Letter from the Principal
Greetings from Tolt!
I hope all our families are enjoying fabulous summers. Here at school,
we're starting to get ready for another great year. It'll be so good to
see all our students on campus in less than a month!
I'm excited to share
with you about our new staff members. We have attracted an outstanding
group of individuals who are looking forward to investing in our
students and school community. Please welcome the following teachers to
Tolt: Kyle Brown (Social Studies), Carrie Holeman (Language Arts and
EL), Missy Krufka (Language Arts), Lauren Holmes (Special Education),
Nick Mellander (Science), and Mike Stone (Band). We also have several
new faces in our office, including Scott Petersen (Assistant
Principal), Cindy Stout (Attendance Secretary), and Deb Franco (ASB
Secretary). Claire Wallace has also transitioned into a new role as our
Orientation is on
Monday, August 26th from 8 - 11 am and 12 - 3 pm. See below for more
information about this day. Student schedules will be released in
Skyward in the morning and hard copies will be given to students who
attend Orientation. Schedule change requests are typically only granted
if there is an error in a student's schedule. If you have a question or
concern about your student's schedule, please contact their counselor.
The first day of
school on Tuesday, September 3rd will again feature our WEB (Where
Everyone Belongs) program, where 8th grade WEB leaders will help our
6th graders transition into life as a Thunderbird. While more
information about the first day of school is below, please note that
6th graders and 8th grade WEB leaders will attend all day while 7th and
8th graders will only attend in the afternoon. We're really looking
forward to seeing all our students on campus!
I also want to share
with you that we will start PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and
Supports) implementation this year. PBIS systems explicitly teach
students expectations, regularly remind them of those expectations, and
recognize them when they display the appropriate behaviors. Many of our
students will be familiar with PBIS models as our elementary schools
started implementing PBIS two years ago. More information will be
shared at the beginning of the school year.
Please feel free to
reach out if you ever have any questions. Enjoy the rest of your summer
and we'll see you soon!
Orientation is Monday, August 26th
8AM - 11AM and 12PM - 3PM
You are welcome to come anytime during either session.
Want to avoid
standing in line at Orientation?
Pay your student fees online using
- Go to the Riverview School
District Website http://www.rsd407.org
- Click on the Parents and
Community drop down menu.
- Click on e-Funds for
- You will need to create
your own e-Funds username and password - it is not related to your
Skyward login. However, you will need to know your
child's/children's student number(s) which can be found in
If you choose not to attend:
- Student fees will still
need to be paid by the first day of school. Fees can be paid
online using e-Funds (see instructions above).
- You can find your student's
bus route by checking the information on the district's Transportation
- Your student's schedule
will be available on Skyward starting
- Medical paperwork must be
received in the main office (either hardcopy or scanned then
emailed) prior to the first day of school.
- Updates to your student's
profile, including emergency contact information, can be emailed
to Mardi Rezoski, Registrar, at email@example.com
Please plan on attending Orientation.
will be able to:
up schedules, pay fees, get transportation information, and
walk around the campus.
in their Medication Authorization form.
in Immunization form.
profile and/or emergency information.
up information available on an optional student health
In the event you have student who wanted to attend
orientation but was unable to, please contact the main office August
27th, 29th or 30th to make arrangements to pick up schedules, pay fees
and update student information. Please note that the office will be
closed on August 28th due to staff meetings.
Starting on Monday,
August 19th, our office will be open daily from 7:45 am to 3:30 pm.
Please note that on Wednesday, August 28th our office will be closed
all day. On Friday, August 30th our office will open at 9:00 am as our
office staff will be in a meeting.
Day of School - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Day of School Schedule:
graders and 8th grade WEB leaders: 8:25AM - 2:57PM
and 8th graders: 12:25PM - 2:57PM
We are excited for
the first day of school at Tolt with our WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)
Program, which helps students transition into 6th grade through
engaging activities led by 8th grade student leaders. In the morning,
6th graders and 8th grade WEB leaders will be the only students on
campus as they participate in WEB activities. Our 7th and 8th grade
students will arrive in the afternoon for shortened class periods.
Here are some
important details about the day:
graders will pick their bus up at the normal time and arrive at
Tolt for the start of school at 8:25AM.
you get to school in the morning, report to the MPR
(Multi-Purpose Room) to drop off your backpack. Then, go the
outdoor basketball court.
Gym doors will open at 8:25AM for 6th graders to go into the Gym
for a Welcome Assembly.
will be available for purchase in the MPR as it normally is in
the mornings when students get off the bus.
be a 30-minute lunch from 11:15-11:45AM. 6th graders will be able
to buy lunch or they may bring their own lunch from home.
