Now HIRING Bus Drivers

posted Oct 11, 2017, 10:32 AM by richmond elementary   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 10:33 AM ]

¡Haz la diferencia! ¡Emite tu voto!

posted Oct 9, 2017, 1:12 PM by richmond elementary

Por favor, no olvide inscribirse para votar o si es necesario actualice sus datos personales de votante si se ha mudado o ha cambiado de partido político para que esté preparado y pueda rellenar y devolver su boleta electoral cuando les llegue por correo regular.


La inscripción de votante en Oregon requiere lo siguiente: debe ser un ciudadano estadounidense, un residente de Oregon y tener por lo menos 17 años de edad.  La fecha límite para rellenar una solicitud para la inscripción de votantes es 21 días antes del día de las elecciones.


El sitio web de la Secretaria del Estado de Oregon provee el calendario a continuación para la elección general:

·         el segundo martes en marzo

·         el tercer martes en mayo

·         el tercer martes en septiembre

·         el primer martes después del primer lunes en noviembre


Los electores inscritos reciben una boleta por correo regular aproximadamente dos semanas antes de una elección.


Hay tres maneras de rellenar la solicitud para la inscripción de votante en Oregon:

1.      tenga a la mano su licencia de conducir de Oregon o tarjeta de identificación del estado para inscribirse por internet

2.      recoja una solitud para la inscripción de votante en la oficina de correos o en la biblioteca (o puede descargarla por internet) y devolverla por correo regular

3.      vaya a la oficina de elecciones del condado para rellenar un formulario


Si usted es elegible para la inscripción de votante hay disponible la inscripción automática cuando rellena la solicitud para un permiso o licencia para conducir o tarjeta de identificación del estado en el DMV.


Si se ha mudado, cambiado el nombre, o tiene una dirección postal diferente, o desea cambiar su partido político, puede actualizar su inscripción de votante utilizando los mismos métodos.


Para obtener más información sobre cómo votar en Oregon, por favor, consulte el sitio web de: Oregon Secretary of State’s website.

Make a difference! Cast your vote!

posted Oct 9, 2017, 12:13 PM by richmond elementary

Please remember to register to vote or update your voter registration if you have moved or changed political parties so you’re ready to fill out and return your ballot when it arrives in the mail.


To register to vote in Oregon, you must be a U.S. citizen, an Oregon resident, and at least 17 years old. The deadline to register to vote in an election is 21 days before election day.


The Oregon Secretary of State’s website lists the following schedule for regular elections:

·         The 2nd Tuesday in March

·         The 3rd Tuesday in May

·         The 3rd Tuesday in September

·         The 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November


Registered voters receive a ballot in the mail about two weeks before an election.


There are three ways to register to vote in Oregon:

1.      Have your Oregon driver’s license or state ID card handy and register online

2.      Pick up a voter registration form at the post office or library (or download online) and return it in the mail

3.      Go to the county elections office to fill out a form


Automatic voter registration is available if you are eligible to register to vote and apply for an original, renewal, or replacement driver’s license, permit or ID card at the DMV.


If you have moved, changed your name or mailing address, or want to change political parties, you can update your voter registration through the same methods.


For more information about voting in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website.

Bond Enrollment

posted Oct 9, 2017, 11:51 AM by richmond elementary

Enrollment growth creates crowding, many schools over capacity


In only five years, enrollment in Salem-Keizer Public Schools is predicted to grow by about 1,000 students. That’s approximately the enrollment of two elementary schools or one middle school.


When considering past growth, this enrollment projection may seem conservative. In the last school year alone (2016-17), more than 500 new students enrolled in the district. In the five years since the 2012-13 school year, a total of around 2,000 new students have enrolled.


 “In six of the last seven years, we have seen an increase in new students. The average has been about 350 per year,” said David Hughes, manager of the facilities planning function for the school district. Enrollment growth is expected to continue for at least the next 20 years.


In fulfilling a state mandate to create a facility plan for the future, district staff reviewed population studies conducted by Portland State University’s Population Research Center and worked with architectural consultants to assess the capacity of school buildings to accommodate the projected growth.


