Principal's Message

October 25, 2020


Good evening, East Rutherford Middle School students and families. This is Dr. Walker your principal with an important message. I hope you are having a great day. On Monday, October 25th hybrid group A students will not attend school face to face. Monday is a Remote Learning Day for all RCS students. Students will need to complete their assignments in Canvas. Teachers will have required professional development sessions on Monday and various planning sessions. If you need to reach your teacher please send a message via Canvas. I am excited to share several new updates regarding middle school sports. Middle school sports will begin on November 4th!  Our first three sports include cross country for girls and boys; girls volleyball; and girls and boys golf. Sign-up, tryouts, and other information is located via Canvas, our school website, and Facebook page. 

We will offer FREE sports physicals on October 29th at 3pm. 6th graders we encourage you to take part in this opportunity. 7th and 8th graders and any 6th graders that had a physical before March 20th you are still eligible to participate in sports with your current physical on file due to the extension offered by the state. You must have a physical on file to condition or tryout for any RCS sport. If you can not make it on October 29th you can still get a free physical at Forest City Walk-In Clinic behind the mall anytime during the month of October. If you plan to go to Forest City Walk-In Clinic you will need to come by the school to get the correct physical packet to take with you to the Walk-in Clinic.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Deaton or call the school.


Cross Country conditioning will begin on Tuesday, October 27th and Thursday, Oct 29th. Conditioning will start at 3:15 PM students will meet at the ERMS football field. Please contact Coach Alisha Fowler for more information. 


Volleyball conditioning will begin Tuesday, October 27th and Friday, October 30th from 3:15 to 5:00 PM. Please contact Coach Ashlea Houston or Coach Alison Greene for more information. 


Golf conditioning will begin on Thursday, October 29th and Friday October 30th at the Forest City Golf Course starting at 4:00 PM. Our golf team is combined with players from all three middle schools. Parents will need to provide transportation to and from the golf course for conditioning, tryouts, practices, and matches.  Please contact Terry Osteen at Forest City Golf Course 828-248-5222.


Golf,Cross-country, and Volleyball tryouts will begin on November 4th. 

We will continue our ERMS Spirit Week this week. Students I encourage you dress up from home on Monday and send us pictures via Canvas. Monday and Thursday dress in your tacky and wacky clothing for Tacky Day. Tuesday and Friday wear your ERMS colors or ERMS shirts to show us that you love school! I have enjoyed seeing students participate in spirit week and we will use your pictures for the ERMS yearbook.

Have a wonderful evening!