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A message from our Provincial Health Officer

June 21, 2017
​Please see the attached parent and guardian letter from our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance abuse. Parent and Guardian Letter - Talk to Your Youth About Drugs.pdf

RMS 2017 BC Student Learning Survey

April 17, 2017
​Please see the attachment for information regarding the 2017 BC School Satisfaction Survey.
2017 Letter to Parents.pdf
...

RMS 2017-18 School Calendar Proposal

March 17, 2017
​RMS has been working on the school calendar for the 2017-18 school year. We are seeking feedback from our staff, parents, and the rest of the school community before we finalize the calendar in mid-April. ​ We invite you to review the proposed calendar and provide feedback by emailing Principal Jim Laird (jim.laird@sd23.bc.ca) or...

Supporting Student Mental Wellness - A Mental Health Literacy Workshop

February 01, 2017
​On Thursday, February 23 COPAC is hosting a Mental Health Literacy Workshop - "Supporting Student Mental Wellness".  The Workshop will be facilitated by Traci Cooke from The FORCE - Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equity.  The Workshop will include:           -        an introduction to talking about mental health           -       ...

A message from SD23 Superintendent/CEO Kevin Kaardal

December 09, 2016
​Please find the attached letter from SD23 Superintendent/CEO Kevin Kaardal​ in regards to assessment and BC's redesigned curriculum. Letter from Superintendent of Schools-CEO - December 7 2016.pdf

Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...

Healthy Schools Fair at Hollywood Road Education Centre

September 08, 2016
​Please see the attached information on the Healthy Food Fair being held on Tuesday, September 20 th .  ​ Healthy Food Fair 2016 Poster.pdf Healthy Food Fair-Call for Exhibitors 2016.pdf

A Message from BC's Minister of Education, Mike Bernier

September 03, 2016
​Please find attached letter from the Minister of Education, Mike Bernier. ​ 190266 Parents_Public Schools outgoing.pdf

CMHA Family Navigator Program

June 13, 2016
​ PRESS release Kelowna, May 30, 2016 – CMHA Kelowna, in partnership with Interior Health, has launched the Supporting Our Families: Interior Region Family Navigation Project to help parents and caregivers find and access mental health and substance use supports in their communities.  Parents and caregivers of children and youth up...

Parents Learning About the Net Event - May 17

May 10, 2016
​ Upcoming iPLAN ( P arents L earning A bout the N et) session: Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy for Parents   ​ This free event will feature guest presenter, Darren Laur, a 29yr-serving Staff Sergeant with the Victoria Police Department and a Certified Advanced Open Source Intelligence/Social Media Investigator.  Darren...

RSS Get Loud Event - May 5

May 02, 2016
​RSS  GET LOUD – MAY 5 TH Please join us on May 5 th , 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at RSS. Help break the stigma and let's talk about current mental health concerns. Let's hear what today's youth,   parents and experts   have to say about hot topics like;...

Voodoos Unveiled Showase

April 25, 2016
​ The community is welcome to the Voodoos Unveiled Showcase at Rutland Middle School on June 1 from 6:30-7:30 pm. The evening is an exhibition on all of the great learning that goes on in our school.

Child & Youth Mental Health Parent Engagement Session

April 04, 2016
​ The Child & Youth Mental Health Collaborative are working on a proposal to open a youth  clinic in the Central Okanagan so it will be easier  for youth an d young adults to get help with  mental health and substance use - and  we want your feedback and ideas. Please...

RMS PAC Plant Sale Fundraiser

February 18, 2016
​ BOWMAN GREENHOUSES FUNDRAISER Product info page.pdf Rutalnd Middle School order form.pdf
Dear Parents, RMS PAC is excited to offer you our first school-wide fundraiser to help us raise funds for our wonderful school.  We have teamed up with Bowman Greeenhouses in Winfield to offer you an amazing set...

