Ridge Circle Family Newsletter

February 24, 2023

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No School Friday, March 3--Teacher Inservice Day

Parents...Did you do your homework???

All parents and guardians are encouraged to share your feedback about Ridge Circle. Our school improvement goals are designed to help us to grow and improve as a school. Your input is valuable to this process. We are currently at 38%.

Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Closes March 31, 2023.

Return the form below(with the apple on it) to receive your family paw!

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Student 2nd Trimester Grades

All student grades are now available on Infinite Campus. Please take time to take a look with your child at there current progress. It is a great time to set some goals for the 3rd and final trimester.

Valuables-- Pokémon cards

This past week we have seen and increasing number of students bring their Pokémon cards to school to purchase or trade. This is not allowed at Ridge Circle.

Please leave all valuable items at home. They are safest at home.

Celebrating Black History Month (February)

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Ask your child how they are participating in BHM. We will be learning about influential African Americans.


Students in 2nd grade will participate in the gifted universal screening process. Between February 27 and March 10th, all student will take the Cognitive Abilities Test during the school day.

If you would like to practice with your child, please click below for activities.

ISA--Illinois Science Assessment

Students in 5th grade will participate in the Illinois Science Assessment. Between March 1st and March 24th, all 5th grade students will complete 3 on-line sessions focusing on Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science. These results will be sent to our families when they arrive.

Please encourage your child to do their best and show their Science knowledge. Below are the parent letters to further explain.


Ridge Circle yearbooks are now on sale. To purchase, students need to complete the yearbook envelop with $23 to the main office. Sales end March 31, 2023

To order online click here and enter this code: 73498E

Parent Guidance on Screen Time

Do your children spend a lot of time on their computers, tables, video games or phones?

Check out this article about the recommended amount of screen time.


Think about how media can affect our children.


Author Visit

John Bray author of The End, will be at Ridge Circle on March 14. Students in grade k through 3 will have an assembly to hear the story and learn about being a writer.

If you are interested in purchasing an autographed book, we will have a flyer coming out soon.

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. **

Student Grades in Infinite Campus

Parent engagement is crucial to academic success, and as a District, we want to ensure our parents are informed and engaged in their child’s education. Infinite Campus is an online tool that gives parents and guardians access to their child’s attendance, teacher’s contact information, bus schedule (if applicable), and most importantly grades.

Visit u-46.org/reportcards for an overview of U-46 Student Progress Reports and Report Cards and instructions on how to access and navigate the Infinite Campus Parent Portal so that you are able to see your child’s in-progress grades. Remember that parents can customize the settings to be notified about assignment and grade updates.

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

Join us for District Events

U-46 STEM Expo--April 29

The STEM expo is an opportunity for k-12 students to explore and discover science. To participate, register before April 1, 2023. Click here to check out this opportunity.

Honoring Contributions Made by Black Americans

As part of School District U-46 events celebrating Black History Month, U-46 will host an event on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m., at Larkin High School. It will feature a keynote speech from Roger Simmons, an adjunct professor at Judson University who provides instruction to students about cultural diversity. He also serves as Judson’s Director of Diversity and Spiritual Development, working with the university community to develop programs, policies, and practices that promote an institutional culture of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. His presentation is entitled "Power, Promise and Purpose: Our Gaze is Fixed!" All are welcome.

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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Upcoming Events

Feb. 27 - March 10 - 2nd Grade --CogAT Assessment

March 1 - March 24--5th Grade --IL Science Assessment

March 3 - No School --Teacher Institute Day

March 27 - 31 - Spring Break!!

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

Poplar Creek Library Winter Reading Challenge!

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