Dear Guardians/Parents and Students,
I am eager to get our students involved in the classroom. I hope to engage students’ interests
through hands on activities, deepen their depth of knowledge through physical activities, and
through the use of technology in class. The content of the class will be rigorous, relevant to daily
life, and will help your child build relationships in and out of school.
As you are, I am also committed to making this a successful year for your child. Together we
will teach your child to learn an appreciation for school and to develop new school habits. A
suggestion I have is to develop a steady pattern of bringing all required materials to class every
day. Please insist that your student brings their pencil/pen, notebook/paper, folder, and agenda to
class every day. Seeing that we only have 9 weeks in this class I expect them to start
remembering on their own by the second full week of class.
My class rules and consequences are posted on the bulletin board and I expect each student to
1. Follow TFMS expectations 1. Verbal warning
2. Be on time 2. Written assignment
3. Be prepared 3. Note/call home
4. Be respectful 4. Lunch detention
5. Follow the Golden Rule 5. Write up/Office visit
Also, all school rules will be followed strictly in this classroom. There will be no cell phones,
cameras, or any musical devices. Students will follow Zone Zero in and out of my classroom.
This class can be fun and exciting if all the rules are followed.
I am committed to the success of every student I teach. Please contact me if you have any
questions regarding your student and their progress in my class. I am always willing to help you
and your student.
Thank you in advance for working with me. I am looking forward to having a great end to the
Ms. Rachel B. Retherford
Speech and Drama Teacher - 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Encore Team Leader
Forensics Team Coach
Drama Club Sponsor
Turkey Foot Middle School - Rm. 1120
859-341-0216 ext. 283