November 30, 2023
Happy Thursday Wolves!
Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow (Friday, December 1st). We have finished our first trimester of school, and our teachers will be working on report cards. All report cards will come home in Friday Folders on Friday, December 8th.
Hope you have a great weekend,
Kids Helping Kids
Join our Ridges PAC to help with our Holiday Gift Drive to brighten the holidays for families in our community! A collection box can be found in the front vestibule of the school.
All proceeds will go to the Share Center right here in Sherwood, and the donation sign-up link can be found here. If you don’t feel like signing up for an item, but would still like to donate, please feel free to Venmo @RidgesPAC and our PAC will send the SHARE center a check. The drive will run from now until December 7th.
Picture Re-Take Day
Our Ridges picture retake day will be Thursday, December 7th. If your child missed our first picture day, information for ordering can be found linked here. If they would like to have retakes, please be sure to send their original photo packet to school with them on, or before, December 7th.
Too Sick for School
Thanks for your help in keeping our school community healthy!
Paper Towel Tubes Needed for STEM
Release of Information- Photo Permission
In order to complete our yearbook, and other school related updates with student photos, we would like to ensure our student release of directory information is up to date. Directory information means those items of personally identifiable information contained in a student education record which are not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released. This could include photos of school events, yearbook photos, updates of student achievements in school newsletters, etc.
Under Sherwood School District 88J Policy JOA, directory information shall be released only with administrative direction and directory information considered by the district to be detrimental will not be released. Sherwood school district has parents update this information three times during a student's time in SSD. Once when entering Kindergarten, once when entering 6th grade, and once when entering 9th grade. Of course a parent can change or modify their wishes any time within a school year.
All students and families have the opportunity to opt out of Directory Information and to not allow their information to be released. Please complete this opt out form if you do NOT approve the release of your child’s directory information. Student directory information will be released with the absence of this Opt-Out form.
All volunteers will need to complete and have an approved background check on file prior to volunteering (this must be renewed each school year). The background check process can take 7-10 business days, so please allow sufficient processing time if you are planning to volunteer for a specific event.
The Ridges PAC meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm in the Ridges Community Room. They would love to have any and all parents attend!
December 1st | No School- Teacher Report Card Day
December 5th | Ridges PAC Meeting in the Community Room at 7:00 pm
December 6th | Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:15 pm
December 7th | Picture Retakes (information linked here)
December 8th | Ridges Spirit Day (wear your favorite Ridges gear or school colors)
December 13th | Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:15 pm
December 13th | Student Store in the Edy Courtyard from 1:15-1:45 pm
December 15th | All School Pajama Day!
December 15th | Student Store in the Edy Cafeteria from 7:30-7:45 am
December 15th | Mr. Smith's last day!
December 16th-January 2nd | No School- Winter Break and Professional Development
January 3rd | First day of school in 2024!
January 3rd | Welcome back Mrs. Glavan!
January 3rd | Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:15 pm
January 5th | Popcorn Friday
January 10th | Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:15 pm
January 10th | Student Store in the Edy Courtyard from 1:15-1:45 pm
January 12th | Ridges Spirit Day (wear your favorite Ridges gear or school colors)
January 12th | Student Store in the Edy Cafeteria from 7:30-7:45 am
January 15th | No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17th | Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:15 pm
Helpful Links for Ridges Families