This is Superintendent Kevin Goddard with an important announcement from the Rich Hill School District. Please listen to the entire message as there are several important announcements. Due to both principals being ill with COVID symptoms and under quarantine, the district having several other employees in quarantine, and everyone having spent the holidays with family members from outside the area, we are going to go to PHASE RED for Monday and Tuesday. During that time, you need to work on the quarterly packets sent home by teachers. Middle and high school will follow your class schedule for google meet. Teachers will be available via email to assist students and can call you if you are needing help. Vo-Tech kids will still meet at the high school to go to Vo-Tech. There will be no meals served during these two days. At this time, the junior high game on Tuesday night is still scheduled. Please wear your mask and physically distance in the stands as much as possible. The Christmas program for grades 5-8 is still on for Wednesday night. Remember that each student is allowed 2 people to come watch the performance. We apologize for any inconvenience this change causes families. We will try to stay in PHASE RED as short a time as possible. When we return, we will be in PHASE ORANGE until further notice. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Due to close contact quarantines just issued by the health department, the junior high girls game for tonight has been cancelled. The junior high boys will play an A game at 5:30pm followed by 2 quarters of B team.
The High School has two staff members who have tested positive with COVID19. All close contacts have been notified. Currently the high school has 5 active COVID19 cases, 32 individuals quarantined, and the elementary doesn’t have any active cases and 4 students quarantined. Tomorrow is our last day this week. We are looking forward to the Thanksgiving Break. Please rest up, stay healthy, and if you have any symptoms, go get tested. We look forward to having everyone back healthy on November 30th.
The Rich Hill R-IV School District Board of Education has a Board Member Vacancy due to a resignation. The Board will fill the seat at the December 9th Board Meeting to serve the remainder of the term until it expires in April of 2021. District Residents interested in filling the seat must submit a letter to the board expressing reasons for interest in the position by 4pm on December 7, 2020 to Central Office, 703 N. 3rd.
The state is allowing schools to implement a mask-mandate that would let students and staff in quarantine come to school for classes. The following survey explains the details further, please respond. Data will be shared with the school board so they can make a final decision. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkwnmmCVbQCgLCFgfVIA5RYjjm8KMdulsD0bM-3veRHpwz_g/viewform?usp=sf_link
The high school just received notice of a high school student who tested positive for COVID19. The Football Awards Reception for tonight has been postponed. Administration is making phone calls to affected individuals. The health departments have been running behind so we do not know when official calls from the health department will occur. We appreciate your patience and understanding as the school attempts to comply with state, DESE, and Vernon and Bates County guidelines. Our goal is to keep kids in school as much as possible. While we haven’t had a large number of cases, close contact is keeping teachers out of the classrooms and we are having trouble getting enough substitute teachers. If we reach a point where we can’t find enough substitutes, we will begin by going virtual in grades 9-12. If necessary, we will send 6-8 virtual, and as a last resort we will go virtual preschool through 12th grade. Again, thank you for your patience. Our teachers and staff love your kids and while we know these changes are hard on families, we hope you understand these ups and downs are stressful on us too. Take care Tigers. Keep us and the all of the students of Rich Hill in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.
Due to a continued increase in COVID19 cases, another HS student today as well as several individuals waiting on test results, the district is going to a modified Phase ORANGE effective immediately. The modifications are based on lessons learned during the first 2 months of school. MS/HS will be stretched to 4 lunch shifts so physical distancing can occur while kids eat. Elementary will still eat in their classrooms during ORANGE. The temperature checks at the door are being eliminated since they don't give an accurate reading when a student comes in from the cold. Teachers will look for physical symptoms and send to the nurse if a temperature check is necessary. This message will go out as an all-call this evening.
A student at the high school has tested positive for COVID19. All close-contacts have been notified by the school and will receive follow up calls from the health department.
It is with a sad and heavy heart I must inform you that our play cannot be performed this evening. Due to close contact COVID restrictions and students being quarantined we will not have the right cast and crew to put on tonight's show. I will let you know if postponing works.
7 pm Thursday rehearsal. Thank you!
7 pm Play Rehearsal tonight. Wed. Nov. 11. Full dress rehearsal!! 'Break a Leg!'
Good morning! On the Rich Hill Bands Facebook Page, today at 10:30 AM, we will be live streaming the Veteran's Day Assembly for everyone to see! Link is: https://www.facebook.com/RichHillMOBands
An individual who works with the school has tested positive for COVID19. This individual was last in the school after hours Thursday. They were not considered symptomatic at that time, therefore no one in district is considered a close contact.
7:00 pm tonight full play rehearsal. Bring all costume pieces or props! 'Break a leg'
Big shout out to Hairy Frog Grafix for district champion volleyball t-shirts in one day. I will be at the school from 11:30-11:45 tomorrow Saturday October 31st if you’d like to pick up your shirt. Thanks for all your support.
District shirts are reduced in price. $14 and $20 Add $1 for 2x $2 for 3 x and $3 for 4 x. If you paid already you will get a refund with your shirt.
District Volleyball shirts short sleeve = $16 extra small - 4xl and long sleeve = $22 x small to 3XL. Please add $1 per X. Clarification... all team members will be on all shirts. We will do the best we can to have all shirts by Saturday. Ordering some times is not easy. Please be patient.
Rich Hill Volleyball District Champ shirts will be ordered TODAY in order to try to have by Saturday. We are not 100% sure on color or cost at this time. Shirts will be available in short and long sleeve with players names on them. As soon as we have color and cost info, this post will be updated. IF YOU WANT ONE, WE NEED INFO BY 3 PM TODAY. Contact Dawn Breckenridge or Kelly Gayman to place your order.
Play rehearsal after school tomorrow 3:15 to 4:00 pm and 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm on Thursday.
Play rehearsal tonight at 7:00 pm to 8:30!
