We are making modifications to our summer operations in anticipation of temperatures meeting or exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the weather forecast for the week of June 28 to July 2.
- Richland School District will not provide student transportation services for summer learning programs during the week. RSD school buses are not air conditioned and can become very hot even with all windows down to provide air circulation. Providing bus transportation in these forecast conditions puts students and bus drivers at risk. Families with elementary students using district busing to also attend Boys & Girls Club child care at RSD elementary schools will also need to make alternative transportation arrangements.
- In-person summer learning programs will continue at RSD schools during the week. Staff will take measures to protect students from the heat, including canceling any outdoor activities and ensuring students stay hydrated. Families should also ensure their child is drinking water while at home and staying cool.
- Nutrition Services staff will continue to distribute meal packets Monday through Thursday from noon to 12:30 p.m. at selected schools. Beginning July 1, 2021 on Thursdays from 9 to 9:30 a.m., five-day meal kits will also be available for pickup at Richland High School. Families are asked to use the back loop by the auditorium off of Thayer Ave. Sign up to reserve your five-day meal packet.
District leaders understand the challenges some of these modifications will place on some families. Please notify your child’s school if they will be absent.