NO School Friday - Staff Development Day
No school this Friday, September 30th. It is Staff Development Day.
6th Grade WEB Day Follow-up
6th Graders will be released tomorrow (Thursday) at 3:00pm. Due to after school traffic, please do not arrive prior to 3pm to pick up your 6th grader.
SRVEF Run for Education
Have you signed up for the 33rd SRVEF
Run for Education yet?
This year there is increased payouts for the schools. Help us meet our goal of 40% of student enrollment registered for the run!
Please help support our school and keep us in the race!
NEW INCENTIVE: There is a new 72 hour promotion for the run. The incentive is quite good. Following are the details.
Beginning Wednesday, September 28th through Midnight on Friday, September 30
the top 3 schools with the highest % increase in runner registrations will receive:
$10,000 to spend on the fund-a-need of their choice
$5,000 to spend on the fund-a-need of their choice
$2,500 to spend on the fund-a-need of their choice
We are currently at 9.10%....lets raise that now!!!
Register now at https://raceroster.com/events/2016/8439/the-run-for-education
Oct: 4-14: Online Auction
Oct: 15: Health & Wellness Expo at Iron Horse Middle school
Oct: 15: Mini Run (Pre-school) at Iron Horse Middle School
Oct: 16: Race Day! (5K Fun run, 5K or 10 K Timed run)
Not a runner? Not a problem! You can volunteer to earn points for the school. To volunteer at the event sign up at https://www.srvef.org/volunteer/default.aspx
Find out more at the: https://www.srvef.org/TheRunForEducation/RaceInformation.aspx
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
See you at the run!!
Fall Conferences - Minimum Days
Fall Conferences will be October 3-7. WRMS will be on Minimum Day Schedule (8:10-11:40am) each day this week.
Because of limited space during Conference week, we are unable to meet with all students and their parents. Conferences will be by invitation only. Conference invitations were mailed out last week and a follow-up email sent today. If you were not invited for a conference and would like to meet with a teacher, please contact the teacher directly. If you are scheduled for a conference, please be sure to attend with your child.
Picture Re-take Day is October 12th
WRMS Picture day was August 17th. If you missed it, please come to the MPR October 12th during your lunchtime to have your picture taken. You will receive your Student ID at this time. If you had your picture taken on Aug 17th, ordered pictures and do not like them, please come to the MPR during your lunchtime to have your picture re-taken. Click here for order form or go directly to http://www.ciphotoca.com/prepay for ordering (search by school, select packages, then check out.)
Prepay and receive a free family portrait session!
The annual San Ramon Rotary Online Auction for Education is the largest funder of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation’s educator grants. Last year’s auction raised over $80,000 towards grants that funded innovative programs and technology for SRVUSD students.
The auction opens on October 4 at 10 a.m. and closes on October 14 at 10 p.m.
New this year! Everyone who bids will be entered to win the following great prizes!
60" TV courtesy of San Ramon Rotary's Auction for Education
$500 shopping card to Target courtesy of Crow Canyon Orthodontics
A class party for up to 30 kids from Rockin Jump Dublin
Bids open Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at www.SRVEF.org/Auction.
The drawing will be held on race day. Visit www.sanramonrotary.org for more information.
This program is open to all students
Don't forget to register for the GATE event this week with Ashley Haynes, Executive Leader at GE Digital. She'll be speaking to students about how leadership can improve learning. Please click here to register your student:
Time: September 28th from 3-4PM in the MPR.
It’s that time of the year again! Is your student interested in competing in STEM fields? If so, sign up for the Brain Bee 2017! The Brain Bee is a STEM competition for students in K-8 and students from all over the Bay Area have came to compete in this competition this year. This competition tests many skills of students such as science, engineering, problem solving, teamwork, math, and much more! After seeing immense interest and success in the first annual Brain Bee, we’ve decided to bring this event back again for next year. The competition date for next year is April 2nd, and it’s most likely going to be at Dougherty Valley High School. This year, we will also include an exhibition before the award ceremony so that all the teams can view each others works and use those ideas to create a better solution for next time. The website for the Brain Bee 2017 is brainbee.weebly.com. Be sure to read all the sections on the website that are relevant to the grade level of the child participating before you register for this event. Be sure to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. Hope to see you next year at the 2nd annual Brain Bee!
Please note that this is NOT a WRMS sponsored event
Drop Off/Pick Up: Helpful Hints
Thank you to all the drivers at WRMS for showing patience and courtesy to other drivers. Here are some hints that may lighten traffic and stress on adults.
As part of our commitment to ensuring that parents are aware of the technology we are using in our schools, I would like to share with you a list of the web-based programs used by both our school and District, including links to more information about these systems. Please know that over the past school year we have been reviewing the privacy policies of all of the programs that we use to ensure compliance with the Federal Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and other federal and state laws, and that we are doing everything we can to protect our student information.
SRVUSD takes security very seriously and has therefore taken every precaution to secure our student and parent information. In order to secure your personally identifiable information we utilize several security and privacy measures to prevent loss, theft, or misuse of any student or parent data. Please see our district web site for information about systems in use district-wide (www.srvusd.net/techforparents).
In addition to the district programs, our school has adopted the use of the following:
In some cases, teachers may use other apps or web-based teaching tools. Staff are asked to read the privacy policies prior to using them. In addition, beginning this year, teachers will be informing parents when they are using something that is not on one of the lists above.
In some cases, parents will be asked to sign a permission form before the student uses the technology. This will take place when the program requests certain personally identifiable information, generally the student’s name, must be provided to the web site or application operator. Under state and federal law, some websites and apps must provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. The district will not knowingly use, with or without your consent, any program or service if the program or service sells or shares personally identifiable information beyond what is necessary to operate the program or service, in the case of a merger or acquisition, or as required by law.
You can learn more about online privacy by visiting San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s Digital Citizenship webpage (http://www.digitalsrvusd.net/).
WRMS EdFund Update- Parent Letter
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Principal's Welcome Message
“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.”
Our website is both user-friendly and informative. If you are a parent or student, you will discover more detailed information when you log into your Schoolloop account using the login button located on the left of this homepage. One of my personal goals is to make certain this website is an effective communication tool so that everyone connected to WRMS is well informed about all the activities on campus. Please explore this site and look for updates and pertinent material. You will find that the quick links sidebar connects you to SRV district news and Common Core California State Standards.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me. I want to work together with you throughout your child’s time at WRMS to ensure the best possible experience for them. We are good at what we do because our combined efforts encourage students to meet, and even surpass, each and every one of their goals. I urge you to come and help us make things happen at this exceptional California middle school.
All students will learn at high levels and become responsible, productive citizens.
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Attendance line: 925-479-7470
Office Hours: M-F 7:30am- 4pm