FAQ



What are the school hours?

School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:10 p.m. every day. Please don't bring your child to school any earlier than 7:30 a.m. and please pick up your children promptly at dismissal time, which is 2:10 p.m. 


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What meals does Richardson Elementary provide for students?

We serve breakfast and lunch for your children every day in the cafeteria. Daily breakfast prices are $0.75, lunch is $1.70, and milk is $0.40. Free and reduced priced meals are available to those who qualify. If you think you do, contact the front office for the Free and Reduced forms to apply.


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What if my child forgets lunch money?

We allow children who forget their lunch to borrow and be fed a full lunch. Please don't make this a habit. We will send home a charge slip each time, but we do limit the number of times a student can borrow. Once kids borrow a lunch three times in a row, the following lunch they get is a simple meal of peanut butter or cheese crackers with fruit and milk.


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What is Richardson's music program like, and who can participate?

Richardson offers music instruction to everyone in grades kindergarten through sixth. We believe that music appreciation and enjoyment is an important goal in education. We teach basic music theory to all grades. Fifth and sixth grade students may choose to learn band and string instruments. We will teach basic music-reading and performance skills to the fifth and sixth graders.


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When are parent-teacher conferences?

We always hold parent-teacher conferences in October and March. You are welcome to contact your child's teacher anytime throughout the school year and schedule other appointments. We encourage you to keep a close discussion throughout the year to know how your student is doing in school. 


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When do report cards come out?

We give report cards at the end of every nine-week period. When you attend parent-teacher conferences, you can discuss the grades with your child's teacher.


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What should I know about immunizations?

All students must have their immunizations before attending school at Richardson Elementary. Without your immunizations, you are not able to register for school. If you are considering Richardson as the school you want to attend, you can obtain the State of Arizona Immunization Record form from the school office.


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My child needs medication. How will you make sure he/she receives it?

The school nurse will give your child any needed medications. We can only do this under certain conditions though.

  1. Bring all medications to the nurse’s office in the original labeled container.
  2. You must have a written doctor's order to accompany any medications. These include over-the-counter medicines like aspirin, cough medicine, allergy medicines, etc., as well as prescribed medicines.
  3. Written parent permission must accompany all medicines, prescriptions as well as non-prescriptions. 

                                                                                                                                                                     
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What should my student not bring to school? 

Please help your children focus in the classroom by not allowing them to bring the following items to school:

  • video games
  • cell phones
  • scooters
  • skateboards
  • roller shoes
  • any type of music player

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Will my child have homework every night? 

We give homework to your students to reinforce the concepts they have learned at school during the day. The amount of homework varies and we generally give homework every day. Each teacher has individual homework plans, so we ask you to please be supportive of the work your child must do at home.


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May I visit my child at school?

We welcome you to come observe your child's classroom. However, you need to contact your child's teacher and make sure it    is okay and choose a time and day that works best. When you arrive at school, check in at the front office. We ask that all visitors, whatever the reason they have come to campus, to check in at the front office first.


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Does Richardson offer bus services for students? 

We offer bus services for special needs students only.


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