Quist Weekly News

April 1, 2022

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Dear ROYALS Families,

First, I wanted to thank our 8th grade families whose students are scheduled in our downstairs classrooms for your patience and understanding this morning. When I went home last night, I knew the necessary coverage for today would be tight, but we had it covered. At 7:18 am this morning, I found out one of our subs wasn’t able to show up. That’s when we had to move quickly to go asynchronous. I know that some of you got the message when your child was already on the bus and the timing was inconvenient. This was our first time needing to do this all year, and I definitely learned some important lessons that I will use in the future should we need to. Again, I appreciate your understanding. Thank you!


Our first week of testing has gone well. Today the majority of our 6th graders completed their state testing and next week starting on Wednesday our 7th graders will begin. Then next Friday, 8th graders will begin their tests. In the weeks following, we will administer makeup testing.


In closing, thank you for the feedback provided in our Spring Parent Survey. Results are being analyzed and we will share summaries of the feedback received in the coming weeks.



Have a great weekend!


Best,


Trina Norris-Buck, Ed.S.

Lead Learner/Principal

tnorrisbuck@sd27j.net

Quist Athletics

Soccer/Track:

  • All matches/meets have been added to our school website - please check there for schedules of events.

  • Locks & lockers were checked out to athletes who wanted them this week. Lockers are optional and if a lock is not returned, a $5 fine will be assessed at the end of the season.

  • If you want to receive text updates from me/coaches, we will use the Remind App. Here is the link for soccer; here is the link for track.

  • Parent Volunteers - Track has a heavy volunteer need - please use this link to sign up. We need up to 12 volunteers for each meet! Thank you for considering helping to create these awesome contests for our athletes.

  • Soccer Referees - Please contact me if you have experience as a soccer referee. I will put you in contact with our contractor, Mile High Officials.

  • Practice continues this week. First contest for soccer is April 7 vs Stuart (Boys are away, girls are home). First contest for track is April 13 vs Stuart @ Riverdale Ridge HS track. Our entire schedule is on our school website and contests start @ 5:00 p.m.

  • Meetings for families is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 5:45 - 6:15 @ Quist. Please come meet the coaches, learn about eligibility, sign up for volunteer opportunities and ask any questions you may have!

  • If you are interested in helping organize our end-of-season celebration, please email me (cbrown@sd27j.net.) I need help organizing donations from families and printing certificates/awards for athletes.

All Sports:

  • Pictures have been scheduled - track will be April 8 and Soccer will be April 15. Please stay tuned for links for optional purchase.

  • Please check IC for fees that need to be paid. All fees must be paid before participation in contests can happen. Please bring payment (cash or check) to the RQMS main office. Please contact Kate Brown if you have questions.

  • Athletes must have a current physical submitted (FamilyID or brought to RQMS office) before any participation in either practice or contests can happen.

  • Eligibility is pulled on Thursdays and shared with athletes during practices on Fridays. If an athlete is not eligible, this impacts next week's games. In order to become eligible, the athlete needs to complete an Eligibility Rubric (here is the link) AND improve the grade in the classes with D or F grades. 2 or more Ds or 1 F is considered ineligible. Additionally, an athlete could be ineligible if they are not showing RISE/ROAR behaviors in their classes. If there are concerns, teachers will communicate with families about what is happening and coaching will be provided to show improvement. Rubrics are also available in the office and from coaches.



Thank you for all your support and grace! We are so excited to offer sports programming to all our students this year.



Catherine "Kate" Brown

Activities/Athletics Director

Rodger Quist Middle School

(720) 507-6209 - Google Voice (can receive text messages)