Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 12

Click HERE to Complete iUpdate

Please complete the 2020-21 iUpdate

Parents and guardians in primary households MUST complete the 2020-2021 Back-to-School​ 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.
  • Slideshow of the steps in iUpdate.

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.

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.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Click here to complete the application.

Dates to Remember:

November 26-27: NO SCHOOL, Holiday

November 30- Dec. 1- Hmong New Year

Daily Attendance:

Student Attendance During Distance Learning

  • During distance learning, it's more important than ever that students stay engaged in learning. This year, students and parents - working together - will keep track of student attendance, student participation and grades through Campus.


Taking Attendance

A student or a student's parent or guardian should complete daily attendance once each school day. When completed, the once-daily attendance process will confirm attendance for all of a student's classes for that day.

To take attendance, students should log into their Campus Student iPad app, located on their iPad home screen. Parents who are taking attendance for their student should use "Campus Parent" at spps.org/onestop.



Need help taking attendance? Please contact Ramsey Middle School for support 651-293-8860

MYP Update:

As we transition into quarter 2, students have the opportunity to practice the IB learner profile trait of being reflective. Encourage your student to consider what went well during first quarter and what changes they could make during second quarter. Having students write it down (digitally or on paper) and post it somewhere where they can see it on a regular basis gives them extra accountability.

Click the link below to read the first edition of the 2020 Ramsey Newspaper brought to us by:


Mariella Ananou

Felix Duckwall

Oliver Hanson

Claire Murphy

Addie Speiker

Georgia Kotsonas

Ms. Johnson

November's PTO Meeting Recording:

Thank you to everyone who attended the November PTO meeting. Please view the recorded meeting below.

Ramsey Resiliency:

Are you interested in FREE HOME MEAL DELIVERY?


If you are a Ramsey County resident and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to have prepared meals delivered to your home for free. All meals are nutritionally balanced and are prepared by licensed food providers. Some providers offer meal options that accommodate specific dietary restrictions.


Click the link below for more information:

https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/default/files/Projects%20and%20Initiatives/Coronavirus/COVID-19/Free%20Home%20Meal%20Delivery_English_Final_8.13.20.pdf

Classroom Updates:

IB-MYP Design:

In IB-MYP Design class, we are starting a new unit that is based on the current challenges we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are exploring the statement of inquiry, "At great turning points, we must develop solutions and adapt to new changes." Students have started identifying a problem that they are facing because of the pandemic. They will be doing some research about the problem, including talking to friends and family about their experiences, as well. Check in with your student to see what problem they have identified for this unit.
Week 11 Review

Technology Support:

If you need support for your iPad during Distance Learning, iPad teacher Mrs. Hagen is available each day 1:30-2:00 at RMShage in Meet. You can also email cara.hagen@spps.org or call/text 612-568-2358 for help during school hours. Glad to help!

RMS Help!

Do you have questions about your daily schedule? Homework? Need help with your email? Pop into RMSHELP and get your questions answered.


Student Support is available on Google Meet using code RMSHELP:

Monday-Thursday

9:25-9:55am

10:30-11:00am

11:35-11:55am

and

Tuesday and Thursday

1:10pm- 1:30pm

Ramsey Food Pantry:

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

Coats for Kids

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/
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.
RMS Feedback

RMS is committed to improvement and looks forward to your feedback, please take a moment to share your feedback with us.

Ramsey Homepage

Click to view Ramsey Middle School Website

COMMUNITY FOOD RESOURCES:


Several local organizations are offering free or low-cost holiday meals on Thanksgiving this year.

Ramsey County

Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County is providing free home-delivered meals to Ramsey County adult residents who are impacted by COVID-19. This program is made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

City of Saint Paul

The City of Saint Paul is partnering with Youthprise, Arts-Us, and the Sanneh Foundation to provide free meal service to Saint Paul families in need. Families with a minor child in the home can pick up one meal bag per child per week. Each meal bag contains seven dinners and seven snacks.

Greater Twin Cities YMCA

YMCA locations in St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and Maplewood have free family meals and lunch bags Monday through Friday, noon-1 p.m. while supplies last.

Salvation Army

The West 7th and Eastside locations have free meal boxes Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Conway Community Center

Grab-and-go meals are served Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m.

Hunger Solutions

Enter your zip code and find food resources near you.

Minnesota Food Helpline

Call 888-711-1151 for assistance, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Message from your School Nurse:

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving this year! A reminder that our federal and state health departments are asking us all to try to limit our celebrations to include only those within our households whenever possible. We can do this!


Please call me if you have any questions or concerns (612)568-3098 or you can email me at maureen.hart-horan@spps.org. I have attached the current guidance from MDH. Take Care, Nurse Maureen