Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

June 12, 2020

New Athletic Website Will Be Live on June 15!

New website, new school year, new opportunities! Compete for Ridgeview! On Monday, June 15th, our new Athletic Website will go live. Check it out for everything you need to know about registering for 2020-2021 sports seasons. Just some of the things you will find on the website are:
  • Fall Sports Return to Play Waiver Form
  • Athlete Daily Symptom Document
  • Return to Play General Guidelines
  • Return to Play Parent Guidelines
  • Registration Information for all 2020-2021 Sports
  • Schedules, directions, coaches info and more!
On June 22nd junior high activities may begin.

https://pickeringtontigers.net/

Final Call for Personal Items

The items below will be donated/discarded at the end of the month. If you recognize something of yours, please call the office at (614) 548-1700 to schedule a time to pick it up. We have glasses, keys, headphones, phones, wallets, watches, etc. These items want to be reunited with their owners!
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Racial Equity Statement from PLSD Leadership Team

Dear Pickerington community,

On behalf of Pickerington Schools’ administration, staff, and board of education, we are writing you today to talk about racial equity. In solidarity with African American families, educators and community members, we are committed to promoting justice by listening, learning, growing and improving our educational practices to create an environment in which every child knows they have the same opportunity to flourish unhindered by prejudice or bias.

As leaders of the Pickerington Local Schools, we are responsible for ensuring that all of our students and staff feel safe, listened to and valued. As a district, we are committed to promoting a culture of inclusiveness for our nearly 11,000 students. We will continue to work to cultivate a genuinely collaborative and caring approach to engaging our students, staff, and community members in the following ways:

  1. Offering curated resources about race and racial justice for educators to share with their families. It is our hope that these resources will not only provide useful guidance to parents but also give them the confidence to initiate these important conversations with their children.
  2. Continuing to provide ongoing professional development to our staff to ensure they are proactive and prepared to respond appropriately if they hear hateful language.
  3. Regularly surveying students to gauge how they feel about race, diversity and equity in our schools and seek their input on how to improve the climate in each PLSD building.
  4. Create periodic open public forums in which all individuals are encouraged to freely discuss cultural, racial, and ethnicity issues that can provide insight and improve our ability to work together as a community.

While we have been actively involved in advancing diversity and equity issues, we know we are not perfect. We are thankful for the guidance provided by our Diversity Committee, which has helped to propel our district forward since its inception. As we take action in our schools, we ask that you please support our efforts to provide ongoing meaningful dialogue and grow together. We will not give up during challenging times, and will continually strive to be better.

The board of education is undertaking the task of establishing a Citizen’s Advisory Committee. It is our goal to have the committee identified and approved over the summer. This committee will follow the guidelines of policy 9140 “Citizen’s Advisory Committee” in its structure and function. We believe it can be a valuable addition to guide us, and have potential ongoing and lasting benefits to our district. One task that the committee may be assigned is to perform a review of all of our programs, policies and curriculum to assess how we can improve ourselves, our district and our services to better support parents and children of all races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds.

This is the moment for everyone to be an ally — the moment for us all to be thoughtful, critical thinkers and problem solvers. Pickerington community, we hear you and value you. We are Pickerington and we are so very #PLSDProud of every single student, individual and family in our community.

Proud to serve as your leadership team,

Dr. Chris Briggs, Superintendent
Ryan Jenkins, Treasurer
Lori Sanders, Board President
Clay Lopez, Board Vice President
Vanessa Niekamp, Board Member
Keith Kristoff, Board Member
Cathy Olshefski, Board Member

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Ridgeview's Summer Hours BUILDING “CLOSED” TO PUBLIC

In an effort to keep the staff that will be working in the buildings safe and allow our custodians to do a very deep and thorough cleaning, our offices will be closed to the public until further notice. The building hours are 8:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00. Due to maintenance and vacations, there will be days the office is closed. We encourage you to call or email before coming so that we can be sure someone is available and on site to meet you outside. Don't hesitate to contact us at 614-548-1700.


Carolyn Weidner, Building Secretary; carolyn_weidner@plsd.us

Beth Richardson, Principal; beth_richardson@plsd.us

Summer Tech Support

PLSD Technical Support schedule is below:

June 10th — 2:00 – 4:00
June 24th — 2:00 – 4:00
July 8th — 2:00 – 4:00
July 22nd — 2:00 – 4:00

Any student experiencing a problem with their device that prevents them from using it at all (broken screen, dead battery, won't boot up, etc.) can bring it to one of our Tech Service days on June 10th, June 24th, July 8th or July 22nd.

We will only be collecting these devices during these days and not troubleshooting or repairing. We will take the device and repair it over the summer for return in the fall to the student.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

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).