Key MS - News You Choose - 2/24/24

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Key Middle School Families

Important Dates:

February 27: WIDA Testing - ESOL Students

February 28: WIDA Testing - ESOL Students

March 1: WIDA Testing - ESOL Students

 

February: 

  • Black History Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month 

Let's all be kind to one another.

Campbell's Corner

Greetings Key Families,

It was another great week of learning at Key MS! Our students continue to master new content and skills as they progress through the third quarter. We had our STEM Fair Thursday evening, with students collaborating with teachers and professional engineers on a STEM competition. This was a great event that allowed for positive community engagement and problem-based learning experiences for our students.

Next week, many of our students will participate in WIDA testing, so there will be some modifications to our usual schedule. Your student has been notified when they are testing. Our teachers are prepared to provide additional flexibility and support to ensure all students are able to stay on pace with course requirements even if they have to miss classes for testing. If you do have any questions, you can always reach out to individual teachers or your student’s counselor. More information about both of these topics are included below!

Have a great weekend,

Drew Campbell

Principal | Key Middle School

703-313-3900

Follow me on Twitter!

Key MS STEM Fair 2024

Key MS has partnered with The American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington (ACECMW) to bring an interactive and hands-on STEM Fair to our school. Thank you to all of the volunteer engineers and Key MS staff for supporting this amazing event for our students.

WIDA Testing Dates

WIDA Testing:

Next week we will be conducting WIDA testing for our ESOL level 1-4 students.  WIDA is a four part test.  Please plan to have your child attend school on time and not leave early on February 27, February 28 and March 1.  Our schedule is adjusted for all students as a result of this testing.

Last Call for Yearbooks!

The Key Middle School yearbook order deadline IS Wednesday, Feb 28th.

Our yearbook order quantity will be finalized digitally at 5pm, Wednesday, February 28th. 

THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF A DISTRIBUTION DAY YEARBOOK IF YOU MISS THE 5PM ORDER CUTOFF.

Click link to order now: https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A08947950

NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A YEARBOOK?

Search your email for phrase: Jostens Order Confirmation #

If you are unable to locate your order confirmation # email, please call 1-877-767-5217 and Press 1 to speak with a Jostens customer service representative. Once connected, please ask to verify your 2024 yearbook purchase.  Jostens Customer service is available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm EST.

College Partnership Program

Current 8th graders- you are eligible to apply to the College Partnership Program at Lewis High School!

The College Partnership Program is designed to systematically mitigate the impact of barriers to access, opportunity, and attainment and supports students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses including:

  • Students who are the first in family to attend college in the U.S
  • Students with disabilities
  • English language learners
  • Economically disadvantaged students

Here is the link to the online application: tinyurl.com/CPPAPP2024.

The application deadline is March 15, 2024.

Track Coach Needed!

Are you a runner? Are you interested in fostering a love for track and field in our students? Then we need you! Our track and field program is looking for coaches for our spring season. These position come with a stipend! Our goal is to motivate and inspire our students to enjoy the experience and hopefully stick with running into high school. We had success in our fall cross country season, and our kids had fun, learned the values of teamwork, dedication, and perseverance while participating in a competitive, interscholastic sport. If you are interested in being a coach for the Key MS track team, please reach out to Principal Campbell at [email protected].

New Tech Support Feature

Our tech support reporting system has a new feature allowing students to provide feedback to our tech support team. Most students are using this feature responsibly, but we have seen some examples of students using the feature to make jokes or give negative feedback that is not constructive. Since this is a new feature, we would appreciate your support in encouraging students to use is appropriately and intentionally. Thank you!

Family Webinar

Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

How can students participate in mathematics throughout high school in a way that is relevant to and supportive of post-secondary and career interests?

During this session we will discuss mathematics graduation requirements and how to support students in navigating the various course offerings currently available in FCPS.

Students and their families may start thinking about what course pathways are available beginning in middle school. Join us to learn more.

Presented by Jennifer Allard FCPS High School Math Specialist and Erin Sylves FCPS Math Specialist.

March 8, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m. Add to Your Calendar

Register for Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge 

The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:45 a.m., at Hayfield Secondary School. The event features a public tasting of student dishes and demonstrations from two local celebrated chefs. 

The student challenge at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and culturally diverse school menu items that meet USDA guidelines. Entries will be judged by a panel including celebrity chefs, school food professionals, and local food producers. The public is invited to vote for their favorite dish. 

Chefs Najmieh Batmanglij and Chris Morgan of Joon will offer a demonstration at 11:15 a.m. Public tasting of student dishes will get underway at noon. 

Student-created dishes from this annual event have been featured on school menus throughout the Greater Washington Region. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

El Concurso Culinario Real Food for Kids 

El Concurso Culinario Real Food for Kids se celebrará el sábado 2 de marzo, a las 10:45 a.m., en la Escuela Secundaria Hayfield. El evento incluye demostraciones de dos famosos chefs locales y una muestra pública de los platos de los estudiantes. 

El desafío consiste en crear menús escolares sanos, deliciosos y culturalmente diversos que cumplan las directrices del USDA. Los platillos serán evaluados por un panel de chefs famosos, profesionales de la alimentación escolar y productores de alimentos locales. Se invita al público a votar por su plato favorito. 

Los chefs Najmieh Batmanglij y Chris Morgan, de Joon, ofrecerán una demostración a las las 11:15 a.m. El público podrá probar los platillos de los estudiantes a partir del mediodía. 

  • Los platillos creados por los estudiantes en este evento anual han aparecido en los menús escolares de toda la región de Washington. La entrada es gratuita, pero se requiere inscripción previa.

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge (키즈 요리 대회)

Real Food for Kids 요리 대회는 3월 2일 토요일 오전 10시 45분 Hayfield Secondary School에서 개최됩니다. 이 행사에서는 학생들이 만든 요리를 공개 시식하고 현지 유명 셰프 2명이 요리 시연을 선보입니다.

이 행사의 핵심인 학생들의 미션은 USDA 지침을 충족하는 건강하고 맛있으며 문화적으로 다양한 학교 메뉴 항목을 만드는 것입니다. 출품작은 유명 셰프, 학교 급식 전문가, 현지 식품 생산자 등으로 구성된 패널이 심사합니다. 대중은 자신이 가장 좋아하는 요리에 투표할 수 있습니다.

오전 11시 15분에는 Najmieh Batmanglij 셰프와 Chris Morgan of Joon 셰프가 요리 시연을 선보이고, 정오에는 학생 요리의 공개 시식이 진행됩니다.

이 연례행사에서 학생들이 만든 요리는 Greater Washington 지역 전역의 학교 메뉴에 등장했습니다. 참석은 무료이지만 등록이 필요합니다.

Summer Programs

😎 Dive into summer fun with FCPS! Registration is now open for FCPS summer camps and learning opportunities. Sign your child up for a summer program for a fun-filled experience that will enhance your child academically. Don't miss out on the chance to learn and have a blast. Secure your child’s spot today! https://bit.ly/3OBMlyj

Science Fair

Fairfax County Science and Engineering Fair Open House

Members of the general public are invited to attend the science fair open house at Robinson Secondary School on Sunday, March 17, 1-3 p.m.

Junta Informativa de puertas abiertas para la Feria de Ciencias e Ingeniería del Condado de FairfaxSe invita a todos los interesados a asistir a la junta informativa de  puertas abiertas para la feria de ciencias que se celebrará en la Escuela Secundaria Robinson el domingo 17 de marzo, de 1 - 3 p.m.

페어팩스 카운티 과학 및 공학 박람회 오픈 하우스

3월 17일 일요일 오후 1시부터 3시까지 Robinson Secondary School에서 열리는 과학 박람회 오픈 하우스에 여러분을 초대합니다.

Community Conversations

Families and community members are welcome to attend whichever Community Conversation is most convenient for them. Feel free to only promote the event being held in your region, if you prefer to shorten the message. 

  • 🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

🎤 Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro: Las Conversaciones Comunitarias   Continúan

Únase a la Superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid para Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro Una Conversación Comunitaria. ¡Su voz es importante! Comparta sus pensamientos acerca de FCPS y traiga sus preguntas a una conversación el:

No es necesario inscribirse con antelación para asistir a una conversación comunitaria, pero nos ayuda a planificar el evento. Se ofrecerán servicios de cuidado de niños y de interpretación para todos las conversaciones comunitarias. Estos eventos están abiertos para todos. Infórmese sobre otras oportunidades de conectarse con la Dra. Reid.

우리의 학교, 우리의 미래: 커뮤니티와의 대화는 지속됩니다

교육감 Michelle Reid 박사와 함께 우리의 학교, 우리의 미래 - 지역사회와의 대화의 장에 참여하세요. 여러분의 목소리가 중요합니다! FCPS에 대한 여러분의 생각을 나누고 궁금한 점을 대화에 참여하십시오:

4월 16일 화요일, 오후 6:30-7:30, Graham Road 초등학교

4월 30일 화요일, 오후 6:30-7:30, South County 중학교

5월 2일 목요일, 오후 6시 30분~7시 30분, Terraset 초등학교

5월 8일 수요일, 오후 6시 30분~7시 30분, Hybla Valley 초등학교

5월 16일 목요일, 오후 6시 30분~7시 30분, Poe 중학교

5월 21일 화요일, 오후 6시 30분~7시 30분, Katherine Johnson 중학교

커뮤니티 대화는 사전 등록이 필수는 아니지만 행사 준비에 도움이 됩니다. 모든 행사에는 직원 배치 가능 여부에 따라 아이돌봄 및 통역 서비스가 제공됩니다. 본 행사는 누구나 참여할 수 있습니다. Reid 교육감님과 소통할 수 있는 다른 기회에 대해 알아보세요.

Inspirigirl - Girls in STEM

Good afternoon,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are the teaching coordinators of Inspirigirl, a nonprofit educational group run by students at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHSST) that provides free computer science classes, workshops, and events for students with a focus on encouraging girls to participate in computer science.

We will be holding our free Winter 2024 virtual computer science classes throughout February, and we would like to invite your school’s students to register and learn about computer science with us. All students are welcome, and we offer various coding courses for all different age and level groups.

Classes are completely free thanks to our teaching volunteers, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school! Attached is a flyer that can be used to advertise classes, and here is our registration link: linktr.ee/inspirigirl

For your convenience, we have compiled comprehensive information in our Linktree, where you can access details about our classes, our organization's social profiles, and our official website. Thank you so much, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

Inspirigirl Teaching Coordinators

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Coming Soon: Lightspeed Classroom Management Tool

In the coming weeks, our school will be introducing a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features: 

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget
  • Register for Superintendent Community Conversations
  • Kindergarten Registration

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

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Key MS - Last Call to Purchase a Yearbook - 2/23/24

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Key Middle School Families Last Call for Yearbooks!

