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  • RSD Weather Information

    As we get closer to winter, it may be necessary for the Richland School District to close or delay school due to ice, snow, or other emergency conditions. During inclement weather conditions, the Transportation Director is responsible for conducting road checks. He assesses the road network for safety of school buses and other commuter traffic. Based upon this input, the Superintendent of Schools will make the decision to delay or cancel school, or to open on time.
    The Superintendent’s decision will be communicated via the District web site (www.rsd.edu) and Facebook page, and by local radio and television stations beginning at approximately 5:45 am.
    If ever you disagree with our decision regarding school delays or closures, please know that it is considered an excused absence if you decide to keep your child home from school. Please inform and provide your child's school with a signed note. The final decision on whether or not to send your child to school is yours.

  • Gold Standard for HHS

    Hanford High School has earned the Gold Standard School designation from NextGen Personal Finance. The award is presented to schools that make personal finance education a priority for all students. HHS is one of only seven schools in the state to receive the award.

    Congratulations to Consumer Economics department chair Pam Kehret (seen here with Principal Tory Christensen), and Consumer Economics teachers Shane Essency and Teresa Shively

  • Levy election in February

    There will be a significant decrease in the Richland School District tax rate if voters approve the 2019-2022 levy in February. New state finance regulations require less dependence on local levies.

    The upcoming local levy will be comprised of two parts which total $2.00 per $1000 of assessed valuation, significantly lower than the current $3.40 levy rate:

    Educational Programs Levy -
    $1.50 per $1000 assessed valuation.
    Money used for extracurricular activities, additional staff (i.e. adequate number of nurses and paraprofessionals), professional development, teacher pay for extra time, course offerings (i.e. zero hour).

    Technology Levy -
    $0.50 per $1000 assessed valuation.
    Money used for replacing tech equipment and staff training.

    Current 2017 levy Proposed 2019-2022 levy
    $3.40 per $1000 $2.00 per $1000*

    *Yearly property taxes will decrease $280 on a $200,000 home.

  • Falcon Attendance


    • Students should miss no more than 9 days each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation. 
    • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
    • Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
    • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Hanford High is in the top 50 Best High Schools in Washington


    Benton Franklin Crisis

    The Counseling Services staff would like reminded students that support is available to anyone who needs it at the Hanford High School Counseling Office. Also, two additional resources everyone can access are the Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit and the Crisis Text Line. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text messaging. All you do is text 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The Crisis Text Line does not charge texters, but standard messaging rates may apply.

    Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit


    Crisis Text Line




School Delay Information

Click here for detailed information on school delays/closures due to weather.
You may also register to receive email and/or text message alerts through the Richland School District site.
Important Dates
Nov 18 :  6:00 PM
Drama Club- Friendsgiving
Nov 21 :  7:00 PM
Band Concert
Nov 22
END OF TRIMESTER- Early Release 11:00 AM
Nov 23
Thanksgiving Break- No School
Nov 23
Nov 24
Thanksgiving Break- No School
Nov 28 :  10:55 AM
BFT Transit Passes Handed Out During Lunches
Nov 30 :  6:30 PM
Show Choir & Varsity Chorale Concert
Dec 1 :  6:30 PM
Show Choir & Varsity Chorale Concert
Dec 2
SAT Testing
Dec 5 :  7:00 PM
Jazz Concert
Dec 7 :  5:00 PM
Girls Swim Banquet-Commons
Dec 8 :  7:00 PM
Jazz Concert
Dec 9
ACT Testing
Dec 9 :  4:00 PM
Jazz-Pops Concert
Dec 13 :  5:45 PM
Sports Booster Meeting
HHS Library
Dec 13 :  6:00 PM
International Club Christmas Potluck
Dec 14 :  5:30 PM
PTSA Board Meeting
Dec 14 :  6:30 PM
Choir Concert- Yuletide Celebration
Dec 14 :  6:30 PM
Hanford Flames Baseball Meeting
Coach Jays Room 704
Dec 16 :  10:00 AM
Robotic Interleague Event-FTC