RCMMS Summer Email 23-24
Greetings to our New and Returning Eagle Families,
We hope that you are having a safe, relaxing, fun-filled summer with your families. As we continue to prepare for the 2023-2024 school year, we wanted to share a few announcements with you.
Important Back to School Dates
- 24- Meet the Teacher
- 6th Grade: 12:30-1:45
- 7th & 8th Grades: 2:15-4:00
- 28- First Day of School
- 4- No School Labor Day
- 25- No School Teacher Workday
Finalized student schedules will be posted to PowerSchool accounts no later than August 18. Until then, students and families may see drafts of schedules; however, many changes will take place between now and then. Many factors go into creating student schedules which will be finalized with the primary selections and alternates that students made during the registration process. Incomplete schedules will be addressed at the Meet the Teacher event in August.
Updated RCMMS Technology Contract & Cell Phone Policy
In the next few weeks, we will be sharing with families, and then students, an updated Technology Contract & Cell Phone Policy for RCMMS. This policy will align our school with nearby middle schools requiring cell phones to remain off and stored in backpacks throughout the day.
Specifics of the policy (such as allowing cell phones at the end of the day to check on transportation changes) will be shared with families first. This will allow us to partner together in implementing this change for our returning students. We will continue to teach and model technology skills and etiquette as students learn to navigate the use of technology for educational, social, and entertainment purposes.
Prior to the pandemic, many WCPSS schools implemented BYOD initiatives allowing cell phones and other personal devices to have Internet access throughout the day. Since 2020, WCPSS has assigned chromebook devices for student use, eliminating the need for cell phones.
The decision to implement this updated policy is based on careful consideration. Additionally, studies have shown that excessive cell phone and social media use can have negative effects on the well-being of our youth. To foster a focused learning environment and facilitate positive social interactions, it is imperative that we minimize the distractions caused by cell phones.
2023-2024 School Supply Lists
Please click here for the 2023-2024 School Supply Lists
Transportation will post 2023-24 school year bus route information on August 18 for traditional calendar schools.
Families can find up-to-date transportation information (including route number and stop location) in your student’s Home Base/PowerSchool account. Sign up for an account at your student’s school. More information on Home Base is available at www.wcpss.net/student-information.
If your student is assigned to a bus but is not a bus rider, please submit a decline transportation form so we have the most up-to-date information.
This year all RCMMS families will receive 2 carpool tags at Meet the Teacher. Families will be asked to display the carpool tag in their window everyday to ensure a safe and efficient dismissal.
School Meal Information for 2023-2024
Meal Prices for Middle School
Free/Reduced Lunch Meal Information & Application
To apply for free or reduced-price meals, you can do so online by visiting www.MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications will always be made available at the school or you can call 919-588-3535 or 919-856-2920 to have one mailed to you.
- Application information
- Application information - información sobre la solicitud (Español)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Frequently Asked Questions - preguntas frecuentes (Español)
- Sample application/Ejemplo de solicitud (Please fill out an original / Favor de completar una solicitud original)
- Meal charges policy | Cuentas de Alimentos
7th and 8th Grade students who plan to participate in Reedy Creek Athletics must complete the following form:
More information on RCMMS Athletics will be available during the first week of school.
Student Medication at School
Parent Request and Physician's Order Form for Medication
School staff may administer medication to students only when the Parent and Physician Order for Medication Form (Form 1702) is completed by the parent and physician and present at the school.
Prescription medication may be self-carried and administered by the student if they have permission to do so documented on Form 1702.
Taylor YMCA After School Program Information
Register now for Middle School After School Care with the Taylor Family YMCA! Your camper will be able to engage with other middle schoolers their age and grade for an afternoon of activities. At Middle School After School, we offer various kinds of activities (active, passive, art/STEM), homework time, and snack time each afternoon.
Campers will be picked up from school after the bell rings and will board the YMCA bus where a counselor will greet them. They will ride back to the Taylor Family YMCA for an afternoon of fun! Our After School program runs until 6:00PM, Monday-Friday. Check out our website HERE for more information and registration!
Program Director: Libby Kenney
Office Phone Number: 919-653-2384
Email Address: Libby.Kenney@YMCATriangle.org