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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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Important Dates March 26th - End of Quarter 2 HR Early Release - Dismissal at 1:30PM March 29th - April 2nd - Spring Break No classes for all students. Enjoy your break!! April 5th - Teacher Work Day No morning meetings, No synchronous or asynchronous instruction. Dear Spring Hill Families,

We are so excited to announce that Maria Eck has been chosen as our new principal here at Spring Hill Elementary School. Mrs. Eck comes to us from Justice High School. She will immediately begin working with Mr. Rivera to ease this transition with an official start date of July 1, 2021. Mr. Rivera will continue leading Spring Hill throughout the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.

Ms. Eck brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the principalship. She has been a highly effective principal at elementary, middle, and high school levels within FCPS and has also been a principal in Florida. As a leader, Ms. Eck continuously works alongside staff to provide feedback and partners with teachers in Collaborative Learning Visits which have led to an increase in classroom best practices, grade level vertical articulation, and overall positive school climate. She has piloted curriculum in reading that has increased the achievement of special education students and English language learners. At Justice High School, Ms. Eck created and implemented a rigorous program that led to an increase in course enrollment and an increase in International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma candidates by 40%. As a principal and assistant principal in middle and elementary schools, she has supported IB programs, Middle Years IB programs, and Advanced Academic Placement centers. Ms. Eck has led teams in developing structures to identify Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports protocols and a framework to identify students who would benefit from intervention supports.

Ms. Eck is a member of the McLean community and a leader with extensive cross-cultural experience and values input from staff and parents. She has worked with parents to create and build a sense of community among the staff and greater school community. She has strengthened afterschool programs and supports technology through training and secured funding for programs such as Robotics, Lego League and other science and math pursuits. 

Ms. Eck received her Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education from Florida International University, her Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and is in the process of obtaining her doctorate from Virginia Tech. Please join us in welcoming  Maria Eck as the new principal of Spring Hill Elementary School.

Health Screening Reminder

All children attending school in-person must be screened at home for Covid symptoms before attending school. 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.

SOL Schedule

Dear Families of 3-6 graders. Here is a preview of our SOL schedule for planning purposes this Spring. We will be holding a virtual parent coffee after Spring Break (TBD) to provide you all with updated SOL information. Once we have the most-up-to-date SOL information, we will schedule a Parent Coffee and send email out all testing details and information…Stay Tuned…

Student Intent Forms

Dear Parents,

If you have not already done so, please can you complete the Student Intention Form for Next School Year form and return to the front office.  This can be scanned and emailed to abelcher@fcps.edu or faxed over to 703-506-3497.

Alternatively if you are stopping by the school you can hand in to the front office.

Many thanks.

 

Amanda Belcher.

SIA/Registrar.

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Important Dates March 26th - End of Quarter 2 HR Early Release - Dismissal at 1:30PM March 29th - April 2nd - Spring Break No classes for all students. Enjoy your break!! April 5th - Teacher Work Day No morning meetings, small group instructions, or specials. Dear Spring Hill Families,

What a great week this has been as we welcomed back our third – sixth graders to the building!  I love the enthusiasm and energy the students bring to our school!

 

I want to remind you of some important safety procedures for our Kiss & Ride, and Walkers.  Keeping your students and our staff safe is of the utmost importance during arrival and dismissal.

 

Kiss and Ride begins at 8:45 am, not before. Wait for staff to be present to unload.  Please remember our “One Stop Drop” policy which means you must bring your vehicle to a complete stop, and if you have more than one student in your vehicle, let all students out at once.  All students may unload when directed by staff.  We will unload four cars at a time.  The Kiss and Ride line will then proceed in one direction to allow the next four cars to unload.  Thank you for adhering to this Kiss & Ride procedure.

 

Walkers should not be dropped off to cross Lewinsville Road unaccompanied. A parent or guardian must escort them all the way across the street, to the front of the building. For safety reasons, please do not allow your walker to cross the bus lane in front of the school by themselves.

 

Thank you for helping keep our kids safe and adhering to these critical safety precautions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sal Rivera

Interim Principal

A Fond Farewell

Dear Spring Hill Community,

This has been a wonderful few weeks welcoming our students back to the building. Their smiles extend beyond their masks, and their pure joy and excitement about returning to the classroom with their friends and teachers is contagious! It has warmed my heart to begin this return to normalcy. So, it is with some degree of sadness I announce that I have accepted a position in the private sector. My last day at Spring Hill will be Friday, April 2. This is an exceptional opportunity for me, so while I am sad to be leaving you, I am excited about the prospects this new position holds for my future.

