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    RMS Tigers

    RMS Tiger Expectations


    Taking Responsibility


    Instilling Integrity


    Going the Extra Mile


    Engaging in Learning


    Respecting Others

    Instructional continuity plans

    Attention:  Parents, Guardians, and Students

    Please contact your teachers by means of their Google Classrooms to review their Instructional Continuity Plan (ICP).


    What to Expect in the Event of a School Elevated Security Notification

    Please click on the link below to see information pertaining to new School District Security Procedures:

    New ECSD Security Procedures


    YMCA Sponsored School Programs

    Please click on the following link to retrieve information pertaining to the YMCA Before/After-School Child Care Programs:

    RMS - YMCA


    Please click on the following link to read information pertaining to the operation of the Escambia County School District Bus System.

    ECSD Bus System

    Use the following links to locate your student bus number and pick-up / drop-off information:
    BUS Numbers

    and Route Information


    Substitute Teachers Needed
    Sub Teachers

    ECSD POLicy

    Please click on the following link to see the Escambia County School District’s policy on Substitute Teacher.

    ESCD Substitute Policy


    RMS Points of Contact

    (850) 937-2220, ext 222

    (850) 937-2220, ext 225

    (850) 937-2238

    (850) 937-2237

    (850) 937-2220, ext 244

    (850) 937-2224

    Innovation Center (Library/Media Center): 
    (850) 937-2220, ext 237

    Physical Education:
    (850) 937-2226

    Website Manager:

    School Reports

    Website Last Updated On:


    1000 W. Kingsfield Road
    Cantonment, FL  32533
    Phone:  850-937-2220     FAX:  850-937-2232

    Principal:  Dr. Regina Lipnick, Ed.D

    Assistant Principal:  Mrs. Sandy Ames

    Assistant Principal:  Mr. Al Marsh



    2020 RMS Completion Parade

    Click Here to view a video of the 2020 RMS Completion Parade.




    "Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Sign-Ups are Now Open !!!

    Please click on the desired link shown below in order to get sign-up information.





    online Report Cards

    The Escambia County School District has announced that this year’s report cards will be available online and not mailed automatically.

    Students will be completing assignments through the last day of school, Friday, May 22. Parents with Focus portal accounts will be able to view student grades as they are entered during the last week of school, and finalized for each class or subject area. Final report cards will be posted to Focus by June 3.

    Parents unable to access final grades and report cards electronically should contact their child’s school and request a printed copy, which can be mailed if necessary.

    “Many parents access Focus by having their student sign in. If parents and guardians will establish their own account and password, they can learn about the personalized settings available to them,” explained Escambia School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. “The Parent Portal account allows access to their student’s attendance, assignments and grades. Parents can also choose to receive alerts, as well as send secure messages to their student’s instructors.”

    The parent portal includes new instructional videos on how to use the site. For more information or to access Focus, click here.


    The Escambia County School District Food Service Department wants to remind families that school meals will continue to be provided via curb-side service, until May 22, 2020.  Families should make plans now to switch to an alternative summer community feeding location.  Alternative feeding programs are currently available through a number of local organizations. 

    Families are encouraged to locate an alternative summer community feeding location by going to, and entering a home address.  This website provides a map showing feeding sites nearby.  Families without internet access can call 2-1-1 or text FOODFL to 877-877 for assistance as well.

    “Since closing schools due the pandemic, ECSD Food Service staff members have served over 157,000 meals; from muffins and yogurt, to cheeseburgers with fresh vegetables,” notes Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. 

    “Thanks to all of the Escambia School District Food Service employees who have provided this valuable service to our students and families during such a challenging time.  They reacted quickly to find an efficient new way to serve meals, with additional safety measures necessary to protect students, families and co-workers,” said Superintendent Thomas.

    For information about Escambia County public schools go to: Like ECSD on Facebook at

    To see video and photos of other recent events go to the Escambia Schools Public Relations page on Facebook, 

    ECSD PRC May 14, 2020

    Parent FOCUS Resources

    Attention Parents and Guardians:

    The following links have been created to assist you in working with the FOCUS Parent Portal:

    Creating a New Online Account

    How to Create a New Online Account (Video)

    New Parent Portal Look with Update to Version 10.0 (Video)


    Change in e-mail addressES

    Effective the week of March 16, 2020 the e-mail addresses for RMS personnel will be changing.  Please refer to the examples shown below:




    Faculty and Staff Listing


    Parent Questions

    Attention Parents and Guardians:

    Our teachers will be contacting you shortly to explain what they will be doing in regard to their Instruction Continuity Plan (ICP).

    If you have any questions about what is planned, ask (email) the specific teacher or call the school.

    Please DO NOT post your question on our Facebook site.

