Good attendance is so important to student success. Please urge your child to be at school each and every day. This year we have an 8 period day that allows for more elective classes, plus added math tutorials. The school day starts at 8:00 and ends at 3:36. Please drive slowly through campus when picking-up or dropping off schoolchildren. Do not park in the lane between the cafetorium and the large oak tree. Park in the parking lot to help keep traffic flowing smoothly. The safety of our children is our #1 concern.Class sponsors for the 2012-2013 school year are Nelson Smith (12), Krystal Butler (11), Michael Brand (10), Valerie Gossett and Paula Miller (9), Rhonda Wyatt (8), Bonnie and Jerry Burkhart (7), and Scott Isbell (6). Parents interested in helping their children in class events can contact the class sponsors.Parents of students in grades 7-12 are urged to sign drug test permission forms and return them to school as soon as possible. The only way the school can test students with a urinalysis is with both student and parent permission. Contact the principal’s office if you need any further information. Help keep our students drug free!The Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF) has notified Richland Springs ISD that one student from Richland Springs High School was selected as a TILF scholarship recipient for 2012. Sara Hedley was awarded a $1,000 Nike Corporation Scholarship. Sara placed third in state in Lincoln/Douglas Debate. TILF awarded 464 new and 163 continuing scholarships this year totaling nearly $1.1 million. Our thanks go out to our UIL coaches and coordinators for supporting student learning through rigorous academic competition. Without their dedication and encouragement, these students wouldn’t have come so far. If you see a teacher in public, tell them how much you appreciate their efforts.Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks. School flags will be flown at half mast on September 11, and students will observe a moment of silence marking the first plane crash on Sept 11, 2001.Richland Springs is a good place to live and raise a family. We have a great community, students, teachers and staff. It’s great to see our community supporting students in their efforts to achieve. It takes everyone working together to achieve success. Thanks for all you do!Community involvement is the key to our success!Parents of students in grades pre-K through 12 are invited to a 6:30 p.m. orientation and meeting on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in the Richland Springs Cafetorium. Topics to be discussed will be the migrant program, Title 1 program, parent involvement program, and the 2012-2013 school year. Parent input for the school year is welcomed! Refreshments will be provided at the meeting. Parents and students attending the meeting receive free passes to the 7:30 varsity football game at Coyote Field beginning at 7:30 the same evening.Comanche Premier vs. Richland SpringsThursday, Sept. 6 at Coyote Field at 7:30 p.m.