 

I wish you all the very best for the remainder of the school year and beyond.  Spring Hill is a special community and I am proud to have been a small part of it!

 

All my best,

 

Kathy N. Hammond

Finance Tech/Administrative Assistant to

Interim Principal Sal Rivera

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A Brighter 2021: Ending the School Year Strong, featuring Ana Homayoun

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at noon  

We know this past year has been filled with so much change and uncertainty for all of us. As we head look to the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, what are ways we can make this time brighter for students and families? 

The Safe Community Coalition (SCC) is excited to host noted author Ana Homayoun as she discusses how we set students up socially, emotionally and academically in the midst of remote and hybrid schooling. Ana will address ways to be organized during hybrid and remote learning and discuss how to support healthy socialization and a sense of curiosity and discovery as we head into summer break. Many parents are feeling a sense of underlying anxiety about learning gaps and "feeling behind," and Ana will look at how to address and reframe some of these concerns. Above all, Ana will offer practical, implementable strategies to support student, parent and caregiver well-being.

Ana is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, LLC, an internationally recognized organization that works with parents, students, educators, and employers. She works with schools, universities and corporations consulting with parents, students, educators and employers about promoting intrinsic motivation, authentic engagement, and overall wellness.

This event is FREE, but registration is required. Registrants will be able to access the video for two weeks following the live event. Register today at www.mcleanscc.org.

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Important Dates March 12th - Asynchronous Day 3rd-6th Grade Morning Meeting and Specials will occur (March 12th is a regular day for K-2 Students) March 26th - End of Quarter 2 HR Early Release - No Synchronous Instruction after 1:30PM March 29th - April 2nd - Spring Break No classes for all students. Enjoy your break!! April 5th - Teacher Work Day No morning meetings, small group instructions, or specials. Letter from the Principal

Dear Spring Hill Family Community,

 

Welcome Back to School! We were so excited to see the smiling faces (under the masks!) of our students returning. The eyes were definitely smiling 😊

 

Our goal for each grade’s first week of Return to School is to create familiar routines surrounding student arrival, lunch-time procedures, mask breaks, and dismissal.  The Administration team and our support staff will implement these routines, so the students feel comfortable throughout their Return to School process. 

 

Thus far, Return to School for Kindergarten, and this past week for first and second grade has been going extremely well.  Students and teachers are finally getting to know each other in-person, while maintaining a positive learning environment for our virtual concurrent students. Thank you for your patience as we work through best ways for teachers to enhance both in-person and virtual learning experiences.  As we continue to build a strong learning community, please note we are not able to accept changes to in-person learning, nor can we switch students’ learning days.

 

We are currently working through our arrival and dismissal procedures. It is important for families to choose one method for arrival and dismissal and use this method for the remainder of the year.

 

For parents using Kiss & Ride, please practice entering and exiting your vehicle with your child. To keep our staff and your children safe, it is of utmost importance that your child be able to exit and enter the vehicle independently. What does this mean? It means your child must be able to open and close the car door themselves. If you have a child lock on your vehicle, please note that you will need to disable it in order to use the Kiss & Ride.  Children must be able to open the door from the inside. Talk with your child about the importance of safety and explain to your child not to ever open the door until the vehicle has come to a complete stop. Staff are there to assist; however, we want to minimize staff contact with multiple vehicles. Following our safety procedures will keep everyone safe! 

 

During arrival, we would like to implement One Stop Drop. This means if you have more than one child, they both should exit the vehicle when you stop to unload. This will make it safe for all in the Kiss & Ride line.

 

During Kiss and Ride dismissal, please display your child’s number on the passenger side front dash of your vehicle so staff can see easily see it in the Kiss and Ride line. Students will be waiting in our large pod for their number to be called by outdoor staff members as they see your car approach. Students will exit the building through door number 1 once their car number is called. Our goal is to load 1 to 4 cars at a time.

 

Whether your child arrives at school in the mornings by bus, Kiss and Ride, or as a walker, they MUST BE WEARING A MASK. Teachers will provide mask breaks throughout the day.

 

For parents who are driving, parking, and walking their children to school, please either park in the back of the school by entering the Kiss & Ride lane or across the street in the recreation center. Please do not park in either front parking lots. These lots are for staff parking.

 

Finally, and most importantly, if your child is sick, they should STAY HOME.  Do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms including fever, new or recent headache, sore throat, cough, or nausea.  For your child to return to school, you must complete and return the Permission to Return to School/Child Care Form and bring a doctor’s note which indicates that your child is well enough to return to school.  You do NOT need a negative COVID test, but you must complete the form and bring a note from the doctor.

