Carson MS Weekly Updates-September 29, 2020

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Important Upcoming Events

September 29 - Back to School Night (note date change)

October 1 - Virtual Parent Coffee, 9:00AM

October 7 - PTA Chipotle Fundraiser, 4:00-8:00PM

October 12 - School Planning Day (Student holiday)

October 22 - Virtual PTA Meeting, 6:00PM

Carson 2020-2021 Virtual Bell Schedule Monday Attendance Clarification

This is a reminder about attendance in Monday morning’s Panther Time Connections block.  We are thrilled that our students are logging into their classes and participating at a high rate.  Attendance is also required for Monday’s Panther Time.  All students should log into their 4th Period Panther Time from 9:00-9:20AM every Monday.  This time is used for teachers to check in with students at the start of each week.  Further, students have time to organize their week (determine goals for the week, note which teachers they may want to check in with, and clarify tasks that they need to submit).

If a student needs to miss any class time (full or partial day), a parent or guardian should report the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office using one of the following methods:

  1. Complete the Carson MS Attendance Form (preferred)
  2. Send an email with full details to: Attendance@fcps.edu
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence
Virtual Parent Coffee

On Thursday, October 1, parents are invited to our first Virtual Parent Coffee of the school year.  Members of our Student Services department and Administrative team will share information about the many people and resources available to support students throughout the year.  Items will include introduction of our school counselors, social and emotional health resources, information about grading, and an overview from the Administrative team.  The parent coffee is scheduled for 9:00-10:00AM and will occur through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU).  Please use the following form to register your email to receive the BBCU link.  Virtual Parent Coffee-October 1, 2020

 

Paperless Report Card Option

Families have the opportunity to “Go Paperless” and receive online only report cards. Going paperless for report cards will not impact any other mailings from FCPS. To take advantage of the paperless option, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVue, then go to “My Account” and select “Go Paperless.” All parents/guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVue account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all of your associated students, no matter what the school level.

 

Materials Pick Up

Course materials for certain classes are available at school for pick-up (see list below).  Parents may stop by RCMS during the main office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-2:00PM.  It would be most helpful if you could print out a copy of your child's schedule and bring it with you. Our office staff will assist you with locating the materials your child needs for their class schedule.  (If you intend to stop by the school, please wear a mask and observe social distancing rules). 

The available materials are listed below.  Please note the descriptions for specific courses:

  • The daily assignment book (DAB), available for all 7th and 8th graders
  • 7th grade Science materials (Students should only pick up materials designated by their science teacher; check classroom postings for details.)
  • Strategies for Success course workbooks (Mr. Holmlund, Ms. Averill, Mrs. McCoy-Williams, Mrs. Okoronkwo)
  • Spanish and French workbooks
  • Japanese textbook and workbooks
  • 3D Art Class materials (Mrs. Couch)
  • Read180 class materials (Mrs. Crutcher)
  • Power Math 7&8 workbooks (Mrs. McCoy-Williams)
  • Orchestra goodie bags
  • Individual items left for students by teacher (teacher will communicate directly with specific students if they have left any items for pick-up)
Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Rachel Carson, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://carsonms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Megan Carr, if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

After School Program

After school programs are in full swing!  Please have your student go to Student Central for club listings, sign-ups, after school calendar and links to after school Google classrooms.  The After School Program page on the RCMS website will be for basic information in regards to programs, please direct your student to Carson Student Central.  Students will receive an email on Friday Afternoons with updated After School information for the following week.  If you have any questions please email Mr. Pawlowski, ajpawlowski@fcps.edu

After School Important Dates:

  • TSA tryout proposals are due Wednesday, September 30 by 8:00PM.  They should be submitted to the Fall 2020 TSA Try Out Proposals Google classroom.
  • Debate Interest Meeting will be Friday, October 2, 2:30-4:00PM.
  • Model UN tryout position papers for new members are due Friday, October 2 by 8:00PM.
  • Best Buddies Interest meeting will be Thursday, October 1 at 2:20PM.
  • Battle of the Books Interest Meeting will be Friday, October 2 from 2:30-3:15PM.
PTA Chipotle Fundraiser

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 7!  RCMS PTA will sponsor a fundraiser at the Chipotle Restaurant located at 13354 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon, from 4:00-8:00PM.  We hope you will plan to come out to support our school!

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Parents and Guardians:  On our Website is the information you will need to complete for SRR (Student Rights and Responsibilities) this year. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Sybil Terry @ sdterry3@fcps.edu.

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link: SR&R Acknowledgement Form  The form must be filled out one time per student.

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

October 5, 19 & 26 (no pickups on 10/12 or 11/2)

Curbside Library Book Checkout began on Monday, September 14.  This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Thomas Jefferson HS Admissions Update

The application window for current eighth-grade students has changed. The TJ Admissions Office will post the updated window as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and know that students and families look forward to beginning the process that will hopefully provide them with an opportunity to attend TJHSST. We anticipate that the Admissions Office will update this information after September 15th. 

More information can be found HERE

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS BTSN and Parent Coffee Reminders

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Important Upcoming Events

September 29 - Back to School Night (note date change)

October 1 - Virtual Parent Coffee, 9:00AM

October 7 - PTA Chipotle Fundraiser, 4:00-8:00PM

October 12 - School Planning Day (Student holiday)

Carson 2020-2021 Virtual Bell Schedule Back to School Night Tuesday, September 29 (note date change)

Today is the last day to sign up to attend a live session with our Administrative Team (see below).  If you are not able to attend the live session, the recording will be posted on our website after BTSN.

Carson MS will host Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 29.  This will be a virtual event and will offer families a series of live and recorded sessions in which to participate.

Live sessions:

The Administrative Team will host two live drop-in sessions for parents in BBCU.  This is a chance to hear a presentation about the start of the school year and more details about the cumulative gradebook.  Registration for each session will be limited to the first 500 registrations.  The live sessions will be recorded and posted to our website afterwards.

7th Grade Session:  6:00-6:30PM

Please register here: 7th Grade BTSN Live Session Registration

 

8th Grade Session:  6:30-7:00PM

Please register here: 8th Grade BTSN Live Session Registration

A link to attend the Administrative Team live sessions will be sent to all parents who pre-registered (as stated in last week's NYC).

 

Teacher videos:

All teachers will have a recorded video available for viewing.  Parents may choose to view these videos during the BTSN evening, or you may come back at a later time that is more convenient..  Through these recordings, families will learn more about their child's teacher, and about the course content.  

Virtual Parent Coffee

On Thursday, October 1, parents are invited to our first Virtual Parent Coffee of the school year.  Members of our Student Services department and Administrative team will share information about the many people and resources available to support students throughout the year.  Items will include introduction of our school counselors, social and emotional health resources, information about grading, and an overview from the Administrative team.  The parent coffee is scheduled for 9:00-10:00AM and will occur through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU).  Please use the following form to register your email to receive the BBCU link.  Virtual Parent Coffee-October 1, 2020

 

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates-September 22, 2020

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Important Upcoming Events

September 29 - Back to School Night (note date change)

October 1 - Virtual Parent Coffee, 9:00AM

October 7 - PTA Chipotle Fundraiser, 4:00-8:00PM

October 12 - School Planning Day (Student holiday)

Monday Attendance Clarification

This is a reminder about attendance in Monday morning’s Panther Time Connections block.  We are thrilled that our students are logging into their classes and participating at a high rate.  Attendance is also required for Monday’s Panther Time.  All students should log into their 4th Period Panther Time from 9:00-9:20AM every Monday.  This time is used for teachers to check in with students at the start of each week.  Further, students have time to organize their week (determine goals for the week, note which teachers they may want to check in with, and clarify tasks that they need to submit).

If a student needs to miss any class time (full or partial day), a parent or guardian should report the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office using one of the following methods:

  1. Complete the Carson MS Attendance Form (preferred)
  2. Send an email with full details to: Attendance@fcps.edu
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence
Materials Pick Up

We are very thankful for your tremendous presence at our first materials pick-up event on September 21.  We recognize that many families faced a very long wait for the items that were distributed.  This was our first experience with this type of event and there were many lessons learned.  We are grateful for the patience that you provided on Monday afternoon.

