RMS Monday Message

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Getting Settled In

Hello Rombout Community,


Students, Faculty and Staff are all getting settled into the new school year. As you will read below, our year is already in full swing!


As a reminder, students that are eating breakfast are allowed in the school at 7:45am. All other students will enter the building at 8:00am from either the Bus Loop or Drop Off Loop.


Lastly, the Monday Message will continue to be sent out on a bi-weekly basis every other Monday morning.


Thank you for your support these first few weeks of school!

Welcome New Faculty and Staff!

Please wish a warm welcome to the following faculty and staff who are new to the RMS Family!


Mr. Hogan - Music and 7th/8th Grade Band

Ms. Doherty - Teacher Assistant

Mr. Kutcha - Permanent Substitute

Ms. Gehret - Student Teacher in ELA

Ms. Incremona - Student Teacher in ELA

Mr. Ryan - Student Teacher in PE

Mr. Guercio - Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Long - Secretary to Mr. Carofano


Important Upcoming Dates

9/21- RMS Picture Day (Order forms handed out in ELA)

9/24- Girls in Sports Day

9/26- No School - Rosh Hashanah Observed

9/28, 9/29, 9/30 - iReady Assessments (See Below for More Info)

9/28, 9/29, 9/30 - RMS Students Swimming @ BHS (See Below for More Info)

10/5 - No School - Yom Kippur Observed

10/10 - No School - Columbus Day

10/27 - School Picture Retakes

11/8 - No School for Students - Professional Community Learning Day

11/11 - No School - Veterans Day

11/21 and 11/22 - Report Card Conferences (Half Days for Students)

11/23 through 11/25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

2022-2023 BCSD District Calendar

Speaking of dates, here is the district calendar for the 2022-2023 school year for your reference!

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i - Ready Assessments

Students will be taking the i-Ready Assessments in ELA and Math on the following dates. Students will be taking the assessment first thing in the morning. We will then operate on a two hour delay schedule following the assessment. Please make sure that your child comes to school with a charged Chromebook on all three of these days. Also, help explain to your child(ren) that these assessments are important in helping us determine their skill levels in both Math and ELA subject areas in order to provide the best instruction possible to ensure they are all successful in school. It is important that the students take their time and try their best on these diagnostics.


Wednesday, September 28th - 7th and 8th grades taking assessments

Thursday, September 29th - 6th and 8th grades taking assessments

Friday, September 30th - 6th and 7th grades taking assessments


Below is the i-Ready Parent/Guardian Info Letter which helps explain what i-Ready is and how you can support your child(ren) be successful on these assessments.

Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Buenos días! We are kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month here at RMS. This national celebration runs from September 15 to October 15 every year. Hispanic Heritage Month was created to recognize and celebrate the culture and traditions of those in our country who trace their roots to Mexico, the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Spain. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we will be holding a trivia contest this week, as well as celebrating the music and dance of some Hispanic cultures in the weeks to come.

RMS Breakfast and Lunch Menus

The Rombout Breakfast and Lunch Menu's are posted online. Here is how you can access them:

1) Go to the Rombout Middle School Website

2) Click on Services then Food Services

3) On the left, click on MealViewer School Menus, then click on Rombout MS Menu

4) You will then see the menu for the month. Use the tab on top of the schedule to toggle between breakfast and lunch menus.

Refillable Water Bottles

We are asking for students to bring in their own refillable water bottles to use throughout the day. We do not have and are not handing out plastic cups for student use. This helps to drastically minimize plastic waste in our school. There are water fill up stations throughout the building for student use that save thousands of plastic water bottles each school year.

Security Guard Appreciation Week

This week is Security Guard Appreciation Week. We would like to show our thanks and gratitude to our security guards at Rombout: Mr. Yanarella, Ms. Piacente, Mr. Simmonds, and Mr. McQuade. They always go above and beyond to help keep our school safe and make school operations run smoothly. We are very lucky to have them. Thank you!

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Modified Sports Upcoming Games

Below are the modified sports home contests for the next two weeks. Come out and support your Bulldogs!


