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Come visit us at our new site starting June 8 at roms.ddtwo.org
 
District Announcements
New Website Coming June 8th

Dorchester School District Two is proud to announce the launch of our new website platform. On June 8th, 2015 we will transition from our current School Fusion platform to Edline.  In order to make the transition successful for all of our users, we are encouraging parents, students and staff to save any personal files currently stored on School Fusion to an alternate location.  As of June 8th, you will no longer be able to access websites or files on School Fusion. Please see the attached document for instructions on saving personal files.

Thanks to community feedback, we have organized our new websites to allow for ease of navigation in order to effectively communicate with the Dorchester School District Two community.  Parents will have the ability to quickly access up-to-date information on what is happening in the district and their child’s school.  We will keep you informed regarding web site features and the progress of the transition.

Please continue to visit us at http://do.ddtwo.org
Blended Learning Registration Now Open


Registration NOW OPEN: APRIL 13th - MAY 29th 
Class: June 8th - July 24th

Dorchester School District Two is pleased to announce the return of our Blended Learning Keyboarding and Computer Applications for any current students in grades 7-12.
Blended Learning is the combination of online and on-site instruction and assessment.

Visit http://blendedlearning.ddtwo.org for registration information.

Durham School Bus Services
Please contact Durham School Bus Services at DD2businfo@durhamschoolservices.com with any questions or concerns regarding bus transportation for your student. 

Durham is hiring bus drivers! Click here for more information!

 
School Announcements
ROMS News for May27
Thursday is a regular day for Middle Schools we will dismiss at 4pm as usual,
Our academic awards ceremony will be Thursday evening at 6pm, invitations for those receiving awards will go home May 27
Friday is the last day for students and an early release day, students will go home at 12:30
Year-end report cards will be mailed home Friday afternoon
Have a great summer
A message from Dorchester District 2
Dorchester School District Two would like to correct the perception regarding a possible make up day for the school closure on February 24th.  It has been determined that the district does meet the criteria of recently passed state legislation that allows local school boards to waive make-up days.  Our school board gladly acted on this matter tonight in a called meeting and waived the make-up day. Therefore, Friday, May 29th, will be a half-day and the last day of school for students as originally scheduled.  Thank you to our legislative delegation led by Representatives Jenny Horne and Chris Murphy and Senator Sean Bennett for supporting this bill and for sponsoring an additional bill on our behalf.  You can visit our web site for a link to the approved legislation.  Thank you to parents and staff for your patience as this matter was resolved in the best interest of our students.  Have a wonderful summer.
Early Release Friday May 29
Friday May 29 is an early release day for all schools.  ROMS students will be dismissed at 12:30 on Friday.  
*    If your student will be going home a different way than usual, a note signed by a parent must be turned in to the front office by the end of the day on Wednesday so that signatures may be verified in time.  
*    Transportation changes will not be accepted on Friday.
*   Students who do not normally walk home, will not be allowed to walk home unless they have a note signed by a parent. 
*    Students who are being signed out early on Friday must be picked up by 11:45
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Does your child owe school fees or fines?
  Please check PowerSchool to see if your student owes money for ID or library fines, etc.  Students who owe money will not be allowed to participate in field days May 26-28.    Payment can be made by cash or check.  Parents can also use credit/debit cards to pay school balances in person or by clicking here. There is a $3.95 per transaction convenience fee for online payments.

Cafeteria charges can be paid in the cafeteria using cash or check.
Important dates for May at ROMS
20-24 – 8th Grade Performing Arts Trip to Disney
21 – Spring Guitar Concert (6:30pm)
22-24 – 7th & 8th Grade Strings Trip to Disney
25 – Memorial Day/ No School
26 – 6th Grade Field Day
27 – 7th Grade Field Day
27 – 8th Grade Carnival (2:00-4:00pm)
28 – 8th Grade Field Day
28 – Awards Ceremony (6:00pm)
29 – Last Day of School
Annual Report to the Parents is available
Click here to download the PDF file
ROMS Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year and our Star Performer
                        
Congratulations to Mr. Eric Hanks, Teacher of the Year; Ms. Joy Peterson, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Mr. Matthew Negron, Star Performer!
 
Make payments online
To make a payment online, click here .  You will be guided through an easy-to-follow process that will allow you to make payments online for your student's ID fines, trip to Disney or the Beta Club convention. Visa, Master Card and Discover may be used to pay.  There will be a $3.95 convenience fee paid to the processing company for each transaction - only one fee will be charged if you make two payments at the same time.  When prompted for a student ID # please use ROMS 2014.
To apply for Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits
 FREE AND REDUCED BENEFITS 
click on the link below for the paperless application
www.Dorchesterschooldistrict2.heartlandapps.com
Click the picture below to order your yearbook.
Field Days
6th grade field day May 26th
          7th grade field day May 27th    
          8th grade field day May 28th
All fines and fees must be paid for students to participate in field day

 
ROMS Mission

ROMS Mission Statement

The mission of River Oaks Middle School is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences that enable them to reach their fullest potential as independent thinkers as well as responsible and productive citizens. By providing an education in an atmosphere that encourages creativity, physical and emotional well-being, and tolerance for diversity, we seek to address the unique needs of the young adolescent in an ever-changing society.




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