Dear Clermont Families,

It’s been a great week back with the students! While we have had many staff absences due to Covid-19, we are very grateful for the FCPS staff who have come from our central offices to help support us at Clermont.

As we prepare to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 17, we are also watching for the potential of winter weather early next week. We used all of our traditional snow days during last week’s snowstorm. Any future inclement weather days will include virtual learning whenever possible, and will start at 10:30 am. Our synchronous day will conclude at 2:45 pm, with 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm reserved for asynchronous work your child’s teacher will assign.

Students in grades 3-6 will continue to bring their laptops and chargers home each day. During the winter months, students in K-2 will begin bringing their laptops home on Fridays and if inclement weather is forecasted during the week. Please be sure to send the chargers and laptops back to school each school day.

At home, we ask that you do a few simple things that will make an inclement weather virtual learning day run smoothly:

  • Make sure students bring their device home Friday and be sure the device is charged ahead of Tuesday. 
  • Review the Student Technology Readiness Checklist with your child and complete all the at-home readiness steps. 
  • Remind your child that the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule includes a start time of 10:30 am so they can check their devices and make sure they are able to log in properly at 10:30 am. 
  • Remind your child that attendance will be taken on inclement weather virtual learning days.
  • Please allow students in grades 1 and 2 to share laptop chargers with older students if needed.

During weather events, FCPS must consider power outages, technical connection issues, and whether students have access to devices that they may not have taken home the night before. FCPS will announce a virtual learning day in the weather closure announcement on our website and social media channels and through email communications and local media. 

Thank you for your help in making sure an inclement weather virtual learning day is a successful one for your child. Please let me know if you have any questions RSalata@fcps.edu.


Ms. Salata, Principal

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MiFi Devices

Parents, if you do not have internet service at home, you may request a MiFi device for your student. The MiFi will allow your child to connect the FCPS laptop to the internet for learning. The MiFi is filtered to block harmful or inappropriate websites. If you do not have internet access in your home, you may request a MiFi by contacting Samantha Sapp SDSapp@fcps.edu.

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on January 17 for MLK Jr. Holiday; Early Dismissal on January 20 and Student Holidays on January 21 and 24

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Also, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, January 20, the last day of the second quarter, and Friday, January 21 (teacher work day), and Monday, January 24 (professional development day), are holidays for students.

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Become a Substitute Teacher and Save the Day! Attend the Virtual Substitute Job Fair on January 18

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers. Starting pay is $17.79 per hour for short-term subs; $23.91 per hour for long-term subs. 

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. If you are interested, FCPS is holding a virtual Substitute Job Fair on Tuesday, January 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn more about the fair, as well as how to apply, prepare, register, and attend.


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

January 20: Spirit Day - Twin Day (Match w/a friend!)

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: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

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

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm