mission statement


RHAM Middle School and High School
Core Values and Beliefs
About Learning

In collaboration with students, staff, families, and community, RHAM provides a rigorous, comprehensive education in a safe and respectful environment to prepare students to be actively engaged in the world.

To this end, RHAM offers diverse instruction promoting student-centered growth and individual development.

Skills and Dispositions

Critical Thinking:
A RHAM graduate will possess the ability to think critically in order to approach a variety of problems through creative inquiry, analysis and higher order thinking.

Communication:
A RHAM graduate will communicate their thoughts, ideas and knowledge, while considering others' viewpoints in an effective and purposeful way.

Motivation:
 
 A RHAM graduate will be self-motivated to set goals and persevere through challenges to achieve these goals.

Collaboration:
A RHAM graduate will effectively contribute when working as a team by sharing their own thoughts, respecting other viewpoints and compromising in order to reach consensus.

Integrity:
 A RHAM graduate will demonstrate integrity by being honest, respectful, and empathetic.



technology departmentTechnology Support is available by using the below request portal or by emailing us at helpdesk@rhamschools.org.

Technology Support Request Portal


If are visiting RHAM for technology support we can be reached by calling
(860) 228-5300.


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Updated Guidance for the Use of Mitigation Strategies in Connecticut’s PreK–12 Schools - Link 


Middle School COVID Planning for Full Return in Fall 2021

Please note that based on current Connecticut Department of Health (CTDPH) and Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) guidelines, at this time, the following procedures will be implemented for our full return to school this year.  These plans may be updated and/or adjusted based on new updates and information from the CSDE and the CTDPH. 

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announcements & updates

** Friendly reminder to please make sure to inform the school nurse if your student is presenting with any COVID 19 symptoms, has been tested for COVID 19 or has been exposed to COVID 19 either in or outside of school. We are now able to accept any negative at-home test results.**

The CDC has updated the quarantine guidelines, shortening the quarantine period, for most individuals, this may reduce the length of any required quarantine. Please check HERE for the updated guidelines. There is also a new chart HERE to reference. **If you have a student involved in athletics, please make sure to refer to the Athletics Department for COVID 19 related information, as it may differ from what is stated below.**

It is more important than ever for families to monitor their students for any symptoms that may be a sign of COVID 19 infection. Please continue to monitor your students, contact the Middle School Nurse and keep them home if they are sick and/or exhibit any of the following symptoms:

KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF ANY OF THESE ARE TRUE:

  • Fever above 100.4 when taken by mouth
  • Chills, muscle pain, body aches
  • Cough (or new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing for students with chronic allergies/asthma)
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with fever
  • Loss of taste or smell

 

Travel Guidelines:

Please be sure to review the CDC's recommendations/guidelines for domestic travel. Click HERE.


COVID-19 Mask, Washing, and Physical Distancing Guidelines:

  • Consistent mask wearing over the entire mouth and nose while in school. It is critical that all individuals wear their masks properly. Repeated incidents of not wearing a mask properly can result in disciplinary action.
  • Students are required to sanitize their hands upon entering a classroom each period of the day. This is a recommendation from Chatham Health District. Students may choose to clean their desks, but this is not a requirement nor a recommendation from Chatham Health. Hand sanitizer and wipes are available throughout the building and when possible, staff and students should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Frequent hand washing is encouraged.
  • Maintain 3 to 6 feet of distance between individuals whenever possible.


Vaccinations:

  • If your child has symptoms after being vaccinated, please keep them home from school.

  • If they come to school while having COVID symptoms that may or may not be due to the vaccination, the nurse must treat the students as though they may be COVID positive, which includes isolating them, sending them home, and requiring testing/quarantining.


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food service information

Supply Chain Shortage Situation
The Regional School District #8 Food and Nutrition Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges.* As you may be aware, nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow. The entire food service industry is currently faced with unprecedented shortages and massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, in addition to food service department labor shortages.

All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menu(s) based upon what we are able to acquire. We want to help limit the effects this has on our students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes as soon as possible after we identify an issue.

Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious and appetizing meals for your children, and we will ALWAYS have a meal for them every day. We appreciate your community support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no charge for all students. The good news is that free breakfast and lunch will continue throughout the school year. Participation helps our program to stay strong, as well as ensures everyone gets a nutritious meal. We look forward to serving our customers every day.

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Regional School District No. 8 Board of Education prohibits harassment and discrimination in educational programs, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state or federal nondiscrimination laws and in accordance with Titles VI, VII or the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1973, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991, and appropriate State laws and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Title IX building coordinator is Christopher Mader who can be contacted at 85 Wall Street, Hebron CT 06248; telephone: 860-228-9474; fax: 860-228-5312; email: christopher.mader@rhamschools.org. The 504 Coordinator is Kristen Small who can be contacted at 85 Wall Street, Hebron CT 06248; telephone: 860-228-9474; fax: 860-228-5312.
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