The CDC lifted its mask requirement on February 25, 2022, for people on buses and vans operated by public or private school systems. Therefore, starting on Monday, February 28, 2022, Richland School District will no longer require the wearing of masks on the bus or any other school district transportation.
On Friday, December 10, 2021, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the Order of the Commonwealth Court which vacated the statewide masking mandate for schools. Therefore, effective immediately, the statewide mask mandate is no longer valid.
YouTube Link - Richland School District Superintendent Arnold Nadonley talks with PSBA CEO Nathan Mains about district wide challenges in moving to a virtual environment, including accommodating new employees, communication with teachers and parents, and implementing technology.
Richland Rams Student/Family Technology Help Desk - LINKThe Richland School District has setup IT support for students and parents who are experiencing difficulties with technology and need support. This is a temporary help desk setup for students and families in our community. We understand that technology issues will arise while continuing education in a virtual environment. Students and parents can use this form to reach out for help from our technology department. Our technicians will do their best to respond as quickly as possible. We encourage all students and parents to first work with their child's teacher prior to submitting a help desk request.
Good luck to all of our students, families, and Richland staff as we begin our online learning journey today. Any student who has not communicated with their teacher should reach out via Google Classroom, email or through our staff directory below.https://www.richlandsd.com/apps/staff/
Richland School District will begin our Continuity of Education Plan (CEP) on Wednesday, April 1st. Parents and students should expect communication from the teachers via Google Classroom and/or email communication. If you are not receiving any type of communication, please attempt to email your teachers via the school website.
Please note that RSD will be using asynchronous learning while delivering instruction online. Asynchronous learning occurs when the teacher and the pupils interact in different places and during different times. Students enrolled in asynchronous courses are able to complete their work when convenient to them.
Richland Elementary School - Message to Students & Families
Please click the link below for and important message from Mr. Wilson and Dr. Lashinsky.
Richland School District is partnering with Atlantic Broadband to keep our students connected during the COVID-19 school closure. Please click below if you need Internet access to continue your child's education in a virtual environment.https://atlanticbb.com/keeping-customers-safe-and-connected-covid-19Student Chromebook Request Form - (click here)The Richland School District is preparing to move towards online instruction, and all students will need a working device (Chromebook, iPad, computer, laptop, etc.). Please fill out this form IF you need a Chromebook for your student in grades K-8. Students in grades 9-12 should already have their devices. Students in grades 9-12 who need to pick up their Chromebook should make special arrangments by contacting Mr. Regan.
Resources are limited so please only fill out this form IF additional Chromebooks are absolutely necessary. Please fill out the form once for each additional device. For example, if your family needs two devices, complete the form twice.
This form is for informational purposes, and directions for pick-up will be forthcoming. Forms must be completed by 9 AM on Friday, March 27th.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: RSD Continuity of Education plan to begin on Wednesday, April 1st - Click here
On Monday, March 23, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for an additional two weeks. While schools will now be closed until at least April 6, the Richland School District is now implementing a remote learning plan for our students.
If you are not receiving our district emails, please call our IT Support office at 814-266-6063 x9500 or email [email protected] for assistance.
We’re still trying to identify students who will need a device at home. We are prepared to provide a Chromebook to any students, as well as provide assistance to families with Internet access issues. If your child already has a computer at home (laptop, Chromebook, tablet, iPad), that will work with our plan and you do not need to sign up. Please fill out this form if you require a device at home. Atlantic Broadband is committed to assisting our residents with free and reduced-cost Internet access during this time. Click here for more information from Atlantic Broadband.
Meals are being provided for all students who meet the eligibility for free and reduced meals while schools are closed. Please complete the form by clicking here to request meals.
The CDC is offering valuable resources related to what you need to know about COVID-19. Please visit their website to learn about how it spreads, prevention and treatment, what do do if you are sick, symptoms, stigma and COVID-19, and frequently asked questions.