Medication Pick-Up & Continuity of Learning Summer Registration

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Medication Pick-Up

Families can pick-up their child's medication at Door 1 on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 24           9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Wednesday, July 1              9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

 

Continuity of Learning Registration

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten:  Mrs. Andriko                                        Wednesday 9:00-10:00 

Grade 1:          Mrs. Libuit                                           Wednesday 9:00-10:00 

Grade 2:          Mrs. Strandlund                                  Tuesday 10:00-11:00 

Grade 3:          Mrs. Michaels                                     Tuesday 9:00 -10:00 

Grade 4:          Ms. Nordeman                                    Thursday 9:00-10:00 

Grade 5:          Mrs. Roman                                        Wednesday 10:00-11:00 

Grade 6:          Mrs. Margeson                                    Wednesday 11:00-12:00 

Special Education :   Mrs. Scannell                            Wednesday 12:00-1:00 

 

English Language Development: Mrs. Perotti          

Grades K, 1, 2: Tuesday 10:00-11:00

Grades 3 & 4   Wednesday 10:00-11:00

Grades 5 & 6   Thursday 10:00-11:00

 

 

Registration

To register your child for office hours, please click the link below and complete the registration form by Wednesday, June 24th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczFX3NdcF1QDAe3xiSJuU5kzPeNl20QhQzvpW0-somGBe1Iw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Once registered, parents in grades K-2 will receive their child’s BBCU link for their teacher’s virtual office hours. For students in grades 3-6 the BBCU link will be sent to the child’s FCPS Google email address.

On Friday, June 26th  information will be sent to registered families detailing the program and will include BBCU links, etc.

If you have any questions, please email me at scaiello@fcps.edu.

 

Thank you,

Sarah C. Aiello

 

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Continuity of Learning Summer Program & Registration

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. The schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten:  Mrs. Andriko                                        Wednesday 9:00-10:00 AM

Grade 1:          Mrs. Libuit                                           Wednesday 9:00-10:00 AM

Grade 2:          Mrs. Strandlund                                  Tuesday 10:00-11:00 AM

Grade 3:          Mrs. Michaels                                     Tuesday 9:00 -10:00 AM

Grade 4:          Ms. Nordeman                                    Thursday 9:00-10:00 AM

Grade 5:          Mrs. Roman                                        Wednesday 10:00-11:00 AM

Grade 6:          Mrs. Margeson                                    Wednesday 11:00-12:00 PM

Special Education :   Mrs. Scannell                            Wednesday 12:00-1:00 PM

 

English Language Development: Mrs. Perotti           Grades K, 1, 2: Tuesday 10:00-11:00

                                                                                   Grades 3 & 4   Wednesday 10:00-11:00

                                                                                   Grades 5 & 6   Thursday 10:00-11:00

 

 

Registration

To register your child for office hours, please click the link below and complete the registration form by Wednesday, June 24th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczFX3NdcF1QDAe3xiSJuU5kzPeNl20QhQzvpW0-somGBe1Iw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Once registered, parents in grades K-2 will receive their child’s BBCU link for their teacher’s virtual office hours. For students in grades 3-6 the BBCU link will be sent to the child’s FCPS Google email address.

On Friday, June 26th  information will be sent to registered families detailing the program and will include BBCU links, etc.

If you have any questions, please email me at scaiello@fcps.edu.

 

Thank you,

Sarah C. Aiello

 

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Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

Lost and Found Pickup and Library Book Drop-off Today from 1-5pm

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This is a reminder that parents can come by the front of the school (outside Door 1) today (June 12) from 1:00pm to 5:00pm to pick up any "lost and found" items still at the school.  There will also be a cart available outside for returning library books.  Entry to the school will not be permitted.

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Panther Press - Important End-of-Year-Information

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It is the last week of the 2019-2020 school year and unlike any we have ever had before. I look forward to celebrating our 6th grade students this Thursday for their Graduation.

To the class of 2020:  You have left an incredible mark on all of us!  Your integrity and positive character qualities will take you far in life!  One of my favorite quotes is by Abraham Lincoln, “Whatever you are...be a good one.”  We are cheering you on from afar!  We can’t wait to see how you change the world!

