Ridge Circle Family Newsletter

December 2, 2022

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Reminders--Parents Driving to School...

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Safety Reminders

If you are driving your child to school, student drop off and pick up are in the turnabout. We ask all parents to follow the school expectations.

Orange cones in the visitor lot are placed there because it is not a drop off location. Use the turnabout.

The staff lot is not a pick up or drop off location. Use the turnabout.

Students who need to cross Ridge Circle need to use the crossing guard for safety.

Thank you!

Morning Drop Off / Afternoon Pick Up

Drop off begins at 8:15am. (There is no supervision prior to 8:15am)

Before School Line Up Locations

Grade Kindergarten, 1st , 2nd by door 6 and 7 and enter door 5

Grade 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th on the basketball courts and enter door 4

**Bus Riders will line up by Door 1.

After School Pick Up

Students will exit the door they enter.

Critical Information

Our teachers need your child's pick up information. Please share with them whether your child is a parent pick up, walker, turnabout pick up, Boys & Girls club or older sibling picking up.

If you are driving your child to or from school, you must use the turnabout on Streamwood Boulevard. Drivers must stay in their cars. Staff will escort your child to their line up location. There is no parking in the turnabout.

Reminder--The staff parking lot is for staff. No parent parking or drop off is allowed.

We encourage all our parents to walk their child to school on the first days to see the traffic and better understand how drop off and pick up work.

** In order for our process to work, it takes patience. **

Update on suspicious vehicle

Police have identified the vehicle(gray SUV) and spoken to the owner/driver. At this time, they believe this should put an end to the driving slowly by our playground. Streamwood police were present at Ridge Circle today as a measure of extra precaution. If you have further concerns, please contact RC. 630-213-5600 or email janelleraine@u-46.org

If you see something, say something.

MyStop App

School bus delays can be caused by weather conditions, road closures, and more. U-46 parents and guardians with children who ride U-46 buses are urged to download the Versatrans “My Stop” app so that they can see, in real time, the location of their child’s school bus.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to download the app to your smartphone, sign in, and navigate the app.

Note for Android users: If you downloaded the app before Nov. 1, 2022, please re-download it. Versatrans recently made some updates to ensure the app performs optimally for Android devices.

Winter MAP testing

From November 21 to December 22, students in grades 2-8 will be taking a math and a reading test. MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents and administrators to improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth. Parents will receive these results shortly after we complete the testing. For more information, check out the parent letters attached below.

Student Grades in Infinite Campus

Parent engagement is crucial to academic success, and as a District, we want to ensure our parents are informed and engaged in their child’s education. Infinite Campus is an online tool that gives parents and guardians access to their child’s attendance, teacher’s contact information, bus schedule (if applicable), and most importantly grades.

Visit u-46.org/reportcards for an overview of U-46 Student Progress Reports and Report Cards and instructions on how to access and navigate the Infinite Campus Parent Portal so that you are able to see your child’s in-progress grades. Remember that parents can customize the settings to be notified about assignment and grade updates.

RC Attendance Email

What should I do if my student is sick/tardy or can not go to school?

Ridge Circle now has an email that you can report your child(ren)’s absences and/or tardies!


ALL absences must be reported by a parent or guardian on or before the day of the absence(9am). Please provide the following information on the email:

● Child(ren)’s Name, Grade & Teacher

● Reason for absence:

Please state if your child(ren) is exhibiting one or more symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms are:

Fever of 100.4 or higher, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from an unknown cause, muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.

Doctor’s Appointment, Funeral, Family Emergency, or another issue.

Attendance Line: 630-213-5600 ext. 5601

Front Office 630-213-5600 ext. 5640

Bilingual Liaison 630-213-5600 ext. 7112

Nurse: 630-213-5600 ext. 5803

Ridge Circle Holiday Shop

This year RC is bringing back our Holiday Shop. This is the students' opportunity to purchase small items for their families for the holidays.

We are looking for volunteers. We need parents/guardians who are background checked to help us run this event. If you are available December 19(set up), 20-21(run the shop), 22(tear down) during the hours of 8:00-3:00 please call RC to be added to the schedule.

Thank you!

6th grade Parents---Canton Parent Night

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Winter Coats

Ridge Circle has coats, hats and gloves donated by our community. If your child is in need of a new coat, please contact the main office.

Visitors to Ridge Circle

  • All visitors to Ridge Circle (during school hours) must have an appointment scheduled. Please call or email us to set up an appointment. Appointment enter RC at door 1.
  • Parents picking up a child during the school day is required to provide a valid ID. We check your ID to be sure you have permission to pick up the child.

Thank you for helping to keep our building safe.

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Upcoming Events

11/21 - 12/22 - MAP Testing for students in Grades 2-6(math and reading)

12/7 - Student Dental Clinic at RC

12/20 and 12/21 Holiday Shop at RC

12/22 - Last day before winter break

Positions available in U-46

U-46 is looking for Para Educators, Noon Hour Supervisors and Substitute Teachers. Please go to U-46.org and click on CAREERS. Mrs. Raine is also available to talk to you about these amazing opportunities.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Looking for Child Care Before and After School?

Ridge Circle is a Boys & Girls Club outside of school hours. If you are looking for excellent child care with academic support, recreation, daily meals, enrichment programs, and friendship, B & G is the place for you child. Most families qualify for free programing. Visit the website for more information www.bgcelgin.org

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa from Hanover Township

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Ridge Circle Administrative Team

Please contact us if you need anything.

Janelle Raine, principal janelleraine@u-46.org

Anissa Lanotte, assistant principal anissaupshaw@u-46.org

Sarah Hansen, resident administrator sarahhansen@u-46.org