Ridgeview STEM Junior High School
July 28, 2023
Hello Ridgeview Family,
We would like to an extend a warm welcome to our new staff members:
Erica Reynolds (School Counselor)
John Hayes (Security Officer)
Andrew Martin (Theatre Teacher)
Allison Garwood (ELA 7th Grade)
Tony Cella (Custodian)
Andrew Gaspar (Physical Education)
Steve McKay(Career Development)
Jessia Goodrich (School Psychologist)
Welcome to the Tiger Team!
SAVE-THE-DATE for our Welcome Days set for the following dates:
RIDGEVIEW WELCOME & SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS
7th grade (ONLY): Tuesday, August 1st - 3pm - 7pm
8th grade (ONLY): Wednesday, August 2nd - 3pm - 7pm
Makeup: Thursday, August 3rd - 10am - 1pm
What Happens at Welcome/Picture Day?
Confirm required annual update for all returning PLSD students / help complete this update if needed
School Pictures taken (PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS DRESS ACCORDINGLY) See flyer below.
Student Schedule Pick up *provided fees paid & immunizations updated
Lunch Application Station
School Nurse Station *confirm immunizations are up to date
August 14th: 4PM-6PM
At this time students will be able to walk their schedule, introduce themselves to their teachers and get familiar with the building layout!
Immediately after our Open House, there will be a short parent meeting in the gym at 6:00pm.
*Please remember 7th grade students will start on TUESDAY, August 15th and 8th grade students will start on Wednesday, August 16th. Beginning August 17th, all students will be in attendance thereafter.
If you may you have any questions or concerns regarding the beginning of the academic school year staggered schedule, please contact the school office at: 614-548-1700.
Summer Office Hours: 8:00AM - 2:30PM
Office staff will be available if you stop by the school or call.
Thank you for your continued support of the Pickerington Schools!
Sheila Evans, Principal
Ridgeview STEM Junior High School
DISTRICT OFFICE NEWS
Don’t Miss Our Back to School Family Resource Fair On August 7
📚 Join Us at the Back to School Family Resource Fair! 🎒
Pickerington Schools is thrilled to announce its first ever Back-to-School Family Resource Fair! As summer comes to a close and the new school year beckons, we understand the importance of providing our families with the necessary support and tools to ensure a successful academic journey for all students. Mark your calendars for August 7th, as this event promises to be a one-stop destination for valuable assistance and information to kickstart the school year with confidence.
Expert Technology Technicians: Embrace the digital age with ease as our skilled technology technicians will be present to troubleshoot any technological queries and offer guidance on school-issued devices. From ensuring smooth access to online platforms to addressing connectivity concerns, our experts are here to assist.
Health Services: Your child's well-being is our top priority. Visit the health services booth to learn about school health protocols, vaccination information, and ways to promote a healthy lifestyle for your family throughout the year.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications: We understand the importance of nutritious meals for academic success. Our team will be available to assist families in completing the Free and Reduced Meal Application, ensuring that all students have access to wholesome meals while at school.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal Support: Stay connected with your child's academic progress through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Our team will provide step-by-step guidance on setting up accounts, accessing grades, and completing the Annual Student Update.
Academic Services: Discover the plethora of academic resources and programs available to support your child's learning journey. Our academic services representatives will be delighted to answer any questions and share information about special education, gifted services, and more.
Student Wellbeing: At the heart of our school district lies the wellbeing of every student. Explore the resources and initiatives designed to foster a safe and supportive learning environment, including mental health support and counseling services.
Bilingual Family Liaisons: Our bilingual family liaisons will be on hand to bridge communication gaps and provide assistance for non-English speaking families, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and included.
Community Partners: We are excited to collaborate with our awesome community partners, including Pediatric Associates, Pickerington Public Library, Ohio Guidestone, and more. They will be available for consultation, sharing valuable resources and services to complement your child's educational journey.
Join us at the Back-to-School Family Resource Fair for an enriching and empowering experience for the whole family. Together, let's pave the way for a successful and fulfilling school year for our students. We look forward to welcoming you on August 7th at Lakeview Junior High. Let's make this academic year the best one yet!
LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE UPDATES
Pickerington Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of Pickerington Schools to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students. All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-833-2110.
Las escuelas de Pickerington tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de las escuelas de Pickerington es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP, sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-833-2110.
