PCSSD will offer a full-time, 100% online school for students in K-12 next school year (different than our virtual template this year). DRIVEN Virtual Academy will provide flexibility with self-paced options, mentoring programs, and more. If you are interested in DRIVEN Virtual Academy, please complete this survey: https://forms.gle/7QyEFXtzrcec8kMFA #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
A NOTE from PTO : We want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our RMS teachers and staff. To show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication this first semester, the PTO will be providing a "gift card buffet" at the Holiday Luncheon on December 8th. Each and every staff person will have the opportunity to choose a gift card from the buffet. We are asking parents to please donate for this specific purpose. You do NOT need to purchase the cards yourselves - PTO will take care of the purchases. To participate, please visit our PTO store (https://Robinson-middle-pto.square.site). Or you may send an envelope to school with marked "PTO Teacher Appreciation" and have your student bring it to the front office. $20 will purchase 1 gift card, but any donation amount is appreciated! All donations will go directly toward Teacher Appreciation. Please note that this program is taking the place of our traditional Adopt-a-Teacher program as we adapt to COVID. We will offer a similar opportunity in the Spring as well. Fingers crossed we can return to Adopt-a-Teacher next year! We LOVE our teachers and staff - thank you for helping us show them we care!
RMS Families: Monday & Tuesday Expectations Link: https://www.smore.com/fwd2c Have a Great Thanksgiving Holiday!
Attention parents : Please know that interium reports will be mailed to you this week. So please on the look out for it. You may also access HAC or Schoology for student interium grades and details. Have a wonderful day ! Go Senators !
Pulaski County Youth Services is hosting a "Mask Up for Justice" scavenger hunt for middle & high students across the county. 15 winners will receive a sweatshirt & mask. Submit entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm Nov. 22. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Our Robinson Volunteers are AMAZING! Even with limited access and following CDC guidelines, parents and community members are still volunteering in various aspects for the greater good of students and staff. Volunteers have continued a long standing tradition here at RMS…going over and beyond to make a difference. Besides actual participation in volunteering for events, Volunteers can count their travel and preparation time for each activity. If you have donated and shopped for donations for teacher gifts, luncheons/breakfasts, etc.; it all counts towards hours. Please take the time to complete the PALS form for documentation of hours contributed. If you would rather email your hours, email to: email@example.com Please have your hours submitted by Friday 11/20/20. Thank you again for the gift of your time and making a difference. First Semester PALS Hours Cut-off Date---------------------------------------------------------Friday,Nov. 20, 2020 Include volunteer hours from 3/14/20 – 11/20/20. Sincerely, Toni Scott https://forms.gle/a1xB57petgJz4Hfo7
Volunteer winners finally received their plaques during the district's Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, November 10. Thank you, Mrs. Appiah-McNulty, for accepting these awards on behalf of our RMS volunteers! Bob Reynolds Awards are given to the individual who has contributed the most volunteer hours in the district’s middle schools and to the middle school with the most volunteer hours per student. The middle school volunteer with the most hours (453 hours) Monica Smith from Joe T. Robinson Middle School. The middle school with the most volunteer hours per student (23 hours per student) from Joe T. Robinson Middle School. Robinson Middle won the award for most volunteer hours per student last year as well.
Our PBIS store (incentive store that rewards students for good behavior) is getting low on supplies. If you would like to donate to the store, there is a list of what the students like below. Your child can drop off your donation in the office with Mrs. McGibbony. The following items can be found at Five Below: lanyards, color changing led speakers, fuzzy animal keychains, spa face masks, journals, and earbuds The following treats have also been a hit: full-sized Starbursts, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Sour Punch Straws, Reese’s, Snickers, Twix, Hershey’s and snack-sized bags of chips. If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated!
Good Afternoon families, We regret to inform you that all basketball games 7th and 8th grade, boys and girls, have been cancelled for tonight. Please watch for future announcements regarding games to be rescheduled at a later date.
According to Classlink, all logins into the PCSSD portal are now working. Classlink identified the issue and will continue to monitor the system. Thank you for your patience this morning! Status Updates: https://status.classlink.com/#
PCSSD Portal / Classlink Update: The Classlink team is still working with AWS. Several other sites are experiencing similar issues with error code 500. We will continue to update you on our progress. https://status.classlink.com/#
**** REMINDER **** Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to turn in your long sleeve t-shirt order forms. You can get a color copy of the order form at the Middle school front office. Payment must be turned in with the order form. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Show your support your Robinson Senators by ordering a long sleeve t-shirt. Payment must be turned in with the order form to the middle school front office by Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020. Questions please contact: email@example.com
Hello Parents, Hearing and Vision screenings will be taking place on November 12, 2020 at Robinson Middle School. If your student wears contacts or glasses please have them with the student on Thursday. In order to complete a through exam these items will be needed. I appreciate your help! Thanks, Vanessa Jensen, BSN, RN Robinson Middle School School Nurse Vjensen9333@pcssd.org
Evening RMS Families! Tomorrow’s Basketball Games for Boys & Girls Team Has Been Cancelled. Look for further information for the next game. 1st Quarter Honors Celebration will be held on Monday the 16th. This is a students’ only celebration. Pictures and photos will be shared on Facebook after the event! Congrats to the students who made the honor roll!
Please support your Robinson Senator middle school students by purchasing a new long sleeve t-shirt. There are order forms in the middle school office. If you have questions, please call or email Mrs. McGibbony at firstname.lastname@example.org
Several elementary schools held mock elections last week to teach students about registering to vote and casting their ballot. Check out these pictures of students learning about their civic duty: http://ow.ly/CxJt50Cbzon #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Don't forget the Robinson Middle School Fundraiser is currenly going on! Details below ! Robinson Middle School Online Fundraiser Instructions November 4th - November 16th Here is how it works: *All sellers must register at the link below. Once registered, customers can begin shopping through a seller’s custom link. Directions to register and begin selling: (Follow these simple instructions) Official fundraising link: register.schoolshopping.org School ID = MD5167 (make sure to enter the “MD” in front of the number or it won’t work) 1. Click the link above or copy and paste into your web browser 2. From the homepage, click the menu on the top right of the page and select “SELLER REGISTRATION” Fill out the registration the click the “SELLER REGISTRATION” button to confirm 3. Check your email immediately to receive your personal selling link and also your login credentials 4. Your name will also be featured at the bottom of the homepage, once you have registered 5. Share your personal link with your friends and family. 6. Use the social media icons on your page to promote your fundraiser. Be sure to share this link every day! The more you promote, the more you will sell. Check out these features: - NO MONEY COLLECTION - Customers purchase directly through our custom website - At the end of the sale, product is ordered, packed and shipped - Delivery of our product will be approximately 3 weeks from the end of the fundraiser Incentives: Sell 10 items and earn a free bag of Popcorn The top 30 sellers will attend the Pizza Party
***** ATTENTION ***** FUNDRAISER INFORMATION Start Date: TODAY November 4, 2020 End date: Monday- November 16, 2020 Robinson Middle School Online Fundraiser Instructions November 4th - November 16th ********** Here is how it works: ! ! ! ********** *All sellers must register at the link below. Once registered, customers can begin shopping through a seller’s custom link. Directions to register and begin selling: (Follow these simple instructions) Official fundraising link: register.schoolshopping.org School ID = MD5167 (make sure to enter the “MD” in front of the number or it won’t work) 1. Click the link above or copy and paste into your web browser 2. From the homepage, click the menu on the top right of the page and select “SELLER REGISTRATION” Fill out the registration the click the “SELLER REGISTRATION” button to confirm 3. Check your email immediately to receive your personal selling link and also your login credentials 4. Your name will also be featured at the bottom of the homepage, once you have registered 5. Share your personal link with your friends and family. 6. Use the social media icons on your page to promote your fundraiser. Be sure to share this link every day! The more you promote, the more you will sell. Check out these features: - NO MONEY COLLECTION - Customers purchase directly through our custom website - At the end of the sale, product is ordered, packed and shipped - Delivery of our product will be approximately 3 weeks from the end of the fundraiser Incentives: Sell 10 items and earn a free bag of Popcorn The top 30 sellers will attend the Pizza Party Contact the school office if you have any questions: 501-868-2410
ICYMI: Mandy Hrach KATV spoke with PCSSD about the upcoming launch of Driven Virtual ACademy. This all virtual K-12 school will be a part of PCSSD and will open for 2021-2022 registration in January 2021. http://ow.ly/qYL950C5kWU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Pulaski County Special School District will present its Annual Report to the Public during the regularly scheduled November Board Meeting. Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Location: PCSSD Central Office Boardroom Time: 6:00 pm
