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Important Upcoming Events
June 12 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00PM (RCMS 8th graders only)
June 13 - Last day of school - 3 hour early release (11:15AM)
Only one week remaining to register for RCMS 101 (see flyer below). Registration will close on June 10 so don't miss out!
My School Bucks-RCMS 101 Registration
Please be sure to complete both the registration form AND the MySchoolBucks payment section.
RCMS Awarded Highest Accolade
We are proud to announce that our school earned the 2019 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence. This is an annual recognition given by the Virginia Department of Education through the Virginia Index of Performance Awards. RCMS is one of only five schools in the Commonwealth to earn this award for meeting certain academic standards. Furthermore, it is a marker of the outstanding commitment and enthusiasm shown by our students and staff. You can read more about this award at:
After School Program Survey
Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality. This survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee. Seal Approval Number 19225.`
Over 95% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 22,000 occurrences of students staying after-school. Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!
All survey responses are due by the last day of school, June 14
Rising 7th and 8th Graders
Summer Reading Assignment
We wanted to share with you the summer reading assignment for next year. We would like you all to read at least ONE new (to you) book of your choice during the summer. Not sure what book to read? Check out this site to help you decide: http://bit.ly/WhatToReadNext. Our goal is to promote reading for pleasure. Whether you’re on a plane, in the car, at the beach, pool, or in the comfort of your own home, it’s great to have a book in hand! At the beginning of the school year, your English teacher will share with you an assignment that you will complete to share about the book you read. We are so excited to see what everyone picks to read over summer!
Student Services Updates
HS Credit Course Expunge Process: High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and weighted as such. Virginia state and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians of a middle school student who has completed a high school credit course to have that course expunged from the student’s record.
The request to remove a course from the transcript must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.
See Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School, Form. If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please contact your child’s middle school counselor no later than June 13.
Student Intention Forms: Moving this summer? If your family plans include relocation, please notify us by completing the Intention Form and send it to Ms. Andrea Tawil firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
Medication Pick Up
The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.
Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school. Please be sure medication orders are clear. All information on the form must be completed. Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian. Part II must be signed and dated by your physician. Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature. More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.
Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian. All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician. Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.
If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).
Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-925-3610.
Thank you for your cooperation and have a good summer.
A limited number of surplus yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Students may reserve a copy of the yearbook by bringing $35.00 exact change or a check payable to RCMS to the Cafeteria during their lunch period. Reservations will be taken until all surplus yearbooks are sold.
8th Grade Celebration
June 12 - 6:30-9:00PM
We need help to make the Neon Nights 8th Grade Celebration a success!
We need adult volunteers to chaperone and assist with the festivities. Please use this link to sign up for a time slot to help out on Wednesday, June 12th. Hope to see you there!
We are requesting donations for the 8th grade celebration. Please sign up to bring the items in the attached link. Please drop off your donation at the front office before noon Wednesday June 12. We appreciate you helping to make this party a success.
This fun-filled, festive send off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments! This event is for current RCMS 8th grade students ONLY and tickets must be purchased in advance (no exceptions)! It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss! Purchase 8th Grade Celebration Tickets Today!
Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....
From Oakton High School: Students interested in participating in Cross Country should plan to attend an interest meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 for rising freshmen, in the Oakton HS Auxiliary Gym. Please direct any questions to Coach Kroetch at email@example.com.
From Oakton HS: Calling any rising Oakton High School freshman interested in Cheerleading. Come to the interest meeting on June 5th at 6:30pm at Oakton High School Room 174. Come hear about a great way to be involved at Oakton! Parents and rising freshman are invited.
From South Lakes HS: The South Lakes HS Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring summer camps for boys and girls basketball, field hockey, girls lacrosse, coed volleyball and football. Registration is now open at this site: https://southlakehscamps.jumbula.com/#/home . Register now as space is limited! For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
From Westfield HS: WHS will host a field hockey camp June 10-13, 5:00-8:00PM, for all rising 5th-10th graders. This is a great opportunity for both beginners and advanced players. This camp prepares players to tryout in August when they are a freshman. Trying out for a fall sport in high school is a great way to get acclimated and comfortable with the high school environment as well as build relationships before the year begins. Sign up using this link - https://goo.gl/forms/YT8Zniy152I6IYld2 Sign up before May 31st to avoid the late fee.
13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 | Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu
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