Navigating the River

Wednesday, April 15th

Newsletter Update

Welcome back from Spring Break, Panthers! Moving forward, in an effort to lessen the number of emails you receive each day, Navigating the River will be emailed each Wednesday.

Riverwatch schedule for the remainder of the year!

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Grading Information from Forsyth County Schools

New and updated information! K-12 online learning and grading guidelines for the remainder of 19-20 school year.

Information on Grading from FCS

Course Recommendation Information

Last night an email was sent to families with directions for viewing academic course recommendations for next school year. Here are the directions as well as some important dates:

April 15: Campus Portal opens to view academic course recommendations and the Course Change Consideration Request form opens

April 17: Campus Portal will close for viewing

April 20: Information and the Google Form for current 7th grade students to begin making Connections choices for next year opens (these will be posted in itsLearning)

May 1: The Course Change Consideration Form and the Connection Choice Form close

*Please note that placement testing for any student recommended for accelerated math testing who have not previously been enrolled in that course will be offered at a later date. More information will be shared when district decisions are finalized.

Counseling Corner

Starting this week the Counseling Corner will be a separate newsletter you receive each Friday. This newsletter will have information and tips to support our students and families.

Panther Athletics

RMS Football 2020 Update:

Good Afternoon Panthers!

This message is for ANY 6th or 7th grade student interested in being a part of the 2020 football team.

With school being out through the end of the year we will be modifying some processes. The most obvious being Spring Practice/Tryouts. I do not know what the future holds, but I want to be proactive so we are prepared to get to work as soon as it is safe and we get the green light. One way we can do that is by beginning to gather information. I need to two forms below completed if you have not already done so- the sooner we get this done the better. Please have this done by next Friday, April 24th.

2020 Player Information Form

2020 Player Introduction Form

Please take a moment to join our remind by texting @2697ge to 81010. I will try to send updates through remind 101 and directly to your email after this messenger blast. Make sure you complete the above forms to be on the email list.

Thank you,

Brian Sudderth

RMS Head Football Coach

RMS Athletic Development Fundraiser Update:

If you received Moon Pies to sell as part of our spring athletics fundraiser please complete the form linked below. I need to start gathering information for our fundraising vendor. Once the shelter in place has been lifted we will start looking at a plan for gathering left over product, collecting money, and filling any outstanding orders that you may have that people have already paid you for prior to our closure. Please do not try to come to the school and turn in your things right now. Please wait until you get information directly from me about the plan before doing anything.

The form is linked here- please complete by Monday, April 20th. On the form please make sure to include the best email to contact you. The message regarding our plan for collection will come directly from me to your inbox.

Thank you,

Brian Sudderth

Athletic Director

Reference Information

Nominate a Teacher for April Teacher of the Month!

We are accepting nominations for April Teacher of the Month. You can nominate a teacher by Clicking HERE. Please encourage your child to also nominate a teacher. Teachers receive a copy of their submissions. Nominations will close April 24th.

The Place of Forsyth County

The Place of Forsyth has been working to support families during this difficult time in our community. This includes helping to distribute bags of food so that our kids and families have the essential items that they need. The Place continues to receive first time requests for assistance from families, including several who are in need of support due to the financial impact they are facing because of COVID-19.

Creating meal kits for families and giving financial assistance requires additional resources. We are confident this community will help us meet the needs of the most vulnerable during this time.

Please consider a Gift Today or shop our Amazon link for pantry items we are in need of. Pantry Needs List

Troubleshooting and Help Guides for Parents

Below are some user guides that our technology department created for parents to help with ClassLink and itslearning.

Parent Troubleshooting Guide

itslearning Help Guide for Parents

Teacher Contact List

We wanted to provide you quick and convenient access to teacher emails. Below is a link that will give you all teacher contacts in one document. The document is organized by grade level, so just click on the correct sheet to find each email list.

Teacher Contact List

Counselor Contact

Lisa Schroeder: A-L

Christy Gabbert: I-Q

Lisa Lemieux: R-Z

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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