Grade 5 Parent Night

February 16, 2016
Parents of our incoming grade 5 feeder school students are invited to the RMS cafeteria from 6:30 - 7:30 for a presentation from staff on what their children can expect in September. RMS Grade 5 Parent Night Flyer 2016.pdf
Grade 6/7 parents are invited to a presentation immediately following the grade 5...

SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...

Proposed 2016-2017 School Year Calendar

January 05, 2016
​Please find attached a parent letter and draft of the proposed 2016-2017 school calendar.  The letter outlines a proposed school calendar and asks for parent input by Friday, February 12, 2016 .  The resulting input will be forwarded to the Board of Education for consideration in the decision of establishing the...

Grade 7 FSAs begin in January

January 03, 2016
​Please read the attached letter from the school district in regards to the Grade 7 Foundation Skills Assessment. Letter to Parents re FSA December 2016.pdf

Additional Non-Instructional Days - Feb. 9 and May 24, 2016

December 04, 2015
​Please read the attached letter in regards to two additional early release days to the RMS school calendar. RMS Additional Non-Instructional Days.pdf

RMS December and January Hot lunch ordering ready online!

November 22, 2015
​ Log in to   http://rms.hotlunches.net   with your User ID. NEW USERS 'click here to register' with the code RMHL. All orders and payments due by 8pm Sunday, November 29th. Please Note: December and January are on the same schedule, as there is reduced service in December (only Monday, Wednesday...

RMS Reporting Timeline & Enrichment Changes

November 16, 2015
​Here is an update on our term 1 reporting timelines as well as some changes to our Enrichment framework. RMS End of Term 1 Parent Letter.pdf

Community Info - Rutland Rogers Raising the Bar Program

November 03, 2015
​Please see the information below in regards to the Rutland Boys & Girls Club Rogers Raising the Bar Program. Rutland Rogers Description.doc
November Calendar NOV 2015.doc

The Appearance of Student Legal Names on School Documents

November 03, 2015
​ Dear Parents/Guardians, ​ RE: The Appearance of Student Legal Names on School Documents As you may know, the Central Okanagan School District has recently transitioned to a new provincial student information system called MyEducation BC. Demographic information such as addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, transcripts, report cards, class lists, and...

Additional Early Release Day - Nov. 24

October 20, 2015
​Attached is information regarding an additional Early Release Day on November 24, 2015. RMS Early Release Nov 24.pdf Parent Letter - Upcoming Adjustments to the School Calendar.pdf

Big White After School Program

October 17, 2015
​Follow this link​ to learn more about the Big White After School program. The dates of the program are January 7, 14, and 21. Please direct all enquiries to the Big White Ski & Board School.

RMS Parent-Teacher Conferences - October 21

October 03, 2015
On Wednesday, October 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Rutland Middle School will be hosting parent-teacher conferences in the gymnasium. You will find your child's teachers situated in a desk in the gym and available to speak to parents on a first-come-first-serve basis. We ask that you limit your conversations with...

Parent Teacher Conference Date Change

September 28, 2015
Attention parents and guardians, our Fall parent-teacher conference dates have changed.  On October 21 st , we will be still having our scheduled 1pm early release with an evening parent-teacher conference in the gymnasium from 5pm-7pm.  We are cancelling the second parent-teacher conference date on the following day, October 22 nd...

SD23 Aboriginal Family Fun Night

September 22, 2015
​The School District 23 Aboriginal Education Program is hosting the first annual Family Fun Night at Hollywood Road Education Centre on Thursday, October 8th.​ For more information, click here. Family Fun Night 2015-Kelowna.pdf

RMS Teacher Meet & Greet BBQ

September 22, 2015
​ ​On Wednesday, September 30, RMS invites parents to our annual Teacher Meet & Greet BBQ from 4:00-6:00 PM.  From 4:00-6:00 PM, teachers will be available in their classrooms to informally meet with parents. Please note that the Meet & Greet Night does not replace Parent-Teacher Interview. If you would like a...

