RMS Monday Message

May 3, 2021

Important Dates: End of Year Activities

New guidance from the Dutchess County Health Department allows for end of year activities to take place outdoors with limited capacity for guests. RMS plans to hold most of our traditional end of year ceremonies; specific details about number of guests per person, locations and start times will be announced in a separate communication. Parents and students should save the date for the events listed below.

NJHS Induction Ceremony - June 9 (rain date June 10)

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony - June 23 (rain date June 24)

Math State Testing

For those students that will be taking the Math State Exam this year, we will be administering the exam on Thursday, May 6. If you are a remote student taking the exam, you will need to report to the school building that morning. Before entering the building, you will need to fill out the health screen form and have your temperature checked upon arrival. The exam will begin at approximately 8:30am. If you have any questions or want to inform us that your child(ren) will be taking the exam, please contact Mrs. Edelman's office 845-838-6900 x4144.

Club & Activity Information

Kaleidoscope Club

Meeting will be held virtually on May 5th and May 26th

Environmental Club

Meeting is Thursday, 5/6, after school until 4 PM. We will be working in the garden so dress accordingly! There are no late buses so please make sure you have a ride arranged to come pick you up. Any questions contact Ms. Benson or Ms. Malin.

Student Council

Meeting is Tuesday, 5/11, IN PERSON in room A106. Students can also join virtually and a Google Meet code will be posted in our Google Classroom. The meeting will run until 3:30. There are no late buses so please make sure you have a ride arranged to come pick you up. Any questions contact Ms. Benson or Ms. Tobin.


  • Current Members: Next meeting is Wednesday, May 5th
  • New 7th & 8th Grade Candidates: Applications are due by May 21st

Teacher Lesson of the Month

The April Teacher Lesson of the Month was awarded to 8th grade Health Teacher, Mr. Molfetta, for his "Effects of Alcohol" lesson. The students participated in an activity where they were asked to do different tasks wearing goggles that simulated a person's vision while intoxicated. One student said, "this activity really helped us to understand what is like to be under the influence of alcohol and how dangerous it can be. I like the way Mr. Molfetta teaches because he makes sure we participate and that we are understanding the information. Instead of reading a text book and writing stuff down on paper, he gets us engaged with physical activity or watching something interesting and writing down facts for it. The work is fun." Thanks for all you do for our students Mr. Molfetta!

April Students of the Month

In person

6th grade: Jaylen Mitchell

7th grade: Annabelle Notarthomas

8th grade: Devin Byrne


6th grade: Julian Hannah

7th grade: Tania Lindsay

8th grade: Mackenzie Harman

Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Click on the image to the right to fill out a card to celebrate one (or many) of your teachers! We are extremely proud of our faculty for how they rose to the challenges of virtual teaching and their unwavering dedication to all students at RMS! We have a hardworking bunch of teachers, let's show them how much we appreciate their work each and every day! We will distribute these cards on Friday, May 7th!

To fill out a card for a teacher, do the following:

  1. Click on the image to the right
  2. The card will open in google slides. Click FILE --> MAKE A COPY
  3. Customize your card and write your message!
  4. Click SHARE and type in Ms. Biordi's email: biordi.c@beaconk12.org
  5. Click DONE & repeat if you would like to submit more cards :)
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Yearbooks are on sale!

This is the last week to purchase a yearbook! Yearbooks cost $20.00 and order forms were handed out in English classes. Yearbook orders can be placed online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using the code 11651821. Checks should be made out to Lifetouch and brought to Ms. Holliday with a completed order form. Any questions can be emailed to holliday.k@beaconk12.org.

BCSD Athletics Spectator Policy

BCSD Athletics announced last week that spectators will be allowed to attend our games/matches/events. This includes games at Beacon High School, Rombout Middle School, Memorial Park, and Hammond Field. Athletics will monitor and count spectators who arrive and allow access to facilities on a "first come first serve" basis. If for some reason an athlete has a parent/spectator who will be arriving late and is worried about being shut out of the event, they can contact Mr. Giametta (Athletic Director). Spectators WILL NOT be authorized onto school grounds until 20 minutes before the scheduled start time of the event. Any questions can be sent to giametta.j@beaconk12.org

Spectators must fill out the online BCSD Health Screening survey and fill in "Sports Practice/Game" under location and "Guest" under role. BCSD Health Screening Link: https://entry.neric.org/beacon

Attention 6th Graders: New Language Offered Next Year!

Next year's 7th graders will have the option to take Spanish or Italian as their foreign language! 6th graders will choose their language by filling out a form in their ELA class this week. Students should discuss this decision with their parents before making their selection. Any questions about the new language offering can be directed to decandia.k@beaconk12.org

Attention 7th Graders: Advanced Art Applications are Being Accepted!

Rombout Middle School is pleased to offer an advanced 8th grade art class for the 2021-2022 school year. Advanced Art is a course designed to fulfill the student’s 9th grade art credit. It will satisfy the prerequisite necessary for a 9th grade student to take upper level art courses at the high school.

Advanced 8th Grade Art is a yearlong course that meets every day. It begins at 7:30am, before the regular middle school day begins, and concludes at 8:10am. Students will be provided with transportation via the high school bus schedule if they are a bus student.

This class is limited to 20 students. Students who wish to apply must submit applications and portfolios by June 1st, 2021. Hard copies of the applications are available in the main office and linked below. Applications and portfolio artwork can be dropped off at the Rombout Middle School Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm or sent via email to: Murphy.m@beaconk12.org.

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