In Minnesota, when any student comes to our public schools, we throw open the doors and welcome them with open arms. Every student, irrespective of their race, religion or ethnicity, has a place in our classrooms and the right to an excellent education. We are devoted to ensuring that right.

Our state is stronger because of so many who have chosen to make Minnesota their home, including refugees, immigrants and people seeking asylum. In many cases, it is often up to our schools to lay the foundation for children and families as they forge a new life in a new land.
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Congratulations to Char Anderson
Richfield High School Media Assistant!
Char won the 2016 ITEM Media Assistant of the year Award! Char has worked for Richfield Public Schools since 2000.  Char was nominated by RHS Media Specialist; Melissa Glavas. Glavas describes her co-worker as ‘someone who takes the initiative, is caring to students, professional with adults, and completes work with high standards for excellence... all with amazingly positive attitude.’
Congratulations Char! 

Over 40 school district superintendents have come together to develop a collective education plan to address  integration, access, opportunity  and educational achievement.  We cannot accomplish this important work without your voice.

Thursday, Feb. 23,
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Southwest High School Commons, 3414 W. 47th St., Minneapolis

(Enter through Door 1 on W. 47th St.)



Please accept our invitation to participate by calling 612.668.0237

Transportation, interpreters and child care are available upon request. When you RSVP, please let us know if you will need transportation, an interpreter or child care.

Light food and refreshments will be provided.
Congratulations to RPS Teachers
Steve Hemming and Teresa Stadem!

RMS' 6th grade S
ocial Studies teacher
Steve Hemming and RCEP's Language Art's teacher Teresa Stadem are candiates

for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year!

Information for members of the media



Richfield Early Learning Programs

Parent Information Night

Discover Early Learning options in
Richfield Public Schools for 2017-18


Thursday, March 9th

Visit anytime from 4:30-6pm

Central Education Center, 7145 Harriet Avenue S.
Learn about the application process
Get your questions answered about preschool and family education
Complete application forms on site or at home

Free pizza, compliments of Parent Advisory Council


Presentations at 5:00 and 5:30pm

Computers available for online application

Information presented in Spanish & English


Dear Students, Families and Staff of Richfield Public Schools,


In light of ongoing national conversations around immigration. race and community safety, I’m writing to assure our community  that Richfield Public Schools remains fully committed to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for everyone, regardless of race, gender, class, religion, culture, disability, sexual orientation or any and all differences.  


The mission of our work in the District is “Richfield Public Schools inspires and empowers each individual to learn, grow and excel.”  We continue to remind our students and families that student needs and success are at the center of all of our work.


Our mission, goals and board policies align on the following work:

  • Ensuring an environment where all belong and are treated respectfully
  • Focusing on individual students and staff in the organization to support their success,
  • Providing an equal educational opportunity for all students.
  • Respecting differences and differences of opinion


In my conversations with the Board of Education, as well as ongoing conversations and observations throughout our schools, I am confident this commitment remains at the center of our work.  Please know that Richfield Public Schools remains fully focused on serving ALL students and families to achieve success.


We thank you for the continued opportunity to serve.



Steven Unowsky,
Superintendent Richfield Public Schools


Superintendent Unowsky and Board Member Tim Pollis Greet
Sheridan Hills Students - Friday February 3.

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