10/2/22

Good afternoon, Royal Families! This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS. I’m hopeful that everyone rode out the storm in safety as we will return to school on Monday, October 3rd. We have had to shift some planned events to later dates to accommodate the closure and will provide you with the information we have as of now.  Please read the Royal Update – Knight News for 10/3-10/7, which has been emailed to all families and is also located on the RRMS website and social media accounts. 

 There is only two weeks left in the quarter. Please check myStudent frequently and encourage your student to take advantage of all of the Royal opportunities to improve their grades and get extra help. We offer tutoring 3 days a week after school in the media center from 1:30PM-2:30PM, academic lunch, and second chance learning opportunities by reaching out to the teacher. There will also be final FAST and EOC make ups on Tuesday, October 4th. Please contact Kristen Martanovic for more information.

Thank you for your active participation in our Step It UP! program, which will help with funding Student and Teacher Resources, Student and Staff RecognitionIn addition to: New technology, curriculum enhancements, and innovative learning materials. Our school-wide goal is now $36,000 and we are so close, only $500 away! Please remind friends and family to go to the website and donate for our school: https://app.pop4kids.org/riverridgems34654Students who earn $50 or more in donations will be able to attend the Day of Awesomeness on October 11th which will include bouncies, games, prizes, and free Kona Ice! Donations will be collected both online and in person at the front office (checks made payable to RRMS) has been extended until Tuesday, October 4th. Thank you again for supporting RRMS! 

There will be an early release day on Wednesday, October 5th.  Students will be released at 11:30AM.  We will also have our monthly enrichment activities that day. Please make sure to dress appropriately for your activity and bring any items needed. 

1st Period: 7:10-7:37

2nd Period: 7:40-8:07

3rd Period: 8:10-8:37

7th Period: 8:40-9:07

AM Activity: 9:10-9:51

4th Period: 9:54-10:24

6th Grade Lunch

5th Period: 10:27-10:57

7th Grade Lunch

6th Period: 11:00-11:30

8th Grade Lunch

This week in Sports, the Royal Knights JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams plays BPMS at home on Monday and vs. CLMS at home on Wednesday at 6PM.  This week our football team will play at home on Wednesday vs. GMS at 6:30PM. All tickets for middle school sports are $5. Tickets at RRMS can be purchased on GoFan.co for all home events. The Pasco County School’s Clear Bag Policy will also be enforced.  Thank you for supporting our Royal Knight student-athletes! Go Knights!

Finally, school picture day retakes/make up will be on Thursday, October 6th periods 1-3 in the media center. We also will be having a flu shot clinic on Friday, October 7th for those students who completed and returned the paperwork to school nurse, Ms. Janssens.

Mark your calendars… the RRMS Theatre Department proudly presents Caught in the Web, the fall play on October 7th and 8th at the RR Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale on GoFan.co for $6. Performances are at 7PM on Friday, and 2PM and 7PM on Saturday. Don’t miss out on seeing this awesome Royal talent!

We have reset our Royal Spirit week for 10/10-10/14. We will have dress up days, games, pep rally and spirit competition.  Please check out the updated spirit flyer.

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education! So proud you are Royal!

9/25/22

Good afternoon, Royal Families! This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS. Please make sure to read and carefully look over this week’s Royal Update – Knight News for 9/26-9/30, which has been emailed to all families and is also located on the RRMS Website and Social Media accounts.

