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.


Flags at Half-Staff

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in memory of the victims of the SR 530 mud slide that occurred on March 22, 2014.


Flags should remain at half-staff until the end of the day on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, or first thing Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014.

  • Family Activity Night 2014

    Our Tapteal PTA will be selling a meal of hot dogs, pop, and chips for just $3.00!

  • Public invited to review Health Education materials

    Richland School District parents and community members are invited to review instructional materials being proposed for teaching HIV/AIDS (grades 5 and 8) and Personal Growth and Development (grades 5 and 6). Reviewers will have the opportunity to give written feedback to the Teaching and Learning Department. Due to the time involved in viewing DVDs, review of materials will be arranged by appointment only. The materials will be available April 21-25, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the RSD Teaching and Learning Department, 615 Snow Avenue. To schedule an appointment, contact Ann Airey at 967-6004.

  • 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



  • 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.

Family Activity Night 2014

Our Tapteal PTA will be selling a meal of hot dogs, pop, and chips for just $3.00!

Upcoming Events

Apr 18:  2:15 PM
Good News Club Easter Party
Tapteal Library

Flyers will be in the office with sign up instructions.

Apr 22:  5:00 PM
Family Activity Night

Friday Folder Flyer

Our Tapteal PTA will be selling a meal of hot dogs, pop, and chips for just


Apr 22:  7:00 PM
Choral Showcase
Richland High School Gym
Apr 23:  3:15 PM
Art Club
Tapteal Art Room
Apr 26:  7:00 PM
Tri-City Fever Family Night
Toyota Center

Tapteal Hawks have caught the fever - a Tri-City Fever! A family fun night is planned for Tapteal families at a Tri-City Fever game on April 26th - students will get to go on the field at halftime! Ticket sales thru Tuesday, April 15th. Tickets will be delivered the week of the game. For more information or questions please contact Katie Gannon.

Apr 29:  3:30 PM
Music Room

Bring your own snack

Apr 30:  3:15 PM
Art Club
Tapteal Art Room
May 5 - May 9
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10:  10:00 AM
Kid Calypso Car Wash
Ace Hardware on G Way
May 16:  5:00 PM
Carnival Night
Tapteal Gym

Carnival, Bingo, BBQ, Silent Auction

May 22:  3:15 PM
Circus Club - LAST DAY
May 27:  7:00 PM
Mallet Showcase
Enterprise Middle School
Tapteal Times

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