The school year is moving quickly and it is hard to believe that we are already at the end of the first quarter.
Thank you to everyone for your cooperation as we continue to adjust as we provide education to our students. A reminder that beginning Wednesday, November 4, all Wednesday Early Releases will be at 1:00 p.m. until further notice. Also, please keep in mind that there could be days where we have to go remote because we don’t have enough substitutes in the building. This could be district wide or just a building. We will do our best to notify parents when this will happen.
As we begin to wrap up the fall sports season we would like to thank all players and parents of all fall sports for accepting the COVID-19 regulations and allowing us to continue the season by following them. We would like to congratulate the 7th Grade Volleyball Team for being the undefeated NWCC League Champions.
This week the following FFA competed at the first ever Virtual National FFA Convention.
Congratulations to the following FFA Members:
Finalist that competed are:
.Nole Gerfen – Top 4 in the Nation – Star American Farmer Candidate
.Mekenzie Jolliff – Top 4 in the Nation – Agricultural Education Proficiency
.Madisen Jolliff – Top 3 in the Nation – Science Fair Social Systems, Division 4
Graduates that earned their American FFA Degree are:
.Nole Gerfen, Cole McKinley, Mackenzie Rader, and Kylie Turner
Students who qualified to compete at the national level are:
.Callie Cromer & Mitch Jennings – Top 12 in Science Fair, Food Science Division
.Mykenzie Lance – Top 12 in Science Fair, Animal Science Division
Also, it is with a sad heart that we announce that we have cancelled the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon scheduled on December 3, 2020, due to COVID restrictions. This event has been a tradition for 15 years.
We will be scheduling the date soon for 2021 and look forward to the 16th annual luncheon when we can celebrate with our community members again.
Thursday, November 19 Parent Teacher Conf. K-6 Grade 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday, November 23 No School for PK-6 Grade-Parent Teacher Conf. am
7th-12th Grade – Remote Learning Day (originally career exploration day)
Tuesday, November 24 No School – Teacher Professional Development
Wednesday, November 25 to Friday, November 27 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 18 One Hour Early Release
Monday, December 21, 2020 to Monday, January 1, 2021 – No School – Christmas Break
Monday, January 4 School Back in Session
We will continue to communicate information to parents on social media. The link below will connect you to all of the information on our Restart-Reopen and COVID updates on our website:
The Ridgemont Board of Education Meeting was held tonight in the Math Room (#304). You can access the Board agendas and minutes at this direct link Ridgemont Agendas, Minutes and Policies or by logging on to the Ridgemont Schools website.
Below are the highlights from tonight’s board meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
September 24, 2020 Board of Education Highlights
Bryan Hites was hired as a 260 day employee in Maintenance.
Contracts approved for the 2020-2021 school year include:
Baseball Head Coach – Mike McGue
Softball Head Coach – Kim Bailey
Track HS Head Coach – Nick Cox
Track JH Head Coach – Darcy Ruppright
Track JH and HS Assistant Coach – Malana Huffman.
A resolution was approved for a Girls Swimming and Diving as a varsity sport with Jina Kearns approved to be the volunteer coach for the program and Jace McGue was approved as a Volunteer Weight Room Assistant Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.
Payment to OHSAA Tournament hosting officials and payment to the District Leadership Team were approved.
Substitute teachers and a substitute school nurse were approved for the 2020-2021 school year. Classified substitutes were approved and a Service Agreement for an educational aide with Midwest Regional ESC was approved for the 2020-2021 school year.
The board recognized and thanked the following for their donations to the Ridgemont Local School District:
.Belle Center United Presbyterian Church – Donation of food for families in need.
.Richard Frazier – Donation of backpacks and school supplies.
.OhioHealth – Donation of COVID safety signage kit.
.United Way – Donation of hand sanitizer.
(The preceding was supplied by Ridgemont Superintendent Sally Henrick)