Ramsey Weekly Update
Dates to Remember:
October 12: Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 15-16: MEA- NO SCHOOL
October 20: Q1 Midterm Conferences 4-7pm
October 22: PTO Meeting: 6-7:30pm
October 23: Q1 Midterm Conferences (throughout the day)
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
Thank you for all your patience and flexibility these opening weeks of school. We have been working hard to ensure all students and families have technology; can take attendance on Campus; can access Schoology and know how to connect with their teachers. It finally feels like school is in session and learning is taking place! I have a couple of quick announcements:
1. Madame Folley, our French Immersion Social Studies Teacher has taken a job at the district, working on her career goals toward school administration!
2. We are pleased to welcome Madame Rachel Payia Yang to the French Immersion program as the Social Studies teacher!
3. We are also pleased to welcome guest teacher William Bauer, who is covering our French elective class! Thank you for all you are doing to partner with us during online learning.
Be well and be safe,
Attention ALL RMS Families:
RMS is committed to improvement and looks forward to your feedback, please take a moment to share your feedback with us.
It's Fall Conference Time
Fall Conferences - Tuesday, October 20, 4-7 p.m. & Friday, October 23, throughout the day!
(Please note these are NEW dates than previously communicated.)
Conferences this Fall will be virtual! Your student's Foundations Teacher will be reaching out to you to schedule a 10 -15 minute conference and will confirm with a meeting link/code. At this conference, we invite you and your student to both participate. Teachers will walk through your student's Schoology grades and invite your student to share their perspectives on strengths, areas of growth and things that are going well and any struggles. Foundations teachers will assist you with connecting with additional teachers as you need. Information regarding preparing for your child's conference will be provided next week.
The PBIS behavior matrix is a chart that clearly communicates Ramsey Middle School's expectations for positive behaviors for students during Distance Learning 2.0. It aides teachers and administrators in teaching, modeling, and reinforcing PBIS in all of the areas of learning including the Schoology, Google Meets, iPad usage, and home.
The Salvation Army has begun its coat drive. The Salvation Army’s centers are a place for families in crisis to get help, including coats for their children. Visit any of our Twin Cities Worship & Service Centers to learn about meeting your child’s need for a coat. Supplies may be limited, so we recommend contacting the nearest location before stopping by to find out if supplies are available in the sizes you need.
Families can register with their local Salvation Army:https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/twin-cities/coats-for-kids/
One of the IB learner profile traits we try to instill in our IB scholars is being balanced. Since the pandemic began, there have been some additional challenges in achieving that for many people, including students doing distance learning. The IB recently published a blog post called "Tips for managing your children's screen time." Educators and parents from around the world weighed in with their best advice--check it out to see if there is something that can help your Ramsey scholar remain balanced during this time.
For any questions about the IB-MYP at Ramsey, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Login to ST MATH for all Ramsey Students!
Band and Orchestra Update:
I hope you are healthy, happy, and safe in this school season. If you are planning on renting an instrument for Band or Orchestra class (NOT Music Exploration), please complete the Loan Agreement and arrive to the school at the following times: 10/8, 1:30-3:00 10/9, 8:30-3:00 After 10/9, deliveries by appointment I urge scholars and families to take gentle care of the instruments, and notify me as soon as something seems damaged or broken. As always, purchasing an instrument may seem expensive, but the instruments are great or new condition, and worth inquiring about. Please email for anymore information.
Thank you, and stay well.
My best, Mr. Tison
Music at Ramsey
Digital Media Explorations:
Join Ms. Skaja in her Virtual Game Room where you can find fun math games and logic puzzles.
Have fun learning,
Visual Art Exploration Update:
- Use these presentations and videos to help you work with common apps on the student iPads.
- Schoology: iPad Login video by Mr. Ching
- Schoology: iPad Login SPPS slide show
- Schoology-Notability video guide
- Schoology Submissions video by Mr. Ching
Clever info Use Clever to log in to Seesaw, Raz Kids, ST Math, Schoology, Code.org, and more
Comcast Internet Essentials Free Through December
Complete the Required 20-21 iUpdate
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.
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.