The Key Middle School yearbook order deadline IS Wednesday, Feb 28th.

Our yearbook order quantity will be finalized digitally at 5pm, Wednesday, February 28th. 

THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF A DISTRIBUTION DAY YEARBOOK IF YOU MISS THE 5PM ORDER CUTOFF.

Click link to order now: https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A08947950

NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A YEARBOOK?

Search your email for phrase: Jostens Order Confirmation #

If you are unable to locate your order confirmation # email, please call 1-877-767-5217 and Press 1 to speak with a Jostens customer service representative. Once connected, please ask to verify your 2024 yearbook purchase.  Jostens Customer service is available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm EST.

6402 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150  |  Main Phone: 703.313.3900
 Attendance: 703.313.3939 | Website | Twitter | Instagram

Key MS - News You Choose - 2/16/24

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Key Middle School Families

Important Dates:

February 16: Quarter 2 Honor Roll Assemblies

February 19: School Holiday (President's Day) No School

February: 

  • Black History Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month 

Let's all be kind to one another.

Campbell's Corner

Greetings Key families,

It was another exciting week at Key MS, filled with fun and celebration. Wednesday was Valentine’s Day, and our students had a wonderful time distributing candy to our kiss and ride families and bus drivers, as well as purchasing candy from the SCA to share with friends and teachers. We celebrated National School Resource Officer Day, and showed our appreciation for Officer Rivera, who is an essential member of the Key MS team and works tirelessly to ensure our school and community are safe every day.

Finally, today we celebrate the students who earned all As or Bs in all classes in the second quarter in our Honor Roll ceremony. Over 250 students earned this recognition and were invited to attend the ceremony – that’s a whopping 35% of our student body. I say it frequently, but this week, I am especially proud of our students, and you should be as well! Remember that Monday is President’s Day, and that school is closed. Enjoy the long weekend and maybe a little snow tomorrow!

Sincerely,

Drew Campbell

Principal | Key Middle School

703-313-3900

Follow me on Twitter!

Young Scholars are Incubating Eggs

Young Scholars are incubating eggs! This hands-on project lets them witness the miracle of life, from chick development to becoming responsible caregivers. The project delves into science concepts and even welcomes some chicks to become permanent residents at Key! Check out our feature on the Key MS website and stay tuned for feathery updates!

College Partnership Program

Current 8th graders- you are eligible to apply to the College Partnership Program at Lewis High School!

The College Partnership Program is designed to systematically mitigate the impact of barriers to access, opportunity, and attainment and supports students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses including:

  • Students who are the first in family to attend college in the U.S
  • Students with disabilities
  • English language learners
  • Economically disadvantaged students

Here is the link to the online application: tinyurl.com/CPPAPP2024.

The application deadline is March 15, 2024.

Track Coach Needed!

Are you a runner? Are you interested in fostering a love for track and field in our students? Then we need you! Our track and field program is looking for coaches for our spring season. These position come with a stipend! Our goal is to motivate and inspire our students to enjoy the experience and hopefully stick with running into high school. We had success in our fall cross country season, and our kids had fun, learned the values of teamwork, dedication, and perseverance while participating in a competitive, interscholastic sport. If you are interested in being a coach for the Key MS track team, please reach out to Principal Campbell at [email protected].

Kindness Week

Thank you to everyone at Key MS for celebrating Kindness Week! It was a wonderful week to be kind to one another. Let's keep kindness going for the remainder of the year.

New Tech Support Feature

Our tech support reporting system has a new feature allowing students to provide feedback to our tech support team. Most students are using this feature responsibly, but we have seen some examples of students using the feature to make jokes or give negative feedback that is not constructive. Since this is a new feature, we would appreciate your support in encouraging students to use is appropriately and intentionally. Thank you!

Family Webinar

Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

How can students participate in mathematics throughout high school in a way that is relevant to and supportive of post-secondary and career interests?

During this session we will discuss mathematics graduation requirements and how to support students in navigating the various course offerings currently available in FCPS.

Students and their families may start thinking about what course pathways are available beginning in middle school. Join us to learn more.

Presented by Jennifer Allard FCPS High School Math Specialist and Erin Sylves FCPS Math Specialist.

March 8, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m. Add to Your Calendar

Register for Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge 

The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:45 a.m., at Hayfield Secondary School. The event features a public tasting of student dishes and demonstrations from two local celebrated chefs. 

The student challenge at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and culturally diverse school menu items that meet USDA guidelines. Entries will be judged by a panel including celebrity chefs, school food professionals, and local food producers. The public is invited to vote for their favorite dish. 

Chefs Najmieh Batmanglij and Chris Morgan of Joon will offer a demonstration at 11:15 a.m. Public tasting of student dishes will get underway at noon. 

Student-created dishes from this annual event have been featured on school menus throughout the Greater Washington Region. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

El Concurso Culinario Real Food for Kids 

El Concurso Culinario Real Food for Kids se celebrará el sábado 2 de marzo, a las 10:45 a.m., en la Escuela Secundaria Hayfield. El evento incluye demostraciones de dos famosos chefs locales y una muestra pública de los platos de los estudiantes. 

El desafío consiste en crear menús escolares sanos, deliciosos y culturalmente diversos que cumplan las directrices del USDA. Los platillos serán evaluados por un panel de chefs famosos, profesionales de la alimentación escolar y productores de alimentos locales. Se invita al público a votar por su plato favorito. 

Los chefs Najmieh Batmanglij y Chris Morgan, de Joon, ofrecerán una demostración a las las 11:15 a.m. El público podrá probar los platillos de los estudiantes a partir del mediodía. 

  • Los platillos creados por los estudiantes en este evento anual han aparecido en los menús escolares de toda la región de Washington. La entrada es gratuita, pero se requiere inscripción previa.

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge (키즈 요리 대회)

Real Food for Kids 요리 대회는 3월 2일 토요일 오전 10시 45분 Hayfield Secondary School에서 개최됩니다. 이 행사에서는 학생들이 만든 요리를 공개 시식하고 현지 유명 셰프 2명이 요리 시연을 선보입니다.

이 행사의 핵심인 학생들의 미션은 USDA 지침을 충족하는 건강하고 맛있으며 문화적으로 다양한 학교 메뉴 항목을 만드는 것입니다. 출품작은 유명 셰프, 학교 급식 전문가, 현지 식품 생산자 등으로 구성된 패널이 심사합니다. 대중은 자신이 가장 좋아하는 요리에 투표할 수 있습니다.

오전 11시 15분에는 Najmieh Batmanglij 셰프와 Chris Morgan of Joon 셰프가 요리 시연을 선보이고, 정오에는 학생 요리의 공개 시식이 진행됩니다.

이 연례행사에서 학생들이 만든 요리는 Greater Washington 지역 전역의 학교 메뉴에 등장했습니다. 참석은 무료이지만 등록이 필요합니다.

Summer Programs

😎 Dive into summer fun with FCPS! Registration is now open for FCPS summer camps and learning opportunities. Sign your child up for a summer program for a fun-filled experience that will enhance your child academically. Don't miss out on the chance to learn and have a blast. Secure your child’s spot today! https://bit.ly/3OBMlyj

Science Fair

Fairfax County Science and Engineering Fair Open House

Members of the general public are invited to attend the science fair open house at Robinson Secondary School on Sunday, March 17, 1-3 p.m.

Junta Informativa de puertas abiertas para la Feria de Ciencias e Ingeniería del Condado de FairfaxSe invita a todos los interesados a asistir a la junta informativa de  puertas abiertas para la feria de ciencias que se celebrará en la Escuela Secundaria Robinson el domingo 17 de marzo, de 1 - 3 p.m.

페어팩스 카운티 과학 및 공학 박람회 오픈 하우스

3월 17일 일요일 오후 1시부터 3시까지 Robinson Secondary School에서 열리는 과학 박람회 오픈 하우스에 여러분을 초대합니다.

Community Conversations

Families and community members are welcome to attend whichever Community Conversation is most convenient for them. Feel free to only promote the event being held in your region, if you prefer to shorten the message. 

  • 🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

🎤 Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro: Las Conversaciones Comunitarias   Continúan

Únase a la Superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid para Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro Una Conversación Comunitaria. ¡Su voz es importante! Comparta sus pensamientos acerca de FCPS y traiga sus preguntas a una conversación el:

No es necesario inscribirse con antelación para asistir a una conversación comunitaria, pero nos ayuda a planificar el evento. Se ofrecerán servicios de cuidado de niños y de interpretación para todos las conversaciones comunitarias. Estos eventos están abiertos para todos. Infórmese sobre otras oportunidades de conectarse con la Dra. Reid.

우리의 학교, 우리의 미래: 커뮤니티와의 대화는 지속됩니다

교육감 Michelle Reid 박사와 함께 우리의 학교, 우리의 미래 - 지역사회와의 대화의 장에 참여하세요. 여러분의 목소리가 중요합니다! FCPS에 대한 여러분의 생각을 나누고 궁금한 점을 대화에 참여하십시오:

4월 16일 화요일, 오후 6:30-7:30, Graham Road 초등학교

4월 30일 화요일, 오후 6:30-7:30, South County 중학교

5월 2일 목요일, 오후 6시 30분~7시 30분, Terraset 초등학교

5월 8일 수요일, 오후 6시 30분~7시 30분, Hybla Valley 초등학교

5월 16일 목요일, 오후 6시 30분~7시 30분, Poe 중학교

5월 21일 화요일, 오후 6시 30분~7시 30분, Katherine Johnson 중학교

커뮤니티 대화는 사전 등록이 필수는 아니지만 행사 준비에 도움이 됩니다. 모든 행사에는 직원 배치 가능 여부에 따라 아이돌봄 및 통역 서비스가 제공됩니다. 본 행사는 누구나 참여할 수 있습니다. Reid 교육감님과 소통할 수 있는 다른 기회에 대해 알아보세요.

Inspirigirl - Girls in STEM

Good afternoon,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are the teaching coordinators of Inspirigirl, a nonprofit educational group run by students at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHSST) that provides free computer science classes, workshops, and events for students with a focus on encouraging girls to participate in computer science.

We will be holding our free Winter 2024 virtual computer science classes throughout February, and we would like to invite your school’s students to register and learn about computer science with us. All students are welcome, and we offer various coding courses for all different age and level groups.

