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Message from Mrs. McNary


August 27, 2014

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another school year to all returning parents and welcome to Richland to all first time parents! It was a crazy summer with all of the construction, but the building looks great, and we have had an excellent start to the 2014-2015 school year. For those of you, who I do not know, please make sure to introduce yourself to me when you get a chance.


There are a few housekeeping issues that I need to bring to your attention.


  • Uniforms: There has been a lot of confusion about the shirt colors that may be worn. At the end of the last school year, the Site-Based Decision Making Council (SBDMC) voted to allow students to wear gray collared or gray Richland t-shirts to school in addition to red or white collared or Richland t-shirts. Students may not wear navy blue or black shirts at all. The pants, shorts, or skirts must be navy blue, black, or khaki. Girls may not wear leggings or tights as their pants. They may only wear leggings/tights under their skirts. The students may wear a solid sweater or light jacket in any of the shirt or pant colors (red, navy, gray, white, khaki, or black) over their uniforms inside the building (they can wear any type of jacket outside of the building). The jacket and shirt may not have any logos (College of Pro-sports or brand names such as NorthFace, Nike…etc.). The SBDMC also voted to allow the girls to wear solid dresses in any of the uniform colors (red, white, gray, navy, black, and khaki).


  • Safety:If you are dropping off your child in the carpool lane, you must get into the carpool lane from the corner of Oak Grove and Rich Road or drive up Oak Grove and turn onto Rich Rd. You may no longer pull over from the middle lane to the curb. This is very dangerous and we have had too many near misses. Also, do not drop off or pick up your child in the middle of the road. This is extremely dangerous. You must pull up to the curb to drop off or pick up your child. Please do not forsake convenience for the sake of our students’ safety.


  • Dogs: For the safety of all our children, please do not bring your dog on campus. We have several students who are deathly afraid of dogs. Also, one year, a dog was brought to school on a leash and got scared when all of the children came up to pet him, and he bit one of the students.


  • Pick-Up Procedures: Please arrange all pick-up procedures for our child he/she goes to school in the morning and send a note to school if the arrangements are different than usual. We have several parents calling at the end of the school day to notify us of changes in the pick-up arrangements. Due to recess and support classes at the end of the day, the teachers are not always in the classroom and we cannot guarantee that we will get the message to your child.


I thank you in advance for your support, and I am looking forward to a great year.



Sharon K. McNary, Principal


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