Earlier this month, schools across the district officially kicked off PBIS: positive behavior interventions and supports. Students can cash in "good behavior" points for prizes throughout the year. PBIS details: http://ow.ly/nue050C3f0V #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Robinson families, This week we will celebrate Spirit week : * All dress code rules still apply* Day of week Spirit Activity Monday (October 26) Jersey Day Tuesday (October 27) Twin Day Wednesday (October 28) Crazy Hair/Sock Thursday (October 29) Neon Day Friday (October 30) Pajama Day
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/-InxhLvLd4E #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/a4DfjTwaPe4 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/XaW5txzN1y4 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Good Evening Robinson Families, Please review the revised Wednesday schedule. Robinson Middle School Wednesday Early Dismissal Bell Schedule (7th Period & Advisory) Lunch A (6th grade) 1st period (23 min) 8:45 - 9:08 2nd period (23 min) 9:11 - 9:34 3rd period (23 min) 9:37 - 10:00 4th period (23 min) 10:03 - 10:26 Lunch A (30 min) 10:29 - 10:59 5th period (36 min) 11:02 - 11:38 6th period (23 min) 11:41 - 12:04 7th period (23 min) 12:07 - 12:30 Advisory (27 minutes) 12:33 - 1:00 Lunch B 1st period (23 min) 8:45 - 9:08 2nd period (23 min) 9:11 - 9:34 3rd period (23 min) 9:37 - 10:00 4th period (23 min) 10:03 - 10:26 5th period (36 min) 10:29 - 11:05 Lunch B (30 min) 11:08 - 11:38 6th period (23 min) 11:41 - 12:04 7th period (23 min) 12:07 - 12:30 Advisory (27 minutes) 12:33 - 1:00
Greetings ALL, We will have a PBIS district-wide kick-off with our staff and students on Wednesday. We are asking the schools to wear their school spirit or PBIS shirts. Teachers: Look at the email for more info!
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. http://ow.ly/gqKr50BWOc7 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
ICYMI: The charter authorizing panel approved for PCSSD to launch an all-virtual school in the 2021 school year. DRIVEN Virtual Academy has been in the works for 5 years, but comes at pivotal time in education. Details: http://ow.ly/uyrQ50BWA59 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/EDP00aHrEYo #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Robinson families, Please see the attached order form for Robinson Senator long sleeve t-shirts. Orders are due next Monday Oct 26. Please turn in your order form with payment (cash or check payable to RMS) to the front office. If you have questions, please contact MMcgibbony9081@pcssd.org. Link to order form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-6m1XvAz7-ZsSc4dTHGCJVSL_zvMQg9rMa1mamC6-FQ/edit?usp=sharing
Arkansas Department of Education extended the USDA waiver allowing all students to be served meals free of cost for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This means every PCSSD student will receive free breakfast & lunch this school year. http://ow.ly/uY3S50BTCJy #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Board of Education presented the Q1 Inspiration in Education Award award to Juanita Croon, Helpdesk Manager for the district’s IT department at Tuesday night's meeting. We're all so thankful for Juanita's hard work! http://ow.ly/yGvI50BSBM1 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Special Education department will host a virtual transition fair next Tuesday, October 20. Transition fairs provide resources about the transition from high school to adulthood. Details online: http://ow.ly/tcoB50BQjiE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Arkansas Department of Education has a new educational tool for families and teachers called the Social Media Awareness Campaign (SMACtalk) to ensure we all work together to keep students healthy and safe while they learn and socialize online. https://www.pcssd.org/article/324154?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Evening Families! Reminders- 1. Tomorrow is College Tees Day for students and staff to promote College and career awareness. 2. Math and Science books will be distributed for virtual students only on Wednesday,October 14th, from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. To help expedite the process, please know your student's grade, course class period, and teacher. Students who are traditional and are in A/B schedules will receive their books in class. Thank you.
Good Evening Parents/Guardians. Math and Science books will be distributed for virtual students only on Wednesday,October 14th, from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. To help expedite the process, please know your student's grade, course class period, and teacher. Students who are traditional and are in A/B schedules will receive their books in class. Thank you.
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and teachers during distance learning, all parents/guardians are asked to follow the following privacy guidelines. Parents/guardians should email your child’s principal with any questions or concerns regarding privacy or virtual classroom expectations. Printable PDF available here: https://5il.co/lynw
Schoology is back up and running without issue. However, there might still be issues with logging into Classlink. You can continue to monitor updates here: https://status.classlink.com/
RMS- Good morning!! Happy Monday! LAST DAY FOR SPIRIT SHIRT PRE-ORDERS!! Click the link if you would like to order some Senator Spirit gear from the RMS PTO. Today is the last day to place an order!! https://robinson-middle-pto.square.site/ RMS October Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/ztkyu-rms-newsletter
Evening RMS Families! Please click the link below to read our October Newsletter. Enjoy the weekend! https://www.smore.com/ztkyu
McFarland Eye Care is hosting a free eye care day this Saturday (October 3) at their Little Rock and Pine Bluff locations. This is for new and existing patients to provide eye care that might have been delayed due to COVID-19. http://ow.ly/Pr4850BFBY8 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
LAST DAY TO BUY YOUR DOMINOS PIZZA CARD!! Please help support the PTO and your school/students. $10 for card; buy 1 pizza, get 1 free; good for a year Click on link to order! Don't forget to ask your Grandparents, neighbors, and dentists to buy one - prizes for the students who sell the most! Order online, card shipped directly to you. https://slicethepricecard.com/fundraisers/34155?rq=joe%20t%20robinson%20middle%20school https://robinson-middle-pto.square.site/
Several central office employees received a special award for a "job well done" from fellow employee, Fred Austin. As part of his "DARE 2 B" program, Fred recognizes employees for their hard work and dedication to students. Thank you Crain Team for helping with the awards. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Good Evening RMS Families- 1. Our monthly newsletter comes out on October 1st. Included in the newsletter is parent teacher conference link. Please remember that the next two Wednesday’s are dedicated for conferences. 2. RMS Virtual Families: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, RMS virtual students who need to make-up or finish the NWEA MAP Math Test should join their virtual proctor at 9:15 am. The 6th grade virtual test proctor is Katie Johnson; at 9:15 am, students will join Mrs. Johnson on Google Meet https://meet.google.com/jqn-yzvk-pps. The 7th grade virtual test proctor is Aaron Trost; at 9:15 am, students will join Mr. Trost on Google Meet meet.google.com/jcv-vzey-qao. The 8th grade virtual test proctor is Catherine Ziller; at 9:15 am, students will join Ms. Ziller on Google Meet https://meet.google.com/uox-gjpz-foj. Students need to have a charged chromebook, a pencil, and a clean sheet of paper. Proctors will give parents and students further information. Please review parent/remote testing information before the test session. Week 2 virtual testing message: RMS Virtual Families: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 and Thursday, October 1, 2020, RMS virtual students will take the NWEA MAP Growth Reading and Language Tests. The 6th grade virtual test proctor is Katie Johnson; at 9:15 am, students will join Mrs. Johnson on Google Meet https://meet.google.com/jqn-yzvk-pps. The 7th grade virtual test proctor is Aaron Trost; at 9:15 am, students will join Mr. Trost on Google Meet meet.google.com/jcv-vzey-qao. The 8th grade virtual test proctor is Catherine Ziller; at 9:15 am, students will join Ms. Ziller on Google Meet https://meet.google.com/uox-gjpz-foj. Students need to have a fully charged chromebook. Proctors will give parents and students further information. Please review parent/remote testing information before the test session.
