Gator Clubs

2018-19 7th & 8th Grade Students
Please click the following link to let us know your Student Club Interests for 2018-19. Your input is valued. Student Club Interests Link

Memorial DayThere will be No School, Monday, May 28, due to Memorial Day. We acknowledge and honor the men and women of our military who have given their lives to protect our nation.  

The PrimeTime afterschool program serves students in the Riverside Unified School District. Its mission is to provide a safe and positive learning atmosphere for students after regular school hours. 
Afterschool ProgramThe program consists of daily educational, recreational, and enrichment components. 

The 2018-19 applications are available here in English and Spanish

Voice MattersWe value your opinion and appreciate your input. Please take a few moments to complete a survey which will help us to better understand your needs. Access the online survey in English here: 
Online Survey

Al tomar unos minutos para completar esta encuesta nos ayudará a entender sus necesidades mejor. La encuesta está disponible en línea. Para la versión en línea en español. 

Be Involved Club Students! Please indicate your zero period club selection by clicking here: Club Selection

Student VoiceMarch 5-March 9, 2018 was Walk-in Week at Matthew Gage Middle School. This provided our students with an opportunity to have a voice and memorialize those that have lost their lives in school shootings. Please read the attached parent letter and student flyer for additional information. 

Important Info
Please click the link below to watch a very important video regarding school safety, presented by our RUSD Superintendent, Dr. Hansen.  All students at Matthew Gage Middle School watched this video in their zero period classes.

Click Here

RegistrationAs we begin registration for the 2018-19 school year, some registration forms may be available here. If you have questions, or need additional information please contact 2018-19 7th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Weber-Perez or 2018-19 8th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Lindsey Watts

Bully Report
Scan the QR code to access a Google form where you can anonymously report bullying or any unsafe situation on campus. 

Or click the link below.

Anonymously Report Bullying Here

All students who wish to participate in team sports need to provide a medical clearance. Please click here to download a copy of the form to take to your physician. 

Buy Yearbook

Buy your yearbook today! Yearbooks are $40. You can purchase in the office or online at

calendar changes

Riverside Unified School District has released the academic calendars for the next two years. You can view a comparison of start and end dates here. You can also download each calendar by clicking 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020


School LunchIt's easy to pay for your student's meals online. Click here to make an online payment to your student's account.  To view the current month lunch menu click here: April Lunch. To view the current month breakfast menu click here: April Breakfast

Parent Information
Click Here
to log into the RUSD ParentStudent Portal


Early Dismissal
Students will be released at 12:05 PM every Wednesday. 

Gator Gear

Every Friday is Spirit Day! Students are encouraged to wear Gator Gear every Friday. 

Our next School Site Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 17th at 2:15 PM in the library. Please contact Mrs. Watanabe, Assistant Principal, for additional information. 



Parent Resources

Daily Announcements:
Click Here to see our daily announcements. 

Talking to Students About Violence:

RUSD has school safety as a top priority and the recent school tragedy highlights the critical importance of ensuring that our schools remain safe places for our students and staff. In the aftermath of this traumatic event, the National Association of School Psychologists provides recommendations on effective ways to talk with students:

• create a sense of safety by returning to normal, predictable routines as soon as possible

• listen to their concerns and feelings

• suggest they limit their use of media to lower their stress and to maintain balance and perspective, and

• realize that sleep difficulties are common and can lead to fatigue and poor participation.

Please click here (English) or click here (Spanish) for several tips for parents on how to assist students in responding to violence and tragedy. 

Additional Links:
Talking to Children About Violence

Safe Schools Planning by the California Department of Education. 

National PTA School Safety Resources

Opportunities for Parent Involvement:

 Parent Connection is a series of parent workshops presented by Matthew Gage Middle School Counselors and special guests to ensure that all families become knowledgeable about how to help their children prepare for middle school and beyond. The nine workshops focus on various topics affecting our kids today. Lessons range from high school graduation requirements to college options and are covered in thoroughly developed and interactive presentations. The next Parent Connection workshop is Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 6:30-7:30 PM. 
Download the calendar of parent workshops here. 

RUSD FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: The Family Resource Center hosts parent seminars each month. No formal enrollment is necessary and all seminars are free. The Family Resource Center is located at 6735 Magnolia Avenue, Portable B6. For a complete listing of seminars click here. 

ELAC: The English Learner Advisory Committee generally meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM. Please see the calendar tab for specific dates.

PTSA: The Parent Teacher Student Association generally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:15 PM. Please see the calendar tab for specific dates.

SSC: The School Site Council generally meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:15 PM. Please see the calendar tab for specific dates.

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