Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 16

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

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

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

2022-23 Nomination Committee Report

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

RCMS PTA Board

President: Hari Kalahasti

Vice President of Communications and Events: Pamela Roldan

Vice President of Hospitality: Crystal Williams

Vice President of Fundraising: Tianne Wade

Treasurer: Jennifer Xu 

Secretary: Claudia Everett

Board Appointed Positions:

Webmaster: Vidya Jayakumar   (Continued from 2021-22)

Financial Assistant: Open position

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year

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

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

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

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

 

Bring your charged laptops and chargers for SOL exams.

 

Safe Student Drop-off

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

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

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

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

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm- 8pm

Venue: Rachel Carson Middle School

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

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

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

Please purchase your tickets online using the link below:

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

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

Cash/Check Registration form

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

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

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

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

8:00am – 4:00pm

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

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only for students attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022.  VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).  Registration for VIP will close on Friday, May 27th

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

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

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

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

RCMS-101 - Registration Open Now!

Dear Families.

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

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

click here

 

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

click here to sign up for Carson Middle News You Choose

The A/B Day Calendar

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

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

Intentions for Next Year

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

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

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

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

 

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

click here

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

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

Chantilly High School

Chantilly Girls Basketball

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

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

click here

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

 

Chantilly 2022 Summer Girls Basketball Camp

Camp will be held at Franklin MS

July 11-15

Ages 9 – 14

Camp Tuition - $160

9 am – 2 pm

Lunch will be available

Pizza, drinks and snacks sold from the snack bar

For more information about the summer program click here

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

South Lakes High School

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

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

click here

To register for the summer camp dance team

 

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

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

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

CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical

 https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

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

• Season Start Dates:

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

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

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 9

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

 

Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year

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

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

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

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

 

Bring your charged laptops and chargers for SOL exams.

 

Safe Student Drop-off

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

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

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

National Junior Honor Society Updates

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm- 8pm

Venue: Rachel Carson Middle School

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

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

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

Please purchase your tickets online using the link below:

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

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

Cash/Check Registration form

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

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

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

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

8:00am – 4:00pm

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

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only for students attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022.  VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).  Registration for VIP will close on Friday, May 27th

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

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

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

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

RCMS-101 - Registration Open Now!

Dear Families.

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

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

click here

 

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

click here to sign up for Carson Middle News You Choose

The A/B Day Calendar

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

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

 

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

 

click here

To access the Student Services 4th Quarter Newsletter.

Intentions for Next Year

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

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

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

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

 

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

click here

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

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

Oakton High School Health Physical Night

Sports Health Screening and Pre-participation Physical (PPE)

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

Oakton High School Stem Expo

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

Chantilly High School

Chantilly Girls Basketball

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

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

click here

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

 

Chantilly 2022 Summer Girls Basketball Camp

Camp will be held at Franklin MS

July 11-15

Ages 9 – 14

Camp Tuition - $160

9 am – 2 pm

Lunch will be available

Pizza, drinks and snacks sold from the snack bar

For more information about the summer program click here

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

South Lakes High School

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

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

click here

To register for the summer camp dance team

 

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

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

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

CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical

 https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

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

• Season Start Dates:

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

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

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of May 2

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

 

Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year

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

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

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

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

 

Bring your charged laptops and chargers for SOL exams.

 

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

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

 Direct Link:

Carson/Hughes Basketball Game Tickets - MySchoolBucks

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

 

Safe Student Drop-off

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

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

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

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

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm- 8pm

Venue: Rachel Carson Middle School

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

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

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

Please purchase your tickets online using the link below:

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

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

Cash/Check Registration form

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

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

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

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

8:00am – 4:00pm

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

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only for students attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022.  VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).  Registration for VIP will close on Friday, May 27th

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

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

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

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

RCMS-101 - Registration postponed to May 8

Dear Families.

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

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

We appreciate your understanding.

Gordon Stokes

Principal, Rachel Carson Middle School

The A/B Day Calendar

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

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

 

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

 

click here

To access the Student Services 4th Quarter Newsletter.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

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

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

 

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

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

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

Oakton High School Health Physical Night

Sports Health Screening and Pre-participation Physical (PPE)

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

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

Oakton High School Stem Expo

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

 

Chantilly High School

Chantilly Girls Basketball

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

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

click here

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

 

Chantilly 2022 Summer Girls Basketball Camp

Camp will be held at Franklin MS

July 11-15

Ages 9 – 14

Camp Tuition - $160

9 am – 2 pm

Lunch will be available

Pizza, drinks and snacks sold from the snack bar

For more information about the summer program click here

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

South Lakes High School

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To register.

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To register for the summer camp dance team

 

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

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

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

 

CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical

 

https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of April 25

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Bring your charged laptops and chargers for SOL exams.

 

Safe Student Drop-off

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

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

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

  Attention 8th Grade Families:

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

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8TH GRADE CELEBRATION         PTA Sponsored

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

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

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

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

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

8:00am – 4:00pm

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

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only for students attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022.  VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022).  We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Session Options

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

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

Program Cost: $50.00

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

https://www.MySchoolBucks.com

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

For additional information regarding the program, please contact:

[email protected] Monique Berkeley  703-925-3600

The A/B Day Calendar

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

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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To access the Student Services 4th Quarter Newsletter.

Intentions for Next Year

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

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

Ticket sales information coming soon.

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

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

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

Way to go Panthers representing the Robo Troopers Team!

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!

Session 1:       June 13 - 17               

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

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

 

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

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

Oakton High School

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Tryouts

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

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

Oakton High School Health Physical Night

Sports Health Screening and Pre-participation Physical (PPE)

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

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

Oakton High School Stem Expo

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

 

Chantilly High School

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

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

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

South Lakes High School

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To register for the summer camp dance team

 

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

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

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

 

CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical

 

https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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RCMS Wellness Week- (April 25th - 29th)

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Important Upcoming Dates

April 25th - April 29th- Wellness Week at Carson!

Updates

The department of Student Services will host a school-wide Wellness Week and Wellness Fair beginning Monday, April 25th through Friday, April 29th.

The month of  April is "National Stress Awareness Month". This is an excellent opportunity for us to support our students  and encourage engagement in positive and healthy activities to handle stressful situations that we may experience on different occasions. 

We will incorporate various activities next week scheduled to take place during lunch periods as well as a wellness fair for both grade levels during Panther Time with the following schedule below. The Wellness Fair offers chances for students to engage in dance, yoga, art or receive positive wellness tips- all intended to demonstrate healthy ways to deal with stress. 

  • Tuesday, April 26th -  8th grade
  • Thursday, April 28th - 7th grade

Our sincere desire is for all students to participate and enjoy some of these helpful wellness sessions.

 

Rachel Carson Middle School

Department of Student Services

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of April 18-Revised

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  • Friday, May 6th- Carson vs. Hughes Basketball game at Rachel Carson Middle School gym
Carson MS vs. Hughes MS

Come out to Rachel Carson and support our students as they take on Hughes Middle School On Friday, May 6th. There are 5 games with doors opening at 5:00pm and the last game ending around 9:15pm. Come cheer on both the Rachel Carson & Hughes Step teams!

Tickets will be sold at the door and on MySchoolBucks and are $5.00.  There will also be snacks, drinks and pizza for sale. Bring the MySchoolBucks invoice as your entry at the door when paying online. All students need to be picked up by 9:30 PM, please plan accordingly!

Here is the direct link to purchase tickets to attend the Carson/Hughes basketball game.

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If you have any questions or concerns please email Mr. Pawlowski,  [email protected]

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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  • Friday, May 6th- Carson vs. Hughes Basketball game at Rachel Carson Middle School gym
Carson MS vs. Hughes MS

Come out to Rachel Carson and support our students as they take on Hughes Middle School On Friday, May 6th. There are 5 games with doors opening at 5:00pm and the last game ending around 9:15pm. Come cheer on both the Rachel Carson & Hughes Step teams!

