Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

October 16, 2020

From the Principal


In an effort to reduce traffic backup in the morning on Hill Road, the way students enter the building will be changing. Please pull your car as far forward as possible. Check the sandwich board by the curb. Students in cars that pull up past the sign will enter through the Cafeteria door (B). Students in cars that are behind the sign will exit their car and enter through the Main Office Door (A). This change will begin October 26. Thanks for your help as we move toward having all students back in the building.

Updated Food Service Information

We just got word from the ODE Child Nutrition Department that all meals are free through June 2021!

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Links

TEAM A Conference Sign Up

TEAM B Conference Sign Up

TEAM C Conference Sign Up

TEAM D Conference Sign Up

TEAM E Conference Sign Up

TEAM F Conference Sign Up

Ouimet PT Form

Mr. Hartley Conference Request

Mrs. Harmon

VLA students-If you have not done so already, please pick up your materials. If you need to pick up after normal school hours, the building will be open until 7:00 p.m. on 10/22.

From the Ohio Department of Education: How to Positively Connect with Your Teen



Thursday, Oct. 22 3:40-7:10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22-VLA Presentation at 6:00 p.m. (see link below)

Tuesday, Nov. 3 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

November 16-Hybrid Students to return 4 days a week-more details coming

November 17-Picture Retake day for Cohort A

November 19-Picture Retake day for Cohort B

Presentation for VLA Students & Families

On October 22, 2020 there will be a presentation for PLSD Junior High VLA families that focuses on strategies that can help students be successful in a virtual learning environment. Topics will include navigating the VLA teacher websites, using Google Classroom to monitor classwork, and organizational tips to increase learning outcomes.

Please use the following link to join the presentation.


The Presentation will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and will last no longer than a half hour.

New Tech Support Hours

Technology Support Hours are changing! Starting in the month of October, the Technology Department will be adjusting their support hours to better serve students in both Cohorts as well as our Virtual Learners. Beginning on October 5th, we will follow the below schedule each week for the month of October:

Mondays – 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Wednesdays – 9:00am to 11:00am

Fridays – 1:30pm to 3:30pm

We will still be at our District Office location and please continue to sign up for service using the below link. This helps us know how many folks we will need to prepare for.

Technology Support Signup

Please see the short video below on how to Update Chrome OS

Winter Sports are Around the Corner!

Things to Note prior to tryouts:

1. There is a Pay to Play fee of $155 to participate on a team.

2. There is a mandatory drug test to be on the team (cost $16)

3. You must be Academically eligible -- passing 5 classes / minimum 1.75 GPA.

Boys Basketball: Open gyms in full swing; Tryouts start Oct 26th

Girls Basketball: Open gyms start October 20; Tryouts start Oct 26th

For full details: https://pickeringtontigers.net

To attend open gyms/tryouts:

  • have a current OHSAA physical on file
  • registered on Final Forms
  • Return to Play COVID waiver completed
  • symptoms document completed prior to each open gym

Girls Spring Softball:

If you are interested in playing softball this spring, please register in Final Forms - selecting Girls 7th or 8th Softball as a sport. This will alert the coaches of your interest / allow them to get training information to all interested athletes. Please see directions below for Final Forms directions.

Parents, you are able to sign up for ALL SEASON's sports online. This will enable you to start receiving communications from the coach/program when anything is going on. Winter sports are starting some open gym workouts at this time.If you sign up now, you will receive all the necessary instructions for registration / physicals / communication from the coach prior to the start of the season. Visit Pickeringtontigers.net and click on "Final Forms" to register your athlete today. Also remember your athlete needs a current OHSAA physical on file. All athletic announcements and updates can be found at the website as well.

Athletic How-To Video

How to fill out Final Forms, Physical, Covid Forms, etc.

Holiday Assistance 2020

Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.

In need of assistance?

Request an online form for holiday assistance by contacting me at courtney_smoot@plsd.us or 614-548-1716. The request link will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner with more details from your school counselor. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 20th.

Wanting to donate?

There are several ways to donate this year:

  • The traditional big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools accepting donations of new toys/gifts.

  • Gift cards are also appreciated.

  • Cash donations through Paypal.

  • Another way of donating this year is through Amazon and Target. If you would prefer to donate in this way, click on the HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE LETTER below. Be sure to ship to Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive (address will appear as an option).

We look forward to another successful year!

Courtney Smoot
Bar code sign in/sign out sheet

Directions for Samsung Phones

How to scan QR codes with Samsung Internet

  1. Start the Samsung Internet app.
  2. Tap the three vertical lines at the bottom right of the screen. ...
  3. Tap "Settings," and then tap "Useful features."
  4. Turn on QR code reader by sliding the button to the right. ...
  5. Tap the Back button twice to return to the browser window.

Please Check Your Student's Attendance on Virtual Days

Student participation on virtual days is a mandatory expectation for all students. Classroom work is posted on Google Classroom by your student’s teachers. Student participation in classroom work is tied to student attendance.

We believe the majority of log in issues with Infinite Campus have now been resolved. Students must log into Infinite Campus for their attendance and Google Classroom daily. They can login to Infinite Campus once and do their attendance for the entire day so they do not need to login multiple times. If your student is unsure of how to post his/or attendance on virtual days, please watch this "how to" video: Virtual Attendance Video.

If they cannot login to Infinite Campus, please reach out to their school counselor, Kris Owen (kris_owen@plsd.us) - 7th grade and Courtney Smooth (Courtney_Smoot@plsd.us) - 8th grade.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Ridgeview's Parent Information Hub

Click here to see the Teacher Team Websites, Athletic Website, Parent University and so much more. USE THIS AS A ONE STOP INFORMATION HUB

Virtual Days Attendance Instructions-Please Review!

Please read this important information on how your child needs to submit his or her attendance on virtual learning days.

Ridgeview Values

Here at Ridgeview STEM Junior High we value being Timely, Innovative, showing GRIT, being Engaged in our learning, and Respect! Notice the letters spell out TIGER! Click on our behavior expectations, and please take a moment to look over and review with your student(s).