Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

September 20, 2019


A tragic event in Reynoldsburg:
On Wednesday morning of this week, a teenage girl was hit by a vehicle on her way to the bus stop in Reynoldsburg. Unfortunately, the female student died due to this collision.

We want to make sure that all of our students in the district are safe as they are walking/riding a bike in the morning and/or waiting for the bus. Please take the time to talk to your child about being aware of vehicles.

This is a great time to remind everyone about traffic safety regarding school buses. Click here to link to Pickerington Police video on bus safety.

School Fees

School fees for the 2019-20 school year have been posted in Infinite Campus. Fees are due 11/15/2019 and can be paid on-line through Infinite Campus. Thank you for supporting your child's learning!

Reminder-School Starts at 7:15 a.m.!

Students may start entering the building at 7:00 a.m. They should go to their locker and be in the classroom by 7:15 a.m.

Do you know that being late just :

10 minutes a day adds up to one week per year!

30 minutes=2.5 weeks per year!

60 minutes=5 weeks per year!

Every minute counts!

Join us for Bow Tie Tuesdays

What: Bow Tie Tuesdays

When: Every Tuesday!

Who: ALL Staff and Students

Why: Because it's fun!!

Dropping Items Off

As a reminder, if you are dropping something off at school for your child, whether it is during the school day OR after school, you must come to the front office. We appreciate your cooperation!

PTO Information

Teen Night is October 4th from 7-9pm.

An evening of fun with your friends that includes inflatables, pizza, music and more!

Check out Ridgeview Junior High PTO on Facebook for more information, as well as to sign up to help sell tickets during lunch and/or provide a dessert donation for the event.

SPIRIT WEAR-Stay tuned to the newsletter and PTO Facebook page for more details!

Updated Sports Information

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

To try out:

Must have physical on file in RVJH Athletics office AND be registered on 8 to 18 Ridgeview.

Winter Sports Student-Athlete Meeting with AD:

Wednesday 11/13

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

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.

Coming Up at Ridgeview

Wednesday, September 25-Interims posted to Infinite Campus

Thursday, October 3-Picture retakes

Friday, October 4-First Teen Night-details to come

Friday, October 11-No School-Professional Development

Thursday, October 17-Parent/Teacher Conferences -3:45-7:15 p.m.

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

Wednesday, October 23-Orchestra concert

Thursday, October 24-Parent/Teacher Conferences-3:45-7:15 p.m.

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.
Pickerington Community Shred Day/Food & Clothing Drive at Harmon Middle School 9/28/19 9:30-11:30

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.

Click on the charts below to see how missing school really adds up!

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!
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