Tickets will be sold at the door and on MySchoolBucks and are $5.00.  There will also be snacks, drinks and pizza for sale. Bring the MySchoolBucks invoice as your entry at the door when paying online. All students need to be picked up by 9:30 PM, please plan accordingly!

Scan the QR code for tickets to the game.

If you have any questions or concerns please email Mr. Pawlowski,  [email protected]

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of April 18

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Important Upcoming Event
  • April 21- 9AM- Virtual Parent Coffee-Getting ready     for Middle School
  • April 28-30- Spring Musical- "Matilda Jr."
  • May 2 - May 6 -Teacher Appreciation Week
    • May 6th- 5:30-8PM-Basketball Game-RCMS     vs.Hughes       
  • May 6th- SOL exams begin-See schedule below

 

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

For the Month of the Military Child, can we add  “April is the Month of the Military Child.  This provides a great opportunity to thank children and families of service members for their contributions and sacrifices.  On Wed. April 20, we encourage all of our students and staff to wear purple in support of these children and families.  Learn more about this recognition at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/45557

Calling All RCMS Rising 7th Grade Parents!

Join us virtually at our upcoming Parent Coffee, April 21, 2022  from 9:00-10:00AM to learn more about how you and your student(s) can Get Ready for Middle School.  

We will have information about Summer Events, Organization & Study Tips, After School Activities, Technology and Student Support  & Clinical Services.

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to sign up for the Virtual Parent coffee. A link will be sent before the meeting to all who signed up.

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

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

 

Safe Student Drop-off

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

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

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

  Attention 8th Grade Families:

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

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Rachel Carson has been approved as a Commonsense School. Click here to see more.

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8TH GRADE CELEBRATION         PTA Sponsored

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

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

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

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

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

8:00am – 4:00pm

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

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only for students attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022.  VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022).  We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Session Options

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

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

Program Cost: $50.00

   Registration opens on MySchoolBucks on May 1, 2022 Registration Deadline– June 1st.

https://www.MySchoolBucks.com

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

For additional information regarding the program, please contact:

[email protected] Monique Berkeley  703-925-3600

The A/B Day Calendar

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

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

 

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

 

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Intentions for Next Year

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

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

Ticket sales information coming soon.

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing Oakton High School

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Tryouts

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

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

Oakton High School Health Physical Night

Sports Health Screening and Pre-participation Physical (PPE)

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm.  Our team physicians and certified athletic trainers will be on hand to provide a thorough screening including a postural exam, flexibility evaluation, and information regarding what each of those assessments mean.  If, during the screening or physical the physicians find something that is questionable to them regarding your child’s health, they may request further evaluation by another physician. We are asking for a donation of $50 for the PPE.  To pre-register for a PPE, go to: https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7  and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site. Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=ViewAll&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZIOEEZJBP0RROF&view=&productKey=ZZ5QPAELMZYWA2U

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

Oakton High School Stem Expo

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

 

Chantilly High School

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

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

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

South Lakes High School

 

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

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

Physical examinations may always be done with your primary care physicians, but this is our annual fundraiser. It gives you the opportunity to have your physical done and it helps fund all the supplies (bandages, gloves, gauze, ice bags, rehab equipment, etc.) the Athletic Training Staff needs to take care of our student-athletes. We have doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals from the community come in to perform physicals right at the high school- they volunteer their time so that we can raise the money we need to sustain our program.

Since the Athletic Training Program does not receive funds from the county to pay for these necessary supplies, we rely on this event to give us the money we need to do so. To encourage participation, we make it easy!

  • Evening appointments so kids don't miss school and you don't miss work
  • An easily accessible location right at the high school
  • We also include musculoskeletal screenings that you probably will not see performed at a normal sports physical at your doctor’s office. We let you know any "problem" areas and offer a resource at the end to help target those areas to in turn prevent injuries down the road.
  • And last but not least, friendly faces to guide you through the process

For those new to high school athletics, State Licensed and Board Certified Athletic Trainers are employed by FCPS to help with the health and well-being of student-athletes. Our job includes prevention, recognition, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. We keep extensive records on the medical history and status of all players and participate in continuing education annually to keep our knowledge and skills up to date with the most recent research. We are here to keep sports safe and save you the headache of heading to the doctor for all the minor things! We can do it all- from minor boo-boo's to broken bones, illnesses, internal injuries and even concussions- not only will we take care of your student-athlete, but we'll also serve as the liaison between you, the student, his/her teachers, coaches and any other medical professionals that may be involved to ensure a healthy recovery and a safe return to play. And if we can't- because it's out of our scope of practice or it needs further medical attention- we'll lead you in the right direction to make it as pain and hassle free for you as we can!

We promise that everything (assuming a healthy physical from the doctor- if they refer you on for something specific, that’s for your child’s safety and needs to be addressed) on your physical paperwork will be complete and ready to go- leaving just the easy school/team paperwork to be done before the first practice.

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

 

CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical

 

https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

Westfield High School

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of April 11

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Important Upcoming Event
  • April 21- 9AM- Virtual Parent Coffee
  • April 28-30- Spring Musical- "Matilda Jr."

 

 

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

For the Month of the Military Child, can we add  “April is the Month of the Military Child.  This provides a great opportunity to thank children and families of service members for their contributions and sacrifices.  On Wed. April 20, we encourage all of our students and staff to wear purple in support of these children and families.  Learn more about this recognition at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/45557

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

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

  STAY IN THE KNOW FREE ONLINE TUTORING SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS COMING SOON!

 All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Funds to support Tutor.com for school years 2022-23 and 2023-24 will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning Grant.

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat.

Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology.

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians.

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. All FCPS families will soon receive an email including an online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student.

For more information click the link below.

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  Attention 8th Grade Families:

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

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Rachel Carson has been approved as a Commonsense School. Click here to see more.

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8TH GRADE CELEBRATION         PTA Sponsored

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

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

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

Summer 2022 Happenings!

 

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

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

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

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

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

Session Options

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

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

Program Cost: $50.00

   Registration opens on MySchoolBucks on May 1, 2022 Registration Deadline– June 1st.

https://www.MySchoolBucks.com

 

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

For additional information regarding the program, please contact:

[email protected] Monique Berkeley  703-925-3600

 

The A/B Day Calendar

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

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

Updates

Calling All RCMS Rising 7th Grade Parents!

Join us virtually at our upcoming Parent Coffee, April 21, 2022  from 9:00-10:00AM to learn more about how you and your student(s) can Get Ready for Middle School.  

We will have information about Summer Events, Organization & Study Tips, After School Activities, Technology and Student Support  & Clinical Services.

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to sign up for the Virtual Parent coffee. A link will be sent before the meeting to all who signed up.

 

Third Quarter Report Cards

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable   Thurs, March 31, 2022 at 4pm until Sat, April 16, 2022 at 6 am in order for teachers to finalize third quarter grades. After April 16, 3rd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will also be sent home to students on Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Intentions for Next Year

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

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider paying for their student’s school fee online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash and checks that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on keeping your student safe. Accounts may be set up with a credit card or linked directly to your checking account.

With MySchoolBucks you can:

  1. Pay online or on-the-go
  2. Browse items & fees in our School Store
  3. Know when fees are due

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing Oakton High School

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Interest Meeting

If you are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance Team for the 2022-23 season, there will be a virtual informational meeting Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm (sign up to receive the Google Meet link here).  Coach Rowley will give out tryout information and answer questions about what a year on the dance team is like and the try-out process.

OHS Dance Team Spring Prep Clinic

If you love to dance and are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance team for the 2022-23 school year or the year after, the Dance Team is holding a Prep Clinic March 28-30 at Oakton HS, open to students in grades 7-11!  The clinic will teach a variety of skills and choreography that will be helpful for preparing for tryouts. If you are interested in participating in the Dance Team Prep Clinic, complete the Spring Prep Clinic Interest Form to receive the registration form and information.  If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Rowley at [email protected].

