BYOT is Coming to RTMS!
Last year, River Trail Middle School piloted Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)
week. Having met with great success, River Trail Middle School is now expanding
our BYOT program. Beginning September 15 students whose parents have
completed the River Trail Middle School BYOT Agreement will be permitted to
bring their personal device to school in order to use the device with selected
lessons. Please sign the agreement by September 10th so that your
child will be eligible to bring his/her device on September 15.
Examples of acceptable devices include: smart phones, tablets, laptops,
e-readers, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device. It is important to note that
bringing a mobile device to school is not a requirement. As teachers
develop lessons they will take into account the fact that not every child will
bring a device from home.
to sign your BYOT Agreement online now!
RTMS Digital Toolbox
Throughout the year, teachers will employ a variety of online resources and
technology applications with proper guidance. Teachers will not use any site
without reviewing the terms of service to ensure compliance with federal and
state regulations regarding children’s online privacy protection. Sites and
applications that require parental consent will be communicated via email before
The RTMS Digital Toolbox contains brief descriptions of several technology
tools which are some of the most commonly used resources. These tools require
parental consent prior to use by minors and have been included in the RTMS BYOT
Agreement to get us started.
Click Here to view the RTMS Digital Toolbox
Volunteer Requirements for Fulton County Schools
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all volunteers must register PRIOR to your first volunteer commitment at Rivertrail. All volunteers must complete the volunteer on-line registration and view a mandatory video. Once these steps have been completed you will receive an email confirming satisfactory completion and you may then come to school and show a valid, government-issued ID. Register at www.fultoncountyschoolssafetysecurity.org.
Complete the mandatory online training.
Complete the volunteer application online and submit.
Wait for a confirmation email from Fulton County Schools.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION COMPLETED LAST YEAR IS NO LONGER VALID. All VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER USING THIS SITE FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR!
Thank you for your commitment to the safety and security of our students and staff.
Raise Tech-Smart Kids
The average American child between the ages of 8 and 18 spends 53 hours per week with media and technology outside of school. This means that kids spend more time online, with their phones, watching TV, or playing video games than they do in school or with their parents.
Come experience a Common Sense Media presentation about the technology landscape and your kids' media use. Heather Van Looy, River Trail's Instructional Technology Specialist, will guide you through a presentation about raising tech-smart kids using Nearpod. Nearpod is a classroom technology tool that some of your students may utilize as a part of River Trail's BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) initiative. Experience what technology integration has to offer, while learning more about a subject that is important to you as a parent.
Join us on September 18th, 6:30 p.m. or September 19th, 9:00 a.m. in the River Trail Middle School cafeteria.
Click here to register now!
Anyone absent on picture day will be photographed on October 7th. Click here for the order form.