Robinson Student Ram Page | April 12, 2021


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

April is Military Month!

The Defense Department celebrates military children during the month of April. There are more than 1.6 million military children who face many challenges and unique experiences as a result of their parents' service. The Robinson Secondary community will virtually celebrate our military families and students by daily presenting a video clip of research based facts, resources and supports to demonstrate our appreciation to our Robinson Rams military student heroes. Please take a moment to watch the following two videos celebrating our men and women in uniform and their children.

COVID-19 & Mental Health Disorders 

New data is constantly coming out about the effects of COVID-19 concerning those who tested  positive and all of us who have been affected by the pandemic. A recent article published by  Lancet Psychiatry, conducted by Oxford University, studied the incidence rate of neurological  and psychiatric outcomes six months post confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. They looked at the  following 14 outcomes: intracranial hemorrhage; ischemic stroke; parkinsonism; Guillain-Barré  syndrome; nerve, nerve root, and plexus disorders; myoneural junction and muscle disease;  encephalitis; dementia; psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders (grouped and separately);  substance use disorder; and insomnia. 

Here are the results from their meta-analysis: 

    - 34% of patients had been diagnosed with a neurological/MH disorder 6 months after  infection 

    - Of the 34% who had been diagnosed, for 13% of those individuals it was their first  recorded neurological/MH diagnosis 

    - 17% of those diagnosed had anxiety disorders 

    - 14% of those diagnosed had mood disorders 

    - 7% of those diagnosed met criteria for a substance use disorder 

    - 5% of those diagnosed had anxiety 

Other statistics to consider from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health: 

    - Since COVID-19, there has been a 63% increase in the number of overdose deaths since  2019. 

    - People with MH diagnoses are 65% more likely to be diagnosed with        COVID-19 Sources: overdose-surveillance/ 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the  Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270. 


For further Information & support: 

Tiffany Jones, M.Ed, LPC, CSAC 

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Senior Reminder!

Dear Seniors,

You may be eligible for service learning awards at graduation. Students with at least 40 hours of service over four years are eligible to wear a service cord at graduation.

Students who have at least 25 hours of service may be eligible for the Virginia Board of Education's Excellence in Civics Education. This year the requirement for graduating seniors has been lowered from 50 hours of service to 25 hours and many of you are eligible. The qualifications are:

The Board of Education's Excellence in Civics Education Seal is awarded to students who meet each of the following four criteria:

  • Satisfy the requirement to earn a Modified Standard Diploma, a Standard Diploma or an Advanced Studies Diploma
  • Complete Virginia & United States History and Virginia & United States Government courses with a grade of "B" or higher
  • Complete 50* hours of voluntary participation in community service or extracurricular activities, such as volunteering for a charitable or religious organization that provides services to the poor, sick or less fortunate; participating in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or similar youth organizations; participating in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC); participating in political campaigns, government internships, Boys State, Girls State or Model General Assembly; and participating in school-sponsored extracurricular activities that have a civics focus. Any student who enlists in the United States military prior to graduation will be deemed to have met this community service requirement. *Changed to 25 hours for the Class of 2021.
  • Have good attendance and no disciplinary infractions as determined by local school board policies.

If you meet the requirement by MAY 1st for the SERVICE CORD and/or the CIVICS you will receive your awards at graduation. There is no application required but you will not be considered without meeting the service hour requirement and logging hours on x2VOL.

For more information, visit Robinson Service Learning in Blackboard 24/7.

-Ms. Caley (

Attention 9th grade families: MYP Service Learning Reminder

IB MYP Service Learning Reminder If your 9th grader is considering applying for the IB MYP Certificate at the end of 10th grade, please remind them to complete three service learning reflections for 9th grade. (Dates of service can be from June 12, 2020 through August 22, 2021 for 9th grade reflections.) Information on the IB MYP Certificate can be found at our Robinson MYP website . Students can also find more information on their grade level Google Classroom.

Robinson Athletics


Activity Registration: 

Robinson Rams Website: 

Coaches Info:

Activity Office Info:

Link to PDF flyer: Robinosn Rams Athletic Flyer_Spring Sports 2021.pdf

food pantry

Food Pantry Update

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We have received some very generous donations to help with our families in need. 

The food pantry has plenty of vegetables, mac-n-cheese, rice, soup, and beans. 

Items needed: Canned tuna, canned chicken, condiments, spices, cake/brownie mixes, olive oils, snacks, peanut butter, jelly, and personal toiletry items.

If you are donating food from your personal kitchen, please kindly check the expiration date on the items. 

Keep the donations coming!!!!

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Please use this website for assistance using the FCPS HCTB mobile app.

FCPS Cares!

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

Calendar Reminder

Calendar Reminders

April 17th- Special Education Conference; details below

April 19- PSAT 10 

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

See the approved 2021-22 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!


Library Spotlight

Congratulations to the Middle School Reading Challenge Winners!

We would like to acknowledge:

Utsha Adhikari

Michael Arraya

Kira Gilligan

Erinn Light

Aurelia Newman

Moustapha Quattara

Xavier Parmentier

Tabitha Shull

Jasmine Sklarew

Elizabeth Taets

Maddie Weston

Samantha Wierschke

Evelyne You

Thank you to all participants for your creative work!

Library Poster

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


Featured Library Databases - Gale LegalForms

Gale LegalForms

Gale LegalForms - not just for students! A wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms, Including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, etc. Start at the library webpage/Database/LegalForms; password=rams

Additional RTS Updates

RTS Slide Deck for Families

RTS Video for Families

Social Work Spotlight

Purple UP!


April Is Month of the Military Child; Purple Up Day Is April 21 Military-connected youth face unique circumstances living the military lifestyle. Currently over 14,000 military-connected youth call FCPS home. Each year, our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. April 21 is Purple Up! day. All are encouraged to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military-connected youth.

Special Ed Conference


Jersey Mikes Fundraiser

Quick Links


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High School Administration

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