Back to School

List of 9 items.

  • 2019-20 Academic Calendar

    Please review the 2019-20 academic calendar. As always, we respectfully request that families plan vacations, college visits, medical and other appointments, and other commitments at times that do not require students to miss classes. Key dates for parents next fall include Middle School Back-to-School Night on September 5 and Upper School Back-to-School Night on September 12.
     
    We will also offer on October 21 and October 28 Parent Conference Days that will provide parents the opportunity to schedule one-on-one time with each of their child’s teachers. This is a change from previous years, when we offered meetings only with each child’s advisor. We will share more details with you in the fall about the purpose of these meetings, and how to schedule them.
  • Parent Access to the school website / myCOMPASS

    The school uses myCOMPASS to keep students and parents informed about assignments and grades, and to communicate information about co-curricular activities, upcoming RE events and important school announcements. MyCOMPASS also includes class and team pages, and a Resources page with calendars, school forms and other important materials not available anywhere else or to the outside community.
     
    Please familiarize yourself with myCOMPASS before the start of school in August. MyCOMPASS is a primary form of communication with parents. Therefore, it is essential that you are able to access information consistently on myCOMPASS and that you configure notifications so you can receive information by email and/or text.

    All new parents must create a password the first time they log in. Please refer to the "Welcome to myCOMPASS" email sent to all new parents on April 23, 2019, for instructions. If you cannot locate that email and need assistance, please call 305 460 8883 or email webmaster@ransomeverglades.org.
    A welcome pop-up window with a "Getting Started..." panel will appear, listing a sequence of brief tutorials on the features of myCOMPASS. Please take just a few minutes to work through the tutorials, which explain:
    • How to adjust your privacy settings for the online directory, which will be available July 1, and
    • How to subscribe to various notifications from the school via email and text message.
    Please also take a few minutes to browse through the:
    • Resources that have been posted for your convenience.
    • Calendar. Among the best features of the calendar is the set of options in the left menu bar, which allow you to customize the calendar by filtering out those events not of interest to you.
    Student schedules and class pages will be available once classes begin in August. On class pages, students and parents can see assignments, syllabi, course calendars, and other resources that pertain specifically to each course.
     
    Please also note that extensive information is also available to you on our school website. The public school website is not a substitute for myCOMPASS; it is a helpful complement where you can see a daily calendar and news updates, access the school directory, and view general information about our academic, co-curricular programs, and connect with us on social media.
    Should you have questions or need assistance, please email webmaster@ransomeverglades.org.
  • New student access to myCOMPASS, email, etc.

    New students in Grades 7 through 12 will receive password access to email, GSuite, and myCOMPASS during orientation, the first day of classes. Grade 6 students will receive their access during the first week of school.

  • School Forms (due August 1)

    School forms are available on myCOMPASS. It is important that you complete the online school forms and paper school forms for your students, updating contact and emergency information, medical information, and giving or declining permissions for certain school activities, at your earliest convenience.

    The school forms are due August 1. Students will not be permitted to attend classes or participate in any sports tryouts or practices until all of their school forms have been completed and turned in. To ensure the safety of our students, this policy will be strictly enforced. If you have difficulty accessing the forms, please contact our webmaster.

  • Bus Service

    Ransom Everglades School offers bus service to and from pick-up/drop-off locations in Miami Beach, Key Biscayne and Pinecrest / Coral Gables. The service is provided to and from both campuses by Franmar Bus Company. Routes and pick-up / drop-off locations and times, cost and other details are found in the Bus Service online form available in myCOMPASS with the required school forms. Contact Daniel Perez with any questions regarding bus service.

  • Summer Reading

  • Textbooks

    Book ordering and distribution for most required books will be through MBS Direct an online book distributor. MBS Direct offers families several options for many books, including purchasing or renting them, and including new, used, and electronic options as they are available by title. This range of options allows families to make comfortable decisions based on cost and student preference.

    The MBS site will be open for ordering textbooks for the 2019-20 academic year on July 12. Placing your orders early ensures that you have the best number of options for purchasing books and that your order will arrive before school begins.

    At the end of each academic year, MBS holds a book buyback to allow students to sell their used books back to MBS. Learn more here about this opportunity.

    Katrina Patchett, our Director of Bookstores, is available to assist with this process; feel free to contact her if you have questions.

