Robinson Student Ram Blast | December 7, 2020


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


To bring students back to school, we need your help!!!!!!!!

Robinson will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  The commitment would be from mid-January until June 11. The pay is hourly band #4 which is $15.42 per hour.

Description:  Provides in-person classroom assistance to a school or center assisting a virtual teacher with conducting classroom activities; works with individual and small groups of students; operates technology to include cameras, learning platforms, and learning tools; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; provides supervision throughout the school day including in the classroom, halls, and lunch; performs administrative and non-instructional duties, such as keeping daily attendance; and ensures all CDC/safety protocols and procedures (e.g., fire drills) are implemented and followed. 

Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable with basic technology equipment/tools; knowledge of and ability to ensure all CDC/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and ability to interact effectively with the assigned student population.

If you are interested in the position, please contact Daniel Clements (

Calendar Reminder

On December 10th and 11th, students will have an opportunity to get additional help with missing assignments or make-up work. Students must log on for each class and 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


Hello Robinson Families,

Cold weather is upon us - time to cozy up with a good book. Use the following links to find and access engaging reads!

Robinson’s Catalog, with new eBooks added this month!

Robinson’s Curbside Pickup, extended hours every Monday 1:00-6:00:
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!
~ Robinson’s Librarians


Featured Library Database

AP Newsroom & Image Collection (Associated Press). Associated Press photographs, text, audio clips, and publicity photos to use in class projects and presentations. Includes daily top news & top photos; 1850 - today. For access at home;

Username: rbss; Password: rams21# 

Want to be in the yearbook?


Please fill out this form:

Middle School Yearbooks on Sale

Buy your MS yearbook now. We sold out the past two years. Please contact Mrs. Forte with any questions at


Virtual Holiday Events for ALL


2nd Quarter Schedule  (Updated 12/7)

To join a virtual club or holiday event:

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

2. Students click the “Join Club Classroom” to join and receive updates and meet link for any clubs of interest.

Public/parent view: RMS After School Activities

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

Contact: Mary Aunon,  After School Program Specialist,

Middle School SGA Tie-Dye Virtual Event

Join Middle School SGA on Thursday, December 10th, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for some fun tie-dye decorating! Join SGA Events Google Classroom (Code - ezviws3) before the event to access Google Meeting link will appear in the stream before the start time. Get your supplies before hand (see event flyer) and SIGN UP WITH FRIENDS on the Google Form sign-up sheet!!


Holiday Door Decorating

Show some holiday spirit by joining Middle School SGA on Friday, December 11th, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for some door decorating! Join SGA Events Google Classroom (Code - ezviws3) before the event to access Google Meeting link will appear in the stream before the start time. Get your supplies before hand (see event flyer) and SIGN UP WITH FRIENDS on the Google Form sign-up sheet! Decorate any door in your house, snap a pic, and share your final creation with Robinson staff and students :) Hope to see you there!

door decorating

Celebrate The Holidays With Food


Students are welcome to join our popular baking and cooking programs at any time. Get in the holiday spirit by joining a cooking club today!

View the Carpe Diner: French & Italian Cooking schedule and menu here.

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 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.

Social Work Spotlight

By Kristen Licciardo


Free Emotional Support for Essential Workers, George Mason

Season Of Giving Gift Card 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.

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:

Food Resources

Food for Others - Food Resource! If you are in need of food, you may go to one of the following neighborhood sites at the times specified. The only question that is asked is, “How many people are in your household?” Please bring your own grocery bags!

Burke: Monday

Summit Oaks: Parking lot on Oak Bluff Ct. at the end of Oak Leather Dr., Burke. 6:30pm Crevenna Oak: Parking lot on Crevenna Oak Dr. at the end of Oak Green Dr. south of Burke Center Parkway, Burke. 7:00pm

Fairfax : Monday, Thursday

West of Circle ¼ mile on US 50, north on Draper Dr. to end at Kingsbridge. Parking lot of Yorkville Apartments, facing Kingsbridge. 6:00pm Food for Others also has a warehouse for food needs.

Please see website for more information:

RAM Food Pantry Pick-up & Donation List

food pantry


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

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