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Eclipse on Aug 21, 2017

Aug 18th Fri is the deadline to return the permission slip if you want your child to participate in Monday’s outdoor eclipse activities.  Students who attend school Monday (all absences Monday are excused) without having returned the form will be supervised indoors.  Please reference Mrs. Melin’s email from Tuesday and also report your attendance, viewing, and dismissal preferences for your child at Eclipse Preferences.  We are looking forward to a memorable, safe, and academic focused day for everyone!


Student Device Deployment

 Our deployment of student Surfaces will begin Fri, Aug 18 with our 7th and 8th grade students and will follow with our sixth grade students Tue, Aug 22. Students are being asked to bring their devices home and charge them fully the first night and restart their devices three times before attempting to log on for the first time. Students should log on to their devices at school the first time. This will help run any last minute updates that have been pushed out.  Technology support staff will be available on Aug 23-24 to help with devices issues.

Picture Day is Coming!

Fall pictures will be taken on Sep 13 th. Remember to dress for success and see you on Thursday!


Curriculum Night is coming!

Parents please join us at the dates and time below for our 2017-18 Curriculum Night.  Curriculum Night provides all an opportunity to meet and learn from the wonderful staff that works with your children each and every day!  Program starts each night promptly at 6:30 PM.

· Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 PM for 6th grade parents/guardians

· Wednesday, August 30th  at 6:30 PM for 7th grade parents/guardians

· Thursday, August 31st  at 6:30 PM for 8th grade parents/guardians


 School Spirit Days on Fridays!

This is a great day every week to get some use out of your RTMS spirit wear! If you didn't get any spirit wear at Sneak Preview, it is on sale now at the school store. Go Wolves!!


RTMS 8th Grade Savannah Trip

Eighth grade students have the opportunity to participate in an overnight trip to Savannah on Thu, March 22, 2018 as an extension of the standards covered in Georgia Studies. Students have received the Savannah Parent Packet; parents must complete and return the required RTMS forms to their Social Studies teacher on or before the deadline of Aug 31, 2017.  Additionally, parents you must register your child through the travel company's website and make payments via the travel company's online site or mail checks directly to their office.  Class Act Tours is the travel company and the website is www.classacttours.com. When you register  (user and password code is RMSSAV18) your child, you will have the ability to create your own password for future access and use.  If you have questions about the website or information located on the website, please email Sunnie Templeton.


Cafeteria News

The Café staff wants to welcome students back with the best meal deals in town!  All this year, brain-boosting breakfast and lunch meals are made fresh and ready for all students!  Get a breakfast entrée, a fresh fruit, a juice, and a milk – all for $1.20!  At lunch you can choose an entrée, 1 fruit, 2 veggies, and a milk – all for $2.70!  Eat Smart in the school café today!


Monthly Menu

The monthly menu can be found by clicking the following link: www.fcsnutrition.com. Please contact Jan Richardson , River Trail Nutrition Manager.


 Home Access Center

The following information is available on-line for parent access: student schedules, student attendance, student discipline, student test scores, registration information now includes the ability to add/edit email accounts in the contact information portion. The registration page also allows parents to add/edit their FERPA preferences, the ability for the parent to choose the alerts they wish to receive, and classwork information. Previous passwords are still active however you must re-set any alerts in HAC you would like to receive. Visit www.rivertrailmiddleschool.org, click on Parents, then District Parent Portal for easy access to Home Access Center.


TAG Screening

Parent notification of the Fulton County gifted screening process has been posted on the school website


 Early Checkout for Students

Please send a note with your child if he/she needs to be checked out of school before the 4:05 p.m. dismissal time. The note must include a telephone number where you can be reached. Your child should bring the note to the office prior to first period the morning of the checkout. If for any reason your student does not have a note; please call the front office with the dismissal changes. Please assist us by checking out your child prior to 3:45 p.m. All students must be signed out in the logbook in the office. Photo ID needs to be shown upon checkout.


Bus Notes

Requests to ride different buses will not be considered until after Labor Day to allow the stabilization of regular bus routes.


Morning Carpool

Students should not be dropped off at school in the mornings before 8:15 a.m. unless they are coming at a specific time to meet with a specific teacher. We do not have staff available to supervise students until 8:15 a.m. and they may not be on campus unsupervised.


Car Pool Dads

Car Pool Dads is a volunteer initiative targeted at our RTMS fathers! Dads volunteer their time in the morning to come and assist our busy carpool line, ensuring everyone's morning starts off with a smile! Carpool starts at 8:15am and continues until 8:55am. If you are interested in learning more about this great program and how you can become a part of it, please contact Guy Crotsley.


Annual Arts Intermezzo

Good Morning River Trail Visual Artists! We are now taking submissions for our annual Arts Festival visual art competition! You may submit only one work of art, but it may be any type. You must attach a label with your first and last name on it. Bring submissions to Mrs. Justis in the art room between 8:45 and 8:55 any morning before Friday, Sep 29th.


6th Grade ART Advanced Class

6th Graders interested in Art Advanced Class must digitally submit application and pictures of artwork to Ms. Justis by Wednesday, August, 16th, before noon. Email submissions to justisr@fultonschools.org with the subject line Art Advance Application. This class will be held in Quarter 3 of 2018. Students in this course will take one quarter of art with this cohort during their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years. This course is NOT for high school credit.


Clinic News

Students may not carry any medications without appropriate documentation in the clinic. Medications will not be administered to a student unless appropriate medication forms and medications are in the clinic. These medications must be in the original containers. Prescription medication authorizations require a physician's signature. Authorization forms can be found in the first day packet.


   2017- 2018 School Year Calendar

RTMS School Governance Council requested and was approved for 3 professional learning days for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will not attend school on the following days, 9/5, 11/27, 2/20. River Trail teachers will participate in professional development courses that will increase classroom instructional strategies in the areas of project based learning and critical thinking. These days ONLY apply to RTMS, not necessarily at other Fulton County Schools.




School Information
Hours: 8:55 AM - 4:05 PM  

 Ph: 470-254-3860
     Fax: 470-254-3866     

    Email: rivertrailms@fultonschools.org
          Principal: Dawn Melin




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8/29/2017 6:00 PM Music Curriculum Night  
8/29/2017 6:30 PM Curriculum Night 6th Grade 
8/30/2017 6:30 PM Curriculum Night 7th Grade 
8/31/2017 6:30 PM Curriculum Night 8th Grade 
9/5/2017 12:00 AM Professional Development Day (Students Off) 
9/13/2017 9:00 AM Picture Day 
11/27/2017 8:00 AM Professional Development Day (Students Off) 
2/20/2018 8:00 AM Professional Development Day (Students Off) 
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