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TItan Times Daily - May 10

Titan Times

May 10, 2013

If you know of other TITAN FAMILY MEMBERS who have not signed up for our school ECOMMUNICATIONS on http://www.scott.kyschools.us , please direct them there so they can receive our information each day as well!

If you have a new 7th or 8th grader, did not receive a login for your 6th grader, or are having difficulty please contact the Guidance Office at 502-570-2390 and ask to speak with Carmen Wallin or email her at carmen.wallin@scott.kyschools.us.

**SBDM meets every last Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the front conference room of the school.

Car Rider Line: For your safety and the safety of all, please adhere to the procedures of the car rider line. All cars that are picking up or dropping off students should enter and exit through AME. If we try to use the Royal Spring entrance it backs things up and can potentially cause an accident. Thank you.

The spring KPREP Window is May 6-17. Once a test has started, students will NOT be able to leave for appointments and then return and complete testing. We are asking that ALL APPOINTMENTS be scheduled outside this timeframe to ensure all students can take tests fully. Therefore, please make necessary appointments during this time after school. The testing window is very tight and make-up sessions are very hard to fit in due to time constraints. It is best for students to be here the full day and ready to test on the testing days. Thank you for your assistance with this scheduling need. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Fraley in the Guidance Office at 502-570-2390 or at angela.fraley@scott.kyschools.us .

Excused Absences

Excuses from the doctor shall specify the date of the student’s absence. Doctor’s notes that indicate that the student was not seen by a physician will not be accepted. After the tenth (10) physician note, the parent/guardian must have a Medical Excuse Form completed by the physician. A student shall be permitted a total of six (6) excused absences per year (a doctor’s excuse does not count toward the six (6) days of excused absences) upon presenting a parental note to the school principal or designee for the following reasons listed below:

1. Death or severe illness in the pupil’s immediate family. The number of days excused for a death will be determined by the circumstances involved and will be kept to the minimum necessary as determined by the principal/designee.

2. Illness of the pupil. Medical and dental appointments will be excused only for the time required to complete the appointment, unless specified by the doctor.

3. Religious holidays and practices.

4. Court appearance when the student’s presence is required by subpoena or citation.

5. Driver’s permit/license test, which will be excused for a portion of the day.

6. One (1) day for attendance at the Kentucky State Fair.

If you take pictures of school events this year, please send a copy of them to our yearbook sponsor, Kristi Ritchie at kristi.ritchie@scott.kyschools.us. Thanks!

Parent Portal

We have been having issues with access to the Parent Portal. We have been instructed that the following might help: instead of clicking on grades, please click on schedule and then view each class for grades. We are sorry for the inconvenience; we are working on the problem. It appears that parents using the IC app for their smart phones are having difficulty reviewing correct grades because the application is not updating or refreshing correctly. If parents log on via a computer, they are seeing the appropriate grades.

Attention 8th grade parents: The media arts class is in immediate need of photographs featuring 8th grade students for the annual 8th grade video. If you have any candid or action shots of your student active in a Royal Spring sport or club, please email them to traci.mahone@scott.kyschools.us or send them in with your student. If sending in hard copies, please include student name on backs of pictures so that can return them after scanning. Please have the pictures in by the end of this week if possible. Thank you so much for your help with this special project.

The RSMS staff would like to thank all of our parent volunteers and our parents who donated food and gifts to give us such a special Teacher Appreciation week! We surely felt the love from our parents and students.

All library books are due immediately.

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2013/2014:

All students who are interested in being enrolled at Royal Spring Middle School and are out of our district, MUST OPEN ENROLL EACH YEAR. The Open Enrollment forms are now available at our school and will be accepted through May 15, 2013.

GREEN NEWS:

RSMS won the competition for our district with a 15.8% reduction. RSMS finished 3rd for Kentucky schools, 6th for all buildings in Kentucky and 35th for all schools nationwide!

NEWS FROM YOUR PTSA:

SCOTT COUNTY NINTH GRADE SCHOOL NEEDS YOU!

Nominations are being taken now through May 10, 2013, for two (2) SBDM Council parent representatives. Please use the form below to make your nominations. Nominations may be self-nominated, as well as being nominated by others. Those being nominated must be the parent or legal guardian of an upcoming Ninth Grade School enrollee for Fall, 2013. You may drop off or send your nominations to Ms. Crucitti at the Ninth Grade School or email your nominations to her at phyllis.crucitti@scott.kyschools.us.

