October 19, 2020

Principal's Post

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I spoke with teachers last week about how things were going in their classrooms, and while most conversations were positive, one concern was reiterated several times... students sleeping in class. As a mom of two middle schoolers, I know bedtime can be a battle, so for your convenience I have included a sleep chart below as well as an article from a trusted site. Sometimes it helps if we can tell our children the "why" behind our rules instead of
"because I said so" (which I still use too often).

Don't forget this Thursday and Friday will be picture day for our students (see schedule below). We are encouraging students to "dress up" instead of having a dress down day. Please continue to adhere to the dress code guidelines located on our website.

Lastly, the end of Quarter 1 is quickly approaching, so continue to encourage your child to do their best whether Virtual, on Remote days, or face to face days. November 18th and 19th will be here before we know it!

Best Regards,

Heather Andrus

6th grade students become penpals with researchers at Texas A&M

Shout Out to our 6th grade IXL Summer Challenge Winners.

Loflin Andrus

Brody Bigger

Wellsley Brakefield

Noah Caskey

Keely Gibson

Julia Jarrell

Allen Roberts


Meredith Cooper

Jerriyah Harris

Tyler McGuire

Aden Orr

Lauren Swaringer

Langston Venning

Miguel Williams Rolon

Parent Support

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Canvas Help!

Student is logging in through the Launchpad…..

From Chrome Browser, go to


User Name: First and Last Initial and ID number (KG12345)

Password: Birthdate (9262006) one or two digit month, two digit day, four digit year

Once on the dashboard, click the Canvas Icon

Student is logging on directly to canvas NOT through the Launchpad…

From Chrome Browser, go to


User Name: First and Last initial and ID number with @rhmail.org (KG12345@rhmail.org)

Password: Birthdate

Pairing Codes:

Once the student has access into their canvas account, they can generate a Pairing Code for parents. https://youtu.be/SQuCrDqfBC8 (video tutorial) (pairing codes regenerate in 7 days)

Parent creates a parent account by going to rockhillinsttucture.com https://youtu.be/HeQZtx-T69g (video tutorial)

2020-2021 Attendance Guidelines

Does your child need extra support while at home? See the video below on how to access a live tutor.

Resilience and Wellness

Fall Picture Days

Picture Day Dates:

Thursday, October 22 - Friday, October 23 (students may dress up for picture day)
Important Information: Oct 22th A Day students (Virtual students A-L 1:00-3:00), Oct 23rd B Day students (Virtual students M-Z 1:00-3:00) .

RRMS Spirit Week 10/26 - 10/30

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RHSVA Secondary Update for Families

2020-2021 RRMS Yearbook

Due to half our school being virtual, and the rest being A/B, we request students and parents send photos to be considered for the yearbook. We would love to see students and/or doing work online or otherwise, in class, or even doing things on their "off time". We'd also like fun candid photos with or without masks. Photos should be school appropriate. Photos can be submitted here.

Yearbooks (hardcover, 76 pages) may be ordered before 11/19/20 for the low price of $35. Please visit the website to order your yearbook here.


Drop in and take a remote tour of the RRMS Media Center with Mrs. Polk HERE!

Raider News Network (RNN)

Scan this QRcode and see what’s happening at RRMS thanks to the RNN News Team of students who meet on Enrichment days!

Technology Protection Plan

To the left is a QR code for the 2020-2021 Personal Mobile Computing Guide or it is also attached. ROCK HILL SCHOOLS provides this guide so that students and their parents/guardians can become familiar with the district's personal mobile computing initiative, frequently asked questions, forms and other information. A TPP (Technology Protection Plan ) form MUST be completed by a parent or guardian. It is located on page 10 and 11 of the guide.

PBIS Store donations needed

Sign up here to donate items to the PBIS Store @ RRMS.

Raiders will be spending their bucks soon.

Group B visits the store on October 26th.

Group A visits the store on November 2nd.

Help us make sure it is stocked to reward our students for meeting the Raider expectations of showing Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Excellence.

Click here to get involved in the RRMS PTO
Click here to get involved in RRMS SIC

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Sunday, November 1st at 2:00am

A Day-B Day Calendar (below)

Free Breakfast and lunch for ALL Students

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting hardships placed on families, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted us the ability to feed all students for free. The Emergency Seamless Summer Option program, or SSO, has been approved to allow all enrolled students to receive a free lunch and breakfast every day. This program has been extended through December 31, 2020, or until federal funds run out. Once the program ends we will continue our participation in the National School Lunch Program in which students pay based off of their meal status. We will begin serving free meals starting on Tuesday, September 8.