P/T conferences are being held virtually or via phone call this Thurs, Oct 29, from 1pm to 7pm. Fri, Oct 30, there will be no school. I have asked DESE to approve a temporary modification to our calendar for Nov 2 and 3. DESE agreed to the following changes to our calendar: Nov 2 will become a distance learning day to give our custodial staff a chance to deep clean the building without children present. Teachers will be working from the school to make contact with your child and monitor their progress. Nov 3 will also be a distance learning day due to the general election being held inside school facilities. With the public having access to the building, distance learning will ensure appropriate social distancing for your children. Again, Nov 2 and 3, Rich Hill will not be holding classes at the school. Both days will be state-approved distance learning days. These 5.5 days with students out of the building will give the school a significant amount of social distancing time as a buffer against exposures. If your child develops any symptoms, please get them tested on Friday or Saturday to give time for results to come back before they return to school on Wednesday. Vo-tech students will leave from the north parking lot at their usual time on Suzi’s bus on Monday and Tuesday. All students will return to school on Nov 4 at 8am. This week, your child’s teachers will be giving them directions on what they need to accomplish during these 2 days and how the teacher will communicate with them.
No play rehearsal tonight. Move it to Thursday. Be safe!
Brenda's bus is broke down. She has had to switch buses. Students will be late getting dropped off today, Friday, October 23rd.
RH RIV is returning to Phase YELLOW. Thank you everyone for your patience. We've been very cautious during recent uncertainty. We look forward to everyone returning this week!
Rich Hill High School has a positive COVID 19 case. We now have 3 active staff cases, 2 active high school cases, and zero active elementary cases of COVID19. Due to close contact, the health department has advised 32 total students to be in quarantine at this time. We love having your children in school and miss them when they aren’t here. We are all ready for the day when things can return to normal.
Play Rehearsal schedule Google Doc (subject to change!!) Click the link: https://tinyurl.com/y5zu9phw
Bates County Health Services has just notified us that Rich Hill R-IV has had another staff member test positive for COVID. Close contacts have been notified. We are currently running 3 buses due to a shortage of drivers. The next 2 weeks may see some delays in pickup and dropoff times as we make adjustments. If you can transport your child, this would help out our transportation situation. Thank you!
The Rich Hill Elementary was contacted this morning by Bates County Health Services that we had a staff member test positive for COVID19. BCHS worked to identify close contacts. All required staff and parents have been contacted and students have been picked up and are on quarantine. Because of staff's dedication to using masks/shields and distancing, this number was kept at a minimum. Thank you for your continued support of the school district as we try to keep kids in school as much as possible.
All families have been contacted whose students must quarantine. We start Phase ORANGE tomorrow. The football game with Jasper has been canceled. Thank you everyone that helped us get this far into the year!
The Little Cheer performance for PreK - 5th grade will take place at halftime of the JH football game on Monday, October 12, instead of tomorrow. More details regarding arrival and game time will be posted later.
The Rich Hill High School has had a positive COVID19 case. Administration is making contact tracing phone calls to students who will have to quarantine. The Health Department will do follow up phone calls tomorrow to those families. We will send out another notice this evening letting everyone know once phone calls have been made. The school will move to Phase ORANGE starting tomorrow.
Join in our trip to Greece & Italy, 2022!! Come to the Parent & Student Interest meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 6:30pm. Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/30Fcinx For HS students who will graduate in 2025, 2024, 2023, or 2022.
This is a reminder that the School Calendar has changed due to the first week's delay. End of 1st Quarter is now October 21. P/T Conferences have been moved to October 29th from 1pm to 7pm. October 30th will now be the No School Day. Calendar will be amended again after Christmas.
We were notified today that a Rich Hill staff member has tested positive for COVID19. This individual was last at school on October 2 . The school district has notified individuals who were close contacts. The staff member was also at the Book Fair from 5:45pm to 6:15pm on Thursday. We continue to disinfect all classrooms and hallways on a daily basis. Thank you.
COVID19 Scams! Local businesses beware! We've had a couple of local businesses contact us about someone trying to get them to donate to the school to provide masks, hand sanitizer, etc. This is a scam. The school doesn't contract with anyone to operate on our behalf for donations. Over the years I've been a superintendent, the only time I find out about these scams is when a business owner asks me where the items are that they donated money for. I always feel bad that they've given money for something the school never received. Athletics is especially vulnerable to this type of scam when someone says they are providing rally towels or tshirts or something of that sort and of course we never get them or even knew about it. If in doubt about a solicitation, get a business name, call back number, and call the school and verify if the request is legitimate. COVID19 has become a perfect time for scammers to grift communities out of money!
Thank you to everyone that ordered from Student Council. All orders have been delivered and there will be a second order. Please have those orders with payment by tomorrow. Thanks D Breckenridge email@example.com
There will be a 2nd STUCO order for homecoming spirit shirts. All orders will be due Tuesday September 29. Please send money with orders. Thanks D Breckenridge. Dbrecken@richhill.k12.mo.us
At Saturday’s JHVB tourney, a staff member from Adrian attended and tested positive today for COVID19. They wore their mask and sat in their section. Exposure risk is minimal.
Did you know that parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas? You can link your app to your student's account. Then you can view your child's course work. https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Observer-Guide/How-do-I-sign-up-for-a-Canvas-account-as-a-parent/ta-p/540
Book Fair! Join in the fun! Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 in the Auditorium. Family Nite is Thurs., Oct. 1, from 5-7 pm. Thanks for reading! https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=5089146535001
Dear Parents, Please go to the survey link below to let us know your home internet accessibility for online learning during school closures. We continue to try and prepare for the worst while hoping for the best! https://forms.gle/omndWZ7tLPLbUC7H6
Homecoming Spirit shirt orders dues Wednesday September 9. Please send them with your student.
Rich Hill Schools are returning to PHASE YELLOW on Tuesday, September 7, 2020. We look forward to seeing everyone!
