Updated Covid Protocols and Vaccine Clinics for 5-11 year olds!

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A message from Principal Badini

Dear Graham Road Families, 

I hope you and your family are well.  Although snow and ice have stopped us from returning to school this week, the beauty of the white landscape and blue sky is hard to miss.  Hopefully your children had a chance to play in the snow.  We look forward to seeing them back at school on Monday.

Graham Road and FCPS are committed to keeping our school open and providing for our students during this COVID surge. SB1303 requires us to maintain in-person learning unless done so in consultation with the local health department. 

In addition, local, state, and national health authorities are recommending in-person instruction without a wholesale return to virtual instruction in 2022. US Secretary of Education Cardona has said that in-person instruction is plan A, B, and C for 2022. 

A division-wide school support plan is being implemented to ensure continuity of instruction and school operations. Here is how we will work to meet the needs of our students during the next few weeks:

When teachers are absent, classes will be covered. Our priority is to cover classes by staff with instructional backgrounds or who meet eligibility requirements to serve as a substitute. However, there may be circumstances when this may not be possible and in extreme situations classes may have to double up for a period or two. 

Staff will upload classroom materials to Schoology for student access, but please be mindful that this may not always be feasible during the next few weeks. We will also continue to do our best to support students who are required to isolate or quarantine through our StreamIN/CheckIN model. However, there may be circumstances where this is not possible during this COVID surge period. 

Even in these uncertain times and with all the challenges we are facing, we will continue to provide a safe learning and work environment. FCPS has multiple layers of protection we will continue to deploy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in schools to include universal masking, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, physical distancing to the greatest extent possible, and requiring that students and staff stay home when sick.

You can read more about our plan for the next three weeks on the website. 

How You Can Help:

  • Keep your children home when sick.
  • Sign your child up for optional screening testing and make use of our diagnostic testing if your child has symptoms. 
  • Remind your children to wear their masks properly, wash their hands regularly, use hand sanitizer. 
  • Consider alternative ways to get your child to school, such as walking, cycling or carpooling, to minimize late arrival to school.
  • Make sure your child wears a face-covering appropriately while on the school bus.
  • Access the Bus Delay App to receive current bus delay information.
  • Protect your child through vaccination. Vaccination helps reduce the severity of illness and remains the best tool for ending the pandemic. On Monday, the FDA expanded booster eligibility to 12-15 year-olds and shortened the time needed before receiving a booster shot from at least six months after completion of the initial series to at least five months, for everyone 12 and older. If you need a vaccination or booster, the Fairfax County Health Department website is a great source of information about clinics and other vaccination opportunities. We ask you to help Fairfax County reach its targets for vaccinated residents that will protect us all - staff, students, families and visitors to our schools.  
  • Consider becoming a sub or a classroom monitor  
  • Volunteer at your school or another school. 

We must all temporarily adjust our expectations about schooling based on our staffing challenges over this three-week period. Changes, adjustments, and on-the-spot decisions will be needed.

I ask that you be patient with us at this time. Please know that while things will not be perfect, we are all doing our best. We are all in this together as a community, and it will  take all of us to keep our schools open. Thank you for your support and partnership as we navigate this COVID surge with our focus on student safety and education.

Sincerely, 

Lauren Badini 

Principal

Isolation for Covid-19 Positive Students:

FCPS Students who test positive or are diagnosed with COVID-19 will continue to have a 10 day isolation period from school and school-related activities, including sports.

FCPS Students who are COVID-19 positive are able to return to school when all of the following criteria are met:

  • Student completes at least ten (10) days of isolation from symptom onset for symptomatic students or 10 days since tested for COVID for asymptomatic students; AND
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • The student’s symptoms have improved; AND
  • Student submits the FCPS Isolation Letter with the return date to their attending school.
Quarantine for COVID-19 Positive Exposed FCPS Students:

FCPS Students who are close contacts and required to quarantine, should take a COVID test at least five (5) days after they last had contact with someone with COVID-19, and are able to return to school when all the criteria for one of the two options below is met:

Option 1:

  • Student completes five (5) days of quarantine; AND
  • Student is asymptomatic; AND
  • Student is able to wear a face mask for Day 6 – 10; AND
  • Student submits FCPS Pause Letter with the return date to their attending school.

