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

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Transition & Tours

---School Daytime Tours—

   Sorry, shadow days are not allowed by PPS. A tour can be arranged by contacting secretary Peggy Bruce, pbruce@pps.net.

---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

---School Begins---

   Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dough for Dollars at Pizzicato Hillsdale

We raised $530.19! Thanks for your support and thanks to Pizzicato!

8th Graders & Wilson High School

8th Grade Family Information Night

Tuesday, March 1

·         6:30-7:30pm: Panel Discussion, Q&A

·         7:30-8:30pm: Content area discussion groups and optional building tours

Beginning at 6:30 a panel of teachers, counselors, and administrators will outline the mission and values of Wilson High School and present details of our core programs, extracurricular opportunities and the supports we have to ensure student success. Following a question and answer period, families will have an opportunity to tour the building or speak further with staff in specific subject areas.

 

WHS Tour & Forecasting

The 8th graders will be visiting Wilson High School on Friday, March 4. They will be leaving shortly after attendance is taken first period and return before lunch. They will get a walking tour of the building and then conclude in the auditorium to learn about forecasting and freshman schedule options. They will be given a forecasting form at this event to take home to be signed by a guardian. Wilson counselors will be visiting 8th grade students here at RGMS on March 14 to go over freshman forecasting materials and collect the forecasting form. For questions, please contact RGMS counselor Lisa Hyde at lhyde@pps.net.

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

RGMS Calendar 2015-16

PPS Calendar 2015-16

All dates and times subject to change.  

Google Calendar coming soon. 

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PTA

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

Join the RGMS PTA online using this link.

Join the RGMS PTA by downloading this form.

Scrip Order Form

RGMS Video News & Announcements

School Messenger

Text YES to 68453.

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Bullying/Harassment

Sometimes people just don’t get along. That is not always bullying. Bullying and harassment are: unfair, one-sided, repeated, there is a power imbalance and someone is threatening or intimidating another person, and the victim has told the harasser to stop and it continues. If you are wondering if what you experienced is bullying- click here for more guidance: bekind.pps.net and then please make a report using this button.

For other student interactions of concern, please download and use this INCIDENT REPORT FORM to make a report.

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 myschoolbucks.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

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.

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PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.
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Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.

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