Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of June 14

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Important Upcoming Events 

6/18 -  Juneteenth Holiday- Office closed

7/5    - Holiday- 4th of July- Office closed, No Summer Programs

8/23  - First Day of School

9/3    - Holiday-Labor Day Break

The RCMS Staff wishes all of our students a safe and relaxing summer break.

 

Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here! Return to School Family Resource Guide

The information in this guide will help families know what to expect as children return to school. The guide includes steps families will need to take at home in preparation for the return to school. Please take time to review the information! 

A Family Guide for 2020-21 Return to School

Important Immunization Requirement: Do You Have a Student Entering Seventh Grade This Fall?

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2021-22 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

More information on new immunization requirements is available online

Parent Help Desk Summer Hour- Reduced hours

The Parent Technology Help Desk will continue to support parents and students through the summer months.

Beginning on Monday, June 14, we are moving the service to our in-house Service Desk. The phone number for parents will stay the same -  833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) - and the reduced hours for summer are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday in June, July and early August. Outside of those hours, parents can also visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Introduction to Schoology 

/SKOO-luh-jee/

 

Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families.

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FCPS Transitions to Schoology Learning Management System on July 1

Fairfax County Public Schools’ contract with Blackboard ends on June 30. The new learning management system is Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/). Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. Schoology will be used division-wide starting in July.

Schoology was chosen to: 

  • Support and implement instructional practices aligned to our learning model.  
  • Help students reach the Portrait of a Graduate goals.
  • Provide all students with equitable access to meaningful learning experiences.
  • Offer anytime access to their virtual learning space.

Students will have a Schoology account by June 18.

  • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology.
  • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts.

As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:

  • Your child’s class. 
  • Your child’s assignments and participation.
  • Your child’s calendar.
  • Teacher comments, scores, and feedback.

Parent accounts will be available in mid-August. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. 

More information about Schoology is available online

Student Pictures- Pick Up

If you ordered Picture-Day pictures for your student, please see the information below.

  • In-Person Students: Pictures for in-person students were distributed through their Panther Time Connections class. If they did not receive it in their class, please have your student check in the main office.
  • Virtual-Only Students: If your virtual-only student took a picture and you ordered, you may pick up their packets from school. If you did not order, you may still pick up the proof and order through the information in the proof packet. Please come to Entrance #1, Monday-Friday 9:00a.m-1:00p.m. Please tell us your student's name and that you are picking up their pictures. A staff member will bring them out to you.

If you want to view your student’s picture proofs but do not want to come to school to pick them up, please contact LifeTouch customer Service at 1800-736-4753.

Carson Yearbook News

The 2021 Carson Yearbook, The Prowler, volume 23, is now live on the Carson Student Central! Thank you to everyone in the Carson community who submitted photos! Follow this link to view it and download your own PDF copy, free of charge: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/carsonstudentcentral/2021-rcms-yearbook  

Coming Soon..

Please visit our website for dates  about a return to school orientation session. Dates will be posted soon.

Panthers Summer Reading 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

New Daily Bell Schedule Coming soon! 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..

Oakton High School Junior Dance Camp

The Oakton Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring the Junior Dance Camp at Oakton High School  from June 15 - 17. This camp is open to students entering grades 1-8 in September 2021. 
Tuesday-Thursday, June 15-17, 2021
At Oakton High School
Please report to Door 12
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Tentative Performance on Thursday: 12-12:30; awaiting confirmation from FCPS for performance aspect.) Click here to register:

https://oaktonhighcamps.jumbula.com/

Chantilly High School Dance Team Green Days & Tryouts

Chantilly High School’s Dance Team Green Days & Tryouts are coming up soon!  Green Days will be every Monday, June 14-July19, in the Chantilly High School’s Cafeteria (Door 11) from 9:30am-11:30am.  Tryouts will be July 26 & 28.  To find out more information about the team and tryout process, students should email Coach Heidi Stafford at chantillydancers@gmail.com.

Chantilly Summer Theater

Chantilly High School is thrilled to offer the Chantilly Summer Theatre program this July! This program is open to ANY rising 8th – 12th graders, and the performance offers a multitude of opportunities for student technicians and performers. This is a great way for students to get back on stage, or behind the scenes.  You do not have to go to Chantilly High School to participate.  This link provides all the information regarding the summer program; if you have any questions, feel free to email:  chstheatrecamp@gmail.com.

"Camelot and Camelittle" by Stacey Lane

CAMP DATES: July 5-17, 2021 Monday-Saturday  (NO camp on July 10-11)

WHERE:  Chantilly High School Auditorium

Times:  9am-1:00pm

Performances: July 16 and July 17 @ 11am

Tuition:  $200.00 per participant

Auditions: June 5th @ Chantilly High School

 

Westfield High School Boys Basketball

Westfield will be conducting Basketball workouts for rising freshman on Mondays,  from 1:30 to 3pm and Wednesday’s from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Please refer to Westfield's school website for emergency care forms to be completed in advance, and submitted when attending the workout session.

Westfield High School Boys Basketball Camp

2 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2021!!
Session 1: June 14 – June 17 no camp on June 18 $150 for camp session 1
Session 2: July 19 – July 23 Pay online:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain?requestAction=home

Westfield High School Golf Team

Westfield High School will host golf tryouts in the last week of July or the first week in August, pending course availability. Our home course is Chantilly National Golf & Country Club. Please check the school website for more information. at www.westfieldathletics.org.  If you have questions, email Bob Hersey at: rlhersey@fcps.edu

 

South Lakes Boosters present: 

Any rising 9th graders interested in Freshman Football at South Lakes, please fill out the following Google form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lSS6-Xjzo1dWCeKnvdOg48n8kZ3kspo6-3OZRbOjo3k/edit

Rising Seahawks (Non-Contact) Football Camp 2021. July 19-23, 9am-2pm at South Lakes High School, Reston, VA. The cost for Rising 9th graders is $150.00. Contact Coach Hescock with any questions or concerns at: jrhescock@fcps.edu. All drills are non-contact.

Fall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

South Lakes Summer Sports Camps

Under the leadership of our South Lakes High School (SLHS) Varsity Head Coaches, South Lakes Booster Club, Inc. is pleased to announce our Summer 2021sports camps programs!  Mark your calendars for June – July 2021, our sports camps are for kids ages 7 – 15 with many sports interests and all skill levels!  

SLHS Athletics website (https://southlakesathletics.net/) “Camps & Clinics” tab is open to take your registration! 

As you make your family’s summer camp plans, we hope you will consider joining us for a fun-filled week (or two) with our Seahawks Sports programs! 

GO SEAHAWKS! 💚💙

 

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

 

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates - Reminders for Friday, June 11th

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Important Upcoming Events 

June 11 - Last day of school- All student virtual year end                              celebration during Panther time.

              - All student medications must be picked up from the                      clinic no later than dismissal time.

Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here! Reminder - Friday, June 11th is the last day of school with a 2 hour early release. All students will dismiss at 12:00pm All Student Medications Must be Picked up from the clinic by June 11th

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.  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.  

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.  A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or Over-the-counter, to be kept at school.      More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

If you have any questions, please contact the RCMS health team, Jackie Plunkett at 703-925-3610 or Jeanne Frost at 703-481-4078.

FCPS Summer Arts Program

Does your child love the arts?  Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them?  Institute for the Arts and Elementary Institute for the Art's registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11.  Don't delay, seats are first come first serve!  Registration closes June 25th. 

Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify.  Questions? Email: ifta@fcps.edu or efita@fcps.edu

Register here.

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of June 7

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Important Upcoming Events 

June 11 - Last day of school- All student virtual year end                              celebration during Panther time

              - All student medications must be picked up from the                      clinic no later than dismissal time

Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here! FCPS Student Laptop Return Dates:

All 7th and 8th grade students will need to return their FCPS issued laptops at the end of this school year.  In person students who will be at Carson on Friday, June 11, will return their laptop and charger at the end of the day.  Any students who are not at Carson on June 11, including all virtual students, can return their laptop and charger at our drive through return event on either Monday June 14 or Tuesday, June 15 (whichever works better for you). Please  be sure to return textbooks or library books along with your tech equipment.

Details for student drive through laptop return (virtual students and in person students who will not be at school on June 11):

  •    June 14 - Virtual students through Kiss and Ride.  7th graders      anytime between 9:30-11:30 am.  8th graders anytime between12:00-2:00 pm.
  •     June 15 - Virtual students through Kiss and Ride.  8th graders anytime between 9:30-11:30 am. 7th graders anytime between 12:00-2:00 pm.

Students who have been using a personal laptop for their learning this year may return their FCPS issued laptop and charger to the main office anytime between 7:00 am – 2:30 pm starting June 1.  Students enrolled in summer programs will receive specific details about laptop return in the coming weeks.

Return to School Family Resource Guide

The information in this guide will help families know what to expect as children return to school. The guide includes steps families will need to take at home in preparation for the return to school. Please take time to review the information! 

A Family Guide for 2020-21 Return to School

Important Immunization Requirement: Do You Have a Student Entering Seventh Grade This Fall?

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2021-22 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

More information on new immunization requirements is available online

Student Pictures- Pick Up

If you ordered Picture-Day pictures for your student, please see the information below.

  • In-Person Students: Pictures for in-person students were distributed through their Panther Time Connections class. If they did not receive it in their class, please have your student check in the main office.
  • Virtual-Only Students: If your virtual-only student took a picture and you ordered, you may pick up their packets from school. If you did not order, you may still pick up the proof and order through the information in the proof packet. Please come to Entrance #1, Monday-Friday 7:00a.m-3:00p.m. Please tell us your student's name and that you are picking up their pictures. A staff member will bring them out to you.

If you want to view your student’s picture proofs but do not want to come to school to pick them up, please contact LifeTouch customer Service at 1800-736-4753.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Sybil Terry.

Carson Yearbook News

The 2021 Carson Yearbook, The Prowler, volume 23, is now live on the Carson Student Central! Thank you to everyone in the Carson community who submitted photos! Follow this link to view it and download your own PDF copy, free of charge: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/carsonstudentcentral/2021-rcms-yearbook  

Save The Date!

 

 

 

School Sponsored Virtual End of Year Celebration

On Friday, June 11th, during 4th period Panther Time, all students will participate in a virtual celebration activity. Virtual and in-person students will participate concurrently, as they have with other Panther Time activities.

 News From The Library

 

BOOK DRIVE: DONATE YOUR USED BOOKS TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS. Middle school level books can be dropped off any school day from 7am – 2:15pm to the cart outside or inside Door #1 at RCMS. All students will be able to choose one book to take home and keep for summer reading. Virtual students may visit the school to select a book. Thank you!

Panthers Summer Reading All Student Medications Must be Picked up from the clinic by June 11th

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.  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.  

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.  A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or Over-the-counter, to be kept at school.      More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

If you have any questions, please contact the RCMS health team, Jackie Plunkett at 703-925-3610 or Jeanne Frost at 703-481-4078.

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

Click here for our current 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

Oakton High School Junior Dance Camp

The Oakton Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring the Junior Dance Camp at Oakton High School  from June 15 - 17. This camp is open to students entering grades 1-8 in September 2021. 
Tuesday-Thursday, June 15-17, 2021
At Oakton High School
Please report to Door 12
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Tentative Performance on Thursday: 12-12:30; awaiting confirmation from FCPS for performance aspect.) Click here to register:

https://oaktonhighcamps.jumbula.com/

Oakton High School Football

Oakton High School Football program is hosting a Skills camp June 8th , 9th  & 10th. Have you been playing football since you were young?  Or maybe you have never played but have always wanted to try… well no matter your skill level we would love to have you come out and have fun.

Skills camp is open to everyone with all skills levels and all positions.

The camp is from Tuesday June 8th, Wednesday June 9th & Thursday June 10th   from 5 -7 pm at Oakton High School

High School coaches & players will work one on one with each camper on things like change of direction, balance, strength, speed and more. In addition to specific football drills for every position and areas of growth for each player. 

$40/player with a pizza party at the end of the last day ( Thursday June 10th)

Any questions contact:   Mel Morgan  mcmorgan@fcps.edu

Registration Link:  Oakton Skills Camp  (click on Football, and scroll to Skills Camp)

 

Chantilly High School Dance Team Green Days & Tryouts

Chantilly High School’s Dance Team Green Days & Tryouts are coming up soon!  Green Days will be every Monday, June 14-July19, in the Chantilly High School’s Cafeteria (Door 11) from 9:30am-11:30am.  Tryouts will be July 26 & 28.  To find out more information about the team and tryout process, students should email Coach Heidi Stafford at chantillydancers@gmail.com.

Chantilly Summer Theater

Chantilly High School is thrilled to offer the Chantilly Summer Theatre program this July! This program is open to ANY rising 8th – 12th graders, and the performance offers a multitude of opportunities for student technicians and performers. This is a great way for students to get back on stage, or behind the scenes.  You do not have to go to Chantilly High School to participate.  This link provides all the information regarding the summer program; if you have any questions, feel free to email:  chstheatrecamp@gmail.com.

"Camelot and Camelittle" by Stacey Lane

CAMP DATES: July 5-17, 2021 Monday-Saturday  (NO camp on July 10-11)

WHERE:  Chantilly High School Auditorium

Times:  9am-1:00pm

Performances: July 16 and July 17 @ 11am

Tuition:  $200.00 per participant

Auditions: June 5th @ Chantilly High School

 

Westfield High School Boys Basketball

Westfield will be conducting Basketball workouts for rising freshman on Mondays,  from 1:30 to 3pm and Wednesday’s from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Please refer to Westfield's school website for emergency care forms to be completed in advance, and submitted when attending the workout session.