Option 2:

  • Student completes ten (10) days of quarantine; AND
  • Student submits FCPS Pause Letter with the return date to their attending school.
  • Students with mask exemption will need to utilize Option 2 to return from quarantine.          

*If close contacts become symptomatic, they may not return to school until one of the criteria are met:

 - Documentation of a negative COVID-test; OR

 - Documentation of an alternative diagnosis from a physician.

 

FCPS Student Quarantine Exemption:

  • Some students may be exempt from quarantine if they meet the CDC criteria, are able to wear a face mask for 10 days, and are asymptomatic. 
  • Students must complete the Fairfax County Health Department vaccination survey: COVID Contact Vaccination Verification, and
  • Students receive a clearance letter from the Fairfax County Health Department prior to resuming in-person learning and activities
Upcoming Graham Road Vaccine Clinics for 5 - 11 year olds Friday, January 14, 4:30 - 7:00 Tuesday, January 25, 4:30 - 7:00 

To help ensure that this opportunity is accessible to all of our families, we will be providing a shuttle bus to take you and your child to and from Graham Road Elementary. 

Buses will stop at the stops listed below approximately every 30 minutes between 4:00 - 7:00 to pick up and drop off children and their parents for the vaccine clinic. 

Monticello Drive & Robert Lane

Monticello Drive & Computer Lab

Monticello Drive & Linda Lane

Here’s what you need to know before you go: 

  • Enter through Door 5 by walking up the bus ramp, take the stairs directly to the right downstairs to the gym. 
  • Vaccines will be available for ANY child, ages 5-11. Vaccines will not be available for those 12 years and older. 
  • Second doses are available for children 5-11 years of age at least 21 days after receiving their first dose. However, you must bring your child's COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to receive a second dose. 
  • No appointment is necessary, as registration will take place on site. 
  • All vaccinations are free! If you have insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card with you to the clinic.  However, if you do not have health insurance, you will not be charged anything to receive the vaccine.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or another responsible adult at all community vaccination sites.

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AAP Level 4 Referral Deadline and Pajama Day!

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Pajama Day Friday, December 17, 2021

To celebrate the final day before winter break, we will have schoolwide Pajama Day! 

  • No see-through clothing 
  • No short clothing 
  • Pajamas should not interfere with the ability of a student to go to the bathroom themselves 
  • Pajamas may not cause disruption or distractions 
  • Must follow school dress code
  • Rule of thumb … if there is a question about appropriateness or dress code, it is probably best not to wear it.
Reminder: Advanced Academics Level IV Referral Deadline will close on December 15, 2021

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to  Lauren Keninitz at [email protected] no later than December 15. 

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. A checklist outlining additional pieces that can be submitted with a Level IV referral can be found on the GRES website under the Level IV Screening Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they are submitted to the central selection committee by emailing Lauren Keninitz at [email protected] Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Graham Road Elementary

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Pediatric Vaccination Clinic at Graham Road and Winter Coats

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Dear Families, 

We are thrilled to share that Graham Road Elementary School will be the site for pediatric vaccination clinics in December! Please review below details and consider bringing your child to our school so he/she can be vaccinated against Covid-19. For over a year and a half, we’ve had to change everything we do, how we interact with one another and abandon so many practices that we know are best for our students because of this virus. Now that vaccinations are available for our school-aged children, we have an opportunity to really get on the path to normalcy and safety so we can get back to operating school in the ways we know to be best. 

If you have questions, research and ask them! The Centers for Disease Control has prepared information about vaccinating children and teens in English and Spanish. Additionally, the Fairfax County Health Department also has frequently asked questions about the vaccine for children. Click the Translate button at the top right corner of the page to view in your home language. 

