There will be NO SCHOOL for EMSD on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
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Today is the End of 2nd Quarter.
The East Moline and United Township School Districts, and Humility Homes and Services, will each receive $100,000 Transformation Grants thanks to the many donors who give generously to the Quad Cities Community Impact Fund at the Community Foundation. https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/news/2021/1/7/two-grants-of-100000-each-will-address-issues-of-equity-in-the-bi-state-region
Important dates for January...
This week's staff spotlight is Ms. Zathang! We want to thank Ms. Zathang for all she does at Ridgewood. She is passionate about our bilingual students and building a passion for learning within her classroom. #EMSD37Pride
This week will begin the return of partial in-person learning for hybrid students. Students who attend in person will attend their Tuesday/Thursday and Wednesday/Friday sessions at Ridgewood. Please remember that if your student is changing their method of instruction for the third quarter, Mr. Mayszak has called and briefed you on those changes beginning the week of January 18th. We have a few reminders as we come back in person for both in-person and remote students. Our second quarter will end this week on Friday, January 15. The third quarter will begin on Tuesday, January 19. Please make sure that if your student took home any school supplies to learn remotely, that they bring them back to use in person. Please make sure that your student has one of their gold tickets filled out by a guardian. They will need to give this ticket to staff upon arrival to certify that they do not have any symptoms, are not positive, and have not been in direct contact with someone who has COVID symptoms. If someone in your home is ever feeling unwell, please keep your student home and call the office. The nurse will need to discuss return timelines based on the provided information. Our policies and procedures from before will still hold true as we return. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times outside of meals, we will utilize social distancing, and continue heightened cleaning procedures and hand washing. Students that ride the bus will enter from the back of the school, while car riders and walkers will enter from the front. We are slightly changing our procedures for students that walk to school. They will come into the building and have their temperature taken inside the gym. This will be modeled when students arrive. School will begin at 7:40 am, with the tardy bell ringing at 8:00 am and school will end at 12:40 pm each day when students are in-person. We have a few brain breaks built into the day for students but will not be playing in the snow due to limited time during the school day. It is a time consuming process to change into winter clothing, transition outside, and then change back out of winter clothing. We also need to keep our hallways clear of winter clothing due to our enhanced cleaning and need for social distancing. We want to relay this information to you in order to alleviate the sending of snow pants to school. All of our time outside will be blacktop only when we are outside. There will be a third quarter material pick up for students that are remote on Monday, January 11 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Tuesday, January 12 from 1:00 pm-7:00 pm. This pick up is only for students who are remote during the third quarter. These packets can be picked up by going to the office at Ridgewood. Students that are in-person for the third quarter will receive their materials in their classrooms. Food distribution will continue to run on Mondays at Ridgewood from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and at Glenview from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing students back in the building this week.
3rd Quarter material pick up for Remote Only students will be at Ridgewood Elementary School on Monday, January 11 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and Tuesday, January 12 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Students that are hybrid/partially in-person learners will receive their materials in their classrooms.
This week's Staff Spotlight is Mr. Lack! We want to thank Mr. Lack for all he does at Ridgewood. He is super organized and is always looking out for all students in the building! #EMSD37Pride
Welcome back from Winter Break!! EMSD will resume Remote Learning TOMORROW, January, 4th.
Spirit Wear Pick-up...
Mr. Mayszak showing his Holiday spirit!! #EMSD37Pride
EMSD's Winter Break will be December 19th - January 3rd. Remote Learning will resume on January 4th. In-person Hybrid Learning will resume on January 12th. To all our students, families, and staff, EMSD wishes you all Happy Holidays!
EMSD Board of Education Meeting - Monday, December 14th, 6:30pm Zoom information available in the attached agenda. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1042613/12-14-20_BOE_Meeting_Agenda__1_.pdf
This week's staff spotlight is Mrs. Slyter! We want to thank Mrs. Slyter for all she does at Ridgewood. She works hard to make sure all her students feel included in her classroom and it means the world to them and us! #EMSD37Pride
A special thanks to South Moline Township for donating fifteen Target gift cards to support Ridgewood families during the holidays. Pictured are Alex Mayszak-Principal & Tracy Best-Supervisor of South Moline Township.
Hi East Moline Families- We have one more week before a much deserved winter break. Join us and participate in a Winter Spirit Week starting Monday. Show up to your Google Meets in high spirits. Post your pictures on social media using #emsd37pride.
Don't miss out on this years brand new spirit wear design. Orders can be placed online and will be available to pick up at Ridgewood on December 18th. Order at: https://stores.summitgraphics.com/ridgewood/shop/home
We are starting a new Ridgewood Staff Spotlight this week. Each week we will feature a different staff member here in the building. First up is Mrs. Ryan. We want to thank Mrs. Ryan for all she does at Ridgewood. She builds a great community in her classroom and truly loves her students!