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Summer Office Hours School office hours will be 8:30AM-1:30PM Monday through Friday starting June 16th. July 13th is the Last Day to Order School Supplies Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Children who are five by September 30, 2021 and eligible should register here:  https://springhilles.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21

Visit the Kindergarten Registration page on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration website for required registration packets.

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Upcoming Dates June 11th - Last Day of School 2 Hour Early Release

Dismissal at 1:30PM.

Summer Office Hours School office hours will be 8:30AM-1:30PM Monday through Friday starting June 16th. Sprout School Supplies Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Children who are five by September 30, 2021 and eligible should register here:  https://springhilles.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21

Visit the Kindergarten Registration page on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration website for required registration packets.

We are postponing our Kindergarten Orientation until Later in May. More information to come!

Student Medicine Pick Up

Please CLICK HERE for information regarding student medicine pick up.

Scout Troop 869 Information

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Upcoming Dates (Correction AND Additions) May 31st - Memorial Day

No Asynchronous Instruction - Have a safe, and happy long weekend!

June 8th - SYNCHRONOUS DAY for all students

There will be no in-person instruction; virtual learning day for all students.

June 11th - Last Day of School 2 Hour Early Release

Dismissal at 1:30PM.

Viva Vienna Festival

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Upcoming Dates May 31st - Memorial Day

No Asynchronous Instruction - Have a safe, and happy long weekend!

June 8th - Asynchronous Day for all students 

There will be no in-person instruction.

Letter from Ms. Dona Vasko Sasala

Dear Spring Hill ES Community

As our relationship has always been built on openness and trust, I wanted to let you know that I am retiring at the end of this school year.  It has been a FABULOUS 19 years here! Over the course of my “working life”, I have dedicated my energies into different venues and had chosen to come back to the elementary school environment in order to be a part of the formative years of a person’s life and hopefully make a difference. In doing so I made one of the best decisions of my life! So, I just wanted to say “Thank you!” to all of you for all that you have done to contribute to making Spring Hill ES such a great community and a “happy home” for me and all who have passed through our doors.

I will always be touched by your smiles and acceptance.  Spring Hill ES is a school like no other and together we have always worked  to build a collaborative team. You have cared for each other with our Spring Hill Cares, parent ambassadors in the community as well as our student ambassadors in the classroom.  We have held Parent Universities, Tastes of Spring Hill, and New Family coffees to ensure that all feel welcome.  I will always remember how our PTO strove to ensure that all staff were recognized during Teacher Appreciation Week.  No matter what the occasion, we celebrated each milestone and at times even cried together as we faced a crisis or loss, but we have always done this creating a network of support for each other. 

I am ready to take on my next challenges in my next phase of life and wanted you to know that my wonderful touchstones will always be your acceptance of others,  and your dedication to ensuring the best for your children. Know that you all will always be part of my heart.

HUGS!

~ Dona Vasko Sasala

Kindergarten Registration

Children who are five by September 30, 2021 and eligible should register here:  https://springhilles.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21

Visit the Kindergarten Registration page on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration website for required registration packets.

We are postponing our Kindergarten Orientation until Later in May. More information to come!

Student Medicine Pick Up

Please CLICK HERE for information regarding student medicine pick up.

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Upcoming Dates Monday, May 24th - Grade 4 VIRTUAL Students SOL

4th Grade Virtual Students should report to front lobby at 9:15am. Testing should end by 11:00am.

Monday, May 24th - Grade 5 VIRTUAL Students SOL

5th Grade Virtual Students should report to front lobby at 12:45pm. Testing should end by 2:30pm

Wednesday, May 26th - Grade 4 IN-PERSON Students SOL

In-Person Students should bring fully charged FCPS laptops to school.

Thursday, May 27th - Grade 5 IN-PERSON Students SOL

In-Person Students should bring fully charged FCPS laptops to school.

(SOL Schedule for students in Grades 3-6 can be found on our Spring Hill Webpage: https://springhilles.fcps.edu/announcements/spring-2021-sol-testing-schedule)

May 31st - Memorial Day

No Asynchronous Instruction - Have a safe, and happy long weekend!

Kindergarten Registration

Children who are five by September 30, 2021 and eligible should register here:  https://springhilles.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21

Visit the Kindergarten Registration page on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration website for required registration packets.

We are postponing our Kindergarten Orientation until Later in May. More information to come!

