Robinson Student Ram Blast | February 15, 2021


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

Return To School Updates

New Bell Schedule

On February 16, the County will shift to a new bell schedule with a new start and dismissal time to support K-12 instruction and bus schedules. Your student’s course schedule and teachers will stay the same.

On Mondays, we will continue to use the google form through 1st period teachers to take attendance. All students will continue to have classes Tuesday through Friday.

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


In-Person Return and Virtual Schedules

If students are returning for in-person learning the schedule is as follows:

Grade 8, 9, and 12 will return to the building beginning March 2.

Grades 7, 10, and 11 will return to the building beginning March 9.

Students who selected in-person learning will return to the building 2 days a week based on the student's last name. 

Students with last name A-K:

Tuesday/Wednesday, In-person | Thursday/Friday, Virtual using BBCU links

Students with last name L-Z:

Tuesday/Wednesday, Virtual using BBCU links| Thursday/Friday, In-person

Students remaining virtual:

Tuesday - Friday, Virtual using BBCU links



If your student is assigned a bus route, Transportation will load that information in SIS Student and ParentVue under Student Info > Transportation at least one week before your return date.  You can only see this information if you log on via the website, not the app.

Student Planning Tool

Use this planning tool to organize BBCU classroom links and view the blue and gold calendar for the 3rd and 4th quarters.

Additional resources for parents and students may be accessed here.

Calendar Reminders

February 25: Asynchronous Blue Day (Teacher Prep)

February 26: Asynchronous Gold Day (Teacher Prep)

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar


Donations Welcome

Donations of sanitizing wipes for students to use when we return in person are welcome! Parents may drop off at entrance 1.

Thank you Robinson community!

Happy Black History Month

Celebrating Robinson's Black Staff



Hello Robinson Families,

Please consider joining Robinson’s Librarians, Faculty, and Students by registering for this exciting (virtual) event!

On February 17, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Mr. Jason Reynolds and Dr. Kendi will discuss their collaboration on the book, “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” a young adult adaptation of Dr. Kendi’s “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” The event is FREE and registration is still open; details of this event, hosted by the Chesterfield County Public Library, are available here:

We hope to “see you” there!

~ Robinson’s Librarians


Middle School Reading Challenge

February 8 - March 25th: Read a book of your choice and complete one activity. Read details on this document: Middle School Reading Challenge

All students who participate will be entered to win raffle prizes!

Featured Library Database


The African American Experience (ABC-CLIO)
African American history and culture and its vital place in U.S. History. Includes more than 8,000 articles, biographies, primary documents, media, and historical accounts ranging from the WPA slave narratives collection to systemic racism. Leading scholars offer scholarly commentary on African American contributions in politics, business, social and applied sciences, military, arts, and entertainment.

Copy this URL and paste in browser:

Username: jwrobinson; Password: rams

Virtual Clubs Connect RAMS!


Current Schedule & List:  Club Schedule  | Club List

Public/parent view: RMS After School Activities

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

Students access information on student/staff facing website and classroom or open links (below) in RMS Club Connection, pdf

Contact: Mary Aunon,  After School Program Specialist,

MS SGA Valentine's Day Baking Event


Join middle school SGA for some delicious and festive Valentine's Day baking! We will be trying out some cool culinary techniques and making some chocolatey goodness. Don't forget to get your supplies ahead of time and sign-up so you can participate. Also, be sure to join the SGA Events Google Classroom to join the GoogleMeet (Code: ezviws3)

Event details, including supplies needed and the sign-up form may be viewed here.

SGA sponsor contact: Ms. Whitwell,

Lens Photography Club | New Session Added!

Learn to use your phone camera to create amazing photos! All are welcome.

Students: Join the club classroom here to view the club sign-up form.


French Club Open To All


Attention! Have you ever wanted to try making your own crêpes? Come to French Club on Thursday, February 18th @ 3:15-4:30pm and you can! This month we will be teaching how to make dessert crêpes. Please join the French club Google classroom, code: aymzshy
You will find information about the meeting, a recipe and a short google form, please fill out the form to let us know that you are coming. Even if you don’t want to make crêpes during the meeting, come and learn how! We look forward to seeing you at our meeting and cooking together!

Strategic (Virtual) Board Game Club | New!

Join the club classroom here.

board game club

Join Crochet Club!


Sponsored by Ms. Lyons and Ms. Williams | Join us each Thursday!

College Partnership Program, CPP


The College Partnership Program (CPP) is a program designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (i.e first-generation, African-American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) explore, apply and enroll in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school.

Stay tuned for the interest meeting date with Ms. Peters!

View the CPP flyer for details and email 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Peters,, for additional information.

This information is also posted on the grade 8 google classroom.

Trivia Club

Have fun each Monday at 2:30pm. Bring a friend!

Sponsored by Ms. Riddick and Mrs. Williams.


Counselor Corner & Resources

Important updates and resources from the student services department.

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.

Summer Camp Opportunity


Fairfax Public Access Hosts

Teen Summer TV & Radio Production Camps

Camp brochure with descriptions and registration details available here.

Social Work Spotlight

By Kristen Licciardo

Happy Valentine's Day


Need Help Feeding Your Family?

Resources to help:

FCPS Free Meal Distribution

Go to the Food Distribution website to see if your meal site has changed.

Food for Others 

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:

Lasagna Love, Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Scan QR code or go to




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