Republic Middle School
Family Newsletter
Empowering Leaders to Grow and Serve
RMS 2019-20 Building School Improvement Plan (BSIP)

The RMS BSIP concentrates on four main areas: Literacy, Numeracy, Attendance and Discipline. The 2019-20 RMS BSIP was developed by the RMS Leadership Team with student and staff input.
LEAD Update
Student Lighthouse Team Members preparing to present at the October RMS Faculty meeting. Students are sharing feedback and suggestions about LEAD lessons from their classmates to faculty and staff.
Response to Intervention (RTI) Update

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays RMS students have been participating in either RTI or Personalized Learning Time (PLT). Our RTI focus continues to be on English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Each cycle will continue to last three weeks (9 days) and will alternate between ELA and Math.
During personalized learning time students have been able to choose a content they have identified as being a priority. This is allowing students to take ownership in their learning and use their school time wisely.
We have completed the first round of our ELA cycle and are currently working in Math. Once both our first ELA and Math cycles are complete we will be communicating out celebrations and adjustments for this process. The growth and learning we have seen throughout this time has been inspiring! RMS has the best teachers and students!
Photo Retakes are October 25th!

If your student chooses to get picture retakes he or she will need to bring the previously purchased packet with them and provide it to the photographer on October 25.

If a student is receiving pictures for the first time, a packet can be picked up in the office. Online information will also be sent out closer to time. This information will include a code to enter when ordering online.

The Republic School District, in cooperation with Jordan Valley Community Health Center, is offering free seasonal flu vaccine  to Republic students as supply allows.
The following conditions would prevent your child from receiving flu vaccine: allergy to vaccine components and moderate or severe illnesses.
If you are interested in your child receiving the inactivated influenza vaccine (Flu Shot), please complete and sign a consent form and return to the RMS Health Office by October 15th . Jordan Valley is still processing these forms. When available, consent forms will be available through all district communication channels. 
If you have additional questions about the program, please contact your school nurse.

October 21 st , Monday

It is vital to student success that all RMS families have updated contact information. You may contact the RMS office at any time to update your information or use parent portal to do so. Be reminded that communication with building teachers and administrators is always available and important. Below you will find many of the communication tools you may access:

  • Website: and
  • District Twitter: @republicschools
  • Building Twitter: @RepMoMiddle #rmsculture
  • District Facebook: Republic School District
  • Building Facebook: Republic Middle School
  • Email/phone
  • Tiger Talk e-newsletter: Sent on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month during the school year. Parents who have provided an email account are automatically signed up. Others can sign up on our website.
  • Mobile App
  • Voice calls and text messages at the building and district level (All numbers provided will receive these notifications, there is no longer a need to opt-in as in the past. However, opting out is still an option.)
  • Canvas
  • VB @ Home, 5:30

  • 7th FB @ Ozark, 5:30
  • 8th FB @ Home, 5:30
  • VB @ Car Junction, 5:30

  • 6th gr. Choir sings @ Pumpkin Daze, 8 a.m.

10/7 and 10/8
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7pm
Teachers will contact families to schedule

  • VB @ Joplin, 5:30

  • VB @ Nixa, 5:30

  • End of 1st quarter
  • 7th FB @ home, 5:30
  • 8th FB @ home (hs field), 5:30
  • VB @ home, 5:30

  • No school

  • Shake Out Earthquake Drill, 10:17
  • NJHS Service Project, 2:40-4:30
  • 7th FB @ Republic, 5:30
  • 8th FB @ Willard, 5:30

  • 7th VB COC @ Carl Junction
  • 8th VB COC @ Ozark

  • Fall Candy Gram Sales

  • Immunization Clinic, 8-11am
  • Fall Choir Concert (6th-8th), 6:00 p.m.

  • Care to Learn Dance
6th grade 3:00-5:00,
7th and 8th grade 5:30-7:30

  • NJHS Activity, 2:40-4:30

  • Picture Re-Takes

  • Candy Grams Delivered