BC's New Curriculum

September 21, 2015
​Over the next couple of years, staff, students, and parents will be hearing more about British Columbia's new curriculum. Today's society is being shaped by technology and innovation. As a result, the curriculum is being transformed to ensure that students acquire 21st century skills. Check out BC's new curriculum at curriculum.gov.bc.ca....

Grade 7 WEB Orientation Day

July 02, 2015
​The staff and students of Rutland Middle School are excited to invite our incoming grade 7 students to our WEB Seventh Grade Orientation 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, August 28, 2015 To be held in our school gymnasium. The purpose of this student orientation is to make the transition from elementary school...

Grade 6 WEB Orientation Day

July 02, 2015
​The staff and students of Rutland Middle School are excited to invite our incoming grade 6 students to our WEB Sixth Grade Orientation 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Friday, August 28, 2015 to be held in our school gymnasium. The purpose of this student orientation is to make the transition...

Principal's and Vice-Principal's Message

July 02, 2015
​Mr. Laird (principal) and Mr. Aviani (vice-principal) are the new administration team at Rutland Middle School. Please read their 2015-2016 welcome message to our school community.

Bike to School/Work Week May 25-29

April 10, 2015
Join the fun and show that your school is all about being active, healthy and having fun!  If that's not enough there are also bikes, cycling gear and other prizes to be won.  Registration is done through Andrea at events@smarttrips.ca or 250 212 5523.  For more info go to smartTRIPSBTSW​ ...

Elder in Residence

April 09, 2015
On Wednesday, April 8th, we welcomed Elder Richard Jackson into our School for  our "Elders in Residence" Program. We are honoured to be having our elder here every Wednesday from 1:00-3:30 pm until the end of the school year.  Richard Jackson will provide teachings using traditional Aboriginal learning systems, to share...

Parent Information Meetings for 5's, 6's and 7's

February 03, 2015
​Monday February 23 - grade 5's at 6:00 pm in the gym. Wednesday, February 25 - grade 6's at 6:00 pm in the gym. Wednesday, March 4 - grade 7's at 6:00 pm in the gym.

Rutland Grade Configuration

January 30, 2015
  Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of Rutland Area Students dated January 29, 2015.  At the January 28th Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved the Superintendent's recommendation to implement the grade configuration change to Rutland area schools as per Board Motion 12P-089.  This decision will result in the...

Internet and Social Media Safety

January 20, 2015
​ Internet and Social Media Safety Rotary Centre of the Arts, 7-9 pm Tuesday, January 27 Presentation by Darren Laur for parents and care providers. Free. Register: www.catchcoalition.ca

 

FSA Dates: January 12-February 12, 2015

January 07, 2015
​Students in grade 7 will be completing the annual Foundation Skills Assessment (FSAs) between the dates of January 12 to February 12.  The attached letter from the School District will be coming home during the first week of January.  If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the...

Important News from Lifetouch

December 17, 2014
​ Important Parent Information Below Rutland Middle School
School Pictures Your school portrait proofs have shipped!
 
You should receive your proofs soon.

When you receive your proofs, you can view them online too! 1. Go to MyLifetouch.ca .
  2. Enter the Portrait ID and Access...

Report Cards-December 11

December 02, 2014
​First term report cards go home Thursday, December 11th.

Rutland Grade Configuration Public Consultation Dates and Times

November 07, 2014
  W e would like to extend an invitation to all parents of students attending Rutland area schools to participate in a public consultation meeting to provide input into the timing of grade configuration changes for elementary, middle and secondary schools in the Rutland area. Parents are welcome to attend one...

November 1st - WEB Team Training

October 22, 2014
CANCELLED

Nov 5 - Take Our Kids to Work Day - Gr. 9 and Career Day for Gr. 7 & 8

October 06, 2014
On November 5th, all Grade 9s will be out of the school, spending the day with parents, or a family friend, in the work place.  Forms went home to all Grade 9s in Mentorship on October 6th.  For questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Ali at the school.

