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RAMS News August 6, 2018

posted Aug 6, 2018, 9:48 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News August 6, 2018

-Student Schedules

-School Supply Lists

-Chromebook Loan Agreement

-Open Building Presentation

-Summer Reading Information

-RAMS Interscholastic Athletic Information


Student Schedules

Student schedules will be available through our new student management system PowerSchool beginning today August 6th. 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 August 24 and will begin processing changes and questions.

Please see the links below to our Welcome Letters, which contain important information and dates for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

6th Grade Welcome Letters

7th Grade Welcome Letters

8th Grade Welcome Letters

School Supply Lists

Grade 6 Supply List

Grade 7 Supply List

Grade 8 Supply List

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.

As of August 1, families will be able to complete the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 Chromebook Care and Use Guide before signing the loan agreement. The Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement and Care and Use Guide is available on our school website under Online Resources.

Open Building Presentations

On Wednesday, August 22 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, and 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.

2018 Summer Reading Information now Available

We hope that your summer vacation is off to an excellent start!  At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading over the upcoming summer months.  Please click the link below to access our grade level Summer Reading lists, as well as information regarding our Summer Reading expectations.  These updated lists will be added to our school webpage in the upcoming week and the Holliston Public Library has this information as well.

We hope that you and your family have a restful summer, and we look forward to the upcoming school year.

RAMS Summer Reading 2018

RAMS Interscholastic Athletics

Registration for our Fall Interscholastic Sports (Cross-Country, Field Hockey and Volleyball) will begin online Tuesday, August 14th at 10 a.m. Please note that Cross-Country and Field Hockey will be open to students in grades 6, 7, & 8. Volleyball will only be open to students in grades 7 & 8 with limited space available.


August 1 Begin Collection of RAMS Chromebook Loan Agreement

August 6 Student Schedules available on PowerSchool

August 22 Open Building Presentations @ 10:00 AM

August 27 Opening Day for Teachers

August 28 Opening Day for Students

August 30 Grade 7 & 8 Chromebook Distribution

August 31 Staff PD Day/ No School for Students

September 3 Labor Day/ No School

September 4 Grade 6 Chromebook Distribution

RAMS Sports Information Night @ 5:45 PM

September 6 Picture Day

September 10 Rosh Hashanah/No School

September 11 Grade 6 Culture Connection- Geography Game Show

September 12 Grade 6 & Unified ARTS Open House @ 6:00-7:00PM

September 19 Yom Kippur/No School

September 24-28 Scholastic Book Fair

September 25 Grade 7 & 8 Open House @ 6:30-7:30PM

September 27 Scholastic Book Fair Night @ 6:00-8:00PM