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Welcome to Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School!
Thank you for visiting the Ridge Spring-Monetta (RSM) Elementary School website. In addition to learning more about our school and community through our website, I hope you have opportunities to visit us in person to share in our endeavors to provide all of our students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth a high-quality, educational experience that inspires a love for learning. We strive to achieve this by getting to know each and every student’s educational needs and interests to better assist us in developing instructional plans to best help each student learn. Our school community of dedicated teachers and staff, involved parents and community members, and most importantly, our fabulous students, make this possible. 
RS-M Elementary School Doors Open at 7:30 a.m.
School Hours:  7:50 - 2:30
Early Release Hours: 7:50am - 12:35pm
(1st Wednesday of every month except January and May)
Principal: Callie Herlong
 Assistant Principal: Amy Cooper

The website, www.scfriendlystandards.org provides information for parents and families about what their children should be learning in school based on the standards. These resources are excellent for families to use during the summer months as well as during back-to-school events. The family-friendly guides are updated and available for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The guides translated into Spanish are available in Science and Social Studies. ELA and Math translations will be available in Summer 2016.
The Read to Succeed Act was signed on June 11, 2014.
Act 284 can be accessed here:  Act 284 Read to Succeed.
As part of this act, Aiken County Public Schools placed a
Read to Succeed Reading Coach within every elementary school
in the district. The Reading Coaches have a variety of
responsibilities,including modeling instructional strategies,
facilitating study groups, providing support to classroom
teachers, and working collaboratively to implement best
practices within reading instruction.  An additional part of
the act requires all teachers and administrators to receive
 a literacy teacher endorsement orliteracy add-on certificate.
Teachers are expected to establishand maintain eight South Carolina
 Literacy Competencies. The competencies for teachers are:
PK - 5th Grade Teachers and 6th Grade ELA Teachers 
and 6th Grade Content Teachers.
Ticket to Read and First in Math
To access Ticket to Read or First in Math, just click on the student links on the left hand side of the website and there is a link to take you directly there.
RSM would like to thank our local businesses that help support our school.  Thank you to Dollar General in Ridge Spring, and McDonald's on Highway 1.

Congratulations to Mrs. Tonya Rodgers
RS-M 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!


Congratulations to Ms. Lynn Martin, 2nd grade teacher who is the Aiken County Elementary Distinguished Teacher of Reading 2015-2016!