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Dr. Laurie Birkenmeier



    Sunday, August 16, 2020

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    Dear Falcon Family,
    The one-week countdown has begun for our first day of school! We are very excited to see our kids and have missed them greatly. To prepare for our big day, please read the information below and complete all of the registration forms pictured within the link, online.

    Student Schedule Information

    We are happy to share that student schedules will be ready for viewing tomorrow, Monday, August 17, after 9:00 a.m. Here a few reminders regarding schedules:

    • The Rockwood School District hires teachers and creates a master school schedule based on the courses that students sign up for in the spring.
    • RSMS Schedule Change Request Procedures can be viewedhere.
    • Requests were due by May 15, 2020.
    • Students will not necessarily have their electives in order of preference.
    If you are considering a schedule change, the following are acceptable reasons to request a change:

    • The schedule is incomplete or is missing a class.
    • The schedule has an incorrect level class: challenge, grade-level, or IEP.
    • The schedule has an incorrect encore class (Please Note: Students do not get the courses in order of preference, just sometime throughout the year.)
    • If one of these three reasons applies, please fill out the RSMS Course Change Request Form from the student's Google account.
    As a reminder, 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 received emails on Thursday, August 13 (Last names A-L) and on Friday, August 14 (Last names M-Z) for the Zoom link to attend the online event.
    • Contact or with any questions.
    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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    Using a new application is always a little scary! As a result, the RSD Curriculum Team created the following video for our community, to share information about the system we will use for online learning, Canvas Learning Management System. You can also find more information for parents about the Canvas Learning Management System our website. You will receive more information from the Rockwood School District, via email, regarding Canvas this week!

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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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