COVID-19 Information

  • Información sobre coronavirus en español

    Updated 4/2/20

    Dear RPS Community,

    We hope you are enjoying your spring break and that you are finding time to relax.

    As we prepare to resume instruction on Monday, April 6, we have some important information for you. Please take a few minutes to read through the information provided. 

    Closed April 3

    As a reminder, Richfield Public Schools will be closed on Friday, April 3. This includes child care services as well as grab & go meals. Students picking up meals on Thursday will receive extra food for Friday.  

    Distance Learning

    Teachers and staff have worked hard to ensure a successful launch of our distance learning program. While we anticipate a smooth start, we know it is also possible that there might be issues in some places with technology or other communication. Please be patient the first few days as we all adjust to the new tools and processes. To help families, we created a distance learning web page with tips and resources:

    Technology Support

    The IT Helpdesk will be staffed from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. from April 6-10, and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. from that point forward. Evening Helpdesk voicemails are addressed immediately the following morning so please make sure to leave a detailed message with callback information.

    • Phone: 612-798-6050
    • Email: tech.support@rpsmn.org

    Student Device Repair

    For students who have been issued district Chromebooks/devices, we have established the following process for repairs:

    • All device repairs and cord requests are subject to the district user agreement fine structure. If your repair requires a repair fee, it will be added to your FeePay account. 
    • All device repairs will be handled by our local business partner Chipheads. Please state that you are a Richfield Public Schools family and fill out the RPS repair form at the store. 
    • If your cord malfunctions, you can also pick one up at Chipheads for $10. You will not be fined further for the cord.
      • Address: 6333 Penn Avenue South
      • Phone: 612-866-8800
      • Email: support@chipheads.com 
      • Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Grab & Go Meals

    Free breakfast and lunch will continue to be available for as long as schools are closed. Please note that due to construction, the RDLS/STEM location will be moving to door #10 (at the corner of 70th and 12th street) starting Monday, April 6. View the bus delivery routes and the April menu on our website:

    District Phones/Internet Outage April 3

    On Friday, April 3, the Richfield Public Schools network, phones, and portal will be down for maintenance starting at 8 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. This means staff will not have email access to their accounts to respond to any emails or voicemail during that time. 

     

    Thank you all for your ongoing support and patience during these uncertain times.

    We are looking forward to resuming classes on Monday!

    Sincerely,

    Superintendent Steven Unowsky

     

Resources