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]
Thomas Russell News
APRIL IS POETRY MONTH
April is Poetry month at the Milpitas Library. We have great news: Through the month of April over a hundred artworks by Russell art students will be displayed in the library (in the main lobby and the teen center). Russell's art students wrote Haiku poems and then created mixed-media artworks with old books and paint. Don't miss out, these are awesome works of art!
Schedule for the week of March 23rd.
Wednesday, March 25 (regular schedule) 8:30a - 1:20p
Thursday, March 26 (regular schedule) 8:30a - 3:00p
Friday, March 27 (minimum day schedule) 8:30a - 12:20p. Please be timely in providing transportation home for your children.
The week March 30 - April 3...Spring break. April 6 return to school 8:30 SHARP!
VTA Summer Blast Pass 2015
Summer Blast Pass offers unlimited rides on VTA all summer long for only $75. That’s the same great price as last year and a savings of $60 off the regular price of three monthly youth passes! VTA’s SBP is a perfect way to get to summer jobs, the movies, the mall and all their favorite places.
Great America for 8th Grade Students Only
Monday, April 6th, Great America Tickets will go on sale. The tickets will be $35 and only $5 if you have a current season pass. CASH ONLY
The academic and Social probation apply to this trip. The last purchase date will be May 22, 2015.
This year our students at Thomas Russell Middle School in grades 7–8 and will be participating in the first operational Smarter Balance Test. This means they will receive full-length tests for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics, with approximately eight to ten hours of total testing time for each student.
Each test English Language Arts and Math has three parts:
Our testing window is from April 13 to May 1, 2015. We want to thank you in advance for your support in making sure your children are here on time everyday as doing make up sessions will prove to be extremely challenging.
If you would like anymore information, please visit the CDE's Smarter Balanced Assessment System Web page for additional information about the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.
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 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.
Russell Buck Store
Students may earn Russell Bucks for the following:
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.