9/20 - Modified Cross Country Meet 4:30 @ BHS

9/21 - Modified Girls Soccer vs Washingtonville 4:15 @ RMS

9/22 - Modified Boys Soccer vs Warwick 4:15 @ RMS

9/22 - Modified Volleyball vs Goshen 4:30 @ RMS

9/26 - Modified Girls Soccer vs Pine Bush 4:15 @ RMS

9/27 - Modified Boys Soccer vs Valley Central 4:15 @ RMS

9/28 - Modified Boys Soccer vs Monroe Woodbury 4:15 @ RMS

9/29 - Modified Football vs Valley Central 4:15 @ BHS Turf

9/29 - Modified Girls Soccer vs Monroe Woodbury 4:15 @ RMS

9/30 - Modified Boys Soccer vs Port Jervis 4:15 @ RMS

Important Physical Education News!

We have decided as a department across the district that changing will be optional for our students this year. Students are allowed to use locker rooms and change if they would like. Dresses, skirts, and jeans will not be acceptable. If a student wears athletic attire to school they would not need to change. All students will be provided a gym locker, but will need to supply their own lock if they would like to lock up their belongings in the locker room. Our locker rooms are always locked during the period. This will be new to all students, so we will be working with them at the beginning of the year to make sure everyone is on board.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Tobin, Mr. Mullins, or Mr. McPartland.

RMS PE Swimming Trip to Beacon High

The trio of Mr. Mullins, Mr. McPartland, and Ms. Tobin will be taking all RMS students swimming to Beacon High School.


The schedule for each grade level will be:


Wednesday 9/28 - 6th Grade Swimming

Thursday 9/29 - 7th Grade Swimming

Friday 9/30 - 8th Grade Swimming


Please remember to bring your towel.


The swimming trip does not interfere with i-Ready assessments.


Contact your child's PE teacher with any questions!

Girls in Sports Day 2022

Girls in Sports Day 2022 will be this Saturday, 9/24! Girls at RMS in grades 6-8 are strongly encouraged to attend this awesome event! Our Varsity Coaches and players will be running mini clinics for all the sports that Beacon Athletics has to offer! This is a great opportunity to get involved and try many different sports in one day. Girls will be separated by age and all equipment will be provided. Lunch and a T-Shirt is included in the registration fee. See the flyer below for information on how to register. Any questions, feel free to contact giametta.j@beaconk12.org

Girls on the Run

GOTR began Thursday, September 15th! Practice will be from 3:00-5:00pm and meet at the RMS kiosk. Please reach out to Coach Dawn or Coach Amber if you have any questions or would like to sign up or visit https://www.girlsontherunhv.org to sign up for the Fall 2022 program through RMS!


Coach Dawn: assumma.d@beaconk12.org

Coach Amber: klemann.a@beaconk12.org

Get Involved in Our Clubs!

If you're interested, check them out by seeing the advisor or emailing them!

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Pickleball Club News from Mr. Joyce

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Home and Careers Club News

Home & Careers club will have a brief interest meeting after school on Tuesday 9/20 in Room A109.


If you have any questions, please see or reach out to Ms. Conklin at conklin.ma@beaconk12.org

Rombout PTO News

The next PTO meeting will be on 10/4 at 7 pm in the RMS Library. As a reminder, all RMS parents, caregivers, and staff are considered members of the PTO. As a PTO member you are part of the RMS family, a committed group who work together to create a nurturing, supportive environment where students can shine - academically, socially, and emotionally. Being a PTO member does not require you to attend meetings or volunteer. Although we really hope you do!

As a member of the PTO we hope that you will consider volunteering and making a donation to our group to help carry out our functions. Please check out our website, Romboutpto.org, to sign up for PTO updates and information and to make a donation.


We are looking for some parent and staff volunteers to help us at our West Point Concession stand fundraiser on 10/15. This is an all day event as we will be working a concession stand at the West Point Football Game. We will be arriving at West Point by 8am and should finish around 5pm. Please email Romboutpto@gmail.com if you can help.

Here are some ways to stay connected with us: Like “Rombout Middle School PTO” on Facebook, Follow @RomboutPTO on Twitter, Visit our website www.romboutpto.org, Email us at romboutpto@gmail.com

RMS on Social Media!

We are on both Instagram and Twitter. Follow us for up to date info and pictures of our RMS students doing great things inside and outside the classroom!
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Contact Us

Please contact the Rombout Middle School Main Office with any questions or concerns at 845-838-6900 ext. 4131