Ridge Circle Family Newsletter

November 18, 2022

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The next Family Newsletter will be sent December 2.

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Congratulations to our Dual Language District Winners

Today U-46 Dual Language Department stopped at Ridge Circle to recognize our District Writing Winners. Congratulations to Nathalia Contreras, Julieta Mayo Dominguez and Sophia Contreras! We are so proud of you!

Big Win for our Battle of the Books Team

On Thursday afterschool, Ridge Circle Battle of the Books Team brought home a victory! Great teamwork! Keep reading!

First Trimester Grades

The end of the first trimester was November 11. Final grades are now available on Infinite Campus. Report Cards will not be printed. If you need help see directions below or call RC for assistance.

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.

Winter MAP testing

From November 21 to December 22, students in grades 2-8 will be taking a math and a reading test. MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents and administrators to improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth. Parents will receive these results shortly after we complete the testing. For more information, check out the parent letters attached below.

School Picture Retake

Picture Retakes are November 29.

We will take pictures of anyone who was absent on picture day (October 20) and anyone who purchased a picture package and would like to have it redone.

In order to have a picture redone, you must bring in the purchased pictures. Please let the photographer know how we can improve the picture.

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

6th grade Parents---Canton Parent Night

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6th grade Parents: Tefft Middle School Presentation

Thursday December 1--Parent Course Selection Presentation at Tefft MS Auditorium.

English Presentation 5:45-6:30

Spanish Presentation 6:45-7:30


Just a reminder--breakfast starts at 8am. Please do not drop off early because there is no supervision.

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.

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. **

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Upcoming Events

11/21 - 12/22 - MAP Testing for students in Grades 2-6(math and reading)

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

11/29 - School Picture Retakes

11/29 and 12/1 - Fire Department Visit all classrooms (fire safety)

12/7 - Student Dental Clinic at RC

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