Langley Pyramid Elementary Art Show

Please click the link below to view the virtual art show!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w1qzWp3Cushcb96D9edYbp1OGX-8KQpS/view

Class Placement Parent Input (all grades)  

Our staff will soon begin working collaboratively planning teacher and student assignments for next year. We would like you to assist us in determining class placement by sharing your insights about your child through our google form below.  Please complete the fill-able form and submit.  The information will go directly to our Administrators and will be shared with teachers during the placement process. 

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Please note:

  • All comments should be positive. These forms will be shared with all school staff as we work to create class groupings. 
  • Due to constant changes in personnel, we will not accept requests for specific teachers; this includes hints that reference specific teachers. 
  • While it’s helpful to share names of your child’s friends, remember that assigning a child to be with all of their friends cannot be our highest priority. Every class will have a blend of children with diverse needs, personalities, and learning abilities.
  • The deadline for any correspondence regarding the upcoming school year is Thursday, May 27th.

Our staff will use this information to work on tentative class groupings in June, with classroom assignments finalized in late August as the school year approaches. Please submit the electronic form no later than Thursday, May 27th. Due to the tight timeline before school is out, late submissions can not be considered.  

Thank you for your continued trust in our school and working together to create the most successful environment for your child(ren) at Spring Hill each year!

Student Medicine Pick Up

Please CLICK HERE for information regarding student medicine pick up.

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Upcoming Dates Monday, May 17th - Grade 3 & Grade 6 Math VIRTUAL Students SOL
  • 3rd Grade Virtual Students should report to front lobby at 9:15am. Testing should end by 11:00am.
  • 6th Grade Virtual Students should report to front lobby at 12:45pm. Testing should end by 2:30pm
Wednesday, May 19th - Grade 3 Math IN-PERSON Students SOL
  • In-Person Students should bring fully charged FCPS laptops to school.
Thursday, May 20th - Grade 6 Math IN-PERSON Students SOL
  • In-Person Students should bring fully charged FCPS laptops to school.

(SOL Schedule for students in Grades 3-6 can be found on our Spring Hill Webpage: https://springhilles.fcps.edu/announcements/spring-2021-sol-testing-schedule)

May 31st - Memorial Day

No Asynchronous Instruction - Have a safe, and happy long weekend!


June 8th – Synchronous Day- No In-Person Instruction

Due to FCPS voting, instruction will be 100% virtual for all students.

Meet the New Student School Board Representative—Pranav Choudhary

Meet the 2021-22 Student School Board Representative, Pranav Choudhary, a junior from Langley High School. He invites students to reach out and share their thoughts with him on how to improve the lives of all FCPS students.

 

  Summer Jump Start Program for Rising 7th Graders 

 

Cooper Middle School

Cooper Prep sessions will take place on August 11th and 12th. Morning sessions will take place from 8:00-10:30 am and afternoon sessions will take place from 12:00-2:30 pm. Each session is identical, students should attend one day and one session only.

Who: All rising 7th grade students enrolling at Cooper Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year. 

What: Cooper Prep is a program intended to ease the transition from elementary to middle school for rising 7th graders. Students will become familiar with Cooper and learn about expectations for students by familiarizing themselves with the building, understanding our schedule, meeting our staff and students, and learning more about “life at Cooper”. Students will also learn about organization, time management, and cooperative learning strategies that will help them have a successful school year. 

Where: In addition to the face-to-face Cooper Prep orientation, all students will have access to virtual learning opportunities during the summer to help them prepare for the transition to middle school. The virtual Cooper Prep program will be posted on Cooper’s website. Synchronous, face-to-face sessions will occur at Cooper Middle School on August 11th & 12th. Each day will have two sessions, one offered in morning, and another in the afternoon. The morning and afternoon sessions will be identical. Students should attend one session only. 

When: Registration links to sign your child up for a Cooper Prep session will be posted on the Cooper Website on May 24th, space is limited. Transportation will not be provided- parents are responsible for pickup/drop off.  Carpooling is encouraged.

How: Once you have successfully registered your child, you will receive an email confirming their registration for the program. Please reach out to Emily Knupp (eaknupp1@fcps.edu) or Sarah Hartman (sahartman2@fcps.edu)  with any questions you may have.  

 

We look forward to welcoming your child to Cooper Prep this summer!

