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Richards Administration

Co-Principal :  Mr. Phil Banios
Co-Principal:   Mrs. Susan Schroeter
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Diane Landry
Receptionist:  Mrs. Jessica Packard
Special Education Coordinator: Mrs. Darlene Ayotte
School Nurse:  Ms. Susan Strebel, RN
Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Georgia Scott

Parent/Guardian Forms

Need to change how a student is going home today?
Need to change your contact information or inform the office of a change in usual routine?

Click the link below, print, and fill out the form.

Who We Are

Richards School is the Newport School District's Elementary School, housing Grades K-5 and is also home to the Community Preschool at Richards. If you have any questions about programming or curriculum, please give us a call at (603) 863-3710.


  • Look at what Richards School is doing!
  • Peeps Diorama Contest @ the Library Arts Center, Newport This annual Newport Community Event is back for its 7th year!  Make an original shoe-box-sized diorama with  the iconic Easter candies-PEEPS!-as the main characters.  Community members ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2018, 9:03 AM by Diane Landry
  • 4-H Mentoring This is a great opportunity that can help change the life of a child. Come out and connect with Newport students ages 10-14 Children need mentors to:  *care*listen ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 12:36 PM by Diane Landry
  • It's Criminal- A Tale Of Prison and Privilege Come join us at the Library Arts Center to watch this documentary film Wednesday, March 28th at 7:00 pm.  This event is co-sponsored by Library Arts Center and ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 10:48 AM by Diane Landry
  • Parent Cafe Conversations to keep your family strong.  Peer Support, Parents Helping Parents, Get Connected to ResourcesWhen:  Every Tuesday, starting March 13thWhere:  Richards Free LibraryTime:  3:00 - 4:15pm ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 10:00 AM by Diane Landry
  • Grades 3, 4 & 5 Field Trip to the Silver Center for the Arts We have some exciting information for you about an incredible experience for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students which they are preparing for.  They are all participating in this program ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 9:46 AM by Diane Landry
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 Hear us "R.O.A.R.!!!!"


  • Look at what Richards School has been up to!


New school start times for school year 2017-2018.  Students may arrive at 7:45 for breakfast and may enter the school at 8:00.  School starts at 8:10 this year.  New end of day dismissal times are 2:50 car riders and walkers.  Bus dismissal is at 3:00.  

Community Preschool at Richards School

The Community Preschool at Richards FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-5 is an inclusive preschool program with tuition assessed on an income-based scale.

 Tiger Cafe 
 The Tiger Cafe @ Richards School is for students in grades 3, 4 & 5.  They meet Monday - Thursday 2:50-6:00 (they do not meet during Early Release days!).  Two days a week they concentrate on Math skills and the other two days on Language Arts. If interested please let your child's teacher know or call the front office to have a registration form sent home to sign your child up. 


All District Calendar of Events

Learn More About a Calendar Entry

To view more information about an event, click on the event. There may be information about location, time, etc. available for viewing.

Our key:
District (Blue)
R =  Richards (Gold)
MH = Middle & High School (Red)
SRVRTC =  Sugar River Technology Center (Gray)
Towle Building and Gym Schedule (Green)

Mind in the Making Series

Successful learners have skills that others lack. Children need to be able to manage their emotions, focus their attention, and control their behavior as much as they need to learn their alphabet.  Can these skills really be taught? Absolutely!

Newport School District is offering a FREE seven-session course which will offer practical ways parents and providers can help children to achieve these important skills through their daily routines at home and in the classroom.

When: Tuesdays May 1 through June 12 - 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Towle School, 86 North Main Street, Newport

Presented by: Darlene Ayotte, Special Education & Student Services Coordinator, Richards School & Darcy Mitchell, Associate Professor of Child Development at Colby-Sawyer College

Supervised activities for children. Light dinner provided.

Be entered into a $100 gift card raffle each time you attend. 

Professional development credits available.

To register contact Darlene Ayotte:  dayotte@sau43.org or 603-863-3710 x 9440