Starting March 14, gift certificates for free eye exams and glasses will be donated to 3,000 families in Richland One thanks to a partnership between the district, Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF) and VSP Vision Care.
Parents who would like to receive a free vision gift certificate should contact their child’s school nurse or the Richland One Office of Instructional Technology Services at 231-6803. Each child in a family (ages 1-19) is eligible to receive a gift certificate.
Parents can use the gift certificates at any vision provider in the VSP network, which includes companies such as Drs. Eye Care, Inc. and H. Rubin Vision Centers. A complete list of providers is available at district schools and at www.vsp.com . The certificate, which is valid until November 1, covers eye exams and a selection of basic eyewear chosen by the provider.
It is estimated that 20 percent of children struggle to read because of vision problems. Ida Thompson, Richland One’s director of Instructional Technology Services who is helping to coordinate the project, believes the new vision program will help children be better learners.
"The better children can see, the better they can read and learn,” said Thompson.” We are so thankful to VSP for making no-cost eye exams and eyewear available to eligible students in our district. Thousands of students will benefit greatly from these products and services, maximizing their potential and educational experience."
The donations are made possible through VSP Vision Care, which launched the #EyeGiveBack program in 2015 in an effort to help children in need see better. For every VSP Direct individual vision insurance plan purchased through #EyeGiveBack, VSP committed to donating a gift certificate that provides access to a no-cost eye exam and glasses to a child in need, up to $1 million in retail value. VSP is a charity partner with RIF, which selected Richland One as the national recipient of the program.
More details are available at this link: VSPDirect.com/EyeGiveBack. Media inquiries should be directed to the Richland One Office of Communications at 231-7504 or 231-7510.
Richland One Announces New Online Registration Process for 2016-2017 School Year
Starting March 1, Richland One will begin an online student registration process for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents of new students, as well as students currently attending district schools, will register online for the 2016-2017 school year.
The new online registration process will make it easier and quicker for parents to enroll their children and update their address, phone number and other contact information. The new system will limit duplication of forms completed by parents/guardians as well as visits to the school to submit paperwork. Parents can complete the registration process using a computer, tablet or smartphone. District schools and the Registrar’s Office will make computers available for parents and guardians without Internet access; paper forms also will be available, if needed.
The district will provide additional details about the new online registration process in the coming weeks. Media inquiries should be directed to the Richland One Office of Communications at 231-7504 or 231-7510.
All vehicles parking on the Eau Claire High School campus must have a parking
decal which has been issued by the school. Vehicles without proper
identification will be ticketed, booted, or towed at the owner’s expense. All
Richland School District One students must have successfully completed the ALIVE
AT 25 course offered by the National Safety Council before they can purchase a
parking decal. For more information about the ALIVE AT 25 course please go to www.scaliveat25.org
or call 800-733-6185.
Students who have completed the ALIVE AT 25 course and are eligible to park
on-campus need to bring their license, proof of insurance, and car tag number to
Ms. Teresa Anderson with $15 to purchase a parking decal. As always, we
appreciate your support and look forward to another successful Shamrock year!
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