Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

July, 2020

Important Dates

August 3-(approximate date)Cohort details released

August 21-Device pick up for NEW (to the district) students (see below)

August 24-First day of school COHORT A-in house/COHORT B-virtually

7th and 8th-grade students that are new to the district we will have curbside pick up on August 19th at Diley Middle School. They are still working out the times so stay tuned.

September 7-Labor Day-NO SCHOOL

PLEASE BE AWARE, THESE DATES COULD CHANGE AS CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE.

Meet the Ridgeview Office

Web Leader Training Postponed

WEB leaders...

We are in the process of having to revamp the WEB program a bit for our current circumstances (social distancing, hybrid attendance model, etc.) Currently, we are training on the new format and will notify you ASAP as to how and when we will be training with you. The dates that we originally set for your training next week will no longer be needed. We are sorry for the late notice but planning ahead has been difficult. There are some exciting things in store for the year and we look forward to how you will shape it as Our new leaders. Be thinking of ideas/activities you might like to take the lead on this year. As soon as we know the new dates we will let you know. Thanks for your patience and flexibility.

Change in School Calendar

School Start Days:


The start date for students in grades 1-12 will be August 24th.


PLSD is beginning the school year with a Hybrid Learning Model. This means that:

• Cohort A will be in the building on Monday and Tuesday and will attend virtually Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

• Cohort B will be attending virtually on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will be in the building on Thursday and Friday.


Teachers will be provided professional planning from August 10th to August 21st.


New Instructional Days / Parent Teacher Conference: (these were previously not school days on the old calendar)


September 11th - new instructional day for all students

October 14th – new instructional day for all students

October 19th - instructional day for all students

November 3rd - Parent teacher conferences for grades K-8 / Instructional day for grades 9-12


Grading Periods:


November 13th - end of the first trimester. This is a change from the original November 6th date and will give 54 days in the first trimester and 52 days in the second trimester.


No changes were made to the second semester.


Updated 2020-21 School Calendar

Device Pick-Up for Students New to the District

Curbside pick up of new student chromebooks is scheduled for August 21st at Diley Middle School. Time is TBD--Stay tuned!

Please take a moment to fill out the Chromebook survey

This was sent out via Infinite Campus, but in case you missed it, please fill out the survey to help out or tech department.


Hello Parents and guardians,

Typically we collect every device from students at the end of each school year. This collection ensures we can repair and maintain our large fleet of Chromebooks so that they are ready to use within the first few days of school. As many of you know, this could not happen this year due to a change in plans to ensure the safety and health of our staff and community.


Due to the devices not being collected we would like to ask that you please take a moment to complete the 2020 Start of School Chromebook Survey.


This survey helps our infrastructural tech department prepare and plan for any service needs during the first few weeks of school. All parts for Chromebook repairs are still delayed or on backorder due to supply issues from COVID 19 impacts. We would like to order as many needed parts as soon as possible. We want to ensure that every child has a working device as soon as possible as well. We know that this is a busy time of year but, this will aid in the smooth transition back to learning with Chromebooks that have been home all summer.


Please review this survey with your student to ensure all details are as accurate as possible.

Please click the link below to complete the survey.
https://forms.gle/nM6wVjivcfXhg1QPA

Thank you in advance for your participation!


PLSD Infrastructural Technology Department

No Lockers-Backpacks Allowed

Students will not be able to use lockers while we are in the hybrid schedule. Once we are back full time, students will be assigned lockers. This is to eliminate touch points and to prevent congestion in the hallway. Students will store and carry their belongings in backpacks throughout the day.

ATHLETIC INFORMATION

VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS:

Saturday, Aug. 1-10:00-12:00

Monday, Aug. 3 & Tuesday, Aug. 4-5:30-7:30 p.m.

Volleyball calendar


MANDATORY DRUG TESTING-WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Drug Test will take place from 9:00-11:00 in RV gym. Students will enter through the athletic door (B) and follow the posted directions.

The cost is $16.00 and will be added to your Infinite Campus account. NO CASH ACCEPTED.


ATHLETICS PICTURE DAY-SATURDAY, AUG. 8

8:00 am Boys Golf

8:15 am Girls Golf

8:30 am 7th Cheer

8:45 am 8th Cheer

9:00 am 7th Football

9:30 am 8th Football

9:45 am Girls Tennis

10:00 am 7th Volleyball

10:20 am 8th Volleyball

10:45 am Girls Cross Country

11:00 am Boys Cross Country

11:15 Make-up individual


New website, new school year, new opportunities! Compete for Ridgeview! Our new Athletic Website is live. Check it out for everything you need to know about registering for 2020-2021 sports seasons. Just some of the things you will find on the website are:

  • Fall Sports Return to Play Waiver Form
  • Athlete Daily Symptom Document
  • Return to Play General Guidelines
  • Return to Play Parent Guidelines
  • Registration Information for all 2020-2021
  • Sports Schedules (be sure to select 2020-2021), directions and more!

https://pickeringtontigers.net/

Parents are Required to Update Back-to-School Forms Online

WE RECOMMEND ACCESSING YOUR PARENT PORTAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THIS WILL ALLOW TIME TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUES WITH LOGGING IN BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL.

Now, more than ever, it is imperative that you update your contact information, in case your student needs to be picked up from school. We’re making it easier for parents to fill out 2020-21 back-to-school forms online with the launch of a new “one-stop shop” with a single login! Now, all student-related forms — except for sports/extracurricular activities forms — will be entered directly into the Parent Portal. Read the full article for instructions on how to get your forms updated. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOG IN, PLEASE COMPLETE AN INFINITE CAMPUS HELP DESK TICKET.

Please note that your student will not receive their schedule until this information has been updated.

Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade/New Students

Remember that there is an immunization requirement for 7th graders. MCV4 and Tdap is required before a student enters the junior high.


According to Board Policy 5320 and 5320 AG, immunizations in compliance with state law and the Ohio Department of Health are required for each student unless the parent(s) file an objection. The board of education also requires tuberculosis examinations in compliance with law.


Students new to Pickerington Schools must present written evidence of similar immunizations, or written evidence to indicate that they are in the process of receiving immunizations, to be completed no later than the day of entrance. Students failing to complete immunizations within 14 days after entering are not permitted to return to school.


The Franklin County Health Department offers immunization clinics throughout the school year. An up-to-date schedule is always available on the Franklin County Public Health website.

School Supplies List

We know that some of you like to take advantage of the early Back to School Sales and have been waiting for supply lists. With the reopening of school buildings, we are recommending that students carry a minimal amount of supplies. Keep in mind that your student will attend 6 different classes during the day and that these supplies are for personal use only as we are trying to limit shared supplies. Thank you!


Suggested materials:

Notebook/Folder for each class

1 Composition Notebook

2 colors of Highlighter

Pencils

Colored Pencils

Wired Headphones/Earbuds (NO Bluetooth)

Pen (2 colors)

1 Package of tissues

Pencil Pouch

Non-glass water bottle

A mask for daily wear (we recommend a second mask be kept in a plastic bag in their backpack)

Pickerington Baseball Chick Campbell Memorial Golf Outing on Sept. 26, Cumberland Trail Golf Course. For more info call 614-506-0038 image

Did You Miss the Pickup Date for Your Pre-Ordered Yearbook or Want to Purchase an Extra?

To make arrangements to pick up a Pre-Ordered Yearbook or to purchase an extra ($30.00 cash or check), please call Carolyn Weidner in the main office (614) 548-1700 or email Carolyn_Weidner@plsd.us and she will set up a time for you.

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).