Frances C. Richmond Middle School [Parent Portal]
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It is time to complete your child(ren)'s Annual Permission and Medical Forms. It is important that we have all of your correct contact, medical and permission information each year, so we ask that you confirm and update your child(ren)'s information annually. These forms are completely separate from any PTO emails and forms you may receive asking you to confirm your contact information.
You access these forms via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once logged into PowerSchool, you will complete the forms by clicking InfoSnap (this saves you from having to log in to more than once to access your child(ren)'s information and account(s)).
Please visit our Enrollment page found here.
Dear RMS 6th Graders,
- One plastic twin-pocket folder for each academic class
- a small supply of lined paper
- a pen/pencil case
- a supply of #2 pencils- latex free or mechanical pencils
- hand pencil sharpener or extra graphites for mechanical pencils
- several different colored highlighters
- Post-it Notes
- earbuds with a microphone
- extra pens and pencils
- a calculator, ruler (standard/metric), compass, protractor
- refillable water bottle, and a lunch box if you are bringing your lunch
- a snack if you are not purchasing one
- Whiteboard clipboard for standard paper size
- a few dry erase markers and eraser
- 3 spiral bound notebooks or
- 1 “three or five subject” spiral notebook (for Math, Science, and Spanish/French)
July 1, 2021
Dear 7th Graders,
Welcome to the seventh grade! We hope you are having a great summer. Though we still have a few weeks of vacation remaining, you may wish to begin preparations for the opening of school. To help you, your teachers have compiled a list of recommended school supplies.
- Earbuds with a microphone
- Math -Three Ring Binder (at least 1”) containing:
1 set of dividers
loose graph paper (3 hole punched)
spiral graph paper notebook (to go with binder)
- English, Social Studies, French, Spanish, Science:
Composition Notebook for each subject: college-lined, 100 pages, needs to hold up all year
- Physical Education:
- Other Supplies:
sturdy pocket folder (English)
pens (black and blue)
pen/pencil case to go into notebook
#2 pencils/ erasers- latex free/sharpener
refillable water bottle
Any supplies specific to your instrument, such as reeds, valve oil, slide grease, neck straps, rosin, shoulder rests, rock stops
RMS Summer Reading 2021! The goal for rising 7th graders is to read two books that they have not read before. Click the link to find out more about the Summer Book Club, reading recommendations, and how to access e-books and online books this summer.
Then check out the RMS Library webpage for more fun things to do over the summer.
We look forward to meeting you on August 30th!
The Seventh Grade Team
Dear 8th Graders,
As summer winds down, it is time to anticipate the school year ahead. We hope you have enjoyed your vacation, and we welcome you to 8th grade at the end of the month! This letter outlines the materials you will need for the first day of school.
Materials: please remember to put your name on all items before you get to school.
General Supplies to be carried throughout school day in backpack:
- Earbuds with microphone
- Ring binder with dividers OR individual folder for all subjects
- Small bottle of hand sanitizer
- Refillable water bottle
- Lunch box and snack
- Pencils, pens, and erasers
- Colored markers, pencils, permanent markers, and highlighters
- Optional assignment notebook
Subject-specific additional supplies:
- French/Spanish: composition notebook
- Science: notebook (or a place to take notes) and calculator
- English: composition notebook and sticky notes
- Pre-Algebra 8 : A 2 or 3” three ring notebook, filler paper (lined or graph), a large supply of pencils. A calculator would be helpful - TI-30XA would be the best.
- Algebra: single ring binder (1” is fine) with loose leaf graph paper or lined paper, and lots of pencils or mechanical pencils with lead refills!
- Geometry: single subject spiral bound notebook (with lined paper or graph paper, your choice!) and lots of pencils or mechanical pencils with lead refills!
- Physical Education: sneakers
- Musicians: Any supplies/equipment specific to your instrument, such as reeds, valve oil, slide grease, neck straps, rosin, shoulder rests, rock stops, as well as your instrument.
