To opt-in to receive HCPSS text messages, text "YES" to 67587.
February 5 4:00 Report cards available for viewing
February 5 Parent/Teacher conference scheduling closes at 10:00 p.m.
February 10 Math MAP for grades 1-5 (9-11 a.m.)
February 10 Parent/Teacher conferences, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
February 11 3-hour early dismissal for parent/teacher conferences
February 11 Parent/Teacher conferences 1:00-4:00 p.m.
February 12 Staff Workday - schools closed for students
February 15 Presidents' Day Holiday - schools and offices closed
February 15-19 Kindness Challenge Week
March 13 Community Clean-up Day
News From Mrs. Schuck
Don't forget to check out Mrs. Schuck's Guidance Page Here!
Report cards will be available for viewing by parents on Friday, 2/5 at 4:00 p.m.
The conference scheduling window closes on 2/5 at 10:00 p.m. Conferences will be held on Wednesday, 2/10 (12:00-4:00 p.m.) and Thursday, 2/11 (1:00-4:00 p.m.).
Looking For Monitors
Are you interested in working at Forest Ridge? We are currently hiring for multiple positions!
Lunch/recess monitor position
Classroom monitor position
Close adult support to some of our special education students.
If you are interested in any of these positions, please email Ivye Pazornik (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an interview.
Have You Completed the Hybrid/Inperson Learning Survey?
HCPSS has extended the deadline for parents/guardians to make the commitment regarding sending their child to school for all or part of the week (depending on program availability) and receive virtual instruction the remainder of the week, or to have their child remain fully virtual for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.
This extended deadline gives families additional time to review the answers to hundreds of frequently asked questions about student in-person return and other student-related issues, as well as a comprehensive new Hybrid Learning document that will be shared with staff, students and families on February 5.
If you have not already done so, please complete the two-question commitment form in HCPSS Connect by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10.
If a parent/guardian does not complete the commitment form by the extended February 10 deadline, the system will default to select that the student will remain virtual for the remainder of the year. School administrators are available to respond to any questions or concerns.
If you need help, please call the school office at 410-880-5950.
If you need assistance in completing the form, or have any questions, please call our school office at 410-880-5950.
From the Health Room
Is your Family File up to date?
In preparation for the return of students on March 1, please make sure your emergency information is up to date in the Family File. Follow these instructions:
1. Visit www.hcpss.org/connect
2. Log in to your account. (User name = your email address)
3. You will see a list of options on the left side of the screen. At the bottom of the list, choose "More Options" and then "Family File."
4. Follow the prompts to update the information.
5. You will receive a confirmation upon successful completion of the Family File.
* If it is not allowing you to click "Next" on a particular page, there is information missing.
* If you have more than one child at FRES, please be sure to update information for all of your children.
Thank you for your help!
Announcing: Virtual Lunch Bunches!
We are excited to announce that we will begin virtual lunch bunches with each grade level. We would like to provide time for the students to socialize and interact with each other weekly. So bring a lunch and/or just come visit with friends and teachers. This will begin the week of January 25th.
Here is the schedule and codes:
Kindergarten: Mondays 11:45-12:05pm fres-lunch-grk
3rd grade: Mondays 11:45-12:05pm fres-lunch-gr3
1st grade: Tuesdays 11:45-12:05pm fres-lunch-gr1
4th grade: Tuesdays 11:45-12:05pm fres-lunch-gr4
2nd grade: Thursdays 11:45-12:05pm fres-lunch-gr2
5th grade: Thursdays 11:45-12:05pm fres-lunch-gr5
We hope to see your child there! Thank you for your support.
K-5 2021-22 New Student Registration Open Now and PreK Registration Coming Soon
Registration is online. Visit www.hcpss.org/enroll for information and to register. Note: If your child is currently enrolled at FRES and will continue to attend next year, you do not need to re-register. Your child will automatically be "rolled over" into the new school year.
Families are encouraged to visit the Grade K Family and Community Resources page for more information about the kindergarten instructional program and ways families can support their children at home.
Pre-K Registration begins the week of March 15, 2021.
The Prekindergarten Family and Community Resources page also contains resources for families and providers for children currently in their prekindergarten year.
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Assessment - Please save the date!
The winter at home MAP administration will be delivered to grades 1-5 on:
February 10 - Math (9-11am)
First graders will also be included in this administration. Detailed information will be shared in the upcoming weeks for all participating grades.
Inclement Weather Policy for 2020-21 School Year
As the weather gets colder, we begin to think about how inclement weather will be handled this year. Please take a look here to get familiar with this school year's inclement weather procedures.
From the Health Room
Check out this flyer about pediatric eye exams with one year of follow-up for uninsured or under-insured children.
Membership: We are now at 78 members. If you have not yet joined, you can do so at www.frespta.org/membership and it's only one $10 payment for the entire year!
Wellness Kits: If your child hasn't received one yet, it is still possible to arrange a time to pick one up at the school. Please send an email to Ms. Schuck to coordinate a time. We still have 200+ kits to distribute.
Save the Date:
Upcoming PTA Meetings: February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14. All meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Feedback: Please let us know if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions either by email or via our suggestion box. Suggestions are anonymous, so if you would like a reply, please include your email address.
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Community News and Programs
Be sure to check out the Howard County Community News and Programs page here!