    UPDATE COntact Information 

    **Attention Escambia County School District Parents**

    If you do not receive a callout survey today (March 19, 2020) from Escambia County School District about your child having internet access at home, then your number may not be accurate in FOCUS.
    You can actually log in to FOCUS and check contact information there (parent or student login). You cannot change it yourself online, but you will at least know that you need to update it.
    You can either call the school now and leave a clear message with your student's name and the correct home number (messages will be checked & updates made when employees return on March 30th) or call the school after employees return.
    It is VERY important to have accurate contact info, especially since we are switching to a continuity plan without students being physically at school.


    e-learning tools for Families

    Please click on the link shown below to access information pertaining to school district's Instructional Continuity Plan:

    e-Learning Tools for Families


    Department of Health information about coviD-19

    From Superintendent Thomas:

    The district will follow the Department of Health (DOH) guidelines.

    · Anyone (students/faculty/staff/etc.) who go on foreign travel, to any country, must self-isolate for 14 days upon return.

    · Anyone (students/faculty/staff/etc.) who go on a cruise, anywhere, must self-isolate for 14 days upon return.

    · There should be no mass gatherings, which are defined by the CDC as “1,000-25,000 people, but the practical application is any gathering that would strain local resources.” Local discretion will determine status for events with less than 1,000 people.

    · If a student/faculty/staff has been exposed to a person with confirmed COVID-19, and that student/faculty/staff has been in a classroom, DOH recommends that Districts NOT close the school/college/program, but do recommend that the classroom is cleared and take necessary steps to sanitize the room.

    As always, you can learn more about COVID-19 preparations, signs and symptoms, and guidance at

    Note: Employees directed to self-isolate will be required to take leave in order to be paid while they are away from work.  If DOH requires a student to self isolate, absences will be excused.  


    School & State Report CardS

    Please click on the following link to access information pertaining to State and School Report Cards.

    School & State Report Cards

    ATTENTION Parents and guardians



    The principal of each school will designate a time when students may arrive on the school campus.  Students shall arrive at school no more than thirty (30) minutes early (8:45) and must leave within thirty (30) minutes of dismissal (4:30).  Exceptions may be allowed for those students involved in supervised extracurricular activities and tutoring.  The school shall not be responsible for student who are on school premises outside of the designated times.
    IAW Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, page 31.
    To continue to safeguard students and personnel, daily random searches, which may include the use of metal detecting devices, will be conducted in schools. No student will be selected to be searched based upon their gender, race, ethnicity, physical appearance, manner of dress or association with any particular group of persons. Random searches will include student personal effects.
    Students refusing to submit to a random search consistent with these guidelines may be subject to disciplinary action. 
    These searches will begin Monday, August 26. The process has been explained to students during their lunches.
    If you have any questions, please contact Dean Baird (850-937-2220 ext 239)
    IAW Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, page 60.

    Uniform Statewide Assessment Calendar (2019-2020)

    Please click on the link below to see the Uniform Statewide Assessment Calendar (2019-2020):

    2019-2020 Testing Calendar

    Rain Storm

    Who is this dedicated professional?

    ESCD School Calendar

    Please click on the link below to have access to the Escambia County School District School Calendar page.


    ECSD 2019-2020

    School Calendar

    Free and Reduced Meals Application

    Attention Parents and Guardians,

    You may access the online application for Free and Reduced Meals by going clicking on the following link:

    Free and Reduced Lunches

    You can also manage your student's account by clicking on this link:

    My School Bucks


    RMS Tutoring

    Click on the following link to access the RMS Tutoring Schedule:

    RMS Tutoring Schedule


    Middle school supply list

    • #2 Pencils
    • Blue or Black ink pens
    • Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
    • Pack of multi-colored highlighters
    • Zippered Binder or 2 inch, 3 ring notebook and set of 10 dividers
    • Personal Ear Buds
    • Texas Instruments TI30X solar powered calculator for Algebra I only

    Parent Involvement Plans

    Please click on the link below to review the ECSD and RMS Plans:

    Parent and Family Engagement Plans

    Please click on the links below to review the Escambia County School District (ECSD) and Ransom Middle School (RMS) Parent Involvement Plans (PIP):

    ECSD PIP (2016-2017)

    RMS PIP (2017)

    Ms. Woods

    Congratulations to

    Mrs. Jodi Woods,
    Ransom Middle School
    Teacher of the Year
    Top Five Teacher,
    Escambia County School District

    Interested in being on the Yearbook Staff

    Interested in being on the Yearbook Staff next year?  

    Will you be in 8th grade next year?  

    Mrs. Johnson is looking for creative, hard-working, detail-oriented students wanting to help preserve the year's memories and create the yearbook.  

    To apply, you can: click on the link here:  2021 Yearbook Staff Application  

    Go to your ELA teacher's google classroom for the link and complete by Friday, May 29, 2020.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Lori Johnson

    Jostens Yearbooks

    Please click on the following link to place an online order for the RMS Yearbooks:



    Have you ordered your yearbook?

    The link for ordering yearbooks has been extended until May 31 at jostens. com

    Books are $55 at this time.  

    As soon as yearbooks arrive, we will announce distribution procedures, days and times for pickup.  If any yearbooks remain from the pre-sale, we will announce in-person) sales procedures, days and times as well.

    Thank you for being patient!  We're so thankful to Jostens for making sure we get the best quality product during this time.


    P.S. You can still purchase the Ransom Yearbook from Jostens at their online site (see above).