NRMS Family Newsletter
For the Weeks of February 28 and March 7, 2022
North Rockford Middle School
Assistant Principal: Al Reickard
Student Activities/AD: Jen Domagalski
Counselors: Karla Koops-Fikse and Angie Ohlman
8th Grade PSAT Testing, April 13th
Please try to avoid scheduling appointments during this time. THANK YOU!
6th-8th Grade M-STEP Testing Dates
Grade and Subjects:
6th and 7th-grade students will be assessed in Reading and Math
8th-grade students will be assessed in Science and Social Studies.
Please try to avoid appointments during this time. THANK YOU!
THANK YOU, REF and RHS PEER LISTENERS!
Featured RAM Time Sessions offered by REF and RHS Peer Listeners!
Rockford Education Foundation for hosting a special RAM Time session to teach students how to write REF Student Grants! This was a great opportunity for our students to learn about the process of grant writing and how to go about obtaining funds for their classrooms and school.
RHS Peer Listeners
The RHS Peer Listeners are hosting RAM Time Sessions every Wednesday for middle school students. RAM Time sessions include:
- Transitioning to High School
- KCTC and Obtaining College Credit
- AP Courses
- Stress Management
- and more!
RHS Peer Listener Group
7th & 8th Grade ROCK Information
The AAP Department oversees the academically advanced program placement in the middle school ROCK classes. The attached flyer will provide you with more information. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Advanced Academic Programs Specialist
Rockford Public Schools
Summer GRASP Learning Program for Students!
GRASP is a correspondence program for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades which helps students maintain reading and math skills while they are on summer break. Students will receive a packet of materials with a booklet containing 9 lessons. It should take your student approximately one hour to complete each weekly lesson. They can complete one lesson a week or work at their own pace, as long as all lessons are submitted before August 5th. The students can mail the lessons to GRASP for scoring and they will be returned to them with comments. There is also an on-line version of GRASP for students in 4th through 8th grade and these students will receive feedback immediately.
Students who successfully complete and submit at least 7 lessons with 70% accuracy are awarded a certificate. Those who successfully complete and submit all 9 lessons with 70% accuracy will receive a medal! Certificates and medals will be distributed by your student’s school at the beginning of the next school year.
Please order your student’s CURRENT grade level. If there are extenuating circumstances, order the level that is appropriate for your student. The fees for the summer of 2022 are $26 for one subject or $48 for both subjects for each student. You can enroll your student for the book version (grades K-8) or the optional online version (grades 4-8) by completing the registration and payment online.
NRMS Counseling Support
Mrs. Koops-Fikse and Mrs. Ohlman will soon be going into 6th and 7th grade classes to talk about scheduling for next fall. They will also be doing some college and career mini-lessons with students using the new program called Xello (formerly Career Cruising).
We are here to support your child! If your child is in need of academic, social, or emotional support, please have them come to our office. We are also available by contacting (616) 863-6313.
Last Names A - L: Karla Koops-Fikse
Last Names M-Z: Angie Olhman
NRMS Counseling Dog
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NRMS PARENT RESOURCES
RPS Spanish Speaking Families
On the Rockford Public Schools' website, under the Family Resources tab and then under “Family Access” is a bullet titled “Herramientas de Recursos” which translates to “Resource Tools”. This link provides Spanish-speaking families and students an FAQ and several 60-second videos navigating many facets of Family Access/Skyward. Please note there are some videos that do not pertain to what our district offers in English, however, we do not have the ability to edit the contents of this specific link. If you have any questions, please don’t contact our any of the RPS schools.
NRMS Spanish Immersion Families
Are you a Spanish Immersion family? If so, please use the links below for additional details.
Free Covid Tests
Home COVID tests are available from the US government. Every home is able to order 4 free at-home tests with shipping in 7-12 days.
Please share this link with your staff and families: COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests
Here are a few search tools for testing sites: The Covid Test MUST BE A PCR TEST or a NAAT rapid test
Search Results (solvhealth.com)
Find a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Site | Anthem
COVID-19 - Kent County Testing Locations | Kent County, Michigan (accesskent.com)
GISCorps COVID-19 Testing Sites Locator (arcgis.com)
Do I Need a COVID-19 Test? (doineedacovid19test.com) - For Meijer pharmacy -drive through