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2020-2021 School Year

Parents: Please take a few minutes to complete the RUSD Parent Survey on Distance Learning by clicking here.
ASB Elections are Happening Now!
Click this link to get to know the candidates, and 
be sure to VOTE Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

Welcome to Back to School Night!
Please watch the Welcome Video
from our Principal,
Mr. Gary Reller


English


Spanish
 



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 visitingwww.riversideunified.org. 








attendanceAttendance Information: Parents/Guardians, Please Contact Mrs. Bowers to report any absence. 
Attendance Reporting:
Mrs. Veronica Bowers
vbowers@riversideunified.org
(951)788-7350


counselorsNeed to contact your school counselor? You can visit the counseling website by clicking here. To contact the 2020-21 7th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Susan Weber Perez, Click here . To contact the 8th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Lindsey Watts,Click here To contact our College, Career, and World Ready Counselor Miss Stephanie Vizcarra, Click here.  To contact our SAP Counselor Mrs. Jennifer Winterton, Click here.  




Bell Schedule


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

Click Here for the In Person/Distance Learning Bell Schedule. 

Click Here for the Virtual Program Schedule




resourcesClick here for a Quick Start Guide to school. 
Click here for Riverside Unified School District Opening of School Guide in English or Spanish.

chromebookClick here for First Days of School Resources.

If students need to reset their Google log-in password, click here to send an email to Mrs. Watanabe, Assistant Principal. Find Google and Chromebook Instructions and more by clicking here.



If you need to register a student at Matthew Gage Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year please call the school at (951) 788-7350 X 54137 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required for all registrations. Please adhere to the following: Please bring your completed registration documents to your appointment, wait in your vehicle until your appt. time, face coverings are required, only one adult may enter the office to register, all who enter the office will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. 

*All transfer requests go through RUSD's Central Registration Center(CRC). CRC can be contacted at 951-352-1200


communityWelcome to the beginning of the 2020-2021 School Year!
Parents/Guardians and community members play a very important role in guiding our school. My desire is to provide opportunities for input from all of our parents. I have multiple groups that you will be able to join and have conversations about Matthew Gage Middle School. Please click below for the group that you feel will best meet your needs.

  African American Parent Advisory Council
English Learner Advisory Committee
Special Ed Advisory Council
School Site Council
Parent Teacher Student Association



PTSAPlease support Matthew Gage Middle School by joining our PTSA. Both parents and students can join! Click here to join via Totem. Click here for a link to Venmo. Our Venmo account is @Gage-PTSA

 



primetime

Matthew Gage Middle School and RUSD is offering the PRIMETime After-school Expanded Learning Program. Please complete the links below to participate.
This fall’s PRIMETime program includes different types of tutoring sessions that we would like to make available to all students at Matthew Gage Middle School (In Person, Virtual, and Home-based). The PRIMETime online program will occur daily, Monday - Friday, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, beginning August 17, 2020.
● All program sessions and activities are available to students by registering to participate using the new application.
● A daily, drop-in homework/independent classwork help session is available Monday - Friday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, as well as subject specific support.
● Small group academic support in designated subject areas (Math, ELA, History, and Science) is available to students. This will include help with their independent classwork as well as skill building.
● Optional enrichment activities are provided throughout the week including physical activity, visual and performing arts, STEM and social emotional and team building activities that practice oral speaking and communicating with peers.
Tutoring Schedule
● Daily Drop in Homework Help: M-F: 3:00-6:00pm
● Math Small Group Tutoring: M,W,F: 3:00-6:00pm
● English Small Group Tutoring: T, Th, F: 3:00-6:00pm
● Science Small Group Tutoring: M, W: 3:00-6:00pm
● History Small Group Tutoring: T, Th: 3:50-4:30pm & 5:30-6pm
● Daily Activities: Classes start at 3:00, 3:50, 4:40, 5:30
All parents/guardians must APPLY for the 2020-2021 PRIMETime Virtual program using the link below.
If you have any questions, please email fmariscal@riversideunified.org 
El programa PRIMETime de este otoño incluye diferentes tipos de sesiones que su hijo / hijos pueden experimentar:
● El programa en línea PRIMETime se realizará diariamente, de lunes a viernes, de 3:00 p.m. a 6:00 p.m., a partir del 17 de agosto de 2020.
● Todas las sesiones y actividades del programa están disponibles para los estudiantes al registrarse para participar usando la nueva aplicación.
● Una sesión diaria de ayuda para la tarea / trabajo de clase independiente de lunes a viernes de 3:00 p.m. a 6:00 p.m.
● Hay un período disponible durante el cual los estudiantes pueden elegir participar en actividades sociales, emocionales y de trabajo en equipo que practican el habla oral y la comunicación con sus compañeros.
● El apoyo académico de grupos pequeños en áreas temáticas asignadas está disponible para los estudiantes. En la solicitud, los padres pueden inscribir a sus hijos para recibir ayuda con contenido específico.
● Se proporcionarán actividades de enriquecimiento opcionales durante toda la semana, incluyendo actividad física, artes visuales y escénicas, y STEM.
Tutoring Schedule
● Ayuda para la tarea: M-F: 3:00-6:00pm
● Matemáticas: tutoría en grupos pequeños M,W,F: 3:00-6:00pm
● Inglés: tutoría en grupos pequeños: T, Th, F: 3:00-6:00pm
● Ciencias tutoría en grupos pequeños: M, W: 3:00-6:00pm
● Historia: tutoría en grupos pequeños: T, Th: 3:50-4:30pm & 5:30-6pm
● Actividades diarias: las clases comienzan a las 3:00, 3:50, 4:40, 5:30
Todos los padres / tutores deben APLICAR para el programa PRIMETime 2020-2021 utilizando el siguiente enlace.
Una vez que el distrito permite que los estudiantes regresen a la instrucción en persona, el programa PRIMETime comenzará a operar su programa habitual después de la escuela. Su hijo será incluido automáticamente en el programa en el sitio cuando asista a la escuela en persona. En todo momento, continuaremos planificando la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el maestro de PRIMETime sobre asignación especial, fmariscal@riversideunified.org


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 for directions for setting up a Parent/Student Portal account in English. 

Click Here for directions in Spanish. 

Click Here to log into the RUSD Parent/Student Portal. 

Click here to download directions for Data Confirmation in English or Spanish. 


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!







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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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

Opportunities for Parent Involvement:

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Each Monday morning students will receive an email with announcements for the week! Students should read the email each week for information on spirit activities, ways to be involved, events, etc. A copy of the announcements can be found by clicking here.  
    

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. For links to previous Parent Connection presentations, please visit our counseling website by clicking 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. To view Family Resource Center services, click here

Finding ways to relax and cope is very important during difficult times. In the Virtual Wellness Center, you will find videos and activities to help enhance your overall well-being. Take some time for yourself to enjoy, explore, and relax. Visit the RUSD Wellness Website 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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