 

I know this is a lot of information. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please reach out to Mrs. Briggs, Mr. Casey, or me.

 

Thanks for being part of the Spring Hill ES community.  We are so thankful to have our Kindergarten through 2nd graders back in the building and we look forward to welcoming 3rd-6th graders next week!

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Rivera

Return to School News

March. 16 Group 7: Grades 3-6

We are finalizing class placements and attendance days for the students who will be attending in-person. Families have been contacted if their child will be switching teachers. The new classroom placements will not take effect until March 16th (Grades 3-6). Classroom teachers will be emailing families the days of attendance next week. At this time, we cannot accommodate any further changes to in-person instruction.

 

A Family Guide for Return to School at Spring Hill ES

 

Check your SIS Parent Vue Account for your child’s bus information. If you need to request bus transportation, please email Mrs. Belcher at abelcher@fcps.edu.

 

You can access your Parent Vue account here:   https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

 

We had our RTS meeting with parents this past Tuesday and it was well attended. We answered all the questions and parents have a better understanding of what to expect.

Here is the link of the recording. It is 58 minutes long. The slide deck is also attached.

SHES Return to School Information Session (Grades 3-6) - recording_1

Transportation

IMPORTANT! We need all parents to indicate how their child or children will be going home from school.  This form must be filled out prior to students returning to school. https://forms.gle/Cen7zFxiQLFuqeAK6

If your child requires bus transportation, you must contact Mandy Belcher (mabelcher@fcps.edu)  in our front office as soon as possible If you have not located your bus route. You can check your Parent Vue accounts for their bus routes. You can access your Parent Vue account here:   https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

New Kiss & Ride Procedures

We will be changing the way we are conducting our Kiss & Ride.  On the first day of students returning to school, Kiss & Ride students and parents will receive a number that is to be displayed on the right front dashboard of their car. The students will also receive  a matching number that will be placed on their jacket or backpack. This new system will allow us to safely call students to the Kiss & Ride Areas with social distancing in place. Please encourage your child to memorize their number.

 

At the end of the day, Kiss & Ride traffic will enter our Kiss & Ride area and pull up past door 11. When you arrive at the Kiss & Ride, please remain in vehicle while your child is called. It is important that your Child be able to enter the vehicle independently. Staff will be present to supervise students entering and exiting the building.

Master Schedule & Lunch Information

Our Master Schedule will continue to keep the same break and lunch schedule for both in-person and virtual learners. The Revised schedule (see attached) includes a handwashing schedule for before/after mask breaks, lunch, and recess. Students are allowed to bring their own lunch or participate in a free ‘grab & go’ breakfast and/or lunch. Here is the link to the menu: https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/spring-hill-elementary

 

Meals are also available for free for students who are not returning to school and are available to be picked up between 12:13-12:23pm in front of the school.

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact your child’s school to have a hard copy sent to you.

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Important Dates March 5th - Return to School Info Session 2 HR Early Release - No Synchronous Instruction after 1:30PM March 5th - Make Up Picture Day 12PM-7PM (appointment ONLY see Sign Up Genius Link Below) March 8th - Teacher Workday No morning meetings, small group instructions, or specials. March 26th - End of Quarter 2 HR Early Release - No Synchronous Instruction after 1:30PM March 29th - April 2nd - Spring Break April 5th - Teacher Work Day No morning meetings, small group instructions, or specials. Return to School News

March 9 Group 6: Grades 1-2 & Group 8: Grades 7, 10, 11 and Poe, Glasgow, Holmes - Grade 6-7

March. 16 Group 7: Grades 3-6

We are finalizing class placements and attendance days for the students who will be attending in-person. Families have been contacted if their child will be switching teachers. The new classroom placements will not take effect until March 9th (Grades 1 & 2) and March 16th (Grades 3-6). Classroom teachers will be emailing families the days of attendance next week. At this time, we cannot accommodate any further changes to in-person instruction.

 

A Family Guide for Return to School at Spring Hill ES

 

Check your SIS Parent Vue Account for your child’s bus information. If you need to request bus transportation, please email Mrs. Belcher at abelcher@fcps.edu.

