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RAMS News August 1, 2019

posted Aug 1, 2019, 12:56 PM by Jessica Beattie   [ updated Aug 2, 2019, 8:13 AM by Adam Steiner ]

In this edition of RAMS News 

August 1, 2019

  • Chromebook Loan Agreement & Information

  • 2019-2020 Student Schedule Information/Supply Lists

  • Open Building Presentation

  • 2019-2020 Summer Reading

  • Calendar

2019-2020 Chromebook Loan Agreement & Information

At Robert Adams Middle School, each student will be provided a Google Chromebook laptop computer, a carrying sleeve, and Chromebook charger. The aim of the Chromebook is to promote communication, collaboration, and critical thinking among our students and teachers. 

As of August 1, families will be able to complete the 2019-2020 Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement.  It is highly recommended that parents participate in an optional insurance program ($40/student/year) to provide coverage in case of loss or damage of the Chromebook.  We encourage families to review the 2019-2020 Chromebook Care and Use Guide before signing the loan agreement. Please use the links below to access the Care and Use Guide along with the Loan Agreement.

Chromebook Care & Use Guide

Chromebook Loan Agreement

2019-2020 Student Schedules 

Student schedules will be available in PowerSchool on August 14 after 3:00pm.  We will be sending out detailed information prior to the schedule being released to assist you with the login process and accessing the schedules. 

Below are general lists for supplies by grades. Please note there is no need to have all supplies by the first day of school.  Teachers will discuss options for different types of organizational styles in order to help make choices during the first week of school.

School Supply Lists 

Grade 6 Supply List

Grade 7 Supply List

Grade 8 Supply List

Open Building Presentation

On Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00am, we are offering parents and students an early opportunity to come in and tour the school and meet with school administrators.  This opportunity is intended for Grade 6 parents and students, as well as any Grade 7 and 8 parents and students who will be new to Adams. If you are interested and available, the presentation will begin promptly at 10:00am in our auditorium.  Please note that this presentation will be mainly focused on addressing parents’ “Frequently Asked Questions”. In addition, for parents who were unable to attend the Adams Grade 5 to 6 Transition Night held in the spring, we will very briefly summarize the school’s mission and academic programs.  We will also be taking questions throughout the presentation. While the parent presentations are going on, student leaders will conduct building tours for incoming students. We hope to see you there!

2019 Summer Reading Information now Available

At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading. As studies have proven, when students read for pleasure, they benefit in all subjects, not just English. Recreational reading improves vocabulary, spelling, reading fluency, and background knowledge. 

Please click below to access the Summer Reading List by grade

Summer Reading Letter

Grade 6 Summer Reading List

Grade 7 Summer Reading List

Grade 8 Summer Reading List



21 Open Building Presentation @ 10:00am (Gr 6 & new families)

27 First Day of school

29 MS PTO Meeting @ 2:00pm at RAMS Teacher Cafe

30 Staff Professional Day/No School for students


2 Labor Day/No School

3 Parent Sports Night Meeting @ 5:45 pm RAMS Auditorium

12 School Picture Day

17 Open House: 6th Grade and Unified Arts @6:00pm

24 Open House: 7th and 8th Grade @ 6:30pm

30 Rosh Hashanah/No School

Wishing all students and families a safe and relaxing summer!!