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The middle school concept was designed around creating an environment that addresses the unique social, academic and emotional needs of children in grades 6-8. At Red Jacket Middle School, we are committed to creating and maintaining that culture.

There are several aspects that are important to focus on during the upcoming school year in order to ensure that RJMS students are reaching their potential.       

 Attendance- it is critical that students are in attendance at school so that they do not miss instruction.  Students that miss more than 10% of school days are considered "chronically absent" and will be referred for interventions.  When students are absent, a note should be sent in upon their return documenting the reason for the absence.

Parent Involvement- we recognize that parents play a crucial role in their child’s education and seek to build partnerships with parents and guardians to ensure the success of each student. 
Homework- homework is specially designed practice to solidify understanding of new concepts presented daily.  Set a homework routine- a specific time and place- to ensure completion of daily and long term assignments.  Students record assignments, as well as access their teacher’s google classroom pages, websites, or call a friend if they forget. 


 The teachers and staff at RJMS work as a team to support each student and inspire them to learn and achieve.  We pride ourselves on a family-like atmosphere, where we care about each student’s academic success and social and emotional well-being. 

 We encourage parents to sign up for and use the Parent Portal, our school’s online gradebook system, which provides real-time access to students grades as teachers enter them.  

 At RJMS, we are continuing to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports by highlighting the positive things happening in our school and providing intervention when needed. PRIDE stands for Partnership, Respect, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence, and these values are at the core of our expectations and beliefs. Our students are honored for their good deeds in the following ways: by earning PRIDE points, Students of the Month are selected at each grade level, reward trips, PBIS awards and The RJ Pride statement on the morning announcements that highlights the things our students and staff do to make us so proud of them. 


We will challenge all learners and work in partnership with students, parents and community to achieve high standards.