Graders will receive a copy of their up-to-date schedule from
their WEB leader during the morning WEB activities. Schedules
will have a copy of the building map on the back.
- 7th and
8th graders will pick their bus up 4 hours later than normal for a
12:25PM start time. (This means if the bus normally picks a
student up at 7:38AM, the bus will pick them up at 11:38AM on the
first day of school.)
you get to school in the afternoon, look for your grade-level alphabetical
name list, which will be posted in multiple spots in the
breezeway. Find your 1st period teacher's names listed along with
their classroom number and go to your 1st period class.
and 8th Graders will receive a copy of their up-to-date schedule
in their 1st period class. Schedules will have a copy of the
building map on the back.
and 8th graders should not arrive on campus until at least
12:00PM as their day will not start until 12:25PM. Buses will
drop students off at Tolt at 12:13PM.
will be available for purchase in the MPR when students get off
the bus similarly to how breakfast is served in the mornings.
- 8th Grade
at Tolt by 7:15AM. You will need to arrange your own
12:25PM - 2:57PM, all students will attend periods 1-6 on a
shortened bell schedule. School will end at 2:57PM for all
in all grades will ride the bus home together.
Our Tolt PTSA is providing refreshments for 6th grade
parents in the MPR starting at 8:25AM. Drop your 6th grader off and
then come connect with our PTSA and other 6th grade parents.
A big thank you to our Tolt PTSA and REF (Riverview
Education Foundation) for providing funding for WEB.
We are looking forward to a wonderful first day of school!
Cell Phone Policy
We have an updated cell phone policy
that will be shared with students at the beginning of the school year:
Cell phones can be a useful 21st
century tool. At Tolt, we strive to keep students fully engaged in the
learning activities planned and the vital face-to-face communication
that is essential for us to practice and develop in middle school. To
attain this focus, cell phones will be "Away for the Day."
All personal telecommunication devices
are to be put away in bags or backpacks during school hours. Cell
phones should be turned off when students arrive on campus in the
morning and stay away until the end of the school day.
Parents/guardians and students can
communicate with each other during school hours via the main office at
We recognize that there are times when
parents need to communicate with their student during the school day.
If you call our main office, we will deliver a message to your student.
There is a phone in the main office that students can use if they ever
need to call their parents.
Thank you in advance for your support
as we seek to help students stay engaged in learning.
While students will need to restock
items that break/wear out/get lost/etc, our staff will not ask students
or families to purchase anything that is not on this list when school
starts. Note that PE t-shirts will be labeled with first name and
last initial starting this year; students may continue to use PE
t-shirts with first initial and last name from previous years.
If finances are a concern, please
contact your student's counselor to receive assistance.
We will not be giving students planners
this year since there is a calendar feature on the student
laptops. Students who want to have a hard copy of a planner will
want to purchase their own.
All Student fees can be paid online via
e-Funds or in person.
- Go to the
Riverview School District Website: http://www.rsd407.org/
- Click on the
Parents and Community drop down menu.
- Click on
e-Funds for schools.
- You will
need to create your own e-Funds username and password - it is not
related to your Skyward login. However, you will need to know
your child's/children's student number(s), which can be found in
Middle School ASB Card
Instrument Rental Fee
(7th & 8th Grade ONLY)
Laptop Insurance (Optional)
Study Field Trip (7th Grade Only)
Reduced Fee Lunch*
*Free and reduced lunch forms will be available at
orientation and are also on the Riverview School District's Food Services
As families go back to school
shopping, please note our dress code. We will communicate with
students about our updated dress code in September. Parents and
guardians, your help in ensuring the clothes your student wears to
school is in line with our dress code is much appreciated.
Our students are
fortunate the Riverview School District provides devices for our
Here's the plan to
ensure all our students have a laptop in their hands as quickly as
- · 6th
grade students will check out their device on the second day of
school (Wednesday, September 4th) during their science class.
Returning 7th and 8th grade students already have their laptop and
should start bringing it to school with them starting the first
day of school.
- · New 7th
and 8th grade students will have their laptop checked out to them
on an individual basis on the second day of school (Wednesday,
Parents and guardians, your assistance in ensuring your
student charges their device every night and brings it to school every
day is most appreciated. For more information about student-issued
devices, please see Riverview's Technology website: https://www.it.rsd407.org
IMPORTANT: All 6th grade students age
11 and older are required
to receive a Tdap booster, unless they have a healthcare provider
signed vaccination exemption form. In addition, WA state law requires
proof of two
varicella (Chickenpox) vaccinations or health care
provider verification of disease, in addition to all other required
- Please contact your health
care provider to discuss vaccinations prior to the first day of
middle school. If your student is participating in sports, it's a
great idea to schedule your sports physical, vaccines, and any
other health condition paperwork for the same visit!
