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.
Families interested in learning more about Alston Ridge Elementary School and the chance to walk the school building, please register to join one of our upcoming tours (ARES School Tour Sign-up). Tours will be led by an Alston Ridge administrator or school counselor with some of our school's student-leaders. The tour will answer questions and share with families how we are achieving a vision of excellence. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. for 2023-2024. 10/18, 11/15, 1/17, 2/28, 3/20, 4/24, and 5/22. If you are unable to attend a tour, consider viewing our virtual tour: https://tinyurl.com/y6tw47wz, or if you have a question about our school, please contact the main office so that we may assist you: 919-544-2474
Online volunteer registration can be completed through the Volunteers page of the WCPSS website: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/55232. Prospective volunteers will submit to a background check prior to being approved by WCPSS to volunteer. Volunteer clearance may take 2-3 weeks for final approval before a volunteer is eligible.
To register for the school bus, families must have a student identification number for an eligible student to use the WCPSS Transportation Bus Rider Registration (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/51640). All bus registration is managed by the school district's WCPSS Transportation Department.
WCPSS Transportation uses an app for smartphones/devices to allow parents to track their assigned bus on its route. Download "Here Comes the Bus": from the App Store or Google Play. Register at https://bit.ly/2AuW9Sd with School Code 67500 and your child's Student ID. You can watch a video (https://bit.ly/2HNar7g), and view FAQ on the WCPSS Transportation site (https://www.wcpss.net/transportation)
Through a partnership with the NW Cary YMCA, all families K-5 have access to Before School and After School care on-site at Alston Ridge. The program exclusively serves Alston Ridge Elementary School students. The program is fee-based; however, financial assistance is available for those families who qualify. Before School Care drop-off begins at 7 a.m. and After School Care begins immediately following the school day and proceeds until final pick-up at 6 p.m. https://www.ymcatriangle.org/schools/alston-ridge-elementary-after-school
Families and community members 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.
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