RTMS Review

Last Newsletter of the 2021-22 School Year

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Upcoming Dates

6/3 - Last day for school secretaries

8/1 - School secretaries return

8/8 - 6th Grade Schedule Pick Up

8/9 - 7th & 8th Grade Schedule Pick Up

8/17 - First Day of School for Students (Early Release Day)

8/25 - Open House

Please click on this link to see the 2022-23 District Calendar.

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Have a great summer!!

Okay... one last one! I just wanted to share a few final notes to keep you updated on things for the summer. 😊

When you drive by this summer you may notice construction going on in our school parking lot. Starting June 6th, our parking lots will not be accessible to cars. If your child is participating in Camp Raven they will need to be dropped off in the church parking lot next door, or they may walk/ride bikes to our school field.

Our front office will be open next week from 7:00-4:00, Tuesday through Friday, in case you need to stop by for anything. Our front office number is 847-298-1750, but please note that June 3rd is the last day for our school secretaries.

Lost & Found: Please stop by next week (May 31-June 3) if you think your child left something behind. Yet again, our Lost and Found is overflowing, but you are welcome to stop by during office hours (7:00-4:00) to claim lost items. Anything still here after June 3rd will be donated.

I will be in and out of the office all summer; I may work from other buildings at times due to construction. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email (mkrall@rtsd26.org) or phone (224-612-7600) with any questions.

Have a safe and relaxing summer!!

Mary Krall-Meske


May Students of the Month

We are so happy to announce our May Students of the Month! Congratulations to:

6th Grade

Academic (Core) - Min Jong R.

Academic (Encore) - Chris E.

Character - Paxton R.

School Pride/Spirit - Alex D.

7th Grade

Academic (Core) - Stefan D.

Academic (Encore) - Viktor B.

Character - Mauricio B.

School Pride/Spirit - Owen S.

8th Grade

Academic (Core) - Kristen G. & Adriana S.

Academic (Encore) - Francis M.

Character - Stephanie P.

School Pride/Spirit - Maddie M.

2021-22 Yearbooks

Unfortunately, all of the extra copies of yearbooks that were ordered were sold out quite quickly.

If you want to order one of the small number of extra yearbooks from the publisher DO NOT CALL INTER-STATE. The people who answer the phone are not able to process transactions. Please go to this link https://inter-state.com/ISSRep, and you will be able to contact their Customer Service department.

If your student did not receive a yearbook, but you believe that you ordered one online you should log back into the inter-state website and look at your purchase history. You can also look for a payment confirmation email. If you find proof of payment please contact interstate directly at https://inter-state.com/ISSRep.

Physicals, Vision, and Dental Appointments

If your child is new to the district, entering 6th grade, or participating in sports, it is necessary to have an updated physical on file. Summer can be an easier time to get these appointments in! Please visit our Health Services page for more information on what is required for each grade level, and for easy access to forms.

A Message from Our Food Services Director

The USDA made it possible for us to serve ALL students free breakfast and lunch through “waivers.” They have NOT extended these waivers this upcoming school year, so we have to go back to regularly priced lunch SY22-23. Be on the look out for the online meal application this summer AND ways to load funds onto your students account.
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Summer Reading

All students are required to read at least one book over the summer... even those students moving on to high school next year! Please use this link to access summer reading lists for all incoming 6th-8th graders.

Middle School summer reading lists

*We encourage you to reach out to the high school your student will be attending with any questions about summer reading. We do have this info to share, however:

  • Incoming freshman for Hersey should be reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. This is the only required reading, though they may share (or have shared) more titles as suggestions.
  • Incoming freshman for Maine West should be checking out this list for information.

2022-23 School Supply Kits

Order Securely Online Starting Now thru May 30th!

1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

2. Enter the school ID, RIV085 (3 letters/3 numbers)

3. Follow the directions to complete your order.

4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Click on this link for the full flyer with more information.

If you would prefer not to buy the kit, school supply lists for grades 6 through 8 can be found on this link.

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Important Phone Numbers

Absences and General School Questions:


Bus Issues:

Grand Prairie 847-640-2142

A Note from Our Director of Innovation & Technology

Parent Schoology Accounts: Parents/families of 4th-8th grade students were sent an access code for Schoology. They also were provided these instructions, which explain how to sign up and/or access their Parent Schoology account.

Remote Technology Support: Families can submit a Remote Technology Support Ticket through Incident IQ for their child. The link can be found on the district website under the Parents tab. They can also submit a ticket by logging into Incident IQ with their child’s login information.