This week at River Ridge we will be Celebrating Freedom Week as well as showing our Royal Spirit with dress up days, Knight Time/lunch activities, a Pep Rally and Skate Night for our Royal Spirit Week in conjunction with the high school’s Homecoming Week! Student Council has planned a great week to celebrate River Ridge! Monday is Decades Day. Dress in 50s, 60, 70s, 80, 90s, or 2000s attire. We will also have a Knight Time Tie Dye Time event at lunch. Students had to pre-purchase tickets which are limited. Tuesday is show your Royal Spirit as we will be on a PM Activity schedule with a Pep Rally in the afternoon. Who will win the Fall Spirit Stick? Wednesday is words Wednesday. Students are encouraged to dress up as something that starts with the first letter of your name.  We have a Royal Dine Out Night on Wednesday evening at Culver’s Port Richey. So, skip the cooking and come support RRMS from 5PM-9PM, make sure to mention River Ridge! 20% of the donations go back to student recognition. Thursday is Tie Dye/Neon Day because Royal Knights Shine Bright!  That evening, we are excited to partner with Spinnations in Port Richey to host our first RRMS only Skate Night from 6:30PM-8:30PM.  Tickets can be purchased at this link: https://www.spinnationsskate.com/event-details/river-ridge-middle-school-fundraiser-skate-6-30-8-30pm. There will be concessions and a game room available for additional purchase. Come out and have fun… 50% of the proceeds go back to RRMS! Finally, on Friday dress up as a tropical tourist. We will limbo at lunch with a dance party and ice pops as a special tropical treat!  

Thank you for your active participation in our Step It UP! program, which will help with funding Student and Teacher Resources, Student and Staff RecognitionIn addition to: New technology, curriculum enhancements, and innovative learning materials. Our school-wide goal is $30,000 and we are so close! Please remind friends and family to go to the website and donate for our school: https://app.pop4kids.org/riverridgems34654Students who earn $50 or more in donations will be able to attend the Day of Awesomeness on October 11th which will include bouncies, games, prizes, and free Kona Ice! Donations will be collected both online and in person at the front office (checks made payable to RRMS) until Friday, September 30th!  Thank you again for supporting RRMS!

This week in Sports, the Royal Knights JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams plays GMS at home on Monday and at PRSMS on Wednesday at 6PM. Tickets at RRMS can be purchased on GoFan.co for all home events.  This week our football team will play rival SSMS at JWMHS on Tuesday at 6:30PM. Get there early as there isn’t alot of seating. They will accept GoFan.co or cash at the gate at SSMS.  All tickets for middle school sports are $5. The Pasco County School’s Clear Bag Policy will also be enforced.  Thank you for supporting our Royal Knight student-athletes! Go Knights!

Mark your calendars… the RRMS Theatre Department proudly presents Caught in the Web, the fall play on October 7th and 8th at the RR Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale on GoFan.co for $6. Performances are at 7PM on Friday, and 2PM and 7PM on Saturday. Don’t miss out on seeing this awesome Royal talent!

Finally, there are only 3 weeks left until the end of the first quarter, please make sure to check myStudent regularly. If your child is struggling academically, please reach out to the teacher for assistance. Students can go to academic lunch and take second chance learning opportunities to achieve mastery. We also offer tutoring weekly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school in the media center from 1:30PM-2:30PM. Take advantage of all of the Royal opportunties to achieve success!

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education! So proud you are Royal!

 

 

9/19/22

Good afternoon, Royal Families! This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS. Please make sure to read and carefully look over this week’s Royal Update – Knight News for 9/19-9/23, which has been emailed to all families and is also located on the RRMS Website and Social Media accounts.

We are asking families to please discuss the importance of students keeping their hands, feet and other objects to themselves. We are seeing a rise in “hands on” behavior with students such as but not limited to “slap boxing,” jumping on each other’s shoulders, tripping, backpack pulling, etc. This type of behavior or “horseplay” is not appropriate or accepted behaviors at RRMS as it negatively affects our safe learning environment. Students who continue to participate in these inappropriate behaviors will be given a disciplinary consequence and law enforcement may be involved. I’m confident with the partnership between our families and the school staff and education of our students, we can stop these disruptive behaviors.

We will celebrate Start with Hello week this week with dress up days, acts of kindness, and a new student social.

Last week, we successfully launched the RRMS STEP IT UP SCHOOL-WIDE DONATION DRIVE which runs from 9/14-9/27! The funds raised will benefit all our students and staff in the way of Student and Teacher Resources, Student and Staff Recognition, and Technology. There is still time to complete the GOLDEN TICKET assignment which is registering at this link: https://app.pop4kids.org/riverridgems34654 and inputting 10 or more email addresses. All students who complete the Golden Ticket assignment will receive fun PRIZES and it does not require any money to register. We will also have some fun drawings for a $250 Amazon Gift Card and four Mini Party Fridges stuffed with CASH! Our goal is to raise $25, 000 and we are so close in only 4 days raising $21,000… we are so grateful to all who have supported our school!

