Panther Tales

December 16, 2022

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Happy Holidays!

Our true joy is to be entrusted with your children each day. Together as a Ridgeview United community, we've nurtured our resilient students through incredible work this fall.

Thank you for your small and large ways of saying thanks to us this holiday season and especially by sending us incredible children to work with each day. We give our thanks to each of you for your passion and support of RCMS, and we wish you and yours Happy Holidays.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of our events at a glance. Please join us when you can!

  • Dec. 17-Jan. 3: Winter Break

  • Jan. 4: First Day of 2nd Semester

  • Jan. 6: College T-Shirt Day

  • Jan. 9: Tryouts for Baseball (boys), Track & Field (boys and girls), and Soccer (girls)

  • Jan. 10: Prospective Parent Tour

  • Jan. 10: Winter Sports Celebration at basketball games

  • Jan. 11: Non-Uniform Day for Pay

  • Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School

  • Jan. 17: Teacher Professional Learning Day - No School

  • Jan. 23: PTA General Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

Available Support Services During the Holidays

Should you know of any families or friends needing resources during this break, please pass along our Connect Fulton resources that are available for any Fulton County resident.
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Today is the Final Day to Purchase Optional Lockers!

Ridgeview plans to make the option of student lockers available for the spring of 2023. If your student may be interested in obtaining a locker, please read this initial information carefully:

  • Lockers are optional, and any student who does not want to purchase use of a locker will be allowed to continue carrying a backpack.
  • Lockers will be available for sale for $5 between November 28 and Dec.16 only through our online platform – no cash or checks.
  • Interested students/families should purchase a locker on Online School Payments during the above timeframe. Students can show a printout or picture (please ask permission to use their phone first) to their homeroom teacher. As a fail-safe, the school will run a report of individuals who have paid online and will provide it to the homeroom teacher after the deadline.
  • After the spring semester begins, lockers will be distributed to students who have paid.
  • Note that students will only have limited use of the lockers at designated times during the day (for example purposes only: before 1st period, before connections classes, and at the end of the day).
  • Requests for certain locker locations or top/bottom lockers will not be taken.
  • Locker privileges may be removed at any time at the administration’s discretion for inappropriate use without a refund.

Electronics Recycling and New School Supply Day

Are you purchasing new electronics for the holidays? You are in luck! You can recycle your old electronics and have the data securely wiped with a donation to Sandy Springs Education Force! Save the date and recycle your items for a good cause: Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., North Springs High School Parking Lot, 7447 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs.

Your donation of $20 per car will help provide urgently needed funds to support Sandy Springs Education Force's STEAM, literacy, after-school and mentoring programs in our schools. (Plus, fee free to bring new school supplies to donate!) Learn all the details here.

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Spring Sports Physicals Due Jan. 9

Complete sports physicals, if not already on file, are due by Jan. 9 to Coach Dixon or Coach Lloyd if your student plans to play spring sports. Those sports include Girls Soccer, Baseball, and Co-ed Track. If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Dixon or Coach Lloyd.

Winter Sports and Athletes Celebration at Jan. 10 Game

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Prospective Parent Tour is Jan. 10

Ridgeview offers prospective parent tours monthly for parents (and students welcome!). The next offering is Jan. 10 at 12:45 p.m. Please visit our prospective parent tour page for more info and to RSVP.

$5 Non-Uniform for Pay Day is Jan. 11

For $5 cash, students not only contribute to our PTA & Foundation, but also they can wear non-uniform attire. Our non-uniform dress guidelines are described here. This will be a monthly opportunity to support PTA & Foundation and for students to dress down. Otherwise, our normal uniform applies.

Got News?

If you have news or an announcement that you would like to be considered for an upcoming issue of Panther Tales, which is sent out to our Ridgeview United families weekly, please fill out this form and submit it. The editorial team will review your request and will contact you with any questions.