Robinson Student Ram Blast | August 28, 2020


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

Virtual Orientation/Check-In

Good evening Robinson Ram families! Week two with our teachers and staff was absolutely amazing! I appreciate how hard each team is working and preparing for you to be in class. We also got to meet so many new Rams this week during RAMping up! Thank you to all who participated!

Two very important updates:

On Wednesday, September 2nd, at 9 am, students will participate in a Virtual Orientation/Check-In by logging into their 1st period class using Blackboard Collaborate. Students will receive an email invite from,, with a link from their 1st period teacher, to their account. Your Ram should receive their 1st period class link on either August 31st or September 1st. During the Virtual Orientation/Check-In, your Ram will receive important information regarding the first week of school including the bell schedule, Learning Seminar, resources for technology support, etc. Please remind your Ram to log in on September 2nd, at 9 am. The rest of your Ram’s class links will be e-mailed after the Virtual Orientation/Check-In. Schedules will be available in StudentVue and ParentVue on Wednesday, September 2nd

If your student is unable to log in on September 2nd, at 9 am, please notify their 1st period teacher via email. Teacher emails can be found in SIS or at the online Robinson Staff Directory

Please let us know if you have any questions. 

On Wednesday, September 2nd at 7 pm, there will be a Town Hall meeting with Principal Phillips and Associate Principal Wong, as well as other administrators, to address questions that students and families have related to distance learning and our virtual opening of school. Additional information to include the BBCU link, will be forthcoming. 

If you are newly enrolled to FCPS, you should have received a SIS parent activation letter between August 26th and August 28th. If you did not, please contact Ms. Knowlton at 703-426-2222.

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


Return To School Information

Final Laptop Distribution Day


Tuesday, September 1st will be the final large scale laptop distribution for all students in grades 7-9 and any new Robinson student grades 10-12.  Laptops will be distributed at door 6 from 10 am - 12 pm.  Please have the students' full name and ID number printed on a piece of paper in the window so the tech team can quickly provide you the laptop.  You will need to log into the computer prior to leaving the campus.  We will have tech support available on site.  

If you do not want a laptop from Robinson you will need to fill out an opt-out form. Email form to Chris Farmerie,

Grade Level Google Classroom


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.

After School Activity Program

virtual club

Robinson will host a virtual club and activity program beginning in late September. It will be a great opportunity for students to learn something new, hang out with friends, meet others with similar interests, and participate in a fitness or wellness program. Details will be shared by mid-September once the first quarter schedule is finalized.

Parents must complete the registration form below in order for their student to participate in any activities during the school year.

After School Club and Activity Permission Form

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.

Library Spotlight

We are so excited to welcome students to the new academic year on September 8th! During these last days of summer, we hope you are continuing to enjoy some great books and participating in the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. We will be extending the contest through the end of our first week at school; please visit this website ( for full details! See you online! 

~ Your Robinson Librarians

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:

New Technology Help Desk Available

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools is launching a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective today, Monday, August 24. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team.

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly.

Calendar Reminder


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

Monday, 8/31 & 9/4 | Orientation for 8th Grade Students New to RMS, 10am, BBCU link and invitation emailed to select students

Wednesday, 9/2 | Virtual Orientation for ALL Students, 7-12, 9am, BBCU links e-mailed for 1st period only

Wednesday, 9/2 | Back to School Town Hall, 7pm, 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!! 

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, 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