Navigating the River

Wednesday, December 9


What's Happening on The River?

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 11- Band Concert- 6th Grade and Symphonic (online)

Dec. 22- Last Day of Fall Semester

Jan. 5- Tours for new in-person students

Jan. 6 - Students Return to Begin Semester 2

Jan. 13- Picture retake and makeup day

Athletic Events

Upcoming Dates

December 10: Basketball vs. Liberty (Girls Home; Boys Away)

December 15: Basketball vs. Piney (Boys Home; Girls Away)

December 17: Basketball vs. South (Girls Home; Boys Away)

Please remember that masks must be worn in order to enter the games. Students may stay after school to attend the home games with a completed Permission Slip.

School Events and Information

Updated COVID Direct Exposure Information

Effective December 7th changes were made to the COVID direct exposure (at school) quarantine guidelines. Please click HERE for complete details.

Outside of school exposures may upload their form HERE or use the link below.

Semester 2 Schedules

Second semester schedules will be available in Campus Portal on January 5, 2021. Schedules will be based on responses to the learning environment survey which parents submitted. You will be able to see your child's schedule by logging into Campus Portal on January 5. My Payments Plus will open on January 5th - midnight on January 17th to purchase academic lockers, agendas, PE locks, and PE uniforms (check your schedule before purchasing).

Students who are returning to Riverwatch for in person instruction will also be given an opportunity to see their schedule during homeroom on the morning of January 6, 2021.

Interest in Band or Chorus?

Students who are interested in joining band for second semester should check out the informational video created by our wonderful band directors, Mr. McGee and Ms. Larkin. If your student is interested in joining band, please complete this form. If your student is currently in band, you do not need to do anything more to continue with the program.

If your student is interested in joining chorus for second semester, please complete this form. You may contact Mr. Abreu with additional questions. If your student is currently in chorus, you do not need to do anything more to continue with the program.

12 Days Before Winter Break Theme Days

Check the calendar below for information about upcoming days to wear your holiday best. Show up and show out in your best holiday attire!
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Panther Pit Stop (School Store) - Gone Virtual

Annual Holiday Shop

Black Friday Deals continue with Week 3!!! The Panther Pit Stop is selling all sorts of “Stocking Stuffers”! All gifts are under $3. Students can pick up an order on display in the rotunda and drop it off with payment to Mrs. Ruckert or Mrs. Farley. And….it is not too late to purchase a Skinny Tumbler or RMS Spirit Wear. All orders are delivered to homeroom classes throughout the week. Email Mrs. Ruckert ( with questions.

This is a great opportunity for our students to get some holiday shopping done for family and friends!

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Order Yearbooks Now

Things end but memories last forever...with your yearbook. Purchase your yearbook now!

· Go to

· Search for Riverwatch Middle School.

· Click on the icon labeled Yearbook & Ads

· Follow the instructions on the website.

If you have any questions, please email

8th Grade Ads

Eighth Grade Ads are a great way to celebrate your child's achievements. These ads will be featured in the RMS 2020-21 yearbook, and it serves as a tribute to your child before they go off to high school. There is limited space for these ads in the yearbook, so act fast to reserve a spot for your Eighth Grader. Order due date has been extended to December 22, 2020.

· Go to

· Search for Riverwatch Middle School.

· Click on the icon labeled Yearbook & Ads

· Scroll down and click on 1 Block Ad Space (one ad/student)

· Complete payment for order.

    • You will receive an email within 24 hours, from Balfour, with instructions on how to upload your portrait photo and message.

    • Only one picture (portrait layout) may be submitted
    • Your message is limited to 275 characters (approximately 50 words)

For technical questions regarding the upload process, contact Balfour 1-800-944-5930.

Community News

Local Family Lost Everything in House Fire

This week a local family lost everything (house, cars, phones clothes, etc.), except their lives thankfully. Between RMS and Lambert High School, we are collecting items for this family to assist during this tragic situation. Donations can be dropped off at the RMS front office. Click HERE for a list of donations and how to contribute. For more information on how to help, contact Amber Steele at; 678-446-0919.

Holiday Teacher/Student School Supply Drive

In the spirit of the holiday season, RMS is joining Lambert High School's "Teaching as a Profession" department collecting school supplies for teachers and students in need. All school supplies (colored pencils, notebooks, dividers, index cards, pencil boxes, rulers, scissors, binders, pencils, markers, etc.) are accepted and can be dropped off on the cart outside the front office by December 17th.

Your Input Matters!

Questions, Celebrations, and Ideas

If you have Questions, Celebrations or any Ideas that you would like to share with the Riverwatch Team, please use this link to let us know. Your feedback will help to guide the information in our newsletter to ensure that this communication is meeting your needs.

RMS November Teacher and Staff of the Month

Please use the link take a moment to nominate some our amazing staff at RMS!

Reference Information

Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) News

Please share your appreciation!!

Our teachers and staff have worked extremely long hours trying to keep up with students and procedures for both face-to-face and virtual over the past few weeks. With lots of rapid changes and requests, our teachers and staff NEED to hear how AWESOME and appreciative we are that they are supporting our RMS students. Please (students and parents) write a personal note, send it in to the school, mail it, etc. or you may use click on this link to show that our Panther Community Cares!

Join us now!!

A heartfelt thank you to all our Parents and Staff Members who have joined the PTSO! Whether you are virtual or face to face, we are #RMSBetterTogether. We are working to provide webcams for virtual learning and umbrellas for some shade at the new outdoor picnic tables.

It's NEVER too late to join!!

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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