Navigating the River

August 25, 2021


Upcoming School Events


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

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

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

8-25: Family Connect Night (See below.)

8-31: Parent Permission Forms Due

9-3: Early Release @ 1:30

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

9-6: Student/Staff Holiday - Labor Day

9-10: Rock-a-thon Band Fundraiser

Family Connect Nights

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

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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!

Order Your Yearbook Now!

Things end but memories last forever...with your yearbook. Purchase your yearbook now! Yearbooks are now available at

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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Panther Pit Stop - School Store

Our school store is open for business! Check out all the spirit wear items on and open during Flextime. Birthday grams are back! It is super easy and the school store does all the work, only $5 to make a friend/child's day special.
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GA Milestones EOG and EOC Scores Available

Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) Individual Student Reports (ISR) are now available on Parent Portal. ISR provide detailed information about your child's performance. You can find the ISR by following the steps below. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please click here to create an account.

  • Log into Parent Portal or Campus Parent mobile app ( Apple or Android )
  • If using the website, click More
  • If using the app, click the Menu icon (three horizontal lines) and then click More
  • Then, choose SLDS Portal link
  • Click Performance

If you have questions, please contact your school administrator or the FCS Assessment and Accountability team at 770-887-2461.

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. Please use this link to communicate any questions. 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
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Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

Join us on social media....

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

Stay tuned for more information . . . .

We will continue to send editions of Navigating the River throughout the school year. Look for our next edition that will share more information about our bell schedule, Flextime, Restorative Circles, and Enrichment/ Acceleration for 6th and 7th graders.
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