August Informational Letter

Welcome to Rachel L. Carson Environmental

Middle School



We are excited to be getting ready for the upcoming school year. The Rachel Carson program will consist of 180 students with six core teachers. The theme for the program in 2007-08 is SYSTEMS. You will be hearing much more on this theme this year!! The following is some basic information to get you ready for a good start on September 4th. The first day is a full day for students. Classes begin promptly at 7:40 AM and end at 2:05 PM.  Your child should be at school by 7:30 AM. Please have your student meet Rachel Carson staff in the cafeteria on the first day.


First Day of School for Parents:

Current RC parents will give an orientation to all new parents. The orientation will begin at 7:40 AM; the RC parents will greet you in the cafeteria when your students go to class. The orientation will last less than 1 hour.


Rachel Carson Website:

Please visit the website often for updated information. The site will be continually changing to meet everyone’s needs.  The new site is at:  We will be putting a link to this new site on Five Oaks’ Webpage in late August.


Five Oaks Packet Pickup:

Yes, you do need to come in to pick up your informational packet on the following dates. This packet contains bus route, lunch, PE, and emergency contact information. If you cannot come in to pick up the packet, it will be mailed to you. PLEASE DISREGARD THE FIVE OAKS CLASSROOM SUPPLY INFORMATION. THE RC INFORMATION IS INCLUDED IN THIS LETTER AND ON THE WEBSITE.



Wednesday, August 22      9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Thursday, August 23         9:00 am – 1:00 pm


                                      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm



Site Visits:

The Rachel Carson program is again planning our site visits for Wednesdays. Most months, the program will take 3 site visits. To make these site visits most effective, we need parents to chaperone. Please plan to chaperone at least one site visit per student this year. If everyone will do this, we will not be short handed. Last year, several site visits were close to being cancelled due to a lack of parent chaperones. Dates and locations will be handed out the first week of school for you to sign up.


Bus Route Information:

Bus route information will be available at the Five Oaks packet pickup dates. The AM bus picks up the student from an assigned pick up location near your house. The student is bussed to a hub and then to Five Oaks Middle School. After school, the student rides to his/her home high school and rides a regular bus route home.


This Year’s Staff:

Rebecca Hall                                       science/co-facilitator

Debbie Hurley                                     humanities

Kathy Cleavenger                                 math

Tammy Schrader                                  math/co-facilitator

Pad Quinn                                          science

Kendall Gibson                                    humanities


Contact Information:

Should you have questions prior to the start of school, you can contact one of the following staff members:


Tammy Schrader at

Rebecca Hall at


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