Westfield High School Boys Basketball Camp

2 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2021!!
Session 1: June 14 – June 17 no camp on June 18 $150 for camp session 1
Session 2: July 19 – July 23 Pay online:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain?requestAction=home

Westfield High School Golf Team

Westfield High School will host golf tryouts in the last week of July or the first week in August, pending course availability. Our home course is Chantilly National Golf & Country Club. Please check the school website for more information. at www.westfieldathletics.org.  If you have questions, email Bob Hersey at: rlhersey@fcps.edu

 

South Lakes Boosters present: 

Any rising 9th graders interested in Freshman Football at South Lakes, please fill out the following Google form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lSS6-Xjzo1dWCeKnvdOg48n8kZ3kspo6-3OZRbOjo3k/edit

Rising Seahawks (Non-Contact) Football Camp 2021. July 19-23, 9am-2pm at South Lakes High School, Reston, VA. The cost for Rising 9th graders is $150.00. Contact Coach Hescock with any questions or concerns at: jrhescock@fcps.edu. All drills are non-contact.

Fall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

South Lakes Summer Sports Camps

Under the leadership of our South Lakes High School (SLHS) Varsity Head Coaches, South Lakes Booster Club, Inc. is pleased to announce our Summer 2021sports camps programs!  Mark your calendars for June – July 2021, our sports camps are for kids ages 7 – 15 with many sports interests and all skill levels!  

SLHS Athletics website (https://southlakesathletics.net/) “Camps & Clinics” tab is open to take your registration! 

As you make your family’s summer camp plans, we hope you will consider joining us for a fun-filled week (or two) with our Seahawks Sports programs! 

GO SEAHAWKS! 💚💙

 

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

 

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates - Reminder for June 8th

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Important Upcoming Events

June 8  - Election Day- All Students Virtual Learning Day   

June 11 - Last day of school- All student virtual year end                              celebration during Panther time

              - All student medications must be picked up from the                      clinic no later than dismissal time.

Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here! Reminder - Tuesday, June 8th is Democratic Primary Election Day- All Students to be Virtual

using their BBCU links.

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of June 1

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Important Upcoming Events

June 7 - PTA Sponsored 8th Grade Celebration

June 8  - Election Day- All Students Virtual Learning Day   

June 11 - Last day of school- All student virtual year end                              celebration during Panther time

              - All student medications must be picked up from the                      clinic no later than dismissal time

Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here! FCPS Student Laptop Return Dates:

All 7th and 8th grade students will need to return their FCPS issued laptops at the end of this school year.  In person students who will be at Carson on Friday, June 11, will return their laptop and charger at the end of the day.  Any students who are not at Carson on June 11, including all virtual students, can return their laptop and charger at our drive through return event on either Monday June 14 or Tuesday, June 15 (whichever works better for you). 

Details for student drive through laptop return (virtual students and in person students who will not be at school on June 11):

  •    June 14 - Virtual students through Kiss and Ride.  7th graders      anytime between 9:30-11:30 am.  8th graders anytime between12:00-2:00 pm.
  •     June 15 - Virtual students through Kiss and Ride.  8th graders anytime between 9:30-11:30 am. 7th graders anytime between 12:00-2:00 pm.

Students who have been using a personal laptop for their learning this year may return their FCPS issued laptop and charger to the main office anytime between 7:00 am – 2:30 pm starting June 1.  Students enrolled in summer programs will receive specific details about laptop return in the coming weeks.

Grading Update From FCPS- Deadline Extended to June 1st 2020-21 End of Year Grading Flexibility 
  • Use of NM (no mark) instead of F grade for final mark
  • Use of P (pass) instead of a final mark of D/D+ 
  • Final exams used only to raise student grades

Please review the voice-over video regarding the EOY grading flexibility and contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

Also, students/families may request a mark of P (pass) instead of any passing letter grade as their final mark in any course.  If you want to make a request, the form is to be returned to school counselor by June 1, 2021. 

Return to School Family Resource Guide

The information in this guide will help families know what to expect as children return to school. The guide includes steps families will need to take at home in preparation for the return to school. Please take time to review the information! 

A Family Guide for 2020-21 Return to School

Tuesday, June 8th is Democratic Primary Election Day- All Students to be Virtual

Tuesday, June 8th, is the Democratic Primary Election. The Fairfax County Electoral Board and the City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, therefore all students will have a virtual synchronous learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

ALL students will login to classes and learn from home on this day - in-person students will NOT report to school.

Student Pictures- Pick Up

If you ordered Picture-Day pictures for your student, please see the information below.

  • In-Person Students: Pictures for in-person students were distributed through their Panther Time Connections class. If they did not receive it in their class, please have your student check in the main office.
  • Virtual-Only Students: If your virtual-only student took a picture and you ordered, you may pick up their packets from school. If you did not order, you may still pick up the proof and order through the information in the proof packet. Please come to Entrance #1, Monday-Friday 7:00a.m-3:00p.m. Please tell us your student's name and that you are picking up their pictures. A staff member will bring them out to you.

If you want to view your student’s picture proofs but do not want to come to school to pick them up, please contact LifeTouch customer Service at 1800-736-4753.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Sybil Terry.

Save The Dates!!

 

 

 

RCMS 8th Grade Only

Celebration Picnic

All 8th grade students are invited to attend a celebration picnic hosted by the RCMS PTA to mark the end of this unprecedented year.

When: Monday, June 7

Choice of Session Available

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

or

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: RCMS Athletic Field. This is a drop off/pick up event.

Rita’s Italian Ices – Lawn games – Life-sized games – DJ – Sports – Photo booth

RSVP with your session choice here. Please RSVP by June 4.

Student should bring a beach towel to sit on—put your name on it please!

Limited carpool opportunities are available if there is no way for your student to get to the event. Indicate your need on the RSVP form.

In order to make this day great, we need your help!

Volunteer Opportunities Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094FA5A8229-rcms

Donation Needs Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EAAAE22A64-rcms2

Parent volunteers and the RCMS PTA are organizing and funding this event. Opportunities to fundraise have been challenging this year. If you can, we would appreciate a donation to the RCMS PTA.

 

School Sponsored Virtual End of Year Celebration

On Friday, June 11th, during 4th period Panther Time, all students will participate in a virtual celebration activity. Virtual and in-person students will participate concurrently, as they have with other Panther Time activities.

Summer News From The Library

 

What? RCMS Summer Book Swap

Why? To get books in the hands of our students for summer reading.

When? Book donations accepted starting now

Where? You can drop books off at the donation box outside door #1 or in the library on any school day 7:00 am - 2:15 pm. (Quarantining of books is no longer required in FCPS or FCPL).

Who? Anyone can donate new or gently used middle school age range books. ALL students will be eligible to choose one book from the book swap in June, whether they donated books or not (assuming enough books are donated). Virtual students may visit the school to pick a book.

If there are enough books donated, students will be able to choose additional books the last week of school. Any remaining books will be donated to Chantilly Public Library at the end of the school year. 

Now is a great time to spring clean some unused books from your home and make them available to other students in our school community!

All Student Medications Must be Picked up from the clinic by June 11th

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.  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.  

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.  A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or Over-the-counter, to be kept at school.      More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

If you have any questions, please contact the RCMS health team, Jackie Plunkett at 703-925-3610 or Jeanne Frost at 703-481-4078.

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. 

Each high school will offer credit recovery courses and select standardized test prep classes for its students during two sessions:

·         Session 1: June 28-July 16, 2021

·         Session 2: July 21-August 6, 2021.

Students can take one course or class per session. Students are eligible for credit recovery courses if they receive a “NM” at the end of the school year. Students who need to earn a verified credit are eligible for a test prep class.

View the Credit Recovery page for details.

Online Registration Dates:  Registration Link

Session 1: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, June 21, 2021

Session 2: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, July 12, 2021

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

Click here for our current bell schedule:

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

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

Notifications for In-Person Students

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact the attendance office with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

 If your student is scheduled to be in the building on any school day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know.  Please contact the attendance office with the methods below so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is not physically present on their assigned in-person day, but does attend class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

To report an absence or virtual participation, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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.
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

Oakton High School Dance Team Tryouts

Oakton High School’s Dance Team tryouts are coming up soon!  Tryouts will be May 24-June 4.  To find out more information about the team and tryout process, students should fill out the Tryout Interest Form.  If you have any questions, contact Coach Karen Rowley at oakton.danceteam@gmail.com.

Oakton High School Junior Dance Camp

Please click here for information on the Junior Dance Camp at Oakton High School from June 15 - 17. This camp is open to students entering grates 1-8 in September 2021. Please contact Coach Karen Rowley with any questions.  

 

Oakton High School Football

Oakton High School Football program is hosting a Skills camp June 8th , 9th  & 10th. Have you been playing football since you were young?  Or maybe you have never played but have always wanted to try… well no matter your skill level we would love to have you come out and have fun.

Skills camp is open to everyone with all skills levels and all positions.

The camp is from Tuesday June 8th, Wednesday June 9th & Thursday June 10th   from 5 -7 pm at Oakton High School

High School coaches & players will work one on one with each camper on things like change of direction, balance, strength, speed and more. In addition to specific football drills for every position and areas of growth for each player. 

$40/player with a pizza party at the end of the last day ( Thursday June 10th)

Any questions contact:   Mel Morgan  mcmorgan@fcps.edu

Registration Link:  Oakton Skills Camp  (click on Football, and scroll to Skills Camp)

 

Chantilly Summer Theater

Chantilly High School is thrilled to offer the Chantilly Summer Theatre program this July! This program is open to ANY rising 8th – 12th graders, and the performance offers a multitude of opportunities for student technicians and performers. This is a great way for students to get back on stage, or behind the scenes.  You do not have to go to Chantilly High School to participate.  This link provides all the information regarding the summer program; if you have any questions, feel free to email:  chstheatrecamp@gmail.com.

"Camelot and Camelittle" by Stacey Lane

CAMP DATES: July 5-17, 2021 Monday-Saturday  (NO camp on July 10-11)

WHERE:  Chantilly High School Auditorium

Times:  9am-1:00pm

Performances: July 16 and July 17 @ 11am

Tuition:  $200.00 per participant

Auditions: June 5th @ Chantilly High School

 

Westfield High School Boys Basketball

Westfield will be conducting Basketball workouts for rising freshman on Mondays,  from 1:30 to 3pm and Wednesday’s from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Please refer to Westfield's school website for emergency care forms to be completed in advance, and submitted when attending the workout session.

 

Westfield High School Boys Basketball Camp

2 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2021!!
Session 1: June 14 – June 17 no camp on June 18 $150 for camp session 1
Session 2: July 19 – July 23 Pay online:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain?requestAction=home

 

Westfield High School Golf Team

Westfield High School will host golf tryouts in the last week of July or the first week in August, pending course availability. Our home course is Chantilly National Golf & Country Club. Please check the school website for more information. at www.westfieldathletics.org.  If you have questions, email Bob Hersey at: rlhersey@fcps.edu

 

South Lakes Boosters present: 

Any rising 9th graders interested in Freshman Football at South Lakes, please fill out the following Google form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lSS6-Xjzo1dWCeKnvdOg48n8kZ3kspo6-3OZRbOjo3k/edit

Rising Seahawks (Non-Contact) Football Camp 2021. July 19-23, 9am-2pm at South Lakes High School, Reston, VA. The cost for Rising 9th graders is $150.00. Contact Coach Hescock with any questions or concerns at: jrhescock@fcps.edu. All drills are non-contact.

Fall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

South Lakes Summer Sports Camps

Under the leadership of our South Lakes High School (SLHS) Varsity Head Coaches, South Lakes Booster Club, Inc. is pleased to announce our Summer 2021sports camps programs!  Mark your calendars for June – July 2021, our sports camps are for kids ages 7 – 15 with many sports interests and all skill levels!  

SLHS Athletics website (https://southlakesathletics.net/) “Camps & Clinics” tab is open to take your registration! 

As you make your family’s summer camp plans, we hope you will consider joining us for a fun-filled week (or two) with our Seahawks Sports programs! 

GO SEAHAWKS! 💚💙

 

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

 

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 24

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Important Upcoming Events

May 28 - Last day of RCMS Afterschool Programs

             -  All school library books are due

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School or Check-in

June 8  - Election Day- All Students Virtual Learning Day   

June 11 - Last day of school- All student virtual year end                              celebration during Panther time

              - All student medications must be picked up from the                      clinic no later than dismissal time

Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here! FCPS Student Laptop Return Dates:

All 7th and 8th grade students will need to return their FCPS issued laptops at the end of this school year.  In person students who will be at Carson on Friday, June 11, will return their laptop and charger at the end of the day.  Any students who are not at Carson on June 11, including all virtual students, can return their laptop and charger at our drive through return event on either Monday June 14 or Tuesday, June 15 (whichever works better for you). 

Details for student drive through laptop return (virtual students and in person students who will not be at school on June 11):

  •    June 14 - Virtual students through Kiss and Ride.  7th graders      anytime between 9:30-11:30 am.  8th graders anytime between12:00-2:00 pm.
  •     June 15 - Virtual students through Kiss and Ride.  8th graders anytime between 9:30-11:30 am. 7th graders anytime between 12:00-2:00 pm.

Students who have been using a personal laptop for their learning this year may return their FCPS issued laptop and charger to the main office anytime between 7:00 am – 2:30 pm starting June 1.  Students enrolled in summer programs will receive specific details about laptop return in the coming weeks.

