Welcome Back to School 2017-2018

School starts on Thursday August 24th! | August 5, 2017

Dear Union Ridge Families,

I am thrilled to welcome you back to Union Ridge School for the 2017-2018 school year!  We are looking forward to hearing about your summer experiences, getting caught up with returning families, and meeting our newest Huskies.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

Please be sure to check your child’s backpack as well as the Union Ridge School’s website, http://www.urs86.org for notices and updates.  This will serve as a resource tool for all upcoming events, the student/parent handbook, and important reminders.  We will continue to use our email blasts for reminders of upcoming events and you can also check our monthly calendar.

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that Union Ridge remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello!  We have an open door policy, and welcome any opportunity to meet with you.  Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Remember, school starts on Thursday August 24th!

This will be a FANTASTIC year!

Warm Regards,

Julie Mensik

Below is important information to keep in mind for arrival and dismissal of students:

Arrival and Dismissal at Union Ridge School

Traffic Safety (as written in the Student Handbook)
No Parking Areas

Parking or waiting is prohibited along Cassata Lane and Oak Park Avenue, as specified by signs. Street parking is available west of the school building on Cassata Lane or in the lot directly across the street from the school on Cassata Lane and Oak Park Avenue. Police will be enforcing posted regulations from the start of the school year. Do not park in the student drop-off area immediately in front of the building.  The parking lot behind the building on Oak Park Avenue is reserved for staff members only.

Student Drop-Off Lane

Students may be dropped off or picked up in the lane directly in front of the school building on Cassata Lane. Vehicles will be permitted to stop only to drop off students or pick them up in this lane and immediately move on. No parking or waiting is permitted in this zone. Vehicles are not to stop and wait for students. If students are not present, circle around again.
School Bus Zone Only school buses are permitted to park directly in front of the school. Please do not attempt to park in the bus zone at any time on school days.

Crossing Cassata Lane

Students will be directed to cross Cassata Lane at the intersection of Cassata and Newcastle only. Please instruct your children to cross only at this corner where they are protected by stop signs and a crossing guard. School personnel and crossing guards will not permit children to cross the street except at this intersection.

Early Childhood/Kindergarten

Parents of early childhood or kindergarten students using the drive-through, pick-up area are referred to regulations in the Early Childhood/Kindergarten Parent Handbook.

First Day of School Hours - August 24, 2017

Early Childhood Special Education
AM class - 8:30am-11:00am, PM class - 12:00pm-2:30pm

Early Childhood Regular Education
AM class - 9:05am-10:30am, PM class - 12:45pm-3:15pm


Grades 1-5

Grades 6-8

Class lists for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade will be posted on the windows next to the main entrance after 3:00pm on Friday, August 18th.  There will be NO class lists posted for preschool or middle school.