RMS Knightly News

Week of October 3, 2022

Hello RMS Knights and Families

Our October Honor the Castle theme is "Celebrating Successes". This week’s Mindset Monday Message for the week of October 3rd, states,“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”

Click Here for this week's Mindset Monday Message.

Count Day- Wednesday, October 5th

October 5th, is our official Fall student Count Day. This is an important day for Fraser Public Schools, as our state revenue is based on our enrollment number for that day. While there are procedures we can follow that allow us to count students who must be absent on Oct. 4th, we encourage families to make every effort for students to be present in school. If your student is unable to attend school on Oct. 5th, please call in the absence to our attendance office at (586) 439-7490.
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Citizenship Review

At Richards Middle School, we hold our students to high expectations and want to ensure not only a quality education, but that each of our Knights in turn is modeling appropriate behavior. Our school-wide expectations are to Be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible throughout all areas of the building. In addition to academic grades and progress, we also share updates on your child’s citizenship. Citizenship is evaluated as follows:




Needs Improvement

*Student-athletes have Athletic eligibility criteria that considers both academic grades and citizenship behavior.

Students who receive a minimum of 2 Unsatisfactory, 2 Need Improvements or a combination of 1 Unsatisfactory and 1 Needs Improvement mark are placed on our Richards Middle School Citizenship List. Students receive these marks from their classroom teachers over a 5-week designated time. When placed on the Citizenship List, students are unable to attend after school activities, sporting events, or other special activities put on by Richards Middle School, such as our PBIS Incentives each month.

We will be meeting with students, Monday, October 3, 2022. Citizenship was measured August 29-September 30. Your child has the ability to exit the list beginning Monday, October 17, 2022 by picking up a progress report from the main office. Your child will take the progress report to each teacher to document their progress/improvement and return to the office when complete.

If your child is on the Citizenship List for this period or any period throughout the year, they will meet with Mr. Julian and Mrs. Sklad and an email will be shared with home.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dentists R Us - October 26

Dentists R us is scheduled to visit RMS on Wednesday, October 26. If there is not enough interest, this visit may be cancelled.

Licensed Dentists & Dental Hygienists will be available to perform:

  • Comprehensive Dental Exams
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • X-Rays (if needed)
  • Sealants (when necessary)

Each participant will receive a free toothbrush and an oral health report will be sent home to parent/guardian.

Note: Students who had a cleaning within the last 6 months, are NOT eligible.

If you would like your child to be seen, please fill out the following form to receive a permission slip: Request Form or print your own copy HERE. Forms are also available in the Main Office.

*Permission slips must be turned in to the Main Office before Friday, October 21, 2022.

Family Volunteers

Thank you to all of our families who have submitted a Family Volunteer Interest form. We are appreciative of many of our family's willingness to support our efforts at RMS. As events begin to be planned, a staff member will be in contact with you.

Thank you again!

2nd Step participation at RMS for the week of Oct. 3rd

Second Step Lesson 2 focus

Lesson 2 for 7th Grade: Learning from mistakes and failure summary- In this week's lesson, our 7th grade knights will learn how to learn from mistakes. When a student does difficult things, they may initially make mistakes and fail, but these mistakes can be chances to learn and grow.

At home follow-up question- Tell your knight about a mistake you made in the past and what you learned from it. Ask your knight to tell you about a mistake they made and what they learned from it.

Lesson 2 for 8th Grade: My interests and strengths summary-In this week’s lesson, our 8th grade knights will reflect on how they have used their personal strengths to develop an interest, skill, or ability.

At home follow-up question-Tell your knight about a skill, interest, or ability you have and how you developed it. Discuss the skills, attitudes, or people who helped you along the way.

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RMS Athletics

CLICK Here for the Athletics Calendar/Information

RMS Football

  • October 4 - vs Heritage Junior High(A), 7th Grade @5:00

RMS Volleyball

  • October 3 - vs Iroquois Middle School (H) @4:00
  • October 4 - vs Wyandot Middle School (A) 7th Grade @3:30, 8th Grade @4:30

Cross Country

  • October 8 - Saginaw Heritage Invitational @ Imerman Memorial Park(A) @9:00


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The Knight Shift

The Knight Shift after-school homework club (designated Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05pm-4:00pm in the media center)

The Knight Shift -“The time period after a long day of work to organize, to prepare, and to be ready for success!”

We are fortunate to have members of our student leadership groups from RMS and FHS to assist students who attend the Knight Shift with their assignments and projects.

All Noble Knights are invited to attend the Knight Shift…If they have:

  • Homework assignment(s) to complete- Individual tables area
  • A group project needs to be worked on - Collaboration stations area
  • A quiet location to read - Flexible seating area

Available dates from 3:05pm - 4:00pm in October

Tuesday, October 4

Thursday, October 6

Tuesday, October 11

Tuesday, October 18

Thursday, October 20

Tuesday, October 25

Thursday, October 27

The Knight Shift will be located in the Media Center and is a time and place for students to come and spend an additional hour on getting their work done or silently reading. Students will have access to a quiet space, internet, devices, and resources that may assist them with their work.

This time is monitored by Mr. Julian or Mrs. Skladanowski. Upon arrival - students will sign-in and will record what they are working on.

Remember, this is not a time to play games on iPads/phones or to come and socialize without working (working on a project with group members is encouraged). Off task students will be removed and will be unable to attend for the remainder of the session.

Knights interested in staying after-school on those designated Tuesday(s) and Thursday(s) must be in the Media Center by 3:05pm and should plan on staying until 3:55pm. All students who stay after-school would need a ride home as late buses are not available.

