Ridge Circle Family Newsletter
October 28, 2022
Dear Ridge Circle Parents,
Halloween is Monday, October 31. In the morning, we hold our classes as normal. Students may bring costumes to school in the backpack or a bag. We will put them on starting at 1:15 pm. To help us with costumes, please send items that your child can put on and take off by themselves inside the classroom. Please note: weapons, blood, gore, masks, makeup or clown attire will not be allowed with your child’s costume. Our annual RC Fall Parade will start at 1:30 pm (outside weather permitting). Parents are welcome to come and see our parade outside in the turn-around from 1:30-1:45 PM. We look forward to fun fall activities/crafts/curriculum after the parade. Food is not permitted. Parents who have any concerns with these activities, we are happy to make accommodations. Please contact your child's teacher.
Healthy and Safe Halloween
Accidental Ingestion by Children by the FDAPoisoning by the CDC
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
Lost and Found
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.
LAS Links Assessment
Visitors to Ridge Circle
- All visitors to Ridge Circle (during school hours) must have an appointment scheduled. Please call or email us to set up an appointment. Appointment enter RC at door 1.
- Parents picking up a child during the school day is required to provide a valid ID. We check your ID to be sure you have permission to pick up the child.
Thank you for helping to keep our building safe.
News from the Health Office
It’s that time of year again when things that crawl and make our heads' itch become a problem. We expect a few cases of lice every year. While certainly not an epidemic, a few extra steps on your part will help to reduce the spread. Because research has shown that mass screening is not effective, the Nurses no longer screen entire classrooms. The best prevention is for you to examine your student’s hair on a regular basis and to remind them not to share combs, hats, scrunchies, barrettes, etc. If you notice they are scratching their heads, please look for the cause. If they have lice, please treat them and let the Health Office know. If you need information on prevention and/or treatment, please call the Health Office. There are many websites as well. Lice aren’t lethal, just a nuisance. We have only had one reported case all year! Thank you for helping us keep our students healthy.
The Dental Clinic is Coming to Ridge Circle!
Please look in your student's backpack for the permission form & return as soon as possible!
Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 6th Grade students are required by the State of Illinois to have a dental exam completed before MAY of the current school year!
The In-School Dental Clinic fulfills this requirement, and is free of cost to students!
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.
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.
Reminder--The staff parking lot is for staff. No parent parking or drop off is allowed.
We encourage all our parents to walk their child to school on the first days to see the traffic and better understand how drop off and pick up work.
** In order for our process to work, it takes patience. **
Food for reward or celebrations...
As a District, we encourage students to make good choices around healthy eating and physical activity to promote positive outcomes. With the holidays around the corner, U-46 will continue this practice by promoting holiday celebrations with non-food items. To stay aligned with the USDA's Smart Snacks requirements, food-related celebrations or distribution of snacks to students to eat in the classroom during the school day will not be allowed. The USDA-defined school day hours are from midnight to 30 minutes after the end of the school day.
Unite for U-46
The Unite U-46 community engagement initiative allows us to develop recommendations on how to best implement the Board of Education’s vision on topics including the following:
Implementation of a true middle school model (grades 6-8)
Expansion of early childhood education
Addressing the educational adequacy and operational efficiency of our facilities
The Nov. 9 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the U-46 Welcome Center, 1019 E. Chicago Street in Elgin. A virtual option will be available. To register for the meeting or view recordings of previous community engagement sessions, please visit uniteu46.org.
Community Advisory Council Meeting November 3--Topic--School Safety
Positions available in U-46
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Ridge Circle Administrative Team
Please contact us if you need anything.
Janelle Raine, principal email@example.com
Anissa Lanotte, assistant principal firstname.lastname@example.org
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