School & LWSD
Inclement Weather School Updates (Repeat)
When there is inclement weather, in addition to receiving messages from the SchoolMessenger automated system, you can learn about school closures or late start by 5:30 AM:

  • Go to If school is closed or starting late, you will see a pop-up alert box.
  • Go to, which lists schools all over the Puget Sound area. You can also sign up to receive text alerts or emails from this service.
  • Call 425-936-1200 to listen to a recorded message.
  • Tune in to local radio and television stations.
Math Club News - AMC 8 Results
This year, 94,675 students from 1872 schools participated in the annual Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competitions 8 (AMC 8) to compete for national awards.

89 RMS students took the AMC 8 exam on November 12, 2019. Redmond Middle School was listed in the  School Honor Roll  with a School Team Score of 71.

  • 3 students achieved Honor Roll of Distinction (scoring in the top 1% nationally)
  • 19 students achieved Honor Roll (scoring in the top 5% nationally)
  • 12 students received a Certificate of Achievement (6th grade and below, scoring over 15)

RMS PTSA Math Club is immensely proud of our math students. Please join us in congratulating all of the AMC 8 winners!
Coffee with the Principal, Jan. 14 (Repeat)
Join us for a 30-minute check-in for "Coffee with the Principal" on Tuesday, January 14 at 9:30 AM at RMS. Parents can chat with the principal, Jeff DeGallier, and other parents about various school topics while enjoying coffee. Please check in at the attendance office and get a visitor badge upon arrival.
Parent Education: "Ending the Silence for Families" (Repeat)
RMS PTSA FACE (Family and Community Engagement) presents "Ending the Silence for Families" by Michele Meaker of NAMI on Thursday, January 16, 6:30 PM in the RMS Commons. This is a free, 90-minute mental health education presentation for parents and caregivers to help them better understand the emotional and behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents. The discussions will be around heavy subject matter but youth are welcome. Download the flyer for more details and speaker bio.
Come See the RMS Musical (Repeat)
RMS 7th and 8th graders will be performing "The Music Man Jr." ( view the flyer ) in three performances at RHS Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are Friday, January 31 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Get your tickets online now at the RMS PTSA site or buy them at the door.
Green Tip: Don't Idle (Repeat)
Do you wait for your students after school with your car on? Vehicle exhaust is the leading source of toxic air pollution in the state of Washington. Idling cars produce 20 times more pollution than driving at 30mph. Our children are especially at risk for health effects, because they breathe faster than adults. If you're parked, TURN IT OFF!

It's winter time! If you get cold in your car, put on a coat or keep a blanket for extra warmth. Go to for more eye-opening information about what happens when cars are kept idling.
Season 3 Sports - Girls Basketball and Boys/Girls Wrestling
The season begins February 3 – March 27. All online forms and payment are due Friday, January 17 . Students must use their LWSD email account to create a Final Forms account and complete their online paperwork. Please note: If this is the third sport your student has participated in the current school year, then individual student cap has been met and no payment is required. 

To register:

Visit these links for more information:
Model United Nations - Upcoming Meeting
Model United Nations will be meeting in Room 230 on Tuesday, January 14. We will be discussing current events and preparing for an upcoming conference. New members are always welcome.
NEW RMS Writing Club!
The Writing Club is a group where students can come together and learn about writing, collaborate, and have fun! We will create a literary magazine full of student submissions of art, poetry, and writing published at the end of the year. Meetings are 2:40-3:00PM on Thursdays, after school in Room 230 in the Tamarack Pod. Hope to see you there!
New and International Families Welcome Event (Repeat)
All new and international families are invited to a free welcome event on Saturday, January 18, from 9:00-12:30 PM at the LWRC. Learn about LWSD and PTSA. Free RSVP . View the flyer in English , Chinese , Russian or Spanish .
Parent Education Events
Suicide Awareness Talk Thursday, January 16 7:00-9:00 PM at RHS. View the flyer . (Repeat)

Options for the 7-Period Day and Graduation Requirements Brown Bag on Thursday, January 16 12:00-1:00 PM at LWRC. View the full 2019-2020 Brown Bag Schedule . (Repeat)
Bear Tracks weekly is produced by RMS PTSA as a benefit to the Redmond Middle School Community. Bear Tracks is edited by Neeta Check and Rose Mayeda. Please review the communication priorities and submit articles via the online submission form . Articles are due on Thursdays, by 5:00 PM for publication the following Sunday.