Robinson Student Ram Blast | September 25, 2020

STUDENT RAM BLAST

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

Distance Learning Procedures

Monday Attendance & Teacher Support

Students are required to complete a Google attendance form every Monday for their 1st period teachers between 8:00-9:00 a.m.  The form is available through their 1st period teacher’s Blackboard 24/7 course or Google Classroom.  They must be logged in using the @fcpsschools.net account to complete this form.  All teachers have discussed the process with the students.  If they do not complete it, they will be marked UNV for the day.  Please remind your students to complete this task.  Teachers will be available for support between 9-11 a.m. by appointment.  Students should make arrangements with their teachers the week before.  If your student is unable to complete the form or complete asynchronous activities for the day due to illness, etc, please call the attendance line - (703) 426-6040.

SR&R Review | Action Needed

Your student just recently viewed the FCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) video and completed the SR&R test. Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, please fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form. The link is a featured announcement on the Robinson Secondary School homepage. Please complete the form by October 30, 2020. Thank you!


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Many of us are missing the sounds of the School Fight Song this fall.  The administration team recorded this special announcement just for you! https://youtu.be/lDii3r8hhUI


Learning Seminar Clarification

Students will NOT receive an additional BBCU link for their Learning Seminar classes. Students should use their links associated with the class that will meet during the scheduled Learning Seminar. For instance, when meeting with their Learning Seminar 1 class, the students will use their 1st period BBCU link. Every middle school student was assigned a BBCU link organizer within their grade level google classroom that includes the bell schedule, Blue/Gold day calendar with Learning Seminar classes, and a place to keep their BBCU links. Please encourage your Ram to complete this google document.  


Stuff the BUS!

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STUFF THE BUS!!! Come on Robinson let's help our neighbors. Across the county, there are over 21 sites to Stuff the Bus and one location is in Burke Center!! On Saturday, September 26th from 10AM-3PM donate at the Oaks Community Center. *** First 20 people who donate more than ten items will get an SGA Tie-dye Ram Shirt***. (while supplies and sizes last)

Photo credit: Kristen B., S.G.A. student


Library


Curbside pickup through the Robinson Library is here! How does it work?
*** Roll out begins with 8th & 9th graders
*** Reserve books by Thursday at Noon
*** Please wait for email confirmation for pickup
*** Pickup will take place Mondays 1:00-4:00 pm
*** Books should be returned during pickup times
*** Library/school staff will pass out/collect books outside of Door #3

Please visit this site for full details: https://robinsonss-fcps.libguides.com/curbside
Happy Reading!

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Featured Library Database:

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fall festival

The Fall for the Book festival held annually at George Mason University is going virtual this year!

This year’s festival will run from September-November, with events and panels happening throughout each week. Our events, which are free to watch on Crowdcast and available to everyone, will also be recorded and available to watch or listen to at a later date for those who cannot attend at the scheduled time.

The full schedule of events for this year’s festival can be found on our website: https://fallforthebook.org/2020-festival-events/ You and your students can register for our events on our Crowdcast page: https://www.crowdcast.io/fallforthebook


Virtual Clubs Begin October 5

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Building community together! Robinson staff are preparing for the middle school virtual after school program set to begin the week of October 5.

The 1st Quarter Club & Activity Schedule will be posted by October 1 on the school website for parent viewing and on the After School Program google site (student facing). In addition to Robinson sponsored programs, students will have access to select programs offered jointly with other FCPS region 4 middle schools - Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, and South County.

Reminder!

Parents must complete the online registration/permission form each year.

After School Club and Activity Permission Form

Program Design:

Students select activities of interest from a list and join the google classroom to enroll in each club. Enrolled students receive meeting links and updates. Attendance will be taken and each club meeting will be approximately 60 minutes. Blackboard Collaborate and Google Meet platforms will be used.

Program Times:

Monday, 2:30 and 3:30 start times

Tuesday - Friday, 3:30 and 4:30 start times

A tutorial video on how to view offerings and sign-up will be posted for student viewing on the After School Program Google Site by October 1.

Staying Informed & Organized:

On October 1, students may access the After School Program google site to join clubs. New clubs will be announced via posts on the grade level google classroom sites and announced on Ram-TV. Sponsors will provide updates via club specific classroom sites.

A Club Proposal form will be posted by mid-October.  

Thank you to our team of teachers and counselors for taking on the added role of activity sponsor during these busy days! You are RAMtastic!