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Tryouts

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

South Lakes High School

 

SLHS Seahawk CO-ED Golf Meeting For Rising Freshmen

Is your student-athlete interested in playing for the Seahawk Co-ed Golf Team? Tryouts are projected to begin July 28 and the regular season runs through mid-September. For more information join me for a Zoom call on May 15th at 8:00. Email Coach Anderson at [email protected] for the link.

 

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders!  Are you:

-Bigger than most people?  -Faster than your friends?  -Tougher than most others?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then we are interested in you trying out for the South Lakes Football Program! 

Hurry and fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/88rvspEYVeBHLNz88

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Hescock at:  [email protected]

Westfield High School

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of March 28- Family Engagement Survey

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Take the Family Engagement Survey!

 

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

o    Welcoming environment

o    Communication

o    Student success

o    Advocacy

o    Family and school partnerships

o    Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by clicking on the QR code below or visit the survey website

The survey closes on Sunday, April 3. We value your feedback and want to hear from you!

 

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of March 28-Correction! Summer VIP

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2022 Summer VIP Camp @ HUGHES MS WEDNESDAY, June 29th – THURSDAY, July 28th, 2022 8:00am – 4:00pm About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only for students attending HughesHerndonCarson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022.  VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022).  We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).    Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Rocketry, Cooking & Musical Theatre.    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.  Registration Link: https://forms.gle/WfkofRUg9L5GPygy7

                      

 

 

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of September 13

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2022 Summer VIP Camp @ HUGHES MS

WEDNESDAY, June 29th – THURSDAY, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp is only for students attending HughesHerndonCarson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022.  VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022).  We are planning on an equal number of students from each school.  Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement.  Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00).    Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Rocketry, Cooking & Musical Theatre.    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.  Registration Link: https://forms.gle/WfkofRUg9L5GPygy7

                      

 

 

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of March 28

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Important Upcoming Events
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter
  • April 1-      Teacher workday-No school for students
  • April 4-8-   Spring break- School Offices Closed 4/7 &                          4/8. { 4/4-4/6- Office open 9-1PM}
  • April 11-     Back to School-  "A" Schedule Day
Thursday, March 31- 2 Hour Early Dismissal. Family Engagement Survey

Dear Parents and Families,

Family engagement is an essential part of building a caring culture that will foster student success. Your voice is a critical part of that effort. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. If you have children in more than one school, you will be able to take the survey for additional schools at the completion of the survey. The deadline for the survey is Sunday, April 3rd.

click the link below to complete the survey.

https://survey.k12insight.com/survey1.aspx?k=RQsRXVWUsXXsPsPsP&lang=0

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

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

  STAY IN THE KNOW FREE ONLINE TUTORING SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS COMING SOON!

 All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Funds to support Tutor.com for school years 2022-23 and 2023-24 will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning Grant.

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat.

Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology.

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians.

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. All FCPS families will soon receive an email including an online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student.

For more information click the link below.

click here

  Attention 8th Grade Families:

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

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The RCMS Music Department is celebrating National Music in Our Schools Month!

Music In Our Schools Month began as a national effort to increase awareness around the positive role music plays in the lives of young people. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) characterizes music as a “powerful aesthetic force” that “dignifies the realm of feeling by merging intellect and emotion in the search of a humane way of life.” Music In Our Schools Month is an annual reminder to all of us that music is an essential part of the learning process, and RCMS is proud to honor that tradition.

Throughout March, our Band, Chorus, and Orchestra programs will engage in the annual Music Performance Assessments. At these assessments, each ensemble is adjudicated by a panel of highly qualified music educators and provided with feedback and an overall rating for their performance. These assessments are essentially, the SOL test for our music programs, with the distinction being that each ensemble receives one overall rating, rather than ratings for each individual student. Our students’ performances include three prepared pieces and a sight-reading performance (during which they study and then perform an unseen musical work in SEVEN minutes). While these assessments are important for each group, they are just a snapshot of the preparation and growth that our Band, Chorus, and Orchestra students experience each school year.

We offer a BIG “thank you” to Tiffany Hitz, Chris DiMassimo, Christen Reddig, Devyn Wilcox, and Eric Renne for their work with the students during this process and throughout the school year.

Rachel Carson has been approved as a Commonsense School. Click here to see more.

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8TH GRADE CELEBRATION         PTA Sponsored

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

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

To make this party a grand success, we need volunteers to serve on the committee. Please signup for volunteering here

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

Summer 2022 Happenings!

 

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

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

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

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

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

Session Options

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

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

Program Cost: $50.00

   Registration opens on MySchoolBucks on May 1, 2022 Registration Deadline– June 1st.

https://www.MySchoolBucks.com

 

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

For additional information regarding the program, please contact:

[email protected] Monique Berkeley  703-925-3600

 

The A/B Day Calendar

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

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

Updates Intentions for Next Year

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

As we are now well into the third quarter, I encourage all families to check-in with your student(s) and their academic progress. Great resources to help monitor student progress and assignments are ParentVUE. The end of the third quarter is March 31, 2022.  If your student needs academic support, be sure to reach out to their teacher or school counselor, as we are committed to helping every student succeed. 

Student Services Spring Newsletter

Spring is here!  Click the Spring Newsletter located here for more information regarding RCMS Spring and Summer Updates. 

https://www.smore.com/jcnzu

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services SPRING NEWSLETTER www.smore.com

 

Congratulations Panther Chess Club!!

 

On the success of the RCMS chess club students who participated in The Virginia Chess Federation tournament this past weekend!

 The following Rachel Carson students received individual trophies in K-8 championship section:

1) Kent S. - Overall State Champion. He will represent VA for the prestigious Barber national tournament.

2) Kevin S. - 5th place

3) Ameya H. - 6th place

 

The following students also earned medals for their excellent performance.

1) Christina L.

2) Yash D.

3) Chandresh D.

4) Daksh D.

5) Hrishi B.

The following Rachel Carson students received individual prizes in K-8 Under 1200 section.

1) Sukir C. - 4th place

 Rachel Carson also earned first place in the K-8 team championship with a total of 16 points. Carson also placed third for the blitz team award (grades 6-12).

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider paying for their student’s school fee online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash and checks that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on keeping your student safe. Accounts may be set up with a credit card or linked directly to your checking account.

With MySchoolBucks you can:

  1. Pay online or on-the-go
  2. Browse items & fees in our School Store
  3. Know when fees are due

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing

Oakton High School

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Interest Meeting

If you are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance Team for the 2022-23 season, there will be a virtual informational meeting Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm (sign up to receive the Google Meet link here).  Coach Rowley will give out tryout information and answer questions about what a year on the dance team is like and the try-out process.

OHS Dance Team Spring Prep Clinic

If you love to dance and are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance team for the 2022-23 school year or the year after, the Dance Team is holding a Prep Clinic March 28-30 at Oakton HS, open to students in grades 7-11!  The clinic will teach a variety of skills and choreography that will be helpful for preparing for tryouts. If you are interested in participating in the Dance Team Prep Clinic, complete the Spring Prep Clinic Interest Form to receive the registration form and information.  If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Rowley at [email protected].

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Tryouts

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

South Lakes High School

 

SLHS Seahawk CO-ED Golf Meeting For Rising Freshmen

Is your student-athlete interested in playing for the Seahawk Co-ed Golf Team? Tryouts are projected to begin July 28 and the regular season runs through mid-September. For more information join me for a Zoom call on May 15th at 8:00. Email Coach Anderson at [email protected] for the link.

 

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders!  Are you:

-Bigger than most people?  -Faster than your friends?  -Tougher than most others?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then we are interested in you trying out for the South Lakes Football Program! 

