

  • August 31 - First Day for Grades 6-12
  • September 1 - First Day for Grades 1-5
  • September 2 - First Day for PK-K

Arrival at Reading Elementary School

When our elementary student arrives at school they will enter the building through the designated door (see below) with their mask on while maintaining physical distancing. No visitors or parents/guardians are permitted to walk students into the building.


Drivers/Walkers:

Kindergarten - classroom doors/courtyard playground

Grade 1 - first-grade hall door

Grades 2-5 - main office doors

Grades 3-4 - playground doors


Bus riders:

Drop off by main office and will enter door with your grade


Each student will have their temperature taken by staff in hallways prior to entering classrooms. As long as their temperature is below 100°F, students will enter the classroom.


AM Session:

8:20-11:20 (Doors open at 8:05 a.m.)


PM Session:

12:30-3:30 (Doors will be open at 12:15 p.m.)

Arrival at Reading High School/Reading Middle School

Once at school, our Reading Middle and Reading High School students will enter the building through the main entrance in the front circle with their masks on. Students must follow the signage to have their temperature checked by one of our staff members. If students have a temperature of below 100°F, they will then report to their first bell classroom. Health screenings will be conducted between 8:05-8:20 a.m. for the AM session and 12:15-12:30 p.m. for the PM session.


AM Session:

8:20-11:20 (Doors open at 8:05 a.m.)


PM Session:

12:30-3:30 (Doors will be open at 12:15 p.m.)

Food Service Update--Breakfast/Lunch Information

Reading Community City School District will be providing breakfast and lunch packs for all students, both remote and AM/PM learners. All meals will be “grab and go” and consumed away from school. Menus for the month will be posted online at www.readingschools.org.


AM Session

At meal pick up, AM students will bring home lunch for the day and breakfast food for the following day. Both hot and cold meal selections will be offered. Two sets of meals will be provided on Tuesdays.


PM Session

Our PM learners will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch for the following day. All PM meals will be cold and must be refrigerated as soon as possible. Two sets of meals will be provided on Tuesdays.


Remote Learners

Packs of five breakfasts and five lunches for remote learners will be distributed each Wednesday at Reading High School’s front circle parking lot from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students who are free/reduced lunch eligible will be provided lunches based on their eligibility.


Students who are not free/reduced lunch will be able to pick up a meal pack for a fee (charged to the student’s lunch balances). Cost for paying students (remote learners): Elementary meals-$17.25 and RMS and RHS-$18.50 (5 breakfast and 5 lunches). Go to EZPay to add money to your lunch account.


Please fill out the form below by Monday, August 31, if you would like your student to receive the remote breakfast-lunch packs. If you have multiple children, please fill out a separate form for each child. This request form is for Remote Learners only. First meal pick up for Remote Learners is Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 11:30-12:30 p.m.


Remote-Learner Meal Request Form


Lunch ID Card

  • ALL students will use an ID card at point of service to pull up each lunch account. Cards will be distributed the first week of school.
  • Students can pay with cash, check or through EZPay
  • Menus for the month will be posted under the Food Service Department at www.readingschools.org.


Free and Reduced Lunch

Students who are free/reduced lunch eligible will be provided lunches based on their eligibility.

Please fill out a 2020-2021 free and reduced form if you have not received a direct certification approval letter.

New Health and Safety Protocols

Our district nurses give an in-depth look at what our daily health and safety protocols will look like for our Reading students.
RCCSD Health & Safety

New Traffic Flow at Reading High School/Middle School

Check out the video below to show how our traffic flow will be set up for the 2020-2021 school year at Reading High School and Reading Middle School. A more detailed map will be shared with parents this week.
RMS/RHS Traffic flow

New Traffic Flow - Reading Elementary School

Check out the video below to show how our traffic flow will be set up for the 2020-2021 school year at Reading Elementary School. Follow the red line for the elementary traffic pattern for arrival and dismissal. A more detailed map will be shared with parents this week.
Reading Elementary New Traffic Flow - 2020-2021

Athletics Update: 2020 Fall Spectator Guide

Based on Governor DeWine's orders, our athletic department has put protocols in place at Reading School District athletic venues for the safety of our student-athletes, staff, and fans. Please go to the 2020 Fall Spectator Guide below for details. Due to strict capacity limits, no booster passes or other passes will be accepted this year.


2020 Fall Spectator Guide