Many parents may be wondering given the low risk that COVID-19 poses for children, why not wait to vaccinate my child? The Fairfax County Health Department shared, “The risk of children getting severely ill from COVID-19 is lower than in adults, but it is not zero. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children now account for as many as 1 in 4 COVID-19 infections. Children with COVID-19 are at risk of getting sick, becoming hospitalized, or in some cases, dying. Children may also develop long-term illness such as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) or ‘long COVID.’ Getting children fully vaccinated helps protect them from becoming seriously ill or developing long-term complications. Vaccination can also help reduce infection in families, schools, and our communities.” 

As a parent myself, the approaching opportunity to vaccinate my toddler gives me peace and hope after a very long road of worry, fear and taking extreme measures to keep her safe. We hope that offering vaccinations at our school site will also provide accessibility and convenience needed for families to take this important step toward health and normalcy! Please reach out to me directly with any questions at [email protected]

Lauren Badini

Principal

Vaccinations for Children ages 5 - 11 at Graham Road Elementary Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 4:30 - 7:00

Here’s what you need to know before you go: 

  • Enter through Door 5 by walking up the bus ramp, take the stairs directly to the right downstairs to the gym
  • Vaccines will be available for ANY child, ages 5-11. Vaccines will not be available for those 12 years and older. 
  • Second doses are available for children 5-11 years of age at least 21 days after receiving their first dose. However, you must bring your child's COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to receive a second dose. 
  • No appointment is necessary, as registration will take place on site. 
  • All vaccinations are free! If you have insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card with you to the clinic.  However, if you do not have health insurance, you will not be charged anything to receive the vaccine.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or another responsible adult at all community vaccination sites.

There will be additional vaccine clinics at Graham Road on December 28th and January 18th. We will share more information as those dates approach so children can get their second doses of the vaccine. 

Cold Weather and Outdoor Play

As we experience more consistent cold weather, please know that unless it is raining or snowing hard or we are under a Wind Chill Warning issued by the National Weather Service (wind chill temperatures fall between -5F and -20F), students will be going outside for recess. This provides opportunities for movement, mental breaks and fresh air. That said, students should be dressed to stay warm in colder temperatures. This includes a warm coat, gloves, hat, etc. 

Need coats, gloves or hats for your child? We have plenty in our Family Resource Boutique. Please contact our Family Liaison, Marita Collins ([email protected] or 571-226-2715) and she will get your child what he/she needs!

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Pediatric Vaccination Clinic at Graham Road and Winter Coats

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A message from Principal Badini Vaccinations for Children ages 5 - 11 at Graham Road Elementary Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 4:30 - 7:00

Here’s what you need to know before you go: 

  • Enter through Door 5 by walking up the bus ramp, take the stairs directly to the right downstairs to the gym

Dear Families, 

We are thrilled to share that Graham Road Elementary School will be the site for pediatric vaccination clinics in December! Please review below details and consider bringing your child to our school so he/she can be vaccinated against Covid-19. For over a year and a half, we’ve had to change everything we do, how we interact with one another and abandon so many practices that we know are best for our students because of this virus. Now that vaccinations are available for our school-aged children, we have an opportunity to really get on the path to normalcy and safety so we can get back to operating school in the ways we know to be best. 

If you have questions, research and ask them! The Centers for Disease Control has prepared information about vaccinating children and teens in English and Spanish. Additionally, the Fairfax County Health Department also has frequently asked questions about the vaccine for children. Click the Translate button at the top right corner of the page to view in your home language. 

Many parents may be wondering given the low risk that COVID-19 poses for children, why not wait to vaccinate my child? The Fairfax County Health Department shared, “The risk of children getting severely ill from COVID-19 is lower than in adults, but it is not zero. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children now account for as many as 1 in 4 COVID-19 infections. Children with COVID-19 are at risk of getting sick, becoming hospitalized, or in some cases, dying. Children may also develop long-term illness such as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) or ‘long COVID.’ Getting children fully vaccinated helps protect them from becoming seriously ill or developing long-term complications. Vaccination can also help reduce infection in families, schools, and our communities.” 

