Pandemic Response Plan

District Suspends Face-to-Face Learning through January 8, 2021

On Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 the Richland School District Board of Education held an emergency board meeting to discuss the possible suspension of face-to-face learning within our district.  After lengthy discussion, the Board voted in favor of suspending face-to-face learning through January 8, 2021 in an effort to keep our students, staff, and families as safe as possible during this pandemic.  In person learning will resume on January 11, 2021.  While this decision affects each family differently, please remember the ultimate goal is to provide our students with a quality education, while keeping everyone as safe as possible and helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

In addition, the District Administrative Team will continue to explore ways to safely bring small groups of students into the buildings for additional educational supports.  Details surrounding small group educational supports are still in the early stages of planning, but we hope to provide some options for our students in the coming weeks.  Please be patient with us as we work through this.   

Meal Delivery:  As we transition to remote learning for all students, remember the Complimentary Meal Program is still in effect.  Those families who have previously signed up to have meals delivered, do not need to do anything further.  Meals will be delivered, starting Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and continue through the remote learning time (or as the USDA Complimentary Meal Program allows).  If you have NOT previously signed up to receive delivered meals during remote learning, please visit the District Food Service page for details on how to sign-up.
Meal Delivery Reminders: 
--Meals will be delivered to residences within the District boundaries on Wednesdays only.  All meals (Breakfasts and Lunches) will be packaged together for the number of days your child is not attending school in-person.   
--Cooler or other container should be left near the stop (similar to the summer) so that meals can be protected from elements and maintain proper food temperatures.  
--Arrangements should be made to bring the food indoors and refrigerated (as needed) as quickly as possible after delivery. 
--NEW Sign-ups should be completed no later than Noon on Monday (Exception: 3:00PM on Monday, November 9), prior to Wednesday’s delivery.  Reminder:  You will only need to sign up one time to be included in the program throughout its duration.  If you have any questions, or need to make changes to your meal preferences, please contact Food Service Director, Jodie Pretsch, at 608.647.6063, or via email at prej@richland.k12.wi.us. 

Specific Building/Grade Details:  You shouldreceive another email from your child’s building principal.  This communication will further detail specifics related to these grade levels, including co-curricular activities, special accommodations, and academic expectations.   

Our District is in a much better place to deliver educational content remotely than we had been in the past.  Our staff has continued to explore the best ways to deliver lessons and keep students engaged.  We are excited about continuing the educational goals of the District, while minimizing the spread, and exposure, of COVID-19.  We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility during this pandemic.  Please know we are here to support our families, and your child’s learning.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can assist in any way.  Thank you and please stay safe. 

Sincerely, 
RSD Administrative Team 

 





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