Great job to the principal and staff who simplified the pledge from “We believe that everybody has a right to feel safe, secure, and accepted regardless of color, race, gender, popularity, ability, religion and nationality.” to the more inclusive “We believe that everybody has a right to feel safe, secure, and accepted.” The updated contract can be downloaded from the Eagle Ridge Middle School homepage – http://www.lcps.org/erms . (See the lower right-hand corner.) You and your child may sign it and return it to the house office or guidance counselor. Please take this wonderful opportunity to continue family discussions of the importance of valuing student differences and treating others with respect. Thank you Eagle Ridge for your commitment to fostering a climate for all students to be successful!