Longfellow Middle School

Longfellow is excited to host the summer Jump Start Program. The Jump Start program is a primarily nonacademic transitional program that focuses on helping rising 7th graders get to know LMS and the expectations of middle school. Students will participate in sessions covering topics such as study skills, test taking strategies, and time management techniques with a Longfellow counselor. Jump Start to Success helps ensure a smoother transition to middle school by introducing students to staff, peers, school layout, and basic policies before the school year begins. Students will partake in scavenger hunts, locker relay races, and daily physical education activities throughout the week as well. There will be two sessions with the same content (sessions are separated due to the number of participants). Session A will take place August 3rd and 4th from  8:30-12:30 and Session B will take place August 5th and 6th from 8:30-12:30.We will do our best to accommodate your session request. The fee for the program is $25 and financial assistance is available for students in need. Payment must be submitted using MySchoolBucks. If you have any questions, please contact Riley Barrows, rtbarrows1@fcps.edu.

 

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VIP Summer Camp

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp will take place at Rachel Carson Middle School from June 28th-July 29th and is for students attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022. VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2021), 8th grade (entering fall of 2021) and 9th grade (entering fall of 2021). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school and will follow all current health guidelines that are in place. Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2021 of your camp placement. Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00). Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Rocketry, Capital One Coders, Cell Phone Film School and Cooking. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. To register, please click on the link below and if you have any questions, contact Riley Barrows, rtbarrows1@fcps.edu

 

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Longfellow Middle School Spirit Wear for Rising 7th Graders

Get your child excited and ready for middle school with these exclusive spirit packs containing several must have Longfellow logo items: T-shirt (choice of size and color), Thermo Snack bag, locker clip, cell phone wallet and Pentel mechanical pencil.  Other spirit wear items will also be available for purchase.  These make great gifts for 6th grade graduation!   Order online by May 23- Spirit Packs will be available for pick up before Memorial Day Weekend- Click here to place your order

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Upcoming Dates Monday, May 10th - Grade 4 VIRTUAL Students SOL

4th Grade Virtual Students should report to front lobby at 9:15am. Testing should end by 11:00am.

Monday, May 10th - Grade 5 VIRTUAL Students SOL

5th Grade Virtual Students should report to front lobby at 12:45pm. Testing should end by 2:30pm

Wednesday, May 12th - Grade 4 IN-PERSON Students SOL

In-Person Students should bring fully charged FCPS laptops to school.

Thursday, May 13th - Grade 5 IN-PERSON Students SOL

In-Person Students should bring fully charged FCPS laptops to school.

(SOL Schedule for students in Grades 3-6 can be found on our Spring Hill Webpage: https://springhilles.fcps.edu/announcements/spring-2021-sol-testing-schedule)

May 31st - Memorial Day

No Asynchronous Instruction - Have a safe, and happy long weekend!

Summer Jump Start Program for Rising 7th Graders 

Longfellow is excited to host the summer Jump Start Program. The Jump Start program is a primarily nonacademic transitional program that focuses on helping rising 7th graders get to know LMS and the expectations of middle school. Students will participate in sessions covering topics such as study skills, test taking strategies, and time management techniques with a Longfellow counselor. Jump Start to Success helps ensure a smoother transition to middle school by introducing students to staff, peers, school layout, and basic policies before the school year begins. Students will partake in scavenger hunts, locker relay races, and daily physical education activities throughout the week as well. There will be two sessions with the same content (sessions are separated due to the number of participants). Session A will take place August 3rd and 4th from  8:30-12:30 and Session B will take place August 5th and 6th from 8:30-12:30.We will do our best to accommodate your session request. The fee for the program is $25 and financial assistance is available for students in need. Payment must be submitted using MySchoolBucks. If you have any questions, please contact Riley Barrows, rtbarrows1@fcps.edu.

 

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VIP Summer Camp

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp will take place at Rachel Carson Middle School from June 28th-July 29th and is for students attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022. VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2021), 8th grade (entering fall of 2021) and 9th grade (entering fall of 2021). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school and will follow all current health guidelines that are in place. Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2021 of your camp placement. Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00). Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Rocketry, Capital One Coders, Cell Phone Film School and Cooking. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. To register, please click on the link below and if you have any questions, contact Riley Barrows, rtbarrows1@fcps.edu

 

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Longfellow Middle School Spirit Wear for Rising 7th Graders

Get your child excited and ready for middle school with these exclusive spirit packs containing several must have Longfellow logo items: T-shirt (choice of size and color), Thermo Snack bag, locker clip, cell phone wallet and Pentel mechanical pencil.  Other spirit wear items will also be available for purchase.  These make great gifts for 6th grade graduation!   Order online by May 23- Spirit Packs will be available for pick up before Memorial Day Weekend- Click here to place your order

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Upcoming Dates Monday, May 3rd - Grade 3 VIRTUAL Students SOL

3rd Grade Virtual Students should report to front lobby at 9:15am. Testing should end by 11:00am.

