Good Afternoon RMS Family:
Welcome to the first Friday focus of the new year! I would like to extend a special welcome to the incoming 6th-grade parents from the Ray School (and other towns), the 7th-grade parents from Marion Cross, and any other new parents we have.
Usually, the month of July in education is full of relaxed days contemplating the possibility of new classroom furniture and talking with faculty about exciting staff development offerings. This year has been quite different! The SAU 70 reopening task force throughout July to begin planning for the 2020-2021 school year. The SAU has scheduled a Town Meeting to go over the specifics of the plan. We would like to invite and welcome you to our remote meeting:
Thursday, August 6th - 6:30 pm
Link: Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: (check your email, please)
The RMS reopening task force formed this week (after a well-deserved break during July) and will meet in earnest next week to work through the specific logistics of school in the building during these trying times. We are excited to start the work, and thrilled about the prospect of seeing students again. We know there will be many questions, and we are planning numerous parent meetings during the month of August to answer any and all questions and concerns. Please stay tuned for the schedules of those meetings.
In other news of interest:
Community Forum about COVID
You are invited to join us for a virtual community conversation on August 12th at 8:30 AM.
This will be a chance to hear from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Population Health leadership about our response to COVID-19 and to participate in a dialogue about how we can best support our communities moving forward. We hope you are able to join us.
You can register for this webinar by clicking here or replying directly to this email.
Work for Racial Equity
Join UMaine's Library and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion for the Racial Justice Challenge. Each day, for five days, you'll receive an email with several tasks designed to learn, listen, share, and take action regarding race, racism, and antiracism. We'll explore how to be antiracist (versus "not racist"), move beyond a single story, examine issues of race in the media, and design a personalized racial justice plan for the rest of 2020.
Have questions? Contact email@example.com.
This challenge will take place August 3-7, 2020.
Interested in the PTO
Please email for more information: richmondmiddleschoolpto@gmail.
Again, we wanted to thank you in advance for your patience and participation in our planning process. If the last few months have taught us anything it is that we are better together.
Please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Be safe, stay well, take care of each other.
Tim & Anissa