Kindergarten Special Edition

Ridges Elementary | February 28, 2022

Welcome New Kindergarten Families

Dear 2022-23 Kindergarten Families!

If you are a new family, I'd like to be the first to offer an official welcome to the Ridges community. If you are a returning family with a newly enrolled younger sibling, we are very happy to continue partnering with you to give your child the best educational experiences we can.

This special edition newsletter is to provide our new and returning families with the information you need to successfully start the school year with your soon-to-be Kindergarten student. You are always welcome to reach out by calling the Ridges front office at 503-825-5700.

Also, please feel free to share this newsletter with any families with a Kindergarten age child who may not have heard about Kindergarten registration. Thank you!

Miranda Johnson

Principal, Ridges Elementary

Important Upcoming Dates

TODAY! | Register your child for Kindergarten online or pick up a paper registration packet from the front office.
  • Students must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022

March 3 @ 3:30 to 6:00 PM | Kindergarten Open House

Coming Summer 2022 | Kindergarten Summer Playdates (July 28th and August 16th)

Register Today for Kindergarten!

Registration for our incoming Kindergarten class is available online using the link below. Incoming Kindergarten students must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2022. Registering early helps the school and district start planning for the fall.

Online Kindergarten Registration

During online registration, new families will create a Sherwood ParentVUE account. Parents of current and former Sherwood students will log in with their existing ParentVUE account. Please call the Ridges front office at 503-825-5700 if you have any questions.

Paper Registration

Families are also welcome to register using paper registration. Paper registration packets can be picked up from the Ridges front office.

Kindergarten Open House - March 3

Kindergarten Open House is an event for parents and incoming Kindergarten students to visit the school, hear from staff members, and meet their peers.

Kindergarten Open House

March 3 from 3:30 - 6:00

Ridges Elementary

Families should park in Edy side parking lot (south side) and look for signs to enter near the south side Edy front courtyard entrance. Sessions will start every 20 minutes, starting at 3:40. The last session will start at 5:40. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of your preferred session.

While waiting for sessions to begin, families will be given a chance to meet representatives from the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), learn about the on-site after school care option, take a picture in the self-serve photo area, and see a few parts of our school building.

Kinder Playdates - Coming Summer 2022

This summer, incoming Kindergarten families will have more opportunities to meet staff and other families at Kinder Playdates. Kinder Playdates are 1-hour play times on the Ridges playground. They include arts and crafts and an introduction to the Kindergarten teachers and school principal. Currently our Ridges playdates are set to be held from 5-6 pm on July 28th and August 16th. More information will be shared with all registered kindergarten families via email over the summer.

School Boundaries

If you’re enrolling your student or looking to move to Sherwood, you may locate the schools for a home address using our online Boundary Map. Enter your address in the upper left corner to search. Contact Kami Golden at or 503-825-5011 with boundary questions.

School Day Schedule

The school day begins at 7:55 a.m. with doors opening at 7:45 for general arrival. Students eating breakfast at school may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. The school day ends at 2:15 p.m., with the exception of Wednesday when school dismisses at 1:15.

The Sherwood School Board has also approved our school calendars for the 22-23 and 23-24 school years. These calendars can be found on the district calendar webpage linked here.

Ridges PAC

Get connected with the Ridges PAC! Visit the link here to see upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to get involved and be connected.