Hurry and fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/88rvspEYVeBHLNz88

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Hescock at:  [email protected]

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or [email protected] 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of March 21

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Important Upcoming Events
  • March 23 - 6:30-7:00PM-Virtual FLE Night
  • March 24- 9-10AM-Virtual Parent Coffee
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter
Carson’s Spring SOL testing schedule 
  • Friday, May 6- Science 8
  • Tuesday, May 10- Reading 8
  • Thursday, May 12- Reading 7
  • Monday, May 16th- Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • Wednesday, May 18th- Math 7, 7 HN, Math       8, Algebra 2

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

  Attention 8th Grade Families:

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

click here

The RCMS Music Department is celebrating National Music in Our Schools Month!

Music In Our Schools Month began as a national effort to increase awareness around the positive role music plays in the lives of young people. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) characterizes music as a “powerful aesthetic force” that “dignifies the realm of feeling by merging intellect and emotion in the search of a humane way of life.” Music In Our Schools Month is an annual reminder to all of us that music is an essential part of the learning process, and RCMS is proud to honor that tradition.

Throughout March, our Band, Chorus, and Orchestra programs will engage in the annual Music Performance Assessments. At these assessments, each ensemble is adjudicated by a panel of highly qualified music educators and provided with feedback and an overall rating for their performance. These assessments are essentially, the SOL test for our music programs, with the distinction being that each ensemble receives one overall rating, rather than ratings for each individual student. Our students’ performances include three prepared pieces and a sight-reading performance (during which they study and then perform an unseen musical work in SEVEN minutes). While these assessments are important for each group, they are just a snapshot of the preparation and growth that our Band, Chorus, and Orchestra students experience each school year.

We offer a BIG “thank you” to Tiffany Hitz, Chris DiMassimo, Christen Reddig, Devyn Wilcox, and Eric Renne for their work with the students during this process and throughout the school year.

Rachel Carson has been approved as a Commonsense School. Click here to see more.

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Family Life Education Preview Night March 23, 2022 6:30-7:00 pm

Please complete the attached google form if you would like to attend our FLE Curriculum Preview night on March 23 from 6:30 – 7:00.   We will instruct on how to access curriculum through Carson Parent Schoology Course and be available for questions. 

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To review the FLE Parent Notification Letter

click here

 

8TH GRADE CELEBRATION         PTA Sponsored

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

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

To make this party a grand success, we need volunteers to serve on the committee. Please signup for volunteering here

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

Summer 2022 Happenings!

 

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

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

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

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

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

Session Options

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

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

Program Cost: $50.00

   Registration opens on MySchoolBucks on May 1, 2022 Registration Deadline– June 1st.

https://www.MySchoolBucks.com

 

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

For additional information regarding the program, please contact:

[email protected] Monique Berkeley  703-925-3600

 

The A/B Day Calendar

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

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

RCMS parents,

 Join us virtually at our upcoming Parent Coffee, March 24, 2022  from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. to learn about two timely and relevant topics.

 

During our Virtual Parent Coffee we will:

  • Take a deeper look at the FCPS SEL Screener (given last fall and again this spring); review screener questions, and learn how to interpret SEL screener results, and
  • Share resources and tips for student success in a digital world.

Please register for a Zoom link to attend.  If you’re unable to attend the March Virtual Parent Coffee, a recording will be posted to the RCMS homepage for families to view.

To register click here

 We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at our March Parent Coffee!

Updates

 

Intentions for Next Year

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

As we are now well into the third quarter, I encourage all families to check-in with your student(s) and their academic progress. Great resources to help monitor student progress and assignments are ParentVUE. The end of the third quarter is March 31, 2022.  If your student needs academic support, be sure to reach out to their teacher or school counselor, as we are committed to helping every student succeed. 

Student Services Spring Newsletter

Spring is here!  Click the Spring Newsletter located here for more information regarding RCMS Spring and Summer Updates. 

https://www.smore.com/jcnzu

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services SPRING NEWSLETTER www.smore.com

 

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider paying for their student’s school fee online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash and checks that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on keeping your student safe. Accounts may be set up with a credit card or linked directly to your checking account.

With MySchoolBucks you can:

  1. Pay online or on-the-go
  2. Browse items & fees in our School Store
  3. Know when fees are due

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing

Oakton High School

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Interest Meeting

If you are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance Team for the 2022-23 season, there will be a virtual informational meeting Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm (sign up to receive the Google Meet link here).  Coach Rowley will give out tryout information and answer questions about what a year on the dance team is like and the try-out process.

OHS Dance Team Spring Prep Clinic

If you love to dance and are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance team for the 2022-23 school year or the year after, the Dance Team is holding a Prep Clinic March 28-30 at Oakton HS, open to students in grades 7-11!  The clinic will teach a variety of skills and choreography that will be helpful for preparing for tryouts. If you are interested in participating in the Dance Team Prep Clinic, complete the Spring Prep Clinic Interest Form to receive the registration form and information.  If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Rowley at [email protected].

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Tryouts

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

South Lakes High School

 

SOUTH LAKES DANCE TEAM

The South Lakes Dance Team is excited to be holding our 22-23 tryouts this May! If you are interested in trying out, please fill out this interest form and we will add you to our email list: https://forms.gle/MZSVxC8UkYMkChjY6. We will be sending out communication about our interest meeting, tryouts, and eligibility requirements through the email list.

Please email Coach McDermott at [email protected] with any questions.

 

SOUTH LAKES CHEERLEADING

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Cheerleading program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/kukNgAeKgjyhZJ4n7  Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Slaight at:  [email protected]

 

SLHS Seahawk CO-ED Golf Meeting For Rising Freshmen

Is your student-athlete interested in playing for the Seahawk Co-ed Golf Team? Tryouts are projected to begin July 28 and the regular season runs through mid-September. For more information join me for a Zoom call on May 15th at 8:00. Email Coach Anderson at [email protected] for the link.

 

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders!  Are you:

-Bigger than most people?  -Faster than your friends?  -Tougher than most others?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then we are interested in you trying out for the South Lakes Football Program! 

Hurry and fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/88rvspEYVeBHLNz88

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Hescock at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Girls Volleyball program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list: https://forms.gle/QJwpfk9FSS43pgEz7        Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Ms. Conte at:  [email protected]

 

SOUTH LAKES FIELD HOCKEY

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Field Hockey program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/Tm6mbqwUDjUyeMn48         Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Coach Mueller at: [email protected]

 

Westfield Bulldogs Freshman      Football 2022

Our freshman football coaching staff is highly anticipating getting started on our upcoming season which will begin this Spring 2022 and continue with summer camp opportunities, before officially beginning August 2022.   

Please click here to complete form and send to head coach: Jason Sachlis at [email protected]

Go Bulldogs!

 

To view the Freshman Football calendar

click here

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

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of March 14

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Important Upcoming Events
  • March 23 - 6:30-7:00PM-Virtual FLE Night
  • March 24- 9-10AM-Virtual Parent Coffee
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter
Carson’s Spring SOL testing schedule 
  • Friday, May 6- Science 8
  • Tuesday, May 10- Reading 8
  • Thursday, May 12- Reading 7
  • Monday, May 16th- Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • Wednesday, May 18th- Math 7, 7 HN, Math       8, Algebra 2

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

Family Life Education Preview Night March 23, 2022 6:30-7:00 pm

Please complete the attached google form if you would like to attend our FLE Curriculum Preview night on March 23 from 6:30 – 7:00.   We will instruct on how to access curriculum through Carson Parent Schoology Course and be available for questions. 

click here

 

To review the FLE Parent Notification Letter

click here

 

8TH GRADE CELEBRATION         PTA Sponsored

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

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

To make this party a grand success, we need volunteers to serve on the committee. Please signup for volunteering here

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

Summer 2022 Happenings!

