7:30 AM - 3:00 PM FAMMS Office Re-opens
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Macaw Night
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM 7th Grade First Day of School
7:30 AM - 1:55 PM First Day of School (all students)
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Back to School Night
We received verification that Guinness has officially declared Frank Augustus Miller’s May 20, 2016 square dance the world record! We had 1040 dancers on that day, including students, staff members, Board members, and parents from our PTSA. The event was the culmination of our physical education dance unit. The PE department also taught the square dance moves to our staff members. In addition to thanking all of our students and staff, special appreciation and acknowledgement is due to the following individuals: Assistant Principal Mark Shaw, 8th Grade PE Department Chair Bryan Jones, ELA and AVID Teacher Terri Lowery, Parent Charity Balliger, and PTSA President Kileen Sartin. We also received donations from individuals towards the purchase of the shirts that were given to all dancers at the event. We thank those individuals. Local square dancing clubs supported us by serving as witnesses to the event. We also thank Justin Grayson, Robert Bledsoe, and the RUSD Communications Team, as well as John Enyeart, Sid Llera, and the Poly team for their assistance in capturing our dancing on video. We were supported by the RUSD Budget Department, Transportation Department, and M & O Department. It truly took a team effort to accomplish the square dancing world record!
Did you know that proof of the TDAP immunization is required by law in order for students to enter the 7th grade? Proof of immunization may be turned in to the main office, faxed to 951-328-2912, emailed to email@example.com, or turn in a copy to the C.R.C. from 7:30am – 4:30pm, M.-F. Beginning August 29th, the first day of school for 2016-2017, 7thgrade students who do not have documentation of this immunization will not be able to attend school until documentation is presented to the school. Immunizations should be obtained from your Healthcare provider. If your child does not have health insurance or has Medi-Cal, they can receive immunizations from the RUSD Health Center (5700 Arlington Ave, Riverside 92504). Walk-in Health Center hours: Monday thru Friday from 1:30 PM- 4:00 PM. Thank you!
On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, all Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) facilities (schools, offices and facilities, etc.) will be closed to the public, as the District conducts an organization-wide professional development and training day for RUSD staff. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we are confident that offering organization-wide professional development and training opportunities will have a tremendous impact on student achievement within RUSD. Click the headline for further details.
Macaw Night 2016 will be on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in the gym from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Please plan on staggering your start time. Typically the first hour of the event is congested and wait times increase. We have a little over 1000 students and if our families arrive at the same time, then expect to wait. Our staff will do our best to move the lines rapidly. Your patience is much appreciated! This is a time for students to pick up their class schedule, turn-in required school forms, tour the campus, and optionally purchase PE wear, Chromebook cases, yearbooks and ASB Cards. Students MUST have verified T-dap immunization on file with the school in order to receive a class schedule. Students MUST be accompanied by an adult. Please watch for the FAMMS Parent Handbook in the mail in August with further information on this event as well as the required school forms. A copy of the handbook will also be available for download on our school website in August. We look forward to meeting students and parents at this event. Thank you!
The official first day of school for 7th grade students is Friday, August 26, 2016 from 7:30 - 10:30 AM. This will be an orientation day for 7th grade students where they will be introduced to FAMMS policies and procedures, meet their teachers and participate in welcome activities. We are looking forward to welcoming our students to middle school!
Parents, please plan to attend the FAMMS Annual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The evening will begin with a brief PTSA meeting from 5:15-5:30 PM followed by a Parent Technology Orientation in the gym from 5:30 - 6:00 PM. This will be a time for parents to learn how to monitor student grades using the Aeries Parent Portal and homework assignments using Haiku. From 6:00 - 7:30 PM parents will follow their student's class schedule and meet their teachers and learn about classroom policies and procedures. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Please be aware that beginning with the 2014/15 school year, every WEDNESDAY will be an early release day for students, school dismisses at 12:05 PM. School busses run accordingly on Wednesday's. The early release day allows for teacher/school planning time. Please mark your calendars accordingly and make any necessary transportation or after-school care arrangements. Please click on the Champions link to the right for information on our after-school programs. Thank you!
A BIG congratulations goes out to Mr. Peter Siy, Campus Supervisor. He has been selected as the FAMMS Classified Employee of the Year! We all appreciate his hard work and dedication to our staff, students and community. Thank you for all you do Peter!
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Mrs. Kileen Sartin, FAMMS PTSA President. She has been honored as the FAMMS Volunteer of the Year! Her hard work and dedication to the teachers, students and staff is very much appreciated by all. She did a Macawsome job serving FAMMS! Thank you for all you do Mrs. Sartin!
Don’t forget that every Wednesday is a Spirit Day at Frank Augustus Miller Middle School. With our focus on exposing ALL students to College and their academic life/plans after High School, we have made Wednesday a day where the students can wear their favorite College Team/University Wear. Every Friday is our school spirit day, please wear our school colors of turquoise and yellow. PLEASE support the Spirit at Frank Augustus Miller!
Frank Augustus Miller Middle School PTSA is collecting Box Tops for Education. This is a great way to earn money for FAMMS, just by collecting General Mills Box Tops. Here are some examples of the various vendors who offer Box Tops. Each 7th period class has a wrapped box to put box tops in. Thank you for your participation and bring in those box tops!
RUSD uses Haiku, an online learning management system, that allows parents to stay in communication with teachers regarding classroom assignments and policies. All teachers at FAMMS have a Haiku web-page. Content on pages will vary by teacher or department. In general, parents will have access to: the course syllabus, grading practices, biographical teacher information, contact information, classwork and homework assignments, teacher created notes and handouts that often may be downloaded to view or print, helpful course-related links and class calendars. Please click on the Parents tab above for information on creating a parent Haiku account.
The Aeries Portal allows parents and students to monitor grades, missing assignments, and late work in “real time” from any internet connected device. Aeries should be checked daily to monitor student progress. Please see directions to the left to create an account. Please contact the main office for the verification code required for account creation.