Ridgeview Middle School's Newsletter (Issue 7: 5.2022)

The Principal's Post

Dear RMS Families,

We are rounding out the 2021-2022 school year at Ridgeview!

As we are approaching the finish line, please make sure that you are stressing the importance with your child about finishing the school year strong both academically and behaviorally. Additionally, adhering to our PBIS Behavioral Expectations (Be RMS) are key to continuing to promote a safe learning environment.

Please also make sure that your child is coming to school each day. Encourage your child to be a role model and an in-school influencer as it pertains to good attendance.

The staff and I wish each Ridgeview family a safe and peaceful summer!

Be Well,

Natalie M. James, Principal

Music ... Choral ... and Arts are all Happening at RMS in May


Here's how to keep your student on point with classroom skills.

1. Read

2. Improve writing skills

3. Get ahead in math

4. Gain skills in public speaking

5. Try some fun unconventional classes

6. Start a creative project

7. Take art and music classes online

8. Learn technology, coding, and design

9. Learn a language

10. Work or volunteer

11. Hike, bike, move or play sports

12. Spend time with family and friends (while social distancing)

Click here or on the graphic below to learn more about these 12 great ideas designed to keep your child in tip top shape.

Lastly, remember you can register for Summer Experience by May 20th.

Let's Finish the Year Strong!

In Columbus City Schools we are looking for a few Roll Call Role Models this May. Role models make good decisions and lead by setting a positive example. And, being at school regularly can make your child a role model. We want our students to "Lead the way to be a Roll Call Role Model."

Remember, attending all-day, every school day (except when sick) is important to your student's success.

Let's help them finish the school year strong!

Calendar of Events

  • May 18, Wednesday at 6:00 pm: Spring Instrumental Concert (RMS Auditorium)
  • May 18, Wednesday at 6:00 pm: Annual Art Show and Sale
  • May 20, Friday: Last Day to Register for the Summer Experience
  • May 24, Tuesday at 6:00 pm: Choral Concert (RMS Auditorium)
  • May 24, Tuesday at 6:00 pm: Annual Art Show and Sale
  • May 30, Monday: Memorial Day (all schools closed)
  • June 2, Thursday: Last Day of Classes for Students
  • June 3, Friday: Records Day (only teachers in attendance)
  • June 21 - July 28: Summer Experience
  • August 24, Wednesday: First Day of School for Students
  • September 5, Monday: Labor Day (all schools closed)

Mental Health Awareness Month - Be Kind to Your Mind

There is no debate that the ongoing stress, fear, grief, and uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on children and teens. And, now we must come to the realization that we have a “new normal.”

In a 2020 survey of 1,000 parents around the country facilitated by the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 71% of parents said the pandemic had taken a toll on their child’s mental health, and 69% said the pandemic was the worst thing to happen to their child. A national survey of 3,300 high schoolers conducted in spring 2020 found close to a third of students felt unhappy and depressed much more than usual.

QUESTION: So, what do you do to help your student?

ANSWER: Help them be kind to their mind!

Check out these few tips to cope with stress during COVID-19* especially as we approach the summer months and the activities you and your family are planning.

PAUSE. Breathe. Notice how you feel

TAKE BREAKS from COVID-19 content

MAKE TIME to sleep and exercise

REACH OUT and stay connected

SEEK HELP if overwhelmed or unsafe

*Tips from CDC General Public Health Information

Click on the Pictures Below to Learn About These Topics

Celebrate Diversity in May and Have Some Fun!

Click on each of the links below, have, fun, be kind, and celebrate:

Remember we are better when we work together!

Need Help? Check Out Our Community Partners

Here's a list of Columbus City School Partners providing assistance.

  • LSS 211 offers services from homeless shelters to senior living. Call 211.

  • Cap4Kids provides resources for families in the areas of meals, housing, utilities, mental health, and lots more!

  • Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio offers pharmacy services and medicines, counseling on proper medication usage, health screenings, wellness education, and social program assistance for those who cannot afford them. (614) 227-0301

  • OhioKAN ensures every kinship and adoptive family who wants support navigating the resources available to them can get it.

  • Project Connect provides help to families living in shelter, car, motel, campground, and doubled-up families.

CCS School Calendar for 2022 - 2023 School Year

Click here or the graphic to the right to see the Columbus City Schools 2022-2023 Traditional School Calendar.
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Ridgeview Middle School

Ridgeview Attendance email:

Ridgeview Attendance phone number: 380.997.6994

FACTline Email:

FACTline Phone Number: 614.221.FACT (614.221.3228)

Customer Relations Phone Number: 614.365.8888

Customer Relations Email:

Family Ambassador Debora Myles: Google Voice 740.966.1181