Kings Park Tuesday Message, Oct 12th

Kings Park Tuesday Message

These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions. You can also access the FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage which are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

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School Photos Next Week

  • Kinder/First Grade, Wednesday October 20th
  • Second/Third Grade, Thursday, October 21st

All students will be photographed for school records on either Wednesday, October 20th  (Kindergarten and First Grade) or Thursday, October 21st (Second and Third Grade).  Package options from Strawbridge Studios can be found electronically through the attached link.  Additionally, paper copies will be sent home with your student.

Parents can choose to purchase photos, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting our school. If you decide to order a photo package, please return the envelope to school by photo day. 

Photos should arrive in a few weeks. Make-up photos and re-takes will occur Wednesday, December 1st.

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

The Cover Art Contest for this year's Kings Park yearbook is going on now.  Student artwork showing how they can make KP a "Space for All" can be submitted until October 21st.  Paper entries can be handed into your child's teacher or email a high quality image or pdf to  

Complete rules are available here.

Updated FCPS Guidance for Students Sent Home with COVID-Like Illness

With cold and flu season upon us, your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms. Monday, October 4th, the Return to School form was eliminated and the below guidelines were put in place. Students sent home from the clinic may now return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have been fever-free without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

  • PCR (test result from lab or physician)
  • Rapid (test result from lab or physician)
  • Home Test (picture of negative home test AND note from parent attesting the result is for the specific child and to the date the test was administered)



Physician’s Note

Note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the child to return to school.





Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a  positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school.  If you have any questions about this new process, or how to navigate your child’s return to school, please contact the main office at 703-426-7000.

Trunk or Treating and Movie Night at LBSS

On Thursday, October 28th at 6:30 pm Lake Braddock SS is hosting a Movie Night.  The movie title is Halloweentown. Bring chairs and blankets and come enjoy this event during Homecoming week.  The cost will be $5.00 each family.  Prior to the Movie Night students can participate in the Trunk or Treating event beginning at 5:30 pm.



Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Meeting.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 13 at 7pm at Kings Park or via Zoom.  In addition to our normal PTA business, this meeting will also contain a presentation by Rebecca Lyons with Virginia529. Do you want to start a 529 for your kids, but don't know where to start? Do you have a 529, but have no idea how it works? This is the meeting for you!

If you choose to attend the meeting virtually, here is the call-in information:

Go to in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

Fall Photo Event.   Looking for some Fall family photos?  The PTA is once again teaming with local photographer Susan Johnson to offer a Fall Family photo opportunity on Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 24 at Kings ParkSign up for your slot here!

The 2021-2022 Directory is here! The 2021-2022 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access!

Drop your kids off at InCourage on Friday, October 22 at 6:30pm for a Glow Dodgeball PTA Spirit Night.  The cost is $25 per child with 100% of the proceeds coming to the PTA!  See our website for how to register.  

Boosterthon Fun Run.  With your support and generosity, the PTA was able to achieve historical fundraising numbers with this year's Boosterthon fundraising event:  we raised over $54,000 for our schools and community this year!  

Beyond the financial numbers, we had an all-time high registration level of 76% and a 63% participation rate, another all-time high.  Thank you to all of the parents, relatives, neighbors and other sponsors who took the time to register, share and donate to support the students, teachers, schools and community.

We are so thankful to Trish Alegre-Smith for giving her time and talent to capture photos of fundraising event, which you can view by grade below:  

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Oct 28th Trunk or Treat @LakeBraddock Secondary School
  • Oct 29 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm
  • Nov 1-2 Teacher Workdays - no school for students
  • Nov 11 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm 
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - no school for students


Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Kings Park ES