The Storm Report
April 2, 2021
RIDGELINE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Craig Curry, Principal
Kyle O'Neil, Asst. Principal
10605 Carter St. SE
PO Box 476
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: 360-458-1100 Fax: 360-400-1256
Successful ~ Trustworthy ~ Organized ~ Respectful ~ Motivated
A Message from the Superintendent
The school board met Wednesday night and discussed moving from 6 feet to 3 feet distancing rule for students. Throughout this past year, our focus has been to return students back to in-person instruction when it is safe to do so. The board affirmed that going to a 3 foot rule would allow us to bring our hybrid students back safely.
Our intent is to bring back our hybrid students four days per week, in hopes to accelerate learning and remediate any achievement gaps that occurred during remote instruction. Wednesdays will continue to be REAL (Remote Education for All Learners) days.
These grade levels will return on the following dates.
April 22: K-2, 6, 9 and 12 will start 4 days per week
May 6: 3-5, 7-8, 10-11 will start 4 days per week
When we started hybrid, we said this was the first step to a return to normal. This is our next step. Not only will our students benefit greatly from more time in-person, it will give us strong experience as we prepare for a full reopening of school next fall.
We will be working over the next few weeks to shift transportation routes, food service delivery, and classroom configuration to support 3 feet distancing for students in the classroom and 6 feet distancing during meal times. Further details will be communicated after Spring Break.
As a community, we have done an amazing job following the health and safety guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID. Please continue these practices over the break so we can have a “Safe Start to Success” when we return April 12.
A few spring break reminders:
Meal service pick up will resume on April 14.
Updated bus routes will take effect April 12. Please continue to check the website daily for bus route changes.
2021-2022 Elementary Enrollment Survey is open. Please complete by April 12.
The K-5 Yelm Virtual Academy Parent Information Night is April 15 at 6 p.m. Please join to learn more.
~ No School ~ April 5 - 9 ~ We wish you all a restful Spring Break! We will see you back on April 12.
SPRING FAMILY SURVEY 2021
Thank you to all of our families whom were able to join us and attend virtual Spring Family Conferences! We enjoyed visiting with you!
Please be sure to take this survey as we value your input to help us support student success! Survey will close on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
CLICK HERE: SPRING FAMILY SURVEY 2020
RMS HONOR ROLL - TERM 3
We are extremely proud of to announce that 359 students made the Honor Roll in Term 3 achieving a term GPA between 3.0 - 4.0.
Honor roll by grade level:
- 6th Grade - 125 students
- 7th Grade - 117 students
- 8th Grade - 117 students.
Congratulations to our students and staff for your hard work!
RMS Booster Club
Elections for Board positions are in April. We are looking for a new President, social media, and volunteer coordinator.
COVID TESTING AVAILABLE TO YCS STAFF AND STUDENTS
Art Supply Pickup Dates and Details
Art supply pick up for sharpies ultra-fine, 5 styles of drawing packet, and two sheets of 9 by 12 white paper (8th) sharpies regular, observational drawing packet, and two sheets of 9 by 12 white paper (7th) and graphite and 5 sheets of 9 by 12 white paper and 1 sheet of 12 by 16 white paper (6th their last pickup)
Art supply pick up for A group Periods 1-3 4/19
Art supply pick up for A group Periods 4-5 4/20
Remote students pick up 4/21
Art supply pick up for B group Periods 1-3 4/22
Art supply pick up for B group Periods 4-5 4/23
Art supply pick up for 7th grade charcoal, charcoal packet, and one sheet of 12 by 18 white paper (their last pickup)
Art supply pick up for A group Periods 2-3 5/3
Remote students pick up 5/5
Art supply pick up for B group Periods 2-3 5/6
Art supply pick up for 8th grade charcoal, vanitas packet, and one sheet of 12 by 18 white paper (their last pickup)
Art supply pick up for A group Period 4 5/18
Remote students pick up 5/19
Art supply pick up for B group Period 4 5/21
Art Specialist, RMS
Mark your Calendar....
Month of April
- National Autism Awareness Month & National School Library Month
- Happy Easter!
April 5 - 9
- Spring Break ~ No School
- School Resumes
- Patriot's Day
April 19 - 23
- Volunteer Appreciation Week
- Administrative Professionals Day
- 6th graders on campus 4 days per week
- Earth Day / Take your Daughter and Son to Work Day
- National Arbor Day
- (Hybrid only) 7th and 8th graders starting 4 days per week (100% remote students will remain remote)
RMS Dates and Details can also be found on our website calendar
PARENTS: Opt in for Text Messages - Text YES to 67587
Thank you to our school-community business partners!
We want express our gratitude for the continued support from our wonderful school and community business partners. This support has played a key role in the success of our students and makes such a difference in their lives.
WE APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH!
RIDGELINE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Melanie Keller (A-LI)
Stacey Jansen (LM-Z)
Kim Gosney, Administrative
Tracy Ubrun, Attendance/Registrar
RMS Tech Help Desk/Library Technician:
Newsletters are always available online at www.ycs.wednet.edu/ridgeline
Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Greg Davis, 360-458-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org ; 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124, email@example.com; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120, firstname.lastname@example.org; Address: 107 First St. N., PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597