Ridge Circle Family Newsletter

March 31, 2023

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Hope you are enjoying Spring Break!

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IAR testing starts April 5.

Ridge Circle starts the Illinois Assessment of Readiness(IAR) on Wednesday for all students in grade 3-6. Students will be taking 3 English Language Arts and 3 Mathematics tests.

Students will be given 1 assessment per day.

How can you help???

--Help your child to be ready and on time for school

--Be sure they have a good breakfast and stay hydrated

--Remind your child to do their best

RC March/April Attendance Madness Continues....

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Check it our Elite Eight Classrooms for Attendance!

Parents...Did you do your homework???

All parents and guardians are encouraged to share your feedback about Ridge Circle. Our school improvement goals are designed to help us to grow and improve as a school. Your input is valuable to this process. We are currently at 41%.

Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Closes March 31, 2023.

Return the form below(with the apple on it) to receive your family paw!

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Ridge Circle yearbooks are now on sale. To purchase, students need to complete the yearbook envelop with $23 to the main office. Sales end March 31, 2023

To order online click here and enter this code: 73498E

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Ask your child....how are they celebrating and participating in Women's History Month?

Morning Drop Off / Afternoon Pick Up

Drop off begins at 8:15am. (There is no supervision prior to 8:15am)

Before School Line Up Locations

Grade Kindergarten, 1st , 2nd by door 6 and 7 and enter door 5

Grade 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th on the basketball courts and enter door 4

**Bus Riders will line up by Door 1.

After School Pick Up

Students will exit the door they enter.

Critical Information

Our teachers need your child's pick up information. Please share with them whether your child is a parent pick up, walker, turnabout pick up, Boys & Girls club or older sibling picking up.

If you are driving your child to or from school, you must use the turnabout on Streamwood Boulevard. Drivers must stay in their cars. Staff will escort your child to their line up location. There is no parking in the turnabout.

** In order for our process to work, it takes patience. **

RC Attendance Email

What should I do if my student is sick/tardy or can not go to school?

Ridge Circle now has an email that you can report your child(ren)’s absences and/or tardies!


ALL absences must be reported by a parent or guardian on or before the day of the absence(9am). Please provide the following information on the email:

● Child(ren)’s Name, Grade & Teacher

● Reason for absence:

Please state if your child(ren) is exhibiting one or more symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms are:

Fever of 100.4 or higher, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from an unknown cause, muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.

Doctor’s Appointment, Funeral, Family Emergency, or another issue.

Attendance Line: 630-213-5600 ext. 5601

Front Office 630-213-5600 ext. 5640

Bilingual Liaison 630-213-5600 ext. 7112

Nurse: 630-213-5600 ext. 5803

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RC Upcoming Events

March 6 - April 10 - Attendance Madness

March 27 - 31 - Spring Break!!

April 1 - May 31 - 23/24 School Registration

April 3 - 21 -- IAR testing for grades 3-6

April 4 - No school for Election Day!

April 7 - No school for Spring Holiday

April 19 - Math Night

Join us for District Events

U-46 Bond Proposal on April 4 ballot

This spring, community members in U-46 will be asked to vote on a zero-tax-rate-change bond proposal that, if approved by voters, will enhance the quality of our school buildings by making them safer and by improving classrooms. Good schools help protect the investment in our homes and in our communities. And we can do this without increasing our District’s property tax rate. You can find more information at u-46.org/bondproposal.

U-46 STEM Expo--April 29

The STEM expo is an opportunity for k-12 students to explore and discover science. To participate, register before April 1, 2023. Click here to check out this opportunity.

District Parent Cafes in Spanish

The U-46 Family Welcome Center hosts “Parent Cafes” regularly at schools throughout the District. During these cafes, parents have the opportunity to talk with other caregivers about the challenges and rewards of raising a family. They also learn about five “protective factors” — such as social connections and knowledge of parenting — that have been shown to keep children safe and families strong.

For a complete schedule, click here.

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Positions available in U-46

U-46 is looking for Para Educators, Noon Hour Supervisors and Substitute Teachers. Please go to U-46.org and click on CAREERS. Mrs. Raine is also available to talk to you about these amazing opportunities.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Looking for Child Care Before and After School?

Ridge Circle is a Boys & Girls Club outside of school hours. If you are looking for excellent child care with academic support, recreation, daily meals, enrichment programs, and friendship, B & G is the place for you child. Most families qualify for free programing. Visit the website for more information www.bgcelgin.org
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Ridge Circle Administrative Team

Please contact us if you need anything.

Janelle Raine, principal janelleraine@u-46.org

Anissa Lanotte, assistant principal anissaupshaw@u-46.org

Sarah Hansen, resident administrator sarahhansen@u-46.org