Hickory Ridge Elementary School

Back to School Family Newsletter 2021-2022

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Hello Cowboy Families,

We are excited to begin another amazing school year here at the Ridge! We look forward to partnering with you this school year and are committed to ensuring the success of our Cowboys. We know you probably have many questions about back to school. We are hoping this newsletter will help answer some of your questions. We are looking forward to greeting you all at our Open House next week on August 19 in person. We are excited to welcome you into our beautiful new building, as this will be the very first time since opening we have been able to welcome our school community into the building. Please check out the newsletter for important back to school information.

~HRES Administrative Team

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Open House 2021-2022

We are excited to welcome you into our brand new building for the first time since opening in August of 2020. We ask that while on campus, you assist us with maintaining social distance between families. Thank you so much for your help with this.
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Parking for Open House

You are welcome to park in the main parking lot or in the bus parking lot for open house. You can enter the building through the main entrance or through the bus lot entrance.
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School Supply Lists 2021-2022

Community Engagement Event

Hickory Ridge Staff will be at the Harrisburg Park on Friday, August 20 from 1:00-2:00 pm handing out popsicles at Shelter #5. We hope to see you there!
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COVID 19 Protocols


  • Currently masks are optional for all students and staff from a recent vote from the Cabarrus County Board of Education.
  • The school board is meeting on Monday, August 16 to discuss this further.
  • We will update you if there are any changes made to the masking options.

Social Distancing

  • We will work to maximize social distancing for students while on campus.


  • The building will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
  • Staff will clean/sanitize student desks daily and will sanitize in between students.
  • Students will wash and sanitize hands often throughout the school day.

Classroom Teacher Assignments

We are excited to welcome our staff back to school next week. Your child's teacher will make contact with you by the end of the day Wednesday, August 18 to introduce themselves to you and welcome you to his/her classroom.

Child Nutrition Updates

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Kindergarten Registration

Calling all future Kinder Cowboys! We are excited to welcome you to the Hickory Ridge Elementary family. Please visit the link below for information on registering your rising Kindergartener if you have not already done so already.

Helpful Links

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We are looking forward to a great year. Stop by the PTO table in the downstairs atrium at Open House for more information. You can also visit their website linked below to see how you can support our PTO.
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Hickory Ridge Elementary

Adrian Parry, Principal

April Dawn Raney, Assistant Principal

Karen von Klahr, Dean of Students