Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

September 6, 2019

Panorama Survey

Please see the letter below regarding the upcoming Social Emotional Learning survey your child will be taking between September 16-23. The intent of this survey is to improve students' overall experience. The survey lasts 20-30 minutes and grades 3-12 will be participating.

If a student does not feel they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether. The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential. We are partnering with a third-party vendor to support us in administering these surveys.

Grade 3-5 Survey Grade 6-8 Survey

Please notify us if you would like your child to opt out of taking the survey by September 11.

We thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses. If you have any questions about the survey administration, please do not hesitate to contact Cathy Ely, Prevention & Intervention Services Coordinator, at 614-548-1813.

Checking Student Grades

Every Friday students will take a survey that asks them to reflect on their grades in their classes. The student responses about their grades, assignment completion and attendance will be emailed directly to their school account. Please check in with your student, have them show you their responses. This can be a great way to find out what resources/support your student may need and/or give you a reason to celebrate with your student. If you find that you have additional questions about your student's grades, log into infinite campus for more details.

mCORE Heart Screening

The mCORE Foundation to Provide Cardiac Screening Opportunity for
Ridgeview Junior High School

Here is information on an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our students at Ridgeview Junior High School. We are partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our students for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). mCORE partners with high schools and athletic organizations to give convenient and dependable heart screenings to students.

SCA is the #1 Killer of Student Athletes Each Year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this.

The time requirement is approximately 10-12 minutes per student. Each student will be given an EKG and Echo screening and these tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting. You may use your Healthcare Spending Account or Flex Care Spending Account. All screenings are performed by a Registered Cardiac Sonographer and results are read by mCORE Medical Director and our pediatric cardiology team.
(Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part.)

Learn more about mCORE and Preventative Heart Screenings: www.mcorefoundation.org

Ridgeview Junior High School Heart Screening
mCORE Screening Location will be in the Multipurpose Room (by Gym)
Time: 8am – 4pm
When: Wednesday October 16, 2019
Cost: $75

To reserve your screening time please click or www.mcorefoundation.org,

click “Schedule Screening” and choose Ridgeview Junior High School.

If you have questions or need help registering, please contact mCORE: 866-382-2319.

Free English as a Second Language Classes

Vineyard Columbus - East Campus is offering FREE English as a Second Language Classes (ESL) to adults! Classes begin September 4 and will be on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm. There are introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes! Click on the image for additional information.

Coming Up at Ridgeview

Wednesday, September 11-TWO HOUR DELAY-Professional Development

Friday, September 13-Last day to pay Tech Protection Insurance

Monday, September 16-PTO meeting @ 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 3-Picture retakes

Friday, October 4-First Teen Night-details to come

Friday, October 11-No School-Professional Development

Thursday, October 17-Parent/Teacher Conferences -evening

Monday, October 21-NO SCHOOL-Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 23-Orchestra concert

Thursday, October 24-Parent/Teacher Conferences-evening

Important Athletic Dates

Friday, September 13-Pay to Participate-2nd payment due

Click on the charts below to see how missing school really adds up!

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). Let's continue the momentum of making this an AWESOME year at RSJHS!


Reminder - the $40 Chromebook insurance premium is due by September 13th. After that date, any damage to your child's device will not be covered and you will be financially responsible for repairs, which can be costly.

Pickerington Community Shred Day/Food & Clothing Drive at Harmon Middle School 9/28/19 9:30-11:30