Carson MS Weekly Updates - April 6, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

 

Daily Bell Schedule Monday Asynchronous Check In

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

 

  April 7th - RCMS Parent Coffee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

If your student is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

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

If your in-person student will be picked up early for an appointment, please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal. Students participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

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

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

SOL Testing Update

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual CAD and Programming
for Young Scholars (MS)

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

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

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

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

Course Requests for 2021-2022

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

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

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

Engineering Supply Pickup

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

Online only Students:

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

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

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

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

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

South Lakes High SchoolDance Team

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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New Date for RCMS SOL Testing Parent Town Hall (Thurs. Apr. 8th)

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

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

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

 

 

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Schedule Updates - March 25, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

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

March 26 - End of Third Quarter

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

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

Friday, March 26th - 2-Hour Early Release

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

Have a restful and rejuvenating spring break!

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

Absences Policy Updates

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

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

Third Quarter Ends Friday, March 26
Limited SIS Access

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

April 7th - RCMS Parent Coffee

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

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

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

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

Engineering Supply Pickup

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

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

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

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

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

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

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools Are Sharing

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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

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Important Upcoming Events

March 23-26 - School Pictures - See Schedule Below

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

March 26 - End of Third Quarter

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday

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

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

 

Daily Bell Schedule Monday Asynchronous Check In

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

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

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

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

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

If your student is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

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

If your in-person student will be picked up early for an appointment, please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal. Students participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

Absences Policy Updates

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

School Pictures

This week is School Pictures week!

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

3/23/2021

In-Person Students (A-K) 

7:30AM

1:45PM

3/24/2021

In-Person Students (A-K)

7:30am

1:45PM

3/24/2021

Virtual Students (A-K)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/25/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

7:30AM

1:45PM

3/25/2021

Virtual Students (L-Z)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/26/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

7:30 AM

11:45AM


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

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

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

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

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

Third Quarter Ends Friday, March 26
Limited SIS Access

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

Spelling Bee Champion!

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

SOL Testing Update

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

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

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

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

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

FCPS Cares Program

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

Watch this video to learn more

Course Requests for 2021-2022

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

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

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

Summer Learning Opportunities

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

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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

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Important Upcoming Events

March 23-26 - School Pictures - See Schedule Below

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

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

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday

Monday Asynchronous Check In

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

School Pictures

Next week is School Pictures week!

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

3/23/2021

In-Person Students (A-K) 

7:30AM

1:45PM

3/24/2021

In-Person Students (A-K)

7:30am

1:45PM

3/24/2021

Virtual Students (A-K)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/25/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

7:30AM

1:45PM

3/25/2021

Virtual Students (L-Z)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/26/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

7:30 AM

11:45AM


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

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

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

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

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

Who to Contact

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates-March 16, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

March 23-26 - School Pictures - See Schedule Below

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

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

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday

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

 

Daily Bell Schedule Important Reminder about the Return to School

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

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

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

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

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

Transportation Information

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

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

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

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

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

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

If your student is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know!

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

If your in-person student will be picked up early for an appointment, please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal. Students participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

School Pictures

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

3/23/2021

In-Person Students (A-K) 

8:30AM

1:45PM

3/24/2021

In-Person Students (A-K)

10:00am

1:45PM

3/24/2021

Virtual Students (A-K)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/25/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

10:00AM

1:45PM

3/25/2021

Virtual Students (L-Z)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/26/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

8:30 AM

11:45AM


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

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

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

For more information, please visit: 

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

SOL Testing Update

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

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

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

College Partnership Program (CPP)

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

Some CPP benefits and opportunities include:

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

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

Congratulations to our
After School Clubs Winners!

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

 

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

Chantilly HS Conference

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

Greater Washington Conference

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

McLean HS Conference

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

Congratulations to everyone!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online Campus Summer School

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

Records Request and Private School or
Program Application Process

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

Mental Health and Wellness

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

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Carson MS Weekly Updates-March 9, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

March 23-26 -School Pictures - See Schedule Below

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday

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

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

 

Schedule for Week of March 8th

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

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

ALL students will follow the class period schedule below.

Important Reminder about the Return to School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reporting Absences

If a student needs to miss any class time at all, be it one period or a full day, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

If your student is scheduled to be in the building that day but, instead, needs to attend classes virtually, it is very important to let us know! Please contact the attendance office with the methods above so we don't worry why your student is not in the building. Parents will see the “SYC” code in ParentVUE when their student is absent on their assigned in-person day, but attends class online.  