Grading Update From FCPS- Deadline Extended to June 1st 2020-21 End of Year Grading Flexibility 
  • Use of NM (no mark) instead of F grade for final mark
  • Use of P (pass) instead of a final mark of D/D+ 
  • Final exams used only to raise student grades

Please review the voice-over video regarding the EOY grading flexibility and contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

Also, students/families may request a mark of P (pass) instead of any passing letter grade as their final mark in any course.  If you want to make a request, the form is to be returned to school counselor by June 1, 2021. 

Return to School Family Resource Guide

The information in this guide will help families know what to expect as children return to school. The guide includes steps families will need to take at home in preparation for the return to school. Please take time to review the information! 

A Family Guide for 2020-21 Return to School

Tuesday, June 8th is Democratic Primary Election Day- All Students to be Virtual

Tuesday, June 8th, is the Democratic Primary Election. The Fairfax County Electoral Board and the City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, therefore all students will have a virtual synchronous learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

ALL students will login to classes and learn from home on this day - in-person students will NOT report to school.

Student Pictures- Pick Up

If you ordered Picture-Day pictures for your student, please see the information below.

  • In-Person Students: Pictures for in-person students were distributed through their Panther Time Connections class. If they did not receive it in their class, please have your student check in the main office.
  • Virtual-Only Students: If your virtual-only student took a picture and you ordered, you may pick up their packets from school. If you did not order, you may still pick up the proof and order through the information in the proof packet. Please come to Entrance #1, Monday-Friday 7:00a.m-3:00p.m. Please tell us your student's name and that you are picking up their pictures. A staff member will bring them out to you.

If you want to view your student’s picture proofs but do not want to come to school to pick them up, please contact LifeTouch customer Service at 1800-736-4753.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Sybil Terry.

Save the Date!

On Friday, June 11th, all students are invited to attend a school sponsored virtual end of year celebration during Panther Time. 

School Library Books are Due!

All school library books are due Friday, May 28. You may turn them in to the RCMS turn in bin or library any school day, 7:00 am – 2:15 pm. If you have books from other FCPS schools, they may be turned in to us as well. Thank you for turning your books in on time!

What? RCMS Summer Book Swap

Why? To get books in the hands of our students for summer reading.

When? Book donations accepted starting now

Where? You can drop books off at the donation box outside door #1 or in the library on any school day 7:00 am - 2:15 pm. (Quarantining of books is no longer required in FCPS or FCPL).

Who? Anyone can donate new or gently used middle school age range books. ALL students will be eligible to choose one book from the book swap in June, whether they donated books or not (assuming enough books are donated). Virtual students may visit the school to pick a book.

If there are enough books donated, students will be able to choose additional books the last week of school. Any remaining books will be donated to Chantilly Public Library at the end of the school year. 

Now is a great time to spring clean some unused books from your home and make them available to other students in our school community!

All Student Medications Must be Picked up from the clinic by June 11th

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.  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.  

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.  A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or Over-the-counter, to be kept at school.      More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

If you have any questions, please contact the RCMS health team, Jackie Plunkett at 703-925-3610 or Jeanne Frost at 703-481-4078.

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. 

Each high school will offer credit recovery courses and select standardized test prep classes for its students during two sessions:

·         Session 1: June 28-July 16, 2021

·         Session 2: July 21-August 6, 2021.

Students can take one course or class per session. Students are eligible for credit recovery courses if they receive a “NM” at the end of the school year. Students who need to earn a verified credit are eligible for a test prep class.

View the Credit Recovery page for details.

Online Registration Dates:  Registration Link

Session 1: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, June 21, 2021

Session 2: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, July 12, 2021

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

Click here for our current bell schedule:

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

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

Notifications for In-Person Students

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact the attendance office with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

 If your student is scheduled to be in the building on any school day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know.  Please contact the attendance office with the methods below so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is not physically present on their assigned in-person day, but does attend class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

To report an absence or virtual participation, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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.
VIP Summer Camp at Carson is back!

Details can be found here: VIP CAMP INFO

To register please click VIP CAMP REGISTRATION

Questions? Ask Mr. Pawlowski at ajpawlowski@fcps.edu

VIP Registration closes on Friday, May 28th

SEE YOU AT CAMP!!! Friday, May 28th, will be the last day for all RCMS After School Programs. 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 Summer Theater

Chantilly High School is thrilled to offer the Chantilly Summer Theatre program this July! This program is open to ANY rising 8th – 12th graders, and the performance offers a multitude of opportunities for student technicians and performers. This is a great way for students to get back on stage, or behind the scenes.  You do not have to go to Chantilly High School to participate.  This link provides all the information regarding the summer program; if you have any questions, feel free to email:  chstheatrecamp@gmail.com.

"Camelot and Camelittle" by Stacey Lane

CAMP DATES: July 5-17, 2021 Monday-Saturday  (NO camp on July 10-11)

WHERE:  Chantilly High School Auditorium

Times:  9am-1:00pm

Performances: July 16 and July 17 @ 11am

Tuition:  $200.00 per participant

Auditions: June 5th @ Chantilly High School

 

Oakton High School Dance Team Tryouts

Oakton High School’s Dance Team tryouts are coming up soon!  Tryouts will be May 24-June 4.  To find out more information about the team and tryout process, students should fill out the Tryout Interest Form.  If you have any questions, contact Coach Karen Rowley at oakton.danceteam@gmail.com.

Oakton High School Robotics Team

The Oakton High School robotics team is hosting a STEM Open House Saturday, May 29th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Activities including driving a robot, making DIY gadgets, learning about our robotics team, and more! CDC and FCPS regulations will be in place, so make sure you bring a mask and socially distance.  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/4090f4fa4a9292-oakton;  Any questions regarding this event can be directed to Gwen Harter and the Robotics Business Team at cougar.robotics.business@gmail.com.

 

Westfield High School Boys Basketball

Westfield will be conducting Basketball workouts for rising freshman on Mondays,  from 1:30 to 3pm and Wednesday’s from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Please refer to Westfield's school website for emergency care forms to be completed in advance, and submitted when attending the workout session.

 

South Lakes Boosters present: 

Any rising 9th graders interested in Freshman Football at South Lakes, please fill out the following Google form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lSS6-Xjzo1dWCeKnvdOg48n8kZ3kspo6-3OZRbOjo3k/edit

Rising Seahawks (Non-Contact) Football Camp 2021. July 19-23, 9am-2pm at South Lakes High School, Reston, VA. The cost for Rising 9th graders is $150.00. Contact Coach Hescock with any questions or concerns at: jrhescock@fcps.edu. All drills are non-contact.

Fall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 17

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Important Upcoming Events

May 24 - SOL Reading test: Grade 8

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School or Check-in

June 8  - Election Day- All Students Virtual Learning Day

Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here! Update on Virtual and In-Person Learning

Dear RCMS Families,

This week marks a milestone as we enter our second 4-day week of in-person learning.  Throughout our last two months of concurrent instruction we have worked to provide our students with high-quality learning experiences for both our in-person and virtual students, and promoted continuity in a time of novelty and change.

At this time we’ve reached a point in our concurrent instruction where we are unable to change virtual or in-person preferences. We will not be able to honor additional requests to switch the status of your child from in-person to virtual, or from virtual to in-person learning. This decision supports our concurrent learning, and minimizes the disruptions to our daily schedules and instructional environments. 

Grading Update From FCPS- Deadline Extended to June 1st 2020-21 End of Year Grading Flexibility 
  • Use of NM (no mark) instead of F grade for final mark
  • Use of P (pass) instead of a final mark of D/D+ 
  • Final exams used only to raise student grades

Please review the voice-over video regarding the EOY grading flexibility and contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

Also, students/families may request a mark of P (pass) instead of any passing letter grade as their final mark in any course.  If you want to make a request, the form is to be returned to school counselor by June 1, 2021. 

SOL Testing Information

All SOLs will be completed in person at Rachel Carson MS on the dates above. If you need to make any changes or updates to your testing intentions, please email our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross (lmross@fcps.edu). The Google Form is officially closed and cannot receive any submissions.

Return to School Family Resource Guide

The information in this guide will help families know what to expect as children return to school. The guide includes steps families will need to take at home in preparation for the return to school. Please take time to review the information! 

A Family Guide for 2020-21 Return to School

Tuesday, June 8th is Democratic Primary Election Day- All Students to be Virtual

Tuesday, June 8th, is the Democratic Primary Election. The Fairfax County Electoral Board and the City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, therefore all students will have a virtual synchronous learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

ALL students will login to classes and learn from home on this day - in-person students will NOT report to school.

Student Pictures- Pick Up

If you ordered Picture-Day pictures for your student, please see the information below.

  • In-Person Students: Pictures for in-person students were distributed through their Panther Time Connections class. If they did not receive it in their class, please have your student check in the main office.
  • Virtual-Only Students: If your virtual-only student took a picture and you ordered, you may pick up their packets from school. If you did not order, you may still pick up the proof and order through the information in the proof packet. Please come to Entrance #1, Monday-Friday 7:00a.m-3:00p.m. Please tell us your student's name and that you are picking up their pictures. A staff member will bring them out to you.

If you want to view your student’s picture proofs but do not want to come to school to pick them up, please contact LifeTouch customer Service at 1800-736-4753.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Sybil Terry.

The RCMS Book Fair is open!

Spring has sprung! Enjoy the outdoors with a good book.

We are excited to announce that the RCMS Book Fair is open! There are several new titles, including the Virginia Readers Choice Awards. Check it out here:
Bookworm Central

Your purchase helps the school. 15% of all orders are given to the RCMS PTA. Last year the RCMS library used this money to purchase over 150 electronic books for students to read during quarantine.

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent  Account).  Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions here to set up your account. 

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. 

Each high school will offer credit recovery courses and select standardized test prep classes for its students during two sessions:

·         Session 1: June 28-July 16, 2021

·         Session 2: July 21-August 6, 2021.

Students can take one course or class per session. Students are eligible for credit recovery courses if they receive a “NM” at the end of the school year. Students who need to earn a verified credit are eligible for a test prep class.

View the Credit Recovery page for details.

Online Registration Dates:  Registration Link

Session 1: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, June 21, 2021

Session 2: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, July 12, 2021

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

Course Requests for 2021-2022

Course Requests for Rising Ninth Graders:  To see the list of courses that your child selected for seventh or eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE.

This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses. Parents, please contact your child’s base high school  if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses.

Daily Bell Schedule

Click here for our current bell schedule:

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

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

FCPS Student Laptop Return Dates

All 7th and 8th grade students will need to return their FCPS issued laptops at the end of this school year.  In person students who will be at Carson on Friday, June 11, will return their laptop and charger at the end of the day.  Any students who are not at Carson on June 11, including all virtual students, will return their laptops on Monday, June 14 anytime from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.  Stay tuned for more details for the June 14 laptop return date.  Students who have been using a personal laptop for their learning this year may return their FCPS issued laptop and charger to the main office anytime between 7:00 am – 2:30 pm starting June 1.  Students enrolled in summer programs will receive specific details about laptop return in the coming weeks.

Notifications for In-Person Students

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact the attendance office with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

 If your student is scheduled to be in the building on any school day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know.  Please contact the attendance office with the methods below so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is not physically present on their assigned in-person day, but does attend class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

To report an absence or virtual participation, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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.
RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

VIP Summer Camp at Carson is back!

Details can be found here: VIP CAMP INFO

To register please click VIP CAMP REGISTRATION

Questions? Ask Mr. Pawlowski at ajpawlowski@fcps.edu

VIP Registration closes on Friday, May 28th

SEE YOU AT CAMP!!! 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 Summer Theater

Chantilly High School is thrilled to offer the Chantilly Summer Theatre program this July! This program is open to ANY rising 8th – 12th graders, and the performance offers a multitude of opportunities for student technicians and performers. This is a great way for students to get back on stage, or behind the scenes.  You do not have to go to Chantilly High School to participate.  This link provides all the information regarding the summer program; if you have any questions, feel free to email:  chstheatrecamp@gmail.com.

"Camelot and Camelittle" by Stacey Lane

CAMP DATES: July 5-17, 2021 Monday-Saturday  (NO camp on July 10-11)

WHERE:  Chantilly High School Auditorium

Times:  9am-1:00pm

Performances: July 16 and July 17 @ 11am

Tuition:  $200.00 per participant

Auditions: June 5th @ Chantilly High School

 

Oakton High School Dance Team Tryouts

Oakton High School’s Dance Team tryouts are coming up soon!  Tryouts will be May 24-June 4.  To find out more information about the team and tryout process, students should fill out the Tryout Interest Form.  If you have any questions, contact Coach Karen Rowley at oakton.danceteam@gmail.com.

Oakton High School Robotics Team

The Oakton High School robotics team is hosting a STEM Open House Saturday, May 29th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Activities including driving a robot, making DIY gadgets, learning about our robotics team, and more! CDC and FCPS regulations will be in place, so make sure you bring a mask and socially distance.  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/4090f4fa4a9292-oakton;  Any questions regarding this event can be directed to Gwen Harter and the Robotics Business Team at cougar.robotics.business@gmail.com.

 

Westfield Rising 9th Grade students

You are invited to visit the school for an in-person mini orientation on May 24th from 1-3 P.M. At this event, future Bulldogs will have a tour of the building, learn how to join extracurricular activities, and meet current faculty and students. This will be a fun opportunity to ask questions and become familiar with the high school environment.

The event is free and transportation will be provided.  Busses will leave from each middle school at 12:45 and return at approximately 3:15.  All participants will be required to wear a mask at all times and due to social distancing requirements, the number of participants is limited to 225.  If you would like to attend, please fill out the form at this link: https://forms.gle/WDwTGrqCbgyNn5B47  Parents must be able to pick up their child from Rachel Carson Middle school at 3:15PM.

