We're a 2021 Top Workplace!

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We are excited to announce that the Richfield Public School District is being recognized as a national standard Top Workplace! Nearly 3,000 organizations were invited to participate and we are honored to be included on the list of Top Workplaces—especially since the judges were our employees!

This designation is earned based on feedback from an employee survey that RPS staff completed this past spring. In total, 403 staff members completed the survey and provided 847 comments about working in Richfield Public Schools. 

Here is a link to our Top Workplaces profile and on Sunday, June 20, we will be listed in the Star Tribune's special “Top Workplaces 2021" section.

Our employees make our District special. We’re great because they’re great! 

If you’re looking to advance your career in a workplace that inspires you to learn, grow and excel, consider joining our team! We are currently hiring multiple positions for the 2021-22 school year. 

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As we wrap up our three-year construction project, we want to celebrate by inviting the entire Richfield community to tour your newly renovated schools! Open house events will take place at each school between September 25 and October 1 (coinciding with homecoming week!).

Masks, Transportation Boundaries and Distance Learning

As we approach the beginning of the new school year, we have a few quick updates for you regarding our face covering policy, transportation boundaries and online learning options. In addition to these districtwide updates, you should also be receiving information directly from your child’s school with the school-specific information you will need to start the school year strong.

COVID-19 Relief Funds

It is critical that we continue to support students academically as well as through increased social and emotional programs in this upcoming year. The U.S. government is providing additional funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), and we are asking you to identify the funding priorities that are most important to you. Take the survey here.

Summer Update

We hope you are enjoying your summer! Here are a few quick updates about what we are working on for back to school—especially as it relates to COVID-19 plans. Because the situation could change and is influenced by CDC and MDH recommendations, you can expect additional updates leading up to the first day of school.

D.E.L.O.R.E.S. Works Partners with RPS

What do Kirby Puckett, Jr., local photographer Robert McLain, and Grammy Award-winning music producer Gary Hines have in common? They are all working with RPS students this summer through a new partnership with D.E.L.O.R.E.S. Works. Read more about this innovative program and listen to the recent interview with Al McFarlane.

RHS Class of 2020 Closes Graduation Gap

Superintendent Unowsky and Asst. Superintendent Daniels sat down with KARE 11 and talked about what it took to eliminate the achievement gap in the 2020 graduation rate at Richfield High School.