SBDM (School Based Decision Making) Council Parent Representative

Name of person being nominated:

Phone number of person being nominated:

Student’s name:

Name of person making the nomination: `

Person’s reason(s) for wanting to serve on the SBDM Council:

Person’s qualifications for serving on SBDM Council:

NEWS FROM YOUR COACHES:

RSMS Spring Football will be held on May 13-17 (Monday – Friday) from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. every day. Students MUST have a valid KHSAA physical to play football. Students should make sure to wear t-shirt, shorts, and cleats (if they have them). The Spring Football parent meeting will be on Tuesday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m. The spring, summer and fall schedule will be discussed as well as introduction of the team coaches.

Anyone planning on participating in spring football needs to sign the sheet on the wall outside the gym. Remember to compete in the spring 7 on 7 games, you MUST have an up-to-date sports physical!

Anyone interested in playing SCHS Football should pick up a football information packet in the front office in the coming weeks and ensure that you have a valid physical before summer conditioning and practice.

SCHS Cheerleading tryouts will be May 810 from 4:00 to 6:00. You must attend this meeting in order to try out. The following forms will need to be turned in the first clinic date, Wednesday, May 8: signed application release form and an updated sports physical.

There will be an informational meeting for any 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the SCHS girls’ soccer team on May 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the 9th Grade cafeteria. If you have any questions, contact Coleen Rice at jcjcrice@yahoo.com .

Scott County Football $5.00 team physicals are Tuesday, May 14, at 5:00 p.m. in the back of the high school gymnasium. All incoming freshmen football players are strongly encouraged to come get a physical.

The 20th Annual Jim McKee Summer Football Camp will be May 29/30. Forms are available in the office.

The RSMS 8th Grade Titan Baseball Team played Bourbon County on Wednesday night. Great plays by Wes Catron, strong hits by Chase Showalter and Trent Fox made a big difference. Titans came up short, ending their season. Thank you, team, for a great season. We can’t wait for next season.

FOUND:

Key

Glasses

Phones

Phone Battery

Video Game

Headphones

CLUBS

Please mark your calendar for Friday, May 17. This will be club picture day. The RSMS Yearbook Club will post schedules in every hallway and an electronic copy will be sent via email to all staff.

There will be a Scene and Monologue Club meeting on Friday, May 10, after school until 5:00.

There will be play rehearsals after school on Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16, after school to prepare for a final performance. Mrs. Fisher will pick you up from the gym and rehearsal will be over at 5:00.

The cast party for the play will be after school on Friday, May 17, until 5:30 in the cafeteria.

The next FCA meeting will be next Tuesday in Ms.Thornton's classroom at 7:45 a.m. It will be our last meeting of the year. Please come for food and fellowship!

IMPORTANT DATES:

May

6-17 - KPREP Testing

20 - Incoming 6th Grade Orientation (5:00 to 6:00), Field Day (make-up day for snow)

21 - (make-up day for snow, there are no primary elections, so we can attend)

  • The Exploration Community Awards will be from 9:45 to 10:45 in the cafeteria

22 – Last Day for Students: 8th Grade Graduation (5:30), 8th Grade Dance (7:00 to 9:00)

July

30 - 6th Grade Titan Transition Camp (4:00 to 7:00)

31 - 7th Grade/8th Grade Open House

August

6 - Students’ First Day of School, 2013-2014 School Year

KROGER GIFT CARDS FOR ROYAL SPRING MIDDLE SCHOOL!

Do you want to help out our school, but you just don’t have the extra time or cash?

Well……..LET’S GO KROGERING!!!

Every time you reload your Kroger gift card and use it at ANY Kroger or Kroger Fuel Center to buy your groceries or fuel, 4% automatically goes back to our school!

It’s that simple!

You can get your Kroger gift card for RSMS from your PTSA representative by filling out this form and sending it into school along with $5.00 for each card ordered.

The card is already loaded with five dollars to get you started, sooooooo let’s go Krogering for

Royal Spring!

(If you have any questions, you may contact Coleen Rice at jcjcrice@yahoo.com or 502-863-2921.)

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No. of cards ________ Student’s name___________

Peace Teacher__________________________

Amount enclosed ________



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