RMS Knightly News

Week of November 21, 2022

Hello RMS Knights and Families

Our November Honor the Castle theme is “Kindness in Castle”. This week’s Mindset Monday Message for the week of November 21st, states, “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received”.

Click Here for this week's Mindset Monday Message.

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Thanksgiving break begins Wednesday, November 23

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THANK YOU RMS FAMILIES AND HAPPY UPCOMING THANKSGIVING!

As we approach our upcoming Thanksgiving break, starting on Wednesday, 11/23/22, it offers us all a time for reflection on the many things for which our RMS staff is grateful for, I want to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you:


We are grateful for our students who continue to grow and learn each day as individuals daily. Our Knights give us all a daily reminder of what is important and the ways to focus our efforts to promote their learning. We are thankful for the support of our knights' families in creating productive partnerships. We are thankful for our teachers, office staff colleagues, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, support staff, counseling staff, and custodial staff working together in the best interests of our knights day in and day out. We are fortunate to see dedicated and tireless individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our community for the common good of others. Each of these efforts make a difference for our students and the experiences that occur throughout a given school year. We are thankful for our RMS families. You continue to share your knight with us; while working hard and supporting their learning, safety and well-being. For this, we are grateful.


Our RMS staff would like to wish all of you and your families a happy, healthy and relaxing upcoming Thanksgiving holiday starting on Wednesday, November 23rd! Please note in observance of the Thanksgiving break, our Knights do not have school on Wednesday(11/23rd), Thursday (11/24th) and Friday (11/25th) of this week.

MacBook Reminders

We wanted to provide a few MacBook reminders to support our students and families. Please see below and review these items with your Knight. Announcements and reminders are made frequently. Consequences will be issued for students who violate our District Acceptable Use Policy or Student Code of Conduct. Warnings have been issued and students have been notified of potential consequences (detentions, docking, opt-out, suspension) if they choose to violate the AUP or Student Code of Conduct. The MacBook Agreement can be found below.


These violations include;


  • Installing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) which blocks the established District Filters
  • Installing a gaming browser
  • Downloading any applications, games or websites without building/district permission
  • Playing games during instruction periods
  • Leaving MacBooks in hallways or on lockers unattended.


Lost or Damaged Fees


  • First offense - $50
  • Second offense - $100 and student device becomes an immediate opt-out and student is unable to bring device home.
  • Third offense - $1100 and student will dock MacBook unless explicitly needed for assignment.


As a reminder, we have clear backpacks for sale in the main office and school store for $5.

8th Grade Lunch 'n Learn

Monthly Lunch ‘n Learn - Culinary & Family Consumer Science

Tuesday, November 29


What is a Lunch ‘n Learn?


A Lunch ‘n Learn is an opportunity to spend your lunch hour eating lunch and learning about one of the Career Technical Education programs at Fraser High School. Get your lunch and come directly to the media center.


What can I expect if I attend this Lunch ‘n Learn?

  • Nutrition Labels- Foods & Nutrition
  • Swaddling a Baby- Parenting
  • Place Setting- Culinary Practice


The Lunch ‘n Learn will take place 5th hour during Lunch AND Silent Reading, There are only 50 spots available- first come, first served! So please respond by November 25, 2022.


Please use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/fL3268BehuskhAvS6

8th Grade Lunch 'n Learn - Brand New Opportunity

Monthly Lunch ‘n Learn - Drive One

Thursday, December 1


What is a Lunch ‘n Learn?


A Lunch ‘n Learn is an opportunity to spend your lunch hour eating lunch and learning about one of the Career Technical Education programs at Fraser High School. Get your lunch and come directly to the media center.


What can I expect if I attend this Lunch ‘n Learn?


Students will learn:

  • The difference between Electric Motors & Internal Combustion Engines.
  • What is Transportation Design?
  • What careers are available in Automotive Service & Car Design.
  • How to sculpt a clay model car.
  • How a Battery-Powered Vehicle runs.


The Lunch ‘n Learn will take place 5th hour during Lunch AND Silent Reading, There are only 50 spots available- first come, first served! So please respond by November 28, 2022.


