Starr Elementary

Welcome Back



Dear Families,


Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. Starr staff has been working over the summer to make this upcoming school year our best ever. The teachers have been busy attending special training sessions this summer in math, literacy and technology.  They look forward to bringing exciting and new educational opportunites to your student.


The first day of school for all students will be Wednesday, August 10th, 2016. Breakfast will be served from 7:15-7:45.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday school hours are 7:50–2:40. Students will be dismissed at 1:40 on Tuesday’s. Breakfast will be served from 7:15-7:45.


The only entrance that will be accessible throughout the school day will be the front door at 301 North 19th Street. This door will be locked for security purposes. Please press the door bell and we will let you in. All other doors will remain locked for security reasons. All visitors are to report to the office and will be asked to sign in, sign out and wear a visitor’s badge while in the building.


The following forms must be on file at school for your child: legal birth certificate, immunization records from your doctor, and an enrollment form.


Together we can make this a rewarding school year for all children. We hope that each of you will consider how you can remain active in your child’s education. We welcome parent involvement and hope you will consider the multiple ways you can assist us. Parent involvement is a priority.


Please make sure to complete a police background check if you are interested in doing volunteer work for Starr. This must be completed every year.


A few general reminders about procedural items.


Students need to be in class and ready to begin their daily activities at 7:50. Our dismissal time is 2:40 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We dismiss at 1:40 on Tuesday. We need for all our students to be here daily and on time. Attendance is important at Starr. Please schedule all appointments after school hours.


Safety is a priority at Starr.  During drop off and dismissal we ask that all parents and guardians wait outside the main doors to pick up their students and to do their goodbyes.  Starr faculty and staff will be waiting each morning to welcome your student and teachers will accompany students through dismissal each day. When we have a two-hour delay, school will start at 9:50. You can access school closings/delays by going to the Richmond Community Schools web site, listening to the radio, or watching television.


I look forward to working with each of you. When we work together, we can make a positive difference in our community and in the lives of children.



Karrianne R. Polk-Meek, Principal


"Educating students for their future, not our past."

Our mission is to prepare our students for their future through the use of a rigorous curriculum based on the Indiana State Standards, and real-world experiences.

La meta de la Escuela de Starr es para preparar todos los estudiantes por el futuro. Nosotros va a usar Los Estandartes de Estado de Indiana , y nuestra  la plan de estudios, y experiencias de el mundo verdadero.


Welcome to the Starr Elementary Webpage

Starr Elementary is one of six neighborhood schools located in historic Richmond, Indiana.  Starr Elementary is proud of its location in the historic Starr District.  Each day we strive to live up to our mission of "Educating students for their future, not our past."

The Coyote Pledge

Starr Treasures





How can you find out what is going on at Starr?

  • You can read the newsletters that are posted on our website each month
  • You can check out the RCS Events Calendar – we update our events every week
  • You can follow us on Facebook
  • You can follow us on twitter @ESACoyote

What is going on right now at Starr?

Check our calendar of events to stay current on activities and events at Starr!

Important Information

  • Classroom Newsletters go home twice a month on Wednesday
  • Monthy Newsletter will be posted on the school website
  • Absences are not excused if we do not receive a phone call or a note from a parent/guardian