If your in-person student will be picked up early for an appointment, please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal.  Students participating virtually who will be missing class due to appointments or otherwise should have parents contact attendance with the times and the reason the student will be missing classes. 

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

Transportation Information

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

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

Medication Drop-Off

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

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

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

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

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

Epi Pen Authorization

Inhaler Authorization

School Pictures

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

3/23/2021

In-Person Students (A-K) 

8:30AM

1:45PM

3/24/2021

In-Person Students (A-K)

10:00am

1:45PM

3/24/2021

Virtual Students (A-K)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/25/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

10:00AM

1:45PM

3/25/2021

Virtual Students (L-Z)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/26/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

8:30 AM

11:45AM


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

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

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

Congratulations to these Students!

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

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

Debate Team Performance and Speaker Points:

College Partnership Program (CPP)

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

Some CPP benefits and opportunities include:

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

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

SOL Testing Update

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

Online Campus Summer School

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

Records Request and Private School or
Program Application Process

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

Mental Health and Wellness

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

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

No news to share this week.

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Updates and Reminders for Week of March 8

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Updates and Reminders for Week of March 8th

Panthers - thank you for an excellent week of school.  All students helped us take these new steps with our school year in stride.  It was great to have some of our 8th graders back in the building this past week.  For the upcoming week, we will welcome in-person 7th graders to the school along with 8th graders.

As we head into this next transition, we want to share some updates and reminders - most of which applies to all of our students along with details specific to our in-person students.  Thank you for taking the time to review these items.

Schedule for Week of March 8th

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

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

Reminder about Monday, March 8th Student Holiday
  • Monday, March 8th is a county-wide staff development day.  Teachers will be involved in professional development.
  • This day is a student holiday.  The Monday Panther Time Connections check-in will not occur.
Return to School Timeline for In-Person Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALL Parents/Guardians- Please view your student’s instructional preference in ParentVUE

Please take a moment to view your student’s instructional preference- in-person or online. Log onto ParentVUE or StudentVUE and click on the ‘Student Info’ tab and scroll down to the ‘Return to School Response’ section. If you need assistance, please contact your student’s counselor.

Schedules/Classroom Numbers for In-Person Students
  • On a student's designated first day, they will report to their 4th period Panther Time Class. Their fourth period teacher will provide them a copy of their schedule and a map of the building. Administrators and school staff will be in the hallways greeting students and assisting them to get to their 4th period class during the first few weeks of school.  
  • Students and/or Parents/Guardians may log into StudentVue or ParentVue to see which class room each of their classes is located. At a minimum, please have your child identify their 4th period - PANTHER TIME CLASSROOM NUMBER as that is where they will receive a copy of their schedule.
Transportation Information

Parents of students who have selected in-person instruction are able to view their child's bus route assignment using the SIS ParentVue account. The image below will help you find the information in ParentVue. Earlier this month, the FCPS Transportation Team sent a notice to all families about their student’s route assignments. If you have not checked your student’s route assignment, please do so as soon as possible. If there is an issue with the route assignment, families are asked to call 703 249 7000.  It is suggested that students plan to arrive at their bus stop five minutes early in the morning.

Medication Drop-Off

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

Please make sure that you have completed the proper medical authorization form.

Please make sure that the medication is in the original pharmacy or manufacturer container that includes over the counter medications.

Please make sure the medication is not expired.

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

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

Epi Pen Authorization

Inhaler Authorization

TDAP Vaccine Reminder

The Code of Virginia requirements for immunizations and physicals for school entry have not been waived for School Year (SY) 2020-2021.

Students will not be permitted to access face-to-face instruction without meeting all compliance requirements. For students who are conditionally enrolled and have not completed the necessary immunizations as required by the Code of Virginia, FCPS will provide provisional access to virtual learning only. Students may not participate in “in school” instruction and activities until meeting this requirement.

For questions about immunization requirements for your child, or to send proof of your child’s Tdap vaccination, please contact Andrea Tawil  ajtawil@fcps.edu.

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Carson MS - Important Schedule Reminders

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Important Upcoming Dates

March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 8 - Staff Development Day - No Check In for Students

March 9-12 - Altered Class Period Schedule

Early Dismissal on March 5th Please Note the Modified Class Period Schedule for March 8-12 for ALL Students


As each student group has their first day in the building, we have scheduled a school and procedural orientation as the first thing they experience.  