Classes are completely free thanks to our teaching volunteers, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school! Attached is a flyer that can be used to advertise classes, and here is our registration link: linktr.ee/inspirigirl

For your convenience, we have compiled comprehensive information in our Linktree, where you can access details about our classes, our organization's social profiles, and our official website. Thank you so much, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

Inspirigirl Teaching Coordinators

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Coming Soon: Lightspeed Classroom Management Tool

In the coming weeks, our school will be introducing a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features: 

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget
  • Register for Superintendent Community Conversations
  • Kindergarten Registration

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

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TONIGHT @ Key MS - Theatre Sports - 2/16/24

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Key Middle School Families TONIGHT! Theatre Sports @ Key MS

Key Middle School is hosting a Theatre Sports event on Friday, February 16th! Students from across the county will join us to play a series of hilarious theatre games and compete for awards! Join us at Key at 7pm to see our FCPS Improv Artists generate laughs from 7-8:30pm! Tickets are $5 at the door or you can buy a ticket at our ticket website here. Hope the see you there!

Ashley Promisel

Arts & Design Department Chair

Theatre Teacher

Key Middle School

Patriot Performers Theatre Co.

703-822-8526

[email protected]

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Key MS - News You Choose - 2/9/24

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Key Middle School Families

Important Dates:

February 6: PTA Meeting

February 16: Quarter 2 Honor Roll

February 19: School Holiday (President's Day)

February: 

  • Black History Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month 

Let's all be kind to one another.

Campbell's Corner

Greetings Key families,

This week was National School Counselor Week! We celebrated our amazing school counselors and student services team with decorations and daily shoutouts from our SCA, a breakfast, and some special treats. Our counselors do amazing things for our students every day, and our school wouldn’t be the same without them. Please join me in wishing our team a happy National School Counselor Week!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Drew Campbell

Principal | Key Middle School

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Track Coach Needed!

Are you a runner? Are you interested in fostering a love for track and field in our students? Then we need you! Our track and field program is looking for coaches for our spring season. These position come with a stipend! Our goal is to motivate and inspire our students to enjoy the experience and hopefully stick with running into high school. We had success in our fall cross country season, and our kids had fun, learned the values of teamwork, dedication, and perseverance while participating in a competitive, interscholastic sport. If you are interested in being a coach for the Key MS track team, please reach out to Principal Campbell at [email protected].

Kindness Week

February 12th - 16th is Kindness Week in the state of Virginia!

The purpose of Kindness Week is to recognize that those simple day-to-day acts of kindness helps our community be a safer, healthier and more inclusive place to be!

In order to empower everyone to spread kindness here at Key, we are going to have a SPIRIT WEEK NEXT WEEK! Students and staff are all encouraged to wear a different color each day.

Monday - We will wear Green for Gratitude!

Tuesday - Wear Blue and Be Helpful to someone

Wednesday - Just so happens to be Valentine’s day, so we will wear pink or red to show Love for yourself and for others

Thursday - Wear Yellow for Positivity

Friday - Wear your favorite color or a t-shirt with a kind message

Teachers and staff are encouraged to give out PBIS points to students who dress up and show kindness throughout the day!

Theatre Sports @ Key MS

Key Middle School is hosting a Theatre Sports event on Friday, February 16th! Students from across the county will join us to play a series of hilarious theatre games and compete for awards! Join us at Key at 7pm to see our FCPS Improv Artists generate laughs from 7-8:30pm! Tickets are $5 at the door or you can buy a ticket at our ticket website here. Hope the see you there!

Ashley Promisel

Arts & Design Department Chair

Theatre Teacher

Key Middle School

Patriot Performers Theatre Co.

703-822-8526

[email protected]

New Tech Support Feature

Our tech support reporting system has a new feature allowing students to provide feedback to our tech support team. Most students are using this feature responsibly, but we have seen some examples of students using the feature to make jokes or give negative feedback that is not constructive. Since this is a new feature, we would appreciate your support in encouraging students to use is appropriately and intentionally. Thank you!

Family Webinar

Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

How can students participate in mathematics throughout high school in a way that is relevant to and supportive of post-secondary and career interests?

During this session we will discuss mathematics graduation requirements and how to support students in navigating the various course offerings currently available in FCPS.

Students and their families may start thinking about what course pathways are available beginning in middle school. Join us to learn more.

Presented by Jennifer Allard FCPS High School Math Specialist and Erin Sylves FCPS Math Specialist.

March 8, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m. Add to Your Calendar

Register for Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

We are excited to announce that our Second Quarter Honor Roll Ceremony will be held Friday, February 16 in the Lecture Hall during the following times: 

  • 8:00 AM - 8th Grade Ceremony
  • 9:00 AM - 7th Grade Ceremony

Invitations to the ceremony have been mailed out to students’ families. 

Please reach out to your child’s counselor or our Director of Student Services, Jane Flegal, if you have any questions or concerns about the ceremony or rehearsal.

Summer Programs

😎 Dive into summer fun with FCPS! Registration is now open for FCPS summer camps and learning opportunities. Sign your child up for a summer program for a fun-filled experience that will enhance your child academically. Don't miss out on the chance to learn and have a blast. Secure your child’s spot today! https://bit.ly/3OBMlyj

Lexia Night

📚 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools to use as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support, and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend an information night on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School. Parents/caregivers will learn more about Lexia, and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom and supporting student growth in reading. Attendees will also get tips for supporting their students at home.

Register to attend or submit a question in advance. Unable to attend in person? Join on Zoom

Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

📚 Noche de Lexia para Padres: Como Ayudamos a su Hijo a Aprender a Leer

FCPS financia el uso de Lexia para que todas las escuelas primarias e intermedias lo usen como parte de su instrucción de alfabetización. Lexia es un programa computarizado que complementa la instrucción en el aula para ayudar a los estudiantes a desarrollar habilidades de alfabetización. También proporciona a los maestros datos para identificar a los estudiantes que necesitan apoyo adicional, y la capacidad de saber qué conceptos y habilidades específicas priorizar.

Asista a una noche de información el lunes, 12 de febrero, a las 6:30 p.m., en la Escuela Intermedia de Thoreau. Los padres/cuidadores aprenderán más acerca de Lexia, y como FCPS lo está integrando en la clase y apoyando el crecimiento de los estudiantes en lectura. Los asistentes también recibirán consejos para apoyar a sus estudiantes en casa.

Regístrese para asistir o envíe una pregunta por adelantado. ¿No puede asistir en persona? Únase a través de Zoom. 

Integrar Lexia en el currículo de alfabetización se alinea con el Acta de Alfabetización de Virginia, el Acceso Equitativo a la Alfabetización de FCPS, y la Meta 3 del Plan Estratégico de FCPS, que apunta a que todos los estudiantes lean al mismo nivel al final del tercer grado.

📚 Lexia 학부모의 밤: 읽기 학습을 돕는 방법

FCPS는 모든 초등학교와 중학교가 문해력 교육의 일부로 사용할 수 있도록 Lexia 사용에 대한 예산을 지원합니다. Lexia는 컴퓨터 기반 프로그램으로 교실 수업을 보완하여 학생들의 문해력 향상을 돕습니다. 또한 교사에게 추가적인 지원이 필요한 학생을 식별할 수 있는 데이터와 우선순위를 정할 수 있는 특정 개념과 기술을 파악할 수 있는 기능을 제공합니다.

2월 12일 월요일 오후 6시 30분 Thoreau 중학교에서 열리는 정보의 밤에 참석하세요. 학부모/보호자께서는 정보의 밤에 참석하여 Lexia에 대해 자세히 알아보고, 어떻게 FCPS가 교실에서 Lexia를 사용하고 있는지와 더불어 어떻게 학생의 읽기 성장을 지원하는지 알아보십시오. 집에서 유용하게 쓰일 수 있는 학생 지원 팁도 얻으실 수 있습니다.

참석 등록 또는 질문을 미리 제출하세요. 참석이 불가능하신가요? 온라인 화상 회의인 Zoom을 신청하세요. 

Lexia를 문해력 커리큘럼에 통합하는 것은 Virginia Literacy Act (버지니아주 문해력 법), FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy (FCPS의 문해력에 대한 공평한 접근성), 3학년 말까지 모든 학생이 수준별 읽기를 하는 것을 목표로 하는 전략 계획 목표 3과 일치합니다.

Inspirigirl - Girls in STEM

Good afternoon,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are the teaching coordinators of Inspirigirl, a nonprofit educational group run by students at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHSST) that provides free computer science classes, workshops, and events for students with a focus on encouraging girls to participate in computer science.

We will be holding our free Winter 2024 virtual computer science classes throughout February, and we would like to invite your school’s students to register and learn about computer science with us. All students are welcome, and we offer various coding courses for all different age and level groups.

Classes are completely free thanks to our teaching volunteers, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school! Attached is a flyer that can be used to advertise classes, and here is our registration link: linktr.ee/inspirigirl

For your convenience, we have compiled comprehensive information in our Linktree, where you can access details about our classes, our organization's social profiles, and our official website. Thank you so much, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

Inspirigirl Teaching Coordinators

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Coming Soon: Lightspeed Classroom Management Tool

In the coming weeks, our school will be introducing a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features: 

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Summer Camp and Learning Opportunities
  • Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools
  • Check Schoology for Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

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Key MS - News You Choose - 2/2/24

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Key Middle School Families

Important Dates:

February 6: PTA Meeting

February 16: Quarter 2 Honor Roll

February 19: School Holiday (President's Day)

February: 

  • Black History Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month 

Let's all be kind to one another.

Campbell's Corner

Greetings Key Families,

Our second semester is off to a great start. Our students received new schedules and have started new electives this week. I’m happy to report that students have acclimated well and are already thriving in their new classes! I am very proud of them and am excited for them to experience another great semester of learning.

This month, Key MS is celebrating Black History Month along with many other schools across FCPS. This year’s theme is African Americans and the Arts. This means we will focus particularly on celebrating Black Americans in the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary arts, and other forms of cultural expression where the African American and Black American influence has been significant. We are excited to provide students with learning experiences related to the rich history and important cultural contributions of Black Americans. If you would like to learn more about Black History Month, you can find information on the FCPS website or BlackHistoryMonth.gov.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Drew Campbell

Principal | Key Middle School

703-313-3900

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Theatre Sports Improv

Our Theatre Sports event has a new date! Come join us at Kilmer Middle School tonight, February 2nd, starting at 7pm. Even more exciting news, Key Middle School students will be competing! See us generate laughs at Kilmer Middle School on tonight, at 7pm!”

Ashley Promisel

Arts & Design Department Chair

Theatre Teacher

Key Middle School

Patriot Performers Theatre Co.

703-822-8526

[email protected]

Inspirigirl - Girls in STEM

Good afternoon,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are the teaching coordinators of Inspirigirl, a nonprofit educational group run by students at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHSST) that provides free computer science classes, workshops, and events for students with a focus on encouraging girls to participate in computer science.

We will be holding our free Winter 2024 virtual computer science classes throughout February, and we would like to invite your school’s students to register and learn about computer science with us. All students are welcome, and we offer various coding courses for all different age and level groups.

