Slate Ridge Parent Newsletter

September 2019

Upcoming Events

Mon. Sept. 2 No School - Labor Day

Thur. Sept. 5 Picture Day

Thur. Sept. 12 PTO Meeting - 4:00 Slate Ridge Library

Tues. Sept. 24 Board Meeting 6:30 Livingston High School Campus

Picture Day is Sept. 5!

Please feel free to browse the Inter State Studio website to find answers to all of your picture day questions.

Car Riders: Arrival and Dismissal Updates

Parents if you elect to drop your child off in the morning and NOT use the car rider loop, you MUST park and walk your child to the sidewalk. For obvious safety reasons, we cannot allow students to walk through a parking lot without adult supervision. Again, you must legally park and escort your child to the sidewalk.

Due to an increase in car riders this year we would like to offer two options. 1)You may elect to use the loop OR 2) Park your car and walk to the main doors with your orange card. There is a staff member standing at the doors that will radio in for your child.

Wednesday our car rider line cleared in under 20 minutes, so we are getting much quicker! Thank you for your cooperation everyone!

Dismissal Changes

All dismissal changes should be kept to a minimum to prevent confusion for staff and students. Of course things happen, if you have to change the way your child gets home; it must be turned in no later than 2:00 in writing, to our secretaries. A confirmed email will suffice. We cannot accept phone calls as we have no way to confirm who we are speaking with.

After 2:00 we cannot make a change.

Please email Pam Marshall and Teresa Spangler as well as your students teacher.

Restorative Practices

You may have begun to hear the term "restorative practices" or "restorative justice" a lot recently. Fania E. Davis describes restorative justice, stating "Restorative justice promotes a positive, orderly school environment. Students and all members of the school community can learn and practice self-discipline, empathy, and accountability."

Slate Ridge has proudly begun to implement restorative practices in order to manage conflict and prevent further conflicts from taking place. The following video is a brief overview of what restorative practices are, as well as a quick introduction into the way we now do business at Slate Ridge. Though the video was not made for Slate Ridge it is a good depiction of our new day to day!

Restorative Practices in Education