September 4, 2020 WEMO Patrons, Conference administrators have been involved in discussions regarding the upcoming WEMO junior high and high school volleyball tournaments for nearly two months. Concerns regarding both student and community safety have driven these conversations. After thoughtful consideration, it had been determined that placing athletes and spectators from 10 schools in a single indoor facility will raise the risk of a large-scale COVID-19 outbreak to an unacceptable level. Therefore, contingency plans will be utilized. Options for multiple formats of play are being designed. Our goal is to play both tournaments using an alternate format that will reduce the number of individuals preset in any one facility. The junior high tournament will still be held on Saturday, October 10. The high school tournament has been rescheduled and will now be played on Saturday, October 24. Location information, format, and times will be released when details have been finalized. Best Regards, WEMO Conference Superintendents & Athletic/Activities Directors
Threasa Coonce's bus is running a little late. She is on her way now, so please be ready and keep watching for the bus. Thank you for your patience.
Dear Rich Hill Community, Well, this wasn’t how I wanted to start out the school year, but my COVID test came back positive. After consultation with Bates County Health Officials and the school board, we have decided to postpone the start of school until Monday, August 31st. This gives individuals I was in close contact with time to develop symptoms or get tested if they need to. We will start school in Phase ORANGE and recommend(not require) that students wear masks in the building. Because most people aren’t in the building, we are attempting to work on Acellus online students from home, but there’s only so much we can do. Acellus students probably won’t start on August 31st. We will let you know as soon as we know how quickly they will be entered into the system.
This is an update from Superintendent Kevin Goddard. The board has decided to postpone the start of school until Wednesday. Athletic practices will continue as scheduled and coaches will be wearing masks. UCM dual credit classes will still begin tomorrow. The building will be open for faculty and staff who have things they would like to get done before students return on Wednesday. Thank you and stay safe.
This is Superintendent Kevin Goddard. On Friday, I woke up with a seasonal asthma attack which isn’t unusual for me in August. By the end of the day Friday, however, I felt like I had the flu. I was sick through the day Saturday and this morning. After discussing my symptoms with my primary care, I went to the Emergency Room where they decided to administer a test for COVID19 and a chest x-ray. My x-ray was clear but the COVID results will not be back until tomorrow or Tuesday. Even now, I feel much better than I have for the last two days. I have consulted with the Bates County Health Department and they have asked me to quarantine until my results come back. They do not consider my interaction with staff during training days as high risk. Out of an abundance of caution, I am directing all school staff to wear face shields or masks until my results come back. Custodial staff is disinfecting the building tonight. Just as we are asking parents to screen their kids for the symptoms listed on our district webpage, we are asking staff to watch themselves for possible symptoms. At this time, the health department advised the school to stay in Phase Yellow. We thank everyone for your patience. The board and I want everyone to be as informed as possible so you can make the best decisions for your child’s health. The rest of the staff hopes to see everyone at school tomorrow. I will give notification of my test results as soon as I have them.
The elementary and high school offices will be closed until 1:00 pm today as all staff have back to school meetings. If your child still needs to enroll for the fall semester, please come up this afternoon to pick up enrollment packets. The offices will be back open Tuesday-Friday. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please take a moment to read this joint statement from all WEMO schools. If questions arise, please contact Athletic/Activities Director Ashley Arwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-395-4191.
Corrected 2020-2021 School Calendar (March was missing a day) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpI3o234d7g52-KCVT_8Z1M98HTUw0U3/view?usp=sharing
http://richhillmo.apptegy.us/library--306 Add the RH R-IV Library website to your shortcuts or favorites. Easy access to digital learning resources and more! Thanks for reading.
Reminder 6th grade orientation tomorrow at 9 am hope to see you all there.
7th grade orientation tomorrow at 1:00 hope to see you all there.
Developmental Screenings will be available August 26th and 27th for any child who does not currently attend the District's Early Childhood program. Please call Carla at the elementary office to schedule your child's screening. Screenings will help determine which children will be eligible to attend the early childhood program. If your child attended the EC program last year, they are already on the list and you will be receiving more info in the coming weeks.
Senior enrollment is happening now in the auditorium until 10am! (Juniors 10 am-12 noon) (Soph. @ 1-3 pm)
Attention Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students: If your child did not attend the Rich Hill R-IV Early Childhood Program and has never had a screening done by the school district PLEASE contact Miss Carla in the elementary office to schedule a screening. We are looking forward to meeting our new families!
Practice part 2 of the timed ACT Exam @ 10:00 - 11:30 am on Tue., July 14. Bring your ID, calculator, water bottle, and a snack. You must RSVP: email@example.com
Practice part 1 of the timed ACT Exam @ 10:00 - 11:30 am on Thur., July 9. Bring your ID, calculator, water bottle, and a snack. You must RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice parts 1 & 2 of the timed ACT Exam @ 10:00 - 11:30 am on Thur., July 9 and Tue., July 14. Bring your ID, calculator, water bottle, and a snack. You must RSVP: email@example.com
Hello Rich Hill families! This is a reminder that the last day of our food service delivery program is Tuesday June 30. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in August.
Practice parts 1 & 2 of the timed ACT Exam @ 10:00 - 11:30 am on Thur., July 9 and Tue., July 14. Bring your ID, calculator, water bottle, and a snack. You must RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Correction Algebra 1 Tuesday’s 8:45-9:45 Geometry Thursday 8:45-9:45 ACT Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 10-11:30 If it is your first time for ACT please come an hour early. We will meet all but Thursday July 2nd through the end of July. Please let Mrs B know if your participating. Dbrecken@richhill.k12.mo.us
Join the summer ACT and math prep program. Email Mrs. B at email@example.com for sign-up info. 9:00 -10:00 am on Tuesday only = future Algebra. 9:00 - 10:00 am on Thursday only = future Geometry. 10:15 - 11:45 am on Tuesday and Thursday = ACT prep Jrs. and Srs.
Parents, join us for our first ever Camp BOOK IT! Save your kids' reading in June-August in our digital dashboard. When they meet their monthly reading goal, they'll receive a free Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut! https://www.bookitprogram.com/bookit_enrollment/form/enrollment
Rolling into Geometry starts Thursday for 8 weeks. Please read the email for details. All students must sign up. This opportunity is for students that have completed Algebra 1.
