Greetings, hard to believe it’s a new school year!
Based on input from school nurses, the health department will provide school immunizations this week on a walk-in basis beginning tomorrow, Tuesday and running through this Friday. Hours are 8-4:30; closed for lunch from 12-1.
Please remind parents that they must bring their immunization records and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or designated proxy.
Join us on Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00pm in the HS Gym for an informational presentation regarding Ridgeview’s 1:1 Technology initiative. Chromebooks will be issued to students that evening provided a parent is present and the Chromebook Agreement is signed.
Please take time to read the Technology 1:1 Parent/Student Handbook and sign the Agreement, both linked below. Agreements will be available during the presentation as well.
View/Print Technology Handbook here.
Print Technology Agreement Here.
The presentation and issuing of Chromebooks to students should take no longer than 1.5 hours.
If you are unable to attend the presentation on August 24, please contact your school's office to make other arrangements.
As you may have heard, Ridgeview is going one to one!
All students grades K - 12 will be issued a Dell Chromebook 11, model 3120. We are asking that all students have a safe way of transporting their device between home and school. This could be a case, cover or a backpack with a built in sleeve for a laptop.
More information concerning the use of the Chromebooks will be shared at the 1:1 Student/Parent Orientation on August 24th from 6-7 PM in the HS Gym.
During the Fall 2015 & Spring 2016, ISU Mennonite College of Nursing placed 7 student nurses in Ridgeview Schools each semester as a part of America's Promise School Project. The goal was to provide nursing students with a blended public health and pediatric clinical nursing experience and assist schools in health promotion, maximizing students' opportunity to learn. The program also emphasized the nursing students being mentors and role models for school children, promoting healthcare as a potential profession.
Nursing students assisted in the school health office and worked with families in health-related outreach experiences under the guidance of clinical instructor, Denise Hammer, MSN, RNC-NIC.
In addition to providing numerous health presentations in classrooms, assisting with the blood drive, vision & hearing screenings, the Smile IL dental program, Jr High PE activities, and PreK Family Fun Night, the students organized and led The Body Walk this spring. The BodyWalk is a FUN, experiential exhibit of the human body designed to educate K - 5th grade students on the importance of the body's systems and functions. Healthy eating and physical activity are continually vital to the growth and development of minds and bodies for students and families to be ready to learn!
Many thanks to the staff, the 26 high school students that helped with the Body Walk, the outreach families, community members, administration and the BOE for their support. As always--team work!