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This next week, River Trail will kick off school spirit with a Pep Rally to introduce MOYA celebrations. MOYA stands for the "Month of Young Adolescents." This month is designed to let students, teachers, and administrators learn more about one another through participation in dress up days. These days are indicated on the MOYA calendar. Additionally, the PTO has planned a variety of ways to celebrate drug-free lives with Red Ribbon Week. Your students will have many opportunities to share more about themselves and celebrate their lives together. 


IOWA Testing for 8th Grade – Week of October 22-25

8th grade students will complete the IOWA Assessment online using the Surface tablet.  Please remind student to charge his/her Surface each evening; it is essential that the Surface be fully charged for testing.  The schedule for the assessment is as follows:

 Mon., Oct. 22     Reading, Vocabulary
Tues., Oct. 23     Written Expression, Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation
Wed., Oct. 24     Math, Computation
Thurs., Oct. 25   Science, Social Studies

Café Celebrates National School Lunch Week

Fulton County School Nutrition menus feature healthier options, more fruits and veggies, locally-sourced produce, chef-inspired recipes, and more choices for kids.  Mark your calendar for National School Lunch Week which runs October 15 – 19th.  The #NSLW18 theme is "School Lunch: Lots 2 Love". Throughout the week, FCS cafes are ready to celebrate with special guest servers, lucky tray day, and a special prize giveaway. 


Next Community Night – Wed., Oct. 31st

River Trail will align with Northview High School to participate in "community night" on October 31st. Activities at RTMS before school and during the school day will operate as normal; all afternoon activities will be cancelled. There will be no sweep bus. No assignments or graded assessments will be due on November 1st. The night of Oct. 31st should be a time that all students and staff take a breath and remember to have balance in their lives. Students and staff are expected to take a step back from academic work and focus on family, friends, and community.


Annual General Meeting

All Stakeholders are invited to attend the PTO Annual General Meeting on Monday, Oct 29th at 7:00 PM in the RT Media Center.  The agenda and relevant Documents are posted on the PTO websiteSpecial Guest Speakers from Will to Live and Summit Onsite.  All stakeholders are invited to attend.


Interim Progress Report (IPR)

October 11 was the last day of Quarter 1.  Student's grades can be viewed in Home Access Center (HAC) on or after October 19.  Grades are also viewable online in Student Access Center (SAC).  Please email Joyce Roth with the subject "Progress Grades" for additional information.


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.



Please nominate a staff member who exemplifies this month's character word: Kindness 


Choosing your words thoughtfully and carefully 

Always being respectful 

Putting yourself in other people’s shoes 

Not gossiping or spreading rumors 


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!


  8th Grade Savannah Trip

Our 8th grade students will be Savannah bound Thursday, March 21- Friday, March 22, 2019 for the annual Georgia Studies related field trip. Motor coaches will leave River Trail on Thursday morning (03/21/2019) at 6:00 AM and return on Friday evening (03/22/2019) at approximately 10:00 PM. The faculty and staff of RTMS will chaperone students. The tentative itinerary includes tours of historic Savannah via a trolley, hands-on activities at Old Fort Jackson; a visit to the First African Baptist Church, a Riverboat Dinner/Dance Cruise on the Savannah River, and much more!  Please find attached the Savannah Parent Packet that includes all of the information about this exciting trip.  Please remember, the paper copy permission form is due to the Georgia Studies teacher on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and the deadline for registration and the first payment is Saturday, September 15, 2018.


121 Reach Club

River Trail is excited to announce the return of 121 Reach Club. 121 Reach is a nonprofit organization that offers tutoring and mentoring to middle school students by high school students. 121 Reach is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Tutoring and mentoring sessions will take place in the Media Center every Wednesday from 4:10-5:05 beginning September 5. In order to participate, parents and students need to register. Please email Sarah Roberson at robersons1@fultonschools.org if you have any questions.


School Day

November 6, 2018 has been changed from a regular school day, to a teacher work day. March 8, 2019 has been changed from a teacher work day, to a regular school day.


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.



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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Hours: 8:55 AM - 4:05 PM  

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

              Principal: Neil Pinnock​




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10/31/2018 12:00 AM Community Night 
11/6/2018 12:00 AM Teacher Work Day - Students Off 
11/19/2018 12:00 AM Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed 
11/26/2018 12:00 AM RTMS RFF Day ( No School for Students) 
12/3/2018 12:00 AM Book Fair  
12/5/2018 12:00 AM Community Night 
12/21/2018 12:00 AM Winter Break ( Schools Closed) 
1/3/2019 12:00 AM Teacher WorkDay (Students Off) 
1/4/2019 12:00 AM Professional Development Day (Students Off) 
1/21/2019 12:00 AM Martin Luther King Jr Holiday ( Schools Closed) 
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