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Silver Ridge Elementary Media Center

Dear Students and Families,

We are excited that the 2016-17 school year is about to begin. We are hopeful that your summer was relaxing and enjoyable.

As we get ready to open the new school year, we just want to update you of a few things. As many of you know, Ms. Hollingsworth was appointed to be a Director with the Office of School Performance and Accountability. The District will begin the process to fill the upcoming principal vacancy at Silver Ridge Elementary School. Employees, parents, and community members are invited to participate in this process.

A Community Forum will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016; at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center to solicit input regarding the characteristics you feel are most important in your next principal of Silver Ridge Elementary School. The information obtained from this session will be utilized in the advertisement for the vacancy and in the process to screen applicants for the interview phases.

As many of you might already know, we have a second Assistant Principal. I would like to introduce Mr. Valentine. Mr. Valentine has been an Assistant Principal at Wingate Oaks for 15 years. I am excited that he has joined our SRE family. Please introduce yourself to him when you see him at Drop In Day or during the first week of school.

After much discussion with SAC, it was decided that the Art activity would be replaced with a Science Lab activity. This decision is not to say that Art is not important, especially knowing that there are many of our students that truly love art. We are working hard to plan ways to include art throughout the curriculum. Please know we are committed to infusing Art throughout the school day. As we grappled with this decision, we came to the conclusion that, with the science curriculum being grade specific, once a student moves on to another grade, the concepts learned are rarely revisited. We agreed that having the Science Lab activity would give the students an opportunity to apply the lessons taught in the classroom. I appreciate your support as we try something different to benefit our students.

We look forward to seeing each of you on August 19th for Drop In Day. We will be open from 8:00-10:00 AM. Students can get their assigned room number from the staff members that will be at the tables located at the front of the school. From there they can go to their assigned rooms and meet their new teacher for the school year. (Due to FERPA, we will not display any student information regarding names and classroom assignments. We used this process last year, and it worked out very well.) Therefore, class assignments will not be posted on Thursday evening. Please remember that all class placements are tentative based on class size.

The first day of school is August 22nd. During this week, you may walk your student to their classroom. Independence Day will be on August 29th. Starting on this day, parents will NOT be able to walk their student to class. We have 2 drop off areas for our K-5 students. Primary students can be dropped off on the east side of the school and Intermediate students can be dropped off at the front of the school. (Please pull all the way up in the car line to drop your student off, curbside.) If you are walking your child to school, please drop them off at whichever gate works for you. The Pre-K students can be dropped off on the west side of the school. We will have staff members in all drop off and pick up areas throughout the year.

We all look forward to the new year starting and seeing all of our SRE families. Enjoy the rest of your summer! See you on August 19th for Drop In Day and then on August 22 for the first day of school J.

Sincerely,
Ms. Long
Assistant Principal


SUMMER READING UPDATE
Hi, it's me, Ms. Aaron checking in on my readers. I hope you have been finding as many wonderful books to read as I have. I trust you are continuing to enjoy myon.com for your summer reading. You may want to visit a local branch of the Broward County Library System or the Nova Southeastern Library on the university campus. They both have wonderful summer reading programs. You can also earn a free book by reading and visiting Barnes and Noble.

Read the Full Update

IMPORTANT ESE RESOURCES
Broward County ESE (Exceptional Student Education) Advisory is a passionate body of parents and guardians, advocates, teachers and other community stakeholders that empower each other through support and education in order to advocate for our children, our schools and the community at large with the most current and accurate information.


2016/17 ESE Calendar


Learn more about ESE Advisory Council

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Parents and students, in mid-July 2016 the 2016-2017 Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward Schools’ website. Parents and students may also access the Code of Student Conduct Handbook through the BEEP Portal or use their smartphones to scan the Quick Response Code (QRC) on any of the Code Book posters displayed throughout the school’s campus.

Access the Code Book for Student Conduct


GET THE FACTS ABOUT SMART
The General Obligation Bond will provide funding for the Western Zone Schools. The attached information shows a possible break-down of these funds for Silver Ridge Elementary, Indian Ridge Middle and Western High School. 