भाषा सहायतासम्बन्धी सूचना:
Pickerington Schools ले सीमित अङ्ग्रेजी प्रवीणता (LEP) भएका व्यक्तिहरूसँग डिस्ट्रिक्टभर उपलब्ध सबै सेवा, क्रियाकलाप र कार्यक्रमहरूमा अर्थपूर्ण पहुँच र सहभागी हुन पाउने समान अवसर छ भनी सुनिश्चित गर्नका लागि उचित कदमहरू चाल्ने छ। LEP भएका विद्यार्थी र परिवारहरूसँग अर्थपूर्ण सञ्चार सुनिश्चित गर्ने र सबै विद्यार्थीहरूको शिक्षासँग सम्बन्धित जानकारी सञ्चार गर्ने Pickerington Schools को नीति हो। यो नीतिको अनुपालन गर्न आवश्यक पर्ने सबै सेवाहरू यस प्रकारको सहायता आवश्यक भएका विद्यार्थी र उहाँहरूका परिवारहरूलाई निःशुल्क रूपमा उपलब्ध गराइने छ। सहायताको लागि, कृपया 614-833-2110 मा कल गर्नुहोस्
ON-LINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Families move into the Pickerington Schools district throughout the year. We are prepared to welcome new Tigers and Panthers throughout the year. Our Welcome Center gives families a central location to answer questions, provide district information, and process online registrations. Online registration for incoming kindergarten students begins in March for the following school year.
Pickerington Schools uses an online registration form to process new-to-Pickerington Schools student registrations. Registration must be completed by a parent or legal guardian who lives with the student within the Pickerington Schools district.
If you are a current Pickerington Schools family with an active Infinite Campus Parent account, please go to your account to register your child.
Online Registration Process
While completing the online registration process, you will need to upload these required documents:
- PHOTO ID of CUSTODIAL PARENT/GUARDIAN
- PROOF OF AGE
You must provide a copy of your child's birth certificate. Other documents authorized by law as proof of age and birth date may be accepted. Please refer to board policy 5112 - Entrance Requirements.
- IMMUNIZATION RECORDS
This is required for all new students.
Immunization records and all physician forms must be marked "Attention: Nurse" and submitted to your child's school building before August 1.
- PROOF OF RESIDENCY
You must provide two of the following
- Current mortgage statement or current signed lease agreement* (including landlord's signature).
- Current electric, gas, or water bill. This must show your name and address and cannot be more than 45 days old. We do not accept trash service bills, cable/internet bills, mortgage interest statements, escrow statements, or survivorship deeds.
- If you own your home outright, please contact us, for a list of acceptable residency documents.
- * Please note: If you are the parent or guardian of the student you are enrolling and you are not listed on the mortgage/lease or you are not married to the lease/mortgage holder, you must file the Shared Residency Affidavit (please click on the Residency tab above). Please follow the instructions on the affidavit and submit it along with your other documents.
- Custody documents (if applicable). Please submit a judge-signed or court-stamped copy of your separation agreement, divorce decree, or shared parenting plan.
If you have difficulty uploading your documents to our online registration portal, you may send them to us by email email@example.com or text 614-920-6180, or in-person by appointment.
When you have completed the pre-registration process and the Welcome Center has reviewed and approved your registration, you will receive email confirmation of your child's enrollment into Pickerington Schools. Welcome to the Pickerington Schools community!
PAYING FEES ON-LINE
BACK TO SCHOOL LIST
We recommend students carry minimal amount of supplies. List is as follows:
Notebook/Folder for each class (6 different classes)
1 Composition Notebook
2 colors of Highlighter
Wired Headphones/Earbuds (NO Bluetooth)
Pens (2 colors)(No Red)
1 package of tissues
Non-glass water bottle
IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION
The PLSD Website has directions that require parents/guardians to use their Student ID# for both user ID and Password. REMINDER: Update your contact information and phone numbers in order to retrieve bus information. If you make a phone # change please forward the new number to Petermann Transportation so the system will work as accurately as possible.
* For additional information, please contact Petermann Transportation at: 614-837-8525.
Ridgeview Families and Friends…
If you would like to be a part of the upcoming school year (2023/2024) PTO program, please reach out to Kelly Martin over the Summer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete online Final Forms Registration. To do this, go to our athletic website: https://pickeringtontigers.net
2023 - 2024 Sports Registration:
- Reminder to have a current 2023 OHSAA physical on file
FALL 2023 ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY REMINDER: Quarter 4 grades determine participation in a fall sport: passed 5 classes & 1.75 GPA.
2023-2024 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Upcoming events and important dates are listed in the Districtwide Google Events Calendar, which is synced with individual building, program and athletic team calendars. Once inside the district wide calendar, to display the events of a particular building, team, program or activity, you will need to check the specific corresponding color-coded box(es) from the list on the left-hand side.Pickerington Community Calendar
Pickerington Schools partners with the City of Pickerington and Yodel to bring you the Pickerington Community Calendar!
Visit this link to view all Pickerington Schools activities included on the calendar and don’t forget to “favorite” our Pickerington Schools schedule! Once favorited, Pickerington Schools' events will be front and center on your calendar, enabling you to see what’s coming up.
HELP Make Our Schools Safer
The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety have launched the SaferOH tip line that will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day.
This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.
Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit. When action is needed, the TAP Unit immediately forwards information to Pickerington Schools, local law enforcement agencies, and others, if necessary.
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