Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

October 4, 2019

Parent/Teacher Conference Request Forms are Coming Home TODAY!

  • Be on the look out for this Parent Teacher Request form coming home today.
  • Conferences will be held on October 17, October 21 and October 24.
  • Please return the request form by October 11.
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PTO Information

Teen Night

Teen Night is finally here. YAY! There will be inflatables, pizza, desserts, a DJ, gaga ball, games and more. There is fun to be had by all. Tickets are $10 and will be sold during lunch today. There will be tickets sold at the door, however the price will be $12. Doors will open at 7pm and we ask that parents be there promptly at 9pm to pick up students. The school store will be open for additional food/drink items to be purchased. We look forward to seeing your students there tonight!
If you have any questions feel free to contact Jennifer Sander call/text 937-694-0987

School Spirit Wear

Are you looking to show your school spirit this year or maybe looking ahead for some Christmas gifts? Look no further than Ridgeview’s spirit wear. Forms went home on Thurs., October 3rd. We’ve got items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, flannel pants, toboggan hats and much more. We ask that all forms, along with payment, be turned in by Wednesday, October 9th.

If you have any questions about spirit wear please contact Jenni Crossman – jcrossmanpto@gmail.com or 508-454-5206

Parent/Teacher Conference Potluck
The PTO will be providing dinner for the teachers the night of October 17th during parent/teacher conferences. We will be asking for food item donations as well as monetary donations to help provide our wonderful teachers a meal. Please stay tuned for further information as well as follow us on Facebook at Ridgeview STEM Junior High PTO.

Box Tops

The PTO has decided to do one final collection of the physical Box Tops before they go digital. We will announce more information at a later time.

Relaying Messages to Students

This year, we have had a greater number of parents calling the office to get messages to their students or asking us to have their student call home during the school day. This is not something that we can continue to do, unless in the event of an unforeseen emergency. Please make arrangements and communicate plans before your student comes to school in the morning. We realize that students do not have their cell phones on them during the school day, so sending a text isn't possible. Please consider emailing your student during the day on their school email if there is a message or something that needs communicated. We appreciate your cooperation with this moving forward.

You Are Invited

What: 1st Annual Community Pickerington Flag Football Game

When: October 15, 2015

Where: Ridgeview's Home Field (Central's Practice Field)

Who: Tiger's Staff vs Panther's Staff


Coming Up at Ridgeview

Friday, October 4-Teen Night 7-9 p.m.

Friday, October 11-No School-Professional Development

Thurs., Oct. 17-Parent/Teacher Conferences -3:45-7:15 p.m.

Mon., October 21-NO SCHOOL-Parent/Teacher Conferences 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 23-Orchestra concert

Thurs., Oct. 24-Parent/Teacher Conferences-3:45-7:15 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 15-School fees due

Updated Sports Information

Winter Sports Coming Soon!

To participate:

1. Completed OHSAA Athletic physical packet on file in Athletics Office. Get a packet from Athletics office or online @ 8 to 18 Ridgeview website homepage.

2. After October 15th-Complete student online registration: https://oh.8to18.com/ridgeview

3. Attend Winter Athletic meeting with A.D. November 13

4. Understand if your student does make a team, the Pay to Play fee is $155 ($80 due November 22; $75 due January 10).

Girls Basketball Open Gyms 6:00-7:30 p.m.:

Tuesdays 10/1, 10/8, 10/15-at Ridgeview gym

Boys Basketball Open Gyms--6:00-7:30 p.m.:

Mondays- September 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21

Wednesdays-Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23

Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts

Friday October 25

Chromebook Customization

The district is seeing students across the district who are adding puffy stickers and rhinestones to their Chromebooks. At this point we ask that students remove any rhinestones, gems, pop-sockets, puffy stickers. These types of stickers cause damage to the devices.

Pressure points and cracks in the display.

-If there is pressure applied to the top of the device while it is closed, such as in a stack of books, and there are rhinestones or puffy stickers, this will cause uneven pressure. If too much pressure is applied across the top, it may crack the display.

-We have also seen gems put on the palm-rest that have directly caused cracks in the display since they are raised and push directly on the display when the lid is closed.

