Closing Procedures

Closing Procedures for Richland Academy  

The safety of all students, faculty, and staff is our primary consideration in determining whether RAA  should remain open in cases of extreme weather or other occurrences. If we receive information that weather conditions, or any other risks, pose a significant threat to the safety of our RAA community, we will act appropriately and immediately. Please note, rarely does RAA close due to extreme low temperatures alone. Parents of our students are capable of preparing themselves and their children for inclement weather and for  deciding if weather conditions and their own personal circumstances warrant altering their schedules. 

We offer a service for which our students pay directly. Therefore, if we close, we temporarily deny that  service to our students. So, if our observations and consultations indicate that conditions do not present an  undue threat to the RAA community, we are obliged to provide the service that we have promised to our  students. In other words, our goal is to keep RAA open. Richland Academy of the Arts is open for normal business operations and instructional activities unless  indicated otherwise on RAA’s home page, Facebook, Instagram, or Remind App. Employees and students are expected to exercise judgment regarding their ability to travel safely to RAA when inclement weather is in the area. They are not expected to place travel for work or class attendance above considerations for individual health and safety. 

Please note: Richland Academy of the Arts will automatically close if there is a Level 2 or above snow  emergency in Richland County by 3:00 pm.

Where To Find Updates / Important Information 

If conditions necessitate closure, this is where you can find updates:

  • Website: www.richlandacademy.com 
  • Facebook: @richlandacademy
  • Instagram: @richlandacademyofthearts
  • Remind: Text “@raaupdates” to 81010 to receive texts straight to your phone!

The staff at the Richland Academy shares in your desire for all to have an exceptional experience with the arts. The best way to see if the programs

currently offered at the Academy are a fit for you is to request information.

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