RMA Middle School News

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2023-2024 Information

Early Release on Friday, September 1 & Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 4

Friday, September 1 is a half day for students. We will dismiss all students at 11:30 am. Students must be picked up by 12:00. After school will not operate on this day. Buses will be at stops three hours earlier than regular times. We will not have school on Monday September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

Fall Sports Pictures on Wednesday, September 6

Individual and team photos for fall sports will be taken on Wednesday, September 6. Please remember to bring uniforms and athletic gear to school on picture day. Proofs and pricing information will be sent home in a few weeks.

Athletics Fundraiser Starts This Week

Just  a few days until the kick off for our River Mill Academy Fun Run & Color Run! You can get a head start by registering your student and donating TODAY to help our school. Look for emails from your child's teachers with additional information and updates. 

Once on mybooster.com, you’ll be able to use cool features like the Student Star Video and share your donation page to earn entries into the Disney Family Trip Giveaway.

Head to MYBOOSTER.COM now to register, share, and give. Thank you for your support!

 Registration Packet Forms were due by Friday, August 18

Students were given a "back to school" packet of materials at the Open House or their first day of class. Included in the packet are several forms that the school must collect each year - such as emergency contact information, proof of residence, medical information, etc. Please complete these forms as soon as possible. If you have not already returned the packet with completed forms, please do so as soon as possible. 

The After School Care Program is Full

The After School Care Program is currently full. If you would like to have your child(ren) added to the waiting list, please email Angela Upchurch at [email protected]. You will be contacted in the event that space becomes available.

Lunch Orders

River Mill Academy has partnered with Danny's Cafe and Pizza Hut to provide hot lunch choices for students. The lunch price is $4.50 for all grade levels.   Lunches must be pre-ordered at www.MySchoolAccount.com. Orders must be placed before midnight Thursday for the following week. Instructions on setting up an online account were included in the welcome letter mailed to new students. The  lunch menu and and additional information can be found on the RMA website under Resources - Lunch Menu. 

Students are welcome to bring a lunch from home. No fast food deliveries will be accepted. 

Coaches Wanted

River Mill Academy is looking for coaches for the following sports:

  • Middle School Cheer
  • Middle School Baseball
  • Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Baseball

Please contact R. Clay Jones and Jamie Russell at [email protected] if interested.


Pay School Fees Online

For parents who would prefer to pay school fees online, River Mill Academy has partnered with Online School Payments (OSP) to offer a convenient way for parents to pay for school fees online using a credit card. Both the PE Fee and Laptop Insurance may be purchased online.


Jaguar Athletics Website

Be sure to bookmark the new athletic website for all RMA sports. You can keep up with game schedules, practices, last-minute cancellations, and much more. Don't forget to sign up for Dragonfly Max to receive notifications and to be able to upload required documents for all athletes.




*Students will be given a calculator to use in class. Classroom calculators cannot be taken home.

• 2 Binders (one for ELA and one for Social Studies)

• Sheet protectors

• Dividers

• Lined notebook paper (wide or college ruled)

• 2 Composition (not spiral) notebooks (wide or college ruled) one for Science and one for Math

• Pencil pouch

• Pencils/extra lead or handheld sharpener

• Pens (multiple colors)

• Highlighters

• Colored pencils or markers

• Clear tape

HOMEROOM SUPPLIES (Please bring these supplies to the homeroom teacher.)

• Expo markers

• Facial tissues

• Paper towels

• Clorox® wipes

• Band-aids

• Pencils

• Pencil top erasers

• Lined paper

• White copy paper

Wish List

white and colored cardstock, thermal laminating sheets, white out 


• 1 Box Crayola® Basics markers (8 or 12-count) regular size (no fine points)

• 1 Box Crayola® or Prang® colored pencils (12 or more colors)

• 1 Box Crayola® or Prang® watercolors (8-color semi-moist cakes)

• 2 Elmer’s® glue sticks

• 1 Pair scissors

• 1 Package #2 pencils, sharpened (at least 10)

• 1 Large rubber eraser

• 1 Package Sharpie® permanent markers fine point (5 to 8 colors)

• 3 Black Sharpie® black permanent markers

• 1 Large fabric art bag with zipper closure or heavy-duty plastic bag

• 1 Paper or plastic folder with pockets to store artwork and class notes

• Sketchbook (5.5” x 8.5” or larger, preferably 8.5” x 11”) These can be purchased at Five Below for $5


No separate supplies are required; however, donations of the following items are appreciated.

• Clorox wipes

• Paper towels

• Cardstock

• Any item from Amazon list “Clifton Classroom 2023-2024” to help students with projects, posters, classwork, etc.


• 1 plastic folder with pockets

• Pencils