FH Day One Reminders

Welcome to School Year 2021-22!

day one

We wish all of our students, families, and staff a wonderful first day of school! For your convenience, our bell schedule and drop off map are attached for you below this morning. 

A few other brief reminders:

  • Please bring a mask, as well as extras in your backpack!
  • Taking some first day of school photos? We'd love to see them on Twitter! You can use the hashtag #FHHighlights or send them to our account at @FreedomHillES

Upcoming Dates for Your Calendar

  • August 23 - First Day of School 2021-22 (Calendar)
  • August 31 - Parent Virtual Back to School Night, 6:00-8:00 PM

Bell Schedule

This year we will return to our normal bell schedule. Students will be welcomed into the building promptly at 9:05 AM, with the late bell ringing at 9:20 AM. We will release all students starting at 4:05 PM each day.

Remember, masks are required! 

Drop Off Map


PTA Updates

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL Informative session with Dr. Z on Wednesday night. If you missed the town hall with Dr. Z, the recording is here and slides are here. 


FHES CALENDAR Want to stay super organized? Check out the calendar we've put together. We combined it with the FCPS School Calendar and consulted with FHES. It will be updated as more things are confirmed during the year.


AUTO-EARN MONEY FOR THE PTA Want an easy way to earn dollars for FHES PTA? Designate Freedom Hill ES PTA online for:

  • Harris Teeter TIE program - Go here to designate Freedom Hill PTA or visit your local store and ask the cashier to designate FHES for you
  • Amazon Smile - Go here to designate Freedom Hill PTA as your charity or click HERE to download the app. 


SCHOOL SUPPLIES School supply lists are here. Cool tip - Target will assemble them for you and you can pick them us using their School Assist link here (adjust it to your location and grade). Take a quick look at things like backpacks, shoes, lunch bags, etc. too!


BACK-TO-SCHOOL PICNIC ON SEPT. 10 Save the date for our Back to School Picnic on Friday, Sept. 10th from 5:30-7:30pm on the school's blacktop area. You can bring your own food, order a box lunch from Jason's Deli and/or grab a tasty ice cream from the Ben and Jerry's ice cream cart! NOTE: Ben & Jerry's will be donating 20% of proceeds to the PTA and a portion of the Jason's Deli order will go to the PTA as well. We're so excited to SEE people again! BIG PROPS to KRUTI VERMA for putting this together for us! Order forms to come out soon!


STAY IN THE KNOW! Stay in communication with Freedom Hill PTA. Besides this newsletter, you can follow us on Twitter at @freedomhillpta or request to join our private Facebook Group, Freedom Hill ES Community. Make sure you are signed up for Dr. Z's weekly newsletter that usually is out on Sundays.


GET TECH READY Two handy things to have set up are Pay4SchoolStuff and My School Bucks. Pay4SchoolStuff can be used for PTA events, donations, and more. MySchoolBucks is typically used for field trips or lunch money. Sign up for an account today!