Gr. 7 Science Fair Jan. 19

October 02, 2014
Science Fair from 1:45-3:00 pm.  If you are interested in being a judge for this event, please contact Ms. Janelle Makowetski at janelle.makowetski@sd23.bc.ca.  Thank you.​ ...

Family Meet & Greet, and BBQ - October 2nd

September 25, 2014
​ All are invited to attend RMS's start-up staff/family meet and greet, and hotdog bbq on Thursday, October 2 nd .  There will be a meet-the-teachers open house from 4:45-5:30, and a BBQ from 5:30-6:15.  All are welcome!

Open House Postponed

September 15, 2014
​Due to the ongoing labour dispute, the previously planned RMS Open House on September 18th will be postponed until further notice.

SUMMER HOURS 7:30-3:00 pm

July 03, 2014
July 7 (Monday)   July 15-17 (Tues/Wed/Thurs)          
July 22-24 (Tues/Wed/Thurs)                   
August 5-7 (Tues/Wed/Thurs)                August 12-14  (Tues/Wed/Thurs)             
August 18 - 22 (Mon-Fri) August 25 - 29 (Mon-Fri)                         September 2 (Tuesday) School resumes and office hours are  8:00 am-4:00 pm ​

INTERNATIONAL ED ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT HOMESTAYS

June 19, 2014
​ SD 23 IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HOMESTAYS FOR THE 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR. FAMILIES ARE NEEDED FOR GLENMORE, RUTLAND , MISSION AND CENTRAL KELOWNA .   FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON THE LINK . The International Student Program is seeking families to host short term (5 month) or full...

Letter to Parents re Teacher Job Action

May 22, 2014
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of all Central Okanagan School District students regarding the withdrawal of teaching services in the Central Okanagan School District on Tuesday, May 27th. Letter to Parents - May 22, 2014.pdf

June Events

May 21, 2014
June 13 - Gr. 7 RMS Playday at the Apple Bowl June 13 - Gr. 9 Year End Celebration at Gyro Beach​ June 17 - Last day  of regular classes June 18-20 - Presentation of Learning Days June 23-25 - Student Support Days June 23-25 - Gr. 9 Outdoor Ed students...

Letter from SD#23 Superintendent regarding Teacher Job Action

April 23, 2014
Please see the letter below regarding Teacher Job Action.  This letter is being sent home on Wednesday, April 23rd with your child.   Teacher Job Action.pdf               ​

Parent/Teacher Conference April 24, 2-4 PM

March 25, 2014
Early dismissal at 1:00 pm.   Conferences will be held in teacher classrooms.​

"SPRING INTO THE ARTS AT RMS" - APRIL 30th

March 06, 2014
On April 30th the Rutland Middle School students will be presenting a showcase of the fine and applied arts. The excellent, exciting and creative work that they have been doing in dance, drama, video production, art, woodwork, metal work, sewing and more! Doors will open at 6:00. Come early to tour...

CSLC IDOL CONTEST APRIL 17

March 03, 2014
The Canadian Student Leadership Conference needs YOUR talents.  If you are a student in School District 23 and have the talent and the desire, you or your group could perform in front of hundreds of students from all across Canada! CSLC Idol.pdf

Gr. 7 & 8 Parent Info Night - Wednesday, February 26

February 21, 2014
Grade 8 and 9 (our current grade 7s and 8s) Parent Info Night regarding student course selection options, as well as our timetable process at RMS will be held at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria.   Everyone is welcome​

Barry MacDonald - Thursday, February 20, 2014 7-8:30 pm Kelowna Community Theatre

February 12, 2014
  Message from COPAC:   Barry MacDonald  is coming to Kelowna on Thursday, February 20 th , 2014, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at the Kelowna Community Theatre.   Barry Mac Donald, founder of MentoringBoys.com and bestselling author of Boy Smarts and Boys on Target , is an educator and counsellor building strong learning communities....

