Frances C. Richmond Middle School
Friday, September 25, 2020
Dear RMS Community:
It certainly has been an eventful week. To that end, we will offer only quick updates today, with the hope that everyone can quickly move to the important work of recharging this weekend.
The Hanover/Norwich bus drivers are holding a memorial drive of Heather Billingham’s route, to be done on Monday, September 28th around 9:00 AM. They will leave the Garipay Field lot, drive to Hanover High and back to the Ray School, then up Route 10 to turn around at Mulherrin Road. If you want to participate, you can show your support by assembling along the memorial route and waiving to the drivers and/or holding signs
Welcome to Silvia Holman, our new Spanish teacher. Silvia comes to us from the Ray School. We are thrilled to welcome her to the family.
Open House - This year we will hold a virtual open house. Teachers are in the process of creating video presentations that can be viewed asynchronously, allowing for parent flexibility in terms of “meeting” teachers. We will make the presentations available the second week in October. We will have parent zoom meetings as well, and individual conferences via zoom are always available.
The Ray School has asked students who ride bikes/scooters past the Ray School in the afternoon to make sure to use caution. Traffic and small children are unpredictable and our RMS students will need to be cautious to avoid collisions or scary near misses. Thank you in advance to all of our riders.
Carpool participants. Please make sure you pull over to pick up your students. We have had isolated incidents of students stepping into the street to accept a ride. This is highly dangerous, please take the extra time to pull into a cut out.
Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the sunshine. Thank you for working with us to make this work. In the building we are excited and exhausted all at the same time. The one thing we know is that it is worth it.
Stay safe, be well, take care of each other.