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Back-To-School Guide

We’re excited to welcome students back for the first day of school on Aug. 28. Have questions about how to enroll your child, where to find menus for school meals or what school supplies are required? Check out the answers to those questions and many others below. Don’t see an answer to your question? Contact us at (509) 967-6000.



  • Find your boundary school using our boundary maps.
  • Gather the documents needed to register your child:
  • Register your child at their designated boundary school. School offices open on Aug. 14.


Open Houses

Schools will announce the time of their open house on their scheduled day in the coming weeks.

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools


Supply Lists

Your child’s elementary school will provide most classroom supplies for the 2018-19 school year. Families of elementary students are asked to provide only the following items:

  • 1 set of earbuds (headphones)
  • 1 backpack
  • 1 box of quart-size baggies or 1 box of gallon-size baggies (to be determined by each teacher)

 Want to donate any of these supplies to support our students? Contact your neighborhood elementary school.



Families must provide the following for their child to participate in middle school and high school athletics

  • Student physical form (must be completed annually)
  • Student fees (ASB and sport participation)
  • Proof of insurance

Fees may be paid in the school office. Fees may also be paid online after Aug. 1. Learn more about the athletics registration process for your child’s school:





Bus route information will be updated in mid-August. View school bus routes, guidelines and rules for riding the school bus.

Middle school and high school students may qualify for a Ben Franklin Transit bus pass provided by the transportation department. Learn more about the program and if your child qualifies.

Questions? Contact the Transportation Department at (509) 967-6150.


School Meals

Breakfast (full price/reduced price)Lunch (full price/reduced price)
Elementary $1.50/$0.00 $2.75/$0.00 (K-3), $0.40 (pre-K, 4-5)
Secondary $1.75/$0.00 $3.25/$0.40
Adult $2.50/not applicable $3.75/not applicable
Milk $0.50 $0.50







Free/reduced applications for the 2018-19 school year will be mailed to all district households the first weekend of August. The online application will be available August 7. You will need your student’s 8-digit ID number for the online application.

Last year’s eligibility is good through Oct. 9, or until a new application is received. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Parents are encouraged to submit applications early. Applications received after Aug. 23 may not be processed by the first day of school.

Some families have been automatically qualified for free or reduced meals already through the direct certification process. If you receive a notification letter saying your child has automatically qualified, then you do not need to submit an application. Please check the letter carefully to make sure all your children are listed.

The following schools will provide free meals to all their students as part of the district's participation in the federally-funded Community Eligibility Provision. Families with children at those schools do not need to apply for free or reduced price meals unless they also have students at non-CEP schools.

  • Jason Lee Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary
  • Marcus Whitman Elementary
  • River's Edge High School

Families may download the So Happy app for their smart phone for free to have quick access to menus at their child's school, including nutritional information and potential food allergens. That information is also available on the Sodexo website.

Questions? Contact Nutrition Services at (509) 967-6114.


Daily Schedules


  • Monday through Thursday, 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Middle School

Carmichael and Chief Joseph

  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Enterprise and Leona Libby

  • Monday through Thursday, 7:55 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.

High School

Hanford High School

  • Monday through Thursday, 7:55 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:55 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.

Richland High School

  • Monday through Thursday, 7:55 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:55 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.



PowerSchool is the district’s tool for families to check attendance records, grades, meal account balances and more.

Questions or problems accessing your PowerSchool account? Contact PowerSchool@rsd.edu.



View the form to change schools within Richland School District

View the form to move to a school outside of Richland School District

View the form to attend a Richland school as well as an out-of-district school part-time.

Visit your child’s home district office if seeking to transfer into a Richland school.

Forms may be returned in the following ways:

  • In person or by mail

Student Services Department
Richland School District
615 Snow Ave.
Richland, WA 99352

  • Email:


  • Fax:

(509) 942-2401

Questions? Contact Anita Rodriguez at anita.rodriguez@rsd.edu or at (509) 967-6003.



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