Important Dates in March
March 3 - Teacher's Institute (NO SCHOOL)
March 5 - End of 3rd Grading Period
March 5 - Family Pictionary Night (6:00-6:45 p.m. - details below)
March 9 - Virtual PTO Meeting (6:00PM)
March 12 - Spring Photos - See Details Below
March 12 - Report Cards Distributed
March 17 - School Board Meeting (6:00PM)
March 22 through 26 - Virtual Family Literacy Week
March 29 through April 2 - Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)
April 5 - Reserved Emergency Day (NO SCHOOL)
5 Essentials Survey
This is a reminder to participate in the parent survey, part of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey administration. We guarantee that survey responses will never be connected to the identity of you or your child. School reports will only present aggregated information of how parents and students responded as a whole.
A parent survey report will only be generated if at least 20 percent of parents respond to the survey. As the feedback is essential for our district’s ongoing continuous improvement efforts, we want to make sure all voices are heard! Your responses remain anonymous and will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement.
Please help us to gather comprehensive data about our district by visiting https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ to take the parent survey. Thank you for those who have already participated--we are incredibly grateful for your time.
Family Pictionary Night Friday, March 5
Topic: RES Pictionary Night
Time: Feb 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Meeting ID: 997 6707 3396
Updated Calendar for Remainder of Year
- Last day for students = May 27 (SIP day 11:15 dismissal)
- Friday, May 21 = No School (2nd emergency day)
- Friday, May 28 = No School (3rd emergency day)
- Monday, April 5 = No School (4th emergency day)
If further snow days are used then we would have school on the emergency days above in the order they are listed.
Spring Photo Day
While fall offers the traditional school picture appeal, Spring portraits offer a more fun and laid back approach. Students get the opportunity to show their individuality and create a look that is truly their own
Parents may order online here using order code 57462EF.
There will be no retake day scheduled for Spring Photos.
End of 3rd Grading Period / Report Cards
Report cards are educational wellness checks intended to provide an overview of a student's progress toward learning standards. It provides insights into a child's growth as well as opportunities for further improvement in both academic and social-emotional learning. If you have questions regarding your child's progress, please contact your child's teacher and set up a time to discuss.
District-wide Teacher's Institute March 3rd
Digital Family Literacy Night
Erin's Law Parent Information
Dear Elementary Parent/Guardian,
In April, your child’s school counselor will be visiting classrooms to give a presentation on personal body safety. A virtual format will be provided for remote learners. This lesson is in accordance with the Illinois mandate that all schools address sexual abuse. Please take note of the mandate below.
"Erin's Law" Mandates Sexual Abuse Awareness Programs in All Illinois School
On January 24, 2013, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a new law extending sexual abuse education in Illinois schools. The Illinois law went into effect immediately and schools have to implement Erin’s Law starting the 2013-14 school year. Erin’s Law requires all schools to provide child sexual abuse prevention education for all students, K-12, yearly. The law also requires educators to take part in training classes that cover sexual abuse and how to recognize warning signs.
All lessons provided are considered developmentally appropriate. Resources will also be given to each student so parents can continue this important conversation at home. You may choose to opt your child out of the lesson. If you would prefer to have your child removed during this lesson, please contact your school counselor for the district opt-out form. We ask that opt-out forms be returned by March 26th so we can ensure an alternative activity is available for your student. Questions can be directed to your child’s school counselor.
During this phase of reopening, all Dunlap elementary schools are postponing birthday treats. Dunlap elementary schools are trying to limit, to the best of our ability, items being brought into school from the outside. Your child's birthday will still be recognized and celebrated within their classroom.
Yearbook Candid Photos and Yearbook Ordering Information
Yearbook orders are due by March 17th! Please order your book online here by entering code 52700S. Books are in color and cost $15/each.
If you would prefer to pay with cash or a check, please send $15 cash or a check payable to RES PTO.
Do you have a great picture of your student participating in class from their computer? Upload photos of your virtual learner in action for the school yearbook by using this Dropbox link. Here are some ideas to consider:
~1st day of school
~Where you read at home. Book selfies!
~Participating in PE
~Children at their workstations
If you have questions regarding yearbook candid photos or yearbook orders, please email Jodi Serfling at email@example.com.
2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 is now open. A child must turn five years old on or before September, 1st of 2021 to attend Kindergarten in the fall.
Parents must provide three proofs of residency (one proof from category one and two proofs from category two) and their child's certified birth certificate before access to online registration is allowed.
Upon receiving the online registration code, parents will complete the registration process online.
From a personal standpoint, I am hopeful that we are able to return to a more "normal" system of operation next year because I know our students need that. Whether or not we have a remote option next year, I simply do not know yet. We will communicate school updates as they become available. In the meantime, you can find the approved district calendar for next year in the link below as well as information regarding registration for next school year.
Registration for 2021-22 School Year
Early registration plays a critical role in determining staffing needs for the next school year, so once you receive your child's online registration code, please complete the registration process.
If you have moved out of the Ridgeview attendance area and/or your child will not be returning to Ridgeview during the 2021-2022 school year, please contact the Ridgeview Office by phone 309-243-7717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chromebook Tech Support for Remote Learners
The Ridgeview website has a 1:1 Technology button that will help answer the majority of parent questions regarding Canvas FAQ, Chromebook care and Google/Chromebook FAQ. Take some time to familiarize yourself with where to go to find technology assistance.
If you are experiencing any issues with your Chromebook, and cannot find the answers to your questions on any of the tabs in the 1:1 Technology button on the Ridgeview website, please contact the Dunlap IT help desk at email@example.com.
Classroom teachers will not be able to support any issues with technology aside from general login instructions for district platforms.
Early Entrance Policy and Procedures
As stated on page 10 of the Dunlap Elementary Student Handbook, Students have planned recess periods throughout the day to provide a break from the structured academic program. Since recess usually will be held outdoors, students must dress appropriately for these play periods. As a rule, all children are expected to participate in recess when the temperature is 15 degrees or above (this includes wind chill temperatures).
School Dismissal Time: 2:45 p.m. (2:15 every Wedensday)
K Lunch = 10:15-10:45
1st Lunch = 10:45-11:15
2nd Lunch = 11:15-11:45
3rd Lunch = 11:45-12:15
4th Lunch = 12:15-12:45
5th Lunch = 12:45-1:15