Westfield High School Boys Basketball

Westfield will be conducting Basketball workouts for rising freshman on Mondays,  from 1:30 to 3pm and Wednesday’s from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Please refer to Westfield's school website for emergency care forms to be completed in advance, and submitted when attending the workout session.

 

South Lakes Boosters present: 

Rising Seahawks (Non-Contact) Football Camp 2021. July 19-23, 9am-2pm at South Lakes High School, Reston, VA. The cost for Rising 9th graders is $150.00. Contact Coach Hescock with any questions or concerns at: jrhescock@fcps.edu. All drills are non-contact.

Fall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 10

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Important Upcoming Events

May 17 - SOL Algebra, Geometry tests

May 24 - SOL Reading test: Grade 8

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School or Check-in

Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here! Update on Virtual and In-Person Learning

Dear RCMS Families,

This week marks a milestone as we enter our second 4-day week of in-person learning.  Throughout our last two months of concurrent instruction we have worked to provide our students with high-quality learning experiences for both our in-person and virtual students, and promoted continuity in a time of novelty and change.

At this time we’ve reached a point in our concurrent instruction where we are unable to change virtual or in-person preferences. We will not be able to honor additional requests to switch the status of your child from in-person to virtual, or from virtual to in-person learning. This decision supports our concurrent learning, and minimizes the disruptions to our daily schedules and instructional environments. 

Grading Update From FCPS- Deadline Extended to June 1st 2020-21 End of Year Grading Flexibility 
  • Use of NM (no mark) instead of F grade for final mark
  • Use of P (pass) instead of a final mark of D/D+ 
  • Final exams used only to raise student grades

Please review the voice-over video regarding the EOY grading flexibility and contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

Also, students/families may request a mark of P (pass) instead of any passing letter grade as their final mark in any course.  If you want to make a request, the form is to be returned to school counselor by June 1, 2021. 

SOL Testing Information

All SOLs will be completed in person at Rachel Carson MS on the dates above. If you need to make any changes or updates to your testing intentions, please email our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross (lmross@fcps.edu). The Google Form is officially closed and cannot receive any submissions.

Return to School Family Resource Guide

The information in this guide will help families know what to expect as children return to school. The guide includes steps families will need to take at home in preparation for the return to school. Please take time to review the information! 

A Family Guide for 2020-21 Return to School

National Junior Honor Society Updates

National Junior Honor Society Updates

7th grade students: Application invitations have been emailed to all 7th grade students with a third quarter GPA of at least 3.5. Applications are due Friday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. Late applications will NOT be accepted for any reason.

Please direct any NJHS questions to Elizabeth Joyce (eajoyce@fcps.edu).

Tuesday, June 8th is Democratic Primary Election Day- All Students to be Virtual

Tuesday, June 8th, is the Democratic Primary Election. The Fairfax County Electoral Board and the City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, therefore all students will have a virtual synchronous learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

ALL students will login to classes and learn from home on this day - in-person students will NOT report to school.

Student Pictures- Pick Up

If you ordered Picture-Day pictures for your student, please see the information below.

  • In-Person Students: Pictures for in-person students were distributed through their Panther Time Connections class. If they did not receive it in their class, please have your student check in the main office.
  • Virtual-Only Students: If your virtual-only student took a picture and you ordered, you may pick up their packets from school. If you did not order, you may still pick up the proof and order through the information in the proof packet. Please come to Entrance #1, Monday-Friday 7:00a.m-3:00p.m. Please tell us your student's name and that you are picking up their pictures. A staff member will bring them out to you.

If you want to view your student’s picture proofs but do not want to come to school to pick them up, please contact LifeTouch customer Service at 1800-736-4753.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Sybil Terry.

The RCMS Book Fair is open!

Spring has sprung! Enjoy the outdoors with a good book.

We are excited to announce that the RCMS Book Fair is open! There are several new titles, including the Virginia Readers Choice Awards. Check it out here:
Bookworm Central

Your purchase helps the school. 15% of all orders are given to the RCMS PTA. Last year the RCMS library used this money to purchase over 150 electronic books for students to read during quarantine.

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent  Account).  Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions here to set up your account. 

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. 

Each high school will offer credit recovery courses and select standardized test prep classes for its students during two sessions:

·         Session 1: June 28-July 16, 2021

·         Session 2: July 21-August 6, 2021.

Students can take one course or class per session. Students are eligible for credit recovery courses if they receive a “NM” at the end of the school year. Students who need to earn a verified credit are eligible for a test prep class.

View the Credit Recovery page for details.

Online Registration Dates:  Registration Link

Session 1: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, June 21, 2021

Session 2: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, July 12, 2021

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

Course Requests for 2021-2022

Course Requests for Rising Seventh and Eighth Graders:  To see the list of courses that your child selected for seventh or eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE.

This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level.

Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 4.

Daily Bell Schedule

Click here for our current bell schedule:

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

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

Notifications for In-Person Students

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact the attendance office with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

 If your student is scheduled to be in the building on any school day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know.  Please contact the attendance office with the methods below so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is not physically present on their assigned in-person day, but does attend class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

To report an absence or virtual participation, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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.
RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

After School Program Notes

Congratulations! to our state winners for eCybermission:

 7th Grade

  • 2nd place- Team H2 ec0.  This team consisted of Sampriti M., Arjun P. & Smayan S.

8th Grade

  • Honorable Mention: Big Brains

Congratulations! to the CQuestrators who won first place in the North-East region for eCybermission and now qualify for Nationals in June. They also won the Stem-in-action grant to implement their solution during next school year.  The CQuestrators would like to thank their teachers who supported them this year.

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 Summer Theater

Chantilly High School is thrilled to offer the Chantilly Summer Theatre program this July! This program is open to ANY rising 8th – 12th graders, and the performance offers a multitude of opportunities for student technicians and performers. This is a great way for students to get back on stage, or behind the scenes.  You do not have to go to Chantilly High School to participate.  This link provides all the information regarding the summer program; if you have any questions, feel free to email:  chstheatrecamp@gmail.com.

"Camelot and Camelittle" by Stacey Lane

CAMP DATES: July 5-17, 2021 Monday-Saturday  (NO camp on July 10-11)

WHERE:  Chantilly High School Auditorium

Times:  9am-1:00pm

Performances: July 16 and July 17 @ 11am

Tuition:  $200.00 per participant

Auditions: June 5th @ Chantilly High School

 

Westfield Rising 9th Grade students

You are invited to visit the school for an in-person mini orientation on May 24th from 1-3 P.M. At this event, future Bulldogs will have a tour of the building, learn how to join extracurricular activities, and meet current faculty and students. This will be a fun opportunity to ask questions and become familiar with the high school environment.

The event is free and transportation will be provided.  Busses will leave from each middle school at 12:45 and return at approximately 3:15.  All participants will be required to wear a mask at all times and due to social distancing requirements, the number of participants is limited to 225.  If you would like to attend, please fill out the form at this link: https://forms.gle/WDwTGrqCbgyNn5B47 

We are excited to meet our incoming 9th graders!  If you have any questions, please contact Sonya Williams at snwilliams1@fcps.edu.

Westfield High School Boys Basketball

Westfield will be conducting Basketball workouts for rising freshman on Mondays,  from 1:30 to 3pm and Wednesday’s from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Please refer to Westfield's school website for emergency care forms to be completed in advance, and submitted when attending the workout session.

SLHS Seahawk Golf Info For The Rising Freshman

Welcome Class of 2025 to South Lakes High School and the wonderful world of high school athletics! My name is Kevin Anderson and this will be my fourth season coaching the boys team. We’ve seen a great interest in our sport at South Lakes so I just wanted to give you a heads up on a few things.

  1. We have an early and very short season. Tryouts are projected to begin August 2 and the season runs through late September.
  2. We have a limited number of spots available. With the high level of interest and low number of playing opportunities I will carry 8-12 Varsity Team members with an additional 8-12 on the developmental team.
  3. We are upgrading our program. This fall we will be moving from the Liberty to the Concorde District. All new schools to play. As we make this transition we want to make the best impression on these opponents that we can, and will have team bags and shirts (player keeps the gear) for the fall. We have multiple fundraising efforts ongoing to help defray some of the costs of this personal gear. We are projecting that each Varsity member will have a cost of $100-$150 for his gear. More to follow on this.
  4. We will have an interest “Zoom” meeting May 17, 9:00pm. I want to make sure that all our rising freshman families understand what is expected (on and off the golf course). There are many things that need to be taken care of before we start our season August 2. Email me at kanderson3@fcps.edu for a meeting invite.

SLHS Golf Interest Zoom Meeting: May 17, 9:00 PM 

Seahawk Boys Golf Coach Kevin Anderson is inviting you to a Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Seahawk Golf Fall 2021 

Time: May 17, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77545900768?pwd=U0ZmVjNUUGpENjZhUVd2bE9PWDUwdz09 

Meeting ID: 775 4590 0768 

Passcode: xU5jqc 

Fall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 3rd

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Important Upcoming Events

May 10 - SOL Grade 7 Math, 7 Honors Math, Grade 8 Math, Algebra II tests

May 17 - SOL Algebra, Geometry tests

May 24 - SOL Reading test: Grade 8

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School or Check-in

May 3-7 is Teacher Appreciation Week

This week, please join us in celebrating our teachers and instructional staff for their excellent work. We appreciate them for their commitment to our school community.

Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here! Update on Virtual and In-Person Learning

Dear RCMS Families,

This week marks a milestone as we enter our second 4-day week of in-person learning.  Throughout our last two months of concurrent instruction we have worked to provide our students with high-quality learning experiences for both our in-person and virtual students, and promoted continuity in a time of novelty and change.

At this time we’ve reached a point in our concurrent instruction where we are unable to change virtual or in-person preferences. We will not be able to honor additional requests to switch the status of your child from in-person to virtual, or from virtual to in-person learning. This decision supports our concurrent learning, and minimizes the disruptions to our daily schedules and instructional environments. 

SOL Testing Information

All SOLs will be completed in person at Rachel Carson MS on the dates above. If you need to make any changes or updates to your testing intentions, please email our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross (lmross@fcps.edu). The Google Form is officially closed and cannot receive any submissions.

National Junior Honor Society Updates

National Junior Honor Society Updates

8th grade members: The service hour deadline is this Friday, May 7th at 2:15 p.m. Students’ Service Hour Reflection must be submitted in the NJHS Google Classroom by this time. For more information, students should see the documents posted in the NJHS Google Classroom.

7th grade students: Application invitations have been emailed to all 7th grade students with a third quarter GPA of at least 3.5. Applications are due Friday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. Late applications will NOT be accepted for any reason.

Please direct any NJHS questions to Elizabeth Joyce (eajoyce@fcps.edu).

Tuesday, June 8th is Democratic Primary Election Day- All Students to be Virtual

Tuesday, June 8th, is the Democratic Primary Election. The Fairfax County Electoral Board and the City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, therefore all students will have a virtual synchronous learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

ALL students will login to classes and learn from home on this day - in-person students will NOT report to school.

Student Pictures- Pick Up

If you ordered Picture-Day pictures for your student, please see the information below.

  • In-Person Students: Pictures for in-person students were distributed through their Panther Time Connections class. If they did not receive it in their class, please have your student check in the main office.
  • Virtual-Only Students: If your virtual-only student took a picture and you ordered, you may pick up their packets from school. If you did not order, you may still pick up the proof and order through the information in the proof packet. Please come to Entrance #1, Monday-Friday 7:00a.m-3:00p.m. Please tell us your student's name and that you are picking up their pictures. A staff member will bring them out to you.

If you want to view your student’s picture proofs but do not want to come to school to pick them up, please contact LifeTouch customer Service at 1800-736-4753.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Sybil Terry.

The RCMS Book Fair is open!

Spring has sprung! Enjoy the outdoors with a good book.

We are excited to announce that the RCMS Book Fair is open! There are several new titles, including the Virginia Readers Choice Awards. Check it out here:
Bookworm Central

Your purchase helps the school. 15% of all orders are given to the RCMS PTA. Last year the RCMS library used this money to purchase over 150 electronic books for students to read during quarantine.

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent  Account).  Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions here to set up your account. 

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. 

Each high school will offer credit recovery courses and select standardized test prep classes for its students during two sessions:

·         Session 1: June 28-July 16, 2021

·         Session 2: July 21-August 6, 2021.

Students can take one course or class per session. Students are eligible for credit recovery courses if they receive a “NM” at the end of the school year. Students who need to earn a verified credit are eligible for a test prep class.

View the Credit Recovery page for details.

Online Registration Dates:  Registration Link

Session 1: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, June 21, 2021

Session 2: Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, July 12, 2021

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

Course Requests for 2021-2022

Course Requests for Rising Seventh and Eighth Graders:  To see the list of courses that your child selected for seventh or eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE.

This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level.

Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 4.

Grading Update From FCPS 2020-21 End of Year Grading Flexibility 
  • Use of NM (no mark) instead of F grade for final mark
  • Use of P (pass) instead of a final mark of D/D+ 
  • Final exams used only to raise student grades

Please review the voice-over video regarding the EOY grading flexibility and contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

Also, students/families may request a mark of P (pass) instead of any passing letter grade as their final mark in any course.  If you want to make a request, the form is to be returned to school counselor by May 10, 2021. 

Daily Bell Schedule

Click here for our current bell schedule:

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

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

After School Program Notes

Congratulations to the following Panthers in the Rachel Carson TSA (Technology Student Association) Chapter and our Coach, Sona Sharma-Chibber, on their success in the Technosphere state competition!