Starting June 9 every Tuesday for 8 weeks in coming Algebra 1 students (Freshman and some Sophomores 20-21 school year) can come a get ready for Algebra. Please read the email and reply. Only 8 students per meeting if needed we can do a google meeting. Please contact me if you need more information. Dbrecken@richhill.k12.mo.us
Prom attendees pictures will begin at 7 and dinner at 7:30
Prom attendees: reminder Prom will be in the auditorium tonight 7-9. Please come in the west doors of the High School.
Attention Prom Attendees: Prom will be held in the auditorium Friday night 7-9. Please enter through the west doors of the High School. Reminder only prom attendees will be allowed.
Attention RH Families! Currentyl, RH R4's plan is to continue student meal delivery through June 30. If your situation has changed and you no longer wish to receive meals (or need added to the list), please contact the appropriate building secretary. Thank you!
Prom Reminder! Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Prom, pay all bills, and get your prom rules turned in, by 3 p.m. You must be on the new sign up sheet to attend prom . If you have any questions please contact Ms. Wills or Mrs. Phelps.
Notice: The Rich Hill R-IV School District is accepting sealed bids for the 2020 growing season for mowing and removal of hay on the district's property on the north end of the school's main campus. To bid, bring a sealed envelope with your name, phone number, address, and bid amount to Donna Morrison, Bookkeeper, Rich Hill R-IV School District. Bids due Friday May 29. For questions, call Heath Oates, Superintendent at 417-395-2418.
COLLECTION DAY!! Bring your Chromebooks, iPads, textbooks, and library books back to school today from 8:00-11:00 AM/12:00-4:00 PM. Find out who your teacher will be for next year! Also, we will be handing out various items: End-of-Year Certificates, 5th/6th Band Awards, Artwork, school supply list, gym shoes, personal items from lockers and classrooms, etc......Teachers & staff will meet you at the curb!
Reminder: If you plan to attend Prom you must sign up, pay bills (9-12), and turn in prom rules by Friday May 15th, 3:00 p.m. After Prom gifts will be given at Prom. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ms. Wills or Mrs. Phelps.
REMINDER TO PARENTS & STUDENTS: The school will be collecting Chromebooks, iPads, textbooks, and library books this Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 8:00-11:00 AM/12:00-4:00 PM. Drop off locations: K-6 students - elementary entrance by the dome; 7-12 students - HS entrance on west side of school. ***We will be distributing end-of-year certificates, artwork, and personal items from lockers and classrooms at the same time. ***Please plan on coming by the school in drive through style to pick up or drop off items. See you Thursday!!!
Follow Rich Hill School Library on Instagram to watch our live stream graduation ceremony on Friday, May 8, at 6:00 pm. http://www.instagram.com/rich_hill_school_library/?hl=en
Watch graduation Friday, May 8 at 6:00 pm from the comfort of your own recliner. Open your Instagram app and follow the Rich Hill School Library Instagram account! Using a personal computer or laptop? http://www.instagram.com/rich_hill_school_library/?hl=en
PARENTS & STUDENTS: The school will be collecting Chromebooks, iPads, textbooks, and library books on Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 8:00-11:00 AM/12:00-4:00 PM. Drop off locations: K-6 students - elementary entrance by the dome; 7-12 students - HS entrance on west side of school. ***We will be distributing end-of-year certificates, artwork, and personal items from lockers and classrooms at the same time. ***As long as the state is in emergency status, we will continue delivering meals through June 30.
New date for Prom Dinner! May 29, 2020 7pm-9pm, in the dome. Social Distancing Rules will apply. The following requirements must be met by May 15, 2020: *Juniors and Seniors must sign up by contacting Ms. Wills or Mrs Phelps, (even you have already signed up) *prom rules signed by parent (copies will be available in the h.s. office) *student bills must be paid (all attendees 9-12). For the safety of our students only prom attendees will be allowed at the facility. Any questions please contact Ms. Wills or Mrs. Phelps.
Dear Parents: The school has offered several opportunities for parent involvement this school year. Your opinion on these activities is important to us. Please complete the following End of Year Title 1 Parent Survey. We need this completed by Thursday, May 14. Please click the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6EXNErJIw9WwNEynoWP9-61sTNW0u7IpdTC3xFYN080xZJA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Little Caesar’s is here a ready for pick up
Dear Rich Hill R-4 Community, The new Missouri School Improvement Program Standards, version 6 (MSIP6), have been approved. To get ahead of whatever evaluation the state will be doing of schools, I have developed a survey that bridges the standards from MSIP3 through MSIP6. I can compare the results to the last community survey that was conducted under MSIP4 in 2010 to see in what ways the school district has improved. This survey also gathers data for more than 15 school programs that can be used in their board evaluations over the next academic year.Thank you for your time and attention and I hope everyone is staying healthy and sane during this unusual time. I look forward to our coming years together. Click here for Student Survey: https://forms.gle/oEbtoQp4u3we7Hpy9 Click here for Parent Survey: https://forms.gle/tqwtEKd1ac34bLcG9 Thank you, Dr. Kevin T. Goddard
Freshman Little Caesar’s Pizza will be here Tuesday April 28, please make arrangements to pick up your pizza between 3-5. Do not come in the building meet us in the student parking lot we will help one student at a time. Thank Mrs Breckenridge and Mrs Bruce
Check out the article of FFA member Katelynn Tourtillott’s Agriscience Research Project. https://missouriffa.org/e-newsletter/
Good afternoon. Governor Mike Parson has ordered all schools closed in the state of Missouri for the remainder of the school year. RH R4 will continue to provide meals and at-home learning to all students. This video contains more details. https://youtu.be/iPR475JnsCM
Students (and adults), Do you need a big dose of calm and good news? All 403 episodes of Bob Ross' Joy of Painting are now available for free on YouTube! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/user/BobRossInc/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=7
CrawKan has posted a map of wifi hotspots free and available to the public. A couple are in the Rich Hill School District. https://ckt.net/hotspots/
Flexible learning is a challenge. Here's some tips to help students go for the win. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1623025474511751&id=956753574472281?sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=e Thanks for reading (& watching,) Mr. Abend
The Freshman Little Caesars pizza fundraiser will not be delivered until the last week of April at the earliest. We will let you know when we have a firm date.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, school remains canceled for the Rich Hill School District through April 24th.
