The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides each school district throughout the state five Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) days that can be used during a school calendar year. Due to teachers, staff and sub shortages in our district, we will have exhausted our AMI days Thursday and Friday, January 27 & 28. Any further cancellations (other than weather related) could result in the loss of day(s) of breaks and/or day(s) added to the end of the school calendar.
In an attempt to prevent this from happening, starting Tuesday, February 8, 2022, we are adding 10 minutes to the school day by restructuring our internal instructional time. By doing this every day for the remainder of the year, this would give us approximately two more school days of flex time to utilize if needed. This adjustment of the school day will NOT interfere with normal bus routes and times. The following is how it will affect each school building:
Dear Elementary: Car riders need to arrive by 7:40
Sunrise Elementary: Car riders need to arrive by 7:50
Parent pickup will begin at 3:10
Richmond Middle School: Car riders need to arrive by 7:35
Richmond High School: Car riders/drivers need to arrive by 7:35
This adjustment in times will NOT affect bus riders because they already arrive prior to these times. Pickup procedures will remain the same.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your building administrator.
The Richmond Administrative Team