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Board Reviews Usage Options for Ridge Classrooms

During the meeting on August 27, the board reviewed possible options for usage of extra classrooms at the Ridge Family Center for Learning.

Multiple options were discussed at length, and the board is currently evaluating the following:

  • SB100 Discipline & Restorative Justice - One or two classrooms would be used as short-term, alternative learning environments for qualified students. Students who need extra assistance academically, behaviorally, and/or emotionally would be able to continue learning in a district environment facilitated by district personnel.
  • New Families/Student Services 3 - 4 - Expanded services for pre-k students and families would be provided. The goal is to build relationships and support networks with future families prior to entry so students enter school better equipped for success.
  • Newcomer Center - To support the transition of newcomers to our schools and community, this allows for a more comprehensive approach to addressing linguistic, academic, social/emotional, and cultural needs of new immigrants.
  • District 214 Partnership - This partnership with D214 would capitalize on student interest in robotics as a motivator and avenue for learning, and it would create more pathways for applicable math, science and technology outcomes. In addition, it allows for networking and sharing knowledge of planning and creating both with the high schools and outside experts that participate.
The District 214 partnership option is currently the preference, but the board will continue to review and discuss all options that serve the CCSD59 students and their families.

Back to School Celebration Reminder

As a reminder, all CCSD59 students and their families should save the date on Saturday, August 27 for the annual Back to School Celebration, sponsored by the District 59 Education Foundation. From 11:00am to 2:00pm at Holmes Junior High School, food, festivities and fun will help kick off the 16 - 17 school year. Mark your calendars for this fun event and we look forward to seeing you there.

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