Because of the severe bus driver shortage, we have experienced day-to-day changes with routes on which we do not have a driver available. To see uncovered routes each day, please see pps.net/routecheck


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  • RGMS News 10/15/21

    From Lisa Newlyn, Principal

    Dear Parents and Families - 

    Latinx Heritage Month
    As Latinx Heritage month comes to a close, I want to share this quote from Frida Kahlo - it describes middle schoolers so well:

    "I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
    - Frida Kahlo

    In the education of Lisa Newlyn as a middle school Principal, I know that students struggle with themselves, as human who are growing and changing - mind, body, and soul.  It's up to us as stable adults to help them find their way.  The gift of middle school is that kids have each other - they are with their people.  Giving students space to make mistakes and see their successes is essential.  Thank you, Frida, for your wise words.  

    Please encourage your students to join SOL, our Latinx Affinity Group led by Kratna Ramierez Hernandez.  It meets again this coming Thursday in the RGMS Courtyard.  It's important to us in our No Place for Hate work that all students, no matter their race, religion, or cultural heritage, feel they have allies here at RGMS.

    No Place For Hate Pledge Launch

    342 students have signed the NPFH pledge!  We just need 24 more students to sign to meet our goal of 75%!  Join us - parents and community members are welcome to join


    As always, don't hesitate to reach out to us directly for any reason: prafferty@pps.net and lnewlyn@pps.net, (503) 953-0852

    Our school newsletters come out weekly on Fridays or the last day of the week.  Look for another update next Friday, 10/22/2021.

    Lisa Newlyn,

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