Parent / Community Resources

We welcome parent involvement at Pine Ridge School. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education generally are more successful in school and in life.

Please visit the school office any time and stay in touch with your child’s teacher – see the Staff Directory for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

We also welcome community participation, including donations of time, money, materials and expertise.

To help you know what’s going on at school, check out these services for parents and community members:

Parent Newsletter
This monthly newsletter will keep you informed about all the important dates, news, activities and services provided at our school.
 
 
Student Handbook and Curriculum Guide
Check out the student handbook for details of school programs, courses, rules and services.

Parent Handbook

View the School Handbook for additional information about the school, including:Rules
  • Behavior guidelines
  • Appropriate attire
  • Emergencies
  • Absences
  • Tardies
  • and more

Supply List

Student supply lists are available from individual classroom teachers and from the main office.

Kindergarten Registration

To enter kindergarten in any school year, a child must be five years old on or before September 1st of that year. Proof of residence may be required. If you do not live within our school’s boundary area, you may still choose to have your child attend this school through our School of Choice program.

Kindergarten registration is normally held the preceding February, with parent orientation meetings in January. If you are unable to register your child at that time, you may register anytime at the PUSD Office, even during the summer when elementary school offices are closed.

To register a child, please present proof of date of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate or other legal proof) and the child's social security number. Parents must also present the child's written immunization record from a physician, nurse or health department. Prior to school entry, children must be immunized for the following:
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Measles
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Tetanus
  • Mumps
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chicken pox

A waiver of the immunization requirement may be obtained for religious or health reasons.

Volunteer Opportunities

Parent involvement is always welcome. Here are a few ways you can participate in your child’s school, but be creative in offering your time and talents to assist in the learning of our students.

  • Classroom volunteer –
  • Library volunteer – contact the librarian
  • Parent Club volunteer – contact the PEP President
  • Drive on field trips
  • Help with special classroom projects
  • Do a talk on your travels, job, hobby, etc.
  • Decorate for events
  • Help with reading, writing, math, science, computers, PE, fine arts, history projects
  • Organize a party
  • Help with the Talent Show
  • Post student art in the halls
  • Help on Clean-up Day
  • Do things outside school hours: make copies, shop for supplies, assemble party favors, make costumes

Adopt-a-School

Adopt-A-School is a community partnership that links business and community organizations with schools to share expertise and resources in an effort to support our youth and schools. It is a national and statewide program that has been adapted to meet the educational needs of local children.

Adopting a school is a way for you and your employees to give back to the community by sharing your time, energy, expertise and financial resources with our schools. Participating business people serve as positive role and career models for students.

  • Businesses contribute in a variety of ways:
  • Field trips to tour your business
  • Sponsorship of field trips to cultural and other events
  • Classroom or assembly speakers and presentations
  • Career exploration, activities, and presentations
  • Incentives, awards, or scholarships that recognize outstanding student achievement
  • Sponsorship of school contests: art, writing, photography, spelling, etc.
  • Student performances at adopter events
  • Donations of equipment, resources, or funds to help students and schools
  • Assistance for students with specialized technology and other needs