Parent/Teacher Conferences February 13 - 4:30-7:00 pm

February 05, 2014
Upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences February 13, 2014 - 4:30 - 7:00 pm In response to parent and teacher feedback and in an effort to make the evening more effective, we would like to remind parents/guardians to bring their child, be aware of any long line ups and help keep the conferences concise...

Club Penguin's Safer Internet Day on February 11, 6-9:00 pm

January 31, 2014
  Please see information below regarding Disney Club Penguin's Safer Internet Day event.  Tickets are free but limited.  If you are interested in attending, please click here  to reserve your ticket.     The international theme for Safer Internet Day 2014 is ‘let’s create a better internet together’.  To support this initiative,...

Sandbag Fundraiser - Saturday, Nov. 30

November 27, 2013
Grade 7 boys basketball will be having a sandbag fundraiser Saturday, November 30th from 9 am-12 pm in the RMS parking lot.  There will be coffee and snacks.  Sandbags are $3.00 each and you can pre-order by calling Coach Law at 250-718-1795.  Come out and support our boys!​

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED!

November 15, 2013
On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 the grade 7's will be holding their yearly science fair. We are looking for any community members that would be willing to come out from 1:30-3:00 and help judge their amazing projects. Don't worry, you don't need to have any background knowledge about the scientific method...

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION

November 14, 2013
Co-educational presentation from our District Family Life Educatiion teachers will be held from November 19 to 26th.  Forms will be sent home shortly.  Please note that you need only return the form if you DO NOT WANT your child to attend.  If your child is attending these sessions the form does...

Take Our Kids to Work

October 23, 2013
Wednesday, November 6 is Take Our Kids to Work day for grade 9 students.  Permission forms have been sent home and must be returned to the office by Monday, November 4th.  Grade 9 students across Canada will spend a day in the workplace of a parent, relative, or friend.  If students...

Friday, October 25 No School

October 21, 2013
Friday, October 25 is a Professional Development day for teachers and there will be no school.​

Parent Teacher Interviews

October 21, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 4:30-7:00 pm in the gymnasium. Early dismissal at 1:00 pm​

Photo Retakes - Oct. 15

September 26, 2013
Photos will be taken for students that were absent on September 10 which was the original photo day .  Retakes will be done for students who bring back their photo form with the "retake box" checked.  To have retakes you MUST have your form with you that day.

Photo Retakes

September 17, 2013
RMS photo retakes are on Oct 15. Make sure you have your form filled out (you can find it in the publications section of this site)​

PAC Meeting Sept 16

September 09, 2013
Everyone welcome on september 16th to the first PAC meeting of the year.​

Family Life Meeting - September 11

September 04, 2013
Family Life Meeting will be held at Hollywood Road Educatiion Centre, 1040 Hollywood Road, Room 3 on ​September 11 7:00-8:00 pm.

WEB Applications

April 29, 2013
​The web program is accepting applications for next year's WEB leaders. Please have your applications in by May 10th.

Grease Production

April 09, 2013
​Come out in the first week in May to support the school in their production of Grease!

Incoming Gr 7 Parents

March 26, 2013
At 6:30 on Tuesday April 9th at RMS there is a parent information night about course selection, for parents of next year's grade 7 students (currently in grade 6).

Next Year's Gr 8 & 9's

March 26, 2013
There is a parent meeting about course offerings next year at 7:00 on Tuesday April 16th at RMS f or all the parents of students that will be entering grade 8 and 9 next year (2013/14)

Safer Internet Day

February 04, 2013
February 5th Club Penguin is putting on a parent's night from 6-8pm at Club Penguin Studio in the Landmark Building on how to make the internet safer for kids. ​

Harmony Day!!!

February 04, 2013
Wednesday February 6th is Harmony day...Wear orange to school!​

Report Cards Home

February 04, 2013
February 7th report cards will be sent home with RMS students.

