Frequently Asked Questions

What does the PTA do?

The Richards PTA supports teachers with hospitality events and purchasing needed materials for the classroom or the school as budget allows. We also provide activities for students like dances, spirit items, and more. If you've got an idea you'd like to present to the PTA for consideration, we'd love to hear it! The more involved parents we have, the stronger we will be! If you haven't already, check out our PTA page HERE!

Am I able to order items after the cutoff date?

Because shirts are prepaid and custom ordered, they will be unavailable for order after the cutoff date. If we order extras and have inventory, we will happily sell them. Other items are available for sale until we run out. Don't worry--we're hoping everyone will love the shirts and we'll sell them at several different times during the school year!

When will I get my order?

After the order cutoff date, please allow 2 weeks for the shirts to be printed. Then, we will package all items for the students and deliver to their 3rd or 6th period class or in a scheduled drive through pick up for virtual students.

Are there PTA committees?

PTA is always looking for volunteers! The following are areas that could use committee support: Fundraising School dances Spirit items Communication Officer positions For more information, contact Beth Burgin, President at

What are your delivery policies?

Items ordered will be delivered to face-to-face students during their 3rd or 6th period class. Virtual students will have scheduled drive through pick up times on Fridays once all items are in stock. Pickup dates will be communicated at a later date.

What is your return policy?

If an item you've ordered is damaged when you receive it, we will replace with a like item or refund the purchase price. Some items are ordered in bulk. Others are custom orders. Replacement inventory may or may not be available. PTA will work with you to find the best solution. We simply ask that you remember we are volunteers and may need some flexibility. Thank you!

What payment methods do you accept?

This site is set up to accept payments by card. If you need to pay by cash or check, please print the order form (found HERE) and deliver it with payment to the PTA box in the Richards office by the order deadline. (Note: There will be a $35 fee for any returned checks.)

How do I contact Richards Middle School?

RICHARDS MIDDLE SCHOOL 2892 Edgewood Road Columbus, Georgia 31906 Phone: 706.569.3697