The course materials from Monday are available at school for pick-up.  Parents may stop by RCMS during the main office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-2:00PM.  It would be most helpful if you could print out a copy of your child's schedule and bring it with you. Our office staff will assist you with locating the materials your child needs for their class schedule.  (If you intend to stop by the school, please wear a mask and observe social distancing rules).  If you secured items during Monday’s pick-up, you do not need to return to the school at this time.

The available materials are listed below.  Please note the descriptions for specific courses:

  • The daily assignment book (DAB), available for all 7th and 8th graders
  • 7th grade Science materials (Students should only pick up materials designated by their science teacher; check classroom postings for details.)
  • Strategies for Success course workbooks
  • Spanish and French workbooks
  • Japanese textbook and workbooks
  • 3D Art Class materials
  • Read180 class materials
  • Power Math 7&8 workbooks
  • Orchestra goodie bags
  • Individual items left for students by teacher (teacher will communicate directly with specific students if they have left any items for pick-up)

 

Back to School Night Tuesday, September 29 (note date change)

Carson MS will host Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 29.  This will be a virtual event and will offer families a series of live and recorded sessions in which to participate.

Live sessions:

The Administrative Team will host two live drop-in sessions for parents in BBCU.  This is a chance to hear a presentation about the start of the school year and more details about the cumulative gradebook.  Registration for each session will be limited to the first 500 registrations.  The live sessions will be recorded and posted to our website afterwards.

7th Grade Session:  6:00-6:30PM

Please register here: 7th Grade BTSN Live Session Registration

 

8th Grade Session:  6:30-7:00PM

Please register here: 8th Grade BTSN Live Session Registration

A link to attend the Administrative Team live sessions will be sent to all parents who pre-registered (as stated in last week's NYC).

 

Teacher videos:

All teachers will have a recorded video available for viewing.  Parents may choose to view these videos during the BTSN evening, or you may come back at a later time that is more convenient..  Through these recordings, families will learn more about their child's teacher, and about the course content.  

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Rachel Carson, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://carsonms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Megan Carr, if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Virtual Parent Coffee

On Thursday, October 1, parents are invited to our first Virtual Parent Coffee of the school year.  Members of our Student Services department and Administrative team will share information about the many people and resources available to support students throughout the year.  Items will include introduction of our school counselors, social and emotional health resources, information about grading, and an overview from the Administrative team.  The parent coffee is scheduled for 9:00-10:00AM and will occur through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU).  Please use the following form to register your email to receive the BBCU link.  Virtual Parent Coffee-October 1, 2020

 

After School Program

After School Programs kick off this week!  Please have your student go to Carson Student Central for club listings, sign-ups, after school calendar and links to after school Google classrooms.  The Student Central icon is on every FCPS student laptop.  The After School Program page on the RCMS website will be for basic information in regards to programs, please direct your student to Carson Student Central.  Students will receive an email on Friday afternoons with updated After School information.  If you have any questions please email Mr. Pawlowski, ajpawlowski@fcps.edu

Due to the challenges created by operating in a virtual environment, there are certain programs that RCMS is unable to participate in at this point in time.  Those programs are AMC 8, Science Bowl, and Science Olympiad.    

 

PTA Chipotle Fundraiser

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 7!  RCMS PTA will sponsor a fundraiser at the Chipotle Restaurant located at 13354 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon, from 4:00-8:00PM.  We hope you will plan to come out to support our school!

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Parents and Guardians:  On our Website is the information you will need to complete for SRR (Student Rights and Responsibilities) this year. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Sybil Terry @ sdterry3@fcps.edu.

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link: SR&R Acknowledgement Form  The form must be filled out one time per student.

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

Curbside Library Book Checkout began on Monday, September 14.  This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Thomas Jefferson HS Admissions Update

The application window for current eighth-grade students has changed. The TJ Admissions Office will post the updated window as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and know that students and families look forward to beginning the process that will hopefully provide them with an opportunity to attend TJHSST. We anticipate that the Admissions Office will update this information after September 15th. 

More information can be found HERE

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS REMINDER: Student Materials Pick Up Today

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Important Upcoming Events

September 21 - After School Program begins

September 21 - Materials Pick Up Day, 3:00-7:00PM

September 29 - Back to School Night - NOTE DATE CHANGE

October 1 - Virtual Parent Coffee, 9:00AM

October 12 - School Planning Day (Student holiday)

MATERIALS PICK UP TODAY Please assist us by having your child's first and last name displayed in the windshield of your vehicle

As a reminder, today is our first scheduled Materials Pick Up Day, from 3:00-7:00PM.   To help with traffic flow, please consider visiting the school at the following times by your child’s last name:

    • A-M:  3:00-5:00PM
    • L-Z:  5:00-7:00PM

All students will receive their Daily Assignment Book (the DAB) for the 2020-21 school year.  In addition, course-specific materials are available for the following content areas:

  • Class supplies for all band, orchestra, and guitar students
  • 7th grade science vocabulary books
  • Spanish and French workbooks
  • 3D Art material
  • Strategies for Success workbooks
  • Read 180 materials
  • Materials for English language learners
  • Specific items left by teachers for individual students
2019-2020 Yearbooks Still Available

If you have not yet purchased a 2019-2020 yearbook from last school year, you may still do so today.  We can only accept checks (no cash or credit), payable to RCMS, $35.00.

Library book returns will also be accepted at this time

 

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Student Materials and Yearbook Pick-Up (Sept. 21)

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Important Upcoming Events

September 21 - After School Program begins

September 21 - Materials Pick Up Day 

September 29 - Back to School Night - NOTE DATE CHANGE

October 12 - School Planning Day (Student holiday)

Materials Pick-Up Day

Greetings Panthers,

All students and families are invited to our first materials distribution drive-through (our “Beep and Greet”).  This will occur on Monday, Sept. 21 from 3-7PM.  This is an opportunity to visit the school to gather instructional materials and see some of our staff members.

All students can receive their Daily Assignment Book (the DAB) for the 2020-21 school year.  

In addition, course-specific materials are available for the following content areas:

  • Class supplies for all band, orchestra, and guitar students
  • 7th grade science vocabulary books
  • Spanish and French workbooks
  • 3D Art material
  • Strategies for Success workbooks
  • Read 180 materials
  • Materials for English language learners
  • Specific items left by teachers for individual students

We will also distribute yearbooks from the 2019-20 school year to families who have previously ordered a yearbook (sales will not be conducted on site).

 

Event Details:

  • To help with traffic flow, please consider visiting the school at the following times by your child’s last name:
    • A-M:  3-5PM
    • L-Z:  5-7PM
  • Please assist us by writing your child’s first and last name on a piece of paper that you will display from your windshield.  This will be very helpful as we work to identify your child and ensure the delivery of the right materials.
  • After arriving at the main entrance of RCMS, if your child is a member of the music program or you have previously purchased a 2019-2020 yearbook, please make a right turn into the kiss-and-ride lane to claim music supplies and/or the yearbook.  If you do not need either of these items, please proceed directly to the bus lane.
  • Once in the bus lane, we will have a single, one-way lane where all of the course-specific materials will be available.  Staff members will be present to hand these materials along your passenger side.  Please have your child’s name displayed for easy recognition.
  • After receiving the final item, please exit the school campus via the bus exit, turning right only onto McLearen Rd.

This is the first of several “Beep and Greets” that we will conduct during the year.  We will be in touch with details about materials distributed at future events.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday afternoon.  

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS BTSN Date Rescheduled

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Important Upcoming Events

September 17 - PTA Meeting, virtual, 6:00-7:00PM

September 21 - After School Program begins

September 21 - Materials Pick Up Day (NYC with information will be sent on Friday, September 18)

September 29 - Back to School Night - NOTE DATE CHANGE

October 12 - School Planning Day (Student holiday)

 

 Back to School Night September 29 (NOT September 23 - *Note Date Change!)

