School & LWSD
No School on Monday, Jan. 20
There is no school tomorrow, Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
2nd Semester Class Fees and Fines
Electives Class Fees : 2nd semester class fees will be available for payment ONLINE starting Sunday, February 2. To avoid lines and missing class time, please pay for your fees/fines online . Please note if not paid by Monday, March 2, elective class fees will become a fine. Fines/fees will remain in student’s account throughout high school.

Do you need a PE/Fitness Shirt : Please purchase online to receive your PE Shirt on the first day of the 2nd semester and to avoid long lines and being tardy to class. PE teachers will receive a list of students who paid online for their PE/Fitness shirts.

Pay all your Fees/Fines here:
Complete Athletic Forms here:
Science Club YBTC Update
YBTC announced that each school will have three teams to be advancing to regionals. Congratulations to the top RMS three teams: Team #5, #2, & #1 ( see school level competition results ). The regional event will take place on March 1 at Open Window School. For more info and participation requirements, please view the detailed page .
Green Tip: BYOB
BAGS, that is! Washingtonians use more than 2 billion single-use plastic bags each year. Recycling is not a good solution for bags and too many plastic bags end up in Puget Sound where they do not biodegrade. Plastic bags break down into smaller pieces that remain hazardous as they are consumed by filter-feeders, shellfish, fish, turtles, marine mammals, and birds.

The City of Redmond still does not have a plastic bag ban so let's help out as individuals! Next time you go grocery shopping, BRING YOUR OWN BAG! Here are some helpful tips:

  • Get in the habit of placing your keys, wallet, cell phone, or purse on top of your bags
  • Return bags to your vehicle, bag, or doorknob right after unloading groceries.
  • Put small bags in your backpack or purse.
  • Write "bring bags" at the top of your grocery list.
  • Designate someone in your family or household to be in charge of remembering bags.
  • Store multiple bags inside each other so you can grab them easily.
RMS Musical (Repeat)
Don't forget to get your tickets for the 7th & 8th graders' performance of " The Music Man Jr. " for January 31 at 7:00 PM or February 1 at 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM. Buy them online now or at the door.
NEW RMS Writing Club (Repeat)
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. All students are welcome to join us for meetings at 2:40-3:30 PM on Thursdays, after school in Room 230 in the Tamarack Pod. Hope to see you there!
Volunteering Opportunity
Norman Rockwell PTA is proud to host Family STEAM Night on Thursday, January 23, 5:30-7:30 PM at RHS. Please consider volunteering for an hour to help at one of the booths. For students, this event can count towards NHS volunteer hours requirements. No experience or expertise is required. Sign up now for a volunteer spot , or email .
Kids Connect With Community
The LWSF "Kids Coming Together" program provides opportunities for local youth to make new friends and connect with their community through service events led by high school students. Visit for more information and view the flyer for January events.
Free Community Dinners on Thursdays
All are welcome for free Thursday dinners at the Sammamish Presbyterian Church. View flyer .
Parent Education Events
Addressing Disability in Schools Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 PM, LWRC View Flyer

Parenting Toolbox for the Teenage Years Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 PM, Eastlake HS View Flyer

LIKE (Free Screening) Thursday, January 23, 6:30 PM, Kirk EL View Flyer

Find Your Fit: Plan for Success After High School Thursday, January 23, 7:00 PM, LWHS View Site
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