Summary for Silver Ridge Elementary
SMART Update for May-June 2016
SMART Update for April 2016

SMART Update for February 2016

ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES
We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell prepackaged school supplies for the next school year through School Tool Box™. Place your order online and it will be DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS. You will have the option to CUSTOMIZE your order by adding or removing items from the teacher-approved list. Already have a ruler or scissors? Remove them. Need an additional box of crayons for home or supplies for a sibling? Add them. It's that simple! Order today! Download our School Tool Box™ flyer for more information.

Silver Ridge offers an exciting summer camp for elementary school age children. The camp will run from June 13—August 1, 2016. The hours are 7:00AM to 6:00PM. Activities include swimming, movies, crafts, fun academics, computers, art, indoor sports, cooking and off -campus field trips. Our camp is staffed by Silver Ridge teachers and staff. Join us for a fun-filled summer. For more information, please contact the camp supervisors
Michele Cleveland or Katya Lopez.
Download flyer for important information.
SILVER RIDGE PRE-K PROGRAM FOR 2016/17
Silver Ridge Elementary is committed to being fair and equitable in the registration process for new students to the Fee Paid Pre-K Program. The program was developed to meet the needs of working parents at our school, in the district, and within the Western Innovation Zone (WIZ) with pre-school age students. See flyer for additional information.
NEW SPIRIT T-SHIRT ORDER FORM
Order our new Silver Ridge Elementary Spirit T-shirt. The shirt is bright yellow and features our new navy blue logo. Please return the completed form to the front office or your child's teacher along with the payment of cash or check made payable to Silver Ridge Elementary PTO. Please allow one to two weeks for your order to be filled. Shirts will be sent home with your child.

Download the New Spirit T-Shirt Order Form
BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS ANTI-BULLYING POLICY 5.9 TRAINING MODULES
Parents and Caregivers: The link provided will bring you to the Training Modules that Broward Schools has provided for Staff, Students, and Parents/Caregivers. Please take some time to view this important information by selecting the Module especially created for all parents and caregivers.
HOMELESS EDUCATION INFORMATION
If your family lives in any of the following conditions, your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act: in a shelter, motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation, in a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, or doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship. Learn more about opportunities that are available for homeless students.
PARENT INFORMATION ON MTSS/RTI
Parents and Guardians: All students who are not meeting grade level expectations are given assistance through a Multi-Tiered System of Support. The level of support increases as needed from in class small group instruction; to more intense support in a smaller group, or for a greater period of time within the school week; to ESE services for those who are recommended as needing more than what can be provided with supports in a general education setting, and who meet criteria for Exceptional Student Education. Here are links to brochures, as well as a link to common reading strategies and games you can use with your child. If you have any questions regarding the level of support your child may need or is receiving, please contact your child's teacher.
ANTI-BULLYING TRAINING ON BRAINSHARK
Parents/Guardians: In keeping with Broward Schools Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9, all SRE staff and students have viewed the appropriate Anti-Bullying Training Brainshark. As parents, you are also encouraged to view the Parent Training Brainshark. Please use the link below to access the Brainshark Training. You will be asked to sign in and select SBBC. More information can be found on the Brain Shark website.

SCHOOL PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
SchoolPaymentSolutions.com is an online payment portal especially designed to allow parents to make quick and easy online payments to their children's school accounts. The system allows parents to manage their children's lunch accounts, and manage other school accounts (such as lab fees or book fees), quickly and easily....Sign up today!

DOWNLOAD THE SCHOOL PAYMENT SOLUTIONS FLYER

GET INVOLVED VIDEO ON BECON TV
This video highlights the many ways that volunteers can help Broward Public Schools by getting involved in education.

Watch the District's Get Involved Video

PRIMARY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
All students being dismissed from the Primary dismissal side will all be dismissed from the North exit only. 

This means that:
  • Students that are meeting someone to either walk home or go to a car waiting on the north side of the school (36th street) will stay within the white-chained area and exit the campus at dismissal. We are asking parents to not park in the parking lot on the East side of the school and walk up to the dismissal area and walk their child back to the car. This is very dangerous and we are concerned about anyone walking through the car rider traffic.
  • If your child is a car rider, and you drive through the parking lot and pick them up, the students will also exit the school through the North exit and be escorted around to the car rider area – the same area we have always used.
  • If a student is a bike rider, they will also exit the school through the North exit, with all other students, but will be able to go to the bike rack and retrieve their bike.