Removal of stickers and gems

- When removing the stickers or gems, sometimes there is residue that must be scraped off causing scuffing and scratches. We have also seen where the residue does not come off because the adhesive is so strong. (We can’t use any harsh chemicals as it will damage the plastics)

The damage caused can add up and sometimes lead to a whole device replacement if multiple parts are damaged. We would like to try to avoid cracked displays and damage due to the stickers.

Personalizing Devices
Students are permitted to place school appropriate stickers on the top of their Chromebooks only. The presence of weapons, alcohol, drug or gang related symbols or pictures are not permitted per school/district policies. Stickers cannot cover the PLSD logo or the asset tag number. Stickers are not permitted on the sides or bottom of the Chromebook. 3D stickers, Puffy Stickers, or Rhinestone and Gemstone’s are not permitted as they can cause damage to the device.

• Coloring, Drawing, or Writing on the device is not permitted.

• Cleaning fines will be applied for any markings on the device. If they can not be removed because the medium used to color, draw, or write was permanent, there will be a cost to replace those parts.

• Harsh chemicals cannot be used to clean off devices as it causes further damage to the plastics.

Ski Club

Did your student miss the Ski & Snowboard Club info meeting? No worries, your student can still join Ski & Snowboard Club! Questions? Email Jennifer_Kirk@plsd.us

  • Official Registration Forms available NOW in Room 203!!
  • Forms & Money NOT due until Wednesday Oct 16
  • Charter bus transportation cost included
  • Total package cost ranges from $300 - $475
  • Beginners welcome!
  • You don’t even need your own equipment!
  • Keep your pass and go on your own/with friends after the season is over
  • Travel Dates: Saturdays: Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, & Feb 8
  • Bus departs at 1:30pm and returns at 10:30pm

SAVE THE DATE! College & Career Night

Stay tuned for more info coming about the College and Career Family Night at Ridgeview on November 13. It's never to early to start talking about your future.

Join us for Bow Tie Tuesdays

What: Bow Tie Tuesdays

When: Every Tuesday!

Who: ALL Staff and Students

Why: Because it's fun!!

For Your Information

CISV is a program whose goals are very similar to those of our high school Global Scholars program: cultural competency, global awareness and cross-cultural communication.

There is going to be a "Village" event in Columbus this summer, where many students from around the world come to Columbus, so it might be a good way for middle school and Jr High students to get involved prior to starting world languages or Global Scholars.

If you are interested, you can get more info at this link

Checking Student Grades

Every Friday students will take a survey that asks them to reflect on their grades in their classes. The student responses about their grades, assignment completion and attendance will be emailed directly to their school account. Please check in with your student, have them show you their responses. This can be a great way to find out what resources/support your student may need and/or give you a reason to celebrate with your student. If you find that you have additional questions about your student's grades, log into infinite campus for more details.

Lost and Found

Please have your child check the tubs in the hallway by the Choir Room for any items they may have missing. We already have a wide selection of lunch boxes, jackets and other items that need their owners.

mCORE Heart Screening

The mCORE Foundation to Provide Cardiac Screening Opportunity for
Ridgeview Junior High School

Here is information on an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our students at Ridgeview Junior High School. We are partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our students for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). mCORE partners with high schools and athletic organizations to give convenient and dependable heart screenings to students.

SCA is the #1 Killer of Student Athletes Each Year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this.

The time requirement is approximately 10-12 minutes per student. Each student will be given an EKG and Echo screening and these tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting. You may use your Healthcare Spending Account or Flex Care Spending Account. All screenings are performed by a Registered Cardiac Sonographer and results are read by mCORE Medical Director and our pediatric cardiology team.
(Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part.)

Learn more about mCORE and Preventative Heart Screenings: www.mcorefoundation.org

Ridgeview Junior High School Heart Screening
mCORE Screening Location will be in the Multipurpose Room (by Gym)
Time: 8am – 4pm
When: Wednesday October 16, 2019
Cost: $75

To reserve your screening time please click or www.mcorefoundation.org,

click “Schedule Screening” and choose Ridgeview Junior High School.

If you have questions or need help registering, please contact mCORE: 866-382-2319.

Ridgeview Values

Here at Ridgeview STEM Junior High we value being Timely, Innovative, showing GRIT, being Engaged in our learning, and Respect! Notice the letters spell out TIGER! Click on our behavior expectations, and please take a moment to look over and review with your student(s). Let's continue the momentum of making this an AWESOME year at RSJHS!