Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 4

Dates to Remember:


October 12: Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 13: Q1 Midterm Conferences

October 15-16: MEA- NO SCHOOL

October 20: Q1 Midterm Conferences

October 22: PTO Meeting: 6-7:30pm

October 28-29: Eid Milad un-Nabi and Mawlid Al-Nabi

October 31-Nov. 2: Day of the Dead- Dia de Muertos

Message from the Principal

French Elective Update: Thank you for your patience as we work to fill the French elective teaching position. Starting on September 28, we will have a long-term substitute temporarily fill this position. The substitute will teach French 1A, French 1B & Exploring World Languages. They will support the new curriculum that student's will find in Schoology starting Monday. Important!!! the Google Meets code for the substitute teacher is RMSBAUE. Students will attend the meets session at their designated times. Thanks again for your patience!

Attention ALL RMS Families:

September PTO Meeting Recording

Please visit the Ramsey website to see our September PTO meeting presentation and recorded virtual meeting! https://www.spps.org/Page/15892

Click the Buttons Below to Complete the Required Back to School Forms for 20-21

Campus Parent:

Having issues logging onto Campus Parent? Please contact the school at 651-293-8860 or email sandy.pothen@spps.org to recover usernames and passwords.
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Parents and guardians will:

  • Complete all, annually-required school and district forms including the Technology Use Agreement (for student iPad use), field trip and media permission forms.
  • Add or change primary and/or alternative addresses to ensure accurate school-bus transportation to and from home and/or childcare addresses. Please complete iUpdate by the deadline of September 6, 2020. ​ Click the button below to complete the iUpdate.
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Every SPPS family should complete an application for Education Benefits/Free or Reduced Price Meals. Not only does this help us identify families in need of assistance, it also allows the District to receive federal dollars for classroom programming.

A new form must be completed each school year. Additionally, families who have completed an application and have experienced a change in household income or size are encouraged to complete a new application. Click the button below to complete the application.

Distance Learning Meal Service Plan

Buses are delivering meal boxes to homes, with curbside pickup at select schools. Only families who do not receive meal deliveries should pick up meals.

If you have not already registered for home meal delivery, please click on the button below.

IB-MYP UPDATE:

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The IB-MYP (International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme) is the backbone of our curriculum and instructional practices at Ramsey, but it also helps our scholars develop into caring, knowledgeable global citizens who are ready to take on anything. I have been impressed by the way that students (as well as staff) have been demonstrating the IB Learner Profile traits already this year, especially being risk-takers as we embark on Distance Learning 2.0. It is important that students continue to work on being good communicators with their teachers (using email, office hours, and synchronous learning time) to get the support they need. I look forward to sharing more about the IB-MYP at Ramsey in the coming weeks. Feel free to check out our website or send me an email for more information.

-Elisabeth Fontana, MYP coordinator (elisabeth.fontana@spps.org)

RMS Library Update:

RMS Library Update Students can put library books on hold using their iPad with new Curbside Check-Out! Materials are not available until students receive a confirmation email and pick-up date from Mrs. Krajicek on Wednesdays. Once they receive the email, they can walk up or drive up to the Summit Avenue entrance to Ramsey to pick up their book.


**Students who wish to request a math textbook should use this form, rather than the library system to request a book: https://rb.gy/wciyup

Ramsey Middle School Library

Click the button to go to the RMS Library webpage

Digital Media Explorations Update:

Last week we talked about what media is and what we use. This week we will talk about our media diets and compare it to this Media Use Survey of Tweens and Teens. You can see it here: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/Media-use-by-tweens-and-teens-2019-infographic #TableTalk Have you talked to your student about their media use?

Attention Visual Art Exploration Families:

If your student has visual arts explorations and still needs an art supply kit, pick up days are Thursdays at Ramsey from 7:30am-1:30pm. Email anna.king@spps.org if you have questions.

Distance Learning Tips

Attendance

Click the link to learn the daily attendance procedures for SPPS

Daily Attendance Procedures (Video)

Virtual Student Attendance (Slideshow)













  • Use these presentations and videos to help you work with common apps on the student iPads.

Google Meet

Schoology info

Clever info Use Clever to log in to Seesaw, Raz Kids, ST Math, Schoology, Code.org, and more

Other Apps

Other info

Top 10 iCans on the iPad

Click on the button to see if you and your student can perform the top 10 iCans on the iPad

Comcast Internet Essentials Free Through December

Comcast provides basic wireless Internet called Internet Essentials, and it is free through December. The district will provide a Hotspot, but if you are finding that isn't enough data or you are unable to wait for a ticket to be completed, contact Comcast to apply https://www.internetessentials.com/. If Comcast does not extend the free price after December, you'd have the option to quit when it is no longer free or pay the $9.95/month + tax.

Ramsey Food Pantry Update:

Please see the 2020-2021 Ramsey Food Pantry Information PDF (below)


If your family is in need:

Please fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/9a7X5VhGoErnAqAr5


If you would like to make donations- We are always seeking donations of food, diapers, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Please drop these items off on Thursdays between 7am-11am at Ramsey.


If you would like to volunteer to help pack and sort out items on Thursday mornings, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org.



If you have questions, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org

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