Beginning of the Year Information
Dear Ridgeview Families,
On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to Ridgeview Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year! We look forward to working with you and your parents to help you have a wonderful year and attain your educational goals. We believe all students will be productive citizens at Ridgeview and in the future. This is possible when the school is in partnership with students, parents, and the community.
We have high academic, behavioral and social expectations for each of you. We expect that all students are kind, safe and responsible. Our goal is that you have fun while learning and growing at Ridgeview; we want you to develop a love for learning that lasts a lifetime! You will benefit from the many advantages our awesome school has to offer by being actively involved in your own education. Your teachers will provide you with the tools necessary to help you be a successful student. With our guidance, it is your responsibility to utilize these tools and do your personal best each day.
We are here to help you every step of the way through your years at Ridgeview School. If you find yourself in a challenging or difficult situation, seek out the help from your teachers, the counselor, the principal, or any staff member on campus.
This Student/Parent Handbook is designed as a resource tool for all Ridgeview students and your parents. It is intended to help you, the student, understand your responsibilities related to school, as well as make you aware of the opportunities available. It is your responsibility to know and understand the contents of this handbook, pages 2-13.
We will have a great year!
Mr. Mike Zatzke, M.A. Ed.
Our school office opens for the year on August 9th. Office open 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 16th 9:05-2:20 PM. School starts at 9:05 AM each day and students are allowed on campus starting at 8:50 AM. The school day ends at 3:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Every Wednesday is Collaboration Day and school ends at 2:20 PM.
Student Medications at School
Does your child require medication at school? If so, they must have a completed form by their medical provider. Forms are available HERE. Medications may be dropped off to school nurses at the EUSD District Office (5455 Eureka Road) before school starts, more informaton to come on the date and time.
Parking Lot & Twin School Road Procedures for Drop off and Pick up
Thank you for being safe during drop off and pick up times - driving cautiously and respectfully keeps our community safe. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during school drop off and pick up times. We want everyone to be kind & safe :)
● Students are to be dropped off at school starting at 8:50 AM.
● The parking lot is not to be used for drop off and pick up or for parking and
waiting for students.
● The parking lot is reserved for staff and for families with a parking pass for
● Students are not to cross Twin Schools Road, they need to walk around on the
● If you have questions about the parking lot or a parking pass, please email me
directly - email@example.com
We are fortunate to have wonderful family support and a Parent Teacher Club (PTC) that raises a significant amount of money to support our day to day functions and our specific needs at Ridgeview. PTC will host CAN (Class Assignment Night) on Tuesday, August 9th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to help raise money to support our activities and events throughout the year. This is an opportunity for students to see the school, reconnect with their classmates, find out who their teacher is, purchase a school planner and learn more about our PTC. Check out the website @ PTC Website
Our Eureka Schools Foundation (ESF) also allows us to provide one of a kind enrichment opportunities for our children. More than ever before, we are looking to our community to become stakeholders with ESF, so that our children are still able to engage in the incredible enrichment opportunities that they have available in EUSD. These opportunities will only continue with community and parent support. Eureka Union School District really is an extraordinary district because of these opportunities. Thank you for supporting ESF! Check out the website @ ESF Website