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RIM Middle School

Welcome to RIM Middle School- Home of the Wolves!

Listed below is all class information, teacher contact information, schedules, and school support for all RIM students and parents. This page will be updated with information throughout the school year!

Our students have decided on a mascot, the Wolves, and school colors are purple, blue, and gold. The mascot graphic is currently being designed by RIM middle school students.

Check out the Wolves Fight Song!! Play button for RIM Written by: student Izaiah Leggate.

Click here for the Welcome Letter (Spanish) from Principal Richard Shaw.

¡Bienvenidos a RIM de las Escuela Secundaria!

Upcoming Key Dates and Congratulations Mrs. Hein!

End of Semester Information from Principal Richard Shaw

I hope all of you will join me in congratulating Mrs. Hein soon on the new addition to her family…what an exciting time! Jonathan Eick (pronounced ike) will be our long-term substitute while Mrs. Hein is out on maternity leave.  

Here is a video Mr. Eick put together for everyone to introduce himself!

Mr. Eick will teach PE/Health and perform daily attendance tasks. The class Google Meets link and contact information is listed below in Class Information and Office Hours.

Key Dates:  
Jan. 17: No school and district offices closed (holiday)
Jan 27: End of the Semester & Last day students can submit missing work.
Jan 28: No School (teacher grading day)
Jan. 31: No School (workday for teachers) & Grades due from teachers by 4 PM.
Feb. 1:  First day of 2nd Semester
Feb. 7:  Final 1st Semester Grades mailed home to RIM Families (could be earlier)
Feb. 14: RIM Parents receive grades via US mail

Class Information and Office Hours

To join a class or teacher office hour, simply click the designated link below.

Chris Claggett – Math/Science Teacher
Class Google Meet:

Office Hours
11:45 – 1:10pm (M-F)
Office Hour Google Meet:

David Ramsdell – Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher
Class Google Meet:

Office Hours
11:05 – 12:30pm (M-F)
Office Hour Google Meet:

Jill Hein – Health/Physical Education Teacher
Class Google Meet:

Maternity Leave Substitute – Jonathan Eick
Class Google Meet:

Office Hours
10-20 – 11:05am (M-F)
Office Hour Google Meet:

Class Expectations and Support

Class Expectations

School Supply List

To pick up a Chromebook, textbooks, or lunch please go to your home school.

IT Help Desk

For Parents

ParentSquare Log-in | ParentSquare is the communication program GAPS uses to connect parents with the district. Updates, alerts, news, and other communication will come through email, text, or app notification. By activating an account, you can adjust notification settings, language preferences, and engage in your school community by commenting on posts.

Student Parent Handbook | This tool breaks down GAPS departments, services, and more.

Mental Health Resources | GAPS has Mental Health services in the district, as well as community partnerships with local mental health organizations.

Family Resources | Here is a list of services and resources in the Albany community and GAPS school community for parents and families. 

FACT Office | Family and Community Together (FACT) is the Health and Social Service program for GAPS. The FACT team helps link families with available community services and assist in navigating the school system.

GAPS Facebook | Follow the Greater Albany Public Schools Facebook page for community news.

Office Contact Information

Tabitha Neely – Head Secretary

Jill Hein – Care Team, Electives, and Attendance Coordinator

Richard Shaw – RIM Principal

IT Help Desk

Virtual Back to School Night

Check out each teacher’s Back to School Night video to learn more about each RIM class structure, subject content, and how to reach your students teachers.

Mr.Claggett (Math/Science) Mrs.Hein (Health/PE) Mr.Ramsdell (ELA/SS) Principal Richard Shaw

Bell Schedules

 Mon, Tu, Th, Fri

  1st Period   7:50 – 8:35am
  2nd Period   8:40 – 9:25am
  3rd Period   9:30 – 10:15am
  4th Period   10:20 – 11:05am
 Lunch/Support   Services   11:10 – 1:05 pm
  5th Period   1:10 – 1:55pm
  6th Period   2:00 – 2:45pm
  Teach Prep   2:45 – 3:30pm

Wednesday (early release)

  1st Period   7:50 – 8:35am
  2nd Period   8:40 – 9:25am
  3rd Period   9:30 – 10:15am
  4th Period   10:20 – 11:05am
 Lunch/Support   Services   11:10 – 12:05pm
  5th Period   12:10 – 12:55pm
  6th Period   1:00 – 1:45pm
  PLC   1:55 – 2:50pm

Student Class Schedule

Click on your class link to enter the Google Meets Classroom

  Period   1   2   3   4   Lunch   5   6
  Grade 6   Science   Math   H/PE   OPEN     LA   SS
  Grade 7   OPEN   H/PE   LA   SS     Science   Math
  Grade 8   LA   SS   Science   Math     OPEN   H/PE

All students will have one OPEN (no class) period per day. OPEN classes may change to an elective offering for students.

Click here for the District Academic Calendar