Return to School Parent Sessions #9


We were excited to welcome our first small cohort of students back to the building on October 26, 2020 

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

This past Monday we welcomed our first small cohort of students back to Kilmer. It was exciting to see the students and have them back in the building!

Thank you to the families who joined us for our Return to School Parent Information Sessions this past week. We have posted the recordings and the presentation to our Kilmer website. 

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

Return to School

Student Health and Safety Document

Return to School Family Guide

We will be holding a parent information session specifically on how to navigate Schoology on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 PM. We will send the link out the morning of November 16 via eNotify. 

Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3 are student holidays. There will be no synchronous classes. 


Amy Miller 


1st Quarter Grading and Report Cards

The end of the 1st quarter is November 2nd.  The gradebook module in SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue will be closed from Monday, November 2 at 4pm until FrSat, Nov 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. 

Student All Course in Schoology

The Student All page in Schoology is a great place to keep track of student activities, events and information throughout the school year. Here, students and parents can quickly find teacher office hours (look in Start Here folder), bell schedules, student tech tips, important school wide messages, and the morning announcements. The morning announcements include information on opportunities like NJHS, yearbook, and afterschool activities. Click the video linked below to learn more about navigating Student All and how to find the announcements! 

Video: Parent Navigation for Student All Course 

Schoology Parent Information Session

We will be holding a parent information session specifically on how to navigate Schoology on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 PM. We will send the link out the morning of November 16 via eNotify.

NJHS Candidate Forms Due by November 3 

On October 22, Kilmer's National Junior Honor Society sent eligible 8th graders an email invitation to apply for candidacy.

The Candidate Form must be received electronically by November 3, 2020, in order for the student to be considered for candidacy.

Students selected as NJHS candidates for the 2020-2021 year will be notified through their school email by November 10, 2020. 

To learn more about the application process, requirements and activities of Kilmer’s NJHS chapter, view the NJHS page on the KMS website. 

Kilmer is proud to continue iTs tradition of service learning with NJHS. Cougars make a difference!     

American Math Competition (AMC) 8 Test

There are still a few slots open for the AMC 8 Test.  The Kilmer Math Department will be offering the American Math Competition (AMC 8) to a limited number of students. Interested students should complete the following interest form by using their school google account. We are opting for the online version of the test.  The AMC 8 will be open to take between November 10 – 16, 2020. 

For more information you can read it at Due to the nature of the test being provided online, students will need to provide a parent email address that is willing and able to proctor/monitor the test.    

For questions on accessing the form, please email Karen Bradford at 


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

It’s a long weekend for your students -- so it’s the perfect time to pick up a few books to read for fun! Even though your kids won’t be in school on Monday, Cougars @ the Curb, our Kilmer Library curbside checkout program is still happening. 

We hope to see you on Monday, November 2!

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:





 MY SO (My Science Olympiad) is a new program that complements Science Olympiad’s traditional tournament contests and is available to all middle school students who love STEM and want to stay engaged – at home or at school.  We realize students may be eager to begin SO STEM sessions/lessons  and to make families aware of the MY SO  platform opportunities. This is  open to students whether or not they are a part of a school team. This is not a requirement, students in no way have to participate in MY SO.


**Updates for Debate and Science Olympiad will be posted once confirmed.

**NO Afterschool 11/23-11/27


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. Should you have any difficulties with it please contact Kimberly Kardelis, After School Program Specialist at  

Family Life Education (FLE): Virtual Parent Preview Of The FLE Curriculum

Tuesday, November 17th from 7:00-8:00. The meeting link will be sent out the morning of the meeting.  

The KMS Health & Physical Education teachers will be available on Tuesday, November 17th from 7:00-8:00 in the BBCU link to review and answer any questions about the FCPS FLE Health Units, which include Emotional and Social Health and Human Growth and Development.

The School Board has approved a revision to regulation 3204 to allow FLE opt-out forms to be distributed electronically for the school year 2020-2021. Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of instruction may complete and return the opt-out form or scan or email a copy of the completed form to Sarah Groh <>

If you do not have access to the actual opt-out form, please send an email.

Click on the link to read an overview of the materials at your leisure.

To view grade-specific lessons, log in to FCPS 24-7 Parent View: Click on E-Cart: Click on Family life Curriculum. You will be able to view the content in more detail.   

We look forward to joining us in the  BBCU Parents Link on Tuesday, November 17th, from 7:00-8:00 for our first Virtual Parent Preview Night of the FCPS FLE curriculum.

Any questions, please email Ann Mackenzie at

FLE Gatehouse Letter to Parents