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May 3-7: RRMS Staff Appreciation Week
May 3: SOL Reading 7 & Reading 8 - Online Students
No Monday Attendance Check-in
May 5: SOL Reading 7 & Reading 8 - In-person Students
View events on our school website.
A Note from Dr. Goodloe
Dear Rocky Run Families and Students, Great things are happening at Rocky Run in-person and online! We continue to be so proud of the work of our students and staff as we navigate a year like no other. We are so proud of our April Students of the Month. Be sure to check out the list below. Kudos to our Student Services staff who have hosted many student events during our Stress Less weeks. Outside time, bubbles, chalk and PJ day have been big hits.
May 3-7 is Staff Appreciation Week:
We are so grateful to our Rocky Run ROCK STAR staff. We will be celebrating them throughout the week in partnership with our PTA.
Personal notes mean the world to teachers and staff. Please take a moment to send an email to a staff member or complete this form.
You can also contribute to a staff member's book wish list. See the note from our library below.
- Students who are scheduled to attend two or four days in-person are expected to report to school on their assigned days. Our teachers are expecting you!
- No Monday attendance check-ins on May 3, 10, 17 due to testing. Students should check teachers' posted Learning Calendars.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions, concerns or feedback.
Amy Goodloe, Principal
Together WE can do VIRTUALLY anything!
Meet the Rocky Run MS Staff: View our Staff Directory.
Students of the Month: April 2021
Creativity: Michael Mejia Bermudez, Elvin Duong, Maxwell Lee, Yasmin Engelen, Jinna Hyun, Leonela Jabbour Yammine
Purpose: Ronaldo Amaya Rivera , Jade (Nyeemah) Hardy, Amani Petizon, Adriana Walter-Ortuno
Bravery: Delaney Rynex, Ayden Guevara, Ben Smith, Ben Carey
Perseverance: Ridha Baig, Mateo Calvo, Eesha Chauhan, Analucia Gutierrez
Book Fair / Teacher Appreciation Week
Looking for a way to thank a Rocky Run staff member during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7, for their dedication this school year? Our virtual bookfair with Bookworm Central can help! The year-long bookfair is still open and ready for your business at RockyRunMSOnlineBookstore! Many teachers have created wish lists of books they would love to add to their classroom libraries.
- Head to RockyRunMSOnlineBookstore and
- Click on “School Wish Lists” from the top navigational bar to find a specific teacher’s wish list.
- Don’t see a teacher you are looking for? Purchase a book from the wish list “Rocky Run Educators”
- When you can add a personalized gift tag/note, write the name of the staff member you’d like to get the book; we will strive to make sure it gets into their hands.
Of course you can also make purchases for yourself:
- Enjoy book lists created by Rocky Run librarians
- Orders ship direct to the address you provide
FREE shipping on orders over $30
- All purchases benefit our school library
- There are titles for the whole family, including adults and children of all ages!
Returning FCPS Library Books
The RRMS community is encouraged to return library books when they are done reading them. There is a mail return outside of door 1 that is accessible 24-7. If a student is coming into the building, there is also a book return outside the library’s entrance. If your child still has books from their elementary school, you can return them to Rocky Run. Overdue notices were emailed out this morning.
Questions? Reach out to Ms. Grover and/or Ms. Bickford at RockyRunMSLibrary@fcps.edu
This week, Student Services Department held our second week of our "Stress Less Program," focusing on Emotional Self-Care. The Rock Time lesson was on the importance of tuning in to our emotions and the positive impacts of mindfulness and meditation. Next week, our focus shifts to SocialSelf-Care. We will continue to have activities planned for both in-person and virtual students. Please have your children check their grade-level Google Classroom!
2020-21 End of Year Grading Flexibility
- Use of NM (no mark) instead of F grade for final mark
- Use of P (pass) instead of a final mark of D/D+
- Final exams used only to raise student grades
Please review the voice-over video regarding the EOY grading flexibility and contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.
Also, students/families may request a mark of P (pass) instead of any passing letter grade as their final mark in any course. If you want to make a request, the form is to be returned to school counselor by May 10, 2021.
Secondary Grading and Reporting
Summer Online Campus
A reminder that FCPS Online Campus Summer Courses are open for registration. Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first-high school level mathematics course. Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering. Program information is available at Summer Learning.
21-22 School Year Course Requests
Students can check their 21-22 Course Requests via Student Vue. We encourage everyone to check their selections and contact his/her counselor for any questions.
Summer Learning Programs
We are excited to announce that this summer Rocky Run will offer the IMAGINE program, a learning opportunity to our currently enrolled English 7, English 8, Math 7 and/or Pre-Algebra students.
IMAGINE is an all in-person learning experience. The program will run from July 12- July 30, 2021 from 7:20-11:20. Transportation will be provided to eligible students. It will provide students the opportunity to strengthen core Mathematics and English Language Arts skills by focusing on essential standards that will prepare them for success at the start of next school year.
Space for the IMAGINE program will be limited. Families interested in having their English 7, English 8, Math 7 and/or Pre-Algebra student have access to the IMAGINE program can complete the interest form here. Parents need to sign in into their student's FCPSSCHOOLS.NET account to access and complete the form.
All interested students will be placed on a waitlist. Eligible students will receive a confirmation email by the end of May to initiate the registration process.
Summer Learning Programs Site Director
After School Program
Click here for the after-school schedule for the week of May 3rd. All clubs will remain virtual at this time.
Girl Scouts “Becoming Me” Series - This is a 6-week program that is focused on knowing and telling your story, maintaining mental health and wellness, and supporting and nurturing girls on their own journeys. Check out this flyer for more information and the registration link.
Summer Opportunity – Rocky Run will be the site for this year’s VIP summer program for the Western Fairfax schools (presented by FCPS and Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services). Check out the Western Fairfax News You Choose message that was sent out on 4/28 for more information and the registration link. Questions? Email Shannon Campbell at SLCampbell@fcps.edu.
After-School Specialist & Building Use Coordinator
Rocky Run MS
All testing information is posted on the RRMS website. Should you have any questions, you can reach out to Dr. Karl Gussow, our School Test Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Information from Town Hall March 23:
2021 Legacy Magazine Submissions Wanted:
Are you a writer? Artist? Photographer? Well, if so, Rocky Run has a literary and art magazine called The Legacy, and we would love to include your work!! We accept original work in the form of: poems
- short stories
- other artwork
Students can submit their original work in their Grade Level Google Classrooms/ Classwork tab/ Legacy Magazine Submissions 2021 Assignment Deadline for submission is : May 21. 2021 We look forward to publishing your work in the Legacy Magazine. Any questions, please email Ms. Kaplan at email@example.com.
The RRMS 2021 all color, hard bound, 80 page yearbook is finished!!
The journalism class worked so hard creating a unique memory for you to enjoy!!
We are currently selling yearbooks for $30
There are 2 options for ordering your yearbook:
www.yearbookordercenter.com – Use code 5333 to order!
Students will receive their books in June. Supplies are limited, so order soon!
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
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