Slate Ridge Monthly Newsletter

January 2023

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Welcome Back!

Happy 2023!

As we head into 2023, we are excited to welcome our Toucans back to school five days a week. Slate Ridge's building hours have not changed. We will still welcome students into the building starting at 7:55 each morning (with students arriving after 8:10 considered tardy). Additionally, our dismissal times and procedures will remain the same.

If you would like to confirm your child's transportation information, please log onto our district's website and click on the Transportation Department. Full details on our bussing and how to check student specific routes and stop times are available.

We look forward to a productive and engaging second semester!

- Mr. Rush, Principal

- Mrs. Minnich, Asst. Principal

Important Dates

January 3 - Classes Resume

January 3 - Quarter 3 begins

January 13 - Report Cards sent home

January 16 - School Closed

Planning Ahead:

February 1-15th - Slice the Price Dominos Pizza Fundraiser

February 20 - School Closed

Inclement Weather Updates

As winter weather approaches, please be sure you are connected with us. Reynoldsburg City Schools will notify local television and radio stations, post on social media, and send emails, texts and phone calls to families. Call our secretaries (614-501-5500) if you need to update your contact information in our system.

Announcements: Click Here!

Student Illness

If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or above, your child must stay home for 24 hours after the fever has subsided without the use of medication to reduce the fever. Having a fever indicates that a child is infectious. This will enable your child to remain healthier at school as well as the other students in their classroom. In addition, if your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, we encourage your child to remain at home for 24 hours after symptoms have subsided. For conjunctivitis (pinkeye), impetigo, or strep throat, the guidelines include 24 hours of antibiotic treatment prior to re-entering school. If a student is sent home from school by the school nurse, the student will be given a notice with information on when he/she can return to school. This note will excuse the time missed from school only for the specific dates listed. Any additional days absent will require a signed doctor or parent note.

Attendance (HB410)

Parents/Guardians are required to report all absences for their child to the school office the day the child is absent. Please call the office at 614-501-5500 and speak to the secretary or leave a message, stating your child’s first AND last name, your name, and the reason for the absence. The school office must be notified of your child’s absence within two hours of the start of the school day. To excuse an absence, the guardian must provide a written or emailed parent note to excuse up to ten (10) absences per school year. The 10 excuse notes can be used for full-day absences, early dismissals and late arrivals. If you have any questions regarding attendance, please call the office.

Students who arrive to school after 8:10 am are considered tardy. Those students will need to be brought into the office through the main front doors by a parent/guardian and signed in.

PBIS at Slate Ridge - Positive Office Referrals

Positive Office Referrals are earned by students who are displaying respectful, responsible, and ready behavior. However, they can also be earned by celebrating achievements such as working hard or helping others. Mr. Rush and Mrs. Minnich love celebrating with students when they bring down their Positive Office Referral. All students who earn one, receive a special pencil and $5.00 to spend at the school store.

I am a Slate Ridge Toucan, and I am Respectful, Responsible, and Ready!

Weekly Reading Logs

As we head into a new year, we encourage our students and families to read at home. A weekly reading log will come home on Mondays and will have four nightly boxes to complete before turning in the reading log on Friday. As an incentive, if your child completes their weekly reading log and brings it back to school on Friday, they can enter their reading log into a bucket for a chance to have their log drawn at the bi-weekly Monday morning RISE Assembly. If their reading log is drawn, they will get to come on stage and play Plinko (see pictures below) ! Prizes vary from RISE Money to spend at the School Store, restaurant coupons, or free books! While this reading log is not mandatory, we are hoping to encourage reading beyond the school building. If you need support with books to read at home, please contact your child's teacher directly. Thank you and happy reading!

Bus Rider Expectations

Parents of bus riders: We need your help!

Please encourage your children to continue their RISE (respectful, responsible, and ready) behavior on the school bus. We are asking for your support in having conversations with your children about the important responsibility of our drivers to keep children safe while transporting them to and from school. Students are expected to be seated and using an "inside"/'level 2" voice while riding the bus.

For a full list of Reynoldsburg City Schools Rules and Regulations for Bus Riders, as well as bus route information: Click Here!

*NOTE: Violation of the above rules and regulations may result in suspension of transportation.

Reynoldsburg Parent Portal

Includes Power School Login and Login Info, How to View Student Report Cards, Equity and Inclusion Resources, and much more!

Slate Ridge School Counselor Website

Mrs. Miller's website includes information about our school counseling program and resources for parents/guardians.