With Dr. Brabrand’s Town Hall recently announced for September 23 at 7:00PM, Rachel Carson MS has been directed to move the Back to School Night date so that families have the opportunity to attend both events.

Carson’s annual Back to School Night (BTSN) will be held Tuesday, September 29.  We will proceed with the same format that was planned for the evening of September 23.  We will host two live parent info sessions.  The 7th grade parent session will be held from 6:00-6:30PM that evening.  The 8th grade parent session will occur from 6:30-7:00PM.  Next week, we will send an invitation for families to sign up for the links to the parent sessions and to submit questions that we can answer on the evening of the 29th. 

In addition, each of our teachers is preparing a video that provides a personal introduction and an overview of their course.  These videos will be posted and available for families to view at their own pace.  The completed videos will be posted on September 29. 

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.  We look forward to connecting with you on the evening of September 29.

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates-September 15, 2020

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Important Upcoming Events

September 17 - PTA Meeting, virtual, 6:00-7:00PM

September 21 - After School Program begins

September 21 - Materials Pick Up Day

September 23 - Back to School Night

October 12 - School Planning Day (Student holiday)

Back to School Night Wednesday, September 23

Carson MS will host Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 23.  This will be a virtual event and will offer families a series of live and recorded sessions in which to participate.

Live sessions:

The Administrative Team will host two live drop-in sessions for parents in BBCU.  This is a chance to hear a presentation about the start of the school year and more details about the cumulative gradebook.  

7th Grade Session:  6:00-6:30PM

8th Grade Session:  6:30-7:00PM

Teacher videos:

All teachers will have a recorded video available for viewing.  Parents may choose to view these videos during the BTSN evening, or you may come back at a later time that is more convenient..  Through these recordings, families will learn more about their child's teacher, and about the course content.  

On Monday, September 21, parents will receive an email invitation to sign up for their child's grade level Administrative Team presentation.  This link will also include a question submission form so that questions can be submitted in advance. The links to attend these sessions will be provided to registered parents on Wednesday, September 23.

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Rachel Carson, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://carsonms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Megan Carr, if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Parents and Guardians:  On our Website is the information you will need to complete for SRR (Student Rights and Responsibilities) this year. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Sybil Terry @ sdterry3@fcps.edu.

Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link: SR&R Acknowledgement Form  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Materials Pick Up Day

Throughout the year, while students are attending school virtually, we plan to have scheduled Materials Pick Up Days for distribution of important supplies needed for classwork.  Our first such day will be Monday, September 21, from 3:00-7:00PM.  More information will be coming in a separate News You Choose later this week.

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

Curbside Library Book Checkout began on Monday, September 14.  This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Important Information About Receiving Communication from
Fairfax County Public Schools

How can I make sure I receive emergency information from Fairfax County Public Schools? Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) communicates all emergency and essential information to parents via email. The information is also translated into eight languages: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Information communicated via email includes:

• School closings and delays
• Attendance
• Emergencies at school
• Low lunch balance
• Power, phone, or internet outages at school
• Bus delays
• Testing dates

When providing an e-mail address to FCPS, please avoid using an educational (.edu-including fcps.edu), military (.mil) or government (.gov) email address. The security settings on government servers often block messages from FCPS. It is a best practice to not use work related email addresses; therefore, it is important to use an email address from another internet service provider such as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc.

How do I receive text messages from FCPS? Parents can receive text messages for emergencies and essential information. Please make sure your parent cell phone numbers are listed in the “cell telephone” fields in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children.

Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using the weCare@school feature of FCPS 24-7 Learning. Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on their cell phone service plan. More information

Student Attendance for the 2020-21 School Year

FCPS welcomes new and returning families for the 2020-21 school year. Our September 8 virtual opening poses some interesting challenges, so we hope this will help families understand the new attendance routines.

In Virginia, public school students aged 5-18 are required to attend school regularly. That is true whether FCPS is offering distance learning or in-person instruction. Teachers will take attendance during learning sessions and ensure that all students are counted. Parents can assist with this process by doing the following:

  • Ensuring that their student(s) logs in to classes on time, and throughout the day.
  • Calling or emailing the RCMS school attendance line if their student(s) are unable to participate:
  • Returning phone calls or emails when notified that their student(s) did not participate that day.
  • Ensuring that your student(s) submit activity logs as directed.

If your child is unable to login to live, face-to-face online instruction with their teacher, the teacher will be recording the class and posting the video within Blackboard/Google Classroom so it can be viewed at a different time. The video can also be used to provide review for all students.

If a parent calls and indicates their student will not be there for a certain class period, they are excused for the class period. Accessing the material later will not change the status of the absence.

If there is no parent contact, and the student failed to log in, the student is unverified for that class period. FCPS bases attendance for secondary students on “present” one or more periods of the day, and reports which periods a student did not appear in class.

FCPS staff members will work with parents to ensure that the transition to virtual learning is as smooth as possible. Help us to help you set your students up for success.

Difficulty logging into FCPS? The Parent Technology help desk may be able to assist: 833-921-3277 or https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ Communicating any concerns to the school, such as difficulty logging in or having access to FCPS classes.

More information about attendance is available online

2019-2020 Yearbooks Available for Rising 8th and 9th Graders

We have a limited number of surplus 2019-2020 yearbooks available for sale on a first come-first served basis. Yearbooks are $35.00. We will have one drive up/pick up day on September 21, from 2:00-6:00PM. 

To ensure you receive a yearbook, please order online. If you choose to pay by check, please write checks out to Rachel Carson Middle School in the amount of $35.00 with your students name in the subject line. Online sales will get first priority, if online sales sell out there will be no checks accepted at distribution day.

No cash will be accepted on drive by distribution day.

Current 8th grade students who have not purchased a yearbook, may purchase one through www.MySchoolBucks.com

Current 9th grade students may purchase a yearbook from MySchoolBucks by accessing the link below. Please bring the invoice provided by MySchoolBucks at the time of pickup.

9th Graders 2019-2020 Yearbook Purchase

 

School Lunch Information

Free and Reduced Lunch and Consent to Share

Students who may qualify for assistance through the Free or Reduced Meals program must apply each year. If your student was eligible last year and you have not yet reapplied, benefits from last school will expire at the end of September.

If you either need to reapply, or if you believe your family may be eligible this year, click here to learn more.

At the bottom of the webpage there are links to the application in English and Spanish. It is also available in Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog, French and Vietnamese.

Consent to Share Information form

It is very important that families also complete the Consent to Share Information form so that students may also receive free or reduced fees for several programs (e.g. course fees). Without this form, students will not be eligible for free/reduced fees in a number of programs even if they are eligible for the meals program.

The form is available in nine languages on the same webpage. Please scroll to the bottom of the webpage to find the form.

If you have already completed the Free/Reduced Meals application but did not do the Consent to Share Information form, you can still do so.

Thomas Jefferson HS Admissions Update

The application window for current eighth-grade students has changed. The TJ Admissions Office will post the updated window as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and know that students and families look forward to beginning the process that will hopefully provide them with an opportunity to attend TJHSST. We anticipate that the Admissions Office will update this information after September 15th. 

More information can be found HERE

Forms Turn-In

Due to the virtual start for this school year, all forms, required and optional, will have to be completed and submitted electronically.  All forms can be found on our website: Required Forms. It is more important than ever that parents have their own Parent SIS Account. If you do not yet have an account, you can learn more about how to obtain one at ParentVue New Account Registration

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Carson MS After School Program

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Important Upcoming Events

September 17 - PTA Meeting, virtual, 6:00-7:00PM

September 21 - After School Program begins

September 21 - Materials Pick Up Day

September 23 - Back to School Night

October 12 - School Planning Day (Student holiday)

Parents and students,

My name is Adam Pawlowski, and I am the After-School Specialist at Rachel Carson Middle School. The purpose of this letter is to introduce you and your child to the After-School Program at Carson. Our goal is to provide quality programming in the areas of academic support and enrichment, social skills and youth development, physical health and wellness, and family and community involvement. 