Monday, May 3rd - Grade 6 VIRTUAL Students SOL

6th Grade Virtual Students should report to front lobby at 12:45pm. Testing should end by 2:30pm

Wednesday, May 5th - Grade 3 IN-PERSON Students SOL

In-Person Students should bring fully charged FCPS laptops to school.

Thursday, May 6th - Grade 6 IN-PERSON Students SOL

In-Person Students should bring fully charged FCPS laptops to school.

(SOL Schedule for students in Grades 3-6 can be found on our Spring Hill Webpage: https://springhilles.fcps.edu/announcements/spring-2021-sol-testing-schedule)

May 31st - Memorial Day

No Asynchronous Instruction - Have a safe, and happy long weekend!

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SOL Testing Schedule

Entire SOL Schedule for students in Grades 3-6 can be found on our Spring Hill Webpage: https://springhilles.fcps.edu/announcements/spring-2021-sol-testing-schedule

Transportation Information

Dear FCPS Parents/Guardians:

Good News! The software issue that caused some inaccuracies with student transportation records has been resolved, and the Office of Transportation Services (OTS) will implement the new schedules on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Your child should continue on his/her current transportation schedule through the end of the day on Monday, May 3, 2021. Our Here Comes The Bus app will be inactive until May 4, 2021. Before May 4, 2021, check your ParentVue account to receive the updated schedule for your child. If you have any questions about the schedule or if you cannot access ParentVue, please contact your child’s school before May 4, 2021, to obtain the updated transportation schedule.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Sincerely,

Francine Furby, Director
Office of Transportation Services

Science Olympiad State Competition

Spring Hill Science Olympiad (SO) team participated in Virginia State SO Competition on Saturday March 20, 2021. The division B competition had a total of 24 teams with 18 middle school teams and 6 elementary school teams. Here are our top 10 performers:

 

3rd place:

Road Scholar: Alicia Yee and Ryan Minton 

 

5th place:

Helicopter: Ansh Chadalavada and Ali Imran

Write it CAD it: Sanjana Tengli and Ishi Kanaparthi

 

7th place:

Circuit lab: Aliana Yee and Alizarin Innanchai

 

8th place:

Digital Structures: Ishi Kanaparthi and Ayesha Premjee

 

Spring Hill ES SO team head coach is Steven Yee and school teacher sponsor is Ms. Mary Papathanassiou.  Congratulations!

Photo Above: Spring Hill SO team with head coach Steven Yee

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Upcoming Dates Monday, April 26th - 5th Grade VIRTUAL Students SOL

5th Grade Virtual Students should  report to front lobby at 9:15am. Testing should end by 11:00am.

Tuesday, April 27th

All In-Person students return to school 4 days per week.

Thursday, April 29th - 5th Grade IN-PERSON Students SOL

In-Person Students should bring fully charged FCPS laptops to school.

(Entire SOL Schedule for students in Grades 3-6 can be found on our Spring Hill Webpage: https://springhilles.fcps.edu/announcements/spring-2021-sol-testing-schedule)

May 31st - Memorial Day

No Asynchronous Instruction - Have a safe, and happy long weekend!

Welcome, Mrs. Terry Ann Restino!

On Monday, April 19, 2021, Terry Ann Restino started as our new Administrative Assistant. She was currently an office Assistant supporting 5 Assistant Principals.  She has worked at several schools and the School Board during her career with FCPS.  Terry is married to her husband Joe for over 31 years, has two grown children, one grandchild and a golden retriever (Baxter).  She is looking forward to joining us here at Spring Hill Elementary.  

Health Screening Reminder

All children attending school in-person must be screened at home for Covid symptoms before attending school. This is extremely important to ensure the health and safety of all of our students and staff members. Children can not attend school in-person with any of the following symptoms...

