RMS Knightly News

Week of October 17, 2022

Hello RMS Knights and Families

Our October Honor the Castle theme is "Celebrating Successes". This week’s Mindset Monday Message for the week of October 17th, states, “Always be aware of what success means to you”.

Click Here for this week's Mindset Monday Message.

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Picture Retake Day - October 21

If you missed picture day or need to have a retake, Lifetouch will be at RMS on Friday, October 21.


Students getting a retake will need to bring the original picture packet to the photographer on this day.


To order pictures, please visit mylifetouch.com and enter picture day ID: EVTQHPNBX

Lunch 'n Learn 8th Grade

Our next Lunch 'n Learn is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20. We are encouraging any of our 8th Grade Knights who are interested or want to learn more about Finance, Insurance, Web Design, and Robotics and Mechanical Design to participate.


What is a Lunch ‘n Learn?


A Lunch ‘n Learn is an opportunity for your child to spend their lunch hour eating lunch and learning about one of the Career Technical Education programs at Fraser High School.


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


Please sign up using the links below:


Finance, Insurance, and Web Design - Wednesday, Oct. 19

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVTZqqsfhR9loHdSSS6EVFu2m303ZTJBVet_RODdaKaTX3xQ/viewform


Robotics and Mechanical Design - Thursday, Oct. 20

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7C4r5DeyvdTHD6EfqjITCRG8Rk_vpqQ3nRzY5gT58fn363w/viewform

Vision Screening - October 24

The Macomb County Health Department will be conducting free vision screenings for 7th graders on Monday, October 24. Please make sure that your student brings their glasses or contacts to school on this day if they need them.


8th grade students that did not pass the screening last year will also be rechecked on this day. Please remind them to bring their glasses or contacts on this day. If you have any concerns about your student's vision, please contact the Macomb County Health Department for assistance.

Dentists R Us - October 26

Dentists R us is scheduled to visit RMS on Wednesday, October 26. If there is not enough interest, this visit may be cancelled.


This is the last week to turn in permission forms to use this service.


Licensed Dentists & Dental Hygienists will be available to perform:


  • Comprehensive Dental Exams
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • X-Rays (if needed)
  • Sealants (when necessary)


Each participant will receive a free toothbrush and an oral health report will be sent home to parent/guardian.


Note: Students who had a cleaning within the last 6 months, are NOT eligible.


If you would like your child to be seen, please fill out the following form to receive a permission slip: Request Form or print your own copy HERE. Forms are also available in the Main Office.


*Permission slips must be turned in to the Main Office before Friday, October 21, 2022.

Family Volunteers

Thank you to all of our families who have submitted a Family Volunteer Interest form. We are appreciative of many of our family's willingness to support our efforts at RMS. As events begin to be planned, a staff member will be in contact with you.


Thank you again!

2nd Step participation at RMS for the week of Oct. 17th Overview


7th Grade -Lesson 3: Identifying Roadblocks

Summary of this week’s lesson- Our 7th grade Knights will identify and distinguish between internal and external obstacles (or “roadblocks”) that can get in their way when working toward goals.


At home question to ask our 7th Grade Knight-

Tell your knight about a roadblock you encountered when you were working toward a goal, and if you had control over the roadblock.


8th Grade- Lesson 3: Harnessing My Strengths

Summary of this week’s lesson- Our 8th grade Knights will choose something they’d like to get better at and think about how they could apply their unique strengths to do that.


At home question to ask our 8th Knight-

Help your Knight make a list of strengths they have. Ask your Knight about how they could use these strengths to get better at a new skill.

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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 October

Tuesday, October 18

Thursday, October 20

Tuesday, October 25

Thursday, October 27


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 October: 19th, 25th


  • 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
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AS A REMINDER, OUR STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THE BELOW CRITERIA TO ATTEND OUR ATHLETIC EVENTS.

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RMS Athletics

CLICK Here for the Athletics Calendar/Information


RMS Football

  • October 18 - vs L'Anse Creuse Middle School North (H)


RMS Volleyball

  • October 17 - vs Algonquin Middle School (A)
  • October 20 - vs L'Anse Creuse Middle School East (A)


Cross Country

  • October 22 - vs Dakota High School MHSAA Regionals (A)
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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!

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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

View Upcoming events

Important Dates

Friday, Oct. 21st - Picture Retake Day

Monday, Oct. 24th - Vision Screening

Monday, Oct. 31st - Early Release, 12:30 Dismissal

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