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March 13
Coronavirus Update - March 13

Good afternoon!

Plese see below for the latest message from the Superintendant. (12:45pm, March 13)

This means that we can continue things like our ASAP schedule and drama and team practices because they only involve RVMS students. All events that would have an audience, parent or community involvment or would bring together students from different schools, are cancelled.

Message from Zoe Watson:


"The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and School Districts, in consultation with Public Health and the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association (NBIAA), are postponing all school and District sponsored events involving students from different schools or the general public, until March 23. This would include chess tournaments, sports games, parents nights, drama productions etc.   

This measure will be reassessed as relevant information is made available. This also constitutes an additional precaution to reduce risk in our schools and communities. 

We are hearing that  media and social media  are reporting that schools are closing – this has not been made official at this time. ASD-S will communicate with you when we have updates. 

Please continue to remind students of the importance of thorough hand-washing (20 seconds), as well as coughing and sneezing etiquette.   

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work through this situation.


Zoë Watson"   

We thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor this situation.




March 11
Coronavirus Update - March 11, 2020

QAs 03.11.2020 English.pdfQAs 03.11.2020 English.pdf                QR 03.11.2020French.pdfQR 03.11.2020French.pdf

Good afternoon,

Please see attached the latest updates from the Minister of Education regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and schools.

This situation is likely to continue to evolve over the next days and weeks. I will make sure to keep all families up to date on any changes or additional information.

If you have a questions that is specific to your child's exclusion or return to RVMS, please call the school and speak with Ms. McGrath or Ms. Nelson.

Thank you.

March 09
Information Bulletin: Coronavirus

Good afternoon!

Please see attached two documents from the Department of Education regarding Coronavirus.

For more information, you can also call Telecare at 811 or go to the New Brunswick Dept. of Health website at:

Thank you.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) For Schools returning after March Break Final.pdf 


T. McGrath

Principal, RVMS

February 24
VolleyBall & Winter Carnival

Good afternoon!

A few more notes for this week....

-Mr. Shiels is in desperate need of a volleyball coach for the boys varsity team. We have a faculty advisor but no one who can coach. If you think you can help us out, please contact Mr. Shiels at the school at 738-6500 or

-Mr. Vincent & his team will have pizza available on both Wednesday and Friday this week. $1 a slice!

-Tomorrow is PJ day. Feel free to wear your PJs to the dance as well! Student Leaders will also have various snacks and water for $1 each. 

-A reminder that students must be present at school to participate in after school activities (dance etc.).

February 23
Weekly Messages, February 24, 2020

Good evening Raiders!

As we mentioned on the announcements at school last week, we have some themes and activities to brighten up our last week of February.

We also have a video dance planned for Tuesday evening this week. The event runs from 6-8 pm. Cost is $5 and there will be limited snacks available from our student leader canteen. Students should arrive with indoor shoes in hand!

As well we have some theme days, a pep rally and some Friday afternoon activities planned.

Dates to Remember         **if an event or activity is missing, please let me know

Feb 24                 PSSC 6:30

Feb 24                 Sport Jersey Day (support your favourite team)

Feb 25                 Pajama Day (slippers and housecoats welcome too!)

Feb 25                 Much Video Dance 6-8  ($5 & bring indoor shoes)

Feb 26                 Pink Shirt Day (Anti-bullying)

Feb 27                 Hat Day

Feb 28                 Pep Rally & Classroom Activities (12:35-2:25)   

Feb 28                 Red & Black Raider Day

March 2-6            March Break

March 16             ASAP #4 begins (March 16 – May 1 – 8 weeks)

March 30             PSSC 6:30

April 3                  Report Card Prep/PL (No school for students)

Looking forward to a great week! See you in the morning!

February 20
Lockdown Practice & Info for Parents

Good evening!                             Info for Families in an Emergency at School 2019-2020.docxInfo for Families in an Emergency at School 2019-2020.docx

I wanted to let all Raider families know that we will be practicing a Lockdown tomorrow at school. Students should be familiar with these as they happen in every school, every year.

I have attached the parent information form about Emergencies once again for your information and it can also be found on our website at:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school at or 738-6511.

Thank you.

Ms. McGrath

February 12
Weekly Messages, February 12, 2020

Hey Raiders!

Check out our website at or, on Twitter @RVMiddle

                Here are your weekly messages for February 12th, 2020

This week is Staff Appreciation Week. We want to take a moment to say thank you to our Raider Staff; teachers, educational assistants, administrative assistants, custodians, bus drivers, teacher mentors, grounds crew and facilities staff and district support staff. All of these people contribute to our great school community and we appreciate their support!!


Did you know that RV Staff contribute over 5000 volunteer hours each year to run sports, activities and our ASAP schedule?  That is dedication! Great job RAIDERS!!



-          Basketball season is winding down and Mr. Shiels and his team are preparing for Volleyball Season which begins soon after March Break.

-          In gym class we are also hoping to get out on those snow shoes…if you have gym, please come prepared to be outside with boots, snow pants, a warm coat and hats and mittens.

-          Ski Club is heading into week #5 at Poley with 50 students and our team of chaperones ready to hit all that fresh snow on the hill on Thursday evening.


-          Gr. 8 students are attending Open House events this week as they prepare to register for High School for September 2020. High School Registration forms are due Friday, Feb 14.

-          Some families may have received “At-Risk” letters in the last few weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, or are looking for ways to support your child at school, please make contact with their Homeroom Teacher

-          Many classes are working on Science Fair projects. Remember, support them but don’t do the work for them!


