RCMS School News for Families

Week of October 26, 2020

"You Are All Our Students"

November 3, 2020 - No School

November 3rd is a full professional development day for our staff. School will be closed for all students

iReady Assessment Information for Families

Randolph Public Schools will administer the i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment for ELA and Math for grades 1 - 12. We are excited to use the program this year to better understand the students’ strengths and areas for growth. i-Ready is designed for students to get 50% of the questions right and 50% wrong. We are asking for your help at home to encourage students to stay engaged, but please do NOT help with the answers. The results of the diagnostic will help schools determine how to best support your child.


Please also check out the i-Ready Family Center at https://i-readycentral.com/familycenter/ for helpful resources and links.


We will be hosting i-Ready family informational meetings on

Thursday, October 29th at 10:00 - 10:45 AM and 10:00 Zoom Link

Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 - 6:45 PM. 6:00 Zoom Link

iReady Testing Schedule

For Remote Students (Students that Learn from Home Monday - Friday) and Hybrid 5th - 7th Grade Students:

  • When: November 2nd - 17th

  • Where: On Remote Independent Days at Home

  • Who: All remote students grades 1 - 12 and grades 5 - 7 remote and hybrid students

  • How: Your child’s teacher will be giving more information and adding the assessment to their assignments on Google Classroom.


For Hybrid Students (Students that learn at school 2 days a week and from home 3 days a week)

  • When: November 30th - December 15th

  • Where: On Hybrid Out Days at Home

  • Who: All hybrid students grades 1 - 4 and 8 - 12

  • How: Your child’s teacher will be giving more information and adding the assessment to their assignments on Google Classroom.


For In-Person Students (Students that learn from school 4.5 days a week)

  • When: November 30th - December 15th

  • Where: In School

  • Who: All students in sub-separate programs

  • How: Your child’s teacher will be giving more information on specific dates, etc.

Progress Reports

Access your child's schedule, progress reports and grades in IPASS

Attached to this Newsletter are:


  1. IPASS Instructions
  2. Google Classroom Instructions
  3. Expectations for Remote Learners
  4. 2020-2021 Report Card Dates

Technology

TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION can be found on the

Randolph Public Schools website


NEED TECHNOLOGY HELP? Student or families can access technology support four ways:

  1. IN PERSON: Monday - Friday, 7:30am-10:00am, you may stop by for our Administration Building - 40 Highland Avenue, Randolph, MA. *Bring your device

  2. EMAIL - contact our Technology Support Team techprob@randolph.k12.ma.us

  3. PHONE - call our technology office at (781) 961-6251.

  4. TUTORIAL: clink link for video

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD HAS AN ACTIVE GMAIL ACCOUNT AND CHECKS IT EVERYDAY FOR IMPORTANT UPDATES

Sign into your Randolph gmail and accept the invitation to the WIN Wednesday Google Classroom

Step 1: Sign into RCMS gmail account

Step 2: Username: sXXXXXX@randolph.k12..ma.us

Step 3: Password: Fyyyymmdd (Capital F is first letter of first name.)

RCMS School Site Council Meeting Dates


If you have any questions about the RCMS School Site Council meeting dates, please contact Micah Logan at micahlogan1@gmail.com. The meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday at 6:00pm

November 18, 2020

December 16, 2020

January 20, 2021

February 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

April 21,2021

May 19, 2021

June 16, 2021

RMS School Site Council Meeting Agenda and Minutes

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Science is Fun!

RCMS 6th graders are enjoying all types of new discoveries in their science class. Wearing a mask and maintaining social distance have not dim the excitement of our students who are learning techniques about how to conduct a science experiment
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Math Comes Alive

Math class has never been more engaging. Students are learning the language of math as they learn abstract concepts and solve complex geometric problems. RCMS students get to breathe life into their math problems by using a variety of manipulatives.
Academic and Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Academic and Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Our school continues to establish a foundation for social emotional learning. This Social Studies class is learning (and wearing) the difference between a 2-dimensional map and a 3 dimensional globe, as they use the inflated beachball to illustrate. Learning geography can be fun, engaging, challenging and wearable.

W.I.N. Wednesday

WIN Wednesday is a remote school day for all students except for our in-person students. SELECTED students will be invited to "live" Zoom sessions for extra support and/or band and chorus. Students will be informed by their teachers We expect all students to log-in to their Google classes for their assignments for the day. Only students who have logged-in, completed their assignments and submitted their Google Attendance Form will receive credit for the day.

Power Outage

In the event of the inevitable power outage please make sure your child remains logged on and patiently waits to hear from us. Our Director of Facilities will contact the Town of Randolph to determine if the outage is for a few minutes or if it will be longer. We will communicate this to families as soon as we hear from Director of Facilities. When we are back up and running, we expect students to continue with their scheduled classes and assignments for the day.