RMS Weekly Announcements
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held via Zoom between October 26 – November 5 through a flexible schedule (times offered will be morning, daytime and evening). Please note that we will not host any conferences on Tuesday, November 3. Your child’s advisory teacher will send a registration link on Wednesday, October 14 for you to register for a 15-minute slot. Families can choose to have their child join the conference but this is not a requirement. Families that prefer a phone conversation should reach out directly to the advisory teacher to make these arrangements.
RMS Fundraiser Begins Monday, Oct. 19
It’s almost here! Our annual school fundraiser starts Monday, Oct. 19 and once again our mission is to help provide things RMS needs most right now. This list includes things like tools for digital learning, gym equipment and more. Last year we were overwhelmed by the support from our community, and students and staff remain grateful for the supplies, technology and books you helped fund. This year, if every student raised just $20, we’d meet our goal. And because we have parent volunteers managing the campaign instead of a marketing company, every dollar raised stays within RMS.
“Give Your Way: Support the Irish Way” runs October 19-30 and donations will be accepted on our GiveMN page, (website will be live on Monday, Oct. 19) and through MyPaymentsPlus. Cash or checks may also be dropped off at the main office, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please watch for a flier with additional information coming home next week, and will also be on the RMS website. If you have any questions, please email Bradley.Schafer@district196.org. Thank you in advance for your support!
4th Annual Irish Way 5K and 1-mile
The 4th Annual Irish Way 5K and 1-mile will be held Saturday, October 24. Due to the health and safety of our community, runners and walkers will have two ways to participate in this year’s event- virtually or in person. The only in-person event will be a 1-mile walk/run on the Rosemount Middle School Campus. This event will begin at 9 a.m. with staggered start times to limit the number of community members present at the start line. The 5K will only be done virtually. This is an opportunity to run/walk a course of your choice, at your own leisure and then share pictures with us. Click here for more information and for the link to register for the in-person 1-mile.
Your child may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals!
District 196 provides healthy meals each day for all students. Your family may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. If you participated in this program last school year and wish to participate again this year, you must submit a new application each year. All students in our district are currently eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch through the extension of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free meals program. However, this funding is not guaranteed long-term. It is important families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals still apply this year.
To apply, visit https://paypams.com/Applynowisd196 or call 651-423-7570 if you need assistance filling out the application and a counselor will help you.
Su hijo puede ser elegible para comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido!
El Distrito 196 proporciona comidas saludables cada día para todos los estudiantes. Su familia puede calificar para comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido. Si usted participó en este programa el año pasado y desea volver a participar este año, debe presentar una nueva solicitud cada año. Todos los estudiantes de nuestro distrito son actualmente elegibles para recibir desayuno y almuerzo gratis a través de la extensión del programa de comidas gratis del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, este financiamiento no está garantizado a largo plazo. Es importante que las familias que califiquen para comidas gratis o a precio reducido sigan solicitando este año.
Para solicitar, haga clic aquí, o https://paypams.com/Applynowisd196 o llame al 651-423-7570 si necesita ayuda para llenar la solicitud y un consejero le ayudará.
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Lifetouch Photography will take student pictures on the dates listed below:
- Students in Cohort A will have their pictures taken on Monday, November 2
- Students in Cohort B will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, November 3
- Students in 196 Digital Academy will be scheduled on Wednesday, November 4 and a sign-up link will be emailed approximately two weeks prior to the event.
- Please see this flyer to see information on how to order school pictures online through Lifetouch.
- The RMS Picture Day ID is: EVTMQC443
- Lifetouch link: http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/EVTMQC443
Get Your Pictures in the Yearbook
The yearbook staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them! Click on this link for information on how to upload your photos to the RMS yearbook for the 2020-21 school year.
Yearbooks Available for Purchase on MyPaymentsPlus
The 2020-21 RMS yearbooks are available for purchase on MyPaymentsPlus for $28 until Jan. 31, 2021. After that date, they will be $33.
Attention Current 8th Graders:
Mr. Lentz will be sponsoring the annual Washington, DC trip over spring break, March 22 - 25, 2021. To learn more about the trip and how to sign up, please join the virtual (Zoom) parent information meeting below!
WDC parent information Zoom meeting on Thursday, October 22 from 6-7 p.m.
Meeting ID: 872 2963 6438
For more information, contact Mr. Rob Lentz at Robert.Lentz@district196.org
RMS Media Center News
- Dakota County Library Access (click here for letter to families)
- RMS Library Curbside Pick-up for Digital Academy Students
Even if you aren’t coming to school, you can still check out books from the RMS library!
Follow these steps to request library books for curbside checkout:
- Go to the Rosemount Middle School library catalog at destinydiscover.com and login.
- Search the catalog for the books you want to borrow and click the blue “Hold” button. You can hold up to five books at a time.
- Watch your Collab email account for a notification from District 196 Media that your hold is available for pick-up.
- Come to school on Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up your books.
More details are available in your weekly update from the student’s English teachers.
Please contact Ms. Kienitz at email@example.com if you need assistance or need to arrange a different pick-up time.
Newly Revised District 196 School Year Calendar
Please see this link for the newly revised District 196 School Year Calendar from the Sept. 28 School Board meeting.
MAP Reading Assessments for 6th & 7th Graders
MAP Reading assessment will take place the week of October 19. Students in Cohort A and Cohort B will be testing during their Advisory time. Please contact Andrea Loger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-423-7570 with questions.
COVID Check List
Please click this link to see the COVID Check List to complete on the days when students are in the building.
We are happy to see students back in school, and it is nice to see everyone working together to keep the school environment safe and healthy. Wearing a face covering, maintaining 6-feet of distance between people, and staying home when ill are crucial steps to limiting the spread of COVID as much as possible. We are committed to keeping Rosemount Middle School as safe as possible, and we will be following the school attendance decision tree developed by the district and based on the most current information from the Minnesota Department of Health to guide student participation in in-person learning and school-sponsored sports/activities. Please reference the decision tree as necessary when determining if your student should be in school or staying home (https://www.district196.org/about/restart2020/student-illness-decision-tree). If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact the school nurse, Robin Schmitz at email@example.com and she will help guide you through the decision process.
Restart 2020-21 - Safely Returning to the Classroom
Please use this link for frequently updated information regarding the new school year from District 196. https://www.district196.org