Richards Middle School
Student Success Resource
GET READY TO HONOR THE CASTLE!
Welcome to Richards Middle School!
Middle school is a new chapter and can provide rewarding opportunities for growth and achievement. We look forward to meeting our Knights at their scheduled orientation. Please review resources below that will help to make the school year and their time as a Knight successful.
Working together, we will make a successful year for our entire Knight Community.
School Picture and Student ID
DRESS CODE: Please note, hats and hoods are not permitted for school pictures.
Once students receive their ID, they should keep their ID with them daily at RMS. Your ID is used in cafeteria, to check out library books, gain entrance at after school sporting events and activities, as well as board the school bus.
If you lose or break your ID, you can buy a new one in the library for $3. Please refrain from covering your face on the card. You will be asked to purchase a new one.
2022-2023-Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2022. A communication will be shared with all families.
Practice Opening a Combination Lock Before School Starts
PLEASE DO NOT SHARE YOUR LOCKER COMBINATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
Donations of tissue, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes are always appreciated.
School devices will be deployed during the first weeks of schools.
How do I read my schedule?
Registered students will receive their schedule on the first day of school if they did not attend orientation. Students' current quarter classes will be listed by hour, teacher, and room number. Student locker number and combination are also noted on the schedule. Maps will also be available to support the building tour.
What is Seminar?
You will notice that Seminar can be found on every schedule. Seminar is a set 25 minute class before or after student lunch. Seminar is used to catch up on work, retake tests, build community and social-emotional learning through Second Step, or silently read.
When is my lunch?
To determine which lunch block you have, check the room number of your seminar class on your schedule or in PowerSchool.
For 7th grade, if L is in front of the room number (L220), you will have Lunch A. If the L is after the room number (220L), you will have Lunch B.
For 8th Grade, if the L is in front of the room number (L220), you will have Lunch C. If the L is after the room number (220L), you will have Lunch D.
Arrive to Class ON TIME....EVERYTIME!
During the school day, our Knights will have 4 minutes passing time in the hall between each class period. It's ok to talk to friends in the hall, but please be sure to manage your time. Clocks are equipped with countdown timers as well as music playing at the 1 minute mark to help students manage their time.
Being tardy can affect your citizenship and could prevent you from going to school events such as dances, sporting events, after school clubs, and field trips. Consequences are assigned for excessive tardies that include (but are not limited to) detentions.
PBIS Building Expectations Overview
Bus Route Information
Bus stop information will be available online for the 2022-2023 school year. You can access your child’s bus stop information by visiting www.fraser.k12.mi.us. Click on the "Bus Stops" link and enter your address to retrieve your child’s bus stop information. It is very important to check your child’s bus stop, as routes have been modified for the 2021–2022 school year. Students will be assigned a route number in lieu of a bus number. The route number is located on the left side of the entry door. To ensure transportation, all students must be at their bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time. Please review with your child the bus rules found on the Transportation Department’s website.
Dress Code Expectations
- Shorts/Dresses/Skirts must be longer than the students fingertip length with students' arms by their side.
- Undergarments, chest and midriffs must be covered no spaghetti straps, muscle shirts with armpits visible, etc.
- No sagging of the pants or shorts
- No graphic, see-through or inappropriate saying on clothing (sexual comments, drugs, violence, etc.)
- No pajama wear - lounge pants, flannel pants, boxer shorts, slippers (shoes without hard soles) *unless permitted by a school function.
- No hats, bandanas/scarves (unless worn to support hair appropriately), and/or hoods up during the school day.
- At this time, masks are a choice.
Student Device Care
You will use your device everyday to review assignments, communicate with your teachers, and check daily announcements. Please be sure you bring your charged device everyday.
If you lose your device, we suggest the following to assist in recovering your device
- Re-trace your steps
- Notify a staff member if you lose your device.
- Ask friends and/or teachers
- Call home
- Notify a staff member when you have recovered your device
Click here to complete the Media Release and Acceptable Use Policy.
To be printed and completed by your Doctor if administration will be during school hours.
Richards Middle School Important Information
Mrs. Kristi Skladanowski - Assistant Principal - email@example.com