Falcon Ridge Family Updates

April 25, 2022

News and Tidbits

Hello Families,

Spring has finally arrived! Aren't we blessed by the beautiful weather this time of year?

Are you interested in serving on the school board? Please check the website for the application and submit it by May 31, at 3:00 pm. Submissions can either be mailed, emailed, or delivered to the front office.

We have begun our standardized testing. This is a good time to ensure your child gets a good night's rest, balanced breakfast, plenty of fresh air and exercise, and avoids too much time on electronics.

Our character trait this month is honesty, which means the quality or state of being truthful and fair. As always, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate honesty at school and may earn a Falcon Card to display on the hall bulletin board. At the end of each month, Falcon Cards are randomly drawn for fabulous prizes. Please check out this newsletter for ideas to have honesty at home.

Have a wonderful week!


Dr. Jorgensen

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happy birthday to our wonderful 4th grade teacher Mrs. Avila

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PTO Corner

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Weekly Progress Report

Falcon Ridge Parents:

Just a reminder that we will continue sending weekly progress reports through the 4th Quarter to make sure you are aware of your student's current grades. Remember that you can always view your student's current grades and missing assignments through the Tyler SIS parent portal. If you have questions regarding grades or assignments, please contact your child's teacher.

Thank you,

Falcon Ridge Charter School

Honesty Resources for Parents

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What is a Lie?
Telling the Truth | Kaya Sovereign | TEDxYouth@AEL
Why Not Cheat? How Our Ethics Alters Our Happiness: Jennifer Baker at TEDxCharleston

Important Attendance Policy Reminders

Excused Absences

The Administration and Governing Board recognize that there are special circumstances when a student may need to participate in another event or activity rather than attend class. An absence will be considered “excused” if a parent/guardian provides a written or verbal notification for the following reasons:

  • the student could not attend class because he/she is ill
  • a physician’s documentation of illness medical, dental, orthodontic appointments with a verifying note from the medical office
  • bereavement for a death in the family
  • wedding for a member of the family
  • an immediate family member involved in State Tournament competition, 4-H competition, or graduation exercise at the high school, college, and military level.
  • extraordinary circumstances (requires a review and approval of FRPCS administrator.)

Family trips or vacations are NOT considered extraordinary and are unexcused. The cumulative effect of regular class attendance is critical to the learning experience that Falcon Ridge Charter School offers, which the student misses even when the absence is excused.

Unexcused Absences

Student absence for any reason not specifically listed in the excused absence section will be considered unexcused. Absences (for any reason) not verified by verbal or written communication from the parent/guardian (within 48 hours of student’s return to school) will be considered unexcused.

Average Daily Attendance

YTD: 96.28%

K -96.33%

1st - 89.31%

2nd -94.64%

3rd - 93.10%

4th - 96.06%

5th - 96.25%

6th - 94.55%

7th - 97.00%

8th - 93.44%

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Coming Events

  • April 27th: Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day
  • May 2nd: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6th: Lunch Hero day
  • May 9th: Open House for new students for the 2022-2023 school year
  • May 10th: School Board Meeting at 6:30pm
  • May 25th: Kindergarten Graduation 9:30am-10:30am
  • May 26th: 8th grade graduation 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 26th: Kindergarten Screening for all new incoming Kindergarten students
  • May 27: Last day of school (early release at 1:30pm)

  • Early release days every Monday (1st-8th grades dismiss at 1:30 p.m.)

**Check out our website for the most updated information

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