Principal's Message

Welcome To Arbor Ridge K-8 School!

Mrs. Vanessa DeMars

Greetings Arbor Ridge Families! 

I hope you and your family had an amazing summer, we are looking forward to seeing many of you at our Meet the Teacher on Monday, August 8th from 1-3 pm.  Families in K-5 should have received an email notification with who their teacher will be for the upcoming school year on Friday, if you did not, no worries, there will be faculty and staff available on campus on Monday to help identify your student’s teacher.  Middle school students will receive their schedules in the cafeteria and have the opportunity to visit with their teachers.  Middle School Students will also be able to pick up their device in the media center from 1-3 pm during Meet the Teacher, but if you are unable to make it, students will receive their device on the first day of school. 

Also, during Meet the Teacher we will have parking tags available for car riders.  Parents please bring your driver’s license so that we may issue you a car tag. If you still have your car tags from last year, please bring those as well as your photo ID and be sure to visit the car tag table. 

Click here for this year's arrival and dismissal procedures.

For families looking for before and after school care, we are excited to announce that we have chosen Dramatic Education to serve as our provider.  Dramatic Education is an educational arts company with over seventeen years of academic arts programming. They provide a safe, nurturing, enriching, and educational environment for students daily. Students will stretch their creative muscles and strengthen their developmental skills. Dramatic Education will also be available at our Meet the Teacher Event, Monday August 8th 1-3 pm,  if you have any additional questions.  Parents can also register now- Click to Register!

A reminder that the first day of school is Wednesday, August 10th.  Doors will open at 8:15 am, families can park and walk their student to their class on their first day ONLY, or drop off through carline.  School starts at 8:45 am, and kindergarten parents are asked to please joining us for our Boo-Hoo Breakfast in the media center.  A reminder that Wednesday is also an early dismissal day so school will at 2 pm.  Also, please note that since our school is a Community Eligibility Program School, all of our students will receive free breakfast and lunch. 

A reminder that all parents will need to complete very important forms through their Skyward Family Access.  The Skyward Family Access Portal has an Online Forms tab when accessed from a desktop or laptop. Online Forms that parents and guardians need to complete can be found in the Online Forms tab. Online Forms can also be located from the Wall in Skyward Family Access. Parents and guardians will be able to complete and submit the Parent Consent Form (PCF) and Device Refusal Form from the Online Forms Tab or the Wall.  Directions for completing Online Forms have been added to the Skyward Family Access documentation.  OCPS respects that families have the right to make educational decisions for their child.  During the 2022-23 school year there are two ONLINE forms for parents/guardians in Skyward Family Access. Parents must complete PCF as soon as possible, but no later than ten days after the start of the school year/and or entry.  We appreciate your attention to these forms. 

We are looking forward to seeing you everyone on Monday, August 8th from 1-pm at Meet the Teacher! 

Best Regards, 
Vanessa DeMars 
Arbor Ridge School 

Greetings Arbor Ridge Families, 

The Magnet Presentation Video below highlights our magnet program, including the framework, accolades, curriculum and academics, acceleration opportunities, ESE services, extracurriculars, and directions to apply. Hopefully all of your inquiries will be addressed in the presentation.
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