Reading Middle School

Weekly Blue Devil News- First Days 2019-2020

Principal Update

Dear RMS Families,


On behalf of Reading Middle School, welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I hope you have had some time this summer to relax and spend time with family and friends. Each year we excitedly await for the first day of school in order to begin a new journey with students and families. Our goal is to provide the best educational experience possible for our students. With the partnership of our families, we want to create an environment that is safe, nurturing, yet challenging for each child in grades 6, 7, and 8. We are especially excited to welcome the newest members of our middle school family, the class of 2026!!


This is a historic year for RMS. We are celebrating two important milestones. First, we are relocating to a state of the art, new school where our teachers and students can experience learning at unprecedented levels. Second, we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary as a middle school! This will be a year of many celebrations and creating new memories together.


You will find some important dates and information throughout this newsletter, so please mark your calendars! You can expect to receive this newsletter each week in your inbox. We want to make sure that you feel connected and informed about what is occurring at RMS.


Make sure you follow us @RMS_Davis on Twitter.


If you have any questions at any time throughout the school year, please do not hesitate to contact us!


We are looking forward to a wonderful school year here at Reading Middle School!


Damon Davis
Principal, RMS

Important Back to School Dates

  • Schedule pickup - September 3rd from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Schedule pick up will take place this year at 240 Halker Avenue (previously the old location of the middle school in the media center). You will be able to receive your child’s class schedule. Please remember that no schedules will be given out if parents have not completed their Final Forms. More information can be found on the middle school’s website regarding Final Forms.


  • Community Open House - We hope you will join us for this Community Open House on September 5th from 4:00 pm to 7:00pm. There will be tours available of our new 200,000 square foot school campus!!


  • Curriculum Night - On Tuesday, September 10th, at 5:30 RMS will have our parent Curriculum Night. The Curriculum Night will be an opportunity for parents to hear a presentation from your child’s teachers regarding curriculum, homework, communication, expectations, and events throughout the school year. This event will begin promptly at 5:30 in the cafeteria.


  • First Day of School: Monday, September 9th.

Final Forms

Please remember to complete all student forms electronically through Final Forms at readingschools.org. Final Forms are our online paperless annual student forms. One of the benefits of Final Forms is that it saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, so parents/guardians will not need to enter the same information repeatedly. Please be aware that students cannot be given a schedule or a Chromebook until parents have completed these forms. Students can complete their Final Forms during the first week of school.


For incoming 6th Graders or new students, the email format for your student's email is lastnamefirstnameclassyear@readingschools.org. (i.e. smithsamuel26@readingschools.org)


6th Grade class year 26

7th Grade class year 25

8th grade class year 25

All returning 7th and 8th graders will have the same email as last year and the student email field should be populated.

Mark Your Calendar

September 3rd: Schedule Pick up at 240 Halker Avenue; 8am -10am, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

September 5th: Community Open House, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

September 9th: First Day of School!

September 10th: Chromebook distribution to students during school hours

September 10th: Parent Curriculum Night, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

September 11th: RMS PTO Meeting, 5:30, Media Center

September 30th: Picture Day

School Times

Below are the start and end times for the 2019- 2020 school year at RMS.


7:40-8:00 - Breakfast is served in the cafeteria

7:50 - Students allowed to enter the building

8:05 - School begins for students

10:05 - RMS Lunch Begins

2:55 - Students dismissed

3:00 - Bus leaves