Finally, those students who earn $50 will be able to participate in the RRMS Day of Awesomeness on October 11th.  Check out the video of all of the fun to come: https://youtu.be/ecdJlD1OuL4.

This week in Sports, the Royal Knights JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams travels to CHMS on Monday and at Seven Springs on Wednesday at 6PM.   This week our football team will play Chasco Middle at KTech on Tuesday at 6:30PM. They will accept GoFan.co or cash at the gates.  All tickets for middle school sports are $5. The Pasco County School’s Clear Bag Policy will also be enforced.  Thank you for supporting our Royal Knight student-athletes! Go Knights!

We will host a River Ridge Community Night in collaboration with the high school this Friday, September 23 at the home RRHS football game at 7:30PM. All volleyball and football players will be recognized with the band, cheer team and dance team performing with the high school.

The week of September 26th will be River Ridge Fall Royal Spirit Week. We will have class competitions, dress up days, Knight Time events, a Pep Rally (9/27) and a River Ridge Skate Night at Spin Nations on September 29th.

Students will be able to purchase a ticket to participate in our first Knight Time event, Tie Dye Time on Monday, September 26th during Knight Time and Lunches!  Buy a ticket for 20 Knight Dollars to tie dye a special RRMS t-shirt which is provided to wear during Spirit Week. Student may only purchase 1 ticket through their PBIS Rewards account. Supplies are limited to 60 students per grade level.

We are excited to partner with Spinnations in Port Richey to host our first RRMS only Skate Night on Thursday, September 29th from 6:30PM-8:30PM.  Tickets can be purchased at this link: https://www.spinnationsskate.com/event-details/river-ridge-middle-school-fundraiser-skate-6-30-8-30pm. There will be concessions and a game room available for additional purchase. Come out and have fun… 50% of the proceeds go back to RRMS!

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education!

 

9/11/22

Good afternoon, Royal Families! This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS. Please make sure to read and carefully look over this week’s Royal Update – Knight News for 9/12-9/16, which is located on the RRMS Website and Social Media accounts. This past Friday Quarter 1 Progress Reports were made available in the Parent Portal in myStudent. In order to be promoted to high school, students must earn a D or higher in all Core classes (Math, Science, ELA, and Social Studies) and complete the career component. However, for “On Track” events at RRMS students must earn As, Bs, and Cs and have no referrals. Please encourage your student to take advantage of all of the Royal Opportunities that we offer to get academic help.

1. Academic Lunch in the Media Center or with teacher (daily)

2. Knight Time Intervention Period (daily)

3. Second Chance Learning Opportunities (work out with teacher as needed)

4. After School Tutoring with HS NHS students (Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30PM-2:30PM Media Center)

If you have concerns about your child’s grades, please contact the teacher directly through email or myStudent. If you would like a Parent-Teacher Conference, please request on the RRMS website, contact the Student Services office, or the teacher directly. We are truly partners in education and want to make sure that all reach their highest potential.

We are excited to offer a way to give back to RIVER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL through our STEP IT UP SCHOOL-WIDE DONATION DRIVE! On 9/14/2022 we will be kicking off an event to help raise funds that will benefit all of our students and staff. Our Step It UP! program, will help with funding Student and Teacher Resources, Student and Staff Recognition. In addition to: New technology, curriculum enhancements, and innovative learning materials. It is going to be AWESOME; we are excited to get started!

A few things to note:

· This program will be very easy for you. It only requires about 10 minutes of your time.

· Your students can earn great rewards, just for their effort. No money required!

· This is an online, donation-based fundraiser, and the email and text message donation requests can go to people you know anywhere in the world. That means no direct pressure on your shoulders.