RMS Parents, Wednesday, September 30th is our first teacher conference day of the year! Please help us to provide them with a snack of chips, salsa, and a drink that afternoon. To sign up, click on the link below. Thank you! RMS Conference Day Teacher Snack Link: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f094bacaf28aafd0-rmsconference
Evening RMS Parents- Please see the following information. RMS Band Families- Below is the link to our Sign-Up Genius for the instrument rental/purchase night with Saied Music Company. Please refer to Schoology for more details. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B4AACA92AA4F58-robinson From RMS PTO- Our new 2020-2021 school year t-shirts and hoodies are now on sale, just click the link below! https://robinson-middle-pto.square.site Have a great night!
RMS Parents- Testing information for traditional and virtual students have been emailed to all students and also posted on Senator Scroll Schoology Group. For virtual students, we will open the google meets at 9:15 to provide additional guidance. If a student’s name is not listed on a roster for testing, look at the Senator Scroll message to email the appropriate staff. Rest up and have a great night! RMS Team
Dear RMS Community, Please read the following information to stay connected: We hope you have enjoyed the weekend with your family! This week is the start of the NWEA Maps Growth Test. The test gives us information on where students are in regards to Reading and Math Skills. Students should give their best effort as the data guides our instruction and also helps build stamina for the Spring ACT Aspire Test. Virtual Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Links will come by September 22, 2020. Please take a moment to sign up and meet virtually with teachers you need to chat with in regards to your child’s progress in class. End of The Day Advisory- Parents please inform your child that the end of the day is 4:05 for all students. Virtual students should not log off after 7th period classes and think that the day is over. If a student does not attend virtually for Advisory, they will be counted absent. We use Advisory to support intervention/ enrichment classes. Lastly, the RMS Volleyball Game will be at Jacksonville Middle School. We wish the girls the best! Have a great Sunday! RMS Team
The first NWEA MAP growth assessment begins this week. These evaluations guide teachers on how to help students continue to learn. We've added a section on our website with tips for traditional and virtual students: http://ow.ly/im1K50BqlZM #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PTO is excited about our fall fundraiser! Please check our Facebook and Instagram pages and also our RMS PTO Store for the fundraiser link and to find out more about what PTO does. Thanks in advance for your support! Link: https://robinson-middle-pto.square.site Have a great Saturday!!!
Hello 2020 Robinson Band #SenatorSound Families! Please click the link below for band dues, memberships, volunteer opportunities, merchandise, and more! Dues needed as soon as possible. Payment of dues required in order to receive students band shirts. Thank you! https://joe-t-robinson-band-boosters.square.site/
Afternoon Families- Here are a few reminders... 1. Chromebook damages can be expensive, so please consider purchasing insurance to cover any damages that occur throughout the year. The deadline to purchase insurance is September 18, 2020. Please do not send money to school. All payments are made through the company. This link will give you more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lxbMMJR0TRdWCm9616TQT6Bt09V4zyzG/view?usp=sharing 2. Due to the increase number of students coming to school traditionally and in order to maintain physical distancing, some students will attend class on campus, but may receive instruction from classroom teachers virtually. All traditional students need to have a headphone in case they are listening to teachers virtually. 3. Thank you for your continued support as we work out technology issues. All Schoology passwords for parents should have arrived today. Inform 2nd period teachers if you did not receive your parent access code. Have a great day! Go Senators!!!
Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Evening RMS Parents- In the newsletter link you will find information about RMS News as well as PTO. Enjoy the Labor Day Holiday. News Link: https://www.smore.com/jx7dc
RMS Senators- The counseling center is happy to announce that schedules are complete. You are to follow your new schedule starting tomorrow. Your new schedule can be found on your HAC. If you find an error please do not hesitate to contact one of the counselors. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Go Senators!
Great news for our PCSSD families: we are now able to offer FREE meals thanks to a recent USDA waiver. That means our virtual, blended and traditional students can eat breakfast & lunch for free through Dec. 31! http://ow.ly/GmaQ50Bh7HE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Evening Families- Attached below is the link to be used in case students need additional supports for logging into classrooms. Most teachers have already been communicating with students via Schoology. We have added this link to ensure all students understand how to get into classrooms in order to participate in the classroom and instruction being provided. After this week, each teacher will communicate with students through the virtual tools. Can’t wait to see our Senators tomorrow! RMS Team Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MaRqanLfmsybh275rZYLNckqeBPu8bzlv8W3yefEMrk/edit
Dear RMS Families- Due to increased enrollment & the need to continue practicing physical distance it is necessary that we make adjustments to student’s schedules. This process has begun and the majority of adjustments should be complete by the end of the week (September 4, 2020). Please be patient with us with the understanding that we are doing everything humanly possible to navigate these adjustments as efficiently & effectively as possible. Please note that the counseling department is not making and cannot make any additional schedule changes until this process has been completed. Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education. We appreciate your valued support during this transition. Sincerely, RMS Team
PCSSD will be open for regular business hours tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 28). Schools will operate on their normal Friday schedule (which includes blended Group B students). Extended care and athletic activities will resume tomorrow as well. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
RMS- This form describes the protocol by which we will evaluate beginning band students to determine which instrument they will study. Thank You! Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnoUQv5bTyn1JA_zFwKC1bVvQBTzx3FuN_KweA8SQGrEJrsw/viewform
RMS Families- We have received calls about schedules for today. Students still attend periods 1-4th and we dismiss at 1:00pm. Thank you!
Central Arkansas is expected to feel the impact of Hurricane Laura tomorrow. Based on the most current weather updates, the heaviest impact is expected between 3-4pm. Therefore, PCSSD will dismiss school early on Thursday, August 27. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30am and Secondary schools will dismiss at 1:00pm. Dismissal times are for both car and bus riders. District offices will dismiss at 1pm as well. There will be no district athletics events on Thursday, August 27. No decision has been made about school or athletic activities for Friday at this time.
SCHOOLOGY UPDATE: Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator for PCSSD, offers another walk through of what Schoology looks like for students, starting with the log-in process to the student portal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/J3U850B8ZV1
Student Arrival For RMS Students- Parents students are not to be dropped off prior to 8:15am. It is a safety concern if these procedures are not followed every morning. Thank you for your understanding. Staff will be ready to assist all students at 8:15am. RMS Admin Team
Ellie Miller, a parent of 6 children wrote this poem earlier this month for @thrive. Mrs. Miller states in the article that, regardless of options, there isn’t a parent who won’t relate to the words of this poem. http://ow.ly/Issp50B6w5T #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Please Click Link: https://www.smore.com/1pzxc Dear RMS Parents & Students, I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. A few reminders going into this week. Please make sure students are not dropped off before 8:15am. Staff will not be available to supervise students and ensure appropriate physical distance if students are dropped off early. Parents who drop students off before the 8:15am time will receive a call from administration. This is important as we work to create a safe environment for students. We were hopeful that the Schoology Platform would be stable and ready for teachers as well as students on the first day of school. However, Schoology is not as stable as we hoped but the district is working in partnership with Schoology to correct all errors. We expect that it will be a stable platform by the end of the week. In the meantime, we have developed a workaround to support communication in regards to how to access school assignments and google classroom meets. Please see the attached link and follow these simple instructions for the week. Instructions (Click This Link): Look carefully at your schedule. Click on your teacher's name at the time of the class period. Find your class period to join the class. Support Resources- Scheduling Issues Email : firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Chromebook Issues: Chromebook Help Form Log-in Problems email@example.com Registrar/ HAC Issues: firstname.lastname@example.org Attendance Support: email@example.com Administration Secretary Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator, walks through Schoology for students. This is a first look at a student account as the school year begins and courses are added. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/y0JY3DjwITg WEB INFO: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/page/educational-approach #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Reminder Correction: Please remember that we need to create a safe environment for all stakeholders, to support with this process, outside food will not be allowed to be dropped off for students. If a student forgets their lunch, they can receive a free school lunch this year. Car rider students will receive a car rider number on the first day. That will need to be displayed in your passenger side dashboard to the pick up line to run quickly and smoothly while maintaining social distancing. Please Do Not park in the parking to pick up students. Parents are asked to minimize in person contact with the office as much as possible. We will do our very best to take care of all matters by phone.
