Robinson Student Ram Blast | March 8, 2021


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

Return to School Update

Bell Schedule

We will keep this bell schedule for the remainder of the year.  

Bell schedule with one lunch shift:


Welcome Back RAMS!

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

Grade 8, 9, and 12 returned to the building on March 2.

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

Students with last names A-K will be returning on Tuesday and Wednesday and students with last names L-Z will be returning on Thursday and Friday.    

In-Person Reminders:

  • Students must wear a mask at all times.
  • If you will be driving your student to school, you may drop off at Exit 1 or 7 beginning at 8am.  We cannot allow students to enter the building prior to 8am.
  • Bus information is available in ParentVUE – look on the Student Info tab and scroll to Transportation to verify the bus number
  • FCPS offers free grab and go lunch for all students.  Menus can be found here:
  • Students should bring a water bottle with them to school which can be refilled at hydration stations.
  • No locker or locker room use. If you have PE, please dress for physical activity.


After School Bus Location Info

Follow Robinson Bus Lanes on Twitter (@RBSSbusman) to find out where your bus is located after school among the 45 buses. There are three lanes with the higher numbers closer to the building. A pic will be posted after school.

Additional RTS Resources

View to learn details about return to school safety and health protocols and procedures:

A return to school slide deck for families can be found here:

A return to school video for families can be found here:

March 17 & 18 Schedule

March 17 & 18 are regular school days where students will attend in-person/log in virtually. Per County guidelines, these will be the Robinson Catch Up days where students will have the opportunity to make up any work, get extra support, or work on projects, etc. There will be no new instruction or content taught.


Calendar Reminders

March 26: End of 3rd Quarter; 2-Hour Early Release; MS Clubs will not meet

March 29 - April 2: Spring Break

April 5 - Teacher Workday

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

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.


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!

FCPS Cares Program

Want to recognize an FCPS staff member who has gone above and beyond? Complete this quick form to express your appreciation:


Student Information


You can access this library poster via PDF by clicking this link. 

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

Spanish Language Database

Escolar Online (Spanish Language)
Spanish-Language Resource for Middle School Students. Includes art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, and technology; includes local culture, history, and traditions. Includes photos, maps, and images. For native speakers and students taking Spanish. username: fairfax; password: fairfax

Enciclopedia Moderna (Spanish-Language Reference Center)
Global Reference Center provides global content on subjects such as art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, and technology; includes local content— culture, history, and traditions. Includes photos, maps, and images. For native speakers and students of foreign languages. / username: fairfax; password: fairfax

World Book Spanish Encyclopedia
Spanish-language database with videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary. / username: fairfax; password: fairfax

Building Connections After School


Student View: Use links on RMS Club Connection, pdf to learn about club offerings and how to join. Details are also posted on grade level classrooms.

Students are welcome to join any week and attend when available. FCPS middle school after school programming will remain virtual.

Parent View: Schedule & Alpha List:  Club Schedule By Day | Club List

Public website: RMS After School Activities

Contact: Mary Aunon,  After School Program Specialist,

SGA Virtual Escape Room Event March 9

You've been framed and need to break out of jail ASAP to prove your innocence. Break codes and solve clues - Be careful and try not to get caught by the guards!

Join our SGA Events Google Classroom (Code: ezviws3)
Tuesday, March 9th @3:30pm. If you sign up with a friend you can work together as a pair or group to break out!


SGA sponsor contact: Ms. Whitwell,

SGA Hosts Talent Show March 23 | NEW DATE

Sign up for Robinson Middle School's Virtual Talent Show, hosted by SGA. View the flyer below for more details and be sure to fill out the sign-up sheet to give us some more information about your act! Tuesday, March 23rd 3:30pm

Don't want to participate but would love to watch? You can also sign up as an audience member! Just indicate that you'd like to be a spectator in the sign-up sheet.
View flyer with sign-up link here.


Relax in "Chillax" Club Each Wednesday


PTSO Fundraiser | Community News


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

Robinson PTSO Restaurant Night

Tuesday, March 9, 2021


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

4:00 pm to 8:00pm

Bring this flyer or mention Robinson PTSO when you order and

George’s Steak n’ Things will give 20% of the proceeds to

Robinson Secondary School PTSO.



Please note, bagged mulch will be available for pick-up this year. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Minimum order is 7 cubic yards (approximately 63 bags) This is a great option if you want to organize a bulk delivery with neighbors.

To order individual bags of mulch for pick-up or a truckload delivery, please access website:

Please direct all questions about the 2021 mulch fundraiser to

Thank you for supporting the Class of 2021!

STEM Activity Fair

Save the date! TJ Techstravaganza 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, May 15. This STEM fair will be held virtually and is open to students of all ages!

View details and register here:

Techstravaganza Flyer

Techstravaganza Flyer_Spanish

TJ PTSA Hosts Diversity in STEM Talks


Parents, register at this Zoom link:

Submit questions in advance here:

If you missed our February 8 talk on robotics, you can view the recording here:

View event flyer here.

View event flyer in Spanish here.

View event flyer in Arabic here.

Counselor Corner & Resources

Important updates and resources from the student services department.

Save the Date: FCPS Virtual Special Education Conference Set for April 17

FCPS will hold its 16th annual Special Education Conference virtually on Saturday, April 17. Registration will begin in March. A student strand will be held for youth ages 14-22. FCPS educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers can earn recertification points for attending the conference. Exhibit Hall and Inclusive Schools resources will be shared.

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information

Social Work Spotlight

By Kristen Licciardo


The impact of gratitude helps our overall health. The events surrounding COVID-19 have changed our normal routines. In some ways, we may feel that we’ve lost control of aspects of our lives. We can focus our energies on what we can control and practice gratitude. This will enrich our daily lives. In a recent post, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested ways to practice gratitude and improve family health.

Beyond Thanks: 5 Ways to Nurture Gratitude

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

Lasagna Love, Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Scan QR code or go to

RAM Pantry

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

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