Thundercat Weekly

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This Week In Thundercat Country !

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Two thunderclaps to AVID & NJHS for sponsoring College Week !

Ms. Petru's Fun Fact

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Neighborhood Super Site Food Distribution

The Fort Bend ISD Department of Collaborative Communities, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank and FBISD Police Department, will be hosting a Neighborhood Super Site food distribution on Monday, March 1st from 4-7 pm at Mercer Stadium.

A Neighborhood Super Site allows the District to support up to 2,500 families in need. This also allows the District to host one large food distribution in a coordinated effort versus hosting multiple, smaller distributions at our campuses to ensure maximum level impact.

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DEADLINE March 5th: AVID Applications

Dear RTMS 6th and 7th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Do you have a student with college and career goals who could use academic, organizational, social, or emotional support in getting there?

If this sounds like your student, then the AVID class is a great choice for them. The AVID program is recognized nationally for its strength, and our AVID team at RTMS would love to be a part of your student’s middle school journey.

All students interested in AVID must apply, and the application is now open and available for current RTMS 6th and 7th graders.

The link is below.

The AVID Elective is an application-based class where motivated students receive organizational, academic, and personal support to succeed in academically rigorous classes. This includes the use of a planner, organization systems, note-taking skills, student led tutorials, grade checks, collaborative learning, character building, and college visits each year.

Please speak with your student to see if they would like to apply. All students who submit applications and will be interviewed to determine qualification.

The application is due March 5, 2021 by 3PM and is posted on the Fort Bend ISD website or you can request an application from Mrs. Martin in room 401.

Interviews will be conducted in March prior to spring break with notification prior to the end of March.

For more information, please contact Kurllenne Martin directly at

PAL Application 2021 Window Open

The mission of the PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership program is to enable young people to use their potential to make a difference in their lives, schools, and communities.

The mission of the FBISD Middle School PAL program is to develop students as leaders through mentoring and serving our school and community.

In order to be considered for the PAL program, you must

• complete ALL parts of the application, and submit before the due date

• maintain participation and attendance in all classes; more than ten absences will be subject to inquiry from the PAL committee

• maintain academic good standing and appropriate behavior as outlined in the FBISD handbook

• have a desire to grow their leadership potential

Please return the completed PAL application to the PAL sponsor’s campus mailbox by:

March 12th, 2021

Application Link:

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RTMS Student Council

Student Council will have their next meeting on Wednesday, March 3 at 8:15 am in Mr. Davis room- 803. Anyone interested in being a part of student council is welcome to attend even if you have not filled out an application. Please join our remind-

Text @rtmsstuco to 81010

Below is the link for any online students who would like to attend-

Track Season Is Here

Attention all track parents ! Please download the sportsyou app. The code is WGV8HYT4

This will be the main communication source for RTMS 7th and 8th Grade Boys Track.

Soccer Season is Coming...

Soccer Tryouts will take place Monday, March 29- March 31

Girls- 7:15am- 8:30am

Boys – 4:30pm- 6:00pm

Please make sure your child has physical turned in and Rank One Forms complete by March 10.

If have any questions please contact

Coach Barger (girls)–

Coach Moore (boys)

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Library News from Ms. Davis

Starting Tuesday, February 16, students who have forgotten their laptops at home or are having technical difficulties can checkout a computer from the library. Get a pass from your first class of the day and come to the library at 9 AM (Not before, we have morning duty). An office worker or staff member will come and collect the computer from your last class of the day by 3:45.

High School Course Selection 2021-22

Ridge Point High School

Virtual Course Selection Fair

March 2nd, 2021 | 6:00PM – 7:30PM

The Course Selection Window is now OPEN!!

Students will watch the following RPHS videos at home:

· Intro Video (Endorsements/Pathways)

· Core Classes Video

· Electives Video

Course Selection Window:

· The course selection process is from 2/23/21 - 3/10/21

· Due to the pandemic, this process is 100% electronic.

· Please do not miss the window, because once the window closes, Dr. Brice cannot assist with high school course selection.

Things to do-

1. Print the 4-year Course Selection worksheet:

2. Please download the course guide-

3. The student should choose one of the endorsements listed in the Course Guide on page 3 before moving forward.

4. Then, students should enter endorsements, career plans, and alternate courses in Family Access. Please click on the link below (WeVideo) to help with this process.

5. Students should then complete the Jot Form, which will include the same information (endorsements, career plans, and alternate courses). However, this form goes directly to RPHS counseling department. If you need additional assistance with filling out the Jot Form click on the following link:

Additionally :

Important transition information for our incoming freshmen- 6:00-6:30 pm:

See Naviance email from Dr. Brice for additional information.

High School Career Technical Center Opportunity

The James Reese Career and Technical Center will host Reese Experience Night Wednesday, March 3rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. This virtual event will require one registration per household.

Reese Experience Night is designed and geared to students in the following categories:

• Current 7th and 8th grade

• You have started a CTE pathway that ends at Reese Center

• Declared an interest through your 4-year graduation plan in one of the program areas offered

Students and parents get a chance to hear directly from teachers and students about CTE courses offered at Reese; You will also watch pathway-specific demonstrations that will highlight the Reese classroom and lab experience.

Each household can register to attend the free event by clicking this link:

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Congratulations to our February Take-Out Thursday's Winners! Mrs. Rax and Mrs. Jones got a special lunch delivery of their choosing! Thank you to our PTO for delivering their lunch!

Clinic News


If you receive a letter from school nurse that states your child is non-compliant with the State of Texas immunization requirements, please submit a copy of the updated vaccine record to school clinic or email it to:

Thank you for your cooperation in the care of your child. Please feel free to contact nurse Cheng with any questions.

Don't Forget Your Water Bottles

As a reminder, water bottle filling stations are available for students. Please encourage your students to bring a refillable water bottle should they need water throughout the day.

Student Homework Help Resource

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Naming Configuration of Pre-Ap Courses

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Technology Update

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RTMS WeVideo Links for Course Selection 2021-2022

Course description videos are available now.

Session 1:

Session 2:

Ms. Torres, 7th Grade Counselor:

Ms. Jefferson, 6th Grade Counselor:

Dr. Brice, 8th Grade Counselor:



Social Studies:


Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness & Interpersonal Skills:

Principles of Applied Engineering:

Fundamentals of Computer Science:

Girls’ PE:

Boys’ PE:





Investigating Careers:







Touch System Data Entry/ Dollars & Sense:


RTMS Parent Information

Possible Quarantine Scenarios:

1. Student is exposed or tests positive, parent contacts school nurse and completes wellness survey. Student goes into quarantine. Student immediately goes on “on-line Classroom Guest” status.

2. Student assessed by school nurse/clinic, has symptoms consistent with COVID and is sent home. The student has three days to obtain a doctor’s note with a diagnosis.

a. Obtains a written diagnosis from the doctor:

· Positive for COVID – contact tracing occurs and the student does not return to school.

· Negative for COVID – student returns to school after three days.

b. Student does not go to the doctor for a medical diagnosis:

· Student will be quarantined for 10-14 days.

· Student will become a “Classroom Guest” at day four.

Work Flow Steps for COVID:

1. If the student will be out for more than three days, the student will become a “Classroom Guest.” To maintain Schoology systems, the student will receive links to an online teacher while out. However, they will continue to do the work of their F2F teacher.

2. AP will follow-up to ensure the student received links as a “Classroom Guest.”

3. Counselor will notify teachers when the student is expected back on campus to resume regular F2F instruction.

**Classroom Guest – term for new online learners who transitioned to online learning from F2F due to quarantine or medical reason.

Attendance Reminder

Please send all absent notes to:
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