Parent Classroom Observations/Visits
Parents, if you are interested in observing your child’s class, please complete the Guidelines for Parent Classroom Observations/Visits form and submit it to your child's grade level administrator. They will work with your child’s teacher to accommodate your request. If you have any questions about the form or the observation process, please contact your child's grade level administrator.
Educational Absences May ONLY Be Excused If:
- BEFORE the trip, it is approved as an educational absence by our Principal, Dr. Rogers.
- BEFORE the trip, the form found at this link (Spanish version) is completed and given to our Data Manager, Ms. Richmond.
- AFTER the trip, the student turns in a 2-page summary of their educational experience to Ms. Richmond (absence isn't excused until the paper is submitted).
- School Meals - Links to breakfast & lunch menus; meal prices; applications for Free & Reduced Lunch, and other resources.
- The USDA Summer Meal program is a nationwide program that feeds children ages 18 and under who would typically receive free or reduced lunch during the school year.
PowerSchool Home Base
- Your child's grades and assignments, attendance and other student data are all available online! To get login information for yourself or for your child, please call us at 919.560.3970.
- If you need help, or an introduction to all the things Home Base can do:
- PowerSchool is used in all public schools throughout NC. Through the Home Base portal, you can also sign up for email updates, add siblings, and grant access to other caregivers. A PowerSchool app is available.
Resources To Help You and Your Child
- Review our Health & Wellness Page for important, updated information every RHMS parent should know.
- See our Standardized Testing page for parents and our Test-Taking Tips page for students.
- How to Help Kids with Homework - from the National Association of School Psychology
- How to Support Your Child in School and at Home - from Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey
- Math Placement Guide - this page details how math placement decisions are made
Help Your Child Succeed
The National PTA has created several pages with useful information for parents:
- Communicating With Children
- Helping Students Achieve
- Helping Children Be Their Best
- Preventing Perfectionism in Children
- How to Encourage A Love of Reading & Learning
- Guides to Student Success for Grades K-8, in English & Spanish
- NC Exceptional Children's Assistance Center - nonprofit organization offering information and support to families, students and educators of children with special needs.
- Parent & Family Advocacy and Support Training (PFAST) - a six-session course (offered year-round) that teaches families how to help their child achieve and better navigate the public schools. Topics include parent-teacher conferences, testing, individual education plans, advocacy and much more. Childcare and dinner are provided.
- Autism Resources for Parents
- Help Loved Ones w/ Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
- Academic Accommodation Resources
- Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids