ER Suns Newsletter 9.12.22

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.

Please call if your child is tardy or absent.


Save the Dates!

Save the Dates!

Picture Day, September 29
PTA Fall Festival, September 30


ParentVUE - Emergency Contacts & Required FormsParentVUE  - Emergency Contacts & Required Forms

Please check your child’s emergency contacts in ParentVUE. Parents need to add or change emergency contacts in ParentVue. Contacts include anyone who has permission to pick their child up from school or the bus stop, this includes daycare providers.

Please log into ParentVUE and complete the District required forms.


Curriculum Nights

Classroom Curriculum Nights will be held in the classrooms. Curriculum Night is forCurriculum Nights parents/caregivers only.

Tuesday, September 20

5:30-6:15pm - 4th grade
6:30-7:15pm - 2nd grade and 5th grade

Tuesday, September 27

5:30-6:15pm - Kindergarten / 1st grade
6:30-7:15pm - 3rd grade


Student Chromebooks

Student Chromebooks

NSD Chromebooks are issued to students in grades 2 - 5. Teachers will provide guidance on homework expectations. Students are to use these devices for educational purposes only and should plan to bring them to school, fully charged, each day unless told otherwise. Following please find some helpful information:

Student Chromebook Care

Chromebook Handbook

Please contact Tiffany Dial at: with any questions, etc.


Playworks Recess Reboot This Week

Playworks Recess Reboot This Week

Dear East Ridge Families,

I am excited to share that thanks to a generous $10,200 grant from our East Ridge PTA, our school is partnering with Playworks to help reboot our recess this week!

We are proud to partner with Playworks to make recess a fun, inclusive time for every student in our community. Playworks is the leading national nonprofit using play to transform schools. A Playworks recess creates a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills.

Playworks Trainer, Marie DeShetler, will be at our school on Tuesday-Friday this week. Playworks’ main focus will be to help us assess and set goals for our school recess, provide our staff with additional professional development, as well as launch and demo best practices that will help bring safe and healthy play to our school!

During the week, staff and students will learn new skills and expectations for safe and fun recess games and activities.

Visit the Recess Reboot welcome page ( to learn more.

Thank you for your support and please join us in welcoming Playworks to East Ridge this week!


East Ridge Staff


Picture Day!

Thursday, September 29Smiling Sun with camera and sunglasses

  • Go to and search for your school

  • Select the order button from the appropriate photo day

  • Complete your transaction

  • Or - look for flyers coming home

  • Questions? 1-800-826-3535


Bus PassesBus Passes

Please note: bus passes will not be issued until the first part of October.


After School NotesAfter School Notes - Home, School Connection

Please continue to send notes to school if your child's USUAL after school plans change. Include your child's name, teacher, date, and after school plan.



Library Help - Volunteer at the library

Library Help

East Ridge Library would love your help! Volunteers help keep the library running smoothly by helping with things like check in/out and shelving. It's a great way to get involved at school, even if you've never volunteered before. It's also very flexible if you aren't able to make it in on a weekly basis. We still have several classes without volunteers, so please fill out this form if you have any interest in helping out in the library this year!


Cross CountryCross Country

Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:30 pm.

Practices: 9/20, 9/22, 9/27, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, and 10/20.

Volunteers needed for practices and upcoming meet on 10/4. Please sign up to help at the home meet at the below link:

If you have any questions regarding registration, please feel free to contact the East Ridge main office staff at 452.408.4400. For other questions or concerns, call / text Coach Mitchell Zimberg at 425.765.4952 (note: new phone number) or Email at

Meets: 4:45 – 6:00 pm 10/4 East Ridge
10/11 Sunrise
10/18 Cottage Lake
10/25 Sunrise –5:00 Finals

Complete registration information including fees, methods of payment and forms is available on the Northshore School District elementary sports website: - Registration is open now and will continue through September 20. - The registration fee is $35.00 or $0.00 for Free or Reduced Lunch Program qualifiers.


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REMINDER: Volunteer/Visitor Sign In

We are working hard to make East Ridge an exceptional and safe school for your child and you. Please observe the following:

  • You must complete the district background check process annually, prior to volunteering at East Ridge.
  • Sign in at the office and wear a badge any time you are on campus during office hours. This includes before and after school. Return the badge and sign out.
  • Younger siblings are not able to accompany volunteers at this time.
  • Please refrain from using your cell phone on campus.


COVID CommunicationCOVID virus

The Department of Health (DOH) requires schools to inform families and students about COVID-19 case numbers and potential outbreaks. Last week, there were a total of two confirmed cases at our school. The accuracy of our data depends on self-reporting. Thank you for continuing to let the school know if your child tests positive for COVID-19. To view additional information, including school and district trends visit the District’s COVID-19 data dashboard. The dashboard is updated weekly on Monday evenings.

If your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 keep them home and test for COVID-19. Families can order free COVID-19 tests from the state. Together, we can keep our schools healthy and safe.


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Frequently Used Links

Daily Lunch Picture Menu
Weekly Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Family Handbook: All You Need to Know about East Ridge!
COVID Flowchart
Pre-arranged Absence Form
East Ridge Elementary Website
Northshore School District Calendar for 22-23


East Ridge PTA Newsletter Information Below...

East Ridge Elementary PTA with Yellow sun

The mission of East Ridge Elementary PTA is to enrich, encourage, and enlighten. We do this by providing a wide spectrum of educational programs and a network of support for our students and staff. To learn more, join, or donate, click the link:






Friendly reminder that with each new school year, you will need to *renew* your membership with the PTA if you had joined us in the past.

Click the link below to read more about how the PTA serves the East Ridge community, and to renew your membership or join for the first time!


ERPTA Fall Festival

The East Ridge Fall Festival is coming up on 9/30! Your help makes this event possible, so please sign up below if you're able to! This is a great opportunity for middle/high school students to get service hours.


ERPTA Fall Festival Flyer


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See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!