RIDGECREST ROAR February 26, 2023
Good evening Ridgecrest families,
Our teachers are working hard to finalize grades and prepare for the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences. If you haven’t signed up for a day yet, please reach out to your child’s teacher and do so. We value the opportunity to talk about the great things your child is learning as well as problem solve their struggles. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next week.
Parent Teacher Conferences – Conferences will be held on March 1st and 2nd in the evenings. Our DLI classes will also hold conferences during the daytime Monday – Thursday of that week. Please see individual teacher schedules for a reminder of your pre-scheduled date and time. Please note that school will be released at 1:40 PM on Thursday, March 2nd.
Remote- Learning Day – March 6th will be a Remote-Learning Day for all Canyons District students. The day follows a Friday, March 3rd no-school day after the week of Parent-Teacher Conferences. While no new instruction will be provided online on that day, students will be provided remote-learning activities and teachers will be available to meet with students virtually between 10 a.m. and noon. More information will be provided by your child’s teacher.
Drop off and pick up: Parents, we have a couple reminders for you about drop off and pick up. Please help us to keep everyone safe:
- Students must be picked up when school is dismissed. We provide supervision for a short time after school but we cannot have your children waiting past 3:30 Monday through Thursday and 1:50 on Fridays because we do not have people available to supervise after this time.. Please make sure you have arrangements made for your children to get home and make sure your child knows the plan as well.
- All parents need to wait in their cars or on the curb near the parking lot when picking up children. Parents, please do not come across the crosswalk. It makes it more difficult for us to monitor the safety of all children when we have more people in that area. Please be kind to our staff who are doing the best they can to be helpful and keep your children safe.
- There are no left turns allowed out of our parking areas and drive throughs during pick up and drop off hours. This helps traffic flow more quickly. It is also important because our buses must be able to get through. Please do not block this area.
Hi Ridgecrest Families!
Our Book Fair is finally here! This week, February 27th – March 2nd.
We need volunteers to help, as we need two people there to keep the Book Fair open. The Book Fair will be open as follows.
Monday and Tuesday (2/27-2/28) from 8-9am and 3-4pm
Wednesday (3/1) from 8-9am and 3-7:30pm
Thursday (3/2) from 8-9am and 1:30-7:30pm
Please check out our SignUp Genius for opportunities to help at our Book Fair. There are still volunteer slots that we need filled.
There are still a couple spots left on the Teacher Meals sign up as well. Please take a look and sign up. We sure appreciate all the help we can get.
Our Books and Breakfast will be happening this Tuesday and Wednesday (2/28-3/1). Students are welcome to bring one or two special adults to breakfast on these days. To help accommodate space, we will follow the schedule below:
- Tues. 2/28, 8:00 – 8:40 AM Families of students with a last name that starts with an A – L
- Wed. 3/1, 8:00 – 8:40 AM Families of students with a last name that starts with an M-Z
Doors will open at 8:00 AM for the Book Fair and 8:15 AM for breakfast. Please note, breakfast is not provided. This is a chance to bring breakfast with you to enjoy with your child. Breakfast is still available for current Ridgecrest students to purchase in the cafeteria. We hope to see many of you there.
Our Talent Show Preview is coming up. This is the opportunity for your student to show their talent and to be in the talent show. Our preview will be on Tuesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 9th. The preview will be before school from 8-8:40am and after school from 3:20 – 4:00pm.
Please note, these are the only times for us to preview the entries for the Talent Show.
No late entries will be accepted. To sign up for a preview spot, please use this signup link.
Our Talent Show will be on March 17th at 6:30pm at Butler Middle School.
Save the date! Our next PTA meeting is on Monday, March 13th, at noon. We need your attendance. We will be voting in our new PTA Board for next school year, and we need your vote. The nominees were sent out to the PTA membership and are also posted on our social media platforms.
Have a great week,
Your Ridgecrest Elementary PTA 2022-23 Board
Information previously shared that still might be helpful:
Permits Update – Just a reminder that all students who attend Ridgecrest on permit in kindergarten must reapply for a permit to the school for the following year. Permits do not roll over from kindergarten to first grade. Permits do roll over from first through fifth grades.
Medication at School – Per state law (Utah Code §53G-9-502) and Canyons School District Medication Policy (https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/policies/student/services/500-42/) students are not allowed to self-carry medication. The only exceptions to this are:
· Epinephrine Autoinjectors
These medications still require a Canyons District Medication Authorization form to be completed. In fact, for any medication to be administered at school, the Canyons District Medication Authorization form must be completed by a physician and then be given to the school. The school may then administer the medication in the office. This helps to prevent access to medications by other children. The only exception to needing this form is for medicated cough drops which still must be administered in the office. The Medication Authorization form is available on the Canyons District website under “Nursing Services”. If you have any medication questions you may contact our school nurse, Sally Goodger at 801-826-8066.
Sweepers – Ridgecrest is looking to hire some sweepers to help clean our building for 2 hours in the afternoons each day. We have several open positions with a starting wage of $10.73 / hr. Applications are available in our front office.
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
27-2 Book Fair
28 End of 2nd Trimester
1 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 – 7:30 PM
2 Early out – school ends at 1:40 PM
Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00 – 7:30 PM
3 NO School
6 Remote-Learning Day for students
13 PTA Meeting
17 Talent Show – Butler Middle 6:30 PM