• Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members,

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to the 2016-2017 school year! Our commitment at Richey Elementary School is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inispired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century. 

    One of the hallmarks of an exceptional school is a continuous partnership between the school and parents who work together for the best interest of the children. The close partnership between home and school is one of our noteworthy strengths here at Richey and one that I will continue to foster as we grow and learn together in the vastly changing world. That being said, Richey Elementary has a strong tradition fo supportive, hard-working parents. 

    As we move forward, our faculty is committed to ensuring that each and every child is provided an opportunity to excel academically, physically, and socially. We know that we can only accomplish this trhough a true relationship between school, our parents. and the students. Throughout the year, parents will have the opportunity to develop that connection in a wide variety of ways. It is important to your child that you are involved in some way at school.

    On that note, thank you to our teachers and staff for your hard work preparing your classrooms to provide engaging and supportive learning activities from day one. Thank you to our parents for being so supportive of our school and teachers, as well as overwhelmingly patient and flexible. Thank you to our "PAWSOME" students for coming to school from the very first day eager to learn and willing to put forth your best effort. It has been a true joy watching you learn and grow. 

    In conclusion, I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assisstance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at: equetta.jones@redclay.k12.de.us. I am honored to serve as your assistant principal. 

    Again, WELCOME TO RICHEY - we are glad you are a part of our family.

    Equetta Jones, ED.S