CRES May 15 Updates

May 15, 2020

Dear Centre Ridge Families,

I hope all of you have had a great week. The weather is warming up and I can tell the excitement in our students faces are building as they become more and more familiar with Distance Learning. Thank you once again for your patience and guidance during this trying time, we all are in this together and will continue to work hard for our students. Below is some important information.

Kindergarten Registration

Centre Ridge is taking registrations for Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. If you have a child that will turn 5 before September 30, 2020 then they will need to register for kindergarten. Please use the following link:

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Third Quarter Progress Reports

Progress Reports were completed last week. Fairfax County will be mailing the Progress Reports to homes beginning May 23.  


Intent for 2020-2021 school year

If you know that your student will not be attending Centre Ridge next year please email Patricia Kirkpatrick at so we may begin to have an accurate count of how many students we will have next year.


Student Item Pickup

The staff at Centre Ridge are working on a process for you to pick up your students’ materials that were left in the classroom. We anticipate sending out details on what day and time you can come to school in a separate notice. If your student has medicine in the clinic you will also be able to pick the medicine up at the same time.


Library Book Returns/Instrument Pickup

Students can return library books and return instruments when they come for their scheduled Student Item Pickup time. Stay tuned for the dates and times.



Many of you have asked about how to donate to help support families in our community. If you would like to donate please contact the school social worker, Laura Preston at


FCPS Parent Café’

Fairfax County is launching a parent support line and will begin hosting an online Parent Café on Monday evenings, where parents can connect with each other to process through and share different strategies.

Some thoughts that might be exchanged:

  • What are you doing during this time?
  • How are you dealing with this?
  • How are you dealing with distance learning while still doing your job?
  • How are you dealing with not losing it when your kid asks for snacks for the 600th time?

The Parent Café will be held on the conferencing app Zoom on Monday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

To participate, you’ll need to register at least 24 hours ahead of time by calling (703) 324-7720, or you can send an email to

The Parent Support Line can be reached at (703) 324-7720, or you can reach out via email at


Food Assistance

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) families whose children are eligible for the federal free and reduced-price meal program can receive temporary food assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). Families will receive a P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Bank Transfer) for temporary food assistance to cover the cost of meals missed while schools are closed.

Families are encouraged to visit the Virginia P-EBT site to learn more. FCPS families can also contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.


Internet Access for Low Income Families in FCPS

Cox Connect2Compete supplies broadband internet access to low-income, unconnected families in Fairfax County. Households who meet income and other guidelines will be offered free Internet service through July 15, ($9.95 per month afterward), free modem rental, free installation, and a price guarantee for two years. More information is available on the Cox website:

Additional providers:

 Xfinity -   

 Verizon -



As always take care and miss you all!

Chip Deliee, Principal