Virtual Tour of RHMS
Principal Rogers’ Updates
Welcome Rogers-Herr Family and Friends! We appreciate you taking the time to visit our website. Please mark your calendars and note the following upcoming events and reminders.
First Day of School, 7/18
Our school year begins on Mon, Jul 18. Please feel free to contact us any time. We look forward to working with you to meet your child's needs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires that all 7th graders have been vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and meningitis. You may obtain these immunizations from your pediatrician, the Durham Health Dept., or the DPS Healthy Futures clinics, which are open throughout the summer at EK Powe Elementary, George Watts Elementary, Glenn Elementary, Merrick Moore Elementary, and Oak Grove Elementary. Please remember to bring a copy of your child’s immunization record on the first day of school.
Our school doors open for students daily at 7am. The instructional day begins promptly at 7:30am and ends at 2:20pm. Car riders and bus riders are dismissed at 2:20pm. Attendance is very important and contributes to student success. We depend on parents to ensure students are present and on time daily. Students arriving after 7:30am will report to the main office to sign in and receive a tardy pass to class. Breakfast is served from 7-7:25am. Students planning to eat breakfast should report to the cafeteria before 7:15am. Sixth grade students arriving before 7:30am should report to the gym.
We are working diligently to finalize all schedules. Our goal is to have all of them finalized within the first two weeks of school. Until then, no schedule is final as some changes may be necessary. As we work to meet the needs of our students our number one priority is school safety. We do not want any class or team overloaded based on students and or family requests and preferences. We work diligently to balance all teams as much as possible. Team placements are not based on preferences or requests.
In an effort to keep the photos on our website current, please email to email@example.com any pictures you take at school/events that you think would be a good addition to our website/yearbook! If you have a phone with a camera, please just email them directly from your phone and remember to select “Actual Size” for the photo (that way the resolution will be good enough for our yearbook). Thank you!
Keep In Touch!
RHMS offers lots of ways to stay up to date. In addition to getting updates emailed to you (to subscribe, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org), you can also get text messages in both English & Spanish (text @rogershe to 81010; you'll get a request for your name; reply and you're done). To ensure that you get Principal Rogers' weekly phone updates, send an email to email@example.com with your child's name and updated phone numbers. We also have an active presence on Facebook & Twitter!
Only by working together can we meet the needs of our kids. Thank you for your support and collaboration, which makes Rogers-Herr an extraordinary place to learn, work, & grow!
That is all for this week's announcements. Have a wonderful week. RAMS ROCK!
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Keep In Touch
RHMS offers lots of ways to stay up to date. Use what works for you!
- EMAIL: Get weekly RHMS updates through the
RHMS Google Group.
To subscribe, simply send an email to rogers-herr-middle-school+subscribe @googlegroups.com.
To un-subscribe, visit the Google Group page and look for the "My Settings" button (a person with a wheel) in the top right corner. Click it and select "Leave this group."
- PHONE: To ensure that you get Principal Rogers' weekly phone updates, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name and updated phone numbers.
- TEXT MESSAGE: text @rogershe to 81010. You'll receive a request for your name. Once you reply, you will be subscribed to our texting service at Remind.com. Standard message rates apply.
- SOCIAL MEDIA: Join us on
Facebook, follow us on
- GRADES & HOMEWORK: To keep up with your child's progress, be sure to check the Team Pages and Home Base. Some classes also use Edmodo to keep in touch. Please contact the school office for login information.
- DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit www.dpsnc.net for
calendars, lunch menus and other info.
RHMS Google Calendar
On school days, our doors open for students at 7am and the instructional day begins promptly at 7:30. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7-7:20am. Students arriving after 7:30am go directly to the main office to sign in, get a tardy pass, and then go to class.
Car riders and bus riders are dismissed at 2:20pm, which is when the instructional day ends. Attendance is very important and contributes to student success. We depend on parents to ensure that our students are present and on time every day.
Support Our School
Volunteering at Rogers-Herr
We have so much appreciation for our parent volunteers who give of their valuable time! All potential DPS volunteers must complete an online volunteer application and undergo a background check before volunteering. The process will take 5-7 days. Once approved, your certification is good for two years. If you have any questions, please contact guidance counselor Karen Brown at (919) 560-3970 x 70234.
Support our Parent-Teacher Association!
Your membership and donations provide classroom supplies, school activity scholarships, staff appreciation events, informational forums for parents, and fun events for RHMS students throughout the year. PTA donations are tax deductible.
Donate online through PayPal — or write a check to RHMS PTA and send it to school with your student or drop it off in the office. Thank you for your support!
Shopping Anyway? Help Rogers-Herr the Easy Way!
You can raise money for our school just by going to the supermarket! Check out our Cool School Cash page for more details. Please collect Boxtops For Education logos, Campbell's Labels for Education logos and Tyson Chicken Project A+ labels, and send them to school with your child.
Remember to link your grocery store loyalty cards to our school, either at the store or online. You must re-link every August.
- Do you shop at Harris Teeter, Kroger, Office Depot or Target? Please link your shopper's card to Rogers-Herr at the checkout counter, customer service desk, or online. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to Rogers-Herr! Cards must be relinked every August. Codes, weblinks and other details are on our Cool School Cash page.
- Clip Those Labels!
Many of the products you already buy have logos that can earn money for RHMS! When hundreds of families are all clipping, they can really add up. We collect Box Tops for Education, Campbell's Labels for Education, and Tyson A+ labels. Product lists and complete details are linked from on our Cool School Cash page. Our teams are competing to see who can raise the most money so please send these labels to school in a ziploc bag or envelope marked with your child's team.
Shoparoo is an app that lets you earn cash donations for your school, just by taking pictures of your shopping receipts! It's so easy! It doesn't matter where you shop, what you buy, or where you eat - every receipt counts! Grade levels can compete for the most money raised (7th grade is in the lead right now). We just received a check from Shoparoo for $55! Use this referral code: goh50341. Join us in fundraising today! Download the free app here!