Updated: October 5, 2016
Thank you to all of the parents and teachers who volunteered to make the annual RMS PTO BBQ a huge success. A lot of students were present to enjoy the freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. Thank you all for making this event fun and memorable even though the weather did not completely cooperate.
There is still time to join the PTO. Please direct questions to the PTO President, Mrs. Tanya Close, at firstname.lastname@example.org
PSSA SCORES RELEASED
In the Sunday edition of the Courier Times, you may have seen the most recently released PSSA scores. Congratulations to the students for their solid performance on the PSSAs. All students are assessed in English / Language Arts and Math, and only eighth grade students are assessed in science. In each of the three core areas, more than 50% of our students scored in the Advanced or Proficient range.
CALL FOR STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC FORMS
We need your help - our records indicate that some Richboro Middle School families have not submitted a demographic verification for one or more children. To submit this form, please login to our “Home Access Center” system which can be accessed from our district website at www.crsd.org
Please follow the instructions on the screen, after logging into the Home Access Portal.
Only one parent/guardian should complete this form for each child by this Friday, October 7th. Please email HACSupport@crsd.org
if you require any assistance.
Thank you for your cooperation.
As many of you have probably seen, there is a clown movement trending on social media as well as in the news. Though we know of no direct connection between the “clowns” and RMS, I wanted you to be aware that some students have spoken about this topic at school. You may want to have a conversation with your student about this topic as, from everything I have read and heard, the authorities are aware and working on this.
Additionally, we will respectfully ask students to come to school mask free during Halloween.
CHARTWELLS LOOKING TO HIRE
Chartwells, the CRSD food service provider, is looking to hire. Please see the advertisement
if you are interested, and also share the information with anyone who may be interested.
STUDENTS STAYING AFTER SCHOOL
The information below has been shared with the students and can be found in the handbook. The purpose of sharing this with you is that we want to be certain that students do not try to walk off the school property on clinic days. In a conversation with some students, I learned that some thought it might be a good idea to walk to the local Dunkin Donuts during a clinic day and then take the late bus home. Thank you for helping us help keep the students safe.
CLINICS - AFTER SCHOOL HELP
Clinics are available for students after school every Thursday until 3:45 PM. Clinic provides an opportunity for students to receive academic assistance in a small group environment. District transportation is available for students who attend clinic.
Transportation information can be found on the RMS web page and it is posted in the school.
STUDENTS REMAINING AFTER SCHOOL
The following regulations must be strictly adhered to for the school year.
1. Students may NOT STAY AFTER SCHOOL unless they are supervised by a teacher/coach.
2. Only supervised students may ride the late buses.
3. Students may not remain after school to watch student athletes practice. Students are permitted.
4. Students must remain with supervising staff during all of clinic or afterschool event.
5. Students may not leave school grounds and return to ride the late buses.
CELL PHONES and ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Please see the excerpts below from the student handbook. Would you kindly remind your child again about appropriate use of phones and electronic devices? Additionally, please help us reinforce appropriate use of their phone during their time on the bus. Students have been reminded that they should not be recording, taking photographs or playing music without wearing ear buds.
The use by students of cellular telephones is prohibited during the academic school day. Such devices must be turned off or made inoperable during the academic school day. As per Board policy, the academic school day is defined to be from the time the student arrives on school property to the official dismissal time set forth by the school district.
There may be times throughout the year when teachers may access the technological capabilities of the cell phone during structured, instructional times. Once the class has concluded, it is the responsibility of the student to follow cellular phone use the rest of the academic school day.
TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION: SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT
Ambassadors from the Travis Manion Foundation will be visiting with Richboro Middle School on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11th. Students will hear about the “If Not Me, Then Who?” mission TMF. Following the assembly and the celebration of our Veterans students will be invited to participate in a service learning project on Sunday, November 13th.
RMS has partnered with the Northampton Senior Center and staff and student volunteers along with members of the TMF will spend the morning of November 13th raking the yards of some of our area seniors who are no longer able to do it themselves. We are excited to help carry out the mission of Travis Manion and participate in this intergenerational service learning project with the senior center. Information about volunteering will be provided to the students.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
- October 10 Night Football Game @North – RMS vs. NMS
- October 11 Laurie Halse Anderson visit Period 5
- October 12 All Schools Closed
- October 19 Early Dismissal
- October 25 *PTO Meeting 9:30 am
- October 27 Family Book Club Night
- October 31 Picture Retakes, Student Council Spirit Week
- November 3 End of 1st Marking Period
- November 4 Spirit Week
- November 8 All Schools Closed Election Day
- November 17 Report Cards, Turkey Bowling
- November 21 Early Dismissal, Evening Conferences
- November 22 Early Dismissal
- November 23 School Closed
- November 24 School Closed
- November 25 School Closed
* Denotes a change in date