March 28, 2021

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School & LWSD

Spring Break

Spring Break will be from Monday, April 5 thru Friday, April 9. School resumes on Monday, April 12. For a quick view of all school dates, you can view the 2020-2021 LWSD Calendar.

LWSD Pathway Forward: Secondary Schools

Read the latest LWSD March 24 update about secondary schooling. Read all updates by visiting lwsd.org/pathway-forward.

View answers to frequently asked questions. If you have questions about LWSD's Pathway Forward, please submit them to the district using the Questions about Pathway Forward form.

2021-22 Online School Enrollment

Enrollment for the new online school has expanded to include 9th and 10th grade students. Families of incoming ninth and tenth grade students can access the enrollment application and more information on the LWSD Online School website. Enrollment is open from March 12 to April 16.

Lifetouch Photo Pickup Reminder

Just a reminder, if you have not picked up your Lifetouch pre-ordered photos or proofs from the October photo days, please stop by RMS weekdays between 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

RMS Families of Color Virtual Family Nights

Who: Redmond Middle School Families of Color (Flyer) | What: Family engagement and support  | When: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm (4/20 & 5/18) | Where: Online via a MS Teams meeting | Why: To create a safe space to meet others and to build a supportive community | How: Type the following address into your web browser to join the meeting: tinyurl.com/RMSFamiliesOfColor

Quién: Redmond Middle School Familias de Color (Flyer) | Qué: Compromiso familiar y apoyo | Cuándo: Cada 3er martes del mes de 6:30 a 7:30 pm (4/20 y 5/18) | Dónde: En línea a través de una reunión de MS Teams | Por qué: Crear un espacio seguro para conocer a los demás y construir una comunidad de apoyo | Cómo: Escriba la siguiente dirección en su navegador web para unirse a la reunión: tinyurl.com/RMSFamiliesOfColor


RMS Toolkit for Incoming 6th-Graders/New Students

Attention new and incoming 6th Grade families! Do you have questions about how middle school is different from elementary? Do you want to know who your counselor will be? Ready to hear what Awesome Pawsomes are all about?

We invite you to read the RMS PTSA's toolkit to help you transition smoothly from your current school to RMS next year! It has helpful information to answer some of the most-frequently asked questions from families. If you have any questions not addressed in our tool-kit, feel free to send us an email at support@rmsptsa.org. Download and share this toolkit with friends, family, neighbors who have future RMS students! Go Grizzlies!

RMS Family Toolkit for Incoming and New Students

RMS Math Teams Clean Up At 'Math Is Cool'

Congratulations to our RMS math teams on their fantastic performance in the 2021 Math Is Cool Regional competition! 72 of our students participated in the most competitive division in the state and earned top finishes in their respective grades.

• Our 6th graders placed 2nd
• Our 7th graders placed 4th
• Our 8th graders placed 2nd
• Seven of our students earned trophy-level placement in individual competition

Wish our teams luck as they prepare for the MIC Masters competition on April 28!

Toolkit for Incoming RHS Freshmen (Repeat)

Attention 8th grade Families! Please take a look at the Family Transition Toolkit for your rising Redmond High School freshman! This toolkit provides answers to many questions that your 8th graders have as they make the transition into high school at Redmond High. If you have further questions, please reach out to your RHS PTSA (vp_face@redmondhsptsa.org) who will be happy to answer your questions and make this exciting move to high school as smooth as we can. Feel free to share it with all friends and family who are going to attend RHS! Go Mustangs!


RHS Spirit Wear on Sale Apr. 12-24

Get ready to rep your new school with the Mustang Pop-Up Shop sponsored by RHS DECA. If you will be attending Redmond High School in the coming fall, keep an eye out for the Virtual Mustang Pop-Up Shop opening April 12-24! Spirit wear ranging from sweatshirts, athletic wear, caps, and sweatpants will be available so you can show your spirit at pep rallies, football games, spirit games, and in the RHS hallways everyday! Link coming soon!

It's Still Okay Not to be Okay

National PTA launched a webpage at PTA.org/MentalHealth with resources to empower PTAs to help families learn about mental health and some of the most pressing issues and approaches as well as tools to help families cope. The webpage also features recordings of two webinars our association hosted in fall 2020 on understanding and advocating for mental health.

RMS Students Can Learn to Code for Free (Repeat)

Steel City Codes is offering a chapter for Redmond Middle School students where students will have the opportunity to learn how to code in Java from qualified Tesla STEM High School student volunteers who all have an extensive background in AP Computer Science and competitive coding. There is no doubt that programming is an invaluable skill today, as nearly 2/3rds of projected new jobs in STEM are computing-related. No prior programming experience is needed and students will have the opportunity to learn and challenge themselves, regardless of their experience.

Classes will be held weekly on Zoom from 4:00-5:00 PM on Wednesdays and will be offered completely cost-free. If you’re interested in registering your child, please fill out this registration form: http://tinyurl.com/sccred

Family Education

A Legacy of Resilience: One Family's Holocaust Story Monday, March 29 6-7:30 PM. Registration Required. View Flyer 

Parent Chat Topics Wednesdays 7:00 PM View the comprehensive flyer with upcoming topics. Presented by LWSF Balance in Mind | March 31: Body Image & Healthy Eating | April 21: Reimagining Success for Kids' Mental Health | May 5: Social Media and Mental Health
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