Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of August 8

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Important Upcoming Events

 

  • August 17- Virtual Parent Orientation, 6:30PM
  • August 18-  Student Orientation/Open House -     Carson MS
  • August 22- First Day of School- A Day (odd day     schedule)
  • August 25- Back to School Night- 7th Grade
  • September 7- Back to School Night- 8th Grade 

 

 

Greetings RCMS students and families,

I hope that you are enjoying the summer months and taking part in plenty of fun and relaxing activities.  I am thrilled to welcome you to the start of the 2022-23 school year.  The start of every year is exciting.  This year provides a special element as we enter the 25th school year since the opening of Rachel Carson Middle in 1998.  Our theme for this year is “RCMS 22-23:  25 Years of Panther Pride”.  This year and this theme provides offers the chance to celebrate our awesome past and bright future together as a community.  For our 7th grade students and families, we welcome you to this school and look forward to the energy that you will bring to the classrooms and hallways.  For our 8th grade students and families, we welcome you back for another positive year and will count on  your presence and leadership.

Beginning the school year in a smooth fashion is very important to our staff.  We will share reminders and updates in a few different formats.  Please continue to take note of what you find in our News You Choose messages.  These messages outline upcoming events and provide access and links to critical information.    We also encourage you to visit our website at https://carsonsms.fcps.edu for more in-depth descriptions of our school programs and points of contact. 

We can’t wait to see our students back on campus in a few weeks.  Thank you for your support as we head into a great school year.

Sincerely,

Gordon Stokes, Principal

 

Back to School Information

All five (5) beginning of the School Year forms are included here and will be on the Carson Middle School website at this link:

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/2022-23-return-school

 

(The first item listed below is a form that must be printed at home, signed, and returned to Carson at either Carson’s Open House (Thursday, August 18) or to your student’s Panther Time teacher on the first day of school.  You may complete items 2 through 5 on-line.)

  1. Health Information Form  (Parent/ Legal Guardian signature required)
  2. After School Registration Form
  3. Digital Consent  (Accessible August 10)
  4. Intent to Ride School Bus  (Access link through ParentVue)
  5. Emergency Care Form (We Care)

Emergency Care Information:

Please make any updates by using the following link: [email protected]

Student Supply List:

Student Supply List link is on the Rachel Carson Middle School website.

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R):

SR&R Signature Sheet will be due after students review the SR&R policies at school.

Transportation:

Bus routes for the 2022-2023 school year will be sent to families via email directly from the Office of Transportation.

Afterschool Information:

Information about our afterschool activities.

 

After School Preview and FAQ's

 

After School Parent Letter

 

7th Grade Students Vaccines Due before School Starts

7th Grade Students are required to get the following immunizations before the first day of school. Email your Vaccine Record to Andrea Tawil at [email protected]  before August 19th

  • Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) Vaccine 
  • TDap Vaccine 

 

Student Medication Drop Off

Parents and guardians are encouraged to drop off medication prior to the first day of school, or on the first day of school, August 22. The Health Room will be open for medication drop off during the Carson Open House on August 18 from 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Parents may drop off medication for their student during that time.  Please click here for more information and medication authorization forms. Please contact our School Health Aide, Cheyenne Cole or our Public Health Nurse, Minjung Ellenburg , with any questions.

Student Schedules

Student schedules will be available in SIS StudentVue/ParentVue on the morning of August 18.

Summer Laptop Return

 Students who are taking summer programs, must  return equipment at the course completion.  Laptops can be returned to the Carson main office between 9am-2pm.

Click on the links below for more information.

New Student Orientation School Supply List Bell Schedule SY  Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As part of our ongoing effort to streamline paper processes and transition to electronic forms, we are excited to announce that the following opt-outs will be available in SIS ParentVUE beginning Friday, July 15: 

·         Tutor.com Access (was available April 2022)

·         SEL Screener Participation

·         Counseling Opt Out

·         Transportation Intent

·         Accept FCPS Device

·         Home Internet Access

Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a SIS ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Further information can be found on:

Immunization Reminders

Immunization Reminders:

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases. All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations.

 

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and provide to Rachel Carson Middle School as soon as possible.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Andrea Tawil
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Andrea Tawil

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school yearLearn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. 

 

 

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance OfficeTeachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the RCMS website:
  2. Send an email with full details to: [email protected], or
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal.
 Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals.

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the RCMS Attendance page.

 

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of July 25

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Important Upcoming Events
  • August 18-  Student Orientation/Open House -     Carson MS
  • August 22- First Day of School- A Day (odd day     schedule)

 

 

Greetings RCMS students and families,

I hope that you are enjoying the summer months and taking part in plenty of fun and relaxing activities.  I am thrilled to welcome you to the start of the 2022-23 school year.  The start of every year is exciting.  This year provides a special element as we enter the 25th school year since the opening of Rachel Carson Middle in 1998.  Our theme for this year is “RCMS 22-23:  25 Years of Panther Pride”.  This year and this theme provides offers the chance to celebrate our awesome past and bright future together as a community.  For our 7th grade students and families, we welcome you to this school and look forward to the energy that you will bring to the classrooms and hallways.  For our 8th grade students and families, we welcome you back for another positive year and will count on  your presence and leadership.

Beginning the school year in a smooth fashion is very important to our staff.  We will share reminders and updates in a few different formats.  Please continue to take note of what you find in our News You Choose messages.  These messages outline upcoming events and provide access and links to critical information.    We also encourage you to visit our website at https://carsonsms.fcps.edu for more in-depth descriptions of our school programs and points of contact. 

We can’t wait to see our students back on campus in a few weeks.  Thank you for your support as we head into a great school year.

Sincerely,

Gordon Stokes, Principal

Summer Laptop Return

 Students who are taking summer programs, must  return equipment at the course completion.  Laptops can be returned to the Carson main office during the summer hours between 8-11 a.m.

Summer Office Hours July 5th- August 9th 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM Monday - Friday

 

Click on the links below for more information.

New Student Orientation School Supply List Bell Schedule SY  Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As part of our ongoing effort to streamline paper processes and transition to electronic forms, we are excited to announce that the following opt-outs will be available in SIS ParentVUE beginning Friday, July 15: 

·         Tutor.com Access (was available April 2022)

·         SEL Screener Participation

·         Counseling Opt Out

·         Transportation Intent

·         Accept FCPS Device

·         Home Internet Access

Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a SIS ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Further information can be found on:

Health and Wellness Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 21, 2022 through August 5, 2022.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level.  This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success.  Information about community resources will also be provided.
  2. Directly to students in middle or high school.  This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes.  Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 703-503-2520.

 

Immunization Reminders:

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases. All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations.

 

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and provide to Rachel Carson Middle School as soon as possible.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Andrea Tawil
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Andrea Tawil

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school yearLearn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. 

Tutor.com - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

  Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of June 6

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Important Upcoming Events
  • June 8    - 8th Grade Celebration
  • June 10  - Last Day of School- 2 hour early release
  • June 29- July 28- VIP Summer Camp- Hughes M.S.
  • August 1 & 2- RCMS-101 - Carson MS
  • August 17 - Panther Palooza- Carson MS
  • August 18- New student Orientation -Carson MS
  • August 22- First Day of School

 

RCMS END OF YEAR STUDENT EVENTS

Parent volunteers are needed as we close out our school year with field and indoor student activities.

Please click on the sign up genius to volunteer for 7th & 8th Grade Activities on Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th.

click here

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Laptop & Charger Collection 

Student laptops and chargers will be collected on Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th during PE classes. If your student will not attend school during the week of laptop collection, or has submitted an extended absence request, please have them turn in their laptop and charger prior to or on their last day for this school year. Please remove any stickers you have placed on the laptop.

Students who will be taking an FCPS summer learning course may keep their laptop until the course is completed and return them to Rachel Carson during summer hours.

Summer Office Hours beginning        July 5th- August 9th 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM Monday - Friday

No summer programs will be held at RCMS. 

