8:45 Arrival & Carpool begins
9:10 A reminder bell rings
9:15 Instruction begins

3:45 Dismissal begins

Teresa Caswell, Principal
Benjamin Cline, Assistant Principal
Niko Schutte, Assistant Principal

11555 Green Level Church Road, Cary, NC 27519
(P) 919.544.2474
(F) 919.544.6545

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Alston Ridge Elementary School

2016-2017 Meet the Teacher: Tracks 1-3 (Grades 1-5) will "Meet the Teacher" on Friday July 8th. Track 1--9 AM, Track 2--10 AM, and Track 3--11 AM. Track 4 is scheduled to "Meet the Teacher" July 29th--10 AM. Students will learn their class assignments and have the chance to introduce themselves to their new teacher in a central location--Media Center or Cafeteria--and walk the school to see where their new classroom will be located. School supplies can be dropped off at Meet the Teacher. Meet the teacher for Kindergarten will take place after Staggered Entry. Kindergarteners on Tracks 1-3 will attend Friday, July 15th--2 PM & Kindergarteneres on Track 4 will attend Friday, August 5th at 2 PM.

Transportation: The WCPSS Transportation Department manages all bus transportation for the district's students. Please see their FAQ for more information about bus transportation for the 2016-2017 school year.

Alston Ridge Band Registration Deadline: the community-based Alston Ridge Band will be accepting new students through Friday, June 24th. The fee-based after school band is open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, and no musical experience is necessary. Band rehearsals take place every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 4-5pm. To register, please visit http://www.alstonridgeband.com.

Kingergarten Registration and Orientation: Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year can be completed Monday-Thursday from 10 AM-2 PM in the main office. See our flyer for more information, and check out our Principal's phone-message to all families and the WCPSS Student Assignment website.Information from Orientation is available in the Orientation Presentation that was shared on May 4th.

2016-17 Track Change Request Period: The track-change request period for the 2016-2017 school year has closed. The ability of the school to honor track change requests is limited to the space available on the requested track. Few track change requests are anticipated year-to-year due to continuing growth.

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WCPSS Progress Reports: Wake County has released progress reports for all schools for the 2014-2015 school year. We are proud of our students' outstanding achievement! See detailed report for Alston Ridge here.

Alston Ridge Afterschool Programming: A variety of community-based programs will begin offering fee-based afterschool programming for Alston Ridge students. Programs include the Alston Ridge Band, TGA Tennis and Golf, and Young Rembrandts Drawing Program. Information about registration is available on the program website.

School Tours: School tours are available each month for families interested in learning more about Alston Ridge. If you plan to come and tour the school please call to let our main office staff know to expect you! Tours will begin at 12 PM on the following dates: Wednesdays--04/13, 05/18, 06/08.

School Progress Reports: The NC Board of Education has released letter grades for the performance of all public schools in North Carolina. In order to help families and community members understand the data used to grade schools, Wake County Public Schools has developed school progress reports.


Through a nurturing culture of acceptance and excellence, Alston Ridge Elementary School will provide a relevant and rigorous education to inspire environmentally aware, well-rounded 21st Century learners.


Alston Ridge provides a respectful environment that empowers teachers' and students' passion for lifelong learning utilizing a variety of experiences such as teamwork, modeling, hands-on-learning, using technology, leadership and individual growth through differentiated instruction.


At Alston Ridge Elementary School we believe: