Robinson Student Ram Blast | November 2, 2020


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

Parent Updates & Resources

Parent Coffee & Resource Fair in Spanish


Google Meet Link:


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

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. 


RMS Yearbook Purchase Instructions


● $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,

Please remember there is no curbside pickup today, 11/2/2020; curbside services will resume this week for next Monday's pickup (11/9/2020).

If you’d like something to read this week, why not try one of the Virginia Readers’ Choice Books? You have access to eBook copies of all the 2020-2021 Middle School and High School Virginia Readers’ Choice books.

Click here for details:

And Middle School students, don’t forget to complete the Google Form (found on the same webpage) once you finish reading to earn enrichment credit in English class!

Not finding what you need? Please reach out to one of us - we are happy to help!

Happy Reading!
~ Your Robinson Librarians

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

Featured Library Database

eLibrary: Students will find content from over 1700 magazines, newspapers, digitized reference books, television/radio transcripts. Includes over seven million images, maps, websites, video & audio clips and interactive simulations. In addition, 11,000 Research Topics cover frequently searched people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, etc. At home, please logon with Username: jwrobinson; Password: rams.


Connect Through Virtual Clubs


2nd Quarter Schedule Now Posted! Students are welcome to join any week and attend when available.

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.

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,

New Clubs Added!

Among Us, Beginners Coding, Lens Photography, & Soccer. Details posted on Club



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

Beginners are welcome!






Join the Chillax Club Classroom Here

Support PTSO Fundraiser Nov. 4



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