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The last couple of weeks have brought some highs and lows for our Graham Road community. After reshuffling classes and working tirelessly to prepare, we were excited to welcome our kindergarteners back into the school building for the first time! However, due to rising Covid-19 cases, our plans were placed on hold. This was disappointing for us all but we take comfort that our school district is prioritizing the health and safety of so many.
Plans to resume bringing more students back in the building are dependent upon the improvement of health conditions. All FCPS staff are watching the numbers of positive cases in our area closely. We will be communicating with kindergarten families as soon as we know more about when their return will be rescheduled. Students in grades 1 and 2 were scheduled to return to school on December 8th. Information with updates will be communicated directly to those families as well. At this time, we don’t have any additional information about how this pause will affect the proposed January return to school for grades three through six
There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. My celebrations will be limited to my immediate family this year as the Badinis plan to adhere to the CDC guidelines for safe family gatherings. I am feeling incredibly grateful for this opportunity. Although it is hard at times, I encourage everyone to continue with the steps experts say can keep us all safe and save lives: wearing a mask, frequent hand washing and maintaining at least a six foot distance from those who do not live in your household. Taking these steps with vigilance gives us the best chance to get back to normal as soon as possible.
Please stay connected so you are informed as our operating plans and information changes rapidly. Please make sure your ParentVue accounts are activated and updated with accurate and current contact information, including email and phone numbers.
Take care and be safe. We continue to look forward to the day when we are all back together again!
Principal7-Day Meal Kits Available TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 at Door 5 (not Wednesday due to Student/Staff holiday)
Due to the student and staff holiday on Wednesday, meal kits can be picked up on Tuesday of this week instead of Wednesday. Meal kits will be available for pick up from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or until they run out. Meal kits will be available to ALL FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under at no cost. Each meal kit will contain breakfast and lunch for one person for a week. Parents and caregivers may pick up one meal kit for each child. Adults may purchase meal kits for $28. Instructions on how to store the food and prepare it will be provided.Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1
Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their students is screened for AAP in the coming screening cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1.
Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.Thanksgiving Week Food Resources Week of November 23rd - November 30th
Graham Road Community Building 2:00 PM
11/23 – Will work normally.
Grab & Go Sites
Graham Road Community Building Falls Church High School
Luther Jackson Middle School Pine Spring Elementary School 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
11/23 – Will work normally.
11/24- Will serve 7-Day Meal Kits 11/25-11/30 – WILL BE CLOSED
12/1 - Will go back to normal.
Meal Kit Sites
Graham Road Elementary School
Timber Lane Elementary School
Westlawn Elementary School 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Will be OPEN on Tuesday 11/24 Will be CLOSED on Wednesday 11/25
Will go back to normal on 12/2
ALL Food Bus Routes Our Stop is at 10:30 AM
Graham Road Community Building
11/23 – Will work normally 11/24 - Will be serving 3 days of food.
11/30 - Will go back to normal on.