RICHLAND REFLECTIONS

Week of 10/5/20 at Richland Elementary School

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It's picture day this week! All in person students will have their pictures taken on Tuesday or Thursday. For parents of virtual only students, you may sign up for a time below or contact Christmas City directly to make an appointment there if you prefer. All picture ordering is online. Our new Richland spirit wear is also available online through next Sunday. Don't forget to note your child's size for a free Richland t-shirt with our new mascot logo! See below for how to order.


For current hybrid students and those opting for 5 days of in person instruction beginnning October 12, please help your child put together a recess bag as noted below. We have been so lucky with the sunshine, and personal recess bags will be used for outdoor and indoor recess.


Please enjoy some pictures of this week's highlights from in and out of the classroom.


Stay well!


Nicole Zuerblis

Richland Principal

PICTURE DAY TUESDAY and THURSDAY

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To accommodate hybrid schedules, we have two picture days this year.


Students in hybrid group A will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, 10/6.


Hybrid group B students will have their pictures taken on Thursday, 10/8.


Students who attend 4 days (L) may be photographed on either day.


Hybrid students do not need to sign up for a time to be photographed.


Full virtual students are invited to sign up for a time to be photographed at Richland after the school day, when hybrid students are not in attendance. Please use the sign up sheet here to select a time. Please note, this scheduled sign up is for FULL VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY.


All ordering will be online this year.

Go to orders.christmascitystudio.com to order and

enter school code: RICHES20.


No paper orders will be collected.


You may preorder now, and online ordering will close on October 10.

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PACK A RECESS BAG!

All in person students are encouraged to pack a recess back of items that fit into a one gallon size ziploc bag. This recess bag can be filled with books, crayons, small toys, or any other parent approved items as an option for personal use only during daily outdoor or indoor recess.


This ziploc bag will stay in students' school bags until recess. They may bring the items home and exchange for others as often as they like.

SCENES FROM THIS WEEK

MORE SCENES FROM OUR WEEK

RICHLAND HAS A NEW MASCOT!

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Log in on your school device and go to this form to submit your suggestion for our new mascot's name! Only one submission per student. You can also select a size for a free t-shirt!


We can't wait to reveal its name and see everyone wearing their new Richland spirit wear!

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All students will receive this free t-shirt with our new Richland mascot!

Complete this form to select t-shirt size.


You can see additional new Richland spirit wear available here. All items will be delivered to Richland Elementary School 3 weeks after end of sale and will be distributed to in person students. Full virtual students will be contacted to pick up their t-shirt and any additional items ordered.


Order new Richland wear here! Online ordering is open now until October 11.

FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL QCSD STUDENTS

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The free food program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.


The United States Department of Agriculture has extended a nationwide waiver to allow the Quakertown Community School District to provide FREE meals to ALL students regardless of need through December 2020, or until available federal funding runs out. No qualification or identification is needed.

In QCSD, all students are eligible to receive FREE breakfast and FREE lunch beginning Wednesday, September 23.


Breakfast will be served at Richland in our lunch room from 8:45-9:00.


Lunch is cold service, with three selections daily: A sandwich or wrap, a salad with a protein and roll, or a Grape/Peanut Butter Uncrustable. An assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables along with milk will be available daily. Students will order their lunches in the morning and will eat lunch in their classrooms. Lunches will be assembled by the cafeteria staff in bags, with aides delivering to rooms at the scheduled lunch times.


For Virtual Learners, bagged breakfasts and lunches will be available for pick-up Monday through Friday at Quakertown Community High School from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The food distribution location is the High School bus loop. On Wednesdays, this service is available to all Quakertown students.

FROM MRS. STAUFFER, OUR SCHOOL NURSE

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO QUARANTINE?

What should you or your child do if asked to quarantine due to exposure to Covid-19? After an exposure to Covid-19, it may take between 2-14 days for symptoms to appear. When ordered to quarantine, you must stay inside of your home until cleared by the Department of Health. Even if you have no symptoms, you or your child should not be outside of your home having close contact with friends and neighbors. If you become infected with the virus, with or without symptoms, interacting with others not in your household can cause community spread of the disease.


While in school, we require children and staff to be masked, wash their hands often, and socially distance to prevent our Richland community from becoming ill. Even if your child has been diagnosed with a common cold, please ensure they avoid contact with other children to prevent transmission and missed school days. Following these same good habits outside of school will prevent you, your children, and others from becoming sick, whether it be from Covid-19, Flu, or any number of common fall and winter illnesses.


For more information, please read QCSD Exclusion from and Return to School Requirements.

LIVE AND VIRTUAL DAILY ATTENDANCE

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Attendance is mandatory for school age children, and the live portion of our school day is 9:00-2:00, with additional time allotted for work after these hours.


Every day Monday through Friday is a school day.


Please keep your child home if they show any symptoms and call to let us know. You will receive a follow up call from our school nurse. We will confirm if your child will become a virtual learner for a period of time so they are not marked absent from in person instruction while staying home with symptoms.


FOR HYBRID STUDENTS' IN PERSON LEARNING:

On days when students are in person, attendance will be taken as in the past, and students will be marked absent if they are not physically present.


FOR HYBRID STUDENTS' VIRTUAL LEARNING OR 100% VIRTUAL STUDENTS:

Attendance will be taken daily. When learning virtuallty, all students are to complete their "check-in" activity as explained by their teachers by 2:00 daily. To allow for the completion of work asynchronously, students may complete other school activities after 2:00, but the check-in must be completed by 2:00 in order to be marked as present.


IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT:

You will receive an email At 3:00 on the day your child is marked absent. The school must receive an excuse from you within 3 days of the absence.


New this year, you may respond to the email with your absence reason. If you prefer, you may send in an absence note to the office. All excuses must be received within 3 days of the absence.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

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Thank you for your support in making the changes to this year's drop off and pick up run so smoothly! To accommodate more car riders, that location has been moved to the back of the school. Please enter in the morning and afternoon from 313 on Chestnut Street.


The live school day begins at 9:00 and ends at 2:00.


Please note AM Kindergarten pick up at 11:00 and PM drop off at 12:00 are in the front of the school.


All buses will drop off and pick up in the front of the school.

OUR WORDS FOR 2020

Each year, Richland staff adopts one word. This year called for two! We invite you to join us in supporting each other with courage and grace and explore what these words mean to you.

Upcoming Events

Picture Days 10/6 and 10/8

5 Days In Person Instruction Option Begins 10/12

ELECTION DAY/NO SCHOOL 11/3

NO SCHOOL 11/26-11/30