Cedar Ridge High School

eNews for the Week of September 8, 2015

Three Weeks Already?

Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community Friends:

Our students are doing an excellent job! We are entering our third week of school and that means it will soon be progress report time.

Again, please remember to pay close attention to materials that students are bringing home and return those that require a signature in a timely fashion.

Thank you!

Cedar Ridge High School

Meet the Teacher on September 16th

Join us for Meet the Teacher Night, Wednesday, September 16th. We coordinated with all of our feeder schools this year, and this was the day that worked, so we apologize in advance for any conflicts you have on a Wednesday night.

Important- Please pull your child’s schedule up in HAC and take a picture or print it out. We are trying to go “green” this year and not waste so much paper, so we will not be printing all students’ schedules.

The evening will be different from in the past because we are following a more relaxed “come and go” schedule.

  • · 6:00-6:30- Booster Clubs and School Clubs/Organizations will be set up in the cafeteria. Some will be selling club items and some will be just be sharing information.

  • · 6:30-8:00- Come and go in classrooms – Meet the Teachers
    • You may visit your child’s teachers in whatever order you wish. There is no set timeframe.
    • Please remember, this is not the time to try to discuss specific issues you or your child is having with a class. Teachers will have a sign in that will allow you to indicate if you would like to be contacted for an individual conversation in the near future.

  • Grade Level Presentations will be offered every 20 minutes beginning at 7:00
    • Freshman 101- Ms. Chamblee/Ms. Sumpter/Ms. Misner- Cafeteria
    • Sophomore Information- Mr. Arenaz/Ms. Del Dotto/Ms. Uranga- Large Gym
    • Junior Information- Mr. Hall/Ms. Pool/Mr. Peters- Small Gym
    • Senior Information- Mr. Fuchs/Ms. Colton/Ms. Marcano- Lecture Hall

CRHS Student Store: The Armory

The Student Store has had an overwhelming response to the order form that went home in the beginning of school packets. Thank you very much!

Many of the orders we have been able to fill immediately, and we have been delivering to your student. There are a few things that we will be ordering in the next week for delivery later in the month.

I want to give you one last chance to place an order. You can access the order form here, print it out and send it to school NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, September 9th with payment.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Sara Parriott

Student Store Sponsor"


Cedar Ridge on Social Media

Principal's Blog

Did you know that our principal has a blog? The Cedar Ridge Principal's Blog is used to highlight great learning and instruction on our campus, as well as special activities and events that occur at Cedar Ridge. Please follow the blog at:


Cedar Ridge High School Tweets!

In addition to following us on the Principal's Blog, Cedar Ridge High school also has a Twitter account. Please follow us at:


In addition, there are district and campus Twitter accounts for instruction, technology, libraries, athletics, and booster organizations. Follow us for the latest breaking news and updates about Round Rock ISD and Cedar Ridge High School!

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Round Rock ISD Food Services


Cafe menu's are complete and available online. The menu has expanded so much this year there are TWO menu's. One is a "Daily Offerings Menu" with student favorites such as, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, make your own deli and pizza, that will be available every day.

The second menu is a "Featured Entree Menu" that offers specialty entrees such as veggie burgers, scratch made meatloaf, freshly prepared specialty salads & more. This menu will change monthly and offer some delicious innovative recipes, many of which are scratch made in our central kitchens and always freshly prepared in yours.

Meal Prices

Food costs determine meal prices. Student lunch prices increased 10 cents to $2.75. Adult lunch prices increase 5 cents to $3.30. Student breakfast pricing remains the same at $1.35. Adult breakfast prices are $2.25.

Meal Funds

On August 14th Food Services emailed families their student's Food Service PIN#. Students will either need to key in this number or swipe the barcode on their student ID to purchase meals or snacks in the school cafeteria. If students forget their Food Service PIN #, they will be able to access it, starting on the first day of school, in Home Access Center (https://roundrockisd.org/parents/home-access-center/). Cash is also accepted.

Parents may add funds to student food service account(s) by sending a check to the school cafeteria made out to RRISD Food Service or by credit card at MySchoolBucks.com. There is a minimal transaction fee to add money to a student’s account utilizing the online service, but there is no charge to set up low balance alerts or to view account activity.

Allergy Form

The Food Service website now has a comprehensive allergy form available online. The link to the form is on the first page of the Food Service website. For your reference, here it is


The form has also been released on social media via the Food Services Twitter page at @FoodRRISD and on the district Facebook page.

Free & Reduced

As a reminder students need to apply for free or reduced meals every year. If they were eligible last year their benefits will only be available the first 30 days from the beginning of the new school year. Only one application per household is necessary. The district encourages eligible students to go online to enroll and most importantly to participate daily and enjoy nutritious, tasty breakfasts and lunches. The online form is available in English & Spanish.

Who's Who at CRHS: Meet Somer D. Niemann

I am a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). I enjoy helping others and seeing students achieve more than they thought possible. I like working with parents, students and staff to solve challenges and figure out how to be successful.

I graduated from Lee University (Cleveland, TN) with a BA in Psychology, Minor in Religion, and from the University of Nevada Las Vegas - Ed.S., School Psychology/Special Education.

I was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and graduated from Theodore High School twenty years ago! I moved to the Austin Area in 2009 after living and working in Las Vegas for 10 years. I have two boys who attend Forest Creek Elementary School.

I started running two years ago and ran my first marathon last October. I ran the BCS marathon last December and plan to run it again this December!

2015-2016 Excalibur Yearbook Photos


SECOND ROUND of senior photos is on Wednesday, October 28th and Thursday, October 29th. 1st Photo will be back to take Tux & Drapes and Cap & Gown photos. Those photos will be in the Lecture Hall by appointment only. Seniors can start making appointments in mid-October in room D-116.

THIRD AND FINAL ROUND of senior photos is on Wednesday, December 2nd and Thursday, December 3rd. Final chance to either have senior yearbook photos taken, or to have a re-take. These are by appointment only. Seniors can start making appointments in late November in room D-116.


UNDERCLASSMEN have their photos taken on Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16. Photos will be taken through their social studies classes in the Lecture Hall both days. Any student who DOES NOT have a social studies class should stop by room D-116 to schedule an appointment.

The 2016 Excalibur Yearbook is already on sale on-line. The back-to-school special price is $55.00. Take advantage of the savings. The offer ends September 30th, when the price goes to $60.00.

To order, go to www.balfour.com, or click this link:


Everyone should be receiving more information in the First Day Packets about photo dates, yearbook sales and senior yearbook recognition ads.

Any questions, feel free to email yearbook adviser Thomas Shands at:


Make it R.A.I.N. - Respect - Achievement - Integrity - Nobility!