Navigating the River

August 11, 2021


Welcome to The River!

Upcoming School Events

MyPaymentsPlus will close at midnight on the 12th for academic lockers and agendas


8-17 vs. Lakeside @ Lambert HS 6:30 (Wear Black, White & Gold)

8-24 vs. DeSana @ Lambert HS 6:30 (Wear Tropical Tourist)

8-31 vs Otwell @ Forsyth Central HS 6:30

9-3 Early Release @ 1:30

9-6 Student/Staff Holiday

COVID-19 Reporting Info

As we experienced last year, processes are continuously improved. Please watch the newsletter for any updates to this information.

  • If your child is showing symptoms, please do not send them to school.
  • If your child has a positive test for COVID-19, contact our nurse, Kim Varner at
  • If a child tests positive, any students or staff members who were in the same classroom (or bus) will be notified via Campus Messenger using the primary email that is listed. It is important that all parents check the email that is listed in Parent Portal daily to stay informed.
  • Families may choose to self-quarantine their child once notified of possible exposure. Please contact our nurse, Kim Varner at of your decision to self-quarantine.
  • Students learning in person who are quarantined due to a positive test and students who self-quarantine may continue to stay up to date using ItsLearning.

RMS Clubs

Some of our clubs are beginning to roll and we will continue to start clubs through September. Please continue to check out our website for updated club activity.

Cross Country Club has started - Must Join NOW

Robotics Club Applications are NOW Available.

Order Your Yearbook Now!

Things end but memories last forever...with your yearbook. Purchase your yearbook now! Yearbooks are now available at

School Spirit Days

Join us each week to show your support to our football players! Spirit days are coordinated by our cheerleading squad. GOOO Panthers!
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Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

All Forsyth County students will be eligible for free breakfast and lunch each day of the 2021-2022 school year. Extra items like bottled water, ice cream, and chips are still for sale and not included in the free meals, so we encourage parents to use My Payments Plus to fund school lunch accounts.
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My Payments Plus

All orders and fee payments may be made on MyPaymentsPlus from now until August 12th. We strongly encourage you to utilize MyPaymentsPlus for all purchases, but those families who would like to make payments using cash or check may do so by sending payment with your child on Thursday, August 5 (first day of school) to their Homeroom teacher.

Items to be purchased at this time, until August 12th:

  • Academic Lockers $10
  • Agendas $10

PE Uniforms and Locks will be available for purchase on MyPaymentsPlus Monday, August 2 after schedules have been released. Please verify that your child has PE in their schedule before purchasing these items.

Band and Chorus Fees will also be available for purchase on MyPaymentsPlus Monday, August 2, after schedules have been posted.

Musical Theater Opportunity

This year, RMS Drama will be partnering with the award-winning Acting Troupe of Lambert to produce our first collaboration project! Students and staff from Lambert will be working with RMS students to produce Disney's The Jungle Book, Kids"! This production will be open to all Riverwatch students Grades 6 - 8. Rehearsals will be lead by Acting Troupe of Lambert (ATL) students, music directors Mr. Michael Abreu (RMS) and Mr. Ryan Wason (LHS) and Director/Choreographer Ms. Carly Ann Berg (LHS). Auditions will be on Friday, August 13th at Lambert High School. For more information, including audition resources, production information, and other important updates, please visit:

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Your Input Matters!

Questions? Just ask!

At RMS, we strive to provide everything our students and families need to be successful. It is important to us that you are always able to quickly find an answer to any questions you may have. Please use this link to communicate any questions. We will either reach out to you to provide an answer, or the answer may appear in the newsletter the following week, whichever is most appropriate. Please enter your questions HERE

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

Join us on social media....

You can find us on facebook by clicking HERE. Our twitter account is @RiverwatchMS.

Stay tuned for more information . . . .

We will continue to send editions of Navigating the River throughout the school year. Look for our next edition that will share more information about our bell schedule, Flextime, Restorative Circles, and Enrichment/ Acceleration for 6th and 7th graders.
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