Falcon Ridge Family Updates

August 20, 2021

News and Tidbits

Hello Families,

We are anxiously preparing for the arrival of students to campus next week! Please be sure to stop by the Open House on Monday, August 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00. Students can drop off their school supplies, meet the teachers and staff, sign up for a yearbook, and participate in a PTO activity. There will be a brief new student orientation in the gym at 1:00 for our new to Falcon Ridge families.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 25th. We are looking forward to the new school year. Students will enter the building through the front doors. The doors will open at 7:50 and school starts at 8:05.

Please familiarize yourself with the student handbook (see below) for attendance procedures, dress code, sick policy, etc.

Tuesday evening the school board approved the FRPCS Safe Return to In-Person Instruction (see attachment below). Masks will be optional for students and staff.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday.


Dr. Jorgensen

Coming Events

  • 8/23 - Back to School Open House (1-3 p.m.)
  • 8/23 - New student orientation (1:00-1:20) gym
  • 8/25 - First day of school
  • Early release days every Monday (1st-8th grades dismiss at 1:30 p.m.)

**Check out our website for the most updated information

Big picture

Welcome our new staff to Falcon Ridge!

PTO Corner

Would you like to get involved with planning activities, events, and fundraisers? Want to connect with other Falcon Ridge parents? Join the PTO! Contact PTO president Tara Clark for more information.

Check out the PTO calendar of events below!

Before School Procedure

Self-Screening: If a student or staff member has any of the following symptoms, it indicates a possible illness that puts them at risk of spreading illness to others.

  • Symptoms requiring a student or staff member to stay home

    • A temperature of 100.0 degrees F or higher. Students and staff need to be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours before attending school.

    • Vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    • Sore throat with a fever greater than 100.0°. If they are diagnosed with Strep throat, then they should stay home until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours.

    • Excessive coughing, which could include a cough that is prolonged, lasting more than a few weeks; any shortness of breath; difficulty breathing or wheezing; cough associated with fever, chills, sweating, or ill appearance; chest pain or painful cough; coughing up phlegm that is green, yellow, blood-stained, or foul smelling.

    • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis). Keep the child home until a doctor has given the OK to return to school. Pink eye is highly contagious and in most cases is caused by a virus, which will not respond to an antibiotic. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor will be able to determine if this is the case.

  • Other symptoms where students or staff members may need to stay at home

    • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Nausea

    • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

Parents and staff are expected to review these symptoms daily. It is up to the individual parent and staff member to determine if a person needs to stay home.