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RAMS News August 15, 2019

posted Aug 15, 2019, 8:50 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News August 15, 2019

-Student Schedules

-Back to School Reminders

-PowerSchool Information

-Chromebook Loan Agreement

-Open Building Presentation

-RAMS Interscholastic Athletic Information


Student Schedules 

All student schedules are now available in PowerSchool.  Due to unforeseen challenges, some schedules and homerooms may be subject to change leading up to the first day of school. Guidance Counselors will be returning on or around August 22, and will begin processing any changes. 

Please note for Grade 6 only, parents should have received a separate email on August 14 with a link for the Unified Classroom Parent/Guardian Portal. You must follow the steps of account creation prior to being able to access your child’s schedule.  If you have already created a Unified Classroom parent/guardian account for older siblings, directions for adding your 6th grade student will be included in this separate email as well.

All students will receive a printed copy of their schedule in homeroom on the first day of school.

Please see the links below to our Welcome Letters, which contain important information and dates for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. 

Grade 6 Welcome Letter

Grade 7 Welcome Letter

Grade 8 Welcome Letter

School Supply Lists 

Grade 6 Supply List

Grade 7 Supply List

Grade 8 Supply List

Back to School Reminders:

As the start of the school year is near we wanted to provide a few helpful reminders:

  • First Day of school: Tuesday, August 27 

  • School hours: 7:30am-1:53pm

  • Drop Off Reminders:

    • Doors Open at 7:00am for student drop off. Students head to homeroom at 7:15.

    • We have 2 Drop Off/Pick Loops- Linden Street(Back) & Visitor Parking Loop(front). 

    • Officer Woods,our School Resource Officer will be out front to help with traffic. No drop offs will be allowed in the front of the building, due to bus traffic. Please be sure to use the designated drop off loops.

  • Please keep in mind that buses may be running late due to learning new stops, and with our new traffic lights in town. Please be sure to have your student at the stop a few minutes early.

PowerSchool Information-Important to complete

Parents and/or Guardians across the district will receive an email on Monday, August 19 that will include a link to our Annual Student Verification Form. This required form is to verify and update all of your emergency contact information, email, phone, etc. We ask that every parent/guardian complete this as soon as possible, so that we have your most current information for the start of the school year.  

Chromebook Loan Agreement

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. 

All families are expected 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.  

Chromebook Care & Use Guide

Chromebook Loan Agreement

Please drop your child’s Loan Agreement at the Main Office or mail to Robert Adams Middle School 323 Woodland Street Holliston, MA 01746 as soon as possible.

Chromebook distribution will begin once all loan agreements have been received. Grade 6 students will receive their Chromebooks once they have been trained and we have received their  Loan Agreement.

Open Building Presentations

On Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00 am, 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 Grade 7 and 8 parents and students who are new to Adams.   If you are interested and available, please come to our “Open Building” and meet us in the Middle School Auditorium. The presentations will begin promptly at 10am.  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.

RAMS Interscholastic Athletics

The fall of 2019-2020 Interscholastic Athletic program offers include Cross Country for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, Field Hockey for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and Volleyball for 7th and 8th grade only.

Details can be found at the RAMS Athletics Page.

Registration for Fall will open at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 20th and remain open until team rosters are filled.  Additionally, our Fall Sports Night for parents will be held on Tuesday, September 3 at 5:45 pm.



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

23-27 Scholastic Book Fair

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

Book Fair Night

30 Rosh Hashanah/No School

We look forward to a fantastic 2019-2020 school year!!