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Week of February 10 -14, 2020

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Week of February 10 -14, 2020

Ridgemount Families,

A reminder that we have had to change the Grade 8 Grad Photo day due to ETFO work action. The Grade 8 Grad Photos will now take place this Friday, February 14th starting at 1:25pm at the school. We apologize for this change.

Thanks to all students that supported our Wear Yellow to support walking and wheeling to school initiative last Wednesday. There was a lot of yellow throughout the school and although the weather is sometimes uncooperative we encourage those students that can to bundle of  up and walk to school to support our Green Team Initiative. Thanks everyone. Also a reminder to have your children check the lost and found for any items that may belong to them. We are gathering quite a collection of items. Please feel free to come in at the beginning or end of the school day to check the Lost & Found or do so when you are picking a child up at any time.

Please click on the link below to view the Ridgemount Week at a Glance for the upcoming week:

Week at a Glance Feb 10-Feb 14 2020 (1)

Please be reminded to check notifications and the school and board websites for updates on current labour action. Please learn more in the letter to families and monitor developments on our Labour Update web page.

A reminder that pizza will only be available to those students that have pre ordered or have used cash online to purchase pizza slices. Pizza slices will not be sold on pizza days.

Please remind your children to gather up and keep all of their belonging in their locker, on the shelves provided or in their backpacks. We have a lot of items showing up in out lost and found and as the weather gets colder students will need to bundle up.

We are also asking that those driving their children to school follow the parking signs on Ronaldshay Ave and Hester Street. As a courtesy to our neighbours do not block driveways as we have had complaints about this and the Parking Enforcement Office has been notified and will be monitoring our school zone and ticketing those violating the parking signs. To avoid congestion and unsafe situations in our school parking lot do enter the parking lot at entry or dismissal. We ask that you park in the designated stopping/parking zones on the streets. Thank you.


Please be sure to register to our website  at:  https://www.hwdsb.on.ca/ridgemount/   to keep updated on school and HWDSB events.

Please continue to  inform and update teachers regarding your children (i.e., medical, allergies, special education needs, parent/guardian changes, address / phone).   If your child will need to have medication administered at school, there are mandatory forms to be completed and signed by the treating physicians so please request these forms from the office and have them completed as soon as possible. (NOTE: WE CANNOT ADMINISTER ANY FORM OF MEDICATION INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE PAPERWORK COMPLETED).

If you require assistance or have any questions about completing these forms please contact your child’s teacher or the school office ( 905 575 1535).  Accurate and updated completion of these forms helps us to communicate better with you and to stay updated.

We ask that parents and guardians avoid entering the classrooms during entry and dismissal times unless you have made an appointment. Please come by the office and we will do our best to accommodate you.  This ensures the safety of all students and allows our staff to successfully carry on their responsibilities with as little disruption as possible.

Thank you and have a great week!
Mr. G. Carey – Principal & Mme. K. Kucic – Vice Principal


Updated on Sunday, February 09, 2020.
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