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School Governance Council
 

River Trail Middle School will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council. We will be electing a parent/guardian position and a teacher position in our spring election.  Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school.  The Council works with the principal on 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 both parent and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held on Mar 22 -28.  Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form (electronically or by mail) and submit by Feb 17.

Charter System Video

SGC Candidate Guide

Link to Candidate Declaration Forms

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Georgia Parents Survey

The "Georgia Parents Survey" is a component of our school's annual CCRPI score, and parents input is valuable in maintaining River Trail's strong reputation. We received a 97.1% last year, the 8th highest rated of all Georgia middle schools. Please complete the parent survey.

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Wolf War Academic Bowl

On Feb 11th the academic team hosted the 4th annual Wolf War academic bowl. Almost 400 players from 66 teams competed, making WWIV the largest tournament in the southeast. The River Trail coaches appreciate everyone pitching in to make this a great event!

 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 8th Grade Parents

Thank you for returning your child's 2017-2018 Course Verifications.  Your child's teacher will be contacting you in March if you noted any concerns regarding their placement for next year.

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

For information about the Flu please click here.

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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 is posted on the RTMS website under the Parent Tab.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Transition to High School

Students will visit Northview High School February 22nd and February 23rd to meet with counselors, teachers, and NHS students about the transition to High School. Students will have the opportunity to visit electives courses and spend time talking with counselors and students about their future high school experience. Students have received Field Trip Permission Forms; these forms must be completed, signed, and turned into the Wolf Pack teacher by no later than Wed, Feb 22 in order to attend the trip.

Northview HS Academic Advisement Night Wednesday, February 22nd @ 6:30 pm in the NHS Theater for 8th grade parents.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Northview HS Rising 9th Grade Orientation Parents' Morning

The Northview High School PTSA would like to extend an invitation to parents of rising 9th graders to join us Tuesday, March 7th from 9:30 am-11:00 am. The Parents' Morning will consist of:

- Small group tours of Northview HS
- Various materials will be handed out. The materials will also be available on the Northview HS website for those parent unable to attend.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Savannah Trip Parent Informational Session

On Monday, March 6th at 7:30am in the RTMS Media Center, Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Pinholster will host an informational session for parents of students attending the 8th grade Savannah trip. Parents are encouraged to attend to receive additional information about arrangements and processes put in place to make this an exciting and memorable experience for 8th grade students.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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.

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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