Pine Ridge Weekly


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PR Families,

It was so good to have Rangers here! I even got to wave to a few Rangers on Zoom!

We had a great day, a couple of fun technology issues with zoom and the lunch order, but a really good day!


First Day packets were sent home today. Please review and update the forms and return them to Pine Ridge as soon as possible.

We are sending home numbers for all families. This is in an effort to make pick up to run efficiently. Please put these in your car window during pick up starting tomorrow. This numbering system will help us identify the number in a vehicle and the child associated with this number.

Thank you for staying in your cars this morning. It is weird but appreciated. :)

We appreciate all the grace given to teachers as they navigated teaching in person and connected with Cohort B. Teachers will get to emails when they can, but they are not always by their screens. :)

4th graders can be dropped off at the back doors between 8:45-8:55 only and an adult must be present. For pick up, if you are in the parking lot when your child exits, you can pick them up. However, if there is a sibling or if time does not permit, the child will have to come to the front of the building.


  • Walking parents: Please send your kids towards us while you remain on the edge of the campus. We will get them to the proper door.
  • Water bottles can be filled at filling stations.
  • Tomorrow Cohort B attends.
  • If lanyards come home, send them back the next day.
  • Label everything!
  • The grass is wet with dew in the morning, 3rd/4th graders may want to extra shoes in their backpacks.
  • Pick Up - please pull all the way to the front to the sign for pick up.
  • Sunscreen for outdoor breaks and instruction.
  • Your children are wonderful!

So good to be back!


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Important Dates

  • Sept 4 - No School
  • Sept 7 - No School
  • Sept 18 - Picture Day
  • Sept 21 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 PM
  • Sept 22 - PTO General Meeting - 6:00 PM

Our School Wide Ranger Greeting is: R!

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Hybrid Schedule For This Week

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Fall Health Screener

Required Legal Notices

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Mrs. Zietz has a Google Classroom for the Pine Ridge Media Center!

Please use class code rfszy5w to join. Mrs. Zietz will post virtual storytimes and book talks for all students to enjoy! You can also find instructions on how to request books from the library. Even though students can't go into the library, you can still go into the online library database to ask for a book. Mrs. Zietz will then deliver it to you in school (for hybrid learners) or through curbside pickup (for virtual learners).

FHPS Transportation

FHPS Families:

For those who will be riding the bus, we created this back to school video to showcase what students will experience on the bus. Please know that students must wear masks and sanitize their hands when boarding the bus, and extra cleaning and sanitizing will happen in between runs and at the end of the morning and afternoon runs. Watch this video to learn more. For all other transportation information, please visit our website.

We will see you soon! Wishing everyone a safe and happy school year!

FHPS Transportation Department

Hybrid Learning Model Overview

Click Here To See An Overview

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School Meal Options for K-4 & K-5 Elementary In-Person Learners - Hybrid

Meals will be charged to student accounts according to eligibility.

Lunch will be delivered to classrooms.

Week 1 - Group A

  • Students will place weekly lunch orders with their teacher on Monday and Wednesday morning

Week 1 - Group B

  • Students will place weekly lunch orders with their teacher on Tuesday and Thursday morning

Week 2 - Group A

  • Students will place weekly lunch orders with their teacher on Tuesday and Thursday morning

Week 2 - Group B

  • Students will place weekly lunch orders with their teacher on Wednesday and Friday morning

You may qualify for free or reduced-price meals! Please visit to fill out a quick and confidential application. View the menu at Menus are subject to change.

Meals are also available for remote learning days! Visit Remote Learning Days Order Form to place orders for remote learning days.

Have questions? Please call the FHPS Food Service Office at 616-493-8774 or email Sarah Hawkins at

Links to Transportation, Lunch Accounts, & Childcare

  • School lunches, menus, lunch accounts - Connect here to create an account for your student. Meals are ALWAYS available!

  • Before and After School Child Care information and registration here.

  • Link to Transportation

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Pine Ridge PTO has teamed up with several vendors to offer two different opportunities to purchase masks, gaiters and spirit wear this summer with the school logos. These items are available in adult and youth sizes and a portion of the sales will benefit the Pine Ridge PTO and our school. Stay tuned for information on additional spirit wear fundraisers to be held this school year.

Order masks and shirts here:

Please note: All orders will ship two weeks after the fundraiser ends on August 31.

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Pine Ridge Elementary Website:

Pine Ridge PTO Website:

Pine Ridge Facebook Page: https: //

Other Helpful Links:

Forest Hills Public Schools Website-

School Messenger Notification-