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Hello Ridgeline Families- It’s funny how these 4-day school weeks can feel like 8 days! We recognize and understand how the month of January, the final few weeks of the semester, can feel challenging. Our students and staff have been working very hard at maintaining our focus. It’s also evident that students and staff are tired. We continue to face disruptions in learning due to student and staff absences, this is one factor that adds extra stress to all people in our environment. We will work through this by keeping communication open and maintaining reasonable expectations.
You may hear from your own student tonight that we had a nearly 1 hour lockdown drill. This is NOT regular practice. The drill identified a glitch in our system. It would not allow us to shut it off locally, here on site. It was very disruptive, but again, the students and staff remained positive and we made it through. One of the side-effects of a new building….
Exciting events coming up: Parent information night for CURRENT 9-11 grade families, hosted by the Ridgeline Student Services Counselors. This event has switched to an ONLINE webinar. 6:30pm this Monday, Jan. 24. See the link and details in today’s newsletter, or on our webpage.
Next week, ASB elections are kicking off! Check out the information here and please share with your student who may be interested.
Please scroll through today’s awesome edition of the Falcon Flyer to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Ridgeline High School.
Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
Shop / Tech supervisor
Shop / Tech supervisor
If you or someone you know has basic building experience, we are looking for someone who can help build sets for the theater department! As shop director, you would be responsible for overseeing the students in the shop, and giving them building assignments. Set design would be a collaborative effort with the director, producer, and shop supervisor.
Spokane Regional Health has updated COVID-19 guidance for schools. Please see below for some of the most commonly referenced guidelines. A complete list of updated guidance can be found at https://covid.srhd.org/.
Positive Cases (regardless of vaccination status)
- Stay at home for 5 days from the positive collection date or symptom onset date and student/staff can return to school on day 6 as long as symptoms are improving and 24 hrs fever free.
Close contacts/exposure to a positive case (inside or outside of school as long as symptom free)
- Test to Stay protocol
- Baseline test as soon as possible when learning of exposure.
- Test again on day 5
- If fully vaccinated then the Test to Stay protocol is not required
Household Positive Exposure
- If fully vaccinated, remain at school and test on day 5.
- If not vaccinated, Test to Stay protocol and no quarantine.
- Symptom free
- Rapid test on day 5 and 10
***Updated testing information- Due to limited quantities of testing supplies we will be limiting testing to staff and students only at this time. Additionally, staff and students who don’t have symptoms will not be tested unless required otherwise.
1st Semester Finals Bell Schedules
Finals Week- After School Tutoring times available in the Library
RHS Counseling Parent Information Night- January 24th
Ridgeline High School Counselor Parent Information Night on January 24th regarding 2022-2023 Scheduling will now be in a virtual format. This event is for parents of CURRENT 9TH -11TH graders, we will have an 8th grade night in early March. This event will be a live webinar starting at 6:30pm. Topics include the RHS scheduling process, off-campus programs, and extra time on the Running Start program. We look forward to seeing you and answering any questions you have!
Want to earn high school credit for your job?
Hey, Falcon Sophomores and Juniors! Do you have a job, or plan to get one soon? See Mrs. Demarest in room E-202 ASAP to get signed up for 2nd semester to earn high school credit for your work hours. You may even be able to schedule it for 6th period, so you can leave school early for work. Head to E-202, or email email@example.com to learn more.
A B.I.G. thank you to Plush Salon and Spa!!
A B.I.G. thank you to Plush Salon and Spa (plushskinsalon.com) for donating these amazing book boxes to our Ridgeline Readers! Each box contained a book and several coordinating themed gifts unique to the story. Students with the highest checkouts 1st semester were lucky enough to claim a one. Our top readers and lucky winners were:
Trinity Oliver, Brock Lyons, Mark Knysh, Cayden Larson, Elijah Tsuber, Kira Blake, and Ainsley Conn.
The Falcon Robotics team
The Falcon Robotics team competed in their last regular season competition on Jan 15th in Snoqualmie Washington. At the end of regular contention they were 4th place and were chosen to compete in final alliance rounds. In the alliance round 1 they won their first bout with a 2-1 win over a tough alliance, and progressed into the finals. The alliance they faced in the finals had two teams that have won or placed in state many time in the last few years, one team is a national level team. During the finals round the other alliance broke the world record score and knocked the falcons out of contention. The Falcons finished 4th in the region. We did not come home empty handed though. We received awards for being a finalist, for winning the design award, and we took second place in the Think Award. What a good rookie season!
Last week, RHS students participated in their first regional DECA competition, which was held virtually this year. Stay tuned to find out which of the 29 students will qualify for the state competition to be held in Bellevue on March 3rd-5th!!!
Hello Falcon Families,
We are preparing for our first ASB elections here at Ridgeline. On January 10th students from the ASB Steering Committee presented the final draft of the Constitution of the Associated Student Body of Ridgeline High School. Thankfully, the Central Valley School Board approved the committee's work, and we now have an official ASB.
Our first ASB elections will happen mid to late February. Applications will be available to Sophomores and Juniors on Monday, Jan. 24th. There will be a QR code in the commons that will link students to the application. Applications will be due Friday, Jan. 28th by 3:00pm. The officers will serve the remainder of this year and the 2022-2023 school year. Please see this document - ASB and Class Officer Information and Requirements. There are some non-negotiable commitments that candidates must agree to in order to run. Class Officer elections will happen at the end of March. I will send out more information when we get closer.
Please see Mr. Conrad in room G101 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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