Panther Tales

October 7, 2022

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News and Events You Can Use

Greetings, Ridgeview United families. The fall season is gearing up with many fun events and there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer, if you are able. Please remember that our fall break is next week. Students will not have school Oct. 10-12. Have a restful long weekend!

Upcoming Events

Here are some of our events at a glance. Please join us when you can!

  • Oct. 10-12: Fall Break - No School For Students

  • Oct. 13: Basketball Tryouts for 7th grade boys 4:15-5:30 p.m. Complete tryouts list.

  • Oct. 17-21: Book Fair

  • Oct. 19: Dress-Down for $5 - Donation to PTA/Foundation

  • Oct. 20: Ridgeview United Music Festival & Hispanic Heritage Dinner

  • Nov. 6: Hands on Ridgeview, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

Fall Break October 10-12

Students will be on Fall Break with no school and no remote learning October 10 through 12.

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Bus Driver Appreciation Week is Oct. 17-21. Our bus drivers play an important role in getting our kids to school safely. With the bus driver shortage in Fulton County, it more important than ever to let our drivers know how much we appreciate them. We are asking for donations to make this week really special. Our RCMS bus drivers always go the extra mile! Please Venmo donations to @Taryn-Lum-1 or PayPal to

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Book Fair

The RCMS Book Fair will take place in the Media Center Oct.17-21. Students will have the opportunity to visit and purchase books Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We will also be open on Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. during the Ridgeview United Music and Hispanic Heritage Month Festival. Parents, you may set up an eWallet for your student to shop during the school day or you may shop with your student Thursday afternoon.

Please click here for more information you may reach Mrs.Gunter at 470-254-8587.

To make this event a success, we need your help. Please sign up to volunteer.

$5 Non-Uniform Day is Oct. 19

For $5 cash students not only contribute to our PTA & Foundation, but also they can wear non-uniform attire. Our non-uniform dress guidelines are described here. This will be a monthly opportunity to support PTA & Foundation and for students to dress down. Otherwise, normal uniform applies.

Ridgeview United Music & Hispanic Heritage Month Festival

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Please Donate to our Hispanic Heritage Dinner

At our Ridgeview United Music and Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, we need our families’ help to make a great celebration. Please see our donation needs below and contact our parent resource center at 470-254-8594 or or for more information.
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Keep the Spirit Cup - And Get Active to Support SSEF

Ridgeview has the school Spirit Cup for last year's virtual 5K / 10K / Step Race. Let's get active and win the cup again on Oct. 22! SSEF funds initiatives in all Sandy Springs public schools. Join the Ridgeview team.

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Hands On Ridgeview

Hands On Ridgeview will be Sunday, Nov 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Expect a day filled with projects to beautify RCMS school grounds. Bring the whole family and enjoy a beautiful fall day, helping create new outdoor learning and recreation spaces, sprucing landscaping, and enhancing our outside areas. Get volunteer hour credit for your clubs & organizations. Sign up to volunteer here!

School-Family Compact & Parent/Family Engagement Plan

As a school-wide Title I program, it is our responsibility to jointly develop and share our School-Family Compact and our Parent & Family Engagement Plans. Parents, school staff, and students partnered together to jointly develop the School-Family Compact and school Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) through input collected from feedback forms, surveys, and input meetings held annually in the spring; however, feedback is taken through the school year. For more information, you may contact the school at 470-254-8589. These documents can be viewed below or in English and Spanish on our Title I page.

  • School-Family Compact: Offers ways that we can work together to help students succeed. Compacts are being distributed now from homeroom teachers. We ask that each parent reads, signs, and returns the compact signature page. Click here for our compact.

  • Parent & Family Engagement Plan: Outlines how we will provide opportunities to improve family engagement to support student learning. Click here for our engagement plan.

  • FCS Parent & Family Engagement Plan: Outlines how the district will provide opportunities to improve family engagement. Click here for the FCS engagement plan.

These documents will be distributed in hard copy in the next few weeks. Please sign, date, and return the compact signature page by Oct. 31st. Find our compact, engagement plan, translated documents, all Title I documents by clicking to our Title I page.

Instructions for the new digital signature process are located below or are on our Title I page linked above under announcements.

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Got News?

If you have news or an announcement that you would like to be considered for an upcoming issue of Panther Tales, which is sent out to our Ridgeview United families weekly, please fill out this form and submit it. The editorial team will review your request and will contact you with any questions.