RCMS-101 is scheduled for August 1st- 4th at Carson Middle. Please visit our website for updates.

Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

 

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is to address trends with morning student drop-off and pick-up. With safety being our priority, please remember to adhere to these RCMS community expectations which allow for a safe and efficient drop-off and pick-up.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in unsafe conditions.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked-up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another school location or location off-campus.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

RCMS-101 - Registration closes on July 5th

Dear Families.

Thank you to all students and families who are interested in our RCMS 101 summer program.   This year there are no program fees. The dates for the summer program remain the same (Session 1:  Aug. 1 and 2, Session 2:  Aug. 3 and 4). 

Please click the link below to register for 1 2-day sessions. The registration link will close on July Tuesday, July 5th.

click here

 

Stay in the know! Sign up for Rachel Carson's News You Choose weekly School Newsletter.

click here to sign up for Carson Middle News You Choose

The A/B Day Calendar

Our A/B Day calendar is set and locked in at the start of the school year.  Here is our calendar for the school year.  When school resumes, we will return to the day that is marked on the calendar.   https://carsonms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/21-22-a-b-calendar.pdf

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/node/6332

 

  Report Cards

Final Report Cards can be viewed in SIS ParentVue the week of June 13. A copy of your child’s final report card will be mailed home the week of June 13th. 

Students Not Returning to FCPS and Transcript Requests

Please submit the Student Withdrawal Form to the Rachel Carson MS Student Services office if your child is not returning to FCPS for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you would like to request a final transcript, please submit your request to [email protected]. Year End Transcript Requests will be processed after the conclusion of the school year, beginning the week of June 13.

  Expunging High School Credits

High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA). VA State and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians to make a request to have that course expunged from the student’s record.  

Please contact your child's school counselor and submit the completed Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School Form.  

  Intentions for Next Year

If your child will NOT be attending Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school next year, please complete the Intention Form linked below and return it to [email protected] to let us know where your child will be enrolled. If your child will attend Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school, you don’t need to complete this form. If you find out later you will be moving, please contact Rachel Carson Middle so we can update our database.    https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

 

 

2021-2022 Yearbooks are still available for purchase at www.MySchoolBucks.com. or access through this link. https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8_ZZJ6XQQIV50UTTM

We have a limited number of surplus, once we reach our sales limit yearbooks will be sold out. Sales are on a first come first serve basis. Make payments online to avoid the handling of cash and check. Reserve your copy today by purchasing through MySchoolBucks! The base price of the yearbook price is $30.00. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit MySchoolBucks.com to sign up today! www.MySchoolBucks.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

Early Dismissals- Please read the following carefully

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to
 the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal. Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals.

Absences or late arrivals

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the RCMS website:
  2. Send an email with full details to: [email protected], or
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the RCMS Attendance page.

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedule

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

South Lakes High School

Are you planning to try-out for a sports team at South Lakes?

• Season Start Dates:

 Fall Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, August 1, 2022
Cross Country, Cheerleading, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Volleyball
Exception: Golf begins July 30th

 Winter Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, November 7, 2022
Boys/Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Swim & Dive, Wrestling
o Spring Sports: Monday, February 20, 2023
Baseball, Girls/Boys Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Girls/Boys Soccer, Softball, Girls/Boys Tennis
 If you have sport specific questions, please contact the coach directly. Please find coaches contact
information HERE

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 30

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Important Upcoming Events
  • June 1   - Math Final Exams
  • June 2   - Math Final Exams
  • June 3   - Career Day during 3rd period
  • June 6    - Student laptop return during PE
  • June 7    - Student laptop return during PE 
  • June 8    - 8th Grade Celebration
  • June 10  - Last Day of School- 2 hour early release
Laptop & Charger Collection 

Student laptops and chargers will be collected on Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th during PE classes. If your student will not attend school during the week of laptop collection, or has submitted an extended absence request, please have them turn in their laptop and charger prior to or on their last day for this school year. Please remove any stickers you have placed on the laptop.

Students who will be taking an FCPS summer learning course may keep their laptop until the course is completed and return them to Rachel Carson during summer hours.

Summer Office Hours beginning        July 5th- August 9th 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM Monday - Friday

No summer programs will be held at RCMS. 

RCMS-101 is scheduled for August 1st- 4th at Carson Middle. Please visit our website for updates.

National Junior Honor Society Virtual Ceremonies

This year we will be conducting our National Junior Honor Society ceremonies during the school day in our Panther Time block.  Families are invited to join us virtually via Zoom during their student’s ceremony using the following link:

RCMS NJHS Ceremonies Zoom Link

The Zoom session will open 5 minutes before the start of each ceremony and will be recorded.

Ceremonies will be held at the following times:

  • Xtreme, Voyagers, and Yellow Jackets: Tuesday, May 24 at 9:35
  • Explorers, Wolves, and Dolphins: Thursday, May 26 at 9:35
  • Majestics and Legacy: Tuesday, May 31 at 9:35
  • All Stars and Trailblazers: Thursday, June 2 at 9:35
  • Champions and Dream Team: Monday, June 6 at 9:35

Please email Elizabeth Joyce ([email protected]) with any questions about NJHS.

Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

 

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is to address trends with morning student drop-off and pick-up. With safety being our priority, please remember to adhere to these RCMS community expectations which allow for a safe and efficient drop-off and pick-up.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in unsafe conditions.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked-up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another school location or location off-campus.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

RCMS PTA invites all 8th graders to the  Celebration Party!

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm- 8pm

Venue: Rachel Carson Middle School

Cost: $30, must be purchased by May 30, 2022

Tickets purchased on or before May 11, 2022, will be discounted to $25

Your child will have a fun-filled, exciting evening enjoying karaoke, dance floor, photo booth, raffle, popcorn, ice cream, games, and more!

Please purchase your tickets online using the link below:

http://app.memberhub.gives/8thgradegraduation2022

For cash/check payment, please register using the below form:

Cash/Check Registration form

There will be no ticket sales after May 30, 2022, nor at the door!

For any help or assistance please contact Sumana Srinivasan at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing 8th grade students on the night of June 8.  Ticket sales for this event are now closed.  For any help or assistance please contact Sumana Srinivasan at [email protected]

RCMS-101 - Registration Open Now!

Dear Families.

Thank you to all students and families who are interested in our RCMS 101 summer program.   This year there are no program fees. The dates for the summer program remain the same (Session 1:  Aug. 1 and 2, Session 2:  Aug. 3 and 4). 

Please click the link below to register for 1 2-day sessions.

click here

 

Stay in the know! Sign up for Rachel Carson's News You Choose weekly School Newsletter.

click here to sign up for Carson Middle News You Choose

The A/B Day Calendar

Our A/B Day calendar is set and locked in at the start of the school year.  Here is our calendar for the school year.  When school resumes, we will return to the day that is marked on the calendar.   https://carsonms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/21-22-a-b-calendar.pdf

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/node/6332

 

  Expunging High School Credits

High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA). VA State and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians to make a request to have that course expunged from the student’s record.  

Please contact your child's school counselor and submit the completed Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School Form.  

  Intentions for Next Year

If your child will NOT be attending Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school next year, please complete the Intention Form linked below and return it to [email protected] to let us know where your child will be enrolled. If your child will attend Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school, you don’t need to complete this form. If you find out later you will be moving, please contact Rachel Carson Middle so we can update our database.    https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

 

 

2021-2022 Yearbooks are still available for purchase at www.MySchoolBucks.com. or access through this link. https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8_ZZJ6XQQIV50UTTM

We have a limited number of surplus, once we reach our sales limit yearbooks will be sold out. Sales are on a first come first serve basis. Make payments online to avoid the handling of cash and check. Reserve your copy today by purchasing through MySchoolBucks! The base price of the yearbook price is $30.00. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit MySchoolBucks.com to sign up today! www.MySchoolBucks.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

Early Dismissals- Please read the following carefully

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to
 the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal. Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals.

