The Storm Report

March 3, 2021

RIDGELINE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Craig Curry, Principal

Kyle O'Neil, Asst. Principal

10605 Carter St. SE

PO Box 476

Yelm, WA 98597

Phone: 360-458-1100 Fax: 360-400-1256

www.ycs.wednet.edu/rms

Successful ~ Trustworthy ~ Organized ~ Respectful ~ Motivated

WELCOME BACK!!!

Principal's Message

Hello RMS families,


Our first week of hybrid learning is now complete, and we have heard from many students and families who have had a great first time back in the building.


Thank you to all of our families for your patience and understanding as we work to transition students to a new schedule and new routines and procedures.


We understand that our students who are remote and who are attending online classes by Zoom on their off-days are experiencing some start times later than 7:30 in the morning. That will be corrected once we teach the routines and safety procedures of morning entry to our in-building students. Thank you for your patience as we get that worked out through next week.


There is no school on Friday, March 5th, so we will be reviewing procedures with Group B students for periods 4, 5, and 6 next Friday, March 12th.


Term 3 ends on March 29th, followed by parent conferences on March 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd. Look for more communication to come on signing up for Spring conferences.


Thank you all for a great first week of hybrid learning!


Sincerely,


Craig Curry,

RMS Principal

No School ~ Friday, March 5 (Offices will be closed)

RMS Daily Schedule

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Dollars for Scholars 2021

Yelm's Dollars For Scholars chapter is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. We hope you can join us as we raise scholarship money for the graduating class of 2021 and look forward to an exciting virtual event.


Key Auction Dates:

Silent Auction Opens: March 5

Silent Auction Closes: 5 p.m. March 12

Live Auction Items Open for Bid: 5 p.m. March 12

Live Auction Program: 7-8 p.m. March 13

Proceeds provide scholarships for Yelm High School’s Class of 2021!

Taste of the Prairie Dates:

*A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dollars for Scholars from the below restaurants on the following dates*

Red Lantern: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 2

Red Lantern: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 9

Varsity Pizza: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 13

Ridgeline Staff and Booster Club DFS Donation

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Mark your Calendar...

March 5
  • NO SCHOOL - OFFICE CLOSED
March 5 - March 13
  • Dollars for Scholars Events

March 8 - 12

  • National School Breakfast Week (Many thanks to our amazing Food Service Staff!)

March 8

  • Art Supply Pick begins (See details below)

March 11

March 14

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17

  • St. Patrick's Day

March 24

  • Half Day - Records Day

March 25

March 31 - April 2

  • Conferences- Half Day
April 5 - 9
  • Spring Break ~ No School


RMS Dates and Details can also be found on our website calendar

Art Supply Pickup Dates and Details

All Grades all the same supplies Paint Pick up (One baggie of paint supplies and 5 sheets of newsprint)

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 1-3 3/8

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 4-5 3/9

Remote students pick up 3/10

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 1-3 3/11

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 4-5 3/12


Art supply pick up for sharpies ultra-fine, 5 styles of drawing packet, and two sheets of 9 by 12 white paper (8th) sharpies regular, observational drawing packet, and two sheets of 9 by 12 white paper (7th) and graphite and 5 sheets of 9 by 12 white paper and 1 sheet of 12 by 16 white paper (6th their last pickup)

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 1-3 4/19

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 4-5 4/20

Remote students pick up 4/21

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 1-3 4/22

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 4-5 4/23


Art supply pick up for 7th grade charcoal, charcoal packet, and one sheet of 12 by 18 white paper (their last pickup)

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 2-3 5/3

Remote students pick up 5/5

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 2-3 5/6


Art supply pick up for 8th grade charcoal, vanitas packet, and one sheet of 12 by 18 white paper (their last pickup)

Art supply pick up for A group Period 4 5/18

Remote students pick up 5/19

Art supply pick up for B group Period 4 5/21


Erin Baar

Art Specialist, RMS

Transfers & Nonresident Requests for 2021-2022

Approval or denial of transfer requests is based on criteria outlined in board policy 3131 for resident and 3141 for nonresident students.


Key Dates for 2021-2022 Student Transfer Requests to attend Yelm Community Schools


FIRST ROUND - February 1 to March 15, 2021
Applications received by March 15 will be given first priority and will be notified of the district decision by April 30. New applications may be subject to a wait list and should register at their resident school until a decision is made.

SECOND ROUND - March 16 to May 31, 2021
Applications received by May 31 will be given second priority and notified of the district decision by June 30. New applications may be subject to a wait list and should register at their resident school until a decision is made.

After June 1, 2021 through the First Day of School
Applications received after May 31 will be considered in August on a case-by-case basis and may have to wait until actual enrollment counts in September before receiving notification.


School Capacity and Waiting Lists
Many of our schools are experiencing over-crowding in some grade levels. This limits their ability to accept transfer students. Students denied based on capacity will be assigned to their resident school and placed on a waiting list for their requested school and notified if a space becomes available. Consideration of transfers from waiting lists typically does not occur until late August or early September.

Transportation

Parents will provide transportation for students who voluntarily attend a school outside their attendance area.

A Note About "Feeder" Schools
Something to think about before requesting a transfer is that our elementary schools have designated "feeder" middle schools. If you request an elementary school that feeds into a middle school outside of your home attendance school, you will either have to continue to request transfers and transport your child to and from school, or your child will have to separate from his or her peer group when moving up to middle school.

Yelm Middle School - Fort Stevens Elementary, McKenna Elementary, Southworth Elementary

Ridgeline Middle School - Lackamas Elementary, Mill Pond Elementary, Prairie Elementary

State Laws on Family Choice
Learning by Choice (a publication created by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)


Click this link for "Within District Transfer" and "Nonresident Choice Transfer Request"

PARENTS: Opt in for Text Messages - Text YES to 67587

Thank you to our school-community business partners!

We want express our gratitude for the continued support from our wonderful school and community business partners. This support has played a key role in the success of our students and makes such a difference in their lives.

WE APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH!

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RIDGELINE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Counselors:

Melanie Keller (A-LI)

Stacey Jansen (LM-Z)


Secretaries:

Kim Gosney, Administrative

Tracy Ubrun, Attendance/Registrar


RMS Tech Help Desk/Library Technician:

Vicki Aden

email: RMSHelpDesk@ycs.wednet.edu


Phone: 360.458.1100

Fax: 360.400.1256

Newsletters are always available online at www.ycs.wednet.edu/ridgeline

Nondiscrimination Statement

Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Greg Davis, 360-458-1900, gregory_davis@ycs.wednet.edu ; 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124, shannon_powell@ycs.wednet.edu; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120, lisa_cadero-smith@ycs.wednet.edu; Address: 107 First St. N., PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597