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CSD Streamlines Notification Process for Students After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Canyons District has streamlined the family-notification process when it has been determined through the contact-tracing process that a student may have been exposed at school by student or employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

To ensure that families receive the notification, parents of children who will need to quarantine will receive an automated phone call and an email. Parents also will receive a text message if they have signed up for that service in Skyward. The process was put into place in recent weeks and has proven effective in immediately notifying parents of this important information.  

The official information will come from the Canyons school nurses, who are at the forefront of the District’s COVID-19 response. Canyons District nurses work hand-in-hand with the Salt Lake County Health Department and other health authorities to confirm test results, conduct contact tracing, answer questions of parents, students and employees, and help track the District’s overall COVID-19 cases. 

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Ridgecrest Roar November 9th

RIDGECREST ROAR       Nov. 8, 2020

Hello Ridgecrest families,

Winter is here!  With the beginning of winter, we need to make sure all students are prepared to go outside for recess. Please send students in boots or shoes that will keep feet dry.  Please make sure students have a jacket and gloves. Students will be asked to line up outside if it is 23 degrees or warmer in the morning. If it is 22 degrees we will bring them inside at 8:15 to wait for classes to start. We do use the wind chill temperatures.

 

Change of Placements:

Tonight, at midnight the window to change placements closes.  If you wish to move from online to in-person or from in-person to online, please make sure you do it by midnight.  Tomorrow morning, I will begin working on staffing and placement of students.

 

Food Drive:

Please donate to our Food Drive this week. We have so much need in our own community this year, as well in our city. Please send unopened, non-expired, non-perishable food items with your student to school this week. IE: Peanut butter, canned meat, canned beans, canned soup/chili, spaghettios/ravioli, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cereal, mac & cheese, fruit snacks & other boxed foods.

 

Family Night at ZUPAS! – Correction from last week, it is Tuesday the 10th!

REMINDER: Tuesday is our Fundraiser Night at Cafe Zupas.  We hope you
can stop by to help us earn up to 25% back!

Cozy up with some delicious Zupas soup this Tuesday evening from 5:00-9:00 PM.

Zupas .png   Ridgecrest Elementary PTA[1].pdf

 

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Take a look (and share with your students) our Facebook and Instagram this week for a special Halloween feature from a real mad scientist!

Join the Ridgecrest INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK pages! Instagram: “ridgecrest-pta” Facebook: “Ridgecrest School”

Don’t forget to sign up for PTA to stay involved and informed.

https://www.ridgecrestelementarypta.org/join-pta.html

 

Also, if you’d like to be a volunteer in any capacity throughout the year, don’t forget to get verified through Canyons District.

https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/general-news/4074-join-our-team-sign-up-now-to-be-a-csd-volunteer/

 

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 7- Nov. 25 DLI lottery open for current Kindergarten students
  • Nov. 1-8 Parents who wish a placement change select new placement online
  • Nov. 9-20 Ridgecrest Food Drive
  • Nov. 10  Zupas Family night
  • Nov. 10 Virtual PTA Meeting 12:00PM
  • Nov. 12 SCC meeting 4:00 PM
  • Nov. 23 New placements begin
  • Nov. 20th End of Grading period – Report cards sent home by mail by the 5th
  • Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

Have a great week!

 

-Julie

Julie Winfree, Principal

801-826-9250 school

Julia.winfree@canyonsdistrict.org

Ridgecrest Roar November 2nd

RIDGECREST ROAR       Nov. 1, 2020

Hello Ridgecrest families,

It is hard to believe we are in the first day of November.  The year is passing so quickly.  We are supposed to have a beautiful week of temperatures in the upper 60’s. Next week we are supposed to have much colder weather so Just as a reminder, when the temperature is below 22 degrees we bring students inside in the morning. If it is above 22 degrees students will need to wait outside until the bell rings. Please help them to be ready with coats, hats, etc.  Breakfast is served every day from 8:15-8:30. We stop serving breakfast at 8:30 so the cafeteria staff can begin packing lunches for our online students and get meals prepared for our in-person students. Please make sure you drop them off by 8:30 if they are eating breakfast!