We have adjusted the class order for both the past week of March 1st  and the next week of March 8th. You will see that 1st and 4th periods have been swapped for ALL students.

Students have all been notified of this schedule, and it is also posted on the Carson Student Central site. Please make sure your student is aware of this schedule, whether they are in person or attending virtually.

Schedule for Students Who Will
Attend School In-Person

As of March 9th, we will be welcoming both the 7th and 8th grade in-person students to the building.

Please note which days your students are scheduled to attend in which format:

Last names A-K Tuesday and Wednesday - attend class in-person • Thursday and Friday - attend class online.

Last names L-Z • Tuesday and Wednesday - attend class online •
Thursdays and Fridays- attend class in-person.

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

Who to Contact

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates-March 2, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 8 - Staff Development Day - No Check In for Students

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - Holiday

April 5 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

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

 

Return to School Orientation Schedule
For ALL Students Important Update on Return to School Plan

In preparation for students’ return, schools have created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so two days a week. Due to social distancing requirements, schools may not be able to accommodate additional students who wish to change their selection from virtual to in-person instruction.

For parents requesting changes from full-time virtual to in-person instruction, principals will do their best to accommodate the requests, however, it may not be possible to accommodate changes if classes are at capacity.

Course selections

School counselors have completed academic advising for all students. If you have not already done so, please make sure your child has completed his/her course selections in SIS. All students should have 4 core classes, health/PE, and first choices elective classes. If you have questions please contact your child’s counselor.

College Partnership Program (CPP)

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

Some CPP benefits and opportunities include:

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

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

SOL Testing Update

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

Online Campus Summer School

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

School Pictures

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

3/23/2021

In-Person Students (A-K) 

8:30AM

1:45PM

3/24/2021

In-Person Students (A-K)

10:00am

1:45PM

3/24/2021

Virtual Students (A-K)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/25/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

10:00AM

1:45PM

3/25/2021

Virtual Students (L-Z)

2:00PM

6:00PM

3/26/2021

In-Person Students (L-Z)

8:30 AM

11:45AM


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

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

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

Records Request and Private School or Program Application Process

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

Mental Health and Wellness

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

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

No news to share this week.

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Reminders for Tuesday, March 2nd

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Reminders for Tuesday, March 2

We hope you are having a good start to the week.  This message contains a few reminders for Tuesday, March 2nd.

Class Schedule:  

Please note the class order for Tuesday.  All students will begin the day with their 4th Period Panther Time Connections class.  After 4th period, we will proceed with 3rd period, 5th period, then 7th period.  This change allows for us to conduct orientation activities at the start of the day through our Panther Time classes.

Supplies for In-Person Students:

8th grade students reporting for their first day of in-person instruction should bring the following items:

  • A face mask
  • Fully charged laptop and the power adapter
  • A backpack
  • A notebook
  • Writing utensils
  • A reusable water bottle (This is optional.  Please note that water fountains are not available.)

Bus Information:

Students can look up their bus stop location and timing by logging in to their SIS StudentVue account.  If you are riding the bus, plan to arrive at the bus stop a few minutes before the posted time.

 

Thanks and we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow (whether in-person or online).

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Updates and Reminders for Week of March 1

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Updates and Reminders for Week of March 1st

We are very excited to start the next phase of this school year.  On Tuesday, March 2nd, we will welcome our 8th graders who requested in-person instruction back into the school building.  In-person 7th graders will return to the building on the week of March 8th.

As we head into this transition, we want to share some updates and reminders - most of which applies to all of our students along with details specific to our in-person students.  Thank you for taking the time to review these items.

 

Schedule for Week of March 1st

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

 

Monday Attendance Reminder
  • No LIVE Panther Time Connection Check-in on Mondays
  • Panther Time Check In Process:  Students check Panther Time (4th period) Google Classroom and/or Blackboard 24/7. 
  • Complete attendance form posted by the teacher by noon!  
  • Students who do not submit the form will be marked absent.
  • Asynchronous Day for all students
Early Release Day - Friday, March 5th

FCPS has a two hour early release day scheduled for Friday, March 5th.  The school day will end at 12:00PM.  The order of classes for that day is 2nd Period, 1st Period, 8th Period, then 6th period.  This allows for us to have the full amount of time for lunches in the building.

