Electives & Locker Forecasting 2015-16
Forecasting for next year's elective preferences and locker partners for students currently in grades 6 & 7 starts on April 13. The elective offerings are the same as this year, with the addition of Technology 2, an advanced class for kids who think computers are cool. World languages are also available to students in grades 7 & 8. Students will get individualized forecasting sheets.
Opening Night: Friday, May 1 @ 7pm
Saturday, May 2 @ 7pm
Sunday, May 3 @ 2pm
Friday, May 8 @ 7pm
Saturday, May 9 @ 2pm
Tickets $10 - Adults, $5 - Students
Tickets available by email reservation or at the door.
The petition process will be the only way to request transfer for all grade levels of neighborhood schools to RGMS now. Petition forms will be available at schools and here. Students already enrolled on transfer do not need to fill out a petition to stay at the same school. There is no deadline for petition applications, but we will encourage families to apply as soon as possible to help our staffing and forecasting process.
Contact the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Office at 503-916-3205 for more information.
Our RGMS Course Information flyer for 2015-16 has specific information about core and elective classes:
Transition & Tours
---School Daytime Tours—
Sorry, shadow days are not allowed by PPS. A tour can be arranged by contacting secretary Peggy Bruce, email@example.com.
---Bridlemile Students: For Bridlemile students planning to attend RGMS, please petition ASAP.
---RGMS Musicians Perform at Feeder Schools---
Wednesday, April 29, during the school day
---Forecasting Electives & Locker Partners ---
Forms distributed Monday, May 4; due Friday, May 15 or soon thereafter
---Feeder School Students Visit RGMS---
Wednesday, June 3, 10-11:00 AM
---Fall Registration at RGMS---
Wednesday, August 19, 12-7:00 PM
Thursday, August 20, 9 AM-Noon
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Students will want the RGMS yearbook! If you haven't ordered on yet, the form can be downloaded here. Please turn it in with payment to the main office. Thanks!
Math and TAG
All incoming 6th graders will be placed in Math 6. Grouping is homogenous, with all levels of students together. TAG students can be placed in Math 7 Compacted or Math 8 Compacted pending the results of the Single Subject Acceleration process. This is done at the student's 5th grade school in May, or at RGMS in September.
MATH 7 & 8
There are two levels of Math 7 and 8, with the lower level called Common Core and the accelerated level called Compacted. Completion of Math 7 Compacted plus Math 8 Compacted results in one credit of high school math and includes Algebra. RGMS will determine in grade 6 which students will be in which level of math, and they will continue in that track unless they are not successful in Compacted, in which case, they will be moved to Common Core. Students wishing to accelerate outside these levels will need to do the Single Subject Acceleration process.
SINGLE SUBJECT ACCELERATION
Single Subject Acceleration for math requires a student to be TAG identified and to take PPS math tests and score at a certain level. September and May are the months to apply for this process. Please contact the PPS TAG Department for details:
Heads in the Cloud 2015
The 2014 Heads in the Cloud campaign lives on! We are purchasing another cart of Chromebooks with donated funds and are pleased to announce that Anthro Corporation, located in Tualatin, has donated two more charging carts, saving us a whopping $5000! This adds to the three carts we have already received. Thank you, Anthro, for this support.
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!
Parent Volunteer Survey
Please fill out this Survey Monkey to tell our wonderful PTA volunteer coordinator, Claire Cowan, your interests.
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.