RMS Newsletter

August 2020

Principal's Message- Ms. Yaa Appiah-McNulty

Dear RMS Families,

Welcome Back! While this is a difficult time with the current Covid-19 Pandemic, our team is ready to connect, educate, and ensure we are doing all we can to keep our students safe. At this time, we anticipate having 56% of students attending for traditional or blended learning on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. This is good as we plan to have no more than 15 students in each classroom on any given day. Our lunchroom is large and we are able to physically distance students by placing three students per each table. Our staff has put in a lot of time and effort in order to make the process of returning back to school a smooth and well thought out plan. We anticipate this school year to be a wonderful experience despite the difficult times we all are facing. As a team, we have been active in participating in professional development opportunities to enhance our learning of technology and many other researched based instructional practices. We look forward to using those skills as we prepare to dive back into the new school year.

With having multiple forms of learning (traditional, blended, and digital) it is essential that we have students present for instruction unless there are health reasons. If there are health reasons, the school needs to be informed as attendance is still a critical part of all students receiving quality education. Students that have digital or blended instruction are expected to be present virtually for lessons during their scheduled classroom periods.

We look forward to welcoming back our students and families. Below are important dates to place on your home calendars. The remainder of the newsletter allows you to meet new staff, see our school supply list, and other pertinent information. Please email administration if you have any questions.

Important Dates/ Information:

  • RMS Car Drive -Through Computer Pick Up Day, Fee Payment, PTO Information

    • August 10th 12:00pm-5:00pm

    • Follow CDC Guidelines- Do not come out of the vehicle, drive through and we will support each family.

  • Virtual Teacher Meet & Greet

    • August 21st (4:30-5:00 Teacher Pre-Recorded Classroom Essentials Chat)

    • 5:00pm-6:00pm (Department Live Question & Answer Chats)

  • First Day Of School

Parental involvement is a major key of a student’s success in school and this year especially, we will need all hands on deck. Our goal as a school is to continue deepening our connections with all families to ensure that are students are making the expected growth as the year progresses. Please feel free to communicate with our administration team if you have any questions. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer break and we look forward to seeing you for our virtual meet and greets.

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School Registration Support

RMS has a new registrar. Please contact Ms. Stephanie Harrison for issues and concerns regarding student registration. Ms. Harrison is housed at Robinson High School, but serves both middle level and high school. Please email her at sharrison9258@pcssd.org. Thank you.

Meet Our New Lead Counselor- Ms. Jennifer Coats

Jennifer Coats- Lead Counselor Email: jcoats9243@pcssd.org

Andrea Mixon- Part Time Counselor Email: amixon8469@pcssd.org

Toni Scott- Counselor Secretary Email: tscott4418@pcssd.org

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***Meet Our New Staff***

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School Librarian- Ms. Berry

My name is Kerri Berry and I am the teacher librarian. I am a Robinson graduate, taught math at Robinson for 17 years and this is my fourth year in the library.

The library will look a little different this year. Unfortunately, students will not be allowed to check out books for the first six weeks of school so I will be promoting eBooks that we have available through platforms such as Mackin and CALS. Please keep an eye out for more information about this in the future.

I will also be the contact person for any issues your student may have with chromebooks. We will be sending home troubleshooting tips when we hand out chromebooks but if none of those work, please feel free to contact me. We will also be passing out insurance flyers with the chromebooks. Please look at this and consider purchasing, chromebook damage can be expensive.

***School Nurse Communication: Ms. Rice***

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Click On The Link Below To Learn More About PCSSD Approach To COVID-19.

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Student Chromebook Pick Up Day/ Fee Payment

Monday, Aug. 10th, 12-5pm

21501 Cantrell Road

Little Rock, AR

Please come through the car-line and follow the guidelines posted at each station. Thank you!