Navigating the River

Wednesday, May 19th

#RMSBettertogether

What's Happening on The River?

Upcoming Dates

NOW: All books need to be returned to the Media Center

May 19: Rising 6th Grade Tours (5:00-6:20 each evening)

May 20: Yearbook pickup for virtual students, front of the school 5-6pm

May 20: 8th grade yard sign pickup, front of the school 5:30-6pm

May 21: Yearbook pickup for virtual students, front of the school 10:45-11:45am

May 25: All Chromebooks and charging cord due back to RMS

May 26: 8th Grade Celebration (see below)

May 27: Last Day of School (Early Release at 1:30pm)

May 27: 2PM Last Call to Pickup Medications from Clinic

May 27: Last Day for virtual/hybrid students to pickup school pictures in front office

May 27: Spirit Day at Brusters (Sharon Road) 10am-10pm

School Events and Information

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Finals Testing Schedule

Below is the schedule for finals for the 20-21 school year. Tests will be given during the normal schedule for each day.


May 20 & 21- Science and 5th Academic

May 24 & 25-Math

RMS Yearbook Distribution

For those families that purchased a 20-21 RMS yearbook, distribution for in-person students will be conducted the afternoon of May 20th. Virtual students that purchased a yearbook, distribution will be conducted through the carpool line either Thursday, May 20th from 5:00-6:00 PM, or Friday, May 21st from 10:45-11:45.


If you did not purchase a yearbook, but still wish to make a purchase, there will be limited supplies available on a 1st come/1st served basis Friday, May 21st from 8:30-9:00 in the media center. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Linda Scheaffer lscheaffer@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Chromebook & Charger Return - Due Tuesday

Chromebooks and chargers that have been borrowed from the school MUST be turned by Tuesday, May 25. Drop them off from 10am-3pm in the front office. Chromebooks and charging cords must be turned in by Tuesday-no exceptions. Chromebook replacements are $300 for any not returned and will be charged to the student account. We thank you for your support.

8th Grade Celebration - May 26th

It’s CELEBRATION time! We are looking forward to celebrating all our RMS 8th graders at our 8th Grade Celebration on Wednesday, May 26th. Click HERE for more details; what to bring, what to wear, lunch, and much more! Don't miss the fun!!


Congrats to all our 8th graders! We wish you the best in high school!

Book Donation Drive- Thank you!

RMS would like to thank all parents who donated to the book drive in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The drive was organized by Ms. Wang. Ms. Wang and Ms. Li presented the books to our Principal, Ms. Bibik. These books are a great addition to the RMS Media Center collection.

Please Return All Media Center Books

If you have checked out a book, please return it to the Media Center today! Books may be returned to the front office, cart outside the Media Center or directly to Mrs. Evans in the Media Center. We appreciate your help and support!

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 Kvarner@forsyth.k12.ga.us.

Locker Clean Out

All belongings should be removed from the lockers by the last day of school on May 27th. Anything left in the lockers will be disposed of over the summer.


The clean out schedule is as follows:

6th Grade - Monday, May 24

7th and 8th Grades - Wednesday, May 26

RMS Summer Camps

Library's Summer Reading Program Begins May 26

Click on the image below or this link for more details of the summer program.


For more information about Summer Reading Fun 2021, getting a library card, or using online Library services, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

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 asteele@forsyth.k12.ga.us


RMS Girls Basketball Summer Camp Sign Up

RMS Boys Basketball Camp

Summer is approaching fast! Does your son like playing basketball? If so, he should come attend the RMS Boys Basketball Camp this summer, June 7-10. No previous basketball experience is required to attend. Just click on the link below to sign up. Just make sure you choose the one that says “Riverwatch Middle School Boys Basketball Camp.” Sign up fast as spots are limited. If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Skinner directly at cskinner@forsyth.k12.ga.us


RMS Boys Basketball Summer Camp Sign Up

RMS Panther Cross Country Summer Camp

Who: Rising 6th – 8th Graders


What: Cross Country Summer Camp


When: 7/19-7/23 FROM 9am to 11am


Where: Riverwatch Middle School (Gym parking lot)


Why: Athletes of all skill levels that have interest in running cross-country will participate in fun drills, conditioning, and 1-2 mile runs to enhance their running skills. From learning cross-country teamwork skills to learning running techniques, the athletes will grow and form into runners with a higher cross-country IQ. Players will work on breathing techniques, running techniques, finishing techniques, and so much more. Day 5 will consist of a fun color run where runners will be doused with colored powder and medals will go out to the top 3 runners. Don’t miss this FUN!


How to Sign Up:

- Go to the RMS Website https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/riverwatchms

- Click Extracurricular/Clubs/Cross Country

- Click the link for Cross Country Summer Camp 2021

- Sign Up


Contact Coach McGinley at cmcginley@forsyth.k12.ga.us for further information.

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.

Reference Information

Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) News

8th Grade Yard Sign Pickup

Purchased 8th Grade yard signs will be available for pickup at the school this Thursday, May 20 from 5:30-6pm by driving through the carpool area. Thank you for your support!
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THANK YOU!!!

We would LOVE to thank all our parents for their generosity and support during this unique and unsettling, at times, year. We have been able to continue to show our appreciation and thoughtfulness to our teachers and staff with your dedication. Thanks for being such awesome and generous parents. ~ Your PTSO Board

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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