Hey Parents! Here's more info on Schoology. This Parent Guide is packed with detailed explanations of different features, tools and step-by-step walkthroughs. This guide is designed to help you better understand Schoology. https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000873-Parent-Guide #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Parents - sorry for the duplicated message, but this is an update regarding Internet connection and phone access at Robinson. The Internet and phones are down at Robinson Middle, Robinson high, and the center of innovation. IT department is working on this right now and we will update once things are back up and running.
PCSSD will use Schoology as its Learning Management System (LMS) this school year. Students can submit assignments, review grades, engage in interactive discussions, take tests, and more. Check out this video for more info: https://vimeo.com/46433066 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
RMS Parent Update Good evening parents. You are receiving a call because your child has presently been assigned to an A, B, Traditional or Digital Schedule. For Blended students assigned A or B Days, that schedule will be shared with you later this evening. Student schedules will also be available by HAC on Thursday by 3:00pm. Additionally, we will send a newsletter link on Thursday detailing links for Meet the Teacher Night on Friday as well as other school related information. Thank you and have a great night. RMS Team
Evening RMS Families! 1. PTO will provide lunch for teachers, staff, and administrators next Tuesday, August 18th. If you would like to support with this welcome back, please contact Martha Simms at email@example.com. 2. Virtual Meet & Greets are being organized and families will receive links before the August 21st event. Have a great weekend! Go Senators!!!
The 2020-2021 bell schedule is now available on the school website: https://rms.pcssd.org/o/robinson-middle-school/page/school-information--144
RMS Last Chromebook/ Student Fees Date is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th from 4:00pm -6:00pm. Please come through the car lanes and follow CDC guidelines (PPE required). · $25.00 student fee · Exact cash or check only—payable to RMS · Each student will require a separate payment. We cannot combine fees for several students. · Fee includes: Agenda, Science Lab Fee, Two ID badges, envelopes, & lanyards. Thank you and see you on Thursday. PTO will be available share information on becoming a member and also ordering school gear. Thanks! RMS Team
12 schools in PCSSD are approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. CEP provides meals, regardless of eligibility category, at NO CHARGE for students at these schools! Read more here: https://www.pcssd.org/article/282080?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
RMS August Newsletter Link- Click Below! Please read as we have chrome book pick up on Monday from 12-5pm and fee payments. Check out our new staff and many other information! RMS Team Link: https://www.smore.com/4tvcf
Baptist Health Community Outreach is offering back-to-school immunization clinics in Little Rock throughout the month of August. Check out the schedule on our website: https://www.pcssd.org/article/279757?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Morning RMS Families! Back to school newsletter will be shared by Friday. Information included in the newsletter is important dates, new staff introductions and school supplies. Heads up, students will not use lockers this year. Students will need a mesh or clear backpack. Have a great week! RMS Team
The revised district calendar for the 2020-2021 school year has been posted on the district website and all school websites. This is a DRAFT version as it must still be approved by the Board of Education, but we wanted to share with you now for planning. You can find it here: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
REMINDER: Parents, please select one instructional option for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Responses must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. New students should complete this report, too! https://forms.gle/6eH77dqk2RjVuiBP8
Robinson Volleyball Grades 7th and 8th ❖ Parents must complete information on Dragonfly and have a current physical before you can practice. ❖ Get Started with Dragonfly (If link does not work, web address is dragonflymax.com) ❖ July 27-30 9:00-10:30 Volleyball Practice – Meet at the Champion Center. Remember to bring your water bottle and face mask.
Kids are never too young to learn about diversity. To help broaden understanding of our black community, here is this week's resource as a helpful starting point: what you can learn from a box of crayons! http://ow.ly/fzy850AzBFd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Deputy Superintendent Ms. Alesia Smith visited Salem Media this week to talk about the Roadmap to Reopening. Listen to the segment on Rejoice Little Rock at the 35 minute mark: http://ow.ly/pUrl50AxuOR #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD is conducting a FINAL SURVEY to plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Parents will select one instructional option for each child for the year. Parents MUST fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. This survey must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. https://forms.gle/93BL5azfHWUuUkUq9 If you're new to PCSSD, please fill out this survey as well!
We are sorry the links were not viewable. You should be able to view it in this format. Please click on the link below. We also plan to send a family newsletter in a few weeks highlighting 2020-2021 information, new staff, school supplies and many more. For sporting and activities click the link below. Thanks! https://www.smore.com/chk58-rms-sports-information
If you are participating in athletics for the 2020-2021 school year, please get signed up with DRAGONFLY. Click here https://5il.co/i1ma to access instructions on how to sign up.
PCSSD will host a community meeting to discuss what coming back to school could and should look like this fall. Tune in Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 am to hear from PCSSD community stakeholders. MEETING LINK: https://youtu.be/SXHRjEg8tgs
Dear RMS Families- Our PTO Presidents have graciously offered to support with questions regarding school in the fall. Both members are a part of the district task-force as we prepare for school next year. Please send questions or comments their way as they prepare for an incoming meeting! Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
NOW HIRING! PCSSD has more than 50 job openings right now. Check out the openings to see if there's something that might be a good fit for you. http://ow.ly/ogZ150AhBkS
PCSSD is following up on a previous survey sent earlier this month. Your responses to the survey are crucial as we plan for staffing, logistics, and safety precautions. The following survey is REQUIRED for all students. Parents must fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Please complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The survey has also been emailed to all parents. SURVEY: https://forms.gle/ALwVFMm6ePb36mz57
Buildings may be closed, but registration is still open! Families with students returning to PCSSD must register. Registration information can be found online at pcssd.org/register. If you have questions, please contact Yolanda Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Round Yearbook Pick Up: June 24th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. If you are unavailable to pick up on this date the yearbooks will be available during the upcoming school year. Please email our bookkeeper Patricia Davis @ email@example.com to arrange for pickup.
RMS Family- Yearbooks have arrived for those that purchased ahead of time. We do have extras available, but that will be for first come- first served. We will distribute yearbooks this today from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Those that pre-ordered will come through the car-lanes and parents wanting to purchase must park in the school lot. Please do not come outside of your vehicle as we will come to you. Those purchasing yearbooks on today will need to pay $35.00. Please follow CDC practices when you come and have on protective gear. Have a great weekend!
Evening RMS Families- Yearbooks have arrived for those that purchased ahead of time. We do have extras available, but that will be for first come- first served. We will distribute yearbooks this Monday from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Those that pre-ordered will come through the car-lanes and parents wanting to purchase must park in the school lot. Please do not come outside of your vehicle as we will come to you. Those purchasing yearbooks on Monday will need to pay $35.00. Please follow CDC practices when you come and have on protective gear. Have a great weekend!
