Panther Tales

August 19, 2022

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News and Opportunities

Our students and staff have had another great week! We've highlighted three of our many class stories below. Also in this newsletter, you'll find important information such as upcoming events, opportunities to get involved and even our first Kona Ice Lunch Break of the year.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of our events at a glance. Please join us!

  • Aug. 24: AVID Contract Signing Night 6:00 p.m. in the Café

  • Aug. 25: Title 1 Parent University 5:30 p.m. on Teams

  • Sept. 2: College t-shirt day for students and staff

  • Sept. 5: Labor Day

  • Sept. 6: Remote Day for Students

  • Sept 8: Title I Annual Meeting and in-person Open House

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

Kona Ice at Lunch Break

As a beginning-of-year treat, while students are on lunch break on Friday, August 26th, they can purchase a Kona Ice to enjoy while they socialize with friends. Kona will be on sale. As a school PBIS partner, Kona Ice will return a portion of proceeds to RCMS to help us fund prizes during the year for excellent student behavior!

Sports Physicals Deadline Extension!

Please note that we are extending the physical deadline for these sports only: boy’s volleyball, tennis, tumbling and basketball. The new deadline is Friday, Sept. 2. Forms and more information on fall sports can be found here.

Consider Joining PTA and Support RCMS Foundation

  • Parent Teacher Association: Consider joining PTA with a range of donation levels to suit all families. These donations fund teacher grants, classroom supplies, staff gifts and recognitions, and student treats and incentives throughout the year. Please join at
  • RCMS Foundation: Our amazing Foundation provides funding to our music and athletics programs. If your student participates in these hallmark programs, we need your support. Community partners are needed, too. Donate at

Parent University Educational Class

Learn about our iReady academic support and monitoring tools for school and home use to help improve students’ reading and math abilities. Join our Parent University class on Teams on Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Please see flyer below for more information.

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Beginning of the Year Documents To-Do List

  • Please log into your Infinite Campus Parent account to sign off that you’ve read and received the Student Code of Conduct.

  • Please log into your Infinite Campus Parent account to sign the district's student device (laptop) user agreement.

  • Student accident insurance information is linked below.

  • The notification of screening and referral for Gifted Services is linked below.

  • For 6th and 7th graders: If you have not already done so, please return your two proofs of residency to your homeroom teacher immediately. We ask for printed copies that are ours to keep.

We Need Gently Used Uniforms!

Our front office desperately needs your gently used RCMS logo t-shirts or plain polos as well as khaki pants and shorts. We need youth & adult sizes. We use these uniforms to help students who spill, rip their clothes, or don't have a uniform. Drop them by our front door any time!
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