Sand Ridge "Shark Bites" Update

January 23, 2022 - Issue #18

Good Afternoon Shark Families,

I hope that everyone enjoyed the extra "Weather Day" off from school and that everyone stayed safe and warm. We are very excited to get back to the business of teaching and learning on a regular schedule this week.

The Covid surge in our area has lead us to the difficult decision to cancel Super Bowl Soup Night. This is the second year in a row we have had to cancel and we are sad to miss out on this Sand Ridge tradition. Hopes are high and recipes tucked away for next year's event!

The district Covid information is shared below. Please know that this is the "current" guidelines and that they do change based upon what is provided from the state. Our nurse, Mrs. Lisa, has been doing an amazing job of keeping up with everything this year and she is always providing the most recent guidance we have. If you ever have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to her. Additionally, it is worth noting that we have also begun to see the flu in our area as well.

The PTO Meeting scheduled for Monday evening is still on. They are in need of people to fill vacated positions on the board. We will practice social distancing and anyone is attendance will be asked to wear a mask or stay a minimum of 6 feet from anyone else in attendance. I hope that you will consider helping out our PTO. They have a lot of great ideas for this year and want to do great things for our teachers and students!

Hoping you all have a wonderful week and looking forward to a very "normal" week at SRE!

Denise Gartner


Soup Night Canceled

Due to the continued high numbers of Covid in our area, along with the self-serve nature of the evening, the Super Bowl Soup Night scheduled for January 31st has been canceled. We look forward to next year and hope that we will be able to bring back this fabulous Sand Ridge tradition!

News From the PTO

The PTO is looking for a new Vice-President and Treasurer to join our board. We will be taking nominations and holding an election at our January 25th meeting. Please join us!

6:00 pm in the Media Center.

Report Cards Issued January 26, 2022.

Please review your child's report card and return the signed envelop to your child's teacher. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher.

OCS Covid-19 Protocols and Practices - Updated January 3, 2022


25-PTO Meeting – 6:00

26-Report Cards issued


1-Second Quarter Awards - Information TBA

7-11-National School Counseling Week

10-Early Release – dismiss at 12:10

21-Teacher Workday - No School for Students

22-School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

22-Interim Progress Reports issued

22-PTO Meeting – 6:00

22-First Grade Performance – 6:30


4-Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day

9-Spring Pictures

15-Coffee with Administration – 9:00 am – Cafeteria

16-National Social Worker Day

18-National Speech Pathologist Day

18-Early Release – dismiss at 12:10

22-PTO Meeting – 6:00

22-DLI Performance – 6:30

25-Grading Period ends


1-Report Cards issued

4-School Librarian Appreciation Day

4-8-National Assistant Principal Week

6-Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

7-Third Quarter Awards

11-15-Holidays – No School

18-Teacher Workday - No School for Students

18-22-National Volunteer Recognition Week

26-PTO Meeting 6:00

26-Kindergarten Performance – 6:30

27-National Administrative Professional’s Day


1-School Principal’s Day

2-6-Teacher Appreciation Week

2-13-Fun Run activities

5-Interim Progress Reports issued

6-School Lunch Hero Day

11-School Nurse Day

12-Fun Run event

18-MTSS Day – after school

20-Move-up Day

30-Holiday – No School


6-Kindergarten Completion Ceremonies – by class

7-Last Day for Students

7-Fifth Grade Completion