Sarah C. Aiello

Events this Week 6th Grade Ceremony & Wave-Out

The Sixth Grade end of year celebration will be held virtually this year.  The celebration is scheduled for Thursday, June 11th starting at 9:30 a.m. A Blackboard Collaborate link to access the event will be sent to families on Tuesday. A power point slide show with students’ pictures will be shared during the virtual graduation, and the link for the power point will be shared with all families after the ceremony. This will allow you and your child to  access the power point at any time and to have as a keep sake of the event. All promotion certificates as well as any additional awards will be mailed home next week.

There will also be an opportunity for students to see their teachers (from a distance) on the afternoon of the 11th. Parents are helping coordinate a “Wave Out” on Thursday the 11th from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Families may drive through the kiss and ride drive. The teachers will be standing on the sidewalks and will be able to wave from a distance. Please be sure to remain in your cars and follow any directions to help with the flow of traffic.

Kindergarten Orientation

New Kindergarten Families, Please join us for a Kindergarten Welcome on June 9th at 4:30pm. We look forward to having you ‘virtually’ meet our Kindergarten Team and learn more about Kindergarten at Spring Hill. Please use the following link to join:

 

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/667171fad45948b28a7cdf7cab97493d

  Lost and Found Pickup

All Lost & Found items will be placed along the bus loop Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday between 1-5pm for pickup.

  Student Medication Pick-Up

Please email Sarah Aiello to schedule a time to collect your child’s medication for Monday, June 15th.

 

Summer Learning

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. However, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer.  In addition, most of the online resources that students used during the school year will continue to be available over the summer.  Additional information about new and continuing resources is available below.

iReady Digital Lessons

Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

FCPS Summer Practice Books and Office Hours (Continuity of Learning K-12)

Students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year. 

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members.  Additional information about each grade level's office hour schedule will be provided soon.

Spring Hill Summer Reading Site

Mrs. DeVylder and Ms. Ciullo, our Spring Hill Librarians, have compiled the following website full of summer reading resources for the children: Spring Hill Summer Reading.  This site is also available from the SHES Student Links website and the SHES Library Website.  Students will need to sign into their G Suite (fcpsschools.net) accounts in order to access this site.

Summer Arts Enrichment Program

Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a free online arts enrichment program for current K-12 students for five weeks from July 6 to August 7. A variety of classes will be offered in art, music, theater, and dance. Students may participate in as many classes as they wish, continuing to take their favorite art classes or trying something new. Registration is not required. More information is available online

SHES Panther Portal for Distance Learning

Blackboard 24-7 will continue to be available all summer (with the exception of some dates, including June 12-16, when it will be down for updates and maintenance).  Students can view the optional activities and resources that were posted there over the past few months.

Existing SHES and FCPS Resources

Other SHES and FCPS resources including SplashMath, MyOn, Tumblebooks, etc. will continue to be available over the summer.  Links to these resources (and many other valuable, educational sites) are located on our Student Links page on the SHES website.  Login information for these resources are posted as an announcement in the Panther Portal Blackboard 24-7 site.  Students' G-Suite accounts will also remain active over the summer and can be used to access sites like Khan Academy, Newsela, etc.

SHES Laptops

Families that are currently borrowing an FCPS device should have received an e-mail last week in regards to keeping or returning these devices.  In short, students who will be returning to FCPS in the fall are welcome to keep the laptops over the summer for educational use.  Families who are leaving FCPS (or who no longer need their device) should plan to return them to the school on Wednesday, June 17 between 8:00am and 12:00pm.

  Advanced Academics Programs (AAP)

From the AAP Office:

Parents and Guardians planning to appeal the Level IV eligibility decision for the most recent screening cycle must scan and send the following signed form and the new data to AAPappeals@fcps.edu  no later than July 15, 2020. Be sure to send all information together in one single email. The decision of the appeals committee is final. We hope to mail appeals decisions by the end of July, but that date may change depending on the uncertainty of school closures. https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPAppealForm.pdf

Families new to the FCPS Boundaries are eligible to apply for immediate screening over the summer.  Click the following link for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/students-new-fcps

  Advanced Math Advanced Math (Grades 3-6)

Students currently in grades 2-5 (rising 3rd-6th graders) will be screened for Advanced Math in the fall.  Details will be provided at a later date, including the option for parents to refer their child(ren) for screening.  No action is required at this time.  There is no spring screening for Advanced Math as there was last year.  Students currently enrolled in an Advanced Math course will continue in the program automatically in the fall. 

