Ridgeview

Welcome to Ridgeview Middle School

Home of the Wolfpack!
                                                              
John R. Whitner, Principal

Phone: 276-835-1601
Email:
 jwhitner@dcps.k12.va.us

November 4, 2021

 

Dear students, parents and guardians:

 It has been an exciting past few weeks for our seventh grade students! As a class assignment for a persuasive essay, our seventh grade students wrote letters to Virginia’s state senators asking for a waiver to get our white flour biscuits back in place of the present wheat biscuits. Senator Warner’s office responded, interested in what they can do to help. Present plans are for Senator Warner’s representative to visit Ridgeview Middle School tomorrow, November 5th, to speak with the seventh grade students and provide them with Hardee’s biscuits, compliments of the senator.

 The Cumberland Plateau Health District will be offering the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those students ages five through 11 at Ridgeview Middle School on Monday, November 8th beginning at 1:00. Parents should be present with their children.

 Due to concerns with the continuing pandemic, there will not be a Veteran’s program on November 11th this year. We still appreciate our veterans and look forward to the time when we can show them our appreciation in person.

 Schools will be closed Monday, November 22nd, through Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. School will resume on Monday, November 29th.

Reminders:

Any bus notes or parent pickups need to be called into the office by 2:30 in order to assure students being notified of the change.

Students need to do all of their Google Meets and assignments on their assigned Chromebooks issued by the school. If the chromebooks are not working, please come by the school so that they can be examined, repaired and/or replaced as soon as possible.

 The last day to register your Food City card for the Food City school bucks is December 27th. If you haven’t already, we are asking you to help us again by going online to https://foodcity.com and registering. Go to the Community tab, scroll down to School Bucks. The bar code is 40975. 

 If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 835-1601.

 With sincere thanks,

 John R. Whitner

 


July 13, 2018


Dear students, parents and guardians:


I hope that everyone is having a great summer and enjoying their vacation. I just have a few items I want to share in preparation for this upcoming school year.


Report cards from this past year can still be picked up at the middle school office between the hours of 9:00 and 2:00.


The first day of school is Tuesday, August 7th. School now starts at 8:00 and ends at 3:00. 


Parents of the incoming sixth grade students are reminded that their children have to have their Tdap shots and those shot records turned in to the guidance office before they can attend school this fall.


Supply lists for the 2018—2019 school year can be found under the “For Parents/Students” tab on the Ridgeview Middle School website. After clicking on that tab, scroll down to the bottom and click on the tab “Supply List 2018-19,” where you will find supply lists for each grade level. We have asked the grade level teachers to condense their lists so that the items will be the same regardless of which group of teachers a student will have. Walmart is also supposed to have a copy of the supply lists in their store in Wise.


Open Houses are scheduled during the first week in August so that parents and students can receive their schedules with their locker assignments and meet with their teachers.


On Wednesday, August 1st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the 6th grade Open House will be held at Ridgeview Middle School. The Open House will begin with an opening program in the auditorium at 5:00. Lilly Thacker, the school nurse, plans on being here to meet with parents.


On Thursday, August 2nd, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the 7th and 8th grade Open House will be held at Ridgeview Middle School. The Open House will also begin with an opening program in the auditorium at 5:00.




I am looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Open House.


With sincere thanks,


John R. Whitner


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August 15, 2019


Dear students, parents and guardians:


Welcome back! Thank you for all of your help in making these first two weeks a success.


As we have done each year, we will be practicing evacuation drills and lockdown drills over the next several weeks.


Below are a few of the upcoming events:


Tomorrow, August 16th, Photogenius will be taking fall pictures of all of the students for the yearbook and for personal purchase. Packets for picture orders should be available soon.


The deadline for applications to be turned in for 7th and/or 8th grade students interested in being a member of the RMS Robotics Team Fuzion is Friday, August 30th Applications are available in the office. All completed applications are to be given to Mrs. Fields in room C219.


The sixth grade students will be attending the annual Groundwater Festival on Friday, August 30th. More information will be sent home with the students prior to that event.


The middle school volleyball team have home games scheduled for Monday, August 26th, against Twin Springs, Monday, September 16th, against Norton, Wednesday, September 25th against Central and Monday, September 30th against Union.


Three reminders: First, the two normal methods for RMS students being picked up after school are either by parents driving around the bus lane after the buses come through and meeting their children at the nearest available cone, or by parents or siblings walking across the bus lane street and escorting their children across the road to their car. Middle school students are not to cross the bus lane road or walk through the parking lot unless accompanied by an adult or high school sibling.

Second, all students coming to watch home middle school, JV or varsity ballgames have to either ride the bus home or be picked up by the parent and then brought back later to the school for those games. Supervision is not provided for student spectators after school, so students are not allowed to stay after school.

Third, due to medical concerns and health risks for students under age 16 who drink energy drinks such as Monster, Rockstar, Red Bull and NOS, and because of disruptions at school that have occurred by students who have consumed those drinks, energy drinks are not allowed at Ridgeview Middle School during the school day.


Schools will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, due to the Labor Day holiday. Students will return on Tuesday, September 3rd.


Thanks go out to everyone who participated in last year’s Food City School Bucks Program. We are asking everyone to help us again by either going online to https://foodcity.com and log in to your account to link Ridgeview Middle School with your value card, or present your Value Card at the register and ask the cashier to link your card to Ridgeview Middle School bar code 40975. Reminder: everyone has to re-register their Food City Value Card every year.


With sincere thanks,

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RIDGEVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL

32O Wolfpack Way

Clintwood, VA 24228

Telephone: (276) 835-1601 John R. Whitner, Principal Fax: (276) 835-1617

Laura Stanley, Assistant Principal

“Home of the Wolfpack

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John R. Whitner


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