Navigating the River

Week of August 19

Upcoming Dates

August 27: New Family Welcome Breakfast @ 9:15 am in Media Center

August 30: Club Carnival during Flex Time period

August 30: Early Release at 1:30 PM

August 30: Riverwatch Teacher of the Year Announcement

September 2: Labor Day Holiday for all students and staff

September 4: Student Spotlight

September 5: Hearing and Vision Screening

September 6: Scoliosis Screening

September 18: Family Connect Night

Archived Newsletters

Each week you will receive the latest copy of Navigating the River via a link in the email messenger. As you may have noticed, the link in the email messenger you received directs you to our webpage. All archived copies of the newsletters will be available here throughout the year. We hope that this provides you with a single location to be able to consistently stay up to date on all the happenings at RMS. We hope that you will also follow us on all our social media accounts.
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Upcoming Athletic Events - Come out and support our Panthers!

Details regarding times and locations are available at the Riverwatch Middle School website.

Football Games:

August 20: Riverwatch vs. Little Mill at Lambert HS 6:45 pm

August 27: Riverwatch @ Lakeside

Cross Country:

August 24

September 7

September 14

Curriculum Nights

Thank you to all the families who attended our Curriculum Nights! We enjoyed meeting and talking with you.

Our Counseling Team

Ms. Lisa Schroeder serves students whose last names begin with A - H

Ms. Christy Gabbert serves students whose last names begin with I - Q

Ms. Lisa Lemieux serves students whose last names begin with R - Z

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PE Uniforms

PE Uniforms have arrived! They were distributed in class on Tuesday. If you paid for a PE uniform and your child did not receive theirs, please contact your child's PE teacher.

Bus Dismissal

With 32 buses transporting students, it is necessary to dismiss the buses in multiple waves. Below you will find the list of the bus routes that fall into each category.

Riverwatch routes are typically listed on the side of buses as 330__. The 330 shows that they are headed to Riverwach and then the Route number is the last 2 digits. The bus routes are listed below.

1st Wave Routes (Dismissed at 4:15)

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 28

2nd Wave Routes (Dismissed at 4:25)

3, 12, 17, 21, 22, 24, 27

Thanks so much to our amazing bus drivers and transportation staff for getting our students safely to and from school each day!

Quarter 1 Schedule

So that you can plan, below is the link to the Quarter 1 schedule. This is subject to change depending on schoolwide special events.

Quarter 1 Schedule

Exams - For your Planning Purposes

Students will take mid-term exams on December 16, 17, and 18. If students are absent one of those days, but are present on December 19, they will make up any missing exams that day. If they are absent during mid-terms and do not return before the Winter Break, mid-term exams will be made up on January 7, 2020.

Students will take final exams on May 20, 21, and 22. If students are absent one of those days, final exams will be made up on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. In situations where a family emergency or religious holiday is the cause for the absence, parents may work with their child’s counselor to determine a date for makeup exams other than May 26.

Up to the Minute Info

We encourage you to follow Riverwatch Middle School and Riverwatch Middle School PTSO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. There you will find up to the minute information about all the happenings at Riverwatch Middle School. Use our hashtag #RMStogether whenever you post to Twitter or Instagram so that we can enjoy celebrations of all that our students do in our community!

Field Trip Payment Information

Payment information for the following field trips is now available through

7th and 8th Grade Chorus Trip

8th Grade Class trips (flier can be found here)

Updates from the Riverwatch PTSO

New Family Welcome Breakfast

New to the Riverwatch family? Join Mrs. Bibik, our principal, and our PTSO for breakfast to "show you the ropes" and answer any questions you may have. The breakfast will be held on Tuesday, August 27th, at 9:15 AM in the Media Center.

RSVP here:

Volunteer Opportunities

We would appreciate refreshment donations for the New Family Welcome Breakfast:

Help is needed at the Hearing & Vision Screening on September 5th:

We want to hear from you!

If you have Questions, Celebrations or any Ideas that you would like to share with the Riverwatch Team, please use the link below. Your feedback will help to guide the information in our newsletter to ensure that this communication is meeting your needs.

Questions, Celebrations and Ideas Form