- Art: Pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener.
We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school!
The 8th Grade Team
RMS Summer Reading
This summer, the library will be undergoing a makeover! We are getting new carpet and new shelves. This means the library will be closed all summer. However, you can still check out Ebooks and Downloadable audiobooks
You can download the Sora app or follow this link to read and listen on your computer.
Choose New Hampshire and Frances C. Richmond Middle School and then sign in with your school Google account.
Rising 6th graders:
Please Read Two books that you have not read before. Your books can come from:
or you can choose any other book you would like to read.
Email Mrs. Putnam-Pouliot, Librarian, with any questions
"Come, and take choice of all my library, and so beguile thy sorrow."
63 Lyme Road Tim Boyle, Principal
August 9, 2021
Dear Students, Parents/Caregivers:
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Richmond Middle School! We hope that you have had a wonderfully restful summer full of time relaxing with friends and family and recharging from the past year like no other. RMS has returned slowly to a modicum of normalcy, hosting a camp, cleaning the building, removing our pandemic tape and signs, welcoming new staff, attending a variety of professional development activities, and beginning the library renovation. While the school has been busy, we always look forward to our building being full of staff and students on the first day of school. We hope that you are excited about the new year and are ready to make this the best possible year it can be.
In this ever changing situation we will continue to make changes to our protocols and plans to assure everyone’s safety. Currently, with evolving variants and rising positive cases, we will remain cautious - using the lessons we learned from our in person year in 20-21. The SAU and RMS will continue to update you as our situation continues to change.
This year we know that RMS students will again distinguish themselves in our classrooms, school events, extracurricular activities, the community, and in supporting and encouraging one another. We offer a rigorous, diverse, and carefully designed and delivered educational program whose intent is to guide each student on their path to becoming confident independent learners. Further, we emphasize real-world connections and an interdisciplinary approach to learning that is based on the skills of communication, collaboration, and creativity. Finally, this past year has refocused our dedication to building our community, making sure that all students feel welcome and valued throughout the year. We look forward to working together on our shared goal of supporting a positive and safe school climate and building a strong community.
We encourage you to reach out to our teachers, counselors, staff, and administrators - all of whom are committed to assisting all students on their path to success and growth during their time in the RMS community. We value and appreciate the input, conversation, and collaboration as we all work to make RMS the very best school it can be. To that end we would encourage you to visit our web page often as we aim to provide dynamic content and resources as well as highlights of activities and events through our calendars, Twitter (@TimBoyle_RMS, @AnissaVT), newsletters, and web resources.
The RMS PTO will have its first meeting of the school year over zoom on August 16th at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to this meeting and future meetings on the third Monday evening of the month. Please add this zoom link to your calendar https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6514826638 Meeting ID: 651 482 6638.
On Tuesday, August 24, from 1:00-2:30 p.m., we invite students new to the district (students who were not at either the Ray School or Marion Cross School last year) for an orientation hosted by our school counselors, John LaCrosse and Elizabeth Powers.
Thursday, August 26th, from 3:00-4:30 we will open school for students new to RMS who have previously attended either MCS or the Ray School. The PTO will join us during this time for a welcome to the school. Those parents and students who are not able to attend either of the tours, please contact the administration to set up a tour at another time. School officially starts at 7:55 a.m. on Monday, August 30.
In the weeks before we return in person please take a moment to look at the following information necessary for the new school year.
Please complete the pre-registration on PowerSchool - Instructions here.
Survey about Vaccination status of 7th and 8th graders (if you have not already completed)
Information about scheduling will follow under a different cover.
Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas as we all work to make Richmond Middle School an outstanding middle school program and experience for each student.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Tim Boyle, Principal and Anissa Morrison, Associate Principal
Our mission is to inspire students to build the skills and compassion necessary to succeed in a complex world and, as they move toward greater independence, empower them to examine the impact their actions have on themselves, others, and the environment.
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