For many kids, wearing a mask might seem uncomfortable and scary. UAMS created book to help children adjust to why it's important to wear mask. It even includes activities to do with younger children. https://view.publitas.com/uams-1/my-teacher-wears-a-mask/page/1
Dear RMS Families, This is a follow-up to our Facebook Post on June 3, 2020. As we indicated, a former student of ours, Kaleb Campbell, who transferred from us in January recently passed away. As you know, our thoughts and prayers are with Kaleb’s family and friends. Therefore, our school team will be available to support students in need of counseling. If your child did know Kaleb and is having a hard time, please contact our school staff through the designated staff emails (below) to set up individualized counseling via virtual hangouts. Thank you and have a good Sunday. Staff Available For Supports: Mrs. Andrea Mixon (Counselor) firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Appiah-McNulty (Principal) email@example.com Ms. Bobbie Banks (Assistant Principal) firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. John Bagby (Assistant Principal) email@example.com
Registration is still open! Families with students returning to Joe T. Robinson Middle must register. Registration information can be found online at pcssd.org/register. If you have questions, please contact Darlene Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Shawn Burgess, assistant superintendent for human resources, discuss what it will look like for PCSSD to reopen for students in fall 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmzAgdSNdE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Congratulations to all our students from the superintendent's Cabinet at PCSSD! You are officially finished with the 2019-2020 school year. Check out this message of appreciation for you as head into summer break. https://youtu.be/1SlonalhXOU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Robinson Middle: RMS Families- Parents of Advisory Enrichment Students Only, As you know, because of Covid-19 we were unable to take our Enrichment field trip planned for March 13th. If you paid the $13.00 for the trip you are eligible for a refund or apply the funds to 20-21 student fees. Please advise your choice by emailing our bookkeeper Patricia Davis @ email@example.com For a refund please provide name of student and mailing address. To use for next year's fees please provide name of student. Deadline is Friday, May 29th. All 8th graders will automatically receive a refund. Refunds will be processed in the next 30 days. If you were not able to make it the school for locker items pick ups or chrome book drop off, we will hold another day for families to come. Please make sure you come on Wednesday, May 27th from 10:00-1:00pm. Come through the car lane and follow CDC guidelines. Issues With Registration? If you need assistance please contact Mrs. Darlene Smith, Registrar at 501.234.3962 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RMS Families- If you were not able to make it the school for locker items pick ups or chrome book drop off, we will hold another day for families to come. Please make sure you come on Wednesday, May 27th from 10:00-1:00pm. Come through the car lane and follow CDC guidelines. Issues With Registration? If you need assistance please contact Mrs. Darlene Smith, Registrar at 501.234.3962 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Thank you and enjoy the weekend!!!
RMS- Today is the last day for locker item pick ups! Please stop by from now until 1:00pm. Serving all students and 6th grade! RMS Team
RMS Reminders- Celebration Link: https://youtu.be/9RtFHm8PWO8 Senator Students & Parents You have one last assignment on your Chromebook. Please make sure that you have completed the registration process for the upcoming 20-21 school year. If you need assistance please contact Mrs. Darlene Smith, Registrar at 501.234.3962 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much and we will see you later in the week!
RMS Celebration Link Attached! Thanks for your patience!!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j-Xt0QKQ-xVgSE4K4NcXThDvFMG7YBQb/view?usp=sharing
Dear RMS Families, Life does not always go as planned, but at RMS we roll with the punches! Thank you for your continued patience as our team worked really hard to make this celebration special for our students. We believe that our technical issues will be resolved this evening. Grab a snack at 7:30pm and prepare for entertainment and celebration. #weareallinthistogether #staytuned
Good Afternoon- Thank you for your patience as we are having some slight difficulties with our assembly link. We plan to have the situation fixed by 3:30pm. Thank you for understanding!
RMS Pick Up- Drop Off Reminders- Please charge chromebooks completely before returning them to school. If they are not completely charged, the battery will completely die and student will not have a working chromebook to start next year. Also, if there is anything wrong with the chromebook, put a note inside it telling exactly what is wrong. Examples: keys not working, mousepad not working, not charging, etc. Schedule d Times- Tuesday, May 19th- 8th Grade Wednesday, May 20th- 7th Grade Thursday, May 21st- 6th Grade Please remain in your vehicle and staff will assist. Follow CDC guidelines. Thank you!
Five Pulaski County Special School District teachers are newly certified from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. https://www.pcssd.org/article/246726?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
RMS Reminders: Drop Off-Pick Up Days Below (10:00am- 1:00pm) Please remember to bring chrome books, any text books, library books, or sporting uniforms needing to be returned. Come through the car-lines and remain in your vehicle. Tuesday, May 19th- 8th Graders Wednesday, May 20th- 7th Graders Thursday, May 21st- 6th Graders Yearbooks will arrive on June 10, 2020. When we receive them, we will send a call-out for parents to come and pick them up. We will keep you posted. Virtual Award Assembly - May 18th (2:30pm). Link will be shared prior to the event. Thanks! RMS Team
RMS Newsletter Link Below. Student pick up and drop off items day included. Click on the link to read the article. https://www.smore.com/grc0q
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Cabinet sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out the messages. **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRcs6j3vrx8&feature=youtu.be
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, students sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out these messages from BAKER, CHENAL, LAWSON, ROBINSON ELEM, ROBINSON MIDDLE and ROBINSON HIGH! **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/p7Ae50zzVO9
RMS Registration- Parents we currently have approximately 329 families that have not completed the registration process. It is my understanding that there are some issues with the portal. If you run into any problems, please email RMS Registrar (Ms. Darlene Smith). Her email address is email@example.com . If you continue to still have issues after working with Ms. Smith, please inform school administration. We will check with the technology department for further assistance. Thank you. Ms. Appiah-McNulty
Morning RMS Families! Please look for the newsletter coming on Sunday night. This will share our plans for locker pick up day, chrome book returns and other pertinent information. Thank you for your patience. Also, all assignments can be submitted up until May 15th. Thank you for your amazing support this year. More information to come on Sunday. RMS Team
Joe T. Robinson Middle School appreciates each and every one of our teachers. During Teacher Appreciation Week, a few of our students wanted to share a message of thanks just for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnBQE5_cbgU&list=PLmQKbLpVDHMnkez_ijC8oD3JAbQQNBQFF&index=11
Hello Students! Please join Ms. Combs TOMORROW, THURSDAY MAY 7th at 3:00pm, for an online planning meeting so we can get Art Club at RMS started for the Fall! If you love art and want to do fun art activities during the school year, please join us tomorrow and help us plan what cool things you want to do. TOMORROW AT 2:45 GO TO meet.google.com AND THEN CHECK YOUR EMAILS FOR THE CODE TO JOIN THE MEETING. Bring all your ideas for fun Art Club activities! See you tomorrow! 🎨🎩🎨
All In This Together Video For RMS Students! Photo Edit Credit: The One & Only Mr. Ben Light! Enjoy and share with your child. Thank you to our staff for their participation. 🔥🎩❤️🔥💪🎩Pulaski County Special School District #Senatornation #Senatorstrong https://youtu.be/mTd4u0Ehatc
Dear Band Families, In preparation for instrument inspection and inventory, PCSSD has scheduled district-owned instruments to be returned to the school buildings on Monday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 5. Both high school and middle school students will return their district-owned instrument to Robinson Middle School. I will be at RMS to collect instruments between 9:00am - 3:00pm. Let me know if your family requires an alternative time. We will be practicing social distancing and safety measures during instrument return. Instrument inspection is crucial because this is how we determine what repairs need to be made in order to keep your child's district-owned instrument in good playing condition. If you were unable to pick-up your child's personally owned instrument on April 13, you may do so during this time. Thank you!
RMS Families, Please remind your child to fill out the survey placed in Senator Scroll. This survey will help us better prepare for Locker Pick Up Days. If your child wants to fill out the link and does not have access to Senator Scroll for any reason, I have attached the link at the bottom of this email. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6la7fAdnMQyS7woSkCrUj0Emqi8iBrTZP1VMwte6hpyMhWA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Evening RMS Families! Hope you are having a great day! Please see two pieces of communication below. 1. PTO Newsletter Link: https://mailchi.mp/7dfa11254442/special-newsletter 2: LAST CHANCE ……. TO ORDER 8TH GRADE T-SHIRT ! Contact Melissa McGibbony @ 501-837-5765 or firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Link for ordering: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/18cd8zasryWRiaybOdOu29Uv0IGu8AAVFawmxpmV-MMQ/mobilebasic Thank you!
