Root Middle School

Welcome Back Newsletter

School Starts Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Teaming Is Back!!

We will have an exciting start to the school year. The staff has put in a lot of work getting ready for teaming.

  • Students will be notified of team placement on August 13th @ 3:00. We will be sending out notifications to students through their email account.
  • Restrictions on schedule changes: Students will not be able to change teams or lunch periods

6th Grade Orientation

Monday, August 16, 2021

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Students/Parents Orientation Times:

  • 6:00 - 6:45 (A-K)
  • 6:45 - 7:30 (L-Z)

Students and parents will have the opportunity to physically come in and meet teachers, check out lockers, and walk the building at their convenience. The school will also be sending out a 'Welcome Presentation' to all families covering many of the topics for the start of school as well as day to day operations.

The cafeteria will be open that evening to allow families to add money to lunch accounts.

7th / 8th Grade Open House

Thursday, August 19, 2021

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Students/Parents Open House:

  • 6:00 - 6:45 (A-K)
  • 6:45 - 7:30 (L-Z)

Will be handling Open House just as we have in past years. No formal activities are planned, it is a chance to introduce yourself to staff and check out your students classrooms. Teachers will be in their rooms and ready to greet families.

Day to Day info

School Day

7:38 - 2:22

Morning Drop-off:

  • Students riding buses will be dismissed by their bus driver.
  • 7:15 a.m. Building Open (students can gather in cafeteria or wait outside)
  • 7:30 a.m. All students may enter the building, go to their lockers, and proceed to their first class.
  • Class begins @ 7:38 a.m.


  • School ends at 2:22 p.m.
  • Students will be dismissed at that time. We will not be having a staggered dismissal.

Traffic can get congested in both the morning and afternoon. Please plan accordingly. Routines will smooth out after the first couple of days.

Important Dates

Monday, August 16 - 6th Grade Orientation (6:00 - 7:30)

Tuesday, August 17 - First Day of School !!!!!!

Thursday, August 19 - 7th / 8th Grade Open House (6:00 - 7:30)

Thursday, September 2 - Sports Picrtures

Monday, September 6 - Labor Day (No School)

Thursday, September 16 - Picture Day

Food Service Information

The United States Department of Agriculture has once again extended FREE meal benefits to all students for the 2021-2022 school year. This means ALL enrolled A.I. Root Middle School students will be able to receive one lunch at no charge every day school is in session.

All additional items, such as extras and a la carte items are available for purchase. Students must have funds in their meal account or cash to make these purchases. Students will NOT be allowed to charge extras or a la carte items.

For additional information, including menus, please see the Food Service & Child Nutrition Webpage

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