Tapteal Elementary School       http://www.rsd.edu/schools/tapteal


Tapteal Elementary School's goal is to provide a safe, friendly, caring and stimulating learning atmosphere for students, staff and parents.


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  • Mabel's story

    Mabel Grayson is a 4th grader at Tapteal Elementary School. She was a 2nd grader when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

  • The Richland School District Boundaries Revisions Committee has been working since March to develop options for new elementary boundaries. With the District’s tenth elementary school opening next August, elementary boundary lines must be adjusted prior to the 2015-16 school year. All community members are invited to take a look at the recommended option and give their feedback at a public input meeting on Thursday, September 11, 6:30 pm, at White Bluffs Elementary School.
    Thursday, October 9, 6:30 pm, at Jason Lee Elementary School.

    Click Here for RSD Boundary Revisions Page

  • Do you have a child entering Kindergarten?

    Kindergarten registration begins March 3rd. Registration packets are available for pick up in the Tapteal Office Monday thru Friday between 9am and 3pm. Along with your completed registration packet the following documents are required to be turned in at the time of registration. 
    • Original Birth Certificate - for a list of how to obtain birth certificate please visit cdc.gov or to order online visit vitalchek
    • Immunization Record
    • Proof of residence (if this is your first child to attend Tapteal.) Any of the following are acceptable documents for proof of residence
      • Utility bill
      • Address change letter from USPS
      • Rental agreement from apartment complexes
      • Sales agreement for new homes
      • If you do not have any of the above please visit RSD Student Service at 615 Snow Ave, Richland, WA to obtain a notarized assurance of residency verification form.


    For more information on Kindergarten registration please visit the RSD Current News Releases



  • 5th Grade Field Trip 2013-14

    5th Grade Field Trip 2013-14
  • McTeacher Night

    McTeacher Night February 2014

    We had a spectacular turn out for McTeacher night. A special thanks to all the volunteer staff and family’s that came out to support Tapteal. This is a great PTA fundraiser and we are so thankful for McDonalds allowing us this opportunity.

Mabel's story

Mabel Grayson is a 4th grader at Tapteal Elementary School. She was a 2nd grader when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Upcoming Events

Sep 25:  6:00 PM
Kid Calypso Parent Meeting
Music Room
Sep 26
Picture Day
Library Alcove

Pre school 8-9am

Sep 26:  2:30 PM
Kadlec Academy
Tapteal Gym
Sep 27:  9:00 AM
Step Out for Diabetes Walk
Howard Amon Park

Mabel Grayson is a 4th grader at Tapteal Elementary School. She was a 2nd grader when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Read more about Mabel's story and how to help here - Mabel's Story

To join the walk or make a donation click on the link - Howard Amon 2014 Step Out

Oct 2:  6:00 PM
Parenting With Dignity Parenting Class
Tapteal Elementary


Childcare in Gym - Class in Rm 24

Oct 3:  9:00 AM
Tapteal Elementary

9-10 am - AM K & 3rd grade

10:35-11:35 - 5th & 1st gr

1:00-2:00 – PM K, 2nd & 4th


Prizes will also be distributed 

Oct 3:  2:30 PM
Kadlec Academy
Tapteal Gym
Oct 6- Oct 9:  8:30 AM
Scholastic Book Fair
Tapteal Library

This fall Scholastic Book Fair takes place this year from October 6th-October 15th

Hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day. 

Students may shop during their library time, before, or after school. 

Book Fair profits support our library and teachers’ classroom libraries.

Contact Teresa Trachsel if you would like to volunteer

Oct 8:  6:00 PM
Sir Readalot's Castle Literacy & Book Fair Family night
Grade Level Classrooms and Library

The book fair will be underway in the library and there will be family literacy activities taking place in grade level classrooms. 


Oct 9
Box Tops Due
Tapteal Times

The latest version of the Tapteal Times contains current news and can be downloaded by clicking the following link.