Safe Walk Route for students

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Dear Sacajawea Families,

Welcome to the new Sacajawea Elementary School. With a new facility, there are new arrival and dismissal procedures. Please familiarize yourself with these policies and discuss them with your family.

Arrival:  Parents may drop off students from the loading zone in front of the school. It is the pull through loop at the front entrance located on Fuller Street. There is no parking in this loading zone. Parents may also park in the front parking lot, also on Fuller Street. There is no other visitor parking.

School begins at 8:40 AM. Students may arrive no earlier than 8:30 AM unless they are participating in the school breakfast program, safety patrol, strings, choir or percussion. Students will not be allowed on the playground before school. All students should be lined up at their designated classroom line behind the building when the first bell rings at 8:40. Students are to line up in the order of arrival; there will be no saving spots.

The school breakfast program begins at 8:15. All students will walk around the school to the Café entrance.

Dismissal:  Parents may pick up their students from the loading zone or from the parking lot in front of the school, on Fuller Street. Parents, it is your responsibility to designate a meeting place with your student. All students will be led by their teacher out of their assigned building door. Students not involved in school sanctioned after-school activities must leave the school grounds immediately following dismissal by their teacher. Students waiting to be picked up will wait quietly by the flagpole. Playing on any playground equipment after dismissal is not permitted.

Bikes/Scooters/Skateboards:  Students must walk their bicycle, scooter or skateboard while on all school grounds. These items must be locked up at the bicycle rack.

Expected Behavior:  Students are required to walk on all paved areas. They are expected to obey crossing guards and only use the designated crosswalks. Again, students may not ride their bicycles, scooters or skateboards on school property. Students will be respectful to all staff members, crossing guards and fellow students.

Wondering when the bus will come?

moving school bus


Information about the 2015-2016 bus schedules may be found here.




You will soon receive a letter from your child’s kindergarten teacher with important information and dates.

Until you receive this letter please be aware of the following dates:

  • Parent Connection Conferences will be on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Wed., Sept. 2.  Parent Connection Conference is a scheduled time that you and your child’s teacher will have an opportunity to meet individually.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your child’s teacher to learn more about your child.  Please feel free to bring your child with you to your scheduled time.  The letter that you receive will have your scheduled date and time.
  • The first day of school for all kindergarten students will be Thursday, September 3.  School begins at 8:40 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.  Your child’s teacher will provide you with important first day of school information during your scheduled Parent Connection Conference.

If you have any questions after you receive your letter, please contact the school office by calling 967-6325.



2015-2016 School Calendar Available

The Richland School District and Richland Education Association have reached a tentative agreement on the 2015-16 calendar (link below)....with the exception of specific parent-teacher conference dates. Conference dates will be added once they are determined.

Learning by Choice-Student Enrollment Options in Washington

As required by Washington state law ( RCW 28A.225.290), the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) publishes Learning by Choice every year. This guide outlines the various enrollment options for parents/guardians and students. The guide is available on the OSPI website at  

Bucket Filling & Whole Body Listening

Would you like to learn more about being a bucket filler  or about whole body listening?

Check out these links!  Also read our attached December newsletter about Bucket Filling and Positive Behavior Intervention Support.

Upcoming Events

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No School--Labor Day Holiday

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