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posted Aug 30, 2016, 11:12 AM by Michael Lepene

Frances C. Richmond Middle School
Tuesday, August 30 2016

Principal’s Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We look forward to welcoming your children tomorrow morning as we kick off the new school year. The teachers and staff have been working hard over the last two days preparing learning spaces, lessons, and special activities for what should be an entertaining and educational start to the year. 

I have included some brief reminders and announcements below. Typically, I'll send out a weekly newsletter on Fridays throughout the school year. In addition we share and archive information on our web page and via our school social media accounts. I'll say more about those in a future letter.

Speaking of the web page, we try and include copies of any handouts or school letters on the page under the "RMS Information" tab. If you are looking for a document it is likely there. If you don't find it there, let us know and we'll add it. For those who prefer a paper copy you can always request those as well.

Students will bring a few forms requiring signatures home tomorrow. We thank you for completing the necessary information and returning them promptly.

Finally, we work hard to ensure you have the information you need in a timely manner. That said, we can always do better. Please let me know if you have ideas or questions about what is happening here at RMS. We are happy to help.

Happy New (School) Year!

Sincerely,
Michael Lepene 
Principal
@mlepene


All School News and Events (RMS web site has GoogleCal with events and dates/times)

Wednesday, August 31 - First Day of School for all RMS students, 800a. 

Thursday, September 1 - 8th grade 1-1 Program Information Meeting, 600p-700p, RMS Auditorium, Contact Marty Warren.

Monday, September 5 - School Closed, Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 20 - RMS School Photo Day.

Thursday, September 22 - RMS Open House

Friday, September 23 - RMS School Dance

RMS Notes and Information

-Schedule Questions: Students will get a paper copy of their final schedule in homeroom on the first day of school. If you or your child have schedule questions please contact Associate Principal Amanda Yates or your child's Guidance Counselor (Liz Powers: A-K or John Lacrosse: L-Z).

-Student Handbook: Staff will review the RMS student handbook with all students in homeroom this week. You can find it on our web page here.

-Bus Route Information can be found on the SAU web page

-RMS Volunteer Opportunities: Reminder you can access the 2016-2017 RMS Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet here.

-6th Grade RMS Student Planners: All RMS 6th grade students will be given a planner on the first day of school. We will also have a limited number of planners for sale if students from other grades would like to purchase one: $5.00. Students can stop by the office to purchase a planner beginning at snack on Wednesday.

-Please be sure you have completed the Day 1 Annual Forms via InfoSnap(through the parent portal). It is important that you complete these online forms before your student(s) participates in any of our school activities this year. These forms include information such as health/medical, contact information, field trip permission, etc. Please help us attend to the well-being of your student(s) by providing us with the most up-to-date information.

Please access and complete your child’s registration information through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you are already using the Parent Portal (not your student's portal sign-in), you are all set to register. Just sign-in, click the InfoSnap registration button on the left and complete the forms. If you have not signed up for a Parent Portal account, you received login information earlier this summer from our IT department that will help you create a portal account. If you are unable to locate the previous email, please contact the RMS Tech Dept. at rmstech@hanovernorwichschools.org for assistance.

-8th Grade Parents: Please see the special iPad form that students will be bringing home on Wednesday. In addition to student iPad orientation the RMS Tech Dept will offer a parent information session on Thursday at RMS from 6-7p.

+Community Calendar and Activities 

-FREE: Junior Squash Clinic Open to any and all 6-17 years olds! Try our FREE Junior Squash Clinic for any and all 6-17 year olds @ the Dartmouth Squash courts on Monday September 19 and/or Wednesday September 21 from 6-7.30pmAll required equipment except indoor shoes is supplied. Please e-mail theo.h.woodward@dartmouth.edu if you would like to register your child/children.

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