Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Important Upcoming Events
June 12 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00PM (RCMS 8th graders only)
June 13 - Last day of school - 3 hour early release (11:15AM)Reminders for the Last Day of School
Students will have an anchor day on Thursday, June 13, in order to meet with all teachers one final time. This is a great time to wrap up any last minute questions regarding grading before students leave for the summer.
Students will be released three hours early at 11:15AM.
No bags may be carried on Thursday. This includes backpacks, purses, or string bags. Bags will be collected at the door and students may pick them up at the end of the school day.
Our teachers and students have all worked hard and we know all of us will enjoy some time to relax with family and friends.After School Program Survey
Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality. This survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee. Seal Approval Number 19225.`
Over 95% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 22,000 occurrences of students staying after-school. Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!
All survey responses are due by the last day of school, June 14
We wanted to share with you the summer reading assignment for next year. We would like you all to read at least ONE new (to you) book of your choice during the summer. Not sure what book to read? Check out this site to help you decide: http://bit.ly/WhatToReadNext. Our goal is to promote reading for pleasure. Whether you’re on a plane, in the car, at the beach, pool, or in the comfort of your own home, it’s great to have a book in hand! At the beginning of the school year, your English teacher will share with you an assignment that you will complete to share about the book you read. We are so excited to see what everyone picks to read over summer!Student Services Updates
HS Credit Course Expunge Process: High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and weighted as such. Virginia state and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians of a middle school student who has completed a high school credit course to have that course expunged from the student’s record.
The request to remove a course from the transcript must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.
See Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School, Form. If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please contact your child’s middle school counselor no later than June 13.
Student Intention Forms: Moving this summer? If your family plans include relocation, please notify us by completing the Intention Form and send it to Ms. Andrea Tawil email@example.com at your earliest convenience.Medication Pick Up
The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 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. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school. Please be sure medication orders are clear. All information on the form must be completed. Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian. Part II must be signed and dated by your physician. Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature. More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.
Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian. All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician. Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.
If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).
Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-925-3610.
Thank you for your cooperation and have a good summer.Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....
From South Lakes High School: Register your rising freshman for a summer introduction to South Lakes and everything Seahawks! Participants will speak with panels of current students and administrators, tour the building, and learn strategies for success in academics and extracurricular activities. This is an optional program in addition to our regularly scheduled Freshman Orientation in August.
Choose from two sessions:
Session 1: Tuesday, July 23rd - Wednesday, July 24th – 9:00-12:00 noon
Session 2: Monday, July 29th - Tuesday, July 30th – 9:00-12:00 noon
Cost: $10 through MySchoolBucks (email firstname.lastname@example.org if cost is an issue)
Includes: t-shirt, snacks, water, handbook
Registration Opens: Thursday, June 9 – Register Soon – accepting 50 students per session
Payment: Through MySchoolBucks
NOTE: MySchoolBucks is unavailable for payments June 15 – July 1. If there is a financial hardship or any other questions feel free to contact Jill Silton (JASilton@fcps.edu).