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.
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM School Improvement Team Meeting: All are welcome!
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Letterland Day
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Band Instrument Show-&-Tell
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Band Instrument Show-&-Tell
Student Registration: For Rising Kindergarten families, a Kindergarten Orientation/Information Session will be held May 30th. Two identical sessions will be held--a session at 10 AM and a session at 12 PM. Registration for the upcoming school year has begun for kindergarten and for incoming students who will be in grades 1-5. Registration for 2019-2020 can be started online through the WCPSS Office of Student Assignment, and can be completed in-person on Mondays only from 10 AM-2 PM in the main office any time that school is in session. Additionally, registration for the current school year can be started online through the WCPSS Office of Student Assignment, and can be completed in-person Tuesday-Thursday from 10 AM-2 PM in the main office.
The nomination window for SSA for the 2019-2020 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 nomination window. Schools are not able to process any nominations received after the nomination window closes. Remaining nomination windows are: Track 1 (4/15-4/29), Track 2 (4/16-4/30) & Tracks 3 & 4 (5/10-5/23). 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. More information is available through the WCPSS AIG SSA Page.
For families who are interested in learning more about Alston Ridge Elementary School and the chance to walk the school building, join one of our upcoming student-led tours 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. Remaining tours will be held at 12 PM on 09/12, 10/10, 11/15, 01/16, 02/13, 03/20, 04/10, and 05/15. If you are unable to attend a tour and have a question about our school, please contact the main office so that we may assist you.
Families and Community Members always have access to the latest information and reminders impacting Alston Ridge Elementary School through the Principal's Message. Updates will include information on upcoming events, district policies and updates, and the goings on at Alston Ridge Elementary School. Make sure your contact information is correct by contacting the school's Data Manager. You can manage SchoolMessenger by following the directions available at http://bit.ly/sm-infocenter.
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.
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.
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. 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.