Richards Middle School

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May 21, 2024
Upcoming Events
  • May 21
    • District Final Exams
    • 8th Grade Awards Ceremony
  • May 22
    • Last Day of School: No Bookbags Allowed!
  • August 1
    • Open House
      • 6th Grade: 11:00-1:00
      • 7th Grade: 1:00-2:30
      • 8th Grade: 2:30-4:00
  • August 5
    • First Day of School
School News

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22nd.

Students are not allowed to bring book bags the final day of school.  If a student brings a book bag on the bus, it will be placed in the front office for parents to pick up at their earliest convenience.

Final Call for Yearbooks!

We only have 50 yearbooks left! Students can pay $40 cash only with Mrs. McDuffie in the media center and pick up their yearbook tomorrow!



Gwinnett County Summer Meals Program

  • What
    • Free curbside pickup breakfast and lunch
  • When
    • Monday-Friday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, while supplies last. 
    • Beginning Tuesday, May 28 until Friday, August 2
  • Who’s eligible
    • Families with children aged 18 and younger, adults with disabilities
  • Lawrenceville locations
    • Club Drive Park 3330, Club Drive Ride Gwinnett Route 25: Stops 2595 or 2505 
    • Rhodes Jordan Park Multipurpose Field, 100 E Crogan Street, Ride Gwinnett Route 40: Stops 836 or 338 Lawrenceville Microtransit
    • Sweet Water Park, 800 Bethesda School Road



GCPS Summer Learning

The purpose of Summer Learning is to provide extended learning opportunities to support the grade-level readiness of students who need to meet promotional criteria through an engaging learning environment that includes hands-on experiential enrichment activities.  Only students who do not meet promotion criteri
a will be invited to attend summer school this year.

Promotion Criteria Grades 6-8
To earn promotion to the next grade, students are required to pass five out of six subjects each semester. Language Arts and Mathematics must be two of the five subjects passed. Should a student not earn promotion to the next grade, the student will have the opportunity to attend summer school to learn the AKS standards not mastered during the school year.

RMS Summer School General Information
  • Dates: June 10th - June 28th (June 19th is a system-wide holiday) 
  • Student Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Transportation: Transportation will be provided to those parents that completed the summer school link sent via the email address in Synergy. 
  • Breakfast and Lunch: Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. 
  • Format: It will be a traditional summer learning model with a focus on mastery of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies AKS. Connection classes will not be provided. 


Digital Summer Support

Students can keep their skills sharp this summer with self-paced, digital support opportunities! Digital summer support will be available to K–8 students from June 3 through July 5 on the Digital Summer Support eCLASS page. 

On the Student Portal, go to Additional Resources to find a link for Digital Summer Support.

Student Resources viewFamily Resources view

Once on the Digital Summer Support eCLASS page, students and families will find information on the two digital platforms available to support learning over the summer. Students will be able to launch their learning, using one of these platforms:
•    Amplify offers practice in reading;
 •   iReady supports mathematics; and
Students do not need to complete work in both platforms. Each platform will provide K–8 students with targeted learning opportunities in reading and/or mathematics, using the student’s answers to determine areas in which they need more help.
These digital tools are a great way to keep students connected and learning at their own pace during the summer!

Carnegie Credits for 8th Grade Students

We have reached the end of the year for our 8th graders and it is time to make some decisions about their courses moving into high school.

This year a number of our 8th graders were enrolled in various high school courses for which they have the option to accept Carnegie Credit.  What that means is, they have the option to accept high school credit for those courses, which will then be added to their high school transcript.

Attached you will find a direction to electronically document your decision through the Parent Portal.

Carnegie Credit acceptance documentation is due in the portal by May 31.

Eligibility recommendations are listed below.  Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or the 8th grade assistant principal with any questions you may have.  Thanks so much!

Eligibility Recommendations
  • Physical Science: We recommend accepting the Carnegie Credit if your student passed both semesters with a 70 average or above.
  • Algebra I: We recommend taking the credit for Algebra I only if your student passed both semesters with an 80 average or above AND if your student feels they have a solid foundation in their math courses.  
Instructions to Accept Carnegie Credits in the Parent Portal

Summer Reading

We want you to keep reading  ALL SUMMER LONG! Here's where you will find information about free books to check out digitally or to read online. There's also a list of book suggestions AND a choice board filled with opportunities to show off what you've read!

Click here for the Discovery Cluster Reading Challenge!


Summer Office Hours at RMS

  • 5/28 thru 6/28

    • 7:30 to 3:30 

    • School will be closed 6/19

  •  7/1 thru 7/12 

    • 8:00 to 4:00 

    • School will be closed 7/4 and 7/12

  •  7/14 thru 8/2 

    • 8:30 to 4:30



Open House & First Day of School

Mark your calendars now!

Open House
  • Thursday, August 1st
    • 6th Grade: 11:00-1:00
    • 7th Grade: 1:00-2:30
    • 8th Grade: 2:30-4:00
First Day of School

Summer Activities
Discovery High School Summer Soccer Camp
  • Date
    • June 22
    • Check In/Warm Ups: 9:30-10:00 AM
    • Camp: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Location
    • Discovery High School Turf Stadium
    • 1335 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Cost
    • $20
  • Ages
    • 6-14
  • Registration
Discovery High School Boys Basketball Cluster Camp
  • Date
    • June 26
    • 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Location
    • Discovery High School Basketball Arena
    • 1335 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Registration