The After-School Program will be different this year as all clubs and activities will be virtual. We will offer a variety of virtual clubs and activities including Debate, Arduino’s, Theatre Sports/Improvisation, Fitness, Science Olympiad (MYSO), TSA, Model UN, and many more. Our engaging and exciting programs will be both synchronous and asynchronous using a combination of Blackboard Collaborate and Google Classroom/Google Meet.

Asynchronous activities will be available to all students via the Rachel Carson After School Google Classroom. The classroom code for students to join is o7kpmg7 . Synchronous activities will begin the week of September 21st. Club sign up forms for individual clubs will be sent out next Tuesday to all students’ FCPS email accounts for students to sign up for the first week of activities. After the first week of activities, sign up  forms will be sent out every Friday afternoon for students to sign up for clubs the following week. The final schedule of activities will be sent out on Friday September 18th via News You Choose and sent to students FCPS emails. Activity times may be subject to change based on club sponsors availability. Changes will be communicated through students’ FCPS emails.

The RCMS after school program is a fluid, ever changing, program that allows for new student driven activities.  Check the activity calendar often for new and exciting opportunities.

In order to participate in after school activities, the After School Registration Form must be completed: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmBwWRdzJO9iIYgq1RENTZ4EIeIE5I3Z-L_wlspIaEviwP9g/viewform

Please feel free to contact me anytime at ajpawlowski@fcps.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I look forward to working with you and your student(s) and having a wonderful school year.

Upcoming Club Tryouts:

  • Model UN- MOCK MUN Interest Meeting- Monday, September 21st from 2:30-5:00 pm.  The Google Meet code will be posted on the RCMS website on the MUN page in After School Activities. Interest meeting registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezFlLUCHE_NpkF-ypzNBMqnukJq6a9yOrfFNa4t8Z4KsJcnA/viewform
  • Model UN- New applicant Position Papers Due Monday, October 2.  Papers will be due by 8:00 pm.  More information will be coming soon on the RCMS website.
  • Model UN- Online Tryouts will be Thursday, October 5.  More information will be coming soon on the RCMS website.
  • Technology Student Association (TSA)- TSA Inventions & Innovations tryout submittals will be due on Wednesday, September 30 by 8:00 pm.  Please see the TSA page in After School Activities on the RCMS website for tryout information.

Adam Pawlowski  M.Ed.

After-School Program Specialist/Community Use Coordinator/Custodial Supervisor

Rachel Carson Middle School

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Carson MS Weekly Updates-September 8, 2020

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Important Upcoming Events

September 8 - First day of school

September 21 - After School Program begins

September 23 - Back to School Night - details coming soon!

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Rachel Carson, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://carsonms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Megan Carr, if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout Here's how it works:

Students reserve books on the RCMS Library Catalog by placing them on HOLD.  Students receive a pop-up message and/or email indicating that the books are available.

Students pick up the books at the next Curbside Checkout: Mondays, 11AM-2PM, outside Door #1 at RCMS (just outside the Main Office).  This service will begin on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Please bring your Student ID # printed large on paper to allow for contactless checkout.

Masks are required.  Please observe social distancing.

Please allow at least 24 hours for holds to be processed and ready for pickup:

**Any books placed on hold after 2PM on Sunday may not be available for pick-up the next day even if you get a message that is “available”.**

Books will remain on hold for at least nine days from the day the hold is placed, but will be held longer if no one else has placed a hold on it.

You can also return books at this time.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Student Attendance for the 2020-21 School Year

FCPS welcomes new and returning families for the 2020-21 school year. Our September 8 virtual opening poses some interesting challenges, so we hope this will help families understand the new attendance routines.

In Virginia, public school students aged 5-18 are required to attend school regularly. That is true whether FCPS is offering distance learning or in-person instruction. Teachers will take attendance during learning sessions and ensure that all students are counted. Parents can assist with this process by doing the following:

  • Ensuring that their student(s) logs in to classes on time, and throughout the day.
  • Calling or emailing the RCMS school attendance line if their student(s) are unable to participate:
  • Returning phone calls or emails when notified that their student(s) did not participate that day.
  • Ensuring that your student(s) submit activity logs as directed.

If your child is unable to login to live, face-to-face online instruction with their teacher, the teacher will be recording the class and posting the video within Blackboard/Google Classroom so it can be viewed at a different time. The video can also be used to provide review for all students.

If a parent calls and indicates their student will not be there for a certain class period, they are excused for the class period. Accessing the material later will not change the status of the absence.

If there is no parent contact, and the student failed to log in, the student is unverified for that class period. FCPS bases attendance for secondary students on “present” one or more periods of the day, and reports which periods a student did not appear in class.

FCPS staff members will work with parents to ensure that the transition to virtual learning is as smooth as possible. Help us to help you set your students up for success.

Difficulty logging into FCPS? The Parent Technology help desk may be able to assist: 833-921-3277 or https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ Communicating any concerns to the school, such as difficulty logging in or having access to FCPS classes.

More information about attendance is available online

2019-2020 Yearbooks Available for Rising 8th and 9th Graders

We have a limited number of surplus 2019-2020 yearbooks available for sale on a first come-first served basis. Yearbooks are $35.00. We will have one drive up/pick up day on September 21, from 2:00-6:00PM. 

To ensure you receive a yearbook, please order online. If you choose to pay by check, please write checks out to Rachel Carson Middle School in the amount of $35.00 with your students name in the subject line. Online sales will get first priority, if online sales sell out there will be no checks accepted at distribution day.

No cash will be accepted on drive by distribution day.

Current 8th grade students who have not purchased a yearbook, may purchase one through www.MySchoolBucks.com

Current 9th grade students may purchase a yearbook from MySchoolBucks by accessing the link below. Please bring the invoice provided by MySchoolBucks at the time of pickup.

9th Graders 2019-2020 Yearbook Purchase

 

SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION

Free and Reduced Lunch and Consent to Share

Students who may qualify for assistance through the Free or Reduced Meals program must apply each year. If your student was eligible last year and you have not yet reapplied, benefits from last school will expire at the end of September.

If you either need to reapply, or if you believe your family may be eligible this year, click here to learn more.

At the bottom of the webpage there are links to the application in English and Spanish. It is also available in Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog, French and Vietnamese.

Consent to Share Information form

It is very important that families also complete the Consent to Share Information form so that students may also receive free or reduced fees for several programs (e.g. course fees). Without this form, students will not be eligible for free/reduced fees in a number of programs even if they are eligible for the meals program.

The form is available in nine languages on the same webpage. Please scroll to the bottom of the webpage to find the form.

If you have already completed the Free/Reduced Meals application but did not do the Consent to Share Information form, you can still do so.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology:  New Information

To all 8th grade students who are interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), there has been a change in application window dates.  The window to apply for TJHSST is now September 14th at 4:00 pm to October 2nd at 2:00 pm.  This change reflects the shift of school opening on September 8th.  Please check their website at www.tjadmissions.org, for updated information. 

 

Forms Turn-In

Due to the virtual start for this school year, all forms, required and optional, will have to be completed and submitted electronically.  All forms can be found on our website: Required Forms. It is more important than ever that parents have their own Parent SIS Account. If you do not yet have an account, you can learn more about how to obtain one at ParentVue New Account Registration

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RCMS FIrst Day of School Reminders -September 8, 2020

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Important Upcoming Events

September 8 - First day of school

September 23 - Back to School Night - details coming soon!

The First Day of School is Tues. September 8

Greetings Panthers.  We are very excited to begin the new school year.  We will start the school year by following our A Day schedule.  Students should use their Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) link to log into their 1st Period class by 7:30AM on Tuesday morning.  These links were sent to students' fcpsschools.net Gmail accounts. Please see our weekly bell schedule listed below.

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Students:  if you run into a problem with a specific class, please use your fcpsschools.net Gmail account to e-mail your teacher.  You can find their name and e-mail using the directory that is linked above.

