Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

June 5, 2020

Enjoy Your Summer!

Please continue to monitor our social media and district website for important information and updates. We wish you a safe, healthy and relaxing summer!

Yearbooks Have Arrived!

If you pre-ordered a yearbook, you should have already received an email from the Yearbook company with the instructions for yearbook pick (June 9th- 5:00-7:00) If you pre-ordered a yearbook and did not receive that email, please contact the office for more details.

We have extra yearbooks available for purchase. BEFORE JUNE 11, please call the office to reserve a copy and get your name on the Extra's list.

The date for purchase and pick up will be June 11th from 9 to 11:30 AM.

Athletic Information for Fall Sports Cross Country and Golf

Cross Country-all you need is some good running shoes.Contact a coach today:  Junior High Boys: Jeff Turnbull (Jeff_Turnbull@plsd.us) Junior High Girls: Savannah Wene (Savannah_Robertson@plsd.us)
Boys golf info:•	Mon, Aug 3 at 12:30 pm at Turnberry, 9 holes, mixture of purple/orange tees •	Tues, Aug 4 at 12:30 pm at Turnberry, 9 holes, mixture of purple/orange tees •	Students must attend both •	Students pay for greens fees (unless they have a membership at Turnberry)  NOTE:  THERE WILL BE MANY DEVELOPMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OVER THIS SUMMER ABOUT SCHOOLS AND FALL SPORTS.  THEREFORE, THESE DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 		 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT:  HEAD VARSITY COACH CHRIS CORES AT 614-403-3761 or Chris_Cores@plsd.us

Updated Extracurricular Training Information

Dear Pickerington Community,

On Thursday, May 21, the Ohio Department of Health, the OHSAA, and Governor DeWine’s office authorized the beginning of individual skills training for all extracurricular activities. The order allows school facilities to be open specifically and exclusively for extracurricular purposes. Our facilities will reopen as follows:

  • Monday, June 8: High school fall athletic programs and band
  • Monday, June 22: High school winter and spring athletic programs and junior high activities

Pickerington Local School District facilities will reopen for our students and staff only. Our facilities at the high school and junior high’s will remain closed to the public at this time.

The Athletic Department and Performing Arts Departments of Pickerington Local School District have collaborated to develop a plan using guidance from the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the National Federation of High School Sports.

While we are all excited to bring our students, coaches and directors back together, we want to do so in the safest manner possible to ensure the well-being of all involved.

Pickerington Local School District has established general guidelines as well as guidelines for parents, coaches/band directors, athletic trainers, and the weight room. Pickerington Local School District cannot stress enough the importance of ALL families, students, coaches, and directors reviewing these documents as our extracurricular practices have changed in response to COVID-19. Please carefully read the guideline attachments to this article below. This may be our only opportunity to reopen our facilities and bring our students back. We must get this right. It will take all of us following the guidelines to ensure the safety of our students, families, staff and community. As parents of our students, you play a major role in our reopening, if not the most important role. Your evaluation of your child’s health every day is critical as our goal continues to maintain the safety of your son/daughter, your family, our students, staff and the entire community. Do not hesitate to reach out to your coaches, athletic director, musical directors or the Director of Student Activities with any questions or concerns you may have. Adherence to the guidelines are mandatory.

For those families that do not have access to the Internet, you can pick up the form — which needs to be filled out daily with your son/daughter’s temperature and health condition(s) — from their coach, the athletic trainers or the Athletic Office.

This continues to be a fluid situation. As information and guidelines from the Governor, Ohio Department of Health, the OHSAA and the National Federation of High School Sports change, we will continue to review our situation. The slogan, “We are Pickerington” has never been more appropriate. We will get through this together.

Please review the following guidelines. You will be required to turn in a signed waiver prior to training at/on PLSD facilities/premises.

  1. General guidelines (pdf)
  2. Guidelines for parents (pdf)
  3. Guidelines for coaches (pdf)
  4. Guidelines for athletic trainers (pdf)
  5. Summer Student Athlete Waiver (pdf)

Ridgeview's Summer Hours BUILDING “CLOSED” TO PUBLIC

In an effort to keep the staff that will be working in the buildings safe and allow our custodians to do a very deep and thorough cleaning, our offices will be closed to the public until further notice. The building hours are 8:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00. Due to maintenance and vacations, there will be days the office is closed. We encourage you to call or email any of the staff below before coming so that we can be sure someone is available and on site to meet you outside. Don't hesitate to contact us at 614-548-1700.

Carolyn Weidner, Administrative Secretary; carolyn_weidner@plsd.us

Lisa Holley, Athletic/Counseling Secretary; lisa_holley@plsd.us

Beth Richardson, Principal; beth_richardson@plsd.us

Summer Grab and Go Meal Program Begins June 1

The Pickerington Schools summer feeding program begins again next Monday, continuing the same procedure as the past couple of months. Food bags will be available for the week on Mondays only, from 12-1 p.m. at Harmon Middle School, Ridgeview STEM Junior High and Tussing Elementary School. The handout days will be June 1st, June 8th, June 15th and June 22nd.


Students in Grades 5-11 will keep their chromebooks through the summer.

  • The PLSD Technology Protection Plan (TPP) will extend coverage through the first day of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Students will also have access to continue using District provided digital curriculum (i.e iReady, ST Math, BrainPop, ALEKS, etc.)


LEAVING DISTRICT? Device Return Info

Any students withdrawing who still have Chromebooks should return those devices during one of the scheduled Tech Service days which are currently set for June 10th, June 24th, July 8th and July 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 at the District Office. CLICK here to sign up to return a device.

Summer Tech Support

PLSD Technical Support schedule is below:

June 10th — 2:00 – 4:00
June 24th — 2:00 – 4:00
July 8th — 2:00 – 4:00
July 22nd — 2:00 – 4:00

Any student experiencing a problem with their device that prevents them from using it at all (broken screen, dead battery, won't boot up, etc.) can bring it to one of our Tech Service days on June 10th, June 24th, July 8th or July 22nd.

We will only be collecting these devices during these days and not troubleshooting or repairing. We will take the device and repair it over the summer for return in the fall to the student.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

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).