The Lake Ridge Bridge
August 15-19, 2022
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From the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardian,
Tomorrow is the first day of school and we are looking forward to our new and returning scholars. PreK-K parents will be able to walk their child to the classroom. Parents and children must enter through Door #1.
During the first week of school, teachers will review campus and classroom behavior expectations. We will use C.H.A.M.P.S. as the behavior management system. Here is a video link that provides an explanation of C.H.A.M.P.S.: https://youtu.be/FGEBuzYA6tY.
This year we want all of our classrooms to be calm, peaceful, organized and engaging so that high quality instruction can occur daily. With that being said, on Friday, we received our accountability rating. We are a "B" campus. However, we want to continue to strive for excellence. Our goal is to have a rating of an "A" by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. In order for us to accomplish that, scholars have to be ready to learn daily. You can assist us with that by making sure that your child receives the proper amount of rest at night, working with the teacher, ensuring that your child completes homework assignments and is in attendance daily unless an absence is necessary,
Below are a few reminders:
Be sure to keep the following dates(s) in mind:
- August 15: First Day of School
- New School Hours: 8:05 a.m.-3:35 p.m. (Doors open at 7:45 a.m.)
- Breakfast will be served in the classroom and is free for all scholars.
- The free lunch program has expired. With that being said, please make sure to fill out a lunch application whether you qualify or not. This impacts our school accountability. The links are: https://www.chisd.net/Page/101 and https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome
Thank you, parents and scholars, for attending the Back-to-School Rally on Saturday.
Always remember that "The Race for Excellence has No Finish Line."
Counseling Needs Assessment
Counseling and Guidance Services are continuously looking for ways to improve the way we meet the needs of all scholars, and feedback from parents, teachers, and scholars is critical. Please assist the Lake Ridge Guidance Team in developing a campus based counseling plan by completing the anonymous counseling survey below. The survey will close on August 26th. Thank you for helping us better meet our scholars' needs.
College Colors Day
College Color Day is September 2nd. Scholars and staff may rep their favorite college shirt or wear college colors to promote a college bound culture. College Spirit Week will be held September 26 - 30, 2022. More information to come in the coming weeks.
Photos from Meet the Principal at Meet the Teacher and the Back-to-School Rally
Morning Arrival Procedures:
Doors open daily at 7:45 a.m.
Scholars arriving by bus will enter through Door #14.
Scholars in Pre-K & their siblings will enter through Door #12.
Scholars in ECSE/SKILL & their siblings will enter through Door #11.
All other scholars (car riders and walkers), will enter through Door #1/Main Entrance.
- Vehicles may enter the school driveway via the back/second driveway that runs behind the building and form one line.
- Only those going to the Main Office or dropping off with the classes indicated for Door #11 and Door #12 should enter the main driveway.
Parents should follow the arrows that indicate the flow of traffic and drop off only in the lane next to the sidewalk. Children should not be dropped off in the center lane to ensure safety.
Walkers should not be dropped off via car. To be a walker, that means the scholar walks to the campus from his/her residence.
After the first day of school, parents will not be able to walk their children to their classrooms. All parents & visitors must report directly to the Main Office.
Dismissal occurs daily at 3:35 p.m.
Scholars in Pre-K & their siblings will exit through Door #12.
Scholars in SKILL & their siblings will exit through Door #11.
Scholars who ride the bus or walk home will exit through Door #14.
Scholars picked up via Private Daycare transportation will exit through Door #1.
Scholars who are picked up by car will exit through Door #5 (remain in cafeteria until called).
Parents may enter the school driveway via the back/second driveway that runs behind the building and form one line.
As the cars approach the pick-up area, the scholars will be called outside and will wait for a faculty member to load them into the cars.
Anyone picking up a scholar must have the color-coded card prominently displayed. If the card is not present, then the scholars(s) will be sent to the front office, and the driver will need to show proper identification.
Parents, please stay in your car at all times. Children will not be released if a parent walks up to the cafeteria door.
Only those going to the Main Office for appointments or picking up with the classes indicated for Door #11 and Door #12 should enter the main driveway.
If there is a change in how a scholar regularly gets home, please call the Main Office or email Dr. Washington, Ms. Vance or Ms. Cooke by 2:00 p.m. This will help avoid confusion.
The latest time to check a scholar out via the Main Office is 3:20 p.m. After that time, please wait until the regularly scheduled dismissal.
If your child is in Right at School, remember that checkout begins after 4:00 p.m.; that occurs at Door #5.
Walkers should not be picked up via car. To be a walker, that means the scholar walks to his/her residence from the campus.
The picture below shows how to properly place your car tag(s) for dismissal:
Driveway #1: Yellow
Driveway #2: Orange
K-5: Green Line (morning arrival=Door #1; dismissal=door #5)
ECSE/PK/SKILL: Blue Line
Main Office/Parking: Red Line
If you would like to recognize your child at school on his/her birthday that falls on a school day, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher so that he/she can notify the office. On your child's birthday, you may drop off store bought cupcakes or packaged fruit and individual juice/water at the time indicated by the teacher if you have communicated with the teacher. If your child's birthday falls on a weekend or on a non-school day for students, no alternate arrangements will be made.
Arrangements should be made prior to the child's birthday so that the teacher can verify that it will not interrupt scheduled class activities.
Birthdays in Montessori Primary and Lower Elementary are generally celebrated with an activity called "Walk Around the Sun". Each classroom, including Upper Elementary, has their own way of celebrating birthdays which is communicated by the classroom teacher.
CHISD C.A.R.E.S. & CHISD KUDOS
Unfortunately, there are times when a member of the Longhorn Family experiences a death. Employees, or families of scholars or former CHISD employees who wish to share the information are asked to complete the CHISD CARES (Cares About Retirees Employees & Scholars) form. The CHISD Communications Office handles all CHISD C.A.R.E.S submissions and shares the information via email to all staff. C.A.R.E.S notifications will be sent out by the end of the day that the form was received; if the submission is received after 2:30 p.m. it might not be sent out until the following business day.
The C.A.R.E.S form is available on the communications page of chisd.net. Here is a direct link.
The CHISD Communications Department loves to share the positive experiences and interactions happening across the district.
If you want to share some kudos for a parent, employee or scholar who exhibits the Longhorn Essentials, please email a description/information to email@example.com and you might see your kudos on one of the district’s social media accounts.
- August 15: First Day of School