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Ridgewood Families it looks like we will be seeing some snow days this week. I have been looking at changing the date of our dance this Friday to another date due to the fact we will not have much time to sell tickets during lunch and Friday night the weather is looking questionable at this point. I will keep all of you posted via the webpage, twitter, & email blast as to what our plans are. Just giving you a heads up now that the date may be changed.
During these snow days please make sure your child takes time to read his/her Reading Counts book. This is the time of year students tend to fall behind on reading counts points and homework completion as well. Please check your child's grades on Tyler every day or every few days and keep up the email to teachers or phone calls, we are all in this together and working as a team will ensure your child's success here at Ridgewood!
JANUARY ATTENDANCE - Our building attendance for January was 95.94%! This is FANTASTIC! Great Job! Last Jan. (2013) we were at 94.93% so this is an increase! I am so proud of our Ridgewood students & parents thank you for coming to school and understanding the importance of education!
Cold Weather - Please make sure your child leaves home with a coat, gloves, hoodie, sock cap/hat etc. the temperatures are extremely cold so please ensure your child bundles up for the occasion.
Thank you for making this job one of the best in my career, we have an amazing group of kids (I do not want to let the 8th graders leave!). I owe this to great parenting from all of you.
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!
Students have been doing an AMAZING JOB this year keeping up with their RC points! We want to thank our students and parents for making Reading a priority at both school and home!
Principal - Ridgewood Middle School
The Ridgewood Way is a Triple PLAAA- Academics, Attendance, Attitude & Character!