Classes are completely free thanks to our teaching volunteers, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school! Attached is a flyer that can be used to advertise classes, and here is our registration link: linktr.ee/inspirigirl

For your convenience, we have compiled comprehensive information in our Linktree, where you can access details about our classes, our organization's social profiles, and our official website. Thank you so much, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

Inspirigirl Teaching Coordinators

Opioid Awareness

What Families Can Do to Fight Drug Misuse

FCPS is committed to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic with our educators, parents/caregivers, and students. Together, we can help ensure our students thrive.

What can families do?

  • Show you disapprove of underage drinking and other drug misuse. More than 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink. 
  • Show you care about your child’s health, wellness, and success. 
  • Show you are a good source of information about alcohol and other drugs. Find helpful resources on the FCPS Opioid Awareness webpage
  • Pay attention to your child and discourage risky behaviors. 
  • Build your child’s skills and strategies for avoiding drinking and drug use. Talk with your child about what they would do if faced with a decision about alcohol and drugs, such as texting a code word to a family member or practicing how they will say, “No thanks.”

Visit the FCPS website for more information.

 

약물 오남용을 막기 위해 가족이 할 수 있는 일

FCPS는 교직원, 학부모/보호자, 학생과 함께 오피오이드 유행에(opioid epidemic) 대한 인식을 높이기 위해 최선을 다하고 있습니다. 함께라면, 학생들의 건강과 행복을 지킬 수 있습니다.

가족은 무엇을 해야 할까요?

  • 미성년자의 음주 및 기타 약물 오남용을 반대하는 모습을 보여주세요. 10~18세 청소년의 80% 이상이 부모의 영향이 음주 여부 결정에 가장 큰 영향을 미친다고 답했습니다. 
  • 자녀의 건강, 웰빙, 성공에 관심이 있다는 것을 보여주세요. 
  • 알코올 및 기타 약물에 대한 좋은 정보를 제공한다는 것을 보여주세요. FCPS 오피오이드 인식 증진 웹페이지에서 유용한 자료를 확인하세요. 
  • 자녀에게 주의를 기울이고 위험한 행동을 하지 못하게 하십시오. 
  • 음주와 약물 사용을 피하기 위한 자녀의 기술과 전략을 길러주세요. 가족에게 암호 단어를 문자로 보내거나 "싫어/안돼"라고 말하는 방법을 연습하는 등, 자녀가 술과 약물에 대한 결정에 직면했을 때 어떻게 할 것인지에 대해 자녀와 함께 대화하십시오.

자세한 정보는 FCPS 웹사이트를 방문하시기 바랍니다.

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In the coming weeks, our school will be introducing a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features: 

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Superintendent to Present Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget
  • Here Comes the Bus App
  • Career Exploration Event for High School Students

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

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Key MS - School Safety and Security - 1/30/24

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Key Middle School Families

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are aware of conversations that are happening in our community among students and families suggesting a possible threat to Key Middle School in connection with a situation that happened yesterday at Lewis High School. Please know that the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. After a thorough investigation in cooperation with Lewis HS, FCPS Security, and the Fairfax County Police Department, we have determined that there was no reported or known threat to Key MS. We will always communicate with you should there be a situation at our school that requires your response.

To clear up any further misinformation, please see the message below that was sent last night to Lewis High School families:

1/29/24

Dear Families,

I wanted to follow up to my message this morning regarding the Schoology post that caused concern to our community. An investigation quickly identified the student responsible for the post and concluded that the student did not plan to act on the threat, and that there are no related safety concerns for our school. Appropriate disciplinary action is being taken. 

We are thankful to all who reported this post to us. The safety of our students is our primary concern, and we will always investigate these incidents as soon as we are made aware. The first step that you should take if your child shares a safety concern with you is to contact authorities. 

If your safety concern is an emergency, please call 911. FCPS Office of Safety and Security also has a safety tip line that you can access anonymously online, by text or by phone.

We look forward to seeing our Lancers tomorrow morning.

Please take the time to speak with your child about the seriousness of threats and the importance of reporting suspicious activities, threats or disturbing information to a trusted adult. Students also need to be reminded that they should not share rumors on social media. If they have concerns, they should speak to a trusted adult. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please call the school office.

I appreciate your continued support of a safe learning environment for our students.

Sincerely,

Drew Campbell

Principal | Key Middle School

703-313-3900

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Key MS - Special News You Choose - 1/29/24

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Key Middle School Families Theatre Sports Improv

Our Theatre Sports event has a new date! Come join us at Kilmer Middle School this Friday, February 2nd, starting at 7pm. Even more exciting news, Key Middle School students will be competing! See us generate laughs at Kilmer Middle School on February 2nd, at 7pm!”

Ashley Promisel

Arts & Design Department Chair

Theatre Teacher

Key Middle School

Patriot Performers Theatre Co.

703-822-8526

[email protected]

 

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Key MS - News You Choose - 1/26/24

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Key Middle School Families

Important Dates:

January 26: Teacher Workday: No School for Students

January 29: 3rd Quarter Begins

February 16: Quarter 2 Honor Roll

February 19: School Holiday (President's Day)

February: 

  • Black History Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month 

Let's all be kind to one another.

Campbell's Corner

Greetings Key Families,

Congratulations to all our Patriots for a strong finish to the second quarter of the school year! Teachers are finalizing grades, so the grade in the online gradebook should be accurate as you see it today. Report cards will be mailed home next week. We are also including attendance report cards in that mailing, which will give you an up-to-date view of excused and unexcused absences for the year as well as some additional attendance information. Please review both of these documents and feel free to reach out to your student’s counselor with questions or concerns. Finally, Monday will be the start of the second semester, and some students will receive a new schedule. They will be provided with a copy of their schedule on Monday morning, and the updates will appear in SIS if you want to check at home.

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather and that you have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Drew Campbell

Principal | Key Middle School

703-313-3900

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Second Semester Class Schedules

On Monday, we will start second semester and some students will be starting a new class.  Monday is an Even Day, so students will report to their original second period class to receive their new class schedule.  If students have a new second period class, they will go to the new class once they receive their schedule.

Inspirigirl - Girls in STEM

Good afternoon,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are the teaching coordinators of Inspirigirl, a nonprofit educational group run by students at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHSST) that provides free computer science classes, workshops, and events for students with a focus on encouraging girls to participate in computer science.

We will be holding our free Winter 2024 virtual computer science classes throughout February, and we would like to invite your school’s students to register and learn about computer science with us. All students are welcome, and we offer various coding courses for all different age and level groups.

Classes are completely free thanks to our teaching volunteers, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school! Attached is a flyer that can be used to advertise classes, and here is our registration link: linktr.ee/inspirigirl

For your convenience, we have compiled comprehensive information in our Linktree, where you can access details about our classes, our organization's social profiles, and our official website. Thank you so much, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

Inspirigirl Teaching Coordinators

Opioid Awareness

What Families Can Do to Fight Drug Misuse

FCPS is committed to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic with our educators, parents/caregivers, and students. Together, we can help ensure our students thrive.

What can families do?

  • Show you disapprove of underage drinking and other drug misuse. More than 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink. 
  • Show you care about your child’s health, wellness, and success. 
  • Show you are a good source of information about alcohol and other drugs. Find helpful resources on the FCPS Opioid Awareness webpage
  • Pay attention to your child and discourage risky behaviors. 
  • Build your child’s skills and strategies for avoiding drinking and drug use. Talk with your child about what they would do if faced with a decision about alcohol and drugs, such as texting a code word to a family member or practicing how they will say, “No thanks.”

Visit the FCPS website for more information.

 

약물 오남용을 막기 위해 가족이 할 수 있는 일

FCPS는 교직원, 학부모/보호자, 학생과 함께 오피오이드 유행에(opioid epidemic) 대한 인식을 높이기 위해 최선을 다하고 있습니다. 함께라면, 학생들의 건강과 행복을 지킬 수 있습니다.

가족은 무엇을 해야 할까요?

  • 미성년자의 음주 및 기타 약물 오남용을 반대하는 모습을 보여주세요. 10~18세 청소년의 80% 이상이 부모의 영향이 음주 여부 결정에 가장 큰 영향을 미친다고 답했습니다. 
  • 자녀의 건강, 웰빙, 성공에 관심이 있다는 것을 보여주세요. 
  • 알코올 및 기타 약물에 대한 좋은 정보를 제공한다는 것을 보여주세요. FCPS 오피오이드 인식 증진 웹페이지에서 유용한 자료를 확인하세요. 
  • 자녀에게 주의를 기울이고 위험한 행동을 하지 못하게 하십시오. 
  • 음주와 약물 사용을 피하기 위한 자녀의 기술과 전략을 길러주세요. 가족에게 암호 단어를 문자로 보내거나 "싫어/안돼"라고 말하는 방법을 연습하는 등, 자녀가 술과 약물에 대한 결정에 직면했을 때 어떻게 할 것인지에 대해 자녀와 함께 대화하십시오.

자세한 정보는 FCPS 웹사이트를 방문하시기 바랍니다.

Assessment Information

Below is information about the Math Inventory, Reading Inventory, and Virginia Growth Assessments.  In order to minimize the impact on class time, Key has scheduled the winter VGA assessments to take place during fourth period Learning Seminars.   Your support in ensuring your student is in attendance on those days will mean they won’t have to be scheduled to make up the assessment at another time.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses the Math Inventory and Reading Inventory with secondary students in grades 7-12 to determine students’ strengths and needs in mathematics and literacy. All students in middle school and selected students in high school participate in these assessments.

The purpose of these assessments is to identify students who may benefit from additional support with literacy and mathematics skills. In addition, school teams will consider assessment results as they plan instruction for your student. Assessments are administered at the beginning of the school year.  Depending on grade level and initial performance, students may participate in follow-up assessment in the winter and/or in the spring. 

Additional information about these assessments can be found at the following webpages:

If you have further questions about these assessments, please contact your student’s English or mathematics teacher.

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021);
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  If you have questions about state assessments, please contact your student’s teacher or Key’s Testing Coordinator, Danielle Danz.

Danielle Danz

IBMYP Coordinator

School Test Coordinator

Key Middle School

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Coming Soon: Lightspeed Classroom Management Tool

In the coming weeks, our school will be introducing a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features: 

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • FCPS Receives $16 Million to Buy More Electric Buses
  • Science Fair Judges Needed
  • How Families Can Help Fight Opioid Misuse

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

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Key MS - News You Choose - 1/19/24

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Key Middle School Families

Important Dates:

January 25: Two Hour Early Release Day - School Ends @ 12:15pm

January 25: Last Day of the 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

January 26: Teacher Workday: No School for Students

January: 

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Braille Month

Let's all be kind to one another.

