January 12, 2021
1/14: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:40-7:40 p.m.
1/15: Parent/Teacher Conferences 7:40 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (No School)
1/18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)
1/19: Hybrid 6th Grade Students Begin at RTMS
Board of Education Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
1/20: Hybrid 7th/8th Grade Students Begin at RTMS
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Return to Learn...take two!
For those families who chose Remote Academy, feel free to scroll down until you see the Parent/Teacher (and Student!) Conferences notice.
If you have any questions about either of our learning options this year, please contact Mrs. Krall-Meske or Mr. Henkel. As we get closer to Trimester 3, parents will be given the opportunity to select hybrid or remote for their students again.
- - Return to Learn Reminders for Hybrid Families - -
Hybrid Student Video & Procedures
Watch (or re-watch) the video below to understand what the new arrival, dismissal, and safety procedures will look like here in the building.This will also be shared with our hybrid students during Advisory this week, as a review, and to check for questions. While this is all very new, especially for our 6th graders, please know that we have so many adults who are very excited to welcome our students back into the building, and get them where they need to go.
If you are driving your child to and from school, please be patient, especially as we first start this new arrival/dismissal experience. Parents should NOT use the bus lane, or block the bus lane. In order to prevent a backup on Wolf Road, the left hand lane in the front parking lot must keep moving (exiting the parking lot, turning left, and returning to the entrance if necessary). We will have staff outside to help direct you. Some parents plan ahead with their children to meet them in the church parking lot next door (Northwest Assembly of God), or on the neighboring streets in order to avoid the parking lot traffic.
We are also reminding students what they should be putting together this week so that they are ready to return to the building. These items should be with them daily when they are in the building:
Lanyard with completed Health Certification Form
Chromebook and Charger
Whiteboard and Expo Marker
Bus Pass (if using the bus, bus pass and info was sent home with the supply pick up in November)
We have a limited number of extras, so please call the office if you know that you need a replacement.
Daily Health Certification
As a reminder, parents/guardians will be asked to certify the health of their students on a daily basis before their student will be able to enter the building. Every student received a blue lanyard and a pad of Daily Health Certification slips. Each morning, parents/guardians should check to make sure the student does not have any of the following symptoms:
Fever of 100.4° F or greater
Shortness of breath
Head or muscle aches or Abdominal pain
New loss of taste or smell
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
New congestion/runny nose
If a student does not have any of the above listed symptoms, they are healthy to enter the building. Parents/guardians need to sign off on the daily health certification sheet, place it in the student’s lanyard, and place the lanyard on the student so that it is visible when the student arrives at school.
If the student is displaying any of these symptoms, they will need to stay home for at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms. They may return sooner than that if proof of negative Covid test or alternate diagnosis is provided from a doctor. Please report any absences to the RTMS office (847) 298-1750.
-- All Families --
Parent/Teacher (and Student!) Conferences
RTMS Variety Show
Thank you to all of the students who submitted videos for our first ever virtual Variety Show. Mr. Flowers, Mrs. Cascella, and Mrs. Steigerwald have been busy putting this video together, and are excited to share it with students and families. Please check out our school website on Friday, January 15th, at 7:00 p.m. to access the video. The "Staff Masked Singer" will be released then, as well... will you be able to figure out who all of these amazingly talented singers are??
A Message from Our LRC
Our Student Activity Council is sponsoring a Winter Literacy Challenge. Please check out this slide for directions, and forms to be completed by students who would like to participate.
Reminder: Weekly Pick Up for School Meals
ALL FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO NEED FOOD FOR CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER ARE INVITED TO COME PICK UP 7 DAYS OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
WHO: EVERY CHILD IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD AGE 18 AND UNDER.
WHEN: STARTING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
WEDNESDAY: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
THURSDAY: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
LOCATION: BEHIND RIVER TRAILS MIDDLE SCHOOL
You may come pick up food on Wednesday OR Thursday
Families should stay in cars with windows closed
All persons in car must wear a mask
Indicate with a hand signal the number of children age 18 and under in your home
You will receive one bag per child, containing 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 1 gallon of milk
Open the trunk
Have a large box or bin in the trunk for the food
Return home and refrigerate or freeze items as needed
If you have questions call 1-224-612-7624
Other Resources for Families in Need
Wheeling Food Pantry has pre-packed bags of food available for pick up on Tues, Wed or Thurs from 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00. If you have never been to the office before, please call first.
Address: 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Grant Assistance Email: GA@wheelingtownship.com
Recogida Semanal Para Las Comidas Escolares
TODAS LAS FAMILIAS DE NUESTRA COMUNIDAD QUE NECESITEN COMIDA PARA NIÑOS DE 18 AÑOS Y MENORES ESTÁN INVITADOS A RECOGER 7 DÍAS DE
DESAYUNO Y ALMUERZO
QUIÉN: TODOS LOS NIÑOS DE SU HOGAR DE 18 AÑOS Y MENORES.
CUÁNDO: A PARTIR DEL MIÉRCOLES 9 DE SEPTIEMBRE
MIERCOLES: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
JUEVES: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
UBICACIÓN: DETRÁS DE LA ESCUELA SECUNDARIA RIVER TRAILS
Puede venir a recoger comida el miércoles O jueves
Las familias deben permanecer en los automóviles con las ventanas cerradas
Todas las personas en el automóvil deben llevar una máscara
Indicar con una señal de mano cuántos niños menores de 18 años en su casa
Recibirás una bolsa por niño, que contiene 7 desayunos, 7 almuerzos y 1 galón de leche
Abra la cajuela
Traiga una caja grande para poner la comida
Regrese a su casa y refrigere o congele lo que sea necesario
Si tiene preguntas, llame al 1-224-612-7624
Otros recursos para familias necesitadas
Wheeling Food Pantry tiene bolsas de comida empaquetadas disponibles para recoger los martes, miércoles o jueves de 9:00-12:00 o 1:00-4:00. Si nunca ha estado en la oficina antes, llame primero.
Sitio web: www.wheelingtownship.com
Dirección: 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Correo electrónico de asistencia para subvenciones: GA@wheelingtownship.com
Reminder: Violence Prevention and Support Services
The Illinois Department of Health has shared resources for anybody looking for mental health and crisis support, violence prevention and intervention support, and/or ways to report abuse. Please use this link to access various supports.
"Sharing resources with everyone helps prevent violence in our communities."
Reminder: Student Support Periods
- Academic help
- Organizational Assistance
- Connecting with classmates (group projects etc.)
- Assistance with Schoology (submitting work etc.)
When your student accesses the student support link on their Advisory Schoology page, it will take them to a page with Zoom links for each period. Please note: this may not be one of your child's current teachers, but an available staff member who would like to help! There is also a link available for them to be able to connect with Hersey tutors. Please encourage your child to utilize these supports if they need extra help during their asynchronous time.
Our RTSD26 Parent eLearning Resource page has a lot of great information. Please check it out, and do not hesitate to reach out if you need help.
If your child is having trouble with their device, or is having trouble getting into Schoology, please reach out to our Technology Department. There are several ways for you to solicit help in regard to technology. Please use the avenue that best meets your needs.
1) Fill out this GOOGLE FORM. This form goes directly to our tech department. They will respond as soon as possible.
2) Email our technology team. Our tech team email is email@example.com.
3) Call our technology team @ 224-612-7337.
Regardless of the option you choose, please be prepared to share the following information:
-Description of Problem