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About Our School

August 1, 2019

Dear Rocky Top Grizzlies,

We are eager to welcome new Grizzlies and returning students to the 2019-20 school year! You are now part of an incredible community focused on working together to create a successful environment for every Grizzly, every day.

It’s a great time to be a Grizzly as Rocky Top students and staff just earned the designation of a School to Watch for being a high performing middle school. That means we join a group of fewer than 500 schools nationwide who have earned that designation and now act as models for other middle schools seeking to advance excellence at the middle school level. 

Though the most current information can always be found on the Rocky Top website, you'll find some very important documents linked to this email. 

  • First, check out the calendar for this school year to find out when all the cool stuff is happening---especially the dances, talent show and musical concerts! 

  • Next you'll find our bell schedule...remember that you're finished at 2:15 PM on Wednesdays. (See the FAGQ’s for an explanation of the three different schedules.)

  • The Frequently Asked Grizzly Questions (Preguntas Comunes) document is packed with answers to the most common things students wonder about prior to the start of school---if your question isn't answered there, feel free to call our main office at 720.972.2200. 

  • Finally, the attached supply list/lista de utiles indicates what you'll need to start the year off on the right foot. Sixth graders, please do not bring your Chromebooks until Monday, August 19th; 7th and 8th graders, please do not bring your Chromebooks until Thursday, August 15th. 

  • Once you know your teachers’ names, you can find your assigned core team by visiting the staff directory on the RTMS website or check out our Core Lists.

  • If there is an issue with your electives, feel free to complete a class change form. Be aware that there is no guarantee we will be able to accommodate your request.

We love getting families involved here at The Top. If you’d like to become a member of the Rocky Top PTO, please email the coordinators to find out about volunteer opportunities, special events and regular meetings. One of the PTO’s first challenges is to collect non-perishable snack items to be used throughout the year for teachers during conferences and for students during Wednesday afternoon study hall sessions. Feel free to drop off donations in the box located in the front office when attending any of our beginning of the year events.

We Welcome Your Feedback

Have a question or want to comment on how we're doing? We would love to hear from you. Contact us and let us know.