  • Feeling feverish and/or having chills (if documented temperature/fever of 100.4F or greater)
  • A new cough not due to another health condition
  • Fatigue (more tired than usual)
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose 
  • Headache 
  • A new sore throat not due to another health condition 
  • New chills not due to another health condition 
  • New muscle pain not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise 
  • New loss of taste or smell, new onset of poor appetite or poor feeding 
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting

All children attending school in-person must have our Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form on file. By signing off on this form you have agreed to complete the screening each morning to ensure children are not attending school with any of the above symptoms. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to our front office.

Kiss and Ride Reminders

With many students joining us 4 days a week in-person we expect to have a bit more traffic in our Kiss & Ride line. To ensure a quick and easy process Kiss & Ride users must make sure to have their numbers visible, and the color needs to be available, as well. We will dismiss students by their number and their corresponding color. Please make sure you display this information in the windshield to support the school staff.

Kindergarten parents MUST also have their child’s name available and displayed.

As always, we appreciate everyone remaining in their vehicles. This helps keep Kiss & Ride moving and safely. Thanks again for your support.

PTO Happenings Bids for Kids' Trivia Night 

On Friday, April 23rd at 7pm we will be hosting a family-friendly virtual Challenge! Trivia event to support our annual auction.  Please see the PTO website for details and join us for this fun community event!  Registration is $10 per family and closes at 5pm on Friday.  Spots are limited so get yours today! 

  Bids for Kids

Our annual online auction, is open until 10pm this Sunday, April 25th!  Please visit the PTO website for all the details on the auction and instructions on bidding and our BiddingOwl page to view the goods and services that have been generously donated to our community.

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Early Dismissal Reminder

If you have plans to pick your child up early, please remember to contact your child's teacher. Students may not be picked up after 3PM. Classrooms are hectic during dismissal times and we need to be sure all children are accounted for and get home safely for our regular dismissal process.

Kiss & Ride Updates      

AS we continue to prepare for student return, we plan to continue to use the numbering system implemented on Tue/Wed and Thu/Fri during dismissal. We have consistently been able to complete Kiss & Ride in 25 minutes or less. This is very good. We would like to continue to have it go smoothly. So we need your help.

Therefore, it is very important for Kiss & Ride users make sure to have their numbers visible, and the color needs to be available, as well. We will dismiss students as their number and BLUE or their number and YELLOW. Please make sure you display this information in the windshield to support the school staff.

Kindergarten parents MUST also have their child’s name available and displayed.

As always, we appreciate everyone remaining in their vehicles. This helps keep Kiss & Ride moving and safely. Thanks again for your support.

Kindergarten Registration

Children who are five by September 30, 2021 and eligible should register here:  https://springhilles.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21

Visit the Kindergarten Registration page on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration website for required registration packets.

We are postponing our Kindergarten Orientation until Later in May. More information to come!

Yearbook Canceled

We regret to inform you that due to these unprecedented times this year's Lifetouch yearbook has been canceled. If you've already purchased a yearbook from Lifetouch, they will be processing a refund in the coming weeks. If you do not receive your refund by May 7th, please contact Kimberly Lyddane from Lifetouch at klyddane@lifetouch.com 

 

We apologize for any disappointment this may cause. The PTO and Spring Hill Administrators are always so grateful when parents volunteer their time and talents to benefit the school community and hope to be able to provide a yearbook again in the future.  

PTO Happenings

Bids for Kids, our annual online auction, opens this Saturday, April 17th - 10pm Sunday, April 25th!  Please visit the PTO website for all the details on the auction and instructions on bidding and our BiddingOwl page to view our fabulous items! 

 

Bids for Kids' Trivia Night - On Friday, April 23rd at 7pm we will be hosting a family-friendly virtual Challenge! Trivia event to support our annual auction.  Please see the PTO website for details.  Registration is $10 per family and spots are limited so get yours today and join us for a night of fun and prizes!

 

PTO Meeting/Parent University - Please join us on Tuesday, April 20th at 7pm for a brief PTO meeting and Parent University webinar.  We are looking forward to our new principal, Mrs. Maria Eck, joining us and greeting our community, followed by a presentation by Erika Deem from the FCPS Parent Resource Center.  Ms. Deem will be providing an overview of the resources available through the Parent Resource Center as well as discussing parental concerns regarding internet use and the digital citizenship of our children.

