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RMS Seventh and Eighth-Grade Back to School Night Thursday, September 24, 5:45-9:00 PM

September 22, 2020

Dear Rye Middle School Families,

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.  Students are transitioning well to our hybrid model and are attending class in-person and remotely with very few glitches. 

The Virtual Back to School Night for parents of seventh and eighth graders is Thursday, September 24.  We will begin this virtual evening with a brief welcome followed by a night of meeting your child’s team and elective teachers. Back to School Night will start promptly at 5:45 p.m for seventh-grade parents and 6:00 p.m. for eighth-grade parents and will conclude around 9:00 p.m. We will begin with a welcome and introduction from the Administration, followed by the Parent Organization and your student’s Guidance Counselor. After the opening presentations, parents will move to their designated online team links for the remainder of the evening. 

Please note that similar to the way your student does when going to school remotely, you will be following a series of Google Meet links to join each content area during its designated time indicated on the schedule below.  We have planned for a brief passing time to allow you to exit one session and enter another.  If more than one family member is joining from the same home, please participate from the same device to ensure that all families can join the session. Please make every effort to join each Meet a few minutes before its start time. Teachers will need time to allow families to join the sessions.

Please click on your child’s grade level below to find all of your Meet links for the evening. If you are unsure of your child’s team, please refer to the PowerSchool Parent Portal where your child’s team is indicated on the last line of the Current Year Schedule, or contact seventh-grade guidance counselor Rob Villanova at and the eighth-grade counselor Vanessa Caine at in advance of Thursday.



7th Grade Back to School Night Schedule



Administration, PO, Guidance Counselor


Team Presentation


Engineering 7


Art 7


Music 7


Foreign Language 1A


ENL 7 


PE & Health  7


8th Grade Back to School Night Schedule



Administration, PO, Guidance Counselor


Team Presentation


Foreign Language 1B


ENL 8 




Health 8
(Same link) 





Engineering 8


Art 8


Music 8



Each year, following Back to School Night, we have a one hour delayed opening of school. On Friday, September 25, seventh and eighth graders are to come to school at 9:00 a.m. and report to their period two class. Likewise, remote students will join their period two class at 9:00 a.m. As is the case on a regular school day, students must enter the Middle School through their assigned morning entrance.  I appreciate your cooperation in following this slight alteration to the regular schedule.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.


Joe DiGiovanni

Interim Principal