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
AMI Packets Are Ready For Pick- Up Now! Link to our Bulletin for Families Shared - Click on Link: https://www.smore.com/3e74v RMS Team
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty provides an update on the AMI instructional calendar for the remainder of the year. Pay attention the dates - there are differences for seniors and K-11 students. https://youtu.be/Oacm5U-vBJQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
RMS Information: AMI Hard Copy Packets Are Available Now. Stop At The Bus Lane To Pick Up. This Is Only For Students Without Internet Access. Thanks!
Arkansas Activities Association extended the "COVID-19 Dead Period" for all AAA member schools through May 30, 2020. This means that all teams are not allowed to practice, lift weights together, play games, or travel to competition. Athletic facilities are also closed. Spring sports competition remains suspended.
RMS Families- If you have students in Band, please fill out the link below. This will help us as we prepare for Monday Instrument Pick Up from 9-1:00pm. More information to come. Thanks! https://forms.gle/U5EZg5dfioNp8cYcA
RMS (AMI- Alternatibe Methods of Instruction) Get & Go Packet Procedures for AMI Pick- Up Date: April 9th- 11th Note: Please remember to follow the CDC guidelines and practice safe distancing. Drive into the bus lane in the front of the school. Before exiting your vehicle make sure there are no more than four (4) people in line near the container waiting to retrieve documents. Grab a pair of gloves from the box on the metal cart Underneath the awning near the front doors is a Large Wooden Storage Container. Inside the wooden container are the hard copies of student AMI packets in plastic containers that are labeled by grade level and subject for Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. Additionally there are containers labeled Music (Band and Choir), Art, and Business (Keyboarding, CTE, Robotics, and EAST Lab). Please make sure that you retrieve one packet from each container specific to your individual child. How can my child submit their work once it is completed? It is our preference that your child takes a picture of the completed document and email it to your designated teacher. This can be done via cellphone or other devices. If this is a difficulty please contact your teacher. Thank you!
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS FOR AMI INSTRUCTION: We understand that many families may experience challenges in scheduling. The most important expectation is completing and submitting assignments as close as possible to when they are due. Teachers will offer digital face to face lessons with students 2-4 days per week. Students should make an effort to attend live instruction. Sessions will be recorded. Download suggested student expectations and AMI schedules here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/652090/robinson-middle-ami.pdf
Message From Johnson Pines! Mrs. Johnson Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze5dDilISOE&list=UU9xV9OeMHtd4IhxODM8nqzw&index=8
The Maumelle Fire Department is turning to Facebook to show students and families some of their equipment this morning! Firefighters are broadcasting at 10 a.m. and will display their state-of-the-art firetrucks, gear, and the firehouse. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about their community and those who serve and protect everyday. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD will prepare and distribute meals all week at 20 different locations around the county. Pick up times for the meals will be 11:30am - 12:30pm. Reminder, these are only for children (18 & under) present at pick up. Full list can be found here: http://ow.ly/dP9N50z0mrm.
RMS Digital Learning Newsletter Link- https://www.smore.com/dh96c Please read this important communication! Thank You!
A message from Superintendent Dr.Charles McNulty: He clarifies next steps for seniors, outlines 4th quarter grading and explains how PCSSD will continue to operate as AMI days start back up on Monday, March 30. https://youtu.be/JmdcwXNDqiE
March 30th-April 17 AMI Plan 1. Teachers will only provide quality work with no more than 30 minutes per subject area. 2. This equals 3.5 hours of quality work and daily reading of 30 minutes! 3. Teachers will reach students through: Zoom, Flipgrid, Screencast, Google Hangouts, Google Classroom, School Status and Emails! 4. Ms. McNulty will communicate via newsletter our school-wide plan for the extended closure. More Information To Come! Enjoy the Spring Break and the newsletter update will come after our break! RMS Team
We know AMI days can be difficult. How's the homework coming along? How are you staying entertained? From homework to box forts, let us know and we'll share your pictures! You can tag us in a post or email them to email@example.com. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Nutrition and Transportation are teaming up to deliver meals to 21 drop off sites this week between 11:30am - 12:30pm from Tuesday, March 17 thru Friday, March 20. These meals are for children ages 18 and under. http://ow.ly/Oary50yNkG7
We are providing the latest updates on COVID-19 on our website here: http://ow.ly/Ct8z50yM19E. We'll have information regarding AMI assignments, food availability, and more.
March is Women's History Month. Ruth Hawkins is a strong advocate for historic preservation and heritage tourism in the Delta. The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program has grown under her leadership. She was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
All after-school activities for RMS is cancelled for today including the 8th Grade CPA. Thanks!
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
STATEMENT 2/3: In a statement on Wednesday, March 11, it was announced that Governor Hutchinson has the sole authority to close public school campuses. PCSSD will continue to work closely with state offices and health departments as we monitor the progress of COVID-19.
STATEMENT 1/3: Per direction by the Governor of Arkansas, Pulaski County Special School District will be closed until March 30. The decision came after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation.
SECOND SEMESTER VOLUNTEER HOURS ARE DUE MARCH 13TH 2020! PALS (People Assisting Local Schools) Volunteer Hours are due March 13th. Anyone who has volunteered in any capacity from November 23, 2019-March 13, 2020, should email their time to Toni Scott at: firstname.lastname@example.org Besides actual participation in volunteering for events, Volunteers can count their travel and preparation time for each activity. Also if you have donated and shopped for donations for dances, teacher gifts, luncheons/breakfasts,etc.... All that counts towards hours. Chaperoning any event, assisting teachers with activities, fundraisers, tutoring students, library helpers, weekend events,etc...It all matters! Your time is valuable and we are so appreciative and grateful of how very generous you all are in sharing yours with the students and staff of Robinson Middle! -- Robinson Middle School has received the honor of having the highest number of volunteer hours for the last 14 years!!! Truly a testament to the commitment of this community to serve the students and staff of Robinson in being the very best! Thank you again for helping get the word out. --
RMS Updates: 1. Student Driven - Black History Month Program tomorrow!!! Excited to see our children shine!!! 2. This weekend is your last chance to order your new RMS ART T-SHIRT! The deadline to order online at www.G4Lcustom.com/romiscartsh.html or turn in a paper form (which you can pick up from the office or Ms. Combs) with payment is Monday March 2! The shirts are only $12, including tax, and all proceeds go to helping us start an Art Club! Order now to represent RMS and your love of art! 3. Candy bars for sale tomorrow! Enjoy the night!!! RMS Team
AVID Coordinator: Dr. Grimmett I wanted to thank you for helping your child apply for the AVID program at RMS next year. I will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, February 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Robinson Middle School Cafeteria.
RMS students will complete NWEA Testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We will test in the morning for 1st and 2nd period. Please charge Chromebook and please arrive by 8:20 as students should be at testing location by 8:30. All rosters are on Senator Scroll! We have incentives planned for students meeting NWEA work-ethic criteria. Have a great week! RMS Team
RMS Message- 1. When students out with the flu call the attendance office with students name and also follow up with a doctor’s excuse. Thank you. 2. Worlds finest chocolate on sale at lunch on Friday, Feb 14 and Feb 28. Have a great night!
Show off RMS and your LOVE of ART in your new RMS ART T-SHIRT! One of our very own 6th Graders, Tallie Prejean designed it in art class! The shirts are only $12, including tax, and can be ordered online at the following link: www.G4Lcustom.com/romiscartsh.html or by turning in a paper form (which you can pick up from the office or Ms. Combs) with payment. The deadline to order is Monday March 2! Lets represent our love for our RMS artists!
