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November 19
Nov 19 - Message for Families

Good afternoon! Today is Thursday, November 19th and this is Ms. McGrath contacting you with some info and reminders for all Raiders and their families.

Don’t forget that information, important dates and teacher e-mails can be found on our school website at We also regularly “tweet” info @RVMiddle.

1.       Please remind your child to stay off the train tracks at all times. RVMS will be following up with some “railway safety” presentations in the coming weeks but it is important that families also reiterate this message.

2.       Parent/Teacher meetings can be made beginning on Monday, November 23rd. Please look for an e-mail tomorrow with details for booking a meeting (bookings are online this year).

3.       All families should make sure that their child can logon to TEAMS from home. Please do this with your child. It is better to check this now in the event that we need to use the “learning from home” model at some point this year. Teachers are also posting work on this site and it is a good place to check if you missed a day of school.

4.       We continue to have issues with phone use during class time. Please review the phone expectations (attached) with your child; particularly stress that they cannot use the camera at school. If we do not see an improvement, we will be reverting the “no phones at school” policy. We think it is important to teach children how to use their phones appropriately but phone use at school is a privilege that should not become a burden for the office or a source of conflict and bullying between students.



5.       It is winter in Canada and we will be outside. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed appropriately for winter weather.

6.       We are having a Book Fair! Please see the link at the top of our school website page (brochures were also sent home with your child) for our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair. All proceeds will go directly to classroom to purchase items for classroom libraries. The Book Fair runs from Tuesday, November 24th to Friday, December 4th.

Lastly, we would like to send out congratulations to Mme. Carr’s Gr. 6 class who are District winners of the “Middle Schools Move” challenge. The class received an activity box from ASD-S to support their outdoor adventures.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at or, on my direct line at 738-6511.

Upcoming Dates

Nov 20                  ½ day PL/ ½ day Report Card Prep – No School for Students

Nov 24                   PSSC Meeting 6:30

Nov 24-Dec 4         Virtual Book Fair

Nov 27                  MADD Presentations for Gr. 7 & 8 students  (C. Sullivan)

Dec 1                     Report Cards go home to families

Dec 3                     Evening Parent/Teacher 5:00-7:30

Dec 4                     Morning Parent/Teacher 9:00-11:30 - No school for students

Dec 4                     School Improvement Planning - ½ Day pm - No school for students

Dec 18                   Last Day for students before Holidays

Jan 4                      Students & Staff return from Holidays


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