Principal's Message

Principal
Ione McIntosh
imcintos@apslearns.org
330.761.7903

Principal Newsletter for November


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Dear Ritzman RAM tastic Community,

Can you believe it? We are already into the month of November and the 2nd nine weeks. As the Board of Education voted, we will continue 100% remote learning!  I am so proud of our RAMtastic staff and students. Even in this new learning environment, they have shown dedication to continued EXCELLENCE in teaching and learning.
November has a few upcoming events. Some are during the school day while others are in the evening.  Key Steps to Reading Program has begun for kindergarten students. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact our Dean, Mrs. Rogers at jrogers2@apslearns.org.  This week, all Ritzman 3rd grade students have been invited to come into the building to take the 3rd grade Ohio State Test for ELA/Reading. We hope all 3rd graders will participate as this will give us more information about their learning and being on track for the 3rd grade Reading Guarantee. Our BIG event this month is our annual parent involvement reading program. This year's theme is "Drive-In". Parents and Guardians will be driving in to pick up reading resources for home and snacks for our event. Parents will virtually participate by logging into a Google Site created by our teacher team from 5:00 until 7:00pm on the evening of November 12th. Students will have Thanksgiving Break from November 25th through November 27th. Classes will resume on Monday, November 30th.
As the weather is changing and we have had our first snowfall,  I wanted to remind everyone about school closing procedures. When school is cancelled due to inclement weather or other emergencies, local radio stations, local television channels and our main website will be used to communicate the closing. In addition, parents/guardians will also receive an all call notification informing them of the school closing. While we are in 100% remote learning, I do not, at this time,  foresee any cancellations.
As we continue with distance learning, remind your child to take good care of their Chromebooks. They should be charged nightly and should never have food or drink around them.  If you have any technology concerns, please be sure to call the school or stop by Ritzman on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9:00 and 1:00pm for tech support.  
As always, thank you for your support and patience while we navigate this new way of learning together.   
Love Ya!
Mrs. M

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