Join your fellow RHS alumni on Friday, March 4th at noon for the Annual Alumni Luncheon! If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 25th by emailing Dani Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Today is Election Day! Be sure to return your ballot by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8th. There is a ballot drop box conveniently located in front of the RACC at 510 Pioneer Street in Ridgefield, but ballots can be returned to any of the 22 permanent drop boxes located throughout Clark County.
The RHS Theatre department is excited to announce this year's student-directed one act plays! The show features four different one acts that will be performed on Friday, February 4th and Saturday, February 5th at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center at Ridgefield High School. The four one-act plays feature about 50 students in the casts and crews working to make these productions possible, and we can’t wait for you to see them! Tickets are free, but donations are always welcomed. We hope to see you there this weekend!
February 1st marks the start of #BlackHistoryMonth, and this year's theme is "Black Health and Wellness." This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) created an infographic that includes eight book recommendations on the topic for those who'd like to learn more: https://www.canva.com/design/DAE0pIvaZ70/jxZ-oLxah7BMIksaeZpunQ/view?website&fbclid=IwAR1halTW89p0a9h3tsjJBDXtJJJglKgxEPbg4cKLWsRHQilaEOFbFaJqnGs#1
Ridgefield School District is pleased to announce the implementation of a new program intended to help limit the amount of time students will miss school due to being exposed to COVID-19. Starting this week, the district now has a “Test to Stay” program that enables students to remain at school if they test negative. Any student or staff member who is determined to be a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will have the opportunity to get tested using an antigen test while at school. Per the new Test to Stay Program, students will be tested (with the consent of a guardian) the day they are identified as a close contact and again 5 days after their last exposure. As long as the exposed person is not experiencing symptoms, has tested negative, and is able to wear a well fitting mask, they can continue to attend classes and school-related extracurricular activities. We will continue to notify families if their student has been identified as a close contact. Permission from a guardian is required to complete any testing. To grant permission for your child to be tested as part of the Test to Stay program, please complete this Google Form: https://forms.gle/aNenGHaXDVaQh9HM7
Dear families, The omicron variant of COVID has hit the KWRL Transportation cooperative hard with many staff members calling in sick due to symptoms indicating potential infection. As you may know, KWRL serves four different school districts – Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center – and in an effort to be equitable and reduce the overall impact to students as much as possible, KWRL will be modifying certain bus routes for all districts over the coming days and weeks. Rather than put entire districts on delayed/modified schedules for the remainder of this week (Thursday, Jan. 20 and Friday, Jan. 21), individual bus routes in each district will be modified in order to impact the fewest number of students. During this bus driver shortage, Ridgefield schools will still begin and end following their normal schedules. However, individual students on affected bus routes will be on modified school schedules. On Thursday, Jan. 20, students who ride on routes 301, 307, and 309 will attend school following an early release schedule. Students who typically ride the bus for transportation can choose to ride with their parents and attend the full school day, but students who are riding those particular buses will be on an early release (half day release times) schedule on Thursday, Jan. 20. Of course, there will be no marked absences in the afternoon for any students on the early release schedule, and teachers and school administrators will work with these students to ensure there is no loss to their learning due to the modified schedules. Any further changes to bus routes will be announced using the same communication methods that we use for inclement weather including direct email, FlashAlert, and on the district website at www.ridgefieldsd.org. We apologize for any inconvenience that families may experience from these route changes, and we hope you understand that we are doing everything we can to reduce the overall impact to school schedules and minimize the number of affected students and families. Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue working to serve students and the community through the COVID pandemic. Sincerely, Ridgefield School District
Annual Notification Referral for Highly Capable Program Referrals for testing for participation in the Ridgefield School District’s Highly Capable Program for the 2021-22 school year are currently being accepted. Anyone may refer a student including parents, teachers, other students, and members of the community. Highly Capable Program services are designed to address the needs of highly capable students in grades K-12. Your school has copies of the “K-12 Highly Capable Program Overview” explaining the program goals, identification process, service model and the schedule for testing. Referral forms are available online at RSD Highly Capable Program webpage. Click on Referral Form to download this form. Students in grades 1 through 7 will be tested in March/April for possible placement in the upcoming school year. Kindergarten students will be tested in April. Once your student has been scheduled, the date will not be rescheduled except for a true family emergency or illness. Referrals must be returned no later than February 4, 2022. You may email the referral form to email@example.com or mail to: Highly Capable Program Ridgefield School District 510 Pioneer Street Ridgefield, WA 98642
Second graders at South Ridge Elementary School enjoyed spending time with local law enforcement officers from the Clark County Sheriff's Department. This is the fourth consecutive year that SRES students took part in the Police Activities League (PAL) activity, where they learned about basic safety like when and how to call 911 and why it's important to ask for help. Then, the students gathered around for story time, as Detective Lau read the book "Llama Destroys the World" by Jonathan Stutzman.