Absences or late arrivals

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the RCMS website:
  2. Send an email with full details to: [email protected], or
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the RCMS Attendance page.

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedule

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Other Schools are Sharing

Chantilly High School

Summer Cyber Camp is Coming!

Rising 5th-8th graders interested in cybersecurity will love this one week @afacyberpatriotcamp hosted by Chantilly High School.

click here

for more information on registering.

 

2022 Westfield High School Bulldog Bootcamp 

Bulldog Bootcamp is truly a great opportunity to start off on the right foot at Westfield High School. 

Bulldog Bootcamp is staffed by faculty and student leaders, as well as administrators and counselors!  This provides a great opportunity to meet important leaders and make connections within Westfield before school starts.

Activities & Events

Student leaders will take participants on guided tours of Westfield HS, and include answers to important questions. Which stairwells are most crowded?  Where do the freshmen hang out? What is a sub-school?  What about lockers? Where do I go to get questions answered? etc.

Concessions will be open for students to purchase snacks and water. Other activities during the boot camp include games from the student leaders, an end of camp celebration, Team Building activities, and every camper will receive a Bulldog Bootcamp goodie bag.  

Rising 9th grade (Class of 2026) session - $25 for 3 days 

August 8 - August 10 from 9am-12pm 

Welcome to the Bulldog Family!

Registration due by July 25, 2022

Registration Formhttps://forms.gle/K3514VAUCDNXMadT8

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

Session 2:       June 21- 24  NO MONDAY CAMP DUE TO JUNETEENTH

Session 3:       July 18 - 22     https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?productKey=ZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD&OPTZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD=ZZ5QUEB5G4KWR45

Please click here to download the application to be completed and submitted.

click here

If you have questions, please contact Doug Ewell, Westfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball coach at [email protected]

Do you struggle with public speaking anxiety? Are you looking for ways to improve your public speaking confidence?

 I have a solution for you! "We Speak", is a free public speaking summer workshop for 6th - 8th graders sponsored by three Oakton High School rising senior students. At We Speak, students will learn strategies to overcome public speaking anxiety and oration techniques to engage audiences. We Speak is a great opportunity for students to practice their public speaking skills and improve their public speaking confidence in order to prepare for high school and higher level classes.Already have summer plans? Not to worry! We Speak does not require a large time commitment. We Speak will be running from June 25 to July 23 and only meets once a week on Saturdays from 2 - 4 PM.Snacks will be provided! We hope to see you this summer!

Learn more: https://wespeakworkshop.carrd.co/Connect with us on Instagram: @wespeakworkshopOr through email: [email protected] "

Chantilly High School

 Girls Basketball

Any girls interested in playing basketball at Chantilly next year, please fill out this google form so Coach Regan can let you know about offseason workouts, summer camp, and other events. We are looking forward to seeing you and can’t wait for you to join the Charger family!

If you are interested, click the link below to sign up.

click here

Parents may email Coach Regan at [email protected] with questions or for more information.

Chantilly 2022 Summer Girls Basketball Camp

Camp will be held at Franklin MS

July 11-15

Ages 9 – 14

Camp Tuition - $160

9 am – 2 pm

Lunch will be available

Pizza, drinks and snacks sold from the snack bar

For more information about the summer program click here

Registration and payment is also accepted online through the following link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2022-Chantilly-Girls-Basketball-Camp/Sb002KH

South Lakes High School

Are you planning to try-out for a sports team at South Lakes?

• Season Start Dates:

 Fall Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, August 1, 2022
Cross Country, Cheerleading, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Volleyball
Exception: Golf begins July 30th

 Winter Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, November 7, 2022
Boys/Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Swim & Dive, Wrestling
o Spring Sports: Monday, February 20, 2023
Baseball, Girls/Boys Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Girls/Boys Soccer, Softball, Girls/Boys Tennis
 If you have sport specific questions, please contact the coach directly. Please find coaches contact
information HERE

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 23

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Important Upcoming Events
  • May 26    - Last day of late buses
  • May 30    - Memorial Day- No School. Students                               return on a "B" Day Schedule
  • June 6    - Student laptop return during PE
  • June 7    - Student laptop return during PE 
  • June 8    - 8th Grade Celebration
  • June 10  - Last Day of School- 2 hour early release
Laptop & Charger Collection 

Student laptops and chargers will be collected on Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th during PE classes. If your student will not attend school during the week of laptop collection, or has submitted an extended absence request, please have them turn in their laptop and charger prior to or on their last day for this school year. Please remove any stickers you have placed on the laptop.

Students who will be taking an FCPS summer learning course may keep their laptop until the course is completed and return them to Rachel Carson at that time.

Our summer office hours will be posted to our website soon. Please visit our website regularly to stay current with school updates.

National Junior Honor Society Virtual Ceremonies

This year we will be conducting our National Junior Honor Society ceremonies during the school day in our Panther Time block.  Families are invited to join us virtually via Zoom during their student’s ceremony using the following link:

RCMS NJHS Ceremonies Zoom Link

The Zoom session will open 5 minutes before the start of each ceremony and will be recorded.

Ceremonies will be held at the following times:

  • Xtreme, Voyagers, and Yellow Jackets: Tuesday, May 24 at 9:35
  • Explorers, Wolves, and Dolphins: Thursday, May 26 at 9:35
  • Majestics and Legacy: Tuesday, May 31 at 9:35
  • All Stars and Trailblazers: Thursday, June 2 at 9:35
  • Champions and Dream Team: Monday, June 6 at 9:35

Please email Elizabeth Joyce ([email protected]) with any questions about NJHS.

 

Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

 

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is to address trends with morning student drop-off and pick-up. With safety being our priority, please remember to adhere to these RCMS community expectations which allow for a safe and efficient drop-off and pick-up.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in unsafe conditions.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked-up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another school location or location off-campus.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

RCMS PTA invites all 8th graders to the  Celebration Party!

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm- 8pm

Venue: Rachel Carson Middle School

Cost: $30, must be purchased by May 30, 2022

Tickets purchased on or before May 11, 2022, will be discounted to $25

Your child will have a fun-filled, exciting evening enjoying karaoke, dance floor, photo booth, raffle, popcorn, ice cream, games, and more!

Please purchase your tickets online using the link below:

http://app.memberhub.gives/8thgradegraduation2022

For cash/check payment, please register using the below form:

Cash/Check Registration form

There will be no ticket sales after May 30, 2022, nor at the door!

For any help or assistance please contact Sumana Srinivasan at [email protected]

Summer 2022 Happenings! Register now for  2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only 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 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).  Registration for VIP will close on Friday, May 27th

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.  We will also have additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield: July 11-15 EFTW, July 18-22 Cyber, July 25-29 Coding Beats.

Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

RCMS-101 - Registration Open Now!

Dear Families.

Thank you to all students and families who are interested in our RCMS 101 summer program.   This year there are no program fees. The dates for the summer program remain the same (Session 1:  Aug. 1 and 2, Session 2:  Aug. 3 and 4). 

Please click the link below to register for 1 2-day sessions.

click here

 

Stay in the know! Sign up for Rachel Carson's News You Choose weekly School Newsletter.

click here to sign up for Carson Middle News You Choose

The A/B Day Calendar

Our A/B Day calendar is set and locked in at the start of the school year.  Here is our calendar for the school year.  When school resumes, we will return to the day that is marked on the calendar.   https://carsonms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/21-22-a-b-calendar.pdf

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/node/6332

 

  Expunging High School Credits

High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA). VA State and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians to make a request to have that course expunged from the student’s record.  

Please contact your child's school counselor and submit the completed Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School Form.  

