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Our Mission

We, the Falcon Ridge Community, believe all children can learn, and we will establish high standards of learning that we expect all students to achieve.

  1. All students can and will learn.
  2. Respect for diversity is critical.
  3. Together we are more.

2020-2021 School Year

August 6, 2020  Back to School Information

The Board of Education of Jordan School District voted for an online Back to School event for the 2020-2021 school year. Falcon Ridge will be posting a link on Friday, August 21, 2020 on our school website and on our Facebook page with videos and information. Teachers will introduce themselves and provide information about their classrooms. The PTA and SCC will also have information available on the link. In addition, the new principal, Theresa Christensen, will have important information regarding the Reopening Plan.

We understand this is an uncertain time, therefore, if you would like to meet your teacher in person, please contact them to arrange for an appointment. Teachers will be available for individual appointments the week of August 17-21. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding the Reopening Plan at Falcon Ridge, please contact Theresa Christensen by email at theresa.christensen@jordandistrict.org, by phone at 801.282.2437, or by text at 801.980.1498.

The only school supplies your student will need this year is a backpack, water bottle, and a face covering. All supplies will be provided by the school. Please make sure your child’s backpack, water bottle, face covering, and jackets are clearly labeled with his/her name.

During the week of August 17-21, 2020, lunch will be available for children age 18 and younger at the locations listed in the following flyer. We will NOT be serving breakfast or lunch at Falcon Ridge during this week. Breakfast and lunch will be free, however, starting August 25, 2020, breakfast and lunch will be charged to the students’ accounts.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u2WQ6tZxspUjukW4BxjtJmNl-VJ31H3k

July 30, 2020 Approved JSD School Reopening Plan

On July 28, 2020, the Board of Education of Jordan School District approved the JSD School Reopening Plan. Access to the information if available through this link:

Board Approved Reopening Plan

July 24, 2020 JSD School Reopening Plan

On July 21, 2020, Jordan School District released the draft of the School Reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

The school board will be voting on it on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. More information about the meeting is available through this link:

July 28 Board Meeting Update

For specific questions regarding Falcon Ridge Elementary, please contact the principal, Theresa Christensen, by email at theresa.christensen@jordandistrict.org, by phone at 801.282.2437, or text at 801.980.1498.

 

July 14, 2020 New Principal Introduction

Dear Parents and Friends,

I am so delighted to introduce myself as your new principal at Falcon Ridge Elementary.  I am truly honored and excited to be a part of this amazing community. In the few interactions I have had with teachers, staff, students, and families, I know that Falcon Ridge Elementary is an incredible community. I want to support the work of the faculty, staff, students, and community while continuing Falcon Ridge’s goals for student success.

 I love teaching! Throughout my careers, I have been a corporate trainer and manager then spent several years in the classroom, teaching fifth, third, and first grade.  I have an avid interest in assisting students and teachers in reaching their highest potential. I was a behavior specialist for several years. My desire to be a positive impact in the community and to help others obtain their own success are the main reasons I became an administrator.  I began my administrative journey several years ago as an assistant principal at Hayden Peak and Oakcrest Elementary. This last year I have served as the assistant principal at Eastlake Elementary. I have learned so much from the students, parents, and teachers at these schools, and I look forward to learning more from the amazing Falcon Ridge community.  I am a life-long learner and recently completed my doctoral level studies at Grand Canyon University. I am the mother of three grown children, each with their own talents and strengths. As such, I understand the challenges and celebrations you face each day to ensure your child has the best educational experiences. In my free time, I love spending time with my family. Home is one of my favorite places; however, I love to travel and explore, especially with my children. I love warm (hot) climates and the beach!

One of my most important goals as principal at Falcon Ridge will be to build strong relationships with students, teachers, and families.  In order for this to be accomplished, my plan is to be in the hallways, classrooms, the cafeteria, on the playground and be accessible to students, parents, teachers, and staff.  It is extremely important for everyone in the community to feel safe, confident, and connected. I will work diligently with teachers and staff to make sure our students are immersed in curriculum and instruction that is engaging, rewarding, and challenging. I have an open door policy and will be available for you. I welcome your input and ideas. Helen Keller once stated, “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and working together for a strong, kind Falcon Ridge community.

Kind Regards,

Theresa Christensen, MAT, Ed.S.

Principal

Falcon Ridge Elementary

July 14, 2020

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If you are looking to volunteer at the school,please use the NEW and UPDATED volunteer form for parents. Below is the link for the updated Volunteer Application Form.

