Ridge Circle Family Newsletter

April 7, 2023

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RC March/April Attendance Madness

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Check it our Final Four Classrooms for Attendance!

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Congrats to DeBoer, Guzman, Redondo and Olson on the Final Four


Here is the overall Attendance for this week. Goal is to be at 95% or higher everyday.




Help us to meet our goal!!!!!!

Erin's Law Presentations

Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193, was signed into law on January 24, 2013. This requires all public schools in the State of Illinois to implement an age-appropriate sexual abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades pre-K through 12. To meet this expectation in U-46, we will implement one fifty-minute presentation for all students in grades 1-4. These presentations will take place during class time on April 10, 11 and 17.

The presentations are developmentally appropriate, interactive and aligned with learning standards. The focus of the presentation is on teaching children basic skills that will help keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. The following are some of the concepts that will be discussed:

  • Distinguishing different types of touch

  • Safety rules

  • Saying “NO”

  • Secrets

  • It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her

  • Telling a trusted adult

If you have questions about Erin’s Law, what will be taught during the presentations or how to respond to a child who discloses abuse to you, you can find additional information within this audio PowerPoint presentation developed by our Erin’s Law Educator. If you would like more information about this presentation, please contact your building principal. (PowerPoint without audio and live links)

Summer Opportunities...

School District U-46 has partnered again with multiple trusted community organizations to bring fun, hands-on summer programming to elementary school students as part of our Summer Connection offerings. Click to see all the free amazing opportunities.

Please consider the traditional summer school if you want to hang out will Mrs. Raine, Mrs. Upshaw Lanotte, Mrs. Gama, Ms. Alonso, Mrs. Popovic, Mrs. Constant, Mrs. Felix. These and many more will be teaching summer connections at Sunnydale!

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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.

** In order for our process to work, it takes patience. **

RC Attendance Email

What should I do if my student is sick/tardy or can not go to school?

Ridge Circle now has an email that you can report your child(ren)’s absences and/or tardies!


ALL absences must be reported by a parent or guardian on or before the day of the absence(9am). Please provide the following information on the email:

● Child(ren)’s Name, Grade & Teacher

● Reason for absence:

Please state if your child(ren) is exhibiting one or more symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms are:

Fever of 100.4 or higher, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from an unknown cause, muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.

Doctor’s Appointment, Funeral, Family Emergency, or another issue.

Attendance Line: 630-213-5600 ext. 5601

Front Office 630-213-5600 ext. 5640

Bilingual Liaison 630-213-5600 ext. 7112

Nurse: 630-213-5600 ext. 5803

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Thank you U-46

Again next year(23/24), all school supplies for elementary students will be purchased by the district!!!!

Parent will need to provide a backpack for their student.

Thank you U-46!!

RC Upcoming Events

March 6 - April 10 - Attendance Madness

April 1 - May 31 - 23/24 School Registration

April 3 - 21 -- IAR testing for grades 3-6

April 10, 11 and 17-- Erin's Law Presentations

April 19 - Math Night

Join us for District Events

District Parent Cafes in Spanish

The U-46 Family Welcome Center hosts “Parent Cafes” regularly at schools throughout the District. During these cafes, parents have the opportunity to talk with other caregivers about the challenges and rewards of raising a family. They also learn about five “protective factors” — such as social connections and knowledge of parenting — that have been shown to keep children safe and families strong.

For a complete schedule, click here.

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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

Ridge Circle Administrative Team

Please contact us if you need anything.

Janelle Raine, principal janelleraine@u-46.org

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

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