For families who have added funds their K12 Payment Center meal pay accounts, you have the option to request a refund or leave funds in the account so you're ready when the free meals program ends later this year. To request a refund, please contact our Food Services Department.

School menus, including nutritional information, are available on the district website and the Rock Hill Schools mobile app.

Students in the Virtual Academy are able to order meals for pickup at select locations. For more about online ordering, watch this video.

School Bus Info

Transportation information can be accessed for your student(s) using E-Link and MyStop.

E-Link must be accessed first before you can access MyStop.

You can access more information to set up the account here



Join us at Shane's Rib Shack

Shane’s Rib Shack is partnering with Rawlinson Road Middle School on Tuesday, October 27th! 🍴🐷

How it works:

Pre-order your meal by 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 27th. The menu will be limited to Shane’s Family Meal Deals. For your convenience and to maintain social distancing, Shane’s will have a tent set up at the store for you to drive up and snag your dinner! Pickups start at 5 p.m. and will wrap up 8 p.m.

10 % of every order will be donated back to the school.

To place your order, please click the link below.

We look forward to serving you!

You will receive a confirmation email the afternoon of your pick up. If you need additional help, please call 980-505-7120. This is a dedicated line for this fundraiser.

The local support is greatly appreciated!!! 🎉🍴😋

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Recycle Sculpture Contest

America Recycles Day Art Sculpture Contest for Rock Hill

Entry Guidelines:

· All contestants must reside within the Rock Hill School District Three boundaries.

· All contestants must submit their own original artwork.

· Artwork may only be made of materials that can be recycled in City of Rock Hill curbside recycling. Items include:

o Aluminum cans, foil, and plates

o Steel cans

o Plastic bottles, plastic jugs, and plastic jars

o Mixed Paper (newspaper, magazines, office paper, junk mail, etc. No shredded paper.)

o Chipboard (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, cracker boxes, shoe boxes, paper towel tubes, etc.)

o Corrugated Cardboard

· You may use adhesives such as glue, staples, tape, etc. to hold pieces together. Submissions that include other items will not be considered for the contest.

· One entry per person.

How to Enter:

· Collect your materials and construct your sculpture at home. There are no size requirements!

· Take up to four pictures of your sculpture; feel free to include yourself in a picture!

· Complete the submission form.

· Email pictures and submission form to Elizabeth.morgan@cityofrockhill.com with the subject line, America Recycles Day Sculpture Contest.

· Pictures must be received by midnight, November 1.

· Pictures become the property of Rock Hill Clean & Green after submission.


· Sculptures will be judged by members of the Rock Hill Clean & Green Board, a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate.

· Winners will be announced on Monday, November 16. Winners will be emailed and their sculpture pictures posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

· Prizes will be delivered to the address provided by the contestant.

· All submitted sculpture pictures, even those who do not win, will be posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to celebrate America Recycles Day.

There will be one winner from each age category:

Pre-School: 5 and under, must not have started kindergarten

K-5: Must be in grades Kindergarten-5

Middle School: Must be in grades 6-8

High School: Must be in grades 9-12

Adult: Anyone out of high school, ages 18 or older

2020-2021 Tickets for Athletic Events

To Purchase tickets to athletic events for the 2020-2021 school year you must go to www.gofan.co and search for the school where the event is taking place. For example, if the event is here, you will search Rawlinson Road Middle School and you can purchase tickets to any of our home events. To purchase tickets to away events, type the name of the school that Rawlinson Road is playing, and you will purchase tickets from their page on GoFan. Tickets are $4.00 per ticket after the fee.

Teacher Work Day- No School for Students

Monday, Oct. 19th, 8:30am-3:45pm


Volleyball 7th Grade Cross Division Match

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 5:30pm


To Purchase tickets to athletic events for the 2020-2021 school year you must go to www.gofan.co (detailed info above).

Volleyball 8th Grade Cross Division Match

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 6:30pm


To Purchase tickets to athletic events for the 2020-2021 school year you must go to www.gofan.co (detailed info above).

Football RRMS (Home) vs. CHMS

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 5:30pm

District Three South @ South Pointe High School

To Purchase tickets to athletic events for the 2020-2021 school year you must go to www.gofan.co (detailed info above).

B-Day Students Attend

Monday, Oct. 26th, 8:30am-3:45pm


Shane's Rib Shack PTO Fundraiser

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 5-8pm

4891 Old York Road

Rock Hill, SC

Pre-order your meal by 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 27th. See details above

Football RRMS (Home) vs. DCMS

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 7pm

211 South Cherry Road

Rock Hill, SC

To Purchase tickets to athletic events for the 2020-2021 school year you must go to www.gofan.co (detailed info above).

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2am

US and Canada