8:00 AM - 11:00 AM PreK/K Drop-Off
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3rd Grade Drop-Off
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1st Grade Drop-Off
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4th Grade Drop-Off
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2nd Grade Drop-Off
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5th Grade Drop-Off
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ANY GRADE Drop-Off
Join us next Friday, May 22 for our final school-wide seminar of the year. We will be reading the text "lessons" by Jacqueline Woodson from Brown Girl Dreaming. You can find the text below as well as a link to sign up for your seminar. I will send out a Zoom invitiation as well as the schedule next week. You can join your grade level's seminar or find another one that fits your schedule.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts about the text during seminar! "See" you soon, Mrs. Gisler
My mother says:
When Mama tried to teach me
to make collards and potato salad
I didn't want to learn.
She opens the box of pancake mix, adds milk
and eggs, stirs. I watch
grateful for the food we have now—syrup waiting
in the cabinet, bananas to slice on top.
It's Saturday morning.
Five days a week, she leaves us
to work at an office back in Brownsville.
Saturday we have her to ourselves, all day long.
Me and Kay didn't want to be inside cooking.
She stirs the lumps from the batter, pours it
into the buttered, hissing pan.
Wanted to be with our friends
running wild through Greenville.
There was a man with a peach tree down the road.
One day Robert climbed over that fence, filled a bucket
with peaches. Wouldn't share them with any of us but
told us where the peach tree was. And that's where we
wanted to be
sneaking peaches from that man's tree, throwing
the rotten ones
at your uncles!
Mama wanted us to learn to cook.
Ask the boys, we said. And Mama knew that wasn't fair
girls inside and the boys going off to steal peaches!
So she let all of us
stay outside until suppertime.
And by then, she says, putting our breakfast on the table,
it was too late.
Jacqueline Woodson, "lessons" from Brown Girl Dreaming. Copyright © 2014 by Jacqueline Woodson. Used by permission of Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
Source: Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014)
While schools are closed, Richland One is providing “grab-and-go” breakfasts and lunches for students on weekdays at designated locations. Starting March 30, families will receive a week’s worth of meals on Mondays.
“The change will reduce the number of trips families have to make to the pick-up locations for meals. The meals will be picked up once a week for the entire week,” said Richland One Nutrition Services Director Tracy Dixon.
Along with offering curbside meal pick-ups, the district also has been making bus deliveries to a limited number of sites. With the new meal distribution process, bus deliveries will end after Friday, March 27, Dixon said. Richland One is working with community partners to provide home deliveries to parents who are unable to pick up meals for their children from one of the 10 sites.
To help the Nutrition Services staff know how many meals to prepare, Richland One parents are asked to complete an online form. Parents can access the form directly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R1Meals or via the district’s website (www.richlandone.org). Parents will receive a follow-up email after they complete the form.
All children 18 and under are eligible to receive the free meals. Parents can drive to any of the locations, remain in their vehicles and staff will distribute the meals curbside. The pick-up hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Mondays. Children must be present to receive the meals.
Meal Pick-up Sites Starting March 30 (MONDAYS ONLY – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Carver-Lyon Elementary School
2100 Waverly Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Hyatt Park Elementary School
4200 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203
Caughman Road Elementary School
7725 Caughman Road
Columbia, SC 29209
South Kilbourne Elementary School
1400 South Kilbourne Road
Columbia, SC 29205
Edward E. Taylor Elementary School
200 McRae Street
Columbia, SC 29203
St. Andrews Middle School
1231 Bluefield Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Southeast Middle School
731 Horrell Hill Road
Hopkins, SC 29061
Eau Claire High School
4800 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Lower Richland High School
2615 Lower Richland Boulevard
Hopkins, SC 29061
Richland One Central Kitchen
1224 Whitney Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Please visit the Helpful Resources page under the eLearning tab often. Documents and resources are being added as soon as teachers find/create them in order to assist students during our eLearning time.
March 15, 2020
GOVERNOR ORDERS ALL SCHOOLS TO CLOSE THROUGH MARCH 31;
RICHLAND ONE TO IMPLEMENT E-LEARNING PLAN, PROVIDE FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS
Governor Henry McMaster has ordered all South Carolina public schools to close through the end of March to help mitigate and control the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Afterschool programs, child care programs, athletics practices and games, school events, field trips and all other activities are canceled until further notice.
Teachers and all other district employees should report to work Monday, March 16 as normal. Students and parents may pick up medications and any other personal items students may need from 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday.
The district’s eLearning plan will be implemented to allow students to do assignments virtually while they are at home while schools are closed. Learning packets also will be distributed to students as part of the plan, which was approved by the S.C. Department of Education. Principals and teachers will provide details to students and parents.
Richland One will provide free breakfast and lunch for students while schools are closed, starting Monday, March 16. Breakfast will be available for pick-up from 8:30-10:30 a.m., and lunch will be available for pick-up from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the following sites: Carver-Lyon, Rosewood and Webber elementary schools; Southeast and St. Andrews middle schools; and Eau Claire, Lower Richland and A.C. Flora high schools.
“This is an unprecedented time for the U.S. and other countries around the globe, requiring changes to our daily lives that we would not have imagined, but we can get through this together,” said Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon. “As a Richland One family, we’ve weathered many storms before – literally and figuratively – such as the historic flood of 2015. That’s what we mean when we say we are ‘Richland One Strong.’”
Identified essential staff may be needed to report to work while schools and offices are closed. Additional information will be forthcoming.
Information, updates and resources are posted on the district’s website at www.richlandone.org/COVID19.
March 16: RICHLAND ONE PROPORCIONA COMIDAS GRATUITAS A LOS ESTUDIANTES
MIENTRAS LAS ESCUELAS ESTÁN CERRADAS
Richland One está proporcionando comidas gratuitas para los estudiantes, mientras que las escuelas en todo el estado están cerradas hasta el 31 de marzo por orden del gobernador.
El equipo de Servicios de Nutrición del distrito proporcionará desayuno y almuerzo "para llevar" de lunes a viernes en ocho escuelas designadas. El desayuno estará disponible para ser recogido de 8:30-10:30 a.m., y el almuerzo estará disponible para ser recogido de 12:30-2:30 p.m. Las comidas también se entregarán en tres comunidades de apartamentos. Los sitios de recogida y entrega se enumeran a continuación.
Todos los niños menores de 18 años pueden recoger comidas, sin importar que asistan o no asistan a una escuela en Richland One. Los niños pueden ir a cualquiera de estos lugares para obtener comidas.
Nota: El desayuno se entregará de 8:30-8:50 a.m.; el almuerzo será entregado de 12:30-12:50 p.m.
Nota: El desayuno se entregará de 9:00-9:20 a.m.; el almuerzo será entregado de 1:00-1:20 p.m.
Nota: El desayuno se entregará de 9:30-9:50 a.m.; el almuerzo será entregado de 1:30-1:50 p.m.
Perfect Attendance Spells Success
You too can be a PASS Winner.
Come to school every day on time and no early dismissals.
The following students won scooters for Perfect Attendance for the month of February.
PreK-2nd Grade Winner:
Student: Mabel S.
3rd-5th Grade Winner:
Student: Kierstan Hook
Staff: Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Whitman each won a $25 gift card.
Our next winner will be announced on April 6 for the month of March.
*A special thanks to Mr. Jim Rhodes from Horace Mann for the prizes.