Robinson Student Ram Blast | October 2, 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.  


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!

Library Overdue Book Return!
We are collecting overdue books from last school year during materials distribution. Students with outstanding books will receive an email from the library listing overdue books. We're hoping to collect over 500 books that were checked out when schools closed last spring. If the books belong to another FCPS school, bring them in and we'll send them back for you.

Library books will be collected at Entrance 3 on October 5th from 2pm - 4pm and October 12 from 4pm - 6pm. See you there!

Featured Library Database:

Gale Testing & Education Reference Center. Over 300 Online Practice Tests and preparation courses for high school exams, college entrance, graduate school, careers, and citizenship. Practice tests include full length: AP exams, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT and more. Career exams include: accountant, nursing, cosmetology, law enforcement, education - Praxis, and more.

Online test preparation books in PDF format, by Peterson’s. Information on over 4,000 schools, scholarships, & career information. Resume Builder and hints for salary negotiations. The password for Gale is: rams. Once logged in, create a personal account to start practicing. For more information or assistance, please email a librarian.


Virtual Clubs Begin October 5

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For student viewing, the After School Program website link is posted on the grade level classroom sites along with a tutorial video on how to join a club.

Scroll down for grade level classroom codes, if needed.

Reminder!

Parents, please complete the online registration/permission form each year.

After School Club and Activity Permission Form

Public/parent view: RMS After School Activities

Student steps to join a virtual club:

Students access the After School Program website (student facing) and scroll down to the Club Description spreadsheet to read about club details.

For any club of interest, students click on the “Join Club Classroom” to join.

Sponsors post updates and share meeting link. If using BBCU, students will receive their club meeting link from BBU in their education account.

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


A Sample of Clubs Beginning Week of 10/5

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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

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.


Student Services Updates

Important resources and information for parents and students.

Social Work Spotlight

By Kristen Licciardo

A Place To Be, Where Music Meets Therapy

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Free for all FCPS Students

In Tune: A 10-week program to help your student reduce stress, anxiety, and feelings of isolation that may be a result of the sudden interruption in their routine due to the Covid-19 P pandemic.
http://www.aplacetobeva.org/calmingsessions


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