Back to School 2019-2020

Please click on the tab below to find information from your child's division. 

Upper School

Important Dates

Grade 9 Laptop and New Upper School Student Laptop Orientation 2018
Rising Grade 9 students and new Upper School students receive laptop training to get accustomed to their new devices. Please sign up here. Questions? Please contact Mr. Jason Rosenberg, Upper School Educational Technologist.

Small class of 2023 ice cream socials for parents and girls. Families will receive an invitation in late July/early August to an ice cream social to be held on Sunday, August 18, 3-5 pm at the home of one of their classmates. Look out for an invite in your email, but in the meantime, mark your calendar.

Used Uniform Sale: Monday, August 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Gator Gallery. Shirts, kilts, polos, and sweaters are available.

Fall Sports Tryouts start August 19, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Grade 9 Mass and BBQ, Sunday, August 25, 3:00 pm, Hamilton House. RSVP

First Academic Orientation, Monday, August 26, 8:00am arrival, Free Dress

First Day of classes for all US students, Tuesday, August 27. Dress Uniform.

Pictures, Tuesday, August 27, Dress Uniform

Early Dismissal, Friday, August 30

Adjunct Music Program (AMP)
The Adjunct Music Program is in place to provide music instruction to interested students, siblings and parents in the Stone Ridge community. Traditional lessons and group classes are offered after-school on a variety of instruments and voice including piano, violin/viola, ukulele, and guitar. Suzuki Violin is offered through Silver Strings Suzuki Studio. Certain instruments are currently on a wait list. If you wish to participate in Fall of 2019 please fill out this survey so we can make efforts to meet the needs of our growing music community. Families who fill out this survey will receive priority and be contacted in August about registration. Registration will open in August. Any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cunha.

Student Parking: Third and Fourth Academic students will need to register their car for on campus parking. More info to come in August.

Upper School Uniform Requirements

Upper School Uniform Requirements
Visit our uniform web page under your division page on Inside SR.

Where to buy:

Gator Gallery (in-store or online)
School Store located near the Athletic Center
301.657.4322 ext. 4001

Land's End
1.800.469.2222
School code: 900118159

Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms
Loehmann’s Plaza
5210 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Flynn O'Hara SR Private Uniform Sale, Monday, July 22, 5:00-8:00 pm. Register for a fitting. Check out the flyer.

Summer Gator Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: June 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14
  • Week of August 19 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Tuesday (8/20), Wednesday (8/21), Thursday (8/22)
  • The Gator Gallery will be open Monday, August 26 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and then resumes normal Tuesday and Thursday operations August 27.

The Gator Gallery is available 24/7 through our online ordering system.
 

Athletics

Health Forms

All athletes must complete a health form by July 31.

Register for Gator Strong Summer:  A functional training and athletic conditioning program to improve overall fitness, strength, agility, and quickness; and with an emphasis on injury prevention quality movement patterns.

VOLLEYBALL: For information, contact Head Coach Jennifer Raikes 
FIELD HOCKEY: For information, contact Head Coach Gloria Nantulya
SOCCER: For information, contact Andrew Mcguire
CROSS COUNTRY: For information and summer running workout plans, contact Head Coach Peter Rook
TENNIS: For summer tennis lesson or camp recommendations please contact Coach Bob Finney or Coach Larry Zebrak.

Fall Sports Tryouts: August 19-22, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Health Forms!

Health Forms - visit www.stoneridgeschool.org/health to access the appropriate health forms. Health Forms are due to the Director of Health Services by July 31.

Summer Assignments

Book Buying

Students may purchase textbooks through MBS Direct at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/stoneridge.htm, or from another source (ex: amazon textbooks).

MBS Direct's virtual bookstore opens July 1 with free shipping from July 22-August 4.

Book list for 2019-20

Students will be mailed a list of their courses in early July.

If you have questions, please contact Malcolm McCluskey, Head of Upper School.

MVA and Work Permits

MVA - Motor Vehicle Administration 
Learner's Permit Applications (Maryland Residents)
Applications can be brought to the US Office during regular summer office hours (9:00 am to 3:00 pm). Please be sure that all information is completed by the applicant and signed by a parent before bringing the form to school. Note that the office will be closed July 29-August 9.