Change of Placements: The window for submitting change requests starts today, Sunday, Nov. 1. The window will close on Sunday, Nov. 8. Learning option changes will take effect with the start of the trimester on Monday, Nov. 23.  You DO NOT need to make a request unless you plan to change your student’s placement.  If you do plan to change a placement, you need to go into Skyward and make the selection. An email to me does not count as a placement request.  We are excited to welcome students back into the building, but as the COVID numbers continue to rise, we understand some students will want to stay online and others are requesting to move to online.  Whatever you decide for your family is a good choice, don’t second guess yourself, you know your families need the best. Please email me with any questions.  Julia.winfree@canyonsdistrict.org

 

Daylight Savings – Remember we “Fall Back” this weekend.  Last night you should have set your clocks back one hour.  With the time change, it will be dark in the mornings.  Please remind your child to be cautious, use crosswalks, etc.  Thank you!

 

BE A HERO, BE A SUB: Subs Needed Flyer.pdf 

To support CSD’s efforts to recruit substitute teachers, we have printed large banners for display outside your schools. You should be receiving those soon, if you haven’t already. Additionally, we have produced a podcast on the outpouring of support we’ve received from our communities.

 

TROTFORTECH VIRTUAL 5K: Turkey Trot 2020 Flyer.pdf 

While many traditional celebrations that take place this time of year might look drastically different this season, the Canyons Education Foundation is planning an event that ticks all of the boxes: It’s fun, it’s for a good cause, and the entire community can participate. The Foundation’s inaugural Virtual Fun Run kicks off Nov. 22-28, and provides an opportunity for participants to complete a 5K that is safe and will benefit members of the community through a fundraiser for Internet connectivity and computing devices for students in need. Please encourage employees and families to participate. Registration is $20 and opens tomorrow. Participants will receive a turkey-themed face mask and runner’s bib and have an opportunity to have their names entered in a prize drawing. Attached is a Peachjar flyer going out districtwide. We’ll also be publishing a web story for schools to help amplify.


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Family Night at ZUPAS!  Zupas .png 

Help us raise money for Ridgecrest!

We’re teaming up with Café Zupas for a Fundraiser Night on Tuesday, Nov. 9th  from 5pm-9pm.
Join us for a delicious house-made meal to earn up to 25% back!

 

Reflections Art Contest – Due this Wednesday!

The judges are ready, the prizes are waiting, all we need is you! We only have one entry in the system so far, so this is your year! 

Final Days to enter Reflections -Deadline is Wednesday, November 4th

 

Students reflect on the theme  “I Matter Because….” and create a work of art in one or more of these categories: 

Dance Choreography- make up a dance 

Film -student created, student must hold the camera

Literature -write a story or poem based on the theme

Music Composition -make up a musical song/piece

Visual Art 2D -create a flat piece of art

Visual Art 3D -create a 3D piece of art 

Photography -Student takes a photo

Parents/guardians will submit entries online thru the Utah PTA website https://www.utahpta.org/ref with photos, audio, or video, of the child’s creation. The physical art will remain at home. 

The Video Link below will show you how to enter online. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzrQapKUh1I

Here is a link to the rules: https://www.utahpta.org/reflections-rules 

The deadline is Wednesday, November 4th. Questions? Contact Angela Toone 801.916.2688, sogoodgirl@gmail.com

Have fun with this creative project!  

 

Join the Ridgecrest INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK pages! Instagram: “ridgecrest-pta” Facebook: “Ridgecrest School”


Don’t forget to sign up for PTA to stay involved and informed.

https://www.ridgecrestelementarypta.org/join-pta.html

 

Also, if you’d like to be a volunteer in any capacity throughout the year, don’t forget to get verified through Canyons District. 

https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/general-news/4074-join-our-team-sign-up-now-to-be-a-csd-volunteer/

 

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 7- Nov. 25 DLI lottery open for current Kindergarten students
  • Nov. 4 Reflections Entries Due online
  • Nov. 1-8 Parents who wish a placement change select new placement online
  • Nov. 9-13 Ridgecrest Food Drive
  • Nov. 10 PTA Meeting 12:00PM
  • Nov. 12 SCC meeting 4:00 PM
  • Nov. 23 New placements begin
  • Nov. 20th End of Grading period – Report cards sent home by mail by the 5th
  • Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

 

Have a great week!

 

-Julie

Julie Winfree, Principal

801-826-9250 school

Julia.winfree@canyonsdistrict.org

 

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