Please use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/cSba1zzwujQhCGZJ7

About Engineering & Advanced Technology at Macomb

Macomb Community College offers a range of programs designed to prepare you for careers in all facets of the advanced manufacturing and automotive fields. Options include traditional educational pathways that lead to certificates and associate degrees, apprenticeship programs that combine on-the-job training with theoretical and practical classroom and lab instruction, and shorter-term training programs designed to address more immediate employment needs. Click HERE to register.

22-23 Yearbook Information

To order your 22-23 Yearbook CLICK HERE.


For more information about adding your own photos or purchasing 8th grade ads, CLICK HERE.

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The Knight Shift

The Knight Shift after-school homework club (designated Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05pm-4:00pm in the media center)


The Knight Shift -“The time period after a long day of work to organize, to prepare, and to be ready for success!”


We are fortunate to have members of our student leadership groups from RMS and FHS to assist students who attend the Knight Shift with their assignments and projects.


All Noble Knights are invited to attend the Knight Shift…If they have:


  • Homework assignment(s) to complete- Individual tables area
  • A group project needs to be worked on - Collaboration stations area
  • A quiet location to read - Flexible seating area


Available dates from 3:05pm - 4:00pm in November

Tuesday, November 29th


The Knight Shift will be located in the Media Center and is a time and place for students to come and spend an additional hour on getting their work done or silently reading. Students will have access to a quiet space, internet, devices, and resources that may assist them with their work.

This time is monitored by Mr. Julian or Mrs. Skladanowski. Upon arrival - students will sign-in and will record what they are working on.


Remember, this is not a time to play games on iPads/phones or to come and socialize without working (working on a project with group members is encouraged). Off task students will be removed and will be unable to attend for the remainder of the session.


Knights interested in staying after-school on those designated Tuesday(s) and Thursday(s) must be in the Media Center by 3:05pm and should plan on staying until 3:55pm. All students who stay after-school would need a ride home as late buses are not available.

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Outside Food and Beverage Policy

The District does not allow the delivery of food and beverages from outside vendors or fast food establishments for a student’s breakfast or lunch meal. All meals are to be provided by either our Food Service program or prepared at home and sent with your student.


Outside food delivery is a safety concern. We do not want to have strangers and people that we do not know coming to our buildings with delivery bags. It also is a workload issue for office personnel. Managing multiple food deliveries during lunchtime becomes an additional responsibility for our office staff.


The District works hard to provide a variety of healthy, good-tasting food in its cafeterias, and students are always free to bring their own lunch to school. We will continue to follow our past practice of making sure students receive lunch if they forget to bring one from home.

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Device Care

In an effort to support our new devices, we are encouraging families who are interested to purchase clear drawstring bags to carry their MacBook. The drawstring bags are now available in the Main Office for $5.00 each.
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RMS Clubs and Activities

RMS Soccer Club

Meeting Day: Tuesdays

Location: Room 231

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Sponsor: Mr. Krynicki


  • Bring athletic clothes to change into, your cleats and shin guards (if you have them)!
  • No slide-tackling or ball-hogging: Soccer Club is for any RMS student NOT on Citizenship list...not just Soccer Superstars! 🙂
  • We will warm-up a bit, then play a mini-game/scrimmage!
  • You must have your own ride home.
  • Make sure your ride is here no later than 4:30. We will play until about then.
  • School Rules apply! Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible (and BE KIND!)

Intramurals

Meeting Day: Tuesday or Wednesday

Location: RMS Gym

Time: 7:15 – 7:50am

Sponsor: Mr. Brodi


Dates in November: 22


  • Open for all students who are not on the citizenship list
  • We will be playing organized sports sometimes and open gym sometimes
  • You must be in the gym by 7:15 because we must lock the doors after that.
  • You will enter through Door # 37 by the gym
  • You must show good sportsmanship, or you will be asked to leave
  • You must participate - it will not be a place to hang-out
  • You must bring your ID to participate
  • HAVE FUN

RMS Dance Club (7th and 8th grade)