Campbell's Corner

Greetings Key Families,

It was a short week at Key MS, but a great one! We hope every enjoyed the holiday weekend as well as the snow days on Tuesday and Friday. In the short time we had this week, we were able to host a successful Curriculum Night for our rising 7th and 8th grade students and families. If you were unable to attend the event this week, no worries – we will be posting information on our website and our student services team will be meeting with students to go over course selection in more detail in the coming weeks.

Remember that next week is the end of the second quarter of the school year. Students should make sure all assignments have been turned in so that there grade is an accurate reflection of their progress this year. Due to the end of the quarter, Thursday will be an early release day and Friday is a student holiday.

I hope you are enjoying the snow and having a cozy weekend!

Sincerely,

Drew Campbell

Principal | Key Middle School

703-313-3900

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Academic Advising for 24-25 School Year!

7th Grade Students & Families:

The 7th graders will be receiving their Rising 8th Grade Course Info Presentations on January 18th and January 19th through their English classes. The counselors will help them individually register for their classes during the week of January 22nd through P.E. classes. Some students may ask their teachers and families for input about course selections. Please remember that honors classes are open enrollment. 

Please be sure to review your child’s course selection form and  with them and reach out to the counselors if you have any questions.

8th Grade Students & Families:

The 8th graders have received their Rising 9th Grade Course Info Presentations and their Key Middle School counselors have begun individually registering them for their 9th grade courses during their P.E. classes. Some students may ask their teachers and families for input about course selections. Please remember that honors classes are open enrollment.  

Please be sure to review your child’s course selections in SIS with them and reach out to the counselors if you have any questions.

You can refer to these links for more information:

Rising 9th Grade Academic Advising Presentation

Lewis HS Academic Advising 

Lewis High School’s Electives for 9th Graders

Winter Family Event Postponed

Due to continued inclement weather, we will need to reschedule our Winter Family Event that we initially planned for Saturday, January 20th.

Our team will meet again next week and determine an alternate date. Thank you all again for your help in planning and preparing last week and this week!

Stay safe, and I hope you enjoy the snow day!

Taylor Morhiser

Inspirigirl - Girls in STEM

Good afternoon,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are the teaching coordinators of Inspirigirl, a nonprofit educational group run by students at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHSST) that provides free computer science classes, workshops, and events for students with a focus on encouraging girls to participate in computer science.

We will be holding our free Winter 2024 virtual computer science classes throughout February, and we would like to invite your school’s students to register and learn about computer science with us. All students are welcome, and we offer various coding courses for all different age and level groups.

Classes are completely free thanks to our teaching volunteers, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school! Attached is a flyer that can be used to advertise classes, and here is our registration link: linktr.ee/inspirigirl

For your convenience, we have compiled comprehensive information in our Linktree, where you can access details about our classes, our organization's social profiles, and our official website. Thank you so much, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

Inspirigirl Teaching Coordinators

Opioid Awareness

What Families Can Do to Fight Drug Misuse

FCPS is committed to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic with our educators, parents/caregivers, and students. Together, we can help ensure our students thrive.

What can families do?

  • Show you disapprove of underage drinking and other drug misuse. More than 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink. 
  • Show you care about your child’s health, wellness, and success. 
  • Show you are a good source of information about alcohol and other drugs. Find helpful resources on the FCPS Opioid Awareness webpage
  • Pay attention to your child and discourage risky behaviors. 
  • Build your child’s skills and strategies for avoiding drinking and drug use. Talk with your child about what they would do if faced with a decision about alcohol and drugs, such as texting a code word to a family member or practicing how they will say, “No thanks.”

Visit the FCPS website for more information.

 

약물 오남용을 막기 위해 가족이 할 수 있는 일

FCPS는 교직원, 학부모/보호자, 학생과 함께 오피오이드 유행에(opioid epidemic) 대한 인식을 높이기 위해 최선을 다하고 있습니다. 함께라면, 학생들의 건강과 행복을 지킬 수 있습니다.

가족은 무엇을 해야 할까요?

  • 미성년자의 음주 및 기타 약물 오남용을 반대하는 모습을 보여주세요. 10~18세 청소년의 80% 이상이 부모의 영향이 음주 여부 결정에 가장 큰 영향을 미친다고 답했습니다. 
  • 자녀의 건강, 웰빙, 성공에 관심이 있다는 것을 보여주세요. 
  • 알코올 및 기타 약물에 대한 좋은 정보를 제공한다는 것을 보여주세요. FCPS 오피오이드 인식 증진 웹페이지에서 유용한 자료를 확인하세요. 
  • 자녀에게 주의를 기울이고 위험한 행동을 하지 못하게 하십시오. 
  • 음주와 약물 사용을 피하기 위한 자녀의 기술과 전략을 길러주세요. 가족에게 암호 단어를 문자로 보내거나 "싫어/안돼"라고 말하는 방법을 연습하는 등, 자녀가 술과 약물에 대한 결정에 직면했을 때 어떻게 할 것인지에 대해 자녀와 함께 대화하십시오.

자세한 정보는 FCPS 웹사이트를 방문하시기 바랍니다.

Assessment Information

Below is information about the Math Inventory, Reading Inventory, and Virginia Growth Assessments.  In order to minimize the impact on class time, Key has scheduled the winter VGA assessments to take place during fourth period Learning Seminars.   Your support in ensuring your student is in attendance on those days will mean they won’t have to be scheduled to make up the assessment at another time.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses the Math Inventory and Reading Inventory with secondary students in grades 7-12 to determine students’ strengths and needs in mathematics and literacy. All students in middle school and selected students in high school participate in these assessments.

The purpose of these assessments is to identify students who may benefit from additional support with literacy and mathematics skills. In addition, school teams will consider assessment results as they plan instruction for your student. Assessments are administered at the beginning of the school year.  Depending on grade level and initial performance, students may participate in follow-up assessment in the winter and/or in the spring. 

Additional information about these assessments can be found at the following webpages:

If you have further questions about these assessments, please contact your student’s English or mathematics teacher.

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021);
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  If you have questions about state assessments, please contact your student’s teacher or Key’s Testing Coordinator, Danielle Danz.

Danielle Danz

IBMYP Coordinator

School Test Coordinator

Key Middle School

Family Resource Center

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

  • Recursos Gratuitos para las Familias¿Sabía usted que las familias pueden tener acceso a seminarios en línea gratuitos, consultas confidenciales, una biblioteca de préstamos y recursos para ayudar a los adultos a apoyar el éxito de todos los estudiantes, incluyendo aquellos con problemas de aprendizaje, necesidades especiales y discapacidades? 

¡Aprenda más sobre el Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) de FCPS! 

Sea el primero en enterarse de los nuevos talleres inscribiéndose en el boletín del FRC.

  • 가족을 위한 무료 자원

보호자가 무료 온라인 세미나, 비밀 상담, 도서관 대출, 학습 장애, 특별한 도움이 필요한 학생, 장애 학생을 포함한 모든 학생의 성공을 지원하는 데 도움이 되는 자료를 이용할 수 있다는 사실을 알고 계셨나요? 

가족 자원 센터(FRC)에 대해 자세히 알아보세요! 

FRC 뉴스레터에 가입하여 새로운 워크샵에 대해 가장 먼저 알아보세요.

Dual Language Immersion

🗺️ Dual Language Immersion Program RegistrationRegistration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

🗺️ Inscripción para el Programa de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas

La inscripción para la lotería en todo el condado para los programas de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas (DLI) se abrirá el lunes 22 de enero. 

Los estudiantes actuales de pre-K pueden aplicar para el programa de inmersión de kindergarten, y los estudiantes actuales de kindergarten pueden aplicar para los programas de inmersión de primer grado para el año escolar 2024-25. Los programas están disponibles en francés, alemán, japonés, coreano y español. 

Los padres/cuidadores que estén interesados pueden asistir a una reunión informativa. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo en la escuela. Revise el calendario de eventos de FCPS para información más actualizada. Las reuniones comenzarán el martes, 16 de enero. 

Una reunión virtual organizada por la Oficina de Idiomas Mundiales incluirá información general del programa. El acceso a esta reunión virtual estará disponible en el calendario de eventos de FCPS y en el sitio de inscripción de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas el día de la reunión.

Obtenga más información en la página web del programa de inmersión y en la página de inscripción.

🗺️ 이중 언어 몰입 프로그램 등록

이중 언어 몰입(DLI) 프로그램을 위한 카운티 전체 추첨 등록이 1월 22일(월)에 시작됩니다.

현재 pre-K 학생들은 kindergarten 몰입 프로그램을 신청할 수 있으며, 현재 kindergarten 학생들은 2024-25학년도 1학년 몰입 프로그램을 신청할 수 있습니다. 프로그램은 프랑스어, 독일어, 일본어, 한국어, 스페인어로 제공됩니다. 관심이 있는 학부모/보호자는 설명회에 참석할 수 있습니다. 자세한 내용은 설명회 날짜 전까지 이중 언어 몰입 등록 페이지에서 확인하실 수 있습니다. 설명회는 1월 16일 화요일에 시작됩니다.

World Languages Office에서 주최하는 한 번의 화상 회의에는 일반적인 프로그램 정보가 포함됩니다. 이 화상 회의에 대한 정보는 회의 당일에 FCPS 행사 캘린더와 이중언어 몰입 프로그램 등록 사이트에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.

 이중언어 몰입 프로그램 웹페이지등록 페이지에서 자세한 정보를 확인하십시오.

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

No Habrá Aprendizaje Virtuales en Días de Nieve Este InviernoPara el año escolar actual, FCPS volverá a su procedimiento anterior para los días de nieve - no habrá días de aprendizaje virtual cuando la escuela esté cerrada debido al mal clima. Durante los días de nieve, los estudiantes todavía pueden tener acceso a Tutor.com, completar cualquier oportunidad de aprendizaje suplementaria recomendada por sus maestros, y ver programación educativa (disponible virtualmente y en canales de televisión de acceso público):

    • Instrucción para la Escuela Primaria: Red Apple 21.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Intermedia: Canal 25.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Secundaria: Canal 99.

Once días de nieve están incorporados en el calendario existente de FCPS. Eliminando los días de aprendizaje virtual nos permitirá maximizar el aprendizaje en persona de los estudiantes y proveer acceso equitativo a la instrucción y servicios estudiantiles.

이번 겨울, 눈이 오는 날에는 온라인 수업이 없습니다

현 학년도에는, FCPS는 악천후로 인해 학교가 휴교하는 스노우 데이 날에는 온라인 학습을 하지 않는 이전 절차로 돌아갈 것입니다.

