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6/23/19 Parent Message


ARMS Bus Routes:  This past Friday WCPSS released specific bus information for our 2019-20 bus routes.  Please see this link for specific information if you were unable to view routes in PowerSchools or didn’t receive an email from WCPSS Transportation: ARMS Bus Routes 2019-20.  For additional transportation questions, please contact Assistant Principal Tevin Jones at  WCPSS Transportation will also be present at our Open House on 7/8/19 to help answer additional questions or concerns.



PE Uniforms:  The Alston Ridge Middle School Healthful Living Department is in the process of creating an outstanding program for students.  During the physical education weeks, it is mandatory for students to dress-out for exercising. Students must wear a GRAY shirt and BLACK/NAVY BLUE athletic shorts/pants each day for PE.  While these outfits don’t have to be Alston Ridge Middle specific apparel, we will have ARMS shirts for sale to purchase at Open House. Shirts will be $10 and cash/check (made out to Alston Ridge Middle School Athletics Boosters) will be accepted.



Immunizations:  Attention parents of rising 7th graders.  NC law requires Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines for entry into the 7th grade.  Immunizations need be to complete before your child tracks-in for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please bring proof of your child’s immunization records to our open house on July 8th. There will be drop off locations near the front office.  Please click the following links for additional information on immunizations: English Version, Spanish Version



PTSA Spirit Wear:  Today, June 23rd, is the last day to pre-order Spirit Wear through the PTSA!  Please go to to pre-order and have your Spirit Wear available on July 8th.  Please note the PTSA will also have Spirit Wear available at the Open House to purchase.  



Facility Update:  Our beautiful new home is almost done!  Please note that there is still some progress to be made on the building, Fussell Ave (the future entrance to Alston Ridge MS is almost done!!!), and adding all the furniture.  The building is still closed to the public so please do not try and enter the facility at any time. We are on target for a Monday July 8th Certificate of Occupancy for the general public.  Thank you for your patience and understanding in the final stages of completion. In the meantime, please view this presentation with updated pictures! Alston Ridge MS Building



7/8/19 Open House Updated!:  We will have our first Open House on Monday July 8th.  The Open House is informal in nature and families may arrive any time during the allotted time for each track.  Students and families will be receiving the following information during this day: student schedules, informal meet/greet with teachers, PTSA (membership, Spirit Wear, buying agendas, yearbook sales), Cafeteria information, Transportation information, Powerschool set-up, Volunteer Registration, PE uniforms, and much more.  Additionally, we have added a time slot for students with IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) who receive Special Education Services. This will be an opportunity to meet your case manager in a smaller setting. Families attending this session are also encouraged to attend their Track-specific Open House. Below are the times for our day:


  • Special Education Students – Monday, July 8 from 8:00-9:00 AM
  • Tracks 1 & 3 – Monday, July 8 from 12:00-1:30 PM
  • Tracks 2 & 4 – Monday, July 8 from 2:30-4:00 PM


Please know that Mr. Williams will also be sending a video next week to frontload information leading up to the Open House.  Please reach-out with any questions or concerns.



Track 4 Building Tour:  Many Track 4 families have been seeking an opportunity to tour the building toward the end of July.  We have scheduled a short building tour for Track 4 families and students on Thursday July 25th from 5-6pm.  Please note this is not a "meet the teacher" event rather an opportunity to see the new building.  Open House for Track 4 families will still occur on July 8th. Any information missed during the Open House will be available when students track-in at the end of July and school starts.  PTSA is also working on being present on 7/25 to provide families with information and to purchase items.