Ramsey Weekly Update
Dates to Remember:
April- Celebrate Diversity Month
April 1- End of Quarter 3
April 2- NO SCHOOL
April 5-9 - NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
April 12-May 12 Ramadan
April 12 & 13-NO SCHOOL
April 14- SCHOOL RESUMES-
First day of Quarter 4
A message from the School Nurse:
For kids involved in any extracurricular activities or sports, MDH recommends getting tested every week. This will help limit the spread so we can keep our schools and sports open! Variants of COVID-19, like B.1.1.7, are a new version of the virus and often more contagious. There is also concern that the B.1.1.7 variant may make people sicker than usual. The B.1.1.7 variant has spread to more than a dozen counties across the state. Many of the cases are among people who attend school and participate in youth sports. Cases have also occurred in child care centers, gyms and fitness centers, and other social settings.
There are many options to get tested and each option is available to you at no cost. You can even schedule appointments for the whole family at the same time. You can visit a community testing site, order an at-home test, or get tested through your regular health care provider. If someone in your family prefers to speak in another language besides English, in-person or language line assistance is available. Test sites are doing everything they can to make sure sites are safe and comfortable for everyone.
Teachers, school staff, and coaches are already getting tested regularly. We owe it to them to do the same. By wearing a mask and getting tested regularly, we can help limit the spread of COVID-19. Visit mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/index.jsp or contact your health care provider to schedule an appointment.
Please call if you have any questions,
Summer School Registration is OPEN!
WHO: Ramsey Families
WHAT: Summer school is available for students in grades K-12.
WHEN: Summer 2021
WHERE: Various Sites
WHY: Students will learn new things AND work on their current academic skills.
Summer school will help prepare students for the next school year through fun, hands-on activities. ALL SUMMER SESSIONS ARE FREE!
Registration is open and can be done online via Campus Parent or the downloadable registration "Application" form linked on the right side of the website:
*If you need help signing up for summer school contact RMS counselors below by clicking on their name:
Ramsey Newspaper is looking for your Poetry!
Ramsey MS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Ramsey MS Informational Meeting
Time: Mar 22, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Presentation slides are linked below.
*Meeting recording will be available on the RMS homepage on 3/23.
Please view the presentation above for updated Ramsey specific VL and in-person information.
AVID at Ramsey!
Please reach out to AVID Coordinator Melissa Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Mr. B's ELA:
Please remember to bring student iPads to school each day. They are needed for Onsite Support and April 14th for In-Person Learning. The iPad remains the basis of the district’s Personalized Learning plan.
iPads should be fully charged each day. If iPads are not at school and fully charged, students’ access to learning is limited. The case and keyboard should be attached to protect the iPad. Having a full keyboard definitely helps with middle school writing, but it is also keeping the screen from breaking.
If you need a charger, case, or keyboard, we can get you one during Onsite Support, In-Person Learning, or Virtual Learning. Please contact your Foundations teacher or me for help.
Cara Hagen (She/Her/Hers)
Call or Text (612) 568-2358
If you need support for your iPad during Distance Learning, iPad teacher Mrs. Hagen is available Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-3:00pm at RMSHage in Meet. You can also email email@example.com or call/text 612-568-2358 for help during school hours. Glad to help!
Worrying is Worthless
It's common to worry about things you already feel anxious about. However, all the time and energy spent worrying is wasted. When you try to alleviate anxiety by worrying, you make the anxiety grow stronger. Most people don't know why they worry, or think worrying is just something that happens, or that they "have to" worry. When we feel anxious about something and want to do something to prevent a negative outcome, but feel helpless, we begin to worry. We feel like we are doing something to control the situation. If worrying was useful we would have books and classes on how to do it! What worrying does is drain you, both emotionally and physically, leaving you with less energy to tackle the issue. Then your anxiety goes up again because you feel even more helpless.
Try this: Rate your Anxiety on a 10-point scale. Think of a situation that is bringing up lots of anxiety. Set a timer for 5 minutes and focus on the situation, using all your skills and past experience in worrying, to worry about the situation. Think of all the negative things that could happen or go wrong. Put as much physical and emotional energy into worrying. Imagine you will be tested on how well you worry. When 5 minutes is up, rate your anxiety level again. Observe how things might have changed- What was it like to spend 5 minutes purposely worrying? Did it affect your level of anxiety?
Food Pantry Update:
We are always seeking donations of food, diapers 5/6, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Please drop these items off on Friday's between 7am-12pm at Ramsey. If you would like to volunteer to help pack and sort out items on Friday mornings, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org. If you have questions, please call 651-744-7397 or email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org
We will be reviewing the current SCIP and FEP (School Continuous Improvement Plan and Family Engagement Plan) this spring.
Please take some time to look at the documents linked below and write feedback or questions on the attached survey.
Your feedback will help guide our discussion at the May 20th PTO SCIP Review meeting from 6:00-7:30pm.
More details and meeting link will be shared in the upcoming weeks.