SBAC Testing
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On March 10, 2015 the assessment window opens for the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests that will be administered in English/Language Arts and Math in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11. The assessment windows remain open through May and specific test schedule will vary by teacher and grade. Please contact your child's teacher or the school counselor if you have questions or concerns regarding the upcoming assessments. There are links to the full parent letter and SBAC website below.

Dr. Seuss Day
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Monday March 2nd we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss Day! We encourage everyone to wear a silly hat and will have Dr. Seuss Hats for sale for $3 before school. We will also have a special lunch of Green Eggs and Ham with special guests here to read Dr. Seuss books while you eat!

Kindergarten Registration
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Beginning March 2, parents in the Richland School District may register their children for kindergarten at their neighborhood elementary schools. Registration will continue through the spring.

The child's state certified birth certificate and an immunization record listing dates that shots were received are required for registration as well as proof of address (i.e. utility bill, rental agreement). To be eligible for kindergarten, the child must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2015. For more information, call 967-6003.

Parents are encouraged to enroll their children as early as possible. Early enrollment helps the District plan more effectively for the number of kindergarten teachers that will be needed at each school in the fall.

For children who turn five between September 1 and December 1, but who are ready socially, emotionally and intellectually for kindergarten, early entrance testing is offered once a year, in mid-August. The test registration deadline is July 31, 2015. For information regarding the test, fees and registration, please contact the Assessment Office at 967-6025 or via email at toni.vonderhulls@rsd.edu.

Youth Soccer Camp
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The Hanford High School men's soccer program is hosting a Falcons Youth Soccer Camp on Saturday, March 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, at the HHS Soccer Fields. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. Following the camp, the HHS varsity men's team will scrimmage. Camp cost is $30. Registration deadline is March 4.

New Jefferson Elementary Coming in 2018
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Families at Jefferson Elementary School will have to wait a few more years for scheduled improvements, but they'll end up getting a whole new school instead of just a new wing. The Richland School Board gave consensus Tuesday night to rebuild the school as part of the district's $98 million bond approved by voters two years ago. Only the 1953 wing was originally set for replacement.


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