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About Our School

  • Rye Middle School (RMS) offers a rich learning environment that supports the academic performance, personal development and social growth of 819 students in grades 6 - 8 in Rye, NY.  The school’s organization, curriculum, pedagogy and programs are based on the developmental readiness, needs and interests of our students.  RMS administration, faculty and staff are committed to a comprehensive, shared vision of a school culture that includes:

    • Educators who value working with this age group and are prepared to do so
    • Courageous, collaborative leadership
    • A shared vision that guides decisions
    • An inviting, supportive, and safe environment
    • High expectations for every member of the learning community
    • Students and teachers engaged in active learning
    • Adult advocates for every student

     We provide:

    • Curriculum that is relevant, challenging, integrative and exploratory
    • Multiple learning and teaching approaches that respond to their diversity
    • Assessment and evaluations programs that promote quality learning
    • Organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning
    • School-wide efforts and policies that foster health, wellness, and safety
    • Multifaceted guidance and support services *

    In addition to the challenging academic programs and the rich array of electives, RMS offers a broad range of after school clubs and intramural sports.

    RMS appreciates the partnership it has with the Parent Organization and is grateful for the support it provides, from funding programs to parents volunteering time at special events.

    Thank you for visiting our home page.  Please explore our website for a more complete profile of our school.

    * This We Believe:  Keys to Educating Your Adolescents (NMSA 2010)

District News

  • RCSD Community Update 5/14/21

    As is the case with almost everything this year, we’ve had a hard time getting an answer from the State Education Department about snow/emergency closings. After finally receiving some clarity, I can now communicate that all District schools and offices will be closed next Friday, May 28, as a result of only using two snow/emergency days this year. Each year, the school district calendar is built with a certain number of snow days that exceed our required number of school days. When we do not use all of our snow days, we have what we call ‘giveback days’ when schools are closed. As Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency on one of our snow days, we have a ‘giveback’ day which is noted on the approved calendar as May 28. Thank you for all of your flexibility as we continue to grapple with constant changes in guidance and mandates.

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  • Update on 8th Grade Physical Science Exam and Earth Science Regents Exam

    I am writing with an update on this year’s Grade 8 New York State science assessments. All 8th grade students will have the option to take the 8th Grade Physical Science Exam or the Earth Science Regents Exam, depending on which course they are enrolled in this year. Parents must decide whether their child will intend to take this year’s state assessment or Regents exam. Neither assessment has a bearing on your child’s final science grade or graduation requirement.

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  • Race Inclusivity and Community Task Force Update: 5/12/21

    At the May 4th Board of Education meeting, we heard clear consensus from all who spoke about both the need for the Race, Inclusivity and Community Task Force and the desire to have a stronger sense of inclusion in our schools for all students. Still, there is some lingering misinformation being perpetuated about the work and the Task Force. We are writing to correct these inaccuracies and provide the facts.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 5/7/21

    This Friday, I have some exciting news to share with you. The RCSD has been chosen by White Plains Hospital to serve as a pop-up clinic site to administer the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to our students on Friday, May 21, during the school day, with the second dose to follow on Friday, June 11. The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for children ages 16+, but there is the distinct possibility it will be approved for use in ages 12-15 by May 21. White Plains Hospital has asked us to gauge parent interest in students receiving the vaccine. If you are interested in having your RHS, RMS, and/or 5th-grade student (age 12 or above) vaccinated on May 21/June 11, please complete the Google form linked below. Please complete a separate form for each of your children.

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  • Focus on Excellence Budget Newsletter

    Coming soon to mailboxes around Rye. Read the RCSD Focus on Excellence Budget Newsletter here first.

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  • 2021-22 School District Budget Vote and Board of Education Election Information

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  • Watch the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

    Watch the YouTube video of the League of Women Voters RSCD BOE Candidates Forum here.

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  • Learn More About the BOE Candidates

    On May 18, the community will vote on the school district’s annual budget for the 2021-22 school year. It will also vote to elect Board of Education members. Three seats are up for election this year. Current Board members Callie Erickson and Chris Repetto have announced they will seek reelection; Kelly Smith-Powers will not. There are eight candidates on the ballot:

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  • RMS Student Technology Update: 5/1/2021

    As you know, since August, every RMS student has had their own assigned Chromebook device. Students are required to come to school each day with their device charged and in its carrying case. When students are in school, we ask that they only use their Rye Google Apps for Education account credentials. Logging into personal email accounts during school hours is not permitted.

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