Belong. Inspire. Grow.
Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families- With a full week under our belt- students and staff have settled nicely into our school routine. Building a consistent routine is important in our school world and helps reduce some of the stress that comes with uncertainty. I’m curious how it has been going at home for you all? Are the kids winding down at the end of the night and getting to bed at a decent time? Are they getting off their devices at least 30 minutes before going to bed so their brain is more prepared to sleep? After a summer break and staying up later and getting up later, it is an adjustment for us all.
Our students’ schedules can be even more extreme so as they adjusted this week, there was a lot of talk about being tired! At the same time, our kids still rally and find the energy to get their work done, be involved with activities, and maintain a positive attitude!
When I write this newsletter, I often hide away in an empty office, classroom, or coat closet because it gives me a few uninterrupted minutes to reflect on the week and more. My mind drifted back to a year ago and what it was like in the building and how it compares to today. One thing that stands out in my mind is the difference between wearing a mask and not wearing a mask. To me, the most powerful human expression is a SMILE. Even research supports the positive effects it has on yourself and certainly on others. I wonder how many tens-of-thousands of smiles were lost over those seven months? I wonder how that may have impacted individuals as well as our total social community. The good news is, WE’RE BACK BABY! Doubling down on every opportunity to generate smiles and laughter and joy! I’m a believer in – “Work Hard, Play Hard.” (sometimes I use- “work hard, play harder…!). I believe you can have both in your personal and work/school setting.
We’ve had a great week of hard work and opportunities to laugh and enjoy our time together. This is the building blocks for our Ridgeline Culture and who we want to be!
Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
I have included the parking lot entering and exiting tips with a couple new additions. A lot of the hiccups could be avoided if EVERYONE who picks up a student utilized the valet feature. Stopping or parking along the route is dangerous and disrupts the natural flow. Please share this info with friends and family members who may not be on our email list but assist with your transportation. Thank you!
Drivers and Drop-offs:
1. BE PATIENT
2. NEW: Please do not park and wait for students along the North lane that runs parallel to the front of the building. Particularly between the Henry Lane entrance and the roundabout. You should only stop there if you are waiting your turn to enter the roundabout. If you do not pull forward into the roundabout and a car passes you this blocks traffic exiting to the East. People should not have to wait behind you and it is dangerous for our children to be walking across the lane when people are driving in unpredictable manners.
3. NEW: Even though there are no yield signs on the roundabout, you should still yield to a vehicle in the roundabout. It is ok to pause and allow others into the roundabout if you notice a significant back up. For example, you’re coming in from the light and notice the student exit hasn’t moved because they can’t get in the roundabout.
3. Budget 10-15 minutes extra in the morning to get students here on time.
4. Please do not block the roundabout at any point. Please do not stop or park in the roundabout.
5. Please do not block other parking lot entrances or exits.
6. Please do not block cross-walks
Always pull forward as far as possible in the valet loop.
Be mindful of students walking between cars (they will do that), and I don’t recommend picking up your child on the road where they have to be in traffic or you have to stop traffic. I watched some kids get into moving cars on the first day
"You Can't Take it With You" - Fall Play Audition
"You Can't Take it With You"
This play is "about the importance of living life to the fullest where two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing what makes you happy" (Stage Agent).
Auditions are Tuesday, September 20, 2:30-5:00 in the Theatre
Callbacks are Thursday, September 22, 2:30-5:00 in the Theatre
Audition packets available in the office. When you take a packet, please sign up on the list. Indicate whether you are auditioning for a role or applying for tech crew. There is nothing to prepare ahead of time.
Performance Dates are November 17, 18, 19th!
Mark your calendars.... Spectacle of Sound- September 24th @7pm
Gates and concessions open at 5:30pm
Come see for the first time this season some great high school marching band shows from Cheney, University, Central Valley and Ridgeline!
Please join DECA and FBLA for the first combined meeting of the Ridgeline Business Club
Please join DECA and FBLA for the first combined meeting of the Ridgeline Business Club on Tuesday, September 27th in E204 during both lunches. You may attend during your regular lunch time. Can’t wait to see current members and welcome new interested students to the Ridgeline Business Club! If you think you might be an entrepreneur, or work in the business world someday then this club is for YOU! There will be food!