As a parent myself, the approaching opportunity to vaccinate my toddler gives me peace and hope after a very long road of worry, fear and taking extreme measures to keep her safe. We hope that offering vaccinations at our school site will also provide accessibility and convenience needed for families to take this important step toward health and normalcy! Please reach out to me directly with any questions at [email protected]

Lauren Badini

Principal

Cold Weather and Outdoor Play

As we experience more consistent cold weather, please know that unless it is raining or snowing hard or we are under a Wind Chill Warning issued by the National Weather Service (wind chill temperatures fall between -5F and -20F), students will be going outside for recess. This provides opportunities for movement, mental breaks and fresh air. That said, students should be dressed to stay warm in colder temperatures. This includes a warm coat, gloves, hat, etc. 

Need coats, gloves or hats for your child? We have plenty in our Family Resource Boutique. Please contact our Family Liaison, Marita Collins ([email protected] or 571-226-2715) and she will get your child what he/she needs!

  • Vaccines will be available for ANY child, ages 5-11. Vaccines will not be available for those 12 years and older. 
  • Second doses are available for children 5-11 years of age at least 21 days after receiving their first dose. However, you must bring your child's COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to receive a second dose. 
  • No appointment is necessary, as registration will take place on site. 
  • All vaccinations are free! If you have insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card with you to the clinic.  However, if you do not have health insurance, you will not be charged anything to receive the vaccine.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or another responsible adult at all community vaccination sites.

There will be additional vaccine clinics at Graham Road on December 28th and January 18th. We will share more information as those dates approach so children can get their second doses of the vaccine. 

2831 Graham Road, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 571-226-2700
Attendance: 571-226-2727 | Web | Twitter

Level IV Referrals /Las Recomendaciones del Nivel IV de AAP

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Advanced Academics Level IV Referral Deadline

December 15, 2021

Reminder:  Window for AAP Level IV (full-time) Referrals to Close December 15, 2021

 

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to  Lauren Keninitz at [email protected] no later than December 15

 

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. A checklist outlining additional pieces that can be submitted with a Level IV referral can be found on the GRES website under the Level IV Screening Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they are submitted to the central selection committee by emailing Lauren Keninitz at [email protected]. Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Graham Road Elementary

 

RecordatorioLa ventana para las recomendaciones del nivel IV de AAP (a tiempo completo) se cerrará el 15 de diciembre de 2021

Los padres/tutores de los estudiantes en los Grados 2-7 que deseen que su estudiante sea considerado para los programas académicos avanzados de tiempo completo (servicios de AAP de nivel IV) pueden presentar el Formulario de Referencia de AAP de Nivel IV a Lauren Keninitz at [email protected]  a más tardar el 15 de diciembre. 

La ventana para presentar un formulario de recomendación de nivel IV de AAP es el primer día de clases hasta el 15 de diciembre, anualmente.   Los formularios para las recomendaciones de tiempo completo y tiempo parcial están disponibles en la página de formularios de AAP AAP Forms Page. No se aceptan recomendaciones tardías para los servicios de nivel IV. 

Con la presentación de un formulario de recomendación para el Nivel IV de AAP se iniciará un proceso que comienza en la escuela local y luego se completa a nivel de la oficina central. Nuestra escuela preparará un portafolio que incluye múltiples datos que son considerados de manera holística. A nivel de oficina central, un comité de profesionales de varias escuelas revisa los materiales para determinar la elegibilidad para la ubicación en el nivel IV.  Las decisiones de elegibilidad se comunican a principios de abril. Los padres pueden solicitar una copia del portafolio que se presentó después de que se presentan al comité de selección central por correo electrónico Lauren Keninitz at [email protected]. Las recomendaciones para los niveles II-III de la AAP (servicios a tiempo parcial) se examinan en la escuela local. 