In addition, our school counselors are another great resource and group of staff members waiting to provide assistance.  Our counselors each work with a separate part of the alphabet.  Determine your counselor based on your last name.

Ms. Fajardo:  Student last names A-Dar

Ms. Ferrell:  Student last names Das-Jz

Ms. Humphrey:  Student last names K-Mn

Ms. Little:  Student last names Mo-Sg

Ms. Schires:  Student last names Sh-Z

Resources for Students

Students should continue to  check their fcpsschools.net Gmail account to find the links to their classes. Please watch this video first and then open this copy of the class schedule organizer to organize your class links.

In addition, we have created the Carson Student Central Google site.  This site contains a great overview of RCMS and other helpful links and information.

*Please note that students will need to be logged into their fcpsschools Google Drive in order to open the class schedule organizer and the Carson Student Central site.

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Rachel Carson, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://carsonms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Megan Carr, if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

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Carson MS VIRTUAL ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

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Important Upcoming Events

August 31-September 3 - RCMS 101 (All students registered for this program will receive access link)

September 2 - Student schedules available in SIS/ParentVue

September 2 - Virtual Orientation for all Students 12:30-2:30PM

September 8 - First day of school

September 23 - Back to School Night - details coming soon!

Tomorrow is the RCMS Virtual Orientation for All Students

RCMS will host a Virtual Orientation for all students on Wednesday, September 2, from 12:30-2:30PM.  Teacher have begun to send students links to their classrooms.  Students will be able to view their class schedules on September 2 and should use these links to visit their classes as follows (visit all A Day Classes first, followed by all B Day Classes).

Please watch this video first and then open this copy of the class schedule organizer to organize your class links. *Please note that students will need to be logged into their fcpsschools Google Drive in order to open the class schedule organizer.

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Rachel Carson, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://carsonms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Megan Carr, if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

2019-2020 Yearbooks Available for Rising 8th and 9th Graders

We have a limited number of surplus 2019-2020 yearbooks available for sale on a first come-first served basis.  Yearbooks are $35.00.  We will have one drive up/pick up day on September 21, from 2:00-6:00PM.  

Rising 8th Graders:  Yearbooks must be purchased via www.MySchoolBucks.com.  No cash or checks will be accepted.

Rising 9th Graders:  Yearbooks may be purchased by check at time of drive up/pick up.  No cash payments will be accepted.

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

As the school year begins virtually, it is important that we receive both your emergency care and health forms for your student.  These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHN) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 20-21 and are available for electronic submission by parents via their FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) accounts within the WeCare@School (WeCare) module.

SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION

Free and Reduced Lunch and Consent to Share

Students who may qualify for assistance through the Free or Reduced Meals program must apply each year. If your student was eligible last year and you have not yet reapplied, benefits from last school will expire at the end of September.

If you either need to reapply, or if you believe your family may be eligible this year, click here to learn more.

At the bottom of the webpage there are links to the application in English and Spanish. It is also available in Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog, French and Vietnamese.

Consent to Share Information form

It is very important that families also complete the Consent to Share Information form so that students may also receive free or reduced fees for several programs (e.g. course fees). Without this form, students will not be eligible for free/reduced fees in a number of programs even if they are eligible for the meals program.

The form is available in nine languages on the same webpage. Please scroll to the bottom of the webpage to find the form.

If you have already completed the Free/Reduced Meals application but did not do the Consent to Share Information form, you can still do so.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology:  New Information

To all 8th grade students who are interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), there has been a change in application window dates.  The window to apply for TJHSST is now September 14th at 4:00 pm to October 2nd at 2:00 pm.  This change reflects the shift of school opening on September 8th.  Please check their website at www.tjadmissions.org, for updated information. 

 

Wondering what school supplies you might need this year?  Check out the list at:

Carson MS 2020-2021 School Supply List

Forms Turn-In

Due to the virtual start for this school year, all forms, required and optional, will have to be completed and submitted electronically.  All forms can be found on our website: Required Forms. It is more important than ever that parents have their own Parent SIS Account. If you do not yet have an account, you can learn more about how to obtain one at ParentVue New Account Registration

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Carson MS Weekly Updates-August 25, 2020

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Important Upcoming Events

August 31 - Carson MS Return to School Town Hall, 6:00-7:00PM (link will be sent to registered attendees)

August 31-September 3 - RCMS 101 (All students registered for this program will receive access link)

September 2 - Student schedules available in SIS/ParentVue

September 2 - Virtual Orientation for all Students 12:30-2:00PM (please note this a revised date and time)

September 8 - First day of school

TBD - Back to School Night - date coming soon!

Wondering what school supplies you might need this year?  Check out the list at:

Carson MS 2020-2021 School Supply List

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Return to School Carson MS Town Hall Meeting

Principal Gordon Stokes will host a Town Hall meeting to address any last minute questions families may have regarding this year's virtual return to school.  The event will take place on Monday, August 31, from 6:00-7:00PM.  Stay tuned for more information regarding how to register for this meeting.  Only registered families will receive the link, however the meeting will be recorded for you to review at your convenience.

Virtual Orientation for All Students

RCMS will host a Virtual Orientation for all students on Wednesday, September 2, from 12:30-2:00PM  (please note this is a revised date and time).  Students will be able to view their class schedules on September 2.  Using their schedules, students will visit each of their classes for a brief introduction from their teachers.  Please note that students should attend classes as they are assigned.

Thank you to the Carson PTA for coming out to support our staff who were assisting with laptop distribution last week!   We hope you had a chance to stop by the PTA information table during laptop distribution.  To join the PTA, visit their website: Carson MS PTA

 

Introducing Our New Counselors Newsletter

New this year, the RCMS counseling department will publish a quarterly newsletter.  Please visit the student services department on our website to view. RCMS Student Services

Forms Turn-In

Due to the virtual start for this school year, all forms, required and optional, will have to be completed and submitted electronically.  All forms can be found on our website: Required Forms. It is more important than ever that parents have their own Parent SIS Account. If you do not yet have an account, you can learn more about how to obtain one at ParentVue New Account Registration

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Carson MS Weekly Updates-August 18, 2020

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Important Upcoming Events

August 17-24 - Student Laptop Distribution

August 20 - PTA Meeting (virtual), 6:30PM (link available to PTA members - join below)

August 31-September 3 - RCMS 101 (Optional Orientation for Rising 7th Graders - see below for registration information)

September 2 - Student schedules available in SIS/ParentVue

September 2 - Virtual Orientation for all Students 12:30-2:30PM (please note this a revised date and time)

September 8 - First day of school

TBD - Back to School Night - date coming soon!

Wondering what school supplies you might need this year?  Check out the list at:

Carson MS 2020-2021 School Supply List

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please use the chart below to determine who to direct your inquiry to.  Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

 

COUNSELORS  

Student Last Name: A-Dar

Gina Fajardo

Student Last Name: Das-Jz

Esther Ferrell

Student Last Name: K-Mn

Brenda Humphrey

Student Last Name: Mo-Sg

Rebecca Little

Student Last Name: Sh-Z

Beth Schires

ADMINISTRATORS  

Principal

Gordon Stokes

Director of Student Services

Jennifer Miley

Student Last Name A-Hal

Sybil Terry (AP)

Student Last Name Ham-Ow

Melissa Tochterman (AP)

Student Last Name Pa-Z

Chris Powell (AP)

SUBJECT/CONTENT AREA  

English

Melissa Tochterman

Math

Gordon Stokes

Social Studies

Chris Powell

Science

Jennifer Miley

After School Program

Adam Pawlowski

Art

Sybil Terry

Computer Science

Chris Powell

Drama

Melissa Tochterman

ESOL

Melissa Tochterman

Family and Consumer Science

Chris Powell

Journalism

Melissa Tochterman

Library

Melissa Tochterman

Music

Sybil Terry

PE

Sybil Terry

Reading

Melissa Tochterman

Special Ed

Sybil Terry

Tech Ed

Chris Powell

World Languages

Gordon Stokes

 

Student Laptop Distribution

Distribution of laptops will occur on the following days and times:

