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Dr. Laurie Birkenmeier



    RSMS Newsletter - Yearbook Picture Reminder - Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    August 11, 2020 Permanent Link to Post


    Dear Falcon Family,

    I would like to share the following reminders with you as we prepare for the start of school. As planned, we will hold our "Picture Days" this week, beginning with our 6th-grade picture day tomorrow. Please plan to attend during your designated time based upon the first letter of your last name. If you are in need of transportation, please contact Pam Eisenrich at (636)891-6873. To order pictures, please use our RSMS school code 50128Q to order online at Paper flyers will not be sent out this school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Inter-State Studio at 314-878-1800. When you enter the RSMS school code, all of your picture days will appear.

    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020, for 6th-grade
    • Thursday, August 13, 2020, for 7th-grade
    • Friday, August 14, 2020, for 8th-grade​
    Picture Times by alphabet:

    • 1:00 – 2:00 A-D 
    • 2:00 – 3:00 E – I 
    • 3:00 – 4:00 J – N 
    • 4:00 – 5:00 O – R 
    • 5:00 – 6:00 S – T
    • ​6:00 – 7:00 U - Z
    We will have a make-up picture day on October 21st if you are unable to attend your designated day. We will also distribute yearbooks from the 19-20 school year to students who purchased a yearbook last school year. If you are not able to attend to pick up your yearbook, please stop by the RSMS front office, Monday through Friday from 8:00-3:00 beginning on Monday, August 17th. Last but not least, 6th-grade students who have not yet picked up their new Chromebook can do so at this time!

    WEB Day for 6th-grade:

    • WEB Day will be online for all 6th-grade students rather than in-person.
    • We will host a WEB online event on Monday, August 17th for students with the last name beginning with A-L, and a second WEB online event on Tuesday, August 18th for students with the last name beginning with M-Z. Both events will begin at 9:00 a.m.
    • Parents and students will need to check their email on Thursday (Last names A-L) and Friday (Last names M-Z) for the Zoom link to attend the online event.
    • Please contact or
    Beginning Band Meeting and Instrument Display:  We will host this event as planned. Please see the details below if you are a band student.

    Student Schedules:  We are still making some adjustments to student schedules, however, final schedules will be ready by 4:00 p.m. on August 20th. As was shared earlier today in the email from the Rockwood Communications department, Daily schedules for elementary, middle, and high school students are now posted in the Return-to-School Plan on the district website, These provide examples of what your child’s school day will look like during Rockwood Online learning.

    We built these schedules to focus on the following student needs:

    • Live interaction with teachers every day
    • Instruction and pacing to complete the entire curriculum
    • Time for students to work on their assignments both guided by the teacher and independently
    • A structure that is similar to the traditional school day
    • Developing the student/teacher relationship that is critical to learning, especially in this unique environment
    I hope you enjoy the last few days of summer and please do not hesitate to contact us with questions at 636-891-6850. I look forward to seeing you soon!

    With Falcon Pride,


    Laurie Birkenmeier, Ed.D.
    Rockwood South Middle School
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    We have an amazing band program at RSMS! To prepare for our year, the Band Department will hold our annual Beginning Band Parent Meeting and Instrument Display on Thursday, August 20th. In order to be able to provide the safest and socially distant rental procedure possible, we will split the meeting into two meetings.

    Students with last names beginning with A-L will attend the rental display at 6:00 p.m. and those with the last names starting with the letters M-Z will attend a 7:00 meeting. The meeting will take place in the large gym so that we can allow for social distancing. All in attendance should follow RSD guidelines and wear a mask.

    Families will be able to rent an instrument, purchase a band book and accessories, and receive information concerning band requirements and performance dates at the meeting. Vendors will also have required masks with a slit, flute guards, and bell covers required for safety.

    Three companies: Nottelmann Music (314-631-1486), Music In Arts (314-968-5459), and Palen Music (636-229-1904) will have representatives there to answer your questions, rent the instrument, and supply the necessary accessories and the book needed for the class. If you cannot make the display, you may call and set up a rental over the phone. I believe they all have on-line renting as well. These companies offer affordable rental prices and will make sure you get the correct mouthpiece and accessories for your instrument. They also visit our school once a week to pick up any repairs and deliver ordered accessories so you will never have to spend time driving to the music store. If you are unable to rent an instrument, please email me at ​​  I will make sure your child has an instrument to play.

    ** Please note: You may rent or purchase an instrument by check or major credit card!
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