Welcome to Ridgewood Middle School
It has been a great first few days of school!
It has been nice to see all the familiar 8th grade faces as well as the new 7th graders! We are up and running for another great year!
This Tuesday is the Ridgewood open house from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. For more information and schedule of events click here!
Also, Check out information on our Shoparoo fundraiser. You can earn money for Ridgewood while doing your normal everyday shopping! Click here for information!
Message from Principal Cavato…
TOMORROW IS OUR FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL!
Thursday, August 20th our your child will begin either his/her first day of Middle School or begin the first day of his/her last year in Middle School (next year is Freshman Year!). Students please get a good nights sleep tonight, we all have the excitement and anticipation of the first day of school so make sure you wind down early this evening!
Tomorrow when your child gets off the bus or is dropped off, students will report to the gym (after breakfast if they choose to eat breakfast). We will start our annual "kick-off/celebration" of Back To School! This is always a fun time for students and parents are more than welcome to stay around for the kick-off in our gym as well!
Students will begin the day in Advisory - so make sure your child is aware of who his/her Advisory-4th Period teacher is. We spend the entire morning participating in team building activities, getting to know Ridgewood activities, working on lockers, getting to know the cafeteria procedures, etc. It is the mission of our RMS staff to ensure your childs first day of school is a happy and non stressful day! We work together on just getting to know our school and one another - building those relationships which are so critical at this age.
Lunch on the first day - students eat by team the first day of school. Tomorrow we resume to regular A, B, or C lunch periods. In the afternoon we run a short bell schedule so your child can get a glimpse of what Friday and every day here on out will look like.
I will send an email out this afternoon to parents as well regarding tomorrow and the next few days of school. Have a GREAT last day off for the summer kids! See you tomorrow!
We will no long sell a tracker or planner to students. On the first day of school your child will receive a communication folder (much like the Homework folders at the Elementary). This folder will contain hall passes, password log, reading counts goal sheets, 7 Habits/LEADER goal sheets, homework slot, & a home/school communication slot. This is of no cost to our students, we will provide those.
Please check your emails weekly as I will be sending our correspondence each week updating our handbook and sending out additional items to ensure you are informed to the fullest for the first day of school!
Contact the main office if you are having issues regarding the Parent Portal/if you are not receiving emails/have schedule questions etc. We are here to serve you to ensure you and your child have a great start to the new year!
Mrs. Jaime Cavato
Ridgewood Middle School
National School of Character