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.
Kingergarten Registration and Orientation: Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming school year begins on January 4th. Registration can be completed Monday-Thursday from 10 AM-2 PM in the main office. See the WCPSS Student Assignment website for more information. For more information about preparing for kindergarten you can view the ARES Kindergarten Orientation presentation from the 2017-18 school year.
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. Volunteer clearance may take 2-3 weeks for final approval before a volunteer is eligible.
In addition to the school's Before-care and After-school care programs, community-based programs offer fee-based afterschool programming for Alston Ridge students. Programs include the Alston Ridge Band, TGA Tennis and Golf, Snapology and Young Rembrandts Drawing Program. Information about registration is available on each program's website. All students who participate dismiss directly to the private programs at the end of the school day, and parents are responsible for arranging pick-up and transportation home at the conclusion of program-days.
Wake County Public School System has chosen EL Education as the new curriculum resource to support teachers of English Language Arts (ELA) in grades 3 through 8 starting with grades 3 and 6 for the 2017-18 school year. What is EL Education? EL Education is a curriculum written by and for teachers with emphasis placed on active learning and student engagement. Classrooms are structured with highly collaborative activities that allow students to engage in academic conversations and investigations of rich academic topics. EL aims to contribute to a student’s ability to be globally competitive and active contributors in building a better world. For more information, please see the WCPSS video introduction to the curriculum.
The WCPSS Transportation department has worked in cooperation with its GPS provider to provide an app for smartphones and devices that allows parents of WCPSS students to track their assigned bus on its route. Download "Here Comes the Bus" for free from the App Store or Google Play store. Register at https://herecomesthebus.com/getting-started/ with School Code 67500. You can also watch the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Au9hh6jEFA), and view FAQ on the WCPSS Transportation website (http://www.wcpss.net/transportation)
The School Messenger phone message system used by WCPSS is expanding to include text messaging and e-mail. "Opt-In" to text messages when you receive a text. Or, you can simply opt-in to receive text messages by texting YES to the number 67587 now. The expanded service calls multiple phone numbers for all associated parents/guardians. You can choose how you would like to be contacted by using the new SchoolMessenger infoCenter website or infoCenter mobile app for Android and iOS. Review the Parents Guide to infoCenter (http://bit.ly/sm-infocenter) for instructions.
Beginning Tuesday, June 27th, parents can bring the Home Base/PowerSchool Parent Portal: Application for Access form with photo-ID to gain access to Home Base/Powerschool. The system will provide you access to your student's information throughout the year, including transportation information for the 2017-18 bus stop assignments/times.
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.
The track-change request period for the 2017-2018 school year has closed. The ability of the school to honor track change requests is limited to the space available on the requested track. The track-change request period for the 2017-2018 school year was from 02/27-03/03 for students currently assigned to Tracks 1, 3 and 4. Track 2 was from 03/06-03/10. All request forms were received in-hand by 4:30 PM on the Friday of the track-change request window.
Parent, community input sought around new resources
Sesión Informativa para Padres - Pautas para la Colocación y Oportunidades de Aceleración