Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Robert Gray Middle School

Preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century

5505 SW 23rd Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 916-5676 | Fax: (503) 916-2629

Kindergarten Assessments, Bus Schedules, Meals

Oregon Kindergarten Assessments: What are they? How are they used? Info in all supported languages.

Bus Schedules: View bus schedules. Questions? PPS Student Transportation (503) 916-6901.

School Meals: Apply now for free or reduced-price school meals.

PIL Middle School Sports

For information on PPS middle school sports, please visit their website.

Youth Volleyball page

Youth Cross Country page

Volunteering

RGMS has many volunteer opportunities and they are organized by our PTA. Please fill out this Survey Monkey to indicate in which areas you might be willing to help.

Robert Gray Theater

 Auditioning for "The Fearsome Pirate Frank"

Download the Audition Form or pick it up at RGMS. Please turn it in at auditions.

Students who want to be on the crew do not have to audition.

Auditions 6th & 7th Grade Girls Monday 8/31/15 3:45 PM 5:45 PM
Auditions 8th Grade Girls & All boys Tuesday 9/1/15 3:45 PM 5:45 PM
Callbacks Wednesday 9/2/15 3:45 PM 5:45 PM
Announce the Cast Thursday 9/3/15 3:45 PM 5:15 PM
First Read-through Thursday 9/3/15 5:15 PM 6:00 PM
Character Work with all cast Tuesday 9/8/15 3:45 PM 5:30 PM
Parent Meeting in Library Tuesday 9/8/15 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
Character Work with all cast Friday 9/11/15 3:45 PM 5:45 PM
Rehearsals Mon, Tues, Fri 9/14/15 3:45 PM 5:45 PM
Rehearsal--Late for Crew Monday 11/30/15 3:45 PM 8:00 PM
Rehearsal--Late for Crew Tuesday 12/1/15 3:45 PM 8:00 PM
Rehearsal--Late for Crew Wednesday 12/2/15 3:45 PM 8:00 PM
Performance, RGMS Staff Preview Thursday 12/3/15 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Performance, Opening Night Friday 12/4/15 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Performance, First Weekend of Two Saturday 12/5/15 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
 Performance, Second Weekend Friday 12/11/15 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
 Performance, Second Weekend Saturday 12/12/15 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
 Performance, Closing Show Sunday 12/13/15 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Contact Jules Moorhouse, Artistic Director, for more information.

 

RGMS Student Handbook & Management Plan

The RGMS Student Handbook & Management Plan is published in students' daily planners. It is a supplement to the district's handbook, Student Responsibilities, Rights, and Discipline, which is distributed at fall registration or when it becomes available. It is helpful to read over the RGMS Student Handbook before school begins. We anticipate school will be very hot when we open on August 27, but request that parents carefully consider students' dress when school shopping to ensure it is appropriate.

Fred Meyer Rewards for Music

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the RGMS Music Department at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Search for us by name or our non-profit number 89230. Then, every time you use your card, RGMS music earns a donation. It doesn't affect your other Fred Meyer Rewards Card benefits and we make money!

How to Get Help

Whom to Call: See this chart to know how to get help directly.

ACADEMICS: There are many ways to help your child keep up with school and homework.

  • Week at a Glance: Many teachers post their weekly or monthly calendars on the RGMS website.
  • ParentVue & Student Vue: Students' grades are posted on Synergy and can be seen by using ParentVue and StudentVue. Please keep in mind that when using an online grading system, it may take a while for you to see the grades.
  • Daily Planner: Each student has a daily planner which has calendar spaces for all assignments. In addition, the Bookmark pages are used to track daily reading at home.
  • Binder or Accordion File: Helping students sort and organize their binders or accordion file is invaluable. Please help them recycle papers not needed, locate homework, and organize work to be turned in (then check that it did get turned in.)
  • Locker: Feel free to check in at the main office and then go to your child's locker with him or her to look for missing work. If a locker change is needed, contact Mrs. Madison, principal. Changing locker location or partner can help.
  • Texting & Timers: Teach your student to set the timer on their phone to remind them to show up for things like test retakes at lunch. Texting them with reminders can help, too.
  • Online Textbooks: The science textbooks are online and easy to use at home. See the teachers' webpages for information.
  • Contact the Teacher: Emails addresses are located on the RGMS website. Phone contact is through the main office, 503-916-5676. Going directly to the source is often the best route.

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL: We are here to help young people grow!

  • Talk to Your Child: Make time each day to talk to your child about things going well and problems they may experience.
  • Learn about Young Adolescence: This fascinating and perplexing stage of life has been researched and there are many excellent publications out there that can help you understand and accept your child's struggles.
  • Interact with Peers: Keeping your child busy can help them make friends and mature well. RGMS has an excellent SUN Community School with numerous extended-day activities.
  • Exercise: Vigorous physical activity and time spent outside are super helpful for teens.
  • Get Counseling: Our school guidance counselor, Ms. Hyde, and our assistant principal, Mr. Jeans, are excellent sources for seeking help at school.

Equity

Calendars

PPS Calendar 2015-16

RGMS Calendar 2015-16, still tentative

All dates and times subject to change.  

Google Calendar coming soon. 

PTA

RGMS PTA now has a page on this site. Check it out!

Join the RGMS PTA using this link.


RGMS Video News & Announcements

The RGMS video editing students invite you to watch their video news and other entries at this link.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Volunteering

RGMS welcomes volunteers! Please be sure to fill out and submit the Criminal History Background form before volunteering in any capacity, including field trips. The form can be filled out at THIS LINK.

Lunch Money & Menu

Depost online at mylunchmoney.com.

Send cash or check to the RGMS kitchen before meal time.

Complete the application for free/reduced lunch.

Download the RGMS lunch menu.

PPS News

Join campaign to reconnect students

August 20, 2015
The Fifth Annual Reconnection Door-Knocking Campaign is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 am to 1 pm to help get students who have left school reconnected.
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PPS Board to explore renovating Roosevelt shop building into career-learning space

August 06, 2015

The Portland School Board on Aug. 4 directed PPS staff to examine whether an old, free-standing, automotive shop on the Roosevelt High School campus could be remodeled into career-learning space at some point in the future. 

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Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 

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