Robinson Student Ram Blast | August 21, 2020


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

Good evening Robinson Ram families! We have been VERY productive this week! Teachers participated in many professional development sessions and planned together in preparation for the start of the school year. Students picked up their laptops this week and we will finish up on Monday, 8/24/20. Please take a moment, if you have not already, and join your respective google classroom. Mr. Farmerie and I regularly update the classroom with important information. Scroll down and click on your respective grade level to join your google classroom.

Principal Phillips sent an e-Notify today with important dates. Please read her letter below and save the below dates on your calendar.

Mr. Farmerie sent an e-Notify on 8/20/2020 with details of laptop distribution make-up dates. Make-up laptop distribution will be held on August 26th and 27th between 10am and 2pm. 

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


Laptop Distribution Make-up Days


August 26 & 27, 10am - 2pm

Final call for grades 7-9 to pick-up your FCPS device and set/reset password. View details and map here.

Letter sent via e-Notify on 8/21/2020 from Principal Phillips

Dear Robinson Parents/Guardians,

The teachers officially started back on Monday and we are having a productive week of meetings, planning, and setting up in anticipation of the start of school!   

I thank you for your patience and the support you have extended to all of us over these past weeks and months - we couldn't do this without you!

I wanted to alert you to some upcoming events:

  • Middle School RAMping Up Orientation begins next week.
  •  9th grade virtual orientation video will be sent next week.
  • Robinson Pyramid Principals Virtual Listening Forum On Racial Equity- August 25.   LINK AND DETAILS FORTHCOMING.
  • Virtual orientation/check-in.  ALL students will be expected to participate - September 2.    LINK AND DETAILS FORTHCOMING.
  • Back to School Town Hall- September 2.  Administration will provide parents with key updates and answer questions.  LINK AND DETAILS FORTHCOMING.

I look forward to the new school year and welcoming both our returning and new students and families!  This year will be a team effort.  I feel confident that we will have a great start to the school year and set your children on a path for active learning and engagement.

Tracey Phillips


Robinson Secondary


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

Registration Deadline Extended!

Orientation sessions on Monday, 8/24 and Tuesday, 8/25 have filled, but space is available at certain times on August 26 - 28. Please use the link above to access the registration form. We hope your RAM can join us!

Registered students will receive a session link from Blackboard Collaborate in their FCPS email account at least one day prior to their chosen session date.

If you have questions, please contact Mary Aunon,


Robinson Bell Schedule & Link Organizer

School begins on Tuesday, September 8 which is a BLUE day. On Blue days, students attend periods 1, 3, 5,& 7 and periods 2, LS/LS*, 6,& 8 on GOLD days. View the Bell Schedule, Link Organizer, & BLUE/GOLD Calendar for the 1st quarter here. Students may choose a PDF or Google Doc format.

bell schedule

*Learning Seminar: A period when students rotate through their schedule to see their teachers for additional time on Gold Days. See the monthly Blue/Gold calendar to see which periods students will attend. (ie. LS1 = period 1)

School Supply List

View the middle school basic supply list here.

Yearbook Distribution

The fourth and final pick-up day for last year's MS and HS yearbooks is Monday, August 31. Please see the yearbook website post for times and details. There are no additional books to purchase as both sold out.

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:

Calendar Reminder


Monday 8/24 - Friday, 8/28 | RAMping Up Orientation Sessions, 7th Grade

Tuesday, 8/25 | Robinson Pyramid Principalson Equity; 7pm (Details above)

Wednesday, 8/26 & Thursday, 8/27 | Laptop Distribution, 10am-2pm

Monday, August 31 | MS/HS Final Yearbook Distribution Day, 8-11am

Wednesday, 9/2 | Virtual Orientation for ALL Students, 7-12, Link forthcoming

Wednesday, 9/2 | Back to School Town Hall, Link forthcoming

Tuesday, 9/8 | First Day of School, Blue Day/Periods 1,3,5,7

Counselor Corner

Periodic updates from the student services department.

Hello Robinson Middle School Families!!  I know many of you have picked up your laptops and several of you are still waiting for your turn. Don't worry, you won't miss anything.

Students, when you get your laptop, make sure to bookmark StudentVue. Use this link. The login information is the same information for your computer login. When schedules go live (September 2 or 3), you will be able to see your schedule of classes using this site. You will also be able to see your grades and your online attendance. We are all here to help you, so please be sure to reach out to us!!

If you need to reach your counselor, here is who to reach out to:

7th Grade

Student Last names A-La Nathan Herendeen

Student Last names Le-Z Dolores Malloy

8th Grade

Student Last names A-Le   Jamee Lyons

Student Last names Li-Z   Valerie Peters

Parents, you too have access to student grades and attendance in ParentVue.  Use this link.  If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it using this site as well.  There is also a mobile app you can download to your phone.  If you have never accessed ParentVue, please contact Melanie Knowlton at

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,

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 |

ms admin

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