September 29, 2020

Hello Orchard Families!

Please make a copy of the attached October A/B Calendar.

Grade level specials calendars will be coming home in the backpacks this week.

Here is a helpful article from our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Rubin, on supporting your child with regulating their emotions.

Save the Dates:

Orchard School Week of
RESPECT is coming up October 5th-9th. Check out this flyer and join us in showing your support to stomp out bullying. Share your Spirit Week photos on social media with the hashtag #orchardspiritweek2020!

Community Notices:

RHS Columbus Day Girls Soccer Clinic for grades K-8, will be hosted by the RHS Varsity Team on Monday, October 12th. Check out the flyer here.

Have you registered to VOTE? Click here for an informative one sheet about how to register to vote in New Jersey.

September 22, 2020

Save the Dates:

HSA Meeting Wednesday 9.23

Join us, via Zoom, at 8 PM on Wednesday for our first HSA meeting of the 2020-21 school year! The agenda is linked here
You can click on this link to join our meeting.
Meeting ID: 379 292 3913
Passcode: Orchard

The meeting will also be live streamed on our Orchard website and archived there for future reference.

The Back To School (Virtual) Picnic is just a couple of days away on Thursday, 9/24 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Get ready for some backyard fun together (at a distance) with your fellow Orchard community! Check out the plans attached. 

Orchard News:

Pandemic Response at Orchard Form
Have a question or feedback on our school year thus far? The Pandemic Response at Orchard  Team would love to hear from you. Use this Google Form below to record your feedback. Thank you!

Community Building Assembly ~ Student Speakers!

Given the unique circumstances this year surrounding our CBA live stream, we are asking all families to fill out this short survey for each of their Orchard children. This will provide permission for your child to participate in CBA if you wish. Thank you!

Reminder: School Photos on Thursday for Cohort B.  Click here for information on convenient online ordering. Remote students click here for the sign up genius form. 

Please note: ***Only fully remote students need a sign up, one sign up per family***.


Community Notices:

Get your car washed while supporting RHS Girls Soccer this weekend!

September 15, 2020

Save the Dates:

Back-to-School Night will be held on Thursday, 9/17
Click on the link below for a livestream with Mrs. Ferreri @7pm.

New Family Orientation will be held on Tuesday, 9/22

HSA Meeting 9/23 8:00 pm

Zoom links to follow

Orchard Notices
Smile for the Camera! School Picture Day is coming up 9/21 and 9/24. Rod Bolten Photography is excited to offer online proofing and ordering.

Get into the school spirit with Orchard Spirit Wear....then wear your new Orchard spirit T-shirt to the Back-to-School Picnic 2020! This virtual picnic will take place in your own backyard on 9/24.

Get organized this fall by downloading GroupSpot to your phone. The new home of Orchard's mobile directory and other important school information.

Scouting is Adventure. Click here to learn more about Ridgewood Pack 44 Cub Scouts.

Community Notices

Ridgewood Public Library Children's Department Fall 2020 Line-up

Ridgewood Public Library Teen Department of Virtual programs

Support RHS Senior Class 2021 at a BBQ & Band Party on 9/26

RHS Boys Lacrosse are holding their annual car wash fundraiser on 9/20 - Rain or Shine!

School Spirit Tastes Great! Support the class of 2024 while taking a night off from cooking at Chipotle!

Concerned about racism in America? Join the community read...

September, 8 2020

Hello Orchard! See below for a short weekly e-news. More info to come next week for our Virtual Back to School Night on 9/17. Stay tuned for a few more revised dates for September, including our New Family Orientation (9/22) and September HSA meeting (9/24)!

Return Materials to Orchard!
Have some Orchard supplies at home from last year's remote learning? Click the link above for more information on returning items to Orchard.

Welcome back letter from Mrs. Rubin, our guidance counselor.

Orchard Master Hybrid Schedule K-5

Community Notices

RBSA Fall Rec Baseball & Softball 2020

September 1, 2020
Orchard Notices
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Parental Rights Info

For Free and Reduced Lunch Information, please refer to the following:
Business Administrator's Letter regarding Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
Free and Reduced Lunch Application Instructions (English Version)
Free and Reduced Lunch Application (English Version)

Free and Reduced Lunch Application Instructions (Spanish Version)
Free and Reduced Lunch Application (Spanish Version)

Student School Supplies will be delivered to Orchard the week of 8/24/2020. Remote learners can pick up their school supplies at the front door between 2-4:00 on 9/1/2020.