 

You can access your Parent Vue account here:   https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

 

TRANSPORTATION

IMPORTANT! We need all parents to indicate how their child or children will be going home from school.  This form must be filled out prior to students returning to school. https://forms.gle/Cen7zFxiQLFuqeAK6

If your child requires bus transportation, you must contact Mandy Belcher (mabelcher@fcps.edu)  in our front office as soon as possible If you have not located your bus route. You can check your Parent Vue accounts for their bus routes. You can access your Parent Vue account here:   https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

 

NEW KISS & RIDE PROCEDURES

We will be changing the way we are conducting our Kiss & Ride.  On the first day of students returning to school, Kiss & Ride students and parents will receive a number that is to be displayed on the right front dashboard of their car. The students will also receive  a matching number that will be placed on their jacket or backpack. This new system will allow us to safely call students to the Kiss & Ride Areas with social distancing in place. Please encourage your child to memorize their number.

 

At the end of the day, Kiss & Ride traffic will enter our Kiss & Ride area and pull up past door 11. When you arrive at the Kiss & Ride, please remain in vehicle while your child is called. It is important that your Child be able to enter the vehicle independently. Staff will be present to supervise students entering and exiting the building.

 

Master Schedule & Lunch Information

Our Master Schedule will continue to keep the same break and lunch schedule for both in-person and virtual learners. The Revised schedule (see attached) includes a handwashing schedule for before/after mask breaks, lunch, and recess. Students are allowed to bring their own lunch or participate in a free ‘grab & go’ breakfast and/or lunch. Here is the link to the menu: https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/spring-hill-elementary

 

Meals are also available for free for students who are not returning to school and are available to be picked up between 12:13-12:23pm in front of the school.

 

We had our RTS meeting with parents this past Tuesday and it was well attended. We answered all the questions and parents have a better understanding of what to expect.

Here is the link of the recording. It is 58 minutes long. The slide deck is also attached.

SHES Return to School Information Session (Grades 3-6) - recording_1

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact your child’s school to have a hard copy sent to you.

Make Up Picture Day

Our make up picture day will be on Friday March 5th from 12PM-7PM. These pictures will be done via drive-by and masks will be required (will be allowed to remove for photo). Parents will drive up to the side door near the cafeteria/stage. A volunteer from our school will bring your child from your vehicle into the cafeteria. After their photo is taken your child will be brought to your vehicle at the double doors on the side of the cafeteria (Door #2). Please use the link below to reserve a slot for your child(ren).

**This is a new sign up, if you were signed up for Thursday 2/18, you will need to sign up for a new slot. Signs up were not transferred to the new date.**

 

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Picture purchasing information can be found at www.mylifetouch.com using the Picture ID: EVTCB96H4

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Important Dates March 2nd - Return to School Info Session Grades 3-6 at 9:15am March 5th - Return to School Info Session 2 HR Early Release - No Synchronous Instruction after 1:30PM March 5th - Make Up Picture Day 12PM-7PM (appointment ONLY see Sign Up Genius Link Below) March 8th - Teacher Workday No morning meetings, small group instructions, or specials. Return to School News

March 2 Group 8: Grades 8, 9, 12 and Poe, Glasgow, Holmes - Grade 8

March 9 Group 6: Grades 1-2 & Group 8: Grades 7, 10, 11 and Poe, Glasgow, Holmes - Grade 6-7

March. 16 Group 7: Grades 3-6

We are finalizing class placements and attendance days for the students who will be attending in-person. Families have been contacted if their child will be switching teachers. The new classroom placements will not take effect until March 9th (Grades 1 & 2) and March 16th (Grades 3-6). Classroom teachers will be emailing families the days of attendance next week. At this time, we cannot accommodate any further changes to in-person instruction.

 

Check your SIS Parent Vue Account for your child’s bus information. If you need to request bus transportation, please email Mrs. Belcher at abelcher@fcps.edu.

 

You can access your Parent Vue account here:   https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

 

We will be holding a Return To School (RTS) parent information session (Grades 3-6) on Tuesday, March 2nd at 9:15 am. Here is the link to join this meeting:  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/910fd20e1fdc4847959857dd4e31bbdd

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact your child’s school to have a hard copy sent to you.

Make Up Picture Day

Our make up picture day will be on Friday March 5th from 12PM-7PM. These pictures will be done via drive-by and masks will be required (will be allowed to remove for photo). Parents will drive up to the side door near the cafeteria/stage. A volunteer from our school will bring your child from your vehicle into the cafeteria. After their photo is taken your child will be brought to your vehicle at the double doors on the side of the cafeteria (Door #2). Please use the link below to reserve a slot for your child(ren).

**This is a new sign up, if you were signed up for Thursday 2/18, you will need to sign up for a new slot. Signs up were not transferred to the new date.**

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eacaf2da4f4c34-picture

 

Picture purchasing information can be found at www.mylifetouch.com using the Picture ID: EVTCB96H4

Rising Kindergarteners

If you have a rising kindergartner for 2021-22 school year, please complete the attached Survey of Preschool Children and send in to the front office.  Registration is now open if you wish to get your kinder aged child enrolled.

