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Ralston School News


A former Ralston student, Sloan Adrouny, at Carlmont is piloting a program called Women in Leadership where every couple of months a successful woman in a position of leadership is invited to speak with the student body about her career, leadership, college, and more in order to inspire the incoming generation of high school students!


This month, our speaker is Belmont Mayor Davina Hurt. Her session will be Wednesday, May 22, in Carlmont's College and Career Center. It will be around an hour in length, from 3:30 to 4:30.


Please feel free to contact Sloan ( with any questions.


Ralston's Got Talent!  Calling all 6th and 7th Graders.  Want to participate in the Field Day Talent Show?  Auditions will be held in room B6 during Wednesday snack on May 29th and June 5th.  Please bring all equipment you would need to perform a 1-2 minute act.  Please complete the attached link posted below to sign up for an audition time.


Hello Ralston Families,


We are in need of parent volunteers to help out our May 31st Color Run and our 6th and 7th Grade Field Day, June 11th.  Here are a few details about both events.


Color Run:  Friday, May 31st, 3:45-5:45 pm on Ralston's track.  This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and all proceeds will be donated.  All Ralston students, staff, and their families are welcome. This color run is a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society so all proceeds will be donated.  Food and games are available for purchase and we need parent helpers to run game stations and supervise areas.  The link to signup to volunteer is posted below.


Field Day:  Tuesday, June 11th, 12:30-3:03 pm.

Parent volunteers are still needed for this event.  Below is the link to signup.


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...

April 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

Summer leadership opportunity for current 8th graders

Camp LEAD is a free three-day and two-night leadership and human relations development program for students. An engaging and interactive learning environment allows participants to gain heightened interpersonal and personal-awareness skills that are essential in improving relations with others.


Interested in participating?  Find out more information here!

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 ...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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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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