Navigating the River

Wednesday, April 28th


What's Happening on The River?

Upcoming Dates

Ongoing: Please help with donations for end of year for students, teachers, staff.

April: School Year 21-22 Learning Environment Survey now open. Complete by April 30th.

April 30: County Track Meet at WFHS

April 30: Last call to order 8th Grade Yard Sign HERE

April 30-May 7 - 8th Grade Testing (Click HERE for test schedule and adjusted school schedule for all grades)

April 26-May 12: EOC and EOG testing continues.

April 28: Spirit Day at Chick Fil A (Johns Creek) See below.

May 5: Voting ends for PTSO 21-22 Board. Please vote HERE

May 10-12 - 7th Grade Testing (Click HERE for test schedule and adjusted school schedule for all grades)

2021-22 Learning Environment Options for Students

If you have not completed the Educational Setting Survey, please complete this link by this Friday, April 30th. We are requesting a response and acknowledgment from each family for each student to confirm placement.

Educational Setting Survey Link

For your reference, you will find below the information previously shared in our newsletter and in an email last week.

Forsyth County Schools will again offer students and their families a choice of learning environments for the 2021-22 school year. We ask that you thoughtfully consider the learning environment in which your child will be most successful. The choice you make will determine staffing for thousands of school employees and 51,400+ student schedules, so it is critical that families are confident and certain in their decision. There will only be one chance, at the semester break in December/January, to make a change in your child’s learning environment for 2021-22.

If you have more than one child, you will need to complete a survey for each child. If you do not submit a response to the survey by Friday, April 30, your child’s placement will default to learning in-person at school for 2021-22.

Middle schools will offer 3 choices:

  1. In-person learning at school, or
  2. Virtual learning at home in a live, synchronous environment, or
  3. Virtual learning at home in a self-paced, asynchronous environment

Watch this video to learn more about these options.

RMS Golfers are County Champions!

Our RMS Golf Team won the county championship!
Michael L (8th) placed 1st for boys
Emerson E (8th) placed 2nd for girls
Hannah M (7th) placed 3rd for girls
The 3 top girls had to go into a ‘sudden death’ tiebreaker with a SFMS student after the tournament. Congratulations to our players and coaches! Thank you to Coach Kulikowski and Coach Fuller for all your hard work.

School Events and Information

Testing at RMS

Please click on the "TESTING" sign for the testing schedule, the adjusted school day schedule which does impact all grades.

Students may want to bring a snack to school with them on testing days as we do not serve lunches until testing is completed for the day.

Thank you for your support!

Rising 6th Grade Information

Rising 6th Grade Tours

If you currently have a 5th grader that will be transitioning to RMS next year, please plan to join us for our Rising 6th Grade Tour being held on May 18th and 19th. You only need to sign up for one spot on the day that best fits your schedule. Tours are expected to last approx. 20 minutes and will be in groups of 25. Only 1 parent may attend with their rising 6th grade student to keep our numbers as small as possible. The Panther Pit Stop will be open for you to purchase RMS spirit wear/gear. (Cash or Check Only). Please click Here or the SignUp Genius link below for time available time slots.

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End of Year Medication Pick Up

The deadline for picking up medication kept in the school clinic will be Thursday, May 27th at 2 pm. All medication left after 2pm on May 27th will be properly disposed. Any questions, please contact Nurse Kim Varner at ext. 300121 or

RMS Lady Panther Basketball Camp

Summer is almost here! Is your daughter interested in basketball? If so, she should attend the RMS Girls Basketball Summer Camp. No basketball experience is necessary. Click the link below to read more details and to sign up. Better hurry, spots are limited due to Covid-19. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Steele directly at

RMS Girls Basketball Summer Camp Sign Up

8th Grade Celebration

On Wednesday, May 26th, all RMS 8th graders may participate in a day of celebration and fun to commemorate their time here at RMS. Festivities are estimated to begin at 10:30am and conclude at 3:30pm during the school day. This will be a great opportunity for yearbook signing, joining in on field day type activities, catered lunch, and other special events being created and sponsored by our PTSO. Virtual students ONLY need to RSVP HERE by Friday, April 30th so that we can plan accordingly.

Cheer Tryouts - Calling all current 6th and 7th Graders

Cheer Meeting for Students - 5/4/21 During Flextime

Call all 6th or 7th graders interested in CHEER! Do you have questions regarding the cheer team, the athletic physical, any of the other paperwork involved, or tryouts themselves?

Meeting on Tuesday, May 4th in Room 701 during Flextime with Mrs. Lundy and Mrs. Miller.

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The School Store - Panther Pit Stop

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We want your OLD Phones!

The school is in need of old phones that are within 5 years of age. Our Invention, Innovation & Technological Systems classes will benefit greatly from these devices and help recycle the materials. A drop box is located in the counseling office or may be left at the front office. Thank you in advance for your help.

Your Input Matters!

Questions, Celebrations, and Ideas

If you have Questions, Celebrations or any Ideas that you would like to share with the Riverwatch Team, please use this link to let us know. Your feedback will help to guide the information in our newsletter to ensure that this communication is meeting your needs.

Updated COVID Direct Exposure Information

Effective December 7th changes were made to the COVID direct exposure (at school) quarantine guidelines. Please click HERE for complete details.

Outside of school exposures may upload their form HERE or use the link below.

Community Information

Lambert Cross Country

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in running Cross Country for Lambert in the fall. The meeting will take place in the Lambert Cafeteria at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 4th. We will discuss everything you need to know about the sport of cross country and running at Lambert High School (both parents and runners welcome). Please visit for more information. LHS is looking forward to seeing you on the 4th!

Lambert Girls Softball

LHS is calling all current 8th grade girls that might be interested in trying out for the softball team. Please click HERE for more information and to signup for tryout or or email to

Reference Information

Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) News

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Donations Needed, Please!

Click HERE for a list of items to donate.

In the month of May (after testing), the RMS PTSO is planning a few "surprise and delights" to show our school (teachers, staff, students) how much we appreciate their dedication and flexibility this year. This year has brought on many more challenges and the stress level has increased greatly. Our teachers and staff have poured many hours into learning new technologies, adapting to new teaching styles, teaching new courses both in-person and virtually and encouraging a healthy school environment for our children. We will also have some grade-level celebrations for the students after testing. We ask that you help us with any donations to show how much we appreciate the time and effort they put in to supporting our children during a pandemic.

We will be collecting donations through Friday, May 14th. A donation tub is located outside the school front door and the counseling office. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!!

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Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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