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There has been a district-wide change to the list of supplies families are asked to send to school for their children next year.  This change was made in hopes of limiting family expenditures while creating consistency across all of the school sites. 

Parents are asked to supply only the below items for all students K-5.  District funds will supply all other classroom supplies.


All K-5 Students:



1 box Ziplock Bags - Quart OR

1 box Ziplock Bags - Gallon

(Please ask your child's teacher to confirm which size Ziplock Bags to bring)




One Last Bus Ride for Debbie Umlauf

Image Title: Debbie Umlauf's Last Day
Debbie Umlauf's Last Day

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten?

Kindergarten registration begins March 1st. Registration packets are available for pick up in the Tapteal Office Monday thru Friday between 9am and 2pm. 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, contact the Tapteal Office at 967-6350.



Mrs. Galvin Recognized for 25 Years of Service

Cindy Galvin, 2nd grade teacher, was recognized at the May 8th District board meeting for 25 years of service with the Richland School Distrct.  Mrs. Galvin has made an amazing difference in the lives of many studetns throughout her time teaching.  Tapteal is very fortunate to have her.  Congrats Mrs. Galvin!

Cindy Galvin
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AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Night

Congratulations to fifth grade student Jacob Poletski (third from left below) on being inducted into the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame last Friday night at the Seattle Mariners baseball game.  Way to go Jacob!

Upcoming Events

First Day of School for 2nd Through 5th Grade Aug 28
First Day of School for 2nd Through 5th Grade
Aug 30
First Day of School for Kinder & 1st Grade
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Sep 3
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

New Tapteal Construction Information

The 2018-19 RSD Calendar Has Been Approved

Tapteal Times

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