Welcome to Ridge Crest Elementary!

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Helpful information for new families

I'm so excited to welcome our students and families to begin the 2019-20 school year. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 14th. School begins at 8:00 AM.

This newsletter contains important information prior to school starting. Although this may not contain ALL the information you may need, we hope this gives you a great head start to joining the Ridge Crest Family. Please call the school office if you have any questions. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!! :)

LEAD by Example

Our Vision:

Love Learning

Excel in all we do


Do what is right

Our Mission:

Ridge Crest is a community of leaders who share knowledge, inspire learning, and show compassion to others.

Leader in Me

Each new school year brings opportunities for academic growth and growth in all areas of development. Although children must be knowledgeable when they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring people.

Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development. As each child discovers and develops his or her unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education and their self-confidence, responsibility, and initiative grows. The children quickly understand the benefits of different gifts and talents; they learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best.

We are often asked how parents can support their school’s leadership initiative. Each time we are asked we give the same answer “Use the 7 Habits language at home.”

As the school year unfolds, the children are learning the language and meaning of the 7 Habits. By hearing the same language at home and at school, you send the children a strong message of what you believe is important and that we are all on the same team—the team that wants to help succeed. When parents and schools support one another, the sky is the limit!

Below is a summary of each of the habits:

Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)

Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)

Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood ( Listen Before You Talk)

Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

1st Day of School

Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 8am

28500 John F Kennedy Drive

Moreno Valley, CA

Our first day is a regular day. School Times are as follows:

Transitional Kindergarten AM: 8:00 - 11:35

Transitional Kindergarten PM: 10:00 - 2:05

Kindergarten: 8:00 - 2:10

1st - 5th Grades: 8:00 - 2:25

Back to School Night

Monday, Aug. 19th, 6pm

28500 John F Kennedy Drive, Moreno Valley, CA, USA

1st Flex Day - Minimum Day Schedule

Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 8am-12pm

28500 John F Kennedy Drive

Moreno Valley, CA

Flex Day Schedule:

All Transitional Kindergarten Students 8:00-11:35

Kindergarten: 8:00 - 11:45

TK Lunch: 11:35-11:55

Kindergarten Lunch: 11:45-12:05

1st - 5th Grades: 8:00-12:00

Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 8:30am

28500 John F Kennedy Drive

Moreno Valley, CA

If you would like to volunteer in classes, please plan on attending the volunteer orientation. This will be held in the cafeteria.

The A, B, C's of our CARLOOP for drop off and pick up procedures

Our carloop can be intimidating. If you follow these simple rules, it's a breeze.

A. Always follow the instructions of the staff members on duty in our car loop.

B. Be cautious and considerate of others drivers AND students on our school grounds.

C. Consider carpooling whenever possible to ease congestion.

Class Lists

Class lists will NOT be posted on the office windows for the confidentiality of our students. This year, parents will need to register on the Q ParentConnection website using the directions listed below. The student's teacher assignment will appear on your student's profile on Monday, August 12th.
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Q ParentConnection

Q Parent Connection is a website that allows parents to access information about their student. Please read the directions to create an account.

Ridge Crest Elementary School WEBSITE

TONS of great information for Ridge Crest Families, including bell schedules for regular school days and minimum days.

Student and Family HANDBOOK

Policies and procedures for MVUSD Families

Closed Campus

The safety of our students and staff takes precedence. Ridge Crest Elementary is a closed campus. The gates will be locked at 8:00 AM and remain locked until 2:25 PM. Parents will need to sign-in the front office before entering the campus. This includes before and after school. All visitors will need a government-issued form of identification. After signing-in, volunteers will be provided with a visitor's identification badge. This must be worn on campus at all times. When visitors or parents leave campus, they must check-out in the office.


Please call in all student absences to the absentee line at 951-571-4640 by 9:00 AM for EACH day your student is sick or late. If your student is going to be late to school for any reason, please make sure and let our office staff know ahead of time (if possible) by calling our office by 9:00 AM that morning. You can also email the office staff directly as well as your student's teacher for any absence.

You can report an absence on the Q ParentConnection portal.


Students will not be called out of class until a parent is present to sign them out. Please plan ahead for appointments, as we would like to minimize missed class time. Students will not be released 30 minutes prior to the end of the school day to ensure classes are not disturbed before dismissal time.


Students will be rewarded for perfect attendance. Perfect Attendance means that students have not been released early, arrived tardy, or been absent any day of school. We reward students each trimester with an amazing Attendance Party.

Classrooms Interruptions

To avoid unnecessary classroom interruptions, make sure your child is well prepared for school each day. Classrooms will not be interrupted to deliver homework, lunches, library books, or messages. We will call students at recess or lunch to deliver these things if necessary. The delivery of flowers, gifts, balloons, or birthday messages are considered a disruption and will not be allowed in the classroom.

What's for breakfast AND lunch??

Did you know we serve free breakfast and lunch? Our cafeteria is open at 7:30 AM every day for all students to eat breakfast. Lunch is free, as well.

1st Grade: 11:00-11:45

2nd Grade: 11:15-12:00

TK: 11:35-11:55

Kindergarten: 11:45 - 12:30

3rd Grade: 12:00 -12:45

4th Grade: 12:15-1:00

5th Grade: 12:30 - 1:15

Free Breakfast and Lunch Form - Please Complete

Please complete the form on this website so our school remains eligible for EVERY student to receive free breakfast and lunch. We need every parent to complete this form, regardless of your family's income.

PTA Website

Our PTA has a great website with upcoming school events, volunteer opportunities, and more. Check it out :)

Follow Ridge Crest on Facebook @RidgeCrestMVUSD

We post updates about school events, activities and much more!