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.
Alston Ridge Elementary School is a capped school; however, our school continues to register students in most grades to provide families immediate enrollment. School enrollment caps limit the number of students who can attend the school in each grade to ensure that building capacity and class size limits are maintained in high-growth communities. Individual class sizes remain the same or smaller than schools without an enrollment cap. If a student is registered to begin school in a grade that has an enrollment cap, the student may be assigned to attend the overflow school designated by the WCPSS Office of Student Assignment. More information about school capping is available at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/33756 or by calling the school.
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
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