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Dismissal Update: Effective Monday, January 25th

Hello Thundercat Families,

RTMS Dismissal update:

Due to the safety of our Thundercats, we have adjusted dismissal times.

  • Walkers and bike riders will be released after car riders. The traffic has increased and we are hoping this will help with our walkers/bikers safety.
  • If you plan to pick up your child by vehicle, please remain in the RTMS designated car rider line.

The safety of our Thundercats is top priority and we appreciate everyone adhering to our dismissal process.

Course Selection 2021-22

Many thank to our future 7th 7 8th grade parents for your participation in our 1st Virtual Course Selection Q & A Zoom Program.

During the 2 sessions we were able to answer some great questions.

Please be on the look out in your email for a FAQ regarding course selection topics.

If you have questions, please reach out to your student's grade level counselor.

Course description videos are available now.

WeVideo Links for Course Selection 2021-2022

Session 1:

Session 2:

Ms. Torres, 7th Grade Counselor:

Ms. Jefferson, 6th Grade Counselor:

Dr. Brice, 8th Grade Counselor:



Social Studies:


Lifetime & Wellness & Interpersonal Skills:

Principles of Applied Engineering:

Fundamentals of Computer Science:

Girls’ PE:

Boys’ PE:





Investigating Careers:







Touch System Data Entry/ Dollars & Sense:

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AVID ? What's that ?

Dear RTMS 6th and 7th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Do you have a student with college and career goals who could use academic, organizational, social, or emotional support in getting there?

If this sounds like your student, then the AVID class is a great choice for them. The AVID program is recognized nationally for its strength, and our AVID team at RTMS would love to be a part of your student’s middle school journey.

All students interested in AVID must apply, and the application is now open and available for current RTMS 6th and 7th graders.

The link is below.

The AVID Elective is an application-based class where motivated students receive organizational, academic, and personal support to succeed in academically rigorous classes. This includes the use of a planner, organization systems, note-taking skills, student led tutorials, grade checks, collaborative learning, character building, and college visits each year.

Please speak with your student to see if they would like to apply. All students who submit applications and will be interviewed to determine qualification.

The application is due March 1, 2021 and is posted on the Fort Bend ISD website or you can request an application from Mrs. Martin in room 401.

Interviews will be conducted in March prior to spring break with notification prior to the end of March.

For more information, please contact Kurllenne Martin directly at


Boys Track Try-outs begin Monday, Feb 8th, after school. All students must have a physical turned in to Coach Dobbins and rank one paperwork completed before they can participate in try-outs. Boys Track Try-Out Form

Girls Track Try-outs begin Tuesday, Feb 9th, before school. All students must have a physical turned in to Coach Alexander and rank one paperwork completed before they can participate in try-outs. Girls Track Try-Out Form
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Attention 8th Grade: Academy Applications Now Open

The application window for the HS Programs (Academies, P-Tech, ECHS, and Piano Technician) will open on January 19th, with the window remaining open through February8th for the Academies and P-TECH/ECHS and March 29th for the Piano Technician Program.

The application is open to all 8th grade students. Below you will find each program’s website, a link to a video, and the links to the application.

Each program website includes information about the application process and program requirements. Each video provides an overview of each program, application procedures, and requirements. Please upload these links to your school website, and newsletters. Please also feel free to share he videos in your advisory periods.

FBISD Academy Application

FBISD P-TECH and ECHS Application

Piano Technician Application: HERE

The Piano Technician program at Marshall High School will be accepting applications between January 19th and March 29th.



Video Link

Digital Media Academy

Engineering Academy

Global Studies Academy

International Business and Marketing Academy

Math and Science Academy

Medical Science Academy

P-Tech: Hightower HS

P-Tech: Willowridge HS

ECHS: Marshall HS

Piano Technician: Marshall HS


RTMS Parent Information

Possible Quarantine Scenarios:

1. Student is exposed or tests positive, parent contacts school nurse and completes wellness survey. Student goes into quarantine. Student immediately goes on “on-line Classroom Guest” status.

2. Student assessed by school nurse/clinic, has symptoms consistent with COVID and is sent home. The student has three days to obtain a doctor’s note with a diagnosis.

a. Obtains a written diagnosis from the doctor:

· Positive for COVID – contact tracing occurs and the student does not return to school.

· Negative for COVID – student returns to school after three days.

b. Student does not go to the doctor for a medical diagnosis:

· Student will be quarantined for 10-14 days.

· Student will become a “Classroom Guest” at day four.

Work Flow Steps for COVID:

1. If the student will be out for more than three days, the student will become a “Classroom Guest.” To maintain Schoology systems, the student will receive links to an online teacher while out. However, they will continue to do the work of their F2F teacher.

2. AP will follow-up to ensure the student received links as a “Classroom Guest.”

3. Counselor will notify teachers when the student is expected back on campus to resume regular F2F instruction.

**Classroom Guest – term for new online learners who transitioned to online learning from F2F due to quarantine or medical reason.

Attendance Reminder

Please send all absent notes to:
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