Registration paperwork can be found at www.fcps.edu/registration/forms.

Many thanks.

Amanda Belcher

Cooper MS and Langley HS choirs Virtual Winter Concert

Enjoy!

 

Concert Link

https://youtu.be/HL78MipfiQ0

 

Program Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AMNkxHyYNl6RlfOyC3IE0YLU4gWvhFaG/view

Science Olympiad Regional Competition  

Congratulations to Spring Hill Science Olympiad (SO) team! They participated in Virginia regional SO Competition on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021. The division B competition had both middle school and elementary school teams. Spring Hill SO team won the 4th place trophy and ranked at the 5th place in overall score for the 20 competition events!  The team will advance to the State tournament later in March.

 

Here are the details of the awarded events:

 

1st place

Crime Busters: Ansh Chadalavada and Ashlyn Cook

 

2nd place

Machines: Ishi Kanaparthi and Ayesha Premjee

Road Scholar: Ryan Minton and Alicia Yee 

Helicopter: Ansh Chadalavada and Ali Imran

 

3rd place

Circuit lab: Aliana Yee and Alizarin Innanchai

Meteorology: Ashlyn Cook and Shveta Sunkar 

Reach for the stars: Shveta Sunkar and Eirena Liu

 

6th place

Code Busters: Aliana Yee, Alicia Yee, and Clare Raso

Digital Structures: Ishi Kanaparthi and Ayesha Premjee

 

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

Message from Spring Hill Library Coming Up Next Week:

School Spirit Days to help kick off National Reading Month!

Monday – Fry Bread Day: Share a picture of you eating your favorite food. You can draw the picture or take it with a camera.

Tuesday – The Proudest Blue: Wear BLUE to celebrate being proud to be YOU.

Wednesday - Sports Day: Wear your favorite jersey or sports team logo.

Thursday – The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh: Wear your favorite color to be just like Harpreet.

Friday – Silly Book Day: wear your favorite “silly stuff” to celebrate reading just for fun.

Read Across America will be celebrated in classes with different books, read alouds, and an appreciation of reading. Take a picture of your panthers participating in Read Across America Week and post on twitter with the tag @LibrarySpring and @SpringHillFCPS. Your picture might be shared with our Spring Hill Family!

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Important Dates February 24th - Return to School Info Session Grades 1 & 2 at 9:15am March 2nd - Return to School Info Session Grades 3-6 at 9:15am March 5th - Return to School Info Session 2 HR Early Release - No Synchronous Instruction after 1:30PM March 5th - Make Up Picture Day 12PM-7PM (appointment ONLY) Return to School News

Feb. 23 Group 5: PreK, Kindergarten and Special Education

March 2 Group 8: Grades 8, 9, 12 and Poe, Glasgow, Holmes - Grade 8

March 9 Group 6: Grades 1-2 & Group 8: Grades 7, 10, 11 and Poe, Glasgow, Holmes - Grade 6-7

March. 16 Group 7: Grades 3-6

 

We are finalizing class placements and attendance days for the students who will be attending in-person. Families have been contacted if their child will be switching teachers. The new classroom placements will not take effect until March 9th (Grades 1 & 2) and March 16th (Grades 3-6). Classroom teachers will be emailing families the days of attendance next week. At this time, we cannot accommodate any further changes to in-person instruction.

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact your child’s school to have a hard copy sent to you.

Make Up Picture Day

Our make up picture day will be on Friday March 5th from 12PM-7PM. These pictures will be done via drive-by and masks will be required (will be allowed to remove for photo). Parents will drive up to the side door near the cafeteria/stage. A volunteer from our school will bring your child from your vehicle into the cafeteria. After their photo is taken your child will be brought to your vehicle at the double doors on the side of the cafeteria (Door #2). Please use the link below to reserve a slot for your child(ren).

 

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From The Langley HS Orchestra  

Orchestra is an important part of life for many students. Students can join orchestra in 4th grade, and by the time they get to middle school, the orchestra is evaluated by judges in FCPS and in a music competition. High school students are placed into one of four orchestras in Langley HS, and have the opportunity to perform challenging music in many settings. Orchestra trips in past years have included performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Spain, Rome, Nashville, and Orlando.

As Langley senior violinist Camille Ladygine explains, “I personally see playing an instrument, a string instrument specifically, as a creative outlet. It can distract you from a stressful day and allows you to create something that is able to touch others. It is an art, and is something you can be proud of.”  

