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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.
A fidget spinner is a stress-relief device, advertised as helping folks with trouble focusing by providing a conduit for releasing nervous energy. However, we have seen many students use them inappropriately, distracting themselves and others. Please speak with your child about the proper use of fidget spinners and emphasize that they are to be used as a tool, not as a toy. Fidget spinners that are not being used properly will be confiscated and returned to the child at the end of the day.
Spring Sports Banquet, 5/18Our Spring Sports Awards Banquet is for spring athletes and their families and takes place on Thu, May 18, at 6pm. RHMS Athletes, Administration and Coaches eat free. All guest meals are $10 each and must be paid online at this link (money will not be accepted at the door). All participants who plan to eat at the banquet must respond no later than Thu, May 4. If you have challenges paying online, please email Coach Beasley at email@example.com.
After School Ends 5/18
Our after school care ends on Thu, May 18 for this school year.
Pianist Needed, 5/20
The Honors Vocal Ensemble is looking for a piano accompanist to for our Carowinds’ Festival of Music competition on Sat, May 20. If interested, please email our Band Director, Mr. Bodiford, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EOG Spirit Week, 5/22-26
Please plan to participate as we ROCK the EOGs!
- Mon, 5/22: Twin Day
- Tue, 5/23: Bling Day
- Wed, 5/24: Sweats Day
- Thu, 5/25: Team Day
- Fri, 5/26: RHMS Day
Progress Reports, 5/24
Progress Reports go home on Wed, May 24 and will be the last one of the year. Please review it with your child and discuss strengths as well as any areas needing focus and/or missed assignments.
EOG Testing, 5/26 - 6/9
End of grade (EOG) testing will take place the last 10 days of school (May 26-June 9). A schedule was sent home with progress reports and is posted on our online calendar. A testing session may not be interrupted once it begins. For this reason, we encourage parents to get your child to school on time every day of testing, and do not plan to pick him or her up early. Students who are absent or arrive late will be required to take the missed test on a make-up day, which could be during our school-wide EOG celebration or 8th grade promotion ceremonies, which are scheduled for the last two days of school, Thu, Jun 8, & Fri, Jun 9. We do not want any of our students to miss out on the fun, but completing a make-up test has to take priority.
EOG Proctors Needed, 5/26 - 6/8
We will need about 50 testing proctors every day of state testing, which will be from May 26 - Jun 8. State polices require testing proctors to monitor the administration of final exams and all end-of-grade and end-of-course exams. Please contact the main office to let us know that we can count on you to help us! If you are unable to proctor please spread the word to co-workers, church members, social organizations, family, and friends. Proctors must be cleared DPS volunteers, 18 years or older and may not be a current DPS student. If you have not already done so, please register as a DPS volunteer at this link and be sure to select Rogers-Herr Middle School and “Test Proctor."
Last Day of School, 6/9
Our last day for students is Fri, Jun 9 and is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:20pm.
Immunization Requirements, 6/19
Parents, please be aware that all students must have had one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis) vaccine and MCV (menningococcal conjugate vaccine) prior to entering the 7th grade. We need proof of this by Mon, Jun 19 via a Certificate of Immunization (shot record). If we don't get it by Mon, Jul 17 (the first day of school), the law requires that we suspend your child from school until proof of these immunizations is provided to us. If your child has not had these vaccines, please contact your health care provider or local health department to take care of this as soon as possible. Please see our Health & Wellness page for more information.
Open House, 7/13We will have an Open House on Thu, July 13 for students and families. The first day for students in Mon, Jul 17. More information regarding Open House can be found here as we approach the date.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.
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.
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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 email@example.com 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.
- DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit dpsnc.net for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
RHMS Google Calendar
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hip to Clip Competition Results
Students on the Voyagers team and their families clipped and collected over 1,100 box tops! Congratulations on your victory! During this competition, all of our students and families raised over $400. Don’t stop! Keep clipping and continue to submit box tops throughout the year.Collecting the "Box Tops" insignia is SUCH 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.
SIT Team Reps Needed
Our School Improvement Team (SIT) is looking for parents to participate as a member this year. This very important team collaborates to write our School Improvement Plan (SIP). No prior experience is necessary, we just need your passion, input, ideas, and time. The SIT meets about once a month. Please email Susan Roux at email@example.com if you would like to learn more or become a part of this crucial Rogers-Herr team.
PTA Volunteers Needed
Please let us know if you have any interest in serving on our PTA Executive Board as First Vice President as we currently have an opening. We also need volunteers to help plan our annual Spring Fling (EOG Celebration Day), a lead for Teacher Appreciation, and anyone who can assist from time to time with selling shirts, concessions at dances, and with our staff appreciation breakfasts. Even volunteering once this year is a HUGE help to the PTA! Remember, the stronger we are as a PTA, the more impact we can have on the success of our children. Please email Susan Roux at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help in any way. And don’t forget to become a PTA member! It's just $8 and that money goes to funding projects for our school! Joining our PTA has never been easier now that you can sign up online!
Time to Re-Link (your 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 email@example.com. We will do the rest!
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.