Important Dates in September
August 30: Fall Picture Day
September 2: Band Sign Up Day (3:30-8:00 @ RES Commons)
September 3: Teacher's Institute - No School
September 6: Labor Day - No School
September 7: Curriculum Night (Parents Only)
September 13: ESL Open House 6-7:00 p.m.
September 14: PTO Meeting 6-7:00 p.m.
September 15: School Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.
September 17: Progress Reports / STAR Reports sent home
September 24: SIP Day (11:15 student dismissal)
Fall Photo Day
Inter-State Studio photographers will be on hand Monday, August 30, to photograph all Ridgeview students and staff. Photos will take place in the art room. These photos will be used in the 21-22 Yearbook.
If you would like to order photos please do so online by visiting Inter-State using order code 60636VF. Only online orders will be accepted.
Curriculum Night for Parents
Ridgeview teachers will host a parent-only Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 7 from 6:30-7:30. This night is intended to explain the following topics related to your child’s education this year:
Overview of the academic and social-emotional curriculum
How student progress will be communicated
Classroom expectations and routines
Overview of 1:1 chromebook usage
Communication methods and expectations
There will be 2 identical presentations in each classroom to help accommodate parents who have more than one child. The first presentation will take place from 6:30-7:00 and the second presentation will take place from 7:00-7:30. The evening will conclude at 7:30.
ESL Open House
Join the Dunlap ESL teachers as they host an open house for all parents and students in the ESL program. There will be a short presentation and time for any questions about the program to be answered. PowerSchool and Canvas assistance will also be provided. We will have refreshments and science activities will be available for the younger students! The event is Monday, September 13th at Ridgeview Elementary School from 6:00-7:00 PM. To RSVP or ask any questions, please return the completed form or email Dr. Sarah Urbanc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Amelia Miller
Ridgeview Elementary School
BIST Parent Series
As part of our mission to support children, families, and schools, the Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) is offering a series of three complimentary classes for parents and guardians. Classes will be presented virtually and facilitated by Marty Huitt and the BIST Team.
These classes were created in response to adult concerns about how to effectively meet the challenges of parenting school age children. This parent series is designed to create consistency and strengthen partnerships between school and home to increase student success.
Please help us reach families by sharing the attached informational letter, including directions for registering through our website, with your school community as soon as possible. We appreciate your help as we empower parents and guardians. Please share the included parent letter with your school community by September 1, 2021 in order to allow families ample time to register.
BIST Parenting Series Topics:
Tuesday, September 21: Setting Boundaries and Increasing Partnership
Tuesday, September 28: Proactive Problem Solving
Tuesday, October 5: Family Meetings and Planning
- 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Virtual (Zoom link will be provided upon registration)
Morning Arrival for Car Riders
All students are assigned a bus. It is policy that students are only allowed to ride the bus to which they have been assigned. Our default is to send students home on their bus each day. If your student will be doing something other than taking their bus home at the end of each day as part of their regular schedule, (car rider, day care – including Right at School, etc.) please complete a Transportation Change Form and turn it into the office. Parents may scan and email the completed form to email@example.com. A new form will need to be completed each school year.
For Kindergarten Parents only – a parent must be at the stop before the driver will allow the Kindergarten student off of the bus. Kindergarten parents can complete a Kindergarten Parent Consent Form that will allow someone other than a parent to get their Kindergarten child from the bus. A copy of this form will be kept both in the office and on the child’s bus.
Snack Time During the School Day
Office Hours & Visitors
School & Office Hours: We will once again follow an early dismissal schedule every Wednesday throughout the school year. Wednesday afternoons are designed to allow teachers to work collaboratively as Professional Learning Communities with the ultimate goal of improving teaching and learning for all students. You can find more information about Professional Learning Communities on our district website at www.dunlapcusd.net. School is dismissed at 2:15 each Wednesday and at 2:45 on all other days of the week. We do have a few school improvement days during the year in which students are dismissed at 11:15 a.m. These dates are listed on the school calendar. Office hours at Ridgeview are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. M-F. Staff makes every effort to return emails and phone calls within 24 hours.
Visitors: In an effort to follow the guidelines set forth for our return to school, visitors will only be allowed in very unique and absolutely necessary circumstances. These visits would have to be pre-approved by building administration ahead of time. Lunch guests will not be allowed due to the factors indicated previously as well as capacity limitations. A drop table is located in the foyer outside the main office for items that need to be dropped off or picked up. Please contact the office ahead of time if you have an item to drop off and be sure to clearly label the item with your child's name and their teacher. The Ridgeview phone number is 309-243-7717.
Ridgeview Spirit Wear Now Available!
The spirit wear sale is organized and run by our Ridgeview PTO. If you have any questions regarding Ridgeview Spirit Wear, please email Ashley Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the PTO...
All Ridgeview parents and guardians are invited to join us for the first PTO meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at 6 pm, in person at the school. PTO is a great way to support our teachers and staff, meet other parents, and get involved with school projects like the Outdoor Education Center. Another R.O.E.C workday is coming up on Saturday, September 25. We'd love to see you there! Can't make it to the meetings, but still want to keep up with all things Ridgeview PTO? Join the RES PTO Facebook group to stay in the loop!
A monthly parent bulletin will be sent through School Messenger during the school year to update parents on important events, activities, and news involving school. This bulletin is sent electronically via email to your email address listed in Powerschool. The bulletin is also posted on our school website. Bulletins will typically be sent out on the first Friday of each month.
The quickest and easiest way to communicate with Ridgeview Staff is through email. All staff emails can be found on the Ridgeview website by hovering over the Quicklinks tab in the upper right corner; then clicking on Teachers and Staff.
Right at School / After Care Programs
1, 2, 3 You and Me - (309) 692-3470
Cadence Academy Candletree (formerly Rogy's) - (309) 271-7242
Cadence Academy Big Hollow (formerly Rogy's) - (309) 271-4246
Little Friends - (309) 243-9000
Fun n' Fit - (309) 693-5757
School Dismissal Time: 2:45 p.m. (2:15 every Wednesday)
K Lunch = 10:30-11:00
1st Lunch = 11:05-11:35
2nd Lunch = 11:35-12:05
3rd Lunch = 11:40-12:10
5th Lunch = 12:15-12:45
4th Lunch = 12:20-12:50