 

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

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

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

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

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

Session Options

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

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

Program Cost: $50.00

   Registration opens on MySchoolBucks on May 1, 2022 Registration Deadline– June 1st.

https://www.MySchoolBucks.com

 

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

For additional information regarding the program, please contact:

[email protected] Monique Berkeley  703-925-3600

 

The A/B Day Calendar

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

    Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

RCMS parents,

 Join us virtually at our upcoming Parent Coffee, March 24, 2022  from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. to learn about two timely and relevant topics.

 

During our Virtual Parent Coffee we will:

  • Take a deeper look at the FCPS SEL Screener (given last fall and again this spring); review screener questions, and learn how to interpret SEL screener results, and
  • Share resources and tips for student success in a digital world.

Please register for a Zoom link to attend.  If you’re unable to attend the March Virtual Parent Coffee, a recording will be posted to the RCMS homepage for families to view.

To register click here

 We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at our March Parent Coffee!

Updates

 

As we are now well into the third quarter, I encourage all families to check-in with your student(s) and their academic progress. Great resources to help monitor student progress and assignments are ParentVUE. The end of the third quarter is March 31, 2022.  If your student needs academic support, be sure to reach out to their teacher or school counselor, as we are committed to helping every student succeed. 

 

All of our students had a chance to meet with his/her school counselor to select their courses for next year. Students and parents can view their course selections in their SIS account under the Course Request. 

Please note the following important items and feel free to contact your child's School Counselor for any questions. 

  • This list is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the Student Information System.
  • Music Courses - Students who have signed up for the music courses (Band, Orchestra and Chorus) will initially be placed in the Intermediate level until auditions and placements have been completed. Please know that music directors will work with counselors to make the appropriate updates. 

Student Services Spring Newsletter

Spring is here!  Click the Spring Newsletter located here for more information regarding RCMS Spring and Summer Updates. 

https://www.smore.com/jcnzu

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services SPRING NEWSLETTER www.smore.com

Request for Academic Records

If you are moving or transferring to a new school requests for student academic records may be directed to the registrar in our Student Services Office. Please call 703-925-3614 or email Andrea Tawil at [email protected]. There is a 5-day turnaround time, so please plan accordingly. If you want copies mailed, please be sure to provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope. Requests for student medical records also should be directed to the registrar. If you are currently applying to private schools, please follow the instructions listed below to complete the process.

Private School Application Process

Please complete the "Private School Request Form" and the "Parent Consent Form: SS-SE79" and submit them to the Student Service’s Office (You can email Lesa Lloyd at [email protected]) or submit to your counselor. Counselors will be emailing all records to the requested schools via an admissions email OR the school's portal.  Please note these requests are due at least 2 weeks prior to the due date.

Please visit our website here for more information regarding required forms and teacher recommendations.

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider paying for their student’s school fee online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash and checks that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on keeping your student safe. Accounts may be set up with a credit card or linked directly to your checking account.

With MySchoolBucks you can:

  1. Pay online or on-the-go
  2. Browse items & fees in our School Store
  3. Know when fees are due

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing

Oakton High School

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Interest Meeting

If you are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance Team for the 2022-23 season, there will be a virtual informational meeting Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm (sign up to receive the Google Meet link here).  Coach Rowley will give out tryout information and answer questions about what a year on the dance team is like and the try-out process.

OHS Dance Team Spring Prep Clinic

If you love to dance and are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance team for the 2022-23 school year or the year after, the Dance Team is holding a Prep Clinic March 28-30 at Oakton HS, open to students in grades 7-11!  The clinic will teach a variety of skills and choreography that will be helpful for preparing for tryouts. If you are interested in participating in the Dance Team Prep Clinic, complete the Spring Prep Clinic Interest Form to receive the registration form and information.  If you have questions, please reach out to Coach Rowley at [email protected].

OHS Dance Team 2022-23 Tryouts

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

South Lakes High School

 

SOUTH LAKES DANCE TEAM

The South Lakes Dance Team is excited to be holding our 22-23 tryouts this May! If you are interested in trying out, please fill out this interest form and we will add you to our email list: https://forms.gle/MZSVxC8UkYMkChjY6. We will be sending out communication about our interest meeting, tryouts, and eligibility requirements through the email list.

Please email Coach McDermott at [email protected] with any questions.

 

SOUTH LAKES CHEERLEADING

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Cheerleading program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/kukNgAeKgjyhZJ4n7  Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Slaight at:  [email protected]

 

SLHS Seahawk CO-ED Golf Meeting For Rising Freshmen

Is your student-athlete interested in playing for the Seahawk Co-ed Golf Team? Tryouts are projected to begin July 28 and the regular season runs through mid-September. For more information join me for a Zoom call on May 15th at 8:00. Email Coach Anderson at [email protected] for the link.

 

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders!  Are you:

-Bigger than most people?  -Faster than your friends?  -Tougher than most others?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then we are interested in you trying out for the South Lakes Football Program! 

Hurry and fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/88rvspEYVeBHLNz88

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Hescock at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Girls Volleyball program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list: https://forms.gle/QJwpfk9FSS43pgEz7        Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Ms. Conte at:  [email protected]

 

SOUTH LAKES FIELD HOCKEY

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Field Hockey program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/Tm6mbqwUDjUyeMn48         Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Coach Mueller at: [email protected]

 

Westfield Bulldogs Freshman      Football 2022

Our freshman football coaching staff is highly anticipating getting started on our upcoming season which will begin this Spring 2022 and continue with summer camp opportunities, before officially beginning August 2022.   

Please click here to complete form and send to head coach: Jason Sachlis at [email protected]

Go Bulldogs!

 

To view the Freshman Football calendar

click here

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

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of March 7

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Important Upcoming Events
  • March 23 - 6:30-7:00PM-Virtual FLE Night
  • March 24- 9-10AM-Virtual Parent Coffee
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

Check out Rachel Carson's Spring SOL Testing Dates posted below and on our school website.

The A/B Day Calendar

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

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is intended to speak to trends that we have observed during student drop-off and pick-up. As Safety is our top priority, please remember to adhere to these helpful reminders which place students in a more secure position during arrival and dismissal.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in harms way and contribute to unsafe conditions for students.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another location on or off-campus.
  • As a reminder when driving through the RCMS parking lot please proceed slowly and with caution.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

RCMS parents,

 Join us virtually at our upcoming Parent Coffee, March 24, 2022  from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. to learn about two timely and relevant topics.

 

During our Virtual Parent Coffee we will:

  • Take a deeper look at the FCPS SEL Screener (given last fall and again this spring); review screener questions, and learn how to interpret SEL screener results, and
  • Share resources and tips for student success in a digital world.

 

Please register here to receive a Zoom link to attend.  If you’re unable to attend the March Virtual Parent Coffee, a recording will be posted to the RCMS homepage for families to view.

 

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at our March Parent Coffee!

Updates

 

As we are now well into the third quarter, I encourage all families to check-in with your student(s) and their academic progress. Great resources to help monitor student progress and assignments are ParentVUE. The end of the third quarter is March 31, 2022.  If your student needs academic support, be sure to reach out to their teacher or school counselor, as we are committed to helping every student succeed. 

 

All of our students had a chance to meet with his/her school counselor to select their courses for next year. Students and parents can view their course selections in their SIS account under the Course Request. 

Please note the following important items and feel free to contact your child's School Counselor for any questions. 

  • This list is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the Student Information System.
  • Music Courses - Students who have signed up for the music courses (Band, Orchestra and Chorus) will initially be placed in the Intermediate level until auditions and placements have been completed. Please know that music directors will work with counselors to make the appropriate updates. 

Student Services Spring Newsletter

Spring is here!  Click the Spring Newsletter located here for more information regarding RCMS Spring and Summer Updates. 

https://www.smore.com/jcnzu

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services SPRING NEWSLETTER www.smore.com

Request for Academic Records

If you are moving or transferring to a new school requests for student academic records may be directed to the registrar in our Student Services Office. Please call 703-925-3614 or email Andrea Tawil at [email protected]. There is a 5-day turnaround time, so please plan accordingly. If you want copies mailed, please be sure to provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope. Requests for student medical records also should be directed to the registrar. If you are currently applying to private schools, please follow the instructions listed below to complete the process.

