October National Principals Month #8


                             October Is National Principals Month 

                                     Thank you, Ms. Miller!

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

We are excited to welcome our first small cohort of students back to the building starting on Monday, October 26. The students will start with attending on Monday mornings only. For more information about the Phased In Plan for Return to School, please follow this link to the School Board presentation made on Thursday, October 15. Here is the link to the recording of Dr. Brabrand’s Town Hall held on Monday, October 19 with a focus on the Return to School. As information evolves, I will be sure to share the updates with the Kilmer community. 

As we finish out the final week of the quarter please remember:

  •  refer to SIS ParentVue to see your student’s grades
  • October 30 is a two-hour early release for students (bell schedule is below)
  • November  2 and November 3 are student holidays.

We will be holding a Parent Information Session on Schoology in November. Please help us with the planning of this session by responding to the questions in this form. 


Amy Miller


Friday, October 30-Two Hour Early Release

Friday, October 30 is a two-hour early release day for students.Students will attend periods 2, 4, 6, and 8 but for a shorter amount of time. Below is the bell schedule for Friday, October 30 next week.

For Fourth Period PAWS, students will check-in with the PAWS Advisory teacher and at 8:45 AM students and teachers will transition to office hours for the remainder of the period. 

Middle School 2-Hour Early Release Schedule 2020-21

Friday, October 30



Start Time

End Time



2nd Period

7:30 AM

8:20 AM

50 minutes







4th Period

8:35 AM

9:25 AM

50 minutes








6th  Period

9:40 AM

10:30 AM

50 minutes







8th Period

10:45 AM

11:35 AM

50 minutes








11:45 AM

12:15 PM

30 minutes


Schoology Parent Information Session

We will be holding a Parent Information Session on Schoology in November. Please help us with the planning of this session by responding to the questions in this form.     We will announce the date and time of the session in an upcoming News You Choose.  

1st Quarter Grading and Report Cards

The end of the 1st quarter is Friday, October 30th. The gradebook module in SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue will be closed from Friday, October 30, 2020, at 4pm until Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 6am in order for teachers to have the time to complete 1st quarter grades.

“Go Paperless” Report Card Option Reminder 

Parents and/or guardians can opt to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the report cards for secondary students.

To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless"  All parents who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level. PDF report cards will be visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE. Any student whose parents/guardians did not select to “Go Paperless” will receive a printed copy in the mail. 

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

Earlier this week, we sent out overdue notices to your students’ fcpsschools.net email addresses for books still out from last year. If you have the book(s) and are able to return them, we would LOVE to have them back. We'll even take books back that you may still have out from elementary school -- it's easy for us to get those books returned for you. 

A great time to drop books off at Kilmer is during our Cougars @ the Curb curbside checkout hours on Mondays between 1:00pm and 3:30pm. We have a cart for BOOK RETURNS right near Door #3. And, if you’re returning books, encourage your child to put some books on hold for a fun pick-up at the same time! Learn more about Cougars @ the Curb in our promo video!

However, please know that we absolutely understand that we are in unprecedented times. If you cannot get these books returned to the Kilmer Library, do not worry about them at this point in time. 

Questions? Reach out to Gretchen Hazlin, librarian, at gehazlin@fcps.edu.

Drama Theatre News

Did you miss the first round of auditions for Kilmer’s Theatre Sports team?  Good News!! You can still audition!!  Auditions will take place in the After School Schoology Group on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 2:30 – 3:30.  Auditions will be in the form of playing improv games with Mr. Bergen, so come and play with us!  Email Mrs. Kozik at nkozik@fcps.edu with any questions or concerns!”

Greetings from After School

Activities continue rolling out and more students are joining each day. Please check for updates, club descriptions and meeting details under the Afterschool Group in Schoology. Individual club enrollment requests, descriptions and the  Afterschool Activities Calendar are located under Resources, if an enrollment request link is not listed then that club does not require one. 

Next Week At  A Glance:



The Afterschool Program is for all students, and we are looking forward to a program that offers meaningful experiences. As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate.

The code to access this group is 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV but all students have been enrolled already. **Updates for Debate and Science Olympiad will be posted once confirmed. Should you have any difficulties with it please contact Kimberly Kardelis, After School Program Specilist at kckardelis@fcps.edu.