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SEPTEMBER 2022

  • Hello RMS Families-  

    Thank you for an amazing first week of school! We welcomed 988 students to RMS last week with open arms, smiles, and an innovator's mindset that "change is an opportunity to do something AMAZING!"  We are looking forward to a great school year!


    7th Grade Field Trip - Permission Slips & Payment Due Tomorrow, Friday, September 16

    Students in Ms. Larson-Udee's, Mrs. Forester's and Ms. Glynn's 7th grade English classes will be attending a field trip on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27. Please make sure payment has been made online and permission slips/waivers are completed, signed and returned to teachers by this Friday, September 16.  If the original field trip form was misplaced, you can print off a copy at: 7th Grade Field Trip Forms.


    WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Update

    Thank you to our 50 WEB leaders who helped welcome 230 fifth graders and 215 sixth graders to RMS orientation at the end of August.  Each group had fun getting to know one other and trying to find their way around their new school!  
     
    WEB leaders have a meeting on September 22 at 7:45 AM and they will be meeting with their 6th grade WEB groups during advisory on September 23.


    Rogers High School DECA - Spirit Wear Sales - Next Week During Lunch!

    RHS DECA members will be selling Rogers Royals spirit wear during all lunches next week on Monday, September 19, Wednesday, September 21 and Friday, September 23. Cash and/or credit cards will be accepted.
     

    Homecoming Dress Up Week: September 19-23


    6th-8th Grade Math Night: September 26

    Join us on Monday, September 26th from 6-7 PM in the Cafetorium to find out how you can become a partner in your child's math education.

            


    Spirit Wear Sale - Ends Friday, September 30th

    You and your student(s) can sport your own RMS or Rogers Royals spirit wear! Place your order online at: Rogers Middle School Spirit Wear. Orders will come directly to the school and will be distributed to students to bring home the week of October 24.
     

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 5  

    We are once again working with Strawbridge Studios Inc., this year for picture day. 

    • To order picture packages online please do so at RMS Picture Day Orders (or go to strawbridge.net, click on Order Pictures and Yearbooks and enter code: FM391990).

    • Or if you need a paper order form, please have your student pick one up in the Administration Office.  Your student will need to return the order form to the photographer on October 5.  Please do not send paper order forms back to school before October 5 and make checks payable to Strawbridge Studios.    


    How to Report an Absence, Tardy or Early Release for Your RMS Student

    1. Log in to your account with your Parent Username and Password.
    2. On the left hand side of the screen, click on More.
    3. Click on Absence Requests.
    4. Select your student's name, excuse for the absence and the absence type.  Select the desired date(s) and if applicable, times. Click submit. 
    B. Attendance Line: 763-241-3555
    • Include the following information in the message:
      • Student first and last name (and spelling of last name)
      • Student grade
      • Reason for the absence
      • Name of person reporting absence (must be a parent/guardian)
    C. If you are picking your student up early, please send them with a note to the attendance office for an Off Site Building Pass before the start of the school day.
     

    Parent Drop-Off & Pick-Up Reminder

    Thank you to everyone's patience and attentiveness during parent drop-off and pick-up! We appreciate you expediting the process by looping your way through the parking lot and pulling all the way forward before dropping off/picking up students. Thank you for following our procedure!
     

    2022-2023 Student Meals

    Breakfast and lunch are no longer free for students this school year.  Prices are as follows: Breakfast: $1.55 & Lunch: $3.15. To view the menu, please click here. If your student is purchasing meals from school, please make sure that they have a positive balance in their account.
     

    Free & Reduced Lunch Information
     
    If you have any questions or need to sign up for Free & Reduced lunches, please click here.
     

    Parent Liaision Introduction

    Hello RMS Families! My name is Anne Anderson and I am the new Parent Liaison at Rogers Middle School.  Kristine Niznik did such an incredible job the last 13 years at RMS and I know I have big shoes to fill but I am looking forward to the opportunity!  I am also the Parent Liaison at Rogers Elementary.  Part of my job as the Parent Liaison is to help parents support their child(ren)’s education through getting parents involved at school. Please know that I am a resource and advocate for you and that I am more than willing to help answer any questions you may have.  You can reach me at anne.anderson@isd728.org.  I look forward to working with you this school year!  
     

    Interested in Volunteering at RMS?

    We are excited to have volunteers in our building this school year!  If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the  2022-2023 RMS Volunteer Form.  Thank you for your interest!
     
    **Volunteer applicants will need to pay the processing fee of $10.25 as they progress through the Trusted Employees application process.  Background checks are valid for three calendar school years.  
     

    Partners in Education (PIE) Meeting - October 4th - Grading Standards

    Join us for our first PIE meeting at Rogers Middle School on Tuesday, October 4th from 7-8 PM.  PIE is a parent group that focuses on supporting a positive learning experience for all students at Rogers Middle School. PIE also provides a forum for parents to discuss information on issues that impact our students. We believe that a team effort between parents and teachers/staff helps offer the best possible learning environment for our students.  At our first meeting we will be discussing how grading standards change from elementary school to middle school.   
     
    Mark your calendar for our other two meetings this school year which will be held on Tuesday, January 24 and Tuesday, March 7, 2023. If there are any topics or questions you would like to discuss at future meetings, please submit your idea here.  Thank you and we hope to see you in a few weeks!
     

    Color Battle Fundraising Event: October 24-November 4

    We are excited to announce that RMS will be partnering with Apex Leadership Co. for our first ever Color Battle event!  This fundraising event will start with a pep rally for students on October 24.  October 25 through November 2 are team building days where two Apex team members will hang out with our students during their advisory and lunch hours.  On November 3 or 4 (weather depending), the color battle day, participating students will listen to music and have a fun-filled time of games and competitions!  Students will wear a color battle t-shirt during the team competitions and will get covered with color as they ramp up for the grand finale, which is an all out color party!  
     
    Funds raised from this event will be used to purchase classroom materials/supplies and picnic seating in our outdoor common spaces.  More information will be sent home soon regarding this event!
     

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    Partnership with Every Meal

    We are partnering with Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) again this year to offer a free bag of food to our families every weekend. All students qualify for this food program and received a brochure with more information that was brought home. You may also sign up using this link: Every Meal Sign Up Form. To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, please sign your student up with their assigned school. Food will be available for pick-up twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. This program is completely free and your family's privacy is protected. 

    Please contact Angie Grotte with any questions, angela.grotte@isd728.org.


    Career and Technical Education World at ISD 728   

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    ISD 728 Strategic Plan - Community Cafes

    We need your input, ideas and opinions as we begin to create the roadmap that will take us to 2023 and beyond. Together, we’ll identify and celebrate our successes, as well as identify our focus for the next five years. RSVP here!  
    • Monday, September 26, 2022 @ Rogers High School, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Monday, October 10, 2022 @ Elk River High School, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    • Monday, October 24, 2022 @ Zimmerman Middle/High School, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022 @ ISD 728 District Office, 10:00 a.m. to noon.

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