Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

October 25, 2019

A Few Reminders When Signing a Student Out

1. Please have your driver's license when you come in the office.

2. The pick up person must be listed in Infinite Campus as having permission to pick up.

Your child's safety is our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation!

7th grader Students to see MacBeth! Info letter sent home 10/24

Dear Parent of a Ridgeview 7th grade student,

Once again this year, PLSD Junior High students will have the opportunity to attend theatrical productions at their respective high schools. This is a great chance for our students to see our high school theatre department perform, and decide if it is something they would like to pursue.

On Thursday, November 7th, all 7th grade students will attend MacBeth at Pickerington High School Central.

· Students who ride the bus will be dropped off at the high school.

· Walkers & car riders will go directly to PHS-Central’s main entrance (where the logos are)

· Students who normally ride a bike are to either walk or be dropped off at the high school.

· After the play, all students will return to Ridgeview by bus in time for lunches, and will resume their normal class schedule.

The cost to attend the play is $3 per student, which will be collected by P.A.W. teachers effective immediately.

If by chance, we are closed due to inclement weather, we will not reschedule and ticket money will be refunded. If you DO NOT want for your child to attend the play, or have special circumstances, please notify the school office ASAP. Students who do not attend the play will be required to do school work in a supervised classroom until all students and staff have returned from the production.

Exciting News! Chromebook Cases Coming to RVSJH

Every Junior High student at both schools will receive a chromebook case next week. This is only being offered at the Junior high schools this year. We are testing the cases to determine if they will help in lessening the damage to the device.

All students must have a case on their device. If your child already has a case, he/she does not have to take ours. Cases are "always-on" meaning they can be opened and used by students while it remains in the case. The expectation is that the Chromebook remains in the case at all times. Please remind your students that writing, drawing, coloring or attaching anything to the case is not permitted. Thank you in advance for making sure your student has a chromebook case on at all times.

Arts & Crafts Show

The annual Arts and Crafts show at Pickerington High School Central will be held on November 2 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This annual show is put on by both North and Central PTO’s. It is the only fundraiser for both schools. There will be many wonderful craft vendors with a variety of goods, an awesome bake sale and great food! Please click on the flyer for more details.

Updated Sports Information

**Check out 8 to 18/Ridgeview HOMEPAGE: https://oh.8to18.com/ridgeview for all updated sports information, dates, cancellations, drug testing times, schedules and forms

Girls Basketball Try Outs at Ridgeview from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on:

Friday, 10/25, Monday, 10/28 and Tuesday 10/29

Boys Basketball Try Outs at Ridgeview from 5:00- 7:00 p.m on:

Monday, 10/28 and Tuesday 10/29


  • Starts on Wednesday, November 6th.
  • There will be multiple weight classes to fill this upcoming season ranging from 80 pounds all the way up to heavyweight (245 lbs.)
  • Student athletes who are interested in wrestling report to study tables after school and then practice from 3:00 to approximately 5:00 on November 6th.

To participate in a winter sport:

1. Completed OHSAA Athletic physical packet on file in Athletics Office. Get a packet from Athletics office or online @ 8 to 18 Ridgeview website homepage.

2. Complete student online registration: https://oh.8to18.com/ridgeview

3. Attend Winter Athletic meeting with A.D. November 13

4. Understand if your student does make a team, the Pay to Play fee is $155 ($80 due November 22; $75 due January 10).

From the Athletic Director to all Winter Athletes

The mandatory* winter athletic drug testing is November 14 @2:30 in the gym locker rooms.

Please bring $10.00 cash or check made out to Pickerington Local Schools

*If you took the test in the fall, you do not have to take it again.

The PTO would like to say thank you to all the parents who either sent in food or monetary donations to help with the Parent/ Teacher conference potluck. We couldn't do it without your help. The teachers were very appreciative of the food.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help out in the school store. We currently have (2 spots) Thursday mornings (6:50-7:10) as well as (2 spots) the third Friday of every month (9:50am-1:30pm) open. Maybe you and your bestie could work together!

If you are interested in either of these spots please email Jennifer Sander ~ jennsanderpto@gmail.com

Box Tops

The PTO will make one final collection of Box Tops before they go digital. Collection date will be December 13th. Please send in your box tops to your child's PAW time teacher.

PEF Charity Auction Tree

Each PTO in the district is decorating a small Christmas tree with gift cards and other gifts to go along with each school's selected theme. Ridgeview's theme is "date night." The PTO is asking for donations of movie theater gift cards or monetary donations of $10. We have won the PEF tree contest the past three years and we are trying to keep the flame going. If you are willing to help us bring home another victory, please consider giving. All the money raised from the auction will go back to help the teachers and buildings with materials to help your children.

Sign Up here - https://bit.ly/2Bzum5E

Holiday Assistance

Dear Families,

The holidays are quickly approaching along with all the wonderful memories made during this special time of the year. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean that they are not stressful! I realize some families may need some extra assistance providing a more memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.

For those out and about during the holiday season, you may see big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools. Ridgeview will be a Red Box donation site. If you would like to donate a new toy/gift for the holiday season it can be placed in the big red box. Gift cards are also appreciated, especially those for teens, those can be brought to the office. If you would prefer to donate in other ways, please let me know.

If you would like to complete an online form for holiday assistance this year, please contact Mr. Rittmeyer, school counselor, at (614)-548-1716 or doug_rittmeyer@plsd.us. The request link will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner; however, the information will be shared with local agencies. More details will be shared with those families requesting holiday assistance. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 22nd.

Best Wishes,

RSJH School Counselors

2*1*1 Get connected. Get help.

2-1-1 is the new number to dial to reach Information & Referral in Fairfield County. Phones are answered by real people, trained professionals, with access to a comprehensive database connecting you to all the assistance available. (Food assistance, housing assistance, financial assistance, medication assistance, holiday assistance, and so much more).

College & Career Night

College and Career Family Night at Ridgeview is being held on November 13 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. We will have food trucks from Pitabilities, Star City Sliders, Pizza Cottage and Schmidt's. Join us for some delicious food and to talk about the future. It's never too early!

Coming Up at Ridgeview

Tues., Nov. 5-NO SCHOOL-professional development

Thurs., Nov 7-7th grade students attending MacBeth at PHS-Central

Weds, Nov. 13-College and Career Night

Friday, Nov. 15-School fees due

Nov. 27-29-Thanksgiving break

Ridgeview Values

Here at Ridgeview STEM Junior High we value being Timely, Innovative, showing GRIT, being Engaged in our learning, and Respect! Notice the letters spell out TIGER! Click on our behavior expectations, and please take a moment to look over and review with your student(s). Let's continue the momentum of making this an AWESOME year at RSJHS!