You may have questions about the transition to middle school (or if you're new to our district) and I would like to give you some information:
Our school office is open 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. during the school year. The student’s day is from 7:25 A.M. to 2:10 P.M. During the summer the office is open 7:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. two weeks before school starts and two weeks after school ends.
The week before school starts we will mail to your home a letter stating the student's first period class, teacher name, locker number and combination, and bus number (unless they walk to school) along with an emergency medical authorization form. We need to have the emergency medical authorization form returned by the first day of school. You may fill out an emergency authorization form online at PaySchools on the school website if you prefer. We will be handing out schedules Thursday, August 23 from 9 - 11 A.M. or 1- 2 P.M. or Monday, August 27, from 6 to 8 P.M. provided you turn in the completed emergency medical authorization form and if the student is a 7th grader, documentation of Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.
The first day of school the students go directly to their locker and then to their classroom. There they will get their schedule (if not already in their possession), planner, and other paperwork to be brought home for the parent's review.
Our cafeteria operates the same way as the elementary with the student’s account set up with their lunch ID number (which they need to memorize). If you are new to our district, students have accounts in which parents can deposit cash or checks (payable to Rootstown Cafeteria) or you can access their account at PaySchools on the school website to make a deposit using their Student Number (on their schedule). As the student goes through the lunch line, they need to enter their lunch ID number at the register. Parents are welcome to dine with their student, please be sure to sign in at the office. Lunches currently are $2.75 and milk is $.50.
If a student will be absent, the parent needs to call the office before 8:00 A.M. We do have voice mail, so if the call needs to be made before 7:00 A.M., you can leave a message. When parents need to pick their student up before the school day ends, they must come to the office to sign them out. After the bell rings at 2:10 P.M. parents do not need to come to the office for the student. If the student is arriving late for school, they need to come to the office for a pass. The parent does not need to accompany them; however, please call the office or write a note explaining why they are tardy (unless they are simply late).
School fees are $45 which can be paid in a lump sum or payments. Checks should be payable to "Rootstown Middle School". You can also pay for fees online at PaySchools on the school website.
Report cards and interims are issued last period one week after the end of the grading/interim period. Parent signatures are required on both forms and need to be shown to the student’s first period teacher by Wednesday of the following week so the student does not receive a detention (report cards/interims will be returned to the student). Final report cards are mailed home approximately one week after school ends.
If you have any questions, please call the office or email me firstname.lastname@example.org I will return to the middle school office August 14, 2018. I am looking forward to having our new students in our building! School starts Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
Enjoy your summer!
Mrs. Christine Wright