Private School Application Process

Please complete the "Private School Request Form" and the "Parent Consent Form: SS-SE79" and submit them to the Student Service’s Office (You can email Lesa Lloyd at [email protected]) or submit to your counselor. Counselors will be emailing all records to the requested schools via an admissions email OR the school's portal.  Please note these requests are due at least 2 weeks prior to the due date.

Please visit our website here for more information regarding required forms and teacher recommendations.

Family Life Education Preview Night March 23, 2022 6:30-7:00 pm

Please complete the attached google form if you would like to attend our FLE Curriculum Preview night on March 23 from 6:30 – 7:00.   We will instruct on how to access curriculum through Carson Parent Schoology Course and be available for questions. 

click here

 

To review the FLE Parent Notification Letter

click here

 

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

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

 

Oakton Pyramid Digital Citizenship Highlights

This week, our Oakton Pyramid schools are highlighting various topics of Digital Citizenship. From March 7-11, we'll be thinking about Proactive Practices. Families can access webinars and resources to discuss. Click here to see more about the topics for the week.

 

 

CPP

The College Partnership Program is designed to help students who are the first in their families to attend college in the future.  This opportunity is open to all rising 8th graders. All 8th graders who apply, may participate next year as a 9th grader.  The application will close on March 11th. 

Students may direct  any questions to their school counselors, who will then direct them to Gina Fajardo, the CPP advocate. 

Summer 2022 events at Rachel Carson

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

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

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

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

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

Session Options

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

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

Program Cost: $50.00

   Registration opens on MySchoolBucks on May 1, 2022 Registration Deadline– June 1st.

https://www.MySchoolBucks.com

 

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

For additional information regarding the program, please contact:

[email protected] Monique Berkeley  703-925-3600

 

Way to Go Panthers!

 

Congratulations to the Carson Model United Nations Club for being recognized as Best Middle School Delegation at the Chantilly Model UN conference last Saturday.  Seven students were also recognized for individual achievement in the UNICEF and WHO Committees and the Korean Cabinet historical committee.  The Model UN Club gives students the opportunity to learn about issues facing the world and how to address them in a peaceful, diplomatic way.  The students, alone or in pairs, represent a UN member country in a committee, and approach the issue from the perspective of their country.  Working with the other countries, they write and vote on resolutions that seek to solve problems ranging from climate change to refugee crises to sustainable farming.

News on Student Service Hour Requirements

All 7th & 8th grade students have been taught how to use our online service hour system x2VOL. In 8th grade FCPS requires students to complete 15 hours of community service, 7 hours the 1st semester (by January 14th, 2022) and 8th hours the 2nd semester (by May 20 , 2022). All 15 hours of service learning must take place outside of instructional hours such as: during Panther Time, after school, and/or outside of school. In order to enter in service hours a student must obtain the email address of the adult for whom they are performing service.

FCPS allows students to begin accruing these service hours in 7th grade, and the Social Studies department is highly encouraging our students to do so.  Service learning is an effective way for youth to develop the drive and desire to become lifelong volunteers and engaged citizens. Students can participate in activities through outside organizations like Volunteer Fairfax as well as at Rachel Carson Middle School. Service learning at Rachel Carson aligns with the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate that supports the development of responsibility to the local and global community.

 

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider paying for their student’s school fee online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash and checks that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on keeping your student safe. Accounts may be set up with a credit card or linked directly to your checking account.

With MySchoolBucks you can:

  1. Pay online or on-the-go
  2. Browse items & fees in our School Store
  3. Know when fees are due

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing

 

South Lakes High School

 

SOUTH LAKES DANCE TEAM

The South Lakes Dance Team is excited to be holding our 22-23 tryouts this May! If you are interested in trying out, please fill out this interest form and we will add you to our email list: https://forms.gle/MZSVxC8UkYMkChjY6. We will be sending out communication about our interest meeting, tryouts, and eligibility requirements through the email list.

The South Lakes Dance Team performs at Football games, Basketball games, pep rallies, and various other school events. We also compete regionally and sometimes even nationally! We love cheering on the Seahawks and promoting school spirit in the community. South Lakes currently has only a Varsity level Dance Team, but we encourage dancers of all skill levels to tryout!

Please email Coach McDermott at [email protected] with any questions.

 

SOUTH LAKES CHEERLEADING

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Cheerleading program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/kukNgAeKgjyhZJ4n7  Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: South Lakes Cheerleading is both a sideline and competitive program. When we are not on the track cheering on the SLHS Football team on game nights, we are practicing for our own District, Region, and State competitions! We have two teams: JV and Varsity that both begin on August 1st and run through early/mid November. 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Slaight at:  [email protected]

 

SLHS Seahawk CO-ED Golf Meeting For Rising Freshmen

Is your student-athlete interested in playing for the Seahawk Co-ed Golf Team? Tryouts are projected to begin July 28 and the regular season runs through mid-September. For more information join me for a Zoom call on May 15th at 8:00. Email Coach Anderson at [email protected] for the link.

 

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders!  Are you:

-Bigger than most people?  -Faster than your friends?  -Tougher than most others?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then we are interested in you trying out for the South Lakes Football Program! 

Hurry and fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/88rvspEYVeBHLNz88

Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: 

South Lakes Football has three levels in our program; Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity.  Our season officially begins on August 1st, but the JV and Varsity teams are already preparing for our next season and so should you too! 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Hescock at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Girls Volleyball program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list: https://forms.gle/QJwpfk9FSS43pgEz7        Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Ms. Conte at:  [email protected]

 

SOUTH LAKES FIELD HOCKEY

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Field Hockey program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/Tm6mbqwUDjUyeMn48         Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Coach Mueller at: [email protected]

 

Westfield Bulldogs Freshman      Football 2022

I am elated to welcome students and families to the Westfield High School Athletics family! 

Our freshman football coaching staff is highly anticipating getting started on our upcoming season which will begin this Spring 2022 and continue with summer camp opportunities, before officially beginning August 2022.   

Please click here to complete form and send to head coach: Jason Sachlis at [email protected]

Go Bulldogs!

 

To view the Freshman Football calendar

click here

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of March 1

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Important Upcoming Events
  • March 3- 2 Hour Early Release-see bell schedule below
  • March 4- Student Holiday, Staff Development
  • March 24- 9-10AM-Virtual Parent Coffee
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter
The A/B Day Calendar

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

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is intended to speak to trends that we have observed during student drop-off and pick-up. As Safety is our top priority, please remember to adhere to these helpful reminders which place students in a more secure position during arrival and dismissal.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in harms way and contribute to unsafe conditions for students.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another location on or off-campus.
  • As a reminder when driving through the RCMS parking lot please proceed slowly and with caution.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

Updates

All of our students had a chance to meet with his/her school counselor to select their courses for next year. Students and parents can view their course selections in their SIS account under the Course Request. 

Please note the following important items and feel free to contact your child's School Counselor for any questions. 

  • This list is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the Student Information System.
  • Music Courses - Students who have signed up for the music courses (Band, Orchestra and Chorus) will initially be placed in the Intermediate level until auditions and placements have been completed. Please know that music directors will work with counselors to make the appropriate updates. 

 

Student Services Newsletter for Quarter 3 is located  here  https://www.smore.com/xjmuy

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services Quarterly Newsletter: Quarter 3 www.smore.com

 

Student Services Updates: Academic Advising

Please visit our school website for more information. Feel free to contact your child's counselor for any questions. 