  • Monday, August 17:  10:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Tuesday, August 18:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Wednesday, August 19:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Thursday, August 20:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Friday, August 21:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Monday, August 24:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM

To secure a time to pick up your laptop, please sign up for a time slot using this Sign-Up Genius located on our website:  Carson MS Laptop Distribution Sign Up

There are some important procedures that we ask all families to follow to help make this a safe and efficient process:

  • The cafeteria will be the site of the distribution.  Social distancing measures will be in effect to provide effective space requirements.  Signing up for a time slot is necessary to help with maintaining social distancing. 
  • The student and a parent must be present to receive the laptop.  To limit the number of people, we ask that only one parent attends with their child.
  • Upon arrival at the cafeteria, a short list of health check questions will be asked to the student and parent.  Face masks must be worn while in attendance.
  • When picking up the laptop, students will need to be able to create a complex password (at least eight characters, including lower and upper case letters, one number and one symbol), set-up their recovery information (have another email address or cell phone number ready) as well as log into Google and Blackboard.  The process takes approximately 15 minutes.  Please consider this password prior to your visit to save time when at school.
  • Staff members will be on hand to verify the completion of the log-in process.
PTA Meeting

The RCMS PTA will hold it's first Membership Meeting for the year 2020-2021 on August 20, 2020 at 6:30PM, virtually.  Meeting link will be emailed to all PTA Members. Your membership and attendance are vital to making RCMS PTA successful. We need your support. Go to www.rcmspta.org to join the RCMS PTA.  This is a great opportunity to meet with our Principal, Gordon Stokes, and a few other staff members.

In addition, PTA will host a guest speaker Sudha Purihella, Psychotherapist and Professional Counselor, who will present "Well being of the students during these unprecedented times."

 

FCPS 24/7 Learning/Blackboard Accounts

On August 17th, the email address field for all student FCPS 24-7 Learning/Blackboard accounts will be automatically updated to each student’s individual @fcpsschools.net email address. This change is necessary to accurately provision student accounts and access to online textbooks and other digital resources. After August 17, neither students, their parents, nor staff will be able to change the student’s email address in FCPS 24-7. 

Daily Notification emails, which include all notifications of changes made in courses that day, will now be sent to the student’s @fcpsschools.net account. Some parents may have previously entered their own email addresses into their children’s FCPS 24-7 Learning/Blackboard profiles to receive Daily Notification emails. With this change, parents will no longer receive these emails to their parent email address, as the emails will now go to their student’s @fcpsschools.net account. So that teachers can share information with parents, please be sure to set up a FCPS 24-7 Parent SIS account to be able to log into Blackboard and receive course emails from your child's teachers.

RCMS 101 Optional Middle School Transition Program for Rising 7th Grade Students

Today, August 18, is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER

This year's RCMS 101 will be held virtually the week of August 31.  Although there are two scheduled 2-day sessions, Session 1 is now full and all newly registered students will be placed in Session 2, which will take place on September 2 and 3.

If possible, each student should have the following items: index cards or paper, scissors and either tape or glue

This program is free to all rising 7th grade students.  Information was sent to all rising 7th grade families on Friday, August 7.  Please check your email for this information.  Register your student at: RCMS 101 Registration

 

Forms Turn-In

Due to the virtual start for this school year, all forms, required and optional, will have to be completed and submitted electronically.  It is more important than ever that parents have their own Parent SIS Account. If you do not yet have an account, you can learn more about how to obtain one at ParentVue New Account Registration

Required Forms:

Emergency Care Form (via WeCare):   Emergency Care Form-WeCare

(Please note that weCare@school is a part of FCPS 24-7 Learning : Parent View.  In order to log into Parent View it is necessary to have an active SIS Parent Account.  Once the SIS Parent Account is created the same log in credentials will also work for FCPS 24-7 Learning : Parent View.)

Health Information Form (to be completed only if student has a health concern).  Please return form to ajtawil@fcps.edu: Health Information Form

Military Connected Students Form (if applicable).  Please return form to ajtawil@fcps.edu: Military Connected Students Form

After School Program (ALL students must complete, regardless of intent to participate).  Please return form to ajpawlowski@fcps.edu: RCMS After School Program Site

Homeless Student Referral (please return form to ajtawil@fcps.edu: Homeless Student Referral

Student Rights & Responsibilities:  COMING SOON

Clinic/Health Room Forms (complete as applicable):

Scoliosis Fact Sheet (English): Scoliosis Fact Sheet (English)

Scoliosis Fact Sheet (Spanish): Scoliosis Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Optional Forms:

Career Day: Career Day Volunteer Sign-Up

MySchoolBucks: MySchoolBucks

PTA Membership: RCMS PTA Membership

 

Virtual Orientation for All Students

RCMS will host a Virtual Orientation for all students on Wednesday, September 2, from 12:30-2:30PM  (please note this is a revised date and time).  Students will be able to view their class schedules on September 2.  Using their schedules, students will visit each of their classes for a brief introduction from their teachers.  Please note that students should attend classes as they are assigned.  If there is a need to make a change to a student's schedule, these changes will be made AFTER the Virtual Orientation.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

Tune in here to find out what other schools are sharing about activities that may be of interest to you.

 

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Carson MS Laptop Distribution Reminders

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Important Upcoming Events

August 17-24 - Student Laptop Distribution

August 20 - PTA Meeting (virtual), 6:30PM (link available to PTA members - join below)

August 31-September 3 - RCMS 101 (Optional Orientation for Rising 7th Graders - see below for registration information)

September 2 - Student schedules available in SIS/ParentVue

September 2 - Virtual Orientation for all Students 12:30-2:30PM (please note this a revised  date AND time)

September 8 - First day of school

TBD - Back to School Night - date coming soon!

Wondering what school supplies you might need this year?  Check out the list at:

Carson MS 2020-2021 School Supply List

Student Laptop Distribution

Distribution of laptops will occur on the following days and times:

  • Monday, August 17:  10:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Tuesday, August 18:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Wednesday, August 19:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Thursday, August 20:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Friday, August 21:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Monday, August 24:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
If you have not already done so, please sign up for an appointment using this Sign-Up Genius on our website:   Carson MS Laptop Distribution Sign Up

There are some important procedures that we ask all families to follow to help make this a safe and efficient process:

  • The cafeteria will be the site of the distribution.  Social distancing measures will be in effect to provide effective space requirements.  Signing up for a time slot is necessary to help with maintaining social distancing. 
  • Please do not arrive early.  We anticipate each appointment will take the full time allotted and we want to avoid having people lining up to wait.
  • The student and a parent must be present to receive the laptop.  To limit the number of people, we ask that only one parent attends with their child.
  • Upon arrival at the cafeteria, a short list of health check questions will be asked to the student and parent.  Face masks must be worn while in attendance.
  • When picking up the laptop, students will need to be able to create a complex password (at least eight characters, including lower and upper case letters, one number and one symbol), set-up their recovery information (have another email address or cell phone number ready) as well as log into Google and Blackboard.  The process takes approximately 15 minutes.  Please consider this password prior to your visit to save time when at school.
  • Staff members will be on hand to verify the completion of the log-in process.
Virtual Orientation for All Students DATE AND TIME CHANGE

RCMS will host a Virtual Orientation for all students on Wednesday, September 2, from 12:30-2:30PM  (please note this is a revised date and time).  Students will be able to view their class schedules on September 2.  Using their schedules, students will be able to visit their classes for a brief introduction from their teachers.  Please note that students should attend classes as they are assigned.  If there is a need to make a change to a student's schedule, these changes will be made AFTER the Virtual Orientation.

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Carson MS Weekly Updates-August 11, 2020

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Important Upcoming Events

August 17-24 - Student Laptop Distribution

August 20 - PTA Meeting (virtual), 6:30PM (link available to PTA members - join below)

August 31-September 3 - RCMS 101 (Optional Orientation for Rising 7th Graders - see below for registration information)

September 2 - Student schedules available in SIS/ParentVue

September 3 - Virtual Orientation for all Students 12:30-2:30PM (please note this a revised time)

September 8 - First day of school

TBD - Back to School Night - date coming soon!

