The North Ridgeville City Schools Staff is working hard to implement many new improvements over the upcoming school year. These changes are designed to provide more cost effective yet efficient services to our students and community. The first change deals with the On-Line Registration/Forms for parents. The second change is the Extended Drop Off and Extended Pick Up service at NREC, Lear, Liberty and Wilcox.
This year we will be providing a new service to our elementary parents. The drop off and pick up of our elementary students is a very difficult and arduous process. We are trying to figure out ways to make this better and to assist parents in the process. The extended drop off and pick up service will only be provided at Wilcox Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Lear Elementary and NREC. Parents will be able to drop off and/or pick up their child up to thirty minutes prior to school start and thirty minutes after school dismisses. Parents must sign up for this service in the parent on-line registration/forms web site.
This new extended drop off and pick up service will allow parents to opt out of transportation services in the morning, in the afternoon or both morning and afternoon. Our on-line forms process started with having parents opt out of both am and pm. This has been fixed in the on-line forms portal and now parents can make the selection of am, pm or both. The service will start on September 3rd at NREC/Kindergarten, Lear, Liberty and Wilcox. This service will hopefully help parents get their student to school so they can get to work or pick up after work. Also, this will help alleviate some of the traffic pattern issues at each of our schools. Pick up and drop off is very difficult as our schools are not designed for the sheer numbers of students we have arriving and leaving. Our enrollment continues to grow and we are using every free space in our schools.
In the past our parents had to complete a stack of forms for each child in their household attending our district. This information was then sent to the school and we attempted to use the information to update our data base and keep records of important information such as; health, emergency medical, parental agreements, etc. This cost the district a great deal in paper and manpower. Not to mention, the time it took parents to complete the forms for each child and how difficult it was for staff to constantly update the data.
This year our parents will complete an on-line form process. This will streamline the collection of all this information, be more cost effective in relation to manpower and resources, and provide us with much better data. This will also be a great service to parents as they will not have to complete all those forms and papers each year.
This has been a huge undertaking and we appreciate all the people that have worked on the project. This program will interface with power-school and update our data-base automatically. We are providing help session for our parents at the high school media center. The system is new and as we work through the process, there will be kinks and bugs.
These two improvements will make our educational system better and add value to North Ridgeville City Schools and the community. Please be patient and positive about the changes and inform us when there are issues. This way we can respond to the needs and issues and fix them as we encounter glitches. Again, these are great improvement for our school system and will add value to our goal of educating our youth and serving the North Ridgeville Community.