Huber Ridge Elementary
Announcements & Friendly Reminders

ANNOUNCEMENTS   

Huber Ridge Named a High Progress School of Honor!

Huber Ridge is one of only 37 schools in the entire state that has just been named a High Progress School of Honor.  This award is for Title I eligible schools that are in the top 10% for gains in achievement, an Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) of C or higher, and must have met or exceeded Value Added Expectations on the Ohio Department of Education School Report Card for that last three years!  This is a tremendous honor for Huber and it could not have been done without the tremendous work of the entire staff and all students!  Congratulations!  Click on this link for more information!

 

OAA Assessments Date Change and 3GRG Testing for Third Grade

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students will be taking the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) on May 1st, May 6th, and May 8th (5th only).  All third grade students who scored below a 392 on the Fall Reading OAA will also take an alternative assessment to show mastery on May 8th.   It is very important that students are at school on time and that appointments are avoided these weeks.  Our students know that these assessments are 'to show what they know' and they are to do their best.

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Questions???

Do you have a student in grades K-3 and are wondering about the Third Grade Reading Guarantee?  Then click on this link for more information!  The Third Grade Reading Guarantee is legislation that requires all K-3 students to be assessed by September 30th of each year to determine if they are 'On Track' or 'Off Track' to pass the Third Grade Reading OAA.  Huber Ridge parents were notified in Early October if their child was designated as 'Off Track' and a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP) was developed during conferences and are updated quarterly. Previous to this law being enacted, ALL Huber Ridge students who did not meet benchmark scores on assessments were provided intervention and extra help in class.   Huber Ridge is working hard to ensure academic success for all students!

 

 

 

Important Dates!

April 17th - Interim Reports

April 18th - No School for Students

May 1st - Reading OAA

May 6th - Math OAA

May 8th - 5th Grade Science OAA and 3rd Grade Alternative Assessment

May 22nd - Spring Picnic, 6:00-8:00 PM

May 23rd - Last Day of School for Students 

 

 

 

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

 

Morning Drop Off & Evening Pick Up
Please remember to drive slowly and cautiously, and to be especially vigilant when students are entering and leaving the building. We respectfully ask that you observe and obey the three prominently posted “No Stopping – Bus Loading” signs located right in front of Huber Ridge on Buenos Aires Blvd.  
 
We recognize that Buenos Aires Blvd. is narrow and often times congested, which is challenging for drivers of cars and especially challenging for drivers of school buses. Please be patient and do not park in the bus lane or in front of the fire hydrant, which is illegal. 
 
If you are driving your child to school, please be sure to drive up in to the Huber Ridge parking lot and STOP, DROP, and GO. This will help with traffic flow and provide a safer setting for students. Please have your child sit on the passenger side so he/she can quickly exit your vehicle right on to the sidewalk. Also, please be sure pull up all the way past the front doors along the sidewalk so several cars can be dropping off children at the same time.   

Recycling At Huber Ridge
Help Huber Ridge reach our goal of recycling 2 tons of paper products every month. 
Click here for more information.  You can recycle your paper products from home in the Huber Ridge green/yellow recycling containers located in the parking lot and help Huber Ridge earn money at the same time.

Parent / Student Handbook
For an electronic copy of the 2013-2014 Parent / Student Handbook, please click on the Links/Downloads icon on the Huber Ridge web site.


School Fees
Please be sure to pay your child's school fees.  Payment plans are available; just contact the office.  If you child's school fees are not paid in full, he/she will not be allowed to participate in the end of the year field day event. 

OhioPIRC
What is the the OhioPIRC?  The OhioPIRC is a resource center created to help parents get involved with their children's education. 
Click here for a description of what OhioPIRC is about and click here for the 10 Frequently Asked Questions regarding OhioPIRC.  


FRIENDLY REMINDERS

Attendance Line
The Huber Ridge attendance line is open 24/7.  Please call 797-7164 to report your child absent.  In your message, please be sure to state the following:
1. Your child's name
2. Your name and relationship to your child (mom, dad, grandma, etc...)
3. Reason why your child is absent
*When you child returns to school, you must a send in a written excuse.  If you took your child to a doctor, please obtain a doctor's excuse.  


Achievement Records for Parents/Students
You can access your child's achievement record at the end of each quarter via your ParentPortal through PowerSchool.  If you would like to have a paper copy of your child's achievement record, you must contact your child's teacher/school office.  If you lost or forgot your ParentPortal access code, please feel free to call the school office.

Interims
Do not worry if your child does not receive an interim.  Interim reports are sent home on an as needed basis determined by your child's teacher(s). 

 

FREE Huber Ridge App for your Smartphone and Tablet
The Huber Ridge App is here for your Smartphone and Tablet! This FREE web-based App is a quick and easy way for parents to stay up-to-date on what is happening at Huber Ridge Elementary.


Please insert the following web address in your Smartphone's web browser. Once you arrive, it is important to then Link/Add it to your home screen so the App loads on your screen.
 

 

 
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