Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 13

Dates to Remember:

November 30- Dec. 1- Hmong New Year

December 17: Q2 Midterm Conferences

December 23- Jan. 3- NO SCHOOL- WINTER BREAK

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.
Click HERE to Complete iUpdate

Please complete the 2020-21 iUpdate


Fill Out the Application for Educational Benefits






Over 9,000 SPPS students have not filled out their Application for Educational Benefits. While meals are free for all students this year, it is critical that all families complete this application. These applications help to ensure your school receives funding for both in-person and distance learning programs and supports.

Families can complete an application three ways:

  • Online at schoolcafe.com/spps.
  • On the SchoolCafe app that is currently available on students' iPads.
  • By contacting Nutrition Services at ns@spps.org or 651-603-4950 to have a paper application mailed home.
Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Click here to complete the application.

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.

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

Message from the Principal:

Hello Ramsey Families!


I hope this weekly update finds your family safe and healthy. I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude for all the support you are providing your scholar in your home during distance learning. It has been a difficult journey thus far, supporting and educating students from a distance, and it would not be possible with out you! Your patience with teachers figuring out how best to deliver instruction and your support of your scholar accessing online school is truly a partnership for which we are thankful. We appreciate all the feedback, questions and your suggestions as we continue to improve instruction and learning.


Grateful,


Teresa Vibar

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/

Classroom Updates:

Many students turned in amazing iMovies for the Becoming Minnesotan project. Students either interviewed a family member about their family's immigration story or they researched an immigrant group that has made Minnesota home. These students did a great job and agreed to sharing their iMovies with all of you. Enjoy!
ELA 7 Week 12 Review

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

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

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!
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.
Fall 2020 Ramsey Newspaper

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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

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