Monday, September 25, 2017

Apollo-Ridge
Elementary School

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours (June 5-August 11, 2017): 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
724-478-6000, Ext. 5000

Principal:  Courtney Anderson
Secretaries:  Kim Akins & Amy Kunkle

Welcome to our web page!  Please navigate through the tabs on the left to find information about our elementary school.  If you are having trouble finding a page, clicking on "All Pages" at the bottom will reveal all the options. 

We feel that communication between home & school is very important.  We have created an announcements blog to keep the lines of communication open.  We encourage all families to "follow" what's happening here at Apollo-Ridge Elementary by signing up here.

Visitiors Please Note:  There are significant security measures in place to help improve our school's security.  These measures include locking all of the doors at the beginning of the school day and immediately after the school day ends.  Please be sure to make an appointment with the person you would like to meet with or send a note to the office if you plan on picking up your child during the school day. Also, if you are picking up your child or entering the building, please be sure to have your driver's license or photo identification.  The District utilizes the Raptor Visitor Management System which will require your driver's license to be scanned.  We apologize for any inconvenience these measures may cause, but they are needed to ensure student safety on campus.


Check out our ANNOUNCEMENTS blog! It has current memos and news you want to know.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

First Student Day:  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 

LifeTouch Picture Day: Thursday, September 21, 2017 

Lunch Options - 1st Day of School (Aug. 22):
1st choice: Chicken Fajita
2nd choice: Tacos
3rd choice: Turkey & cheese sandwich
Munchable the first week is Nachos & Cheese
Salad
Peanut Butter & Jelly


Parent Phone call on 8/10/17 regarding Open House detail and First Day of School


Grades K - 2
This is a reminder to parents and guardians of students in kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 of upcoming dates.  You will want to have something to write this down or visit our website for a copy of this information.  Open house is Thursday, August 17th in the evening from 5:30-7:30.  Teachers will be giving individual sessions in their own classrooms regarding curriculum, procedures, and instruction.  In order to control parking and traffic flow, we ask all grade levels to please follow this schedule:  If your child’s last name begins with A-M, please attend Session 1, which begins at 5:30. If your child’s last name begins with N-Z, please attend Session 2, which begins at 6:30. Our Specialists will be available as well. You are welcome to visit their classrooms for a Meet and Greet. 

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Class lists will be posted on the front doors on Monday, August 15th.  Transportation post cards should be arriving in your mail within the next day or so.  We are busy preparing for your child’s return to school. Hope you had an enjoyable summer.

Grade 3
This is a reminder to parents and guardians of students in third grade of upcoming dates.  You will want to have something to write this down or visit our website for a copy of this information.  Open house is Tuesday, August 15th in the evening from 5:30-7:30.  Teachers will give whole group sessions in the LGI Room on the 2nd floor, regarding curriculum, procedures, and instruction at 5:30 and 6:30.  Individual classroom visits will follow the whole group presentation.   In order to control parking and traffic flow, we ask all grade levels to please follow this schedule:  If your child’s last name begins with A-M, please attend Session 1, which begins at 5:30. If your child’s last name begins with N-Z, please attend Session 2, which begins at 6:30. Our Specialists will be available as well. You are welcome to visit their classrooms for a Meet and Greet. 

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Class lists will be posted on the front doors on Monday, August 15th.  Class schedules will be given out at open house.  Transportation post cards should be arriving in your mail within the next day or so.  We are busy preparing for your child’s return to school. Hope you had an enjoyable summer.


Grade 4 & 5
This is a reminder to parents and guardians of students in grades 4 and 5 of upcoming dates.  You will want to have something to write this down or visit our website for a copy of this information.  Open house is Tuesday, August 15th in the evening from 5:30-7:30.  In order to control parking and traffic flow, we ask all grade levels to please follow this schedule:  If your child’s last name begins with A-M, please attend Session 1, which begins at 5:30. If your child’s last name begins with N-Z, please attend Session 2, which begins at 6:30. Our Specialists will be available as well. You are welcome to visit their classrooms for a Meet and Greet. 

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Class lists will be posted on the front doors on Monday, August 15th.  Class schedules will be given out at open house.  Transportation post cards should be arriving in your mail within the next day or so.  We are busy preparing for your child’s return to school. Hope you had an enjoyable summer.


Student Registration 
If you'd like to register your child grades K-5, please call to schedule an appointment
with Mrs. Akins:  (724) 478-6000, ext. 5001

You can upload the registration packet for grades 1-12 below or come to the elementary school to pick up the paperwork.
For kindergarten registration, see link at the right for directions.



MORNING DROP-OFF PROCEDURES


This is to remind you that students are not permitted to be dropped off in the morning prior to 8:30am.  Adult supervision is not provided and students will not be permitted to enter the elementary building until then.  It is required that your child remain in your car until the teachers are at their designated stations.

Once the adults are stationed at their assigned locations, and the students can safely cross from the parking lot to the sidewalk, the students will be permitted to proceed to the elementary building.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  The safety of all students is our utmost priority.


START AND END TIMES FOR 2016-2017 SCHOOL DAY

 

HS/MS (SECONDARY LEVEL)STUDENT TEACHER 
Start Time 7:30 am  7:00 am
Tardy 7:45 am  
Half-Day 11:05 am  10:53 am
Dismissal2:35 pm  2:45 pm
   
ELEMENTARY   
Start Time   8:30 am  8:00 am
Tardy 9:00 am  
Half Day12:05 pm  11:53 am
 Dismissal  3:30 pm  3:45 pm
 Parent Pick-Ups   3:40 pm  

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