Panther Tales

December 2, 2022

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News and Events You Can Use

We hope all of our Ridgeview United families had a restful and well-deserved Thanksgiving break. As we enter into the last few weeks of school before our holiday break, please note that we will have a remote day on Dec. 6. More information about our remote day as well as many more announcements and events are listed below.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of our events at a glance. Please join us when you can!

  • Dec. 5 & 7: Winter iReady Reading & Math Benchmark Tests
  • Dec. 6: New Remote Learning Day for Students (no in-person school)

  • Dec. 6: Orchestra Cluster Concert, 6:30 p.m. Riverwood

  • Dec. 8: Band Cluster Concert, 6:00 p.m. Riverwood

  • Dec. 13: Chorus Concert, 6:00 p.m.

  • Dec. 16: Final Day of 1st Semester

  • Dec. 17-Jan. 3: Winter Break

  • Jan. 4: First Day of 2nd Semester

  • Jan. 9: Tryouts for Baseball (boys), Track & Field (boys and girls), and Soccer (girls)

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

iReady Winter Benchmarks

Students will take iReady winter benchmark tests to assess their growth in reading and math on Dec. 5 (reading) and Dec. 7 (math). Please encourage your students to do their best! We look forward to seeing each student grow when comparing to their fall scores. We use iReady winter results for next school year’s course scheduling. If students score below the 35th percentile in reading, we will also do additional intervention testing and screening this spring.

Parent University Class for Dec. 5 POSTPONED

If you had marked your calendar for the Dec. 5 PBIS parent class on Microsoft Teams, please note we've postponed the class and will hold our next classes in January!

Dec. 6 is a Remote Learning Day

Due to statewide run-off elections and schools being used as polling places, it was recently announced that students will have a remote learning day (no in-person school) on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Teachers will provide students asynchronous work by Friday, Dec. 2. There will not be live instruction or live class meetings.

Optional Lockers Available for Spring 2023

Ridgeview plans to make the option of student lockers available for the spring of 2023. If your student may be interested in obtaining a locker, please read this initial information carefully:

  • Lockers are optional, and any student who does not want to purchase use of a locker will be allowed to continue carrying a backpack.
  • Lockers will be available for sale for $5 between November 28 and Dec.16 only through our online platform – no cash or checks.
  • Interested students/families should purchase a locker on Online School Payments during the above timeframe. Students can show a printout or picture (please ask permission to use their phone first) to their homeroom teacher. As a fail-safe, the school will run a report of individuals who have paid online and will provide it to the homeroom teacher after the deadline.
  • After the spring semester begins, lockers will be distributed to students who have paid.
  • Note that students will only have limited use of the lockers at designated times during the day (for example purposes only: before 1st period, before connections classes, and at the end of the day).
  • Requests for certain locker locations or top/bottom lockers will not be taken.
  • Locker privileges may be removed at any time at the administration’s discretion for inappropriate use without a refund.

7th Grade MAP Assessment Reports

7th graders took the MAP assessment in mid-October, and this past week their homeroom teacher distributed a printed MAP assessment report to parents through students. The report comes with a short cover page explaining how to interpret your 7th grade student’s results.

Prospective Parent Tour is Dec. 13

Ridgeview offers prospective parent tours monthly for parents (and students welcome!). The next offering is Dec. 13 at 12:45 p.m. Please visit our prospective parent tour page for more info and to RSVP.

$5 Non-Uniform for Pay Day is Dec. 14

For $5 cash, students not only contribute to our PTA & Foundation, but also they can wear non-uniform attire. Our non-uniform dress guidelines are described here. This will be a monthly opportunity to support PTA & Foundation and for students to dress down. Otherwise, our normal uniform applies.

Got News?

If you have news or an announcement that you would like to be considered for an upcoming issue of Panther Tales, which is sent out to our Ridgeview United families weekly, please fill out this form and submit it. The editorial team will review your request and will contact you with any questions.