Enrolling Your Child

Welcome to the RCS Family!


New Student Registration (Students New to Richmond Community Schools)

  1. Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account.
  2. Log in to PowerSchool
  3. Complete New Student Enrollment 
1. Student Identification (one of the following):
Birth certificate, passport, adoption records, or any other legal document that establishes identity such as a Social Security card.
2.  Proof of Residency
Proof of Residency must be provided at the time of enrollment and include the parent or guardian's name and address within the Richmond Community School District.

(2 forms of proof are required.)
Documentation may include such items as:
  • Current utility bill (electric, water/sewage)
  • Telephone bill
  • Tax return
  • Bank/mortgage statement
  • Rental/lease agreement
  • Medical bill
PLEASE NOTE: A driver's license is not acceptable as proof of residency.
3.  Current Immunization records
Returning Student Registration for Grades 1-12 (Students previously enrolled in Richmond Community Schools in 2023-2024)
  • Returning students must complete online registration before their first day of school. Once this is done, parents will not have to come to the campus unless notified by the individual school.  
  • Returning Student Online Registration for 2024-25
    • Log in to PowerSchool Parent Portal to register student(s)
Forgot your Login and/or Password?
Contact your school for assistance with login information.  During the summer months of June and July, please call the administration building for help with your Login and/or Password.

This section includes helpful resources to ensure that you and your child are ready for the first day of school.  Find all of your back-to-school information, including bus stop information, open house and registration events, and more. 

Helpful Links

To apply for Free Textbook Assistance, click HERE

Free Book Fees for 2023-2024 school year

General Information about Bus Transportation

  • Students should arrive at the assigned bus stop at least ten (10) minutes before the scheduled bus stop time.

  • Parents/Guardians should assure that students dress appropriately for the weather, rain gear for inclement conditions, proper footwear for walking to and from and waiting at the bus stop.

  • The bus stop and the school bus are considered an extension of the classroom and students are expected to observe the same code of discipline expected in the school classroom.

  • Students are not allowed to eat, drink or chew gum while on the school bus.

  • Students are expected to abide by the school bus driver’s instructions while boarding the bus, on the bus and when departing the bus, at the bus stop or school location.

  • Expect school bus delays the first weeks of school due to traffic congestion around school buildings, schools regulating dismissals, and students becoming familiar with their bus drivers.

  • If you’re driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing.

  • It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.

  • If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended,
    traffic must stop.


School Start and End Times for 2024-2025
Preschools (Monday- Friday) 
Morning Classes 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Afternoon Classes 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Full day Classes 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Elementary Schools (Kdg-4th grade)
Regular Day 7:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 7:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 9:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. 

Test Intermediate School (5th and 6th grade)
Regular Day 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 8:00 a.m. - 2:24 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Dennis Middle School (7th and 8th grade)
Regular Day 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 8:15 a.m. - 2:39 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 10:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Richmond High School (9th-12th grade)
Regular Day 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 8:15 a.m. - 2:39 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 10:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Hibberd Program Building (3rd-8th grade)
Regular Day 8:28 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 8:28 a.m. - 2:24 p.m.
2-Hour Delay 10:28 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. 
Community Youth Services (Kdg-12th grade)
Regular Day 7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.