Effective immediately, the CDC has updated its guidance and no longer requires masks to be worn on school buses and vans. Students are welcome to continue to wear them if they so choose.
7 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
No school on Thursday, February 24th due to icy conditions. Be safe!
7 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
This is a reminder that students will be released early on Thursday, February 17 and will follow the School Improvement Day schedule. In addition, there is no school on Friday, February 18 due to parent/teacher conferences and Monday, February 21 for Presidents Day.
7 months ago, Chad LeCrone
RCES Kindergarten Screenings for next school year, 2022-2023 are being scheduled now. To schedule an appointment or for more information , contact Kristy Harting at 618-395-8540, ext. 1106.
7 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
RCES Kindergarten Screenings
FREE Children's Orthopedic Clinic - March 14, 2022
7 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
FREE  Children's Orthopedic Clinic
In a special meeting held on Thursday, February 10, the RCCU #1 Board of Education voted to remove mandatory masking for students, staff, and visitors effective immediately.
8 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
February 6, 2022 Dear RCCU1 Staff & Families, Many of you are aware of a court ruling from Sangamon County that came out late in the day on Friday, February 4th. This court ruling issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) for students and staff members that challenged some of the state-mandated COVID-19 mitigations including the mask mandate, quarantine orders, and testing requirements. Throughout the pandemic, many people have developed strongly held beliefs for and against the orders that have been put in place. Well-meaning people have vigorously disagreed on what is the best approach to take in K-12 schools. As things stand right now, the defendants in the case from Sangamon County have filed an appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court and a ruling will be handed down by February 17th, if not sooner. This ruling will largely settle the matter for RCCU1. The question in many people’s mind right now is what does this mean for students and staff in our school district? The answer is that our school district was not part of the lawsuit, so until the Appellate Court ruling comes out RCCU1 will maintain its current plan. This includes universal masking indoors while at school and on buses and quarantine orders. The reasons for this decision are outlined below. 1) The current plan is a board adopted plan that cannot simply be changed without formal action taken by the board of education. Those districts in our area that have already changed their plan are either named in the lawsuit and subject to the TRO or their school boards have previously adopted a change to their plan 2) The Appellate Court ruling will be out by the time of the next regularly scheduled board meeting on February 17th, so any changes that need to be made to the plan can be done with full knowledge of all of the implications. 3) This topic will be on the board agenda for February 17th and the board will make a decision then. This has been an emotionally charged topic but we ask that you be patient for a little while longer as the appeals process unfolds. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we continue to make the health and safety of our students and staff a priority. Sincerely, Chris A. Simpson Superintendent of Schools
8 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
News Bulletin
School is canceled for Friday, February 4 due to poor weather and road conditions. Be safe!
8 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
Snow day
No school on Thursday, February 3. Stay safe!
8 months ago, Chad LeCrone
Snow day
RCES Pre-K Screenings for next school year, 2022-2023 are being scheduled now. To schedule an appointment, contact Jennifer Fancher at 618-395-8540, ext. 1600.
8 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
RCES Pre-K Screenings
The Richland County School District is amending the 2021-2022 school calendar. There will be no school on Wednesday, November 24th with a 2:00 pm dismissal on Tuesday, November 23rd. This school day will be added to the end of the school year. The last day of the 2021-2022 school year will be Thursday, May 26th.
10 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
RCCU #1 School Calendar Amended
The RCCU1 special board of education meeting on Wednesday, November 3 at 5:00 pm will not be live streamed due to a large portion of the meeting being conducted in closed session.
11 months ago, Richland County CUSD #1
Fall Kids Mall Pick Up Shopping Days - August 6-7, 2021. Registration begins July 6th thru July 18th. Forms will be posted on Facebook and School website
over 1 year ago, Richland County CUSD #1
Fall Kids Mall
School dismisses one hour early on Thursday, June 3rd. Have a great summer!
over 1 year ago, Richland County CUSD #1
Last Day of School
The RCCU1 Board of Education is reviewing the name of the theater of the newly renovated Richland County High School. During the renovation, the classitorium was razed and replaced with a smaller theater. A board committee will accept public comments about a possible name for the theater. Comments will be accepted online at https://forms.gle/WqZqNqTdo5nPrSBv7 until June 11, 2021.
over 1 year ago, Richland County CUSD #1
Theater
No school for all students on Monday, May 17, 2021 for a remote learning planning day.
over 1 year ago, Richland County CUSD #1
No school for all in-person and remote students on May 17, 2021 for a remote learning planning day.
over 1 year ago, Richland County CUSD #1
RCHS Renovation Video #5 https://youtu.be/HJw67xGGoaM
over 1 year ago, Richland County CUSD #1
RCHS Renovation Video #5
We are loving our new app! Access documents, news updates, and even emergency notifications, right from your pocket. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/36U3M7A or iPhone: https://apple.co/2LuGMnU.
over 1 year ago, Richland County CUSD #1
Message from the Superintendent https://youtu.be/U_8MESAAcSo
over 1 year ago, Richland County CUSD #1