Frequently Asked Questions
What time does school begin and end?
Students should arrive by 8:45.
Students will begin dismissal at 3:45.
What time do the students enter the building?
All students enter the building at 8:25. Those going to breakfast, head directly to the cafeteria. All other students
move to the gym. At 8:35 all students go to their classrooms.
Where do I drop my children off in the morning?
Bus riders will enter the doors on Thornton Street.
Car riders should enter the office entrance on Hillcrest Street.
How are the students dismissed, and how can I pick my children up from RV?
Please notify the office before 3:00 if your child's transportation plan is going to change.
If you designated your children to be walkers, this means that you trust them to leave the school on their own and walk home unsupervised. Walkers will be dismissed from the front office door. All students other than walkers will be considered bus riders or car riders.
Car riders will be dismissed as your car joins the line off of Hillcrest and pulls up to the next available colored square in car loop. Staff will escort students from the school lobby to your car at the colored square. **You must have your Ridgeview Pick Up Pass with you to pick up or you will be directed to the front office to sign your child out. Passes can be obtained from the Ridgeview office.
CAR DRIVERS -- Cars should approach the school on Hillcrest from the south playground. They will then loop one way through the front school loop so as to unblock all traffic lanes. A safe arrival and dismissal are important at Ridgeview. Please do not leave a parked car in the loop or fire lanes.
How much does breakfast and lunch cost?
Student Breakfast: $1.60 / Adult $1.85
Student Lunch: $2.30 / Adult $2.85
What immunizations/screenings does my child need prioir to starting school?
Missouri state law requires students to provide documentation of immunization prior to starting school. The information regarding requirements by grade level can be found at the following web site: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm. Your child's physician will also have this information.
The state of Missouri also requires students entering Kindergarten and first grade have a comprehensive eye exam performed by a state licensed eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist) or physician. Information pertaining to this new law may be accessed on the Liberty Public Schools Web site at: http://www.liberty.k12.mo.us/parents/immunizations/vision-bill/. The information will also be provided at Kindergarten round up and in enrollment packets. Although this is a new requirement, parents have the option to opt out of the exam and attendance will not be denied to students who do not obtain the exam.
It is also recommended, but not required, that your child have a full check up with a physician prior to the start of school. This may help identify any health concerns your child may have and help ensure your child has a healthy start for the school year.
- What if my child needs to take medication at school?
Medication should be given at home whenever possible. However, there are times when it may become necessary for your child to take medications during the school day. The district has standard procedures that apply to the administration of medication at school. Please check with the nurse to obtain the paperwork and discuss your child’s medication.
- When should I keep my child home from school?
We want your child to have every chance to be successful in their classroom. However, school is no place for a sick child. Please do not send your child to school if he/she has diarrhea, vomiting, a fever (100.0 F or higher), uncontrollable cough, or a communicable disease such as pink eye, strep throat or chicken pox until appropriate treatment has begun.
If your child is ill with fever, diarrhea or vomiting he/she must be symptom/fever free without the use of medication for 24 hours prior to returning to school. The above guidelines will also be used to determine if your child will be sent home during the school day. Please do not hesitate to contact the nurse should you have any questions regarding your child’s symptoms.