Cooper News 8/25

We have had a great first week back at Cooper!  The energy is palpable!  Our students have quickly located their classes, have spent time getting to know their teachers and classmates, and enjoyed the option of lunch outdoors.   We are looking forward to a great year together and appreciate the tremendous support of our community. 

Lisa Barrow

Principal, Cooper Middle School

Cooper Safety Drills

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based. We will conduct a lockdown drill at our school soon. 

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

Back To School Night

September 9th 6-8pm

This year Cooper will be hosting a virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 9th from 6 to 8pm using Schoology and Zoom.  To prepare for our virtual Back to School Night you will need to:

  1. Confirm that you have a SIS ParentVue account and make sure you can log into SIS ParetVue successfully.  If you need a SIS ParentVue account please fill out the Parent Support Request
  2. Using your SIS ParentVue credentials make sure that you can log into Schoology at and that you can see your child’s courses.
  3. Download and install Zoom on your laptop or computer.

We will send out more details about our virtual Back to School Night next week.

Pre order Your Yearbook

Buy your yearbook for the discounted price of $40 today! Prices increase throughout the year. Go to and enter school code 5267 to purchase. 

We are looking for any "first day" of school photos and summer photos for the yearbook! Please email any photos to Include your students' first/last name, grade, and a brief description of the photo.

Yearbook sales