Navigating the River

Wednesday, February 17th

#RMSBettertogether

What's Happening on The River?

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 4- March 4 - Panthers Pay if Forward Hero Squad Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Feb. 18- Virtual Parent Football Meeting- RSVP Today!

Feb. 22 - 26 - PTSO Sponsored Teacher Appreciation Week - Donations requested. See PTSO news below for more information.

Feb 26 - Spirit Day at Panda Express (see below for location)

March 1- Spring Picture Day

Athletic Events

Track and Field Tryouts

Track tryouts will take place February 17th, 18th, and 19th from 4:30-6:30 PM


  • Tryouts are open to all 7th and 8th grade students
  • You must have an up-to-date physical on file in the front office
  • Any questions please contact Coach Unger, Shroyer, or Warner.

Golf Tryouts

Golf tryouts will take place February 23rd & (24th – If needed) from 4:30-6:30 PM at Olde Atlanta Golf Club

  • Tryouts are open to all 7th and 8th grade students
  • You must have an up-to-date physical on file in the front office
  • Any questions please contact Coach Kulikowski kkulikowski@k12.org , or Coach Fuller; f39239@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Football 2021 - Information Night 2/18/2021

We will not be able to host our traditional Informational Meeting/ Meet and Greet this year BUT we will be scheduling a virtual parent night where I will be covering all of the ins and outs of the season as well as an in-depth look at what our programs believes in. The date is set for Thursday, February 18th @ 6PM.


RSVP NOW


This is one of my favorite events of the year and I look forward to getting to meet each and everyone one of you. Football is such a unique experience and it truly holds some of my fondest memories growing up. Middle school is the PERFECT time to start playing football if your child has never played in the past but is interested. The game is at a transitional phase during middle school and it really provides an even playing field for experienced and first time players a like. If your child is looking to be a part of something special- I encourage you to sign up for our virtual information night!


-Coach Sudderth


WHAT: 2021 RMS Football Information Night

WHERE: Microsoft Teams- Meeting link to be emailed out to all that RSVP

WHEN: Thursday, February 18th @ 6:00 PM

WHO: Parents of ANY 6th or 7th grade student @ RMS that wants to be a part of something BIG (students may accompany parents but not required)


Please RSVP your spot today!


RMS Athletics Page

High School Transition Updates

Lambert High School Transition

Lambert Rising Freshman Registration is Now Closed


Any additional needed information about high school registration at Lambert can be found on the Rising Freshman website.

Alliance Academy for Innovation

Lottery results can be found here.


Students from Riverwatch who will attend Alliance Academy will join an Alliance counselor for a virtual chat during Flex Time on February 4. The link will also be posted in the itslearning student information course for our virtual students who plan to attend Alliance next year.

School Events and Information

Panthers Pay if Forward

As of today, the RMS community has donated $1,060.00, but we cant stop there. Please donate to the LLS and the Hero Squad at this link https://events.lls.org/pages/ga/Riverwatch-Middle-School-2021 to help support Faith Johnson and the other kids battling cancer. The program will continue to run through March 4th. Next week we will be showing our support for Faith and the Hero Squad by having "Themed Dress-Up Days". Please see the list below for the daily themes. Don't forget that the chance to bring in cash donations to homeroom classes is February 19th.

Our school goal is $7,500.00. Teachers, staff, students, parents, and families are all encourage to click the link above and give what you can. If everyone does a little, we can help Faith and her family battle this terrible disease.


Monday 22nd: Team Up Against Cancer- Sports Jerseys

Tuesday 23rd: Be a Part of the Hero Squad: Dress Like a Superhero

Wednesday 24th: Wear Red & White to Represent Leukemia

Thursday 25th: Fight Against Cancer: Camo Day

Friday 26th: Unite Against Cancer: Panther Spirit Day

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Spring Picture Day

RMS Spring Picture Day will be Monday, March 1st. Face-to-face students will have the opportunity to have spring pictures made during connections.

Hybrid and Virtual students who wish to have their spring pictures taken, please click HERE or use the link below to select a time slot that works best for you and your family. Any virtual students who register may be dropped off in the parent pick up line and will immediately return upon completion of their picture being taken. Masks are expected, and the entire process should take less than 10 minutes, so please wait for your child in the parent pick-up line instead of parking.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DACAE28A5FD0-riverwatch2

Upcoming Experience for 6th and 7th Grade Students

7th grade students will have the opportunity to visit Junior Achievement's Finance Park located next to Alliance Academy March 18, 19, 22, and 23. 6th grade students will visit March 29, 30, 31, and April 1. This is a culminating activity for a unit in their Social Studies classes. Students will ride a bus and visit in groups on their assigned day. This opportunity is available for in-person and virtual students. CLICK HERE for an informational video about the experience.

Lambert High School Volunteer Tutoring

The Lambert HS Key Club has organized volunteer high school students who wish to tutor current RMS students. This could be extremely helpful during the COVID pandemic. Tutoring will help students who are academically falling behind, especially those at home with limited resources. This will also be an exciting way for middle school students to learn from and gain mentors through connections made with local LHS students!


If you are interested please use the following link to complete the required form.

https://forms.gle/tggK9qepKat7Zq9v8



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.

The School Store - Panther Pit Stop

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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.

Riverwatch February Teacher and Staff of the Month Nomination

Please nominate some of our outstanding staff. Your comments are shared with them and they value your kind words!

Nomination Form

Reference Information

Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) News

Teacher Appreciation NEXT Week - February 22 - 26th.

Help us spoil and show our appreciation to all our teachers and staff here at RMS. We still are requesting donations so that daily we can do a little something. We are also accepting any sponsors gifts, gift cards, etc. to raffle for prizes to add some fun to the week. If you have any questions, contact Kelle Russo; russoclan15@gmail.com.
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PTSO Hard at Work for Students, Teachers and Staff

Happy New Year to our Riverwatch Panther community as we begin our 2nd Semester of the school year. We welcome all students, teachers and staff back to school after the winter holiday break. Whether you are virtual, face to face or hybrid we are #RMSBetterTogether.

PTSO is at work all year long to fund teacher grants, school improvements, staff appreciation and more, enriching our school community.


It's NEVER too late to join the PTSO!

We are continuing to work to support our entire RMS community.

Click on the membership link below to join us today:

http://riverwatch.my-ptso.org/content.asp?PageID=12

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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