Principal's Corner

Dear Rundlett Middle School Families,

Thank you for all of your support as the school year continues. Here is your GLC 2.0 /Blue Duke Nation weekly update for the week of September 21, 2020. We have lots of information for you, so please read the entire update.

Annual Update - Don’t Forget
The PowerSchool Parent Portal is now open. Please complete the annual update as soon as possible. We rely on the annual update for current contact information (phone, email, emergency contacts), changes in health concerns and OTC permission as well as many other important permissions and information. It is extremely important that parents complete this as soon as possible.If you need assistance, please contact Jill Proulx at jiproulx@sau8.org. She is the administrative assistant who is assisting families with the annual updates. A HUGE thank you to those who have already completed this form.
Hybrid Model
As you may have heard, our school board has voted for our schools to pivot to a hybrid model that will start in October. Students in grade 6 will start the hybrid schedule on October 5th. Students in grades 7 and 8 will start the hybrid schedule on October 13th.  
We are in the process of grouping students into cohorts. Many of you completed the district survey where you indicated your choice of hybrid or remote. Thank you for doing so! We still have not heard from many families and our administrative assistants have been reaching out to families. If you did not complete the survey, please contact your grade level administrative assistant as soon as you can and let them know your plan for your child: hybrid or remote.
We are collaborating with Concord High School and our elementary schools to make sure that siblings are attending the same days. Some of you have already reached out with requests for certain days or for children from different families to be placed together. Please understand that while we would like to accommodate everyone’s requests, we will simply be unable to do so. We plan to let families know their child’s assigned days no later than September 25th. 

Please check out this document for more details about our hybrid model.

Tech Support
Technology is an amazing thing when everything is working properly. When things aren’t working, then it’s really frustrating. Good news! We can help you! Here’s how you may access tech support for you and your child:
  • If your child has a broken Chromebook or other hardware issues, or if you need help with PowerSchool access, please email or call: help@sau8.org and (603) 415-1246 (new number this year)
  • If your child is having an issue with an educational application, please email Deb Pfitzenmayer, our digital learning specialist, at dpfitzenmayer@sau8.org 
Student Materials 
We believe that families have all picked up or received materials for their children. This includes student Chromebooks and any class materials. If you have not picked up your child’s materials, please contact us ASAP. We don’t want your child to fall behind in their classes. Please call us if you need further help (603-225-0862). 
Attendance
Attendance is extremely important and is required by state law. We know that the last couple of weeks have been tricky as students figured out how to sign on to classes, etc. Most of that has been ironed out at this point. Please make sure that your child is signing on to their classes each day. Attendance is taken during advisory each morning, and then each period throughout the day. Attendance is tracked closely. Please expect a phone call if your child has been marked absent. 
RMS PTO
Our first PTO meeting of the year took place virtually this past week. This is a shaping up to be an amazing group and we would love to see it grow. You may email Katelyn Willson, RMS PTO president at rundlettpto@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Our PTO is collecting box tops again this year.  We also have a bin near the lower parking lot that is for any clothing donations. This is actually a fundraiser for our PTO. More details on both coming out soon.

Check out the RMS PTO Spirit Wear Website to order some RMS gear, including facemasks! RMS Spirit Wear Website

W.I.N. Class
W.I.N. classes will continue this week only for Grade 7 students who have world language. 
Student Council
Good news! We may have a crazy school year at the moment, but RMS Student Council will be starting soon. Any student interested in joining  RMS Student Council should sign into the RMS Student Council Google Classroom page for information. The code is 23wvdw6. 

Grade Level Updates

Grade 8 
- Due to the pandemic, there will be no 8th grade trip to Washington, DC this year.
Grade 6
- Grade 6 students will have the opportunity to engage in some mindfulness activities during advisory this year. Please read this letter for Grade 6 Families. We are excited to offer this to our newest members of Blue Duke Nation.

We will continue to send you updated information as well as resources. We are in the process of updating our website and our GLC 2020 web page. You may find previous copies of our updates on our website under the Principal’s Corner.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,

Paulette



Archived Newsletters:

Principal's Corner 8_14_20.pdf
Principal's Corner 8_23_20.pdf
Principal's Corner 8_26_20.pdf
Principal's Corner 8_30_20.pdf
Principal's Corner 9_6_20.pdf
Principal's Corner 9_13_20 .pdf

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


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