Back to School Open House- September 29th from 5:30-7:30pm
Save the Date- Homecoming Dance
Hey Falcons who’s ready to hit the dance floor?! Ridgeline is hosting its first ever homecoming dance Saturday, October 8th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm in the Ridgeline field house. The dance is semi-formal so get out your suits, dresses and dance shoes and get ready to cut up the floor. Tickets are five dollars and will go on sale at the business office beginning Monday, September 26th.
Do you like discussing politics?
We are starting a new club called JSA (Junior State of America). It is a national, non-partisan organization that helps students who enjoy government and politics to get involved!
Join the JSA google classroom 💚🤍
Winter Dance Team Auditions- coming soon!
If you're interested in the dance team audition process, please access it through the
Google Classroom: de3kzra
AP Biology lab
Biology is the study of life, so what a better way to kick off than playing with bugs! AP Biology's first lab this year in Mrs. Hamlin's class was an animal behavior lab using a garden favorite - rollie pollies! After conducting a designed experiment, students designed their own to test preferences of their rollie pollies measured by their behaviors
Little ‘Meme’ Personality assignment in Graphic Arts to help us get to know each other. Students drew these themselves in either in MS Paint, or Photoshop/Illustrator, whichever program they knew how to use. These were shared on a Google Slide show with the entire class, so we could learn about the unique traits of our personalities.
The Advanced Food Production students made delicious puffed pancakes today! The Intro to Food Production students demonstrated their kitchen safety and sanitation knowledge by identifying violations in our kitchen crime scene!
Window Clings for Sale- $1
Now selling Ridgeline window clings in our Business Office for only $1. Stop by and grab yours during open Business Office hours!
The Nest is now Open
The Nest is now OPEN !! They will be open during both lunches! Come see some friendly familiar faces and order your favorite drink!! We also have new Nest reloadable cards! One time $1 fee when purchasing the card and you can load any dollar amount to them! No minimum purchase amount when you buy items with the card!
Senior Yearbook Photo Information- Class of 2023
Class of 2023 💚🤍
Senior Photos are due October 15th
THIS IS HOW YOU WILL SUBMIT A SENIOR PORTRAIT:
➡ Please do not email your photo ⬅️
We have a secure online account with our yearbook publisher, Herff Jones, in which parents and/or professional photographers can upload a senior photo.
● Use this link: https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/#!/?code=rhsfalcons23
● Or go online to: HJeshare.com
● Enter school code: rhsfalcons23
● Save photo as: LastName, FirstName
● Example: Smith,John.jpg
Once you have entered the school portal, click ok to confirm your image is for Ridgeline High School.
1. Add your contact information
2. Click Upload General Photos
3. Select photo
4. Enter grade and name
How to pay student fees
RHS Booster Meeting- All are welcome
The RHS Falcon Booster club welcomes the Class of 2026!
We invite everyone to join the RHS Booster Club for the 2022-2023 year.
The purpose of the Falcon Boosters is to support the students in their athletics, activities and academics this year and into the future.
The Booster club supports RHS students in a variety of ways including: Concessions, Fight Song banner, Football Fan Club, Spring Semi-Formal Dance, funds for gardening, snacks during testing and support to athletic teams.
With your help in 2022-2023 we plan to do even more, including 2023 Grad Night and broader support for more activities/athletics!
Family Membership is $40 annually and Individual Membership is $25 annually.
We have various committees that welcome new volunteers when you have time and interest to be a Falcon Booster.
The more Falcon Boosters we have, the more impact we can have on RHS Falcons!
RHS Falcon Booster web page: https://rhs.cvsd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1756265&type=d&pREC_ID=2238684
Digital Job Boards
Just a reminder to keep checking the Digital Jobs Board on our Ridgeline Web Site under Counseling and Careers for job openings and internships. New postings have been added this week! Job boards are linked in our Instagram Bio, too!
Do you own a business that is hiring? We would love to add your job posting to our CVSD Digital Jobs Board, all of our CVSD students have access to this! Please email the information to Kelli Demarest at firstname.lastname@example.org and due to district email issues, please also email email@example.com!
Rotary District 5080 is now accepting student applications for both our long term and short term programs. We need your help in getting the word out to the youth in our communities so they can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Please help us get the word out to your students.
Below is a link to a very short, catchy, youtube video as well as a TV slide
Please be advised that the signal at Legacy Ridge/Country Vista will be set to YELLOW FLASH on Friday, September 16th; please alert the public to the below information.
FYI - After the yellow testing takes place for up to 7 days and it passes component inspection/function, the signal will be fully operational (yellow, green, red) on Thursday, September 22nd.