  Intentions for Next Year

If your child will NOT be attending Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school next year, please complete the Intention Form linked below and return it to [email protected] to let us know where your child will be enrolled. If your child will attend Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school, you don’t need to complete this form. If you find out later you will be moving, please contact Rachel Carson Middle so we can update our database.    https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

Thursday, May 26th is the last day for After School Activities and late buses. Chess Tournament Charity Event to help the Ukraine The Rachel Carson Middle School (RCMS) hosted a charity chess event on May 14th, 2022, that was organized by Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) students and young competitive chess players (ages 11-14) in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) area to help the children of Ukraine. K. Slate and A. Haldankar from RCMS were the main student leaders. The event was a success beyond what anyone expected!! The event helped raise $5,467 and had 78 registered players, smashing the original goal of $2,000 and 50 players. All proceeds were donated to UNICEF to help the children of Ukraine. For the young organizers, the process was an incredible journey where they combined their passion for the game of chess and their passion for bringing about positive change by taking action to help those in need. The event showed them that there is no age limit to what one can do and that great things are done by combining a series of small things together. Organizing a charity requires planning, gathering support from the community, getting sponsors onboard, using digital technology and social media to get the word out, which taught the students the power of teamwork.   

 

You can read more about their experience in the attached blog. Ukraine charity chess tournament results in massive success - Chess.com 

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

2021-2022 Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.MySchoolBucks.com. or access through this link. https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8_ZZJ6XQQIV50UTTM

We have a limited number of surplus, once we reach our sales limit yearbooks will be sold out. Sales are on a first come first serve basis. Make payments online to avoid the handling of cash and check. Reserve your copy today by purchasing through MySchoolBucks! The base price of the yearbook price is $30.00. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit MySchoolBucks.com to sign up today! www.MySchoolBucks.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

Early Dismissals- Please read the following carefully

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to
 the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal. Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals.

Absences or late arrivals

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the RCMS website:
  2. Send an email with full details to: [email protected], or
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the RCMS Attendance page.

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedule

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Other Schools are Sharing

2022 Westfield High School Bulldog Bootcamp 

Bulldog Bootcamp is truly a great opportunity to start off on the right foot at Westfield High School. 

Bulldog Bootcamp is staffed by faculty and student leaders, as well as administrators and counselors!  This provides a great opportunity to meet important leaders and make connections within Westfield before school starts.

Activities & Events

Student leaders will take participants on guided tours of Westfield HS, and include answers to important questions. Which stairwells are most crowded?  Where do the freshmen hang out? What is a sub-school?  What about lockers? Where do I go to get questions answered? etc.

Concessions will be open for students to purchase snacks and water. Other activities during the boot camp include games from the student leaders, an end of camp celebration, Team Building activities, and every camper will receive a Bulldog Bootcamp goodie bag.  

Rising 9th grade (Class of 2026) session - $25 for 3 days 

August 8 - August 10 from 9am-12pm 

Welcome to the Bulldog Family!

Registration due by July 25, 2022

Registration Formhttps://forms.gle/K3514VAUCDNXMadT8

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

Session 2:       June 21- 24  NO MONDAY CAMP DUE TO JUNETEENTH

Session 3:       July 18 - 22     https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?productKey=ZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD&OPTZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD=ZZ5QUEB5G4KWR45

Please click here to download the application to be completed and submitted.

click here

If you have questions, please contact Doug Ewell, Westfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball coach at [email protected]

Oakton High School Theatre is excited for their upcoming spring musical, The Addams Family!  They’re creepy and they’re kooky, seem ‘cause they’re spooky…May 5-6 and May 13-14 at 7pm or May 14 at 2pm.  Tickets are on sale at www.OaktonDrama.org

Do you struggle with public speaking anxiety? Are you looking for ways to improve your public speaking confidence?

 I have a solution for you! "We Speak", is a free public speaking summer workshop for 6th - 8th graders sponsored by three Oakton High School rising senior students. At We Speak, students will learn strategies to overcome public speaking anxiety and oration techniques to engage audiences. We Speak is a great opportunity for students to practice their public speaking skills and improve their public speaking confidence in order to prepare for high school and higher level classes.Already have summer plans? Not to worry! We Speak does not require a large time commitment. We Speak will be running from June 25 to July 23 and only meets once a week on Saturdays from 2 - 4 PM.Snacks will be provided! We hope to see you this summer!

Learn more: https://wespeakworkshop.carrd.co/Connect with us on Instagram: @wespeakworkshopOr through email: [email protected] "

Chantilly High School

The Chantilly HS Theatre Department will be hosting it's annual Summer Theatre Program for rising local 8th - 12th graders!

This program is open to performers, designers and technical theatre students who will put on a live production of

"Cinderella and The Substitute Fairy Godmother" the last two days of the camp!

Camp Dates: Tuesday, July 5th - Saturday, July 16th (No camp on Saturday, July 9th or Sunday, July 10th)

Attached is a F&Q Sheet for you to review! Participants must fill out the two google forms below

https://forms.gle/dry5wBJe6M8o66Hs8

https://forms.gle/D2UhAd3P7EmFKK966

You can read the play at playscripts.com and search "Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother”

Auditions will be submitted virtually by Tuesday, May 31st and should be sent to '[email protected]'

 Chantilly Girls Basketball

Any girls interested in playing basketball at Chantilly next year, please fill out this google form so Coach Regan can let you know about offseason workouts, summer camp, and other events. We are looking forward to seeing you and can’t wait for you to join the Charger family!

If you are interested, click the link below to sign up.

click here

Parents may email Coach Regan at [email protected] with questions or for more information.

Chantilly 2022 Summer Girls Basketball Camp

Camp will be held at Franklin MS

July 11-15

Ages 9 – 14

Camp Tuition - $160

9 am – 2 pm

Lunch will be available

Pizza, drinks and snacks sold from the snack bar

For more information about the summer program click here

Registration and payment is also accepted online through the following link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2022-Chantilly-Girls-Basketball-Camp/Sb002KH

South Lakes High School

Are you planning to try-out for a sports team at South Lakes?

• Season Start Dates:

 Fall Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, August 1, 2022
Cross Country, Cheerleading, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Volleyball
Exception: Golf begins July 30th

 Winter Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, November 7, 2022
Boys/Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Swim & Dive, Wrestling
o Spring Sports: Monday, February 20, 2023
Baseball, Girls/Boys Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Girls/Boys Soccer, Softball, Girls/Boys Tennis
 If you have sport specific questions, please contact the coach directly. Please find coaches contact
information HERE

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 16

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Important Upcoming Events
  • May 26    - Last day of late buses
  • May 30    - Memorial Day- No School. Students                               return on a "B" Day Schedule
PTA Membership Meeting Tuesday, May 17 at 6:00pm In-Person

Our last PTA membership meeting for the year 2021-22 is on Tuesday, May 17,2022 at 6:00pm at RCMS Library.

 PTA Board members for the next academic year 2022-23 will be elected based on recommendations by the nomination committee. We thank Nomination Chair Samatha Bana, along with Hamsa Viswanath and Radha Yellapeddy for interviewing all the interested candidates and nominating the next PTA Board. Please refer to the Nomination committee report below. 

2022-23 Nomination Committee Report

Thank you to all the candidates who self-nominated for the 2022-2023 RCMS PTA Board. The pool and caliber of the self-nominations were very strong. The candidate selection process included a review of each candidate’s self-nomination form and a panel interview. The RCMS Nomination Committee unanimously voted and is pleased to nominate the following candidates for 2022-2023 PTA Board positions.

RCMS PTA Board

President: Hari Kalahasti

Vice President of Communications and Events: Pamela Roldan

Vice President of Hospitality: Crystal Williams

Vice President of Fundraising: Tianne Wade

Treasurer: Jennifer Xu 

Secretary: Claudia Everett

Board Appointed Positions:

Webmaster: Vidya Jayakumar   (Continued from 2021-22)

Financial Assistant: Open position

The election will be held at the last PTA Membership Meeting, which will be held in person on Tuesday, May 17th at 6 pm in the library.

Please note, the Nominating Committee process is not the only way to be considered for a role on the Executive Committee. Although we did not receive any submissions from candidates considering running "from the floor" at the General Membership Meeting, all should know that members present will be given an opportunity to nominate themselves for an officer position at the meeting. 

