August 20, 2021
Welcome Back Timberwolves! Our First Day of School is Monday!
See the information at this link for our procedures to keep our students safe at school!
First Day for Kindergarteners
Due to COVID restrictions, we can not permit parents to walk their children into the building.
In lieu of walking your kindergartner to their classroom, Kindergarten parents will have the opportunity to drop their children off on the blacktop between 9:10am-9:20am on the first day of school. Kindergarten teachers will be on the blacktop gathering their classes prior to entering the school building.
If your child is riding the bus to school, a school staff member will personally accompany Kindergarteners to their teacher!
Show your Timberwolf PRIDE!
Important Art Information from Mrs. De La Piedra, Art Teacher
- I am excited to be using the online portfolio app—Artsonia--again this year! All student artwork from last year is still visible and available to order products from. As new artwork is added to your students portfolio, you will receive an e-mail alerting you when there is new art to view.
- I will not be using Art to Remember this year, but you can order many of the same products from Artsonia at any time. Our school receives a portion of the profit from the products you purchase!
- Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you have about using Artsonia.
- See below for the new QR and access code for Artsonia this year!
School attendance is vital for student success and academic growth. Please help your student(s) be successful by arriving to school on time each day. We also ask for your help in this area by attempting to schedule any necessary appointments either after school hours or on non-attendance days. Please remember that the arrival time for Tiffany Ridge is 8:50. Prior to that time, there is no adult supervision for students. Students are tardy if they arrive after 9:10. If your child will be absent, please contact the school office by 9:00am. Also, if you have changes in plans regarding transportation home, please notify your child’s teacher or the school office before noon at 816-359-4400. Thank you for making your child’s education a top priority!
Students may bring their lunch from home or enjoy a school lunch from the cafeteria. School lunches are currently free for all students. Menus are sent home on a monthly basis.
Classroom Treats: To protect the health and safety of our students, homemade treats will not be distributed to students in the Park Hill School District. Due to allergies and other food intolerances, please consult your classroom teacher before sending any pre-packaged treats to school.
Student Transportation Information
For the safety of all our Timberwolves, communication is the key! During Back to School Night, please be sure that you communicate with your child’s teacher the details of your child’s mode of dismissal transportation. Families must establish their child as one of the following:
- Bus rider: Your student's ID badge will designate their bus information. A sticker with their bus number will be placed on the back of the badge on the first day of school. Please confirm your child's bus number with his/her teacher.
- Car rider (loop A/B): All families with car rider students will receive a car name tag to place in the front car window to assist teachers assisting with student pick-up.
- Walker or Bike Rider
- Adventure Club
During the year, please notify the school office of any transportation changes prior to 12:00pm. Thank you for your assistance!
Additional Bus rider information: Bus information will be in Infinite Campus on Tuesday, August 17. Our recommendation is for you to contact First Student if you have any concerns regarding your student’s stop. First Student can be reached at 816-741-4023 or contact Kay Burnos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Transportation Plan: Arrival and Dismissal
Adventure Club: Drop-off begins at 6:30am and parents must check in their child through the lower level entrance. Students must be enrolled in Adventure Club to participate.
Walkers: Students may enter the building at 8:50 and have two entry points; the main entrance or the lower level entrance.
Bus Riders: Students will be released from the buses as soon as they arrive at Tiffany Ridge and will either report to the cafeteria for breakfast or go directly to their classrooms.
Car Riders: Drop-off begins at 8:50am. Students will report for breakfast in the cafeteria or go to their classrooms. All cars will enter Tiffany Ridge at the NE parking lots and use a single file line for dropping off students. If your child is late, arriving after 9:10, please escort them to the office to sign them in using our check-in system.
Adventure Club: Pick-up begins at 4:05pm through the lower level entrance.
Walkers: Students will be released to parents at the main entrance.
Bus Riders: Students riding buses will be escorted by their classroom teacher to their bus starting at 4:00pm.
Car Riders: Pick-up begins at 3:55pm. Cars will begin to line up in Loop A and Loop B along the curb. Students will be supervised in the main hallway until their name is called by our staff. Staff members use the name sign on your dash/visor to call student names in order of parent arrival. Students will stand by a designated cone and then be escorted by staff to their car.
PTA Committee Sign-Up!
Health Room - Medication and Immunizations
All students need to be up to date on immunizations BEFORE starting school on August 23. Documentation of immunizations must be turned into the health room. No exceptions will be made. Please call the health room with any questions or concerns at (816)359-4354.
Infinite Campus - Parent Portal
Park Hill School District uses Infinite Campus as our student information system. You can access your child’s essential school information and district information quickly! This includes Attendance, Grades, Schedule, Bus Information, Technology Fees and School Communications.
To be able to access your child’s information, you must set up an account. You will need to log-in and enter the GUID code, followed by setting up your own username and password.
Infinite Campus organizes students by household, so you can access your family in just one account. If you have questions, need technical support, or have misplace your unique access key code, feel free to call us at 816-359-4400.
Miles of Smiles: August 26th – September 15th
Miles of Smiles is a full service dental program that provides FREE comprehensive dental care to children in the Northland. This free service is made available through private donations and Missouri Medicaid funding. If your child participates in the program, their dental care will be provided on site, in the school, by a Missouri licensed dentist. Whether you have insurance or not, Miles of Smiles provides a full service dental program including cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, pulpotimies and extractions, for free.
Patient registration forms can be completed online from a smart phone, a computer, or you can contact the school. Forms will be sent home Back to School Night. Please include all of the necessary information on your child’s form, including but not limited to: Health History, Allergies, and any concerns you have. Please remember in order for your child to be seen we will need all three parent signatures signed on the form. Please have the form completed by August 25th. Call Gayle Laney if you have questions. Please visit our website for more information and to sign your child up online! https://levelupkidsinc.org/patientinfo
Click here for Social Emotional Resources to support our Tiffany Ridge families!
Park Hill School District continues to offer all families the opportunity to enroll their student(s) (Pre-K through 12th) in a low cost, district approved insurance program. Information is available at this LINK. The KidGuard Insurance Enrollment Form is to be mailed by families directly to KidGuard in Saint Louis, MO. The school district is not involved in the collection of applications or premium payments.
Nominate a Staff Member for the Park Hill STAR Award
That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a Pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee. Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.
Use this link to nominate an awesome Tiffany Ridge staff member as a Park Hill Star!
Collecting Box Tops is a great way to "fundraise" for Tiffany Ridge! Use the link here to scan box tops. Each box top gives money back to our school!
Click on the link above to view the Park Hill School District Calendar.
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