Pre-K-12 Students to Continue in Remote Instruction Until Mid-February
The Board of Education voted for all students in grades Pre-K-12 to remain in remote instruction through mid-February. Board members made this decision after hearing employees and school administrators share their concerns over the increasing percentage of positive cases, the level of community spread in our county and staffing concerns. Board members will review state and local guidance, state and local health data and district operation details before deciding next steps in February. Athletic skills development, conditioning and intramural options at the middle school level will not resume until in-person instruction resumes. Learn more.
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.
Parents, if your student is enrolled, has a school assignment that provides for neighborhood or express school bus transportation, and wishes to use this service on a regular basis, go to Bus Rider Registration (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/39302) to apply.
Families and Community always have access to the latest information & reminders impacting Alston Ridge ES through the Principal's Message at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/25322. Updates will include information on upcoming events, district policies and updates, and the goings on at Alston Ridge. Not receiving the Principal Message? Confirm your contact information is correct by speaking to the school's Data Manager--919-544-2474 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can manage SchoolMessenger by following the directions available at http://bit.ly/sm-infocenter.
For Rising Kindergarten families, information about Kindergarten readiness and starting school at Alston Ridge is available in the 2019-2020 Orientation Presentation (click "Read More" below for active link). Registration for the upcoming school year is open for kindergarten and for incoming students who will be in grades 1-5. Please register as soon as possible to be ready for the first day of school in July! Registration for 2020-2021 can be started online through the WCPSS Office of Student Assignment, and completed in-person only on Mondays from 10 AM-2 PM.
We are pleased to partner with the NW Cary YMCA to ensure high quality before- and afterschool care on-site at Alston Ridge. Before School Care begins at 7 a.m. and After School Care runs from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. https://www.ymcatriangle.org/programs/school-programs
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.