Navigating the River

Wednesday, October 28


What's Happening on The River?

Upcoming Dates

October 29: No School, due to weather

October 26- 30: Red Ribbon Week

30-Team up Against Drugs (Jersey Day)

November 2: Deadline to complete Second Semester Learning Environment Form for all students

November 2: Virtual families can pick up school pictures from 1:00-3:00 PM

November 3: No School (Election Day)

November 4: Virtual families can pick up school pictures from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM

November 4: Food Drive Donations Due

November 5: Virtual families can pick up school pictures from 9:30-11:30 AM

Learning Environment Choice for Second Semester - VERY IMPORTANT

Last week, an email message was sent to all Riverwatch families containing the link to the Google Form used to make your second semester learning environment choice.

ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM. Even if you are planning to continue with your child's current learning environment (virtual or in person), you must complete the form. The due date for all submissions is November 2.

It is vital that this form be completed for every child by the due date, even if you choose to continue your child's current environment for learning. Due date is NOV. 2nd

Please note that extensions will not be granted. This is so that we may effectively plan for instruction and scheduling.

After November 2nd, we will not be able to accept requests to change learning environments. Please be thoughtful in making this decision. Whichever learning environment is selected in the survey form will be the environment for your child's learning for the entire second semester (January - May). Contact your child's counselor with questions.

Riverwatch Semester 2 Learning Environment Commitment Form

Your Input Matters!

Questions, Celebrations, and Ideas

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

School Events and Information

Veterans Day Recognition

RMS would like to recognize all the US veterans in our community (RMS Teachers, staff, grandparents, family members, friends, neighbors, etc.) for Veterans Day. Please complete this form for each veteran to be recognized. We are very grateful for the dedication and service in our Country. Thank you! Form must be completed by November 6th.

Picture Pickup for Virtual Families

Virtual families, if your student had their picture taken on picture day, you can pick up the photo package and/or picture proof on the dates below. If you wish to purchase pictures after looking at the proof, the package includes directions to do so. There will be a retake/makeup day in the future for students who need it.

Please choose a date for pickup below. You will pull up in the usual parent pick up line near the front doors. Our staff will assist you as you remain in your vehicle. Please do not park in a parking space.

Pickup Times:

Monday, 11/2 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Wednesday, 11/4 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM

Thursday, 11/5 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Picture Retakes

Any student who missed picture day or who purchased pictures and would like a retake can take pictures on January 13th. A schedule will be sent out closer to that date, and there will be an opportunity for virtual students to sign up for an appointment. If you wish to have your child's picture retaken, please save the picture package as they will need to turn it in on retake day.

Happy Boss's Day

Thanks to our administration team for their hard work, dedication, and support! We are very grateful to have leading our Panther team!
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Virtual Fitness Challenge

We are on the final stretch of our virtual fitness BYOT fundraiser!! Currently we are in 2nd place for all middle schools. Way to go Panthers!!! Keep logging your hours this week...only 4 days left. All hours must be logged by October 31. Thanks to all who are participating and for everyone else cheering us on!

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Panther Pit Stop (School Store) - Gone Virtual

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Having trouble with My Payments Plus? May try to switch to the ‘old’ version of MPP in the “Dashboard” or contact Melissa Roth in the front office.

Reference Information

Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) News

Please share your appreciation!!

Our teachers and staff have worked extremely long hours trying to keep up with students and procedures for both face-to-face and virtual over the past few weeks. With lots of rapid changes and requests, our teachers and staff NEED to hear how AWESOME and appreciative we are that they are supporting our RMS students. Please (students and parents) write a personal note, send it in to the school, mail it, etc. or you may use click on this link to show that our Panther Community Cares!

Join us now!!

A heartfelt thank you to all our Parents and Staff Members who have joined the PTSO! Whether you are virtual or face to face, we are #RMSBetterTogether. We are working to provide webcams for virtual learning and umbrellas for some shade at the new outdoor picnic tables.

It's NEVER too late to join!!

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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