Thundercat Weekly

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Upcoming Events

9/16 College Wear Wednesday

9/18 Spirit Wear Day



10/5 6th Grade Students Return Face to Face

10/7 7th Grade Students Return Face to Face

10/9 8th Grade Students Return Face to Face

Principal's Principle

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Need A Flu Shot ?

RTMS campus flu clinic will be on campus September 21, 2020 10:30-1230.


Contact Nurse Andria Lee for more details.

Counselor's Corner: Leveling Down

Dear Thornton Parents:


Requests to level down will begin on September 11th.

FBISD Policy EED-R governs this process. These requests will be accepted only if space is available in the new class and all requirements are met. RTMS will follow the FBISD EED-R steps listed below.


Steps to Level Down:

1. Student must have a 74 or below in the Pre-AP course.

2. There must be a documented meeting with the teacher to develop a plan for success. (The meeting can be with the parent or student. The meeting can be via phone or an email.) The plan for success will be documented by the teacher on the parent teacher conference report.

3. The teacher will monitor and check in on the plan of intervention for a minimum of 3 weeks.

4. Follow up meeting with the parent, teacher and grade level administrator at the end of the 3-week period.

a. If the student has a 75 or above the student will remain in the Pre-AP course.

b. If the plan was not successful and the student has a 74 or below, during the meeting the student and parent will complete the request for level change form, obtain the appropriate signatures (an email acknowledgment is acceptable) and return the form to the counselor’s office.

If you are interested in leveling down, please contact your counselor directly to further discuss this process.


RTMS Counselors

6th Grade Ms. Jefferson- 281-327-3879 ayana.jefferson@fortbendisd.com

7th Grade Mrs. Torres- 281-327-3880 regina.torres@fortbendisd.com

8th Grade Dr. Brice- 281-327-3881 andriel.brice@fortbendisd.com

Crime Stoppers Cyber Safety Outreach Day

Crime Stoppers of Houston is hosting their Cyber Safety Outreach Day on September 24th at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this virtual event is to empower parents to stay on top of their families' safety through education on important safety precautions and potential online dangers kids are exposed to in today’s society. Click the flyer link below with short videos for more detailed information about this event.


Links: https://bit.ly/CyberSafetyOutreachDaySway

Counselor's Corner: Student Needs Assessment

Dear Parent/Guardian,


As educators, we understand student mental health plays a key role in their ability to succeed in school. Fort Bend ISD is committed to working with you, not only in the academic education of your child, but also to ensure students reach their full potential socially and emotionally.


Each year, we provide students an opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings and social/emotional needs using a Needs Assessment. It is our priority to ensure students have timely, responsive, and effective social and emotional support continuously throughout the school year. The Needs Assessment allows us recognize and respond to student’s social/emotional needs as well as promote wellness and development all students.

The Needs Assessment addresses the following areas:


· Social/Emotional supports

· Sense of belonging

· Safety

· Post-secondary readiness

· Mental health stressors

· Thoughts of harm (self and others)


The Needs Assessment may pinpoint a concern, offering us the ability to secure additional assistance for students. This means that the assessment results may be shared with targeted campus and district staff if the assessment results reveal a potential concern. All assessment results will be kept confidential, stored separately from academic records.


Ronald Thornton Middle School will make the Needs Assessment available to students using NAVIANCE (directions on how to access will be coming soon) from October 19th to October 30th. Prior to its release, students will receive information about the Needs Assessment from their school counseling staff.

If you desire to opt-out of your child completing the Needs Assessment, please use this link: Opt-Out Form

Thank you for your continued partnership as we address the needs of all students.

Sincerely,


RTMS Counselors

6th Grade Ms. Jefferson 281-327-3879

7th Grade Mrs. Torres 281-327-3880

8th Grade Dr. Brice-281-327-3881

Library News

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August Staff Members of the Month

Congratulations to all of our August nominees! Thundercat Country has amazing individuals working to service our students.


Our August Staff Members of the Month are...

Thundercat Spirit Challenge

We hope you enjoy and participate in the upcoming the activities! If you have a social-related idea, please email Mrs. Canchola!


September Challenge

We want to challenge all of the FANATICS out there! Person with the most team spirit wins! Submit your picture to Mrs. Canchola by 9/18! Check out the flyer for details.

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September Wellness Challenges

We want to challenge all Thundercats:


1)Drink up that water and keep a log of the amount you drink from 9/14-9/30!


2)Practice self-care; see calender for suggested activities!


Submit your water log and self-care picture to Mrs. Canchola by 10/01!


Check out the flyer for details.

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RTMS PTO

The Thornton PTO Thunderchat Newsletter goes out each Tuesday and keeps RTMS Parents informed of all PTO involved events at school, fundraising opportunities and volunteer opportunities. Please click on the link below to receive the PTO publication.


https://www.rtmspto.net/so/d7NGXUjsm#/main