Para más información, hay presentaciones para padres disponibles en el sitio web de  FCPS AAP website Advanced Academic Programs (AAP)    (bajo "Presentaciones") que contienen información similar a nuestras reuniones informativas de otoño para padres en Graham Road Elementary

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Family Life Education Instructional Program Information/Estimados padres/tutores legales de alumnos de escuela primaria

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Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary School Students:

 

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in Kindergarten through grade three receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit.

Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed

grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

 

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in Schoology - includes lessons and media titles that FCPS has streaming rights Any additional media or book titles that are not streamed are available at your child’s school library.

o  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.

  • Your child’s Please contact the school to schedule a time to review lessons and/or media.
  • City of Fairfax Regional Library – lessons only. Media is not available.

 

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held on 11/22/2021 at 5:00 PM via Zoom. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

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An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for children who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Instruction of the instructional units occurs at various times during the school year. Please contact your child’s teacher for specific dates of FLE instruction. We look forward to working as your partner in providing information that will help your child make healthy choices related to the exciting changes and new challenges he/she will be facing in the next few years.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

 

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at [email protected]

Sincerely,

Nicole Scesney 

Assistant Principal 

Estimados padres/tutores legales de alumnos de escuela primaria:

 

Los alumnos en los grados K-6 participan en las lecciones del programa Educación para la Vida Familiar (FLE) impartidas por su profesor de aula. Los alumnos en los grados K-3 reciben instrucción en una unidad de salud social y emocional.  Los alumnos en los grados 4-6 reciben instrucción en una unidad de crecimiento y desarrollo humano y una unidad de salud social y emocional.  Para obtener más información sobre el programa de Educación para la Vida Familiar, por favor vean las descripciones en detalle del programa por grado en internet en https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education-fle

Además, encontrarán las lecciones específicas del plan de estudios por grado en diferentes lugares si desean revisarlas.

  • La cuenta de internet Schoology incluye lecciones y títulos de videos de los cuales FCPS tiene derechos de transmisión. Otros videos y libros que no sean transmitidos por internet están disponibles en la biblioteca de la escuela de su hijo.
    • Padres y tutores legales ingresan al programa Schoology usando el mismo nombre de usuario y contraseña de su cuenta de padres en el Sistema de Información Estudiantil (SIS).
  • La escuela de su hijo. Sírvanse llamar a la escuela para programar una cita para ver las lecciones y los videos.
  • Biblioteca Regional de la Ciudad de Fairfax – solo lecciones. Los videos no están disponibles.

Los invitamos a asistir a una reunión vespertina para ver los videos y las lecciones del programa de Educación para la Vida Familiar y para hablar con el personal escolar acerca de dicho programa.  La reunión se llevará a cabo el 22 de Noviembre a las 5:00 PM a ZOOM.  Todo el material y los videos del programa estarán a su disposición para su revisión en ese momento.

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A los niños que no participan en la instrucción de FLE se les imparte un programa alternativo de instrucción sobre salud distinto al programa FLE, y se hace todo lo posible para fomentar la comprensión y el respeto por las decisiones que toman las familias y para evitar la presión de los compañeros para que se participe o no en el programa.

Las lecciones del programa se imparten en diferentes fechas durante el año escolar.  Por favor, comuníquense con el profesor de su hijo para averiguar las fechas especificas de las lecciones del programa FLE.  Esperamos poder trabajar en colaboración con ustedes para brindarle a su hijo información que lo ayudará a tomar decisiones saludables con respecto a los cambios importantes y a los nuevos desafíos que enfrentará durante los próximos años.

 

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax (FCPS) ofrecen un programa secuencial y exhaustivo de Educación para la Vida Familiar (FLE) a los alumnos desde kindergarten hasta el grado doce. La instrucción se considera una labor conjunta entre los padres, los tutores legales, la escuela y la comunidad a fin de apoyar el aprendizaje que es esencial para establecer lazos familiares sólidos, relaciones positivas y una comunidad saludable.

