September 1, 2023
Greetings! I am Malea Bergeson and am incredibly excited about starting a new school year as Dean of Students at Richmond Elementary School and John Clark Elementary School. While this is my first year in this new position, I have been with the district for a total of 11 years. I feel fortunate to have had a variety of opportunities which include teaching 1st grade at RES, Title/Interventions across the district, and working in the curriculum and assessment office. I love to learn and these experiences have certainly kept me on my toes. Before coming to ROCORI, I taught at Talahi Community School in the St. Cloud School District for several years. I live near Richmond with my husband and three children ages 13, 11, and 9 years old. They all attend ROCORI School District and are very active in sports. My favorite past-times include cheering my kids on at their sporting events, enjoying time on the lake, traveling, reading, and taking long walks with family and friends. I enjoyed chatting with many of you at Open House on Wednesday evening and look forward to partnering with you to help our students learn and grow. Go Spartans!
From the Office
Thank you to our PTC and all who volunteered at the Back to School Picnic! What a fantastic event to bring our students and families together! Children's laughter and enjoyment of the gaga pit and bounce houses was heart warming! Thank you for your continued support of Richmond Elementary School!
Here is a brief video showing parents how to access the Online Registration for 23-24. https://youtu.be/vVNPjCALaBUPlease log into your Family Skyward Account and complete the registration for each student. This includes the important 23-24 Parent Permission and Emergency School Closing Form.
- If you haven't yet completed your transportation form for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete your form(s) on the district website: https://www.rocori.k12.mn.us/services/bus-stop-information
Immunization Update from Jessica Miller, School Nurse
Planning to volunteer in your child's classroom or chaperone a field trip? Here is the required Criminal Background Check link! https://www.rocori.k12.mn.us/information/volunteer
To connect with us at Richmond Elementary School, please see the following details.
Mrs. Malea Bergeson, Dean of Students firstname.lastname@example.org 320.597.2016 x1101
Mrs. Mary Holmberg, Elementary Principal email@example.com. 320.597-2016 x1101
Kindergarten Discovery Day September 5, 2023
PTC Meeting: ALL ARE WELCOME!
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2023, 06:00 PM
Richmond Elementary School, Richmond, MN, USA
September 5: Discovery Day, Kindergarten Only 8:15-10:40
September 5: First Day of School Grades 1-5
September 6: First Day of School Kindergarten
October 19-20: No School Education MN Conference
October 24: Pictures
November 29: Picture Retakes
All Things Lunch
Volunteer and Visitor Information
If you would like to volunteer in or visit your child's classroom, please note a few important details. All volunteers and visitors are required to use the Raptor Visitor Management System in all school buildings. Our purpose for re-integrating the system, which has not been used for several years due to COVID's visitor policies, is to build on the district's program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our building at all times, and the Raptor System will allow us greater ability to do so. As in the past, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date and the purpose of the visit. Additional data from the driver's license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, any other information on the ID is not scanned by the system and is not accessible to any of the users. A visitor's badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students. Volunteers will also be required to read our volunteer commitment when checking in. A copy of the document is attached. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of enhancing safety protocols in our district! Please reach out with any questions or concerns!
TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!
Teal's 1% Receipt Rebate Program is an easy way for schools to earn money for their students. Simply shop at Teal’s Market and earn 1% back on all your qualifying purchases which will be donated to your school. Just send your receipts to the school and we will take care of the rest!
You can still support our school through the Box Tops for Education program. Box Tops have made a change to their system so that now all you have to do is create an account and scan your grocery receipt with their app. See this link to learn how to support RES: Box Tops
Spartan SPOT provides both before and after school care, as well as care for non-school days. If you are looking for care before or after school, please register as soon as possible to guarantee a start date of September 6th.
If you have any questions, please call the Community Education office at 320-685-8631.
Little Spartans Preschool - Rocori School District
Current preschool & ECFE families: Registration opens online Weds., Feb. 16 @ 5:00am *NEW families: Registration opens online Weds., Feb. 23 @ 5:00am *$30 Registration Fee due upon preschool contract approval. Little Spartans Preschool invites all families to participate in school readiness programs. Scholarships and funding are available to assist in payment and a sliding fee scale is available in the Resources Tab.
Community Assistance Groups
Catholic Charities Food Shelf
Food Relief Bags will be available on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm and on Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm
Call 2-1-1 or text MNCOVID to 898-211 and a specialist will help connect you with resources
ROCORI Area Food Shelf
Call: (320) 685-8785
Text: (320) 248-6943
Online application: https://www1.uimn.org/ui_applicant/applicant/login.do
If you don’t have access to apply online: Call 877-898-9090 Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
Central MN Sexual Assault Center
Crisis Hotline: 320-251-4357
Central MN Mental Health Center
Crisis Response Line: 320-253-5555 or 800-635-8008
Or Text MN to 741741
MN Domestic Violence Hotline