ALL Parents/Guardians- Please view your student’s instructional preference in ParentVUE

Please take a moment to view your student’s instructional preference- in-person or online. Log onto ParentVUE or StudentVUE and click on the ‘Student Info’ tab and scroll down to the ‘Return to School Response’ section. If you need assistance, please contact your student’s counselor.

Return to School Timeline for In-Person Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transportation Information

Parents of students who have selected in-person instruction are able to view their child's bus route assignment using the SIS ParentVue account. The image below will help you find the information in ParentVue. Earlier this month, the FCPS Transportation Team sent a notice to all families about their student’s route assignments. If you have not checked your student’s route assignment, please do so as soon as possible. If there is an issue with the route assignment, families are asked to call 703 249 7000.  It is suggested that students plan to arrive at their bus stop five minutes early in the morning.

Schedules/Classroom Numbers
  • On a student's designated first day, they will report to their 4th period-Panther Time Class. . Their fourth period teacher will provide them a copy of their schedule and a map of the building. Administrators and school staff will be in the hallways greeting students and assisting them to get to their 4th period class during the first few weeks of school.  
  • Students and/or Parents/Guardians may log into StudentVue or ParentVue to see which class room each of their classes is located. At a minimum, please have your child identify their 4th period - PANTHER TIME CLASSROOM NUMBER as that is where they will receive a copy of their schedule.
Medication Drop-Off

Our clinic will be open for parents to drop off medications, March 1st-March 5th from 8:30am to 2:30pm daily.

Please make sure that you have completed the proper medical authorization form.

Please make sure that the medication is in the original pharmacy or manufacturer container that includes over the counter medications.

Please make sure the medication is not expired.

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

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

Epi Pen Authorization

Inhaler Authorization

TDAP Vaccine Reminder

The Code of Virginia requirements for immunizations and physicals for school entry have not been waived for School Year (SY) 2020-2021.

Students will not be permitted to access face-to-face instruction without meeting all compliance requirements. For students who are conditionally enrolled and have not completed the necessary immunizations as required by the Code of Virginia, FCPS will provide provisional access to virtual learning only. Students may not participate in “in school” instruction and activities until meeting this requirement.

For questions about immunization requirements for your child, or to send proof of your child’s Tdap vaccination, please contact Andrea Tawil  ajtawil@fcps.edu.

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Carson MS-All FCPS Phone Lines Currently Out of Service

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FCPS Phone Lines

FCPS phone systems are currently not able to receive outside calls.  Cox engineers have been notified and are working on the problem.  Should you need to contact a Carson staff member, please do so via email (see below for contact information).  We will notify the community once the issues have been resolved.

Who to Contact

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

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates-February 23, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

February 25 -  Asynchronous Day

February 26 - Asynchronous Day

February 26 - TJHSS&T Application Window Closes 4:00PM

March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 8 - Staff Development Day - No School for Students

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

 

New Bell Schedule Begins February 16 Important Update on Return to School Plan

In preparation for students’ return, schools have created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so two days a week. Due to social distancing requirements, schools may not be able to accommodate additional students who wish to change their selection from virtual to in-person instruction.

For parents requesting changes from full-time virtual to in-person instruction, principals will do their best to accommodate the requests, however, it may not be possible to accommodate changes if classes are at capacity.

Return to the Building Timeline

We have a small number of students who returned to the building  in February.  Most of our students who selected in-person learning will return on the following dates: 

March  2 - Grade 8

March   9 - Grade 7

Students who selected to return to the building  will be in-person two days a week and virtual two days a week. Students who selected to be fully virtual for this school year will continue virtual instruction four days a week. Here is the schedule which is based on each student’s last name.

 

Important Note: Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 have been identified as teacher preparation days. These days will be asynchronous days for students. All students will be assigned asynchronous work for each of their classes. 

Course selections

School counselors have completed academic advising for all students. If you have not already done so, please make sure your child has completed his/her course selections in SIS. All students should have 4 core classes, health/PE, and first choices elective classes. If you have questions please contact your child’s counselor.

College Partnership Program (CPP)

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

Some CPP benefits and opportunities include:

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

There will be an info session on Monday March 1st at 10:30. If you are interested in the info session please fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYBzxibwgwt1NOvzUeaTIXUw984Bp_mY71lCE29-iNNq-J4Q/viewform

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

World Language Credit Exam Announcement

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Registration opens Monday, February 8, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2021.  All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021.   Late registrations will not be accepted.

