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Ridgecrest Roar – October 3, 2021

RIDGECREST ROAR      Oct. 4, 2021


Good evening Ridgecrest families,


Dual Immersion Lottery


Oct. 4 — Applications open online

Oct. 21 — Parent meeting

Nov. 23 — Applications close

Jan. 7 — Placement offers emailed parents 

Jan. 31 — Placement confirmation due

Apply Online for CSD’s Popular Dual-Language Immersion Programs

Did you know that Canyons District has some of the most extensive language immersion offerings in Utah? Twenty-one elementary and secondary schools offer dual-language immersion programs in Spanish, French, or Chinese — and it’s nearly time to apply to enroll for the 2022-2023 school year. 

The start of October signals the opening of the window to apply for CSD’s popular Dual Language Immersion Programs. Parents and guardians can apply online anytime from Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 to Nov. 23, 2021.

In addition, families interested in learning about these programs are invited to attend an informational meeting for parents. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. in the Canyons Center at the Canyons District Office, 9361 S. 300 East in Sandy.

Please note: Students with siblings who are currently enrolled in one of CSD’s DLI schools must still submit applications by the Nov. 23, 2021 deadline. A lottery will be held to determine entrance into the programs if the number of applicants exceeds the 56 seats available per entering class.

On the application, parents will be asked to list their top three choices for placement. Parents will be notified of their children’s offer for placement into a program or placement on a waitlist by Jan. 7, 2022. All, but the program offered at Midvale Elementary, are for students entering first grade in 2022-2023.

Spanish is offered at Alta View, Altara, Midvalley and Silver Mesa. French is offered at Butler Elementary and Oak Hollow. The schools offering Mandarin are Draper Elementary, Lone Peak, and Ridgecrest.

Immersion programs, a model of bilingual education dating back to the 1960s, are surfacing in classrooms around the globe as an efficient path to proficiency in a world language. Elementary students in dual language immersion programs spend half the day learning core subjects in English and the other half learning in a target language. 

CSD’s first immersion classes opened in 2009, the same year that the District was founded. More than 10 percent of CSD’s 34,000 students are now learning a world language through the program, which extends through high school. Students who pass an Advanced Placement exam in the 9th or 10th grades can start taking college-level courses for early college credit.

Questions? Call the Instructional Supports Department at 801-826-5026.


Student Support with Miss Allie

Miss Allie’s Canvas page is available to all of you with this link: https://canyons.instructure.com/courses/1459254 There is a lot of information about what she’s doing to support our students.  For more information about when and what she teaches in classes, click the “Social Emotional Monthly Classroom Lesson” link or module.


PTA Information:

  1. Ridgecrest Runners sign up will close this Wednesday 10/6 at 9 AM, so if you plan to have your child attend then you need to have filled out the form by then. 😊   Sign up is available here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed3JVstwNfkaJoKSDGQGblBWVlqaikfIJu6Bk53sx-28X59g/viewform
  1. Ridgecrest T-shirts, hoodies, and hats are scheduled to arrive this week! Please label items with student’s name. Items will be sent home with students.  If more than one student is listed on the order, items will be sent home with students on the order in the lowest grade. We can’t wait to see all our students in their Tiger Spirit wear!
  2. Tiger Spirit has started! Goooo Tigers! Each Friday (but not Halloween) teachers will be looking for students wearing a Ridgecrest shirt (any fun run or Ridgecrest shirt is great), a predominantly blue or orange piece of clothing, or clothing item corresponding to a class/school spirit day–pajamas, hat, socks, etc. Those students will receive a prize/treat. We will NOT be counting small marks of blue or orange on clothing. 
  1. Reflections due date Monday 10/18. See details below.
  2. Twisted Sugar Community Fundraising onWednesday 10/20. If you go to Twisted Sugar on this day and mention Ridgecrest Elementary, they will donate a portion of the sales to our school.
  3. The PTA would love to hear from parents about the Fundraiser Fun Run.  Please share your Fun Run feedbackon this survey. https://forms.gle/mDFuiTE7Ahs1PLiG8
  4. Thank you to all who have joined PTA so far!!  Please know that Joining PTA has no volunteer commitment requirement. Also joining at a different school does not join you at Ridgecrest.https://ridgecrest.memberhub.com/store
  5. Follow us on social media on Instagram @ridgecrest_pta and on Facebook “Ridgecrest Elementary“


Reflections Art Contest Call for Entries!

Link to Kick-off Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1BkCQkRwNs

Students reflect on the theme “I Will Change the World by….” and create a piece of art from the following categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Art 2D and 3D

Register and submit your creations online at https://www.utahpta.org/ref 

Link to instructions: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:2b3cbe71-3c4f-42da-84ad-073fff168aba

Deadline: Monday, October 18th after Fall Break

Questions? Contact Angela Toone, sogoodgirl@gmail.com, 801.916.2688




4          Hearing Screening K, 2, 5        all day              Gym

11th     Lockdown drill                          2:30                  Classrooms

14th & 15th      Fall Recess – No school

25-29 Red and White Ribbon Week

25th     Picture Retakes                         all day              Gym

29th    Halloween Parade                     9:00-10:30        School & Neighborhood


-Julie                                                               -Sara  

Julie Winfree, Principal                                Sara Allen, Assistant Principal

801-826-9250 school                                  801-826-9250 school

Julia.winfree@canyonsdistrict.org              Sara.Allen@canyonsdistrict.org                 

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