Parents

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RMS Parent Updates!

 

Please listen to and read the ConnectEd messages sent most Wednesday's and every Sunday evening

 

Information from RMS will be shared and updated on this page of the Ridgeview Website. Please return to this site frequently for the most current information.

__________________________________________________________________________The Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program was first implemented in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in 2018 to:

 Increase knowledge and adaptive attitudes towards depression and decrease suicide attempts and deaths by suicide;

 Encourage help-seeking behavior on behalf of oneself or a friend;

 Reduce stigma and reinforce that mental illness, like physical illness, requires treatment; and

 Engage parents/guardians and staff members in prevention efforts through gatekeeper education.

Students learn a three-step action plan (ACT: Acknowledge that you are seeing signs of depression or suicide in a student and that it is serious; Care for the student by letting him/her know and that you can help; and Tell a trusted adult or school-based mental health staff member that you are concerned about a friend). For the 2020–2021 school year, Mindwise Innovations, the company that publishes SOS, adapted the program for implementation in a virtual learning environment. Please take a few moments to review the handouts.

ACT Parent-Guardian Handout 2020     
ACT Parent-Guardian Handout Spanish 2020

ACT Infographic Parent-Guardian Handout 2020
ACT Infographic Parent-Guardian Handout 2020 Spanish

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Are you only seeing one of your children on the profile?

MCPS is consistently its system. It may take some time for all of your children to show in the profile. You are always welcome to reach out to the MCPS Community Support should you need more assistance.

They can be reached at 240-740-7020 or the parent support email.
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Who to contact about registration/enrollment or access to Synergy? Need a ParentVue passcode?

Please email Mrs. Gianna Tober, Counseling Secretary/Registrar, with any questions or concerns about enrollment.  If you wish to register/enroll your students in-person it must be done by appointment only. Please contact Mrs. Tober to schedule your appointment.

Gianna Tober email___________________________________________________________

Who should I contact if I have a question about my child’s schedule?

Please contact your child’s grade level counselor.

6th Grade Counselor - Mrs. Lauren Arce & Mrs. Chrisson Porter
7th Grade Counselor - Mrs. Kellie Graham
8th Grade Counselor -Mrs. Helene Berman
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I have a general question or an attendance question?

Please email  Mrs. Krystal Greenwood, Administrative Secretary, or Mrs. Gianna Tober, Counseling Secretary/Registrar, Ms. Esmeralda Cruz, Attendance Secretary

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RMS PTSA

If you have not joined the email distribution group for the RMS PTSA you can do so by emailing Mrs. Girimonte

PTSA-visit this portion of our website

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MCPS Saturday School

Affordable academic tutoring in 2021-2022 for grades K-12
Core academic support aligned with Montgomery County Public Schools MD, plus other specialized programs.  Click here to register and to learn more about this experiece for 2021-2022.

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GYC Programs for Middle School.  GYC Membership       

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A Parent's Guide to RMS Grading and Reporting at Ridgeview Middle School

Please take a moment to review the Grading & Reporting procedures here at Ridgeview MS. For any questions, please contact your child's counselor or their grade level administrator.

RMS Grading and Reporting Policy-2021-2022 (coming soon)

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MCPS & COMMUNITY INFORMATION
 

Information from MCPS will be shared and updated on this page of the Ridgeview Website. Please return to this site frequently for the most current information.

 

Important Links 

MCPS Coronavirus Webpage:

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/ 

 

Office of Family Support and Engagement: 

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/studentservices/ 

 

Crisis Support Information: 

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/studentservices/mentalhealth/default.aspx?id=333014

 

Student Access to MCPS Online Resources

NOTE: Students MUST be logged into CHROME in order to access these resources.  To access login and password information, sign in to your MCPS Google.net account and use these links:

 

Centrally Purchased MCPS Online Resources -coming soon!

 

Centrally Purchased Online Services-Middle School Passwords (in English)  

Centrally Purchased Online Services-Middle School Passwords (in Spanish)

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities and Code of Conduct

 

In order to ensure a safe, productive, and positive learning environment, MCPS publishes two documents that help students, parents/guardians, and staff understand school rules and regulations; the expectations for student conduct; and the possible consequences for violating the rules. A Student’s Guide to Rights and Responsibilities is an overview of the rights and responsibilities students enjoy in MCPS and a summary of the laws and regulations that affect students. The MCPS Code of Conduct provides an overview of discipline procedures and protocols and the range of consequences students could face for violating various policies, regulations, and rules. The guide also discusses the MCPS philosophy to discipline. All families received a copy of these documents and are encouraged to review them with your child(ren). The documents are available online.  They can be found here:

www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/students/rights/.

 

MCPS: Stay Informed

 

MCPS offers numerous ways for parents to get important information.

 

Stay Informed with MCPS QuickNotes 

MCPS QuickNotes is a bimonthly newsletter that provides MCPS families with important news and information about MCPS programs and activities, plus emergency information. MCPS QuickNotes is offered in seven languages: English, Spanish, French, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Amharic. Visit news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/ to read the latest edition.

 

AlertMCPS: Subscribe to AlertMCPS

Receive text messages or emails from MCPS emergencies and other major events that impact school system operations. Parents can also sign up to receive alerts specific to their child’s school.

 

MCPS homepage

MCPS cable channels: Comcast 34, Verizon 36 or RCN 89

Recorded information: 301-279-3673

 

Ask MCPS: 240-740-3000

Staff takes calls from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, in English and Spanish.

 

Twitter

 

Local radio and TV stations

 

Please make sure emergency contact information on file at your child’s school is up to date.

 

Visit this website for more information on how to receive MCPS emergency information.

 

Be Well 365

 

MCPS has launched a new initiative, Be Well 365, which will address the physical, social, and psychological well-being of our students. Students perform better academically when they are healthy in body, mind, and spirit.

 

Be Well 365 will work to ensure that students have the necessary skills to become positive members of the school and broader community; manage their emotions; build academic and social resilience; identify and access support for themselves or a friend; peacefully resolve conflict; and make positive decisions.

 

The district has launched a web page with more information on each component of this initiative. You can view this webpage here.

 

Anonymous Tip Line Available

The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line is an anonymous reporting system used to report threats to the safety and/or well-being of students.

Students, parents/guardians, faculty, staff, and members of communities throughout Maryland may use this anonymous, app- and web-based reporting system to share their concerns, such as:
·         Mental health crises
·         Bullying
·         School and community violence
·         Drug activity
·         Abuse
·         Harassment
·         Other issues affecting our Maryland students

The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line is a tool for proactively addressing harmful situations and helping students who need it. By using a variety of communication modes to support the reporting and routing of tips, The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line empowers the citizens of Maryland to create a culture of preparedness, prevention, and school safety for our students. For more information, to share a concern and to download the app, visit safeschoolsmd.org/.

 

MCPS Parent Academy


The MCPS Parent Academy offers parents/guardians and community members the opportunity to attend workshops that provide information, resources, tools, and tips to support their children’s success in school. A full list of courses is available on the Parent Academy website . Registration is available here.