Meeting Day: Monday

Location: Room 155

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Sponsor: Ms. Lombardo


Meeting Dates:

Nov. 21, 28

Dec. 12


Club Guidelines:


  • Attend weekly practice
  • Stay off the citizenship list
  • Wear dance/gym clothes and shoes
  • Change after school - practice starts at 3:00 sharp
  • Bring your backpack, coat, etc. no going to lockers after
  • Help move choir room chairs at the start and end of practice
  • Arrange your own ride home at 4:00pm
  • Our goal is to perform halftime at 1 boys and 1 girls basketball games

HOSA

Next Meeting Day: TBD

Location: RMS Room 139

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Sponsor: Mrs. Garman BSN, RN, MA, RMA (AMT) at FHS


HOSA -Future Health Professionals is a national organization for students who are enrolled in health science education classes and/or are interested in careers in the health professions.


Fraser HOSA members are expected to:


  • Be Active!!!
  • Participate in business and other meetings
  • Serve on committees
  • Participate in community service projects
  • Participate in fundraising efforts
  • Pay dues each year
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AS A REMINDER, OUR STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THE BELOW CRITERIA TO ATTEND OUR ATHLETIC EVENTS.

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To provide the most effective process for entering and exiting Richards Middle School, we need our families consistent help in observing the below traffic expectations:


  • Our RMS bus loop is only to be used by emergency vehicles and our district’s school buses between the hours of 7:15 am through 4:00 pm.
  • To help with our daily traffic flow, please follow our painted traffic arrows in our parking lot.
  • In supporting our traffic flow for entering and exiting for all vehicles, please observe no standing, parking, waiting and stopping in the parking lot aisle ways.
  • When exiting Richards Middle School at dismissal time, please utilize either our RMS Garfield exit, FHS Garfield exit or FHS Klein exit.


Please be aware of students, families and guests who are walking in our parking lots by obeying traffic laws, regulating your speed, and following the traffic direction arrows. Images can be found below. Please no parking or standing where you see a red x.


Our district security personnel will communicate these expectations to our families when needed. Thank you for your support with keeping RMS a safe travel area for everyone on campus.

PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR ADDITIONAL SIGNS ALONG THE DROP OFF LANE TO HELP DIRECT TRAFFIC FLOW!

Student Success Resource

Here you will find information about the school, IDs, ordering yearbooks, school supplies, schedules, and more.

Dress Code Expectations

  • Shorts/Dresses/Skirts must be longer than the students fingertip length with students' arms by their side.
  • Undergarments, chest and midriffs must be covered and students are not permitted to wear spaghetti straps, muscle shirts with armpits visible, etc.
  • No sagging of the pants or shorts
  • No graphic, see-through or inappropriate saying on clothing (sexual comments, drugs, violence, etc.)
  • No pajama wear - lounge pants, flannel pants, boxer shorts, slippers (shoes without hard soles) *unless permitted by a school function.
  • No hats, bandanas/scarves (unless worn to support hair appropriately), and/or hoods up during the school day.
Cellphone Policy
RMS Calendar

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Important Dates

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 28th - School Resumes


Wednesday, Dec. 7th - Early Release, 12:30 Dismissal

Thursday, Dec. 15th - Half Day, 11:35 Dismissal

Friday, Dec. 16th - Half Day, 11:35 Dismissal


Winter/Holiday Break - Dec. 17 - Jan. 2

Change of Address Information

Your student's primary address should be up-to-date to receive report card mailings and other important building communications.


If you have recently moved, please complete the following form to update your address and upload the files needed for update: https://form.jotform.com/211594973642161

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Office Information

Attendance Line: (586) 439-7490 24 hour voicemail

Attendance/Counseling Office: (586) 439-7462

Attendance Office Hours: 7:15am - 3:15pm

Main Office Hours: 7:15am - 3:15pm

Main Office: (586) 439-7400 Fax: (586) 439-7461


***Please know we are always happy to meet with families,

however, we may not always be available when parents/families pop in. Please

set up an appointment HERE.


Fraser Public School - Student Code of Conduct