Students will be bringing home more information next week after our Launch Party presentation. Please help your student register and complete the Golden Ticket assignment THAT VERY NIGHT! The Step It Up link to register and input emails is https://app.pop4kids.org/riverridgems34654All students who complete the Golden Ticket assignment will receive fun PRIZES and it does not require any money to register. We will also have some fun drawings for a $250 Amazon Gift Card and four Mini Party Fridges stuffed with CASH! We will be sending out more information in the next two weeks…. check your emails and social media. As always, thank you for your support!

On Wednesday, ALL DAY we will also be hosting a Royal Dine Out Night at Panda Express from 10:30AM-9:30PM in Trinity. Just mention RRMS and we will earn 20% of sales for the day.

On Thursday, we will host our September School Advisory Council meeting in the faculty lounge at 2:30PM.

On Tuesday, October 7th, Health Heroes will be on campus administering Flu Vaccines. If you would like your student to receive a Flu Vaccine, please fill out the consent attached and return it to the clinic or to ljanssen@pasco.k12.fl.us. They were also send out in 1st period classes and available online.

This week is Sports, the Royal Knights JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams kick off their seasons at Home vs. Hudson Academy on Monday at 6PM and travel to Starkey Ranch K-8 on Wednesday. This week our football team will play Starkey Ranch K-8 at River Ridge on Tuesday at 6:30PM. This will be a Starkey Ranch home game therefore River Ridge fans will need to sit on the visitor side.  They only accept cash at their gate. However, at all River Ridge home athletic contests tickets will only be sold through GoFan.co.  All tickets for middle school sports are $5. The Pasco County School’s Clear Bag Policy will also be enforced.  Thank you for supporting our Royal Knight student-athletes! Go Knights!

Mark your calendars for some important upcoming events.  We will celebrate Start with Hello week September 19-23 with dress up days, acts of kindness, and a new student social.  We will host a River Ridge Community Night on September 23 at the home RRHS football game at 7:30PM. All volleyball and football players will be recognized with the band, cheer team and dance team performing with the high school.  The week of September 26th will be River Ridge Fall Spirit Week. We will have class competitions, dress up days, Knight Time events, a Pep Rally (9/27) and a River Ridge Skate Night at Spin Nations on September 29th.  More information will be coming soon!

Finally, please take a minute to recognize a deserving RRMS Staff Member with a Royal Staff Shout Out! Click the link at ROYAL STAFF SHOUT OUTS!

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education!

 

9/2/22
Good afternoon, Royal Families! This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS. Please make sure to read and carefully look over this week’s Royal Update – Knight News for 9/5-9/9, which is located on the RRMS Website and Social Media accounts. Believe it or not, we are a month into the school year as Progress Reports will be coming out this week. I want to thank all of our families for a great start but want to remind everyone of the importance of being respectful, responsible problem solvers in everything that we do. 
We are in our final week of F.A.S.T. Progress Monitoring for Math and ELA and NWEA MAP for Science Make Ups. If your child has not taken these assessments, they will be notified as these assessments are important for baseline data to guide instruction. Test results are located in myStudent under Test History and teachers will be holding brief data chats with students to set progress goals. Please contact Ms. Martanovic, if you have any questions about F.A.S.T. and Kevin Kolean for NWEA MAP.

We want to highly encourage you to READ CAREFULLY all of the items in the Parent Bill of Rights Consent. During conversations, we are realizing a number of parents were not fully aware of what they were signing when they did so. While parents have full rights to opt out/in of all items – and we realize how many words they have used – it is important to make informed decisions.

One example is the MEDIA RELEASE. Several parents opted out without realizing the last line of a lengthy page listed the fact that any student opting out will not be recognized if they play sports, or achieve any academic success, and will not be in the yearbook, among other restrictions. Again – if this opt out was done fully informed we absolutely respect that, but when the full details have been pointed out parents did reconsider.

