A Message From Our Principal

Dear Tolt Families,

We are gearing up for another great year at Tolt! As we start the year, we want our students to feel welcomed and a part of our school community. We are looking forward to seeing them soon!

This year, we are consistently scheduling time for students to go over school-wide expectations, learn social-emotional skills, engage in inclusion and belonging lessons, and for our 6th graders to take part in ongoing WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) activities. This will occur during an extended 5th period on the first and third Wednesday of every month during Tolt Time. Click here to view our Tolt Time bell schedule, along with all our bell schedules.

Please welcome the following new staff members to Tolt: Mary Pat Hall (Math Teacher), Radhika Kaluskar (Math Teacher), and Kim Snavely (Choir and Tech Teacher). We also have two open Language Arts teacher positions, so stay tuned for more new staff announcements coming soon. In addition, Carrie Holeman will be moving out of the classroom to be our new librarian. This outstanding group of educators is looking forward to working with our students!

Thank you to our wonderful Tolt Middle School PTSA for purchasing a second outdoor ping pong table. Our students will very much enjoy even more ping pong during lunches!

Our Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on October 6 and 7 this year. To help us gather information, please complete this short survey by September 6 at 4PM.S

We hope your student is getting excited for school to start--please be sure to check out the important upcoming dates below! Go Bears!

Amie Karkainen, Principal


Upcoming Dates to Note

Back-to-Business/Student Schedules August 29

Attendance at Back-to-Business Day is optional as many items can be completed online (see details below). Student schedules will be released in Skyward at 8AM on Monday, August 29.

Main Office Closed August 31

Our office is open from 7:30AM to 4PM now and on school days. Please note that our office will be closed on Wednesday, August 31 for an all-day staff meeting.

Fall Sports Registration Deadline September 1

Complete Final Forms including Physical Examination paperwork and signed waivers, pay ASB Card and Fall Participation fees. Click here for the TMS Sports Page.

First Day of School/First Sports Practice September 6

The first day of school on Tuesday, September 6 will be a full day for all 6th graders and 8th grade WEB Leaders. It will be a 4 hour late start for all 7th graders and non-WEB Leader 8th grade students. First day of practice for Fall Sports.

Full Day Friday September 9

School dismissal at 2:57pm.

School Picture Day September 13

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 13 during the school day.

Early Release Friday September 16

School dismissal at 1:27pm.

Tolt Time Wednesday September 21

During an extended 5th period, students will engage in a lesson from Second Step, our social-emotional curriculum.

Curriculum Night September 22

Tolt Curriculum Night will be in-person on the Tolt campus, starting at 6:15PM on Thursday, September 22.

Parent-Teacher Conferences October 6 and October 7

Thursday, October 6 from 4:30-7PM and Friday, October 7 from 8-11AM and 12-3PM. Friday October 7 is a non-student day at TMS. Please take this short survey by Tuesday, September 6 at 4PM to provide your input on the format.


Attention:  First Day of School Schedule!

First Day of School--September 6th, 2022

The first day of school on Tuesday, September 6th will look different this year as we re-introduce Tolt's WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) program. WEB helps students transition into 6th grade through engaging activities led by 8th grade student leaders.


In the morning, 6th graders and 8th grade WEB leaders will be the only students on campus as they participate in WEB activities. The morning will include a welcome assembly, community-building activities, and a tour of our campus. Our 7th and 8th grade students will arrive in the afternoon for shortened class periods. Here is some important information, with times to note:


*6th graders will catch their bus at the normal time and arrive at Tolt for the start of school at 8:25AM. Breakfast will be available for purchase in the MPR as it normally is in the mornings when students get off the bus. There will be a 30-minute lunch scheduled for all 6th graders and 8th grade WEB leaders.

*7th and 8th graders will catch their bus 4 hours later than normal for a 12:25PM start time (this means if the bus normally picks a student up at 7:38 am, the bus will pick them up at 11:38 am on the first day of school).  An optional lunch for purchase (after bus arrival and before 1st period), will be available in the MPR similarly to how breakfast is served in the mornings.  Please have your students eat at home before coming to school if they are not purchasing lunch at Tolt on the first day.  7th and 8th graders should not arrive on campus until at least noon as their day will not start until 12:25 pm.


Reminders from Our Registrar

Student Information

Please update us with any address, email or phone number changes.


Registration documents for all incoming students can be found on the TMS website under About Us//Registration.


If you are moving out of the area and are planning to withdraw your student from Tolt Middle School, please contact us immediately.

Contact Kim Piira, Tolt Registrar, at piirak@rsd407.org // 425.844.4607 with any withdraws, updates or registration.


Back-To-Business Day

TMS Back-to-Business Day
Monday, August 29, 2022
8:00AM - 11AM and 12PM - 3PM

Attendance is optional. Families may complete items online and/or in-person during our TMS Back-to-Business Day. Click here for more details.
Student schedules will be released in Skyward at 8:00AM on August 29th.

