RTMS Review

November 11, 2020

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Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, November 17th : Board of Education Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27: No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Wednesday, December 9th: PTC Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. (via Zoom)

Happy Veterans Day!

To all those who served, and those who continue to serve, thank you!


Although we were unable to hold our annual Veterans Day breakfast this year, we remember the sacrifices so many men and women have made for our country. During Advisory today, students learned a bit more about why we celebrate our nation's Veterans on this day, and reflected on how we can honor these men and women throughout the year.

PTC Dine Out Fundraiser

The RTMS PTC has a arranged a fundraiser with Buona Beef this Friday, November 13th. If you show the flyer below, 20% of all sales between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 pm. will benefit the middle school.
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RTMS Families Grateful to Read Together

From Mrs. Golko in our LRC:


As we approach Thanksgiving 2020, a year like no other, we remain appreciative of the little things in life. November is National Family Literacy Month. In the past, we’ve marked this month in different ways and with different community activities.


This year, as we’ve spent more time with our families than ever, (hopefully some of that time reading!), it seemed appropriate to come together virtually as a community to share…

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The Student Activity Council invites all of our RTMS families to share videos of themselves reading together. Maybe you have some photos of reading aloud when the kids were little--you could share them on the video, too!


Please ask your child to help you upload your videos into this RTMS Families Grateful to Read Together FlipGrid, label with family name then enjoy perusing other families’ memories of reading together on the on-going FlipGrid.


On the record page, you’ll see a picture of my son reading with Grammy--nearly 30 years ago!

Strategies for Parents from Link Together Coalition/OMNI Youth Services

ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH IN 2020 - UNIQUE CHALLENGES


Parents are facing unique challenges right now. How can you help your teen cope? What are some warning signs that I should be aware of as a parent?


JOIN US:

Wednesday, November 18th

5:00PM -5:45PM

via ZOOM

Access the presentation using this link:

https://zoom.us/j/97873587921


Featuring:

Aaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Reminder: No More Late Start Thursdays This School Year

Every school day now begins at 7:40 a.m. Please encourage your child to log in promptly to their Advisory class at 7:40 each morning.

Public Service Announcement

We all desperately want our children back in schools. The only way this can happen and be sustainable is if we work together as a community to combat the spread of Covid-19. Halloween was very likely the reason so many of our staff and students were sick or exposed last week.


Thanksgiving and the upcoming Winter Holidays will define for all of us whether or not our schools will be open for in-person learning during the coming weeks and months.


PLEASE BE SAFE.


Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Stay home whenever possible.

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Safely Celebrating Thanksgiving

(CDC; "Celebrating Thanksgiving"; Nov. 10, 2020)


Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Follow these tips to make your Thanksgiving holiday safer.


The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people in your household. If you do plan to spend Thanksgiving with people outside your household, take steps to make your celebration safer.


WEAR A MASK

  • Wear a mask with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Make sure the mask fits snugly against the sides of your face.


STAY AT LEAST 6FT AWAY from others who do not live with you

  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19 or flu.
  • Keeping 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Keep hand sanitizer with you and use it when you are unable to wash your hands.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.


CELEBRATING IN SOMEONE ELSE'S HOME

  • Bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils.
  • Wear a mask, and safely store your mask while eating and drinking.
  • Avoid going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handled, such as in the kitchen.
  • Use single-use options, like salad dressing and condiment packets, and disposable items like food containers, plates, and utensils.


HOSTING THANKSGIVING IN YOUR OWN HOME?

  • Have a small outdoor meal with family and friends who live in your community.
  • Limit the number of guests.
  • Have conversations with guests ahead of time to set expectations for celebrating together.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items between use.
  • If celebrating indoors, make sure to open windows.
  • Limit the number of people in food preparation areas.
  • Have guests bring their own food and drink.
  • If sharing food, have one person serve food and use single-use options, like plastic utensils.


THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.

If you do travel

  • Check travel restrictions before you go.
  • Get your flu shot before you travel.
  • Always wear a mask in public settings and on public transportation.
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone who is not in your household.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your mask, eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Bring extra supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer.


CONSIDER OTHER THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES

Host a virtual Thanksgiving meal with friends and family who don’t live with you

  • Schedule a time to share a meal together virtually.
  • Have people share recipes and show their turkey, dressing, or other dishes they prepared.

