Belvedere Summer News & Announcements

Classes Start on Monday, August 23 for 2021-22 School Year

We look forward to seeing students in the fall, as we return for 5 days of in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year.

The first day of classes for Kindergarten through grade 5 will be Monday, August 23. 

Returning Strong 5 Days In-Person

Summer Office Hours

The Belvedere office will be open on a reduced schedule during the summer.  Office hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Summer Program Dates

If your child is registered for one of the summer programs at Belvedere, please note the dates below:

  • Summer SACC (Camp Fairfax): June 21 to August 13
  • PAC (Preschool Autism): Begins July 2
  • Young Scholars, Bridge to Kindergarten, Bridge to 1st Grade, and SOARS: July 12 to July 30

Register for Kindergarten Now!

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is underway.  If you have a child who will be 5 years old on September 30, 2021, they will be eligible for Kindergarten this fall!  Please contact the Belvedere office (703-916-6800) for additional information on registering your incoming Kindergarten student.

PreK and Early Head Start for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

Registration for Fairfax County's School Age Child Care (SACC) is Open Now

Fairfax County’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program will be open to provide before- and after-school services for the 2021-22 school year. The SACC program is currently assessing Center capacities based on health and safety protocols. More information for the 2021-22 school year program will be available by June 15 on the SACC website. Families who were previously enrolled will be contacted to determine their need for services.

For more information, please contact the SACC office at 703-449-8989.

Summer Practice Books

Dear FCPS Community,

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students in grades PreK-8 to provide suggested activities to support continued learning. Students will be mailed books based on course enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. Links to the Adapted Curriculum, PAC, and Special Education Early Childhood books will be emailed to identified families in a separate email. 

If your mailed books do not arrive before the end of June, please reach out to your school to request a print copy. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will not receive mailed copies of books.  Digital versions of Summer Practice Books can be accessed below and will be available through July 30, 2021.

Links to the Summer Practice Books are available here.

Glasgow JumpStart for Rising 6th Graders

Glasgow Middle School Rising 6th grade JumpStart Program: August 2 & 3 or August 4 & 5

Help your student get a JumpStart on middle school! Students take a tour of the school and engage in a series of group activities and learning experiences to prepare for in-person sixth-grade in the fall. All rising sixth-graders registered for Glasgow Middle School in the fall of 2021 are eligible to register. Space is limited, so please register soon.

Check out the JumpStart Promotional Video here!

See this flyer for details. To register, click here.  For more information please email: Melinda HedenbergRushel Grillo or Emily Wasserman.

Backpack Friday Food Distribution to Continue this Summer

Every Friday this summer, the Belvedere Parent Center will distribute food through our "Backpack Friday" program. Distribution will be on these dates:

  • Friday, June 25
  • Thursday, July 1
  • Friday, July 9
  • Friday, July 16
  • Friday, July 23
  • Friday, July 30
  • Friday, August 6
  • Friday, August 13, and
  • Friday, August 20

Children enrolled in one of the summer programs at Belvedere will be given food bags in-person.  Children who are not attending summer school can pick up their bags at Belvedere.  If you cannot come on the dates listed above, or if you have any questions, please contact the Parent Center at 703-916-6800.

Free Meals Available Throughout the Summer, June 28-August 5

FCPS is committed to providing all students access to no-cost meals over the summer months at meal kit sites and on bus routes. Each site and bus route will offer meal kits containing seven days of breakfast and lunch. Please note that locations of the meal distribution sites and all bus routes have changed from the school year plan. 

Summer Meal Kits will be offered on Mondays at 10 sites throughout the county beginning June 28 and ending August 2. Please note that meal kits will be distributed on Tuesday, July 6, due to the Monday, July 5 holiday. Meal kits contain 7 days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The meal kits will be available for pick up from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children and adults may purchase kits for $28. 

Meal Kit bus routes will run June 28 through August 5. Buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The buses will not distribute meals on a daily basis. The bus stops are weekly and run Monday-Thursday only. Please note that on Friday, July 2, Monday bus routes will operate to cover the Monday, July 5, holiday. Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children. Adult meals will not be available for purchase on the bus routes. 

Summer Reading Program

The Fairfax County Public Library has a wonderful summer reading program this year that begins on June 11. Click here to read more. Students also have access to e-books all summer long. We hope you’ll keep your Belvedere Bulldog reading all summer!

COVID-19 Vaccine Available to Children 12-15

Good news! Vaccine providers in Virginia began vaccinating teens between 12-15 years old, following federal approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last week. Fairfax County Health Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu and FCPS Superintendent Scott Brabrand sent a joint letter to parents stressing the important role that vaccinating young people plays in keeping our schools a healthy place to learn. Check out FCPS teens from Justice High School who are sharing why they are getting vaccinated.

Vaccines are widely available now:

  • To learn how to get a vaccine at a Health Department clinic site, including the Fairfax County Government Center, George Mason University, and the Tysons Community Vaccination Center, go to the Fairfax County COVID-19 Vaccine webpage or call the Fairfax County Health Department vaccine call center at 703-324-7404. You can schedule directly, and you don’t need to pre-register.
  • Walk-in appointments are also being offered at the Tysons Community Vaccination Center Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This center is in the former Lord & Taylor site at Tysons Center at 7950 Tysons Corner Center in McLean.
  • To schedule an appointment at Inova’s Stonebridge site at 5001 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, go to the Inova COVID-19 scheduling webpage.

FREE COVID-19 Testing at George Mason Regional Library

Click here for information about a new FREE COVID-19 testing site at George Mason Regional Library.

Individuals who exhibit any symptoms, or who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, should get tested.  Fairfax County has an incredible array of services and supports to help individuals who test positive!

Information about additional COVID-19 testing sites in Fairfax and surrounding jurisdictions is available here.

Free Summer Soccer Camp

The Culmore Soccer Camp is a county-sponsored program that is free for all participants in the Bailey’s community. This soccer camp is a place where young athletes, ages 6 to 16, can continue to develop their skills and participate in a team setting during the summer months.

Please visit their website here for more information. For a registration form in English, click here. For a registration form in Spanish, click here.

Rec-PAC is Back!

Rec-PAC is a structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children.  Six one-week sessions will be offered this summer, from June 28 to August 5.  Rec-PAC locations near Belvedere include Parklawn, Bailey's Primary, and Bren Mar Park Elementary Schools

Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows, and play sessions.  Fees are designed to be affordable, and scholarships are available.

For more information, click here.

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