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April 2014 Newsletter Now Online!

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March 2014 Newsletter Now Available

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Car Parking Situation

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Dear Rickson Ridge Parents and Guardians,

We continue to have major problems involving the safety of students and staff at the school due to congestion near the school and in the staff parking lot.

In the interests of student safety, the main staff parking lot and main bus lane in front of the school is closed to all car access. Only school buses, taxis and staff are permitted to use the main school front lane.

Our main reason for enforcing this is a continued concern for student safety. The school parking lot and the daycare parking lot are currently being used as a drop off for students and traffic rapidly moving through the area is causing bus and car congestion problems and putting student lives in jeopardy. We have complaints from parents about potential injury to our children.

The main bus lane and staff parking lot are closed to all non Board traffic. The Day Care parking lot is closed to all but Day Care traffic. No student drop off or pickup is permitted at the front of the school on the main bus lane. Entry to this area is reserved for busses, taxis and staff only.

Parents needing to drop off students are asked to use the drop off locations on Rickson Avenue on the west side of the street or on the side streets adjacent to the school.

We need to act to ensure the safety of all students at Rickson Ridge Public School. Our prime concern is the safety of your daughters and sons.

Thank you for understanding our situation.

Yours truly,
Gord Heasley
Principal

February 2014 Newsletter Now Available!

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December 2013 Newsletter Online!

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November is done and December is just beginning. Within a blink of the eye, 2014 will be done and what a great year it has been.

Each year, just before the holidays are upon us, I always think and say the same thing. I am genuinely proud of the hard work of our staff members and students and the very sincere involvement of our parents and guardians to constantly maintain and improve student achievement and social development at Rickson Ridge Public School. Collectively, we continue to provide our children a strong push forward to improvement and life long learning.

Continually improving is a difficult task. If someone tells you differently, don’t believe them. As parents and guardians at home, I am asking you to encourage your son or daughter to continue to read and write as much as possible. Not everything is easy in life, but persistence in school does pay off in a better future and a more enjoyable career.

This is also a good time to assess your own children’s performance. Especially since the mid-term Progress Reports just went home on Wednesday, 13 November, and as part of the end of the year December review, set goals together with your children right now. Positive steps taken now will produce students who are stronger in the assessment process and who are more reflective learners. Discuss “The Little Train Who Could” story with your children. Persistence as a goal does pay off. Make everyday count !!!

As always, please keep the lines of communication open. Call, write or drop in. I would like to hear the good and the bad. Remember, only together are we Rickson Ridge. 

-Gord Heasley
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November 2013 Newsletter Now Online!

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Check out the latest at Rickson Ridge PS! Some of the highlights in November 2013:

  • Parent, Student, Teacher Interviews
  • Holiday Shopping Day at Chapters!
  • Ricky Wiki
  • and many more!

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New: Threat/Risk Assessment Notification

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The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors and community members. When a student behaves inappropriately, principals use progressive discipline to help a student take responsibility for their actions, change their behaviour, and learn from their mistakes.

When students' behaviour pose a potential threat to safety or serious harm, the Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol (VTRA) helps principals take further steps to protect students' well-being.

[ Read the Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol (VTRA) (PDF) ]

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Attention: There are 2 Half Day PA Days Scheduled for the 2013-2014 School Year. Click to learn more at the UGDSB Website.