Work Permits
Occasionally, over the summer, there are students who need a work permit for a summer job. Please go to this website for further information regarding work permits. The school does not issue or need to sign any work permits.

Senior Portraits

We're pleased to offer different photography options for senior portraits for our Class of 2020.

Students can opt to work with Victor O'Neill Studios who will be available on campus in Monday August 19 or Tuesday, October 15. More info coming.

Seniors can also opt to work with Rock Spring Photography by reaching out to marykaypalmer@me.com

Dress for senior portraits is "nice dress" as defined in our handbook. Portrait sessions are optional. Pictures will be available for purchase directly from the vendors.

Parents

Volunteer at Stone Ridge
We love parent volunteers! Check out all the ways you can become involved and meet other parents and embrace Goal IV.

Suggested Parent Reading list.

Rising Grade 9 Parent Meeting Notes 6-12-19

Lockers

For Class of 2023: We have a number of lockers available if you are interested in reserving one for the 2019-2020 school year. Please use this form to be assigned a locker. We will also provide you with a lock to use. A locker is highly recommended as a way to keep track of your belongings and to keep them secure. Locker assignments and distributing of locks will occur during New Student Orientation.

Summer Hours

The Upper School Office will close at the end of business on Friday, July 26, and will reopen on Monday, August 12. If you need assistance, please email usoffice@stoneridgeschool.org, which will be checked periodically.

Contacts

Mr. Malcolm McCluskey, Head of Upper School, ext. 1184
Dr. Jeanne Downey-Vanoverr, Assistant Head of Upper School, ext. 1186
Ms. Stephany Fontanone, Upper School Dean of Students, ext. 1175
Mrs. Michelle Cofino, Upper School Office Manager/All-School Registrar, ext. 1185
Mrs. Dana D'Avella, Upper School Office Assistant, ext. 1182

Share Your Summer Fun & Great News

Keep SR Social Media and website news active over the summer!

  • Send any photos of your child in SR gear on vacation, playing at the pool, having a picnic, etc. Include first name, graduation year, and location.
  • Send information about accomplishments over the summer. Did you go to a cool camp, win a competition, make an all-star team, perform in a summer play? Include name, graduation year, and accomplishment.
  • Email to E-Communications Manager Patty Lynch.

Middle School

Important Dates

Used Uniform Sale: Monday, August 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Gator Gallery. Shirts, kilts, polos, and sweaters are available. Please note that the Lower School used uniform sale will be in the lobby of the Lower School.

New Parent Reception for Middle School parents, Thursday, August 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, Head of School's Residence. RSVP

Afterschool Campus registration opens, Friday, August 23 at 9:00 am.

First Day of School, Monday, August 26, 12:15 pm dismissal for Middle School

Pictures, Wednesday, August 28

Early Dismissal, Friday, August 30

Fall Sports Tryouts, Tuesday, September 3

Musical Auditions, to be held on Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 17 from 3:30-5:30 pm.

Adjunct Music Program (AMP)
The Adjunct Music Program is in place to provide music instruction to interested students, siblings and parents in the Stone Ridge community. Traditional lessons and group classes are offered after-school on a variety of instruments and voice including piano, violin/viola, ukulele, and guitar. Suzuki Violin is offered through Silver Strings Suzuki Studio. Certain instruments are currently on a wait list. If you wish to participate in Fall of 2019 please fill out this survey so we can make efforts to meet the needs of our growing music community. Families who fill out this survey will receive priority and be contacted in August about registration. Registration will open in August. Any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cunha.

Locker Information

Although optional, students may choose to decorate, organize and create the perfect locker space that fits their personality and needs. To help facilitate this, below are the locker dimensions, by grade level, as well as other noteworthy details:

Grade 5: 10”W x 16”D x 32”H - These lockers are made of composite material and are not compatible with magnets.

Grade 6-8: 14”W x. 16”D x 32”H - These lockers are metal and are compatible with magnets.

  • Lockers contain ample space and students are required to keep all books, binders, laptops, supplies  and personal items in their lockers at all times.
  • While decorating and accessorizing is encouraged as a fun way to personalize each locker, students should remain aware that organizing with purpose will be helpful during a busy middle school day. 
  • Locks will be distributed on orientation day. 

