Important School Information

Below is some information to answer many of the questions you may have about the start of school. If you have a question not answered here, please call the school office at 503-256-6519. The office hours are 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Breakfast and Lunch. 

David Douglas offers both breakfast and lunch to all students in the district. There is no charge for breakfast or lunch for any families during the 2021-22 school year. Visit the Nutrition Service webpage for menus, nutrition information, and updates on meal service.

Late Arrival Wednesdays

All schools in the David Douglas School District, except Fir Ridge Campus, will open one and one half hours late every Wednesday throughout the school year. This means that every Wednesday Ron Russell Middle School will start at 9:40 a.m. Teachers and administrators meet every week in teams during this time to plan and implement school improvements to increase academic achievement for every student.

Bell Schedule

View the 2021-22 RRMS Bell Schedule here

Bus Routes

Bus Route information can be looked up here. Please call the Transportation Department at (503) 256-6526 if you have questions.

P.E. Uniforms

P.E. uniforms are required.  They cost $10.00 for the shirt and $10.00 for shorts and are available at any time in our Attendance Office.  Students may also wear a plain white T-shirt and black shorts.

RRMS Twitter

Follow us now on Twitter @RRTimberwolves for all things RRMS and photos of students working in classrooms.

Attendance

We continue to emphasize regular attendance (five or fewer days absent for the school year). Our goal is for every student to have a minimum of 90% attendance rate.  There is no substitute for being in school and school achievement is maximized when students are here. If a student is vomiting or has a fever, please keep them at home. Please schedule doctor, dentist, or orthodontist appointments for before or after school hours whenever possible. If you can’t please try to arrange them for lunchtime. Your student needs to be in class learning at RRMS.

Supplies

Please make sure your student arrives to school with all school supplies. The RRMS supplies list available here.

Student Information Packets

Student information packets are sent home the first day of school. Any updates you need to make for your student (such as contact information) should be done through your ParentVue account.

Student Immunizations

Parents will receive information throughout the year, beginning with the first week packet, that explains the requirements for student immunizations. Please make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. If you have questions regarding immunizations please call our School Nurse at (503) 256-6519 ext. 5619.

Daily Planners

Every student will receive a daily, customized RRMS planner, which also contains our student/parent handbook. When your student receives this book, please read and review it with your child. This planner will be used by all our teachers when giving assignments and planning instruction. If a planner is lost, a replacement planner can be purchased in the main office for $3.00
View the current year’s planner.