Request for Academic Records

If you are moving or transferring to a new school requests for student academic records may be directed to the registrar in our Student Services Office. Please call 703-925-3614 or email Andrea Tawil at [email protected]. There is a 5-day turnaround time, so please plan accordingly. If you want copies mailed, please be sure to provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope. Requests for student medical records also should be directed to the registrar. If you are currently applying to private schools, please follow the instructions listed below to complete the process.

Private School Application Process

Please complete the "Private School Request Form" and the "Parent Consent Form: SS-SE79" and submit them to the Student Service’s Office (You can email Lesa Lloyd at [email protected]) or submit to your counselor. Counselors will be emailing all records to the requested schools via an admissions email OR the school's portal.  Please note these requests are due at least 2 weeks prior to the due date.

Please visit our website here for more information regarding required forms and teacher recommendations.

 

Coming soon!

Virtual Parent Coffee- March 24th- 9-10AM

More information to come soon.

 

CPP

The College Partnership Program is designed to help students who are the first in their families to attend college in the future.  This opportunity is open to all rising 8th graders. All 8th graders who apply, may participate next year as a 9th grader.  The application will close on March 11th. 

Students may direct  any questions to their school counselors, who will then direct them to Gina Fajardo, the CPP advocate. 

Fencing

The winter session for the Fairfax Fencers will begin on Monday, February 14 and run through Monday, April 18.  There will be no sessions on February 21 or April 4.  The cost will be $60.00 per student.  Payment for the program will be available on My School Bucks beginning on Wednesday, February 2.  The fencing program is for students with or without prior fencing experience.  There will be 14 slots available for this session.  Please check the RCMS website for additional information.

 

Mr. Pawlowski

After-School Program Specialist

RCMS

Way to Go Panthers!

 

Congratulations to the Carson Model United Nations Club for being recognized as Best Middle School Delegation at the Chantilly Model UN conference last Saturday.  Seven students were also recognized for individual achievement in the UNICEF and WHO Committees and the Korean Cabinet historical committee.  The Model UN Club gives students the opportunity to learn about issues facing the world and how to address them in a peaceful, diplomatic way.  The students, alone or in pairs, represent a UN member country in a committee, and approach the issue from the perspective of their country.  Working with the other countries, they write and vote on resolutions that seek to solve problems ranging from climate change to refugee crises to sustainable farming.

Apply to be a Substitute Teacher

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers. Effective November 6, starting pay is $17.79 per hour for short-term subs; $23.91 per hour for long-term subs. 

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

News on Student Service Hour Requirements

All 7th & 8th grade students have been taught how to use our online service hour system x2VOL. In 8th grade FCPS requires students to complete 15 hours of community service, 7 hours the 1st semester (by January 14th, 2022) and 8th hours the 2nd semester (by May 20 , 2022). All 15 hours of service learning must take place outside of instructional hours such as: during Panther Time, after school, and/or outside of school. In order to enter in service hours a student must obtain the email address of the adult for whom they are performing service.

FCPS allows students to begin accruing these service hours in 7th grade, and the Social Studies department is highly encouraging our students to do so.  Service learning is an effective way for youth to develop the drive and desire to become lifelong volunteers and engaged citizens. Students can participate in activities through outside organizations like Volunteer Fairfax as well as at Rachel Carson Middle School. Service learning at Rachel Carson aligns with the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate that supports the development of responsibility to the local and global community.

 

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider paying for their student’s school fee online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash and checks that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on keeping your student safe. Accounts may be set up with a credit card or linked directly to your checking account.

With MySchoolBucks you can:

  1. Pay online or on-the-go
  2. Browse items & fees in our School Store
  3. Know when fees are due

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing

 

South Lakes High School

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of February 21

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Important Upcoming Events
  • March 3- 2 Hour Early Release
  • March 4- Student Holiday, Staff Development
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter
The A/B Day Calendar

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

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is intended to speak to trends that we have observed during student drop-off and pick-up. As Safety is our top priority, please remember to adhere to these helpful reminders which place students in a more secure position during arrival and dismissal.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in harms way and contribute to unsafe conditions for students.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another location on or off-campus.
  • As a reminder when driving through the RCMS parking lot please proceed slowly and with caution.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

Check out the Principal's latest Message here!

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

 

  Updates

 

Student Services Newsletter for Quarter 3 is located  here  https://www.smore.com/xjmuy

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services Quarterly Newsletter: Quarter 3 www.smore.com

 

Student Services Updates: Academic Advising

Please visit our school website for more information. Feel free to contact your child's counselor for any questions. 

Request for Academic Records

If you are moving or transferring to a new school requests for student academic records may be directed to the registrar in our Student Services Office. Please call 703-925-3614 or email Andrea Tawil at [email protected]. There is a 5-day turnaround time, so please plan accordingly. If you want copies mailed, please be sure to provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope. Requests for student medical records also should be directed to the registrar. If you are currently applying to private schools, please follow the instructions listed below to complete the process.

Private School Application Process

Please complete the "Private School Request Form" and the "Parent Consent Form: SS-SE79" and submit them to the Student Service’s Office (You can email Lesa Lloyd at [email protected]) or submit to your counselor. Counselors will be emailing all records to the requested schools via an admissions email OR the school's portal.  Please note these requests are due at least 2 weeks prior to the due date.

Please visit our website here for more information regarding required forms and teacher recommendations.

 

 

CPP

The College Partnership Program is designed to help students who are the first in their families to attend college in the future.  This opportunity is open to all rising 8th graders. All 8th graders who apply, may participate next year as a 9th grader.  The application will close on March 11th. 

Students may direct  any questions to their school counselors, who will then direct them to Gina Fajardo, the CPP advocate. 

Fencing

The winter session for the Fairfax Fencers will begin on Monday, February 14 and run through Monday, April 18.  There will be no sessions on February 21 or April 4.  The cost will be $60.00 per student.  Payment for the program will be available on My School Bucks beginning on Wednesday, February 2.  The fencing program is for students with or without prior fencing experience.  There will be 14 slots available for this session.  Please check the RCMS website for additional information.

 

Mr. Pawlowski

After-School Program Specialist

RCMS

Apply to be a Substitute Teacher

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers. Effective November 6, starting pay is $17.79 per hour for short-term subs; $23.91 per hour for long-term subs. 

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

News on Student Service Hour Requirements

All 7th & 8th grade students have been taught how to use our online service hour system x2VOL. In 8th grade FCPS requires students to complete 15 hours of community service, 7 hours the 1st semester (by January 14th, 2022) and 8th hours the 2nd semester (by May 20 , 2022). All 15 hours of service learning must take place outside of instructional hours such as: during Panther Time, after school, and/or outside of school. In order to enter in service hours a student must obtain the email address of the adult for whom they are performing service.

FCPS allows students to begin accruing these service hours in 7th grade, and the Social Studies department is highly encouraging our students to do so.  Service learning is an effective way for youth to develop the drive and desire to become lifelong volunteers and engaged citizens. Students can participate in activities through outside organizations like Volunteer Fairfax as well as at Rachel Carson Middle School. Service learning at Rachel Carson aligns with the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate that supports the development of responsibility to the local and global community.

 

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider paying for their student’s school fee online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash and checks that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on keeping your student safe. Accounts may be set up with a credit card or linked directly to your checking account.

With MySchoolBucks you can:

  1. Pay online or on-the-go
  2. Browse items & fees in our School Store
  3. Know when fees are due

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing

 

Thomas Jefferson High School

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of February 14

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Important Upcoming Events
  • February 21- No School, Presidents" Day
  • March 3- 2 Hour Early Release
  • March 4- Student Holiday, Staff Development
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter
The A/B Day Calendar

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

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is intended to speak to trends that we have observed during student drop-off and pick-up. As Safety is our top priority, please remember to adhere to these helpful reminders which place students in a more secure position during arrival and dismissal.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in harms way and contribute to unsafe conditions for students.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another location on or off-campus.
  • As a reminder when driving through the RCMS parking lot please proceed slowly and with caution.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

Check out the Principal's  Message here!

