Principal's Message: 8/21/2021

Good Morning Parents and Families: 

It was so wonderful to welcome back our staff, students and families in a variety of Welcome Back events this week. I definitely experienced very proud principal moments throughout this entire week, as I, along with your students, am beginning my first full year at Stone Middle School. While I know the first day brings a range of emotions from students and families, I assure you we, as a school team, will continue to do whatever we can to ensure our students feel safe and comfortable as they embark/continue on their middle school journey. 

As the parent of three FCPS students, I understand the overwhelming amount of information you are trying to keep track of as you prepare for your child(ren) and this upcoming school year. While this email is lengthy with several links, I hope it provides you with what you need. Please continue to reach out to any member of the Stone admin team if you have questions, need clarification/support, or want to provide any feedback. 

With feedback in mind, I will host our last virtual town hall in the month of August this Thursday 8/26 at 6:00 PM. This will be an opportunity for you to give us an update on how things have gone during the first week and ask questions. Similar to the previous town halls, a link will be sent the day of the meeting. 

Again, I am so excited to welcome our students back on Monday, August 23rd for the first day of school. 

Have a great weekend, 
Meredith Norris, Principal 

Stone Middle School Website

Welcome Back Staff Feature

On Monday, we welcomed back our staff and we are ALL so excited to have our students back. Click on the feature above to see some of the fun our staff had as we prepared for the first day.

Open House and Orientation for Students and Families

It was so wonderful to have so many students and families in our hallways for our Open House and Student Orientation. Click on the feature above to check out some great pictures!

Welcome Back to the 2021-2022 School Year

We realize there is so much information as we prepare for the first day. Please click on the link above for answers to frequently asked questions, registering for Parent VUE, forms information, attendance reporting and more. 

Schedule & Calendar

Our Stone Middle School bell schedule and A/B day calendar can be found by clicking on the link above.

Masks & Other Safety Information

A properly fitted mask will be required at school by everyone at all times while indoors and on the bus. Please click on the link above for more information about this and other safety considerations.

Bus Schedules & Transportation Information

If your student rides a bus, bus schedules are now available in SIS Parent VUE and Student VUE. Please continue to check for changes because some updates may be made before Monday. Please click on the link above to read more about transportation. We ask for your continued patience and support as we navigate anticipated transportation challenges.

Kiss and Ride

Arrival and Dismissal for Walkers and Kiss & Ride

Walkers and students who are dropped off at Kiss and Ride should begin arriving at 7:15 AM, where they will report to the cafeteria. In the afternoon, you can begin arriving at 2:00 PM to pick up your child.  The entrance to Kiss and Ride is located on Sully Park Drive near the cafeteria and is marked with a blue curb.  Students can be dropped off and picked up in this area only. Please do not enter through the bus loop.

FCPSOn Laptop Distribution

Students will receive their FCPS issued laptop during their Science class on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. FCPS will not be collecting the FCPS Technology Fee this year. During distribution, students will also be able to reset their password (if needed), login to Schoology and their FCPS gmail account. Please see the link above for Student Laptop Responsible Use Guidelines.

Medication Drop Off

Our Health Room will be open and available for medication drop off from 7:30-2:00 PM daily. Please be sure to bring medications in their original containers with the Medical Authorization form.  For detailed information, forms, and instructions, please click on the link above.

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to ALL students at no cost this year. Families who qualify for free/reduced  meals are still asked to complete the application as many other services such as financial support for classroom and student fees are available. Please click on the link above for the application and more information. 


Schoology Parent Accounts

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system. Click on the link above to find everything you need to know for parent and student accounts. 

Here is what you need to know now:

Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page.

2021-2022 After School Program

After-school activities will be a blend of homework assistance, tutoring, school clubs, community service, arts and crafts, leadership, recreation and sports, and other activities.  Students will be provided bus transportation home on late bus days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays). See the link above to register your child for our After School Program.

Service Opportunities 

Our Deer Park Elementary School PTA is looking for student volunteers to help look after children of PTA members during our monthly PTA meetings.  If your student is interested in volunteering, please click on the link above.

Join our PTA

A huge thank you to our PTA who welcomed back our teachers with breakfast on Monday and lunch to close out the week. Please click on the link above to join our PTA. If you have any questions please email them at

Pediatric Health Fair

United Healthcare Community Plan is hosting a Pediatric Health Fair on Sunday, August 22, 2021.  It is recommended for families of students aged 5 years+ who are in need of physical exams and/or immunizations.  Please see the attached flyer for more details and share with your school community as appropriate.

Inova Health Fair

Inova Health Fair Spanish