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District Elementary Parent Handbook

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

Drew Terry

Welcome to Cougar Ridge Elementary! On behalf of our entire staff, we want to welcome you to our school community. Cougar Ridge, home of the Bobcats, is a place where all children and their diverse backgrounds and cultures are valued. We pride ourselves on inclusive practices and the pursuit of equity for all students and families. Our PTA is highly active and supportive of some wonderful programs, family activities, and student clubs. Volunteers in the classroom and for our V.O.I.C.E. program are highly regarded and appreciated. Our instructional and support staff are phenomenal and truly enjoy engaging with students and families. We appreciate you partnering with us in our quest to educate all students.

As we prepare for the start of the 2023–24 school year, the following are some important dates at Cougar Ridge to add to your calendar:

  • Monday, August 28 - 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Meet the Teacher
  • Monday, August 28 - 5:00 p.m. Kindergarten Curriculum Night
  • Tuesday, August 29 - 9:15 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. First Day of School (Grades 1-5)
  • Tuesday, August 29, Wednesday, August 30, Thursday, August 31 – Family Connection Meetings (Kindergarten)
    • These are one on one meetings with the teacher. Sign up Genius emails went out 08/21/23.
  • Friday, September 1 - 9:15 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. First Day of School (Kindergarten)
  • Thursday, September 7 - 5:00 p.m. Curriculum Night (Grades 1-2)
  • Thursday, September 14 - 5:00 p.m. Curriculum Night (Grades 3-5)
  • Friday, September 15 - Picture Day
  • Monday, October 23 - Teacher Workshop Day (No School for Students)
  • Friday, October 27 - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. PTA Spooky Spaghetti

Handbook Sections

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General Information

Review general handbook information for the school year, including items such as attendance and dress code.

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Expectations for academic comprehension during the school year.

Student Conduct

Behavioral expectations for all students during the school year.

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Health Information

Information regarding the nurse's office, health procedures and home/hospital instruction.

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Family Involvement, Clubs and Activities

Information on volunteer opportunities and student organizations.