Forest Ridge News...
Below are the visitor procedures necessary to ensure that valuable instruction continues at FRES:
Message From Ms. Pazornik, Assistant Principal
Hello Forest Ridge Community,
Well, the 1st quarter has ended and our students have been working incredibly hard. They are excited for you to see all that they have done at Parent/Teacher/Student conferences on 11/19 and 11/20.
Did you know that when Ms. Dixon’s class comes back from lunch and recess they are given about 5-10 minutes of free writing time? You should see the writing that is going on in that class as the students transition back from lunch.
Did you know that we are working on designing a new sensory hallway for our students to help when they need a brain break? Next time you are in the building take a look (it’s the hallway right before the 4th grade team).
Did you know that HCPSS has an attendance policy (Policy 9010)?
The purpose of this policy is to establish the requirements for student attendance, guidelines for attendance monitoring and recording, and procedures for supporting chronically absent and habitually truant students.
Here are some highlights of the policy:
Click on this link to read the full policy.
Thanks again for all you do to support the academic excellence of your child(ren).
Have a great weekend,
The conference window is now open to schedule your November Parent/Teacher conferences. Conferences are scheduled for November 19 -21. Conferences are scheduled through your HCPSS Connect account. Please refer to reference guide for instructions. A video guide (link below) is also available to assist you in scheduling your conferences. The conference sign-up window will close November 15th. Please contact the front office should you require further assistance.
Smile Maryland will be holding a dental clinic at Forest Ridge on January 29, 2019.
This clinic will offer the following services:
WANTED: Enthusiastic, Patient Volunteers for Kindergarten!
Kindergarten is in need of parents to volunteer in all kindergarten classrooms from 9:30 to 10:30 and from 11:00 to 12:30. If you are available, please contact Dr. Varlack at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ms. Pazornik at email@example.com. Thank you in advance! Please remember that to volunteer you must have completed two trainings: Confidentiality and Child Abuse Reporting, and printed, signed, and turned in the completion certificates.
If you were not able to make the kickoff and are interested in supporting this awesome program by signing up for a day, or even part of a day, we are looking for YOU!! Simply copy the links included and paste them into your browser. Keep in mind, you will also need to complete the Howard County child abuse and confidentiality training online. Those links are also provided below. Also keep in mind that after each training is completed there is a certificate that must be printed, signed, and brought to the school with you. Finally, to help make the Watch DOGS stand out while you are here, we encourage you to purchase a Watch DOGS t-shirt. When you arrive at the school, you will be able to purchase one for $12 sizes S-XL, $14 for 2XL and $16 for 3XL If we are out of that size we will order and and it will be sent home with your child as soon as it comes in. You are also welcome to send in your money ahead of time and we will send your shirt home with your child right away. Send your payment in an envelope with your name, child's name, teacher, and your shirt size. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Craig Dorsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Renkevens at email@example.com.