To register for the World Language Credit Exam, please contact your school counselor prior to the February 26th deadline.

SOL Testing Update

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

Online Campus Summer School

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

School Pictures

We are currently working to schedule school pictures for all students sometime in late March.  Times will be available for both in-person and virtual learning students.  As updates become available, we will notify you through our weekly News You Choose.

Records Request and Private School or Program Application Process

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

TJHSST – Application Window

The application window for Thomas Jefferson will began on February 1, 2021 at 8:00AM and will close on February 26, 2021 at 4:00PM. 

Please visit www.tjadmissions.org to submit your application and view the updated calendar. 

If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Ross at  lmross@fcps.edu

Mental Health and Wellness

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

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1

11AM-2PM every Monday (excluding holidays)

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

From South Lakes HS:  South Lakes High School Choral Department presents: Broadway Night 2021: Screen and Stage Live Streaming February 27 at 7:00PM.  Tickets now on sale! https://southlakeschorus.org/tickets/  What do you do when you can’t have a live Broadway performance? You bring it to the screen of course! On February 27, South Lake Chorus will present a Broadway Show like no other in it's history. The 16th annual Broadway Night 2021: Screen and Stage will be a unique, virtual show – including pre-recorded virtual choir performances as well as live in-studio performances and narration. Don’t miss out on seeing the spirit and joy of our next generation Seahawk Chorus in their once in a lifetime virtual event!

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Carson MS Weekly Updates-February 16, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

Feburary 16 - NEW BELL SCHEDULE BEGINS

February 18 - PTA Meeting (Virtual), 6:00PM

February 22 - Parent Town Hall for In-Person Learning, 6:00PM

February 25 -  Asynchronous Day for All FCPS Students

February 26 - Asynchronous Day for All FCPS Students

February 26 - TJHSS&T Application Window Closes 4:00PM

March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

March 8 - Staff Development Day - No School for Students

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

 

New Bell Schedule Begins February 16 Important Update on Return to School Plan

In preparation for students’ return, schools have created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so two days a week. Due to social distancing requirements, schools may not be able to accommodate additional students who wish to change their selection from virtual to in-person instruction.

For parents requesting changes from full-time virtual to in-person instruction, principals will do their best to accommodate the requests, however, it may not be possible to accommodate changes if classes are at capacity.

Return to the Building Timeline

We have a small number of students who returned to the building  in February.  Most of our students who selected in-person learning will return on the following dates: 

March  2 - Grade 8

March   9 - Grade 7

Students who selected to return to the building  will be in-person two days a week and virtual two days a week. Students who selected to be fully virtual for this school year will continue virtual instruction four days a week. Here is the schedule which is based on each student’s last name.

 

Important Note: Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 have been identified as teacher preparation days. These days will be asynchronous days for students. All students will be assigned asynchronous work for each of their classes. 

Parent Health Commitment Form - New Details

Whether your student is returning in person or remaining virtual, FCPS requests all parents/guardians complete a Parent Health Commitment Form. While the form is required for in-person students, it is helpful for virtual students in the event they participate in athletics or co-curricular activities. 

There are two ways to provide the form:

Responding Electronically in ParentVUE:

  • All parents who have indicated their child will attend in-school instruction will have access to this information in ParentVUE. Parents/guardians may access the document in their preferred language and will receive reminders in ParentVUE until the form has been submitted.

Responding on a Paper Form:

  • If you do not have a ParentVUE account, you may provide your commitment on a hardcopy form. You will find the commitment form and all translated versions at Parent Health Commitment Form.

The deadline for submission of this form is Friday, February 19, 2021.

Parent Town Hall for Families of Students Returning to In-Person Learning

We will hold a virtual Parent Town Hall at 6:00PM on February 22.  This event is only for families who student(s) will begin to return to in-person learning on March 2.  More information will be provided in the near future to those families who have opted to have their child(ren) return to in-person instruction.  However, due to the limitations on capacity, we remind you that only one person per household should sign up for this event. This will allow all families who are interested in attending the opportunity to do so.

World Language Credit Exam Announcement

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Registration opens Monday, February 8, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2021.  All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021.   Late registrations will not be accepted.

To register for the World Language Credit Exam, please contact your school counselor prior to the February 26th deadline.

