Crossfield News 04/14/2020

Spirit Week

Next Week we will have a Spirit Week - Look for details in our Thursday newsletter!!

Hello Crossfield Community!

Thank you all for your patience on our first day of distance learning! We  will continue to review and revise our practices with this new instructional setting.

The Crossfield general education teacher schedule is below:

Preschool: 9:30am [teachers will contact parents regarding days]

Kindergarten: 8:30am-9:30am

First Grade: 9:30-10:00 am & 1:15-1:45 pm

Second Grade: 10:00am-11:00 am

Third Grade: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Fourth Grade: 10:30am-11:30am

Fifth Grade: 11:00am-12:00pm

Sixth Grade: 11:30am-12:30pm

  • Hourly instructional times, Monday-Thursday, will primarily take place on Blackboard Collaborate. You will be provided links to the online classroom from your teacher. Blackboard Collaborate is an online video-conferencing platform that allows for live video, voice, and text-chat communication. These sessions will be recorded!
  • We understand that the schedule listed above may not be ideal for every family. Students and parents will have access to the recorded sessions a few hours after each lesson on FCPS 24/7.
  • Feedback regarding scheduling of the grade level times can be directed to Principal Granieri at Please do not contact your teacher regarding an adjustment of instructional times.
  • Teachers will also have office hours daily, M-Th. These times vary by teacher and they will be posting these times to their FCPS 24/7 courses.
  • Office hours are designed to be a time for teachers to utilize online platforms such as email, Google Classroom, and Blackboard Collaborate  to answer academic questions, provide guidance in learning, and give feedback. The teacher will be available for the entire class at these times. If you require a parent-teacher conference, please email your teacher, and they can set up a meeting at a different time than office hours.

Students in grades preK-8 have been receiving weekly learning packets. If you choose to go paperless and opt out of receiving the mailed copies, Step by Step directions on how to find learning packets are here:

WE MISS YOU - please stay safe and healthy

Week 4 - 1

Week 4 - 2


As you can see from these many wonderful pictures, our students and staff have been busy! We appreciate that SO MANY of you are sending pictures of your learning and adventures. Please keep those pictures coming to Mrs. Fant at


Week 4-3



Kindergarten Registration

If you have a rising kindergartener who needs to be registered for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact our registrar, Kathy Theis, at and she will get back to you with all the details on how our registration process has changed.

Please feel free to share this information with neighbors and friends while keeping social distancing in mind.

Many of you have been asking if/when we will be rescheduling Kindergarten Orientation and screening meetings. At this time we are unable to schedule any events, but we will let you know as soon as things change.


Help & Support

If you are in need of additional resources for food or shelter please contact Melissa Norris, School Psychologist, at or Sabina Farag, School Social Worker, at