Robinson Student Ram Blast | November 16, 2020


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

Upcoming Dates/Reminders

On December 10th and 11th, students will have an opportunity to get additional help with missing assignments or make-up work. If your student does not have any missing assignments or requires support from their teacher, they may not have to attend their entire class. Please communicate with your Ram's teacher should you have questions. 

2nd Quarter Blue/Gold and Learning Seminar schedule. Calendar

Return to School Family Resource Guide

The information in this guide will help families know what to expect as children return to school. The guide includes steps families will need to take at home in preparation for the return to school. Please take time to review the information. A Family Guide for 2020-21 Return to School


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


Hello Robinson Families,

Did you know that World Kindness Day was on November 10, 2020? In the spirit of that celebration, we challenge you to think of one random act of kindness you can complete as an individual or family. Need some inspiration? Here are some ideas:
** Write uplifting messages with chalk around your neighborhood
** Send a positive card or note to someone
** Dedicate 24 hours to spreading positivity on social media
** Create and display a positive sign somewhere others might see it

Let’s spread kindness throughout our community, Robinson!

With gratitude,
~ Your Robinson Librarians


Featured Library Database

CONSUMER REPORTS: Our library provides an institutional subscription for the Robinson community for all your shopping and gift-giving needs! Independent ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services. Happy Shopping! Start at the Robinson Library Website>Research>Databases.

User ID: rbss / Password: rams21#

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

Connect Through Virtual Clubs


2nd Quarter Schedule Now Posted! Students are welcome to join any week and attend when available. No programming on 11/11 or 11/25.

Student steps to join a virtual club:

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

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

Club updates and meet link posted in Classroom.

Public/parent view: RMS After School Activities

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

Contact: Mary Aunon,  After School Program Specialist,

A Season of Encouragement and Positivity

The Diversity Club is spreading encouragement and positivity throughout the Robinson Community.  Please take the time to share some encouraging words with classmates, teachers and family.  An atmosphere of positivity makes a difference to others.  Be kind to yourself as well!

Want to join the Diversity Club? Click here to join the Club Classroom. The Diversity Club meets on Mondays at 2:30pm. All are welcome!


New Opportunities for 2nd Quarter

Among Us, Coding for Beginners, Lens Photography, Soccer, and a Capital One Coders Live webinar! Details posted on Club Classroom sites.

cap one

Use link below to sign-up to receive the parental authorization form required due to use of the Zoom meeting platform. Open to all students!

Register Here For Webinar

If you attended the first coders live session, you will be invited to attend and do not need to sign-up again.

Questions? Contact Mary Aunon, After School Specialist,


Join NEW Coding for Beginners Club Here

Join Coding Club Here


Join Soccer Classroom Here


Join Lens Photography Club Here

Robinson Fundraisers

Support the Robinson Music Department


Support Our Robinson PTSO


Robinson PTSO Restaurant Night

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

5:00 pm to 8:00pm

Mention this flyer when you order by phone or order on-line at and write Robinson PTSO in special instructions when you check out. George’s Steak n’ Things will give 18% of the proceeds to Robinson Secondary School PTSO.

Located on Ox road in the Gold’s Gym Shopping Center.

Take a break from getting ready for Thanksgiving and order takeout today!!

Counselor Corner

Important updates and resources from the student services department.

Student Survey Coming in December

Dear Parent or Guardian,

The Robinson Middle School Counseling Department is continuing to work diligently to support our students as we meet the challenges of Virtual Education.  One of Robinson’s core goals is to provide an environment that is welcoming, accepting, and inclusive.  As we continue with this goal in mind, we are seeking information from our students to see how we are doing.  Your student will be asked to complete a short survey in their class beginning in December and then again in the Spring of 2021.  This will be done through a Google Form.  The students will be asked to rank the following statements using a Likert Scale (a scale from 1 through 5 where 1 is strongly disagree; 2-disagree 3; neither agree or disagree; 4-agree and 5-strongly agree):

  1. Overall, I feel welcome in the Robinson Community.
  2. I feel involved in the Robinson Community.
  3. I can make connections with classmates, teachers, and other Robinson staff members.

Please feel free to contact your child’s Middle School Counselor if you have any questions.

Season Of Giving Donation Request

Hello Robinson Community,

As the holiday season approaches, we are asking for your help in collecting gift cards for families in our school and community that need a little extra support, especially at the holidays.


Starting now, we are collecting grocery gift cards for Thanksgiving.

Please label your gift card with the value on it.  This makes it easier for distribution.   

Winter holidays:

Many of our students are too old to be referred for angel tree programs and teenagers are often overlooked.

We are requesting your help with providing gift cards to Giant, Safeway, Target, Amazon, and Walmart to give to families.

Gift cards can be dropped off in the Robinson main doors (Entrance 1) with the security officers or you may mail them to:

Robinson Secondary School

c/o Social Workers

5035 Sideburn Rd

Fairfax, VA 22032

Cards will be distributed by our social workers.  This will take some planning, so if you drop them off by December 11, it would be appreciated. 

Gift cards not distributed at the holidays are used throughout the year to help families with emergent basic needs.

If you would be so kind as to indicate the amount of money on the gift cards that would be very helpful!

Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

Christyn Levy and Kristen Licciardo (your social work team)

Sign-up using this link:

Voting: Legalization vs Decriminalization

Drug Laws Please read the update on drug law changes across the states.

For further Information & support, contact:
Tiffany Jones, M.Ed, LPC, CSAC
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Quick Links & Phone Numbers

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