LCES Updates, 9/24/21: AAP Parent Meeting, Testing, and more!

It's Good to be Back!



Thank you for participating in our virtual Back to School Night! It was wonderful to connect with so many families and share information to help make this year the best it can be for all our students.

AAP Parent Meeting



There will be a virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 29th  from 5:00 - 6:00 PM  to share information regarding the Advanced Academic Program at Lees Corner.  During the first part of the meeting we will discuss the varying levels of AAP services.  We will then review the AAP screening and identification process. 

This meeting is open to all parents in grades K-6 but is especially helpful for those who are planning to refer their children for AAP level IV services.  A Zoom registration link will be shared closer to the date of the meeting. This will require you to enter the email address that you have on file in the main office and your child’s name prior to you receiving a link to the Zoom session. You will also need to have the Zoom application downloaded on your device. This meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend.

AAP September Newsletter



FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. Please read the attached newsletter to learn about the services offered at the elementary school level, upcoming testing, and more.

SeptemberNewsletterES-English (002).pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES- Spanish.pdf

AP-September Newsletter ES-Arabic.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES-Chinese.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES-Korean.pdf

AAP-September Newsletter ES.-Vietnamese.pdf

Work at LCES in the Cafeteria



We currently have an opening for a Dining Room Assistant to work in the cafeteria during lunch from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. More information is below.

Dining Room Assistant: Hourly 

Description: Assists students during lunchtime. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send their resumes to

SEL Testing Coming in October



On Monday, September 13th, you received an email from us notifying you about upcoming and upcoming test, the SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Screener.

Students in grades 3-12 will be screened in the fall, winter, and spring. In these grade levels, students will reflect and report on their own skills and experiences. Screener data will only be accessible to teachers, administrators, and staff with legitimate educational interests. Results will be maintained in secure files and databases accessible only to these individuals. Screener results will be used with other data to inform practices for SEL skill development and mental wellness. Screener data will also help staff plan interventions for students with identified needs. Parents and guardians will receive an individualized report regarding their student’s screener results following each assessment window. School staff will be available to discuss results with families on planned support.

Schools will set specific dates for testing in each class. If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please return the opt-out form below to the school.

Students in grades K-2 will be screened in the winter and spring. In these grade levels, teachers will complete a survey on their observations of students' skills and experiences.

More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage ( Please contact your student's school counselor or the school's test coordinator, Laura Tapper at with questions.

Translated versions of this letter can be found at the links below:

 Chinese     Spanish     Korean     Arabic     Urdu     Vietnamese    

Fairfax County Social Emotional Learning Screener- OPT-OUT REQUEST FORM

If you wish to opt your child out of participating in the SEL Screener, please complete this form and return it to your child’s teacher by Friday, October 1, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to return this form unless you do not want your child to participate in the SEL screener this year.

h to opt your child out of participating in the SEL Screener, please complete this form and return it to your child’s teach

CHILD’S NAME_______________________________TEACHER_________________


Parent/Guardian Signature____________________________________ Date_____________

iReady & VGA Score Reports


Students have been taking iReady tests in Reading and Math. Score reports will be sent home in mid to late October after all testing has been completed.

VGA results will be aimed at providing information to instructional staff as well as parents and guardians. New FCPS score reports will be developed to communicate student performance to families, based on forthcoming VDOE guidance. Further details about procedures for communicating scores to parents and guardians will be shared later this fall.

Emergency Care Forms: Please Review and Update ASAP



Your child's/children's Emergency Care Forms need to be reviewed and updated every year.

Once in ParentVue, click FCPS Links on left and then Update Emergency Care in the middle

Click on your student’s name and then review the form.

Please click Submit Form even if no changes are made. This final submission must happen for the school to be notified of your review.

Student Attendance



Teachers take attendance at 8:50 a.m. so your child should be in class and ready for school by that time. If your child will be late or absent, please send a message to by 8:30 AM. Automated phone calls and emails are sent to anyone whose child’s absence is unverified after this time.

These are the attendance codes that are being used and their explanations:

Excused Absence/Excused Tardy

Excused Absence - student illness; death in family; court appearance; temporary student or family hardship

Excused Tardy -Student was not present at the start of the school day or class period when attendance was taken, but had a valid reason for being late such as doctor or dental appointments

Unexcused Absences/Unexcused Tardy

Unexcused Absence - student shopping with parent; student and family away for vacation student participating in other non-school activity during school hours.

Excused Tardy -Student was not present at the start of the school day for an unacceptable reason. Examples: overslept, running late, missed bus

Stay Connected to LCES


Follow us on Twitter @Lees_Corner_ES to see tweets and retweets with information and resources.


Join the Lees Corner Elementary School group on Facebook. This is a private group available only to LCES families and staff. The group is managed by the PTA but membership and dues are NOT required to join this group.