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About Our School

  • 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

     We provide:

    • 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.

    Thank you for visiting our home page.  Please explore our website for a more complete profile of our school.

    * This We Believe:  Keys to Educating Your Adolescents (NMSA 2010)

District News

  • RMS Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth-Grade Back to School Night Thursday, September 23

    Our Virtual Back to School Night for parents of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders is next Thursday, September 23. Back to School Night will start promptly at 5:45 p.m. for sixth-grade parents, 6:00 p.m. for seventh-grade parents, and 6:15 p.m. for eighth-grade parents. We will begin with a brief welcome and introduction from the RMS administration, followed by a few words from our Parent Organization co-presidents and your child’s guidance counselor.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 9/17/21

    Week one is in the books. Thank you to everyone who helped make the start to school so smooth this year. I think it is in no small part due to the tremendously positive attitude of our students, faculty, and staff. We truly are Garnet Strong!

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  • RCSD Third-Day Message: 9/15/21

    Three days in! It has been a terrific start to school this year. Students and faculty alike are thrilled to be back together in what feels like a more typical September.

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  • RCSD Facilities Update: 9/12/21

    After an extraordinary cleanup push by our facilities and custodial staff, teachers and staff were able to return to the schools on Thursday and Friday to complete classroom set-up for the launch of the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • Remediation Progressing; All Schools Will Open Monday: 9/8/21

    I am pleased to inform you that our remediation efforts are progressing as planned and we are on track for welcoming students back to all schools in person on Monday, September 13. Our team, along with contractors, has been working tirelessly to make the necessary critical repairs to be ready to open on Monday. Our full staff and faculty will be on site tomorrow and Friday to make final preparations in classrooms. We look forward to seeing everyone back on campus. Stay well.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 9/5/21

    I hope you and your families are recovering well after tropical storm Ida. The impact of the storm on Rye has been significant with damage to homes, businesses, community spaces and, unfortunately, our schools. Across the district, all school buildings sustained flood damage. We will need to slightly alter our opening schedule to allow for clean up, repair and classroom set up that was delayed because of the storm. The school year will now begin for all students in person on Monday, September 13th.

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  • RCSD Fall Opening Update: 8/25/21

    I hope you’ve had a good summer. Thank you so much for all of your support and flexibility as we navigated the pandemic over the past two years. We are excited that our schools will be fully open for in-person learning. Our first day of school is Thursday, September 9. In August, the District received guidance regarding school opening from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) based on CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. On August 24, incoming Governor Kathy Hochul directed the Department of Health (DOH) to institute universal masking for anyone entering New York schools. In addition, the Governor announced that all school employees will be required to show proof of vaccination or participate in regular COVID testing. We expect more details on this order in the coming days. This is a fairly lengthy communication as there is much to share.

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  • RCSD School Opening Update for Next Week

    I hope you and your family are enjoying the summer. I am writing with an update regarding school opening in September. More detailed information will follow in the coming weeks, but I wanted to outline some of the more critical components of the 2021-2022 school year that we know based on guidance from the New York State Education Department, CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics and impacted by the recent increase in cases in Westchester County resulting from the Delta variant:

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  • Revised RCSD Masking Guidelines Based on CDC Guidance: 8/2/21

    The District has received updated mask guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics' due to the surge in the Covid Delta variant. Effective immediately, mask-wearing will be required indoors for all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. The District also still requires that everyone continue to monitor their health status prior to entering a school building and stay home when appropriate.

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