Roadrunner Report

The rundown on Ridgewood Elementary School - July 9, 2020

Principal Perspective - Preparing

I hope you have all had a chance to unwind from the school year, spend time with loved ones, and enjoy this beautiful state we live in. At the same time, I acknowledge that escalating Coronavirus cases, a spotlight on racism, and uncertainty about next year cause anxiety and stress for many of us.

With guidance from the Oregon Department of Education and local health authorities, we are preparing for what school will look like next year. Details of the current BSD plan are linked below.

I invite you to attend one of the sessions below to learn more of the BSD plan, and then join me during Coffee with the Principal to share additional thoughts, concerns and questions. If that time does not work for you, you may also email messages to me, or let me know if you would like a phone call.

Join BSD leaders for a virtual question & answer session about our Return-to-School Plan and our new FLEX Online School:

Monday, July 13

2:00 p.m. Return-to-School Plan

7:00 p.m. Flex Online only

Tuesday, July 14

2:00 p.m. Flex Online only

7:00 p.m. Return-to-School Plan

Wednesday, July 15 (En Español)

2:00 p.m. Flex Online only (En Español)

7:00 p.m. Return-to-School Plan (En Español)

The sessions will be streamed live to our YouTube channel:


Coffee with the Principal

Wednesday, July 15, 9:00-10:00a.m.

Zoom Link, Mtg ID: 249 794 394

Password: Ridgewood

Return to School Information

The latest on the BSD plan to return students to classrooms.

Beaverton City Library To Go!

We are very excited to announce that we are offering curbside pickup service to the public, called BCL To Go / BCL Para Llevar: servicio de recogida en la acera. Please note that this specific service is currently only being offered at the main Beaverton City Library (BCL).

Even though our library doors are closed to the public currently, through this service we’re providing an opportunity for patrons to check out books by setting an appointment for curbside pickup. Families have two options for how to set an appointment.

To set up an appointment online please use this link for English and this link for Spanish.

Families who prefer to talk to a live person vs. setting up an appointment online can reach us by phone at the times listed below:

503-644-2197 (Option 2 / Opción 2)

Phone hours / horas telefónicas:

Monday - Friday / lunes a viernes 10am-3pm

Sunday & Saturday / sábado y domingo 12-4pm

Happy reading!

Ridgewood Calendar

Wednesday, July 15, 9:00-10:00a.m - Coffee with the Principal

Zoom Link, Mtg ID: 249 794 394

Password: Ridgewood

*Friday, July 31 - Summer Kinder Playdate, 11:00-12:00p.m.

  • Foothills Park - 1099 SW Huntington Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97225

*Wednesday, August 19 - Summer Kinder Playdate, 5:00-6:00p.m.

  • Ridgewood View Park - 10001 SW Ardenwood St, Portland, OR 97225

*Pending park reopening

Enrolling a Child

Please share this link with new families so they can enroll online.

Celebrate Reading over the Summer

Celebrate Reading would like to remind you to keep reading and recording your time so when we return to school you can turn them in and get rewarded! You can keep track on a plain piece of paper. Have a great summer and keep reading!

Any questions please email Valerie Estep at

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Scholastic Online Book Fair

You can support our school while discovering favorite characters, series, and collections all summer long. Orders are delivered right to your doorstep and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

Kindergarten Summer Playdates

Should the stay at home order from Governor Brown be lifted by these dates, these will be our scheduled kindergarten summer play dates. We will readjust accordingly if needed.

Any incoming kindergarten families welcome to join us at any or all of the following play dates this summer:

Friday July 31st from 11 am to 12 pm at:

  • Foothills Park - 1099 SW Huntington Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97225

Wednesday August 19th from 5 pm to 6 pm at:

  • Ridgewood View Park - 10001 SW Ardenwood St, Portland, OR 97225

Feel free to bring snacks or a picnic lunch/dinner and a blanket. You can also bring chalk, bubbles, or other outside toys!

Meals for Students

With no meals being available on Fridays, students will receive two meals on Thursdays.


The paper box top collection program has been discontinued by General Mill, so we are no longer collecting box tops at school. However, you can still earn money for Ridgewood; if you see the label below, simply use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth the same amount and what’s great is the app will instantly add cash to the school’s earnings online. Find more info here.