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Principal Rogers' Updates

Welcome Rogers-Herr family and friends! We appreciate you taking the time to visit our website. Please mark your calendars and note the following upcoming events and reminders.

EOG Testing Proctors Needed

We are required to give a series of standardized tests at the end of every school year, and we could not do it without our wonderful proctor volunteers! We will administer tests from Thu, May 24 to Thu, Jun 7, needing about 50 proctors each day. Please click here to sign up! EOG Schedule:

  • Thu, 5/24: 6th & 7th Sci
  • Fri, 5/25: 6th & 7th SS
  • Tue, 5/29: 8th SS & 7th Math
  • Wed, 5/30: 8th Sci & 6th Math
  • Thu, 5/31: 7th & 8th Rdg
  • Fri, 6/1: 8th Math, 6th Rdg, + Math I & II
  • The week of 6/4: Make-up tests

PBIS End of Year Celebration

We love celebrating our Rams who ROCK at the end of each quarter. We need your help to host a raffle on June 4 for students who have earned at least 80% of their potential Rams ROCK Class Dojo points. Please sign up here and drop off prizes labeled "PBIS Raffle" in the main office by Friday May 25

DSNAC, 5/17 & 19

Inaugural info sessions of the Durham Special Needs Advisory Council (DSNAC) will be on Thu, May 17, 6:30-8pm and Sat, May 19, 10-11:30am. Both are at 2107 Hillandale Rd.

Escape Room, 5/22

RHMS students in our AIG program are encouraged to join us on Tue, May 22 for one of two escape room sessions; either 6-6:50 or 7-7:50pm. We meet in the RHMS library but you must be on time! Click here to sign up for a session.

Summer Camp App Due 5/31

Parents of rising 6th-9th grade girls can register for the 2018 Healthy Girls Save the World Summer Experience until Thu, May 31 at this link. Applicants are selected for the two week camp, held in the Genome Sciences on UNC's Campus from 6/18-29. The camp is centered on our three pillars - Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, and Healthy Relationships. You can also find an online scholarship application at the same link.

8th Grade Formal, 6/2

This year's 8th grade formal will be on Sat, Jun 2, at the Hilton Doubletree, 2515 Meridian Pkwy. $25 tickets go on sale Mon, May 14. Students may not buy a ticket until all outstanding library and cafeteria balances are paid.

E-Cigarettes & The JUUL

We've added some brief but important information about the risks of vaping to our Health & Welness Page. Please have a look!

Library E-Card

Your child can access online public library resources with their student ID/PowerSchool number (E-Card). Contact our librarian, Ms. Umbarger, or send her an email at jennifer.umbarger@dpsnc.net if you have questions.

New Cell Phone Policy

Inappropriate cell phone use during school hours has increased recently. During the school day, during times that teachers have allowed students to use cell phones, we are aware of multiple incidents of students communicating with unknown adults, making prank calls, posting images & videos to social media, and sending & receiving sexual content. For this reason, students may no longer have cell phones out during the school day, including outside times and field trips. If students must contact their parents during the school day, they may do so from a school phone. All student cell phones must be off and in student lockers from 7am-2:20pm evert day. If a student cell phone is spotted by a teacher during these times, it will be taken from the child and sent to our main office. It may be retrieved at the end of the school day. Repeat offenders will be referred to their grade-level administrator for a consequence. Please talk with your child to ensure they understand the importance of following this cell phone policy. Thank you for your continued support.

New Building Access Policy

Durham Public Schools is implementing a new policy to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Now, whenever a visitor requests entry, they must provide their name and reason for their visit before being considered for entry. If the visitor can't be identified or doesn't have a valid reason to be let in, an administrator will be contacted. We understand that this new policy will create some frustration and ask for your patience and flexibility to maximize safety in our school. All exterior doors must remain locked except during arrival and dismissal. Visitors may only enter the building at the main entrance or the area designated by our after school program.

Keep In Touch!

RHMS offers lots of ways to stay up to date. In addition to getting updates emailed to you (to subscribe, just send an email to rogers-herr-middle-school+subscribe@googlegroups.com), you can also get text messages (text @rogershe to 81010; you'll get a request for your name; reply and you're done). To ensure that you get Principal Rogers' weekly phone updates, send an email to lisa.richmond@dpsnc.net with your child's name and updated phone numbers. We also have an active presence on Facebook & Twitter!

That is all for this week's announcements. Have a wonderful week. RAMS ROCK!