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Falcon Ridge School News

State STEM Fair Winner

Recently, Bracken Wooten, a Fifth grade student at Falcon Ridge Elementary, took second place in the State at the Central Utah STEM Fair for his STEM project. His project, A Salty Mystery, was a chemistry experiment in which he tested to see if the amount of salt put into a sugary dessert recipe affected the taste of the dessert. The results were to use the amount of salt called for in a recipe, no salt in a recipe or double the salt in a recipe. Congratulations Bracken for your hard work and for representing Falcon Ridge Elementary well! We also want to congratulate our other students who attended the STEM Fair and who also worked hard on their projects!

OFFICE HOURS

The school office is closed but If you still need to pick a chrome book for your child please call 801-282-2437 from 8:00am to 1:00pm so we can arrange to meet you at the school.

SCHOOL DISMISSAL EXTENDED

Dear Parents,

Governor Gary Herbert announced this week that the school dismissal for all Utah schools will be extended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This means Jordan School District schools will not be in session for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Student learning will continue at home for all students through the end of the school year.

More information regarding the extended dismissal and alternate plans for graduation and other end-of-year activities will be forthcoming.

Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch will continue at current sites through the end of the school year.

 *UpdateFalcon Ridge Elementary is no longer serving breakfast or lunch. Meals will be available at the following schools:

  • Bastian Elementary School
  • Blackridge Elementary School
  • Bluffdale Elementary School
  • Columbia Elementary School
  • Copper Canyon Elementary School
  • Eastlake Elementary School
  • Foothills Elementary School
  • Golden Fields Elementary School
  • Hayden Peak Elementary School
  • Hearthland Elementary School
  • Majestic Elementary School
  • Monte Vista Elementary School
  • Oquirrh Elementary School
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • Southland Elementary School
  • South Jordan Elementary School
  • Terra Linda Elementary School
  • Westvale Elementary School

Meals are FREE for ALL children age 18 and under. No student numbers or payment will be required. Federal rules require that children be present to receive a meal. Adults may not purchase a meal. Free breakfast is served from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and free lunch is served from 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m. at the above locations.

Thank you for your continued support.   

Michelle Peterson, Principal                Cathy Ford, Assistant Principal

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Despido escolar extendido por el resto del año escolar 2019-2020

Queridos padres,

El gobernador Gary Herbert anunció hoy que el despido escolar de todas las escuelas de Utah se extenderá por el resto del año escolar 2019-2020 para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de COVID-19.

Esto significa que las escuelas del Distrito Escolar de Jordan no estarán en sesión durante el resto del año escolar 2019-2020. El aprendizaje de los estudiantes continuará en casa para todos los estudiantes hasta el final del año escolar.

Se proporcionará más información sobre el despido extendido y los planes alternativos para la graduación y otras actividades de fin de año.

El desayuno y el almuerzo para llevar continuarán en los sitios actuales hasta el final del año escolar.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo.

FALCON RIDGE NEWS      March 24, 2020

What a wild week this has been with transitioning to online schooling. Teachers and staff members have been working diligently to create meaningful content for your children. I think everyone has had a bit of a learning curve this week while adjusting to school at home. Each day seems to be better than the previous day and more students are accessing the curriculum. Please encourage your child to message his/her teacher if he/she has questions or concerns. Parents can message teachers as well. We are here to support your child with online learning. Thank you for all that you are doing at home to support your child too!

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Falcon Ridge Hours are now 8:00am – 1:00pm

School phone number is (801) 282-2437

In an effort to promote social distancing and for the safety of our staff working in the building, we will be limiting interactions with the public.

 *UpdateFalcon Ridge Elementary is no longer serving breakfast or lunch. Meals will be available at the following schools:

  • Bastian Elementary School
  • Blackridge Elementary School
  • Bluffdale Elementary School
  • Columbia Elementary School
  • Copper Canyon Elementary School
  • Eastlake Elementary School
  • Foothills Elementary School
  • Golden Fields Elementary School
  • Hayden Peak Elementary School
  • Hearthland Elementary School
  • Majestic Elementary School
  • Monte Vista Elementary School
  • Oquirrh Elementary School
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • Southland Elementary School
  • South Jordan Elementary School
  • Terra Linda Elementary School
  • Westvale Elementary School

Meals are FREE for ALL children age 18 and under. No student numbers or payment will be required. Federal rules require that children be present to receive a meal. Adults may not purchase a meal. Free breakfast is served from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and free lunch is served from 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m. at the above locations.

 

School Community Council Meeting

Thursday, March 26th@ 5:30pm online via ZOOM.

Meetings are open to the public/school community.

To access the meeting go to the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/3949097553     Meeting ID: 394 909 7553

In keeping with the Governor’s directive to facilitate the ability of public bodies to conduct meetings electronically, approval has been given for all School Community Councils to hold electronic meetings. During this meeting we will discuss/agree on the upcoming LandTrust Plan. The official agenda is posted on our school website.