Leaving the consent form blank is a NO for CLINIC SERVICES. If you would like your student to utilize the clinic if they are sick, or get hurt please consent to yes to illness care treatment and RN assessment. If you mark NO or DON’T FILL OUT THE FORMS your child can’t be seen in the clinic. Your child will be asked to call you to inform you of the situation. If you do not have internet access at home or a computer, you may come to the school to fill out the consent forms online.

 If you have questions about ANY item please do not hesitate to reach out to our administration so that we can clarify the options as much as possible as it is new procedure for everyone.

On Tuesday, October 7th, Health Heroes will be on campus administering Flu Vaccines. If you would like your student to receive a Flu Vaccine, please fill out the consent attached and return it to the clinic or to ljanssen@pasco.k12.fl.us. They were also send out in 1st period classes.

This Wednesday, September 7th is our first Early Release Day of the year. We will be on a modified schedule with school ending at 11:30AM.  We will have an Enrichment Activity Period. Students will be given a pass first period for their activity and lists will also be posted on the media center and cafeteria windows. Students should dress appropriately for their activity and bring any materials needed. If there are any questions, please contact Ms. Grubbs.

This week is Sports, the Royal Knights kick off their football season on Thursday, September 8th at 6:30PM at Home vs. Hudson Academy. Come out and support our Royal Knights football, cheerleading, dance team, and band!  Tickets can be purchased on GoFan.co for $5 online or at the gate. There will be no cash taken at the gate.  The Pasco County School’s Clear Bag Policy will also be enforced.  Thank you for supporting our Royal Knight student-athletes! Go Knights!

On Friday, September 9, we will once again celebrate our Royal Spirit Fridays! Wear your River Ridge gear! This week we will host a mini-pep rally before school in the courtyard.

Finally, Progress Reports will be available on myStudent. In order for students to be considered “on track” they must earn As, Bs, and Cs and have no referrals.  Please take advantaged of Knight Time, which is daily academic intervention time, academic lunch, and the after school tutoring which will start on September 13th, every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30PM-2:30PM in the Media Center.

There will be no school on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy your 3-day weekend, Royals!

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education!

 