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School Hours

Mornings

On school days, our doors open for students at 7am and the instructional day begins promptly at 7:30. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7-7:20am. Students arriving after 7:30am go directly to the main office to sign in, get a tardy pass, and then go to class.

Afternoons

Car riders and bus riders are dismissed at 2:20pm, which is when the instructional day ends. Attendance is very important and contributes to student success. We depend on parents to ensure that our students are present and on time every day.

Pay for School Stuff Online

Connections

Here Comes the Bus

Sign up or log in to Here Comes The Bus to track the location and schedule of your child's bus. Our school code is 97034.

Keep In Touch

RHMS offers lots of ways to stay up to date. Use what works for you!

  • EMAIL: Get weekly RHMS updates through the RHMS Google Group. To subscribe, simply send an email to
    rogers-herr-middle-school+subscribe@googlegroups.com.
    To un-subscribe, visit the Google Group page and look for the "My Settings" button (a person with a wheel) in the top right corner. Click it and select "Leave this group."
  • PHONE: To ensure that you get Principal Rogers' weekly phone updates, send an email to lisa.richmond@dpsnc.net with your child's name and updated phone numbers.
  • TEXT MESSAGE: text @rogershe to 81010. You'll receive a request for your name. Once you reply, you will be subscribed to our texting service at Remind.com. Standard message rates apply.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
  • GRADES & HOMEWORK: To keep up with your child's progress, be sure to check the Team Pages and Home Base. Some classes also use Edmodo to keep in touch. Please contact the school office for login information.
    HomeBase Edmodo
  • DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit dpsnc.net for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
    Durham Public Schools
  • More links to DPS resources on our
    Helpful Info for Parents page »

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Parent-Teacher Association

Join our PTA: Support RHMS

It’s never too late to join the PTA! You’ll be surprised how fulfilling it is to take this step! You’ll join a community of parents and teachers that make a difference for our students together. our membership and donations to the RHMS PTA support classroom supplies, educational activities, staff appreciation events, informational forums for parents, and fun events for our students throughout the year. PTA dues and donations are also tax deductible! Joining our PTA, which is only $8, has never been easier now that you can sign up online! That's right! No forms to download, print, fill out, and turn in with a check! All you have to do is click here to join! It's so easy, why not do it right now?

Buy Ram Gear!

New RHMS duffle bags are just $15! Perfect for health class! New RHMS crewneck sweatshirts are just $20! Short-sleeved tees are just $12! Buy two items and get $5 off your total! Buy all three and get $10 off! Fill out an order form in the front office. Give forms and money to the front office reception. Orders can be picked up from there, too! Questions: lisashce@gmail.com

Hip to Clip Competition!

logo: Box Tops for Education
Hit up your parents, neighbors, and friends for Box Top insignias (pictured) and then drop them in your core classroom's "Hip to Clip" collection box! Get as many in as you can because collecting the "Box Tops" insignia is an easy way to make money for our school! Just locate the image above on your favorite foods and home goods, cut them out, and have your child give them to their core teachers. Product lists and complete details are linked from on our Cool School Cash page.

Re-Link Shopping Cards!

Did you know that last year we raised over $2,400 for our school by just linking our shopping cards at Target, Kroger and Harris Teeter to our school? All you need to do is go to customer service at your local Kroger or Harris Teeter and ask that they link (or re-link) your shopping card to our school. Both rewards programs run Aug–May each year and you MUST re-link your card to our school ID each year. Our Kroger School ID is 94484 and our Harris Teeter School ID is 3646. Our PTA can link your Harris Teeter card for you. Just email your last name and your HT card number or the phone number associated with your HT card to Susan Roux at sroux@cisco.com. We will do the rest!

Shoparoo!

Shoparoo is an app that lets you earn cash donations for your school, just by taking pictures of your shopping receipts! It's so easy! It doesn't matter where you shop, what you buy, or where you eat - every receipt counts! Grade levels compete for the most money raised. We just received a check from Shoparoo for $55! Use this referral code: goh50341. Join us in fundraising today! Download the free app here!

Volunteering at Rogers-Herr

We have so much appreciation for our parent volunteers who give of their valuable time! All potential DPS volunteers must complete an online volunteer application and undergo a background check before volunteering. The process will take 5-7 days. Once approved, your certification is good for two years. If you have any questions, please contact guidance counselor Ryanne Logan at 919.560.3970 x 70234.

This page last updated May 18, 2018