Principal’s Message   11-5-16

Hello Parents – What a wonderful week it has been.  It is not every year we get to celebrate Halloween on a Monday (thank goodness). We started the week with our Halloween festivities which included our RVMS costume parade.  I was thrilled to see so many student and staff dressed-up in such fun and imaginative costumes.  I have attached some pictures below.

Congratulations to our many Falcons who tried out and made our volleyball and basketball teams.  As I walked through the tryouts, I saw hard work and commitment exuding from the participants.  I know that the fortunate ones who made the teams really had to rally hard and perform strongly to have made the cut because the completion was very fierce.  Way to Go Mighty Falcons.  You will represent us well during your upcoming seasons.

Oral grades week is next week.  Your students should be getting his/her mid-quarter grades in all classes. Be sure to check in to see how he/she is doing. Progress reports will be mailed home the following week.

Trees, Trees, Beautiful Trees.   I am proud to say that we have one of the most beautiful middle school campuses around. With our green lawns and our fully grown trees in the quad, our students get to rejuvenate during breaks in the fresh air within our green surroundings. I am hoping to add to this beauty by adding more trees.  In the front block of our quad, we have two empty planters where trees once lived.  I am seeking a donation of two trees to plant in these spots.  If you, or someone you know, might be willing to provide the RVMS community with a tree or two, please let me know. I would gladly talk to you about this.

Road safety – Please be careful out there.  After school, we have several hundreds of kids exiting the area all at one time.  As you drive on Middle Rincon or Badger Road, be extra cautious and keep an eye out for students, either walking, riding scooter or bikes, or on skateboards.  I would hate to see one of our Falcons get hurt. I appreciate the extra effort to ensure our students’ safety.

Attendance Office Notes – If your child is arriving to school after 8:30, a parent must accompany them to the office to sign them in.  Failing to do so will result in an unexcused cut.

Are you going on vacation and your student is going to miss school?  If so, it is the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher for the work they will miss.  As much advanced notice as possible is tremendously helpful. Our teachers will try to get the student the work, but they are not required to do so before the student leaves.  The student is responsible for completing the work and will be given a reasonable amount of time to do so upon his/her return.

Have a great weekend!

Ed Navarro

RVMS Principal