Ridge Circle Family Newsletter
August 26, 2022
Visitors to Ridge Circle
- All visitors to Ridge Circle (during school hours) must have an appointment scheduled. Please call or email us to set up an appointment. Appointment enter RC at door 1.
- Parents picking up a child during the school day is required to provide a valid ID. We check your ID to be sure you have permission to pick up the child.
Thank you for helping to keep our building safe.
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.
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.
Reminder--The staff parking lot is for staff. No parent parking or drop off is allowed.
We encourage all our parents to walk their child to school on the first days to see the traffic and better understand how drop off and pick up work.
** In order for our process to work, it takes patience. **
New breakfast times!
Computer and Ipad
If you are a previous student, remember to bring your computer to school.
If you are a kindergarten student or a new student to the district, we will be issuing you your computer in the first days of school. We are waiting patiently for them to arrive.
Computers that are not working can be switched out through the main office.
Please be sure to send your child to school everyday with a charged computer.
Run for U-46
The next #UniteU46 community engagement session is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and it will focus on how school buildings are funded and the District’s options for moving forward.
The Sept. 14 session will be held in-person at the U-46 Welcome Center, 1019 E. Chicago St., Elgin. There will be light refreshments. Please register here to help with planning.
If you cannot make it to the Welcome Center, a virtual option via Zoom is also available. Click here to register, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you. More information on this initiative - which seeks to provide equitable access to 21st century learning environments that support academic success for all - can also be found at UniteU46.org, including videos of sessions held in the spring.
U-46 has a number of advisory councils that provide important input, and they will begin meeting regularly with the 2022-23 school year now underway.
The first meeting of the Community Advisory Council (CAC) is Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the U-46 Welcome Center, 1019 E. Chicago St. in Elgin. The meeting will offer a virtual option via Zoom for those not able to join in person. No registration is required to attend in person. To join via Zoom, register here to receive a unique link. The CAC has been in existence for more than half a century, and the community and parent volunteers who serve on the CAC act as liaisons between their schools, the CAC, and the school district.
Each U-46 school can have up to five registered representatives on the CAC. If you would like to volunteer as a CAC representative, please contact the principal at your child’s school. Community members who reside within U-46 boundaries and do not have a U-46 student can seek an “at-large-membership” to represent one of the schools in your attendance zone. For questions or additional information, please call the District’s School and Community Relations Office at (847) 888-5000 ext. 5300. Learn more at u46cac.org.
The African American Advisory Council will hold its first meeting of the school year on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. The council aims to help U-46 students become more competitive in a global society by informing parents of U-46 services and assisting them with their questions and concerns. All are invited to attend this group’s meetings. More info can be found here.