Dear Clermont Families,

I hope all our Clermont Families are healthy and well as we prepare for our staff to come back to school next week! Earlier this week I sent out information regarding 5th and 6th grade laptop distribution. This information is also available on the Clermont website. Next week, information will be sent out regarding grades K – 4. Thank you for your patience as we prepare all the student laptops to be distributed.

In addition to laptops, a link to the grade level schedules was sent out earlier this week. The amount of time that children will be “in virtual school” has created quite a buzz in our community. I want to reassure you that the staff and I are aware of the many ways lengthy amounts of screen time can impact young children, and we are sensitive to this. Teachers will be providing children with work during the designated blocks of time that will be both with and without the computer. We will be doing our absolute best to ensure children are engaged in ways that don’t require constant focus on the screen. If you have not already heard Dr. Brabrand’s Town Hall from Wednesday, August 13, I encourage you to watch at least the first 12 minutes for a great description of the educational virtual environment we will be creating at Clermont. https://youtu.be/YWUSuRQ4muE

As always, thank you for your patience and support as your Clermont School Team gears up be Virtually Unstoppable this year!

Take care of yourself and each other,

Ms. Salata

Save the Date: Virtual Open House

Clermont will be holding a Virtual Open House on September 3rd. Be on the lookout for more information about this coming soon!

Yearbook Pick-up Tomorrow

This week the PTA Yearbook Team has been delivering yearbooks in advance of the pick-up event tomorrow. All Clermont neighborhoods were visited at least once. And with 47% delivered so far it will be easy to maintain social distance at the pick-up. If you have not received the yearbook you ordered please come tomorrow.

When: Saturday, August 15 from 9 AM to Noon (rain or shine!)

Where: 3705 Lakota Rd, Alexandria, VA 22303.

There are a limited number of additional yearbooks for purchase; however, they are not available for pick-up tomorrow. If you are interested please email yearbook@clermontpta.org. After the event, the Yearbook Team will assess how many books remain for distribution and share additional instructions next week to ensure every child can get their book as soon as possible. Please email us if you have any questions and we'll address them next week.

Virtual Kindergarten Orientation

We are excited to welcome our rising Kindergartners for the 2020-2021 school year. While we were unable to gather for a face to face Kindergarten Orientation this year, that didn’t stop us from connecting. Check out our virtual orientation, which includes a slideshow and a video, at the following link: https://clermontes.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21

Library Books

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If you still have any Clermont library books at home, please bring them with you when you come to pick up your school issued laptops. Thank you for keeping them safe over the summer!

School Supplies

Supply lists for virtual learning have been posted to the Clermont website at this link: Virtual Supply Lists

If you ordered school supplies through Campus Survival, those will be delivered to the school and you will be contacted so that you may set up a time to retrieve your previously ordered supplies.

Join the PTA Today!

If you haven't already, we encourage you to join the Clermont PTA. Joining the PTA is a great way to get involved with the Clermont community, and to learn how you can help support our students and teachers through the many new challenges of the school year ahead. Become a member today!

Important Dates

September 3: Virtual Open House 

September 8: First Day of School

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