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Principal's Message

E Moore

Ed Moore


                                                                 School Year



Principal's Message


     I would like to welcome everyone to a new school year!  The staff and I are exited to get the school year started.  2020 has presented many challenges for families and for schools.  This message is to help guide parents, students and staff to a successful start to the year.  We will be posting school information and updates on schoolpointe App and the RVMS PTO Page on facebook,  Our number one goal is to keep all of our students safe.  We have been planning academic instruction to help meet students learning needs and will be working with our students on how to use technology and student portfolios during school and for  home instruction if needed.  It is important that Staff and parents communicate  and support all of our students as they learn to deal with the changes to school and in society.  I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your students.


Procedures for the School Day:


The first day of School for students will be August 31st. 

Parents may drop off students starting at 7:15 am.  Please use the first lane marked Student Drop Off,  drive around to the side entrance at the corner of the building.  A staff member will be there to take students temperature.  If a student is running a temperature they will need to leave with the parent and follow district policy for the student to return to school.  VERY IMPORTANT, Do not park or drop off in the front of the building.  This is the Bus Drop Off Zone .  Student will be coming off of several buses at one time.    Students being dropped off by parents will enter at the side entrance. Parents and visitors should use the parking at the side of the building in the morning if they need to park.  .All students will need to wear a mask while on a bus and on the school campus.  6th grade students will report to the cafeteria.  7th and 8th grade students will report to the gym for breakfast and  social distance 6 feet apart.  Students who are riding a school bus will social distance, enter the school at the front entrance and report to their grade level area for breakfast.

The end of the school day is 2:30 pm. Students who are car pick up will be excused at 2:35. Parents will need to sign them out at the side entrance.  Should you need to add your student to the list for car pick up, please contact the RVMS Office by 2:00 pm. Please note!  RVMS Students are not allowed to leave with any High School student at the end of the day with out a written note and confirmed with a parent. Anyone who is picking up a student MUST BE ON THE STUDENTS YELLOW CARD.  No exceptions.


At 7:40 am. staff will report to cafeteria and gym, and release students by Homeroom.  Teachers will take them back to Homeroom (and then schedule a tour for their class to become oriented to the school).  Classes will begin at 7:45 am.  It will be a little slow at first, but after a week students will be comfortable with the routine. At this time students are to stay in homerooms and teachers will be rotating for classes.  We will set up tables in the gym to help provide social distancing during lunch.  We will also try to schedule for classes to go out side or to the gym for small stretch periods during the school day. The School day will end at 2:30 pm.   The office will post updated information on schoolpointe and the RVMS PTO Page when available.  

Additional note.  We do plan to have sports and extra curricular activities for students.  Like everything else it may look a little different, but we still want to try and provide these important activities for our students.


Ed Moore

Principal, River Valley Middle School


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