 Biotechnology-2nd Place

  • Varsha A., Arnav B., Hamsika I., Amogh K., Archi M., Sampriti M., Arjun P., Saakruthi P.

Career Prep

  • Varsha A.-3rd Place/Ishita T.-5th Place/Anthara K.-8th Place/Hamsika I.-10th Place

Challenging Technology Issues- 3rd Place

  • Abishek K. & Anthara K.

Cybersecurity Foundations-2nd Place

  • Winston W.

Digital Photography-1st Place

  • Hamsika I.

Essays on Technology

  • Archi M.-1st Place/Sampriti M.-5th Place/Adithiya B.-9th Place/Aarushi B.-10th Place

Forensic Technology

  • Hashmita N. & Manya Y.-2nd Place/Ananya K. & Ishita T.-5th Place/Aarushi B. & Archi M.-6th Place

Leadership Strategies-1st Place

  • Archi M./Veda M./Aashritha P.

Medical Technology Issues- 1st Place

  • Adithiya B./Aarushi B./Abishek K./Ananya K./Archi M./Veda M./Saakruthi P./Aashritha P.

Micro Controller Design-2nd Place

Ananya K./Hashmita N./Saakruthi P./Samanvi T./Manya Y.

Prepared Speech-4th Place

  • Sampriti M.

Promotional Marketing

  • Varsha A.-2nd Place/Ishita T.-7th Place/Parth D.-9th Place

STEM Animation

  • 4th Place- Adithiya B./Arbav B./Parth D./Arjun P./Tanish R./Winston W.
  • 7th Place-Varsha A./Aarushi B./Hamsika I./Archi M./Veda M./Saakruthi P.

System Control Technology

  • 1st Place-Hashmita N./Samanvi T./Manya Y.
  • 5th Place-Varsha A./Hamsika I./Ananya K.

Video Game Design-2nd Place

  • Arnav B./Abishek K./Amogh K./Sampriti M./Arjun P./Winston W.

Website Design- 2nd Place

  • Varsha A./Hamsika I./Archi M./Veda M./Sampriti M./Samanvi 
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 Rising 9th Grade students

You are invited to visit the school for an in-person mini orientation on May 24th from 1-3 P.M. At this event, future Bulldogs will have a tour of the building, learn how to join extracurricular activities, and meet current faculty and students. This will be a fun opportunity to ask questions and become familiar with the high school environment.

The event is free and transportation will be provided.  Busses will leave from each middle school at 12:45 and return at approximately 3:15.  All participants will be required to wear a mask at all times and due to social distancing requirements, the number of participants is limited to 225.  If you would like to attend, please fill out the form at this link: https://forms.gle/WDwTGrqCbgyNn5B47 

We are excited to meet our incoming 9th graders!  If you have any questions, please contact Sonya Williams at snwilliams1@fcps.edu.

Westfield High School Freshman Football 

Westfield High School Freshman Football Workouts will begin Monday, May 3 at Westfield High School from 3:30-4:30 PM and continue Wednesday and Thursday (5/5 & 5/6) at Stone Middle School from 3:30-4:30 PM.  We will continue this schedule each week and look to move all workouts to Westfield beginning in June.  No previous football experience is necessary to participate and we are excited to begin working with the class of 2025 Bulldogs.  If you or anyone you know is interested in joining the Westfield Football Family, please contact Coach Sachlis at jason.sachlis@fcps.edu.

South Lakes High School

Fall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates - Week of April 27th

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Important Upcoming Events

April 26-30- Wellness Week

May 3 - SOL Reading test: Grade 7

May 10 - SOL Grade 7 Math, 7 Honors Math, Grade 8 Math, Algebra II tests

May 17 - SOL Algebra, Geometry tests

May 24 - SOL Reading test: Grade 8

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School or Check-in

  Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here!

 

The Student Services Department will be facilitating  Wellness Week for Carson students from April 26-30th. Each Day we will be promoting events or videos on how to practice wellness and find ideas and activities to promote mental and physical wellness. Events include Lunch Time Games, How to ID Stress and Coping Tools, Pay it Forward Day, Practicing Wellness Videos, and more! If you have any question please reach out to any member of our student services team.  Help us promote wellness to our students and encourage them to participate.

SOL Testing Information

All SOLs will be completed in person at Rachel Carson MS on the dates above. If you need to make any changes or updates to your testing intentions, please email our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross (lmross@fcps.edu). The Google Form is officially closed and cannot receive any submissions.

From the PE Department

Human Growth and Development will be taught through PE classes the school week of April 27-30 through PE classes.  If your child has opted out of all or some of these lessons, they will be instructed by their PE teacher on their alternative assignments.  You may still choose to opt out your child of all or specific lessons no later than April 23rd.  Please email the opt out form to your child’s PE teacher. 

You can find the opt out form here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31710  Please email your child’s PE teacher if you have any questions.

National Junior Honor Society Updates

8th grade members: The service hour deadline is Friday, May 7th at 2:15 p.m. Students’ Service Hour Reflection must be submitted in the NJHS Google Classroom by this time. For more information, students should see the documents posted in the NJHS Google Classroom.

7th grade students: Application invitations will be emailed to eligible students soon! All students with a third quarter GPA of at least 3.5 will receive an invitation to apply. Once invitations have been sent, an announcement will be included in the News You Choose email.

Please direct any NJHS questions to Elizabeth Joyce (eajoyce@fcps.edu).

Yearbook Update

Due to a shortage of photos, a yearbook will not be printed this year. The yearbook staff is working behind the scenes to assemble submitted photos and school portraits to create a PDF version of the yearbook that will be made available to all students, free of charge, at the end of the school year.

It is not to late to submit photos! Please consider submitting photos of your Carson student in their home office, with a pet, playing a sport, playing an instrument, doing chores, etc. to: Carsonmsyearbook@gmail.com  Make sure to include the student’s legal name and grade, as well as a description of the activity in the photo in the email.

Were you unable to attend a school picture session? You can still be
included in the portrait section!
The deadline to submit is April 30th.

Send a snapshot of your student to: Carsonmsyearbook@gmail.com PORTRAIT PHOTO CRITERIA- Only one RCMS student per photo, head and upper body only, solid background, no hand gestures. Make sure to include the student’s legal name and grade in the email.

The RCMS Book Fair is open!

Spring has sprung! Enjoy the outdoors with a good book.

We are excited to announce that the RCMS Book Fair is open! There are several new titles, including the Virginia Readers Choice Awards. Check it out here:
Bookworm Central

Your purchase helps the school. 15% of all orders are given to the RCMS PTA. Last year the RCMS library used this money to purchase over 150 electronic books for students to read during quarantine.

Eating Disorder Parent  Information

The Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2 requires Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2020):

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders are not fads or phases, and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.

Eating disorders can develop or re-emerge at any age. Eating disorder specialists are reporting an increase in the diagnosis of children, some as young as five or six. Many eating disorder sufferers report that their thoughts and behaviors started much earlier than anyone realized, sometimes even in early childhood. Although most people report the onset of their eating disorder in their teens and young adulthood, there is some evidence that people are being diagnosed at younger ages.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed eating disorder documents with detailed information to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. The letter and fact sheet have been translated and posted on the following webpage: http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/ssse/translations/dss-healthmedical.htm.

Action Required: Provide ‘Eating Disorder Parental Letter and Fact Sheet’ located at this link http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/ssse/translations/dss-healthmedical.htm to parents and guardians of all students grades five through twelve through either hard copy or electronically.

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent  Account).  Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions here to set up your account. 

Virtual CAD and Programming
for Young Scholars (MS)

The TJHSST's FTC Robotics team worked with middle schoolers last year on Saturdays to teach about robotics using LEGO robotics kits. Unfortunately, these in-person sessions were not possible to organize this year, so the team has been working on developing their own curriculum for a free, virtual, school-year camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The only resource needed to access these camps are an FCPS laptop. The camp will be split into two curriculums: 1) classes on Computer Aided Design (CAD), for students to learn how to virtually design their own robots; and 2) robotics-related programming taught in the programming language Python.

Students may choose to participate in one or both classes. Each class will last for 6 weeks, making both a total of 12 weeks from March 27th to June 12th. These sessions will be on Saturdays and take place from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Students will be emailed a Blackboard Collaborate link to join at these times, similar to how one would join a regular school-day class.

Although the CAD camp has already started, they have posted recordings of the sessions in their Google Classroom (this information will be sent in an email to those who sign up) so students can watch those if they wish to participate in the CAD classes now. They can also sign up for the Programming course, which will be starting on May 1st. More information can be found on the following website: https://www.robotuprising.org/camps/. You may also Register Here.

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

Course Requests for 2021-2022

Course Requests for Rising Seventh and Eighth Graders:  To see the list of courses that your child selected for seventh or eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE.

This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level.

Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 4.

Daily Bell Schedule Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

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 Class of 2025 Parents

Westfield High School is planning to host a spring town hall meeting for parents of the Class of 2025. On Thursday April 29th at 6:00pm, Westfield High School Administration and Student Services Departments will host a parent town hall meeting for parents of incoming freshmen. The town hall will be an opportunity for families to ask questions about the first year of high school after a brief presentation about an overview of Westfield High School. In order to prepare for this presentation, please complete this google form. This will help Westfield plan and prepare for your concerns, questions and interests. A link to the meeting will be sent out the morning of April 29th to parents email accounts on file.  We will host the meeting for Spanish speaking families at 7:30 pm.

Para familias habla Espanol

El jueves 29 de abril a las 7:30 pm, los Departamentos de Administracion y Servicios Estudiantiles de la Escuela Secundaria Westfield organizaran una reunion de padres para los padres de los estudiantes de primer ano que ingresan. El ayuntamiento sera una oportunidad para que las familias hagan preguntas sobre el primer ano de la escuela secundaria despues de una breve presentacion sobra una descripcion general de la escuela secundaria Westfield. Se enviara un enlace a la reunion la manana del 29 de los padres en el archivo. 

Westfield High School Freshman Football 

Freshman Football at Westfield High School is beginning their pre-season workouts in May.  If you are interested in playing football next year at Westfield, please contact Coach Sachlis at jason.sachlis@fcps.edu immediately so your name can be added to the email distribution  list.  No previous experience is necessary.  Join the Bulldog Football Family today.  Go Bulldogs!

South Lakes High SchoolFall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Afterschool Updates

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Special Afterschool Program Announcements VIP Summer Camp at Carson is back!

SEE YOU AT CAMP!!!

Westfield Freshman Football

Freshman Football at Westfield High School is beginning their pre-season workouts in May.  If you are interested in playing football next year at Westfield, please contact Coach Sachlis at jason.sachlis@fcps.edu immediately so your name can be added to the email distribution  list.  No previous experience is necessary.  Join the Bulldog Football Family today.  Go Bulldogs!

South Lakes High School 

Fall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates - April 20, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

April 26 - SOL Science test: Grade 8

May 3 - SOL Reading test: Grade 7

May 10 - SOL Grade 7 Math, 7 Honors Math, Grade 8 Math, Algebra II tests

May 17 - SOL Algebra, Geometry tests

May 24 - SOL Reading test: Grade 8

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School or Check-in

  Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here!

 

Wear Purple on
Wednesday, April 21

April is Month of the Military Child. We’re asking the RCMS community to wear purple Wednesday to show support and thank our military connected youth for their strength and sacrifices.

Why Purple? Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported. Send any photos of students wearing purple to ekdonlen@fcps.edu or tag the SCA on Instagram @RachelCarsonSCA.

SOL Testing Information

All SOLs will be completed in person at Rachel Carson MS on the dates above. If you need to make any changes or updates to your testing intentions, please email our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross (lmross@fcps.edu). The Google Form is officially closed and cannot receive any submissions.

From the PE Department

Human Growth and Development will be taught through PE classes the school week of April 27-30 through PE classes.  If your child has opted out of all or some of these lessons, they will be instructed by their PE teacher on their alternative assignments.  You may still choose to opt out your child of all or specific lessons no later than April 23rd.  Please email the opt out form to your child’s PE teacher. 

You can find the opt out form here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31710  Please email your child’s PE teacher if you have any questions.

Grading Update from FCPS

2020-21 End of Year Grading Flexibility for Middle School Students 

During the current 2020-21 school year, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has  adopted a grading policy change to provide flexibility for students in middle school to  designate their current school year courses as “Pass” or “No Mark” status instead of a  letter grade for their final mark.  

As you review your middle school student’s third quarter report card, please consider the flexibility that will be applied to final marks: 

  • Students receiving a final mark of “D” or “D+” in any course will be automatically assigned a mark of “P” (pass) as the final mark at the end of the school year. ● Students receiving a final mark of “F” in any course will be automatically assigned a mark of “NM” (no mark) as the final mark at the end of the school year.  ● Students may select a mark of “P” (pass) for any courses for which a passing grade is earned for the final mark.
    Action Needed: Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass status for anticipated grades of “A” through “C-”, the Pass-No Mark Status Form linked here: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se358.pdf must be submitted to your school counselor/Student Services by May 10, 2021.  
  • Students and families are encouraged to carefully consider the option to request a Pass instead of a passing letter grade or final mark. Additional information including considerations and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and reporting/secondary

An additional option is available for high school credit bearing classes taken in middle school.  High school credit-bearing courses will be reflected on the middle and high school transcripts. In  accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students  who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be  omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for  the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course. The request to expunge as well as guidelines and  the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found  at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf

School Counselor Student’s
Last Name
Contact eMail Laura Ricciardi A-Dar lrricciardi1@fcps.edu Esther Ferrell Das-Jz elferrell@fcps.edu Brenda Humphrey K-Mn bahumphrey@fcps.edu Rebecca Little Mo-Sg RRLittle@fcps.edu Elizabeth Schires Sh-Z epschires@fcps.edu

 

Yearbook Update

Due to a shortage of photos, a yearbook will not be printed this year. The yearbook staff is working behind the scenes to assemble submitted photos and school portraits to create a PDF version of the yearbook that will be made available to all students, free of charge, at the end of the school year.

