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Week of 8/27-8/31/18

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a great first full week of school. So far the students are still doing an amazing job at school. I am not sure what it is, but there is a just a more positive feeling in the air. I hope we keep it that way for, oh I don’t know, 34 more weeks! The next two weeks seem very busy to me because of Back to School nights, but after that things will start to even out. Remember there will not be school next Monday in honor of Labor Day.

Back to School Nights - 8/27 and 8/28
Don’t forget that we have 7th and 8th grade Back to School Nights on Monday and Tuesday this week! 7th grade will kick off at 5:45 on Monday, August 27th and 8th grade will be at 5:45 on Tuesday, August 28th. After a short time in the gym, parents will be encouraged to follow their student’s schedule from 1st to 8th period beginning at 6:15. Please ask your student to write down their schedule or take a picture of it. You can also find it by using the Home Access Center (HAC). We look forward t…

Week of 8/20-8/24/18

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Good to see the sun out again. Hoping for some more rain though at the start of the week. I feel like we had a good start to the school year. 6th graders did an awesome job on the first day of school picking procedures up and getting through the lunch line. It was a pretty mellow two days, but I will take that. The only fun we really had was the parking lot over the first two days. It will get better, I promise. The first week is always rough. It won’t be that bad again unless we have a hard rain between 7-8:00 in the morning. Then it is almost as bad. I will talk more about traffic a little later. Students can only enter the North (gym side) entrance until 7:30 when the front doors open. I do want to say thank you for sending us your students. They seem like a great bunch! I am looking forward to working with them this year.

School Report Card
Our school report card is out. I am happy to report that we scored a 93 overall. While I am ha…

Week of 8/13-8/17/18

Hello Panthers,
I hope you enjoyed the rain. I figured there was only one sure fire way to get it to rain, spend an hour washing my car. Later that night it started pouring. Are you ready for the new year? We are so excited to welcome back our panthers from last year and meet our new 6th grade panthers! I feel like we have met many of them already between Panther Camp and Panther Welcome. I have tried to include as much information as I can to answer questions about the first day of school. Feel free to call the front office if you have further questions that we can answer.

First Day of School Procedures and Schedule - 
First bell at 8:10
Hard to believe that the first day of school is almost here. Thursday we will have a modified schedule so that we are able to account for all students and teach them about Ridgeview and how things will work moving forward. I have attached the schedule for the first day that you can share with your student. Here are some additional logistics to get you st…

Week of 08/06-08/12/18

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a great week! Hard to believe we are in the last two weeks before school starts. It will be a little more real for students as they pick up schedules on Thursday. If you haven’t started the transition to an earlier bedtime and earlier wake-up, I would suggest starting this week and gradually getting back into the flow of things before next Thursday. This week teachers report back to campus and we are excited to get started!

Panther Camp Success!
Special thanks to our WEB leaders who put on an amazing camp for our newest 6th grade Panthers last Friday. We had over 320 students attend the event. Students were able to meet new friends, ask questions, tour the school and have a little fun! Excited to welcome our 6th graders to Ridgeview! I also want to thank our parents for being so cordial at pick-up time. We didn’t exactly have the traffic flow ready to roll and parents were fantastic at just going with the flow. We were able to get everyone loaded in 15 mi…