We encourage all members to plan to attend this very important meeting.   

We hope you can join us to help vote in and welcome the 2022-23 Board members. 

If you have not yet taken the membership, please visit   https://rcmspta.memberhub.com/store

Principal Stokes and other faculty members will be present for the meeting. Please email Srilekha Reddy, PTA President at [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

Carson’s Spring SOL testing schedule 
  • Friday, May 6- Science 8
  • Tuesday, May 10- Reading 8
  • Thursday, May 12- Reading 7
  • Monday, May 16th- Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • Wednesday, May 18th- Math 7, 7 HN, Math       8, Algebra 2
  • May 19th & 20th- SOL Makeup Days

Please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross ([email protected]), if you have any testing related questions.

 

Bring your charged laptops and chargers for SOL exams.

 

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is to address trends with morning student drop-off and pick-up. With safety being our priority, please remember to adhere to these RCMS community expectations which allow for a safe and efficient drop-off and pick-up.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in unsafe conditions.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked-up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another school location or location off-campus.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

RCMS PTA invites all 8th graders to the  Celebration Party!

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm- 8pm

Venue: Rachel Carson Middle School

Cost: $30, must be purchased by May 30, 2022

Tickets purchased on or before May 11, 2022, will be discounted to $25

Your child will have a fun-filled, exciting evening enjoying karaoke, dance floor, photo booth, raffle, popcorn, ice cream, games, and more!

Please purchase your tickets online using the link below:

http://app.memberhub.gives/8thgradegraduation2022

For cash/check payment, please register using the below form:

Cash/Check Registration form

There will be no ticket sales after May 30, 2022, nor at the door!

For any help or assistance please contact Sumana Srinivasan at [email protected]

Summer 2022 Happenings! Register now for  2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only 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 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).  Registration for VIP will close on Friday, May 27th

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.  We will also have additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield: July 11-15 EFTW, July 18-22 Cyber, July 25-29 Coding Beats.

Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

RCMS-101 - Registration Open Now!

Dear Families.

Thank you to all students and families who are interested in our RCMS 101 summer program.   This year there are no program fees. The dates for the summer program remain the same (Session 1:  Aug. 1 and 2; Session 2:  Aug. 3 and 4). 

Please click the link below to register for 1 2-day sessions.

click here

 

Stay in the know! Sign up for Rachel Carson's News You Choose weekly School Newsletter.

click here to sign up for Carson Middle News You Choose

The A/B Day Calendar

Our A/B Day calendar is set and locked in at the start of the school year.  Here is our calendar for the school year.  When school resumes, we will return to the day that is marked on the calendar.   https://carsonms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/21-22-a-b-calendar.pdf

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/node/6332

 

Intentions for Next Year

If your child will NOT be attending Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school next year, please complete the Intention Form linked below and return it to [email protected] to let us know where your child will be enrolled. If your child will attend Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school, you don’t need to complete this form. If you find out later you will be moving, please contact Rachel Carson Middle so we can update our database.    https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

2021-2022 Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.MySchoolBucks.com. or access through this link. https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8_ZZJ6XQQIV50UTTM

We have a limited number of surplus, once we reach our sales limit yearbooks will be sold out. Sales are on a first come first serve basis. Make payments online to avoid the handling of cash and check. Reserve your copy today by purchasing through MySchoolBucks! The base price of the yearbook price is $30.00. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit MySchoolBucks.com to sign up today! www.MySchoolBucks.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the RCMS website:
  2. Send an email with full details to: [email protected], or
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal.
 Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals.

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the RCMS Attendance page.

 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedule

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Other Schools are Sharing

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

Session 2:       June 21- 24  NO MONDAY CAMP DUE TO JUNETEENTH

Session 3:       July 18 - 22     https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?productKey=ZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD&OPTZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD=ZZ5QUEB5G4KWR45

 

Please click here to download the application to be completed and submitted.

click here

If you have questions, please contact Doug Ewell, Westfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball coach at [email protected]

Oakton High School Theatre is excited for their upcoming spring musical, The Addams Family!  They’re creepy and they’re kooky, seem ‘cause they’re spooky…May 5-6 and May 13-14 at 7pm or May 14 at 2pm.  Tickets are on sale at www.OaktonDrama.org

Chantilly High School

Chantilly Girls Basketball

Any girls interested in playing basketball at Chantilly next year, please fill out this google form so Coach Regan can let you know about offseason workouts, summer camp, and other events. We are looking forward to seeing you and can’t wait for you to join the Charger family!

If you are interested, click the link below to sign up.

click here

Parents may email Coach Regan at [email protected] with questions or for more information.

 

Chantilly 2022 Summer Girls Basketball Camp

Camp will be held at Franklin MS

July 11-15

Ages 9 – 14

Camp Tuition - $160

9 am – 2 pm

Lunch will be available

Pizza, drinks and snacks sold from the snack bar

For more information about the summer program click here

Registration and payment is also accepted online through the following link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2022-Chantilly-Girls-Basketball-Camp/Sb002KH

South Lakes High School

To all rising 9th graders interested in trying out for the South Lakes boys rising Freshman team that will compete in a summer league starting in June, please email Coach Damon Johnson ([email protected])

 Tryouts will take place Tuesday May 17th and Thursday May 19th at South Lakes High School starting at 3:30pm until 5:30pm weather permitting.  Go Seahawks!

click here

To register for the summer camp dance team

 

Attention South Lakes Athletes! SLHS is hosting Sports Physical Night.

Spring Physicals will take place on Monday May 23rd at South Lakes High School. They will be valid for all summer conditioning/workouts and all of school year 2021-22. Student-Athletes can NOT participate in any team events for next year without a valid physical (documented on the VHSL Pre-Participation Examination form) after May 1st.

So PLEASE come and support the cause! Physicals are $50 and by appointment only- there are no guarantees a walk-in will be seen.

CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical

 https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

Are you planning to try-out for a sports team at South Lakes?

• Season Start Dates:

 Fall Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, August 1, 2022
Cross Country, Cheerleading, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Volleyball
Exception: Golf begins July 30th

 Winter Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, November 7, 2022
Boys/Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Swim & Dive, Wrestling
o Spring Sports: Monday, February 20, 2023
Baseball, Girls/Boys Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Girls/Boys Soccer, Softball, Girls/Boys Tennis
 If you have sport specific questions, please contact the coach directly. Please find coaches contact
information HERE

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 9

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Important Upcoming Events
  • May 9-13 - Bus Driver Appreciation Week
  • May 26    - Last day of late buses

 

Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

Carson’s Spring SOL testing schedule 
  • Friday, May 6- Science 8
  • Tuesday, May 10- Reading 8
  • Thursday, May 12- Reading 7
  • Monday, May 16th- Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • Wednesday, May 18th- Math 7, 7 HN, Math       8, Algebra 2
  • May 19th & 20th- SOL Makeup Days

Please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross ([email protected]), if you have any testing related questions.

 

Bring your charged laptops and chargers for SOL exams.

 

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is to address trends with morning student drop-off and pick-up. With safety being our priority, please remember to adhere to these RCMS community expectations which allow for a safe and efficient drop-off and pick-up.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in unsafe conditions.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked-up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another school location or location off-campus.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

National Junior Honor Society Updates

7th Grade Students: Invitations to apply for membership in NJHS were emailed to all 7th grade students with a third quarter GPA of at least 3.5 on Tuesday, April 26. Students who are interested in applying to NJHS should follow the directions in that message. All applications must be submitted to the box in the main office by 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.

8th Grade Students: The NJHS service hour deadline is Friday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m. NJHS members must have all 10 of their NJHS hours verified in x2VOL by that time in order to remain in good standing. It is students’ responsibility to ensure that their hours have been correctly entered and verified by the deadline. Students should reference the materials in the NJHS Schoology Group for more information about the NJHS service hour requirement.

Please email Elizabeth Joyce ([email protected]) with any NJHS questions.

