A Message From Our Principal

Dear Tolt Families,

Our high turn-out at Curriculum Night last night reminded me once again how grateful we are to have such supportive families at Tolt. Our staff valued the opportunity to connect with you and share how we can partner together to support your student. Please do reach out throughout the year if there is ever anything we can do for your student.

We hope to again see many parents and guardians during our upcoming conferences. This is an excellent opportunity early in the year to talk with teachers about your student’s progress. Arena-style conferences will be on Thursday, October 6 from 4:30-7PM in the Tolt MPR. Online conferences via Teams and phone calls will be on Friday, October 7 from 8-11AM and 12-3PM. Below is more information about our upcoming conferences.

I know we are all ready to move on from COVID, and students are also getting colds and other illnesses. Please keep your student home when they are sick. If they have symptoms on the COVID symptom list, they should have a negative test and be feeling better before returning to school. Please see Nurse Rachel’s information below for greater details.

Thank you for sharing your incredible students with us!

Go Bears!

Amie Karkainen, Principal


Upcoming Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th

We are looking forward to connecting with parents and guardians during our upcoming conferences. Since parents and guardians indicated strong interest in both in-person arena-style conferences and online via Teams, times are available for both.

Thursday, October 6th:

Arena-Style Conferences from 4:30-7 PM in the Tolt MPR

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend our arena-style conferences during the evening of Thursday, October 6th. Just show up--no need to sign up in advance. Teachers will keep conversations around 5 minutes so they can talk with all their families. Since conferences will end on time, please arrive early enough to have plenty of time to both wait in line and talk with your student's teachers. Interpreting services will be available.

Friday, October 7th:

Online via Teams or Phone Call from 8-11AM and 12-3PM

Parents and guardians may sign up in advance for conferences with any of their student’s teachers or their counselor.

  • When you sign up, you will have the option of choosing a conference either via Microsoft Teams or a phone call. If you choose a conference via Microsoft Teams, on the day of your scheduled conference, please click on the link in the confirmation email you will receive after you sign up at the start time of the conference. If you choose a conference over the phone, the teacher or counselor will call you at the designated time using the number you include when you sign up.
  • Because conferences are scheduled to start every 10 minutes, the teacher will end each conference so they can be on time for their next conference. You can anticipate having around 5 minutes for each conference.
  • Here is the link to a video about how to sign up for online conferences via Teams or a phone call.
  • Here is the link to sign up for online conferences via Teams or a phone call.

If you do not know the names of your student’s teachers, you can check in Skyward Family Access under the schedule tab.

Attending conferences is optional for parents and guardians. Furthermore, you may choose to only conference with some of your student’s teachers. Our staff is always willing to talk with parents and guardians if you ever think it would be helpful for your student(s).

Note that our students will not attend school on Friday, October 7 as teachers will be in conferences.

Making it a priority to attend conferences is a great way to get personalized feedback about how your student is doing at Tolt. We hope to see you at our conferences in October!


Upcoming Dam Drill

Dam Evacuation Drill

Wednesday, September 28

Your student(s) received a yellow letter about the Tolt Dam Evacuation Drill. The drill is taking place on Wednesday, September 28. Each year all Riverview students in Carnation schools (Tolt Middle School, Carnation Elementary, and the Riverview Learning Center) participate in a Tolt Dam Evacuation Drill. Students learn how to safely evacuate campus by following the route to the evacuation site, which would be used in the unlikely event of a dam breach.  Please read the linked brochure --it has helpful information to assist families with dam evacuation plans.


Book Fair

Dear Parents and Families:

Get ready! This year's Book Fair is going to be epic! We've turned up the volume with more fun, more choices and more excitement, so kids will arrive curious and leave bolder, prouder, and stronger than ever before. Here's what you need to know about our upcoming fair:

  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly
  • You can sign up for Book Fair eWallet, a convenient digital payment account, so your child can shop the Fair cash-free. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute to the eWallet to help build your home library.
  • Here’s a video to explain the eWallet:  Introduction to eWallet (brightcove.net)

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

Fair Dates: October 3rd-6th in the Multi-Purpose Room

Open Opportunities: Before School, At Lunch, During Conferences

Book Fair Homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/toltmiddleschool 

We can’t wait to see your child at the Fair!


Carrie Holeman

Tolt Middle School’s Book Fair Chair



Reflections Art Competition

Tolt PTSA invites all students to enter the Reflections Art Competition for 2020-2023!

Students may enter original works based on the theme, “SHOW YOUR VOICE!” Entries are due to the school office by Wednesday, October 19th.    

Students can enter in the following six art categories:

  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Dance
  • Film/Video

Top scoring pieces will advance to compete at the Riverview PTSA Council competition.


Please complete the entry form and turn it into the Tolt main office by October 19th, 2022. You can also pick up more entry forms in the office.


Contact Tolt Reflections Chair Tara Culbertson at tara880@gmail.com and 

more info can be found at wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections.


Vocal Jazz Ensemble

TSA Club

TSA (Technology Student Association) 

TSA is a technology leadership club where students complete technology projects in categories such as digital photography, video game design, structural engineering, STEM animation, coding, dragster, flight and many more. These projects are often done as individuals, or teams of 2-3. Students can take these projects to the State Competition in March--a fun overnight event in a hotel! 

TSA will begin Tuesday, October 4th, in Mr. McFarland’s room (L911), from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, and will continue on Tuesdays through the state competition in late March. 

The 2023 State Conference will be held Wed, Mar 22, 2023 - Sat, Mar 25, 2023 11:00 AM. 

