NRMS Family Newsletter
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 17
North Rockford Middle School
Assistant Principal: Al Reickard
Student Activities/AD: Jen Domagalski
Counselors: Kara Dixon and Angie Ohlman
AMERICA AND ME ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS!
This contest is open to all 8th graders in Michigan. All ROCK English students were required to enter. Particularly impressive is the fact that they entered the contest last fall, during our online/hybrid learning time.
A big shout out to the 6th and 7th grade ELA teachers that build such an amazing foundation in writing for all students. Your hard work is appreciated by 8th-grade teachers every day.
WEEKLY UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT, DR. SHIBLER
Dear RPS Stakeholders:
We are on the homestretch of the 2020-21 school year and looking forward to finishing the year strong. While we would have liked to hold a traditional graduation ceremony for our high school seniors, after exploring several options, we have settled on a drive-through format as was done last year. While not ideal, this is the most feasible way to recognize our outgoing seniors while allowing families the opportunity to participate. If you attended or watched last year's event, you know that families were creative and made the best of it. I hope this year will be the same!
As I've shared previously, I appreciate receiving input from staff and families as does the Board of Education. This year, we have heard varying opinions about how to manage the district during this pandemic, with some asking us to do more and others asking us to do less. One of the most important responsibilities we have is to make decisions that impact the safety of the staff, students, and all who enter RPS facilities while also protecting the interest of the district within the confines of orders issued by the county and state. Because there is no single solution that meets everyone's needs, we have provided choice by offering in-person and virtual learning options so families can decide which option better meets their needs. Certainly, we all look forward to the day when the pandemic is behind us. What will next school year look like? I wish I could tell you but with how quickly things can change, I cannot project beyond the immediate future. I can only assure you that we will continue to offer options for your child's education and that we will share information with you when we have it.
In the meantime, summer is right around the corner and this includes a variety of summer learning opportunities for your chidlren. Over 1,700 students have already registered, and I encourage you to consider this if you haven't already done so. You can find more information on our website. Also, please be sure to check out the upcoming Developing Healthy Kids livestream event scheduled for next Monday, May 17, which provides information and support especially important during this time.
Watch Weekly Video - May 12, 2021 here
Dr. Michael Shibler
Superintendent of Schools
RAM PRIDE WEDNESDAY FUN!!
SPRING MUSIC PERFORMANCES COMING SOON........
May 24 - 6th Grade Choir Spring Concert, 6:30 pm NRMS Gym
May 24 - 7th/8th Grade Choir Spring Concert, 8:00 pm NRMS Gym
May 21—8th Grade band at RHS Aud. 7:30 Start time
May 26—7th Grade Concert in the NRMS Gym 7:00 Start time
May 17 - 7th Grade Orchestra at RHS Aud. 7:30 - 8 pm
May 22 - 8th Grade Honors Orchestra at RHS Aud. 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
May 26 - 6th Grade 12:45 pm
RPS SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM
Summer Camp WIN Opportunities
CAMP WIN (What I Need) is a hands-on experience designed with your student in mind. Our goal is to engage middle school students in a fun learning atmosphere. Each course will weave critical course material for students while they participate in engaging activities.
Camps are offered Monday-Thursday, 9:00-11:00am
@North Rockford Middle.
-The cost is $50 per child/per class.
Register for the grade your child is currently enrolled in.
Go to: http://www.rockfordschools.org/summer-learning-opportunities/
Secondary Full Face To Face Attendance Reporting
COVID Related Absence
Students that are unable to attend school due to COVID will be supported through live-streamed instruction via Google Meet, just as was done during hybrid instruction. COVID related absences include:
· Student is exhibiting symptoms and awaiting test results
· Student has tested positive and has to quarantine for a scheduled period of time
· Student was a close contact and has to quarantine
Absence not Related to COVID
Students that are unable to attend school for traditional short-term absences will utilize Schoology to participate in makeup work. A live streaming option will not be provided for students who are missing for non-COVID short term absences.