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North Ridge Elementary School

Principal's Message

On behalf of the North Ridge school community, we want to congratulate you and your children! Our school was recently recognized as a 2018-2019 Educational Results Partnership (ERP) Honor Roll School for our high achievement in student success. The ERP Honor Roll program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. North Ridge is one of 1,834 public schools in California to be recognized. The 2018-2019 ERP Honor Roll utilizes public school student achievement data to identify successful schools and districts. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.
We did not apply for this award. Our results led them to us! Because of our accomplishment, we will be featured on the ERP Honor Roll website at www.edresults.org and a banner has been designed for us to hang proudly at our school. We are thankful for the hard work of our students and teachers here at North Ridge. This recognition is a testament to the sustained focus on academic results and commitment to student success that our school and parent community have shown over the years.
We were also honored with the High Impact Honor Badge for Math for 1 Year awarded by Core Districts. CORE’s 2019 Academic Growth Award honors schools having the highest impact on student achievement—schools where students are consistently making academic gains faster than similar students at similar schools. More information can be found at www.edequitynavigator.org. Congratulations!
We will ensure that your child is on the path to college and career readiness after high school graduation. In order to achieve these various objectives, we will continue our focus as a Computer Science Immersion Magnet School using “Code to the Future” to enrich our STEAM program.
Please take careful notice of the Regular Day schedule and Modified Day schedule included in this opening packet. Modified Wednesdays are important professional development days for our terrific teaching staff. Each Wednesday is also designated as “College Colors Day.” Students and staff are encouraged to wear college/university apparel or colors to promote high graduation and college readiness. Additionally, each Friday students and staff are encouraged to wear North Ridge school spirit gear to promote school spirit and a connected school “family” atmosphere. Check with our Booster Club for T-shirts and sweatshirts.
MVUSD continues the district-wide approach to positive academic and behavioral interventions (PBIS). We know your child will be successful when we work together to teach the North Ridge 4 “B”s expectations at home and at school. These same 4 ”B” expectations are meant for staff and parent interaction as well. We are all role models for your children and our students. Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe Be Kind


IMPORTANT: To ensure the safety and security of all students, MVUSD has designated North Ridge as a “closed campus.” In accordance with our district’s Board Policy 1250(a) and Administrative Regulation 1250(a) regarding visitors at schools; we are now informing our parents/visitors that they are not allowed: (1) On the playground with students; (2) At the lunch tables; and (3) In the multipurpose room (MPR/cafeteria). Please remember that you are a stranger to other children at North Ridge. The first day of school, August 14th, is exciting to all, and parents are allowed to visit on campus with their child, meet the teacher, and become familiar with the school layout. The next day, Thursday, August 15th, we will require parents to stay outside the school gates and thus allow your child walk to breakfast or class on their own. Be assured we have ample adult supervision on campus.
We will have many opportunities for you and your family or business to become involved in activities at North Ridge. Some of these school activities include enrichment events sponsored by our tremendous parent groups: Booster Club, School Site Council (SSC), English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC), and African-American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC).
More information regarding all these features of North Ridge and classroom/teacher expectations will be shared with parents at our annual “Back to School Night” on Thursday, August 22nd 5:00-6:00 PM.
It is an honor and privilege to work with such a dedicated and caring staff here at North Ridge. As your administrative team, we look forward to meeting each of you and seek your support, involvement and suggestions in order to make this a most positive and nurturing learning environment wherein your child will thrive.
Sincerely,


Wade N. Hamilton
Principal