Robinson Student Ram Blast | October 12, 2020


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

Fall 2020 Middle School Coffee

Good afternoon! We are excited to invite you to our fall 2020, Middle School Coffee. During our session, we will discuss general middle school information related to our virtual environment, tips and tricks to approach learning, and our after-school activities offered virtually. Additionally, there will be time to ask general questions. Our middle school administrative team will be present. Please join us on October 14th from 7-8 pm using this BBCU guest link: BBCU Guest Link. We hope to see you there! 

Click to view virtual introductions by Robinson teachers.

2nd Quarter Blue/Gold and LS Calendar

Please see the 2nd Quarter Blue/Gold and Learning Seminar schedule. This is a google document that will require you to make a copy. Please let us know if you have questions. 


School Pictures! Action Needed

SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS are coming soon! All students will receive a school ID card on site. You MUST sign up for an appointment time to have your photo taken. This photo will appear in the yearbook.


October 19-Juniors; October 26-Sophomores; November 2-Freshmen; November 9-Eighth Grade; November 16-7th Grade

Picture Day

SCHOOL PICTURE ALTERNATIVE FOR YEARBOOK- Please see the guidelines in the document if you would like to submit your own school portrait for use in the yearbook instead of having one taken at Robinson.

amforte@fcps.eduGuidelines for Submitting a School Portrait
DEADLINE: November 16, 2020

  • Student must be centered in the photo facing the camera, both eyes visible.
  • Pose must be a waist-up shot. No full body shots. No hands near face—arms and hands should not be above the waist. No knees blocking the body.
  • Student must be sitting or standing. No photos of students laying on the ground, sitting
    on the ground, etc.
  • Student’s clothing and jewelry must fit school dress code guidelines and be “school appropriate”.
  • No props (animals, hats, sunglasses, cars, sport equipment, musical instruments or additional people in the photo). No weapons.
  • Backgrounds (trees, rocks, columns, etc.) should not block the view of the student.
  • Background must be simple and uncluttered.
  • No texture, filter, name stamping, embossing, or date stamp.
  • Photo must be vertical. No horizontal photos.
  • Submit the photo in digital format. All photos must be saved as a JPG file.

Photos files must be named with the student’s legal last name and then the legal first name and grade (ex: Smith,William,10th.jpg)
Email photos to:

**A sample picture is located in your Ram's grade level google classroom.

FRM Application Renewals - Action Needed

If you submitted an application for Free or Reduced-Price Meals last school year for your child(ren), please remember to submit a new application for this school year. The current eligibility status will expire on October 20, 2020. Apply for free and reduced-price meals by visiting Eligibility may also provide your child(ren) other important benefits. Be sure your child(ren) are approved for the 20-21 school year. The online application is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Tagalog, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean. Paper applications are available to complete and submit in English upon request at FCPS food distribution sites.

Connect Through Virtual Clubs


Get connected with your peers! For student viewing, the After School Program (ASP) website link is posted on the grade level classroom sites along with a tutorial video on how to join a club.

Student steps to join a virtual club:

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

2. For any clubs of interest, click the “Join Club Classroom” to join.

Once students join a club classroom, they'll view posted updates and Google Meet link. If using BBCU, students join classroom, but receive meeting link from BBCU in their education account.


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

After School Club and Activity Permission Form

Public/parent view: RMS After School Activities

View guidelines, hours, club list and descriptions, google calendar, & more!

Questions? Please contact: Mary Aunon,  After School Program Specialist,

After School Opportunities

View all club options and flyers on the ASP website; open the Club Description spreadsheet for a menu of options and join links.

Arena Stage Presents VON Movie Project


Create a film under the direction of teaching artists from Arena Stage in Washington, DC! Voices of Now (VON) films are fast paced, collaboratively written physical pieces that pose challenging social questions relevant to the ensemble of artists and their communities. One of the primary goals of the Voices of Now program is to create positive change. It's your voice we want to hear!  Offered through a partnership with Arena Stage.

Attend a workshop on 10/16 or 10/28 to meet the directors and learn more. Join the VON Classroom here to sign-up for a date.

View a clip from last year's film, Inside Voices.

New Talk Show

ram chatter

Join Coach Hazard each Thursday at 3:30pm for our newest club, Ram Chatter! This show will be hosted by an All-Star cast to include local celebrities, Mr. Hazard, SGA members, Robinson athletic stars and club leaders. Students will have the opportunity to guide the show by submitting topics to create Robinson Chatter in a Google form. This is the show where we talk about everything and nothing at the same time. This show promises not to disappoint. Join the Ram Chatter Club Classroom here!

Capital One Presents Coders Live! Session

cap one

Session One: Guess the Word (Python)
Monday, October 26 | 2:00-3:30pm
Join Capital One technologists to build a text-based guessing game in Python. Play along and help create the game as we learn about basic programming concepts like loops and variables.

Register here (student access) to receive the FCPS parental authorization form, which must be completed and returned due to use of the zoom meeting platform. Once registered, students will be invited to all future sessions offered by Capital One - topics and dates TBD. Open to Robinson students only.

Coding Club

Mondays at 2:30pm

Learn Java this fall and Python in the spring. Facilitated by a technology education teacher from Irving MS and high school students from TJ.

Join Coding Club Classroom Here

Workout After School


Work out after school with PE teachers, Ms. Anderson and Ms. Newton! Program offered on Tuesdays at 3:30 and 4:30pm or do both sessions!

Join Fitness Club at 3:30pm Here

Join Fitness Club at 4:30pm Here

Relax in "Chillax" Club


Join the Chillax Club Classroom Here

Walk & Talk Club


Tired of sitting in front of the computer all day? Join counselors, Ms. Nelson from Irving MS and Ms. Malloy from Robinson for Walk & Talk!

Sign in, connect your headphones and voice chat with us while we move around and talk about different topics. We may even have special guests join us from time to time! Join the Walk & Talk Club Here


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:

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 12 from 4pm - 6pm.

Yearbook Photo Requests

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!

Back To School Photos: Students, please use this form to submit photos of your workspace and/or necessary supplies for learning at home. Please note Lauren R. as the yearbook liaison on the form.


Contact the Yearbook Adviser Adrienne Forte at




● $30, yearbook only- no personalization this year

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


● Use My School Bucks

Call 1.866.287.3096 and use order number 5050

Go to and use order number 5050

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


Contact the Yearbook Adviser Adrienne Forte at

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 little reminder that as parents we can't make life perfect...


Quick Links



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

mental health

Student Services Department Contacts:

Director, Student Services | Ms. Frank |

DSS Registrar | Ms. Knowlton,

7th Grade Counselors 

Mr. Herendeen (Last Name A-La), 

Ms. Malloy (Last Name Le-Z), 

8th Grade Counselors 

Ms. Lyons (Last Name A-Le),

Ms. Peters (Last Name Li-Z), 

Social Worker: Ms. Licciardo,

School Psychologist: Ms. King, 

Special Education Department Chair:  Ms. Stickels,

Parent Liaison: Ms. Azimi,, 703-201-4563

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