Ravens' Nest- September 3, 2021

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 3rd & 6th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sept. 8thPTA Back to School Bash, Gazebo/Playground, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Sept 13th – General Membership PTA Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Cafeteria

Sept. 30th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Oct 11th - Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Student Holiday - School Planning Day 


Message from our Principal

Dear Ravensworth Families,

We’re excited about week two of our new school year. It’s been nice to have the halls and classrooms filled with the sounds of learning and laughter. We appreciate your trust in our taking care of your children. We do not take the responsibility lightly. We continue to watch the news and make adjustments to keep our students safe while at school. We are looking to hire additional staff members to support our students during breakfast and lunch times.

Last week we highlighted our new information platform and teacher management tool, Schoology.  A large benefit of the transition to this new system is that families have their own access to this portal and do not need their child’s information to access newsletters, announcements, or assignments. Staff is still building their familiarity with this new tool. Keep your eyes posted for information as this tool will be used frequently this school year.  Stay tuned for more information about this new format.


Erika Aspuria




Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

For SY 21-22, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the weCare@school (weCare) module; or through Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.



Health and Safety Resources

Health and Safety Guidance Webpage

Our Health and Safety Guidance Webpage has the most current information about our layered prevention strategies, what happens if your child becomes ill at school, and the process when there is a pause in instruction or activities after a positive COVID case.

Flow Chart

We know the pause process is frustrating and sometimes confusing for families. The flowchart below is posted to the FCPS website and is something you can share with your community to help them understand the process better. 

Flowchart outlining process for students identified as a close contact

COVID Dashboard

All FCPS COVID-19 cases are reported via a dashboard posted to the FCPS website and updated daily. While this does not outline the number of students quarantining, it does allow families to understand changes in the situation at their school.

FCPS Covid-19 Dashboard



We are excited about Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/), FCPS' new learning management system. Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families.

Through it families will have access to their student’s digital assignments and access to many of the virtual resources they will use. The following are some resources that will help you prepare to use Schoology this year:

Over the next few weeks your student’s homeroom teacher will begin posting information within Schoology. Stay tuned for updates!




PTA News

Back to School Bash

Join us on Wednesday, September 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate returning to school. There will be food trucks available (From Tuscany with Love and Rockland’s BBQ), plus you’ll be able to join the PTA and purchase new Spirit Wear items for the 2021/22 school year. Come hang out with friends to kick off the school year!  


New Spirit Wear Available

Check out the PTA MemberHub website at https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store – you can join the PTA and purchase Spirit Wear all in one spot. We have exciting new Spirit Wear items (youth and adult sizes), with limited inventory of items from years past. Contact Dori Sophia at spiritwear@ravensworthpta.org if you have any questions. Show your school spirit today!  


Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on Social Media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES