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Return to in-person instruction

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We are so excited to welcome back students to a four-day, in-person learning model beginning Thursday, April 8. If you have not already done so, please review the email communication sent this afternoon by Superintendent Unowsky. You can also find it on the website.

Key changes to this new model include:

  • You can view our schedule on the Richfield Middle School website.
  • Students in the hybrid program will be in the building four days each week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and they will eat lunch in one of the two lunch periods or with their advisory teacher.
  • ALL students are in distance learning on Wednesdays to complete assignments, meet with teachers during office hours, etc. 
  • The normal class periods have been replaced by longer 65-minute blocks. 
  • There is daily advisory time scheduled for College and Career Readiness (CCR), social-emotional learning (SEL) and/or team building.

Expectations for students in the in-person/hybrid program:

  • When arriving at school, students are expected to get their grab & go breakfast from the entry and proceed directly to their advisory classroom.
  • Students will be expected to keep their face covering on at all times while in the building, covering their nose and mouth. Students may remove their mask to eat and drink during lunch. You can learn more about the District's face covering policy on our COVID-19 page.
  • Everyone will be expected to maintain social distancing around one another.
  • Students are expected to bring their charged Chromebooks to school every day. 

Expectations for students in distance learning:

  • Students must log in to the class Meet at the beginning of each hour.
  • Students will receive their direct instruction/guided practice along with the in-person/hybrid students. This will be facilitated by the classroom teacher.
  • Students will be excused from the Meet by the teacher each hour to begin working on their independent class assignment.
  • Students will receive an independent assignment that they will complete on their own and it must be completed and submitted to the teacher by the end of the class block.
  • If students are in need of additional support, students should attend the teacher’s office hours on the next available Wednesday. 

Key reminders:

  • On Monday, March 8, the District will be sending out an enrollment survey. We will need to know by Friday, March 12, which students plan to participate in the expanded hybrid program and which students prefer to remain in distance learning. 
     

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Two boys and their parents pose for a photo in the hall at Richfield Middle School

New RMS families are invited to join us for this live online orientation to learn more about Richfield Middle School. Distance learning students can also sign up for an in-person tour.

P-EBT Benefits

Earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Human Services sent information on P-EBT benefits to eligible families that included benefit amounts. Unfortunately, the information was not very clear and there has been some confusion as to how much a family should have received. Here is some clarification from our Director of Nutrition Services.