Announcement Regarding School Cancellation, Spring Sports, Prom Graduation, etc. https://youtu.be/IAP3JQ-kp5o
A video message from Rich Hill R-IV Superintendent Heath Oates. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu8pVyv8tk4
On Tuesday, March 31st, instructional tasks will be delivered by bus to students without internet access. Students with internet access will receive instructional tasks via email, canvas, google classroom, etc. If you have questions, email or contact your student's teacher.
Students' essential items will be ready for pick up, Thursday, March 26th. These are items out of lockers, band room, and classrooms. The Elem. pickup will be at the Dome, and HS pickup will be by the HS office. The group times are A-J 8:00-12:00 / K-Z 1:00-4:30 PM.
Seniors please make sure you are checking your email! Several scholarships are due within the next two weeks. If you have questions please email Mrs. Nichols. Completed applications can also be sent via email to Mrs. Nichols.
The ACT that was scheduled for tomorrow will not take place. A makeup date has been set by ACT for April 7th and an "emergency" date of April 21st has also been set by ACT. If you would like ACT prep info please contact Mrs. Nichols.
Rich Hill schools have prepared essential items for at-home use on Thursday, March 26th. Items will be pre-bagged and ready for curbside pickup. The Elem. pickup will be at the Dome, and HS pickup will be by the HS office. The group times are A-J 8:00-12:00 / K-Z 1:00-4:30 PM.
Reminder to Parents/Guardians: If you have not completed the survey to determine student home internet access, please click on the link and do so as soon as possible. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd93WkVjk9NDMfro68i8_JFhckFthyjRDXfGuba3LJjk3QB4g/viewform
Good afternoon Rich Hill families, School, in its usual form, is cancelled at Rich Hill R-IV through April 3rd. This decision does not come lightly. We understand the challenges this places on families, but for the safety of all in our community, we feel it is in the best interest to keep students home. Meal delivery to every student who requests it is still available to all. If you want your children to be included in this service, please email or call the elementary or high school office.If you are already signed up for meals, no further action is needed. You will continue to receive meals until school resumes or you tell us to stop delivery. All students can expect a phone call from a teacher over the next few days. Our staff members are working together so that we can plan instructional activities for your students soon. For those with internet access, these will be delivered electronically. For those without internet access, we are problem-solving the logistics of delivering materials on paper. This is a new system for all of us, so we ask for patience with one another in this process. The Rich Hill R-IV School District’s mission is to empower lifelong learners. Together, the staff, the board of education, the parents, and the students will rise to this occasion and fulfill this mission. We will continue our open lines of communication. We will continue to work together to provide an education to our students. And we will continue to care for one another. Thank you. Best wishes to you all!
Notice from American Broadband: American Broadband is proud to support our area schools and students as they navigate significant changes to their learning environment. American Broadband has options for households with students that do not currently have internet service. Please have any affected students contact our Customer Care Center at 1.888.438.4490 for more information.
By the end of the day today, the Rich Hill School District’s fantastic bus drivers, cooks and office workers will have delivered over 450 meals to kids’ doorsteps this week.
The Rich Hill R-IV school will be delivering lunches again tomorrow. In addition, if your child normally receives BackSnack meals on Fridays, they will be delivered during that time.
Attention All Rich Hill R-IV Parents and Guardians, Our goal at Rich Hill R-IV is to provide alternative education services to ALL of our students in the near future. We will begin by using the data from this survey to determine the extent of student home internet access. Local internet service providers have expressed an interest in helping us with this issue. No personal information will be shared with any company outside this school district without your permission. Thank you for your honest and complete answers. https://forms.gle/Je1Jkc3J6jfY... Thank you, Heath Oates Rich Hill R-IV Superintendent
Remember Ranger Rick magazine? Now you can share it with your kids at home free through the end of June. www.rangerrick.org Thanks for reading, Mr. Abend
Make time for reading every morning with Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxGJoKUR_OI&feature=youtu.be
Sign up on Tuesday for Free Meal Delivery for all Rich Hill R-IV Students! Details at this link: https://www.richhill.k12.mo.us/article/211648?org=rich-hill Delivery starts Wednesday March 18th!
After consulting with CDC Guidance, state and local health officials, school is canceled for the week of March 16-20, 2020 for the Rich Hill R-IV School District. All meetings, practices, and school get-togethers of any kind are also canceled for the remainder of the week. You can expect further messages regarding this school closure later today.
Math relays for 5-8 on Thursday March 19 will be rescheduled. We will keep you posted as we get information.
All National Honor Society Leadership Week events including the breakfast on 3-17-2020 have been cancelled. Sorry for any and all inconvenience!!
The Rich Hill R-IV School District will be closed on Monday, March 16 for further deep cleaning. All non-MSHSAA sanctioned meetings, events, and practices scheduled on school grounds are cancelled, now through Monday March 23.
Out of an abundance of caution, the main campus of the Rich Hill R-IV School District is closed for deep cleaning and disinfecting today, Sunday March 15, 2020. Only authorized personnel may enter the building.
Rich Hill R-IV Schools will be in session on Monday March 9, 2020 for a snow make-up day.
Susie Kelly’s bus is running late this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.
Paula Coonce’s bus is running late this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.
The Rich Hill R-IV School District is now accepting bids for contracted summer lawn care, mowing, and weed suppression. Interested parties can contact Heath Oates, School Superintendent at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-395-2418 ext. 201 for specifications and further details. The Rich Hill R-IV School District retains the right to reject any or all bids submitted. Sealed bids are due to the Rich Hill R-IV Central Office, 703 N. 3rd St., Rich Hill, MO 64779, by March 6,2020. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/588884/Mowing_Bid_2020.pdf
Updated scholar bowl information. 3:45 pm Rich Hill vs. Appleton City 4:30 pm Appleton City vs. Liberal 5:15 pm Rich Hill vs. Liberal
Rich Hill R-IV is in session today, February 13, 2020. We do have one bus that is running late this morning. Let's have a great day at school today!
