Robinson Student Ram Blast | October 19, 2020


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

General Updates & Resources

FCPS Virtual Learning Tech Tips Video

This FCPS YouTube playlist has important reminders about digital citizenship, tech tips and how to keep your laptop and other features ready for student success! Need help with sound? Support with the microphone? How to create helpful easy-to-access links? Check out these videos and bookmark this page:

Go Paperless

Action Requested: Help save trees and FCPS $$ on postage by opting in to receive “Paperless” Report Cards (that can be printed through ParentVUE)
Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by following the below instructions:

• Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option. See photo below.


2nd Quarter Blue/Gold and LS Calendar

Please see the 2nd Quarter Blue/Gold and Learning Seminar schedule. 


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.

Equity Team Parent Representative Needed

We are committed to keeping equity at the center for all students and families at Robinson Secondary! If you have that same commitment, please complete this form by Friday, October 30th to express interest in joining the Robinson Secondary Equity team. If you have questions, please contact one of our Equity Leads, Francesca Knight at or Ami Durand at

Middle School Coffee

If you were not able to join us for our middle school coffee, you can watch the BBCU recording by clicking on the link below. 

Middle School Coffee, October 14 Recording

School Picture Days | 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.

View Schedule Here

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

Picture Day

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

Guidelines 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.


Hello Robinson Families,

How can my student access books this year?

Robinson students have access to eBooks & print books through Robinson's Library and The Public Library. Please visit the following webpages to learn about all the possibilities!

Robinson’s eBooks & Audiobooks

Robinson’s Curbside Pickup, every Monday 

Robinson’s Choice Reading Recommendations

The Public Library’s Express Service, Curbside Pickup, and the LEAP Program

Please reach out if you have any questions.
Happy Reading!
Your Robinson Librarians


Featured Library Database

Three million royalty-free images from 62 collections, such as The Bridgeman Art Gallery, Getty Images, the Science Photo Library, Ingram, National Geographic, and more. Curriculum-relevant images and clip art materials (infographics, signs and symbols, graphic concepts, and vector illustrations), all copyright cleared for educational, non-commercial use. For student projects and teacher presentations! Username: fairfax; Password: Fairfax

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, posted updates and the Google Meet link may be viewed. If using BBCU, students join classroom, but receive meeting link from BBCU in their FCPS email 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.

Middle School SGA Hosts Halloween Events!

Please note! To sign-up for any of the following events and to access Google Meet links, students must join the SGA Events Google Classroom.

Join Code | ezviws3

At the time of the event, a Google Meet link will appear in the banner of the SGA Classroom page!


Spooky Movie Event

SGA is planning a Halloween Movie Event!

The movie viewing will be held Wednesday, October 21st at 3:30pm. Join the SGA Events Classroom page (Code: ezviws3) to view the flyer, sign-up sheet, and to access the meeting link. The sign-up sheet will record your vote for which spooky film to show, so don't forget to fill that out! Hope to see you there!


Halloween Trivia

Middle Schoolers! SGA is hosting a Halloween trivia event on Friday, October 23 at 3:30pm and we want you to participate! Join the SGA Event Google Classroom (Code: ezviws3) to view event details, access the Google Meet link, and fill out the sign-up sheet.


Middle School Bake Off

Join SGA on Wednesday, October 28th, at 3:30pm for some fun baking and friendly competition. Sign-up on the SGA Events Classroom - Code: ezviws3.

FYI - You must provide your own supplies (cookie mix, eggs, butter, baking equipment), so check with a parent or guardian first! If you plan on participating you MUST have a parent/ guardian home when using the oven.


Robinson Virtual Spirit Week!

Show off your RAM spirit by participating in our Spooky Spirit Week, October 26th - October 30th! Check out the daily dress up and social media challenges and don't be afraid to post a pic on Instagram, be sure to tag @robinson.middleschool and use the #Robospookyspiritweek2020 to possible get a S-S-S-Spooky shout-out! View this flyer and details for all the fun events happening in October on the SGA Event Classroom (Code:ezviws3).


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. All are welcome!

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.

Relax in "Chillax" Club


Join the Chillax Club Classroom Here




● $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.

Counselor Corner

Important updates and resources from the student services department.

Social Work Spotlight

By Kristen Licciardo

domestic violence

Domestic violence is a family, community and public health issue with widespread ripple effects that impact all parts of our community. It will take all of us to build a peaceful and safe Fairfax County.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men will experience sexual violence, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner during their lives.
  • More than 43 million women and 38 million men will experience psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Research also shows survivors of domestic violence have significantly higher rates of long-term health problems, including diabetes, frequent headaches, chronic pain, difficulty sleeping, asthma, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

We can prevent domestic violence across our community by addressing the root causes of the problem. We can eliminate attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, environments and policies that contribute to domestic violence and promote strategies that stop it. Together, we can reduce our acceptance and tolerance of violence, and reject norms, practices and policies that place girls and women at increased risk. We can confront gender and racial injustices.


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.

Helpful Resources

mental health

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

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 |

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