Principal's Corner

Dear RMS Families,

Here is your GLC 2.0 Blue Duke Nation weekly update for the week of November 23, 2020. 

Transition to Remote
As you know, RMS has now transitioned back to remote learning. We know that this switch may complicate everyone’s lives - which is the last thing we wanted to do. However, right now it is the best thing to do for our school community.

We know that there is some confusion about this transition. We are actually going back to the schedule we had when we started school. Here are the schedules for each grade level. You will see tabs for each grade level at the bottom of the document. Simply click on the tab for your child’s grade level. 

Your child’s exploratory classes will remain the same. These classes are the only classes that will remain in Cohorts 1 & 2. Your child’s teachers will explain everything to them - bust basically everything stays the same. Students who were formerly remote will also continue with their exploratory class during WIN for the second quarter.

It is extremely important that each student sign in to advisory each morning. This helps us track student attendance.

Attendance
We understand that we are living through a pandemic and that we are sending students home with low level symptoms, so this message may seem strange. However, student attendance is extremely important and required by state law. We understand that we have had some connectivity issues that we are actively trying to correct. Aside from those issues, it is very important that students attend their daily advisory class each day (M, T, W, Th, F). That is when daily attendance is taken. If your child is not in attendance, please expect a phone call from us.

We want to work with our families to ensure good student attendance. If we work together, we can certainly help things improve.

Report Cards
Report cards are now available online as of Thursday, November 19th - just in time for Parent-Teacher Conferences!
Parent- Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher conferences are an important part of your child’s school year. It is an opportunity for families and teachers to come together and discuss each student’s progress. This partnership is very important to each child’s success. We know that working together is always what is best for students.

Parent-Teacher conferences will be taking place this Thursday, November 19th and Monday November 23rd. The hours will be 4:30 to 8:00PM both days. Due to the pandemic, things will be a little different this year. Each family should have received a link to sign up via Sign Up Genius this past week. After you sign up, you will receive a Zoom invite and link. We understand that slots fill up quickly and we are adding additional days if needed (12/2, 12/9, 12/17).

On the day and time of your conference, you will log into Zoom and you will be able to meet with all of your child’s cluster teachers. If you would like to meet with your child’s exploratory, ELL, world language or special education teacher or school counselor you may email them directly. They will send you a different link and invitation for your Zoom conference with them. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 23 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (Day 2)
  • November 25 - 27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Additional Parent-Teacher Conference Dates - 12/2, 12/9, 12/17
We will continue to send you updated information. Thank you for your continued patience and support. You may find previous copies of our updates on our website under the Principal’s Corner.

We also wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We know that many of us are not celebrating in the usual way and our lives are mighty confusing these days.

We want you to know that we are very thankful for all of our members of Blue Duke Nation and the support that you have given us. We will continue to do our best to support your child and you over the coming month as we look forward to 2021.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Paulette, Kerry, Paula and Shawn

RMS Administrative Team



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Paulette Fitzgerald
Principal
(603) 225-0862
pfitzgerald@sau8.org


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