Paula Coonce’s bus route is running late this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.
NHS Induction Ceremony is Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 pm. Dress nicely. New and current members, please be here at 6:30 pm to help setup and get ready.
Rich Hill R-IV will have school as scheduled today. School will dismiss at 12:20. Parent Teacher Conferences are from 1-4PM, then 4:30-7PM. Come see the great work our students are doing!
Due to weather conditions there will be no Little Cheer after school today.Thank you for letting your child be a part of the Little Cheer Basketball experience! Here are a few directions for FRIDAY night (02/07/20). The games start at 5:30 with a 1/2 JV girls and 1/2 JV boys game. We would like the Little Cheerleaders to arrive by 7:00pm. Your daughter/son will get into the game for free. I will be sitting at the gate to check them in with their T-Shirts and bows . You can have them change in the restroom. We ask that your child be seated in the bleachers where the cheerleaders are cheering during the 2nd half of the Varsity Girls game so we can get them in lines to go onto the court as soon as the game is over.
Rich Hill R-IV Schools will dismiss at 12:15 today, February 5. If you do NOT want your child to ride the bus or drive themselves home, please call the elementary or high school office and we will provide supervision at school for your child until you come get them. All after-school activities are canceled today.
School is on for Rich Hill R-IV today, Wednesday February 5! If at any point today, we feel it is best to dismiss school due to deteriorating road conditions, we will let all parents know and begin the dismissal procedure.
No school today, Wednesday January 29, for Rich Hill R-IV due to slick roads.
The Junior Class Silent Auction raised $1376. Thanks everyone who donated and purchased items.
The Science Olympiad meet scheduled for Saturday January 25 at Pembroke Hill has been cancelled.
The Science Olympiad event for tomorrow January 25th, has been canceled.
Juniors: The silent auction will be tomorrow during the games. Make sure to have your items here by 1:00 p.m.
No Vo-tech today for Rich Hill students.
Come to the Winter Semi-Formal Dance hosted by the after Prom Committee Saturday evening (Jan 25th) from 6-9 pm in the auditorium. Pictures from 6-7 pm. $20 per couple - $5 per additional guest which includes 1 photo per group.
Due to slick road conditions, Rich Hill Schools are closed today, Friday January 24. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our families, but conditions on the rural roads are simply too dangerous for buses and 2WD vehicles.
Good morning Tigers! As soon as we have evening and weekend activities set, we will send out updates through our normal channels. Be careful, everyone!
Good morning! The Rich Hill School District is on a 2-hour late start today, Friday January 24. School starts at 10 AM
Reminder: Public Forum regarding the 4-Day School Week Tonight, 7:00 PM in the Rich Hill School Auditorium. We hope to see you there!
Due to icy road conditions, no school today for the Rich Hill School District. Again, school is closed today for Rich Hill.
Due to icy roads, classes are cancelled today, January 17 for the Rich Hill School. (Expect a call and text at 5AM.)
The Rich Hill R-IV Board of Education invites all parents & school patrons to a public forum to discuss a potential 4-day school week for the 2020-21 school year. Wednesday, January 22, 7:00PM, RH School Auditorium.
Tomorrow starts pennies for patients. Crazy socks and the color is orange. Penny Wars for high school. The class that wins and raises $50 gets a pizza party. Elementary buy raffle tickets to cut a faculty members hair.
Good morning Tigers! Let’s have school today.
Rich Hill HS/JH students will be attending the movies tomorrow after lunch. Students will need to bring their permission slip signed, or a note from a parent giving them permission to attend. #ProudToBeATiger
Nevada Vo-Tech is still in session today. Students will need to be at the high school at 11:35 to load the bus.
All 7-12th grade students, there's no talent show, but the raffle is still a go during Friday morning! Buy tickets from your class sponsor to win amazing prizes! All proceeds go to local Rich Hill families in need this Christmas season. Thanks and win BIG!!
STUCO, please bring your raffle prizes and $5 or $7 for your tshirts. Buy raffle tickets from your sponsor to win BIG prizes during Friday's assembly!
RH Activities Update: Wed 12/18 All BB will play as scheduled. JH v. Liberal begins at 5:30PM at the Dome. V Girls @ Archie, 4:30 PM. V Boys @ Archie, 9:00 PM. Thursday 12/19 5th/6th Grade Music Concert, 6:30PM.
Due to refreezing overnight and very slick gravel and blacktop roads, unfortunately, school is cancelled today, Wednesday December 18.
Attention Tigers! With warming temps & the work of MODOT Road Crews, blacktop roads improved significantly today. However, the NWS has issued an advisory about low temps & refreezing ice overnight. I'll drive roads early to make the decision about school & let everyone know.
RHHS has made the decision to move the movie reward day to Thursday at noon. Students will need a signed permission slip or a signed note from their parent giving them permission to attend. Thank you for your understanding.
RHHS is still planning on attending the movie reward day tomorrow morning. Students need to be at school by 7:45 am and ready to load the buses. Students also need to bring signed permission slips or a signed note from their parent to be eligible. #ProudToBeATiger
Good morning Tigers! MODOT road crews scraped and treated roads overnight and conditions are already better! Hoping the temps creep up today and the sun shines on us all this afternoon! We will update you on all activity scheduling as soon as we know!
Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, classes are cancelled tomorrow, December 17, at Rich Hill School District. Thank you and please be careful.
Schedule Update for Events at Rich Hill R-IV: No practices or events today, Monday December 16, 2019. 5th/6th Grade Concert is rescheduled for Wednesday Dec 18 and will start at 5:30PM. Watch athletics page and RHTigerTalk for WEMO Tournament updates.
Due to slick roads, the Rich Hill School District is closed Monday, December 16. Again, no school on Monday, December 16 for Rich Hill School District.
One of the Rich Hill R-IV buses had a mechanical issue this morning and is running late. If your children normally ride the bus, they will be picked up but it may be later than normal. --Thank you!