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

 

  Updates

 

Student Services Newsletter for Quarter 3 is located  here  https://www.smore.com/xjmuy

Rachel Carson Student Services Rachel Carson Student Services Quarterly Newsletter: Quarter 3 www.smore.com

 

Student Services Updates: Academic Advising

Please visit our school website for more information. Feel free to contact your child's counselor for any questions. 

Request for Academic Records

If you are moving or transferring to a new school requests for student academic records may be directed to the registrar in our Student Services Office. Please call 703-925-3614 or email Andrea Tawil at [email protected]. There is a 5-day turnaround time, so please plan accordingly. If you want copies mailed, please be sure to provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope. Requests for student medical records also should be directed to the registrar. If you are currently applying to private schools, please follow the instructions listed below to complete the process.

Private School Application Process

Please complete the "Private School Request Form" and the "Parent Consent Form: SS-SE79" and submit them to the Student Service’s Office (You can email Lesa Lloyd at [email protected]) or submit to your counselor. Counselors will be emailing all records to the requested schools via an admissions email OR the school's portal.  Please note these requests are due at least 2 weeks prior to the due date.

Please visit our website here for more information regarding required forms and teacher recommendations.

 

 

CPP

The College Partnership Program is designed to help students who are the first in their families to attend college in the future.  This opportunity is open to all rising 8th graders. All 8th graders who apply, may participate next year as a 9th grader.  The application will close on March 11th. 

Students may direct  any questions to their school counselors, who will then direct them to Gina Fajardo, the CPP advocate. 

Fencing

The winter session for the Fairfax Fencers will begin on Monday, February 14 and run through Monday, April 18.  There will be no sessions on February 21 or April 4.  The cost will be $60.00 per student.  Payment for the program will be available on My School Bucks beginning on Wednesday, February 2.  The fencing program is for students with or without prior fencing experience.  There will be 14 slots available for this session.  Please check the RCMS website for additional information.

 

Mr. Pawlowski

After-School Program Specialist

RCMS

Apply to be a Substitute Teacher

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers. Effective November 6, starting pay is $17.79 per hour for short-term subs; $23.91 per hour for long-term subs. 

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

News on Student Service Hour Requirements

All 7th & 8th grade students have been taught how to use our online service hour system x2VOL. In 8th grade FCPS requires students to complete 15 hours of community service, 7 hours the 1st semester (by January 14th, 2022) and 8th hours the 2nd semester (by May 20 , 2022). All 15 hours of service learning must take place outside of instructional hours such as: during Panther Time, after school, and/or outside of school. In order to enter in service hours a student must obtain the email address of the adult for whom they are performing service.

FCPS allows students to begin accruing these service hours in 7th grade, and the Social Studies department is highly encouraging our students to do so.  Service learning is an effective way for youth to develop the drive and desire to become lifelong volunteers and engaged citizens. Students can participate in activities through outside organizations like Volunteer Fairfax as well as at Rachel Carson Middle School. Service learning at Rachel Carson aligns with the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate that supports the development of responsibility to the local and global community.

 

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider paying for their student’s school fee online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash and checks that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on keeping your student safe. Accounts may be set up with a credit card or linked directly to your checking account.

With MySchoolBucks you can:

  1. Pay online or on-the-go
  2. Browse items & fees in our School Store
  3. Know when fees are due

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing

 

Thomas Jefferson High School

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

Carson MS Weekly Updates -Week of February 7

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Important Upcoming Events
  • February 21- No School, Presidents" Day
  • March 3- 2 Hour Early Release
  • March 4- Student Holiday, Staff Development
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter
The A/B Day Calendar

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

Safe Student Drop-off

This message is intended to speak to trends that we have observed during student drop-off and pick-up. As Safety is our top priority, please remember to adhere to these helpful reminders which place students in a more secure position during arrival and dismissal.

  • Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in harms way and contribute to unsafe conditions for students.
  • Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another location on or off-campus.
  • As a reminder when driving through the RCMS parking lot please proceed slowly and with caution.

We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.

Sincerely,

The RCMS Administrative Team

Check out the Principal's  Message here!

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

 

  Updates

Student Services Updates: Academic Advising

Please visit our school website for more information. Feel free to contact your child's counselor for any questions. 

  • RCMS students attended the Zoom presentation from MS and HS counselors on Tuesday, Jan 11 during Panther Time.  Students will have access to the recording, slides, and course selection sheets in Schoology.
  • Students will meet with their counselor individually between January 18 to Feb 11 to enter their course selections in SIS. 
  • Summer Learning Opportunities: If you have a student planning to explore summer learning opportunities, please visit the FCPS Summer Learning site for more information at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning . Please have your student speak to their counselor about summer learning plans. 

Request for Academic Records

If you are moving or transferring to a new school requests for student academic records may be directed to the registrar in our Student Services Office. Please call 703-925-3614 or email Andrea Tawil at [email protected]. There is a 5-day turnaround time, so please plan accordingly. If you want copies mailed, please be sure to provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope. Requests for student medical records also should be directed to the registrar. If you are currently applying to private schools, please follow the instructions listed below to complete the process.

Private School Application Process

Please complete the "Private School Request Form" and the "Parent Consent Form: SS-SE79" and submit them to the Student Service’s Office (You can email Lesa Lloyd at [email protected]) or submit to your counselor. Counselors will be emailing all records to the requested schools via an admissions email OR the school's portal.  Please note these requests are due at least 2 weeks prior to the due date.

Please visit our website here for more information regarding required forms and teacher recommendations.

 

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week is Feb. 7-11, 2022, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by American School Counselors Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  Professional school counselors have a tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and creating a future where all students thrive. We appreciate our counseling staff that address students’ mental, emotional, social, and academic development. Thank you Ms. Ferrell, Mr. Kim, Ms. Chustz, Ms. Fajardo, and Ms. Schires!!

Fencing

The winter session for the Fairfax Fencers will begin on Monday, February 14 and run through Monday, April 18.  There will be no sessions on February 21 or April 4.  The cost will be $60.00 per student.  Payment for the program will be available on My School Bucks beginning on Wednesday, February 2.  The fencing program is for students with or without prior fencing experience.  There will be 14 slots available for this session.  Please check the RCMS website for additional information.

 

Mr. Pawlowski

After-School Program Specialist

RCMS

Apply to be a Substitute Teacher

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers. Effective November 6, starting pay is $17.79 per hour for short-term subs; $23.91 per hour for long-term subs. 

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

News on Student Service Hour Requirements

All 7th & 8th grade students have been taught how to use our online service hour system x2VOL. In 8th grade FCPS requires students to complete 15 hours of community service, 7 hours the 1st semester (by January 14th, 2022) and 8th hours the 2nd semester (by May 20 , 2022). All 15 hours of service learning must take place outside of instructional hours such as: during Panther Time, after school, and/or outside of school. In order to enter in service hours a student must obtain the email address of the adult for whom they are performing service.

FCPS allows students to begin accruing these service hours in 7th grade, and the Social Studies department is highly encouraging our students to do so.  Service learning is an effective way for youth to develop the drive and desire to become lifelong volunteers and engaged citizens. Students can participate in activities through outside organizations like Volunteer Fairfax as well as at Rachel Carson Middle School. Service learning at Rachel Carson aligns with the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate that supports the development of responsibility to the local and global community.

 

Order Your Yearbook!

 

 

 

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

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

To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider paying for their student’s school fee online through MySchoolBucks. This will help minimize the amount of cash and checks that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on keeping your student safe. Accounts may be set up with a credit card or linked directly to your checking account.

With MySchoolBucks you can:

  1. Pay online or on-the-go
  2. Browse items & fees in our School Store
  3. Know when fees are due

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

On Reporting Absences   

 

 

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

 

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

 Daily Bell Schedule 

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

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing

 

Thomas Jefferson High School

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org
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