Wondering what school supplies you might need this year?  Check out the list at:

Carson MS 2020-2021 School Supply List

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please use the chart below to determine who to direct your inquiry to.  Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

 

COUNSELORS  

Student Last Name: A-Dar

Gina Farjardo

Student Last Name: Das-Jz

Esther Ferrell

Student Last Name: K-Mn

Brenda Humphrey

Student Last Name: Mo-Sg

Rebecca Little

Student Last Name: Sh-Z

Beth Schires

ADMINISTRATORS  

Principal

Gordon Stokes

Director of Student Services

Jennifer Miley

Student Last Name A-Hal

Sybil Terry (AP)

Student Last Name Ham-Ow

Melissa Tochterman (AP)

Student Last Name Pa-Z

Chris Powell (AP)

SUBJECT/CONTENT AREA  

English

Melissa Tochterman

Math

Gordon Stokes

Social Studies

Chris Powell

Science

Jennifer Miley

After School Program

Adam Pawlowski

Art

Sybil Terry

Computer Science

Chris Powell

Drama

Melissa Tochterman

ESOL

Melissa Tochterman

Family and Consumer Science

Chris Powell

Journalism

Melissa Tochterman

Library

Melissa Tochterman

Music

Sybil Terry

PE

Sybil Terry

Reading

Melissa Tochterman

Special Ed

Sybil Terry

Tech Ed

Chris Powell

World Languages

Gordon Stokes

 

Student Laptop Distribution

Distribution of laptops will occur on the following days and times:

  • Monday, August 17:  10:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Tuesday, August 18:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Wednesday, August 19:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Thursday, August 20:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM
  • Friday, August 21:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Monday, August 24:  9:00 – 11:15AM and 1:00 – 3:15PM

To secure a time to pick up your laptop, please sign up for a time slot using this Sign-Up Genius located on our website:  Carson MS Laptop Distribution Sign Up

There are some important procedures that we ask all families to follow to help make this a safe and efficient process:

  • The cafeteria will be the site of the distribution.  Social distancing measures will be in effect to provide effective space requirements.  Signing up for a time slot is necessary to help with maintaining social distancing. 
  • The student and a parent must be present to receive the laptop.  To limit the number of people, we ask that only one parent attends with their child.
  • Upon arrival at the cafeteria, a short list of health check questions will be asked to the student and parent.  Face masks must be worn while in attendance.
  • When picking up the laptop, students will need to be able to create a complex password (at least eight characters, including lower and upper case letters, one number and one symbol), set-up their recovery information (have another email address or cell phone number ready) as well as log into Google and Blackboard.  The process takes approximately 15 minutes.  Please consider this password prior to your visit to save time when at school.
  • Staff members will be on hand to verify the completion of the log-in process.
PTA Meeting

The RCMS PTA will hold it's first Membership Meeting for the year 2020-2021 on August 20,2020 at 6:30 pm virtually.  Meeting link will be emailed to all PTA Members. Your membership and attendance are vital to making RCMS PTA successful. We need your support. Go to www.rcmspta.org to join the RCMS PTA.  This is a great opportunity to meet with our Principal, Gordon Stokes, and a few other staff members.

In addition, PTA will host a guest speaker Sudha Purihella, Psychotherapist and Professional Counselor, who will present "Well being of the students during these unprecedented times."

 

FCPS 24/7 Learning/Blackboard Accounts

On August 17th, the email address field for all student FCPS 24-7 Learning/Blackboard accounts will be automatically updated to each student’s individual @fcpsschools.net email address. This change is necessary to accurately provision student accounts and access to online textbooks and other digital resources. After August 17, neither students, their parents, nor staff will be able to change the student’s email address in FCPS 24-7. 

Daily Notification emails, which include all notifications of changes made in courses that day, will now be sent to the student’s @fcpsschools.net account. Some parents may have previously entered their own email addresses into their children’s FCPS 24-7 Learning/Blackboard profiles to receive Daily Notification emails. With this change, parents will no longer receive these emails to their parent email address, as the emails will now go to their student’s @fcpsschools.net account. So that teachers can share information with parents, please be sure to set up a FCPS 24-7 Parent SIS account to be able to log into Blackboard and receive course emails from your child's teachers.

RCMS 101 Optional Middle School Transition Program for Rising 7th Grade Students

Hurry...registration closes Friday, August 21!

This year's RCMS 101 will be held virtually the week of August 31.  Although there are two scheduled 2-day sessions, Session 1 is now full and all newly registered students will be placed in Session 2, which will take place on September 2 and 3.

If possible, each student should have the following items: index cards or paper, scissors and either tape or glue

This program is free to all rising 7th grade students.  Information was sent to all rising 7th grade families on Friday, August 7.  Please check your email for this information.  Register your student at: RCMS 101 Registration

 

Forms Turn-In

Due to the virtual start for this school year, all forms, required and optional, will have to be completed and submitted electronically.  It is more important than ever that parents have their own Parent SIS Account. If you do not yet have an account, you can learn more about how to obtain one at ParentVue New Account Registration

Required Forms:

Emergency Care Form (via WeCare):   Emergency Care Form-WeCare

(Please note that weCare@school is a part of FCPS 24-7 Learning : Parent View.  In order to log into Parent View it is necessary to have an active SIS Parent Account.  Once the SIS Parent Account is created the same log in credentials will also work for FCPS 24-7 Learning : Parent View.)

Health Information Form (to be completed only if student has a health concern).  Please return form to ajtawil@fcps.edu: Health Information Form

Military Connected Students Form (if applicable): Military Connected Students Form

After School Program (ALL students must complete, regardless of intent to participate): RCMS After School Program Site

Homeless Student Referral: Homeless Student Referral

Student Rights & Responsibilities:  COMING SOON

Clinic/Health Room Forms (complete as applicable):

Scoliosis Fact Sheet (English): Scoliosis Fact Sheet (English)

Scoliosis Fact Sheet (Spanish): Scoliosis Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Optional Forms:

Career Day: Career Day Volunteer Sign-Up

MySchoolBucks: MySchoolBucks

PTA Membership: RCMS PTA Membership

 

Virtual Orientation for All Students

RCMS will host a Virtual Orientation for all students on Thursday, September 3, from 12:30-2:30PM  (please note this is a revised time).  Students will be able to view their class schedules on September 2.  Using their schedules, students will be able to visit their classes for a brief introduction from their teachers.  Please note that students should attend classes as they are assigned.  If there is a need to make a change to a student's schedule, these changes will be made AFTER the Virtual Orientation.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

Tune in here to find out what other schools are sharing about activities that may be of interest to you.

 

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Carson MS Important Information for Start of School

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Important Upcoming Events

August 17-24 - Student Laptop Distribution

August 31-September 3 - RCMS 101 (Optional Transition Program for Rising 7th Graders)

September 8 - First day of school

Greetings, Panthers.  The RCMS staff is very excited about the start of this new school year.  We are looking forward to connecting with all of our students and families.  In the coming days and weeks we will be sharing information to help prepare for the successful launch of this school year.  Continue to stay posted to our News You Choose messages for more details.  RCMS 101 Optional Middle School Transition Program for Rising 7th Grade Students

This year's RCMS 101 will be held in an online format the week of August 31.  There will be two sessions (each session will be two days).  This program is free to all rising 7th grade students.  Please look for additional information coming soon regarding specific times and how to register your child.

Student Laptop Distribution

Student laptop distribution will begin the week of August 17.  Please stay tuned to your emails and our website for additional information on how to sign up for a pick up time.  Please remember that all students and parents in attendance will be required to wear a mask and maintain appropriate social distance while at RCMS.

FCPS 24/7 Learning/Blackboard Accounts

On August 17th, the email address field for all student FCPS 24-7 Learning/Blackboard accounts will be automatically updated to each student’s individual @fcpsschools.net email address. This change is necessary to accurately provision student accounts and access to online textbooks and other digital resources. After August 17, neither students, their parents, nor staff will be able to change the student’s email address in FCPS 24-7. 

