Ridgeview Elementary's Weekly Notes

May 6, 2022

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Focus On Great Expectations!

March's Character Trait Focus: All Around Character


The Great Expectations Life Principle for this week is "Optimism". Optimism is the inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions.


"Some men see things as they are and say "Why?" I dream things that never were and say, "Why Not?"-Robert F Kennedy

Only 8 More Days of School!

Upcoming Activities and Last Day of School!

May 16th: Music Program for 2nd-4th Graders @ 1:45 pm (Limited Seating and Parking). Students must be in uniform.


May 17th: Super Kids' Day 9-10:30 am for 2nd-4th graders and 1-2:30 pm for K-1st graders. Volunteers are wanted, but you must have completed a background check. Notes were sent home today!


The last day of school is May 18th!

Enrollment for ALL Returning Students for the 2022-2023 School Year is Now Open!

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is now open for all returning students. The link below will help provide directions for the process.


https://www.okcps.org/Page/7474


If you have any questions, please contact Ridgeview's Office Staff at (405)587-6800.

Reading Sufficiency Act Information for 3rd Grade Parents

Third Grade Parents: Please read through the "RSA for Families" Powerpoint in the link below. It is an overview of the RSA Law that pertains to all 3rd grade students. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or the Office.

We Are Hiring For Next Year!

We are hiring a Family and Community Advocate. If you would like to work while your child is in school and be off during their breaks, this might just be perfect for you! We would love to hire someone from our community to fill these positions. If you are interested, please visit the okcps.org website, then careers to apply.

After School Parking

Please do not park in the northside parking lot for after school pick up. Parents and children walk through the parking lot to get to their cars. I would hate for someone to get hit trying to make it safely to their car in the church parking lot.

Masks Are Highly Encouraged, but optional, and Uniforms Are Required

Masks are highly encouraged, but optional, for all students and staff members. If you send your child to school with a mask on, we will encourage them to wear one all day.


Uniforms are required this year. We have provided parents and guardians time to purchase uniforms. Please see the uniform policy further below in this newsletter for uniform requirements. We will call home, if your child is out of uniform. If you need help with uniforms, please contact our office at (405) 587-6800.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival and dismissal will take a little longer, because of the number of students arriving by car at the same time. (Same amount of time as last year!) We are asking that all students are dropped of through the car line and unload themselves when in the marked unloading zone in front of the building. You will see marked poles to mark the unloading zone. Please make sure that you pull as far right, along the curb, as you can. Please have your child unbuckled and ready to exit the car when you enter the unloading zone. Your child may walk to building, but do not arrive before 8 am. Unfortunately, parents are not allowed in the building at this time do to Covid Protocol Restrictions.


The front doors will open at 8:00 am. Drivers will need to enter the school parking lot from the south end, traveling northbound on Ridgeview Drive. You will travel in one row through the parking lot for morning arrivals, just follow the cones. Pull all the way forward in the unloading zone, before you stop to have your child exit the car. You will then need to exit the parking lot by turning northbound (right) onto Ridgeview Drive. Breakfast will be served in your child's classroom from 8:00 am-8:30 am.

*The map below will illustrate the arrival and drop off route.


If your child arrives after 8:30 am, you will need to walk your child in and sign him in.


Afternoon pickup will work in the same manner. Drivers will enter the school parking lot from the south, traveling northbound, and travel around the inner curb all the way around the front parking lot to the last numbered bucket #1 or next available numbered bucket. Dismissal will begin at 3:15 pm. This year your family will be provided a number for picking up your child, this will go home with them at the end of the first day. All you will have to do is put the number tag on your passenger's side visor and we will call your child for pickup. You must have this number tag to pick up your child. You can ask for more than one tag. We will help your child in your car and you must exit the parking lot by turning northbound (right).


True walkers will be released through the south end door to leave the building at 3:10 pm.


Safety Concerns have caused us to change the way children are dismissed for the parents that like to pick their children up in the church parking lot. If you have previously picked you child up in the church parking lot and called them a walker, you will now have to meet your child at the North double doors facing the Village Presbyterian Church between the teacher's parking lot and the playground. Please parking in the church parking lot and walk over to form a line outside the door. Please form a line outside the door and a staff member will call your child's name to exit the building to you.


