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    School Supplies Donation

    Donation Letter and Supplies Form


    May 2019

    Dear Ralston Parents and Guardians:

    The last 5 years, Ralston has been committed to providing each student with the materials needed to succeed in our programs.

    To continue this commitment we are asking each family to donate $50 per child to a Ralston school supplies account.

    From that fund, we will provide each student with a 1 ½” binder, pencil pouch, blue/red pen, pencil, eraser and glue stick at the beginning of the school year. Students will still use notebooks, journals, binders and so forth, the difference is that we will provide them for classroom use.

    Here is why this is a win-win:

    • No trips to the local office supply store at the beginning of the year
    • Each teacher will have his or her unique classroom supply needs met
    • Each teacher will be provided a storage solution in the classroom for these supplies
    • Ralston will have access to school supply catalogs, allowing us to buy in bulk and at a significant discount
    • Students will no longer need to carry around all the materials they might need on any given day

    I want to emphasize that this $50 is completely voluntary. We will not track who is and who isn’t donating. However, for this plan to function, we all need to be in it together.

    Please be part of the solution. The contributions you provide will go toward supplying all Ralston students with their classroom supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Michael Dougherty

    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

    2. Send them an email

    3. Fill out a "Self Referral Form" located outside the Counselor's office

    For Ms. Smoot's students with last names (A-K)

    4. Schedule an exact day/time online


    complete a counseling request 

    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


    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

    PBIS and RAMS Way Present...

    May 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 have been nominated by staff members as being individuals who go above and beyond when exemplifying our behavior that is Responsible, Accountable, Mindful, and Supportive.

    Students who have been selected as reward recipients demonstrate what it means to be RAMS inside and outside of the classroom environment at Ralston. PBIS  aims to support and reward students who exhibit positive behavior.  This creates a safe and academically productive climate for all students on our campus.

    It is with great pride that these students have been selected!

    New Students to Ralston School 2019-2020

        WELCOME All Students New to Ralston for 2019-2020 School Year

           Friday, August 16, 2019

           8:30 am - 12:00 pm - WEB (Where Everyone               Belongs) Orientation

    •        Team Building Activities
    •        Tours

           Tuesday, August 20,2019

          1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - BBQ for New students to                Ralston School

    • Welcome/Information
    • Meet your Homeroom Teachers

           Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    • First day of school - bell rings at 8:15 am
    • Students receive their complete schedule in homeroom 
    • Minimum day - 12:29 pm dismissal
    • Lunch Masters (Lunch Program) begins

    8th Grade Promotion Picture Information

                 Celebrate Your Achievement

    Visit to sign up and receive notification when your proofs are online and ready to order.

    Lifetouch 8th Grade Promotion Pictures.pdf (PDF)

    Incoming 6th Graders: WEB Orientation 8/16 from 8:30am-12:00pm

    Dear incoming 6th grade families,

    We are very excited that your student will be attending Ralston Middle School, and we cordially invite your incoming 6th grade student to this year's WEB Summer Orientation Day, Friday, August 16 at 8:30 AM.

    WEB is a national middle school program that stands for Where Everybody Belongs.  Here at Ralston, we desire that all our students feel a sense of belonging in a supportive community of their peers.  To this end, Ralston's WEB Mentors are hand-picked, dedicated 7th and 8th grade students who work throughout the school year to help sixth graders feel a sense of belonging.

    Ralston's WEB Summer Orientation is designed to both welcome and support sixth graders by allowing them to meet their peers, explore Ralston's campus, get to know a few of these WEB Mentors, and have fun!

    The following is some information to let your student know what he/she can expect in advance of Ralston's WEB Summer Orientation:

    1. WEB Orientation is on Friday, August 16, from 8:30 AM to noon at Ralston Middle School.
    2. A pizza lunch will be served.
    3. Your student is encouraged not to bring items like backpacks and purses, as the day is quite active.
    4. Because the day is active, please make sure that your student wears comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

    Lastly, this event is for students only, but we encourage you (parents) to attend the 6th grade Welcome BBQ on Tuesday, August 20th at Ralston Middle School.

    We look forward to welcoming our new students at Summer Orientation!

    The WEB Coordinators,
    Ms. Uptegraft and Mr. Bean

    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)

    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

    Staff Contact List

    School Information

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    Ralston Principal

    Ralston RAMS School Song