The STORM Report

November 18, 2020

RIDGELINE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Craig Curry, Principal

Kyle O'Neil, Assistant 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

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 ~ End of Term 1 Early Release Day ~ Teachers will be working on report cards.

You still have time to schedule your fall conferences!!

Conference scheduling will close on Monday morning, November 23 at 8:00am. If a conference time needs to be changed, added or re-scheduled, please email that teacher individually.


Parent/guardians will sign up in Skyward for 15-minute blocks (10 minutes for each conference, 5 minutes for transition). We are encouraging you to connect with all of your student's teachers (not Advisory teacher), however we recommend that you schedule with at least the top three subjects where your student is struggling academically, with engagement, attendance, etc.


We encourage all parents to bring their children to conference Zoom meetings, as having students present makes conferences more productive.


Conferences are scheduled through Family Access by clicking on the conference tab on the left-hand side of the page and selecting the "all conferences" link (directions below). Once you have scheduled you will receive an email from the teacher with a zoom link. Please understand that not all teachers may be available on the same day.


  • Zoom Links will be sent to you from the teacher you have scheduled with.


If you are unable to attend, or there are no available meeting times with the teacher you would like to meet with, then please email that teacher or visit them during one of their three office hours the week following Thanksgiving break.


If you would like to set up a meeting with your student's counselor, please email or call to set up an appointment. See contact information for counselors below:


Be sure you know your Skyward login and password. If you need help retrieving this information, please contact the front office at 360-458-1100.


After meeting with teachers at conferences, you will be directed to a parent survey on your conference and school experience.


Thank you and we look forward to meeting with you!

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RMS NEWS AND NOTES


  • Student Voice Forums:
  • Student voice is important at RMS. We are seeking students to apply for our upcoming Student Voice Forums, which are virtual meetings with small groups of students who provide feedback to staff.

    Interested students can apply here: Student Voice Forum Application

Virtual "Coffee w/ the Principal" Video and Presentation

Please click on buttons below for Mr. Curry's video and presentation.

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR MILITARY CONNECTION INFORMATION

Yelm Community Schools partners with the Department of Defense (DoD) to support our military families and students through several grants totaling $2.5 million. These additional funds benefit all students. Each year the district needs to report to the DoD the number of military-connected students in the district. The more military-connected families we can identify the more likely DoD is to continue funding these grants.


We are asking all military-connected families to either contact their school's office and let them know your military connected status or you can log in to Family Access to update your military status. See directions below...

RMS Fall Book Fair - Nov. 13 - Nov. 26

Our Book Fair is open online beginning Friday, November 13 and ends November 26!


Support our school and help your student discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.


Book Fair Contact: Mrs. Vicki Aden

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Mark your Calendar:

November 13 - 26: Virtual Fall Book Fair
November 18: End of Term 1 - Record's Day - (Half Day)
November 23—25: Fall Conference Days ~ These are each half days—School hours will be from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. The updated daily schedules are shown below and posted on our website. It is important for students to continue to connect daily to LIVE instruction and access their Google Classroom for posted lessons and activities. Wednesday are critical for students to engage by joining LIVE sessions with teachers to get additional help, make up assessments or ask questions about work assigned in Google Classroom that day. Wednesdays are school days and attendance counts.

November 23—24 Term 2 Supply Pick-up:
For general pick up, November 23 from 11:00 to 6:00 and November 24 from 11:00 to 3:00.
*No pickup on Wednesday, November 25.

  • 6th and 7th graders will receive a whiteboard, one extra marker, and sheet protected math reference guides.
  • 8th graders will receive a whiteboard, one extra marker, and graph paper.
    Algebra Students & Mrs. Maxson's 7th Grade Math Only - Pick up on November 30 from 11:00 to 6:00
  • Mrs. Hume: Algebra Only - White board, extra marker, help sheet and graph paper
  • Mrs. Maxson: Algebra- White board, extra marker, help sheet, graph paper, composition book, pencils and loose leaf paper. Mrs. Maxson, 7th Grade Math - White board, extra marker, math reference guides, loose leaf paper, pencils.
November 25: Christmas in the Park Essay Due

November 26 - 27: No School ~ Thanksgiving Break

November 30: Term 2 Begins

RMS Library Book Online Checkout

Ridgeline Library provides online book checkout to students during distance learning. Please click the link below for our online check out directions and the online book catalog and checkout hold.


RMS Library Checkout System Directions

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


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