Welcome Back students!!

Please join us in celebrating Mrs. Banks’ return to RBSMS!  She will support 7th grade students, families, and staff.

Mrs. Lessem moves up with her students to support 8th grade students and facilitate the articulation process to high school… more information will be provided in Quarter 2.

Mrs. Pinsky is excited to welcome 6th grade (Class of 2025) to RBSMS and will support students and families in the transition to secondary school.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Registration 2018

Make your appointment in July with the school counselor to select courses for the school year — don’t wait until the August rush!!

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:  MUST PRESENT THESE ITEMS:

  1. PARENT/GUARDIAN’S DRIVER’S LICENSE
  2. PROOFS OF RESIDENCY IN THE STEWART MIDDLE SCHOOL ZONE (if Driver’s License address isn’t current) — current utility bill, lease agreement, house contract etc. showing parent/guardian’s name and physical address (PO Boxes are not acceptable)
  3. 504 Plan/IEP (if applicable) – current IEP & Psychological report.
  4. REPORT CARD/TRANSCRIPT FROM LAST SCHOOL

IN-STATE (but not Pasco County) Florida TRANSFERSStudents transferring from another Florida school must present these additional items upon registration:

  1. IMMUNIZATION RECORDS:
4 DPT + 1 booster 3 POLIO + 1 booster
2 MMR Hepatitis B Series
TDAP Booster (7th Grade) Variciella (chicken pox) – 2 vaccines for 6th gr.

OUT-OF-STATE TRANSFERSStudents entering a Pasco County School for the first time must have ALL of the above items PLUS  the following items:

  1. CURRENT PHYSICAL – dated and signed by a physician within the last 12 months and specifies heart, lungs and blood pressure.  Needs to be more than a statement that reads “child is in good health or normal”.
  2. VERIFICATION OF BIRTH – Birth Certificate

Summer eSchool courses

   

How to enroll in an online course: (note:  to fulfill the PE requirement — sign up for PERSONAL FITNESS, not  Hope):

  1. Go to Pasco eSchool Course catalog:
  2. 8th graders enrolling in High School PE, search for PERSONAL FITNESS (if you are looking to fulfill the 1 whole year credit of PE requirement, first complete Personal Fitness.  After completing Personal Fitness, you will need to register/complete semester of Fitness Lifestyle Design, or  Outdoor education — see your 8th grade counselor for questions)
  3. Click the Red “Register Now” button on the right hand column with a parent.
  4. Complete the form with a parent:
    1. Name, ID #, DOB, high school course, segment A, if you’re wanting Honors credit (if available), gender, grade level, attending RBSMS
    2. Date you want to start your course.
    3. For “School Counselor”, scroll past all the High School Counselors to select Ms. Lessem’s name from Middle School Counselor list.  Infinity and 6th Grade students select Ms. Pinsky’s name, 7th grade students select Ms. Banks’ name).
    4. Parent then signs the form electronically and after submitting the form,  you and your parent will receive emails from Pasco eSchool to complete the sign up process (this link will help you).  ***YOU MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT*** to complete the process.
    5. Your parent will also create an account (after you have completed yours) and will need your login information in order to link their account to yours.
    6. Your parent will then need to go on their FLVS account to approve your course request. Click here to begin creating your Parent/Guardian Account -this link will help you do that.
  5. After parent has approved the course request, contact your school counselor and she’ll verify your enrollment.
  6. Next, you’ll see on your Dashboard once you’ve been assigned to a teacher.  When you have a teacher assigned, be sure to follow the Instructions emailed to you by Pasco eSchool:  go on your teacher’s Welcome Page, read that information, SCHEDULE YOUR WELCOME CALL, and look over the Pace chart.
  7. Using your Pace chart and your calendar, schedule your assignments, DBAs, and assessments into your calendar.

With your parent having a Parent/Guardian Account, they will have:

  • 24-7 online access to submitted and/or graded assignments and your child’s grade book
  • Monthly phone calls from teachers
  • Monthly progress reports emailed to parent emails
  • Regular email updates from teachers
  • Extensive access to teachers

How to create your Parent/Guardian Account:

  1. Student Completes Application: First, the student must complete the sign up process. Once the student has completed the online application he/she will receive a Student Username/ Password. You will need this Student Username/ Password to create your Parent/Guardian Account.
  2. Create your Parent/Guardian Account: Click here to begin creating your Parent/Guardian Account

Spread The Word To End The Word Week

The month of April is just around the corner and April is a month dedicated to several worthy causes including National Autism Aw
areness Month as w
ell as National Youth Violence Prevention Month.
 RBSMS will participate in the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign to educate why the R-word (retard/retarded) is hurtful to those with intellectual disabilities and their families. We will have activities during the week of April 2nd (which happens to be World Autism Awareness Day) through April 6th.   

And the winners of the End the R-Word at RBSMS are:

A lunch:

Nijia Orlandi    Breanne Rood   Qixalia Howard    Destiny Williams Ryan Glover                           Adam Stringer                      Josh Pellegrino        Kamil Mehrab        Emily Kirk     Alyssa Baker      Jacob Smith

B lunch:

Amelia Palmer   Tyler Davis   Alyzisha Rodriguez   Kelianexis Rodriguez        Victoria Smith   Hezekiah Patterson    Javonte Robinson                 Lillian Rap     Angel Rodriguez                  Ta’mya Floyd

C lunch:          Tiffany Reynolds                   Lara Velazquez         Melodylyn Yazell                  Alyssa Schroeder            LeAnn Sears     Marcos Gonzalez                  Travin Lee                              Layla Laezza   Logan Williams                     Timberly Steward                 Caleb Garcia

Because these winners could:

  • answer trivia about this week’s videos,
  • cite the purpose of the campaign,

  • explain the importance of inclusion, and

  • list ways to intervene if another person did use the r-word slur

These students signed the pledge banner, wore the Spread The Word bracelet, and won the I Pledge to Respect Everyone t-shirt.

Spring Break 2018

The Counseling Department wishes all students, staff, and families a fun, healthy, safe, and rejuvenating Spring Break!

The Counseling Department wishes all students, staff, and families a fun healthy, safe, and rejuvenating Spring Break!

When classes resume on March 26th, we begin our important, last quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

Scholarship -7th gr by 3/21

The Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program is a selective 5-year, precollege scholarship for high-performing seventh-grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programming, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities that may benefit students during their high school years.

Cooke Young Foundation Scholars Program Eligibility

  • Grade level: Currently in seventh grade
  • Grades: Mostly A’s with no C’s in sixth and seventh grade
  • Testing: Official score report from state standardized testing, SAT®score reports (if applicable)
  • Family income: Less than $95,000 annually
  • Location: Reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory and will attend high school in the U.S.

Tell your students to start their applications now. The application deadline is March 21, 2018.

Video: https://youtu.be/QxeunPO8Ivw .