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.
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Teacher Meet & Mingle: Track 3, Grades 1-5
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Teacher Meet & Mingle: Track 1, Grades 1-5
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Teacher Meet & Mingle: Track 2, Grades 1-5
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 1 (A-B)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 2 (A-D)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 3 (A-J)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 1 (C-J)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 2 (E-I)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 3 (K-M)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 1 (K-Q)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 2 (J-Q)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 3 (N-S)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 1 (R-Z)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 2 (R-Z)
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Staggered Entry Track 3 (T-Z)
Class lists for 2018-2019 will be posted for Tracks 1, 2, & 3 by 5 PM on Thursday, 07/05. There will be an opportunity for students and families to meet their teacher for the 2018-2019 school year during the Teacher Meet and Mingle events that will be held, by track, on Friday, 07/06 at the following times: Track 3 at 9:30 AM / Track 1 at 10:30 AM / Track 2 at 11:30 AM. Track 4 class lists will post by 12 PM on Thursday, 07/26 with Teacher Meet and Mingle at 2 PM on the same day.
For all Rising Kindergarten students on Tracks 1, 2, and 3, students will attend only 1 day of school (9:15 AM-3:45 PM) for assessment and orientation during the week of July 9-13 for the purpose of "Staggered Entry." Dates are assigned by last name. Meet the Teacher will be on Friday, July 13th, at 2 PM. The first day of school will be on Monday, July 16th. Track 1: July 9 (Last names beginning with A-B), July 10 (Last names beginning with C-J), July 11 (Last names beginning with K-Q), July 12 (Last names beginning with R-Z). / Track 2: July 9 (Last names beginning with A-D), July 10 (Last names beginning with E-I), July 11 (Last names beginning with J-Q), July 12 (Last names beginning with R-Z) / Track 3: July 9 (Last names beginning with A-J), July 10 (Last names beginning with K-M), July 11 (Last names beginning with N-S), July 12 (Last names beginning with T-Z). For all Rising Kindergarten students on Track 4, "Staggered Entry" will be the week of July 27-August 1, with Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 2nd at 2 PM. The first day of school will be on Friday, August 3rd. July 27 (Last names beginning with A-D), July 30 (Last names beginning with E-L), July 31 (Last names beginning with M-Q), August 1 (Last names beginning with R-Z).
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. If you were unable to attend Kindergarten Orientation this year, the Orientation Presentation from May 10th is available online.
Registration for next year's Alston Ridge After-School Band is open until June 1st! All rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are welcome to join, and no musical experience is needed. Please visit http://www.alstonridgeband.com/ for more information or to register.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Families of students in special education should update bus needs