Virtual Back to School Night


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A message from Principal, Amy Miller

Dear Kilmer Families, 

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the PTA meeting this week. We are so appreciative of the PTA’s support. The October PTA meeting will be in the evening on Monday, October 18, at 7:00 pm. By alternating meetings in the morning and evening, we hope that opens up opportunities for people to attend throughout the year. 

Kilmer’s Back-to-School Night will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 21 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. To join the Virtual Back-to-School Night, parents/guardians will login to their parent Schoology account and access the Back-to-School Night link at the top of each course.  When you join each class period, you will be put into a waiting room in Zoom. The teachers will let attendees into the session at the start of the class period. It will be difficult for teachers to let attendees in once they’ve begun their presentation, so please join the course 3-4 minutes prior to the start time to ensure you do not miss any part of the presentation. 

Enjoy the weekend!


Amy Miller

Back-to-School Night Schedule


Here is a video demonstrating how to login to your Schoology course and access the Back-to-School Night links.

Student Picture Day

Student photos will be taken through PE class on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1. Information on ordering pictures will be in next week’s News You Choose. 

After-School Activities


Afterschool activities begin on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2:15-4:45PM, operating Tuesday – Thursday weekly. The purpose of the Afterschool Program is to provide quality programming in the areas of academic support and enrichment, social skills and youth development, physical health and wellness, and family and community engagement.  We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Art, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Drama, Quiz Bowl, Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Social Justice Book Club, Knitting and more. 

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course) to see what’s going on & any updates.

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >>> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

Sign-Up for Clubs

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming week’s offerings.


Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form AND Afterschool Attendance Intention Form 2-4 days BEFORE the club meets. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation.

Link to Afterschool Attendance Intention/Pre-Registration Form:

How to Get Home

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. QUESTIONS? Email or call 703.846.882

Afterschool At a Glance


*Activities above are by day, descriptions, locations, sponsors and time will be posted to Schoology

Student Rights and Responsibilities Parent Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

sr & r

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.