Navigating the River

Week of September 30, 2019

We want to hear from you!

If you have Questions, Celebrations or any Ideas that you would like to share with the Riverwatch Team, please use the link below. Your feedback will help to guide the information in our newsletter to ensure that this communication is meeting your needs.

Questions, Celebrations and Ideas Form


The new version of Navigating the River is great! It is very informative and keeps us in the loop. Thank you for putting all the info in one place and making it easier to know what is happening at RMS.

Our daughter is new to Riverwatch. We are absolutely blown away by the 8th grade teachers. They are amazing teachers who are also warm, caring, and nurturing. They completely understand the need for students to have time to themselves, family bonding, extracurricular activities, and just time to unwind. We love that the homework is only given when it is purposeful and necessary. Thank you for understanding middle schoolers and loving and teaching them so well. Our daughter is learning so much and under far less stress this year. We appreciate you all so much.

Questions and Ideas

Idea: Please offer education on not littering and polluting the environment around the school, our neighborhoods, and the county. Make sure to explain that it is unacceptable, and not “cool” to toss fast food garbage out of the car windows. Raising the next generation with this awareness is critical to public health. It would also be good to organize some cleanup projects in the neighborhoods roads around the school - always with due precautions (the help of the sheriff, blocked roads, high visibility vests, etc). It is important for our kids to appreciate the work on those who keep our roads clean and take pride in the cleanliness of our state.

We are always happy to partner with our community and parents to teach personal responsibility! At the beginning of every school year, teachers set expectations for students around the PRIDE (Personal Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Empathy) characteristics that are central to our school culture. Students and teachers discuss what each of these looks like in the classroom, the cafeteria, the hallways, and outside the walls of Riverwatch. As a community working together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students!

Panthers are going to the Championship! Riverwatch takes on Vickery Creek on October 14 at FCHS.

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What is happening on the River?

Upcoming Dates

September 30-October 4: Fall Break

Upcoming Athletic Events - Come out and support our Panthers!

Football Championship Game:

vs Vickery Creek on Tuesday, October 15 @ Forsyth Central High School

Game Time is 7:00pm

6th Grade Band Concert was a Hit!

The 6th Grade Band did a great job performing their very first concert last night. We are so proud of their hard work and progress over the first quarter. Nice work Panthers!
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Congratulations to our Cafeteria Staff for their Golden Plate Award!

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Thank you to your amazing Custodial Team!

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Information you can use!

New Monitoring Software Program

Forsyth County has installed NetRef in all Forsyth County schools to support the use of BYOT. You can read more about this program here.

Attention 6th Grade Parents!!! 6th Grade Field Trip Information

We are excited to present a special learning opportunity that has been arranged exclusively for our 6th grade students at the beginning of November. Our plan is to board chartered motor coaches for a packed day full of learning and fun at Tellus Science Museum. We will leave Riverwatch at 9:00am.

Students will return to school around 5:00pm, so please make plans to pick up your student after the school day is over.

Payment is due by Thursday, October 17, 2019. Please log on to My Payments Plus to register your child for the trip.

Please see this link for information about the trip!

Updates from PTSO

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Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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