Ridge Circle Family Newsletter

January 20, 2023

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No School Friday, January 27--Teacher Institute Day

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Safety is a Priority at RC

In order to keep RC safe we need all parents to help us with the following:

1. All our doors are locked at all times. To enter the building, you need to go to door one and use the buzzer to talk with the office staff. All visitors will be asked their purpose and be required to provide an ID. (Please do not follow students or staff into the building. This is a security risk.)

2. All student pick-ups during the day require us to follow safety procedures. All adult who is picking up the child, will need to have an ID. This ID will be checked to see if this person is listed as an approved pick up for the child. They will be required to sign the child out. All pick-ups take some time as students need to gather their things. Please plan appropriately.

3. Patience. While safety takes time, we ask that you are patience and understand we are working hard to make our building safe. Safety is our priority.

4. See Something, Say Something. If you see something that makes RC , our students, staff or community unsafe, please call Ridge Circle or 911.

Reading Night at Ridge Circle

Special thank you to Billie Roth, Village President and the Streamwood Fire Department. Also, we want to thank Franco's and El Rodeo for their gift certificates!

Thank you to all who attended. We had over 300 guests!

Look for information about Math Night coming in the spring.

2023/2024 Kindergarten Registration

Next year's kindergarten registration is scheduled for Feb 6-10. Parent register online at u-46.org. If you need additional assistance, please call RC to schedule an appointment.

ACCESS Testing

All students considered EL( English Learners) will be taking ACCESS testing. This test will contain 4 parts. Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Students in grade 4-6 will test the week of January 17. Students in grade 1-3 will test the week of January 25. Kindergarteners will begin when testers are available.

Please remind your students to bring a charged computer and headphones.

Below are the official district letters for more information.

Attendance Matters....

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Morning Drop Off / Afternoon Pick Up

Drop off begins at 8:15am. (There is no supervision prior to 8:15am)

Before School Line Up Locations

Grade Kindergarten, 1st , 2nd by door 6 and 7 and enter door 5

Grade 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th on the basketball courts and enter door 4

**Bus Riders will line up by Door 1.

After School Pick Up

Students will exit the door they enter.

Critical Information

Our teachers need your child's pick up information. Please share with them whether your child is a parent pick up, walker, turnabout pick up, Boys & Girls club or older sibling picking up.

If you are driving your child to or from school, you must use the turnabout on Streamwood Boulevard. Drivers must stay in their cars. Staff will escort your child to their line up location. There is no parking in the turnabout.

** In order for our process to work, it takes patience. **

Student Grades in Infinite Campus

Parent engagement is crucial to academic success, and as a District, we want to ensure our parents are informed and engaged in their child’s education. Infinite Campus is an online tool that gives parents and guardians access to their child’s attendance, teacher’s contact information, bus schedule (if applicable), and most importantly grades.

Visit u-46.org/reportcards for an overview of U-46 Student Progress Reports and Report Cards and instructions on how to access and navigate the Infinite Campus Parent Portal so that you are able to see your child’s in-progress grades. Remember that parents can customize the settings to be notified about assignment and grade updates.

RC Attendance Email

What should I do if my student is sick/tardy or can not go to school?

Ridge Circle now has an email that you can report your child(ren)’s absences and/or tardies!


ALL absences must be reported by a parent or guardian on or before the day of the absence(9am). Please provide the following information on the email:

● Child(ren)’s Name, Grade & Teacher

● Reason for absence:

Please state if your child(ren) is exhibiting one or more symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms are:

Fever of 100.4 or higher, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from an unknown cause, muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.

Doctor’s Appointment, Funeral, Family Emergency, or another issue.

Attendance Line: 630-213-5600 ext. 5601

Front Office 630-213-5600 ext. 5640

Bilingual Liaison 630-213-5600 ext. 7112

Nurse: 630-213-5600 ext. 5803

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Upcoming Events

January 27--Teacher Institute Day--No School

January 11 - February 28-- ACCESS Testing

January 9 - February 3--DLB--Individual Reading Assessments

Positions available in U-46

U-46 is looking for Para Educators, Noon Hour Supervisors and Substitute Teachers. Please go to U-46.org and click on CAREERS. Mrs. Raine is also available to talk to you about these amazing opportunities.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Looking for Child Care Before and After School?

Ridge Circle is a Boys & Girls Club outside of school hours. If you are looking for excellent child care with academic support, recreation, daily meals, enrichment programs, and friendship, B & G is the place for you child. Most families qualify for free programing. Visit the website for more information www.bgcelgin.org

Ridge Circle Administrative Team

Please contact us if you need anything.

Janelle Raine, principal janelleraine@u-46.org

Anissa Lanotte, assistant principal anissaupshaw@u-46.org

Sarah Hansen, resident administrator sarahhansen@u-46.org

Poplar Creek Library Winter Reading Challenge!