Principal Fuga’s Updates

Greetings, Rogers-Herr Family, this is your Principal, Michael Fuga, with your RHMS News!

Immunizations Required by 8/19

Within 30 days of starting school, we are required by state law to have documentation proving that each of our 6th graders has had the Tdap booster vaccine. After Tuesday, August 19, any student without this documentation will not be allowed to come to school until we have it. The Durham County Health Department will host a clinic on Monday, August 18, 11:30am - 3:30pm, at the DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd. Please contact our School Nurse, Dale Baril, with any questions you may have at 560.3970 x23452.

Battle of the Books Interest Mtg, 8/19

Students who are planning to participate in or want more information about Battle of the Books should sign up and get a permission slip to attend an interest meeting on Tuesday, August 19, from 2:30-3:30 in the media center. All participants must arrange to be picked up by 3:30.

All Students' Field Trip Deposit Due 8/29

This May, all eligible Rogers-Herr students may join us for an End of Year (EOY) field trip to Carowinds in Charlotte! A deposit of $10 for EVERY student who intends to go MUST be paid by Friday, August 29 to reserve a spot (the total cost of the field trip is $93 per person, which includes lunch). Once this deadline passes, students who have not reserved a spot will not be able to come with us! The trip will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015. We will leave school at exactly 7:45am. To pick your child up that evening, please be arrive at RHMS by 8:45pm.

PTA General Body Mtg, 9/4

Rogers-Herr Families, please join us for the first RHMS PTA General Body meeting of the school year, Thursday, September 4, at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Rogers-Herr needs parents like you to be engaged as part of our school community so that we can provide all of our students with an optimal learning environment where every child is successful! We hope to see you there!

Athletics Announcements!

If you plan to play a fall sport (Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country or Cheerleader), make sure you have all of your required forms submitted before you participate in conditioning. Current physicals must be submitted to your Coach prior to participation. Sign- up sheets are in the cafeteria. Forms are in the office and on the athletics web page.

Conditioning is open to all boys and girls interested in joining a RHMS Athletics Team, but you must have a current physical on file in order to participate. Students are NOT REQUIRED to attend Fall Sports Conditioning, Skills Training, or Football Conditioning, but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Important dates to remember
Aug 18-20: Football Tryouts, 3:45-5:45! Study hall is 2:30-3:30.
Aug 18-22: Cheerleading Tryouts/Conditioning, 3:45-5:45! Study hall is 2:30-3:30.
Aug 21: Football roster posted & 1st practice! Aug 23: Full contact practice (not mandatory) Aug 25-28: Volleyball Tryouts, 3:45-5:45! Study hall is 2:30-3:30.
Aug 25-28: Cheerleader Practice 4-6pm
Aug 28: Tryouts Begin: Boys Soccer & Boys/Girls Cross Country
Sep 10: 1st Football Game, 4pm!

Parent Access to PowerSchool

The Parent Portal is where parents can log in to access information about your child’s academic progress throughout the school year. If you logged into PowerSchool last year you'll be able to use the same login information. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our Data Manager, Hope Samuels, at 919.560.3970 x 70255 for help.

Dropping Off By Car

Parents who drive children to school, please remember that in the morning, students must not be dropped off at the bank or on Cornwallis Rd. (Officer McCallop will issue citations for violations of this unsafe practice), left turns are not allowed when leaving the school parking lot, and that students should report to class by 7:20am for our 7:30 start time. Supervision for students does not begin until 7am when the doors of the building open. Please do not drop off students prior to 7am.

That is all for this week's announcements. Have a wonderful week. RAMS ROCK!

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  • EMAIL: Get weekly RHMS updates through the RHMS Google Group. To subscribe, simply send an email to rogers-herr-middle-school+subscribe
  • PHONE: To ensure that you get Principal Fuga's weekly phone updates, send an email to with your child's name and updated phone numbers.
  • TEXT MESSAGE: text @rogershe to 910-853-6794. You'll receive a request for your name. Once you reply, you will be subscribed to our texting service at Standard message rates apply.
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  • 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.
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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.

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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, Food Lion, 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.

This page last updated August 19, 2014