Sophomore cellist Kevin Farnsworth agrees. “Playing an instrument is a useful hobby that can be done over a long period of time. Also, practicing instruments and getting better at them translates to success in other pursuits that require hard work and perseverance.”

Freshman violinist Arwen Chang says that “Orchestra isn’t just about rehearsing and playing an instrument—it’s an inviting community that provides opportunities and brings people together. You get to meet new people, go on trips, make memories, and improve your playing. Orchestra is also a break from your standard academic classes.”

Many students comment on how orchestra helps them when changing schools. Farnsworth says, “Going from elementary to middle school, or middle to high school, can be a challenge. While the change is never seamless, orchestra makes it less difficult. Since everyone in orchestra is welcoming and understanding, you can always ask questions and expect to get useful answers.”

In a normal school year, Langley HS presents 4 concerts a year. In this pandemic, the first concert was online, and can be viewed at langleyorchestra.com. A senior cellist trained over a dozen students to compile and synchronize video recordings made by individual students into orchestra videos for each musical selection. Future online concerts will continue until regulations permit in-person concerts.  

Junior cellist Danyal Ashraf emphasizes that orchestra “is just one of my favorite classes so far in high school.” 

 

Dr. Scott McCormick

Langley HS Orchestra Director

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Important Dates February 15th - Presidents' Day February 17th at 8am Family Life Education Preview (5th & 6th grade levels only) February 17th - Picture Day  (appointment ONLY) February 18th - Picture Day (appointment ONLY) February 24th - Return to School Info Session Grades 1 & 2 at 9:15am March 2nd - Return to School Info Session Grades 3-6 at 9:15am March 5th - Return to School Info Session 2 HR Early Release - No Synchronous Instruction after 1:30PM Return to School News

Feb. 16 Group 1-4: Select CTE and Special Education

Feb. 23 Group 5: PreK, Kindergarten and Special Education

March 2 Group 8: Grades 8, 9, 12 and Poe, Glasgow, Holmes - Grade 8

March 9 Group 6: Grades 1-2 & Group 8: Grades 7, 10, 11 and Poe, Glasgow, Holmes - Grade 6-7

March. 16 Group 7: Grades 3-6

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact your child’s school to have a hard copy sent to you.

School Picture Day

We have some exciting news! We will be having covid-safe Picture Days Wednesday, February 17th and Thursday, February 18th. We will be hosting these sessions from 12PM-7PM on both days. These pictures will be done via drive-by and masks will be required (will be allowed to remove for photo). Parents will drive up to the side door near the cafeteria/stage. A volunteer from our school will bring your child from your vehicle into the cafeteria. After their photo is taken your child will be brought to your vehicle at the double doors on the side of the cafeteria (Door #2). Please use the link below to reserve a slot for your child(ren). 

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Student Intent Letters

Report cards for the 2nd quarter are being mailed home later this week.  Also included in this mailing is the Student Intent Form for Next Year.  Please can you complete this form and send back to the office, either by scanned email to abelcher@fcps.edu, or by fax 703-506-3497 or by dropping off at the front office.

Many thanks for your help with this.

5th & 6th Grade Families

5th & 6th Grade teachers will be teaching Family Life Education lessons virtually to their students. A Family Parent Preview Session will be held on February 17th at 8:00am. Please join us to learn more about the lessons and how to access them. More information will be sent out through email with the link to the meeting and more details regarding the dates of instruction.

Spring Hill ES Seeks Classroom Monitors

Classroom monitors provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. Candidates who are interested in a classroom monitor position or would like more information can email Mrs. Amy Briggs at arbriggs@fcps.edu and review the job description and qualifications and apply online.

Langley HS Food Drive

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Important Dates February 9th - PTO Parent University Webinar February 15th - Presidents' Day Return to School News

*Stay tuned for more details and updates in the coming week.

PTO Meeting/Parent University Tuesday, February 9th 7:00pm

Please join us for a brief PTO meeting followed by the Parent University presentation of "Are My Kids Ok? Coping with Uncertainty" by guest speaker Dr. Melissa Sporn.  Dr. Sporn is a McLean based psychologist who will be discussing the stressors our children are facing, identifying the difference between sadness and depression, worry versus clinical anxiety, how to know when things are not okay with our children, what to do, and where to find help.    

The link to the event will be emailed from the PTO the afternoon of the meeting. 

Attention New Families!