It is not to late to submit photos! Please consider submitting photos of your Carson student in their home office, with a pet, playing a sport, playing an instrument, doing chores, etc. to: Carsonmsyearbook@gmail.com  Make sure to include the student’s legal name and grade, as well as a description of the activity in the photo in the email.

Were you unable to attend a school picture session? You can still be
included in the portrait section!
The deadline to submit is April 30th.

Send a snapshot of your student to: Carsonmsyearbook@gmail.com PORTRAIT PHOTO CRITERIA- Only one RCMS student per photo, head and upper body only, solid background, no hand gestures. Make sure to include the student’s legal name and grade in the email.

The RCMS Book Fair is open!

Spring has sprung! Enjoy the outdoors with a good book.

We are excited to announce that the RCMS Book Fair is open! There are several new titles, including the Virginia Readers Choice Awards. Check it out here:
Bookworm Central

Your purchase helps the school. 15% of all orders are given to the RCMS PTA. Last year the RCMS library used this money to purchase over 150 electronic books for students to read during quarantine.

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent  Account).  Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions here to set up your account. 

Virtual CAD and Programming
for Young Scholars (MS)

The TJHSST's FTC Robotics team worked with middle schoolers last year on Saturdays to teach about robotics using LEGO robotics kits. Unfortunately, these in-person sessions were not possible to organize this year, so the team has been working on developing their own curriculum for a free, virtual, school-year camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The only resource needed to access these camps are an FCPS laptop. The camp will be split into two curriculums: 1) classes on Computer Aided Design (CAD), for students to learn how to virtually design their own robots; and 2) robotics-related programming taught in the programming language Python.

Students may choose to participate in one or both classes. Each class will last for 6 weeks, making both a total of 12 weeks from March 27th to June 12th. These sessions will be on Saturdays and take place from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Students will be emailed a Blackboard Collaborate link to join at these times, similar to how one would join a regular school-day class.

Although the CAD camp has already started, they have posted recordings of the sessions in their Google Classroom (this information will be sent in an email to those who sign up) so students can watch those if they wish to participate in the CAD classes now. They can also sign up for the Programming course, which will be starting on May 1st. More information can be found on the following website: https://www.robotuprising.org/camps/. You may also Register Here.

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

Course Requests for 2021-2022

Course Requests for Rising Seventh and Eighth Graders:  To see the list of courses that your child selected for seventh or eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE.

This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level.

Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 4.

Daily Bell Schedule Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

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 - Attention Parents of Rising 9th Graders: 
Westfield High School is planning to host a spring town hall meeting for parents of the Class of 2025. In order to prepare for this presentation, please complete this google form. This will help Westfield plan and prepare for your concerns, questions and interests.

Westfield High School Freshman Football 
Students attending Westfield HS in the Fall of 2021 and are interested in playing Football, please contact Coach Sachlis @ jason.sachlis@fcps.edu.

South Lakes High SchoolFall Sports at South Lakes High Start on Monday August 2nd. (Boys and Girls golf will begin on July 29th) Please reach out to the coaches for more sport- specific information.

Sport

Coach

Email Address

Cheerleading

Becky Slaight

RASlaight@fcps.edu

Cross Country

Joseph Schuler

JVSchuler@fcps.edu

Dance Team

Catherine McDermott

chmcdermott@fcps.edu

Field Hockey

Lisi Mueller

almueller@fcps.edu

Football

Jason Hescock

jrhescock@fcps.edu

Boys Golf

Kevin Anderson

Kanderson3@fcps.edu

Girls Golf

Olivia Dunheimer

odunheimer@fcps.edu

Girls Volleyball

Melinda Rocha

mrocha@fcps.edu

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates - April 13, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

April 19 - Final SOL Laptop Update Event

April 26 - SOL Science test: Grade 8

May 3 - SOL Reading test: Grade 7

May 10 - SOL Grade 7 Math, 7 Honors Math, Grade 8 Math, Algebra II tests

May 17 - SOL Algebra, Geometry tests

May 24 - SOL Reading test: Grade 8

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School or Check-in

  Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here!

 

SOL Laptop Update Event

Our final Laptop Update Event will take place on Monday, April 19th from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Please review the possible sign up days/times and select one appointment slot to bring your student's laptop to Carson for updates.  It is important for the student to also attend so that they can log on the computer. This process should take approximately 15 minutes.  We will be set up inside and outside of the cafeteria doors. 

Location: RCMS Cafeteria

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent  Account).  Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions here to set up your account. 

Grading Update from FCPS

2020-21 End of Year Grading Flexibility for Middle School Students 

During the current 2020-21 school year, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has  adopted a grading policy change to provide flexibility for students in middle school to  designate their current school year courses as “Pass” or “No Mark” status instead of a  letter grade for their final mark.  

As you review your middle school student’s third quarter report card, please consider the flexibility that will be applied to final marks: 

  • Students receiving a final mark of “D” or “D+” in any course will be automatically assigned a mark of “P” (pass) as the final mark at the end of the school year. ● Students receiving a final mark of “F” in any course will be automatically assigneda mark of “NM” (no mark) as the final mark at the end of the school year.  ● Students may select a mark of “P” (pass) for any courses for which a passing grade is earned for the final mark.
    Action Needed: Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass status for anticipated grades of “A” through “C-”, the Pass-No Mark Status Form linked here: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se358.pdf must be submitted to your school counselor/Student Services by May 10, 2021.  
  • Students and families are encouraged to carefully consider the option to request a Pass instead of a passing letter grade or final mark. Additional information including considerations and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

An additional option is available for high school credit bearing classes taken in middle school.  High school credit-bearing courses will be reflected on the middle and high school transcripts. In  accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students  who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be  omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for  the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course. The request to expunge as well as guidelines and  the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found  at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf

School Counselor Student’s
Last Name
Contact eMail Laura Ricciardi A-Dar lrricciardi1@fcps.edu Esther Ferrell Das-Jz elferrell@fcps.edu Brenda Humphrey K-Mn bahumphrey@fcps.edu Rebecca Little Mo-Sg RRLittle@fcps.edu Elizabeth Schires Sh-Z epschires@fcps.edu

 

Yearbook Update

Due to a shortage of photos, a yearbook will not be printed this year. The yearbook staff is working behind the scenes to assemble submitted photos and school portraits to create a PDF version of the yearbook that will be made available to all students, free of charge, at the end of the school year.

It is not to late to submit photos! Please consider submitting photos of your Carson student in their home office, with a pet, playing a sport, playing an instrument, doing chores, etc. to: Carsonmsyearbook@gmail.com  Make sure to include the student’s legal name and grade, as well as a description of the activity in the photo in the email.

Were you unable to attend a school picture session? You can still be
included in the portrait section!
The deadline to submit is April 30th.

Send a snapshot of your student to: Carsonmsyearbook@gmail.com PORTRAIT PHOTO CRITERIA- Only one RCMS student per photo, head and upper body only, solid background, no hand gestures. Make sure to include the student’s legal name and grade in the email.

The RCMS Book Fair is open!

Spring has sprung! Enjoy the outdoors with a good book.

We are excited to announce that the RCMS Book Fair is open! There are several new titles, including the Virginia Readers Choice Awards. Check it out here:
Bookworm Central

Your purchase helps the school. 15% of all orders are given to the RCMS PTA. Last year the RCMS library used this money to purchase over 150 electronic books for students to read during quarantine.

SOL Testing Update

The U.S. Education Department (USED) continues to require administration of state assessments, and Virginia has not waived SOL tests. Students in grades 3-12 will continue to test for federal participation. As you may be aware, the Grade 8 Writing SOL and Civics SOL have been replaced with Local Authentic Assessments through their English 8 and Civics classes. All students are required to take the Reading SOL (grades 7 & 8), Math SOL (grades 7 & 8), and Science 8 SOL.

All SOL tests are taken in-person at school. For any SOL assessments this spring, you have the right to refuse testing for your student due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The school is in the process of finalizing testing dates for individual students, and you will be contacted with these details. For initial planning with your family, please be aware we are working to schedule tests as follows.  This is a tentative schedule and could change as we work to finalize the testing process. The testing block will be from 7:30AM-11:30AM. Our plan is to utilize Mondays for all testing. By scheduling testing on Mondays, we will reduce the disruption to instruction for classes Tuesday-Friday. Additionally, we will have the most flexibility with space and safety measures we need for testing.

  • Science tests: Grade 8 Monday, April 26th
  • Reading tests: Grade 7 Monday, May 3rd ; Grade 8 Monday, May 24th
  • Mathematics tests: Grade 7, 7HN, 8, Algebra II  Monday, May 10th Algebra, Geometry Monday, May 17th

As we prepare for spring assessments, we need to collect information about your intentions for spring SOL tests and transportation requests. By Wednesday, April 14th, please complete the online Google intent form.  Please refer to the March 23 e-Notify email for access to the link. Contact Mrs. Lauren Ross, School Testing Coordinator, lmross@fcps.edu at our school if you need help accessing or completing the form. All necessary COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed as outlined on the FCPS Public Webpage.

Virtual CAD and Programming
for Young Scholars (MS)

The TJHSST's FTC Robotics team worked with middle schoolers last year on Saturdays to teach about robotics using LEGO robotics kits. Unfortunately, these in-person sessions were not possible to organize this year, so the team has been working on developing their own curriculum for a free, virtual, school-year camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The only resource needed to access these camps are an FCPS laptop. The camp will be split into two curriculums: 1) classes on Computer Aided Design (CAD), for students to learn how to virtually design their own robots; and 2) robotics-related programming taught in the programming language Python.

Students may choose to participate in one or both classes. Each class will last for 6 weeks, making both a total of 12 weeks from March 27th to June 12th. These sessions will be on Saturdays and take place from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Students will be emailed a Blackboard Collaborate link to join at these times, similar to how one would join a regular school-day class.

Although the CAD camp has already started, they have posted recordings of the sessions in their Google Classroom (this information will be sent in an email to those who sign up) so students can watch those if they wish to participate in the CAD classes now. They can also sign up for the Programming course, which will be starting on May 1st. More information can be found on the following website: https://www.robotuprising.org/camps/. You may also Register Here.

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

Course Requests for 2021-2022

Course Requests for Rising Seventh and Eighth Graders:  To see the list of courses that your child selected for seventh or eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE.

This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level.

Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 4.

Daily Bell Schedule Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

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 - Town Hall for Parents of the Class of 2025.
In order to prepare for this presentation, please complete this google form. This will help the faculty at Westfield plan and prepare for your concerns, questions and interests. Thank you.

Westfield High School Freshman Football 
Students attending Westfield HS in the Fall of 2021 and are interested in playing Football, please contact Coach Sachlis @ jason.sachlis@fcps.edu.

South Lakes High SchoolGolf Info For Rising Freshman 
There will be an interest “Zoom” meeting on May 17 at 9:00PM for rising freshmen interested in the SLHA Golf team. E-mail coach Kevin Anderson at  kanderson3@fcps.edu for a meeting invite.

South Lakes High SchoolDance Team

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates - April 6, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

April 7 - RCMS Parent Virtual Coffee - 9:00AM-10:00AM

April 8 - RCMS SOL Testing - Parent Virtual Town Hall - 6:00PM

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School or Check-in

  Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here!

 

Daily Bell Schedule Monday Asynchronous Check In

All Mondays, except for student holidays, are now Asynchronous check in days. Students are required to log in before noon to complete a check-in form posted by their Panther time teacher, as well as complete any posted assignments for all classes.

 

  April 7th - RCMS Parent Coffee

Date:  April 7, 2021
Time: 9:00AM-10:00AM
Topic: Concurrent Instruction

Join us online to learn more about the Rachel Carson MS Concurrent Instruction Model. 

Parents will have an opportunity to hear about teaching methods and gain tips and strategies to support your child during the concurrent instruction school year.  

Please register here to attend the meeting.  A BBCU link will be sent to you in advance of the meeting.  

SOL Testing - 
Parent Virtual Town Hall
Thursday, April 8th, 6:00PM

We will be conducting a Parent Town Hall information session regarding the upcoming SOL tests, the testing schedule, safety measures for in-person testing, and other related details. 

This event will be held on
Thursday, April 8th from 6:00-7:00PM.  

To register for the RCMS Town Hall, please use this Google Form.  You will receive a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link on the morning of the 8th. 

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent  Account).  Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions here to set up your account. 

SOL Testing Update

The U.S. Education Department (USED) continues to require administration of state assessments, and Virginia has not waived SOL tests. Students in grades 3-12 will continue to test for federal participation. As you may be aware, the Grade 8 Writing SOL and Civics SOL have been replaced with Local Authentic Assessments through their English 8 and Civics classes. All students are required to take the Reading SOL (grades 7 & 8), Math SOL (grades 7 & 8), and Science 8 SOL.

All SOL tests are taken in-person at school. For any SOL assessments this spring, you have the right to refuse testing for your student due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The school is in the process of finalizing testing dates for individual students, and you will be contacted with these details. For initial planning with your family, please be aware we are working to schedule tests as follows.  This is a tentative schedule and could change as we work to finalize the testing process. The testing block will be from 7:30AM-11:30AM. Our plan is to utilize Mondays for all testing. By scheduling testing on Mondays, we will reduce the disruption to instruction for classes Tuesday-Friday. Additionally, we will have the most flexibility with space and safety measures we need for testing.

