Richard Avenue Elementary School

3646 Richard Avenue | Grove City, Ohio 43123

Phone: (614) 801-8325 | Fax: (614) 871-0712 | Attendance: (614) 801-8950

Anne-Marie Rhodes, Principal


Happy Summer! We can't wait to see you August 19th for our meet the teacher event. Please make sure you check our our Staggered Start Schedule below for K-3rd grade.

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Infinite Campus Updates

Keep your Infinite Campus Parent Portal information updated to get text, phone, and email updates!

Infinite Campus (IC) is the District’s Internet-based student information system. Important features of IC are the Parent Portal and NEW Mobile App. Through the IC tools, parents are able to access their child’s information, such as class schedules, attendance, academic reports, transportation information, coursework, and put funds in their child’s food service account online. Parents can also designate how and where they wish to receive emergency communications, attendance calls, general announcement messages, and e-mail messages from teachers, the school, and the school district. New accounts need an activation key. The district will be mailing those out in August, so save the letter if you need to create a new account.

To create an IC account, please go to:

If you already have an IC account, please update your emergency contact information at:


Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open.

Please visit our District Website at to follow our step-by-step enrollment and registration process or call our Student Enrollment Center at (614) 801-6280 to speak with an enrollment specialist regarding registering your child to attend one of our schools. 

Staggered Start 2024

Our kindergarten, first, second and third grade students will being the year by following a staggered start schedule. These students will attend ONCE on either August 21st, 22nd or 23rd based on their last name. Then, they will follow the regular attendance calendar the following week. Our fourth graders will attend all day everyday starting on August 21st. See below which date your student should attend. Please note, attendance is based on student last name, not parent. If there are students in the same household with different last names, please call Richard Avenue after July 29th to inquire about having students attend the same day.

Wednesday, August 21: Last Names A-G

Thursday, August 22: Last Names H-O

Friday, August 23: Last names P-Z

Free and Reduced- Price Meal Applications - Apply Today!

It is that time of year again to complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application! For many families, they wonder if they qualify and for some that believe they do not qualify…sometimes they are surprised that they do end up qualifying and avoid unnecessary costs and meal debt in the process. As a rule of thumb, we suggest “it does not hurt to apply!” Free and Reduced-Price  Meal Applications need to be completed annually each school year. 

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch eligibility is determined annually at the federal level using a sliding scale based upon a household’s combined income. Once a family qualifies, they receive either Free or Reduced-Price breakfast and lunch. Additionally, qualifying families are eligible for academic fee waivers for school supplies. A new application must be completed each school year in order to be eligible to qualify. 

To Apply head to the link here: 

Incoming Kindergarten Parents:

Mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Kickoff! You will be able to register your child for either the morning or afternoon sessions on Aug 8th, 9th and 12th (students will attend three, half-day sessions) to help jumpstart their kindergarten experience by following the link below:

Upcoming Events:

Language Assistance Notification:

South-Western City Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of SWCSD to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students.  All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-801-8325.

En Español:

Las escuelas de South-Western City tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de SWCSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP,  sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-801-8325.


In Somali:

South-Western City Schools waxay qaadi doonaan talaabooyin macquul ah oo lagu hubsanayo in dadka luuqada ingiriisigu  ku yartahay (LEP) helaan marin macno u leh oo loogu simanyahay kaga qayb qaadashada dhamaan adeegyada, hawlaha, iyo barnaamijyada laga helo degmada. Waa xeer ay SWCSD ku hubinayso helitaanka xiriirka LEP ardayda iyo reerahooda macno u leh iyo sidii loogu kala war qaadan lahaa waxa ku saabsan tacliinta ardaydaydoo dhan. Dhamaan adeegyada ay is waafaqa xeerkaa waxa heli doona caawimadeeda ardayda iyo reeraha u baahan adeegaas oo ah bilaa lacag ah . Si aad u hesho adeegaas, fadlan wac 614-801-8325.