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  • The Alston Ridge community provides a safe and welcoming environment in which students develop a true love for learning through challenging and enriching educational opportunities that advance their unique talents to meet and exceed diverse individual needs.

Alston Ridge News

  • Calendar-Option and "Grandfather" Requests through WCPSS Student Assignment

    All families wanting to remain at Alston Ridge Elementary School (as a calendar option school, or by "grandfathering" for rising 4th and 5th grade students and their siblings) need to use the Calendar Option Application via the WCPSS Office of Student Assignment website for your student(s).  Do NOT use the Early Transfer Application--due to a programming error, Alston Ridge is not available as an option in that form. In the Calendar Option Application, there is not an area to document if you are grandfathering but the WCPSS Office of Student Assignment will be able to identify eligible families and ensure they are placed with the Grandfathering Priority.  See this link to note the guarantee for grandfathering and priorities for all other calendar option requests.  Please email Ms. Caswell,, with any other questions or concerns.

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  • Principal's Message Update

    Families and Community Members always have access to the latest information and reminders impacting Alston Ridge Elementary School through the Principal's Message's page. Look for the Phone Messenger Archive to view text of recent whole-school announcements that are delivered through the WCPSS Phone Messenger system. Updates will include information on upcoming events, district policies and updates, and the goings on at Alston Ridge Elementary School.

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  • Single-Subject Acceleration

    The nomination window for SSA for the 2017-2018 school year in WCPSS will be open this spring. If you would like your child to take an SSA assessment, the nomination form must be received by the end of the school day for your child's school calendar. Schools are not able to process any nominations received after the nomination window closes. Nomination windows are: Track 1 (4/11-4/25/2017), Track 2 (4/10-4/24/2017), Track 3 (4/12-5/18/2017), & Track 4 (5/5-5/18/2017). SSA Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is a practice through which students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K‐7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English/Language Arts (ELA). More information is available through the WCPSS AIG Wiki and through parent information sessions to be held on Thursday, 3/2/2017, 7:30-8:30 AM at Crossroads II Room 1400; Monday, 3/6/2017, 6:00-7:00 PM at Wendell Middle School Auditorium; Thursday, 3/9/2017 at 6:00-7:00 PM at Crossroads II Room 1400; Monday, 3/13/2017, 7:30-8:30 AM at Crossroads II Room 1400.

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  • Tour Alston Ridge Elementary School

    For families who are interested in learning more about Alston Ridge Elementary School and the chance to walk the school building, join the school counselors for an upcoming tour where you'll have your questions answered as you take a short tour of the building to learn about how we are achieving a vision of excellence. Tours are posted on the website calendar, and will be held on 2/15, 4/6 and 5/3.

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  • Kingergarten Registration and Orientation

    Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming school year can be completed Monday-Thursday from 10 AM-2 PM in the main office. See the WCPSS Student Assignment website for more information.Information from previous Kindergarten Orientation sessions is available in the Orientation Presentation that was shared on May 4th, 2016.

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  • Community-based Afterschool Programming

    A variety of community-based programs will begin offering fee-based afterschool programming for Alston Ridge students. Programs include the Alston Ridge Band, TGA Tennis and Golf, and Young Rembrandts Drawing Program. Information about registration is available on the program website.

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  • Volunteer in our School!

    Online volunteer registration can be completed during school hours at any Wake County Public School building. All returning volunteers must re-register prior to October 31st to ensure that there is no break in eligibility. Prospective volunteers will submit to a background check prior to approval by WCPSS to volunteer.

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  • 2016-17 Track Change Request Period

    The track-change request period for the 2016-2017 school year has closed. The ability of the school to honor track change requests is limited to the space available on the requested track. Few track change requests are anticipated year-to-year due to continuing growth.

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