Fox Ridge News

CUSD 303 Early Childhood Department

December 2, 2022

Upcoming Dates

  • WED, DEC 7 & THU, DEC 8: Book Fair

Daily Shopping Hours 8:30-9:30 AM, 11-1 PM, 2:30-3:30 PM

  • THU DEC: Reading Is Sweet Family Evening Event (Book Fair) from 5-7 PM
  • THU, DEC 22- MON, JAN 9: NO SCHOOL (Winter Break & Institute Day)
  • TUE, JAN 10: School Resumes following Winter Break
  • MON, JAN 16: No School (Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday)
  • WED, JAN 25: Early Release Day
  • AM classes DISMISS EARLY at 11:05 am

    If your child rides the bus home from our morning session, drop off at your home or child care will be 25 minutes early.

    PM classes START EARLY at 12:05 pm DISMISS EARLY at 2:10 pm

    If your child rides the bus to school for our afternoon session, pick up will be 25 minutes early from your home or child care and the bus at the end of the day from Fox Ridge will drop off 50 minutes earlier.

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Reading is Sweet Book Fair

Our Fox Ridge Early Childhood Book Fair is next week! Proceeds will be used to grow our Fox Ridge Library. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to purchase books from teacher wish lists for use with Fox Ridge students. There is still time to volunteer... sign up here: Fox Ridge Book Fair Sign Up


Shoppers who attend during the daily shopping hours will need to follow our regular procedures for entry into the building:

  • Park, bring your id, and use the crosswalk to the main entrance.

  • Ring the doorbell (look to your right)

  • Notify staff you are visiting the book fair.

  • You will be “buzzed” in (the door will unlock). Enter the vestibule and provide your ID to be scanned.

  • Put on the name badge provided and head down to the LRC to shop!

Fox Ridge Early Childhood Book Fair Book Talk

Student Absences

When your child is going to be absent from school only ONE phone call is required --- to the attendance line 331-228-2400. Notifying teachers is optional but the call to the attendance line is essential.


If you know ahead of time your child will be missing there is also a pre-arranged absence form to complete (request from the front office). It is required to be turned in at least 2 days before the requested absence and applies for certain types of absences (family vacation, special religious events, etc.)


Bus Riders: There is NO NEED to call the transportation department to notify them of the absence. The bus driver will stop for 2 minutes at your child's stop and then continue on the route if you are not outside when they arrive. The department doesn't have staffing to field phone calls regarding absences or notify the drivers of the messages. Additionally, they need the phone line open for other purposes.

Support our Fox Ridge Community

See below for donation and volunteer opportunities.

Book Fair

Volunteers are needed to set up, run the register during shopping hours, and teardown. Shifts are available Tuesday December 6 - Friday December 9. Sign up here.

Winter Gear

If you have extra preschool-sized gently used snow pants, winter boots, or winter jackets at home please consider donating them to Fox Ridge. We would then send them home with students in need. Outdoor play continues through the cold months, weather permitting, and we are working to ensure all our students have clothes appropriate for the cold.

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We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on inclement weather operations and other important notifications. Please take a moment to do the following:


View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:

  • From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
  • Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
  • To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the SMS/text message field
  • Select the “save” button
Users can only update their child(ren) and personal contact information. You will not be able to make changes to another parent/guardian's contact information. For updates to emergency contact people, please reach out to the school directly.
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Take-home rapid COVID test kits are now available upon request at Fox Ridge Early Childhood Center while supplies last. These are rapid test kits that include two per box. Families can make a request by contacting the main office at 331-228-2400.