7th Grade Algebra 1 Honors Placement - Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test

Earlier this year, Students in 6th Grade Advanced Math took the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT). This was the first step in the screening process for placement in Algebra 1 Honors for the following academic year. Students' IAAT scores were sent home in early March 2020.

Historically, for students to be placed in Algebra 1 Honors in grade 7, all of the following criteria had to be met:

 Successful completion of Advanced Mathematics Grade 6;
 An IAAT score at or above the 91st percentile; and
 A pass advanced score (500 or above) on the Grade 7 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) test

Due to COVID-19 and the suspension of Spring 2020 SOL testing, the IAAT score will be used as a single data point in determining Algebra 1 Honors placement in grade 7 for the 2020-21 school year only.

The IAAT is an aptitude test that measures a child’s readiness for abstract thinking. The Mathematics SOL test measures a student’s mastery of prealgebra content. In the absence of the SOL test score, carefully consider your child’s readiness for this high school algebra course and
their mastery of prealgebra content.

During the summer, middle school staff will only use the IAAT to make a mathematics course placement based on your child’s IAAT score. Middle schools will decide on one of the following:

 If your child met the criteria (an IAAT score at or above the 91st percentile), he or she will be placed in Algebra 1 Honors.
 If your child did not meet the criteria (an IAAT score below the 91st percentile), he or she will continue their advanced mathematics coursework and be placed in Mathematics 7 Honors.

*** If your child qualified for Algebra 1 Honors but you would prefer a Mathematics 7 Honors placement, please notify your child’s middle school during the summer to let them know your preference so a change in course placement can be made.

All students who qualify for Algebra I Honors are expected to complete an Algebra I Honors Preparation Module. You will receive details from your Middle School.

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Panther Press: May 24, 2020

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Spring Hill Families,

As a reminder, there is no face to face instruction tomorrow, Monday, May 25th, in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!

 

Included in this newsletter:

  1. Supporting Executive Functioning at Home: A Webinar for Families
  2. Student Item Retrieval Schedule
  3. Class Placement Parent Input Survey
  4. Kindergarten Virtual Orientation
  5. Parent Coffee
  6. Laptops for Students in Grades K-2
  7. FCPS Summer Programs
  8. Return to School Planning

 

Thank you,

Sarah C. Aiello

 

Supporting Executive Functioning at Home: A Webinar for Families

The FCPS Behavior Intervention Services team will provide resources to help families support the growth of student executive functioning skills during this time of distance learning and beyond.

May 26, 2020. 10:00 a.m.-noon

Register for Supporting Executive Functions at Home: A Webinar for Families 

 

Student Item Retrieval (all grades)

We will run curbside pick-up to distribute classroom materials and personal items.  We will use our Kiss & Ride Loop and Bus Loop. Vehicles will drive up, driver will open trunk/door, and staff will place bag in vehicle. Families are not permitted to exit their vehicle and staff will be wearing personal protective equipment.   Grade level/Homeroom classes have been assigned a date, time, and location. A follow-up email will be sent with map, directions, and procedures.  Please see schedule below:

                         

6th Grade   Fri, 5/29

Kiss/ Ride

5th Grade

Fri, 5/29

Bus Loop

3rd Grade

Mon, 6/1

Kiss /Ride

2nd Grade

Mon, 6/1

Bus Loop

4th Grade

Tues, 6/2

Kiss /Ride

1st Grade

Tues, 6/2

Bus Loop

Kindergarten:

Wed, 6/3

Kiss /Ride

Time Homeroom Teacher Homeroom Teacher Homeroom Teacher Homeroom Teacher Homeroom Teacher Homeroom Teacher Homeroom Teacher

3:00PM

Bynum

Fitz

Boswell

Coleman

Goodman-Powery

DeOrnellas

Andriko

3:20 PM

Kenely

Gibbs

Chang

Hokama

Idol

Gerike

Burns

3:40 PM

Margeson

Munroe

Fishbone

Ledig

Kenney

Libuit

Cole

4:00 PM

Minutoli

Roman

Fisher

Strandlund

Lee

Peters

Momeni

4:20 PM

Papathanassiou

Segal

Michaels

Waters

Nordeman

Roellig

Zoldak

4:40 PM

Smith

Swiers

Nalley

 

Thompson

 

 

5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Wells

 

 

                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 Sarah Aiello and will be shared with teachers during the placement process. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Nl54LJ0rCCWp2mU1JNg7xVDRDsEKHjOxjtgrgrTo3lU/edit

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 Friday, May 29.

