New Family Information
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (See below)
Permission to Publish Directory Information (See below)
Military/College Release Waiver for grades 10-12 only
The FERPA form should only be signed if you do not want the district to publish directory information, including, but not limited to:
*Student name on sports/activities/graduation programs, or other school publications
*Sports statistics listed in program (i.e. height/weight of players)
*Pictures in programs/yearbook/website
*Honor roll or other recognition printed at school or in newspaper
"Permission to Publish Directory Information" should only be filled out if you have a signed FERPA form on file at the school, but would like to give the school rights to publish specific information.
Dear new families,
Welcome to Gobbler Country!
Rippleside Elementary School serves pre-kindergarten through sixth grade children, and students in grades 7 – 12 attend Aitkin High School.
Our mission is to empower students to be lifelong learners and citizens by maximizing community, parent, and staff involvement while developing high expectations and achievement in a safe learning environment.
We provide great educational opportunities, including art, music and science specialists, for our elementary students, who also enjoy learning in our outdoor classroom and at our school forest. We are proud of our NutriMan Garden which has success fully brought fresh fruits and vegetables into our school, completing the farm-to-school chain.
The great opportunities continue at the high school level, where students have the opportunity to earn over 40 college credits before graduating from high school. We are one of few schools who maintain an agriculture program, which, along with our industrial technology department prepares students to leave high school with the skill set needed to be very successful in a trade.
Learning also happens outside of the classroom. Our students are offered a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including arts, academics, and athletics.
We are proud of all the great things going on in the Aitkin Public Schools. We are excited that you’re here, and we look forward to working with you to get your child started on the path of being lifelong learner!