Navigating the River

September 1, 2021

Upcoming School Events

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

9-1: Food Drive for The Place Begins

9-3: Early Release @ 1:30

9-3: Spirit Day at Bruster's (See below.)

9-6: Student/Staff Holiday - Labor Day

9-7: Football vs Hendricks @ Lambert HS 6:30 (Pep Band Night)

9-7/10-14: Basketball Intramurals Start. See info below to sign up!

9-10: Rock-a-thon Band Fundraiser

9-14: Football vs Piney Grove @ Lambert HS 6:30

9-16: Chorus/Band night at the Lambert vs South High football game

Food Drive for The Place

We are partnering with The Place to help refill our community food pantry. During the month of September, we are collecting canned peas, canned chicken, and bags of rice. These are items they have specifically requested, and they would like regular size items instead of bulk size. The team that collects the most items will win an ice cream party. Thank you for supporting this cause!

RMS Basketball Intramurals Sept 7th - October 14th

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Family Connect Nights

Family Connect Nights are designated as homework-free evenings. We hope that students and their families set aside devices, and use these nights as a time to connect with one another.

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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. 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


Q: Why the surprise "no book bag" rule for some classes?

A: Last year students were able to keep their backpacks with them all day because 60% of our students were not in the building. This year with more students in our building, many classrooms do not have enough space to safely allow backpacks as backpacks block the aisles. Students may use their lockers to store backpacks during the school day. They are able to visit the locker throughout the day. We are sorry you see this as a surprise. It is sometimes necessary for things to change in response to circumstances.

Q: Will there be a curriculum night?

A: Yes, curriculum night will take place virtually as it did last year. More information is coming soon. All info will be included in the newsletter.

Please note: We have had a few comments regarding traffic, our car line, and consideration for students walking home.

Please be certain that you are obeying all traffic laws as you travel to RMS, through the car line, and on your return trip home. Please be considerate of others. Simply being kind to one another makes a big difference. Look for students walking home on our sidewalks and at cross walks. Pedestrians have the right of way!

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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COVID-19 Reporting Info

As we experienced last year, processes are continuously improved. We encourage you to review that information using this link. Please know that these processes do sometimes change in response to new information, but this is a reliable site to use.

  • If your child is showing symptoms, please do not send them to school.
  • Please communicate the status of your child to:

Nurse: Kim Varner; AND

Attendance secretary: Kelle Russo;

Communication is important to ensure that our records are updated and that the teachers are aware of your student's attendance.

Parent Permission Forms


If you have not already done so, please log into your Parent Portal account and sign the required beginning of the school year Permission Forms. Forsyth County Schools (FCS) has extended the deadline to complete the forms to August 31. For instructions about how to electronically sign the forms, click here.

Only 1 parent needs to sign for each student. Parents must sign first, followed by student (s) signature. In many cases, parents have signed the forms and the student has NOT signed. Please take a moment to help us out and ensure that your forms are complete.

Contact Kelle Russo; if you are unable to sign your forms.

Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter!

Join us on social media....

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