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2024 PAC Elections

Laurel Ridge Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back, Eagle family!

Laurel Ridge Families,   

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year! I hope you and your family enjoyed a fantastic summer break. We are thrilled to embark on another exciting year at Laurel Ridge Elementary School.   
Our administrators, teachers, staff, and PTA have been diligently preparing for a great year ahead. We are committed to ensuring every student at LRES achieves success through high academic standards, robust programs, a strong sense of community, and collaborative efforts. This year promises new challenges, growth opportunities, and memorable experiences for all.   
 
Exciting Renovations and Improvements   
I am excited to inform you about the major renovations underway at school. Over the summer, significant upgrades have been made to enhance our school environment, including:   
  • Installation of new HVAC systems to ensure optimal climate control for learning   
  • Addition of a security vestibule 
  • Updates to fire systems  
  • Replacement of the school and gym roofs  
  • Installation of all-new ceilings and lighting throughout the school   
  • Removal of original chalkboards and installation of ViewSonic interactive boards and whiteboards to support modern teaching methods   
  • Addition of a shade structure to our playground to provide sun protection for outdoor activities   
Please note that while many of these projects will be completed before the start of school, some, such as the installation of whiteboards and the playground shade structure, may continue into the school year. Rest assured that all major systems are projected to meet our deadlines, and for any projects that are still being completed when school starts, we will work to minimize disruption to learning.   

Open House Details   
You and your child are invited to attend Open House on Thursday, August 1st. This event will provide an opportunity to:   
  • Identify Homeroom Teacher, Grade Level Pod, and Room Number   
  • Meet your Teachers    
  • School Supply List- Currently Posted on the School Website   
  • Bus Numbers and Route Numbers    
  • Cafeteria Information   
  • PTA Membership and Information Tables   
  • Volunteer Sign Up   
  • Spirit Wear   
Please attend Open House according to the following schedule:    
  • PreK - 2nd Grade: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
  • 3rd - 5th Grade: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
A detailed email will be sent with information about open house next week.    
   
Student Registration   
Returning students/parents to Laurel Ridge should complete the annual verification process using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. New students to DeKalb and Laurel Ridge should complete the new student registration application.   
    
School Hours   
LRES will allow students to enter the building at 7:00am, with instruction beginning at 7:50 AM and dismissal starting at 2:25 PM.   
   
Important Upcoming Dates:   
August 1st: Open House   
August 4th: PTA Playground Meet Up (All Grade Levels, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)   
August 5th: First Day of School   
August 29th: Laurel Ridge Curriculum Night (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)   
   
We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer vacation. The entire LRES team is eagerly anticipating the start of a wonderful school year on Monday, August 5th. Thank you for your continued support in making this year a success for all our students.   
    
Warm regards,   
Ms. Corey Hartman  
Principal Laurel Ridge Elementary

School Supply List 2024-2025 School Year

School Supply List 2024-2025 School Year

The school supply list for 2024-2025 school year is now posted. 

Aftercare 2024-2025 Information

Aftercare 2024-2025 Information

Hi, Eagle family!

It's early, but we wanted to drop you a note with some information regarding aftercare for the 2024-2025 school year and how to register for the new lottery system:

-Both Ms. Bull and Mr. Weaver will direct aftercare this upcoming year.
-Aftercare spots will be awarded via a lottery system next school year instead of first-come-first-served as in the past.
-Aftercare applications will be processed via Google Forms. The cut off date will be Sunday, July 14 at midnight.
-Our Aftercare team will work to notify families by end of day, Wednesday, July 17 if your student is in the program or has been waitlisted.
-After this cut off date, families will have 1 week to accept or decline their spot. Anyone "waitlisted" from the lottery will then be offered open spots.
-You will receive a confirmation email with a registration packet and additional information at that time.
-Submitting a form does not guarantee acceptance into the aftercare program.

Other Important Reminders:
-Our aftercare program will resume on August 12, 2023. The program will be open to students in PreK-5th grade. Our aftercare program will have a 1:15 teacher-to-student ratio.

DCSD Aftercare Fees:
-Non-refundable Registration Fees are:
-$25.00 per child,
-$40.00 for two children
-$65.00 for three children
-$90.00 for four children.

Weekly tuition payments are:
-$60.00 – for one child
-$110.00 – for two children
-$165.00 – for three children
-$220.00 – for four children.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Ms. Hartman, Ms. Bull, and Mr. Weaver

Transportation

The mission of the Department of Transportation is to provide safe, professional, and efficient transportation for students to and from school; and all extracurricular activities and school-related events. Follow this link to locate your child's bus number and route. 

Coffee and Conversation- Foundation for Success

Supporting Student Community and Staff Feedback
It is great being part of the conversation to support Laurel Ridge!

Main Focus for Ms. Hartman:
1) Focusing on building safety and student environment. 
2) Creating diverse experiences for all students. 
3) Clear path to academic success for all students. 

Upcoming and Ongoing Conversations:
1) Communication 
2) Student's Social Emotional Wellbeing
3) Community Involvement

Join us for the next one!

Parent Resources

Please click here for more information regarding family engagement.

Student Supports at Laurel Ridge

All staff and students are part of a multi-tiered system of supports for the whole student including academic and behavior supports.  This process utilizes a systematic problem solving model to analyze multiple pieces of data to determine how all students are responding to instruction.  All students have access to support at Laurel Ridge.

Multi Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) 
  1. MTSS is a coherent continuum of evidence/research based, system-wide practices to support a rapid response to academic & behavioral needs.
  2. MTSS includes frequent data-based monitoring for instructional decision-making to empower each student to achieve.
  3. MTSS provides a more complete solution. It not only implements an intervention process (RTI), but addresses behavior issues, provides for educators, and recognizes the need to incorporate outside influences.
Response to Intervention (RTI)
  1. RTI is the practice of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need.
  2. RTI monitors progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals.
  3. RTI applies a child’s response data to important educational decision.
  4. RTI is part of an MTSS framework

Section 504 

Exceptional Education

For the most up-to-date information regarding support for students with disabilities, please check the following websites:
 

Laurel Ridge After School Activities

Laurel Ridge offers an extensive selection of after school enrichment activities. Please click on the links below to see the flyers for each organization with detailed information.