Cameron News You Choose 6/12/2020

Message From Administrators


Hello Cameron Families,

Today is the last day of school and we made it! The Cameron School family cannot express how thankful we are for your patience, understanding and flexibility during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Covid 19 changed our way of life these past months, but we remained focus and committed to serving our students and families.

My transition as the new principal was seamless due to the strong culture of caring and community. I had many opportunities to meet and interact with our staff and teachers virtually. I look forward to meeting more students and parents in the fall to continue building relationships. I was not able to hold the “50 states challenge” with the students this year that I had announced upon my arrival because of school closing, but look forward to rolling out this fun activity next year.

Despite challenges this year it has been a pleasure to work with the entire Cameron Community including students, families and staff.  Some of the highlights this year while we were in face to face learning were the amazing gains in student skills with our focus on writing workshop.   Students created, edited and shared their written work on an amazing variety of topics. We look forward to continuing to expand on these academic successes next year.  In the distance learning environment, we also saw students and teachers build on their technology skills to explore new ways to learn, communicate and build community in the digital environment.  The way that the Cameron teachers and students have risen to whatever has been put in front of them has made us proud. 

As we continue planning for the 2020-2021 school year, it is important for us to get feedback from our families. Please complete the survey and here is the link so you can share your thoughts around the current state and vision of Cameron Elementary. Our partnership and teamwork are very important to me so that we can focus on the children to ensure their needs are met and establish a spirit of collaboration.

On behalf of the Cameron Staff, we wish all of our families a Happy Summer and please stay safe and healthy. At the moment, we do not have information regarding what school is going to look like in the fall. Currently, the school board is working with our Superintendent along with task force teams before fanning out FCPS plans. Stay tuned and we will send out information as soon as we hear FCPS expectations.

Thank you,

Eric T. Johnson, Principal

January Tkach, Assistant Principal


Student Laptop Return In August


Students may keep their FCPS computers over the summer. There will be a computer return date scheduled in August for students that will not be returning to Cameron.


Registration Information


We are currently registering students and planning for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  Please contact our registrar, Tawanna Bates, at (703) 867-1749 or to schedule a registration appointment. 

If you have a child that will turn 5 by September 30, 2020, please visit our kindergarten registration page here. Please forward this information to family, friends and neighbors with future kindergarten students. Thank you!


Families who need language support may contact the following central office registrars:

  • العربية (Arabic): Belsam Tubia at
  • 中文 (Chinese): Yellia Seanor at
  • فارسی (Farsi): Sima Navidi at
  • 한국어 (Korean): Carlin Kim at
  • Español (Spanish): Miriam Dubon at
  • اردو (Urdu): Farah Rana at
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese): Tri Ngo at TMNgo@fcps





    JUNE 18 – JULY 17

Summer Classes


FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your children will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend two virtual office hours each week with one of our own outstanding staff members. The schedule is as follows: 

Kindergarten with Renee Thorward:  Monday and Wednesday 10-11am

Grade 1 with Erin Ingeholm:  Tuesday and Wednesday 10-11am

Grade 2 with Minnie Thomas:  Monday and Tuesday 10-11am

Grade 3 with Natalie Gillies:  Tuesday and Thursday 10-11am

Grade 4 with Caroline Weber :  Tuesday and Thursday 10-11am

Grade 5 with Rebecca Connolly : Tuesday and Thursday 9-10am

Grade 6 with Michelle Severance :  Tuesday and Thursday 10-11am

Special Education with Grace Robb:

Tuesday and Wednesday 10am to 10:30 am for K, 1st, and 2nd

Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 am – 11:00 am for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th

English Language Development with Holly Drews

Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am– 9:30 am for K, 1st, and 2nd (ESOL)                                                                  Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am– 10:00 am for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th  (ESOL)

Grade level teachers will send out a secure link for virtual office hours to each student by June 25th.  Along with the secure link your child will receive log-in information via their FCPS Google email address prior to the first session. 

Please email our summer school administrator Porscha Baker, if you have any questions regarding Summer Learning.


Mr. Johnson & Mrs. Tkach 

Online iReady Instruction -HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Available now until the end of July

During the 2019-20 school year Cameron students took the iReady Universal Screener Assessment.  Teachers may have shared the results during parent teacher conferences in November.  iReady also has an intervention and instruction component that is being made available for FREE for all of June and July through the FCPS website.

iReady instruction is available for use by all K-6 elementary school students. This is being turned on by FCPS to provide individual practice to students in the areas of reading and mathematics.*  Lessons will be curated based on the student’s most recent test score in reading or mathematics during the fall or winter iReady test windows.** 

Because it is based on your child’s iReady data, this is the BEST, targeted online instruction program we have available.  We highly recommend that all students take advantage of this program and use it regularly in June and July. 

* Reading instruction is available to students in grades K-6, while mathematics instruction is available to those students in grades 1-6.

**If a student has not completed an assessment, lessons have been curated with current grade level content and foundational skills.  Access to iReady will be turned off August 1, 2020.

Students will be able to access iReady instruction at

Students will use their regular user name and password. 

Virtual Summer Learning 

June 29-July 31

All students will receive a learning workbook for reading and for math.  Resources will be available on Blackboard 24/7 and weekly office hours will be provided at each grade level for students to check in with a Cameron teacher for 2 hours per week.  Students at each grade level will receive information on the schedule.

 Cameron Summer Reading Website 

Coming Soon!

Our librarian, reading specialist and teachers are creating a website to support students reading all summer long.

Free Online Fine Arts Enrichment

Email for more information.



At this time, all students in grades K-5 will be able to keep their computers over the summer.

All 6th grade students will return their computers on June 12th or June 15th after distance learning is over.