File - Ruth Doyle Middle School

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Welcome to RDMS
Grade 5
New School Security System
• We will begin using our new automatic
security system August 18th.
• Doors will lock between 8:30 – 9:00am.
• Visitors to the school will press a button at the
front door where office staff will use a camera
to verify the visitors identity and allow entry.
• Visitors will sign-in upon entry, and a photo ID
will be required.
Drop-Off and Pick–Up Procedures
Drop Off Procedures
• Car riders should be
dropped off in the drop off
lane in front of the school.
• If you choose to park in a
parking space, your child
MUST be walked across the
lane at the crosswalk.
• Drop-offs should occur
between the two posted
signs.
Pick-Up Procedures
• Students can be picked up
the same way you drop
them off.
• If you pull into a parking
spot your child should use
the crosswalk to meet you.
You will need to meet your
child at the crosswalk
before they will be allowed
to cross the lane.
Shuttle Bus Schedule
Shuttle buses will be at Ida Burns and Woodrow Cummins to
transport students to and from Ruth Doyle. Arrive before 7:25 .
• Buses will transport kids by grade level.
– Ida Burns girls – bus # 88 (5/6)
– Ida Burns boys – bus #3
(5/6)
– Ida Burns girls- bus #99 (6/7) Overflow 6th
– Ida Burns boys – bus #104 (6/7) Overflow 6th
– WCE girls – bus #79
(all)
– WCE boys – bus #122
(all)
– Transportation phone number : (501) 450-4892
General Information
5th Grade Bell Schedule
8:00 – students dismissed from cafeteria
8:10 – tardy bell
8:10-8:55
1st Period
8:58-9:43
2nd Period
9:46-10:31
3rd Period
10:34-11:19
4th Period
11:22-11:52
Lunch
11:52-12:04
Outside Activity Time
12:07-12:52
5th Period
12:55-1:40
6th Period
1:43-2:26
7th Period
2:29-3:15
8th Period
3:15
Bus Dismissal
3:19
Car Rider , Walker/Biker Dismissal
Tardiness
• Students are tardy if they
are not in class by 8:10.
• Students arriving late must
be checked in by a parent.
General information cont’d
Fast Friday Schedule
8:10-8:55
8:58-9:38
9:41-10:21
10:24-11:04
11:07-11:40
11:43-12:23
12:25-1:00
1:03-1:43
1:46-2:26
2:29-3:15
1st Period
2nd Period
3rd Period
4th Period
Lunch
5th Period
Club Time
6th Period
7th Period
8th Period
School Supply list
3 – 1 ½ inch binders
(literacy, math, social st.)
3 sets of 5 tab dividers
notebook paper
pencils and eraser
General Information
• Call the office ( 501-450-6675) to let them
know if your child will be out sick.
• Please bring a doctors note to receive an
excused absence.
• Call the school if you want work will be
gathered from the teachers on or after the 3rd
consecutive day of absences.
Lockers
• Students may purchase a locker for $5.
Lockers are for storing supplies, backpacks,
etc.
• Students are not allowed to visit their lockers
at their leisure.
• Locker combinations should not be shared
with friends.
Lunch
• Fifth grade lunch begins at 11:22.
• Parents may bring food and/or eat with their child.
• Please do not bring things such as pizza to be shared
with your child and friends.
• Lunch cost :
$2.30-students
$3-adults
• Students are allowed to buy items a-la-carte.
Don’t forget EZSchoolPay.com is available to pay
for lunches online.
• No more than 3 lunch charges are allowed before a
student will be offered and alternative lunch.
RDMS
Respect
for myself and others
Determination
to learn
Maturity
when I make decisions
Service
to my family, school,
and community
Responsibility System
• Students will receive a behavior write-up to
inform you of a behavior infraction.
• Students will also receive an academic write-up
to inform you when homework or assignments
have not been completed.
• Students are rewarded for not having more than
4 write-ups combined for each nine weeks.
• All write- ups must be signed and returned to the
teacher.
Dress Code
• Secondary dress code:
– No spaghetti straps ; tanks should be about 2 inches in
width.
– No racerback tanks.
– Shorts and skirts should be finger-tip in length.
– No “see through” shirts or tops (unless a tank top is
underneath).
– Dresses or tops for leggings must be finger-tip in
length.
– Students in PE should have athletic shoes to wear.
They can change into them for class.
