I just wanted to provide a quick reminder about our afternoon car line. We have requirements from DOT to clear Fork Shoals Road in a timely manner so as to avoid backups and especially to keep the road clear for emergency personnel. That said, we have asked that parents use a double line as you enter the school and merge at the cones as you make the final curve before the front of the school. It has been brought to my attention that some are using their vehicle to block this from happening. Please do not do this. We encourage a double line throughout the car line process. Please be patient and allow cars to merge. - Mr. Jenkins
The Scholastic Book Fair will be here from Monday, September 23 thru Friday, September 27. We're now offering a new, cash-free payment option called eWallet, making it easier for kids to buy books! Set up your account today so your kiddo will be ready when their class comes to the book fair.
National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme. Children and youth can submit a national theme to serve as the inspiration for Reflections artists and their original works. Students submitting the winning theme receive $100 and recognition at the National PTA Convention. Click on the icon for more information. The theme search for 2021-22 deadline is November 15, 2019.
What is Parent Backpack? Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.
To access Parent Backpack, go HERE and create an account. Directions in English and Spanish can be found with these links.
To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue backpack icon.
Ralph Chandler Middle School would like you to know we are offering our Extended Day Program (EDP) again this year. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, healthy environment for your child(ren) after school. This program is designed to benefit families by providing affordable and accessible childcare. Children will be assisted with homework, provided with snacks, and have recreation time. We strive to emphasize activities that promote self-discipline, self-respect and a positive outlook on school life. Our staff is made up primarily of our staff here on Ralph Chandler’s campus, all of whom have prior experience working with children in a structured educational environment. The safety and well-being of each of our students is our top priority.
A $40 per family non-refundable registration fee is due when signing your child(ren) up for the program. Space is limited due to staffing and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. You may e-mail the registration form and signature page to the director and payments will be accepted at Orientation Friday.
Please contact Director: Jennifer LaGro - email@example.com if you have any questions.
Important Notice about Tdap Vaccine: In accordance with South Carolina law, all 7th grade students must have the Tdap vaccination. Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).
Students will not receive their schedule if the school does not have all of their correct documentation on file this includes an immunization record or an exemption form. We appreciate everyone who has already completed the Tdap requirements. If you have not, please be advised of this policy and complete the requirements as soon as possible.
Please do not wait until the start of your child's 7th grade school year. This must be on file with our nurse prior to the start of 7th grade.Please fax proof of vaccination to 864-452-0365 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Update-There will be a Chattanooga Field Trip Parent Meeting held on October 1, at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. Please plan on joining us!
8th grade families: We've had enough interest to open the 2nd bus for our fantastic trip to Chattanooga. With the addition of the second bus, we have many more spots available!
As a reminder, the trip is October 23-25 and the cost of a quad room is $419 with the balance in full due September 20th.
If you have any questions about the trip itself, reach out to Sara Ritchie at email@example.com. If you have any questions about payments, problems with the Orange Sky website, or to remove your child from the trip, please contact Amanda McCauley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in receiving text messages about school cancellations and other schedule changes?
The GCS Alert Form-English and GCS Alert Form-Spanish can be found by clicking the appropriate link. The form is only for parents who currently have a landline listed as their “Primary Contact Phone” and wish to receive texts about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes. Parents who already list a cellular phone as their primary contact will not need to take action to receive this service. Additional information from the District can be found HERE.
Parents, please be reminded that our school policy regarding early dismissal asks that parents not seek an early dismissal after 2:45. Early dismissals at any time are disruptive to the school day and are particularly problematic in the last 30 min. of our instructional day.
RCMS Grade Level Policies can be found HERE and also under the Parent and Student tabs, above.
Spirit Nights: Spirit Nights are fundraising nights when restaurants give a percentage of their sales during the time frame to the school. Be sure to mention Ralph Chandler when you order! Check our calendar for all Spirit Night opportunities!
Free Breakfast for Students - All students can receive a school breakfast for free regardless of their status.
Meal prices are as follows: Student Lunch Paid $2.50 - Reduced Lunch $.40
*New for the 2018-19 School Year - GCS announces a Clear Bag Policy for those attending athletic events.
Tickets for RCMS Athletic Events now available to purchase online through GoFan.com, Click the Link to go to the RCMS Page YOUR GOFAN HOMEPAGE LINK: https://gofan.co/RalphChandlerPanthers On game day, bring your phone and show purchase, it's that simple!
RCMS Athletic Packet available by clicking HERE All students interested in playing any athletic sport MUST fill out Athletic Packet in full and turn in to Coach McCartney. If a Physical is at the High School, it is the student's responsibility to get a copy for RCMS. You can find the Athletic Handbook HERE.