Falcon Ridge Family Updates

September 7, 2021

News and Tidbits

Hello Families,


Thank you for a wonderful week!


This year's theme is "How Full is Your Bucket." We are learning ways to be bucket fillers through words and actions that demonstrate kindness and compassion.


Our character trait for September is respect, which means "a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements."


Due to the shortage of bus drivers this year, there are some important updates included in this newsletter. If you, or someone you know, is interested in driving one of our buses, please contact the office.


Please familiarize yourself with the student handbook (see below) for attendance procedures, dress code, sick policy, etc. Remember to call or email the office with the reason for your student's absence by 9am. If your child needs prescription medication administered at school, please contact the school office.


We will share a weekly update of the number of students/staff who are either in quarantine due to a possible exposure of Covid, or who have tested positive for Covid. Please see the graphic at the bottom of the newsletter.


Sincerely,

Dr. Jorgensen

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Important Bus Information

As you know, there is a state-wide shortage of bus drivers and Falcon Ridge is no different. We are short one bus driver this year and have consolidated the four routes into three.


In the event that one of our three drivers needs to be out, we will need to cancel a route for that day. If we need to cancel a bus, you will receive a text and/or email as soon as we receive notification from the bus company. Please be prepared to make other arrangements if this occurs. If the bus driver is sick, the notice may come as late as the school morning.


Please have an emergency contact available who can transport your children if you are unavailable.

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Coming Events

  • Sept. 6th Labor Day- No school

  • Sept. 7th Girls Volleyball game at Falcon Ridge at 3:30pm
  • Sept. 9th Girls Volleyball game at Falcon Ridge at 4:00pm
  • Sept 14th School Board meeting at 6:30pm
  • Sept. 16th Girls Volleyball game (see website for details)
  • Sept 21st Girls Volleyball game (see website for details)
  • Sept. 23rd Girls Volleyball game (see website for details)
  • Sept. 24th Individual school pictures with Dorian
  • Sept. 24th Student Birthdays- Celebrating August and Sept. birthdays - teachers will communicate details
  • Sept 28th Girls Volleyball game (see website for details)
  • Sept. 29th-Oct. 1st Parent Teacher Conference

  • Early release days every Monday (1st-8th grades dismiss at 1:30 p.m.)

**Check out our website for the most updated information

Happy Birthday Falcon Ridge Staff

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Mrs. Avila's 4th Girders are Learning to be bucket fillers!

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Average Daily Attendance

Kindergarten: 94.17%

1st Grade: 93.10%

2nd Grade: 95.17%

3rd Grade: 94.48%

4th Grade: 94.51%

5th Grade: 99.09%

6th Grade: 93.64%

7th Grade: 94.55%

8th Grade: 96.36%

PTO Corner

Would you like to get involved with planning activities, events, and fundraisers? Want to connect with other Falcon Ridge parents? Join the PTO! Contact PTO president Tara Clark for more information.


Check out the PTO calendar of events below!

Before School Procedure


Self-Screening: If a student or staff member has any of the following symptoms, it indicates a possible illness that puts them at risk of spreading illness to others.

  • Symptoms requiring a student or staff member to stay home

    • A temperature of 100.0 degrees F or higher. Students and staff need to be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours before attending school.

    • Vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    • Sore throat with a fever greater than 100.0°. If they are diagnosed with Strep throat, then they should stay home until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours.

    • Excessive coughing, which could include a cough that is prolonged, lasting more than a few weeks; any shortness of breath; difficulty breathing or wheezing; cough associated with fever, chills, sweating, or ill appearance; chest pain or painful cough; coughing up phlegm that is green, yellow, blood-stained, or foul smelling.

    • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis). Keep the child home until a doctor has given the OK to return to school. Pink eye is highly contagious and in most cases is caused by a virus, which will not respond to an antibiotic. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor will be able to determine if this is the case.


  • Other symptoms where students or staff members may need to stay at home

    • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Nausea

    • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever


Parents and staff are expected to review these symptoms daily. It is up to the individual parent and staff member to determine if a person needs to stay home.

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