Principal's Welcome


Dear RCS Families,

We’ve made it through another week of school and the kids are doing a great job with their learning. When I was younger my coaches asked us to practice like it was a game time situation. I’m happy to report that our students took last Friday’s emergency drills seriously and did a nice job with everything. We have two more lock-down drills that will need to be conducted before December 30. A text will be sent out at the beginning and ending of each drill.

I would like to extend a big thank you to the bus drivers and teacher aides and assistants who helped with the delivery of food boxes to all of our RCS students this afternoon. Every RCS family received a 20 lb. box of fresh produce. Every box comes with two acorn squash and one butternut squash. I enjoy using the following method for preparing my squash (below is my secret recipe):

1.Cut it in half

2.Remove the seeds

3.Dress it up (brush with butter and sprinkle brown sugar all over it)

4.Roast it (place your squash on baking sheet at 400° for about an hour)

The PTO met this past Monday and decided to purchase t-shirts for all RCS students. Please fill out one form for each of your children. The form is located at www.ripleycsd.org in the newsfeed. We will be sending out a text message to all of our families this coming Saturday with the link. A big thank you goes out to the PTO for this generous gift!

We will be sending out a COVID-19 survey via text this Sunday. Our staff fills out this survey daily upon entering the building. We are going to ask our families to fill out the same survey weekly (every Sunday). You will be asked to fill out one survey for all of your children. If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions, you will be directed to keep your child(ren) home and contact the school nurse. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Please enjoy the long weekend. School will be closed this Monday in observance of Columbus Day. We’ll see you on Tuesday.

Yours in education,

Mr. Micah Oldham

“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.” ~ Unknown

Mr. Micah Oldham
Elementary Principal

Mrs. Laurie Kozlowski
Administrative Assistant
Elementary Office, 716-736-2631 ext. 7224