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Important Information

ESSA & Title I Parent Right to Know Letter



Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

Important information regarding the school and ways you can help your child have a successful school year can be found here.

Grading and Reporting Information

Information regarding grading and reporting can found by visiting


Information regarding registration of new students can be found here


Visitors are welcomed to visit with proper approval from the main office. With approval, visitors will be given a visitor badge that is to be visible throughout the building. Visits should not interrupt the instructional program. All visitors must obtain and display a pass at all times while in the building. Conferences are to be prearranged and must not interfere with the daily instructional program.

Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)

The Ridgecrest PTO is open to anyone interested in working for the welfare of our school and students. All parents and guardians are encouraged to join and participate in PTO activities. Please contact our Community Outreach Assistant, Montseratt Andrade to obtain more information about how to join PTO.

Grades & Reports Cards

Prince George's County Public Schools uses the SchoolMAX Student Information System to manage student data, including grades, attendance records, and schedules. The Family Access Portal that allows authorized caretakers to log into SchoolMAX from any computer with an Internet connection and view the child's student information, including current attendance records and assignment scores.  

Login to SchoolMAX Family Portal

Report cards are sent home with students in November, February and April. In June they are mailed to the students’ home.

Contact Your Child’s Teacher

Parents and guardians may contact their child’s teacher via email, parent communication folder or phone. The parent communication folder will be sent home on the last day of the week with students. For email and phone please use the staff email list or school phone (301) 853-0820.


Ridgecrest Elementary welcomes parent volunteers! Effective January 2007, the Board of Education developed volunteer requirements that must be strictly enforced. The policy requires that volunteers undergo a background check to ensure safety for students, staff and fellow volunteers at schools 

  1. Volunteers and mentors working in a capacity where uncontrolled access is anticipated, such as those working with students in an unsupervised capacity on school grounds, off of school property, or after school are required to be fingerprinted and complete a full Fingerprinting Background Check and form.
  2. Volunteers working in a capacity where no uncontrolled access is anticipated on a one time basis only, or on a sporadic basis, do not need to be fingerprinted, i.e. parents volunteering for career day, book fairs, school dances, or other one time events.
  3. Parents and volunteers who assist in a classroom on a regular basis in a supervised setting must obtain a Fingerprinting Background Check through PGCPS on an annual basis.
  4. Chaperones who will participate in a day field trip or an overnight school trip are considered to be volunteers and must undergo a Fingerprinting Background Check initiated by PGCPS through the Fingerprinting Office before performing duties.

*All field trip chaperones and volunteers who work in the classroom on a regular basis MUST undergo a background check and be fingerprinted. This can be done at : 

Fingerprinting Office

14201 School Lane Room 128, Upper Marlboro, MD


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your child's teacher or our Community Outreach Assistant, Montseratt Andrade.