Coronavirus Information & Resources
All children age 18 and younger may receive free meals at Richland schools or through delivery at select locations throughout the district while schools are closed.
Through technology, innovative teaching and collaboration with families, our students will continue to learn so they can be successful now and in the future.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties will provide emergency childcare to support first responders, healthcare workers and essential community personnel.
You have shared your questions about how schools being closed in response to novel coronavirus COVID-19 affects our students, services and staff. Here are the answers we have so far.
As we come to the end of our third week of school closures in response to the coronavirus, we want to thank everyone again for their patience, understanding and spirit. We have students who are working hard to keep learning in a completely new way. We have parents who are doing their best to support their children’s education as well as provide for their families and maintain their homes. We have staff who, like their students, are working hard to teach in a completely new way. We see you and we appreciate you.
April 6-10 is Spring Break and since it will be a rather non-traditional one, we wanted to share some updates and the status of some of our efforts:
- Teachers and students are free to continue working together and communicating through break but there is no requirement. We also think it is critical that everyone make time to recharge even if that means doing so at home instead of through a planned Spring Break trip. The district will release the next round of weekly resources such as Beyond The Classroom activities and learning packets for elementary students on Monday, April 6 for those who are interested.
- Our student meal assistance program will continue through all of Spring Break, with meals available to pick up at many of our schools and at several delivery locations throughout the district. Learn more about the Student Meal Assistance program.
- District IT staff will be available to assist families with issues with district-issued Chromebooks. Please send those inquiries to ChromebookHelp@rsd.edu or call (509) 967-6162
- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties will continue to provide emergency childcare to support first responders, healthcare workers and essential community personnel.
Stay home and stay safe, everyone.