 

Los padres o tutores legales pueden optar por excluir a su hijo del programa de Educación para la Vida Familiar o de parte de él. A los alumnos que optan por no participar se les proporciona, sin sanción alguna, instrucción alternativa sobre salud según su edad, y se hace el mayor esfuerzo posible para fomentar el respeto por las decisiones de la familia. Si desea excluir a su hijo del programa FLE o de parte del programa este año escolar, usted encontrará los formularios de exclusión incluidos en los paquetes de regreso a clases y de orientación de su hijo y en internet de Primaria (K-6) en https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education. Por favor, llene el formulario de opción de exclusión y devuélvalo a la escuela de su hijo antes de que empiece la instrucción del programa de Educación para la Vida Familiar.

 

La descripción detallada del programa está disponible en  internet según el grado en Primaria (K-6) , Intermedia (7-8)  y Secundaria (9-12). Los padres pueden ver por internet en Schoology las lecciones específicas por grado y los videos para los cuales FCPS tiene derechos de transmisión. Los padres o tutores legales ingresan a Schoology usando el mismo nombre de usuario y la misma contraseña que usan en su cuenta del Sistema de Información Estudiantil SIS para Padres. También pueden encontrar las lecciones específicas por grado en la Biblioteca Regional de Fairfax en la ciudad de Fairfax (esta biblioteca no cuenta con los videos de las lecciones). Las lecciones y los videos del grado de su hijo que no pueden verse en línea se encuentran a su disposición en la biblioteca de la escuela de su hijo para que usted los revise. Debido a los derechos de autor, no podemos transmitir todos los videos por internet.

 

Las preguntas que tenga con respecto al programa puede dirigirlas a la escuela de su hijo o puede llamar al Departamento de Servicios de Instrucción al 571-423-4550 o enviarle un correo electrónico a Carrie Reynolds, coordinadora del programa de Salud y Educación Física [email protected]

Atentamente,

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Fall Fun at Graham Road

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A message from Principal Badini

Dear Graham Road Families, 

We are excited to resume some of our beloved Fall traditions at Graham Road! While we are excited to get back to somewhat normal operation of these events, there are still some very important safety measures to be aware of and adhere to while participating. Please review the details below.

Additionally, please remember some very important calendar items also listed below. It’s hard to believe that the first quarter is coming to an end soon. We are still so grateful for the time back in school with all of our students. The dedication and diligence to safety our staff has shown each and every day is what has kept us all healthy and here! 

Lauren Badini

Principal

PTA Fall Festival - Sunday, October 24, 2021

Please join us for the Fall Festival on Sunday, October 24 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at Graham Road Elementary. The Fall Festival will be completely outdoors behind the school on the blacktop and grassy areas.There will be a $5.00 fee for a wrist band which allows entry to the festival and access to all activities. There will also be food available for purchase and many fun, safe games to play. 

Please be mindful of the following safety precautions: 

  • Masks are required for all adults and children
  • You will be required to keep 3 feet of distance from those not in your household, games and activities will be set up to ensure distancing
  • Masks can be removed temporarily for eating or drinking but you must maintain at least 6 feet of distance from those not in your household when masks are off
  • There will be no indoor access except for bathrooms
Book Character Dress Up Day - Friday, October 29, 2021

Please join us in celebrating your favorite book character at school on Friday, October 28! Students can wear costumes to school but please see the guidelines below. 

  • Characters / costumes must be from elementary age appropriate books 
  • Choose characters that aren’t violent or scary
  • No weapons may be included with costumes
  • Full face masks covering eyes are not allowed but double-layer face masks covering nose and mouth are still required
  • Costumes must allow students to take care of personal needs, sit in desks, and participate in school and classroom activities
  • Rule of thumb … if there is a question about appropriateness or dress code, it is probably best not to wear it
  • Most importantly…have FUN, be CREATIVE and be prepared to share about your FAVORITE character

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Attendance: 571-226-2727 | Web | Twitter

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