October 28, 2022
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Red Ribbon Week
Students participated in Red Ribbon Week, promoting awareness and healthy, drug-free lifestyles through spirit days. Students were encouraged to participate by wearing their grade level's uniform color shirt, sunglasses for "Throw Shade on Drugs" day and their favorite team shirt for "Team Up Against Drugs."
Members of the RCMS tennis team, led by Coach Dixon, participated in a tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22. Seven RCMS team members traveled to the South Fulton Tennis Center where they showed their Panther Pride in singles and doubles matches against opposing middle school teams.
See Any New Signs Lately?
Students and visitors might notice some new alarm signs in the next few days. As a Fulton County Schools safety measure, Ridgeview had exterior door alarms installed this week. Students and staff will be trained over the next few weeks as they become activated.
Red Ribbon Week
Here are some of our events at a glance. Please join us when you can!
Nov. 1: Make-up School Picture Day
Nov. 1 & 3: Gymnastics / Tumbling tryouts. View the complete tryout schedule
- Nov. 4: College T-Shirt Day
- Nov. 6: Hands on Ridgeview, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - Sign up for shifts here!
- Nov. 8: Asynchronous Remote Learning for Students (no in-person school)
- Nov. 9: $5 Non-Uniform Day Benefitting PTA/Foundation
- Nov. 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed
Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.
Celebrate Halloween at Home, Please!
Fresh off of some Red Ribbon Week spirit days, Halloween costumes are for home! No candy, store-bought or homemade treats, or gifts are allowed to be brought to school for Halloween.
From FCS: No Holiday Treats
Dia de los Muertos
Although our students do not wear costumes to school on Monday, Oct. 31, students can help celebrate Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead is a time to remember family and friends who have died. Rather than it being a sad tradition, it is a festive time of remembrance and honor. Students can visit the display set up on Oct. 31st in the atrium and can do some coloring and writing handouts to contribute to the celebration.
Make-up Picture Day is Nov. 1
Students who missed the original Picture Day and/or students who wish to return their entire picture packet for a re-take should be advised that Nov. 1 is Make-Up Picture Day in the morning during school hours. Students wear uniforms for school photos.
Community Open House on Nov. 16
Hands On Ridgeview
School District Calendar Feedback
At the last Board meeting, Dr. Looney brought forward a recommendation for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 instructional calendars based on the Board-approved calendar parameters. Board members shared some of the feedback they gathered at their monthly community meetings before voting to accept the calendars for first read. Please note, the calendars have been revised to better align the spring break with that of other metro Atlanta school districts. We encourage stakeholders to stay engaged during this process. The calendars are set for final approval at the November 17 Board meeting. See the full list of Board-approved parameters and more calendar highlights here.
Remote Learning Day is Nov. 8
Due to statewide elections and schools being used as polling places, students will have a remote learning day (no in-person school) on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Teachers will provide students asynchronous work by Monday, Nov. 7. There will not be live instruction or live class meetings.
FCS Family Engagement Month
November is National Family Engagement month. Join us for "Family Matters," an exciting event celebrating FCS families and their role in the education and well-being of their students. There will be interactive workshops, hands-on activities, vendors, entertainment, giveaways, food, and a few special guests! Tickets are required per person for entry. Families may attend one or all events at four locations from November 14 through November 17. Please RSVP by November 1.