Nurse's Corner

Important Health Updates

Public Health – Seattle & King County, in partnership with the Community Day Center for Children, is offering a series of COVID-19 Community Vaccination Events for children ages 6 months and older. Adult vaccines/boosters are also available on a walk-up basis. Please see the links below for more information:

Thursday, September 15th5+ years: Register here

Thursday, October 13th5+ years: Register here

  • ALL students are required to be up-to-date on required immunizations, or have a Certificate of Exemption on file before September 6, 202All immunization records for new students must be medically verified.


Students with Life Threatening Health Conditions: With the changes to WAC 392-380 and https://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=392-380&full=true&pdf=true, you must provide completed emergency care plan and medications prior to Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Without the appropriate paperwork and medications your student will not be able to attend in-person until these items are completed.


All forms may be submitted via email or fax (425-844-4502) or at the Tolt Back-to-Business day on August 29. All medications (if student does not carry) can be dropped off at the main office during business hours or at the Tolt Back-to-Business day on August 29. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to Nurse Rachel as soon as possible via email: tomczekr@rsd407.org or phone: 425-844-4662. I look forward to supporting your student this next school year!


TMS School Sports Information

Important Requirements to be Eligible for 1st Practice


The following checklist is provided to assist student-athletes in meeting the requirements to participate in any activity:

  • TMS Sports Page
  • Register online through FinalForms
  • Complete Physical Examination Form on file with the Athletic Department
  • Physical paperwork is valid for two years from the date of examination and must be valid for the duration of the entire sport season.
  • Purchase ASB Card through the Optional Fees tab in eFunds ($22)
  • Pay Participation Fee through the Optional Fees tab in eFunds ($80 per sport, $160 max per student per year)
  • To apply for sports participation fee waiver please complete both the Request for Fee Assistance form and Free/Reduce Meals form which can be obtained online at the Riverview School District website.
  • First practice is Tuesday, September 6 for all Fall Sports.




Fall Sports
Registration: 08/04/22 –09/01/22
Season: 09/06/22 – 10/20/22
- Boys Soccer (7th/8th)
- Girls Volleyball (7th/8th)
- Boys & Girls Cross Country (6th/7th/8th)

Winter I Sports
Registration: 09/22/22 – 10/20/22
Season: 10/24/22 – 12/15/22
- Girls Basketball (7th/8th)
- Boys & Girls Wrestling (6th/7th/8th)

Winter II Sports

Registration: 12/01/22 – 01/05/23

Season: 01/09/23 – 03/02/23

- Boys Basketball (7th/8th)

- Girls Soccer (7th/8th)

Spring Sports

Registration: 02/23/23 – 03/23/23

Season: 03/27/23 – 05/18/23

- Boys & Girls Track (6th/7th/8th)

School Picture Day is Coming!

Tuesday, September 13th

Students will be taking school pictures throughout the day with their Social Studies classes.

Families can securely pre-order online now at mydorian.com/order or students may bring the completed form and exact payment day of to give to the photographer directly. Forms will be distributed to students in the first week of school.


Parent Opportunities

TMS Inclusion Advisory Team Parent Opportunities

Our TMS Inclusion Advisory Team is welcoming parents who would like to collaborate with students and staff around making Tolt inclusive and welcoming for all students. This team will meet quarterly this year on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30AM. To learn more about what this team has discussed, check out last year’s meeting minutes: 3/2/22, 4/20/22, and 5/25/22. Email Theresa Tenney (tenneyth@rsd407.org) for more information about joining this team.  


Resources & Links

Important Phone Numbers

Main Office


Attendance Office


Counseling Office


Main Office Hours

School Days


Quick Links

Tolt Middle School Calendar

Bell Schedule

Tolt Middle School Website

Riverview School District Calendar

Riverview School District

Riverview IT-Engage

Nurse's Webpage

Regular School Days


Early-Release Fridays


The Riverview School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer (Missy Harvold, 425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Molly Lutz, 425-844-4500) at 15510 1st Ave. NE, Duvall, WA 98019 
 State Law (RCW 28A-600.420 and School District Policy 3200 prohibit the possession of firearms and weapons at school. This law pertains to guns, knives, clubs, firecrackers, and explosives. Dangerous weapons also include toy or "dummy" or look-alike objects. The full text of the law and the definitions of dangerous weapons, as provided RCW9.41.250 and RCW 9.41.280, are on file in the school office. Possession of firearms on school property will result in a one year mandatory expulsion, subject to appeal with notification to parents and law enforcement. Any violations of these guidelines by students constitutes grounds for expulsion from the Riverview School District and the public schools of the State of Washington, in accordance with the due process provisions of Washington State Law and Board Policy