South Ridge Elementary

Home of the Roadrunners

The PBIS Expectations Fair is Coming!


What a strong start to the school year! As we visited classrooms, there was a level of excitement that cannot be translated into words. We are so happy to welcome back our respectful, responsible and resilient learners. To continue with our positive momentum, we will be heavily investing in refreshers of expectations and routines here at South Ridge.


The vision of the South Ridge Elementary Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is that all students report feeling safe, cared about, and positively contributing to the educational community as students and citizens.


South Ridge is a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports school (PBIS). PBIS is an approach for supporting students’ academic success by making schools safer and providing opportunities for all students to become positive leaders in the school and community. We are developing effective discipline procedures that reflect the unique needs of our school and community. All teachers/staff reinforce and recognize students who are being respectful, responsible, and resilient at school. Roadrunner tokens are given to students who are meeting behavioral expectations.


It is paramount that we set appropriate behavioral expectations for all students in all areas at school. Students will participate in our Expectations Fair where we review the type of expected behaviors at school. Rewarding students for exhibiting these expected behaviors increases teamwork and overall positive attitudes about school.


Our Expectation fair will be held during the school day on September 20th for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students; and on September 21st for our 3rd and 4th grade students.

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Counselor's Corner


My name is Anna Moskal, and I am a new counselor at South Ridge Elementary, helping all students with issues that may be impacting their academic, career, and personal growth. I am honored to be a part of the South Ridge family helping students reach their fullest potential.


As a counselor, I am especially sensitive to the needs of the students, as well as attentive to educational details. I provide responsive services including internal and external referral procedures, short-term counseling or crisis intervention focused on mental health or situational concerns (e.g. grief, difficult transitions) with the intent of removing barriers to learning.


Students may be referred to me if there are concerns that are inhibiting their learning here at school. Some concerns, but not limited to are: behavioral difficulties, social-emotional concerns, conflict with peers, attendance or academic concerns.


Families are invited to contact me during work hours via phone 360-619-1504 or email anna.moskal@ridgefieldsd.org. We can discuss your concerns over the phone or you can come in to meet with me.


In addition to counseling support, South Ridge has implemented the Connection Center to help build meaningful connections between students and their staff, peers, and the community. The connection center is focused on building a safe and positive school environment for all students, from hosting leadership to giving students a break when they need time to reset.


The Connection Center is part of South Ridge's dedication to the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for all students. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Anne Lamping at Anne.Lamping@ridgefieldsd.org or 360.619.7439


Mission Statement:

The mission of the counseling program is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program centered around an engaging curriculum that encourages the highest level of student achievement through their growth in academic, career, and social-emotional domains.

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Reminders!


Arrival and Dismissal:


1) If you are dropping off in the morning, and your car is next to the sidewalk, you do not need to wait for a staff member to get your child out of the car. They may exit themselves and proceed to the gate between the 2 buildings. If it is before 8:55 the gate is not open, and the students will have to wait at the gate.


2) If you are sitting in the second lane, you will need to wait for a staff member to help your child out of the car as we don’t want a student to get hit by another car, and not everyone pays attention as much as they should in the parking lot. To make this process go faster, please have your child unbuckled and masked as the staff member opens the car door.


3) We are currently using 2 lanes for cars coming into the parking lot (both for drop off and pick up) in order to expedite the line and get cars off of 199th street. Someone will be directing traffic at the bottom of the Building B parking lot in order to help everything run smoothly.


4) We are asking kinder and first grade families to use the lines to pick their child up and 2-4 families to park and get their child from the island. Also, please wait at your car and do not cross the crosswalks to pick up your child. This is part of our COVID safety protocols and you will be asked to return to your car by the island.

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