Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

November 15, 2019

Check Infinite Campus!

The first Trimester grades were posted on Infinite Campus on Wednesday, November 13th. Grade cards will be coming home soon.

How Will I Know if School is Closed Due to Weather? You Will be Notified!

There's no need to call school. See below:


Phone and email alerts

Pickerington Schools will announce emergency closing and delay information through pre-recorded telephone calls to current parents/guardians telephone numbers on file with the district.

The district also sends email messages about any delays or closures via this notification system.

It is important to keep student contact information and contact preferences current by logging into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and updating your contact information.


District website and social media

Information about school closures or delays will be posted on the home page of the district’s website, on our Facebook page, and on Twitter.


Television and Radio Stations

Pickerington Schools shares any school delay or closure information with local television and radio stations. However, we recommend that parents and students confirm any closure information received from media outlets on the district’s social media sites or website.

Each local television station offers a school closing/delays text message program that sends closure/delay information directly to your phone.


Channel 4/WCMH (NBC)

Channel 6/WSYX (ABC)

Channel 10/WBNS (CBS)

Channel 28/WTTE (Fox)

PTO News

Staff Appreciation Thanksgiving Feast

Ridgeview's PTO will be preparing a Thanksgiving feast for our wonderful staff at Ridgeview Jr. High. The feast will be served to the staff on November 22nd. We are asking for your generosity in helping to make this a success. Please take a look at the sign up genius to donate desserts or a monetary donation. Have any questions-please feel free to contact Jennifer Sander at jennsanderpto@gmail.com Thanks in advance!


PTO School Store Volunteers Needed

The PTO is still looking for a volunteer or two for the school store. We have a shift on Thursday morning from 6:50-7:10am and a shift on the 2nd Friday of each month from 10:00am-1:20pm. If you are interested in volunteering during any of these shifts please contact Jennifer Sander at jennsanderpto@gmail.com. We'd be thrilled to have you.


Box Tops

The PTO will make one final collection of Box Tops before they go digital. Collection date will be December 13th. Please send in your box tops to your child's PAW time teacher.

Holiday Assistance-Due Nov. 22

Dear Families,


The holidays are quickly approaching along with all the wonderful memories made during this special time of the year. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean that they are not stressful! I realize some families may need some extra assistance providing a more memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.


For those out and about during the holiday season, you may see big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools. Ridgeview will be a Red Box donation site. If you would like to donate a new toy/gift for the holiday season it can be placed in the big red box. Gift cards are also appreciated, especially those for teens, those can be brought to the office. If you would prefer to donate in other ways, please let me know.


If you would like to complete an online form for holiday assistance this year, please contact Mr. Rittmeyer, school counselor, at (614)-548-1716 or doug_rittmeyer@plsd.us. The request link will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner; however, the information will be shared with local agencies. More details will be shared with those families requesting holiday assistance. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 22nd.


Best Wishes,


RSJH School Counselors

Absent Work

When your child is absent, please be sure to call the absence into the office on the attendance line @ 614-548-1703. In addition, please have your student check Google classroom for any work that they are missing or will need to complete.

Lost and Found

Please have your child check the lost and found for any missing clothing and school supplies. We have many, many things. Anything not picked up before the winter break will be donated. If your student has lost items like glasses, keys, jewelry, headphones, etc. please have him or her check with the office.

Updated Sports Information

Pay to Play fee is $155

$80 due November 22

$75 due January 10


Check out 8 to 18/Ridgeview HOMEPAGE: https://oh.8to18.com/ridgeview for all updated sports information, dates, cancellations, drug testing times, schedules and forms

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH PLSD

Are you looking for a way to earn money while your kids are in school, and be off with them when they’re out of school? Well, working as a substitute for PLSD in the food service department is the perfect solution!

We are looking for friendly, reliable people to work in our department. No food service training? No problem! We train you. Please call 614-833-3645 for more information. To apply, visit the Pickerington Local School District website and fill out an application on Applitrack for substitute cook.

Coming Up at Ridgeview

Nov. 27-29-Thanksgiving break

Dec., 11- 2 hour delay for Teacher Professional Development

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!