Rattler News

August 24, 2022

Exciting News and Opportunities at River Ridge

Dear Parents,

I am excited to welcome our new counselor, Heather Woehl. She comes to us from Lake Travis but spent ten years as the counselor at Westside Elementary, right here in LISD. She comes with a wealth of experience, excitement to be back in the elementary setting, and a joy for working with our Rattlers. Please join me in welcoming her to the Ridge. If you need to contact Mrs. Woehl, please reach out to her at heather.woehl@leanderisd.org.

We are also looking for some great new additions to our already stellar staff. If you find any of these opportunities interesting, please feel to contact me (shelley.roberts@leanderisd.org), Gareth Cook (gareth.cook@leanderisd.org), or Dorothy Yip (dorothy.yip@leanderisd.org).

  • Special Education Instructional Assistant - This job opportunity would focus on working with students who receive special education services. We are also open to a job share opportunity with two individuals interested in part-time work.

  • Permanent Substitute - We have been granted the opportunity again to hire a permanent sub for the year. This position has been a lifesaver in the past. The substitute would report to school each morning and sub wherever the need is for the day. In the past, we have utilized this position to sub in classes where there were last-minute emergencies, vacancies, and needs around the school. It would require you to be an official substitute for Leander ISD by applying and going through substitute training. We are also open to a job share opportunity with two individuals interested in splitting this position.

  • Special Education Teacher with an emphasis on Autism - We still have a vacancy and would love to fill this position with a highly qualified teacher. Please spread the word!

With Joy,


Important Dates

  • Tuesday, August 30th: 5th curriculum night @5:00 and 3rd curriculum night @6:00 (via Zoom)
  • Wednesday, August 31st: Principal's Coffe Talk at 8:00 on safety (via Zoom)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Passcode: RiverRidge

  • Wednesday, August 31st: 2nd curriculum night and 1st curriculum night @5:00 (via Zoom)
  • Thursday, September 1st: Kinder curriculum night @5:00 and 4th curriculum night @6:00 (via Zoom)
  • Monday, September 5th: Student/Staff Holiday
  • Friday, September 9th: Grandparents' Lunch during lunch times. Only students will be provided lunch from the cafeteria. Grandparents are welcome to bring food to share with their grandchildren.


Flag Team

We are recruiting a team to help us with raising and lowering the flags each morning before school and at the end of the day. If your child is a 4th or 5th grader that would like this leadership opportunity, please contact Michelle Baker at @Michelle.Baker@leanderisd.org.



Bell Times: 7:30-2:45

Tardy Bell:7:30

Attendance Bell: 8:45

Dismissal Bell: 2:45

Building Doors Open: 7:10

Building Doors Close: 3:20

News from Mrs. Cunningham

In an effort to help students remember to bring their books on their library day, we are utilizing Remind once again! You can download the Remind app, or text the class code as listed below.

Red Day- Text the message @redlib123 to the number 81010

Orange Day-Text the message @ornglib123 to the number 81010

Yellow Day- Text the message @ylwlib123 to the number 81010

Green Day- Text the message @grenlib123 to the number 81010

Blue Day- Text the message @blulib123 to the number 81010

Purple Day- Text the message @purplib123 to the number 81010