Week of January 3 - 7, 2022

What's Inside the Newsletter

  • Welcome Back
  • Health Office Message
  • Tech Tips - Important Update
  • Classroom Update
  • Family Resources
  • PTO

Weekly Reminders


Mon., January 3rd: School Resumes

Next week:

Tues., January 11th - Vision Screening

Welcome Back!

Ramsey Families,

We hope you had a safe and healthy Winter Break. We are looking forward to an exciting and fulfilling 2022. We have some very fun events planned for your student this year. Please remind your student of proper mask wearing while at school. As a reminder, Quarter 2 ends on Thursday, January 27th. We look forward to seeing your student again tomorrow when school resumes!

RMS Staff

School Information

Our Lost & Found is growing - if you think your student may have lost something, have them check out the Lost & Found on 2nd Floor for any missing clothing, backpack or lunch box. Items remaining at the end of January will be donated.

Health Office Message

Phillips Eye Institute Vision Screening

Your child will have a vision screening at school on Tuesday, January 11th by Phillips Eye Institute’s Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative, part of Allina Health.

While this screening is designed to identify issues with your child’s vision, it is not considered to be a full eye exam. If your child does not pass the vision screening, you will be notified with the recommendation to have your child receive an examination by an eye doctor for further evaluation. E.Y.E. can assist with scheduling the examination, as well as provide interpreter services, transportation and financial assistance with exams and glasses.

Please fill out the form here if you NOT like your child to participate.

Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms?

Common COVID-19 symptoms include: fever greater than or equal to 100.4° F, new onset and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell OR at least 2 of the following: sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose. If you or your child are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please keep your child home from school. Then, Go to the SPPS COVID-19 Reporting System Website: https://commedspps.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9G0WvcJlWfuqwlL & follow the instructions there, then Call the Ramsey Attendance Line at (651) 744-4750 to notify the school that you will be keeping your child home from school.

Tech Tips - iPad Update

All student and staff iPads need to be updated to at least iPad OS 15.1 by the time we return from winter break. This is a necessary update to keep them both running properly and secure. Families, please help your students with the process and remind them to get it done. Families without wifi at home, please have your student check in at the library when they return so we can help them here at school.

Be sure the iPad is at least 50% charged AND plugged in before starting the process. Know that it will take at least one more, possibly several to run the update. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

If the iPad isn't up to date, it will provide a link to Download and Install. If you have any questions, be sure to let me know after break. I am best reached by email cara.hagen@spps.org or text ‪(612) 568-2358‬.

Cara Hagen

iPad Teacher

Family Resources

Tutor Me

SPPS has formed a new partnership with TutorMe to give students free access to online tutoring services. TutorMe allows students to connect with a subject-level expert tutor at any time to get support in current classes. TutorMe is an external company SPPS is contracting with as an additional resource for students alongside the SPPS Academic Support Center and other student support opportunities in our schools.

The link below contains helpful information:


Every Meal - Fighting Child Hunger

Ramsey Middle school and Every Meal have formed a partnership to reduce food insecurities in our school community. Attached is a flyer with contact information on how to get signed up.

2022 School Choice Fair

Saturday, January 22 (in-person)

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 Kellogg Blvd. W., Saint Paul

Classroom Updates

Mr. Kowalski - 8th Grade Science

Science 8 Missing/Incomplete Work Alert!! Parents and students should check Schoology over break to see what assignments are missing or incomplete. The quarter ends in just 4 weeks after break is over. All science work is due Monday January 24th. All material needed to complete the work can be found in the Schoology daily folders (including videos explaining the assignments!).


Flipside will resume after the new year on January 3rd! Look for an email with the new flipside registration after winter break!! Happy Holidays!!

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Updates

You are a part of PTO

Join us in our Facebook group


Share your own ideas, thoughts, events or anything else that is relevant to our Community and keep up with what others are sharing.

Do you have an idea you’d like to see come to reality?

Click the link below to submit a proposal to the PTO so we can make it happen!


Do you love volunteering?

There are many opportunities to support our community with your time/energy.

Check out https://ramseyvolunteers.weebly.com/volunteer.html for current opportunities

Our next meeting will be in January.