School Supplies

School Uniforms

Middle School Uniform Requirements
Visit the uniform web page.

Where to buy:

Gator Gallery (in-store or online)
School Store located by the Athletic Center
301.657.4322 ext. 4002

Land's End
1.800.469.2222
School code: 900118159

FlynnO'Hara Uniforms
Loehmann’s Plaza
5210 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Flynn O'Hara SR Private Uniform Sale, Monday, July 22, 5:00-8:00 pm. Register for a fitting. Check out the flyer.

Summer Gator Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: June 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14
  • Week of August 19 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Tuesday (8/20), Wednesday (8/21), Thursday (8/22).
  • The Gator Gallery will be open Monday, August 26 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and then resumes normal Tuesday and Thursday operations August 27.

The Gator Gallery is available 24/7 through our online ordering system.

Shoes

New option! Shoes: There are three options for shoes in order to support the rapidly growing feet of this age group. ‘Dirty Buck’ suede Oxford shoes, boat shoes (e.g. Sperry brand or Sperry-like in tan, dark brown or navy), or white sneakers (the majority of the sneaker must be white, without designs or strong accent colors.) No sneakers on dress uniform days.

Health Forms!!

Health Forms

Please visit Health Services page on Inside SR to access the appropriate health forms. Health Forms are due to the Director of Health Services by July 31.

Summer Assignments

Book Buying

The students may purchase textbooks through MBS Direct at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/stoneridge.htm, or from another source (ex: amazon textbooks).

MBS opens July 1 with free shipping from July 22 - August 4.

Book list for the 2019-20 school year.

Grade 5 English Workbook: Strategies to Achieve Reading Success (STARS) - This workbook must be ordered (new condition only) from the publisher.
Publisher: Curriculum Associates, www.curriculumassociates.com or 1-800-225-0248,
ISBN: 978-0-7609-6368-5. Please use the exact ISBN number to ensure the correct edition is ordered.

Grade 6 Environmental Science curriculum e-book and binder fee is $35. Pay here.

Technology

Middle School Laptop Training Sessions

All Grade 5 and new Grade 6-8 students will receive laptop training to get accustomed to their new devices. Please sign up for one training session. Please note both student and parent/guardian must attend the session. The parent and child session is the first half an hour and the second hour is for students.

Questions?

Mr. Rick Alfonso
Middle School Educational Technologist
ralfonso@stoneridgeschool.org

Ms. Urvi Shah                        
Director of Educational Technology and Innovation
ushah@stoneridgeschool.org

Middle School Handbook

2019-20 Middle School Handbook Coming Soon!

 

Volunteer

We love parent volunteers! Check out all the ways you can become involved and meet other parents and embrace Goal IV.

Summer Hours

The Middle School summer office hours:

  • June 10 -June 14, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Closed June 17-June 30
  • Open Mondays and Wednesdays from July 1- August 16,  9:30 am-2:30 pm
  • Open August 19 - 23, 7:30 am-4:00  pm

If you need assistance, please email msoffice@stoneridgeschool.org. This email will be monitored periodically over the summer.

Contacts

Mrs. Nicole Christenson, Interim Head of Middle School, ext. 1454 
TJ Tondorf, Assistant Head of Middle School, ext. 1522
Margaret Bollo, Administrative Assistant to Head of Middle School, ext. 1524
Tavia Burke, Middle School Office Assistant, ext. 1520

Share Your Summer Fun & Great News

Keep SR Social Media and website news active over the summer!

  • Send any photos of your child in SR gear on vacation, playing at the pool, having a picnic, etc. Include first name, graduation year, and location.
  • Send information about accomplishments over the summer. Did you go to a cool camp, win a competition, make an all-star team, perform in a summer play? Include name, graduation year and accomplishment.
  • Email to E-Communications Manager Patty Lynch.

Lower School

Important Dates

Used Uniform Sale: Monday, August 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Gator Gallery. Shirts, kilts, polos, and sweaters are available. Please note that the Lower School used uniform sale will be in the lobby of the Lower School.

