Calendar Reminder: Two-Hour Early Release Next Thursday, November 11

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, Thursday, November 11, is a two-hour early release for students for the Veterans Day holiday. Clermont will dismiss at 1:50 pm. Classes will resume on Friday, November 12.

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Thank You!

Thank you so much for donating to the food drive for Koinonia. It is a tremendous support for families in our community. If you are interested in donating year round, here is the information for Koinonia:  


6037 Franconia Road Alexandria, VA  22310


Also, thank you for donating to the Operation Gratitude candy drive. Operation Gratitude is one of the largest and most impactful nonprofits in the country for hands-on volunteerism in support of military, veterans, and first responders. To learn more, visit their site: https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Thank you for caring for others!

Children Ages 5-11 Now Eligible to VaxUP!

This week marked a pivotal moment in the COVID-19 pandemic. Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. FCPS is collaborating with the Fairfax County Health Department, Inova, and the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Pediatricians to offer community-wide access to vaccines as soon as possible.

There are multiple opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Fairfax Health District now. Most sites will be providing vaccines by appointment only. These include:

  • Pediatric and Family Medicine Providers: call your doctor to make an appointment.
  • Pharmacies, grocery stores, and urgent care facilities: visit www.vaccines.gov (www.vacunas.gov) to search for a vaccine appointment.
  • Health Department Vaccination Centers: visit the website to make an appointment, or call 703-324-7404 if you need assistance.
    • Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, 22035
    • Mount Vernon District Office (Gerry Hyland Government Center), 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, 22309
  • Tysons Community Vaccination Center, 7950 Tysons Corner Center, Tysons: visit here to make an appointment or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 711). Appointment assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.
  • Inova Children’s Vaccination Clinic: visit here to make an appointment for their weekend clinics at the Inova Center for Personalized Health, 8100 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax.

Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities will be available on the FCPS website

Fall Picture Retakes

Fall picture retakes will be held Friday, November 19th. If you would like your child to have their photo redone, simply return any photo packages ordered (if applicable) and notify your child's teacher prior to November 19th. (All students who were absent on picture day will have their photo taken.)

Photo orders can be placed at mylifetouch.com with the Picture Day ID: EVT6WZW4P

If you have any questions about photo orders, you may contact Lifetouch through mylifetouch.com or by calling 1-800-736-4753.

Advanced Academics News for Students in Grades 2 - 6!

Are you interested in referring your child for Level IV services? Screening for Level IV services is for students in grades 2-6. The deadline for submitting a Level IV referral and supporting documents is Wednesday, December 15th. Please use the links below for easy access to the fillable documents. All documents must be submitted via email to Raechel Acosta, AART, at rbacosta@fcps.edu no later than December 15th. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!


Level IV Referral Form

Parent/Guardian Questionnaire

Guidelines for Submitting a Level IV Referral (scroll down to find Full-Time Level IV referral information)

Nominate a Clermont Teacher or Staff Member in November!

Soaring EAGLE

In recognition of outstanding performance

Would you like to recognize a teacher or staff member whose impact on a student made you thankful this month?                  

Nominate them for the Soaring EAGLE Award!

Parents, this is your opportunity to nominate a teacher or staff member who has made the day better and brighter for a student or group of students. The November submission deadline is November 30th. We will evaluate all the submissions for our November Soaring EAGLE award winner and present him or her with the award in December!

Submit your nominations via the PTA website: https://clermontpta.membershiptoolkit.com/soaring-eagle-award

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at soaringeagles@clermontpta.org

Congratulations to October Soaring Eagle, Mrs. Joyce Shott!

Counselor's Corner

Our classroom lessons during October were focused on the following topics:

Kindergarten- Continuing CARE lessons, focusing on Acceptance and Responsibility and feelings regulation strategies

1st grade- Identifying bullying behaviors. Practicing prevention and intervention strategies.

2nd grade- Explore and practice bully prevention and intervention strategies.

3rd grade- Identifying small and big problems with peer conflict. Practicing conflict resolution strategies.

4th-6th grade- Explore and practice bully prevention and intervention strategies.

For more information on bully prevention strategies, please see your child’s grade level newsletter.  

A smiling heart says, "Your Counselor Cares About You!"

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form and we will contact you. 

Mrs. Treger (pmtreger@fcps.edu) & Ms. Monahan (emmonahan@fcps.edu)

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

We have so many great staff members throughout Clermont Elementary! You can nominate them for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards. Fill out the Google form below, which lists the different categories. The submission deadline is Friday, November 12, 2021. Questions can be directed to Lisa Gibson at lmgibson@fcps.edu.

Nomination Form: Click here to nominate an Outstanding Eagle Employee.

Opportunities to Give Feedback on the FCPS 2022-23 School Year Calendar

Families and staff received an email last week from fcpssurvey@fcps.edu with a link to the FCPS Calendar Survey. The survey is also available in other languages.

We encourage you to complete the survey at your earliest convenience. Employees and students in grades 7-12 have been invited to take a similar survey as well. The results will be used to inform and support FCPS staff as well as the Fairfax County School Board as they work to adopt the 2022-23 calendar. All responses are confidential. If you have any questions about the survey, please email FCPSsurvey@fcps.edu.

This year, FCPS is using a different process to develop the calendar. Learn about the criteria being used in the development of the 2022-23 calendar.

Calendar Virtual Town Hall on November 8

FCPS will be holding a virtual Town Hall meeting on Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m., on Zoom to discuss how the 2022-23 school year calendar is being developed, and for participants to provide feedback on a series of questions related to this process.

FCPS is offering this community engagement opportunity in English, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, and Korean. In addition, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

Please register online to attend the Calendar Development Webinar and indicate if you will need an interpreter. You will receive the webinar link on November 8 from “Office of Communication and Community Relations.”


November 11: Veterans Day - Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

November 19: Picture Retake Day

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

February 21:Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School