Falcon Ridge Family Updates
March 7, 2022
News and Tidbits
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!
Third Grade Art Class Created Leprechauns
Third Grade Celebrated Dr. Seuss in Style!
First Grade Science Students Made Edible Soil!
Second Grade Science Students Ate "Soil!"
Maintenance Man Appreciation Day
A Note from Mr. Wagner
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.
Welcome and Staffing Changes
We are excited that Mrs. Christensen will be transitioning into the role of Business Manager!
We are delighted to welcome Miss Matson as our long-term music substitute teacher!
Our amazing business manager, Mrs. Heida, will be retiring in April after 13 years of service to Falcon Ridge.
Important Attendance Policy Reminders
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.
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.
Weekly Progress Report
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.
Falcon Ridge Charter School
Patience Resources for Parents
Students Practicing Patience with the Cotton Ball Relay!
Showing Off the Falcon Ridge Swag!
Average Daily Attendance
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%
- 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