Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

December 4, 2020

P.R.I.D.E. Special Holiday Newsletter

Hello Pickerington Family,
The P.R.I.D.E committee would like to present our first Special Edition Holiday Newsletter to end the 2020 off right. We would not have been able to make this happen without the help of our amazing committee, teachers, and parents in our community. Thank you to everyone who reached out to us with your wonderful ideas!

The PRIDE committee will continue to provide a newsletter every quarter and its contents will align with events and activities that are going on in our community and our world. For the Holiday Edition, we did not include a PLSD spotlight but will make sure to include a Staff and Student spotlight when school resumes in January. Once again, please continue to reach out to our PRIDE committee to provide suggestions or topics you would like to have featured in the newsletter.

We hope you enjoy this edition and have a wonderful holiday season!

Odds and Ends

  • LOST AND FOUND-Lost and found items will be on a table in the vestibule. If your student is missing something, please have them check. Items not picked up will be donated over break.

  • Trimester 2 VLA Art materials are ready for pickup-See information below.

  • Just a reminder, students should bring a refillable water bottle to school as our water fountain mouth pieces have been turned off. We have bottle filling stations that they may use throughout the day. Students may also purchase a bottle of water through our vending machines for $1.25.

  • Please see the bottom of the newsletter for links to: Free Meals on Virtual Days, Weekly Classroom Information, Parent Hub, Technology Troubleshooting, Virtual Attendance.

Trimester 2 VLA Art Materials are Ready for Pick Up

If your student is in the VLA and is taking art as their elective for Trimester 2, art supplies are now available to be picked up. Please check and see who the teacher is as that determines which building you are picking up supplies from. If you have Mrs. Broz-England for art you will be picking up supplies from Lakeview (12445 Ault Road) and if you have Mrs. Knox you will be picking up from Ridgeview (130 Hill Road South). The offices are open from 7:00 am-3:15 pm on during the week (we will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving). Please just ring the bell at the main door and someone will bring the supplies out to you.

Winter Sports

  • WINTER SPORTS Pay2Play Fee Payment due date extended: Full payment $155 or first half $80 payment due 12/18.

Girls Spring Softball:

If you are interested in playing softball this spring, please register in Final Forms - selecting Girls 7th or 8th Softball as a sport. This will alert the coaches of your interest / allow them to get training information to all interested athletes. Please see directions below for Final Forms directions.

Parents, you are able to sign up for ALL SEASON's sports online. This will enable you to start receiving communications from the coach/program when anything is going on. Winter sports are starting some open gym workouts at this time.If you sign up now, you will receive all the necessary instructions for registration / physicals / communication from the coach prior to the start of the season. Visit Pickeringtontigers.net and click on "Final Forms" to register your athlete today. Also remember your athlete needs a current OHSAA physical on file. All athletic announcements and updates can be found at the website as well.

Want to Donate to Holiday Help?

Sign Up for Meals on Virtual Days

The deadline is every Monday by 10am. FREE for ALL students

An important reminder: Please sign up weekly as this helps control food waste and monitor inventory levels.

The ODE Child Nutrition Department announced that all meals are free through June 2021! If you would like to receive breakfast and lunch for the days your student is virtual, please click on the correct link below to sign up. Remember that you need to do this every week.

Cohort A-Virtual Days Order Form

Cohort B-Virtual Days Order Form

VLA Order Form

Ridgeview's Parent Information Hub

Click here to see the Teacher Team Websites, Athletic Website, Parent University and so much more. USE THIS AS A ONE STOP INFORMATION HUB

Virtual Days Attendance Instructions-Please Review!

Please read this important information on how your child needs to submit his or her attendance on virtual learning days.

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).