Navigating the River

Back to School Edition - Summer 2021


Welcome back to The River!

I am delighted to welcome everyone to a new school year here at RMS! We are thrilled to be able to hold events and welcome families and volunteers into our building once again. We hope you and your child will visit for Open House on Monday, August 2nd. Assigned times for visiting are based on your child's last name and can be found below along with lots of other information that will be helpful as you prepare for your visit. Time slots are assigned so that we have a manageable flow of traffic in our parking lots and in our building so that everyone may have a great experience.

Open House this year will be focused on an opportunity for our teachers and staff to connect with our families, so please join us for an opportunity to see our campus and say hello. Our goal for Open House is that your child be comfortable coming to school on the first day, prepared with the information they need. We want all our students to be excited to walk into RMS on August 5th!

Read below for all the details!


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Meet and Greet Information - Monday, August 2, 2021

Back to School Meet and Greet Information

The goal for our Back to School Meet and Greet is that your child is comfortable coming to school on the first day knowing who their teachers are and where their classrooms are located. Parents are welcome!

With this in mind, we will not be selling items or distributing paperwork during our Open House this year. Instead, our focus will be on building a connection with students and families by greeting one another, connecting names and faces. Opportunities for lengthier conferences will be made available on other dates, as needed.

RMS Meet and Greet (Open House) Times for all 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Families

9:00-10:30 (Families with the last name A-F)

11:00-12:30 (Families with the last name G-L)

2:00-3:30 (Families with the last name M-Q)

4:00-5:30 (Families with the last name R-Z)

When you arrive for the RMS Meet and Greet, you will receive a map of the school with a "Things to Do" checklist on the back. Our PTSO will also be here to welcome you and provide the opportunity to learn more about all that they do to make Riverwatch a wonderful place to learn. Please take a moment to join our PTSO while visiting.

If you have any questions before attending the Meet and Greet, please enter those HERE and we will respond as soon as possible.

FYI: The front parking area may become crowded during this time. If you need to find additional space to park, please utilize the bus parking area near the gym entrance or the Settles Bridge parking areas. **Please do not park along the entrance road as this makes entry and exiting the RMS campus difficult.

My Payments Plus

All orders and fee payments may be made on MyPaymentsPlus from now until August 12th. We strongly encourage you to utilize MyPaymentsPlus for all purchases, but those families who would like to make payments using cash or check may do so by sending payment with your child on Thursday, August 5 (first day of school) to their Homeroom teacher.

Items to be purchased at this time, until August 12th:

  • Academic Lockers $10
  • Agendas $10

PE Uniforms and Locks will be available for purchase on MyPaymentsPlus Monday, August 2 after schedules have been released. Please verify that your child has PE in their schedule before purchasing these items.

Band and Chorus Fees will also be available for purchase on MyPaymentsPlus Monday, August 2, after schedules have been posted.

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Students Schedules for the 2021-22 School Year

On Saturday, July 31, your child's schedule will be available in Infinite Campus for you to view. You will use this information to guide your visit on Monday 8/2/21 at our Meet and Greet. (See Information above.)

If you have questions or concerns about your child's courses, a form will be posted on the RMS website on July 31. Your requests will be reviewed by a member of the Administrative team by 8/5/21.

Your Input Matters!

Questions? Just ask!

At RMS, we strive to provide everything our students and families need to be successful. It is important to us that you are always able to quickly find an answer to any questions you may have. Please use this link to communicate any questions. We will either reach out to you to provide an answer, or the answer may appear in the newsletter the following week, whichever is most appropriate. Please enter your questions HERE

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

Stay tuned for more information . . . .

We will continue to send editions of Navigating the River throughout the school year. Look for our next edition that will share more information about our bell schedule, Flextime, Restorative Circles, and Enrichment/ Acceleration for 6th and 7th graders.
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