Welcome Back to School Newsletter


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Welcome Back Message from Dr. Curtis Wright

Good Day Fellow Red Devils of Richmond Community Schools,

Within this annual Back-to-School newsletter, we will feature pertinent information for the 2022 – 2023 school year. However, I first and foremost want to thank our entire school community yet again for the humility, selfless service, and resiliency you exercised throughout the 2021 – 2022 school year.

While the element of inconsistency remained the only consistent aspect of last school year, as a community we all worked hard to ensure the continuance of our collective pursuit of excellence. As we continue to prepare for the 2022 – 2023 school year, I am confident that our faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders are equipped with the necessary attributes to combat any form of adversity that may be upon us. It has been exciting to see so many educators throughout our summer recess engaged in multiple forms of professional development. As we know, the most influential people within our classrooms are our classroom teachers. The fact that educators are retooling their skill sets to improve upon their craft, is an example of our educators' commitment to selfless service. Our community is so fortunate to have a coalition of resilient instructional practitioners!

At our July 27th school board meeting, our central office leadership team will be presenting our district-wide strategic goals that will serve as a compass as we chart our path to the next level of excellence. As always, we seek to engage students in authentic learning experiences, so as to mold innovative problem solvers who thrive professionally, academically, and socially. While we will accomplish many set goals, one goal that we will continue to work toward is allowing our school community to heal and attempt to return to a relative sense of normalcy.

Finally, as I enter my second year as your school superintendent, I will admit that I have grown exponentially. Despite the adversity that we all have endured, our amazing faculty, staff, students, and I, stand at the ready to continue fighting the good fight for the betterment of our school system and of our beloved city. I still remain committed to our city and to the belief that together we can all make a difference in the lives of our youth. I sincerely look forward to continuing our mutual quest to serve RCS students to the utmost. I am confident in our collective ability to ADAPT, ADJUST, and OVERCOME.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Curtis Wright


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Proof of completed or up-to-date immunizations must be given to the school for entrance and/or registration. If you need assistance with immunizations, please contact the Wayne County Health Department at (765) 973-9245.
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FREE Breakfast and Lunch for all RCS students!

Through a USDA program, all RCS students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch every day of the school year, if they chose it. If students would rather, they are allowed to bring packed lunches from home. Refrigeration and heating are not available. https://rcs.nutrislice.com/menus-eula

Bus Information (Click Here)

Student Transit coordinates bus routes based on student information in PowerSchool. Please keep your address, phone number and transportation requirements up-to-date.

Bus route information will be available at the Open House nights at all of our schools.

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Meet Our New Staff

What's New Around the District

2022-2023 RCS Calendar is pending board approval (7/27/2022)

Charles Elementary School (PK-4)

2400 Reeveston Road

(765) 973-3441

Principal: Mr. Steve Jones

Crestdale Elementary School (PK-4)

701 Crestdale Drive

(765) 973-3415

Mrs. Jenny Elorreaga

Fairview Elementary School (PK-4)

60 NW L Street

(765) 973-3442

Mrs. Jennifer Service

Starr Elementary School (PK-4)

301 North 19th Street
(765) 973-3426

Mrs. Melissa Jordan

Vaile Elementary School (PK-4)

300 South 14th Street
(765) 973-3433

Mrs. Nicole VanDervort

Westview Elementary School (PK-4)

1707 SW A Street

(765) 973-3445

Mr. Max Smith

Test Intermediate School (5-6)

33 South 22nd Street
(765) 973-3412

Mrs. Jamie Thomas

Dennis Middle School (7-8)

222 NW 7th Street

(765) 973-3495

Mrs. Crystal Cooper

Hibberd Program Building (3-8)

900 South L Street

(765) 973-3488

Mrs. Cassie Laudermilk

Richmond High School (9-12)

380 Hub Etchison Parkway
(765) 973-3314

Ms. Rae Woolpy

Community Youth Services

315 NW 3rd Street

(765) 973-3430

Mrs. Sheila Hobbs