News from RMS

August 1, 2022

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First Days of School

Wednesday, August 3rd

6th Grade: In Person Learning

7th and 8th Grades: Digital Learning

Thursday, August 4th

7th & 8th Grades: In Person Learning

School Lunch

School lunch will no longer automatically be free for all students. If you would like to apply for free or reduced lunch prices, you must complete an application.

Meal Prices

  • Breakfast: free for all students at RMS
  • Lunch: $2.50

Student Technology

All GCPS students will have a Chromebook assigned to them for the 2022-23 school year. If a GCPS technology resource is assigned to a student and taken home, it is the family’s responsibility to monitor the use of the device to ensure the student is following the Student Conduct Behavior Code and to ensure that the device is returned in the condition in which it was received.

Student Dress Code

As you shop and prepare for the school year ahead, please be mindful of the following Dress Code specifics. Students are expected to dress in a manner that is Supportive of a Positive learning environment. Please keep in mind that summer attire should stay home! Please review the Dress Code guidelines here.

Open House Forms

  • All Open House forms (Clinic card, GCPS & RMS Handbook, etc.) are available on My Payments Plus.
  • To access your student's Open House forms, please click here to go to MyPaymentsPlus.
  • If you have not yet created a My Payments Plus account or need help with My Payments plus, please click here for GCPS help documents: My Payments Plus Help Documents.


PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports. Richards Middle School is a PBIS school. PBIS is a program that helps students develop the practice of positive behaviors.

The Basic Philosophy of PBIS is to:

TEACH students how they are expected to behave

REINFORCE their good behavior

PROVIDE SUPPORT to students as they learn to correct misdirected behaviors

Our expectations at RMS are Good Judgment, Responsibility, Integrity, and Pride. These expectations are consistently referred back to as we are teaching procedures in various areas at RMS.

Please click here for our Guide to PBIS at RMS!

Parent Portal

The Updated Parent Portal gives parents access to grades, assignments, and communication with teachers. The Parent Portal gives families a direct line to the classroom, with 24/7 real-time information and anytime, anywhere access, with in-portal translation in multiple languages.

For more information on the Parent Portal--including how to sign up--please click here.

ParentVUE & StudentVUE

GCPS parents can use their smartphones to access ParentVUE to find grades, schedules, and more! The ParentVUE mobile app is available in Google Play for Android devices and the App Store for Apple (iOS) devices.

GCPS students can also use their smartphones or other mobile devices to find grades, schedules and more! The StudentVUE mobile app is available in Google Play for Android devices and the App Store for Apple (iOS) devices.

For more information on the ParentVUE and StudentVUE apps, please click here.