Please join us for a new family coffee.  We will be presenting information on technology, the plan to return to school, and providing opportunities  to meet other new families in small groups.  We will provide time to answer questions on school procedures.  The New Family Coffee will be at 8:45am on Wednesday, February 10th. A link to the BBCU session will be e-mailed to all families the day before the meeting.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your grade level counselor.  Dona Sasala, grade 1,3,5 Kindergarten Andriko and Arrison DLVaskoSasal@fcps.edu or Judy Trigiani Grades 2,4,6 Kindergarten Burns and Zoldak jororketrigi@fcps.edu

Spring Hill ES Seeks Classroom Monitors

Classroom monitors provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. Candidates who are interested in a classroom monitor position or would like more information can email Mrs. Amy Briggs at arbriggs@fcps.edu and review the job description and qualifications and apply online.

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Art Watercolor Set Pickup 

Watercolor sets have finally arrived at Spring Hill ES! Art teachers Ms. Ashe and Ms. Moon will begin painting soon with their students. Please come by school to pick up your child’s watercolor set: 

Kindergarten on Monday, February 8, in their Kindergarten Panther Packet 

Watercolor sets will be labeled with students’ names and sorted by grade and teacher. If you can’t come by on your designated day, your child’s watercolor set will be in the school lobby during office hours through February 8. 

Please practice social distancing when picking up your child’s watercolor set. Thank you for all your support getting your child’s school and art supply items.

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RESCHEDULED: Art Watercolor Set Pickup 

Watercolor sets have finally arrived at Spring Hill ES! Art teachers Ms. Ashe and Ms. Moon will begin painting soon with their students. Please come by school to pick up your child’s watercolor set.  Please note the new dates and times for Grades 1-6 pickup, given the school closures from yesterday due to the winter weather

Grades 1-6 – Outside the front entrance of the school:

  • Wednesday, February 3: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday, February 4: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Friday, February 5: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Kindergarten - Monday, February 8, in their Kindergarten Panther Packet 

Watercolor sets will be labeled with students’ names and sorted by grade and teacher. If you can’t come by on your designated day, your child’s watercolor set will be in the school lobby during office hours through February 8. 

Please practice social distancing when picking up your child’s watercolor set. Thank you for all your support getting your child’s school and art supply items.

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Important Dates February 9th - PTO Parent University Webinar February 15th - Presidents' Day Return-to-School Update
  • All Groups are paused for returning to school until the School Board meets February 2nd. A revised timeline will be sent out once it has been approved by the School Board.
  • Spring Hill will maintain our current bell schedule until further notice. Our Bell schedule is 8:50am-3:30pm.
Spring Hill ES Seeks Classroom Monitors

Classroom monitors provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. Candidates who are interested in a classroom monitor position or would like more information can email Mrs. Amy Briggs at arbriggs@fcps.edu and review the job description and qualifications and apply online.

Attention New Students!

Please join us for a new family coffee.  We will be presenting information on technology, the plan to return to school, and providing opportunities  to meet other new families in small groups.  We will provide time to answer questions on school procedures.  The New Family Coffee will be at 8:45am on Wednesday, February 10th. A link to the BBCU session will be e-mailed to all families the day before the meeting.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your grade level counselor.  Dona Sasala, grade 1,3,5 Kindergarten Andriko and Arrison DLVaskoSasal@fcps.edu or Judy Trigiani Grades 2,4,6 Kindergarten Burns and Zoldak jororketrigi@fcps.edu

Keep Your FCPS Laptop Healthy

If you have an FCPS laptop at home that you are using for online learning, it may be “due for a check-up.”  The school laptops can benefit from connecting to our FCPS network on occasion to download and install updates that aren’t accessible from your home’s Wi-Fi network.  This includes updates that keep the laptop’s Windows license active, making sure the laptop’s clock is properly synced, and ensuring that the latest versions of our security and filtering software are installed.

 

We ask that any families who are using an FCPS-owned device regularly bring the laptop by the school to connect to the FCPS Wi-Fi network.  You don’t need to enter the building to do this.  Simply bring the laptop within the range of our network (on the sidewalk outside of the school or even in the school’s parking lot).  Once there, turn on the laptop and log into your account, then use the RESTART option to have the computer start again while connected to the FCPS network.  Once the computer has finished restarting and installing the updates, wait 3-5 minutes and then you should be good to go.  You can do this process at any FCPS facility, not just Spring Hill.

 

Remember, additional technology support for families is available at https://springhilles.fcps.edu/announcements/technology-support-families.  Thank you for your assistance.

Spring Hill Library News

Curbside Checkout is now running every week and includes Monday afternoons! Until students return to the building, the schedule for pickup times will be flexible based on the librarians’ schedules. Students may request specific books from the library catalog and/or request a Mystery Bag of books (K-2 or 3-6). Please see the library website for more information or email questions to SpringHillLibrary@fcps.edu.