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 Friday, May 29. 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!

  Kindergarten Virtual Orientation Date

SAVE THE DATE!    We will hold a virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, June 9th at 4:30.  More information to come!

  Parent Coffee

Join us! Our time will be spent reconnecting as a community, sharing information, and answering questions.  Our coffees will be a space for positive exchange, reflection, and learning.

 

Families in Grades K-3

Friday, 5/29  12:00 PM

Families in Grades 4-6

Friday, 5/29  3:00 PM

 

How to Access

Please use this BBCU link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/667171fad45948b28a7cdf7cab97493d

 

Laptops for Students in Grades K-2

We are happy to share that FCPS has now authorized schools to provide laptops and MiFi internet devices for students in grades K-2.  If your child need a device in order to effectively access our distance learning materials/resources, please e-mail Bill Mosher at wkmosher@fcps.edu with the number of devices you are requesting and your child(ren)'s given name(s), student ID#(s), grade level(s), and homeroom teacher(s). 

 

FCPS Summer Programs

Special Education Services – Virtual Extended School Year

FCPS will provide Extended School Year (ESY) to students, grades PreK thru 12, whose IEP team determines that the student qualifies for ESY due to significant regression and lack of recovery of skills that were gained during the regular school year prior to the shutdown. 

This summer, ESY services will be provided virtually to students June 29-July 24. The learning will  be provided through the continued Distance Learning model. The learning materials will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students.

Continuity of Learning (COL)

Elementary school students will have the opportunity to focus on math and literacy skill-building using self-directed print and digital materials. Each school will have teachers who will support students in their summer learning experiences from June 29 - July 31. Students will have the opportunity to connect with these teachers virtually during office hours for support. These programs are free to students and more information about continuity of learning resources will be provided before the end of the school year.  

 

School Year 2020-2021

Discussions began this week with the School Board about our Return to School plans for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. 

We are awaiting guidance from the state about the possible required conditions that will need to be met for schools to reopen.  We also plan to seek the input of all of our stakeholder groups – parents, students, teachers, staff, and administrators – in developing our return to school plan. 

The considerations for return to school include the need to:

  • Ensure safe learning and working environments for students and staff
  • Provide options for students and staff that are unable to return to school/work
  • Comply with any social distancing requirements
  • Provide student access to technology devices and internet services at home
  • Provide staff with adequate time and training to prepare for the new school year
  • Make decisions as soon as possible for scheduling and communication with families

We are preparing for a variety of possible scenarios including:

  • Students will have a virtual start to the school year.
  • Students will return to school with social distancing in place.
  • School will open on time, but some students and/or staff may be unable to return and will participate through virtual learning.

The preliminary report presented to the School board is available here.

 

 

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Community Update - May 17, 2020

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Spring Hill Families,

Though we know distance learning cannot replace face-to-dace instruction, we hope that you are witnessing your child’s engagement and productivity as a testament to the academic progress that can be made, even while using a new and modified modality for instruction.

If you tuned into the School Board meeting Monday, you heard ideas that our county is considering for returning to school in the fall. As soon as we are aware of how these changes will impact our community, we will share these findings with you. 

Additionally, over these next couple of weeks we will be sharing how Spring Hill will be providing opportunities for you to pick-up medication, drop-off instruments/library books, and retrieve your children’s personal belongings.  We are streamlining a process that will be supportive of your needs and our staff (as they continue to instruct your children while these procedures are being implemented) while keeping in mind the health, safety and well-being of all parties involved.   

 

Included in this newsletter:

  1. Student Item Retrieval
  2. Class Placement Parent Input Survey
  3. Progress Reports
  4. Kindergarten Virtual Orientation
  5. Laptops for Students in Grades K-2
  6. FCPS Summer Programs
  7. Return to School Planning
  8. Bag Donation

 

Thank you,

Sarah C. Aiello

  Student Item Retrieval (all grades)

Our teachers will be packing up student items within their classrooms over the next few weeks. This could include, but wouldn't be limited to: student work, pencil pouches, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. Teachers will be placing student items in a labeled bag for families to pick up at a later date.

