Quist Weekly News

April 16, 2021

Information Meeting for Washington D.C. Trip

We are hosting a virtual information meeting for a trip to Washington D.C. in June 2022.

Meeting Date & Time:
Thursday, April 29th at 6:30pm

During this meeting you will learn more about this trip including the following:

  • what students will see and do
  • travel logistics
  • safety and flexibility
  • How to earn high school credit
  • Affordable payment options and more

Please RSVP using the below link to receive the URL for the virtual meeting:


If you can't make the meeting, please RSVP and select "No, but send me more information" and we'll keep you informed.

Principal's Message

Dear Royal Families,

Thank you for your support during our CMAS window. It is good to be back to business as usual and have all of our Royals on their regular schedule. We are working with students who need CMAS makeups and then will work to accommodate our students who have opted in to further testing. Please see the information below about our Virtual 8th grade students and the science testing for Monday, 4/19.

Virtual 8th Graders: On Monday, April 19th virtual 8th grade students will take the Science portion of the CMAS test. We will test them in the library and be able to adhere to all of the layers of protection. Please have your child here by 8:45 am to start the test at 9:00 am. Students will be able to communicate with their parents before they begin their last test with an estimated pick up time. If your child brought their own lunch on Monday, 3/29, then they will do the same on Monday, 4/19. If they ate lunch provided from the school, we will provide lunch for them.

We appreciate you and thank you for your partnership! We hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to enjoy the spring weather!

Trina Norris-Buck, Ed.S.

Lead Learner/Principal


Ms. Norris-Buck's Virtual Announcements

Click the picture to access the virtual announcements. Then, click the computer on the desk to listen

8th Grade Continuation Ceremony - SAVE THE DATE

We want to celebrate our 8th graders transitioning to high school! Unfortunately with Covid guidelines we can not do our traditional 8th grade ceremony. We will have 8th grade continuation parade(s) on May 25th and May 26th at 2:15pm. In person students that attend on B day (Wednesday and Friday) are invited to drive through the parade on Tuesday 5/25. In person A day (Tuesday and Thursday) students are invited to drive through the parade on Wednesday 5/26. Virtual only students are invited to drive through on whichever day works best for them. We are asking that students do the parade on the opposite day that they are in school so that they can be part of the parade route and cheer their classmates!

Families will be asked to begin lining up/staging for the parade in the Riverdale Ridge High School parking lot beginning at 2pm. We will begin the parade at 2:15pm. The parade route will go through the main RQMS parking lot, around the hug and go lane, north past the football field, and exiting onto 136th Ave.

If you have any questions, please contact Darcy Brown at dbrown@sd27j.net or 303-655-6957.

27J Transportation for 2021-2022 School Year

We are inviting anyone who may require transportation in 2021-2022 to register for busing through FamilyID today.

  • Important: All current bus riders must re-register for the upcoming school year. Registration information does not carry over from year to year.

By registering now, you will secure your spot for next year, allow us to determine ridership numbers, and help us best plan bus routes for the upcoming school year. While we cannot guarantee that all COVID guidelines, set forth by Tri-County Health and the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE), will be lifted by the start of the 2021-2022 school year, we continue planning forward through the end of this year and into the next, as we all look forward to a safe return to full, in-person learning.

Transportation is provided to students within their school boundary area. If you are new to the district or unsure of your home boundaries, please contact Sandy O'Shaughnessy at 303-655-8998.

Don’t delay! Register today!

In-Person & Remote Absences

Part of our ability to ensure the safety and wellness of our students and staff requires that we monitor when students are absent for any reason. If your student is going to miss a day of instruction, whether it be on an in-person day or a virtual learning day, we need to have documentation as to their attendance. If we do not have information regarding their attendance, you will receive a phone call from the school.

If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms related to Covid-19, please fill out THIS TRACKING FORM. For all other absences, please call our attendance line at 303-655-6950 Option 1.

27J Online Academy Applications

During the 2020-21 school-year, COVID-19 forced schools to shut their doors to students all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children were out of the classroom. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of online learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.

27J Schools understands that over the course of the past year, some of our students have acquired a preference for online learning over in-person learning and would like to continue along this educational pathway.

In order to meet the needs of every student, 27J Schools has created an Online Academy to best serve the learning needs of students who prefer this mode of education.

If your student(s) is interested in enrolling in our new Online Academy, please take a moment to complete and submit an application. Only completed applications will be considered for enrollment. A separate application must be completed for each student you would like to attend 27J's Online Academy.

Riverdale Ridge 2021-2022 Dance Team

Riverdale Ridge 2021-2022 Dance Team

Informational Meeting was held on April 8th at 6:30 pm* (this meeting was recorded, please reach out to Madeline Kelley, Head Varsity Dance Coach, at mkelley@sd27j.net for information if you were unable to attend).

Tryouts will be April 27-29th from 5:00-7:00 pm at RRHS.

The most important piece of trying out for the dance team is making sure you have an updated/current physical.