basketball tryouts
Boys basketball tryouts are November 13th and 15th. 8th grade boys' tryouts are 5:00-6:30 in the gym. 7th grade boys' tryouts are 6:30-7:45 in the gym. Sports physicals are required. 


Matthew Gage Middle School presents Fame! Performances Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 PM and Friday, November 17 at 7:00 PM. Students are free with Matthew Gage Middle School ID and $3 for all others. 

Thanksgiving Break: There will be no school Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24. School resumes Monday, November 27th. 

Free Shots
Thanks to both the County of Riverside Department of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health, the Riverside Unified School District CRC Health Center is offering 
FREE flu shots to anyone who would like to get protected against the flu.  For more information click here. 


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: November Lunch. To view the current month breakfast menu click here:
November Breakfast.

Parent Information
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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, November 16th 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. 

Tips for Parents and Educators in Responding to Violence and Tragedy: 
Riverside Unified School District has shared resources and tips for parents and teachers. For the information in English click on this document: Talking To Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers. For the information in Spanish click on this document: Conversando con Ninos Sobre la Violencia; Sugerencias para Padres y Maestros. 

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, November 30, 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. The next seminar is Thursday, October 12, 9:00-11:00 AM. 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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