What's Happening at Ramirez

Sunday, August 14

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Principal's Message

Good Afternoon Wolf Families,

Do you know the legend of the two wolves' story? (See story above). It’s one of my favorites.

This Native American tale is for all ages, both children and adults. It provides us with an explanation of the inner struggle we all live with daily. Most importantly, it gives us insight into making good decisions to live a brighter and happier life.

The Legend of the Two Wolves

As we go about our day and make decisions, the story reminds us that every person has two wolves fighting inside of them.

One wolf is “evil.” He’s mean, angry, greedy, arrogant, and rude.

The other wolf is “good.” This wolf represents joy, love, peace, truth, and compassion.

In the two wolves' story, these creatures are fighting daily with every choice you make. Each wolf wants to steer you in a particular direction, whether it be on the path of good or evil.

Sometimes the good wolf wins the battle; other times, it may be the evil one. But eventually, one wolf will be the ultimate victor at the war's end.

So which wolf will win? The answer is simple.

The one you feed.


So Why Is the Two Wolves Story Important?

I Iove the two wolves' story because it reminds us that we have the power to make good decisions.

Some days it’s easy to feel helpless and at the mercy of the bad wolf. Sometimes the “wrong” choice may be the easiest.

I know there are days when I want to complain and give up. It seems simpler than putting in the effort.

However, I am reminded that the more often we feed our “good” wolf by making the right choices, the easier it is to make good decisions in the future.

It also helps to remind us we can’t blame others for our decisions. After all, we alone are responsible for our choices and which wolf we decide to feed purposefully.

This goes hand in hand with showing how one’s collective experiences can impact the future.

Every good decision builds momentum. You don’t have to do everything perfectly right now. But with every good decision you make, no matter how small, the next one is easier to achieve. (Like remembering to put on their lanyard in the morning, visibly wearing their ID, having their cell phone put away, doing their homework, being kind to others, etc. You get the idea).

Our children have everything inside of them they need to be happy, kind, and successful. Learning to feed the good wolf will help them bring those feelings to the outside and live their truth.

And the stronger your wolf, the easier it is to do the right thing since you’re better equipped to handle life’s challenges.

Which one will you feed?

Here's to an amazing Week #2!


Mrs. Jennifer Montgomery

Proud Principal

Dr. Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School

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Student Badges


It is mandatory for students to wear their IDs while on school campus. The use of IDs allows our staff to identify students, give P.A.C.K. points and grant access to school functions. Please remind your child to get in the habit of wearing their ID to school.

Starting Monday students will receive a consequence if they come to school without their ID.

Helpful tip: Have your child hang their ID on their backpack at the end of the day so they always have it with them. Students need to be wearing their ID before walking through the school gates.

Thank you for your cooperation in enhancing school safety on our campus!

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Still haven't had your photo taken?

Students who have not had their photo taken will get a chance to take their photo on Monday, August 15th during their P.E. class.

Please Note: this is only for those who did not have their photo taken (not for retakes).

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Schedule Changes

Please see the graphic below to know what is required for a schedule change.

  • If you would like to submit a request to change your schedule, you can submit your request using THIS FORM!
    • Be patient, I will be responding from 8/15-19.
    • Also, please, understand I cannot grant every request. Be sure to check the flyer for requests that will be considered.
    • I will NOT be making teacher changes. Sorry.
  • Be sure to check your CNUSD email at least once a day! If you have made a request, I will respond through your email.

Have a great Week!

Mrs. Kemmer

Dean of Students

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Eighth Grade Announcement

Hello 8th Grade Families,

We want to invite you to John F. Kennedy Middle College prospective parent and student information night on August 25th at 6pm on the JFK campus.

Come learn more about how your current student can take college courses at Norco College all while completing a high school diploma - FOR FREE!

We are now accepting grades 9-12th for the 2022-2023 school year!

We would love to meet you and your student, so join in to learn more!

John F. Kennedy Middle College

Small School. Big Opportunity.

Questions? 951-738-2200 or check us out on Facebook @jfkmiddlecollege or instagram and twitter @jfkmchs.

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Purple Ribbons

Purple ribbons have been placed around the school as a reminder of Kaitlyn's Law:

Never Leave a child alone in a car.

See the graphic below and help raise awareness.

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Safety and Health

Student Drop-offs in the Office

We understand students may forget items at home, but we would greatly appreciate it if student drop-offs can be kept to a minimum. Students who have items dropped off in the office will be called on the intercom during passing period. Please refer to our school office guidelines below:

  • Our office will not be accepting money to give to students.
  • Students are not to have fast food lunches dropped off on campus.
  • Food from Doordash, UberEats and other delivery services are not accepted.
  • Students will not be called out of class to pick-up items.
  • No Cellphone Drop-offs.

Safety Concern: Please do not ask your child to meet you in the front office during passing period and/or their lunch time. We ask all visitors to check-in in the front office with their ID

Thank you for your cooperation in minimizing disruptions to the school day and following our safety guidelines.

Checking Out Students Early From School

  • Any individual picking a child up early from school needs to be an emergency contact and have an ID to sign-out a child. (Students will not be released to anyone that is not on the emergency list and/or do not have an ID.).
  • Our office staff will not be accepting over the phone verification of emergency contact updates.
  • All visitors need to check-in with our front office staff, scan their ID and wear the given visitor badge.
  • Students are not be picked up after 2:00pm on regular schools day and not after 1:10pm on early release Wednesdays.

*Please ensure the emergency contact information in Parent Connect is updated to avoid delay when picking up your child early.

Update your Parent Connect Emergency Contact Information:


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Mental Health Resources

Need Help?

CNUSD is here to support you.

Your family can access our free tele-health and virtual therapy resources made available through our partner Care Solace. Those in need of support may contact Care Solace 24/7 at 888-515-0595, email weserve@caresolace.org, or access our district’s unique page: www.Caresolace.com/cnusdfamilies.


  • Parents/Guardians who are interested in supporting our Wolves on campus or as a chaperone can follow the district procedures on volunteering on the CNUSD website. Please click the link: Volunteer Information
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Student News

On Mondays students receive the newsletter: Wolves Weekly. Be sure to remind your child to check their email daily, so they don't miss out on important information!

PTSA Membership

By purchasing a PTSA membership, you help support Ramirez students, teachers, staff and the community. Past activities have included blood drives, food drives and on campus festivities like dances, assemblies, ice cream socials and more! Please join PTSA by visiting Dr. Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School PTSA

Memberships are $10. Please buy one for every member of your family. Funds support Ramirez Intermediate and its students!

Save The Date

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CNUSD Child Nutrition

Click the link to view or breakfast and lunch menu for the month!

Child Nutrition Services

Parent Center News

Please take a moment to navigate the Parent Center website as it provides community resources and information on family workshops.


2022-2023 School Calendar

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Dr. Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School