The Storm Report

March 12, 2021

RIDGELINE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Craig Curry, Principal

Kyle O'Neil, Asst. Principal

10605 Carter St. SE

PO Box 476

Yelm, WA 98597

Phone: 360-458-1100 Fax: 360-400-1256

www.ycs.wednet.edu/rms

Successful ~ Trustworthy ~ Organized ~ Respectful ~ Motivated

Daylight Savings - Spring Ahead

Remember to turn your clocks ahead 1 hour this weekend! Daylight Savings Time: begins at 2:00am on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

RMS NEWS AND NOTES

  • The end of Term 3 is quickly approaching so please check with your teachers and carefully watch your skyward for any messages or assignments that need your attention. If you are in need of technology help be sure to email our RMS Help Desk by emailing RMSHelpDesk@ycs.wednet.edu

  • End of Term 3 - Record's Day - Wednesday, March 24 (Half Day)


  • Wednesday, March 31, Thursday , April 1 and Friday, April 2, 2021
    **These are each half days—Student school day ends at 10:30 a.m.**


  • Spring Break ~ No School ~ April 5 - 9, 2021

Dollars for Scholars 2021

Yelm's Dollars For Scholars chapter is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. We hope you can join us as we raise scholarship money for the graduating class of 2021 and look forward to an exciting virtual event.


Key Auction Dates:

Silent Auction Closes: 5 p.m. March 12

Live Auction Items Open for Bid: 5 p.m. March 12

Live Auction Program: 7-8 p.m. March 13

Proceeds provide scholarships for Yelm High School’s Class of 2021!

Taste of the Prairie Dates:

*A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dollars for Scholars from the below restaurants on the following dates*


Varsity Pizza: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 13

Dollars for Scholars Auction Online March 5-13

Silent bidding open now. Online bidding for LIVE Auction items starts Friday at 6pm with the finale starting LIVE on Saturday at 7pm.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULING OPENS IN SKYWARD ON MONDAY, MARCH 15 BY 10:00AM

Spring Conferences are Wednesday, March 31, Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2, 2021.


Conferences will be virtual by Zoom meetings and will be scheduled directly through Skyward. Parents will sign up in Skyward for 15-minute blocks (10 minutes for each conference, 5 minutes for transition) with each teacher of your choice.


We ask that parents prioritize 3 classes for which they most want to attend a conference and schedule those 3 conferences first. Parents may choose to attend more or less than 3, but first schedule with the 3 teachers with whom you most want to meet. If there are additional openings you can attend, then schedule with other teachers as needed. If you are unable to attend, or there are no available meeting times with the teacher you would like to meet with, then please email that teacher directly to set up a time after Spring break.


We ask that your meeting with each teacher be a maximum of 10 minutes. During this time, teachers will share current progress, positive observations about your child, and areas for growth and improvement. It will also be a time for you to ask questions and provide information about your child that may help teachers to further build strong student-teacher connections and relationships. If you are in need of a meeting longer than 10 minutes with a specific teacher, counselors will be available to schedule that meeting at a later date. If you would like to set up a meeting with your student's counselor, please email or call to set up an appointment. See contact information for counselors below:


Be sure you know your Skyward login and password. If you need help retrieving this information, please contact the front office at 360-458-1100.


If one or more of your child’s teachers are not available during your available times, please email them or visit office hours after Spring break.


We encourage all parents to bring their children to conference Zoom meetings, as having students present makes conferences more productive.


Conference scheduling will close on Monday, March 29. If a conference time needs to be changed, added or re-scheduled, please email that teacher individually.


After meeting with teachers at conferences, you will be directed to links to complete a parent survey on your conference and school experience.


We look forward to seeing parents and students on March 31, April 1 and April 2, 2021.

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Protocols for Safety

Yelm Community Schools has been approved as a COVID Testing Center. Starting Monday, March 15, staff and students that attest to having symptoms and are asked to stay home will be offered a voluntary self-administered test. The drive thru center will be open from 10am - 12pm each day at the district office. Watch the video to learn more and how the testing works.
YCS COVID Testing Center

Mark your Calendar....

March 5

  • NO SCHOOL - OFFICE CLOSED

March 5 - March 13

  • Dollars for Scholars Events

March 8 - 12

  • National School Breakfast Week (Many thanks to our amazing Food Service Staff!)

March 8

  • Art Supply Pick begins (See details below)

March 11

March 14

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 15

  • Spring Conferences Open for Online Scheduling

March 17

  • St. Patrick's Day

March 24

  • Half Day - Records Day

March 25

March 31 - April 2

  • Conferences- Half Day - Early Release @ 10:30am

April 5 - 9

  • Spring Break ~ No School


RMS Dates and Details can also be found on our website calendar

Art Supply Pickup Dates and Details

Art supply pick up for sharpies ultra-fine, 5 styles of drawing packet, and two sheets of 9 by 12 white paper (8th) sharpies regular, observational drawing packet, and two sheets of 9 by 12 white paper (7th) and graphite and 5 sheets of 9 by 12 white paper and 1 sheet of 12 by 16 white paper (6th their last pickup)


Art supply pick up for A group Periods 1-3 4/19

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 4-5 4/20

Remote students pick up 4/21

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 1-3 4/22

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 4-5 4/23


Art supply pick up for 7th grade charcoal, charcoal packet, and one sheet of 12 by 18 white paper (their last pickup)

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 2-3 5/3

Remote students pick up 5/5

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 2-3 5/6


Art supply pick up for 8th grade charcoal, vanitas packet, and one sheet of 12 by 18 white paper (their last pickup)

Art supply pick up for A group Period 4 5/18

Remote students pick up 5/19

Art supply pick up for B group Period 4 5/21


Erin Baar

Art Specialist, RMS

YCS Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for employment with Yelm School District, please click on this link to be transferred to our Human Resources Site: JOIN OUR TEAM

PARENTS: Opt in for Text Messages - Text YES to 67587

Thank you to our school-community business partners!

We want express our gratitude for the continued support from our wonderful school and community business partners. This support has played a key role in the success of our students and makes such a difference in their lives.

WE APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH!

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RIDGELINE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Counselors:

Melanie Keller (A-LI)

Stacey Jansen (LM-Z)


Secretaries:

Kim Gosney, Administrative

Tracy Ubrun, Attendance/Registrar


RMS Tech Help Desk/Library Technician:

Vicki Aden

email: RMSHelpDesk@ycs.wednet.edu


Phone: 360.458.1100

Fax: 360.400.1256

Newsletters are always available online at www.ycs.wednet.edu/ridgeline

Nondiscrimination Statement

Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Greg Davis, 360-458-1900, gregory_davis@ycs.wednet.edu ; 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124, shannon_powell@ycs.wednet.edu; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120, lisa_cadero-smith@ycs.wednet.edu; Address: 107 First St. N., PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597