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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

 

 

Academic Team

On Saturday five squads from the Academic Team made the trip across the river to compete at North Gwinnett MS tournament.  The C team finished 9th in the 27 team field, and the B teams in both the main and novice divisions advanced to the quarterfinals, good enough for 5th place. The novice A team won 7 straight matches before losing in the finals. The A team triumphed in all 9 of its matches, garnering its second title of 2019. Congrats on the first & second place finishes!

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Thank You, Korean Parent Group!

The faculty and staff of River Trail Middle School would like to extend a sincere "THANK YOU" to our Korean Parent group for a delicious luncheon along with the wonderful desserts on Thursday.  Your efforts were greatly appreciated and enjoyed by all. 

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Fulton County Science Fair

River Trail students impress judges at the Fulton county science fair.   Revin Jin, Aesha Shah, Zeenia Charania, Heng Yang, and Aarav Joglekar all placed in their categories.  Revin and Zeenia took first in their categories, and Revin took one on the top honors for the entire fair.  No school in Fulton county has as many students going to the state competition as River Trail.  While these students are already winners at the school and county fairs, we wish them even more success at the state fair. 

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.  Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. 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. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit by February 20th.Candidate forms may be submitted electronically. Please reach out to Sarah Roberson, Outreach and Communication Committee Chair, for additional information.

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Image result for valentines clip art Friendly Reminder for Valentine's DayImage result for valentines clip art  

In keeping with safety rules, Helium balloons and flowers in glass vases are never permitted on school buses, and are not appropriate for students to carry at school.     

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.  The Savannah Parent Meeting that was originally scheduled for Monday, March 4th has been changed to Thursday, March 7th at 7:30 am in the River Trail Media Center. 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. 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is an important component of the annual state College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  All parents are encouraged to participate in the Survey which closes March 1, 2019.   The Georgia Parent Survey link is http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents.

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Carpool Safety Procedures

RTMS offers a diverse range of after-school activities in the afternoon between 4.05 and 5.15 pm. We would like to make you aware of carpool safety procedures during student pickup from after school activities.

  • Students will come out at different times between 5 and 5:15 pm depending on when their club or activity dismisses.
  • Parents are welcome to wait in the carpool line – please be aware that this line does not move as fast as during regular dismissal.
  • We advise to park in the parking lot and wait for your student to come out of the building since club or activity dismissal time fluctuates.
  • Please remain in line and move up to the stop sign – even if your child has to walk over there and refrain from cutting into the line.
  • Feel free to move from the carpool line to the parking lot during the wait time in the carpool line - please don't impede traffic, other parents are waiting to pick up their children as well.

    Thank you for your cooperation is this matter. Safety is our main concern. We are very happy to offer a wide range of after school activities – and we would like to ensure a safe and fast moving carpool for the after-school activities.

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From Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Resources to protect students and families this flu season.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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2/18/2019 12:00 AM President Day Holiday (School Closed) 

 

2/19/2019 12:00 AM RFF Day - No School for Students 

 

3/11/2019 8:00 AM Professional Development Day ( School Closed for Students) 

 

3/20/2019 12:00 AM Community 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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