  • Science tests: Grade 8 Monday, April 26th
  • Reading tests: Grade 7 Monday, May 3rd ; Grade 8 Monday, May 24th
  • Mathematics tests: Grade 7, 7HN, 8, Algebra II  Monday, May 10th Algebra, Geometry Monday, May 17th

As we prepare for spring assessments, we need to collect information about your intentions for spring SOL tests and transportation requests. By Friday, April 2nd, please complete the online Google intent form.  Please refer to the March 23 e-Notify email for access to the link. Contact Mrs. Lauren Ross, School Testing Coordinator, lmross@fcps.edu at our school if you need help accessing or completing the form. All necessary COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed as outlined on the FCPS Public Webpage.

Virtual CAD and Programming
for Young Scholars (MS)

The TJHSST's FTC Robotics team worked with middle schoolers last year on Saturdays to teach about robotics using LEGO robotics kits. Unfortunately, these in-person sessions were not possible to organize this year, so the team has been working on developing their own curriculum for a free, virtual, school-year camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The only resource needed to access these camps are an FCPS laptop. The camp will be split into two curriculums: 1) classes on Computer Aided Design (CAD), for students to learn how to virtually design their own robots; and 2) robotics-related programming taught in the programming language Python.

Students may choose to participate in one or both classes. Each class will last for 6 weeks, making both a total of 12 weeks from March 27th to June 12th. These sessions will be on Saturdays and take place from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Students will be emailed a Blackboard Collaborate link to join at these times, similar to how one would join a regular school-day class.

Although the CAD camp has already started, they have posted recordings of the sessions in their Google Classroom (this information will be sent in an email to those who sign up) so students can watch those if they wish to participate in the CAD classes now. They can also sign up for the Programming course, which will be starting on May 1st. More information can be found on the following website: https://www.robotuprising.org/camps/. You may also Register Here.

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

Course Requests for 2021-2022

Course Requests for Rising Seventh and Eighth Graders:  To see the list of courses that your child selected for seventh or eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE.

This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level.

Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 4.

Engineering Supply Pickup

During the week of April 5-9, the Engineering Department is having a supply pickup for your child's upcoming Structures Project. Students who are attending in person do not need a parent/guardian to pick up supplies, they will be sent home with your child.

Online only Students:

  • Tuesday-Friday April 6-9 (7:00AM-3:00PM) Park your car and come to the main entrance. A RCMS staff member will give you the supplies you need. Please indicate either TOWER or BRIDGE project.
Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

We need YOUR photos for this year's yearbook.  Click here for more information on how to submit:  Carson 2020-2021 Yearbook Photos

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

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 - Town Hall for Parents of the Class of 2025.
In order to prepare for this presentation, please complete this google form. This will help the faculty at Westfield plan and prepare for your concerns, questions and interests. Thank you.

Westfield High School Freshman Football 
Students attending Westfield HS in the Fall of 2021 and are interested in playing Football, please contact Coach Sachlis @ jason.sachlis@fcps.edu.

South Lakes High SchoolGolf Info For Rising Freshman 
There will be an interest “Zoom” meeting on May 17 at 9:00PM for rising freshmen interested in the SLHA Golf team. E-mail coach Kevin Anderson at  kanderson3@fcps.edu for a meeting invite.

South Lakes High SchoolDance Team

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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New Date for RCMS SOL Testing Parent Town Hall (Thurs. Apr. 8th)

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New Date for SOL Testing Parent Town Hall (Thursday, April 8th)

We will be conducting a Parent Town Hall information session regarding the upcoming SOL tests, the testing schedule, safety measures for in-person testing, and other related details.  This event will be held on Thursday, April 8th from 6-7PM.  This event is being rescheduled from the original date of April 7th to avoid overlap with the Superintendent's Town Hall meeting.

To register for the RCMS Town Hall, please use this Google Form.  You will receive a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link on the morning of the 8th. 

 

 

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Carson MS Schedule Updates - March 25, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

March 26 - 2-Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 12:00 noon. 

March 26 - End of Third Quarter

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday - Office Closed

April 5 - Teacher Workday - No School or Check-in for Students

Friday, March 26th - 2-Hour Early Release

Please note the class period order has changed to accommodate in-person lunches, as well as the altered timing for classes due to the early release.

Have a restful and rejuvenating spring break!

Please note that the RCMS building and main office will be closed from March 29-April 2.

Absences Policy Updates

If your student is scheduled to be in the building on a certain day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know! Please contact the attendance office so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's in-person or virtual absence. 

IMPORTANT: Per new FCPS policy, any student scheduled for in-person instruction who has not yet attended school in-person by March 26th will be automatically switched to virtual instruction for the remainder of the school year. 

Third Quarter Ends Friday, March 26
Limited SIS Access

Friday, March 26 is the last day of the 3rd quarter. Even with a rolling gradebook, students should be checking in with teachers to see what may need to be turned in by the end of the week. Grades in SIS StudentVUE and ParentVUE will not be available from Friday March 26, 2021 at 4:00PM until Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 6:00AM. Report cards will be mailed home the week of April 12th. If you have questions about your child’s grades, please reach out to their classroom teacher.

April 7th - RCMS Parent Coffee

Date:  April 7, 2021
Time: 9:00AM-10:00AM
Topic: Concurrent Instruction

Join us online to learn more about the Rachel Carson MS Concurrent Instruction Model. 

Parents will have an opportunity to hear about teaching methods and gain tips and strategies to support your child during the concurrent instruction school year.  

Please register here to attend the meeting.  A BBCU link will be sent to you in advance of the meeting.  

Engineering Supply Pickup

During the week of April 5-9, the Engineering Department is having a supply pickup for your child's upcoming Structures Project. Students who are attending in person do not need a parent/guardian to pick up supplies, they will be sent home with your child.

Online only Students: On Monday, April 5, Mr. Bolt and Mr. Eggers will be located outside of the main entrance (Door #1) with supplies. For Monday only, we are asking that parents/guardians pull up to the curb and stay in their car. We will either hand you the supplies or put them in the trunk of your car. Your child will let you know that they need supplies for either the TOWER (Level 1) or BRIDGE (Level 2) project. Below is the schedule for pickup times and location.

  • Monday, April 5 (10:00AM-2:00PM) Pull up to curb outside of main entrance (Door #1). Please stay in your car.
  • Tuesday-Friday April 6-9 (7:00AM-3:00PM) Park your car and come to the main entrance. A RCMS staff member will give you the supplies you need. Please indicate either TOWER or BRIDGE project.
Course Requests for 2021-2022

Course Requests for Rising Seventh and Eighth Graders:  To see the list of courses that your child selected for seventh or eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’s course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link: Online Course Requests in ParentVue. Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE.

This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level.

Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 4.

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

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 is planning to host a spring town hall meeting for parents of the Class of 2025. In order to prepare for this presentation, please complete this google form. This will help the faculty at Westfield plan and prepare for your concerns, questions and interests. Thank you.

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates- March 23, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

March 23-26 - School Pictures - See Schedule Below

March 26 - 2-Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 12:00 noon. 

March 26 - End of Third Quarter

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday

April 5 - Teacher Workday - No School or Check-in for Students

  Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here!

 

Daily Bell Schedule Monday Asynchronous Check In

All Mondays, except for student holidays, are now Asynchronous check in days. Students are required to log in before noon to complete a check-in form posted by their Panther time teacher, as well as complete any posted assignments for all classes.

Friday, March 26th - 2-Hour Early Release Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

As a result of the Transportation Services' strategic plan, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has made available a Here Comes the Bus® mobile app. Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent  Account).  Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions here to set up your account. 

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

Absences Policy Updates

IMPORTANT: Per new FCPS policy, any student scheduled for in-person instruction who has not yet attended school in-person by March 26th will be automatically switched to virtual instruction for the remainder of the school year. 

School Pictures

This week is School Pictures week!

We have arranged a schedule to take school pictures for all students, whether they are in person or learning online. 

3/23/2021

In-Person Students (A-K) 

7:30AM

1:45PM

3/24/2021

In-Person Students (A-K)

7:30am

1:45PM

3/24/2021

Virtual Students (A-K)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/25/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

7:30AM

1:45PM

3/25/2021

Virtual Students (L-Z)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/26/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

7:30 AM

11:45AM


In-person students will take pictures through their PE classes.

Virtual Students may use this link to sign up for a specific time to come into the building to have their picture taken.

All parents may Order Pictures at MyLifetouch.com using the log-in code EVTNBQSMG.

For more information, please visit:  https://carsonms.fcps.edu/announcements/school-pictures-carson-march

Unable to attend a school picture session? You can still be included! Send a snapshot of your student to: Carsonmsyearbook@gmail.com PHOTO CRITERIA- Only one RCMS student per photo, head and upper body only, solid background, no hand gestures. Make sure to include the student’s legal name and grade in the email.

Third Quarter Ends Friday, March 26
Limited SIS Access

Friday, March 26 is the last day of the 3rd quarter. Even with a rolling gradebook, students should be checking in with teachers to see what may need to be turned in by the end of the week. Grades in SIS StudentVUE and ParentVUE will not be available from Friday March 26, 2021 at 4:00PM until Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 6:00AM. Report cards will be mailed home the week of April 12th. If you have questions about your child’s grades, please reach out to their classroom teacher.

Spelling Bee Champion!

Congratulations to Akshita B., on winning both the first and second round of the Fairfax County Spelling Bee!  As the winner of the County Bee, Akshita has earned the right to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee representing Fairfax County!  All of us at Rachel Carson are extremely proud of your accomplishment, Akshita!

SOL Testing Update

The U.S. Education Department (USED) continues to require administration of state assessments, and Virginia has not waived SOL tests. Students in grades 3-12 will continue to test for federal participation. As you may be aware, the Grade 8 Writing SOL and Civics SOL have been replaced with Local Authentic Assessments through their English 8 and Civics classes. All students are required to take the Reading SOL (grades 7 & 8), Math SOL (grades 7 & 8), and Science 8 SOL.

All SOL tests are taken in-person at school. For any SOL assessments this spring, you have the right to refuse testing for your student due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The school is in the process of finalizing testing dates for individual students, and you will be contacted with these details. For initial planning with your family, please be aware we are working to schedule tests as follows.  This is a tentative schedule and could change as we work to finalize the testing process. The testing block will be from 7:30AM-11:30AM. Our plan is to utilize Mondays for all testing. By scheduling testing on Mondays, we will reduce the disruption to instruction for classes Tuesday-Friday. Additionally, we will have the most flexibility with space and safety measures we need for testing.

  • Science tests: Grade 8 Monday, April 26th
  • Reading tests: Grade 7 Monday, May 3rd ;
    Grade 8 Monday, May 24th
  • Mathematics tests: Grade 7, 7HN, 8, Algebra II  Monday, May 10th
    Algebra, Geometry Monday, May 17th

As we prepare for spring assessments, we need to collect information about your intentions for spring SOL tests and transportation requests. By Friday, April 2nd, please complete the online Google intent formPlease refer to the March 23 e-Notify email for access to the link. Contact Mrs. Lauren Ross, School Testing Coordinator, lmross@fcps.edu at our school if you need help accessing or completing the form. All necessary COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed as outlined on the FCPS Public Webpage.

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

Course Requests for 2021-2022

Course Requests for Rising Seventh and Eighth Graders:  To see the list of courses that your child selected for seventh or eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE.

This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level.

Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 4.

Summer Learning Opportunities

A reminder that FCPS Online Campus Summer Courses are open for registration and available to eligible middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first-high school level mathematics course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

We need YOUR photos for this year's yearbook.  Click here for more information on how to submit:  Carson 2020-2021 Yearbook Photos

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

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....

From Westfield HS
Students attending Westfield High School in the Fall of 2021 and are interested in playing Freshman Football at Westfield next fall, please contact Coach Sachlis @ jason.sachlis@fcps.edu.

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS School Pictures and Monday Updates

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Important Upcoming Events

March 23-26 - School Pictures - See Schedule Below

March 26 - 2-Hour Early Release - End of Third Quarter

April 5 - Teacher Workday - No School or Check-in for Students

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday

Monday Asynchronous Check In

All Mondays, except for student holidays, are now Asynchronous check-in days. Students are required to log in before noon to complete a check-in form posted by their Panther time teacher, as well as complete any posted assignments for all classes. 

School Pictures

Next week is School Pictures week!

We have arranged a schedule to take school pictures for all students, whether they are in person or learning online. 

3/23/2021

In-Person Students (A-K) 

7:30AM

1:45PM

3/24/2021

In-Person Students (A-K)

7:30am

1:45PM

3/24/2021

Virtual Students (A-K)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/25/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

7:30AM

1:45PM

3/25/2021

Virtual Students (L-Z)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/26/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

7:30 AM

11:45AM


In-person students will take pictures through their PE classes.

Virtual Students may use this link to sign up for a specific time to come into the building to have their picture taken.

All parents may Order Pictures at MyLifetouch.com using the log-in code EVTNBQSMG.

For more information, please visit: 
https://carsonms.fcps.edu/announcements/school-pictures-carson-march

Unable to attend a school picture session? You can still be included! Send a snapshot of your student to: Carsonmsyearbook@gmail.com
PHOTO CRITERIA- Only one RCMS student per photo, head and upper body only, solid background, no hand gestures. Make sure to include the student’s legal name and grade in the email.

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.

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates-March 16, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

March 23-26 - School Pictures - See Schedule Below

March 26 - 2-Hour Early Release - End of Third Quarter

April 5 - Teacher Workday - No School or Check-in for Students

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday

  Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here!

