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Upcoming Events

12/09: College Wear Day

12/11: Spirit Wear


12/7-12/18: December is Lit Daily Theme (check out calendar below)

12/15-12/18: Semester Exams High School Courses Only (see Schedule below)

12/21-01/04: Winter Break

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Semester Exams-ONLY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

Information about the Last Week of the Fall Semester

Here is some helpful information about the final week of the fall semester. Face-to-face middle school students will be released at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, December 17, and Friday, December 18. Bus routes will run at the early release times. Lunches will be served to face-to-face students on both early release days. The District will continue to offer “Grab and Go” lunches for online students. Online students’ school day will end at 12:15 p.m. on the two early release days.

Semester Exam Information for Middle School Students Enrolled in High School Credit Courses

Due to the many teacher and student schedule changes in the transition from Term 1 to Term 2, semester exams for middle school students will only contain content that was taught in Term 2. Note, only students currently enrolled in high school level courses will take semester exams.

All final exams, online and face-to-face, will be one hour in length. Face-to-face classes with 90 minutes allotted will spend the first 30 minutes reviewing or providing study time before beginning the exam.

Schedule for the Last Week of Fall Semester

All middle school students will follow the schedules below, which are based on their instructional model.

Middle School Schedule Last Week of Semester 1: Face-to-Face Students

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – “A” Day

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 1st and 3rd Periods


8:50 – 10:20 a.m.

1st Period


10:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

2nd Period and Lunch


12:50 – 2:20 p.m.

3rd Period


2:35 – 4:05 p.m.

4th Period


Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – “B” Day

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 6th and 8th Periods


8:50 – 10:20 a.m.

5th Period


10:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

6th Period and Lunch


12:50 – 2:20 p.m.

7th Period


2:35 – 4:05 p.m.

8th Period


Thursday, December 17, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 2nd and 4th Periods


8:50 – 10:20 a.m.

2nd Period


10:35 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

4th Period and Lunch


1:20 p.m.

EARLY RELEASE


Friday, December 18, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 5th and 7th Periods


8:50 – 10:20 a.m.

5th Period


10:35 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

7th Period and Lunch


1:20 p.m.

EARLY RELEASE


Middle School Schedule Last Week of Semester 1: Online Students

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – “A” Day

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 1st and 3rd Periods


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

1st Period


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

2nd Period


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

3rd Period


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

4th Period


Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – “B” Day

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 6th and 8th Periods


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

5th Period


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

6th Period


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

7th Period


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

8th Period


Thursday, December 17, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 2nd and 4th Periods


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

2nd Period


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

4th Period


Friday, December 18, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 5th and 7th Periods


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

5th Period


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

7th Period

A/B December Schedule

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Angel Tree

In the spirit of helping our RTMS community, we have identified high-need families. If you would like to help, please reach out to Mrs. Canchola at elizabeth.guerracanchola@fortbendisd.com or 281-327-3876!


All donated items are due 12/11 4:00 pm.

Mrs. Canchola and Mrs. Thames will deliver all donated items week of 12/14!

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December is Lit

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Basketball Tryouts-GIRLS

Girls Basketball Tryouts are Dec 7-10th.


Physicals with a doctors office stamp and signatures must be turned into Coach Alexander by December 4th to tryout along with rank one paper work completed.


You must be present all days of tryouts to be considered for a team.

Basketball Tryouts-BOYS

Boys Basketball Tryouts are Dec 14th-16.


7 am-8:30: 7th Grade


4:20-6:00 pm: 8th Grade


Physicals with a doctors office stamp and signatures must be turned into Coach Dobbins by December 11th to tryout along with rank one paper work completed.


You must be present all days of tryouts to be considered for a team.

Library News

Please see the attached programming available in the Library Schoology Course.


Book Fair continues until Tuesday, December 8th. Please support the library by purchasing any books needed through the fair. Books will be sent directly to you. The site features books for middle-school- aged kids, but you can search for pre-school to adult titles.

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Toys for Tots

It's that giving time of the year! We are partnering with the US Marine Corps for the annual Toys for Tots drive! Please look at the flyer below for details.
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Coding Camp

Coding Camp (formally known as Scratch Day) is a free event for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. This year the event will be held virtually. Registration is planned to open on November 11th and parents will register their students through the Coding Camp website. A promotional flyer is attached and will also be shared with Coding Club sponsors and posted in Schoology. Please share with your teachers and students.
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Yearbook Sale

The RTMS yearbooks are on sale for $45 at https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=135038

The deadline to purchase is January 2021 !

8th grade parents: Purchase an ad for your student for $50! Once you have filled out the necessary information on the link above, click on 1/8 Page Ad – Create online.