We will also go through our Lost and Found items and add items with names to these bags as well.

If you would like to decline retrieval of your child’s items now (we will keep them in the building and  return in the fall ) or if you would like to donate your child’s items, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EBZbnqzlfkNsTyAKGaqO6jNZFbS18Giv5jXBGRpTMPk/edit

Only fill out this form if you are OPTING OUT OF retrieving your student's belongings now or would like to donate your child’s belongings. If we don't hear from you, we will assume you will pick up items; pick-up information will be communicated to you at a later date.

If you have more than one child please complete a separate form for EACH student. 

 

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 Sarah Aiello and will be shared with teachers during the placement process. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Nl54LJ0rCCWp2mU1JNg7xVDRDsEKHjOxjtgrgrTo3lU/edit

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 Friday, May 29.

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 Friday, May 29. 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!

 

Progress Reports (all grades)

Third quarter progress reports are currently visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE. 

The county anticipates the printed progress reports will be provided to the postal service by May 23rd. Actual delivery to homes will be dependent on the postal service. School addresses will be used as the return address on the report cards.   To gain access to student progress reports in a timely manner, ParentVUE and StudentVUE is recommended

 

Kindergarten Registration & Virtual Orientation Date

Children who are five by September 30, 2020 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 Orientation on Tuesday, June 9th at 4:30.  More information to come!

 

Laptops for Students in Grades K-2

We are happy to share that FCPS has now authorized schools to provide laptops and MiFi internet devices for students in grades K-2.  If your child need a device in order to effectively access our distance learning materials/resources, please e-mail Bill Mosher at wkmosher@fcps.edu with the number of devices you are requesting and your child(ren)'s given name(s), student ID#(s), grade level(s), and homeroom teacher(s).  All requests for devices must be received by 11:59PM on Tuesday, May 19.

 

FCPS Summer Programs

Special Education Services – Virtual Extended School Year

FCPS will provide Extended School Year (ESY) to students, grades PreK thru 12, whose IEP team determines that the student qualifies for ESY due to significant regression and lack of recovery of skills that were gained during the regular school year prior to the shutdown. 

This summer, ESY services will be provided virtually to students June 29-July 24. The learning will  be provided through the continued Distance Learning model. The learning materials will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students.

Continuity of Learning (COL)

Elementary school students will have the opportunity to focus on math and literacy skill-building using self-directed print and digital materials. Each school will have teachers who will support students in their summer learning experiences from June 29 - July 31. Students will have the opportunity to connect with these teachers virtually during office hours for support. These programs are free to students and more information about continuity of learning resources will be provided before the end of the school year.  

 

School Year 2020-2021

Discussions began this week with the School Board about our Return to School plans for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. 

We are awaiting guidance from the state about the possible required conditions that will need to be met for schools to reopen.  We also plan to seek the input of all of our stakeholder groups – parents, students, teachers, staff, and administrators – in developing our return to school plan. 

The considerations for return to school include the need to:

  • Ensure safe learning and working environments for students and staff
  • Provide options for students and staff that are unable to return to school/work
  • Comply with any social distancing requirements
  • Provide student access to technology devices and internet services at home
  • Provide staff with adequate time and training to prepare for the new school year
  • Make decisions as soon as possible for scheduling and communication with families

We are preparing for a variety of possible scenarios including:

  • Students will have a virtual start to the school year.
  • Students will return to school with social distancing in place.
  • School will open on time, but some students and/or staff may be unable to return and will participate through virtual learning.

The preliminary report presented to the School board is available here.

 

Bag Donation:

As our teachers are preparing to return student belongings and pack up our classrooms, we are taking donations of boxes and/or brown bags (like the Trader Joe or Whole Food type) to support our packing efforts.  If you have brown paper bags, you’d be willing to donate to us, please feel free to drop them off at the large cardboard box at Door 1. 

Bags donated to school will need to be temporarily isolated for a minimum period of 72 hours.  After the 72-hour isolation period, we will distribute to classrooms.

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