Frances C. Richmond Middle School
Friday, November 8, 2019
Mornings at RMS are special. The day starts quietly with a short walk from the front office to the gym, past quietly reading students who often stop to say good morning to other students and staff. Once in the gym, Mr. Atkinson and I start the tradition of basketball at one end and indoor soccer at the other. The rules to these games are informal, student policed, and long-standing. All students are welcome and treated fairly. Wednesday this week we had over 50 students in the gym in the morning - 6th, 7th, and 8th graders representing the full range of our community, expert players and beginners. All were engaged, positive, and caring. When the time came to stop, everyone walked into the lobby to greet the rest of the students and wait for the hand rung bell to start the day. Students stand in groups of friends, talking, laughing, and planning the day with students from many other groups as well. It is a remarkably calm and enjoyable way to start a school day. Just another reminder of the unique community that is RMS.
We are looking forward to a great November at RMS. We start this week with a celebration of those who have served our country, and end the month with a time to give thanks. Report cards will be available on Friday. Please contact us on Tuesday, November 12th with any questions or concerns. Enjoy the time with family and friends on this homework-free long weekend.
New Attendance Email
We are trying to streamline our attendance email, and as a result, we have a new email address for absences. In the future please email: rmsattendance@
With any and all attendance issues. Thank you.
Unfortunately, our author visit was postponed. We will inform you of the new scheduled time when we know.
The portal for report cards will reopen Friday at 3pm. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to call next week to set up an appointment with teachers/administration.
Please see here for the schedule of concerts throughout the year.
Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities in the weeks to come.
RMS Health Office Updates
Does your child need to take a prescription medication during school hours? Students must keep all prescription medications in the health office and have a signed medication form as well. The medication form and additional information can be found here: Health Office Website
Upcoming important dates
Friday, November 8th - 7th Grade Cemetery Field Trip
Friday, November 8th - 3 pm - Q1 report cards available through PowerSchool.
Monday, November 11th - NO SCHOOL - Veteran’s Day.
(STEM @ The Nugget Series) - see below.
Homework Free weekend!
All School News and Events (RMS website has a calendar with events and dates/times)
Links to parent resources aimed specifically at Middle School aged students.
How to talk to your student about gender
RMS is committed to building an inclusive school environment, and beginning discussions around identity for all students. This article can help you join those discussions with your student.
Community Interest can be found here.