SOL Testing Update

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

Online Campus Summer School

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

School Pictures

We are currently working to schedule school pictures for all students sometime in late March.  Times will be available for both in-person and virtual learning students.  As updates become available, we will notify you through our weekly News You Choose.

Records Request and Private School or Program Application Process

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

After School Program

Congratulations to the RCMS Mathcounts Team on their success at the Chapter Level Competition!

  • 15 students represented RCMS at the Chapter Level Competition on Feb 5th/6th
  • The students ( Aastha D., Aryan R., Mahika B., Megan S., Olivia W., Ronav A., Ryan S., Tanish R., Veda R. ) have qualified for Chapter Invitational Tournament to be held on Feb 25th 
  • Congratulations and All the best for the Chapter Invitational Tournament for RCMS students

Congratulations to the following RCMS students for placing 7th in the nation in this year’s History Bowl!

The team consisted of the following students: Ameer S., Alan F., Jordan H., Jamal A., Filip G., Nathan C. and Sean L.  These students represented RCMS this year even though they have all moved on to high school, due to last year’s competition being cancelled. Again, congratulations to you all for a job well done!

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship can be described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior (and its positive and negative impact on self and others) with regard to technology use.  While teachers continue to promote digital citizenship in school, FCPS provides several resources to support family learning and conversations for you at home.   Please visit this site to access tip sheets, recorded videos and other helpful resources designed to support students with digital citizenship.

TJHSST – Application Window

The application window for Thomas Jefferson will began on February 1, 2021 at 8:00AM and will close on February 26, 2021 at 4:00PM. 

Please visit www.tjadmissions.org to submit your application and view the updated calendar. 

If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Ross at  lmross@fcps.edu

Mental Health and Wellness

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

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1, 11AM-2PM on the following Mondays:

January 25, February 1, 8, 22

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

There will be no curbside checkout on Monday, January 18 or February 15 due to these being school holidays.

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

From Chantilly HS:  Let’s Talk College: for College Bound High School Freshmen, 8th graders and their Parents (open to all FCPS rising 9th graders). What should you know and be doing now if you have a college bound student? Are you anxious about the college application process? Do you worry that it is too competitive? Does your middle school/freshman student have a four-year plan for high school? Ms. Lady and Ms. Robertson will be joined by Mr. Derek Dubose, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Admission & Director of Admission at University of Denver for Chantilly High School’s annual Let’s Talk College program VIRTUALLY on Monday, February 22 at 7:00 PM – 8:30PM. Both students and parents are encouraged to attend (you do not have to be enrolled in Chantilly HS this fall to attend) Virtual LINK:

 https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/6d08c37fa9f549b893339506e85cc72c

From South Lakes HS:  South Lakes High School Choral Department presents: Broadway Night 2021: Screen and Stage Live Streaming February 27 at 7:00PM.  Tickets now on sale! https://southlakeschorus.org/tickets/  What do you do when you can’t have a live Broadway performance? You bring it to the screen of course! On February 27, South Lake Chorus will present a Broadway Show like no other in it's history. The 16th annual Broadway Night 2021: Screen and Stage will be a unique, virtual show – including pre-recorded virtual choir performances as well as live in-studio performances and narration. Don’t miss out on seeing the spirit and joy of our next generation Seahawk Chorus in their once in a lifetime virtual event!

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates-February 9, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

February 15 - Holiday - Presidents' Day

Feburary 16 - NEW BELL SCHEDULE BEGINS

February 18 - PTA Meeting (Virtual), 6:00PM

February 22 - Parent Town Hall for In-Person Learning, 6:00PM

February 26 - TJHSS&T Application Window Closes 4:00PM

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

 

Carson 2020-2021 Virtual Bell Schedule

This schedule will be used through Friday, February 12, 2021

See below for new bell schedule beginning February 16, 2021

New Bell Schedule Begins February 16 Important Update on Return to School Plan

In preparation for students’ return, schools have created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so two days a week. Due to social distancing requirements, schools may not be able to accommodate additional students who wish to change their selection from virtual to in-person instruction.

For parents requesting changes from full-time virtual to in-person instruction, principals will do their best to accommodate the requests, however, it may not be possible to accommodate changes if classes are at capacity.

