Rye Middle School (RMS) offers a rich learning environment that supports the academic performance, personal development and social growth of 819 students in grades 6 - 8 in Rye, NY. The school’s organization, curriculum, pedagogy and programs are based on the developmental readiness, needs and interests of our students. RMS administration, faculty and staff are committed to a comprehensive, shared vision of a school culture that includes:
Educators who value working with this age group and are prepared to do so
Courageous, collaborative leadership
A shared vision that guides decisions
An inviting, supportive, and safe environment
High expectations for every member of the learning community
Students and teachers engaged in active learning
Adult advocates for every student
Curriculum that is relevant, challenging, integrative and exploratory
Multiple learning and teaching approaches that respond to their diversity
Assessment and evaluations programs that promote quality learning
Organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning
School-wide efforts and policies that foster health, wellness, and safety
Multifaceted guidance and support services *
In addition to the challenging academic programs and the rich array of electives, RMS offers a broad range of after school clubs and intramural sports.
RMS appreciates the partnership it has with the Parent Organization and is grateful for the support it provides, from funding programs to parents volunteering time at special events.
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* This We Believe: Keys to Educating Your Adolescents (NMSA 2010)
A reminder to our families who may be traveling over the long weekend: according to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 205, a 14-day quarantine may be required upon your return to New York. The list of restricted states was updated on September 22; please check the COVID-19 NYS Travel Advisory for the most up-to-date list.
I hope your children have come home with some positive stories about the first two weeks of school. We have had a relatively smooth beginning and continue to assess our procedures to make any needed adjustments.
The District has created two documents that outline specific expectations of students during the remote portion of their learning in either the hybrid or fully-remote model. Please take a moment to review these documents with your children.
We have now successfully completed our first full week of hybrid learning. Familiar daily routines are starting to solidify while the new procedures and protocols necessary for health and safety are in place and running smoothly.
For many of us, the first days of school this year have been slightly surreal. While we all have a concept of what school looks like based on our personal experiences as students, teachers, and parents, none of us know what school actually is during a global pandemic.
The District is gearing up its food service operations and is looking forward to serving your students high-quality, nutritious, healthy and well-balanced meals. Due to COVID-19, food service operations will be very different this year.
I hope all is well. Today was a great first day of the 2020-2021 school year. While we had a few bumps in the road with students accessing Google Classroom or Google Meet sessions, the technology team is confident that we have ironed out these issues.