Falcon Ridge Family Updates

September 20, 2021

News and Tidbits

Hello Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your families. Autumn's morning chill has arrived, so jackets are a necessity.

We are busily preparing for parent-teacher conferences next week. Your child's teacher will be sending home an electronic sign-up sheet for parent-teacher conferences. This is such an important time to communicate and touch base with your child's teacher. We are looking forward to seeing you soon - Please be sure to stop by and say, "Hello".

This year's theme is "How Full is Your Bucket." We are learning ways to be bucket fillers through words and actions that demonstrate kindness and compassion.

Our character trait for September is respect, which means "a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements."

Out of an abundance of precaution and strongly recommend masks until our possible exposure numbers decrease. This means that masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals while indoors. Our goal is to continue in-person instruction. Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

We will share a weekly update of the number of students/staff who are either in quarantine due to a possible exposure of Covid, or who have tested positive for Covid. Please see the graphic at the bottom of the newsletter.


Dr. Jorgensen

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Time to Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences!

Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 3pm to Friday, Oct. 1st, 12pm

278 South 10 Mile Road

Kuna, ID

  • Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Resources for Parents

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Important Bus Information

As you know, there is a state-wide shortage of bus drivers and Falcon Ridge is no different. We are short one bus driver this year and have consolidated the four routes into three.

In the event that one of our three drivers needs to be out, we will need to cancel a route for that day. If we need to cancel a bus, you will receive a text and/or email as soon as we receive notification from the bus company. Please be prepared to make other arrangements if this occurs. If the bus driver is sick, the notice may come as late as the school morning.

Please have an emergency contact available who can transport your children if you are unavailable.

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Coming Events

  • Sept 21st Girls Volleyball game (see website for details)
  • Sept. 23rd Girls Volleyball game (see website for details)
  • Sept. 24th Individual school pictures with Dorian
  • Sept. 24th Student Birthdays- Celebrating August and Sept. birthdays - teachers will communicate details
  • Sept 28th Girls Volleyball game (see website for details)
  • Sept. 29th-Oct. 1st Parent Teacher Conferences

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

**Check out our website for the most updated information

Check out what's happening at school

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Look at the Falcon Ridge Bucket Fillers!

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Average Daily Attendance

Kindergarten: 85.83%

1st grade: 96.55%

2nd grade: 95.86%

3rd grade: 92.07%

4th grade: 90.91%

5th grade: 91.82%

6th grade: 93.29%

7th grade: 93.94%

8th grade: 96.97%

ADA year to date: 99.41%

PTO Corner

Would you like to get involved with planning activities, events, and fundraisers? Want to connect with other Falcon Ridge parents? Join the PTO! Contact PTO president Tara Clark for more information.

Check out the PTO calendar of events below!

Before School Procedure

Self-Screening: If a student or staff member has any of the following symptoms, it indicates a possible illness that puts them at risk of spreading illness to others.

  • Symptoms requiring a student or staff member to stay home

    • A temperature of 100.0 degrees F or higher. Students and staff need to be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours before attending school.

    • Vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    • Sore throat with a fever greater than 100.0°. If they are diagnosed with Strep throat, then they should stay home until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours.

    • Excessive coughing, which could include a cough that is prolonged, lasting more than a few weeks; any shortness of breath; difficulty breathing or wheezing; cough associated with fever, chills, sweating, or ill appearance; chest pain or painful cough; coughing up phlegm that is green, yellow, blood-stained, or foul smelling.

    • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis). Keep the child home until a doctor has given the OK to return to school. Pink eye is highly contagious and in most cases is caused by a virus, which will not respond to an antibiotic. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor will be able to determine if this is the case.

  • Other symptoms where students or staff members may need to stay at home

    • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Nausea

    • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

Parents and staff are expected to review these symptoms daily. It is up to the individual parent and staff member to determine if a person needs to stay home.

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