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This Week In Thundercat Country !

Naming Selection of New Schools

Fort Bend ISD is seeking community suggestions for the naming of a new elementary campus, to be located in the Riverstone community, and a new high school, to be located on the southeast side of the District on FM 521. The deadline to submit names is March 10, 2021.

Nominations must be completed using an online form, links are available below and on the FBISD website. Those who wish to make a nomination must submit a written one or two paragraph statement (no longer than 250 words) containing biographical information or historical data, and reasons justifying the suggested name. Names nominated shall generally be names for people or places. If a person, the individual should have attained prominence locally or nationally, and have made a significant contribution to society. If a place, the name should include historical relevance.

New Elementary School Online Form

New High School Online Form

Once the deadline for nominations has closed, a naming committee will be formed to consider the nominations prior to a recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

Social Emotional Health Feedback Opportunity

FBISD is soliciting feedback from students to identify additional ways to support their social-emotional health. Students were invited to participate in a thoughtexchange via direct email on Wednesday to their FBISD accounts. To participate in the thoughtexchange, students must access the link below before Sunday, March 7, 2021.


https://my.thoughtexchange.com/136403614.

FBISD GALA SILENT AUCTION

Gala Silent Auction !


You do not have to present to participate and you may want to keep an eye on your Silent Auction Basket! Bidding is open NOW! Thank you again for your participation in making A Night at the Races a WIN for Fort Bend ISD!

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Ms. Petru's Fun Fact

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Fill Your March With Wellness

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PAL Application 2021 Window Open

The mission of the PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership program is to enable young people to use their potential to make a difference in their lives, schools, and communities.


The mission of the FBISD Middle School PAL program is to develop students as leaders through mentoring and serving our school and community.


In order to be considered for the PAL program, you must

• complete ALL parts of the application, and submit before the due date

• maintain participation and attendance in all classes; more than ten absences will be subject to inquiry from the PAL committee

• maintain academic good standing and appropriate behavior as outlined in the FBISD handbook

• have a desire to grow their leadership potential


Please return the completed PAL application to the PAL sponsor’s campus mailbox by:

March 12th, 2021


Application Link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=QWJ9SRo5d0KRrL3SqZ9wVHfh7VgRZlVMlpDCPDracQhUMEFJSFFPMTdMNEVGRFFSOVRQUDkzSUs2Vy4u

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Thundercat of the Month Nominations

It is time for nominating your favorite Thundercat Teacher/Staff member.


Please fill out the form below by 3/9/21 before 3PM.


If you have any questions please feel free to give us a ring.

Thank you all for being super heroes to us and these kiddos everyday!


In closing my RTMS Friends and Family: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”- Robert Louis Stevenson


Fill out in Google Forms


Thundercat of the Month- February


Nominate a Thundercat staff member from our work family that meets the following criteria:

A staff member that provides a meaningful learning experience in a safe, collaborative community where everyone grows through passion, practice, and perseverance.

AND

Portrays our core beliefs and commitments: People and relationships matter; Respect in all we do; Inclusion is a priority; Diversity is our strength; Effort fuels our growth.

Nominations are due 3/9/21 by 3:00 pm.

NJHS Update

Eligible 7th graders will receive communication and details about applying for NJHS the week of March 8th- March 12th.


The digital NJHS application will be due by Friday, April 9, 2021. Be on the lookout out for that email.


Interested 8th graders can email Amanda.Funesti@fortbendisd.com for application details BY Friday, March 12th.

Soccer Season is Coming...

Soccer Tryouts will take place Monday, March 29- March 31


Girls- 7:15am- 8:30am

Boys – 4:30pm- 6:00pm


Please make sure your child has physical turned in and Rank One Forms complete by March 10.


Girls Soccer Players please download sportsYou app and use access code- D5LTAKRL


If have any questions please contact

Coach Barger (girls)– dana.barger@fortbendisd.com

Coach Moore (boys) jacob.moore@fortbendisd.com

Library News from Ms. Davis

Starting Tuesday, February 16, students who have forgotten their laptops at home or are having technical difficulties can checkout a computer from the library. Get a pass from your first class of the day and come to the library at 9 AM (Not before, we have morning duty). An office worker or staff member will come and collect the computer from your last class of the day by 3:45.

Course Selection Information 2021-2022 Future 7th/8th Graders

Course description videos are available now.