Reminder: No School Today for Rich Hill R-IV, Monday 11/18/19, for Staff Professional Development Day.
Jr. High Girls BB underway!
FAFSA Night November 13, 2019, 6:00pm Rich Hill High School Computer Lab Chrystie Braden with Crowder College will be here to assist and answer questions. Contact Mrs. Nichols with questions.
Due to deteriorating road conditions, Rich Hill Schools will dismiss today at 1:30PM. All after-school activities are canceled. Be safe, everyone!
Please join us for our Veteran's Day celebration Mon., Nov. 11 at 10:00 am in the gym.
Trick and treats in the library today... https://www.instagram.com/p/B4SrptghPYF/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
All district championship Volleyball t-shirt orders due at noon today with payment. Shirts will be heather blue. Available in child s, m, l. And adults small-3XL. $12 short sleeve only add $2 for 2XL and $3 for 3 XL.
Rich Hill Volleyball District Championship T-shirt short sleeve only $12 by noon Wednesday October 30.
Attention parents of bus riders: Susie’s bus, #7, will be running about 20-30 minutes late this afternoon, Monday, October 28. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Rich Hill R-IV School District will dismiss at 12:20 on Thursday October 24th. Parent/Teacher Conferences are from 1-4pm, 4:30-7pm. No school Friday! We can’t wait to see you so we can talk about the great things your children are learning at school!
No School on Monday Oct 14, 2019 for a Teacher Professional Development Day. School resumes Tuesday Oct 15 at regular hours. P/T Conferences, Thursday Oct 24. No school Friday Oct 25. Happy October!
The Rich Hill Tigers defeated the Drexel Bobcats 32-6 tonight to win the Homecoming Game!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxt_p6dpzUcMyMwce_AIQRodlqjxX2Ltz Homecoming parade video clips.
Student Council is doing a second shirt order. Quarter zips will be available in blue and hoodies for an additional $5. Orders are due at the beginning of the day Wednesday October 9. Don’t miss out.
Wear purple and/or green today to support Angir’s Angels. Hats for $5
Attention Junior Parents: Afterprom meeting will be Monday September 23 at 6:30PM in the Rich Hill School Library. We hope to see you there!
The bookfair Online Shopping feature is all new. Many more books available and they ship directly to you. Create and account and/or link through our homepage and the school library can earn rewards all year long...every time you order!!! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/richhillelementaryschool
The bookfair now offers a cash free payment option called Ewallet. Set up your account today so that your student will be ready when their class comes to the bookfair! https://scholastic.com/bf/richhillelementaryschool
Attention Junior Parents: Afterprom meeting will be Monday September 23 at 6:30PM in the Rich Hill School Library. We hope to see you there!
All student council shirt orders need to be turned in tomorrow Wednesday September 18.
FBLA and STUCO members Bon fire tonight at 7:30-10pm
The Tigers have snapped a 26 game losing streak with a 78-16 win in their home opener against Chilhowee!
The Rich Hill R-IV School District is now accepting applications for a junior high track coach for the 2020 track season. This and other employment positions are available at: https://www.richhill.k12.mo.us/rich-hill-r-iv-central-office
Out of an abundance of caution, all students at Rich Hill R-IV were evacuated to the dome during the storm today. They are now safely back in class. We hope there is minimal damage to all of our district's residents and property-owners.
The Rich Hill R-IV has an immediate opening for a varsity volleyball assistant coach. To apply, follow the directions in the job notice at http://richhillmo.apptegy.us/o/rich-hill/page/rich-hill-r-iv-central-office.
Don't forget--the MO Sales Tax Holiday is Friday Aug 2- Sunday Aug 4: Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only.
I am so proud to have watched our boys compete today. Rich Hill Tigers are state track champions!
Hello Rich Hill Tigers! This is your friendly reminder that there will be no school tomorrow, April 19 on Good Friday. School will be in session on Monday April 22 to make up our 4th Snow Day. Have a Happy Easter!
Awesome Job to Kenny Kasner, Mr. Oates, and all the Bus Driver’s! Rich Hill School District had another successful state bus inspection.
This is your friendly reminder that Rich Hill R-IV Is not in session on Monday April 8 for a teacher professional development day. Have a great day, everyone!
Early dismissal at 12:20 today for all Rich Hill R-IV Students for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Come see the growth your child is making from 1-4 and 4:30-7PM! No school tomorrow, Friday, 3/22/19. Enjoy the first weekend of spring!
NHS Induction Ceremony is Wed. March 5, at 7:00 pm, in the auditorium. Share your support and congratulations!
The Rich Hill R-IV School District will be in session on Friday March 1 to make up our 3rd Snow Day. On Monday March 4, we will have a professional development day with no students in attendance.
Rich Hill Alumni is seeking help on Sat., March 2nd. The tables and chairs owned by the alumni have all been stored in the building on Main Street that fell this past weekend. They will be meeting at the building at 9am to move them across the street. Thanks in advance.
The Bates Co Robotics Club is seeking interested students who would like to assist the Bates Co Sheriff's Dept in designing and building a law enforcement robot with the potential to save the lives of law enforcement officers & citizens of Bates County, Missouri. If your child is interested or if you have further questions, please contact Heath Oates at email@example.com or 417-395-2418 ext 201 and give permission to pass on your contact information to the organizers of the Robotics Club.
Don’t forget to come support the Junior Class silent Auction tonight at the basketball games. Bidding starts at 5:00.
The JH play, The Prince and the Goblin, is postponed. We will let you know when we reschedule the show. Thanks.
Due to slick roads, especially west of town, there will be no school today, Wednesday February 20, 2019 for Rich Hill R-IV.
Tonight's scheduled Storm Spotter Training Class from the National Weather Service has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
Due to current road conditions FFA Sunday has been cancelled . Be safe and enjoy your Sunday. Please spread the word.
Don't forget! Rich Hill Schools will be in session this Monday February 18 for our 2nd Snow Day.
