Message from Irving MS

Upcoming Important Dates

All FCPS Schools are closed until further notice. For more information regarding building closures, please go to

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April is the Month of the Military Child

We are so grateful to all of our military families and the sacrifices they make while service members in their families work to protect our freedoms! We are proud to celebrate the Month of the Military Child this April! We celebrate each of you - Thank you!

WIMS Flipgrid

Please take a look at the Flipgrid messages our staff has shared to our WIMS Families!

Irving Middle School Distance Learning Plan and Resources

For Irving Middle School specific Distance Learning information, please take a look at our Distance Learning Page. On this page is our weekly schedule, WIMS Teachers’ Office Hours, and links to other resources from FCPS. 

Next week, we hope to implement our synchronous learning plan as scheduled on our Distance Learning Page. Please be sure to review the email sent via eNotify to parents/guardians yesterday (April 23) for specific directions regarding links to access teachers’ Blackboard Collaborate Ultra live classes that will begin on Wednesday, April 29.

Intentions for Next Year

If your child will NOT be attending Irving or his/her base high school next year, please complete the Intention Form linked below and return it to to let us know where your child will be enrolled. If your child is going to Irving or his/her base high school, you don’t need to complete this form. If you find out later you will be moving, please contact Irving so we can update our database.

WIMS Virtual Spirit Week - April 27- May 1!

We are excited to show some WIMS school spirit and have some fun during the week of April 27 - May 1! Pictures will be featured on the Irving Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as on our school website. We look forward to seeing your school-appropriate pictures!

Spirit Week

Irving MS is a Grab & Go Food Location

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations. We are serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday. 

Information Regarding COVID-19

For the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus, please refer to the FCPS Website linked below. At Irving, we will continue to utilize this website as our guide regarding school activities and day-to-day operations.

Many Digital Resources Available through Irving MS Library

Even though Irving’s library doors are closed right now, our students have open access to many great digital resources!  We’re excited to have added over fifty new ebooks to our collection just this week.  Irving students may access our ebook and audiobook collection by visiting   Below are the steps for logging in and borrowing materials:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter “Irving Middle School, FCPS” as our school name
  3. Click the blue “Login” button.  This takes you to another page.
  4. Click on the light-blue “Fairfax County Public Schools” button that appears on the left-hand side.
  5. Enter your FCPS username and password 
  6. Browse titles.  If you want, use the search box in the upper right-hand corner to look for titles.
  7. You may choose ebooks or audiobooks.  
  8. If books are already checked out, they have the word “Out” written over the book’s cover.
  9. Hovering over the book cover will give you options for finding out more information on the book, listening to it, or checking it out.  When you check it out, it is reserved for you and in your “backpack” for a period of three weeks.
  10. To read or listen to your checked out items, you access them through

The library also is the gateway for your students to access FCPS database resources.  These may be helpful if your student is researching for a class project.  All of these resources can be reached by visiting the library’s Blackboard 24/7 page.  If students log into Blackboard and click on “Courses,” they will find a course called “Library.”  It is here that they can easily reach all database links.  Additionally, Mrs. Gawalt and Ms. Monk will be available for live office hour sessions via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Going through Blackboard 24/7 is still the only way for all students to access librarians’ office hours.   

As always, we enjoy working with your students and are happy to try to help them.  

Mary Ann Monk ( and Diane Gawalt (