Robinson Student Ram Blast | August 14, 2020


Providing students and parents with important updates and reports of events and happenings in the middle school.

Welcome Back!

Good evening Robinson Ram families! Thank you for reading our first Ram Blast of the 2020-2021 school year. As many of you know, this year will be unlike any we have experienced. Whether you are new to Robinson as a 7th grade student or newly enrolled, our teachers and staff have been working to make sure you each have a wonderful school year of learning, relationship building, and growth!

This newsletter will be sent weekly on Fridays. Since the virtual world is our new reality, please take time each week to read this together with your Ram and discuss the variety of topics included. Each week we will share important information, content related topics to discuss, and celebrate our amazing students. Even if we cannot be together physically, we can utilize our tools to continue building lasting relationships with our community and families. 

If you are newly enrolled to FCPS, you will be mailed your SIS parent activation letter between August 26th and August 28th.

Please continue to e-mail or call us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas. We are all in this together! 

Chelsea Tryon 

7th Grade SS Administrator


Letter sent via e-Notify on 8/13/2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Below you will find the forms you will need to start the 2020-2021 school year. This year completion of forms to return to school will be completed online due to COVID 19. Complete all of the required forms and email them to your grade level staff member by August 28, 2020.   

7th Grade: Jennifer McAuliffe,

8th Grade: Debbie Graboyes,

  • Emergency Care Card- Ensure all information is accurate. We must be able to contact you in the event of an emergency. 
  • Technology   

Attention 7th Grade families:

The TDAP Immunization is a mandatory requirement for all 7th graders attending Fairfax County Public Schools. In order for your child to attend school on the first day, an updated immunization card/sheet must be turned in to Mrs. Melanie Knowlton at  An exemption note from your child’s pediatrician is required for verification.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Melanie Knowlton at or 703-426-2222. You can also fax the forms to Mrs. Melanie Knowlton at 703-426-2186 for your convenience.  

Please make sure you accept the invite to the Google Classroom by going to and logging in with your credentials.

7th Grade Google Classroom Code: qwpu6yw

8th Grade Google Classroom Code:  6emrjmi

​​​​​​​Thank you in advance! 

Chelsea Tryon 

Subschool 7 Administrator 

Chris Farmerie

Subschool 8 Administrator

Helpful Resources

Online Learning Tools and Resources

Includes Bell Schedule & Class Link Organizer

Supply List

Laptop Distribution Schedule


Laptop distribution is scheduled for the week of August 17. We will be distributing the laptop computers by last name alpha order, not grade level, so that all members of the family in grades 7-9 can come together in one trip. Click here to view the schedule and for details.

RAMping Up Transition Program

We are thrilled to welcome the class of 2026 to Robinson Secondary School! To ease the transition to middle school, asynchronous materials and activities have been created and posted on google classroom for self-directed access by your student. In addition, you are invited to register your student for a supplemental orientation session scheduled during the week of August 24.

See program details using the link below:

Transition Program Information & Link to Register for Orientation Session

Contact: Mary Aunon,


PTSO Welcomes You

Please view the welcome video from President, Suzanne Oshry.

PTSO Welcome Video

Contact Tracing App

Download Virginia’s free COVIDWISE Exposure Notifications app to help protect your community while protecting your privacy. Read about the program at this site:

Robinson Math Resource Website

Students may access work for the math course they are enrolled in for the 2020-21 school year here. The website also includes a refresher on fractions.

School Contacts:

RMS Administration:

Chris Farmerie:       8th Grade Principal |

Chelsea Tryon:        7th Grade Principal |

Katy Frank:              Director, Student Services |

Mary Aunon:            After-School Program Specialist |   

Bryan Hazard:         Systems of Support Advisor |

Student Services Department:

Director, Student Services | Ms. Frank |

DSS Registrar | Ms. Knowlton,

7th Grade Counselors 

Mr. Herendeen (A-La), 

Ms. Malloy (Le-Z), 

8th Grade Counselors 

Ms. Lyons (A-Le),

Ms. Peters (Li-Z), 

Social Worker: Ms. Licciardo,

School Psychologist: Ms. King, 

Special Education Department Chair:  Ms. Stickels,

ms admin

From L to R: ChelseaTryon, Chris Farmerie, Mary Aunon, Katy Frank, and Bryan Hazard