 

Daily Bell Schedule Important Reminder about the Return to School

Schools have created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so two days a week.

  • Students with last names A-K will attend in-person on
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Students with last names L-Z will attend in-person on
    Thursdays and Fridays.

All Mondays, except for student holidays, are now Asynchronous check in days. Students are required to log in before noon to complete a check-in form posted by their Panther time teacher, as well as complete any posted assignments for all classes. 

On the days that students are not attending in-person, they will attend school virtually as they have for the first part of the school year. 

Students that arrive at school on unassigned days will not be able to enter classrooms due to social distancing requirements.  Those students will need to be picked up immediately by a parent/guardian.

Transportation Information

Parents and students who have selected in-person instruction are able to view their bus route assignment using their SIS StudentVue and SIS ParentVue account. The image below will help you find the information in ParentVue, under the Student Information tab. On the ParentVue App you must click Additional Information in the lower right hand corner.

Earlier this month, the FCPS Transportation Team sent a notice to all families about their student’s route assignments. If you have not checked your student’s route assignment, please do so as soon as possible.  If there is an issue with the route assignment, families are asked to call 703-249-7000.  It is suggested that students plan to arrive at their bus stop five minutes early each  morning.

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

As a result of the Transportation Services' strategic plan, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has made available a Here Comes the Bus® mobile app. Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent  Account).  Please be sure to follow the detailed instructions here to set up your account. 

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online. FCPS eNotify messages will also go out to parents who have not reported their student's absence. 

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

School Pictures

We have arranged a schedule to take school pictures for all students, whether they are in person two days a week, or learning online. 

3/23/2021

In-Person Students (A-K) 

8:30AM

1:45PM

3/24/2021

In-Person Students (A-K)

10:00am

1:45PM

3/24/2021

Virtual Students (A-K)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/25/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

10:00AM

1:45PM

3/25/2021

Virtual Students (L-Z)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/26/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

8:30 AM

11:45AM


In-person students will take pictures through their PE classes.

Virtual Students may use this link to sign up for a specific time to come into the building to have their picture taken.

All parents may Order Pictures at MyLifetouch.com using the log-in code EVTNBQSMG.

For more information, please visit: 

https://carsonms.fcps.edu/announcements/school-pictures-carson-march

SOL Testing Update

The U.S. Education Department (USED) continues to require administration of state assessments, and Virginia has not waived SOL tests. Students in grades 3-12 will continue to test for federal participation. As you may be aware, the Grade 8 Writing SOL and Civics SOL have been replaced with Local Authentic Assessments through their English 8 and Civics classes. All students are required to take the Reading SOL (grades 7 & 8), Math SOL (grades 7 & 8), and Science 8 SOL.

Exact dates and schedules for the tests are still being finalized, but the window for the testing will occur between April 26th and May 28th. Details on the specific testing days will be shared in the near future.

All SOL testing will be done at Carson Middle School as there is no option for virtual testing. More information regarding testing schedule will be coming soon. If you have any questions regarding testing, please reach out to your child’s counselor or our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross (lmross@fcps.edu).

College Partnership Program (CPP)

The application for the College Partnership Program (or CPP) is now open! The goal of CPP is to support first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students to enroll and succeed in college. The application is open for all current 8th grade students at Carson Middle School.

Some CPP benefits and opportunities include:

  • Academic counseling.
  • College visits.
  • Help with completing college and scholarship applications.
  • Monthly meetings.
  • Parent education sessions.
  • SAT preparation classes.
  • A summer overnight experience on a college campus.
  • News and information related to colleges and careers via FCPS's 24-7 (Blackboard) site. The application window will close on March 19th.  Interested students can contact their counselor to get an application. 

If you have any questions please email Ms. Ricciardi at lrricciardi1@fcps.edu

Congratulations to our
After School Clubs Winners!

Congratulations to A. Balaji on her perfect score in the 1st round of the county Spelling Bee

 

The Rachel Carson Model United Nations Club has been participating in virtual conferences this year and several students have been recognized for their roles as delegates in a variety of committees. 

Chantilly HS Conference

Aarna B. – Republic of El Salvador, SOCHUM – Honorable Mention
Anya V. – Montenegro, UNICEF – Honorable Mention
Ishaan M. – Mongolia, UNICEF – Outstanding Delegation

Greater Washington Conference

Kavin M. – Bangladesh, World Health Organization – Best Delegate
Rohith Y. – France, NATO – Honorable Mention
Nitish S. – Eddie Compass, Louisiana Government – Outstanding Delegate
Ishaan M. – Patricia Cooper, Tesla/Space X Board of Directors – Outstanding Delegate

McLean HS Conference

Kasi R. – Morocco, World Health Organization – Honorable Mention
Nitish S. – Director of Expansion, Tik Tok Board of Directors – Outstanding Delegate

Congratulations to everyone!

 

Congratulations to the following TSA (Technology Student Association) students on their performance at the Northern Region Fair:

Career Prep
2nd place- A. Kollipara
3rd place- I Thatavarthi

Challenging Technology Issues
2nd place- A. Kanthan & A, Kollipara
4th place- A. Marrapu & I Thatavarthi
5th place- A. Penumudi & S. Tummala

Digital Photography
1st place- H. Irukuvajjala
3rd place- A. Kollipara
4th place- A. Kanthan
5th place- A. Bommidi

Essays on Technology
1st place- S. Muthuswamy
2nd place- A. Balaguru
3rd place- A. Marrapu

Flight
5th place- T. Rayan
6th place- A. Pagidi
7th place- A. Bhalla

Prepared Speech
4th place- S, Palle
5th place- H. Nittala
6th place- P. Dhingra

Promotional Marketing
1st place- V. Ayyala
5th place- S. Tummala
6th place- M. Yellepeddy

STEM Animation
2nd place- V. Ayyala, A. Bommidi, H. Irukuvajjala, A. Marrapu, V. Murthy & S. Palle
3rd place- A. Balaguru, A. Bhalla, P. Dhingra, A. Pagidi, T. Rayan & W. Wang

System Control Technology
2nd place- H. Nittala, S. Tummala & M. Yellepeddy
3rd place- V. Ayyala, H. Irukuvajjala & A, Karunakaram

Online Campus Summer School

The 2021 Online Campus Summer School Registration link is now available on the FCPS  Summer Learning website.

Records Request and Private School or
Program Application Process

Rachel Carson Middle School requires important documents in order to effectively accommodate your private school/program recommendations and records requests in a timely manner. Click here to view the process and required forms. Please contact your student’s counselor if you have any questions.

Mental Health and Wellness

Do you have concerns about your child’s mental health? Have a talk with your child to find out how they are doing. Give them your full attention. Listen carefully, repeat what you heard and ask if you got it right. When they feel heard and understood, they’re more likely to share with you. Notice what is going on with your child. You know your child best. The Carson MS Student Services Staff, including counselors and our clinical team are here to support families. Healthy Minds has also compiled resources to support families- click here to view their information regarding emotional wellness and crisis support.

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

We need YOUR photos for this year's yearbook.  Click here for more information on how to submit:  Carson 2020-2021 Yearbook Photos

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

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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Students attending Westfield High School in the Fall of 2021 and are interested in playing Freshman Football at Westfield next fall, please contact Coach Sachlis @ jason.sachlis@fcps.edu.

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Carson MS Weekly Updates-March 9, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

March 23-26 -School Pictures - See Schedule Below

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday

April 5 - Teacher Workday - No School or Check-in for Students

  Check out the latest Principal's Message from Mr. Stokes here!

 

Schedule for Week of March 8th

Please note that we have switched 1st and 4th periods between A and B days.  This allows for us to hold Panther Time during the first part of the day on Tuesday and Friday so that we can hold our 7th grade student orientations first thing in the morning.

All 7th grade students will participate in Orientation activities through their Panther Time classes on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.  8th graders will engage in regularly scheduled Panther Time activities.

ALL students will follow the class period schedule below.

Important Reminder about the Return to School

Schools have created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so two days a week.

Students with last names A-K will attend in-person on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  • A-K 8th Grade students started on Tuesday, March 2
  • A-K 7th Grade students will start on Tuesday, March 9

Students with last names L-Z will attend in-person on Thursdays and Fridays

  • L-Z 8th Grade students started on Thursday, March 4
  •  L-Z 7th Grade students will start on Thursday, March 11

All Mondays, except for student holidays, are now Asynchronous check in days. Students are required to log in before noon to complete a check-in form posted by their Panther time teacher, as well as complete any posted assignments for all classes. 

On the days that students are not attending in-person, they will attend school virtually as they have for the first part of the school year. 

Students that arrive at school on unassigned days will not be able to enter classrooms due to social distancing requirements.  Those students will need to be picked up immediately by a parent/guardian.

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, 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: CarsonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu, 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 is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know! Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online.  

If your in-person 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 participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

Transportation Information

Parents and students who have selected in-person instruction are able to view their bus route assignment using their SIS StudentVue and SIS ParentVue account. The image below will help you find the information in ParentVue, under the Student Information tab. On the ParentVue App you must click Additional Information in the lower right hand corner.

Earlier this month, the FCPS Transportation Team sent a notice to all families about their student’s route assignments. If you have not checked your student’s route assignment, please do so as soon as possible.  If there is an issue with the route assignment, families are asked to call 703-249-7000.  It is suggested that students plan to arrive at their bus stop five minutes early each  morning.

Medication Drop-Off

Our clinic will be open for parents to drop off medications during the week of March 8th - March 12th from 8:30am to 2:30pm daily.

Please make sure that you have completed the proper medical authorization form and that the medication is not expired.

The medication, including over the counter medications, must be in the original pharmacy or manufacturer container.

Please see the list of forms below to fill out for the medications you are dropping off. Our Health Nurse will review your forms and reach out to you if you are missing any paperwork. 

Medication Form - For both over the counter and prescription meds.  If they are prescription, please have the doctor sign the form.   

Epi Pen Authorization

Inhaler Authorization

School Pictures

We have arranged a schedule to take school pictures for all students, whether they are in person two days a week, or learning online. 

3/23/2021

In-Person Students (A-K) 

8:30AM

1:45PM

3/24/2021

In-Person Students (A-K)

10:00am

1:45PM

3/24/2021

Virtual Students (A-K)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/25/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

10:00AM

1:45PM

3/25/2021

Virtual Students (L-Z)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/26/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

8:30 AM

11:45AM


In-person students will take pictures through their PE classes.

Virtual Students may use this link to sign up for a specific time to come into the building to have their picture taken.

All parents may Order Pictures at MyLifetouch.com using the log-in code EVTNBQSMG.

Congratulations to these Students!

Congratulations to A.Raj and R. Shin on qualifying for the Math Counts State Competition!

Congratulations to the RCMS Debate Team on their continued success in the NYDL!

Debate Team Performance and Speaker Points:

College Partnership Program (CPP)

The application for the College Partnership Program (or CPP) is now open! The goal of CPP is to support first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students to enroll and succeed in college. The application is open for all current 8th grade students at Carson Middle School.

Some CPP benefits and opportunities include:

  • Academic counseling.
  • College visits.
  • Help with completing college and scholarship applications.
  • Monthly meetings.
  • Parent education sessions.
  • SAT preparation classes.
  • A summer overnight experience on a college campus.
  • News and information related to colleges and careers via FCPS's 24-7 (Blackboard) site. The application window will close on March 19th.  Interested students can contact their counselor to get an application. 

If you have any questions please email Ms. Ricciardi at lrricciardi1@fcps.edu

SOL Testing Update

The U.S. Education Department (USED) continues to require administration of state assessments, and Virginia has not waived SOL tests. Students in grades 3-12 will continue to test for federal participation. As you may be aware, the Grade 8 Writing SOL and Civics SOL have been replaced with Local Authentic Assessments through their English 8 and Civics classes. All students are required to take the Reading SOL (grades 7 & 8), Math SOL (grades 7 & 8), and Science 8 SOL. The spring SOL window is from April 26-June 4. All SOL testing will be done at Carson Middle School as there is no option for virtual testing. More information regarding testing schedule will be coming soon. If you have any questions regarding testing, please reach out to your child’s counselor or our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross (lmross@fcps.edu).

Online Campus Summer School

The 2021 Online Campus Summer School Registration link is now available on the FCPS  Summer Learning website.

Records Request and Private School or
Program Application Process

Rachel Carson Middle School requires important documents in order to effectively accommodate your private school/program recommendations and records requests in a timely manner. Click here to view the process and required forms. Please contact your student’s counselor if you have any questions.

Mental Health and Wellness

Do you have concerns about your child’s mental health? Have a talk with your child to find out how they are doing. Give them your full attention. Listen carefully, repeat what you heard and ask if you got it right. When they feel heard and understood, they’re more likely to share with you. Notice what is going on with your child. You know your child best. The Carson MS Student Services Staff, including counselors and our clinical team are here to support families. Healthy Minds has also compiled resources to support families- click here to view their information regarding emotional wellness and crisis support.

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

We need YOUR photos for this year's yearbook.  Click here for more information on how to submit:  Carson 2020-2021 Yearbook Photos

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

Curbside Library Book Checkout is now in operation. This service will be held every Monday, unless otherwise noted.  Please check the Library page on our website for further details:  RCMS Library

Students can reserve books ahead of time through the Destiny Discover online library catalog by placing them on hold, then pick them up at the next curbside checkout.

If you are cannot make it to the regularly scheduled curbside checkout time, please contact Mr. Treakle to make other arrangements.

Questions? Contact one of your librarians: Mr. Treakle or Ms. Donovan

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

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....

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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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