RMS Band News Dear Band Families, The Robinson Middle School intermediate and advanced bands will perform at Mills High School on Thursday, February 13. Our tentative performance time is 4:50pm. We will perform and receive critiques from a panel of adjudicators. This event is designed to help our district's bands prepare for our formal concert assessment that takes place in March. Transportation will be provided to and from the event. Students should be picked up at RMS around 6:30pm. Students must wear concert black (solid black) dress clothes. Gentlemen must have a long sleeve dress shirt with a collar and ladies are strongly encouraged (but not required) to wear a knee length dress/skirt. Band Boosters are providing gold bow-ties and pearls. No other jewelry or accessories will be allowed on stage. All students with long hair are required to braid or tightly bun their hair. Dress code will be strictly enforced. The performance is free and open to the public. If acquiring black clothes/shoes or transporting your child after the event is a hardship, please, let me know. We are here to help in anyway we can. We are glad to help with clothing, transportation, or whatever supports your family or student may need in order to fully participate. Nobody in the Robinson Bands gets left behind because of money or logistics. Simply, communicate your needs. We will be performing Marchus Maximus (Michael Story), Armory (Randall Standridge), and Night Fury (Carol Chambers). Encourage your student to focus in class and practice at home. Parental interest and support is critical to our success. Please, come listen to our students perform. We hope to represent our community well and make you proud! EVENT DETAILS What: PCSSD Bands Pre-Assessment Date: 02/13/20 Time: 4:50pm (tentative) Where: Mills High School Auditorium Ticket Cost: Free Dress: Concert Black Pick-Up: 6:30pm @ RMS (approximately) Thank you! Ben Light Robinson Band Director email@example.com (870) 509-2030
REMINDER: Robinson High School will host a cheer clinic for grades K-6 on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9am - 12pm. $30 per cheerleader includes a t-shirt. Students will perform on Feb. 21 during halftime of the basketball games. Contact Coach Brucks for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
RMS Newsletter Link: https://www.smore.com/nwzs5 PTO Newsletter Link: https://mailchi.mp/dc80707db376/robinson-ms-pto-february-newsletter
Parent Teacher Conferences Parent Conferences will be held Monday February 10, 2020 from 12-6. Conferences will be held in teacher classrooms. Please sign up for the conferences on the individual teacher link on this page https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zw5HKL4iFxzsJpPR6GWa3JiahZezn7YrUEEQUWnRZ8g/edit?ts=5e39e5cd
Robinson High School will host a cheer clinic for grades K-6 on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9am - 12pm. $30 per cheerleader includes a t-shirt. Students will perform on Feb. 21 during halftime of the basketball games. Contact Coach Brucks for details: email@example.com
Make it a SMOOTH transition into middle school! ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL will host an open house on Thursday, Feb. 6 for prospective students and families new to the area. Contact Kimberly Passini for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is now open for students *RETURNING* to PCSSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration can be done online through the registration portal: https://pcssd-cas.hosted.src-solutions.com/cas_PulaskiCountySSD/login
Evening RMS Families, Last week was the beginning of our Reading Challenge. All students are expected to read 5 days a week 30 minutes per night. The information needs to be logged via their Social Studies Classes as provided by teachers. This is a part of students grades as well. Please check with your child and make sure they log the minutes read for last week and incoming weeks. RMS Admin Team will be working with students to personally set goals for incoming assessments. More information will come in the newsletter on Friday! Have a great night.
Congratulations to PCSSD athletic director, Danny Ebbs, on his selection to be placed into the Arkansas Activities Association Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. What an honor! Congrats, Danny! http://ow.ly/IFMA50y45kT
AVID is currently accepting applications for next year. AVID is an elective course that prepares students for college. AVID students take rigorous classes and are taught study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills. We support students by having regular tutoring, field trips, guest speakers, and lots of fun! Space is limited, so come by the counselor's office to pick up an application or see Dr. Grimmett at RMS now!
RMS Yearbook & Yearbook Ad Deadline January 25th! The deadline for ordering yearbooks is approaching fast! The last day to order at www.balfour.com is January 25th! The price is $30.00. When you search for our school, it’s listed as Robinson Middle School. We do not plan on ordering extras, so order now! If you complete the order, you will receive a confirmation email from Balfour. No email - your order did not go through. The deadline to purchase an ad for your child or business is also January 25th! These are purchased and created on www.balfour.com as well. Thanks!
If you would like to send your child to PCSSD, registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! All the registration info can be found online at http://ow.ly/430u50xUd8h or by visiting your school's registrar's office.
RMS News Links Below! Happy New Year!!! January Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/9h0gu PTO: https://mailchi.mp/7d9d2bcfefb3/rms-pto-january-newsletter
Dear RMS Families! We hope you have had a great winter break!!! We are excited to see our students come back on Tuesday, January 7th. Please remember Monday, January 6th is a no school day for students as teachers have a professional development day. Enjoy the weekend! RMS Team
The JOE T. ROBINSON Middle School Choirs performed at the State Capitol as part of the Sounds of the Season. 7th Grade: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arsecofstate/albums/72157712230621432 8th Grade: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arsecofstate/albums/72157712242918966
All power has been restored to the Robinson schools. School will be open tomorrow, December 13. This includes ROBINSON ELEMENTARY, ROBINSON MIDDLE and ROBINSON HIGH.
Afternoon RMS Families: 1. PTO Teacher Luncheon that was originally scheduled for today has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Friday, December 13th. If you cannot bring the item that you signed up for, or assist at the time that you signed up for, please contact Martha Sims at 501 517-3140 2. Tomorrow is spirit wear day! Wear your Senator Gear as we cheer on the RHS Football Team for the Championship Game at 1:00pm!!! Go Senators!
Due to a power outage in the Robinson area, we will be closing ROBINSON ELEMENTARY, ROBINSON MIDDLE and ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL today (December 12).
Why Attendance is Important in Helping Every Student Succeed? One of the most important things your child can do to reach the goal of success is also one of the most basic: attend school every day on time! By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. Research has shown that your child's regular attendance may be the greatest factor influencing his/her academic success. Achievement: Students who attend school regularly are more likely to pass reading and math assessments than students who do not. Opportunity: For older students, being in school every day gives them a chance to learn more about college and scholarship opportunities and to learn the important information to build a successful academic record. Exposure to the English language: Regular school attendance can also help students who are learning English by giving them the opportunity to master the skills and information they need more quickly and accurately. Being part of the school community: Just by being present at school, your child is learning how to be a good citizen by participating in the school community, learning valuable social skills, and developing a broader world view. What parents can do: Follow the school's guidelines and attendance policy and report excused absences immediately. Reviews the school's rules and make sure you understand who you need to contact if your child is going to be absent. Take an active role. Stay involved with your child's daily experiences at school by asking how the school day went, and then listening carefully to what your child shares with you — both the successes and struggles. Make it a point to meet your child's teacher(s) and friends. Keep updated on school events and announcements. Read the school documents that your child brings home and Try to limit the amount of time that your child misses school due to medical appointments or illness. If possible, avoid scheduling doctor's appointments during the school day. Allow your child to stay home only in the case of contagious or severe illnesses. Schedule family events with your child's school schedule in mind. Plan holiday celebrations or family trips during weekends or school vacations. In the case of family emergencies or unexpected trips, talk to your child's teacher(s) as far in advance as possible and set up a way that your child can work ahead or bring important homework on the trip.
