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RAMS News September 4, 2018

posted Sep 5, 2018, 7:22 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News September 4, 2018

-Student-Parent Handbook

-School Pictures

-Chromebook Loan Agreement

-Parent Volunteer Opportunity

-RAMS Interscholastic Athletic Information

-MS PTO News


We want to welcome back all of our staff, students, and families! The start of the year although a hot one, has gone extremely well. The students are acclimating to their schedules, and we have spent the first week reminding and teaching students the middle school expectations, while also getting to know them.  We hope that you find our RAMS News helpful. Please expect to receive our newsletter on or around the 1st and 15th of every month. We look forward to the wonderful learning opportunities that this year has in store for us all!

Student-Parent Handbook

Please review the Student-Parent Handbook with your student.  In it are detailed descriptions of all of the practices and protocols at Robert Adams Middle School.  Links to individual sections were created in the Table of Content for ease of use. If you have any questions related to the Student-Parent Handbook, do not hesitate to email Jess Beattie, Assistant Principal, at

School Pictures-September 6

This year we will be using a new school picture company Coffee Pond, which we are looking forward to. Different than in years past for the middle school, this company will allow us the opportunity to have student pictures taken outside, weather permitting.  All student pictures are scheduled for this Thursday, September 6. Information will be coming home today with your child. Order forms will also be available at

Chromebook Registration and Distribution

Over the next few days students will be receiving their Chromebooks. Our 6th grade students have begun receiving an initial Chromebook training from Adams Steiner, our Technology Integration Specialist, and Mary McNamara, our Network Administrator. The hope is to have Chromebooks passed out to students by the end of the week.

If your student as not turned in the Chromebook Loan Agreement , please do so as soon as possible. All families are required to fill out this document for each of their students regardless if they choose to participate in the optional insurance program.  Please return this document and optional check to the Robert Adams Middle School office or mail to Robert Adams Middle School, 323 Woodland Street, Holliston, MA 01746. Students will not be issued a Chromebook until the Chromebook Loan Agreement is received.

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 Chromebook Care and Use Guide before signing the loan agreement.  

Parent Volunteer Opportunities- Supervision

In the coming month, we will be looking for parent volunteers to help with the supervision for our Laps at Lunch.  Please be on the lookout for a Sign Up Genius, that will provide open lunch slots for parents or guardians to select . Keep in mind all volunteers need to have a completed CORI before volunteering.  We hope you will consider volunteering!

Directions on how to sign up will be provided later this month.

RAMS Interscholastic Athletics

RAMS Interscholastic Athletics will be hosting the Parent/Student Information Night tonight Tuesday, September 4 at 5:45PM in our Auditorium. We hope to see you there. Additionally, please see our Athletics webpage for more details on our athletic program and schedules.

RAMS Interscholastic Athletics


Join the MS PTO! It’s easy – visit to join!  We meet the 2nd Tuesday of most months at RAMS at 8am.  And when you are completing the online school forms, don’t forget to check off “Yes” to share your email with the PTO! This will allow us to continue to send updates on events, photos and opportunities.

The September MS PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 8am at RAMS. Please check in at the office upon your arrival.


September 4 RAMS Sports Information Night @ 5:45 PM

September 6 Picture Day

September 10 Rosh Hashanah/No School

September 11 MS PTO meeting @ 8:00 am

September 12 Grade 6 Culture Connection- Geography Game Show

Grade 6 & Unified ARTS Open House @ 6:00 PM

September 19 Yom Kippur/No School

September 24-28 Scholastic Book Fair

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

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