-          Today is the last day to place Scholastic Book orders online at

-          Today is the last day to order Gr. 8 Hoodies on Cashless Schools.

-          Gr. 8 Quebec Trip payments are due on Cashless Schools by Friday

-          School Video Dance is Tuesday, February 25 from 6-8 pm.

-          Indoor shoes required. Cost is $5

-          We will be practicing Lockdown Procedure next week. Please review the Parent Info attached.    Info for Families in an Emergency at School 2019-2020.docxInfo for Families in an Emergency at School 2019-2020.docx

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Dates to Remember        

Feb 17                   Family Day (No School)

Feb 18                   Random Acts of Kindness Day

Feb 18                   Tentative Lockdown Practice (new date)

Feb 24                   PSSC 6:30

Feb 25                   Much Video Dance 6-8 

Feb 24-28             Winter Carnival Activities (TBD)

Feb 26                   Read a Fairy Tale Day

March 2-6            March Break (No School)

March 16             ASAP #4 begins (March 16 – May 1 – 8 weeks)

March 30             PSSC 6:30

February 05
High School Registration for Gr. 8

Good afternoon,

All Gr. 8 students should come home today with their High School Registration forms. (Look for a purple sheet of paper)

The forms must be completed and returned to the school by the end of the day on

Friday, February 14, 2020 (as Feb 17th there is no school)

Please note:

1.       The form should contain the student’s full legal name.

2.       The form must contain the same address that you have on file here at the school. It must be the current    residence of the student.

3.       You must choose two different High Schools. For example, you cannot put SJHS as both your first and        second choice as that form will not be accepted.

4.       The parent/guardian name should be printed and legible.

5.       The parent/guardian must sign the form.

6.       When the form is returned to the student’s Homeroom teacher, they will date stamp the day        and time the form was received.

7.       All High Schools begin their Open House evenings with a presentation at 6:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Important Dates:

Thursday, February 5             HS Registration Forms go home

Monday, February 10              Harbour View High School Open House (6:00 pm start time)

Tuesday, February 11             St. Malachy’s Memorial High School Open House (6:00 pm start time)

Wednesday, February 12        Saint John High School Open House (6:00 pm start time)

Thursday, February 13            Snow date for Open House

Tuesday, February 18              Forms delivered to District Office

April 1-30                                 Placement letters sent out to families from the District Office

February 04
Weekly Messages, February 4, 2020

Good afternoon! This is a message for all Raiders and their families.

1. Gr. 8 students are busy at this time of year; Gr. 8 Quebec trip payments. orders for hoodies and, this week High School Registration. The forms will be sent home with all Gr. 8 students tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 5 and must be returned to the school by Feb 17 in order to be delivered to the District.

Open Houses for High Schools are next week. All sessions begin with presentations at 6:00 pm, please arrive by that time.

Monday, Feb 10 HVHS

Tuesday, Feb 11 St. Mac's

Wednesday, Feb 12 SJHS

Thursday, Feb 13 Snowdate

2. The Student Leaders at RVMS continue to run the mobile library during Raider Time. They are once again collecting orders for scholastic book club. Flyers are available to students and can also be viewed online at

For students wishing to purchase from the book orders, they have the option of returning cheque or cash, or purchasing online. As a reminder: The guide to creating a parent account can be found on the scholastic website under 'Parent', you simply need to search for the school and teacher (Ms. Natalie McCluskey) and add in your personal details. Then you have the ability to shop and purchase online. Due dates for this order is February 12th.  

3. Mr. Vincent will be offering pizza on Thursday this week. $1 / slice.

Upcoming Important Dates:

Feb 10-14             ASD-S Staff Appreciation Week

Feb 10                   HVHS Open House

Feb 11                   St. Mac’s Open House

Feb 12                   SJHS Open House

Feb 12                   Scholastic Book Order Deadline

Feb 17                   Gr. 8 Registration Forms due at RVMS

Feb 17                   Family Day (No School)

Feb 18                   Random Acts of Kindness Day

Feb 24                   PSSC 6:30

Feb 25                   Much Video Dance 6-8 

Feb 24-28             Winter Carnival Activities (tentative)

Feb 26                   Read a Fairy Tale Day

March 2-6            March Break

March 12             ASAP #4 Staff Sign-Up deadline

March 16             ASAP #4 begins (March 16 – May 1 – 8 weeks)

January 30
High School Open House Info for Gr. 8

Good afternoon! This is a message for all Gr. 8 Raiders and their families.

As I mentioned last week, ASD-S is busy preparing for High School Registration for all Gr. 8 students. Once again, please make sure your address and contact information is up-to-date here at RVMS.

In the Saint John Education Center, we have a unique situation where some students can select to go to the uptown High Schools instead of their neighbourhood school. In preparation for this, the High Schools each have an Open House evening for Gr. 8 students and their families.

Harbourview High School is our neighbourhood high school and students who live in the RVMS area can go there without special permission.

To go to Saint John High School or St. Malachy's Memorial High School, students must apply and have their name selected in a draw in order to attend for their Gr. 9 year.

High School Registration forms go home in February.

The Open House sessions all begin promptly at 6:00 pm with a presentation. Families are asked to be at the school by 6:00.

Mark these dates in your calendar:

HVHS     Monday, February 10

STM       Tuesday, February 11

SJHS       Wednesday, February 12

SNOW DATE       Thursday, February 13


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. McGrath or Ms. Nelson at RVMS at 738-6500.


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