Back to School for Parents

Opt-in for bus transportation 

On July 29, 2021, the Office of Transportation Services (OTS) will conduct a student ridership survey for all eligible riders. It is important that parents respond to the survey by August 4, 2021 and submit a separate survey for each of their children enrolled in FCPS. If the survey is not completed and returned, the student will not be added to a bus route at the beginning of the school year.

During the school year, changes to the intent form can be made by contacting  Cooper at: 703-442-5800, changes to transportation needs can take up to five days to update transportation schedules.

If you have any questions, please contact our school's transportation office, at Area 4 Transportation, 703-429-7100.  

Thank you! 

Activate Your Parent SIS Account 

Please activate your SIS Parent Account today! Your SIS Parent account will provide you with online access to update emergency contact information, connect with the school and teachers through Schoology, and review grades. If you do not yet have your SIS Parent account, request your activation key here:

Only one request is needed per family as your account will allow you access to all of your children’s information. If you are not sure if you have activated your account or have forgotten your password, click the Forgot Password link here and enter your email address to reset your password:


The FCPS Parent Resource Center provides access to information and resources to support all families, educators, and students, including those with special needs, learning challenges, and disabilities

They also have free webinars every month. Registration opens one month before each webinar. Sign up for our New You Choose newsletter to get an email when registration opens. Registrants will be provided a link by email on the morning of the webinar.

Parent to Parent: Managing Expectations for our Next Normal

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 2021 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Parent to Parent: Managing Expectations for our Next Normal

Are you dealing with big emotions as you get ready to start the school year?  Let's talk about what we can be doing now to help our kids, and ourselves, get ready for the start of school. Are you searching for peer support, advice, encouragement, and resources? This webinar will offer families opportunities to learn from each other as they grow in their parenting skills. Guided by Mary Beth Harrison-Cunningham, Manager of the Parent Resource Center, and Erika Deem, a Parent Resource Center Liaison, families will exchange ideas and strategies as we navigate our next normal. 

Discussion Highlights: 

  • End of the summer check-in
  • Share concerns, worries for transitioning back to in-person learning
  • Join us if you have any tips or resources that might be helpful for another family or if you want to get some ideas from others.

School Supplies

There are a few items your student will need to get the school year started. Visit the School Supply page on the Cooper website.

Remember to RSVP for the following events:

Parent Prep Session 1-Thursday, August 5th 

Please join us as we kick-off our Parent Sessions  with the first session being held on Thursday, August 5th at 5PM.  This virtual session will provide parents with an introduction to our administrative and students services teams and will highlight the timely and relevant topics as we return to five days of in-person learning this school year.  Building and supporting a successful parent-school partnership remains a top priority at Cooper, so we hope you will join us.  Please RSVP using this form.  

Student Orientation

August 19, 2021 9:00AM-11:00AM. 

Please RSVP BY August 9th

We are excited to welcome students and provide them with an opportunity to meet teachers, walk their schedule, and connect with peers on Thursday, August 19th from 9:00-11:00 AM.  This programming is optional and for students only.    

Buses will be provided to/from each elementary school parking lot listed below.  We strongly request that students attending orientation please take advantage of the shuttles provided to alleviate traffic back ups as Cooper is still under summer renovations.  Any students getting dropped off/picked up will be directed to the Kiss and Ride loop at the back of the building.   Buses will depart the elementary school locations at the following times and drop students back off at the elementary school by approximately 11:15-11:30 AM, depending on the distance from Cooper.

Please RSVP by Monday, August 9th by completing this form only if your student is planning to attend and identify which location they will shuttle from so we can plan accordingly.


Open House for Students and Parents

August 19, 2021 2:00-5:00 PM.  

All Cooper students and parents are invited to come tour Cooper on Thursday, August 19 from 2PM-5PM.  Students and parents will have a chance to walk their schedule, meet their teachers, complete required paperwork, and purchase spirit wear from our PTO.  While students won’t be issued lockers this year, the Open House is an excellent opportunity to connect as a community.  In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion, we are encouraging families to attend during the following time slots to the greatest extent possible: