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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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Georgia Milestones for 8th Grade

The GA Milestones will be administered to 8th grade students each morning from April 15 through April 23.  Please make sure students are well rested, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time each day.  Students will need to bring their fully charged tablet and their surface charger to school each day for testing. We are asking all parents to ensure that students power up their tablet at home each morning of testing and re-start it through the windows icon on the bottom left of the screen.  All updates come through the re-start process, so this action will make testing go smoother.  Students may familiarize themselves with the online testing format at http://gaexperienceonline.com/  This website was designed for students, parents, and teachers to experience the functionality of the online testing platform. In addition, test taking tips are available at the following website:https://www.testtakingtips.com/

The GA Milestones administration for 6th and 7th grades will occur May 6-10.  If you have any questions, please direct them to lahmannl@fultonschools.org or your grade level Assistant Principal.

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April - Autism Awareness Month

The River Trail faculty will be celebrating Autism Awareness Month.  Every Wednesday during the month of April the faculty will be wearing blue shirts and we are inviting the students to participate as well.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------No Place For Hate Poetry Slam

The fourth annual No Place For Hate Poetry Slam will be held after school in the RTMS media center on Wednesday, May 15. Please join us and enjoy our talented student poets sharing their poems about friendship, acceptance, and tolerance. All are welcome. Please contact Ms.Vizethann for more information.

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2019 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Recently the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair took place on March 29-30, 2018 and River Trail's four competitors, Aesha Shah, Revin Jun, Zeenia Charania, and Heng Yang, received many of the competition's top honors. Aesha earned third honors in her category, and won the "NOAA-Taking the Pulse of the World Award." Heng received fourth honors in his category.  Zeenia received best in category, first honors, the UGA Women in Science Award, and a nomination for Broadcom Masters. Along with the best in category award, Revin earned first honors and a second nomination for Broadcom Masters. Not only did the judges vote for Revin, but he also received the best overall in fair student choice award. Our hopes are with Zeenia and Revin as they compete for the Broadcom Masters prizes. All the River Trail participants did a wonderful job and should be congratulated.

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SGC Elections Results

The School Governance Council is excited to announce the results of our recent election. We would like to welcome parent Ye Liu and teacher Stephanie Hosley to the council. Ms. Liu and Ms. Hosley's terms will begin in the fall. Thank you to all who voted in the election!

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8th Grade Celebration Dance

Attention parents of 8 graders! Please mark your calendars for River Trail Middle School's 8 grade celebration dance. It will be held on May 17 from 7:00 pm-9:30 pm in the RTMS cafeteria. 

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8th Grade Parent Tours of Northview High School
The Northview PTO is hosting school tours on Wednesday, Apr 17 at 9:30 am for all 8 grade parents who want to get a peek inside Northview HS.  This is particularly beneficial for parents of students who are a little nervous about rising up to high school.  When the parents understand the lay of the building, it's easy for them to qualm the nerves of their students who might be a little unsure of themselves.  The purpose of this event is to tour the building. Teachers and counselors will not be on hand to discuss course options. Come visit Northview, there's lots to see! 

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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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Hours: 8:55 AM - 4:05 PM  

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

              Principal: Neil Pinnock​

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