8/28/22

Good afternoon, Royal Families! This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS. Please make sure to read and carefully look over this week’s Royal Update – Knight News for 8/29-9/2 as there is a lot of important information regarding upcoming events including F.A.S.T. Progress Monitoring for Math, Royal Family Bingo Night and School Pictures!
Students will take the F.A.S.T. Progress Monitoring in Math this week, 6th grade Math on Monday, 7th grade Accl. Math on Tuesday, 7th grade Math on Wednesday, 8th grade math on Thursday and make ups on Friday.  Rosters are located on the media center windows and grade level hallways. Please review the parent letters and calendar on the RRMS website and in the newsletter.
Everyone is invited to attend the RRMS PTSA Family Bingo Night on Tuesday, August 30th from 6PM-8PM in the Cafeteria.  Bring the entire family to enjoy fun, pizza, and Bingo as a Royal Family!  The Bingo is free. Families can pre-order delicious Mama Mia’s Pizza and drinks. We will also have fabulous prizes! We hope to see everyone at this first family event of the year!  Pizza can be pre-ordered at this link: https://rrms.pasco.k12.fl.us/?p=9267.
School Picture Day is Thursday, September 1st through Language Arts classes.  Ordering information is at this link: https://rrms.pasco.k12.fl.us/?p=9278.
Students who are taking Fine or Performing Arts classes are eligible to apply for the RRMS FAME Academy.    Students who are accepted  will receive further enrichment in their areas with special seminars, performances, and field trips. If you applied for school choice and are at RRMS for FAME, you will be automatically accepted into the FAME Academy.  Applications close on Monday, August 29th at this link: http://rrms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=82950.
It is the expectation that all students be involved in at least one enrichment activity, which will take place on Early Release Days.  Students have the opportunity to sign up for up to 5 activities per semester.  We will make every effort to assign them to one of their top choices.  Students will then participate in that activity for the first semester.  If they do not complete the sign up, they will be placed in study hall. If they are also not “on track” academically, they will be assigned to the academic learning lab. Our first Early Release Day is Wednesday, September 7th so we are asking that students complete the sign up by Monday, August 29th at this link or by using the QR Code. Please contact Ms. Grubbs, if you have any questions.
This week in sports there is a volleyball parent meeting on Wednesday, August 31st at 3:45PM in the Media Center.
Finally, we will be opening the Royal Merchant School Store through PBIS Rewards online this week on Monday and Tuesday. Students can access the School Store through their myPascoConnect dashboard app PBIS Rewards and use their Knight Dollars that they earn by being respectful, responsible, problem solvers to purchase 2 items and a privilege.  The store will be open through Tuesday at 4PM.  Items will be distributed on Thursday at lunches.
Don’t miss out on our Royal Spirit Fridays to show your Purple Pride each week… students who wear their River Ridge gear will get a special treat at lunch! Please make sure to check out the RRMS website and social media pages weekly as there is a ton of important information there including school-wide calendars.
We are looking forward to an amazing year where we are all #ALL IN!  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, recommendations or praise, we are truly partners in education with you!  Proud that you are Royal!
8/21/22
Good afternoon, Royal Families! This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS. Please make sue to read and carefully look over this week’s Royal Update – Knight News for 8/22-8/26 as there is a lot of important information regarding upcoming events including F.A.S.T. Progress Monitoring for ELA and Math, our first Royal Dine Out Night, and School Dance!
Students will take the F.A.S.T. Progress Monitoring in ELA this week, 8th graders on Monday, 7th graders on Tuesday, and 6th graders will be split on Wednesday or Thursday.  Rosters are located on the media center windows and grade level hallways. Students with ESE or 504 accommodations will test in mid-September and be provided notification. Please review the parent letters and calendar on the RRMS website and in the newsletter.
Final applications for Student Council and Royal Ambassadors are due online by Monday, August 22nd.  Students will be notified of their acceptance and Student Council elections will be Thursday, August 25th and Friday, August 26th online. Royal Ambassadors do not need teacher recommendations and will be notified of their acceptance by Friday.
There will be a PTSA General Meeting on Monday, August 22nd at 6:30PM in the Media Center. Get involved as all are invited to help plan amazing community activities for the year that benefit our Royal Knights.
Volleyball try outs will be Monday, August 22nd for 6th and 7th graders and Tuesday, August 23rd through Wednesday, August 24th for all grades from 1:30PM-3:30PM in the gym. All athletic paperwork needs to be completed and uploaded to the Athletic Clearance prior to trying out. Please contact Athletic Director Chrissy Brando with questions.
On Wednesday, August 24th from 5PM-8PM at Blaze Pizza Trinity we will host our first Royal Dine Out Night. Please make sure to mention River Ridge Middle School as 10% of the night’s proceeds go back to RRMS Student Recognition. The flyer is included.
On Friday, August 26th, we are proud to host our first school dance for all River Ridge Middle School students.  It will be in the cafeteria from 6PM-8PM with a DJ, photo booth, Kona Ice, and concessions.  Let’s kick off the year with a new year’s dance complete with a balloon drop! Tickets are on sale now at Gofan.co or at the front desk at $10 or at the door for $12.
Finally, our students participated in Town Hall meetings this week where we spoke about expectations, the Student Code of Conduct and how to positively get involved at River Ridge.  It is the expectation that all students be involved in at least one enrichment activity, which will take place on Early Release Days.  Students have the opportunity to sign up for up to 5 activities per semester.  We will make every effort to assign them to one of their top choices.  Students will then participate in that activity for the first semester.  If they do not complete the sign up, they will be placed in study hall. If they are also not “on track” academically, they will be assigned to the academic learning lab. Our first Early Release Day is Wednesday, September 7th so we are asking that students complete the sign up by Thursday, August 25th at this link or by using the QR Code. Please contact Ms. Grubbs, if you have any questions.
Don’t miss out on our Royal Spirit Fridays to show your Purple Pride each week… students who wear their River Ridge gear will get a special treat at lunch! Please make sure to check out the RRMS website and social media pages weekly as there is a ton of important information there including school-wide calendars.
We are looking forward to an amazing year where we are all #ALL IN!  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, recommendations or praise, we are truly partners in education with you!  Proud that you are Royal!

