October 8th, 2020


Dear Gifted and Talented Students and Families,


We want to start by celebrating our awesome GT students! We challenged them to set goals that were purposeful and relevant this year and they rose to the occasion. In looking through the learning goals our students have submitted so far, we feel an overwhelming sense of excitement. We hope you do too! 


Your student should now be in the “refine and finalize” stage of the ALP goal-setting process. This means that your student has received specific and personal feedback on his or her learning and social-emotional goals and should be utilizing that feedback to further revise and improve his or her goals. Please check in with your student and make sure this step is completed! Ask to see your student’s copy of the goal-setting document. And, if you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, a content area teacher, or any member of our GT Team at RHMS. 


After Fall Break, we will be sitting down with grade-level teams and asking teachers to familiarize themselves with the goals their GT students have set. We will then seek to pair each student with the individual on that team who can best support them. We recognize that personalized student goals require personalized support and the teachers and staff at RHMS are eager and willing to provide that for our GT students and families. 


I wish you and your family a wonderful and relaxing Fall Break. Enjoy every moment!




Emily Manuel

Professional Learning Specialist

GT Facilitator