Navigating the River

Wednesday, March 25

Update on Grading

As we continue to navigate this journey of extended online learning we wanted to provide you all with an update to our practices around reporting grades in Infinite Campus that will alert parents through Campus Portal.

We have asked teachers to tag items as incomplete in their gradebooks for any student who has not completed an online assignment that is to be graded.

The reason we are taking this step is to ensure that you, as parents, receive notifications if your child did not log in to complete an assignment. If you get a notice about an incomplete assignment, please ask your child to log into itsLearning and complete the assignment when they are able.

Our philosophy is to believe the best in our students. We understand that this is a difficult transition for many so we want to be proactive. We also want you to know that this is about communicating what is going on in each class so that you can help your children while they learn at home.

Students who receive this notification of an incomplete assignment will still have the opportunity to complete the assignment. They simply need to check ItsLearning for the specific class. If they need more direction, then you or your child can reach out to the teacher for that class to seek clarification on the assignment.

Instructions to set up notifications

We appreciate our families!

Thank you to all our families as we have walked this journey together. We appreciate all you are doing to support continued learning. We hope that you will take the opportunity to complete the survey included in our newsletter so that we may continue to improve our service to you. You are showing us all the value of #RMStogether with your words of encouragement!

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

Show Your Spirit Panthers

It's Virtual Spirit Week! Below you will find a flyer with the details. We hope this can bring a fun change of pace as our students work from home. We also want to see how you are showing your spirit. Take photos and send them to us. Your photos could even make it into the yearbook!

Follow these directions to submit your photos:

Go to -

School Project Number - 018668

Password - Panthers

- fill in the information needed then click "next"

- follow the instructions on the site to upload pictures.

- VERY IMPORTANT - Please include your name AND your grade.

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We want to hear from you!

As you have worked with your child over the past week with the Online Learning Days, we would love to have some feedback from our parents on how your students are managing. Your insight and suggestions will help as we move forward with the next few weeks of online learning.

Thank you in advance for giving us feedback!

RMS Administrative Team

Extended Online Learning Parent Survey

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

Below are various activities and strategies you can use at home with your loved ones as we all work to remain calm and relaxed during this time.

Ways to Calm my Worry

Social Emotional Learning

As we continue to practice physical distancing, we wanted to provide everyone with this resource from CASEL. The link below provides various ideas to help support our students and their social-emotional needs during this time.

SEL During COVID 19

Learning Outside of School

Check out the exhibits and virtual tours offered by the British Museum.

It's a great time to.......Read!

We now have access to over 6,400 online books and news articles. Follow the link below for more details. We hope this is another way that you can keep your children engaged as we work from home.

School Name: Get Georgia Reading

Username: forsythcounty

Password: read

Get Georgia Reading

Panthers Have PRIDE - Shout Outs

We received several positive notes about our students last week. We would like to get even more this week. We also added a link for parents and students to give teachers a shout out.

If you want to take a few minutes to send some positive notes then click the links below. We will post these responses for students and teachers.

Student Shout Outs: Click this link to give your child a shout out!

Teacher Shout Outs: Click this link to give one of our RMS teachers a shout out!

PRIDE Expectations at Home

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Panther Athletics

Upcoming Dates

All events have been cancelled through April 3rd. When we have updated information, we will post it here.

2020-2021 Football Program Update

Please click HERE for more information from our Athletic Director and football coach.

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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