Due to the snowstorm, Rich Hill R-IV will dismiss today at 12:20 PM. The basketball games scheduled for tonight have been postponed. There will be no after-school activities today.
Due to the snowstorm, Rich Hill R-IV will dismiss today at 12:20PM. The basketball games scheduled for tonight have been postponed. There will be no after-school activities today.
Rich Hill R-IV is in session today for a full day. Use caution in the fog and especially on gravel roads this morning. Welcome back, everyone!
No school Friday, February 8, 2019 for the Rich Hill R-IV School District. Enjoy your 5-day weekend and stay safe! We will see you on Monday!
Due to dangerous road conditions, there will be no school for Rich Hill R-IV on Thursday February 7, 2019. Please be extremely cautious if you get out on the icy roads.
Update: Though significant improvement in road conditions has occurred today, another round of ice, wind, and cold temperatures is forecast. If we make the call to cancel school, we will let our district's parents, students, and staff know. Stay safe, everyone!
Due to slick roads, there will be no school today, Wednesday February 6, 2019 for the Rich Hill School District. Stay safe, everyone!
1/23/19 Update: Rich Hill R-IV is in session today. Buses may be running behind schedule, but will arrive to pick up students. Most roads are completely clear, though there are some isolated slick spots. Please be careful on the way to school and work today!
SCHEDULE NOTIFICATION: Rich Hill R-IV School District is scheduled to be in session on Monday January 21, our first snow make-up day. (In the original calendar, this was a scheduled day off for the MLK, Jr. Holiday.)
The Appleton City Tournament has been postponed. No basketball 🏀 today for the Tigers. Be safe, everyone! ☃️☃️☃️
Part-time Custodian Position Available at Rich Hill R-IV School District. Come be part of the Tiger Family! See the position announcement here: https://5il.co/62xb Applications can be found here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/217811/Support_Staff_Application.doc
Don't forget that Friday December 21, 2018 is an early out. Students will be dismissed at approximately 12:20PM. May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay safe over break and come back on January 7 refreshed and ready to learn!
Big day at Rich Hill R-IV: Food Service Audit Review, Food Service Bid Opening, JH/HS Science Teacher Area PD Day in Auditorium, WEMO Elem Principals Meeting. We can host and do all these things bc our patrons have provided these great facilities! Thank you for making us a hub!
All of the teachers are showing their support for the JH’s last home game against Osceola! Game starts at 5:30 Good luck tonight, Tigers!🏀🐯
Due to snowy and slick road conditions, there will be no school for Rich Hill R-4 on Monday November 26, 2018. Enjoy your extended Thanksgiving break!
The Rich Hill R-IV School District has 3 springtime coaching positions available: Varsity Boys Head Baseball, Varsity Boys Assistant Baseball, and Varsity Girls Assistant Softball. If interested, contact RH AD Ashley Arwood at 417-395-4191 or see announcement at https://www.richhill.k12.mo.us/o/rich-hill/page/rich-hill-r-iv-central-office .
Play schedule is: Rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:40, and Thursday at 3:00. Performances are Friday dinner at 7pm (must buy Fri. Tickets in advance!) and Saturday matinee at 2 pm. Saturday coffee and dessert bar tickets are available at the door.
Rich Hill R-4 School will be on a 2-hour late start tomorrow morning, November 13, 2018. School will start at 10AM. The Veteran's Assembly will start at approximately 10:15. There will be no morning session of ECSE. All other activities will run as previously scheduled.
The Lady Tigers defeated Hume and are moving on to the Championship game against Adrian! GO LADY TIGERS!!
Attention Parents: Rich Hill School students will be dismissed at 12:20 on Thursday October 25. Parent Teacher Conferences will be from 1PM-4PM and then 4:30PM-7PM . There will be no school on Friday October 26.
Custodian Position Open at Rich Hill R-IV. Rich Hill R-IV is currently seeking a part-time custodian. For details, see the district website at www.richhill.k12.mo.us.
Attention Rich Hill Parents. Due to high water in some locations, buses may run late on Monday morning when picking up your child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we attempt keep everyone safe.
Don't forget FFA picture at Rich Hill Grain 7:15 am. Also, Senior Banner picture 8:15 am. Wear uniform or Rich Hill shirt.
JH Football Schedule Change: The Rich Hill v Appleton City JH Football Game for tonight has been rescheduled for Tuesday October 2, 2018. We will have practice today, Monday, October 1, 2018 right after school at regular time.
Paraprofessional Position Open at Rich Hill R-IV. Rich Hill R-IV is currently seeking a part-time paraprofessional. For details, see the district website at www.richhill.k12.mo.us.
A teacher told me today that her students were so into reading that they didn't want to put their books down when it was time for instruction. #goodschoolproblems
Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl muffins for the Jr. High Cheerleaders bake sale tomorrow morning at 8 am at Food Fair!
Don't forget to brush your teeth and comb your hair before school tomorrow! School pictures for all Rich Hill R-IV students will take place tomorrow, Thursday September 13th.
Junior Parent Meeting for After Prom: Sunday September 23 at 4:00 in the Library. Please try and attend as we prepare for the 2019 After Prom.
To all Rich Hill R-IV Parents: On Sunday evening, August 26, 2018 at 5:30PM, our new communication will send you a text message, an email, and a phone call. This is only a test of the system and will not contain any important RH School District News.
Tiger Pride Booster Club Parking Lot Auction, Friday Night at the conclusion of the V Football Game! We hope to see all the Tiger Fans there! http://5il.co/4jrb
Junior High and varsity cheerleader parent meeting Monday night at 7 p.m. in the Elementary cafeteria
Tiger Pride Booster Club Meeting, Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 5:30PM. Please come and join this club that supports all students in all grade levels and in all activities!
Good luck to all of our high school athletes. Let’s have a great fall season! #GoTigers
Apptegy Training Session #2 for our office staff begins at 10AM!
What were you doing 50 years ago? Mr. Larnal Martin was beginning his teaching career. Over the past 50 years he has shared his scientific knowledge and many jokes with classrooms of students. Thank you Mr. Martin for your dedication to education.
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