Watch television and play games with people in your household

  • Watch Thanksgiving Day parades, sports, and movies at home.
  • Find a fun game to play.

Shopping

  • Shop online sales the day after Thanksgiving and days leading up to the winter holidays.
  • Use contactless services for purchased items, like curbside pick-up.
  • Shop in open air markets staying 6 feet away from others.

Spread kindness and gratitude

  • Safely prepare traditional dishes and deliver them to family and neighbors in a way that does not involve contact with others (for example, leave them on the porch).
  • Participate in a gratitude activity, like writing down things you are grateful for and sharing with your friends and family.

Reminder: Weekly Pick Up for School Meals

ALL FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO NEED FOOD FOR CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER ARE INVITED TO COME PICK UP 7 DAYS OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

WHO: EVERY CHILD IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD AGE 18 AND UNDER.


WHEN: STARTING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

WEDNESDAY: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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THURSDAY: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

LOCATION: BEHIND RIVER TRAILS MIDDLE SCHOOL


  1. You may come pick up food on Wednesday OR Thursday

  2. Families should stay in cars with windows closed

  3. All persons in car must wear a mask

  4. Indicate with a hand signal the number of children age 18 and under in your home

  5. You will receive one bag per child, containing 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 1 gallon of milk

  6. Open the trunk

  7. Have a large box or bin in the trunk for the food

  8. Return home and refrigerate or freeze items as needed

  9. If you have questions call 1-224-612-7624


Other Resources for Families in Need

Wheeling Food Pantry has pre-packed bags of food available for pick up on Tues, Wed or Thurs from 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00. If you have never been to the office before, please call first.


Grant Assistance Email: GA@wheelingtownship.com

Recogida Semanal Para Las Comidas Escolares

TODAS LAS FAMILIAS DE NUESTRA COMUNIDAD QUE NECESITEN COMIDA PARA NIÑOS DE 18 AÑOS Y MENORES ESTÁN INVITADOS A RECOGER 7 DÍAS DE

DESAYUNO Y ALMUERZO

QUIÉN: TODOS LOS NIÑOS DE SU HOGAR DE 18 AÑOS Y MENORES.


CUÁNDO: A PARTIR DEL MIÉRCOLES 9 DE SEPTIEMBRE

MIERCOLES: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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JUEVES: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

UBICACIÓN: DETRÁS DE LA ESCUELA SECUNDARIA RIVER TRAILS

  1. Puede venir a recoger comida el miércoles O jueves

  2. Las familias deben permanecer en los automóviles con las ventanas cerradas

  3. Todas las personas en el automóvil deben llevar una máscara

  4. Indicar con una señal de mano cuántos niños menores de 18 años en su casa

  5. Recibirás una bolsa por niño, que contiene 7 desayunos, 7 almuerzos y 1 galón de leche

  6. Abra la cajuela

  7. Traiga una caja grande para poner la comida

  8. Regrese a su casa y refrigere o congele lo que sea necesario

  9. Si tiene preguntas, llame al 1-224-612-7624


Otros recursos para familias necesitadas

Wheeling Food Pantry tiene bolsas de comida empaquetadas disponibles para recoger los martes, miércoles o jueves de 9:00-12:00 o 1:00-4:00. Si nunca ha estado en la oficina antes, llame primero.


  • Sitio web: www.wheelingtownship.com

  • Dirección: 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  • Teléfono: 847-259-7730

Correo electrónico de asistencia para subvenciones: GA@wheelingtownship.com

Reminder: Technology

Our RTSD26 Parent eLearning Resource page has a lot of great information. Please check it out, and do not hesitate to reach out if you need help.

https://sites.google.com/rtsd26.org/rivertrailssd26e-learning/home?authuser=0


If your child is having trouble with their device, or is having trouble getting into Schoology, please reach out to our Technology Department. There are several ways for you to solicit help in regard to technology. Please use the avenue that best meets your needs.


1) Fill out this GOOGLE FORM. This form goes directly to our tech department. They will respond as soon as possible.


2) Email our technology team. Our tech team email is techdepartment@rtsd26.org.


3) Call our technology team @ 224-612-7337.


Regardless of the option you choose, please be prepared to share the following information:


-Student Name

-Student Grade

-School

-Chromebook Number

-Description of Problem

-Parent Name

-Parent Phone

-Parent Email

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