Robinson Student Ram Blast | January 25, 2021


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

Return To School Updates

This timeline is pending approval of the School Board on February 2. 


New Bell Schedule Beginning February 16

new bell schedule with one lunch shift will start on February 16. (Below)

We will implement another new bell schedule with five lunch periods on March 2 with the return of group 8. Details forthcoming.

Adjusted Bell Schedule Until In Person Return for Group 8


RBSS Virtual Math Night

We invite you to attend Robinson Secondary School’s Virtual Math Night on Thursday, January 28, 7-8 p.m. We will share information regarding the different math courses available as your student progresses through grades 7 to 12, as well as IB math opportunities.

BBCU Link:

Math Honor Society Tutoring

Get help in math from other students who understand math!  Available Monday's at 10 AM.

Students: Use this link to join MHS Math Hour - Sign Latest Google Form

Virtual Parent Group

Join us for our first virtual monthly parent group! All parents are welcome to join the group by clicking on the link provided on the flyer. The group will be hosted by clinical staff and will meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm. The group will cover a variety of topics impacting students. The group will also allow parents to ask school staff questions.

This month's topic is: supporting student’s virtual learning and transition back to school. We hope to see you there! 

January 27, 7pm Google Meet Link:

Virtual Parent Group January Flyer


Congratulations to our Outstanding Employee Award Winners

Congratulations to our Outstanding Employee award winners! Click on the video ( to see our award presentation, Ed McMahon style! Thank you for all of the nominations. Our employees are RAMTASTIC!

Outstanding Teachers
Barb Caley - High School
Jess Mayes - Middle School

Outstanding New Teacher | Allie Levy

Outstanding Professional Employee
Nate Poumade - High School
Karen Miller - Middle School

Outstanding Operational Employee
Maria Sonia Calles - Assistant Building Supervisor - Night crew

Outstanding Leader | Travis Hess

Outstanding New Principal | Tracey Phillips


Hello Robinson Families,
Are you interested in reading current news articles from a variety of sources? If so, you may enjoy Robinson’s News database! Use the link below, password “rams”, to access current news articles from sources around the country and globe.
Happy reading!
~ Robinson’s Librarians


Featured Library Database

For teachers and students in honors, AP and IB courses and IB Diploma Candidates writing an Extended Essay, JSTOR offers scholarly journal articles on the college level.

Username: jwrobinson; pw: rams

After School Virtual Club Program

Start off the 3rd quarter by joining a new club! Check out options by visiting the club website. New clubs will be posted soon. Stay connected RAMS!


Club Schedule | 3rd Quarter Schedule Coming Soon!

To join a virtual club:

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” link to join clubs of interest and to view meeting link and details.

Public/parent view: RMS After School Activities

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

Contact: Mary Aunon,  After School Program Specialist,

National Junior Honor Society

Sponsor Contact: Ms. Williams,; Mr. Burns,


Chillax Club

Join Ms. O'Brien and Ms. Williams each Wednesday to meet and relax with friends after school. All are welcome! Use this link to join the club classroom or the code in the flyer below. Contact:



Students are welcome to join 8th grade counselor, Ms. Lyons, each Monday from 2-3pm to learn yoga and practice relaxation, breathing, and stretching techniques. All levels of experience are welcome! Use this link or code roppt2f to join the club classroom for details and weekly meet link. Bring a friend and start off each week in a mindful manner! Contact:


Rams Minds Matter

Calling student leaders! Rams Minds Matter (RMM) is a new student-led middle school club designed to make a positive impact on our school's culture and awareness of mental wellness for students.


Learn about the student led OMM movement by viewing this video.

Use this link to join the club classroom to learn more about this growing movement in FCPS and beyond!


Sponsor Contact: Kristen Licciardo,

Counselor Corner & Resources

Important updates and resources from the student services department.

Rising 9th Grade Parent Presentation

Our annual Rising 9th grade presentation is virtual this year. Please review the presentation and contact the High School Student Services department if you have any questions. Use this link to view the presentation.

HS Student Services Department: 703-426-2130

Information for Rising 9th Graders Interested in the IB Diploma

Thank you to all of the parents and students who were able to attend the Robinson IB rising 9th grade information meeting. If you were unable to attend or would like to access links from the slides shown, please view the recording here. You can follow along by accessing the attached slide deck. Our contact information is on the last slide; please reach out to us with any questions you have. Rising Ninth Grade IB Presentation

School Contacts:
Wendy Vu and Holly Cho, IB Coordinators, Robinson Secondary School

Current 7th and 8th Grade Student Course Selection

A message from Ms. Frank, RMS Director of Student Services.

We hope you all enjoyed taking a look as the electives during LS last week  If you haven’t had a chance to see the videos, they are still live and on our website, using this link.  The course selection sheet is a worksheet for students to use between now and when they will meet with their counselor in February.  The course selection sheets and course catalog can be found on the Robinson webpage or by following this link

In February, you will be meeting with your counselors to discuss your course selections. Please keep your course selection sheet handy and consider your electives thoughtfully. Make sure you are choosing electives based on YOUR interests.  In a few weeks, students will receive a google form to their fcpsschools account to enter their course selection choices. We ask that all students complete the google form so that we are able to help support the students through academic advising.  When the students meet with their counselor, they can ask questions about specific classes and options. Please make sure students are prepared for that meeting. Again, that meeting will be in February.

So, in summary: Use the Course Selection sheet as a worksheet - do not email it to your counselor. Students will receive a google form link to their fcpsschools account to enter their course selection choices later in January. In February, they will meet with their counselor to discuss their classes.

Robinson Rising 7 Parent Night

Hello 6 grade families!  Can you believe it, we are already planning for next school year?  We, at Robinson, are looking forward to welcoming your students for school year 2021-2022.  The Class of 2027!  Please visit our website for some information regarding academic advising.  Rising 7 parent night will be virtual this year on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:00pm. Information will be presented by our core department chairs and some general school information.  Be on the lookout for an email with the link to join the meeting.  There will also be sessions for Special Education, ESOL, and Spanish Immersion starting at 6:15.  All links will be sent out closer to the 27th. 

School Contact: Ms. Frank,

Social Work Spotlight

By Kristen Licciardo


Calm Strips Sensory Adhesives

Crafted to help with anxiety and fidgeting by grounding in a calming scene and giving a gentle but textured surface as a stimulus.

calm 2

Attach to your phone or device.

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

A community resource available to anyone in need.

Located near Entrance 6. Please bring your own bag to hold food items.

Thank you for your continued donations!

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