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Thomas Russell Middle School

1500 Escuela Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035

Phone: 408-635-2864 Fax: 408-635-2869

Principal: Mr. Damon James [Overall School, Curriculum, Staff, District Policies, Budget]

Assistant Principal: Mr. Luis Lopez [Discipline, Bullying, Assessment, Safety]

Principal's Secretary: Ms. Lexie Petersen [Calendar, Supports Mr. James]

Attendance Secretary: Ms. Kathleen Elias [Attendance, Supports Mr. Lopez]

Secretary Clerk: Ms. Jayne McGowen [Registration, Independent Study, Cum Records]


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1) Click on the blue "Register Now" button in the top left corner of this page.

3) Complete the Parent Registration form. To complete this form, you will need your student’s ID number.

4) Once you have registered, your account must be approved for access to grades. The approval process may take up to 48 hours.

5) Once you have been approved, you will have access to the grades that teachers have published.

6) For questions or assistance, please call the school office at 408-635-2864.

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Parent University - Feb. 5, 2015


Please join us on Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the District Office, located at 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd. Parent University has promised to enlighten you on some important topics, which include but are not limited to the following: dealing with adolescents, understanding the new state testing, working with your children and social media, and providing support for students with special learning needs.  Please see the link provided for details on the workshops.  Childcare is available for free.

Hope you are able to attend,

Mr. James

Posted by: Damon James
Published: 1/25/15

Casa Azteca Fundraiser Flyer

The PTSA will be hosting a family night at Casa Azteca on Wednesday, January 28th.  Please bring the flyer that is attached any time on Wednesday; a percentage of your bill will be donated to the PTSA.

We can't wait to see you there,

Your PTSA Board


Posted by: Damon James
Published: 1/24/15

Cisco Workers Donate Support Russell
TRMS is added to the Cisco Employee matching donation program.  Any Cisco employee can donate to TRMS and Cisco will match the donation 25%.  If you are a Cisco employee, please consider donating.
In addition, Cisco employees can volunteer at the school by attending meetings, supervising field trips, and helping with school functions.  Cisco will donate $10 for every hour of donated time.
A special thanks to the parents of Aavani Sree for sharing this information with all of us.
Posted by: Damon James
Published: 12/4/14

School Office Hours

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Student Registration 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Twice a month the the office will close for office meetings after school has ended.

School Hours

School begins at 8:30 a.m. Please do not have your children arrive to school prior to 7:45 a.m. Staff arrives at 8 a.m., and we do not want students present unsupervised.

  • Students may arrive early than 8 a.m. for GMTR, morning tutoring, or community service as long as they are supervised by a teacher.

Russell Buck Store

Students may earn Russell Bucks for the following:

  • participating in class
  • being a good Peacebuilder

Redeem them in Rm 34

M- F from 7:45-8:20 a.m.

M, T, TH, F 3-3:15 p.m.

W 1:20-1:35 p.m.


Please do not send large bill to school.

Please do not send your students to school with large bill to pay for items. We do not have change for them. We ask that you only send $1 or $5. Thank you for your assistance with this issue.