Navigating the River

Week of September 9, 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

Upcoming Dates

September 17: Spirit Night at Zaxby's (Mathis Airport)

September 18: Family Connect Night

September 18: School Picture Day

What is happening on the River?

Upcoming Athletic Events - Come out and support our Panthers!

Details regarding times and locations are available at the Riverwatch Middle School website.

Football Games:

September 10: Riverwatch vs Otwell at Lambert starts at 6:30 pm (Pick-up by 8:30 pm)

September 17: Riverwatch vs South at Lambert (Welcome to the Jungle-Camo Theme)

Cross Country:

September 14

September 18th - Riverwatch Inaugural Meet 5:45pm

Students at Athletic Events

While we encourage all Panther fans to attend events to support our teams, it is important that parents be available to pick up students in a timely manner. When weather issues arise, it is also critical that parents be close enough to the event to pick students up before weather issues present a dangerous situation.

Home Football Games: Start at 6:30, Student Pickup NO LATER THAN 8:30

Away Football Games: Start at 5:30, Student Pickup NO LATER THAN 7:30

Please make sure your student has a backup plan if you will not be able to arrive at the event by the times indicated above. If students are late being picked up they may lose the privilege of attending future events.

Thank you for your help with this!

The RMS Admin Team


Student dismissal takes place each day at 4:15 pm on regular school days and at 1:30 pm on early dismissal days. Please be on time to pick up your child. If your child is not picked up once our car line has emptied, your child will be supervised in our front office area. If you arrive and do not see students in front of the building, please park your vehicle and come inside to pick up. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
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Birthday Grams brought to you by the Panther Pit Stop (School Store)

The Panther Pit Stop’s Birthday Gram Service is up and running!!

Students (or parents) can sign up and pay for a friend's (or child's) locker to be decorated for their birthday by one of the Panther Pit employees. The Birthday Gram includes locker decoration, candy and personalized note which is delivered to their flex time class. To purchase the Birthday Gram service (ONLY $5), parents can complete the Google Order Form and pay through My Payments Plus. Students can stop by the Panther Pit Stop.

The service will only be complete when payment is received AND the Google Form is completed.

The Panther Pit Stop is excited to bring this service to all our Panthers.

Information you can use!

8th Grade Field Trips

The deadline to sign up and pay for the first of three 8th grade field trips is Friday, September 13. Students who have paid by the deadline will be sent an electronic safety agreement for iFly and must complete it in order to participate in that event. Homeroom teachers will be collecting lunch choices based on available options.

Log in to to pay for the trip and sign permission for your student to attend. We must have 25% participation in order to move forward with the trip.

Details for the first trip can be found here.

Updates from the Riverwatch PTSO

Volunteers and Donations Needed Please - The PTSO is coordinating concessions at the inaugural Cross Country meet and the upcoming RMS Talent Show! We are looking for donation of goodies and volunteers to help at each of the events. Please click HERE to get involved.

Tuesday, September 17th – Spirit Night at Zaxby’s (Mathis Airport Road) Spirit Night at Zaxby’s (Mathis Airport Road). Give your kitchen the night off. Stop by before or after the football game. A portion of the proceeds will come back to the school. Drive through orders included.

September 19th - 25th Electronic Recycling - Start collecting all your old computers (data destruction security guaranteed), keyboards, cords, appliances, flat screen TVs, etc. to donate. Help keep these items out of landfills and raise money for our school. RMS also receives refurbished laptops for students in need. Donation boxes will be located at the front of school. For more information, click HERE.

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

Archived Newsletters

Each week you will receive the latest copy of Navigating the River via a link in the email messenger. As you may have noticed, the link in the email messenger you received directs you to our webpage. All archived copies of the newsletters will be available here throughout the year. We hope that this provides you with a single location to be able to consistently stay up to date on all the happenings at RMS. We hope that you will also follow us on all our social media accounts.