RCMS PTA invites all 8th graders to the  Celebration Party!

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm- 8pm

Venue: Rachel Carson Middle School

Cost: $30, must be purchased by May 30, 2022

Tickets purchased on or before May 11, 2022, will be discounted to $25

Your child will have a fun-filled, exciting evening enjoying karaoke, dance floor, photo booth, raffle, popcorn, ice cream, games, and more!

Please purchase your tickets online using the link below:

http://app.memberhub.gives/8thgradegraduation2022

For cash/check payment, please register using the below form:

Cash/Check Registration form

There will be no ticket sales after May 30, 2022, nor at the door!

For any help or assistance please contact Sumana Srinivasan at [email protected]

Summer 2022 Happenings! Register now for  2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only 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 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).  Registration for VIP will close on Friday, May 27th

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.  We will also have additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield: July 11-15 EFTW, July 18-22 Cyber, July 25-29 Coding Beats.

Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

RCMS-101 - Registration Open Now!

Dear Families.

Thank you to all students and families who are interested in our RCMS 101 summer program.   This year there are no program fees. The dates for the summer program remain the same (Session 1:  Aug. 1 and 2; Session 2:  Aug. 3 and 4). 

Please click the link below to register for 1 2-day sessions.

click here

 

Stay in the know! Sign up for Rachel Carson's News You Choose weekly School Newsletter.

click here to sign up for Carson Middle News You Choose

The A/B Day Calendar

Our A/B Day calendar is set and locked in at the start of the school year.  Here is our calendar for the school year.  When school resumes, we will return to the day that is marked on the calendar.   https://carsonms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/21-22-a-b-calendar.pdf

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/node/6332

 

 

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services QUARTER 4 NEWSLETTER www.smore.com

 

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To access the Student Services 4th Quarter Newsletter.

Intentions for Next Year

If your child will NOT be attending Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school next year, please complete the Intention Form linked below and return it to [email protected] to let us know where your child will be enrolled. If your child will attend Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school, you don’t need to complete this form. If you find out later you will be moving, please contact Rachel Carson Middle so we can update our database.    https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

2021-2022 Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.MySchoolBucks.com. or access through this link. https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8_ZZJ6XQQIV50UTTM

We have a limited number of surplus, once we reach our sales limit yearbooks will be sold out. Sales are on a first come first serve basis. Make payments online to avoid the handling of cash and check. Reserve your copy today by purchasing through MySchoolBucks! The base price of the yearbook price is $30.00. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit MySchoolBucks.com to sign up today! www.MySchoolBucks.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the RCMS website:
  2. Send an email with full details to: [email protected], or
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal.
 Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals.

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the RCMS Attendance page.

 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedule

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

Other Schools are Sharing

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

Session 2:       June 21- 24  NO MONDAY CAMP DUE TO JUNETEENTH

Session 3:       July 18 - 22     https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?productKey=ZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD&OPTZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD=ZZ5QUEB5G4KWR45

 

Please click here to download the application to be completed and submitted.

click here

If you have questions, please contact Doug Ewell, Westfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball coach at [email protected]

Oakton High School Theatre is excited for their upcoming spring musical, The Addams Family!  They’re creepy and they’re kooky, seem ‘cause they’re spooky…May 5-6 and May 13-14 at 7pm or May 14 at 2pm.  Tickets are on sale at www.OaktonDrama.org

Oakton High School Health Physical Night

Sports Health Screening and Pre-participation Physical (PPE)

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm. To pre-register for a PPE, go to: https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7  and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site. Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=ViewAll&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZIOEEZJBP0RROF&view=&productKey=ZZ5QPAELMZYWA2U

Oakton High School Stem Expo

Want to learn more about STEM and robotics? Want to drive a robot used for competition? The Oakton High School robotics team is hosting a STEM Open House Saturday, May 14th from 9:00am - 11:30 am. Activities include driving a robot, making DIY gadgets, learning about our robotics team, and more!  Please help the team plan for the event and keep everyone safe by indicating your arrival time on this sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AEAA23A7FCC34-oakton

Chantilly High School

Chantilly Girls Basketball

Any girls interested in playing basketball at Chantilly next year, please fill out this google form so Coach Regan can let you know about offseason workouts, summer camp, and other events. We are looking forward to seeing you and can’t wait for you to join the Charger family!

If you are interested, click the link below to sign up.

click here

Parents may email Coach Regan at [email protected] with questions or for more information.

 

Chantilly 2022 Summer Girls Basketball Camp

Camp will be held at Franklin MS

July 11-15

Ages 9 – 14

Camp Tuition - $160

9 am – 2 pm

Lunch will be available

Pizza, drinks and snacks sold from the snack bar

For more information about the summer program click here

Registration and payment is also accepted online through the following link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2022-Chantilly-Girls-Basketball-Camp/Sb002KH

South Lakes High School

To all rising 9th graders interested in trying out for the South Lakes boys rising Freshman team that will compete in a summer league starting in June, please email Coach Damon Johnson ([email protected])

 Tryouts will take place Tuesday May 17th and Thursday May 19th at South Lakes High School starting at 3:30pm until 5:30pm weather permitting.  Go Seahawks!

click here

To register for the summer camp dance team

 

Attention South Lakes Athletes! SLHS is hosting Sports Physical Night.

Spring Physicals will take place on Monday May 23rd at South Lakes High School. They will be valid for all summer conditioning/workouts and all of school year 2021-22. Student-Athletes can NOT participate in any team events for next year without a valid physical (documented on the VHSL Pre-Participation Examination form) after May 1st.

So PLEASE come and support the cause! Physicals are $50 and by appointment only- there are no guarantees a walk-in will be seen.

CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical

 https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

Are you planning to try-out for a sports team at South Lakes?

• Season Start Dates:

 Fall Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, August 1, 2022
Cross Country, Cheerleading, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Volleyball
Exception: Golf begins July 30th

 Winter Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, November 7, 2022
Boys/Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Swim & Dive, Wrestling
o Spring Sports: Monday, February 20, 2023
Baseball, Girls/Boys Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Girls/Boys Soccer, Softball, Girls/Boys Tennis
 If you have sport specific questions, please contact the coach directly. Please find coaches contact
information HERE

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
Web | Twitter

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 2

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Important Upcoming Events
  • May 2 - May 6 -Teacher Appreciation Week
    • May 6th- 5:30-8PM-Basketball Game-RCMS     vs.Hughes       
  • May 6th- SOL exams begin-See schedule below
  • May 8th- RCMS-101 New registration date in MSB
  • May 9th- Bus driver appreciation

 

Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

Carson’s Spring SOL testing schedule 
  • Friday, May 6- Science 8
  • Tuesday, May 10- Reading 8
  • Thursday, May 12- Reading 7
  • Monday, May 16th- Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • Wednesday, May 18th- Math 7, 7 HN, Math       8, Algebra 2
  • May 19th & 20th- SOL Makeup Days

Please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross ([email protected]), if you have any testing related questions.

 

Bring your charged laptops and chargers for SOL exams.

 

Carson vs. Hughes Basketball                     Game Friday, May 6th, 5:30-8:00PM-      Carson MS Gym.

Come out to Rachel Carson and support our students as they take on Hughes Middle School On Friday, May 6thThere are 5 games with doors opening at 5:00pm and the last game ending around 9:15pm.Come cheer on both the Rachel Carson & Hughes Step teams! Tickets will be sold at the door and on MySchoolBucks and are $5.00.  There will also be snacks, drinks and pizza for sale. Bring MySchoolBucks invoice as your entry at the door when paying online. All students need to be picked up by 9:30 PM, please plan accordingly!

 Direct Link:

Carson/Hughes Basketball Game Tickets - MySchoolBucks

Ticket purchase through MSB for the basketball game will close at 12pm on Thursday, May 5.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on Friday.

