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Laurel Ridge Solar Eclipse Independent Learner Day

Laurel Ridge Solar Eclipse Independent Learner Day

Here is all the information for the Laurel Ridge Independent Learner Day on April 8, 2024!
Here is all the information for the Laurel Ridge Independent Learner Day. 


Safe Viewing Tips
Use solar eclipse glasses at all times when viewing.
Never look directly at the sun.
Always supervise children when using solar eclipse glasses.

Informational Video
Watch a video to learn about solar eclipse. 

Draw a Diagram
Draw and label a diagram of a solar eclipse.

Compare and Contrast:
Compare and contrast a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse using a Venn Diagram.

Eclipse Chalk Art:
During an eclipse, the Sun’s corona (“crown”), the outermost part of its atmosphere, is visible! 

Claim Writing:
Support the claim about why the Moon can still block the Sun even though the Moon is much smaller than the Sun.

Poem Writing: 
Totality! An Eclipse Guide in Rhyme and Science
Write a poem about the solar eclipse. Use descriptive and sensory words. Enjoy the story read by an astronaut.  


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. 

School Supply List 2023-2024 School Year

The school supply list for 2023-2024 school year is now posted. Click Here for PDF of the School Supplies List.

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.