Parent Town Hall for Families Returning to In-Person Learning

We will hold a virtual Parent Town Hall at 6:00PM on February 22.  This event is only for families who student(s) will begin to return to in-person learning on March 2.  More information will be provided in the near future to those families who have opted to have their child(ren) return to in-person instruction.  However, due to the limitations on capacity, we remind you that only one person per household should sign up for this event. This will allow all families who are interested in attending the opportunity to do so.

World Language Credit Exam Announcement

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Registration opens Monday, February 8, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2021.  All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021.   Late registrations will not be accepted.

To register for the World Language Credit Exam, please contact your school counselor prior to the February 26th deadline.

Online Campus Summer School

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

School Pictures

We are currently working to schedule school pictures for all students sometime in late March.  Times will be available for both in-person and virtual learning students.  As updates become available, we will notify you through our weekly News You Choose.

Records Request and Private School or Program Application Process

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

After School Program

Congratulations to these students for having completed CyberPatriot Competition Round 3:

  • Aashee B.
  • Mason K.
  • Olivia W.
  • Suhav G.
  • Thanvi C.

The students placed #4 in the state by total score, #2 in the state by Cisco score, #69 in the nation by total score and #31 in the nation by Cisco score!

Congratulations again to the coach and students on an excellent job this year!

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship can be described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior (and its positive and negative impact on self and others) with regard to technology use.  While teachers continue to promote digital citizenship in school, FCPS provides several resources to support family learning and conversations for you at home.   Please visit this site to access tip sheets, recorded videos and other helpful resources designed to support students with digital citizenship.

TJHSST – Application Window

The application window for Thomas Jefferson will began on February 1, 2021 at 8:00AM and will close on February 26, 2021 at 4:00PM. 

Please visit www.tjadmissions.org to submit your application and view the updated calendar. 

If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Ross at  lmross@fcps.edu

Mental Health and Wellness

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

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1, 11AM-2PM on the following Mondays:

January 25, February 1, 8, 22

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

There will be no curbside checkout on Monday, January 18 or February 15 due to these being school holidays.

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

From South Lakes HS: Are you interested in learning more about the IB Program at South Lakes? Please join us for an IB Program Parent Coffee on February 11 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.  For the meeting link, go to: https://southlakeshs.fcps.edu/announcements/save-date-ib-parent-coffee-february-11.  Introductory videos for the Middle Years Program, Career-related Program, and Diploma Program can be viewed at this link: https://flipgrid.com/bea88ad3.

From South Lakes HS:  South Lakes High School Choral Department presents: Broadway Night 2021: Screen and Stage Live Streaming February 27 at 7:00PM.  Tickets now on sale! https://southlakeschorus.org/tickets/  What do you do when you can’t have a live Broadway performance? You bring it to the screen of course! On February 27, South Lake Chorus will present a Broadway Show like no other in it's history. The 16th annual Broadway Night 2021: Screen and Stage will be a unique, virtual show – including pre-recorded virtual choir performances as well as live in-studio performances and narration. Don’t miss out on seeing the spirit and joy of our next generation Seahawk Chorus in their once in a lifetime virtual event!

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Weekly Updates-February 2, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

February 1 - TJHSS&T Application Window Opens 8:00AM

February 15 - Holiday - Presidents' Day

February 22 - Parent Town Hall for In-Person Learning TBD

February 26 - TJHSS&T Application Window Closes 4:00PM

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

 

Carson 2020-2021 Virtual Bell Schedule

 

February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week, a time to highlight the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students succeed every day. For going above and beyond in all that you do, we salute you:

 

Jennifer Miley, Director of Student Services Gina Fajardo, Counselor (A-Dar) Esther Ferrell, Counselor (Das-Jz) Brenda Humphrey, Counselor (K-Mn) Rebecca Little, Counselor (Mo-Sg) Beth Schires, Counselor (Sh-Z) Student Services Newsletter

Please check out our latest Student Services/Counseling Department newsletter here

Parent Town Hall for Families Returning to In-Person Learning

We will hold a virtual Parent Town Hall the evening of February 22.  This event is only for families who student(s) will be returning to in-person learning on February 23.  More information will be provided in the near future to those families who have opted to have their child(ren) return to in-person instruction.  However, due to the limitations on capacity, we remind you that only one person per household should sign up for this event. This will allow all families who are interested in attending the opportunity to do so.

