JRMS School Vision
James Rutter Middle School students and staff are respectful, responsible, and resilient. Our school celebrates creativity and diverse cultures and stakeholders are invested and take pride in our community. At JRMS, students are cared for, feel safe, and have a desire to attend. We continually work towards achieving excellence and we have a collaborative, motivating, and engaging environment dedicated to the success of all students.
Click on the image below for the Bell Schedules!
Word of the Week
BEST, – adj., adv., n., v., better than anyone or anything else, to defeat someone or something. “The best advice is to do your best at whatever you attempt, besting all of your previous efforts.” (To download a printable copy of the current Word of the Week, click on the word itself.)
This Week @ JRMS
Monday -- Regular Schedule. Super Hero Day
Tuesday -- Regular Schedule. Big Bang Theory Day
Wednesday -- Late Start Schedule: School in at 9:30am. Opposite Day.
Thursday -- Regular Schedule. Fancy Day.
Friday -- Rally Schedule. Spirit Day.
Click HERE to view the detailed new daily schedule.
Community School Board Meetings
Please join the Elk Grove Unified Board of Education at a Community School Board meeting in October. To ensure that all students have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, the Board of Education’s Community Budget Meetings are intended to engage the public in a transparent and collaborative process.
To view the full text of this invitation, click on one of the links below:
Common Core Information
There is a survey which is an important part of the Common Core process. Parents may access this survey, in their own language, by going to this link.
New Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffman
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously this evening (Tuesday, September 16, 2014) to appoint Christopher R. Hoffman as Superintendent. Hoffman, who currently serves as Superintendent of El Dorado Union High School District, will join EGUSD on November 17, 2014.
Hoffman will serve as chief executive officer of the largest school district in Northern California and the fifth largest in California. He will be the sixth Superintendent in the 55-year history of Elk Grove Unified and the first Superintendent in District history to receive elementary and secondary education in EGUSD schools. He attended Herman Leimbach Elementary, Charles Mack Elementary and James Rutter Middle schools, and graduated from Valley High School in 1986.
Hoffman has spent his professional career in public education, working with diverse student populations in wide-ranging communities across Northern California, including Elk Grove, Lodi and the Sierra foothills. He is highly committed to improving the teaching and learning of socioeconomically disadvantaged students. As a principal and superintendent, he has a solid record of improved academic performance for socioeconomic disadvantaged students as measured on the Academic Performance Index with a 43 point gain in El Dorado Union High School District, 62 point gain at Mira Loma High School and 102 point gain at Tokay High School during his tenure.
Hoffman has been a visionary and innovative leader, training educators to recognize the importance of a student's culture in the relevance of their education. He served as a trainer for Cultural Competence, focused on the needs of schools and how to creatively move them forward. Under his leadership, El Dorado Union High School District has been recognized for fiscal stability and attracting top leaders while supporting employees in career development.
Hoffman has served as Superintendent of El Dorado Union High School District for the past four years. He began his career in 1992 in education as a social science teacher at Valley High School, and went on to help open Laguna Creek High School, where he became a vice principal, before serving as principal at Tokay High School in Lodi and Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. Prior to becoming Superintendent, he served as Associate Superintendent for the El Dorado Union High School District.
Hoffman has been married for 21 years to Judy Hoffman. They have two boys, Chris Jr., 16, and Jacob, 15, who both attend Cosumnes Oaks High School.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Hoffman back to the Elk Grove Unified School District as our new leader!
Brandon Krueger, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent of Human Resources
Elk Grove Unified School District
CELLPHONES AT JRMS
Students are not allowed to use cell phones while on campus. Phones must be turned off before coming on campus (no silent or vibrate!) and may not be turned on until after school gets out (after the final bell). Acaletes students may not to turn their phones on during the extended day.
Any phones that are used or which ring during the school day (or the extended school day) will be confiscated. This includes phones that fall out of your pocket in class. After the second infraction of this JRMS Rule, your parents must come to school to get your phone!
How to enter our parking lot
Please refer to the picture of our parking lot entrance below. Our parking lot entrance has two lanes. ONLY the right lane is for dropping off students. The left lane is for proceeding to the parking area to park your car.
If you are just dropping your student off at school, please use the right lane.
This Week At JRMS!
Click HERE for the September Student Activities Calendar.
School Site Council
The next JRMS School Site Council meeting is Wednesday, October 22, 2014.