Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a safe and restful summer. The following are a number of important announcements for the upcoming school year.

–School begins for all students at 9:00 a.m.

–Please note that lockers are pre-assigned and the numbers are located on students’ timetables. Key locks are not permitted and we recommend the use of quality combination locks.

–If you know your child will be absent, we ask that you call the school and leave a message to that effect. Messages can be left 24/7.

–Please take the time to visit our school website to stay up-to-date on what is happening at Ridgemont http://www.ridgemonths.ocdsb.ca

I hope everyone is looking forward to a great school year. I encourage all students and their families to become actively involved at Ridgemont. If there is anything I can do to make that easier, please do not hesitate to contact me.
N. Brady
Principal

PARENT SURVEY REMINDER

Parent School Climate Survey –  Have You Had Your Say?
Hopefully you have found a few minutes to complete the OCDSB’s Parent School Climate Survey. This confidential survey is an important way for parents to share their thoughts about school climate.  Your feedback is so important and will help us to build a school environment which is inclusive, safe and caring. To ensure all parents have a chance to respond, we are extending the survey until end of day onJune 19th.   You can access the survey using the following link (http://www.ocdsb.ca/Pages/SchoolClimateSurvey.aspx) and using the following login information (LOGIN: ridge138, PASSWORD: parent2016)

MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF OTTAWA

FROM THE CITY OF OTTAWA:

Hello,

The City of Ottawa is contacting you because a new Pedestrian Crossover has been installed within 2 kilometers of your school. On May 24th, the City of Ottawa began an education and awareness campaign to highlight the new Pedestrian Crossovers and we would appreciate your help in sharing this information with your staff, students, and their parents.

Pedestrian Crossovers are identified by specific signs and pavement markings, and vehicles (including cyclists) must yield to pedestrians at these locations.  Information such as what they are, how they work, and where they are located can be found on Ottawa.ca.

Drivers/Cyclists will be fined $150 to $500 with 3 demerit points for offences at Pedestrian Crossovers.  Enforcement of offences at Pedestrian Crossovers will begin as soon as they are unveiled.

 The installation of the new Pedestrian Crossovers requires a significant change in travel behaviour for all road users to ensure a safe road environment for pedestrians at these crossings.  For this reason, we are making available to you the materials you may need to communicate the rules of Pedestrian Crossovers and the associated fines.

Attached for your use is an e-Poster that you can share to help promote awareness.  Brochures are also available upon request by contacting me by telephone at 613-580-2424 x13767 or by e-mail atpedestriancrossover@ottawa.ca.

Sincerely,

Rachel Cere

Public Works, Stakeholder Relations

STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS JUNE 2

Congratulations to Grade 12 student Fatima Beydoun who was Ridgemont’s recipient of the OCDSB’s Student Recognition Award on June 2nd. Fatima was supported at the event by her parents, Guidance Counselors Ms. Alexander and Mr. Chambers in addition to yours truly.

In the picture at right, Fatima receives her award from OCDSB Director Dr. Jennifer Adams and our trustee Chris Ellis. Thank you Fatima for all of your hard work on behalf of the school and its students. Well done!