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Outside Food and Beverage Policy

The District does not allow the delivery of food and beverages from outside vendors or fast food establishments for a student’s breakfast or lunch meal. All meals are to be provided by either our Food Service program or prepared at home and sent with your student.

Outside food delivery is a safety concern. We do not want to have strangers and people that we do not know coming to our buildings with delivery bags. It also is a workload issue for office personnel. Managing multiple food deliveries during lunchtime becomes an additional responsibility for our office staff.

The District works hard to provide a variety of healthy, good-tasting food in its cafeterias, and students are always free to bring their own lunch to school. We will continue to follow our past practice of making sure students receive lunch if they forget to bring one from home.

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Device Care

In an effort to support our new devices, we are encouraging families who are interested to purchase clear drawstring bags to carry their MacBook. The drawstring bags are now available in the Main Office for $5.00 each.

Clear Drawstring Bags for Purchase

Clear drawstring bags will be available for purchase for $5 in the Main Office. The bags fit our student MacBook well and has reinforced corners.

Cost: $5

Where: RMS Main Office

When: Before or After School or during Lunch/Seminar with Staff Approval.

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Soccer Club starting this upcoming Tuesday, Oct. 4th

Students interested in RMS Soccer Club

  • We will meet in Mr. Krynicki's room (231) after school.
  • Bring athletic clothes to change into, your cleats and shinguards (if you have them)!
  • Rules to guide the soccer club play
  • No slide-tackling or looking not to play a team with your peers.
  • :Soccer Club is for any RMS student...not just Soccer Superstars! 🙂
  • We will warm-up each session, then play a mini-game/scrimmage!
  • Students must have their own ride home after the session is over.
  • The students will play until about 4:15pm/4:30pm each session.
  • School Rules apply! Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible (and BE KIND!)
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To provide the most effective process for entering and exiting Richards Middle School, we need our families consistent help in observing the below traffic expectations:

  • Our RMS bus loop is only to be used by emergency vehicles and our district’s school buses between the hours of 7:15 am through 4:00 pm.
  • To help with our daily traffic flow, please follow our painted traffic arrows in our parking lot.
  • In supporting our traffic flow for entering and exiting for all vehicles, please observe no standing, parking, waiting and stopping in the parking lot aisle ways.
  • When exiting Richards Middle School at dismissal time, please utilize either our RMS Garfield exit, FHS Garfield exit or FHS Klein exit.

Please be aware of students, families and guests who are walking in our parking lots by obeying traffic laws, regulating your speed, and following the traffic direction arrows. Images can be found below. Please no parking or standing where you see a red x.

Our district security personnel will communicate these expectations to our families when needed. Thank you for your support with keeping RMS a safe travel area for everyone on campus.


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Student Success Resource

Here you will find information about the school, IDs, ordering yearbooks, school supplies, schedules, and more.

Dress Code Expectations

  • Shorts/Dresses/Skirts must be longer than the students fingertip length with students' arms by their side.
  • Undergarments, chest and midriffs must be covered and students are not permitted to wear spaghetti straps, muscle shirts with armpits visible, etc.
  • No sagging of the pants or shorts
  • No graphic, see-through or inappropriate saying on clothing (sexual comments, drugs, violence, etc.)
  • No pajama wear - lounge pants, flannel pants, boxer shorts, slippers (shoes without hard soles) *unless permitted by a school function.
  • No hats, bandanas/scarves (unless worn to support hair appropriately), and/or hoods up during the school day.
Cellphone Policy
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Varsity Football Games Attendance

With an effort to make this an enjoyable experience for all participants and spectators, we are implementing new guidelines for the remaining home varsity football games.

  1. FPS Elementary and Middle School students must be chaperoned by a parent or guardian to enter the Football stadium.
  2. Middle School students should have their student ID with them at the ticket booth.
  3. Students may not bring in outside food or drinks into the stadium.
  4. Students may not bring backpacks into the stadium.
  5. No outside balls or noise makers that are not pre-approved by administration
  6. Students are expected to sit in the bleachers and not walk around the Stadium or gather in common areas
  7. Students are not to sit or walk to Visiting Bleachers
  8. No standing on the fence line of bleachers to avoid obstructing view and exits
  9. In the event that a student is asked to leave the football game, the parent or the guardian will be asked to take that student home.
  10. Once students leave the stadium gates, they will not be permitted to re-enter.

As always, the safety of our staff, students and families remains our top priority. These additional measures will support our students in making good choices and create a safe environment for all to enjoy the event.

We encourage our families to take advantage of these athletic events. We can come together with our school community and reconnect with family and friends. Fraser is a special place and our athletic events allow our community to celebrate the rich history and tradition of our schools. These updated safety and support guidelines will be used for all Fraser High School athletic events moving forward.

RMS Calendar

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Important Dates

Wednesday, Oct. 5th - Count Day

Thursday, Oct. 13th - RMS Half Day, 11:35 Dismissal/Conferences

Change of Address Information

Your student's primary address should be up-to-date to receive report card mailings and other important building communications.

If you have recently moved, please complete the following form to update your address and upload the files needed for update: https://form.jotform.com/211594973642161

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Office Information

Attendance Line: (586) 439-7490 24 hour voicemail

Attendance/Counseling Office: (586) 439-7462

Attendance Office Hours: 7:15am - 3:15pm

Main Office Hours: 7:15am - 3:15pm

Main Office: (586) 439-7400 Fax: (586) 439-7461

***Please know we are always happy to meet with families,

however, we may not always be available when parents/families pop in. Please

set up an appointment with the main office.

Fraser Public School - Student Code of Conduct