Daily Notification emails, which include all notifications of changes made in courses that day, will now be sent to the student’s @fcpsschools.net account. Some parents may have previously entered their own email addresses into their children’s FCPS 24-7 Learning/Blackboard profiles to receive Daily Notification emails. With this change, parents will no longer receive these emails to their parent email address, as the emails will now go to their student’s @fcpsschools.net account. So that teachers can share information with parents, please be sure to set up a FCPS 24-7 Parent SIS account to be able to log into Blackboard and receive course emails from your child's teachers.

Forms Turn-In

Due to the virtual start for this school year, all forms, required and optional, will have to be completed and submitted electronically.  It is more important than ever that parents have their own Parent SIS Account. If you do not yet have an account, you can learn more about how to obtain one at ParentVue New Account Registration

Required Forms:

Emergency Care Form (via WeCare):   Emergency Care Form-WeCare

(Please note that weCare@school is a part of FCPS 24-7 Learning : Parent View.  In order to log into Parent View it is necessary to have an active SIS Parent Account.  Once the SIS Parent Account is created the same log in credentials will also work for FCPS 24-7 Learning : Parent View.)

Health Information Form (to be completed only if student has a health concern).  Please return form to ajtawil@fcps.edu: Health Information Form

Military Connected Students Form (if applicable): Military Connected Students Form

After School Program (ALL students must complete, regardless of intent to participate): RCMS After School Program Site

Homeless Student Referral: Homeless Student Referral

Student Rights & Responsibilities:  COMING SOON

Clinic/Health Room Forms (complete as applicable):

Scoliosis Fact Sheet (English): Scoliosis Fact Sheet (English)

Scoliosis Fact Sheet (Spanish): Scoliosis Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Optional Forms:

Career Day: Career Day Volunteer Sign-Up

MySchoolBucks: MySchoolBucks

PTA Membership: RCMS PTA Membership

 

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

Tune in here to find out what other schools are sharing about activities that may be of interest to you.

 

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RCMS Updates - Week of July 13, 2020

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Today (July 15) is the Deadline to Submit Your 2020-2021 Enrollment Form 

You may choose from one of two options:

Responses are due today, July 15. If no response is received, the student will automatically be enrolled for in-person instruction for the year.

This form is accessible through mobile devices. Translations of the form are available using the language selection option on the web page. To select the option that works best for your child or children, please follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Access the online form at: Enrollment Form

STEP 2: Log in with your child’s Student ID and either the enrolling parent’s email address or phone number on file in the FCPS Student Information System (SIS).

STEP 3: Make your selection and finish by clicking the “Submit Form” button at the bottom of the form.

This is not an easy decision for many of you.  It is recommended that you:

  • Involve your children
  • Create a pro/con list for each option
  • Consider the needs of your child
  • Talk to your doctor if you have health concerns
  • Set realistic expectations
  • We know you may have additional questions and encourage you to review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  We will continue to add to the FAQs throughout the summer as more details are available.

Return to School Enrollment Form

FCPS Return to School Site

FCPS Return to School Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

 

2020-2021 School Day Schedule

RCMS (along with all FCPS middle schools) will follow an A Day/B Day block schedule.  This applies to both in-person and virtual students.  The specific rotation of class periods and timing of classes is still to be determined.

All FCPS middle schools will begin at 7:15AM and end at 2:00PM.

In Case You Missed It...

On July 13 we held a Virtual Parent Meeting in order to provide information and offer an opportunity to pose questions regarding the return to school.  If you were unable to attend, please visit the RCMS website to view the PowerPoint presentation slides:   Parent Meeting July 13 Presentation

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Follow-Up from July 13 Parent Meeting

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Follow-Up From July 13 Parent Meeting

Greetings Panthers,

On Monday evening, RCMS staff held a parent meeting to share information about the planning for the return to school and provide a forum for parents' questions and answers. Unfortunately, an individual or individuals logged into the meeting and made several inappropriate comments directed at staff and community members.  I apologize to our staff members and families for this unacceptable behavior.  Those actions have no place here and are the opposite of the respectful and inclusive community that we strive to build and maintain.

I will not be posting the recording of last night's parent meeting.  We were able to capture many of the questions that parents submitted through the chat feature.  We will be working to answer those questions and post the responses.  Be on the lookout for this information.  In addition, our staff will continue to answer your questions as they emerge through these summer weeks.  Meanwhile, I encourage you to stay informed through information shared via FCPS communications.

Future virtual meetings will be scheduled and run in a different fashion in order to make it a more secure and productive event for all parties.

We appreciate your patience and support.

 

Sincerely,

Gordon Stokes

Principal

 

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July 13 Virtual Parent Meeting details

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Return To School Virtual Parent Meeting Monday, July 13

To share information and provide a forum for questions and answers about the return to school, we will conduct a Virtual Parent Meeting on Monday, July 13 at 6:00PM.  While there may be several questions that are unanswered at this time, we will do our best to provide more concrete details as you make your plans and decisions for the fall.  

We will use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for the meeting. 

Please use this link to access the meeting:  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9fe6a0372e184809af4ec3dc006a6166  The session will open at 5:45PM.  In addition, the recording for the meeting will be posted for those unable to attend. 

 

Thank you and we look forward to your presence.

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RCMS Updates - Week of July 6, 2020

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Greeting Panthers!  We hope that you are doing well through these weeks of summer.  Please see below for several important updates. Return to School Planning and Virtual Parent Meeting Monday, July 13

We are in the process of preparing for the return to school.  There are two options for how students will engage in their learning in the fall: In-person instruction for two days per week with independent study on days when they are not in the building or full-time virtual learning.  All families have received information for how to select your preference for the coming school year. 

Please visit the following FCPS sites for more information about the Return to School plans:

FCPS Return to School Site

FCPS Return to School Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

To share information and provide a forum for questions and answers about the return to school, we will conduct a Virtual Parent Meeting on Monday, July 13 at 6:00PM.  While there may be several questions that are unanswered at this time, we will do our best to provide more concrete details as you make your plans and decisions for the fall.  If you would like to submit a question in advance, please use this form.  Parent Meeting Question Form

We will use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for the meeting.  The link for the meeting will be sent on Monday morning.  In addition, the recording for the meeting will be posted for those unable to attend. 

Submit Your Fall 2020 Enrollment Form (Deadline extended to July 15)

Thank you to all families who have submitted their enrollment preference for Fall 2020. If you have not submitted your preference, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, July 15.  Please note that if no preference is selected, your child will automatically be entered for the in-person instruction option for next school year.

Return to School Enrollment Form

Summer 2020 Continuity of Learning

For summer 2020, FCPS is encouraging all students to practice their English and math skills over the summer.  All FCPS students will be receiving workbooks containing English and math practice opportunities.  These materials will also be available on Blackboard 24/7.  Completion of these materials is optional and voluntary.  However, we encourage all of our students to take advantage of these materials.  More details are forthcoming.  For a preview, please visit the FCPS website at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/41017

RCMS teachers will be holding optional weekly office hours to offer students an opportunity to have conversations and receive guidance about the concepts provided through the summer learning packets.  Here are the dates and times for these weekly sessions:

 

Content Area

Day and Time

Language Arts 7

Tuesday, 11:00AM

Language Arts 7

Wednesday, 11:00AM

Language Arts 8

Tuesday, 9:00AM

Language Arts 8

Wednesday, 1:00PM

Math 7

Thursday, 10:00AM

Math 7 Honors

Monday, 10:00AM

Pre-Algebra

Tuesday, 10:00AM

Algebra

Tuesday, 10:00AM

Special Education

Wednesday, 10:00AM

ESOL

Tuesday, 1:00PM

Delivery of Yearbooks

Yearbooks will be delivered to the homes of students who ordered one for the 2019-20 school year.  Walsworth – the yearbook vendor – is coordinating this process.  The mailings will commence by the end of this week, with deliveries following shortly thereafter.

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