Saturday, October 10, 2015

Richland Two Update for Week of October 12

Beginning, Monday, Oct. 12, school will start on a two-hour delay. This delay will last at least through the week. Three-year old half-day classes are canceled when we are on a two-hour delay.
A two-hour delay means:
If your school normally starts at 8, it will now start at 10 a.m. Dismissal times remain the same.

Pick-up times at bus stops are also pushed back by at least two hours. Due to the numerous road closures, multiple bus routes have been adjusted. Information on changes to bus routes and other information about the delay is availalbe on our website. Click here to access that information.

There will be bus delays. Please be patient and safe. There will be congestion on roads due to multiple road closures. Remember, do not drive around or move any barricades. Families of car riders and student drivers, make sure to check your route to school. Click here to access maps showing road closures.
Breakfast will be available and lunch will be served. For schools impacted by the boil-water advisory, bottled water will be provided.
If the two-hour delay creates a hardship for families, limited staff will be available so that schools can open their doors at the normal time.
To assist the Richland Two community, we have set up an informational page about the delay on our website. Click here to access that page. If you know of a family who does not have Internet access at home, please help us share this information with them. They can visit a Richland Library branch, where computers and Internet access are available.
Returning to a familiar routine after a natural disaster is important for our students. As always safety is our number one priority. Thank you for working with us as we strive to get our students back in school safely.
If you have questions that are not answered with the information on the website, please call 803-738-3233 and leave a message. That line will be checked multiple times over the weekend.

Libby Roof
Chief Communications Officer