New Parent Reception for Lower School parents, Wednesday, August 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, Head of School's Residence. RSVP

Thursday, August 22, 6:30 pm - Little Hearts Welcome Back to School Night, Pre-K classroom

Friday, August 23, 8:00-9:00 am - optional Open House for Preschool-PreK

Monday, August 26, 9:00 am - Afterschool CampUs registration will open at 9:00 am

Monday, August 26 - First Day of School – 11:45 am dismissal for Lower School - Extended Day available until 3:30 pm

Tuesday, August 27 - Full Day of School

Friday, August 30 - Early Dismissal, Extended day available until 3:30 pm

Thursday, September 5 - LS Photo Day

Thursday, September 5 - Lower School Back to School Night (Grades 1-4) 6:30 pm

Adjunct Music Program (AMP)
The Adjunct Music Program is in place to provide music instruction to interested students, siblings and parents in the Stone Ridge community. Traditional lessons and group classes are offered after-school on a variety of instruments and voice including piano, violin/viola, ukulele, and guitar. Suzuki Violin is offered through Silver Strings Suzuki Studio. Certain instruments are currently on a wait list. If you wish to participate in Fall of 2019 please fill out this survey so we can make efforts to meet the needs of our growing music community. Families who fill out this survey will receive priority and be contacted in August about registration. Registration will open in August. Any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cunha.

Uniform Information for Kindergarten to Grade 4

Lower School Uniform Requirements - visit our uniform web page under the LS division page.

Where to buy

Gator Gallery (in-store or online)
School Store located by the Athletic Center
301.657.4322 ext. 4002

Summer Gator Gallery Hours

  • Wednesday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: June 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14
  • Week of August 19 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Tuesday (8/20), Wednesday (8/21), Thursday (8/22).
  • The Gator Gallery will be open Monday, August 26 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and then resumes normal Tuesday and Thursday operations August 27.

The Gator Gallery is available 24/7 through our online ordering system.

Land's End
1.800.469.2222
School code: 900118159

FlynnO'Hara Uniforms
Loehmann’s Plaza
5210 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Flynn O'Hara SR Private Uniform Sale, Monday, July 22, 5:00-8:00 pm. Register for a fitting. Check out the flyer.

Important Forms to Submit

Health Forms - visit our Health Services page on Inside SR to access the appropriate health forms. Health Forms are due to the Director of Health Services by July 31.

Summer Letter, Activities and Work

Summer Hours

The Lower School Office will close June 14 and reopen on August 12, 2019. If you need assistance, please email lsoffice@stoneridgeschool.org.

Contact

Sandy Gillespie, Head of Lower School, ext. 1269
Terri Smith, Administrative Assistant to the Head of Lower School, ext. 1267
Michelle Akaras, Lower School Office Assistant, ext. 1268

School Supplies

NEW students will receive a Little Hearts backpack. Returning students should bring their current Little Hearts backpack.

School Supplies for the School Year 2019-2020 (Kindergarten- Grade 4) will be provided for each student.

Summer Fun and Great News

Help us keep the SR Social Media and website news active over the summer!

  • Send any photos of your child in SR gear on vacation, playing at the pool, having a picnic, etc. Include first name, graduation year, and location.
  • Send information about accomplishments over the summer. Did you go to a cool camp, win a competition, make an all-star team, perform in a summer play? Include name, graduation year and accomplishment.
  • Email to E-Communications Manager Patty Lynch.

Summer EdTech & Innovation

Ed TECH & Innovation at STone Ridge

Laptops and Screen Time
Summer is a great time of year to play outside, get lost in a book, pick up a hobby, and learn something interesting! We highly recommend that your daughters spend no more than 1-2 hours (less is better!) on any device including their school owned laptops, cell phones, and television. We also recommend that students should not take their school owned devices on trips or camps.

Tech-tidbit to Ponder...

What age should my child have a cell phone?
We recommend and believe that a child below Grade 9 does not need a smartphone. If you do need your child to text or call you, we recommend purchasing them a flip phone. Contact the EdTech team to discuss this important topic further and check out the Wait Until 8th campaign.

Family Technology Contracts
Are you looking for some guidelines on managing technology at home?

Check out Common Sense Media’s
Family Media Agreement
Customizeable Device Contract

Educational Technology Blogs:
Lower School written by Mrs. Julia Ewart
Middle School written by Mr. Rick Alfonso
Upper School written by Mr. Jason Rosenberg