Cooper News Jan. 5th

Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful break and extended break with the snow days. 

Please ensure your student has an extra mask packed for after lunch and/or P.E. and a reusable water bottle. Water fountains are only permitted to be used as refill stations. 

Students should come to school with a fully charged computer to be used for learning throughout the day.

Thursday, January 6th will be an “Odd” Day.

Important dates for January:

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday - School Holiday

January 20: End of 2nd Quarter - two hour early dismissal (12:15pm)

January 21: Teacher Work Day - Student Holiday

January 24: Staff Development Day - Student Holiday

January 25: Start of 3rd Quarter

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Optional COVID-19 screening testing 

Optional COVID-19 screening testing for students is available. FCPS partners with LongView International Technology Solutions, Inc. (LTS) to provide testing services for students. Testing for Cooper MS students will take place on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Cooper MS. 

One-time parent/legal guardian consent is required to begin COVID screening testing for a student to be tested at school. You may withdraw your consent for testing at any time. If you want your child to begin participating in COVID-19 screening testing, you must pre-register your child(ren) and provide consent using the LTS secure online portal. If you do not want your child to participate in COVID-19 screening testing, no action is required. You will have the option each week to update your child’s vaccination and consent for testing.

For all the details about optional COVID-19 screening testing, visit the FCPS website and review the FCPS COVID-19 Screening Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.  If you have questions about how testing will be conducted here at Cooper MS please contact the front office at (703) 442-5800.  Screening testing is a recommended layered prevention strategy that keeps Cooper Middle School safe for in-person learning. Thank you for considering enrolling your child.

After School Activities on Temporary Hold

With the surge in COVID19 cases and the new variant, FCPS is limiting many activities in the schools.  To that end, we will be holding off on any middle school after-school activities for two weeks.  We will reevaluate by January 14th and make a determination at that time of any next steps.  Likely, and hopefully, we will go back to normal operations at that time.

Rising 9th Grade Information

Sunday, January 9th, from 2-4pm, Langley High School is hosting an Open House.  Eighth-grade students and their families are invited to attend the information session presented by administrators, tour the building with student ambassadors, and chat with experienced parents and faculty at the reception following the tours.  Interested families should RSVP to AP Jim Robertson at: by January 6th.

If you have a rising 7th grade student:

We are so excited for you to be joining the Cooper family in just a few short months!  While counselors will be meeting with 6th grade classrooms in January, we will also be hosting several events to assist you in making supportive decisions regarding your child’s academic success in middle school.  Please save the following dates to join us for these informative events!





Parents & Students

Rising 7th grade Core & Elective

Curriculum Tour 

(Materials will be posted HERE on Jan. 10th)


Jan. 10

Your Choice

Parents & Students

Virtual Rising 7th grade: Welcome to Cooper Night


A Zoom Link will be emailed to you prior to the meeting

Jan. 27



Cooper Counselors visit 6th grade classes 

(Each ES will be assigned a date)

Jan. 25- 28


Students & Parents

Input Course Requests to the Google Form. Only students can complete this form while logged into their google account (Google Form will be available on January 27th)

Due by Feb. 7

By 8:00pm

Still have Questions?

More Registration/Academic Advising information can be found on our website HERE

We look forward to "seeing" you in January!