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  • Hello RMS Families-  

    Thank you for an amazing first week of school! We welcomed 1,029 students to our building and we are looking forward to a great 2023-2024 school year! Thank you also for your incredible support of our no cell phone policy; the students are doing a fantastic job of keeping their phones in their lockers and following our school policy.


    Welcome New RMS Staff Members

    We would like to welcome the following new staff members to our RMS team; we are so happy to have them here!  

    Pictured from left to right: Brad Aasen - Linear Algebra (8th Grade), Cortney Foster - Social Worker, Leah Fridgen-Kuss - Special Education (ASD/DCD), Wade Shive - ELA (7th Grade), Jess Vaughan - Social Studies (6th Grade)/Phy Ed (5th Grade)/Tech Ed (6th Grade), Michelle Piche - Special Education Lead, Walt Madden - EBD and Grace Tewalt - ELA (6th & 8th Grade).

    Not pictured: Michelle Lowe - Art (5th/6th Grade), Kristy LaTart - Supervision Assistant, John Rosner - Music, Katelyn Bieneik - Licensed School Nurse, Sydney Roettger - Special Education Evaluator and Jody Bartlett - School Psychologist 

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

    RHS DECA members will be selling Rogers Royals spirit wear during all lunches from Monday, September 18 through Wednesday, September 20. Cash and/or credit cards will be accepted.

    Homecoming Dress Up Week - September 18-22

    Please note, no face or body paint may be worn or applied at school.

    Picture Day - Wednesday, September 20  

    ISD 728 is working with a new company for picture day, Kemmetmueller Photography.  Please click here for more information on how picture day and ordering will work this school year.

    Spirit Wear Sale - Ends Wednesday, September 20

    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.

    • Please note, each item can be ordered with either the RMS logo or a Rogers Royals logo (just select the desired one when placing your order).

    Orders will come directly to the school and will be distributed to students to bring home the second week of October.   

    6th-8th Grade Math Night - September 25

    Join us on Monday, September 25th from 6-7 PM in the Cafetorium to find out how you can become a partner in your child's math education.


    Attention 8th Grade Parents - 12 Volunteers Needed for Field Trip to Anoka Tech/Anoka Ramsey on Friday, September 29

    If you are interested in volunteering for the upcoming 8th grade field trip on September 29 to Anoka Tech/Anoka Ramsey, please sign up here: 8th Grade Chaperone - September 29.  The time commitment is from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM.   Every volunteer needs to have an approved background check on file with the district before being allowed to volunteer (you will be contacted with more information, if necessary) Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time!

    Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Needed - October 30 - November 3

    The Scholastic book fair will be here before we know it and we are in need of volunteers for preview and purchase days.  If you are able, please sign up for a volunteer shift here: 2023 Fall RMS Book Fair Volunteers - Sign Up.  All volunteers need to have an approved background check on file with the district before volunteering.  Thank you in advance for your help!

    WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Update

    Thank you to our 63 WEB leaders who helped welcome 251 fifth 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 21 at 7:50 AM and they will be meeting with their 5th grade WEB groups during advisory on September 22.

    Barcodes for Breakfast and Lunch
    Students are assigned a scannable barcode that is used for meal service.  All students need to have the barcode with them when entering the food serving line.  Schools may have slightly different processes for providing the barcodes to students.  An option would be for families to print their own barcode.  We have added a link on the Food Service website with instructions on how to print the student's barcode from either the Parent Portal or Student Portal. https://www.isd728.org/Page/6428

    From the RMS Counseling Department

    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! The Rogers Middle School Counselors are here to support students with their social, emotional and academic needs.  We are also here to serve as an advocate for all students and their families. 

    The RMS Counseling Department includes: 

    • Angie Grotte - Counseling Secretary
    • Matt Malakowsky - 5th and 7th Grade Counselor
    • Sam Hines - 6th and 8th Grade Counselor
    • Sarah Whiting - Prevention and Intervention Counselor (Grades 5-8)
    • Jess Lind - Prevention and Intervention Counselor (Grades 5-8)
    Click here for the RMS Counseling Department website which includes our contact information and more details about the services we provide at RMS. 

    RMS Therapy Dog

    We are excited to share with you that there will be a therapy dog in our school assisting students throughout the school year from You're Not Alone. The primary role of a therapy dog is to complement more traditional modes of treatment or therapy through comforting, supportive, calming and engaging interactions. 
    The RMS therapy dog team will include Leslie (therapy dog handler) and Roo (German Shepherd Chihuahua mix).  Leslie and Roo are pictured below.  
    Click here to read more about the You're Not Alone organization. 

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

    A. Parent Portal (Preferred Method):
    • Log in to your account with your Parent Username and Password.
    • On the left hand side of the screen, click on More.
    • Click on Absence Requests.
    • 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)

    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!

    Interested in Volunteering at RMS? 

    If you are interested in volunteering during the upcoming school year, please fill out the 2023-2024 RMS Volunteer Form.  We will contact you as volunteer opportunities arise.  Thank you!    

    **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. 

    Tech Support for Families

    If you are looking for help or more information regarding technology that ISD 728 utilizes, please click on the following links:

    Notes From the Health Office

    Please click here to read September health office updates.

     Follow RMS on Social Media

    Partnership with Every Meal

    We are partnering with Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) to offer a free bag of food to our families every weekend. All students qualify for this food program. If you had previously been receiving these bags and would like to continue, you will need to fill out the form (families have to sign up each year). Please use this link to register:  Every Meal Sign Up Form. To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, please sign your student up with their assigned school. This program is completely free and your family's privacy is protected. 

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

    ISD 728 CTE (Career & Technical Education) Newsletter

    Please click here to read the September CTE Newsletter.  There are many opportunities for you to get involved!   


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