Ridge Circle Family Newsletter

November 4, 2022

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No School Tuesday, November 8--Election Day

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Happy Fall from Ridge Cirlce!

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RC Attendance Email

What should I do if my student is sick/tardy or can not go to school?

Ridge Circle now has an email that you can report your child(ren)’s absences and/or tardies!


ALL absences must be reported by a parent or guardian on or before the day of the absence(9am). Please provide the following information on the email:

● Child(ren)’s Name, Grade & Teacher

● Reason for absence:

Please state if your child(ren) is exhibiting one or more symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms are:

Fever of 100.4 or higher, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from an unknown cause, muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.

Doctor’s Appointment, Funeral, Family Emergency, or another issue.

Attendance Line: 630-213-5600 ext. 5601

Front Office 630-213-5600 ext. 5640

Bilingual Liaison 630-213-5600 ext. 7112

Nurse: 630-213-5600 ext. 5803

Attendance Celebration

Congratulations to Mr. Gamino's class. They had the highest attendance for October! Thank you for your efforts to be at school every day.

Student Grades in Infinite Campus

Parent engagement is crucial to academic success, and as a District, we want to ensure our parents are informed and engaged in their child’s education. Infinite Campus is an online tool that gives parents and guardians access to their child’s attendance, teacher’s contact information, bus schedule (if applicable), and most importantly grades.

Visit u-46.org/reportcards for an overview of U-46 Student Progress Reports and Report Cards and instructions on how to access and navigate the Infinite Campus Parent Portal so that you are able to see your child’s in-progress grades. Remember that parents can customize the settings to be notified about assignment and grade updates.

First Trimester Grades

The end of the first trimester is November 11. Final grades will be available November 14 at 4pm on Infinite Campus. Report Cards will not be printed. If you need help see above or call RC for assistance.

LAS Links Assessment

Dual Language students in grade 5 will be taking the LAS Links assessment between October 31 and November 14. LAS Links consists of 4 Spanish tests. (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) It assesses our students growth on their way to the Seal of Biliteracy at high school graduation. Student will be recognized for their Spanish Skills in the spring. Parents will receive the scores once they arrive.

Winter Coats

Ridge Circle has coats, hats and gloves donated by our community. If your child is in need of a new coat, please contact the main office.

Visitors to Ridge Circle

  • All visitors to Ridge Circle (during school hours) must have an appointment scheduled. Please call or email us to set up an appointment. Appointment enter RC at door 1.
  • Parents picking up a child during the school day is required to provide a valid ID. We check your ID to be sure you have permission to pick up the child.

Thank you for helping to keep our building safe.

News from the Health Office

It’s that time of year again when things that crawl and make our heads' itch become a problem. We expect a few cases of lice every year. While certainly not an epidemic, a few extra steps on your part will help to reduce the spread. Because research has shown that mass screening is not effective, the Nurses no longer screen entire classrooms. The best prevention is for you to examine your student’s hair on a regular basis and to remind them not to share combs, hats, scrunchies, barrettes, etc. If you notice they are scratching their heads, please look for the cause. If they have lice, please treat them and let the Health Office know. If you need information on prevention and/or treatment, please call the Health Office. There are many websites as well. Lice aren’t lethal, just a nuisance. We have only had one reported case all year! Thank you for helping us keep our students healthy.



Morning Drop Off / Afternoon Pick Up

Drop off begins at 8:15am. (There is no supervision prior to 8:15am)

Before School Line Up Locations

Grade Kindergarten, 1st , 2nd by door 6 and 7 and enter door 5

Grade 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th on the basketball courts and enter door 4

**Bus Riders will line up by Door 1.

After School Pick Up

Students will exit the door they enter.

Critical Information

Our teachers need your child's pick up information. Please share with them whether your child is a parent pick up, walker, turnabout pick up, Boys & Girls club or older sibling picking up.

If you are driving your child to or from school, you must use the turnabout on Streamwood Boulevard. Drivers must stay in their cars. Staff will escort your child to their line up location. There is no parking in the turnabout.

Reminder--The staff parking lot is for staff. No parent parking or drop off is allowed.

We encourage all our parents to walk their child to school on the first days to see the traffic and better understand how drop off and pick up work.

** In order for our process to work, it takes patience. **

Unite for U-46

The Unite U-46 community engagement initiative allows us to develop recommendations on how to best implement the Board of Education’s vision on topics including the following:

  • Implementation of a true middle school model (grades 6-8)

  • Expansion of early childhood education

  • Addressing the educational adequacy and operational efficiency of our facilities

The Nov. 9 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the U-46 Welcome Center, 1019 E. Chicago Street in Elgin. A virtual option will be available. To register for the meeting or view recordings of previous community engagement sessions, please visit uniteu46.org.

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Upcoming Events

10/31 - 11/14 LAS Links (5th grade Dual Language Assessment)

11/6 - End of Daylight Saving Time

11/8 - No School Election Day

11/23, 11/24, 11/25 - No School--Thanksgiving Recess

Positions available in U-46

U-46 is looking for Para Educators, Noon Hour Supervisors and Substitute Teachers. Please go to U-46.org and click on CAREERS. Mrs. Raine is also available to talk to you about these amazing opportunities.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Looking for Child Care Before and After School?

Ridge Circle is a Boys & Girls Club outside of school hours. If you are looking for excellent child care with academic support, recreation, daily meals, enrichment programs, and friendship, B & G is the place for you child. Most families qualify for free programing. Visit the website for more information www.bgcelgin.org

Ridge Circle Administrative Team

Please contact us if you need anything.

Janelle Raine, principal janelleraine@u-46.org

Anissa Lanotte, assistant principal anissaupshaw@u-46.org

Sarah Hansen, resident administrator sarahhansen@u-46.org