- Record the dates of new
vaccinations received on the included vaccination paperwork to
bring to orientation. You may also ask your healthcare provider
for a copy of your student's vaccine record. Certificate of
Immunization status and/or Certificate of Exemption must be signed
by a parent/guardian. Certificate of Exemption must also be signed
by a healthcare provider.
- If your student has Medication Authorization
Paperwork, and/or medications at school please
complete the included paperwork, obtain required signatures, and bring
them to orientation. We
have a new form for students carrying over-the-counter medications!
The form will be available on the district website prior to the
beginning of 2019-20 school year and is included in this mailing.
If your student has an Individual
Health/Emergency Care Plan you will receive a
summer mailing with paperwork you need to complete. All
student health plans, medications, and paperwork for 2019-20 must
be submitted to the school before the first day of
- Medication Authorization,
Certification of Immunization Status/Certificate of Exemption
(only fill in "new/updated" immunizations for past
year), Authorization to Self-Carry, and Student Health Concerns
Annual Update forms can be found online through the district
website: http://www.rsd407.org/departments/health/default.aspx and
Dept. of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools/Immunization
- Medication Authorization,
Immunization, and Student Health Concerns Update forms may also be
scanned and emailed to Nurse Rachel Tomczek, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have any questions
regarding health forms, please contact Nurse Rachel at
425-844-4662 or email@example.com
Volleyball (7th & 8th graders)
Boys' Soccer (7th & graders)
Co-ed Cross Country (6th, 7th & 8th
The first practice for these
sports is on
- Forms will go online in
- Summer is a great time to
get those physicals done.
- Check if your students'
physical has expired on the Sports page of the Tolt website.
- Physical forms can be
printed off the Sports page on the website as well and should be
turned in when complete to the main office.
- If your student wants to
participate in our first season of sports, all online paperwork
and physicals need to be completed and submitted or turned in to
the Tolt main office by Monday, August 26, 2019.
Please call the main office with any
taking part in sports at Tolt should come prepared for that sport
on the first day of practice, September 5th, and meet in the
coaches will instruct students from there as to where to go and
what to do.
will be assigned to those students not currently in PE
students participating in Tolt sports will be issued a uniform for
uniform will be on loan during the season and must be returned
clean at the end of the season.
students will be bused to and from the away meets.
make prior arrangements with the coach and or athletic director if
your student will NOT be riding the bus back to Tolt after a competition
or if your student will miss any practices or competitions.
You can check the activity bus schedule online or in the office for
stops and times. The competition and practice schedules will be
posted on the Sports calendar and Sports page of the Tolt website.
September 12th starting at 6:15 pm, we will be having our Curriculum
Night for parents and guardians. This is a time for parents and
guardians to meet their students' teachers, follow their daily
schedule, and learn more about the courses they are taking. Here is the
schedule for the evening:
5:45 - 6:15 PTSA
Meeting in Gym
6:15 - 6:30 Welcome
6:30 - 6:35 Released
to 1st Period
Since this is a time
set aside for parents and guardians to meet teachers, we are asking
that students not attend this evening. Please arrive early as parking
will be limited.
We are looking
forward to seeing parents and guardians at Curriculum Night!
Volunteer at the Student Store for the 2019-2020 School
Year! Sign up NOW!!
We are excited to bring you another fun
year of the PTSA-sponsored Tolt Student Store - open for your
students, each day, during lunch!!
- Have your
child stop by and see what's new for snacks, drinks AND
school supplies - even ear buds, tissues and deodorant!
Student Store is a different account than a student lunch account
and we accept cash, Tolt Tickets and Student Store Punch
card purchases! Please remember we cannot make change for $20
bills - smaller bills are much easier for your kids to use at
- Want to
purchase a $5/$10 Punch Card for your student, so they can use it
at the store?
If you would like to volunteer, to work a shift in the
store (daily 11:15AM-1:15PM), please contact Kristen Federico at Kristen_Federico@hotmail.com.
It's run completely by volunteers and we'd love to have
Orientation, 8AM - 11AM & 12PM - 3PM
Office closed for staff meetings
6th graders and WEB Leaders ONLY
7th & 8th graders
Second Day of School, everyone
starts at 8:25 AM
10 School Picture Day
The Riverview School
District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations
and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis
of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran
or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or
identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service
animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other
designated youth groups. This holds true for all district
employment and student opportunities. Inquiries regarding
compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school
district's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer (Janet L. Gavigan,
425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Molly Lutz,
425-844-4500) at 15510 1st Ave. NE, Duvall, WA 98019