 

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is to address trends with morning student drop-off and pick-up. With safety being our priority, please remember to adhere to these RCMS community expectations which allow for a safe and efficient drop-off and pick-up.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in unsafe conditions.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked-up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another school location or location off-campus.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

RCMS PTA invites all 8th graders to the  Celebration Party!

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm- 8pm

Venue: Rachel Carson Middle School

Cost: $30, must be purchased by May 30, 2022

Tickets purchased on or before May 11, 2022, will be discounted to $25

Your child will have a fun-filled, exciting evening enjoying karaoke, dance floor, photo booth, raffle, popcorn, ice cream, games, and more!

Please purchase your tickets online using the link below:

http://app.memberhub.gives/8thgradegraduation2022

For cash/check payment, please register using the below form:

Cash/Check Registration form

There will be no ticket sales after May 30, 2022, nor at the door!

For any help or assistance please contact Sumana Srinivasan at [email protected]

Summer 2022 Happenings! Register now for  2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only 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 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).  Registration for VIP will close on Friday, May 27th

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.  We will also have additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield: July 11-15 EFTW, July 18-22 Cyber, July 25-29 Coding Beats.

Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

RCMS-101 - Registration postponed to May 8

Dear Families.

Thank you to all students and families who are interested in our RCMS 101 summer program.  The opening of registration for RCMS 101 will be delayed.  The new start date for registration will be May 8, 2022

We will send additional information to families this week with new details about the registration process.  The dates for the summer program remain the same (Session 1:  Aug. 1 and 2; Session 2:  Aug. 3 and 4). 

We appreciate your understanding.

Gordon Stokes

Principal, Rachel Carson Middle School

The A/B Day Calendar

Our A/B Day calendar is set and locked in at the start of the school year.  Here is our calendar for the school year.  When school resumes, we will return to the day that is marked on the calendar.   https://carsonms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/21-22-a-b-calendar.pdf

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/node/6332

 

 

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services QUARTER 4 NEWSLETTER www.smore.com

 

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To access the Student Services 4th Quarter Newsletter.

Check out the Department of Student Services April Virtual Parent Coffee if you were unable to attend. Here is a link to the website where you may view the meeting highlights. https://carsonms.fcps.edu/announcements/april-parent-coffee-transitioning-middle-school Intentions for Next Year

If your child will NOT be attending Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school next year, please complete the Intention Form linked below and return it to [email protected] to let us know where your child will be enrolled. If your child will attend Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school, you don’t need to complete this form. If you find out later you will be moving, please contact Rachel Carson Middle so we can update our database.    https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

Bus driver appreciation day is May 9th- Thank you for driving our students safely! Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

2021-2022 Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.MySchoolBucks.com. or access through this link. https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8_ZZJ6XQQIV50UTTM

We have a limited number of surplus, once we reach our sales limit yearbooks will be sold out. Sales are on a first come first serve basis. Make payments online to avoid the handling of cash and check. Reserve your copy today by purchasing through MySchoolBucks! The base price of the yearbook price is $30.00. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit MySchoolBucks.com to sign up today! www.MySchoolBucks.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the RCMS website:
  2. Send an email with full details to: [email protected], or
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal.
 Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals.

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the RCMS Attendance page.

 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedule

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

Session 2:       June 21- 24  NO MONDAY CAMP DUE TO JUNETEENTH

Session 3:       July 18 - 22     https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?productKey=ZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD&OPTZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD=ZZ5QUEB5G4KWR45

 

Please click here to download the application to be completed and submitted.

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If you have questions, please contact Doug Ewell, Westfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball coach at [email protected]

Oakton High School Theatre is excited for their upcoming spring musical, The Addams Family!  They’re creepy and they’re kooky, seem ‘cause they’re spooky…May 5-6 and May 13-14 at 7pm or May 14 at 2pm.  Tickets are on sale at www.OaktonDrama.org

Oakton High School Health Physical Night

Sports Health Screening and Pre-participation Physical (PPE)

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm. To pre-register for a PPE, go to: https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7  and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site. Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=ViewAll&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZIOEEZJBP0RROF&view=&productKey=ZZ5QPAELMZYWA2U

If your son or daughter is thinking of playing a sport, he/she will need to have a VHSL pre-participation examination (PPE) completed on the official VHSL physical form.  This exam must be dated after May 1, 2022 in order for your son/daughter to be eligible to participate on any team, including pre-season conditioning.  The physical exam on page 3 must be completed and signed by a physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant (MD, NP, PA, or DO).

Oakton High School Stem Expo

Want to learn more about STEM and robotics? Want to drive a robot used for competition? The Oakton High School robotics team is hosting a STEM Open House Saturday, May 14th from 9:00am - 11:30 am. Activities include driving a robot, making DIY gadgets, learning about our robotics team, and more!  Please help the team plan for the event and keep everyone safe by indicating your arrival time on this sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AEAA23A7FCC34-oakton

 

Chantilly High School

Chantilly Girls Basketball

Any girls interested in playing basketball at Chantilly next year, please fill out this google form so Coach Regan can let you know about offseason workouts, summer camp, and other events. We are looking forward to seeing you and can’t wait for you to join the Charger family!

If you are interested, click the link below to sign up.

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Parents may email Coach Regan at [email protected] with questions or for more information.

 

Chantilly 2022 Summer Girls Basketball Camp

Camp will be held at Franklin MS

July 11-15

Ages 9 – 14

Camp Tuition - $160

9 am – 2 pm

Lunch will be available

Pizza, drinks and snacks sold from the snack bar

For more information about the summer program click here

Registration and payment is also accepted online through the following link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2022-Chantilly-Girls-Basketball-Camp/Sb002KH

South Lakes High School

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To register.

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To register for the summer camp dance team

 

Attention South Lakes Athletes! SLHS is hosting Sports Physical Night.

Spring Physicals will take place on Monday May 23rd at South Lakes High School. They will be valid for all summer conditioning/workouts and all of school year 2021-22. Student-Athletes can NOT participate in any team events for next year without a valid physical (documented on the VHSL Pre-Participation Examination form) after May 1st.

So PLEASE come and support the cause! Physicals are $50 and by appointment only- there are no guarantees a walk-in will be seen.

 

CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical

 

https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of April 25

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Important Upcoming Events
  • April 25-29- Carson Wellness Week!
  • April 28-30- Spring Musical- "Matilda Jr."
  • May 2 - May 6 -Teacher Appreciation Week
    • May 6th- 5:30-8PM-Basketball Game-RCMS     vs.Hughes       
  • May 6th- SOL exams begin-See schedule below

 

Check out the Department of Student Services April Virtual Parent Coffee if you were unable to attend. Here is a link to the website where you may view the meeting highlights. https://carsonms.fcps.edu/announcements/april-parent-coffee-transitioning-middle-school

 

April is the Month of the Military Child! in Fairfax County Public Schools

For the Month of the Military Child, can we add  “April is the Month of the Military Child.  This provides a great opportunity to thank children and families of service members for their contributions and sacrifices. You may learn more about this recognition at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/45557

Carson’s Spring SOL testing schedule 
  • Friday, May 6- Science 8
  • Tuesday, May 10- Reading 8
  • Thursday, May 12- Reading 7
  • Monday, May 16th- Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • Wednesday, May 18th- Math 7, 7 HN, Math       8, Algebra 2
  • May 19th & 20th- SOL Makeup Days

Please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross ([email protected]), if you have any testing related questions.

 

Bring your charged laptops and chargers for SOL exams.

 

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is to address trends with morning student drop-off and pick-up. With safety being our priority, please remember to adhere to these RCMS community expectations which allow for a safe and efficient drop-off and pick-up.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in unsafe conditions.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked-up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another school location or location off-campus.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

  Attention 8th Grade Families:

The Virginia Department of Education has replaced specific Standards of Learning tests (SOLs), such as Civics & Economics, with Local Alternative Assessments (LAAs). For the LAA students will create a Public Service Announcement using their acquired knowledge, research and skills to show their understanding of topics in Civics. In order to support students’ performances, we are asking for families to support and encourage their child to approach this task with a commitment to doing their best on the LAA. Additionally, the LAA will count as a coursework grade for all students and, therefore, will not be eligible for a retake per the Civics Syllabus. For information about LAAs, please reference the FCPS Parent Letter on LAAs. 