 

Records Request and Private School or Program Application Process

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

After School Program

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

  • Individual Novice - RCMS took 8 out of the top 12 positions, including the top 3 places: 1st- Advik S., 2nd- Manya Y., 3rd- Chinmayee L.
  • Individual Varsity - Evan M. took 3rd place
  • Novice Team - All 6 teams placed in the top 14 with RCMS taking the top two spots. 
  • Varsity Team - Placed two teams in the top 10
Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship can be described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior (and its positive and negative impact on self and others) with regard to technology use.  While teachers continue to promote digital citizenship in school, FCPS provides several resources to support family learning and conversations for you at home.   Please visit this site to access tip sheets, recorded videos and other helpful resources designed to support students with digital citizenship.

TJHSST – Application Window

The application window for Thomas Jefferson will begin February 1, 2021 at 8:00AM and close on February 26, 2021 at 4:00PM. 

Please visit www.tjadmissions.org to submit your application and view the updated calendar. 

If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Ross at  lmross@fcps.edu

Employment Opportunities in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)! Classroom Monitors

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Substitute Teachers

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session visit our substitute information page here.  Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Mental Health and Wellness

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

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1, 11AM-2PM on the following Mondays:

January 25, February 1, 8, 22

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

There will be no curbside checkout on Monday, January 18 or February 15 due to these being school holidays.

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

From South Lakes HS:  South Lakes High School Choral Department presents: Broadway Night 2021: Screen and Stage Live Streaming February 27 at 7:00PM.  Tickets now on sale! https://southlakeschorus.org/tickets/  What do you do when you can’t have a live Broadway performance? You bring it to the screen of course! On February 27, South Lake Chorus will present a Broadway Show like no other in it's history. The 16th annual Broadway Night 2021: Screen and Stage will be a unique, virtual show – including pre-recorded virtual choir performances as well as live in-studio performances and narration. Don’t miss out on seeing the spirit and joy of our next generation Seahawk Chorus in their once in a lifetime virtual event!

Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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Carson MS Bell Schedule for Mondays

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February Monday Bell Schedule

We would like to update you regarding the Monday student schedule for February.  Earlier this month, we deviated from the standard Monday schedule due to the teacher workdays that were implemented on the county calendar.

For February 1, 8, and 22, we will follow the Monday schedule that we have followed for the bulk of the school year.  This means:

  • Students have their synchronous PTC check-in at 9AM on Mondays
  • Intervention opportunity is available starting at 9:30
  • Office hours are available from 10:30-11:30
  • The remainder of the day is student independent work time and teacher planning time

 

 

This Monday schedule will be in effect until the student in-person groups return to the building.  From that point forward, Mondays become fully asynchronous for students.

Students will be reminded of this schedule update in their PTC today.  Further updates will be communicated to families and students.

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Carson MS Weekly Updates-January 26, 2021

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Important Upcoming Events

February 1 - TJHSS&T Application Window Opens 8:00AM

February 15 - Holiday - Presidents' Day

February 26 - TJHSS&T Application Window Closes 4:00PM

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

 

Carson 2020-2021 Virtual Bell Schedule

 

February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week, a time to highlight the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students succeed every day. For going above and beyond in all that you do, we salute you:

 

Jennifer Miley, Director of Student Services Gina Fajardo, Counselor (A-Dar) Esther Ferrell, Counselor (Das-Jz) Brenda Humphrey, Counselor (K-Mn) Rebecca Little, Counselor (Mo-Sg) Beth Schires, Counselor (Sh-Z) TJHSST – Application Window

The application window for Thomas Jefferson will begin February 1, 2021 at 8:00AM and close on February 26, 2021 at 4:00PM. 

Please visit www.tjadmissions.org to submit your application and view the updated calendar. 

If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Ross at  lmross@fcps.edu

Employment Opportunities in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)! Classroom Monitors

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Substitute Teachers

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session visit our substitute information page here.  Say Yes 2 FCPS!

Mental Health and Wellness

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

Submit Your Photos for the Yearbook!

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

RCMS Library Curbside Checkout

At RCMS, outside Door #1, 11AM-2PM on the following Mondays:

January 25, February 1, 8, 22

Books can also be returned at these times.

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

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

There will be no curbside checkout on Monday, January 18 or February 15 due to these being school holidays.

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

We look forward to seeing you at curbside checkout!

Who to Contact

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

Other Schools are Sharing....

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Join the RCMS PTA today!  www.rcmspta.org

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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