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Due to closed roads, downed lines and power outages Ridgeview is closed to students today. ALL FIELD TRIPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. Tomorrow is an Optional Teacher Work Day, the building will open at 9am

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

42 USC §11431. Statement of Policy

 

The following is the policy of the Congress:

(1) Each State educational agency shall ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths.
(2) In any State where compulsory residency requirements or other requirements, in laws, regulations, practices, or policies, may act as a barrier to the identification of, or the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of, homeless children and youths, the State
educational agency and local educational agencies in the State will review and undertake steps to revise such laws, regulations, practices, or policies to ensure that homeless children and youths are afforded the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youths.
(3) Homelessness is not a sufficient reason to separate students from the mainstream school environment.
(4) Homeless children and youths should have access to the education and other services that such children and youths need to ensure that such children and youths have an opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic standards to which all students are held.

Eligibility under McKinney-Vento

Children or youth who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including:

● Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
● Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
● Living in emergency or transitional shelters
● Living in a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
● Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
● Migratory children living in the above circumstances
● Unaccompanied youth living in the above circumstances

Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Rights

Unaccompanied homeless youth are ensured the same educational rights that the McKinney- Vento Act provides for other homeless students, which includes the right to:

● Enroll immediately, even if they do not currently have paperwork normally required for enrollment
● Attend either the local attendance area school or the school of origin, with the placement decision based on the student’s best interest
● Remain in the school of origin for the duration of the homelessness or until the end of the school year in which the student becomes permanently housed
● Receive transportation to and from the school of origin
● Receive educational services, such as free school meals, Title I services, and participate in gifted and talented programs, vocational education, alternative education, and any other services comparable to what housed students receive
● Not be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless

In addition to the provisions that apply to all homeless students, the McKinney-Vento Act includes the following provisions specifically for unaccompanied homeless youth:
● Unaccompanied homeless youth shall be immediately enrolled without proof of guardianship
● During a dispute over school selection or enrollment, unaccompanied homeless youth shall receive a written statement explaining the school’s decision, the youth’s right to appeal the decision, and a referral to the local liaison 

Local Liaisons shall assist unaccompanied homeless youth in:

● Selecting a school of attendance and enrolling in school
● Requesting transportation to and from the school of origin
● Enrolling in school immediately while disputes are resolved

Important Notice

Due to closed roads, downed lines and power outages Ridgeview is closed to students. ALL FIELD TRIPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. Tomorrow is an Optional Teacher Work Day, the building will open at 9am

School Song (music to the army marching song)

Over hill, over dale

We will run and never fail

Ridgeview wolverines are marching along

Integrity, day and night

We will stand for what is right

Wolverines are singing our song

Chorus: Like a family

              Our school will always be

              Faithful and forever strong

             And wherever we go

             The world will always know

             Wolverines are marching along

Family, community

Leaders we vow to be

Ridgeview Wolverines are marching along

Being strong in the light

We will stand for what is right

Wolverines are singing our song

Chorus

                  Written: R. Williams, Founder and School Leader

STUDENT CREED

I am a Ridgeview student

I strive to realize my potential

I strive to achieve academic excellence

I exemplify high moral character

I work diligently to prepare for the future

I am tomorrow’s leader!

           R. Williams, Founder and school Leader

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