Headed out to watch the Spudders #ProtectTheFarm at tonight's football game? Be sure to stop by the Homecoming Tailgate for some food, fun, and fantastic spirit wear! The tailgate is a partnership between the Ridgefield Boosters and the RHS ASB Club. #GoSpuds!
Today, district administrators showed their appreciation for our bus drivers at KWRL Transportation with a "burger bar" lunch from Red Robin. School bus drivers are more than employees; they’re ambassadors for the school district. Drivers are the first school employees students see in the morning and the last they see each afternoon or evening. These vital team members are.... https://www.facebook.com/RidgefieldSchools/posts/10159437472718637
Congratulations to Spudders Head Football Coach Scott Rice on being recognized as a Seattle Seahawks Coach of the Week! Now in his third season at the helm, Rice has been steadily building the program into a consistent winner and a state-caliber program. After beating 7-time defending league champs Hockinson 35-0 last Friday, the team is off to a 3-0 start and building momentum. Each week during the high school football season, the Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association select two high school football coaches as the Coach of the Week winners. Each recipient receives a $500 donation to the school's football program plus a framed certificate signed by Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll. Rice will also receive two tickets to a home Seahawks game later this season and be recognized on the field with the other Seattle Seahawks Coaches of the Week recipients. #GoSpuds!
RHS senior soccer player Josie Rinta had 9 saves in a scoreless draw the Spudders won on PKs, and added 7 saves in a 1-0 win over Columbia River to earn a nomination for the Northwest Personal Training Week 2 Prep Athlete of the Week! Vote for Josie here: tinyurl.com/3kmvumuc
Another week, another RHS Spudder who's been nominated by The Columbian for Prep Athlete of the Week honors! This time, it's senior Ryan Jenkins who caught five passes for 46 yards and a touchdown. He also had an interception and blocked a punt in a big 35-0 win over Hockinson. Find the link to vote at https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/sep/20/nominees-for-northwest-personal-training-week-3-prep-football-player-of-the-week/?fbclid=IwAR1XBcV0RPRD9rIoCCdy5uk1tSjs09sQY8K_kA7XUeJUVuACppy9Aq8Aue4
Please note that all school and district offices are closed tomorrow morning until 10:30 a.m. Thank you for your understanding!
Wed., Aug. 4 is shaping up to be a super soaker. As in, this is your chance to soak the super! RSD Superintendent Dr. Nathan McCann will be one of the participants of the dunk tank at the Raptors game. Proceeds from the dunk tank benefit the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation.
Ridgefield fourth graders 'rock' moving up. https://tinyurl.com/24j2v6dr #RidgefieldResilient
Good Monday morning! Here's a quote to start the week. Make it a great one! Have a great summer! #MotivationalMonday #RidgefieldResilient
South Ridge Elementary students apply their STEM knowledge to create a fun, end-of-year carnival. https://tinyurl.com/mbysuttd #RidgefieldResilient
Scholarships awarded to RHS' Class of 2021 graduates total nearly $4.4M. https://tinyurl.com/4aua795t #RidgefieldResilient #GoSpuds