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Ridgewood Families! Please click on this link to view our Friday newsletter! 
FYI 8-19-2016.pdf

Below is our Open House information for Thursday 8/25

Open House

Ridgewood Middle School

August 25th (Thursday) 2016

5:30pm-8:00pm

5:30 PM   Doors open to the building for you to pick up your child’s schedule & a building map. This is also a good time to pick up information regarding RMS activities such as Cross Country, Cheerleading, Color Guard, Spirit Wear, Jefferson County Library sign ups, etc. You will be able to walk around the building with your child, visit his/her locker, & see locations of classrooms (teacher’s will not be available at this time in the classrooms).

5:50 PM    Report to the Gymnasium (parents & students)

  • Opening Introductions by the RMS Administrative Team.
  • Introductions of RMS Staff & Teams of Teachers.
  • 6:00PM-6:30 Presentation on Online Safety for parents & students, presented by law enforcement professionals.

6:30-7:50PM   Dismissal from the Gymnasium to Classrooms for a Short Bell Schedule. You will place yourselves in the shoes of your child at this time! Welcome Back to Middle School! Teachers will share with you the class Syllabus/Expectations for the year or semester along with classroom procedures & rules/expectations.

                                    1st Hour           6:36-6:43

                                    2nd Hour          6:46-6:53

                                    3rd Hour           6:56-7:02

                                    4th Hour           7:05-7:12

                                    5th Hour           7:15-7:21

                                    6th Hour           7:24-7:30

                                    7th Hour           7:33-7:40

                                    8th Hour           7:43-7:50

 7:50-8:00PM               Parents & Students may visit with any teachers you wish to continue conversations with at this time.

 

Main Office 636-282-1459 / Transportation 636-296-5331

 

Main Office Secretary      Pam Graves

Registration Secretary      Sharon Rubio

School Nurse                     Kelly Phares

Counselor                         Monica Stokes

Assistant Principal            Courtney Meagher

Please see these helpful links:

16-17 school year calendar, 16-17 Daily Schedule & our school supply list for 16-17.  Supply list will also be available at the local Walmart & Target stores as well.

Important Dates:

8/25      Open House 5:30pm-8:00pm.


SAMSUNG SOLVE FOR TOMORROW   


Mr. Wideman's STEAM class has been selected as 1 of 5 national winners for Samsung's Solve For Tomorrow competition! As a winner, Ridgewood will receive $120,000 in Samsung technology! Congratulations to Mr. Wideman and his STEAM class for not only what they have done for RMS, but the community as well!

 

Watch the announcement video below!



Teacher Web Pages – Our staff have been working diligently to get our teacher web pages up and running for parents and students! We had a transition from the old system when we moved to Tyler last year, so now we have ventured into our web pages for all of you to access from home! To access this information please visit our Ridgewood Web Page http://ridgewoodms.fox.k12.mo.us/, click on Staff, then the team your child is on, click on the teacher, this will take you to his/her web page or link to the web page where you can find weekly homework assignments and other important information from that class!

Homework/Tutoring/Parent Meetings – Ridgewood prides ourselves on Academic & Character Excellence, again at any time you have concerns please contact your child’s teacher via email or contact the office to speak with myself or Mrs. Stokes (counselor). We have held several parent-team meetings the past few weeks, we are here to help and work together as a TEAM (teachers, counselor, principals, parents, students). Homework will be nightly/daily, our students are working with a Rigorous Curriculum and our teachers are working diligently to ensure your child is prepared for the upcoming state assessments in the spring and most of all, for High School and College!

 

Homework, “As a parent what do I do here?” – Not only checking on Tyler for your child’s academic progress, check the teacher webpages for homework. Let your child know that YOU know what is going on in his/her class for the school week. Designate a “homework time” & “homework place” at home to do work each evening after school. Somewhere without distractions is important along with taking away the cell phone for a bit so he/she can truly focus on school work. As a parent myself, I know how much time we are spending working on homework, and the “new” way of math and writing from the ways we were taught – it can be frustrating as a parent. On that note please do not hesitate to email your child’s teacher if you just cannot figure out how to help your child – “it’s OK!” This way the teacher has a heads up to meet with your child privately to go over homework that was not understood. Again we are all a TEAM when it comes to your child’s learning!

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!

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