PTA Reflections Contest 2021


PTA Reflections Contest

A message from Principal, Amy Miller

Dear Kilmer Families, 

This week, FCPS shared the StreamIN/CheckIN process for students who are paused, quarantined, or isolated due to COVID-19. StreamIN/CheckIN will give students who are paused, quarantined, or isolated a way to stay connected with their classes until they return to in-person learning. Click here to learn more about StreamIN/CheckIN. 

At Kilmer, if a student is paused, quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19, the student’s administrator will contact the family. Following that initial contact, the student’s school counselor will connect with the student and family to support accessing the StreamIN/CheckIN and assignments. The school counselor as well as the student’s teachers will check-in with the student on a regular basis to ensure continued connections through the StreamIN/CheckIN and assignments. 

Students at Kilmer will be taking the Virginia Growth Assessment starting next week. Please see below for additional information. 


Amy Miller, Principal

Student Picture Day

Student photos will be taken through PE class on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1. Students will receive a photo brochure next week in PE. Photos can be ordered in advance by visiting Lifetouch’s website: website, entering the Kilmer’s Picture Day ID EVT3F2XCC and ordering your package.


Students who would like to request a locker for this school year may complete the locker request form posted in the All Students Schoology page. The locker request form will close on Friday, October 1 at 3pm. This process was shared with students through KTV morning announcements today and a posted announcement through Schoology. Please keep in mind students will need to continue using their backpacks to carry their laptop during hallway transitions.

FCPS World Language Credit Exam

Students who can read and write in one of 30 languages may access an opportunity to earn high school credit through the World Language Credit Exam offered in November. Please visit the FCPS World Language Credit Exam Site for more information on the 30 languages tested. Students who are interested in taking the World Language Credit Exam need to fill out this form  with their FCPS Google Account to complete registration with their School Counselor. Information for students has been posted to the Student Services Schoology page.

Virginia Growth Assessment Next Week 

The Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics.


For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment.

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school.
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October.  The students at Kilmer Middle School will take the tests on Monday, September 27 (Reading 7), Wednesday, September 29 (Reading 8), and Friday, October 1 (Math) during 4th period. 

Students should check their email account, after Thursday, 9/23, for their testing schedule.

If your student has been given an English or Bilingual dictionary to use for their classes, please remind them to bring it to their testing locations.

More information can be found on the FCPS VGA Website. Please contact Marileigh Blake, our School Test Coordinator at for any questions. 






PTA Reflections Contest

"Calling all writers, artists, photographers, dancers, filmmakers and musicians! Come participate in the National PTA Reflections program which is a competition that encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by providing positive recognition for their artistic efforts. This year's theme is "I will change the world by..." Categories include dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts. There is also a Special Artists division for those who may need special accommodations. The submission deadline is 10/22/21. For more information about the program, go to the Reflections section on the PTA webpage at ("



After-School Activities

WELCOME to the KILMER MIDDLE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM!! Afterschool activities take place 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 Activities Sign-Up Form 2-4 days BEFORE the club meets. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation. 

Students must be logged into their FCPS Google accounts to access the Link to the                 Afterschool Activities Sign-Up Form: 


Afterschool At a Glance



How to Get Home From Afterschool

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 703.846.8820.