Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

October 9, 2020

From the Principal


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 10/15 and 10/22.

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

PANORAMA Survey for Social & Emotional Learning

Pickerington Local School District utilizes the Panorama student survey to measure and track our students’ attitudes, beliefs, and skills in key social-emotional competencies including instructional effectiveness, student engagement, self-awareness, cultural awareness and action, self-efficacy, grit and growth mindset. This helps us to ensure that our approach to staff learning and supporting our students’ academic, social, and emotional learning is on track.

For the 2020-21 school year, the survey is being administered to students in grades 3-12 across the District. The first administration (pre-survey) will be between Oct. 12th and Nov. 6th. Another survey (post-survey) will be given in the spring. Students complete the ~20-minute online survey using any device with access to the internet. Each student completes the survey one time within the fall administration window and one time within the spring administration window.

For more detailed information and links, please view the attached parent letter and opt-out form. We hope that all students will participate, however, if you would like your student to opt-out. The deadline for returning the form is today!

Panorama Survey and Opt Out-English

Panorama Survey and Opt Out-Spanish

You may also opt out by emailing your counselor.

7th grade-Kris_Owen@plsd.us

8th grade-Courtney_Smoot@plsd.us

PAW Time Update

During PAW Time our teachers and students are exploring the topic of Digital Citizenship. There will be three lessons scheduled throughout the year to help support students and families with information and resources designed to help students be safe and successful when it comes to their online presence. We want to include parents in these important conversations and have some resources to share.

Please use the link to view helpful videos, links for additional information and discussion guides relating to student use of social media.



Thursday, Oct. 15 3:40-7:10 p.m.

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

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

November 17-Picture Retake day for Cohort A

November 19-Picture Retake day for Cohort B

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

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.

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.

September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. In 1968 Hispanic Heritage Week was signed into law under Lyndon B. Johnson. 20 years later, the week was expanded to encompass an entire month. Sept 15th is significant because it marks the beginning of the dates of Independence for many countries in the Americas. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, Ridgeview will highlight the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos as well as trivia!
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).