Robinson Student Ram Blast | October 26, 2020


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

Robinson Receives 2020 College Success Award


We are proud to announce that Robinson Secondary School has received the’ 2020 College Success Award!

The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools, like ours, that demonstrate excellence in ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college.

Robinson is one of 2,158 schools in 29 states across the country to be honored with the Award, which is based on data indicating how our school prepares students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and persist into their second year. See the full list of winners from Virginia and watch videos about promising practices at high schools across the country at

We applaud the hard work of the entire Robinson community—including students, parents, teachers, and others that aspire to help our students succeed in college and beyond. Congratulations on receiving the 2020 College Success Award!

Parent Updates & Resources

Parent Coffee & Resource Fair in Spanish


Google Meet Link:

Weekly Progress Reports from SIS

In order to receive the weekly progress reports (assignments, grades) from FCPS, you must ensure that your data in SIS ParentVUE is accurate and complete.
Please visit this page for additional information - Parent SIS Account Overview

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: YouTube Tutorial Playlist

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

REMINDER!  Both 10/30 and 11/11 are early release days. No Learning Seminar on these days. See schedule here.

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


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

Buy Your RMS Yearbook


● $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

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.

Fall and Academic Photos Needed

The yearbook staffs for MS and HS need your help. Please send in photos of your child/children partaking in any fall-themed or Halloween activities. Additionally, if you have pictures of your child/children working on school-related work that is NOT on the computer, we would love to have these as well.


Submit photos using this form link.


Hello Robinson Families,
No time like the present to gather some eerie stories to share around your firepit or campfire! But how do you find them?

Browse Robinson’s library collection by “Topic”. Click on “Horror”, “Sci Fi”, or “Mystery” to find books, short stories, poems, and more to get your fright on! (Library Catalog link:

Not finding what you need? Please reach out to one of your librarians for a book recommendation that fits the season!

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

SGA Hosts Spooky 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 about the Bake Off on the SGA Event Classroom (Code:ezviws3).


Thank you to the SGA for hosting the after school pumpkin decorating event! Here's one creation!

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. The 2nd Quarter Schedule will be posted by 11/4.

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.

Arena Stage Voices Of Now Program


Create a film under the direction of teaching artists from Arena Stage! 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. This year the film will investigate those questions through poetry, music, art, movement, and the recounting of the artists’ personal stories. One of the primary goals of the Voices of Now program is to create positive change. It's your voice we want to hear! Ensemble meets weekly from Nov. to mid-May.

View sizzle reel from last year's movie!

Attend the workshop on Wednesday, 10/28 at 3:30pm to meet the directors and learn about the application process. Join the VON classroom!

VON Classroom Code | p3wpzio


Rams Relax YOGA Club

Mondays at 2pm!

Join the Yoga Classroom | roppt2f

The Rams Relax Yoga Club will be a time to gather and practice relaxation, breathing, and stretching techniques.

Sponsored by Ms. Lyons, 8th Grade Counselor

Google meet link posted on classroom.

Beginners are welcome!


SGA Halloween 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.

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

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.


Relax in "Chillax" Club


Join the Chillax Club Classroom Here

Counselor Corner

Important updates and resources from the student services department.

Social Work Spotlight

By Kristen Licciardo

Mindfulness is so important these days but yet a very difficult thing to focus on in challenging times. Check out this great App, MyLife, for all ages! Read about it online at or download for free on the App Store. Daily check-ins, recommended activities, can be used with your Alexa!


Find Your Quiet Place with MyLife™
Stop, Breathe, Think
Slay your stress, get more sleep or find your calm with short mindfulness activities tuned to your emotions.

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 |

ms admin

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