8/12/22

Good afternoon, Royal Families! This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS.
We had an amazing start to the year and will continue the positive momentum throughout the year with the support of our parents/guardians and the River Ridge community. Please make sure to read and carefully look over the Royal Update – Knight News for 8/15-8/19 as there is a lot of important information included weekly at the link above.
We will be hosting Town Hall Grade Level Meetings on 8/15-8/17 where we will have face to face introductions of the RRMS Student Success Team members to our students. Grade level administrators, School Counselors, SSAP, Student Support Assistants, SRO and other support staff will walk students through Academic and Social Behavior Expectations, Student Code of Conduct, Royal Rewards, Safety on Campus, and being involved at River Ridge. These meetings will take place in the media center in Social Studies classes. Students will be asked to give their input during the Town Halls about future On Track incentives and enrichment activities. If a parent would like to have their student Opt Out from completing the input form, please contact Mr. Kolean at kkolean@pasco.k12.fl.us prior to 8/15. The student input form can be viewed at the QR Code below and is completely voluntary.  We also encourage you to review each of our safety and expectations video on our website with your child.
Please also make sure to go on to myStudent Parent Portal to update emergency card information, sign consents, and to Rycor to pay school fees for the year. We also have new spirit wear on sale on Rycor which can be picked up in the front office.

We want to highly encourage you to READ CAREFULLY all of the items in the Parent Bill of Rights Consent. During conversations, we are realizing a number of parents were not fully aware of what they were signing when they did so. While parents have full rights to opt out/in of all items – and we realize how many words they have used – it is important to make informed decisions. One example is the media release. Several parents opted out without realizing the last line of a lengthy page listed the fact that any student opting out will not be recognized if they play sports, or achieve any academic success, and will not be in the yearbook, among other restrictions. Again – if this opt out was done fully informed we absolutely respect that, but when the full details have been pointed out parents did reconsider. If you have questions about ANY item please do not hesitate to reach out to our administration or visit the Pasco County Schools Parent Bill of Rights website so that we can clarify the options as much as possible as it is new procedure for everyone.

We have several clubs that are currently holding open applications at this time.  Applications have been released for Student Council elections for 6th-8th grade. Online applications are due by Monday, August 22nd at Student Council application. Elections will be on August 25th and 26th online.  Please see Mrs. Brissey or Mrs. Von Frank for more information.

Calling all Thespians, if you are interested in competing/attending the festival or auditioning for the fall play, you MUST attend the informational meeting on Teams at 5:30PM on Monday, August 15th with a parent/guardian at TEAMS MEETING LINK. Please contact Mr. Grosso for more information.

Would you like to be a Royal Ambassador? f you are interested in being a Royal Ambassador, the application is open through Monday, August 22nd at this link. Membership is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade leaders to spread our Royal Culture of Caring.
-Spread our royal culture of caring throughout the school and community
-Work with Student Services and Administration, to be a roundtable group to provide feedback and plan community events like Kindness Week, Red Ribbon Week, and Spirit Weeks
-Act as mentors to new students, tour guides and resources
-Always follow the Knightly Values of Being Respectful, Being Responsible, Problem Solvers! Please contact an administrator or school counselor for more information.