Note from our AAP Office

Please click here for our Spring AAP Letter

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In-Person Learning Update

As you may have seen on Monday, Dr. Brabrand sent out a communication regarding the impact of the updated CDC guidance on school operations.  The letter can be found here in its entirety.  I would like to further clarify this guidance and provide updates on how this will look at Spring Hill Elementary School.  Below you will find information on how we will implement this new guidance and the factors that will guide our decision making process. 

We will be inviting a small number of students back to four days of in-person instruction to begin next week (4/13).  These students have previously been identified by our Multi-tiered Systems of Support Team.  Students have been identified based on select criteria. 

We will look at inviting a subsequent group of students back as space allows.  Please understand that this process is time consuming and schedules need to be reviewed individually to determine if space allows in each classroom setting.   

Per Dr. Brabrand’s letter, if we believe we have space to increase the instructional days for your student(s), we will be in contact with you. We are not able to honor individual requests from families at this time.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Amy Briggs at arbriggs@fcps.edu or Mr. Mike Casey mpcasey@fcps.edu .

Standards of Learning Testing Info.

While the Virginia Department of Education requires that SOLs must be offered, they have also announced that a virtual testing option is being developed (no published timeline for availability), and that families are being provided with expanded SOL refusal options for COVID-related concerns.

Over the next couple weeks, we will hold a virtual SOL information session and much more information about SOL administration will be shared.

Rising Kindergartener Information

Children who are five by September 30, 2021 and eligible should register here:  https://springhilles.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21

Visit the Kindergarten Registration page on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration website for required registration packets.

SAVE THE DATE!  We are so excited to meet our newest Panther Cubs!  We will hold a virtual Kindergarten Information Session on Monday, April 19th at 9:30am.   More information to come!

Virtual Students Vision/Hearing Screening Update Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, & Students New to the County ONLY

UPDATE to February 25 Infogram: Vision and Hearing Screenings for Students Attending Virtually During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction has granted a waiver of the statutory requirement § 22.1-273 allowing parents of students who attend school on an entirely virtual basis, to “opt-out” of hearing and vision screenings when all of the following criteria are met:

  • Virtual Attendance Only.  The student attends school on an entirely virtual basis during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Parental Opt-Out.  A parent of a student (who attends school on an entirely virtual basis) declines vision and hearing screening services in writing and submits such writing to the student’s school.
  • Notice of Screening Benefits.  Prior to declining, the parent has been informed of the benefits of vision and hearing screenings for a student’s health and wellbeing.

Parents of students attending virtually may opt-out by completing and returning the Vision and Hearing Screening Opt-Out Form.

FCPS has developed a Vision and Hearing Screening Checklist to assist principals/designated staff to assist in the process of conducting vision and hearing screenings for students who are attending virtually whose parents/guardians who have not opted-out. Guidelines for Safely Conducting Vision and Hearing Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic have also been developed to assist screeners, including SHAs, PHNs, FCPS staff and volunteers, in using safe practices to complete Vision and Hearing Screenings.

Using the updated guidance above, principals/designated staff will identify all students attending on a virtual basis who will require vision and hearing screenings. Required hearing and vision screenings for students attending virtually who have not returned the “opt-out” form should be completed by May 1, 2021.

The PTSA Diversity Committee of Thomas Jefferson HS

The PTSA Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will hold its next Diversity in STEM Talk in April! This series is especially for elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8. 

 

Join us Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m. to hear from Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Leon Goldman MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sosa was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, MA at Oxford, and MD at Johns Hopkins, where she also completed the Halsted residency in general surgery and a fellowship. She previously practiced medicine and taught at Duke University Medical School and Yale University Medical School. She is published in numerous medical journals and books. Dr. Sosa’s research interests include outcomes research, health care delivery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer, with a focus on clinical trials. Join us to hear more about a career in medicine and her experience as a surgeon, professor, and now administrator in a large teaching hospital.

 

- What sparked her interest in medicine?

- What does she enjoy most about practicing medicine?

- What would she recommend to students who want to pursue a medical career?

- What else would you like to know?

 

Parents, register at this Zoom link*: http://bit.ly/TJStemTalk4 

  *To ensure you receive the Zoom link, do not use an FCPS schools student email account!

 

Submit questions in advance here: https://bit.ly/tjdiversitytalks

 

Information and recordings from past Diversity in STEM Talks can be found on the TJ PTSA Diversity Committee webpage: https://tjptsa.com/committees/diversity/

 

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