Grade 9 Course Selection

February 04, 2013
February 21st will be the first stage of our grade 9 students course selection for next year. The RSS counsellors and admin team will come to RMS to assist students in their course selections.​

Anti-Bullying Day

February 04, 2013
February 27th is anti-bullying day...wear pink to show your support.

RSS Gr9 Parent Night

February 04, 2013
On February 28th RSS is holding their parent night for students that will be attending RSS next year. It is an informational forum that will allow for questions and information to be shared about the transition.​

End of Term 2 & Semester 1

January 07, 2013
January 24th is the end of both the second term and semester 1. The students will be getting new electives for semester 2.

Economics For Success

January 07, 2013
On January 22nd a group of community business volunteers will come into our school and lead a day for the grade 9's that will be a snapshot into life after school.​

Science Fair

December 13, 2012
Grade 8 Science fair is Wednesday, December 19th​ from 1:30-3:00 in the auditorium.

Report Cards Home

November 20, 2012
Nov 22nd our first term report cards will be given to students.​

Family Life Begins

November 20, 2012
NOV 29th the district Family Life program begins at RMS. Opt out forms have been sent home with all the students and need to be returned if your child is opting out of the program.

Internet Safety Evening

November 20, 2012
NOV 28th at 7PM An evening for parents that will share information and tips on internet safety in the home and at school. Come on out and receive some helpful information that you can use. ​

Nov 1st Parent/Teacher Interviews

October 25, 2012
​Come out and talk to your student's teachers, we would love to see you here

WE Scare Hunger Campaign

October 25, 2012
​ Bring food bank items to your Block 3 class from now until November 2nd. Our goal is to beat our total from last year of 1100 cans! The class that brings in the most cans gets a pizza lunch. Let's help those in need in our local community.

Oct 15th Photo retakes

October 04, 2012
​Life Touch school retakes are on this day.....just in case you missed your picture day or need a retake.

Oct 18th We Day....Vancouver

October 04, 2012
A great day of fun with a bunch of other schools in Vancouver​

Jersey Day!!!!!

September 25, 2012
Friday, show your support for your favourite team. Even though the NHL is not playing doesn't mean we can't celebrate our love for sports.

One Colour Day!!!

September 25, 2012
​Thursday you can dress in all one colour from head to toe. It will be like a bunch of mood rings walking around the school  :)

Terry Fox Fundraiser!!!

September 18, 2012
All proceeds will go to the Terry Fox Foundation. Monday...bring your pennies and nickels Tuesday/Wednesday.....bring quarters Thursday/Friday...loonies and toonies LET'S TRY AND RAISE MORE THAN OUR GOAL OF $600 Leadership students will be collecting $$ out of jars in Block 6 and giving updates

A message from our Provincial Health Officer

June 21, 2017
​Please see the attached parent and guardian letter from our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance abuse. Parent and Guardian Letter - Talk to Your Youth About Drugs.pdf

RMS 2017 BC Student Learning Survey

April 17, 2017
​Please see the attachment for information regarding the 2017 BC School Satisfaction Survey.
2017 Letter to Parents.pdf
...

RMS 2017-18 School Calendar Proposal

March 17, 2017
​RMS has been working on the school calendar for the 2017-18 school year. We are seeking feedback from our staff, parents, and the rest of the school community before we finalize the calendar in mid-April. ​ We invite you to review the proposed calendar and provide feedback by emailing Principal Jim Laird (jim.laird@sd23.bc.ca) or...

Supporting Student Mental Wellness - A Mental Health Literacy Workshop

February 01, 2017
​On Thursday, February 23 COPAC is hosting a Mental Health Literacy Workshop - "Supporting Student Mental Wellness".  The Workshop will be facilitated by Traci Cooke from The FORCE - Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equity.  The Workshop will include:           -        an introduction to talking about mental health           -       ...