Dear Clermont Families,

A successful week two of remote learning is behind us, and I could not be prouder of the students and staff at Clermont! A special note of appreciation also goes out to all the parents and caretakers who are essentially re-living their own elementary school days by supporting our Eagles during the school day.

This coming Friday, September 25, Clermont will be holding our first virtual pep rally! We are excited to try out this new format of kicking off the new school year. Hopefully this weekend provides everyone with some time to relax and take a break from the screens.

Take care of yourself and each other.

Ms. Salata

Grade Level Curriculum

Are you curious as to what your child will be learning this year during virtual instruction? Click here to see our Essential Standards for every grade level!


Computer Mouse Check Out

Computer Mouse Graphic

Would your child benefit from the use of a computer mouse for virtual learning? Clermont now has computer mice available for check out. If you would like to check out a mouse, please complete this form and we will contact you to arrange a time for pick-up.

Advanced Academics Information Night

Clermont will hold two Advanced Academics Question and Answer forums. The first will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:00pm and the second will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9:15am with our Advanced Academics Resource teacher, Mrs. Raechel Acosta. Both meetings will cover the same information and will be recorded. Registration information for these two sessions is below.

All families interested in attending should view the following videos, AAP Overview and AAP Screening and Identification, prior to attending the meeting. These videos will provide you with information about the Advanced Academics program in Fairfax County. You will also learn about the Level IV referral process and testing and identification timelines. During the live meeting, families will be given the opportunity to learn more about AAP services at Clermont, ask clarifying questions, and request more information about topics covered in the video.

Please view the following videos before you attend the meeting.

After viewing the videos, use the following Google Form to RSVP and submit any questions you have.

Mrs. Acosta will email a link to the September 29th virtual meeting on September 28th and the link to the November 10th virtual meeting on November 9th. The link to the meeting will only be sent to you if you complete the RSVP form listed above. If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact Raechel Acosta at rbacosta@fcps.edu.

Counselors Corner

A smiling heart says, "Your Counselor Cares About You!"


The FCPS school counseling program provides comprehensive services to all students, supporting student success in academic, career, personal/social and social-emotional domains. Click here for a short presentation of the school counseling program.  

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form and we will contact you.

Mrs. Treger (pmtreger@fcps.edu) & Mrs. Manzo (mlmanzo@fcps.edu) - School Counselors

Bitmoji images of the Clermont clinical team.

The Mental Wellness Team consists of the school counselors, social worker and school psychologist.  Please click here to visit our website for more information.

Lindsay Currie Author Visit

Cover of the book Scritch Scratch

Clermont fourth and sixth graders enjoyed a virtual author visit from Lindsay Currie this week, author of the new book Scritch Scratch! If your family is interested in purchasing a signed copy of her book it can be purchased from Book Cellar at http://www.bookcellarinc.com

If you would like to support a local independent book store, please purchase from http://bookshop.org 

Many thanks to Lindsay for speaking to our Clermont eagles about the writing process!

Strings and Band Registration

Parents of current 4th, 5th and 6th  grade students:

Please complete your child’s registration for strings or band by Wednesday, September 23rd. We are forming classes and would like to start classes the week of September 28th. Thank you to those who have already registered!

Please click on the link below to register your students for strings or band this year. Make sure you are using your students Google school ID. Please let us know if you have any questions. Ms. McMahan (strings) can be reached at alicia.mcmahan@fcps.edu and Mr. Dietz (band) can be reached at njdietz@fcps.edu.

Register Here: Grades 4, 5 and 6- Join Strings and Band at Clermont!

FCPS Technology Resources

FCPS has developed multiple resources that can help with basic technology issues to support learning at home: 

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • If there is a problem with your Clermont issued laptop, you may enter a support request ticket via the Parent and Student IT Portal.
  • FCPS' Parent Technology Resource page includes tip sheets in multiple languages that provide answers to basic questions about FCPS technologies.
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions. 
  • Broader inquiries about FCPS programs or resources for families may be directed to the Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941, or use one of our eight Parent Information Phone Lines for information in multiple languages. 

Neighborhood and Community Services Parent and Student Support Programs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of
Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is offering two programs
to support parents/guardians and students in distance learning.

Parent Connect provides in-person services for parents and guardians at a variety of community locations. In-person assistance for parents includes:

  • Support related to digital literacy and Internet access
  • Support related to language barriers
  • Connection to county Health & Human Services
    resources, service navigation, and referrals

NCS Connects: After School is a virtual platform providing programming for youth and teens Monday through Friday, from 3-6 p.m. at bit.ly/ncsconnects. Virtual programs for students include:

  • Academics (i.e., STEAM)
  • Family engagement
  • Service learning
  • Youth leadership development

For more information, including a list of Parent Connect locations, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/ncs-parent-and-student-support-programs 

Parent Resource Center Webinar: How to Get Your Child/Adolescent to Open Up to You 

We all want to know what's going on in our children's lives. We want to know about school and about their friends. We want to hear their successes and their struggles. But what happens when your kids won't tell you what's going on in their lives? What if you ask questions and all they do is shrug and mumble "It was fine," or "I don't know"?

Webinar Highlights:

  • Strategies to use with reluctant children
  • How to open lines of communication with your children
  • How to increase productive, effective communication 

Presented by Parenting Specialist, Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE.

Friday October 2, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for How to Get your Child/Adolescent to Open up to You

Upcoming Events

September 18-20: Rosh Hashana 

October 12: Indigenous People's Day - No School

September 27-28: Yom Kippur

October 30: End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release  

November 2-3: Student Holidays - No School

November 3: Election Day

November 11: Veterans Day - 2-hour Early Release

November 14: Diwali

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 10-18: Chanukah (begins sunset 12/10) - 12/18

December 21 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break - No School

December 25: Christmas

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar. 

Clermont Elementary is Virtually Unstoppable!