Back to School Tomorrow--Update from Aldrin

Important Dates

August 23, 2021             First Day of School (Calendar)

September 3, 2021         Labor Day Break--Holiday

September 6, 2021         Labor Day--Holiday

Back to School Night

September 8, 2021         Back to School Night--More details to come soon!.

Important Beginning Information

Aldrin Elementary is excited to welcome students and staff back in-person 5 days a week for the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Bell Schedule: 9:20 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Main Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p m. Monday through Friday.
  • Breakfast and Lunch: When we return strong this week, FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff will be ready to serve healthy meals to students and staff.  All students receive FREE breakfast and lunch. Find out more about school meals here.
  • Grade level supply lists for the upcoming school year can be found on our website front page, identified by grade level.
  • As shared by FCPS, staff and students will wear masks at all times indoors and on school buses in the fall. Masks will not be required when actively eating/drinking or when outside during recess, PE, or other activities. Universal masking is a critical safety mitigation factor in ensuring all students can return to our buildings.


Bus stop and route informationBus stops and route information were shared with families via the ParentVue accounts on August 13. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.

Please make sure that you arrive at your stop location 10 minutes before the time listed

As a reminder, kindergarten students must be met at the stop by a trusted adult or student who is in 7th grade or older. 

Due to the shortage of bus drivers across FCPS and for the need to try and limit as many double-back runs as possible, the Transportation office has informed schools that guest bus riders will not be allowed at the current time. At the elementary level, this usually means riding a friend’s bus to go home with them. Buses will be closer to capacity than usual, so they need to make sure that there are no guest riders on buses so that they can help avoid as many double-back runs as possible. Thank you in advance for adhering to this rule.  

Dining Room Assistant Needed

Do you love our school community and want to work here? We are currently looking for a Dining Room Assistant (Host) to work in the cafeteria.

Description: Assists students during lunchtime. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

To Apply: Email, Ms. Katie Friedman at 

Important Contact Information

Aldrin Elementary

  • Main Office             703-904-3800
  • Attendance             703-904-3818
  • Health Room          703-904-3810
  • Cafeteria                703-904-3821
  • Parent Liaison        703-904-3815

Administration E-mail Addresses

  • Principal, Shane Wolfe,  
  • Assistant Principal, Barbara A. Gist,
  • Assistant Principal, Katie Friedman,