Art Watercolor Set Pickup 

Watercolor sets have finally arrived at Spring Hill ES! Art teachers Ms. Ashe and Ms. Moon will begin painting soon with their students. Please come by school to pick up your child’s watercolor set: 

Grades 1-6 on Monday, February 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, outside front entrance of the school

Kindergarten on Monday, February 8, in their Kindergarten Panther Packet 

Watercolor sets will be labeled with students’ names and sorted by grade and teacher. If you can’t come by on your designated day, your child’s watercolor set will be in the school lobby during office hours through February 8. 

Please practice social distancing when picking up your child’s watercolor set. Thank you for all your support getting your child’s school and art supply items.

Cooper MS Rising 7th Graders

We are so excited for you to be joining the Cooper family in just a few short months!  While counselors will be meeting virtually with 6th grade classrooms in January, we will also be hosting several events to assist you in making supportive decisions regarding your child’s academic success in middle school. 

Audience

Event

Date

Time

Students

Cooper Counselors virtually visit 6th grade classes (Each ES will be assigned a date)

Jan. 25- 29

varies

Students & Parents

Input Course Requests to the Google Form. Only students can complete this form while logged into their FCPSschools.net google account (Google Form Link will be posted HERE)

Due by Feb. 8

By 8:00pm

All dates have been revised as of 12/15/2020

 

Still have Questions?

More Registration/Academic Advising information can be found on our website HERE

We look forward to "seeing" you!!

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

Watercolor Set Pick-Up

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Pick up Watercolor Sets for Art Class

Watercolor sets have finally arrived at Spring Hill ES! Art teachers Ms. Ashe and Ms. Moon will begin painting soon with their students. Please come by school to pick up your child’s watercolor set: 

Grades 1-6 on Monday, February 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, outside front entrance of the school

Kindergarten on Monday, February 8, in their Kindergarten Panther Packet 

Watercolor sets will be labeled with students’ names and sorted by grade and teacher. If you can’t come by on your designated day, your child’s watercolor set will be in the school lobby during office hours through February 8. 

Please practice social distancing when picking up your child’s watercolor set. Thank you for all your support getting your child’s school and art supply items.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

Spring Hill ES Panther Press

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Important Dates January 22nd - End of Second Quarter-2-hour Early Release (No synchronous instruction after 1:30pm) January 25th - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) Return-to-School Update
  • All Groups are paused for returning to school until the School Board meets February 2nd. A revised timeline will be sent out once it has been approved by the School Board.
  • Spring Hill will maintain our current bell schedule until further notice. Our Bell schedule is 8:50am-3:30pm.
Spring Hill ES Seeks Classroom Monitors

Classroom monitors provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. Candidates who are interested in a classroom monitor position or would like more information can email Mrs. Amy Briggs at arbriggs@fcps.edu and review the job description and qualifications and apply online.

Cooper MS Rising 7th Graders

We are so excited for you to be joining the Cooper family in just a few short months!  While counselors will be meeting virtually with 6th grade classrooms in January, we will also be hosting several events to assist you in making supportive decisions regarding your child’s academic success in middle school. 

Audience

Event

Date

Time

Students

Cooper Counselors virtually visit 6th grade classes (Each ES will be assigned a date)

Jan. 25- 29

varies

Students & Parents

Input Course Requests to the Google Form. Only students can complete this form while logged into their FCPSschools.net google account (Google Form Link will be posted HERE)

Due by Feb. 8

By 8:00pm

All dates have been revised as of 12/15/2020

 

Still have Questions?

More Registration/Academic Advising information can be found on our website HERE

We look forward to "seeing" you!!

Longfellow MS Rising 7th Graders

Longfellow Middle School Rising 7th Grade Transition Events

We are dedicated to supporting your student’s transition to middle school and look forward to “seeing” you at our transition events!  Presentation slides will be posted on the Longfellow homepage shortly after each event concludes.  If you have any questions, please contact Marissa Brooks, Director of Student Services, at MLBrooks@fcps.edu

 

Virtual Family Registration Night- January 21 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Please bring your students and join us for Family Registration Night.  Longfellow counselors will walk you through the process of how to select courses and be available to answer questions.  Click here to join this event.

Elementary Visits- January-February 

Longfellow counselors will be visiting your student’s 6th grade class to help support the registration process and answer any questions they may have.  Dates will be scheduled in collaboration with each individual elementary school.

8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 | Main Office: 703-506-3400
Attendance: 703-506-3434 | Web

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