Ramsey Weekly Update
Dates to Remember:
March 2- NO ON-SITE SUPPORT - Distance Learning Day
March 5- NO SCHOOL
March 8- National Women's History Day
March 11- Q3 Mid-Term Conferences 4:00pm-7:00pm
March 12- Q3 Mid-Term Conferences 8:15am-3:00pm
March 18- PTO Meeting 6:00pm- 7:30pm
Message from the Principal:
Parents and Families,
We have just completed the first week of On-Site Support and I enjoyed seeing students again. We did not see as many students as we had hoped, but grateful to support those who came. We look forward to seeing more students joining us! Students were on point with the safety expectations on masks and six feet social distancing. I look forward to our second week with students and if you have any questions about On-Site Support, do not hesitate to reach out to me via email email@example.com or my school number 651-744-6702.
On-Site Schedule Change for Grades 6-8
March 2, 2021
Saint Paul Public Schools will be holding ACT testing for students. In order to maximize district resources towards administering the ACT, all grades 6-8 will have a distance learning day on Tuesday, March 2. There will NOT be any on- site support at Ramsey Middle School that day.
Q3 Mid-Term Conferences!
We would like to invite you to Ramsey's virtual parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 11th from 4:00pm-7:00pm and Friday, March 12th from 8:15am- 3:00pm.
Families are invited to schedule conference appointments with up to 3 of their students teachers. All appointments will be 20 minutes and take place via Google Meet.
Conference sign-up links will be available in next week's update!
𝑶𝒏-𝑺𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝑺𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝑹𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔:
Kris Chlebecek via email.
2. Make sure your student charges their iPad prior to arriving.
3. Screen your student's health, ensuring they are healthy and ready for school (see screening chart below).
4. Remind your student the importance of wearing a mask, social distancing and meeting safety expectations while on the bus and in school.
Dropping Off/ Picking Up Students for On-Site Support: Ramsey will be able to admit students who are dropped off into the building at 8:15 a.m. at the GRAND AVENUE doors. Please do not arrive prior to 8:15 a.m. as building access will not be available. This will be the only location that will be supporting student drop off. This will also be the only location to pick up students. Parents and visitors will NOT be allowed into the building. Your support and adherence to the requests and expectations shared is greatly appreciated as we work to ensure your student's and our staff safety.
**Students may only attend one day a week, on their scheduled day
**Changes to on-site support day of the week are not allowed
**Transportation changes are currently unavailable
Main office hours will be 8:00am- 12:00pm M-TH beginning Monday, February 22nd.
The main office can be reached at 651-293-8860.
Attendance line: 651-744-4750
District Cell# 612-427-0864
**Although on-site support is optional, families enrolled in on-site support will receive an attendance call alert notifying you of an absence from on-site support.
Mr. B's ELA:
Students in the AVID elective focus on developing skills in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading in order to be college- and career-ready! AVID is a daily elective class designed for average students who are motivated to learn more about and be prepared for college. Priority is given to students who will be first-generation college students.
Health Office Update:
How You Experience Anxiety
The way you experience anxiety may be different from the way your friends or relatives experience it. Increasing your awareness of how you experience anxiety can help you manage it.
Let's talk about "test anxiety." Deon has a hard time sleeping the night before a test and wakes up frequently thinking about the coming test. Tessa gets enough sleep, but gets an upset stomach the day of her test and then doesn't eat very much, causing her to get light headed during her test. Janae experiences test anxiety as overall nervousness. She has an excited feeling and her breathing is fast before and during a test- she can't concentrate and her thoughts are all over the place.
These are symptoms of anxiety; recognizing them helps with management. The earlier they recognize the symptoms, the sooner they can practices relaxation techniques which will help the situation from getting worse, and makes test-taking easier in the long run.
Think about ways you experience anxiety- I have racing thoughts, my heart rate goes up, and my mind sometimes feel blank! What's it like for you? Where in your body to you feel it most?
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