Cooper Weekly News 9/8

Back to School Night

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. (It takes an overnight process once you create your SIS ParentVue account before you can access Schoology.)
    3. Download and install Zoom on your laptop or computer.
  • Please make sure to watch this video to familiarize yourself with how you will access your child’s classes in Schoology and locate the Zoom links on Thursday.

The detailed schedule for our virtual Back to School Night is as follows:

  • Block 1 6:00 - 6:20 (Includes message from School Board & Principal)
  • Block 2 6:23 - 6:33
  • Block 3 6:36 - 6:46
  • Block 4 6:49 - 6:59 (Includes message from administrators & counselors)
  • Block5 7:02 - 7:12
  • Block 6 7:15 - 7:25
  • Block 7 7:28 - 7:38
  • Block 8 7:41 - 7:51

Cooper staff will be available to help troubleshoot in the Back to School Night Zoom Help Desk linked here starting at 5:30 PM.

FLE Preview

Sept. 9th 5:30pm

Before BTSN, there will be a half hour optional Parent Preview meeting with Ms. Sandridge (FLE Lead Teacher) to review the Family Life Education (FLE) Middle School Curriculum.  A program overview for each grade level is available on the FCPS website.  If you would like to attend, please use the Zoom link in Schoology for the 5:30om meeting.  

Science Olympiad Tryouts

Calling all Scientists and Engineers!

Cooper’s Science Olympiad team tryouts are on September 22nd, 27th, and 29th. You can find out more about this exciting after school club on Cooper’s Science Olympiad website.  Students can sign up for a try-out spot with their school account by completing the Google form on the website.  

*You must complete the form to try out. Walk-ins will not be accommodated. 

SO Tryouts

Cooper Student Accomplishments

Hridhaan Banerjee (7th grader at Cooper) won the National Science Bee 2021 (Sixth grade) competition. The regional competition was held online in May this year, and the nationals was hosted in Arlington on  September 3rd. Hridhaan’s calm and focused demeanor avoided any negative scoring in the finals, and helped him win the competition. 

Science Bee Winner

Early Check-Out Procedure

If your student will be leaving school early for an appointment, please follow this procedure:

  • Your student should go to the office when they arrive at school with a note from the parent with dismissal time and reason for early check out.
  • Your student will be given a pink pass that they can show to the teacher to be dismissed from class at the appropriate time.
  • Parents should come to the front office at the designated time with a picture ID to check out the student.
  • If the student returns to school, they should come to the front office (parent does not need to accompany them) and check in, then they will proceed to class.
Absences add up

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 ordering

Back to School Anxiety

The return to school is often accompanied by a myriad of emotions…excitement, nervousness, anxiety, you name it! And certainly, this year is no exception.

Recognizing that we all may be a little more anxious than usual, the Safe Community Coalition (SCC) is proud to offer an online panel discussion with local mental health professionals Jennifer Weaver, Mimi Weisberg, and Robyne Davis on Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The panel will discuss Back to School Anxiety and offer concrete ways you can help get the school year off to a great start.  The link to the FREE webinar can be found on the SCC website