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News & Announcements
This school year we are using a new communication tool to reach parents and guardians. ParentSquare allows families to connect with teachers and school staff, receive weather delay and crisis notifications, view school events and securely receive important student documents.
Whether you are wondering about when the first day of school is, what school supplies are needed or how to get bus route information, we have answers for you.
We have more than 900 certificated staff, which includes teachers, school counselors, specialists, school psychologists, school nurses and so many more, work hard each day to support, engage and inspire students.
To celebrate our Education Support Professionals, we are shining the spotlight on several of our education support professional staff members. Read about them and their deep connections to our schools.
Nine Destination Imagination teams of RSD elementary students received top honors at the Regional Destination Imagination Tournament and will be moving on to compete at the state tournament on March 25.
Introducing RSD’s Family Launchpad! This portal brings all the RSD platforms parents and guardians need into one digital space.
Will you have a kindergartner starting their academic journey or will your child be joining our schools for the first time in the fall? Our online enrollment portal for the 2023-24 school year is now open.
Thank you for your continued support of students!
It’s official! The first day of school (grades 1-12) for the 2023-24 school year will be August 29.
Learn about the ways you can be informed if schools are delayed or closed due to inclement weather.
The school was awarded a 2022 Partnership School Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University. This is the fourth time in six years the school’s Action Team for Partnership (ATP) was applauded by the national network for its work, with the organization specifically praising how the school’s efforts sought to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students.
A team of RSD elementary students may be helping chart the future of robotics, logistics and how you get that item you ordered online.
RSD is moving forward with preparations to open Elementary #11 with its own school community at the start of the 2022-23 school year. This will directly impact students, families and staff at five of the district’s elementary schools—Badger Mountain, Orchard, Tapteal, White Bluffs and William Wiley—and district leaders want everyone to know what to expect through the transition.
Grady, a 7th-grader at Leona Libby Middle School, got to take a step back in time and return to Orchard Elementary to redeem a prize he had won two years ago!
For the fifth straight year, Orchard Elementary is being recognized by the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University for its efforts to build connections between the school and its community.
COVID-19 led to a very unique year of Destination Imagination competition and RSD teams still did an impressive job demonstrating their creativity and problem-solving.
Our Nutrition Services staff reached out to our elementary Future Chefs this spring and asked if they'd like to share their recipes with the community and show them working their magic in their kitchens at home.
Through the fall of 2021 Richland School District will use a screening tool to help gauge where students are in their social-emotional learning and help them grow.
For the fourth straight year, Orchard Elementary is being recognized by the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University for its efforts to build connections between the school and its community.
A message from our Principal, Mrs. Arsanto, regarding supply pick-up for September 1-3.
The snack drive will start next week 11/18-11/22 in hopes of sending families home with food over Thanksgiving Break.
It's that time of year again—make sure you know as soon as our schools are on delay or canceled due to inclement winter weather.
Orchard PTO brings the Pacific Science Center's Science on Wheels to Orchard Students
For the third straight year, Orchard Elementary is being recognized by the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University for its efforts to build connections between the school and its community.
Read how kindergartner Axel Harrington found the confidence he needed to ride the school bus thanks to the Orchard community.
The best athletes work with coaches they know will push them, help them better understand their strengths and discover what they need to work on. Learn how the district's Classroom Support Teachers, or CSTs, are helping teachers refine their craft so their time with students can be even more powerful.
Join us in congratulating our teachers who recently earned or renewed their certification with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.