Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

Back to School Edition-VOL. 2

The Countdown Has Started!

The school year is fast approaching! Over 35% of our families have completed the back-to school online forms. Thank you! If you have not done so already, please CLICK ON THIS LINK to access directions for Back to School . This will take you to the Pickerington website. Update or complete your child's demographic and medical information. This critical contact information assists us should your child become ill or injured while at school.

Welcome Back!

This past Monday, we welcomed back our staff to the building. The teachers jumped right into planning and getting ready for the hybrid teaching model. While things may look a little different, our staff's commitment to providing the students with the best education possible has remained the same. If you did not hear, the Board of Education voted yesterday to push the start of school back to August 31st. With that being said, please start having your student check their school email the week of August 24th for important information from their teachers on what they can expect for the upcoming school year.

Emails were sent on Wednesday evening with Cohort information. IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTACT INFO AND COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES IN YOUR INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL. Back to School information and student schedules went into the mail today. Be on the lookout for that.

Bus transportation information is now available. Please see more information below. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THAT THE COHORT ON YOUR STUDENT'S SCHEDULE MATCHES THE TRANSPORTATION COHORT. Contact the office at 614-548-1700 if it doesn't match. We will notify the transportation department to correct it.

Next week our video will include an overview of the student schedule. This is just a friendly reminder that the Ridgeview Back to School Page has a ton of information for the upcoming school year, so it's a great place to start if you have questions.

Looking forward to seeing all your students soon!

Beth Richardson


Building Entrances and Cafe Info 1

Check Out Any Videos You May Have Missed!

This week we take a look at how students will enter the building and some new procedures for the cafeteria. Next week's video will review how to read your schedule.

Welcome to Ridgeview

Building Tour

Meet the Staff

Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Staff

Mr. Chris Stiel-Assistant Principal

Mrs. Courtney Smoot-School Counselor

Mrs. Colleen Assmann-Physical Education

Mrs. Jennifer Roach-Intervention

Mrs. Deb Skarsten-ELL

Mr. Paul Trapkus-Orchestra

Mrs. Leanne Ulbrich-ELA

Mr. Patrick Watts-Science

2020-21 Bus Route Info is Now Available!

The 2020-21 bus routes are now available via the interactive online system on our Transportation page under “Your Child’s Bus Route.” Once there, you will find detailed instructions to help you log into the system. Check it out!

FYI: All passwords have been reset to the default (which is the student ID number), so any password changes made by a user last year will not be saved. Once you log in for the first time this school year, you will be asked to change the password.

You must use the “Parent Communication” tab for sharing sitter information. The sitter’s address must also be in the child’s boundary of attendance. Each address corresponds with an established bus stop that meets or exceeds conditions set forth by the Ohio Administrative Code. If the address meets the necessary requirements, you will receive confirmation from Petermann Bus Services.

The number of bus stops on each trip is limited to enable buses to maintain a reasonable average speed. PLSD is quad-tiered and only provides 35 minutes between the building’s schedules, which requires transportation to use the fewest amount of stops to service as many students as possible.

Sign Up Now for All Athletic Seasons!

Parents, you are able to sign up for ALL SEASON's sports online. This will enable you to start receiving communications from the coach/program when anything is going on. We are now transitioning from summer workouts to in-season practices/tryouts. Some winter/spring sports have suspended any activity for now, but likely will resume mid-September. If you sign up now, you will receive all the necessary communication from the coach prior to the start of the season. Visit Pickeringtontigers.net and click on "Final Forms" to register your athlete today. All athletic announcements and updates can be found at the website as well.

Junior High Pay-to-Participate Fee Information


Payment Options:

1 payment of $155.00

2 payments $80/$75

Fee Payment Dates for FALL NON-CONTACT SPORTS:

August 14, 2020 (for full payment or 1st payment)

September 11, 2020 (for second payment)



Important Dates

August 21-Curbside Device pick up for NEW (to the district) students @ Diley Middle School-time 8:30-3:30 and follow the student drop-off/pick-up route to the curbside pickup location (purple tent). Please let the PLSD staff member know the name and grade of your student. They will then give you a Chromebook and power cord, as well as numerous pieces of information.


  • If your new student will be attending the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) they will still be issued a device and they need to pick it up at Diley Middle School on August 21st from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

**August 31-UPDATED First day of school COHORT A-in house/COHORT B-virtually

September 7-Labor Day-NO SCHOOL

September 25-DEADLINE to purchase the Technology Protection Plan


Parents are Required to Update Back-to-School Forms Online


Now, more than ever, it is imperative that you update your contact information, in case your student needs to be picked up from school. We’re making it easier for parents to fill out 2020-21 back-to-school forms online with the launch of a new “one-stop shop” with a single login! Now, all student-related forms — except for sports/extracurricular activities forms — will be entered directly into the Parent Portal. Read the full article for instructions on how to get your forms updated. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOG IN, PLEASE COMPLETE AN INFINITE CAMPUS HELP DESK TICKET.

Please note that your student will not receive their schedule until this information has been updated.


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School Supplies List

We know that some of you like to take advantage of the early Back to School Sales and have been waiting for supply lists. With the reopening of school buildings, we are recommending that students carry a minimal amount of supplies. Keep in mind that your student will attend 6 different classes during the day and that these supplies are for personal use only as we are trying to limit shared supplies. Thank you!

Suggested materials:

Notebook/Folder for each class

1 Composition Notebook

2 colors of Highlighter


Colored Pencils

Wired Headphones/Earbuds (NO Bluetooth)

Pen (2 colors)

1 Package of tissues

Pencil Pouch

Non-glass water bottle

A mask for daily wear (we recommend a second mask be kept in a plastic bag in their backpack)

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Did You Miss the Pickup Date for Your Pre-Ordered Yearbook or Want to Purchase an Extra?

To make arrangements to pick up a Pre-Ordered Yearbook or to purchase an extra ($30.00 cash or check), please call Carolyn Weidner in the main office (614) 548-1700 or email Carolyn_Weidner@plsd.us and she will set up a time for you.

Ridgeview Values

Here at Ridgeview STEM Junior High we value being Timely, Innovative, showing GRIT, being Engaged in our learning, and Respect! Notice the letters spell out TIGER! Click on our behavior expectations, and please take a moment to look over and review with your student(s).