Weeks of June 7 - June 18

A Message from the Principal
June 11, 2021
Dear Families,

Happy Friday to you!

As an educator, I always ponder the laws of physics at this time of year because it seems that time accelerates in the spring --especially in the month of June! Our end-of-the year activities are virtual this year – including our 8th grade celebration (today online from 4-6pm) and our end of the year “Touch of Class” assembly (Monday online during Grizzly Time beginning at 9:35am). As I will share with our Grizzly students on Monday, we have asked more from our students this year than ever before – remote learning and concurrent learning are not for the faint of heart! Our students met every challenge with courage and tenacity, and we could not be more proud of each and every one of our Grizzlies. No end of the school year letter would be complete without a special shout out to you- our families! Without family support, our students would not have been able to access their learning this year. You literally invited us into your homes each day and got to see firsthand what teaching and learning was all about. Thank you on behalf of the entire staff!

In other news…We have had many questions regarding the last week of school. While students are turning in their computer next week teachers will still be teaching. Teachers will focus on enrichment activities in their classes. If your student is learning remotely and will not have access to a computer once their school laptop is turned in, please feel free to keep the school laptop until Wednesday (you can turn in laptop according to the schedule below).

Finally, to our families of 8th graders, congratulations on completing middle school!!! To our families of incoming 7th and 8th graders, we are planning to have special “welcome back” evenings for each grade prior to the start of
school. Look for an early August edition of the Grizzly Gram with more specific details.

Have a wonderful summer. I hope you can unplug from technology and enjoy all that our fantastic community has to offer.

As always, it is a great day to be part of the sleuth!

Be well,

Dana Greenberg,

Principal Redmond Middle School


Important Upcoming Dates

Our last few school days in June will be busy! •

June 14: End of the Year “Touch of Class” Assembly (will be viewed during Grizzly Time homeroom @ 9:35-10:35) Link to June 14 Bell Schedule

June 14-15: In-person Laptop Roll-in (through Science classes – all day)

June 14-15: Remote Laptop Roll-in (a drive-through to the west side of the school building) 2pm-6pm

June 16: Last Day of School- Asynchronous learning day, also Laptop Roll-In for all students (drive through to the west side of the school building) 8AM-2PM

June 21: Start of the Redmond Middle School Traffic Revision Project.

More specific information about Laptop Roll-in can be found in the Library section of this edition of the Gram.

Summer Office Hours
Summertime is just right around the corner! RMS will be open on school days from June 17-July 2 from 9am-1pm and we will reopen the office on August 9. If you have questions over the summer feel free to email me at dgreenberg@lwsd.org

Medication Pick Up
Please pick up your student's medication on June 15 from 2PM-6PM or June 16 from 8AM-12PM. For your convenience, we will have drive thru pick-up in the back of the school building. All medications must be picked up by a parent/guardian. Medications not picked up will be disposed of according to district policy. Thank you!

Yearbook Distribution
Thank you for purchasing a yearbook as a momento of this unique year. In order to collect yearbooks, students will need to present their student ID card or student ID number to verify their purchase. Students will sign upon receiving their yearbook to document pick-up. Yearbooks will be available at the following dates and times: Remote Students Date: Monday, June 14th or Tuesday, June 15th Time: 2PM-6PM
Location: Laptop roll in

RMS Fall Sports
Welcome to after school Athletics at Redmond Middle School. Families can sign up for after school sports via Final Forms (the district platform for athletics) once registration for the 21-22 school year is open in August. Your student can register for up to 1 sport each season. Students do need to have a valid physical, be an ASB member ($25) and pay the fee for sports ($75). Scholarships are available, please contact Ms. Poblete (spoblete@lwsd.org) to request one. We recommend families schedule physicals over the summer, as all forms and payment need to be turned in by Wednesday September 8th to be eligible to participate in season 1. If you have questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Rathan Mahendran (rmahendran@lwsd.org)

Season 1 (9/13-10/29) Boys Basketball Boys Tennis Co-ed Cross Country

Season 2 (11/1-12/17) Girls Badminton Boys Soccer

Season 3 (2/7-3/25) Co-ed Wrestling Girls Basketball

Season 4 (4/11-6/3) Girls Volleyball Girls Tennis Co-ed Track and Field

Signing up allows our school to plan for the most successful season possible. Payment for each season will open approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the season. Season 1 payments will open in late August. We hope that your student will consider participating in something, it is a great way to be connected to a school, to build lasting relationships and have fun! At the middle school level every student will play on a team – there is a “no-cut” policy.

NOTE – Final Forms for current 8th graders moving to Redmond High School will open in late July as they need to transfer student information in the system. Please check their website for details on registration, seasons and other details.

Laptop Roll-In
End of Year Laptop Roll-In: Monday and Tuesday June 14-15

In-person students: Please return Laptop, power cord, Hotspot during school hours with Science classes. Periods 1,3, 5 on Monday; Periods 2, 4, 6 on Tuesday.

Remote students: Return Laptop, power cord, Hotspot (and any other materials) using the drive through in the back of the school from 2-6PM on both days.

Monday June 14

2-3PM: Last names A-C

3-4PM: Last names D-F

4-5PM: Last names G-I

5-6PM: Last names J-M

Tuesday June 15

2-3PM: Last names N-P

3-4PM: Last names Q-S

4-5PM: Last names T-V

5-6PM: Last names W-Z

Wednesday June 16

7AM- 3PM ANY last items that need to be returned.

Destination Imagination Global Tournament
Three RMS sixth graders are competing virtually this weekend in the Global Tournament for Destination Imagination in the Improv Challenge. We also have 8th grade RMS students representing Washington State in the Improv category. The 8th grade team took 1st place in affiliates (states) and in Regionals. Our 6th grade team took 2nd in both. Over 800 teams from around the world will be competing in 6 divisions divided into 3 age brackets. Congratulations and Good Luck to our Grizzlies!

RHS Girls Basketball Summer Training
Hi Future RHS families, Where – RHS When – Mondays and Thursdays – June 14-July 31 Time – 7:00pm-8:30pm Cost - $50 All players will need to sign up through Final Forms. Please be sure this is completed before the first practice. The Covid protocols that were put in place this past season remain in effect. -Masks required -Temperature check -Attestation Any questions, feel free to email the booster club at rhsgbbc@outlook.com Go Stangs!

June 16: Last day of school- Asynchronous learning day