I would like to inform you that in conjunction with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, our leadership teams at Dennis Middle School and central office were able to rule out all perceived threats found within a recent social media post. Below you will find a detailed account of the efforts put forth and a message from Sheriff Randy Retter. The safety and security of our faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders are of top priority. Our administrative teams take such matters very seriously and we will continue to respond accordingly. Please continue to speak with your respective students about school safety and remind them of the importance of exercising courage to report violations to the student code of conduct. Finally, please continue to echo our motto that "if you see something, say something!"
Dr. Curtis L. Wright, Superintendent
Richmond Community Schools
Per Governor’s Holcomb’s Executive Order issued yesterday, the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) updated their guidelines to allow schools and daycares to modify quarantine provisions if they adhere to the following order:
Schools and daycares that have mask requirements that are consistently followed throughout the day do not have to quarantine students, teachers and staff who are close contacts and aren’t showing symptoms of COVID-19.
September 16, 2021 - It’s homecoming week at Richmond High School and the royal court has been selected. The candidates for the 2021 Homecoming King include: John Carter, Conner Drook, Jake Haynes, Jackson Maracle and Sam Roller. 2021 Homecoming Queen candidates include: Jakaia Lotz, Sara Matthews, Brigitte Reynolds, Monica Segura-Miller and Aubrey Uhte.
The introductions of the court and the crowning of the king and queen will take place this Friday, September 17th during halftime of the home varsity football game vs Marion High School at Lyboult Field. Pregame ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 7:00. Following the crowning of the king and queen, head varsity football coach Tony Sonsini will return to the sidelines for the first time this year to lead the Red Devils to victory. Be sure to arrive early to claim your seat in the stands! Go Red Devils!
Due to COVID-19 positivity rates, Dennis Middle School will be moving to eLearning starting Tuesday, August 24. As a result, extracurricular activities will also be canceled through August 31. Students will return to in-person learning on Wednesday September 1.
All other RCS schools will remain open. We will continue to monitor positivity rates daily, and follow CDC and Department of Health guidelines.
We apologize, in advance, for any inconvenience this may cause.
Updated CDC guidance recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff,
students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
At the July 28 School Board Meeting, Richmond Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved Ben Wissel as a dual Athletic Director. His primary duty will be to lead district-wide youth sports initiatives. Wissel will also serve as the Richmond High School Varsity Wrestling Coach.
National Trail / Richmond High School Football Scrimmage
All Wayne County Public Schools will reopen with in-person learning. Masks will be optional, however, the order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires masks on public transportation, including school buses. For staff and students who are not vaccinated, contract tracing will continue to be followed and reported to the Indiana Department of Health.