For Parents

For Parents of Paris Ridge Elementary

On behalf of the staff at Paris Ridge Elementary, I would like to welcome you to our website which has been designed to help current and prospective families become familiar with our school, our staff, and the educational opportunities available to students and their families. On the site, you will find information about upcoming events, a directory of school staff, links to our school newsletter and other pertinent information.

Our School

Paris Ridge opened its doors in 2009 and offers Kindergarten through 4th-grade classes for around 320 students. The Paris Ridge staff consists of highly qualified educators (as mandated under federal legislation) and support staff who are passionate about their work. Our staff believes that their role is to facilitate student learning and to assist students in reaching their highest potential as independent, innovative and inspired learners.

Educational Opportunities

Students at Paris Ridge have access to 1:1 technology in all grades. In addition, students attend art, music, Spanish and physical education classes as part of their weekly schedule. In the classroom, teachers utilize a variety of instructional techniques to differentiate and facilitate student learning.

School Environment

Paris Ridge is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) school. Our philosophy is to use positive behavioral reinforcement to shape student behavior around three central topics: being safe, respectful and responsible. Student expectations are clearly articulated for all areas of our building and students are recognized when they contribute positively. The PBIS system of support fosters student independence and places an emphasis on the importance of self-monitoring.

Our Philosophy

As a staff, we believe our job is to teach students to…….

  • Be lifelong learners
  • Be successful community members
  • Be problem solvers
  • Be independent
  • Be respectful toward others

Community Volunteers

Our Paris Ridge community is critical to our success and we encourage parents and community members to become involved through volunteering and in participating in school-wide events. We have an active PTO who develop and implement a number of events throughout the year. For more information about these events, please see the PTO page.

The Website

Our website has been designed to help you become familiar with Paris Ridge Elementary and we hope that it is informative and answers most questions you might have. However, if you have additional questions that cannot be answered here, please do not hesitate to call or stop by our office. Welcome to Paris Ridge!


Mr. Lance Jones
Paris Ridge Elementary

Explore the Community page on our website to find a variety of opportunities and resources available for Caledonia families. Whether your child enjoys sports, STEM activities, or the arts, our community offers quality programs to enhance their interests and growth. Check out the wide range of enriching experiences available.

External LinkCommunity Based Opportunities
External LinkCommunity Events/Flyers

Use our library program from home.

The Caledonia schools have begun using a new web-based library program called Destiny. This program can be accessed anywhere you have internet. You can see what books your student has checked out, their cost if they are lost, and see a history of all the books they have checked out from the Paris Ridge library. Your student can also make a personal list of books they would like to check out to use when they come to library, hold a book if it is checked out and they can recommend a book to others or write a review. To log onto this program, click the link found here and choose Paris Ridge Elementary. Login in at the upper right corner. The user name is your student's FirstNameLastName with no spaces. The password is their student ID number. Check out our exciting new program with them!

External LinkDestiny Link

For detailed information on medication administration and our School Health Program, please visit the School Health Program page on our website. Our dedicated Registered Nurses are here to assist with any health-related concerns. You'll find information on medication requirements, self-carry medications, and managing common health conditions such as severe allergies, asthma, seizures, diabetes, and G-Tube usage. Your child's health and safety are our top priorities.

Pesticide Notice:

The district's annual pesticide notification to parents can be found on the district transparency page under annual notifications. 


Paris Ridge Student Handbook

If you have any questions please contact the office at (616) 891-7033.

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