What they found was that many school buildings are already over capacity, and many others are rapidly approaching their limits. For example, five of the district’s six traditional high schools are currently at or over capacity. McKay High School is a good illustration. McKay’s capacity has been boosted over time from about 2,000 students to 2,458 by adding 16 portable classrooms. However, enrollment at McKay last school year was 2,455 students and is expected to climb to more than 2,700 in just three years.


By the year 2025, high schools alone are projected to be short of space for 1,300 students. This projected deficit increases to more than 2,200 students if aging portable classrooms are retired and not replaced.


While adding portable units helped provide classroom space for students at McKay and 35 other schools, it created another problem.


“Adding the portable units over the years has had the unintended consequence of over-crowding core spaces within many schools, like the libraries, cafeterias and gyms,” said Michael Wolfe, Salem-Keizer’s chief operations officer. “This problem is magnified at schools that don’t have cafeterias. Nine of our elementary schools were not designed with identifiable cafeterias. Imagine what it’s like to serve lunch in a building like Sumpter Elementary, which was built to educate around 400 students, but is actually accommodating 520 students with no cafeteria. Many schools are running four, five or more lunch periods just to feed the kids.” said Wolfe.


The School Board is considering solutions to the problem of overcrowding and has received a set of recommendations from the Citizens Facilities Task Force. The Task Force reviewed the

needs of school and support department facilities and recommended a range of solutions to the problem of overcrowding, such as adding or enhancing classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, gyms, and auditoriums at the high schools. Under their recommendations, nearly every school in the district will benefit.


The Task Force also recommended the School Board address other facility needs of the district, such as space to expand Career-Technical/Vocational Education programs, increase seismic safety and more.


The School Board voted to present a general obligation bond measure to the community on the May 2018 ballot; however, the total amount of the bond and the exact cost are yet to be determined. The base package the Board is working with currently is around $620 million and is estimated to increase property tax rates by about $1.28 to $1.34 per thousand of assessed property value.


More information about the status of the bond package and the district’s facility needs can be found on the school district website at http://www.salemkeizer.org/category/sitewide/school-board.

Bond News

posted Oct 9, 2017, 10:24 AM by richmond elementary

Many schools in Salem-Keizer are running short of space for students. Enrollment has been growing steadily over the years, and today five of our six traditional high schools are at or over capacity. Nearly half of our elementary schools, 10 of 11 middle schools, and all of our high schools need some type of additional or renovated space, ranging from classrooms to gyms to cafeteria expansions and more. The School Board is working on a bond measure to address these needs and many others in our school district. More on the district website: https://goo.gl/sXHdvY #2018skpsBond  

Comite de Involucramiento de Familia

posted Oct 3, 2017, 4:31 PM by richmond elementary   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 4:31 PM ]

Junta el 10 de octubre 
a las 3:45 pm 
en la biblioteca de Richmond

Family Involvement Commitee Meeting

posted Oct 3, 2017, 4:30 PM by richmond elementary   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 4:31 PM ]

Meeting October 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm 
in the Richmond Library

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

posted Sep 26, 2017, 12:40 PM by richmond elementary

Our school received a grant from the Oregon Department of Education to offer fresh fruits and vegetables in the classroom during the instruction day. This is a federal program called Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The FFVP not only provides healthy fruits and vegetables to the schools, but encourages healthy eating habits as well. The FFVP strives to introduce fruits and vegetables children may not have had the opportunity to try before. The focus is to promote a healthy life-style and impact students present and future health. Fresh fruits and vegetables are provided throughout the school week. The goal is not only to provide tasty snacks for the children, but also to introduce nutrition education allowing them to understand the importance of consuming fruits and vegetables.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Early Release Starts Sept 20, 2017

posted Sep 19, 2017, 10:51 AM by richmond elementary   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 11:15 AM ]

Richmond Wednesday, 1:15

September 20, 27 

October 4, 11, 18, 25 

November 1, 8, 15, 29 

December 6, 13

January 3, 10, 17

February 7, 14, 21, 28 

March  7,  14,  21 

April 4, 11, 18, 25 

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

June 6

Early Release days- Dias de salida temprana 2017-2018

posted Sep 8, 2017, 4:18 PM by richmond elementary

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