Rossville Middle School



Ensuring all students graduate:

Ready for College

Ready for Work

Ready for Life


We will always post information on any updates regarding a confirmed case for COVID at RMS.

Please read the attached document regarding information we received this morning. Thank you!

Jason Pelham

RMS Principal


We will always post information on any updates regarding a confirmed case for COVID at RMS.

Please read the attached document regarding information we received this morning. Thank you!

Jason Pelham

RMS Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians, 


An individual at Rossville Middle School received positive test results for COVID-19 on

Wednesday, September 2nd , 2020.All individuals that have been determined to have

been in “close contact” received a personal phone call from a RMS administrator on

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020. 


Out of an abundance of caution, and in accordance with district protocols, we have

required that all students and/or staff members who have been identified as a "close

contact" quarantine for 14 days, effective immediately.


In this instance, the exposure will not require the closure of the school since very few

people met the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) guidelines for exposure

and quarantining. We have implemented the Center for Disease Control (CDC) safety

protocols in partnership with the DPH.


We encourage all parents to temperature scan and monitor students closely for any sign

of potential illness. Students should remain at home if they are exhibiting any symptoms

of COVID-19 including fever, new or persistent cough, headache, loss of taste or smell,

fatigue, and/or stomach issues (diarrhea). 


If you have any additional questions, please call (706) 820-0638 to speak to a RMS

administrator or the school nurse.


We sincerely appreciate your support. 



Jason Pelham

Principal Rossville Middle School


1. Students should log into each class day at a specific time based on their schedule… just as they attend each class at a specific time while they are at school.

2. Students have 4 core classes (math, ELA, science, SS) which last approximately 70 minutes each.

+ Teachers have assignments posted for all students in google classroom.

+ Teachers post resources for students to use while completing those assignments.

+ Teachers may connect with digital learners by using videos, live streaming, or chat features.

+ Teachers may also connect with digital learners using the google classroom teacher editing features. This feature allows teachers to provide feedback to learners as they are working on their assignments in google classroom.

+ Teachers will reach out to digital learners during their instructional blocks for at least 15 minutes.

3. Teachers will reach out to students (and/or parents) during their extended planning times. This schedule gives teachers an additional 30 minutes to make contact with students or parents outside of their scheduled instructional blocks.

4. All students complete Reading Plus Reading online reading practice assignment between 2:45-3:15pm. This also gives teachers and digital learners one more opportunity to connect before the end of the school day.

5. All digital learners have a 30 minute lunch break and a 30 minute connection block assignment embedded within their schedule.

Hopefully our internet issues will come to an end this week so that we can communicate and work together with our digital learners.

Thank you for being patient with us last week.


2020-2021 School Calendar

Dear Rossville Middle Parents,

Distance Learning Continues for the Remainder of the School Year!

Please encourage your children to do the online assignments or the hard copy learning packet assignments each week. Students who complete these assignments will be in much better shape when we can return to school in the fall.

Teachers are available for student questions and additional support on Monday through Wednesdays from 10am – 2pm. Thursdays are for remediation, enrichment, or progress monitoring. Fridays are for makeup work help and intentional wellness… have some fun on Fridays and enjoy some family time.

Teachers are also available for parent questions and support for at least one hour each evening between 5pm-8pm Monday – Thursday. Please email or Dojo message your child’s teachers if you have questions or need assistance.

Paper Learning Packets Pick-Up:

Learning packets will be available for students who cannot access online learning at this time. Parents can pick up packets most days at RMS between 10am – 2pm. Please remain in your car and pull up to the front door.

Electronic Devices:

We will not be able to distribute any electronic devices until after April 13th… and possibly even later depending on other factors. I will keep you updated on the details of this possibility in the near future.

Retrieving items from within the building May 1st:

We realize that many students have items in their lockers or elsewhere in the building that they will need to pick up soon. We will plan to provide each grade level a specific time and date to pick up those items on May 1st. We cannot allow very many people in the building at one time… so a designated time frame and social distancing guidelines will have to be followed. We will make sure every student has multiple opportunities to retrieve any items that are still in the building.

Thank you!

Jason Pelham – RMS Principal

316 Bulldog Trail

Rossville, GA 30741

P: 706-820-0638

F: 706-820-1857