Admin

2020-2021 School Year

Dear RUSD Staff, Families and Community, As we prepare to welcome you back to the 2020-21 school year, we are diligently working on every aspect of the RUSD school experience from health and safety to the program choices for students and staff. This is a very challenging time as community health circumstances are changing daily.
choices
Program Choice Selection Form: Selection of a program choice will allow planning for the staff assignments and instructional support in each program. ALL families MUST complete the Program Choice Selection Form for each child attending school. The window to complete this form will close on July 23, 2020, at 11:59pm. Click HERE for the Program Choice Selection Form.
As part of our continued effort to support families, as well as provide choice and flexibility in instructional programs that fit the needs of our families, the following resources are available.
comparison
Not Sure of what program option to choose. Check out this comparison chart. This chart provides more information on the Home-based, Virtual and In-person Program Choices. Click HERE for the Program Choice Comparison Chart.
Still have more questions? Here is a list of Questions and Answers!
2020-2021 School Opening Family FAQs
community meeting
Here is an Additional Opportunity to receive a family and community update from our Superintendent, Dr. David Hansen. Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:30pm for an update on health and safety precautions and the school program choices for 2020-2021 school year. Watch HERE.
Please submit your questions in advance between 8:00am Tuesday, July 14, 2020 and 12:00pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by clicking HERE.

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meals
Each school year households must reapply for the Meal Program to receive benefits for their students. Applications are available online and can be completed now for the 2020-2021 school year by visiting www.riversideunified.org. 





primetime
If you are interested in having your student participate in the PrimeTime afterschool program during the 2020-2021 school year, please enter your information by clicking here for the form in English and here for the form in Spanish. 


dance

If you are interested in the Matthew Gage Middle School Dance Team, please indicate your interest by clicking here for the interest form. 





colorguard


If you are interested in the Matthew Gage Middle School ColorGuard, please indicate your interest by clicking here for the interest form. 






Parent Portal

Click Here to log into the RUSD Parent Portal. 
Click here
 for directions for setting up weekly emails from Aeries. 
Click here for directions for setting up grade alerts.

 


aeries
You can also access student information by downloading the official Aeries App through the iTunes store orGoogle Play!








Bell Schedule


Please click below to view the bell schedules for the 
2020-21 school year:

Daily Bell Schedule
Planning Day Bell Schedule



counselor

Need an appointment with your school counselor? To make an appointment with the 2020-21 7th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Susan Weber Perez, Click here . To make an appointment with the 8th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Lindsey Watts, Click hereTo send an email to our College, Career, and World Ready Counselor Miss Stephanie Vizcarra, Click here To contact our SAP Counselor Mrs. Jennifer Winterton, Click here.  



Physicals
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. 




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





School Lunch
It's easy to pay for your student's meals online.
Click here to make an online payment to your student's account. Breakfast costs $1.50, and lunch costs $3.25.  





Early Dismissal 
Students will be released at 12:35 PM every Wednesday. 



Gator Gear

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




If you are interested in serving as an elected member of our 2020-2021 School Site Council,  contact Mrs. Watanabe, Assistant Principal, 
for additional information.


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book fair

With the libraries closed and our kids needing books to read.....the Matthew Gage Middle School PTSA has started an online Book Fair. The proceeds benefit the Matthew Gage Middle School PTSA. Click here to access our book fair. Orders are delivered directly to your front door.


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The RUSD Family Resource Center continues to assist families through the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We understand families may need extra assistance during this time.  As families continue to face loss of employment, food insecurity, and increased stress, we want to ensure students are healthy and safe and have access to needed support.  For more information regarding support, online Zoom meetings, and more, 
click here for an informational flyer.



Click Here
 
to log into the RUSD ParentStudent Portal


Click Here
 
to log into the RUSD ParentStudent Portal


Click Here
 
to log into the RUSD ParentStudent Portal
labor dayThere will be No School Monday, September 3, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. 


labor dayThere will be No School Monday, September 3, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. 


News

Family Resources

Daily Announcements:
Click Here to see our daily announcements. 

Opportunities for Parent Involvement:


PARENT CONNECTION:
 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 four 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. 


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. To view Family Resource Center services, click here

ELAC: The English Learner Advisory Committee generally meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Please see the calendar tab for specific dates.

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

SSC: The School Site Council generally meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 2:35 PM. Please see the calendar tab for specific dates.

Special Education Parent Advisory Council: The Special Education Parent Advisory Council generally meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Please see the calendar tab for specific dates.

African American Parent Advisory Council: The African American Parent Advisory Council generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30 PM. Please see the calendar tab for specific dates.


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