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RMS Welcome Back Information

September 4, 2020

Dear RMS Parents and Students,

I hope you had a wonderful summer, enjoyed some fun activities with loved ones, and are looking forward to the first week of school. Teachers have been busy preparing for the upcoming school year, and we can hardly wait to see the students back at RMS! We know this year is going to be different and challenging; however, we hope students will still experience the same excitement that a new school year brings. Below, please find detailed information for the first week of school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the RMS front office at 914-967-6100, ext. 2901.


The first two days of school, Tuesday, September 8th, and Wednesday the 9th, will be half-days. The A-L Cohort will physically attend school on the 8th and the M-Z Cohort will be streaming into their classes remotely.  Both Cohorts will follow an “A” Day schedule.  On September 9, the M-Z Cohort will come to school, and the A-L Cohort will stream into their classes remotely.  Both Cohorts will follow an “A” day schedule.  Students will follow their “B” Day schedules on Thursday and Friday, which are full of days of school.  This schedule will allow students to meet their elective teachers and core teachers in person during the first full school week.  Please see below for the schedules for September 8th and 9th. 

All students should have received their schedules, team information, Google Classroom information, and links to join their classes via their school Gmail accounts. Please have your child print their schedule for easy reference for the first week of school and to help them navigate through the building on their first days physically in school. Staff members will be available to assist your child if they have any questions or concerns about reading their schedule or finding a classroom.

Arrival Information

This year we ask that students report to their grade level entrances when they arrive at school no earlier than 7:30 a.m. If you plan on driving your child to school, please drop them off directly in front of the High School. This year, the Middle School parking lot will only be open for faculty due to ongoing construction and safety concerns; no through-traffic is allowed. Security guards will be on hand to guide traffic for the first few days of school. The sixth graders will enter to the right side of the building by the Multipurpose Room (MPR) entrance. The seventh graders will also enter to the right of the building by the room 149B entrance (Mr. Berk and Mr. Gouveia’s room). The eighth-grade students will enter through the main door in the front of the building.  Staff members will be stationed at all three entrances checking in students and giving directions to students who are not sure of their designated entrance. Once in the building, students will go directly to their first-period class. Teachers will be stationed in the hallways directing students. All students who have Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Music Lab on their schedule should report to the MS Gym for their classes. Music teachers will meet their students in the gym and escort them to their designated classroom locations.

Departure Information

School will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and at 3:00 p.m. (after X-period) on Thursday and Friday.  Parents who wish to pick up their students may arrange to do so in front of the High School building. As a reminder, the Middle School parking lot will be closed to through traffic. 

Health Assessment Forms

All parents will need to have filled out a health assessment checklist form for their students each day before they enter the school building.  The directions for the online form will be emailed to you shortly.


Parents often ask what the students should bring on the first day.  Unfortunately, for reasons of health and sanitation, students will not be assigned a locker this year.  It is NOT necessary for students to bring all the supplies purchased for the school year.  For the first day, students should bring their District-issued Chromebook, a pen or pencil, and a notebook.  Cell phones are NOT permitted in the middle school.  Only if the phone is to be used with their teacher for instructional purposes will students be permitted to bring a phone into a classroom. Please refrain from texting or calling your child during the school day.  If your child does not feel well, they will report to the health office and you will receive a communication from the nurse.

The teachers, support staff, and I look forward to seeing you and the students on the first days of school. Thank you for your continued partnership and support! 


Joe DiGiovanni

Interim Principal 


Tuesday, September 8

 (A-L Cohort following A day Schedule attend in-person/M-Z Cohort will stream in remotely)

  • 8:00 - 11:30 AM (See schedule below) 

 Sept 8 Sept 9 Schedule


Wednesday, September 9

(M-Z Cohort following A Day Schedule attend in-person/A-L Cohort will stream in remotely) 

  • 8:00 - 11:30 AM (See schedule below)

 Sept 8 Sept 9 Schedule