Interested students can attend the first meeting to hear about the club. They will receive registration paperwork at the first meeting. Please note that club membership requires an ASB card purchase and fees associated with the club.

For more information see https://www.washingtontsa.org/ or email Mr. McFarland at mcfarlande@rsd407.org.  


Picture Re-Take Day

Picture Re-Take Day

Tuesday, October 25

A student wishing to have their picture retaken should bring their original package back to school and return it to the photographer on retake picture day, Tuesday, October 25. If you missed picture day, a new order link will be open closer to October 25.  Please note that student ID's will only be printed for those who missed the original picture day.


Fall Sports Pictures

Upcoming Fall Sports Picture Day

Please mark your calendars for fall sports picture day. Pictures will be taken during practice time. Please have your student athletes bring uniforms and be picture ready for practice.

Forms will be handed out by coaches prior to picture day or to use the online pre-pay feature go to: www.4NSP.com  use code:  R2223-01

Girls Volleyball: Tuesday, October 4


Cross Country and Boys Soccer: Thursday, October 6


Winter Sports I Registration

Winter I Sports Registration

 9/22- 10/20

Winter I sports registration is open!  Please register online by October 20th. 

  • 7th/8th Girls Basketball

  • 6th/7th/8th Wrestling


Parent Pick-up/Drop-off &  

Attendance & Early Student Pick-up

Parent Pick-up/Drop-off


Parents who transport their students will enter campus from the back (using Blanche St), drop off and pick up students at the marked location, loop through the back parking lot, and exit campus back onto Blanche St.

Please note that the front of the school is for bus unloading/loading.


Attendance & Early Student Pick-up

Please communicate absences and tardies as soon as possible to tmsattendance@rsd407.org, or 425-844-4606.

For more information about attendance at Tolt, check out the school website attendance tab.

Early Student Pick-up Procedure


If you need to pick up your student(s) early from school please email or call our attendance office at 425-844-4606. Please allow enough time for the student to be retrieved from their classroom. You will need to come to the attendance office window in order to sign your student out of school. Only parents/guardians and emergency contacts listed in Skyward may sign students out early.


*Please note that buses utilize the front parking area of the school 15 minutes prior to the end of the school day.


Your Levy Dollars at Work

A Special Event for our

Multilingual Families


Tolt Middle School was pleased to hold a unique event for multilingual families just prior to Curriculum Night. The event was specially designed for families of students in our ELD (English Language Development) classes to learn more about Tolt Middle School and to provide feedback to our multilingual educators. Families received information about our school, Skyward, ELD class goals and supporting the home language. A Spanish interpreter was also present. The Tolt staff wants multilingual families to feel welcome at Tolt and appreciates the opportunity to deepen these relationships.  Thanks to your support from the levy, we were able to host this event for the first time.


Tolt Highlights

7th & 8th Grade Choir

Check out our very own Tolt Middle School 7th and 8th grade choir led by Mrs. Snavely.  They have been practicing the national anthem to be sung at a Cedarcrest High School football game on October 14th!  

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: 3/2/224/20/22, and 5/25/22. Email Theresa Tenney (tenneyth@rsd407.org) for more information about joining this team.  



Sign up to be a PTSA Member

Sign up to be a member today! Anyone who signs up by September 30th will get a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Check out our website for more information about how to support your school and PTSA benefits!



Tolt Middle School

PTSA Spirit Gear Fundraiser

Help support our Tolt PTSA by ordering your Tolt Middle School spirit gear! There are many styles and options available to show off your school spirit.  Check out the options and order online today!  Go Tolt Bears!


CHS Sporting Events

Attending Cedarcrest High School Sporting Events

Any Tolt or elementary school students who attend a CHS football game must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students who show up in a group with one adult supervisor, will not be allowed to attend the game. Parents/guardians will not be allowed to drop off their student and then leave the stadium without their student. This is intended to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all spectators.


Riverview Educational Foundation

REF FEST 2022 Tickets

Nurse's Corner

Important Health Updates

We are seeing a big uptick in the number of students who are sick.


Please keep your student home if they have ANY of the following

symptoms unless it is related to a known health condition AND follow the

WA DOH Symptom/Exposure Flowchart.


Please do not send your sick student back to school until they are feeling better, even if they have a negative COVID test. If you need guidance reach out to Nurse Rachel.




  • Fever (100.4 F/38 C or higher) or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Cough (new, changed, or worsening)
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat


*Per District policy, any student who has had a fever over 100 F, has vomited, or had diarrhea, must by symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to school. For fevers, this must be without the use of fever-reducing medication.




  • Testing is available at the district office (15510 1st Ave NE) if needed Monday - Friday, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Monday and Wednesday, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Home tests are acceptable. Free home tests are available through https://sayyescovidhometest.org/ Also most insurance companies cover home tests purchased through your local pharmacy.
  • To find other testing options in King County, visit: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/testing.aspx
  • You can also follow up with your child's physician.

District COVID Dashboard

Thank you for your help to keep our school as healthy as possible,


Nurse Rachel, RN




Give a Night Save a Life event with EYN:


Hello to all of you who are parents or who work with parents!

The Empower Youth Network (in collaboration with other organizations who provide parent & guardian education opportunities) is seeking your input about the best ways to support families through education opportunities.


If you are a parent, please complete our survey and if you work with parents, we would love to have you share this with them


We invite you to take a moment to complete this short survey to let us know what support would be most useful and relevant to you. Please complete by Sept 30.




Thank you for your time and support of this effort!


Resources & Links

September Schedule

Full Day Friday 9/9

Early Release Friday 9/16

Early Release Friday 9/23

Early Release Friday 9/30

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