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Georgia Parents Survey

The "Georgia Parents Survey" is a component of our school's annual CCRPI score, and your input is valuable in maintaining River Trail's strong reputation. RTMS received a 97.1% last year, the 8th highest rated of all Georgia middle schools. Parents, please take the time to thoughtfully do this survey here. Students and staff will be completing similar surveys at school.    

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                         Academic Bowl Tournament

Congratulations to the team of Boidik C, Ashu C, Srikar M, Vivek V, and Anthony W for their outstanding performance at last weekend's PAGE Academic Bowl Region tournament. Players have moved on to the state competition in Milledgeville. GO WOLVES!

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School Governance Council

Elections for RTMS School Governance Council are coming up soon!  There will be two positions up for election: a teacher position and a parent position.  We need your involvement in this very important work for our school.  Be on the lookout for more information.  

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PTA Membership Drive

Due to a decrease in membership this year the PTA is at a deficit in our budget, and we need your help!  We fund so many of the programs your children enjoy at RTMS, and we do not want to have to cut any of those.  Please consider joining at the Bronze Level for $55.  This will help the PTA fund our planned programs and also give you access to the online directory.  A form for membership and donations is being sent home with report cards.  You can have your child turn in that form with your payment to the front office or you can join online.  You can contact Mary Ellen Skeens with any questions. Thanks you so much for your support! 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Newcomers Coffee at River Trail MS

Are you new to the area and have a student at RTMS?  Please join us for a Newcomers' Coffee hosted by the PTA on Thu, Jan 26th at 9:00am in room A150.  Principal Dawn Melin and PTA board members will be there to answer questions.  Welcome! We look forward to meeting you! Please RSVP to Yuriko Miida

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Parent Volunteers Needed

The Annual Scoliosis Screening will be held on Tue, Feb 7th for 6th and 8th graders. Twelve parent volunteers are needed from 8:30 am -12:30 pm to assist the Fulton County School Nurse Team with conducting the screenings. If you are able to assist with this event, please email no later than Fri, Jan 27th. Your availability to help with this important health service is appreciated.

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End of Course (EOC) Test-Out Option

Once again, RTMS will offer the "test out" option for eligible students for the following EOC Assessments: 9th Lit/Comp, Algebra 1, and Physical Science. Although this is an opportunity for students to move past a high school course without taking it, parents and students should carefully weigh the impact as some classes are stepping stones for others. Additional information about student eligibility requirements and the testing out process will be posted on the RTMS website under the Parent Tab soon. School will host a Parent EOC Q & A Forum on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 in the Media Center at 6:00 PM.

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8th Grade Savannah Trip March 23-24, 2017

All 8th grade students received a letter in their GA Studies class this week that provides details about the 8th Grade Savannah Field Trip scheduled for March 23-24, 2017. Students should return the one page Intent Form/Parental Permission & Medical Consent Form to the GA Studies teacher by Thursday, September 1, 2016. Registration and payments should be completed via Class Act Educational Tours.

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Volunteer Requirements

To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2016-2017 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or "goes by" names on the application). All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing and approval.

All volunteers (new and prior year) must register PRIOR to your first volunteer commitment at River Trail. This may take up to 48 hours to process.

   Register at http://www.fcsvolunteers.org/ 
Complete the mandatory online training.
                  Complete the volunteer application form and submit.
                         Wait for a confirmation email from Fulton County Schools. 
              To complete the process, bring your picture ID to front office to be scanned.

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                                     Professional Development Days

September 2, 2016   *   November 7, 2016   *   February 21, 2017

The River Trail School Governance Council requested, and was approved for 3 professional learning days for the 2016-2017 school year. Students will not attend school on these days. River Trail teachers will participate in professional development courses that will increase classroom instruction strategies in the areas of personalized learning, project based learning, and critical thinking. These days only apply to RTMS, not students at other Fulton County Schools.

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Yearbooks will be available for online purchase through Jostens.

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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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2/17/2017 12:00 AM Student/Teacher Holiday (School Closed) 
2/20/2017 12:00 AM President's Day Holiday (School Closed) 
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