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OCTOBER 2022

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog Families:


Congratulations to Bryan McKinnies, 7th Grade Civics Teacher, who was selected as the RBSMS Teacher of the Year (TOY). We would also like to recognize Mary Carroll, Custodial Assistant, as the School Related Personnel (SRP). Both of these individuals are dedicated professionals and they are outstanding representatives of the staff of Raymond. B. Stewart Middle School.


Our quarter one virtual Community Connection Night held on Monday, September 27 was a huge success. There were sixty-two parent conferences scheduled and four information sessions were presented. We will have another event during quarter two, so be on the lookout for the next Community Connection Night. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teachers in the convenience of your home.


Starting on Tuesday, October 5, Rapid Antigen testing will be available for free for Pasco County students at a drive-thru site at the District Office complex in Land O’Lakes. There are other Nomi sites tin Pasco County, however the site in Land O’Lakes is the only one offering the rapid tests, which will provide results within 30 minutes as opposed to other testing locations using PCR tests which provide results within 48 hours. The Land O’ Lakes testing site will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. This testing opportunity is available for students who exhibit symptoms, and appointments are required. Specific details about how to schedule are included in this link. Please keep the info handy in case you need to access it.


Student testing flyer – English

Student testing flyer – Spanish


Sincerely,


Shae Davis

RBSMS Principal

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Picture Day Make- Up are October 19th!

To order your photos, vist Gigante Productions.

You online code or keyword is your child's Student ID number.


Students who were absent for the first session OR students who paid for pictures but were unhappy with them (proof of purchase required) may take advantage of this retake day.


It's not too late to order portraits from the last session either! Use the above link to order for that too!

8th Grade Student of the Week

This year we are celebrating an outstanding 8th grade student each week. We are choosing a student that is a great example of what we expect our 8th graders to be...respectful, responsible students and ones who may have made some changes while here at Stewart. As we choose a student each week, we announce it on the school news, give them a goody bag in their class, and the student wears a crown all day Friday to show the other students they were selected. The two students we selected so far have been Kingston McCullough for his leadership and Adriane Bebedelis for his respect and determination.
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ELA Students of the Month

Each month, English Language Arts teachers nominate 2 individuals for outstanding performance in ELA for a total of 18 students being celebrated monthly. Outstanding performance may consist of high achievement on assessments, superior work ethic, amazing peer collaboration, perseverance, and much more. These students receive a water bottle filled with goodies from our Zephyrhills Wawa located on Gall Boulevard.
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TITLE ONE MEETING

Are you interested in learning about Title One? If so, please join us for a

virtual ZOOM meeting on Thursday, October 21, at 3:15. During the meeting

we will discuss the following:


Title One Budget

Parent Involvement Plan

School Compact


Join Zoom Meeting

https://pasco-k12.zoom.us/j/83510039791?pwd=aUZuNWk5Y0pKN3krRlJha3k0WlZIQT09

Flu Vaccines Students

Health Heroes Florida is administering FLU Vaccines to students with parent authorization on Thursday, October 28 @ Raymond b. Stewart Middle School. Student Flu Vaccine forms were sent home this week. Please return all signed forms to the clinic no later than Oct. 20th.

MyStudent

All parents/guardians are encouraged to have a myStudent account in order to obtain student schedules, update emergency contacts and phone numbers, monitor student’s grades, assessment scores, assignments and attendance; as well as obtain progress report and report cards. You must have a parent account to obtain communication from the school or district that is sent through the myStudent system. In addition, by having a parent myStudent account, RYCOR access is directly available through this portal to pay for events such as field trips, dances, shirts, etc... Here's how to setup a parent account:

  1. Go to the the Parent information page on the district website (http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/parents).
  2. Select Check Grades link (top left).
  3. Click the link to register a new account or add another student to your account.
  4. Follow the appropriate prompts for Registering, Add a Child or Password help.
  5. You will be required to enter the Parent PIN #, Student ID and Students' Birth date

Click here to see how to set up the Parent Portal

Student Self-Screener:

In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or school district office. All three self-screeners – the Student Self-Screener, the Employee Self-Screener, and the Visitor Self-Screener – are accessible from the district’s COVID-19 protocols page and are posted on each school web page.

Report an Absence:

If your child is absent, or tardy to school, please complete the MACH form located on the school webpage using the REPORT AN ABSENCE OR TARDY tab. You will not need to submit anything else in writing once the MACH form is submitted

Quarantined, Now What?

If your child is going to be absent because they are ill, they have been quarantined, or family emergency, all of the students’ assignments, for each class, are posted online for them. Attached are the instructions for students to access their work if they are absent from school for any reason(Click Here). If your child is in need of a computer, the school will issue one to them. Please contact April Luneack aluneack@pasco.k12.fl.us or contact her at 813-794-6502.

Take Stock in Children Application

To apply and view eligibility requirements for this scholarship for 8th graders. You may click here or go to https://www.pascoeducationfoundation.org/tsic-scholarships/.

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Notification of Inspection for Asbestos Containing Materials in Public Schools

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers.


All inspections for Raymond B. Stewart Middle School have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the governor for approval. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the Pasco County Schools Maintenance & Facility Services Department and is available for review upon request.