휴교일에도 학생들은 Tutor.com에 접속하여 교사가 권장하는 보충 학습을 완료하고 교육 프로그램((온라인 및 공중파 텔레비전 채널에서 제공)을 시청할 수 있습니다:

11개의 스노우 데이는 기존 FCPS 달력에 포함되어 있습니다. 온라인 수업일을 없애면 학생들의 대면 학습을 극대화하고 수업과 학생 서비스에 대한 공평한 접근을 제공할 수 있습니다.

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Coming Soon: Lightspeed Classroom Management Tool

In the coming weeks, our school will be introducing a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features: 

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • FCPS Receives $16 Million to Buy More Electric Buses
  • Science Fair Judges Needed
  • How Families Can Help Fight Opioid Misuse

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

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Key MS - Special News You Choose - 1/18/24

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Key Middle School Families Theatre Sports Improv

Ever wanted to watch an improv night? Well now you can! This year, Middle Schools across the county will be participating in Theatre Sports Improv Events.

The Middle School hosting this month of January is Kilmer Middle School. This event is taking place January 19th, starting at 7pm. Even more exciting news, Key Middle School students will be competing! Come see us generate laughs at Kilmer Middle School on January 19th at 7pm!

Ashley Promisel

Arts & Design Department Chair

Theatre Teacher

Key Middle School

Patriot Performers Theatre Co.

703-822-8526

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Key Middle School Families Theatre Sports Improv

Ever wanted to watch an improv night? Well now you can! This year, Middle Schools across the county will be participating in Theatre Sports Improv Events.

The Middle School hosting this month of January is Kilmer Middle School. This event is taking place January 19th, starting at 7pm. Even more exciting news, Key Middle School students will be competing! Come see us generate laughs at Kilmer Middle School on January 19th at 7pm!

Ashley Promisel

Arts & Design Department Chair

Theatre Teacher

Key Middle School

Patriot Performers Theatre Co.

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Key MS Curriculum Night & Electives Fair for Rising 7th and Rising 8th Grade Families

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

We are excited to offer an in-person Curriculum Night & Electives Fair at Key MS on January 17th at 6:00 p.m. for our rising 7th grade and rising 8th grade students and families. This event is geared towards students and families that will be rising 7th (current 6th) and rising 8th (current 7th) graders at Key next year. It is a great opportunity to learn about Key MS, the courses we offer, and the course selection process for the 2024-2025 school year. We hope all rising 7th and rising 8th grade students and families can join us!

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Important Dates:

January 15: MLK Holiday - No School

January 17: Key MS Curriculum Night @ 6:00pm

January: 

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • Braille

Let's all be kind to one another.

Campbell's Corner

Greetings Key Families,

I want to commend our students for another successful round of VGA testing which occurred this week. These state-mandated tests are helpful for our team to match students with appropriate supports and monitor student growth over the school year. Our students did an excellent job participating in the tests and following the modified schedule. Please join me in commending them for their hard work this week!

Believe it or not, the end of the quarter and the first semester is coming fast! This is an excellent time to check the online gradebook to make sure your student is up to date on all assignments and their grades are where you would expect them to be. It can be helpful to check in with teachers as well to see if there is anything that needs to be done or submitted before the quarter ends. You can find information about how to access the gradebook on our school website.

Finally, Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is a federal holiday and schools are closed, so students should not report. We encourage students and families to reflect on Dr. King’s message of social justice and his vision for a better, more equitable society. If you are interested in participating in a day of service in the spirit of this holiday, many organizations have community events planned this weekend. Here is one website where you can find a variety of options for families and teenagers.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Drew Campbell

Principal | Key Middle School

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Academic Advising for 24-25 School Year!

7th Grade Students & Families:

The 7th graders will be receiving their Rising 8th Grade Course Info Presentations on January 18th and January 19th through their English classes. The counselors will help them individually register for their classes during the week of January 22nd through P.E. classes. Some students may ask their teachers and families for input about course selections. Please remember that honors classes are open enrollment. 

Please be sure to review your child’s course selection form and  with them and reach out to the counselors if you have any questions.

Key MS Curriculum Night & Electives Fair for Rising 7th (current 6th) and Rising 8th (current 7th) Grade Families on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

We are excited to offer an in-person Curriculum Night & Electives Fair at Key MS on January 17th at 6:00 p.m. for our rising 7th grade and rising 8th grade students and families. This event is geared towards students and families that will be rising 7th (current 6th) and rising 8th (current 7th) graders at Key next year. It is a great opportunity to learn about Key MS,  the courses we offer, and the course selection process for the 2024-2025 school year.  We hope all rising 7th and rising 8th grade students and families can join us!

8th Grade Students & Families:

The 8th graders have received their Rising 9th Grade Course Info Presentations from the Lewis High School counselors. Next week, starting on January 16th, their Key Middle School counselors will help them individually register for their 9th grade courses during their P.E. classes. Some students may ask their teachers and families for input about course selections. Please remember that honors classes are open enrollment.  

Please be sure to review your child’s course selection form with them and reach out to the counselors if you have any questions.

You can refer to these links for more information:

Lewis HS Course Offerings

Lewis HS Academic Advising 

Lewis High School’s Electives for 9th Graders 

Inspirigirl - Girls in STEM

Good afternoon,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are the teaching coordinators of Inspirigirl, a nonprofit educational group run by students at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHSST) that provides free computer science classes, workshops, and events for students with a focus on encouraging girls to participate in computer science.

We will be holding our free Winter 2024 virtual computer science classes throughout February, and we would like to invite your school’s students to register and learn about computer science with us. All students are welcome, and we offer various coding courses for all different age and level groups.

Classes are completely free thanks to our teaching volunteers, and we hope that you can spread the word in your school! Attached is a flyer that can be used to advertise classes, and here is our registration link: linktr.ee/inspirigirl

For your convenience, we have compiled comprehensive information in our Linktree, where you can access details about our classes, our organization's social profiles, and our official website. Thank you so much, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

Inspirigirl Teaching Coordinators

Academy Open Houses

🗓️ Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin in January!

FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy Open Houses.

🗓️ Reserve la Fecha: ¡Las Academias tendrán Casas Abiertas en Enero!

Las academias de FCPS tendrán casas abiertas para estudiantes que estén interesados empezando a mediados de enero. 

Una academia de escuela secundaria es un centro dentro de una escuela secundaria que ofrece cursos técnicos avanzados y especializados para preparar a los estudiantes para educación postsecundaria y/o campos de carreras. Los estudiantes que se matriculen en los cursos optativos de la academia tendrán la oportunidad de participar en una serie de experiencias profesionales que incluyen el seguimiento, la tutoría y/o las prácticas en empresas locales.

Obtenga más información y consulte el calendario de las Jornadas de Puertas Abiertas de la Academia.

🗓️ 달력에 날짜 표시하기: 1월에 Academy Open Houses가 시작됩니다!

FCPS 고등학교 아카데미는 1월 중순부터 관심 있는 학생을 위한 오픈 하우스를 개최합니다. 

고등학교 아카데미는 고등학교 내에 있는 센터로 학생들이 고등교육 및/또는 직업 분야에 대비할 수 있도록 고급 기술 및 전문 과정을 제공합니다. 아카데미 선택 과목에 등록하는 학생에게는 견습, 멘토링 및/또는 지역 기업 인턴십을 포함한 다양한 직업 체험에 참여할 수 있는 기회가 제공됩니다.

아카데미 오픈 하우스 일정에 대해 자세히 알아보기.

Below is information about the Math Inventory, Reading Inventory, and Virginia Growth Assessments.  In order to minimize the impact on class time, Key has scheduled the winter VGA assessments to take place during fourth period Learning Seminars.   Your support in ensuring your student is in attendance on those days will mean they won’t have to be scheduled to make up the assessment at another time.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses the Math Inventory and Reading Inventory with secondary students in grades 7-12 to determine students’ strengths and needs in mathematics and literacy. All students in middle school and selected students in high school participate in these assessments.

The purpose of these assessments is to identify students who may benefit from additional support with literacy and mathematics skills. In addition, school teams will consider assessment results as they plan instruction for your student. Assessments are administered at the beginning of the school year.  Depending on grade level and initial performance, students may participate in follow-up assessment in the winter and/or in the spring. 

Additional information about these assessments can be found at the following webpages:

If you have further questions about these assessments, please contact your student’s English or mathematics teacher.

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021);
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  If you have questions about state assessments, please contact your student’s teacher or Key’s Testing Coordinator, Danielle Danz.

Danielle Danz

IBMYP Coordinator

School Test Coordinator

Key Middle School

Family Resource Center

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

  • Recursos Gratuitos para las Familias¿Sabía usted que las familias pueden tener acceso a seminarios en línea gratuitos, consultas confidenciales, una biblioteca de préstamos y recursos para ayudar a los adultos a apoyar el éxito de todos los estudiantes, incluyendo aquellos con problemas de aprendizaje, necesidades especiales y discapacidades? 

¡Aprenda más sobre el Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) de FCPS! 

Sea el primero en enterarse de los nuevos talleres inscribiéndose en el boletín del FRC.

  • 가족을 위한 무료 자원

보호자가 무료 온라인 세미나, 비밀 상담, 도서관 대출, 학습 장애, 특별한 도움이 필요한 학생, 장애 학생을 포함한 모든 학생의 성공을 지원하는 데 도움이 되는 자료를 이용할 수 있다는 사실을 알고 계셨나요? 

가족 자원 센터(FRC)에 대해 자세히 알아보세요! 

FRC 뉴스레터에 가입하여 새로운 워크샵에 대해 가장 먼저 알아보세요.

Dual Language Immersion

🗺️ Dual Language Immersion Program RegistrationRegistration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

🗺️ Inscripción para el Programa de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas

La inscripción para la lotería en todo el condado para los programas de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas (DLI) se abrirá el lunes 22 de enero. 

Los estudiantes actuales de pre-K pueden aplicar para el programa de inmersión de kindergarten, y los estudiantes actuales de kindergarten pueden aplicar para los programas de inmersión de primer grado para el año escolar 2024-25. Los programas están disponibles en francés, alemán, japonés, coreano y español. 

Los padres/cuidadores que estén interesados pueden asistir a una reunión informativa. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo en la escuela. Revise el calendario de eventos de FCPS para información más actualizada. Las reuniones comenzarán el martes, 16 de enero. 

Una reunión virtual organizada por la Oficina de Idiomas Mundiales incluirá información general del programa. El acceso a esta reunión virtual estará disponible en el calendario de eventos de FCPS y en el sitio de inscripción de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas el día de la reunión.

Obtenga más información en la página web del programa de inmersión y en la página de inscripción.

🗺️ 이중 언어 몰입 프로그램 등록

이중 언어 몰입(DLI) 프로그램을 위한 카운티 전체 추첨 등록이 1월 22일(월)에 시작됩니다.