If your child is going to ride a bus or get picked up by a daycare, please let your child's teacher know. Buses and daycares will use the circle drive in front of the school and not the front parking lot loop.

School starts at 8:20 am and dismisses at 3:10 pm


Children may not arrive before 8 am and may exit the car in the marked unloading zone in front of the building.


Children will eat breakfast in their classroom starting at 8 am. Students need to be in the classroom by 8:20 am to eat breakfast.


Please send your child to school every day with their electronic device (iPad or Chromebook) and have it fully charged.


Children will exit their cars in the marked unloading zone in front of the building and proceed to their classrooms. Students will social distance throughout the day. Hand sanitizing stations are set up throughout the building and students will be asked to wash their hands often. You may also send your child with a bottle of water.


If your child is sick, do not send them to school. This includes: fever of 100.4 or higher, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose.


Covid Protocols for the district do not allow parents or visitors in the building other than checking a student in our out in the office. If you need to check your child out early, please call the office at 587-6800 to allow for time us to get your child and bring them to the office. You will need your driver's license to check your child out early.

Bus Routes and Bus Safety

You can find your child's bus stop at "Where's My Bus Stop?" on the Transportation page of OKCPS.org. This is the link https://versatransweb04.tylertech.com/oklahomacity/elinkrp/Students/BasicTransBoundarySearch.aspx

Uniforms and School Attire

Uniforms are required this year.


The uniform dress code includes: shirts, slacks, shorts and belts. Any combination of the colors navy blue, khaki, red and white may be worn. Logos are not permitted. Shirts and blouses should be tucked in. Hoodies are not permitted. Jeans are not permitted except on Out of Uniform Days and Spirit Days and must be blue jeans. Anything with belt loops requires a brown belt. Shirts may be collared or not collared.

Girls may wear the appropriate combinations of the following:

*pleated or flat front slacks (navy, black or khaki)

*pleated or flat front shorts (navy, black or khaki)

*pleated or flat front skirts/skorts (navy, black or khaki)

*polo shirts (white, navy or red)

*oxford shirts (white, navy or red)

*turtleneck shirts (white, navy or red)

*sweaters/sweatshirts (white, navy or red)

*Ridgeview spirit shirts (Only on Spirit Day!)

*Leggings may be worn and may only be white, black, or navy blue.

Boys may wear the appropriate combinations of the following:

*pleated or flat front slacks (navy, black or khaki)

*pleated or flat front shorts (navy, black or khaki)

*polo shirts (white, navy or red)

*oxford shirts (white, navy or red)

*turtleneck shirts (white, navy or red)

*sweaters/sweatshirts (white, navy or red)

*Ridgeview spirit shirts (Spirit Days only)

Ridgeview will support casual Fridays by allowing students to wear appropriate blue jeans with a Ridgeview uniform shirt or spirit shirt.

Ridgeview's Vision and Mission

Ridgeview Elementary’s current vision for students’ success: By providing equitable access to a world class education, every student will graduate ready to fulfill their unique purpose in a healthy, vibrant community.



Ridgeview Elementary’s current mission for student success: Prepare students to be successful in life by providing educational excellence, community involvement and character building in a multicultural environment.

Ridgeview's Title I Goals for 2021-2022

By the EOY 2022, Ridgeview will increase the percentage of students scoring proficient or advance on the OSTP in Reading by 17% from 23% to 50% in Fourth Grade and in Math by 35% to 50% in 4th grade. By the EOY 2022, Ridgeview will increase the percentage of students scoring proficient or advance on the OSTP in Reading by 22% from 28% to 50% in Third Grade and in Math by 27% to 50% in Third grade.


By the EOY 2022, we will increase the percentage of Special Education students that meet their target on the OSTP by 7% from 17% to 24%. in both Third and Fourth grades.


By the EOY 2022, we will increase the percentage of African American students that meet their target on the OSTP by 7% from 24% to 31%. in both Third and Fourth grades.


By the EOY 2022, we will increase the number of Econ. Disadvantaged students that score proficient or advanced on the OSTP by 7% from 37% to 44% in both Third and Fourth grades.


By the EOY 2022, we will increase Daily Attendance by 8% from 88% to 95% schoolwide.