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Calling all Ralston families!  We are in need of parent volunteers for Ralston Middle School's upcoming School Dance and Field Day.  Please click the links below if you would like to signup to volunteer.  Details about each of these events can be found through the links below.  If you have any additional questions about either event, please contact Mrs. Sanchez at


School Dance, Friday, May 10th, 6:35-9:25 pm:


6th and 7th Grade Field Day, Tuesday, June 11th, 12:30-3:03 pm



Ralston partners with San Carlos Children’s Theater to present this toe-tapping, humorous, and inspiring tale of self-discovery, May 17 – 19, 2019


Legally Blonde Jr. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle’s boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard Law School, claiming she’s not “serious” enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren’t mutually exclusive. As Elle puts her intuition and practical insights to use and begins to outsmart her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.


Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Performances May 17-19, 2019



Music and Lyrics by
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown
and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Publisher Music Theater International
Director – Caitlin Savage, Choreographer – Gary Ferguson, Vocal Director – Lisa Bock



Friday May 17 at 7:00 pm
Saturday May 18 at 7:00 pm
Sunday May 19 at 1:00 pm


McKinley Auditorium
400 Duane Street, Redwood City


For information, please contact: Charysse O’Donnell – 415-595-3220 or

or Marissa Payne at


What is the Walkabout Program?

The Ralston Rams Walkabout program is a NEW school supported, parent staffed program that provides a positive adult presence on campus during the lunch recess hour (12:10 - 1:05pm).  Ralston is a growing campus and the additional adult presence on campus is designed to promote citizenship and discourage inappropriate behavior.  It also gives parents the opportunity to volunteer in an area that directly impacts their child by helping to keep the middle school campus feeling safe and secure for everyone.  We are kicking off the program with our 7/8 graders and would MOST welcome our 6th grade families to sign up and help us make this a successful program.


How do I sign up? 

All volunteers must first have their clearance with the school on file and TB certification.


What do I do when I show up? 

Stop by the office, sign in and grab a "Volunteer" badge and a clipboard- this helps identify you as a Walkabout volunteer to students and staff. Third, Walkabout!


Is there help for first-timers? 

Yes! We are happy to go over the program with you and you can even partner up the first time.  If a partner isn't available, just identify yourself as a first-timer in the office.  They love your participation and they will help you out!


Do I need to attend training to volunteer? 

No. There is no formal requirement to participate. However, we'd like to make sure first-timers hear first-hand a couple "rules of the road" from an experienced volunteer.


What if I witness something strange/inappropriate/dangerous?

We have great kids and "situations" are very rare. However, it is important 

to understand that it is NOT your job to resolve any situation. Rather, you are there to report it. Please let the school administrators know directly and they will take care of the situation. Your job is to just be a positive presence - to smile! - and watch over the kids. 


Are there any "dos and don'ts?"

Do be a positive presence, do encourage kids to pick up after themselves at lunch.  Don't intervene in any situations that may come up. Rather, just report them.


Sign ip to volunteer here!


The Ralston School Counseling Department is beginning to recruit professionals from the community to participate in our third annual Career Fair to be held in the Spring! We are looking for professionals in varying careers to share their real life experiences and information pertaining to their careers. This is a valuable event where students are able to ask questions and learn more information about careers they may or may not want to pursue. We are really looking forward to this event but do need some support in finding professionals. Therefore, if you know of anyone who might be interested in this opportunity or you are interested, please notify either Shannon Smoot or Christian Mach.


Request an Appointment with Your Counselor

Click here to visit the Ralston counseling department webpage.

How to Schedule an Appointment with your counselor

1. Drop by their office before school, during snack, lunch, or after school

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Ralston is a No Bully School

Click on the link to find out about the No Bully Program®

Click here to submit an Incident Report


The District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national ...more

General Calendar

PBIS and RAMS Way Present...

March Students of the Month!

The Ralston Student of the Month is sponsored by Ralston PBIS (Positive Behavior, Intervention, and Supports), which promotes RAMS Way. This award is given to students who ...more

Incoming 6th Graders and New Students

Please read this list of dates with information about orientations, testing, and schedules.


Here is information about the May 9 sixth grade and new-to-BRSSD parent orientation.

Year End Information for 8th Graders

8th Grade students and families, click on the icon below to learn about year-end activities, requirements, and consequences leading up to your promotion on June 12!

To find information pertinent to your enrollment in high school, please click here.


End of Year - Promoiton Information 19-20.pdf (PDF)

Elective Information for Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

Click on the links below to access elective request forms for 2019-2020.


6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Rainy Day Lunch Guidelines

School Loop

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To see more student animation please click on the following link:  Ralston Animation Web Page

Contact Us

Principal:  Michael Dougherty

Assistant Principal:  Lauren Park

Assistant Principal:  Christian Storm


Mailing Address:
2675 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA  94002-1216
Phone: (650) 637-4880
Absence Reporting: (650) 620-2814
Fax: (650) 637-4888


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