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Elementary Students Invited to Reconsider Learning Options, Requests Accepted through Feb. 14

With the end of the second term approaching, we are again providing students a chance to revisit their learning options.

The elementary-school window for submitting end-of-grading-period change requests is Sunday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 14. Those wanting to shift from in-person to one of two remote learning options available, or from remote learning to in-person instruction, will need to complete a change-request form by Feb. 14. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any late requests.

Learning option changes will take effect with the start of the third term on Monday, March 8. No action is required of families who wish to stay with their chosen path.

Throughout the pandemic, we have worked to provide families with in-person and remote learning options so they can choose what works best for them given their educational needs and health considerations. This second change-request period is consistent with that commitment.

The three learning options available are the same as described at the beginning of the year: In-Person Instruction; Online Instruction; or Parent-Guided, District-Supported At Home Instruction. An explanation of those options can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.

Change requests will be submitted using the same Skyward Family Access portal families used to register for school at the beginning of the year. Families simply log in to Skyward, click on the “online forms” button, select “Term 2 Change-Request Form,” and follow the prompts. Please watch this tutorial for more information, or call the Main Office should you need any assistance.

Questions? Please contact our school’s Main Office.

RIDGECREST ROAR       Jan. 24, 2021

RIDGECREST ROAR       Jan. 24, 2021

Hello Ridgecrest families,

Each year our School Community Council, in conjunction with our technology lead, is required to present information on Digital Citizenship to the community. We usually have a table in the entryway during conferences, but due to our conferences being online again, we have made a Nearpod for you.  This Nearpod has some great information that was new to me. I highly encourage you to watch it. This is a link to the presentation. https://www.loom.com/share/159063aa9d1b4132a69820163ea92d6f

If you would like to interact with the Nearpod or just review the information at your speed, this link is not narrated but has the same  information for you. https://app.nearpod.com/presentation?pin=ALBVS

 

Valentine’s Day: This year Valentine’s Day will look a little different than in the past.  We are doing our best to make sure the students have a great day though. Each team is doing something a little different; teachers will be letting you know this week in their newsletters what their plan is for the holiday.  Please watch for that information to come your way! One thing that is consistent across the school is that we will not have students bring in Valentine Boxes from home.  We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 11th.

 

Teacher of the Year: It is time for Ridgecrest and Canyons District to select their teacher of the year. Of all years, this would be a great time to nominate a teacher!  We review all nominations and pick a teacher that stands out to the community, students, and staff.  Please take a moment to fill out this google doc.  If you would rather fill out a nomination on paper, that is great. We are sending home a paper with each student on Monday. Please return paper copies to the office. You only need to do one or the other, not both!  https://forms.gle/LA4HbX6BTez47AF36

 

Do you want to change learning options:  I have been asked when the window will be open for parents to change the learning option for the last term?  The window opens from Feb. 7th -Feb. 14th. Parents wanting to move from online to in-person or in-person to online will need to login to Skyward on one of those days and change the learning option for term 3.  The window is not flexible, so please put this on your calendar.  The new learning option begins March 8th.

 

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The Chinese New Year Celebration will be different this year. The students will be able to participate in celebratory activities in their classrooms during school. Watch the Facebook and Instagram page for photos of this event.

 

Book Fair:  We are having a virtual Book fair for 2 weeks starting 2/21/21. Check it out to see how much it feels like you’re walking through a “real” Book fair.

 

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

 

Upcoming Events

Jan.  25           Acadience testing K-3 in media center

Jan.  25           Acadience testing K-3 in media center

Jan.  29           Friday – at home learning

Feb. 15           President’s Day – No School

Feb. 24 & 25 Parent Teacher Conferences

Feb. 25           Thursday – Early out day

Feb. 26           Friday – No School

 

Have a great week!

 

-Julie

Julie Winfree, Principal

801-826-9250 school

Julia.winfree@canyonsdistrict.org

 

RIDGECREST ROAR       Jan. 17, 2021

RIDGECREST ROAR       Jan. 17, 2021

Hello Ridgecrest families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.  Please remember there is no school tomorrow. Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Please so the Healthy Newsletter attached here.  It has great information on how to stay mentally healthy during the winter months.  Mentally Healthy During Winter.pdf

 

Do you want to change learning options:  I have been asked when the window will be open for parents to change the learning option for the last term?  The window opens from Feb. 7th -Feb. 14th. Parents wanting to move from online to in-person or in-person to online will need to login to Skyward on one of those days and change the learning option for term 3.  The window is not flexible, so please put this on your calendar.  The new learning option begins March 8th.

 

Teacher of the Year: It is time for Ridgecrest and Canyons District to select their teacher of the year. Of all years, this would be a great time to nominate a teacher!  We review all nominations and pick a teacher that stands out to the community, students, and staff.  Please take a moment to fill out this google doc.  If you would rather fill out a nomination on paper, that is great. We are sending home a paper with each student on Monday. Please return paper copies to the office. You only need to do one or the other, not both!  https://forms.gle/LA4HbX6BTez47AF36

 

SMART START Kindergarten:  Ready for “big kid” school? Our school is pleased to be offering Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction next year. Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m., Canyons District will begin accepting online applications for the program for the 2021-2022 school year. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2021 to participate in the opt-in, tuition-based program. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Phase one of the application process will end on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 11:59 p.m. By Feb. 11, families will be notified of whether their students have been admitted to a school of their choosing or placed on a waiting list with the option of enrolling in a school with openings. Students who are accepted into the program will receive nearly four additional hours of instruction every school day. The participating children begin and end school at the same time as the school’s first- through fifth-grade students. Cost for the program is $2,950 a year, and can be paid in monthly installments. A 10 percent discount is available for parents and guardians who pay the yearly tuition in full at one time. There also is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $100. Financial-need scholarships also are available for qualifying students. More information, including an FAQ, is on the CSD website.

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Check our Instagram and Facebook this week for a special Dr. Martin Luther King Jr video featuring our amazing Ridgecrest students.

We are having a virtual Book fair for 2 weeks starting 2/21/21. Check it out to see how much it feels like you’re walking through a “real” Book fair.

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

 

Upcoming Events

Jan. 19-21      WIDA testing in computer lab

Jan.  22           Friday – at home learning

Jan.  25           Acadience testing K-3 in media center

Jan.  25           Acadience testing K-3 in media center

Jan.  29           Friday – at home learning

Feb. 4             Chinese New Year Celebration in classrooms

Feb. 11           Valentine’s Day celebrations in classrooms

Feb. 15           President’s Day – No School

Feb. 24 & 25 Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Have a great week!

-Julie

Julie Winfree, Principal

801-826-9250 school

Julia.winfree@canyonsdistrict.org

 

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