August 20, 2021

Principal's Post

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a great week of learning our Raider Way expectations, finding our classes, and making new friends. Lessons from Raider Time included learning what PRIDE stands for and what it "looks" like. Ask your child this weekend if they know what Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Excellence mean. We also discussed kindness and how one person can make a difference. I shared the below African proverb on Tuesday: "If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven't spent the night with a mosquito". After reading this over the announcements I reiterated how each one of us can be a voice for truth and make a difference. The faculty t-shirt we wore today goes along with this theme and we will be integrating this throughout the year.

Laptops were distributed to almost all classes this week. We will finish up Monday so Canvas and other online tools can be accessed. Volleyball tryouts concluded and football practice continued.

Lastly, below is a printable from Big Life Journal, which is a curriculum we use in 6th grade. As a parent of two middle school children, these types of suggestions have been helpful.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Additional reminders:

Lunch and Breakfast are free of charge this year.

Technology Protection Plan fee is $35.00

Athletic fee is $60.00

Warm Regards,

Heather Andrus


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7th & 8th Grade Open House

Details forthcoming.....

Pay Fees Online

A link to pay online fees “eSchool Online Payments” has been added to our websites under “QUICK LINKS” on the RRMS homepage. This is the new system for parents to pay online fees.

Notes about eSchool Online Payments:

  • For parents that have students at multiple schools, go to each school location on the eSchool home page to pay for each student separately. Click on “Payment Home” on the top of the page after each transaction.

The Payment Home button will take you to the page where you can see all the schools at once, and then click on the correct school that the next transaction is for.

  • For parents that have multiple students at one school location, they will be able to pay for those students in one transaction. This will save them $4.00 for each transaction.

Put all the kids’ names in the student name box.

Then choose the quantity of that particular item or separate items if needed.

Student Handbook

Click the file below for the Student Handbook

2021-2022 Dress Code

Dress code can be found here

Bus Information

Your child's bus information is available through E-Link. Please visit our district web page to get more information regarding E-link at https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/Page/8202

Car Riders

All car rider students will be dropped off and picked up at the back of school in the car loop.

Bike Riders and Walkers

All students requesting to ride a bicycle should check with their administrator to determine parking location.

Walkers will report to the cafeteria at dismissal and be escorted across the walkway.

Student Supervision

Students are permitted to arrive on school property at 7:45 a.m. No supervision is offered of students before 7:45 a.m. Student supervision concludes at 4:15 in the afternoon!

Guidance Counselors

RRMS is fortunate to have three competent and caring counselors.

Ms. McNeal will serve as counselor for all students in the 6th Grade.

Mrs. Cunningham will serve as counselor for all students in the 7th Grade.

Ms. Atkinson will serve as counselor for all students in the 8th Grade.

From Nurse Neil

If your child will require a prescription medication while at school this year, please have your physician complete the prescription permission form below.

T-dap vaccine requirements

In accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws and State Regulation, a Tdap vaccine is now a requirement to attend 7th -12 grades. The Tdap vaccine is a booster that protects against three serious diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). If your child has had this immunization, please disregard. Documentation that your child has received the Tdap vaccine will need to be provided to the school. If your child still needs to get the immunization, you must get an appointment with your pediatrician or seek out a clinic to arrange for the immunization. If your child has not had the vaccine by the start of 2021-2022 school year, he/she will have 30 days to get the vaccine. After the 30th day, if your child still has not had the vaccine your child will not be permitted to attend school until the school receives documentation that the vaccine has be given.

You may make an appointment at the following places to get the required Tdap vaccine.

Rock Hill Health Department

1070 Heckle Blvd

Rock Hill, SC 29732

Appointments: 1-855-472-3432

Affinity Health Center

500 Lakeshore Parkway

Rock Hill, SC 29730

Appointments: 803-909-6363

North Central Family Medicine

1140 Saluda Street

Rock Hill, SC 29730

Appointments: 803-325-8742

Northwestern HS Cross Country

All 7th and 8th graders, it is not too late to join the Northwestern Cross Country team! We practice at 4pm at the back of Northwestern under the covered walkway. No experience in running needed as we will build your endurance up over the season. If you are interested, please fill out this google form, and someone will be in touch with you.

School Board Meeting

Friday, Aug. 20th, 6pm

386 East Black Street

Rock Hill, SC

Central Office @ 386 E. Black Street

York County Anglers Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 24th, 7pm

1727 McConnells Highway

Rock Hill, SC

Click on file below for more info

Boy Scout Annual SIgnup

Wednesday, Aug. 25th, 6-7:30pm

RRMS Cafeteria

Youth ages 11-17 are eligible to join

7th & 8th Grade Open House

Thursday, Aug. 26th, 6-7:30pm

Details forthcoming

6th Grade Band Instrument Rental Night

Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 3:45pm

RRMS Band Room

6th grade instrument rental night after school until 6:30pm in the band room

Early Release Day

Friday, Sep. 3rd, 11:30am


Middle School will dismiss at 11:30am

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, Sep. 6th, 8:30am-3:45pm

Rock Hill Schools

District closed in honor of Labor Day