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 BLAZING TRAILS TO NEW HORIZONS AT RTMS

  • School Climate Rating
  • 8th Grade Science Fair
  • Orchestra Winter Concert
  • River Trail Entryway Sign

 

 

School Governance Council

River Trail Middle School will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council.  We will be electing (1) parent/guardian position and (1) teacher position for our spring election.  The Council works with the principal in setting the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school's strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community.  
Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held March 11th – March 18th

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SGC Elections will be held March 11-18

 

Please take the time to VOTE between March 11th-18th for a parent representative to serve on the River Trail Middle School Governance Council.  Your input is very important.  Our Council helps to implement the strategic direction and vision of our school.  The current SGC recently completed a 5-year Strategic Plan, and it will be up to our new Council to continue to apply the plan next year.  There is one parent position open for next year.  Your vote will ensure your voice.  Parents of children who will be attending RTMS in the school year 2019-2020 will receive an email with a unique link for voting on Monday, March 11. Please check your email and vote for your candidate of choice. Please read candidate statements.

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Georgia Milestones

In our preparation for the Georgia Milestones assessment, 6th and 7th grade students will take the Secure Practice Test on March 7, 2019.  Please make sure that your student charges their surface every night, so they come to school with a fully charged device.  Any student with device issues should report the issue to their Wolfpack teacher and take their device to the Tech Den in the Media Center.  Please contact our testing coordinator, Lori Lahmann-Scullion or your grade level administrator if you have any questions.  Additional information is listed below.  

 Georgia Milestones Testing Calendar
 Georgia Milestones End of Course Study/Resource Guides
Georgia Milestones End of Grade Study/Resource Guides
Practice navigating the testing platform

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8th Grade Students Savannah Trip

 General information about the itinerary, hotel arrangements, and travel processes will be reviewed. We are looking forward to a wonderfully memorable and exciting experience with our students on March 21-22, 2019!

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Bright Spark Challenge

"Congratulations to the following 8th grade students for winning Bright Spark's Best Overall Award (Middle School) at the National Competition, at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga:  Aarav Gupta, Archana Pateria, Nikita Rao, Randall Sinckler, and Aakansh Yerpude.  This was Fulton County's first Design Thinking competition hosted by Bridge Innovate, called the Bright Spark Challenge. The proceeds from the awards will be donated to the Gateway Center, the homeless shelter that inspired their design. Congrats forward-thinkers!"

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Parent Information Session on Juuling or Vaping

Vaping is a worrisome trend and epidemic among teenagers currently sweeping our communities and homes.  It is a multi-billion dollar industry filled with many "myths" and misinformation created to lure teenagers to this expensive and risky, habit forming trend much like cigarettes years ago. Join us for a parent information session with Pathways2Life, Monday, March 25, 2019, Northview HS Media Center, 6:30 -8:30 pm.  Please RSVP to Alicia McClung, MSW   mcclunga1@fultonschools.org

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School Cafe Serves Georgia Grown Hydro Bibb Lettuce in March

In March, the Hydro Bibb Lettuce featured in the signature side salads are part of Fulton County's School Nutrition Harvest of the Month Initiative. This Hydro Bibb Lettuce is a salad green and a great source of vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C! Hydroponics use water and mineral solutions to grow plants without soil! Be sure to pick up the Georgia Grown Hydro Bibb Lettuce in the school cafe the week of March 18th!

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Wolves of the Month for February

We would like to recognize our Wolves of the Month for February who exemplify the monthly focus: Responsibility!  Our science teachers nominated these "go-to" students:

In 6th grade Cate Burwell, Divya Umsashankar, Ellie Rosen and Joseph Lee
In 7th Grade Akshara Singh, Anya Biswas, Ashley Heo, Kalen Hough and Syeda Ameera Alam
In 8th grade Aarav Gupta, Julia Iturde-Olmedo, Kaushal Sambanna and Reilly Baker

River Trail would also like to congratulate our finalist for RTMS' Teacher and Student Choice of the Month winner, Dr. Jennifer Compton-Lambert, along with Professional of the Month winner, Mr. Hung Tran!

The River Trail community would like to thank Chick-Fil-A at Moore Road, Wendy's and Publix at Shakerag for their generous sponsorship of our student recognition program.

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Contact Information

Parents, as we approach the season where weather is unpredictable and may be cause for "early release" of students, please be sure all your contact information is up-to-date.  Please check the data in HAC, on the Registration page.  If you have any changes, contact the front office. 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------School-wide Certification for Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Media has renewed River Trail Middle school-wide certification for Digital Citizenship through 2020. A digital citizen refers to a person utilizing technology in order to engage in society, politics and government. All students worked towards gaining digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Please visit the River Trail website for more information on Common Sense Media and their Digital Citizenship program and resources.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Clinic News

Cold and Flu season is just around the corner.  Colds and flu can be very dangerous, and we need to do all that we can to protect ourselves and those we love.

  Student Health Services Flu Season Update.

     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2018 – 19 Yearbook

Purchase your Yearbook online by going to www.jostens.com.  Type in River Trail Middle School as your school, then follow the prompts.  All yearbooks bought before January will have your child's name printed on the cover!  This will help your child keep up with their yearbook during signing.  Right now, all yearbooks are $42 dollars, but the price will increase soon.  Buy yours today!

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carpool Safety

For the safety of the students, please utilize the carpool side of parking lot (behind the brick River Trail sign) for student drop off and pick up. The bus lane is reserved for the school busses which have the right of way.

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Beginning Monday, August 13, 2018, RTMS will no longer be accepting cash|checks for PE Uniforms, lockers, field trips, club dues, fines, etc. All payments will be made through Online School Payments. OSP is a simple, safe, secure and convenient way for parents to make online payments, which means students no longer need to carry cash|checks into school.

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Student Drop Off

Please remember that student drop off begins at 8:15 AM. If you drive your child to school, he/she may not enter the building until 8:15 unless he/she has a specific pass from a teacher to meet with him/her at an earlier time. We do not have staff available before 8:15 am to supervise students, and it is not safe for them to be at school unsupervised.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Volunteer Registration

        The RTMS faculty and staff are very appreciative of all of our involved parents and volunteers.  Please be aware that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District must complete an application every two years, even if a person has completed an application in the past.   All volunteers must renew for the 2018-2020 school years. The registration process can be found on the FCSD District Website under Community / Partners and Volunteers.  All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing.  Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process.  It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on government issued ID.  Thank you for volunteering with our school.

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

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

              Principal: Neil Pinnock​

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3/20/2019 12:00 AM Community Night 

 

3/26/2019 6:00 PM RTMS International Night 

 

4/1/2019 12:00 AM Spring Break (Schools Closed) 
4/18/2019 12:00 AM Community Night 
5/23/2019 12:00 AM Last Day of School 
5/24/2019 12:00 AM Post Planning for Teachers 
5/27/2019 12:00 AM Memorial Day Holiday (Schools Closed) 
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