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8TH GRADE CELEBRATION         PTA Sponsored

Planning for the 8th Grade Graduation Party is in full swing.

Please save the date for the 8th Grade Graduation Party on Wednesday, June 8th from 5:30 - 8pm at RCMS.

If you have any questions, please contact the  8th Grade Party Chair Sumana Srinivasan @ [email protected]

Summer 2022 Happenings! Register now for  2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only 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 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022).  We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 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, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.  We will also have additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield: July 11-15 EFTW, July 18-22 Cyber, July 25-29 Coding Beats.

Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

RCMS-101 - Don't miss out! Registration opens May 1, 2022.

A Transition Program for Rachel Carson Middle School's Rising 7th Graders.

This two day program will offer students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with  life at Rachel Carson Middle School.  Students will be assigned to a group that they will spend the two days with.  Each group will rotate from one block to the next together.  This is a great opportunity to make some new friends before the start of the school year!

Attendees will experience a simulated block-schedule school day while learning about:

  • Curriculum Overview
  • Strategies for Middle School Organization
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Technology at Carson
  • Team Building
  • Layout of School

Session Options

Session 1:  August 1st-2nd, 8:30AM-12:30PM

Session 2:  August 3rd-4th 8:30AM-12:30PM

Program Cost: $50.00

   Registration opens on MySchoolBucks on May 1, 2022 Registration Deadline– June 1st. Registration link will be provided in your MSB store when you sign in to pay for the program.

https://www.MySchoolBucks.com

FCPS bus transportation will be available for this program.  Registered students will receive transportation details prior to the start of their session.  Students who will travel via Kiss and Ride may be dropped off no earlier than 8:20AM and must be picked up no later than 1:10PM.

For additional information regarding the program, please contact:

[email protected] Monique Berkeley  703-925-3600

The A/B Day Calendar

Our A/B Day calendar is set and locked in at the start of the school year.  Here is our calendar for the school year.  When school resumes, we will return to the day that is marked on the calendar.   https://carsonms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/21-22-a-b-calendar.pdf

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/node/6332

 

 

Thank you for joining us for our Virtual Parent Coffee last week. 

Here is a link to the website where you can view the presentation if you missed it. https://carsonms.fcps.edu/announcements/april-parent-coffee-transitioning-middle-school

 

 

 

 

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services QUARTER 4 NEWSLETTER www.smore.com

 

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To access the Student Services 4th Quarter Newsletter.

Intentions for Next Year

If your child will NOT be attending Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school next year, please complete the Intention Form linked below and return it to [email protected] to let us know where your child will be enrolled. If your child will attend Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school, you don’t need to complete this form. If you find out later you will be moving, please contact Rachel Carson Middle so we can update our database.    https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

Carson vs. Hughes Basketball                     Game Friday, May 6th, 5:30-8:00PM-      Carson MS Gym.

Ticket sales information coming soon.

Congratulations to our 9 RCMS students representing on a local robotics team – Robo Troopers which had and achieving outstanding success last week at the FIRST FTC (First Tech Challenge) Championship (April 8-9) at Hampton, VA, where they competed against 80 teams from VA, DC, MD and WV . They won the finals match on the first day and lost the finals match on the second day of the 2-day tournament.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), is a robotics competition for students in grades 7–12 to compete head to head, by designing, building, and programming a robot to compete in an alliance format against other teams. FIRST robotics programs are highly educational and beneficial. FIRST studies discovered over 75% of participants are involved in the STEM field as a student or professional.

The Robo Troopers team is currently #6 in Virginia and #34 in the world, among over 7000 FTC teams. They have also been invited to compete at the prestigious MTI (Maryland Tech Invitational) tournament in June. See  more about the Robo Troopers Team at https://robotroopers.org

Way to go Panthers representing the Robo Troopers Team!

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

2021-2022 Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.MySchoolBucks.com. or access through this link. https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8_ZZJ6XQQIV50UTTM

We have a limited number of surplus, once we reach our sales limit yearbooks will be sold out. Sales are on a first come first serve basis. Make payments online to avoid the handling of cash and check. Reserve your copy today by purchasing through MySchoolBucks! The base price of the yearbook price is $30.00. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit MySchoolBucks.com to sign up today! www.MySchoolBucks.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the RCMS website:
  2. Send an email with full details to: [email protected], or
  3. Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal.
 Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals.

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the RCMS Attendance page.

 

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedule

Who to Contact

If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of  Who to Contact.  This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact  to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.

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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

Session 2:       June 21- 24  NO MONDAY CAMP DUE TO JUNETEENTH

Session 3:       July 18 - 22     https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?productKey=ZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD&OPTZZ5QUEB5G4HW4MD=ZZ5QUEB5G4KWR45

 

Please click here to download the application to be completed and submitted.

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If you have questions, please contact Doug Ewell, Westfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball coach at [email protected]

Oakton High School

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Tryouts

If you love to dance and want to be involved in your school, come tryout for the Oakton High School Dance Team!  Tryouts will be held April 11-13 and April 19-22, 2022 for the 2022-23 team selection.  Not sure if you have all of the skills for dance team??  Come to tryouts anyway!  You will have the opportunity to learn skills there, and dancers are often selected based on potential ability to pick up the needed skills!  You can register for tryouts with this Tryout Registration link. Check out the Dance Team website for more information about the team and what to prepare for tryouts.  Contact Coach Rowley at [email protected] with questions.

Oakton High School Theatre is excited for their upcoming spring musical, The Addams Family!  They’re creepy and they’re kooky, seem ‘cause they’re spooky…May 5-6 and May 13-14 at 7pm or May 14 at 2pm.  Tickets are on sale at www.OaktonDrama.org

Oakton High School Health Physical Night

Sports Health Screening and Pre-participation Physical (PPE)

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm. To pre-register for a PPE, go to: https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7  and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site. Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=ViewAll&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZIOEEZJBP0RROF&view=&productKey=ZZ5QPAELMZYWA2U

If your son or daughter is thinking of playing a sport, he/she will need to have a VHSL pre-participation examination (PPE) completed on the official VHSL physical form.  This exam must be dated after May 1, 2022 in order for your son/daughter to be eligible to participate on any team, including pre-season conditioning.  The physical exam on page 3 must be completed and signed by a physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant (MD, NP, PA, or DO).

Oakton High School Stem Expo

Want to learn more about STEM and robotics? Want to drive a robot used for competition? The Oakton High School robotics team is hosting a STEM Open House Saturday, May 14th from 9:00am - 11:30 am. Activities include driving a robot, making DIY gadgets, learning about our robotics team, and more!  Please help the team plan for the event and keep everyone safe by indicating your arrival time on this sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AEAA23A7FCC34-oakton

 

Chantilly High School

Chantilly HS Drama Department invites you to our performance of the classic Sondheim musical, “Into the Woods”. Come see this amazing cast & crew in what will truly be an epic production!  

Four Show Dates: April 27-30, 2022 at 7pm at Chantilly High School

Tickets Orders: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15602/?fbclid=IwAR0nNZCYNy8qOD4-XiXUfti

South Lakes High School

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To register.

click here

To register for the summer camp dance team

 

Attention South Lakes Athletes! SLHS is hosting Sports Physical Night.

Spring Physicals will take place on Monday May 23rd at South Lakes High School. They will be valid for all summer conditioning/workouts and all of school year 2021-22. Student-Athletes can NOT participate in any team events for next year without a valid physical (documented on the VHSL Pre-Participation Examination form) after May 1st.

So PLEASE come and support the cause! Physicals are $50 and by appointment only- there are no guarantees a walk-in will be seen.

 

CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical

 

https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org
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