This week in sports there will be football practice each day from 1:30PM-4:30PM and cheerleading practice is Monday and Wednesday from 1:30PM-3:00PM.  There will be a football parent meeting on Wednesday, August 17th at 4:45PM in the Cafeteria and Cheer Parent Meeting on the same day in the Media Center at 3PM. Volleyball tryouts will be August 22-24 from 1:30PM-3:30PM. In order to try out, you must have a completed FHSAA physical packet including the three NFHS course certificates that reflect your 22-23 school year information. This paperwork is available on our school website under athletics at this link: https://rrms.pasco.k12.fl.us/?page_id=3662. All FHSAA/PASCO ATHLETIC FORMS MUST BE UPLOADED TO: athleticclearance.com before a student is allowed to participate in tryouts or conditioning. Please reach out to our Athletic Director, Chrissy Brando (cbrando@pasco.k12.fl.us), if you have any issues or questions.
Don’t miss out on our Royal Spirit Fridays to show your Purple Pride each week… students who wear their River Ridge gear will get a special treat at lunch! Please make sure to check out the RRMS website and social media pages weekly as there is a ton of important information there including school-wide calendars.
We are looking forward to an amazing year where we are all #ALL IN!  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, recommendations or praise, we are truly partners in education with you!  Proud that you are Royal!
8/7/22
Good afternoon, Royal Families! This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS.
We had an amazing turn out on Friday at the Meet the Teacher Day Open House event! It was great to see all of our students and their families on campus. The new school year is upon us, so here is your first of many weekly phone calls.
Our school theme this year is #RRMS ALL IN!  We are committed to putting ALL IN to foster a royal culture of caring with a safe and loving school environment where learning happens at high levels and ALL students succeed!
The first day of school is this Wednesday, August 10th. Like last year, student hours are 7:10AM-1:30PM. Students will be permitted on to campus at 6:50AM.
As you are aware, student schedules are available on myStudent. Please be sure to check your schedule on Tuesday evening, as we will be making schedule adjustments based on the schedule change requests that we received on Friday, and you will need this schedule to locate your first period class on Wednesday.
When students arrive on Wednesday, rosters will be posted on the media center and cafeteria windows. There will also be staff members stationed throughout the campus to assist with directing students to their 1st period class. If a student would like to purchase breakfast, it will be available in the cafeteria from 6:50AM-7:05AM daily.  Unlike last year, we are requesting that students who want breakfast, grab breakfast and eat it in the cafeteria. We do ask that students go immediately to their 1st period class every day and that there be no congregating in the courtyards and hallways.
During 1st period, all students will receive a NEW schedule that will be YELLOW. This is the schedule that they are to follow from that point forward. Announcements will be made during 1st period for students to report to the media center if they have an error on their schedule.  All students who are taking a high school class 1st period will pick up their schedules at the front office.
7th grade families – if you have not provided the school with your immunization records, we need this documentation as soon as possible, or your child will not be able to attend school on the first day. Please contact school nurse, Leah Janssens at ljanssen@pasco.k12.fl.us, if you have questions. Also, parents can drop off medication for students at the clinic on Tuesday, August 9th by making an appointment with Ms. Noe at jnoe@pasco.k12.fl.us.
Please also make sure to go on to myStudent Parent Portal to update emergency card information, sign consents, and to Rycor to pay school fees for the year. We also have new spirit wear on sale on Rycor which can be picked up in the front office.  Don’t miss out on our Royal Spirit Fridays to show your Purple Pride… students who wear their River Ridge gear will get a special treat at lunch!
This week in sports there will be football practice as all student athletes will make the team on August 10th-August 12th from 1:30PM-4PM. Cheerleading try outs will be August 10th-August 12th from 1:30PM-3:30PM in the dance room.  Volleyball tryouts will be August 22-24 from 1:30PM-3:30PM. In order to try out, you must have a completed FHSAA physical packet including the three NFHS course certificates that reflect your 22-23 school year information. This paperwork is available on our school website under athletics at this link: https://rrms.pasco.k12.fl.us/?page_id=3662. All FHSAA/PASCO ATHLETIC FORMS MUST BE UPLOADED TO: athleticclearance.com before a student is allowed to participate in tryouts or conditioning. Please reach out to our Athletic Director, Chrissy Brando (cbrando@pasco.k12.fl.us), if you have any issues or questions.
Please make sure to check out the RRMS website and social media pages weekly as there is a ton of important information there including school-wide calendars. For my first time listeners, each weekend you will receive a phone call and email that contains information about the week ahead. Please be sure to look over it and read it carefully.
We are looking forward to an amazing year where we are all #ALL IN!  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, recommendations or praise, we are truly partners in education with you!  Proud that you are Royal!

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