Principal Justin KellyEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: 435-654-9350 ext. 2601Dear Parents and Students,
I am thrilled to welcome you back to school at Rocky Mountain Middle School! The faculty and staff are busy preparing the school and classrooms for an exciting year of learning and growth. We are looking forward to hearing about your summer adventures, getting caught up with returning families, and meeting our newest Grizzlies.
Student success is the goal of every staff member at RMMS. We believe with our new structure and dedication to high quality, research-based best practices, every student will learn to their full potential. We are prepared to offer time and support through the RTI Model; a three tiered approach to instruction/intervention:
• Tier 1- Classroom teachers will use a variety of strategies within their classroom to address individual instructional needs. (Regular Classroom)
• Tier 2- Based on assessment data, students who are unsuccessful in Tier 1 will be provided additional research-based interventions. Content Teams will monitor student progress and monitor interventions as needed. (Tier 2 Instruction is provided during Stretch Time which is Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00-10:31. Students are either assigned to or can choose to attend various classes based on need or interest with the goal being a 100% of our students mastering the Essential Skills identified by their teachers to ensure further success)
• Tier 3- Students who continue to struggle in Tier 2 will receive more intensive interventions such as additional support classes and/or teacher mentors.
• Additional Support: Monday Consultation Time 1:20-2:20 is a time set aside for any student to get additional help as well as parents to meet with teachers. No appointment necessary
My family has lived by a motto that I believe is very relevant in school and in life: Harvard Education, Army Discipline, and Disneyland Fun. I ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day on time, encouraging him/her to always do their best, monitoring weekly homework and progress through SIS and Canvas, and asking your child to share what they learned at school each day. To support our motto we have teamed up with Slim and Knobby’s to give away a Specialized Mountain Bike as well as many other wonderful prizes throughout the year to support our Cool 2 Care and 212 programs.
In closing, I’d like to invite you to visit our school’s website and Facebook page. This will serve as a resource tool for all upcoming events, student/parent handbook and important reminders. This school year we will encourage our entire RMMS community to demonstrate our Grizzly pride by wearing our school colors (Black and Gold) on Fridays.Sincerely,