Feel free to read our letter below outlining policies from pre-COVID years. We will update this page once we have more to share. Thank you!
We look forward to a great year in partnership with you! There is a lot of information on our website. We encourage you to browse the site and take note of the information that is there. You will also find the school calendar link on the home page. We hope that many of your questions about RRMS can be answered by consulting the website. If you can’t find an answer on our website, please feel free to call the school at 503.673.7550 x2. We are happy to help you!
We take your child’s well-being very seriously. It is important that you notify the school should your child be absent or late. The attendance line number is 503.673.7575. You can also email Mrs. Hoffberg at Hoffbert@wlwv.k12.or.us and let her know your child’s status. If you need to have your child leave school for any reason, an adult must come into the office and sign your student out. Anyone taking a child from school needs to be listed as an emergency contact on the child’s data form, or have a note from a parent. You can add or remove people through ParentVue, our new portal. You may call the office on the way to the school if you need to sign out your child for an appointment (5-10 minutes of notice is perfect), or send in a note with the excusal time. Your child can show this in the office and receive a release pass to show their teacher.
We send out a weekly email newsletter to anyone who has signed up to receive the information. A lot of information is imparted to parents through the News from the Ridge email newsletter. If you were signed up with your child’s previous WLWV school, you will need to update your profile to get the RRMS newsletters. To add/change/delete your subscriptions with the district, go to our website and select ListServ Self Service (top right corner of home page) and follow directions from there. This is a password protected site, so RRMS staff cannot add or remove you from these lists. We recommend you sign up for RRMS Homes to receive the weekly email, and RRMS 20XX, the year of your child’s high school graduation to receive grade specific information. Not sure which year to sign up for? Call the office! Archived newsletters are also available on our website under For Parents, then News from the Ridge Archive.
Your child’s profile/emergency information is all online. At the beginning of the school year you will be asked to log on and verify that all data is correct, including emergency contacts. Parents and guardians will access a portal called ParentVue and students will access StudentVue. Information regarding logging on to these profiles will be coming once available. ParentVue replaces FamilyLink, our previous portal.
If you have any questions about which bus your child takes or what time they will be picked up/dropped off, everything is posted on the district website (under Community then Bus Routes). If you would like your child to take home a bus other than their regular bus, you should send in a note with your child. An office staff member will sign it and give it back to your child to give to the bus driver.
Sports: This year Rosemont will be offering Cross Country in the fall and Track in the spring. All students need to have a current physical on file with the school, register online for the sport, and pay a one-time (per year) fee of $75.
The Arts: Rosemont offers Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra and Nuance (our select honor choir) for musicians. These are extracurricular programs with early morning practices. The directors will let families know when practices are scheduled and give details regarding performances and attire. Payments to cover the activity fee can be make online or in the office.
Wellness/PE: We ask that students have an RRMS shirt for Wellness. This can be purchased through Hometown Sports in West Linn. Wellness teachers will give details the first week of class; students aren’t expected to bring them the first week of school.
Do you pick up or drop off your student at school? We request that all students being dropped off or picked up use the sheltered island. Parents should follow the parking lot directions posted on the website. Our desire is for all students to be safe in the parking lot, to get students to cars quickly and safely, and avoid creating traffic on Salamo and Rosemont Roads. The outside lane is the ‘still lane’ and the inside lane is the ‘moving lane’ at pickup time.
The Student Handbook is included in the front of the planner that each student will receive the first week of school. It is also accessible on our website. The planner is one of several ways the school communicates with you regarding your child’s schoolwork. It is an indication of their organization and listening skills in class. Please review it each night with your student. Student should be writing all their assignments in their planner.
Grade level supply lists are posted on the website. They can be found under For Parents and then Supply Lists, and are grade specific. There may be additional items for a certain class that are not included on these lists. Specific requests will be shared with students the first week of school.
Make up work: If your student has missed school due to illness or appointments, we encourage the student to email their teachers and to check their teachers’ websites, blogs, and Google Classroom. They should also check in with a classmate if possible.
Hot lunches cost $3.45. Milk is available for $0.50. Breakfast is also available daily for purchase. Students may bring cash or checks to school at any time to add to their accounts. If you had a balance at the end of the last school year, it will carry over. You can check the balance of your child’s account through ParentVue. Nutrition Services information, including applications for free or reduced price breakfasts and lunches can be found on the district website.
For all information from the school nurse including current required vaccinations, you can visit the For Parents section of the RRMS website, and select Health Services Information. Here you will be able to learn how to handle medication during the school day for students. All medication should be brought to the office by an adult, in its original packaging. It should be non-expired and age-appropriate. If prescription, label should still be attached. The office staff is happy to help you with medication and its accompanying paperwork.
Dates to note for the 2020-2021 School Year:
tbd - First day of school for 6th graders
tbd - First day of school for 7th and 8th graders
tbd - Curriculum Night for 6th grade parents
tbd - Curriculum Night for 7th and 8th grade parents
tbd - Picture Day - consult the calendar for online ordering options, or send in photo envelope/order form
tbd- Back to School Bash
tbd - Coyote Run