Speaking of back to school night, it will be held August 18th from 3:30 to 6:00 and our 7th grade orientation will be August 19th from 10:30 to 12:00. As you come to our building I hope you notice and like our new scorpion that decorates the front of our building.
Parents, registration will be August 13th, I hope you received our reminder post card. If you didn’t, registration will begin with those students that have pre-paid. All prepaid students will register from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Our registration will then be broken up into grade levels. 9th graders will register from 9:00-10:00, 8th graders from 10:00-11:00, and our 7th graders from 11:00-12:00. To keep the lines shorter we will continue to take pictures during the first week of school. Pictures will be taken August 21st. This change keeps our registration lines moving and also aides in ensuring we have proper dress during our picture taking day.
School will begin August 20th, please remember to follow our drop off and pick up patterns. One change you may note is that our side walk out front by the road has been painted red by Roy City. Parking on both sides of the road out front inhibits our buses from being able to pull out safely from our school. Please abide by all parking signs and markers. Your vigilance and patience has been great that past two years with no accidents in our parking area, we want to keep our students as safe as possible.
At Sand Ridge this year, we will providing our students with a lanyard with our school theme for this year. We want our students to wear their I.D. badges. Providing each student a lanyard is a quick and easy way in identifying our students. Last year we introduced this to our students and this year we should improve on students wearing their identification.
The theme on the lanyard this year is “Be On Track” “Stay On Track”. We want all of our students to be on track with their studies, their classwork and with earning their credits. We have brought in a student advocate to work with students who have missing assignments and who may get off track. We have also set up a lunch area where students will go to study table lunch to work one on one with the student advocate to set up plans to utilize STING time better. We have opened up another passing day for our students. Students, starting in September, will be able to pass 4x a week to get the help they need. We want this STING help to be more directed help therefore our study lunch table time and our student advocate will be a tremendous help in keeping our student “On Track”.
Keeping our students “On Track” is a big initiative with us as we work with all schools in the Roy Cone. All Roy Cone schools will be working together to make the goal of Prosperity 2020 happen. We have had many meetings over the summer on how to improve our attendance and how to make sure our 9th grade students are “On Track” with their credits for high school. I am happy to report that Sand Ridge has gone from 72% “On Track” to 90% “On Track” in the past two years. Our attendance rate is improving and our use of STING time has increase greatly, but we can do better. Sand Ridge and all of its stakeholders are doing great things for our students. Our community council, our PTSA, our Faculty and Staff have all done great work to give our students the best chance to be successful. This year we will focus on providing even more opportunities for student success.
I’d like to take this time to thank our district personnel who have worked with us over the summer to improve our building. Our facilities manager and supervisor have put in many hours in making our building run more efficient.
Our new phone system has taken us a bit of time to iron out the kinks, but hopefully we will be better able to serve all calls coming into the building.
Our secondary director and supervisor have been out to recognize Sand Ridge’s accomplishments from last year and to see our future plans. It has been such a pleasure to be able to be the Principal of Sand Ridge over the past two years and I look forward to another great year.
We have such a wonderful community and such supportive stakeholders and the support we receive from the district makes a world of difference.
Sand Ridge is a great school, that’s why we are so excited to get back to school to see what wonderful things our students have in store for us.
See you all very soon!