Falcon Ridge Family Updates

March 7, 2022

News and Tidbits

Hello Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your family. We are certainly appreciating these warmer days.

The 2022-2023 lottery will close March 11th at 3pm. If you have students that currently attend Falcon Ridge, you do not need to apply for the lottery. However, if you have children that do not currently attend Falcon Ridge but would like them to attend next school year, you will need to fill out the lottery application before the lottery deadline. If you have any questions, please contact the front office.

Please check out this flyer for staffing changes at Falcon Ridge. If you know someone who is interested in working in the front office part-time, please encourage them to check out the website for details

Our character trait this month is patience, which means bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint; uncomplaining endurance of wrongs. As always, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate patience at school and may earn a Falcon Card to display on the hall bulletin board. At the end of each month, Falcon Cards are randomly drawn for fabulous prizes. Please check out this newsletter for ideas to have patience at home.

Have a wonderful week!


Dr. Jorgensen

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Third Grade Art Class Created Leprechauns

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Third Grade Celebrated Dr. Seuss in Style!

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First Grade Science Students Made Edible Soil!

Second Grade Science Students Ate "Soil!"

Maintenance Man Appreciation Day

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A Note from Mr. Wagner

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Dearest Falcon Ridge Family,

Sadly, I will not be able to continue as music teacher at Falcon Ridge. I am dealing with a personal 'new normal' with my health; my projected level of energy and stamina will not work with the demands of teaching. My job now is and will be working on my health.

I will treasure my memories of Falcon Ridge students, staff, and administration. I wish it could have been a longer ride. Thank you all so much for the encouragement and support you have shown me; you are all truly a gift.

Paul Wagner

Welcome and Staffing Changes

Important Attendance Policy Reminders

Excused Absences

The Administration and Governing Board recognize that there are special circumstances when a student may need to participate in another event or activity rather than attend class. An absence will be considered “excused” if a parent/guardian provides a written or verbal notification for the following reasons:

  • the student could not attend class because he/she is ill
  • a physician’s documentation of illness medical, dental, orthodontic appointments with a verifying note from the medical office
  • bereavement for a death in the family
  • wedding for a member of the family
  • an immediate family member involved in State Tournament competition, 4-H competition, or graduation exercise at the high school, college, and military level.
  • extraordinary circumstances (requires a review and approval of FRPCS administrator.)

Family trips or vacations are NOT considered extraordinary and are unexcused. The cumulative effect of regular class attendance is critical to the learning experience that Falcon Ridge Charter School offers, which the student misses even when the absence is excused.

Unexcused Absences

Student absence for any reason not specifically listed in the excused absence section will be considered unexcused. Absences (for any reason) not verified by verbal or written communication from the parent/guardian (within 48 hours of student’s return to school) will be considered unexcused.

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Weekly Progress Report

Falcon Ridge Parents:

Just a reminder that we will continue sending weekly progress reports through the 4th Quarter to make sure you are aware of your student's current grades. Remember that you can always view your student's current grades and missing assignments through the Tyler SIS parent portal. If you have questions regarding grades or assignments, please contact your child's teacher.

Thank you,

Falcon Ridge Charter School

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Patience Resources for Parents

Patience - Who has time for that? | Qaas Shoukat | TEDxNSU

Students Practicing Patience with the Cotton Ball Relay!

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Showing Off the Falcon Ridge Swag!

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Average Daily Attendance

Kindergarten- 97.33%

1st grade- 96.55%

2nd grade- 95.52%

3rd grade- 97.93%

4th grade- 94.85%

5th grade- 94.24%

6th grade- 95.15%

7th grade- 96.56%

8th grade- 94.69%

YTD: 97.27%

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Coming Events

  • March 8th- School Board Meeting 7:00pm
  • March 11th- School Lottery closes at 3pm
  • March 16th- STEM Club 3-4:30pm
  • March 18th- Student Birthday Celebrations
  • March 18th- End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 21st-March 25th- Spring Break
  • Early release days every Monday (1st-8th grades dismiss at 1:30 p.m.)

**Check out our website for the most updated information

PTO Corner

Would you like to get involved with planning activities, events, and fundraisers? Want to connect with other Falcon Ridge parents? Join the PTO! Contact the PTO at pto.frc@gmail.com for more information.
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