Session 1: https://zoom.us/j/97637393869?pwd=UzdzRExLUng2WlgxVEF4c2N4cWhEdz09

Session 2: https://zoom.us/j/91619586284?pwd=bXoyZVVLNUhQeFJRM3VIWjh5MkZSdz09

Ms. Torres, 7th Grade Counselor: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2013121303

Ms. Jefferson, 6th Grade Counselor: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2014630595

Dr. Brice, 8th Grade Counselor: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2018565132

English: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2006741810

Science: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2013752607

Social Studies: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2014816710

Math: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2014025384

Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness & Interpersonal Skills: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2000995869

Principles of Applied Engineering: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2005597821

Fundamentals of Computer Science: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2007332247

Girls’ PE: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2008278513

Boys’ PE: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2008176472

AVID: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2012336103

Yearbook: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2012517003

Photography: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2012507845

Broadcast: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2012521742

Investigating Careers: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2015243258

Spanish: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2010981360

Band: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2014300414

Choir: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2012856213

Orchestra: https://vimeo.com/136824668

Theater: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2012722234

KickStart: https://youtu.be/SqQioG7YNxI

Touch System Data Entry/ Dollars & Sense: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2020350904

High School Course Selection 2021-22 Future 9th Graders

Ridge Point High School

Virtual Course Selection Fair

March 2nd, 2021 | 6:00PM – 7:30PM


The Course Selection Window is now OPEN!!


Students will watch the following RPHS videos at home:

· Intro Video (Endorsements/Pathways)

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2036840981

· Core Classes Video

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2044650775

· Electives Video

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2049118544

Course Selection Window:

· The course selection process is from 2/23/21 - 3/10/21

· Due to the pandemic, this process is 100% electronic.

· Please do not miss the window, because once the window closes, Dr. Brice cannot assist with high school course selection.

Things to do-

1. Print the 4-year Course Selection worksheet: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/123260

2. Please download the course guide- https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/984

3. The student should choose one of the endorsements listed in the Course Guide on page 3 before moving forward.

4. Then, students should enter endorsements, career plans, and alternate courses in Family Access. Please click on the link below (WeVideo) to help with this process.

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2038157356

5. Students should then complete the Jot Form, which will include the same information (endorsements, career plans, and alternate courses). However, this form goes directly to RPHS counseling department. If you need additional assistance with filling out the Jot Form click on the following link: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2050315832

Additionally :

Important transition information for our incoming freshmen- 6:00-6:30 pm:

https://zoom.us/j/94889595489?pwd=QmU0K2oxcHQxWkRCaUw4SG5oM1R4dz09


See Naviance email from Dr. Brice for additional information.

Clinic News


Parents,

If you receive a letter from school nurse that states your child is non-compliant with the State of Texas immunization requirements, please submit a copy of the updated vaccine record to school clinic or email it to: Chengfang.zhao@fortbendisd.com.

Thank you for your cooperation in the care of your child. Please feel free to contact nurse Cheng with any questions.

Don't Forget Your Water Bottles

As a reminder, water bottle filling stations are available for students. Please encourage your students to bring a refillable water bottle should they need water throughout the day.

Track Season Is Here

Attention all track parents ! Please download the sportsyou app. The code is WGV8HYT4

This will be the main communication source for RTMS 7th and 8th Grade Boys Track.

Student Homework Help Resource

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Naming Configuration of Pre-Ap Courses

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Technology Update

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RTMS STUDENT ABSENCES DUE TO COVID OR QUARANTINE

RTMS Parent Information


Possible Quarantine Scenarios:

1. Student is exposed or tests positive, parent contacts school nurse and completes wellness survey. Student goes into quarantine. Student immediately goes on “on-line Classroom Guest” status.


2. Student assessed by school nurse/clinic, has symptoms consistent with COVID and is sent home. The student has three days to obtain a doctor’s note with a diagnosis.

a. Obtains a written diagnosis from the doctor:

· Positive for COVID – contact tracing occurs and the student does not return to school.

· Negative for COVID – student returns to school after three days.

b. Student does not go to the doctor for a medical diagnosis:

· Student will be quarantined for 10-14 days.

· Student will become a “Classroom Guest” at day four.


Work Flow Steps for COVID:

1. If the student will be out for more than three days, the student will become a “Classroom Guest.” To maintain Schoology systems, the student will receive links to an online teacher while out. However, they will continue to do the work of their F2F teacher.


2. AP will follow-up to ensure the student received links as a “Classroom Guest.”


3. Counselor will notify teachers when the student is expected back on campus to resume regular F2F instruction.


**Classroom Guest – term for new online learners who transitioned to online learning from F2F due to quarantine or medical reason.

Attendance Reminder

Please send all absent notes to: AttendanceRTMS@fortbendisd.com
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