Ridge Circle Family Newsletter

August 12, 2022

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Welcome to Ridge Circle Parent Newsletter

We are so glad you are here at Ridge Circle. This is our new weekly newsletter. We will sent it every Friday at 6pm.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to help! Call 630-213-5600

We look forward to seeing our students and families!

Janelle Raine, principal janelleraine@u-46.org

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

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

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The First Day of School is August 16, 2022!

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. **

Flag Ceremony

It is our annual tradition to have a flag raising ceremony/pep rally on the first day of school. We have not done this ceremony since before COVID and we are excited to open the new school year together.

At roughly 8:45 am on Tuesday, August 16, all students and staff will gather around the flag pole in front of Ridge Circle. We will start the year will the pledge of allegiance, our paw law pledge, and a few words from our principal. We will also welcome our execute director, Mrs. Winters as our special guest.

All our parents and families are welcome to join us! Come out and cheer us on!

Meet and Greet

Thank you for joining us for our Back to School Meet and Greet Event! We were so excited to meet you and start our new year.

--If we missed you, your teacher's name is located in Infinite Campus

New breakfast times!

This year breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:25 am in the cafeteria. It is free to all our students. If you would like to have your child participate, please drop them off at door 1 (front door) from 8 to 8:15am.

School Supplies

U-46 is generously taking care of all school supplies for our students.

The only thing to purchase is a backpack! (If you are in need of a backpack, please contact the main office.)

We also encourage a water bottle with their name on it

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Kindergarten & 6th Grade Physical & Immunization Requirements 2022-23 School Year

Per School Board Policy 7.100, all students will be compliant with State law-required health examinations and immunizations on the first day of school. Students who are non-compliant in their physical and immunization requirements will not be allowed to attend school until state compliance is met. Required grades include Preschool/Early Childhood, Kindergarten, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade.

(Note: Vision exams for Kindergarten are required by Oct. 15, 2022. Dental exams for Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th and 9th grade are due by May 15, 2023.)

Health requirements and forms can be located here under Health Services.

Any updates from the Illinois State Board of Education will be communicated to all parents.

How to submit forms

Once you have the necessary forms completed by your physician, proof of completed student physical and immunizations, can be submitted any one of these ways:

  • Send via email a PDF scanned document to carentillrock@u-46.org . The original documents must be scanned, saved & sent as a PDF. There are free scanning apps available for mobile phones, such as Microsoft Office Lens, or if you have an iPhone, here are directions on scanning using your “notes” app. (Note: Pictures/photos of the documents cannot be accepted.)
  • Fax the original documents to 630-213-9407
  • Drop off the documents at Ridge Circle Elementary before the first day; all schools have secretaries working as of Aug. 2.
  • Make sure to complete & sign the parent portion on the back side of the physical

Computer and Ipad

U-46 provides all students with computers. Grade 1-12 have Chromebooks and kindergarten have Ipads.

If you are a previous student, remember to bring your computer to school.

If you are a kindergarten student or a new student to the district, we will be issuing you your computer in the first days of school.

Computers that are not working can be switched out through the main office.

Please be sure to send your child to school everyday with a charged computer.

Breakfast and lunch

Great news! ALL students enrolled in U-46 District schools can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day at NO CHARGE! Menus can be found in the Ridge Circle Family Newsletter and on the U-46 District website. Students bringing a lunch/drink from home may only bring containers that are not made of glass for safety reasons. Carbonated/Energy drinks are not allowed in the building. Lunch times vary each school year.

RC Curriculum NIGHT - AUG 18

Thursday, August 18th is Ridge Circle’s Curriculum Night.

This is an opportunity for parents to learn about the curriculum, meet the teachers, and see their student’s classroom.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

6:00 - 6:30 Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade presentations in the classrooms

6:35 - 6:55 Title I presentation in cafeteria(all parents are invited)

7:00 - 7:30 4th grade, 5th grade and 6th grade presentations in the classrooms

This event is designed specifically for parents. If possible, please have your children remain at home.

We look forward to seeing you!


Janelle Raine


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Attendance Facts

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Upcoming Events

8/16 First Day of School (8:30-2:30)

8/18 Curriculum Night from 6-7:30pm

9/5 No School Labor Day

10/20 School Pictures

10/20 & 10/21 Conferences

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