~ Welcome to Ridgewood Middle School~
A SUPER School of CHARACTER!
In FOUR weeks from today, we start our first day back to school August 14, 2014! Welcome back current Ridgewood students & families and a WARM Welcome to our incoming 7th grade students & families! Our staff is looking forward to another great school year.
Orientation letters were mailed out today. Orientation is 8/6 from 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm, & 5pm-7pm. This is when your child can pick up his/her schedule, tracker, locker, team shirt, etc. for the 2014-2015 school year! On 8/5 from 7-8pm for our Special Needs students we will hold a "meet the case manager" orientation night as well - that will be from 7pm-8pm.
Located under the STUDENTS TAB is the 2014-2015 student handbook which has all of our information in regard to RMS for both parents and students.
We would like to Welcome our new school nurse, her name is Mrs. Kelly Phares her email is email@example.com. Your Principal has a last name change and email address as well it is Mrs. Jaime Cavato email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the next 4 weeks of summer, we are busy getting ready for the start of school it will go by fast!
Mrs. Jaime Cavato, Ed.S
National School of Character
WATCH D.O.G.S COMING SOON TO RIDGEWOOD MIDDLE!
Fathers and Father-figures Ridgewood Students:
Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life. Our goal is to have you spend a full day or part of a day this year and next (if a current seventh grade parent at Ridgewood or a sixth grade parent coming to Ridgewood next year) to be a positive role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.
Dad’s, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers…….. this is your chance to make a difference with our school and with your child and others. Make a difference with our school and our school district. We look forward to your relationship with our school team. Thank you for considering this opportunity. We look forward to you joining us in this journey!
Jaime Cavato, Principal William Steis, Assistant Principal
Attendance is Top Priority at Ridgewood! We have set a 97% attendance goal for our school this year, please ensure your child is at school each day! Our Ridgewood Attendance Committee is dedicated towards our weekly attendance incentives - thank you to our committee and thank you students & parents for ensuring your child is attending school daily! We are meeting with students and parents of students who are falling below 90% attendance at this point, this is a new MSIP 5 requirement, that your child is in school 90% of the year, so essentially not missing any more than 7 days a semester. Please contact the office with any concerns or questions regarding attendance.
PAWS time (Powerful Academic Work Sessions) Tuesday's & Thursday's during Advisory students may work with a teacher for in-school tutoring, test make-ups, re-teaching, etc. If your child is struggling in a class, please check his/her tracker to ensure he/she is going to that class/teacher during PAWS for extra help.
RTI - RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION ... Each Tuesday & Thursday we have tutoring in Math and Language Arts for students who are on the bubble in regard to movement of levels on the MAP test! Groups have been up and running the past several weeks!
Ms. Jaime L. Cavato, Ed. S
Principal - Ridgewood Middle School