  • Middle School Uniform

    All Middle School students are required to wear RE school uniforms, which may be purchased in person at the AA Uniform Store at 8807 SW 132 Street or online from AA Uniform or online from Lands’ End.
    Please note:
    Students must wear polo shirts with the school logo that are long enough to be tucked in. Boys may wear shorts or pants with the logo; girls may wear shorts, pants, skirts, skorts or capris with the RE logo.

    All shorts must have a length of at least four inches from the top of the knee. Shorts must have the hem that is sewn by AA Uniform or Lands’ End; they may not be hemmed, folded further, rolled under or cuffed.

    In cold weather, students may also wear over the regular uniform long-sleeved T-shirts, sweatshirts or fleece jackets with the RE logo that are available at the Middle School or Upper School bookstores. All pants, shorts, skirts, capris and skorts with belt loops require a belt. Tie shoes (including sneakers) or loafers with closed toes and backs are permitted. Socks are required at all times.

  • Upper School Dress Code

    The Upper School dress code is currently under review; please check back in July for updates. Thanks.

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  • Student Orientation

    We will incorporate our orientation activities into the first day of classes for all students on August 19, 2019, instead of holding separate orientation days before the start of school as done in previous years.

    On that day, students will meet with advisors, locate lockers, access computer resources and, in some cases, take ID photos. Students will also square away questions related to course schedules and outstanding issues related to school forms. Additionally, students will collect any books or supplies ordered through the RE bookstore, and have a chance to seek assistance troubleshooting any issues that may have arisen during online book ordering and distribution.

    As part of their orientation on August 19, members of the senior class will work with the college counseling department to jump start the college application process, before departing at around noon for a class retreat to the Circle F. More information about that retreat will be provided via email.

  • Student ID / Yearbook Photos

    Student ID / yearbook photos will be taken on the first day of school.

  • Fall Sports Tryouts and Start Dates

    Tryout dates for individual teams are or will be listed on the respective team page.
    Middle School students will receive information about fall sports start dates after classes begin.

    The first practice dates for fall sports for Upper School students are as follows:
    Crew: August 19
    Cross Country: August 7
    Football: July 29
    Golf (tryouts): August 19
    Sailing: August 19
    Swimming: August 12
    Girls’ Volleyball: August 5

    For more information, contact athletics@ransomeverglades.org.
  • Performing Arts Fall Performances

    Sept. 14:All State Band Auditions
    Oct. 4:Orchestra Fall Showcase (Rehearsal Oct. 3)
    Oct. 10, 11Upper School Live@Lunch
    Oct. 17Middle School Band Solo and Ensemble Recital
    Nov. 6, 7, 8:Middle School Fall Play (auditions Sept. 10, 11)
    Nov. 8, 9:
    FBA Solo/Ensemble Festival
    Nov. 21, 22, 23:
    Upper School Fall Musical (auditions Aug. 27, 28, 29)
    Dec. 2, 3, 4:Upper School Spring Play Auditions
    Dec. 4:Orchestra Winter Concert
    Dec. 5:Upper School Band Holiday Concert (rehearsal Dec. 2)
    Dec. 6, 7, 8:Middle School Performing Arts Trip to Orlando
    Dec. 10, 11:Middle School Spring Musical Auditions
    Dec. TBD:Winter Dance Showcase
  • Parent Volunteers Needed

    Please take a minute to consider some of the worthwhile opportunities volunteering with the Ransom Everglades Parents' Association (REPA) or Fund for Ransom Everglades. Fill out the REPA interest form to find out how you can contribute to REPA, or email Melissa Bonafonte, Director of The Fund for RE, to learn how you can join a team of 150 parent volunteer solicitors who serve as front-line ambassadors for Ransom Everglades, ensuring that students and faculty are fully supported.

  • School Supplies

    Students do not have to purchase locks, notebooks, paper, folders, or other school supplies during the summer. They will receive information on what they need for their classes during the first day of classes. Locks for lockers also will be provided.

  • Student Clubs and Activities

    Students returning to the Upper School will have selected their clubs in the spring of 2019; there will be an additional opportunity early in the school year for students to select new clubs and for freshmen to select clubs.

    Club requests at the Middle School are made after students are introduced to clubs during an assembly in mid-September.

    list of clubs offered in 2018-19
  • Technology

    If you are in the market for a new computer/tablet for your child for the 2019-20 school year, see these guidelines. Once classes start in August and via myCOMPASS, we will share additional information about logins, resources and technology changes for the coming year.

  • Detailed Daily School Calendar

    The school calendar is very busy, and events are being added all the time. For more details on events or for dates of events not listed on this page, please consult the school calendar in myCOMPASS.

Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.