Falcon Ridge Elementary  

School Community Council Meeting Agenda  Thursday, March 26th 

This meeting will be held online via ZOOM on Thursday, March 26th at 5:30pm. You will need to download ZOOM onto your device before joining the meeting. Meetings are open to the public/school community.

To access the meeting go to the following link:                                                                                               https://zoom.us/j/3949097553

                                 Meeting ID: 394 909 7553

 Welcome

Approve Minutes

Budget

Playworks

LandTrust Plan – Discuss/Agree on the upcoming LandTrust Plan

 PTA President Message

I can’t believe it is already February!  We have made it through the month of January.  The school year is more than half over. It really seems to be flying by. Many people consider February to be the “month of love” – but I personally love February because it means we are on the downhill slide from winter into spring.

Having Family Month in January was a huge hit at Falcon Ridge.  We had over 250 attendees join us for a fun night at Classic Skating.  Art Night and the Family Dance Party were well attended and a lot of fun as well.  It is wonderful to gather as a community and enjoy some downtime with our great students and their parents.

We have had a great year so far.  There has been a great turnout for PTA sponsored events.  But as you know, these events would not be successful without the help from you – the parents of these great kids.  Your willingness to volunteer is what makes the difference. In addition to helping here and there, we need parents to join us by serving as members on the board.  Very soon it will be time to look at filling next year’s board positions. We will be announcing open commissions next month. If you are interested in serving on the board, please send me an email at falconridgepta@gmail.com.

As always, it is a pleasure to serve you and your children.  It is so fulfilling to get to know your little ones and see the joy on their faces when they recognize us at the school.  Whether with rewards such as a fun assembly or a popcorn party for a school contest, our children think PTA means fun. And it does!  So please join us and help when you can. Or better yet – come and serve on the Falcon Ridge Elementary PTA board. I promise you won’t regret it                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sincerely,
Karen Beebe
PTA President

falconridgepta@gmail.com

Harassment/Bullying Policy

Bullying and harassment are not tolerated at Falcon Ridge Elementary. Bullying is when a person or group of people repeatedly seeks to belittle, scare, hurt, put down, tease, threaten, harm, or intimidate another person. (see complete Policy as098)

 Bullying and harassment can be:

  • Verbal: The bully aggressively teases or calls names.
  • Physical: The bully physically hits, shoves, punches, pokes, bumps, corners, or harms you.
  • Visual: (leering, showing embarrassing material)
  • Emotional: The bully uses gestures, notes, rumors, gossip, etc. against someone. The bully may also exclude you or use your relationships with friends as a weapon.
  • Cyber: The bully uses emails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, other social networking websites, or other electronic devices to hurt someone.

Students Responsibility:

What should you do if you are getting bullied? Try the following:

  1. Tell the bully to “STOP”. Look the bully in the eye without emotion or fear and command him or her to stop.
  2. If the bully continues to bother you, WALK AWAY.
  3. If that doesn’t work, TELL AN ADULT (Teacher, Administrator, Counselor, Parent or an adult you trust). If you remain in silence, nobody will know and you will continue to suffer at the hands of the bully.

Teacher/Administration Responsibility:

  1. Investigate
  2. Inform the parents/guardians
  3. Provide consequences as necessary

All reports of bullying are confidential and handled carefully. Remember: Everyone has a right to come to school and feel safe! If you are bullying others, stop. Parents will be notified when bullying is taking place.

For those students who choose this behavior, consequences may include:

  • Mandatory parent/guardian conference
  • Loss of recess or activity
  • Lunch Detention
  • In School Suspension (ISS)
  • Suspension from school

 School Comunity Council Information can be found on this website under the “Community” tab at the top of this website page. Take a look, if you are interested in what is being discussed during these meetings.

Falcon Ridge Elementary Opportunities for Students

Fine Arts :

  • We have a Beverly Taylor Sorensen Specialist at our school. Lori Bassham teaches drama to every student.
  • We offer an after-school choir program taught by volunteer parents.
  • Fourth and Fifth-grade students attend the symphony each year
  • Assistants teach the Meet the Masters to students once a week for 40 minutes.

PE

  • All teachers in our building teach PE classes weekly to our students.

Theater:

  • All of our 6th grade students perform in a Shakespeare play each year. Each class performs a different play.

STEM:

  • We hold annual Science Fair and Monster Math competitions.

 STEAM:

  • We have an active Darts program. Last year all of our students created a large mural that we still have hanging in the hall.

 Character Education:

  • We are a Leader in Me school. We have announcements three times a week that highlight positive aspects of being a leader. We have many opportunities for students to be leaders in the classroom.
  • School-wide we have a Recycling Crew, Safety Patrol, Student Council, Lunch Workers, and student Library Helpers.

Gifted and Talented:

  • Geography Bee held each year.
  • Fourth grade has a Mountain Man assembly each year and they also go to This is the Place Monument for hands-on learning about Utah History.

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