Grading System
Elementary
• Students received
– Meeting/Exceeding standards
– Approaching Standards
– Below Standards
Secondary
• Students receive letter
grades
A
90-100
B
89-80
C
79-70
D
69-60
F
59 or below
Literacy
• Students should read independently every
night for at least 20 to 30 minutes. This is their
nightly homework.
• Literacy papers will be typed using Google
docs. This will not be at the beginning of the
year.
• This year students will not do cold writing
prompts, instead; they will be reading
something and writing about what is read.
Math
• Students should know all their multiplication and division
facts through 12’s.
• Math is not just about learning procedures to work
problems. It’s learning how to solve problems using
various methods.
• Math Binders should be taken home daily to review
material taught that day.
• Allow you child to work as independently as possible.
Guide them to the correct answer, do not tell it to them.
• Students will have math quizzes almost
weekly.
Science and Social Studies
• Science– Experiments and labs are required as part of their
grade.
• Social Studies– Many projects with multiple stages
– Students in the past have struggled with this
subject.
– Organization is important.
Wheel
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Wheel Classes
Art – Callaway
Music – Oeste
Keyboarding – Cegers-Coleman
PE – Holland
PE- Holloway
5 Rotations
• Every 7 weeks students will
rotate to the next wheel
class in the following order.
– P.E. I
– Art
– P.E. II
– Music
– Keyboading
Ex. If Art is 1st then P.E.II,
Music, Keyboarding, P.E. I
Additional Help for Students
Lexia
• All students will have Lexia
login information. Lexia
provides personalized
learning on fundamental
literacy skills.
Reflex
• All students will have Reflex
codes. Reflex is an online
program designed to help
students learn their
multiplication and division
facts.
The computer lab is open from 7:30 – 8 am and 3:30-4pm. Students
are welcome to stop by for help with assignments or use the
computers for school work.
Parent- School Communication
• Communicate with your
child’s teacher about
problems or concerns
as soon as you notice
them. Don’t wait until
they become major
issues.
• Contact the counselor
to set up conferences to
meet with more than
one teacher at a time.
• Attend parent-teacher
conferences to discuss
your child’s progress in
school. Our first one is
Sept. 24th. This is
different than what has
taken place in the past.
Ways to Stay Informed
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Keep informed via Facebook and Twitter.
Visit our website : http://rdi.conwayschools.org/
ParentLink
ParentLink is the communications system CPSD uses to accomplish rapid,
mass communications. The system will use your primary phone number. It
can be a home or cell number.
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HAC –Home Access Center
-HAC allows parents to keep track of their child’s grades and communicate
with their child’s teacher.
-Your child will bring home your HAC code shortly after school begins.
• Newsletters are sent home monthly.
• Many teachers use Remind101 and personal websites to keep you informed.
Important Dates
• August 18th – First day of school
• August 21st – Open House
• September 23rd – Parent-teacher conferences
Important Contact Information
Teachers
RDMS Office- (501) 450-6675
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Mrs. Avra – Principal
Mrs. Strickland- Asst. Principal
Mr. Franklin- Dean of Students
Mrs. Rogers- 5th Grade Counselor
Mr. Martin- 6th /7th Grade
Counselor
Mrs. Tufu-Secretary
Mrs. Smith –Bookkeeper
Mrs. Kordsmeier – Nurse
Officer Glover – School Resource
Officer (SRO)
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Mrs. Dunlap – [email protected]
Mr. Roark- [email protected]
Mrs. Morris – [email protected]
Mrs. Willcutt – [email protected]
TBD – teacher ?
Contact information cont’d
5th Grade Teacher
Email Addresses
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Mrs. Boucher – [email protected]
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Mr. Campbell - [email protected]
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Mrs. Coker
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Mrs. Shipp
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Mrs. Callaway [email protected]
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Mrs. [email protected]
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Mrs. [email protected]
- [email protected]
- [email protected]
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Mrs. Hickey - [email protected]
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Mrs. Keith
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Mrs. Palmer - [email protected]
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Coach Holloway [email protected]
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Mrs. Paxton - [email protected]
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Coach Holland [email protected]
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Mrs. Rogers - [email protected]
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Mrs. Seifert - [email protected]
- [email protected]
Other
• Students will receive a new copy of their
schedule on the first day of school.
• New District Policy: Parents are not allowed
to sit in their child’s classroom.
• A 2014-2015 Registration forms will be sent
home on the first day of school. Please fill
them out even if you just registered. We need
at least 2 contact numbers.

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