Contact: Mary Aunon,  After School Program Specialist, mfaunon@fcps.edu


Yearbook

Buy your ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL yearbook!

PRICE:

● $30, yearbook only- no personalization this year

● Buy now, and save $10. Price will be $40 at distribution.

PAYMENT:

● Use My School Bucks

Call 1.866.287.3096 and use order number 5050

Go to www.YearbookOrderCenter.com and use order number 5050

** The yearbook price increases after DECEMBER 31, 2020.

QUESTIONS:

Contact the Yearbook Adviser Adrienne Forte at AMForte@fcps.edu

Don’t delay, we SOLD OUT the past two years.

Yearbook Photo Request

PHOTOS OF ATHLETES: Hello to the athletes and parents of athletes in our school community! We'd like to feature you in our yearbook! If you'd be willing to answer a few questions and share some photos, we'd be grateful. Thanks!
https://forms.gle/zwFCY1odccFw4Gow5


Student Services Updates

Important resources and information for parents and students.

Social Work Spotlight

By Kristen Licciardo and Christyn Levy

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"Heads Up" and "Talk It Out" are weekly virtual concurrent groups. Heads Up is for teens between the ages of 14-17 who are working through emotional, mental health or substance use challenges. Talk It Out provides support, education and resources to their parents and guardians.

In the Heads Up group, teens will learn to develop strategies and tools to manage stress and weather life's inevitable challenges. Together with other young people, they will learn about successful, sustainable recovery and resilience and how to bend but not break when anxieties arise.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to join the concurrent Talk It Out session. Parents will discuss ideas on how to help their teen live their healthiest, fullest lives in the aftermath of trauma or through times of emotional distress. Guest speakers will offer parents ideas on how to discuss tough issues and offer tips on how to break communications barriers with their teens.

Both programs utilize the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Eight Dimensions of Wellness model: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, social, and emotional. Each dimension takes into account not only physical health, but all the factors that contribute to a person’s overall wellness, which can affect overall quality of life.

Sessions will feature guest speakers and participants are welcome to drop in any time, weekly attendance is not required. These confidential sessions will be held via Zoom for Telehealth.

Groups will be held each Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Join us!

For more information or to get the access code to join the groups, contact Anna Davis (703-383-8404) or David Edelman (703-481-4008).

Click here for more information


Virtual Presentation | Medicaid Access

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Thursday, October 1, 7:00-8:20pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Phone one-tap:

US: +19292056099,,99364592251# or +13017158592,,99364592251#

Meeting URL:

https://inova.zoom.us/j/99364592251

Meeting ID:

993 6459 2251


Quick Links

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Attendance

If your Ram is sick or will be absent, please notify Robinson by calling the attendance line at (703)426-6040 and select the appropriate number for your student's Subschool. Additional instruction and information located here.

Bell Schedule

View the Bell Schedule & BLUE/GOLD Calendar for the 1st quarter here.

Stay Informed

All students should join their grade level google classroom for access to helpful resources and to receive important announcements and updates.

Grade 7 Google Classroom | Join code qwpu6yw

Grade 8 Google Classroom | Join code 6emrjmi

Helpful Resources

Student Services Department:

Director, Student Services | Ms. Frank | kmfrank@fcps.edu

DSS Registrar | Ms. Knowlton, maknowlton@fcps.edu

7th Grade Counselors 

Mr. Herendeen (Last Name A-La), neherendeen@fcps.edu 

Ms. Malloy (Last Name Le-Z), dmalloy@fcps.edu 

8th Grade Counselors 

Ms. Lyons (Last Name A-Le), jalyons@fpcs.edu

Ms. Peters (Last Name Li-Z), vcpeters@fcps.edu 

Social Worker: Ms. Licciardo, kflicciardo@fcps.edu

School Psychologist: Ms. King, elking@fcps.edu 

Special Education Department Chair:  Ms. Stickels, sastickels@fcps.edu

Parent Liaison: Ms. Azimi, rmazimi@fcps.edu, 703-201-4563


RMS Administration:

Chris Farmerie:       8th Grade Principal |  cfarmerie@fcps.edu

Chelsea Tryon:        7th Grade Principal | catryon@fcps.edu

Katy Frank:              Director, Student Services | kmfrank@fcps.edu

Mary Aunon:            After-School Program Specialist | mfaunon@fcps.edu   

Bryan Hazard:         Systems of Support Advisor | bthazard@fcps.edu

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