현재 pre-K 학생들은 kindergarten 몰입 프로그램을 신청할 수 있으며, 현재 kindergarten 학생들은 2024-25학년도 1학년 몰입 프로그램을 신청할 수 있습니다. 프로그램은 프랑스어, 독일어, 일본어, 한국어, 스페인어로 제공됩니다. 관심이 있는 학부모/보호자는 설명회에 참석할 수 있습니다. 자세한 내용은 설명회 날짜 전까지 이중 언어 몰입 등록 페이지에서 확인하실 수 있습니다. 설명회는 1월 16일 화요일에 시작됩니다.

World Languages Office에서 주최하는 한 번의 화상 회의에는 일반적인 프로그램 정보가 포함됩니다. 이 화상 회의에 대한 정보는 회의 당일에 FCPS 행사 캘린더와 이중언어 몰입 프로그램 등록 사이트에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.

 이중언어 몰입 프로그램 웹페이지등록 페이지에서 자세한 정보를 확인하십시오.

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

No Habrá Aprendizaje Virtuales en Días de Nieve Este InviernoPara el año escolar actual, FCPS volverá a su procedimiento anterior para los días de nieve - no habrá días de aprendizaje virtual cuando la escuela esté cerrada debido al mal clima. Durante los días de nieve, los estudiantes todavía pueden tener acceso a Tutor.com, completar cualquier oportunidad de aprendizaje suplementaria recomendada por sus maestros, y ver programación educativa (disponible virtualmente y en canales de televisión de acceso público):

    • Instrucción para la Escuela Primaria: Red Apple 21.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Intermedia: Canal 25.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Secundaria: Canal 99.

Once días de nieve están incorporados en el calendario existente de FCPS. Eliminando los días de aprendizaje virtual nos permitirá maximizar el aprendizaje en persona de los estudiantes y proveer acceso equitativo a la instrucción y servicios estudiantiles.

이번 겨울, 눈이 오는 날에는 온라인 수업이 없습니다

현 학년도에는, FCPS는 악천후로 인해 학교가 휴교하는 스노우 데이 날에는 온라인 학습을 하지 않는 이전 절차로 돌아갈 것입니다.

휴교일에도 학생들은 Tutor.com에 접속하여 교사가 권장하는 보충 학습을 완료하고 교육 프로그램((온라인 및 공중파 텔레비전 채널에서 제공)을 시청할 수 있습니다:

11개의 스노우 데이는 기존 FCPS 달력에 포함되어 있습니다. 온라인 수업일을 없애면 학생들의 대면 학습을 극대화하고 수업과 학생 서비스에 대한 공평한 접근을 제공할 수 있습니다.

Food Insecurity Resources

🍲 Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents. There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance. Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

🍲 Recursos de Inseguridad Alimentaria para Familias

La inseguridad de alimentos afecta a más de 60,000 residentes del Condado de Fairfax. Hay muchos recursos disponibles para apoyar a aquellos que necesitan asistencia alimentaria. Averigüe cómo recibir u ofrecer apoyo en el sitio web del Condado de Fairfax, o consulte con su Guía de Recursos de Servicios Humanos para obtener asistencia con los alimentos, ropa, vivienda y otros servicios.

🍲 식량 수급이 불안정한 가족을 위한 자원 (Food Insecurity Resource)

Food insecurity (식량난)은 60,000명 이상의 페어팩스 카운티 주민에게 영향을 미칩니다. 식품 지원이 필요한 사람들을 지원하기 위한 많은 자원이 있습니다. 페어팩스 카운티 웹사이트에서 지원받거나 제공하는 방법을 알아보거나, 음식, 의류, 주택 및 기타 서비스에 대한 지원을 위한 인적 서비스 자원 가이드를 참조하세요.

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Coming Soon: Lightspeed Classroom Management Tool

In the coming weeks, our school will be introducing a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features: 

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Tutor.com Helps with More Than Homework
  • Gap Year Fair
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

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Key MS Curriculum Night & Electives Fair for Rising 7th and Rising 8th Grade Families

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

We are excited to offer an in-person Curriculum Night & Electives Fair at Key MS on January 17th at 6:00 p.m. for our rising 7th grade and rising 8th grade students and families. This event is geared towards students and families that will be rising 7th (current 6th) and rising 8th (current 7th) graders at Key next year. It is a great opportunity to learn about Key MS, the courses we offer, and the course selection process for the 2024-2025 school year. We hope all rising 7th and rising 8th grade students and families can join us!

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Important Dates:

January 11: VGA Testing - Math

January 11: Lewis HS Virtual Curriculum Night

January 15: MLK Holiday - No School

January: 

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • Braille

Let's all be kind to one another.

Below is information about the Math Inventory, Reading Inventory, and Virginia Growth Assessments.  In order to minimize the impact on class time, Key has scheduled the winter VGA assessments to take place during fourth period Learning Seminars.   Your support in ensuring your student is in attendance on those days will mean they won’t have to be scheduled to make up the assessment at another time.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses the Math Inventory and Reading Inventory with secondary students in grades 7-12 to determine students’ strengths and needs in mathematics and literacy. All students in middle school and selected students in high school participate in these assessments.

The purpose of these assessments is to identify students who may benefit from additional support with literacy and mathematics skills. In addition, school teams will consider assessment results as they plan instruction for your student. Assessments are administered at the beginning of the school year.  Depending on grade level and initial performance, students may participate in follow-up assessment in the winter and/or in the spring. 

Additional information about these assessments can be found at the following webpages:

If you have further questions about these assessments, please contact your student’s English or mathematics teacher.

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021);
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  If you have questions about state assessments, please contact your student’s teacher or Key’s Testing Coordinator, Danielle Danz.

Danielle Danz

IBMYP Coordinator

School Test Coordinator

Key Middle School

Academic Advising for 24-25 School Year!

8th Grade Students & Families:

This month, the counselors will begin the academic advising process with our students for next year.  The 8th graders will receive Rising 9th Grade Course Info Presentations this Thursday and Friday through their English classes.  Their counselors will help them individually register for their classes the week of January 15th through P.E. classes. Some students may ask their teachers and families for input about course selections. Please remember that honors classes are open enrollment.  

Please be sure to review your child’s course selection form with them and reach out to the counselors if you have any questions.

You can refer to these links for more information:

Lewis HS Course Offerings

Lewis HS Academic Advising 

Lewis High School will be offering a Virtual Curriculum Night on January 11th @ 7 pm for students & families.  Please see the flier below.

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Important Dates:

January 9: VGA Testing - Reading

January 11: VGA Testing - Math

January 15: MLK Holiday - No School

January: 

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • Braille

Let's all be kind to one another.

Campbell's Corner

Greetings Key Families,

 

It was wonderful welcoming our students back from winter break! Our staff loved reconnecting with the students and hearing about what they did over the break, how the celebrated the New Year, and what they were excited about upon returning to school. Next week, our students will participate in the midyear VGA assessment on Tuesday (Reading) and Thursday (Math). Please encourage your Key Patriot to make sure they get a good night’s sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast either at home or at school both mornings to set them up for success on these important state assessments! We are looking forward to another wonderful week at Key MS. Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Drew Campbell

Principal | Key Middle School

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Academic Advising for 24-25 School Year!

8th Grade Students & Families:

This month, the counselors will begin the academic advising process with our students for next year.  The 8th graders will receive Rising 9th Grade Course Info Presentations this Thursday and Friday through their English classes.  Their counselors will help them individually register for their classes the week of January 15th through P.E. classes. Some students may ask their teachers and families for input about course selections. Please remember that honors classes are open enrollment.  

Please be sure to review your child’s course selection form with them and reach out to the counselors if you have any questions.

You can refer to these links for more information:

Lewis HS Course Offerings

Lewis HS Academic Advising 

Lewis High School will be offering a Virtual Curriculum Night on January 11th @ 7 pm for students & families.  Please see the flier below.

Teacher Shortage Letter

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you well. We are aware of concerns within our school community about the ongoing teacher shortage and increased presence of teacher trainees and substitutes in our classrooms. Please know that we are addressing this situation and are committed to providing all of our students a safe, nurturing, and academically enriching environment.

The shortage of qualified educators is impacting school districts around the country. This USA Today article notes that 86% of public schools are having difficulty hiring educators. A state report on Virginia’s K-12 teacher pipeline found that teacher shortages increased from 3.9% to 4.8% in the current school year. 

Below are some steps FCPS is taking to fill vacant teaching positions:

  • Addressing the Teacher Pipeline: FCPS has developed outreach programs and partnerships with local universities to encourage more individuals to consider a career in education. This is critical, given the decline in individuals pursuing careers in education.
  • Welcoming Teacher Trainees: Our teacher trainees undergo rigorous training and supervision by experienced teachers. This enables them to provide a supportive and enriching learning environment for students.
  • Hiring Substitute Teachers: Many of our long-term substitutes have teaching experience and have successfully served in various roles within our schools. They are well prepared to deliver quality instruction that aligns with our curriculum. We understand the need for consistency with staffing and are working to minimize any disruptions to your child’s learning.
  • Recruiting and Retaining Educators: FCPS is exploring ways to deliver more competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and a positive work environment to attract and retain experienced teachers. 

The state report also highlights the importance of open communication and collaboration between schools and families in order to successfully navigate the teacher shortage. We are all in this together, and we all want the very best for our students. 

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

Sincerely,

Drew Campbell

Math Week 🔢 Virtual Math Week: Save the Date

Get ready for Virtual Math Week from Monday, January 8, through Friday, January 12. Save the date for a week filled with stories, games, and math activities, in English and Spanish, for families with students in kindergarten through eighth grade. This is a free experience designed to make math fun for the whole family. Learn more about FCPS Math Week.

🔢 Semana Virtual de las Matemáticas: Reserva la fecha

Prepárate para la Semana Virtual de las Matemáticas del lunes 8 al viernes 12 de enero. Reserve la fecha para una semana llena de historias, juegos y actividades matemáticas, en Inglés y Español, para familias con estudiantes de kindergarten a octavo grado. 

Esta es una experiencia gratis diseñada para hacer las matemáticas divertidas para toda la familia. Aprenda más sobre la Semana de Matemáticas de FCPS.

🔢 온라인 수학 주간: 달력에 날짜 표시하기

1월 8일(월)부터 12일(금)까지의 온라인 수학 주간(Virtual Math Week)을 준비하세요. 유치원생부터 8학년까지의 학생이 있는 가족을 위해 영어와 스페인어로 제공되는 이야기, 게임, 수학 활동으로 가득한 한 주간의 일정을 미리 알아두세요. 

온 가족이 수학을 재미있게 즐길 수 있도록 마련된 무료 체험입니다. FCPS 수학 주간에 대해 자세히 알아보세요.

Academy Open Houses

🗓️ Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin in January!

FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy Open Houses.

🗓️ Reserve la Fecha: ¡Las Academias tendrán Casas Abiertas en Enero!

Las academias de FCPS tendrán casas abiertas para estudiantes que estén interesados empezando a mediados de enero. 

Una academia de escuela secundaria es un centro dentro de una escuela secundaria que ofrece cursos técnicos avanzados y especializados para preparar a los estudiantes para educación postsecundaria y/o campos de carreras. Los estudiantes que se matriculen en los cursos optativos de la academia tendrán la oportunidad de participar en una serie de experiencias profesionales que incluyen el seguimiento, la tutoría y/o las prácticas en empresas locales.

Obtenga más información y consulte el calendario de las Jornadas de Puertas Abiertas de la Academia.

🗓️ 달력에 날짜 표시하기: 1월에 Academy Open Houses가 시작됩니다!

FCPS 고등학교 아카데미는 1월 중순부터 관심 있는 학생을 위한 오픈 하우스를 개최합니다. 

고등학교 아카데미는 고등학교 내에 있는 센터로 학생들이 고등교육 및/또는 직업 분야에 대비할 수 있도록 고급 기술 및 전문 과정을 제공합니다. 아카데미 선택 과목에 등록하는 학생에게는 견습, 멘토링 및/또는 지역 기업 인턴십을 포함한 다양한 직업 체험에 참여할 수 있는 기회가 제공됩니다.

아카데미 오픈 하우스 일정에 대해 자세히 알아보기.

Below is information about the Math Inventory, Reading Inventory, and Virginia Growth Assessments.  In order to minimize the impact on class time, Key has scheduled the winter VGA assessments to take place during fourth period Learning Seminars.   Your support in ensuring your student is in attendance on those days will mean they won’t have to be scheduled to make up the assessment at another time.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses the Math Inventory and Reading Inventory with secondary students in grades 7-12 to determine students’ strengths and needs in mathematics and literacy. All students in middle school and selected students in high school participate in these assessments.

The purpose of these assessments is to identify students who may benefit from additional support with literacy and mathematics skills. In addition, school teams will consider assessment results as they plan instruction for your student. Assessments are administered at the beginning of the school year.  Depending on grade level and initial performance, students may participate in follow-up assessment in the winter and/or in the spring. 

Additional information about these assessments can be found at the following webpages:

If you have further questions about these assessments, please contact your student’s English or mathematics teacher.

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021);
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  If you have questions about state assessments, please contact your student’s teacher or Key’s Testing Coordinator, Danielle Danz.

Danielle Danz

IBMYP Coordinator

School Test Coordinator

Key Middle School

Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raise awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness. You may register to attend. However, registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations. 

The evening’s program is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12. All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

FCPS’ website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse. 

Conversación para Crear Conciencia Sobre el Fentanilo y Otras DrogasEn este vídeo, la superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid conversa con los Fosters, una familia que perdió trágicamente a su hijo Cayden a causa de una media pastilla de fentanilo confundida con Percocet. Este vídeo desgarrador y a la vez muy informativo sobre su experiencia es esencial para concienciar a los padres/cuidadores y a los estudiantes sobre los peligros de los analgésicos falsos.Por favor, únase a la Dra. Reid el miércoles, 10 de enero, a las 6:30 p.m., en la Escuela Secundaria de Edison para una conversación comunitaria sobre la conciencia de los opioides. Puede registrarse para asistir. La registración no es obligatoria; pero nos ayuda a poder coordinar el evento. 

Este programa es apropiado para padres/cuidadores y estudiantes de 6to a 12vo grado. ¡Todos los participantes recibirán un entrenamiento gratuito de REVIVE! Narcan durante el evento y aprenderán sobre los servicios de apoyo actualmente disponibles dentro de FCPS y el Condado de Fairfax.   

Nuestro sitio web también tiene recursos para ayudarle a iniciar la conversación y apoyo adicional para familias. 

펜타닐 및 기타 약물에 대한 인식을 높이기 위한 대화

이 동영상에서 교육감 Michelle Reid 박사는 퍼코셋으로 오인한 펜타닐 반 알로 인해 아들 케이든을 비극적으로 잃은 포스터(Foster) 가족을 직접 만났습니다. 가슴이 미어지는 아픔 속에 나눈 이 대화는 가짜 진통제의 위험성에 대한 학생들의 인식을 높여 생명을 구하는 것을 목표로 합니다.

1월 10일 수요일 오후 6시 30분, Edison 고등학교에서 Reid 박사와 함께 오피오이드 인식에 관한 지역사회와의 대화에 참여해 주세요. 참석하시려면 등록하여 주시기 바랍니다. 그러나 등록은 필수는 아니며 단순히 공간 확보를 위한 것입니다.

또한, 저희 웹사이트에는 본 대화를 시작하는 데 도움이 되는 자료와 약물 오남용으로 어려움을 겪고 있는 가족을 위한 추가 지원도 마련되어 있습니다.

Dual Language Immersion

🗺️ Dual Language Immersion Program RegistrationRegistration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

🗺️ Inscripción para el Programa de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas

La inscripción para la lotería en todo el condado para los programas de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas (DLI) se abrirá el lunes 22 de enero. 

Los estudiantes actuales de pre-K pueden aplicar para el programa de inmersión de kindergarten, y los estudiantes actuales de kindergarten pueden aplicar para los programas de inmersión de primer grado para el año escolar 2024-25. Los programas están disponibles en francés, alemán, japonés, coreano y español. 

Los padres/cuidadores que estén interesados pueden asistir a una reunión informativa. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo en la escuela. Revise el calendario de eventos de FCPS para información más actualizada. Las reuniones comenzarán el martes, 16 de enero. 

Una reunión virtual organizada por la Oficina de Idiomas Mundiales incluirá información general del programa. El acceso a esta reunión virtual estará disponible en el calendario de eventos de FCPS y en el sitio de inscripción de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas el día de la reunión.

Obtenga más información en la página web del programa de inmersión y en la página de inscripción.

🗺️ 이중 언어 몰입 프로그램 등록

이중 언어 몰입(DLI) 프로그램을 위한 카운티 전체 추첨 등록이 1월 22일(월)에 시작됩니다.

현재 pre-K 학생들은 kindergarten 몰입 프로그램을 신청할 수 있으며, 현재 kindergarten 학생들은 2024-25학년도 1학년 몰입 프로그램을 신청할 수 있습니다. 프로그램은 프랑스어, 독일어, 일본어, 한국어, 스페인어로 제공됩니다. 관심이 있는 학부모/보호자는 설명회에 참석할 수 있습니다. 자세한 내용은 설명회 날짜 전까지 이중 언어 몰입 등록 페이지에서 확인하실 수 있습니다. 설명회는 1월 16일 화요일에 시작됩니다.

World Languages Office에서 주최하는 한 번의 화상 회의에는 일반적인 프로그램 정보가 포함됩니다. 이 화상 회의에 대한 정보는 회의 당일에 FCPS 행사 캘린더와 이중언어 몰입 프로그램 등록 사이트에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.

 이중언어 몰입 프로그램 웹페이지등록 페이지에서 자세한 정보를 확인하십시오.

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

No Habrá Aprendizaje Virtuales en Días de Nieve Este InviernoPara el año escolar actual, FCPS volverá a su procedimiento anterior para los días de nieve - no habrá días de aprendizaje virtual cuando la escuela esté cerrada debido al mal clima. Durante los días de nieve, los estudiantes todavía pueden tener acceso a Tutor.com, completar cualquier oportunidad de aprendizaje suplementaria recomendada por sus maestros, y ver programación educativa (disponible virtualmente y en canales de televisión de acceso público):

    • Instrucción para la Escuela Primaria: Red Apple 21.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Intermedia: Canal 25.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Secundaria: Canal 99.

Once días de nieve están incorporados en el calendario existente de FCPS. Eliminando los días de aprendizaje virtual nos permitirá maximizar el aprendizaje en persona de los estudiantes y proveer acceso equitativo a la instrucción y servicios estudiantiles.

이번 겨울, 눈이 오는 날에는 온라인 수업이 없습니다

현 학년도에는, FCPS는 악천후로 인해 학교가 휴교하는 스노우 데이 날에는 온라인 학습을 하지 않는 이전 절차로 돌아갈 것입니다.

휴교일에도 학생들은 Tutor.com에 접속하여 교사가 권장하는 보충 학습을 완료하고 교육 프로그램((온라인 및 공중파 텔레비전 채널에서 제공)을 시청할 수 있습니다:

11개의 스노우 데이는 기존 FCPS 달력에 포함되어 있습니다. 온라인 수업일을 없애면 학생들의 대면 학습을 극대화하고 수업과 학생 서비스에 대한 공평한 접근을 제공할 수 있습니다.

Food Insecurity Resources

🍲 Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents. There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance. Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

🍲 Recursos de Inseguridad Alimentaria para Familias

La inseguridad de alimentos afecta a más de 60,000 residentes del Condado de Fairfax. Hay muchos recursos disponibles para apoyar a aquellos que necesitan asistencia alimentaria. Averigüe cómo recibir u ofrecer apoyo en el sitio web del Condado de Fairfax, o consulte con su Guía de Recursos de Servicios Humanos para obtener asistencia con los alimentos, ropa, vivienda y otros servicios.

🍲 식량 수급이 불안정한 가족을 위한 자원 (Food Insecurity Resource)

Food insecurity (식량난)은 60,000명 이상의 페어팩스 카운티 주민에게 영향을 미칩니다. 식품 지원이 필요한 사람들을 지원하기 위한 많은 자원이 있습니다. 페어팩스 카운티 웹사이트에서 지원받거나 제공하는 방법을 알아보거나, 음식, 의류, 주택 및 기타 서비스에 대한 지원을 위한 인적 서비스 자원 가이드를 참조하세요.

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Coming Soon: Lightspeed Classroom Management Tool

In the coming weeks, our school will be introducing a new classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. The new tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features: 

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration
  • Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs
  • School Safety and Security

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.

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Key Middle School Families Academic Advising for 24-25 School Year!

8th Grade Students & Families:

This month, the counselors will begin the academic advising process with our students for next year.  The 8th graders will receive Rising 9th Grade Course Info Presentations this Thursday and Friday through their English classes.  Their counselors will help them individually register for their classes the week of January 15th through P.E. classes. Some students may ask their teachers and families for input about course selections. Please remember that honors classes are open enrollment.  

Please be sure to review your child’s course selection form with them and reach out to the counselors if you have any questions.

You can refer to these links for more information:

Lewis HS Course Offerings

Lewis HS Academic Advising 

Lewis High School will be offering a Virtual Curriculum Night on January 11th @ 7 pm for students & families.  Please see the flier below.

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