Daily Announcements from Reagan Middle School
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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620 Division St, Dixon, IL 61021
Ph: 815-253-4966 Fax: 815-284-1711
On your remote learning days, remember to log in to Canvas by noon. YOU MUST CLICK ON YOUR ADVISORY CLASS IN ORDER TO BE COUNTED AS IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE DAY. Look on the website under “Learning Plans” or on the email that went out last Friday for the details of how to do this.
PICTURES- Picture order forms are due by Friday, September 25. You may turn these in to the main office or drop them off at Grot Studio.
CLUBS- RMS students interested in joining Student Council, Builder's Club, or the Royal Review, should sign up through the link/s provided through the email sent last week or on the website by Friday, September 25th. Mrs. Renkes will be in touch with everyone with more information once signups have been completed. RMS will pass more information along as other club/activity offerings become available as well.
Please see the document on our website regarding Sauk Valley Community College’s Fall College for Kids! These classes will be offered September 26-December 19.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS- **IMPORTANT**- It is pertinent that we have correct phone numbers that are without restrictions in case we need to contact you for attendance purposes, about a sick student or follow up calls related to Covid. Please make sure that you have given us correct and updated contact information and make changes if needed. Please contact the school if you need help changing your information.
A NOTE FROM THE NURSE: Due to Covid, in an effort to reduce the number of students in the nurse’s office at the same time, the nurses now have medical carts on wheels to take to the classrooms. This will be used for minor needs such as headaches, cramps, tummy aches, scratches, etc. If the student is actively bleeding, acutely ill or needs to lie down, they will be taken to the nurse’s office.
A friendly Covid reminder- if anyone in your immediate household IS TESTED for Covid, the rest of the household needs to be quarantined until the Covid result is back. Once the result is available, it will be decided when the student can return to school. Please contact your school nurse before your student returns to ensure safety protocols are followed.
NEW NUMBER- All district phone numbers changed at the end of last year, right before we went remote in the spring. Here at RMS, our new number is 815-253-4966 (which translates to 815-25DIXON)- please make the change in your contacts if you haven’t already done so.
In an effort to reduce the number of people in the school building, we have changed the process of picking up a student or dropping off items. At this time, please park in a visitor parking spot and call the office for further instructions.
6th GRADE PARENTS- 6th grade physicals and dental exams are due now! If your student does not have a school physical on file, they may not be allowed to attend school. Turn these in as soon as possible or have your doctor fax a copy to the school at 815-284-1711. Please speak with Nurse Hoyle if you have questions.
ATTENDANCE- If your student will be absent from school or unable to log in remotely, please call 815-253-4966 to let us know. If it is before or after school hours, you are welcome to leave a message with the student’s name and the date & reason for absence. You may also call ahead of time if you need to pick your student up for an appointment and we will do our best to have them ready when you get here. As a reminder, students are allowed 10 call offs before the absences are considered unexcused without a doctor note.
SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINE- The safe school helpline is a 24/7 communication service that empowers school administrators to make proactive decisions as well as creating responsibilities for students, parents and community members to share in the maintenance of a safe learning environment. The service provides children with the opportunity to anonymously report wrongdoing, bullying and negative issues that would impede the learning process. The safe school helpline has proven itself to be a very effective tool in preventing and deterring negative acts and practices from occurring in over thousands of schools. Please see the attachments or stop in the main office to get more information and access this important reporting tool today!
BUS- If your student is riding the bus home with a friend OR if your student is having a friend ride home with them, bus notes are needed! BOTH PARTIES are to have a note signed and dated by a parent saying who is going home with whom. Students need to bring both notes to the main office to be signed. Bus drivers will not allow students to ride without these notes.
STUDENTS – 6th, 7th, 8th graders all enter through Door #8 in the morning and leave through Door #8 at the end of the day. If you are coming to school late (after 7:45 a.m.) for any reason, you must enter thru door #1 to sign in and get a pass. RMS students are not allowed in the Madison wing.
CELL PHONE POLICY- Please read the attached Reagan Middle School Handbook, especially the section regarding cell phone/technology use during the school day. There have been some changes this year and all rules are outlined in the attachment.
PARENTS- If you have health concerns, please stop in or call to speak with Nurse Hoyle.
Registration – the fee per student is $100.
Student Council –
Builder’s Club –
Royal Review –