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Ridgecrest Roar September 14

RIDGECREST ROAR       Sept 13, 2020

Hello Ridgecrest families,

Wow, what a week with wind, weather, and fires.  Although things crazy outside, inside Ridgecrest is running smoothly.  We have had a few great weeks and I expect them to continue. Thank you for your help and support!


Parent Teacher Conferences are next week. They really snuck up on us!  For fall we will hold conferences online. On Monday the online scheduler will open.  We are asking that parents sign-up for a conference time any time before this Thursday night. On Friday, the scheduler will close and teachers will have to start contacting parents to schedule the remaining conferences. Sorry for the short time frame.  Please follow the directions on this document to sign up for a conference time.  Instructions to Schedule PTC.docx 

All teachers will be holding conferences on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd and Thursday, Sept. 24th.  They will hold a Zoom or Google Meets online conference.  We do have our half day Kindergarten also conferencing on Tuesday during school and our 2nd and 4th grade Dual Immersion teams conferencing during the day on Wednesday as well.


We are beginning our social emotional curriculum this week. It is called Second Step.  We have been using this curriculum the last few years and it does a nice job of reinforcing our Ridgecrest rules of Respect, Responsibility and Safety.  

This month, our school wide theme is skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements and online school assembly, we’ll be reminding students of these skills, which help students be successful learners.

Second Step lessons teach skills for learning. You’ll be receiving Home Links describing why these skills are important and including fun activities to do with your child to practice them. We hope you enjoy them!

Please tell your child’s teacher if you’d like more suggestions about supporting skills for learning at home.



Parents who are sending cold lunches, we need your help.  Our staff is not permitted to open any lunch items due to COVID. Please make sure your child can open Gogurts, cheese sticks, fruit bowls, fruit snacks or any other packaged items.  We are also having issues with bottles with a screw on tops.  Children are not able to break the seal and they cannot get into them. Thank you for your help!


The Dual Immersion online curriculum is coming soon.  On Sunday, I sent out the first week of curriculum for the 1st Grade Online students. I expect the other grades will get their curriculum this week.  Thank you for your patience, the state is working as fast as they can.


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.

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


Have a great week!


Julie Winfree, Principal

801-826-9250 school


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