UALR is hosting a Community Night of Coding Monday (Dec. 9) from 5-8pm in the EIT building. There will be workshops and demos, Hour of Code activities for all ages, computer science hands-on demos and more! Register here: http://ow.ly/jkGC50xtGPE
On Thursday, December 12th, the Robinson MIddle School PTO will be hosting a Holiday Luncheon for our wonderful teachers, staff, and administrators! Volunteers are needed to provide soups, rolls, drinks, and desserts, as well as to help decorate/set up, serve lunch, and clean up afterwards. Please visit the link below to see how/where you can help (and to sign up). If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Chaffin (501 590-0925) or Martha Sims (501 517-3140). https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094bacaf28aafd0-rmsholiday Thanks! Martha Sims
Picture make-up day is scheduled for December 9th for any student who was absent or would like a re-take. PALS (People Assisting Local Schools) Volunteer Hours are due November 22. Anyone who has volunteered in any capacity from February 23,2019 - November 22,2019, should email their time to Toni Scott at: email@example.com Besides actual participation in volunteering for events, Volunteers can count their travel and preparation time for each activity. Also if you have donated and shopped for donations for dances, teacher gifts, luncheons/breakfasts,etc.... All that counts towards hours. Chaperoning any event, assisting teachers with activities, fundraisers, tutoring students, library helpers, weekend events,etc...It all matters! Your time is valuable and we are so appreciative and grateful of how very generous you all are in sharing yours with the students and staff of Robinson Middle! -- Robinson Middle School has received the honor of having the highest number of volunteer hours for the last 14 years!!! Truly a testament to the commitment of this community to serve the students and staff of Robinson in being the very best! Ms. Toni Scott -RMS Guidance Secretary
Yearbooks News... Yearbooks are on sale now! Buy yours at www.balfour.com by December 1st and pay only $25.00. After 12/1, the cost will be $30.00. Final order deadline is January 25th. You can also buy and create ads for your child or business on the Balfour.com site. We also need your photos! It takes lots of photos to make the yearbook great and include as many students and activities as possible. You can upload photos directly from your smartphone using the Balfour Image Share app. Download the app then create your account using our schools project code 001280. You can also upload pics from a computer to www.images.balfour.com. Encourage your students to share their photos too! If you have any questions or would like to help with the yearbook, contact our yearbook chair Carole George at firstname.lastname@example.org
FCCLA is hosting a canned food drive for Arkansas Food Bank from Monday, November 11th - Wednesday, November 20th! Our hope is to collect 500 cans! Each 1st period teacher will be given a box and wish list flyers for your classroom! The winning 1st period class will receive a cookie party and each student will receive 20 PBIS points! Thank you! Mrs. Bailey Business Education Joe T. Robinson Middle School email@example.com
Monday, November 11, 2019 is Veteran’s Day! Giving back is so important and we truly want our students to understand the importance of supporting those that have served in the Armed Forces. In honor of our Veterans, we are asking families to make a donation of any size to be given to Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Donations will be taken during the 1st period classes. All funds will be submitted to the organization to support veterans in need. https://www.littlerock.va.gov/ https://www.littlerock.va.gov/giving/index.asp Additionally, RMS staff and students are asked to dress in camouflage or military style clothing in support of Veterans. Thank you for taking time to share this news with your child. PCSSD/ RMS READING CHALLENGE BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 11, 2019 For the next 7 weeks, RMS will ask all students to read at least 30 minutes or more each night. Students will receive credit for reading in their Social Studies Class. We need all families to support this initiative as reading nightly will help improve student comprehension. Students are expected to log minutes read and pages read. An assessment after reading a book will be given. The school with the highest reading minutes and has evidence to prove that will win a field trip from PCSSD. Let’s Read and Win This Challenge!!!
PCSSD schools held grand re-openings on Tuesday to change the name of our school Media Centers to Library Learning Centers. Check out all the cool pictures of the new looks: http://ow.ly/jMbY50x3awq
RMS Message- Band Students: Your money for selling chocolate is past due. Please turn in your money today. Thank you! RMS PTO Newsletter Link-Click and Read! https://mailchi.mp/ee4cb4b1eef0/robinson-middle-pto-november-newsletter
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
Senator Strong Middle School Team, Tomorrow is School Spirit Wear!!! Black and Gold all the way and we look forward to our school-wide 1st quarter assembly. Have a great night!
Evening RMS Parents! Please read the following information below. 1. Flu Make Up Clinic is tomorrow, students must have consent forms signed to participate. 2. October 29, 2019 is our RMS Dance. PTO needs your help. Please sign up to support on the link attached. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FA4A82BA7FF2-anight 3. For the dance, there is going to be cash prizes for top 3 best dressed. 1st $50 2nd $30 3rd $20 4. Remember that we have school only on Monday and Tuesday of this week! Have a great night!
Reminder Band Students- ALL money for the chocolate boxes will be collected at lunch on Monday, October 28th! Please bring your money to the band mom's on the stage during lunch on Monday. Thank you!
Don't forget that students get a little fall break NEXT week. Schools are closed Wednesday (Oct. 30) - Friday (Nov. 1) for districtwide professional development. You can find all district events on the website: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
RMS Flu Clinic Students who missed our flu clinic will be able to have the vaccine on Monday, 10/28/19. If any missed the clinic for any reason, they may receive the shot on Monday. They must have a signed consent. If your student needs a consent form, have them to see Nurse Rice. Students must have forms turned in by Monday morning. Cookie Dough Pick Up Parents may pick up orders at their earliest convenience. Please park your car and pick up orders at the end of the school day. Thanks.
Dear Choir Parents/Guardians, 1. Cookie dough will be delivered to RMS on THURSDAY 10/24/19!!! We need parent volunteers to help with unloading and sorting of the cookie dough starting at 1:30 PM!!! If you're able to help, please contact Mr. Fuller: firstname.lastname@example.org You may pick up your cookie dough starting at 3:50 PM. Mr. Fuller will be staying until 6:30 PM to make sure that everyone is able to come and get their dough on that day!!! 2. Saturday October 26th is a very busy day for the RMS Choir program. We have all-region choir auditions at Conway Jr. High School in Conway, AR. We will be boarding busses and will be leaving by 6:30 AM...YES...6:30 AM!!! We need parent volunteers to help chaperone during the day! (YOU DON'T HAVE TO RIDE THE BUS, but the students do!) If you'd be willing to volunteer to help (and we'll take you any amount of time that you'd be willing to stay!!!), please contact Mr. Fuller: email@example.com 3. WHEW!!! Super busy time of year...but we wouldn't have it any other way! Thank you for allowing your child to be a part of the RMS Choir! I'm truly blessed and humbled to have each and every one of them as a part of the choir family! Have a great week!!! and.....Goooooooooo Senators! Fuller
**ATTENTION** Phones are down at several PCSSD schools and admin offices. Our IT department is working with Windstream to resolve the issue. You track the outage here: https://downdetector.com/status/windstream/map/
Robinson Middle and Bramble Market are partnering together for a fall community event October 19th from 9am to 4pm. There will be food trucks, lots of local vendors selling various items, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, face painting and much more. Come join us! Get to know people in your community and school, and have some family fun! There will be a bus transporting from Robinson High to Bramble due to little parking. Bramble Market (9325 Ferndale Cut Off Road, 72223)
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The National Bullying Prevention Center provides a "Kids Against Bullying" pledge encouraging kids to speak up against bullying, support those being bullied & to be a friend when they see bullying. http://ow.ly/snaM50wEVmm
The calendar can now be found in EVENTS. Important district-wide dates will be posted on the PCSSD website. School-specific dates will be posted on their respective school websites. You can view the "At-A-Glance" calendar here: https://5il.co/amrb
A Night With The Stars Robinson Middle School Dance Date: 10/29/19 Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Come dressed as your favorite celebrity, famous athlete, musician and etc...* No mask or weapons! There will be a DJ, food, prizes and cash concessions. Price to get in: $5.00 Come and have a great time!!!
Good Morning RMS Senator Families! Please see the link of this month's PTO President Letter. Have a STRONG Day! https://mailchi.mp/ce63250238a2/rms-pto-president-letter
Morning, we are having a fabulous day at Robinson Middle!
Parent Meeting for MS Boys Basketball on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:00pm-6:30pm in the cafeteria.
* Reminder, Band Parents, there is a band meeting tomorrow, Tuesday Sept 24 at 5:30 in the middle school band room. Please come with some fundraising ideas. Thank you and see you tomorrow!
RMS -Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oSKlsWQZ2s9U-tvYLIdhbXwei1xqmu5nFgzFScXMG9U