Coates Family Newsletter for 3/25/22

Dear Coates Families,

We are excited to share a new resource that will soon be available to all Coates students to support learning. All FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through at no cost.

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. Recently you received an email that included the online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website. As always, please contact us if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Jessica King, Acting Principal

Mrs. Jenn Gray & Mrs. Laura Dinkov, Assistant Principals

Calendar Reminder


Thursday, March 31st is the end of the 3rd Quarter of school. Students will be released two hours early at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, April 1st is a Teacher Workday; NO School for students

April 4 - 8-Spring Break! NO School for students and staff.

The Coates Office will be closed during spring break. Should you have a school-related emergency, please contact the School Security Office at 571-423-2000.

Last Day For Book Fair!


Our online Book Fair is live!  Check it out at this link.  Books will be delivered to the school and bundled up for your child to bring home.

SEL Screener Spring Window

All students in grades K-12 will participate in the SEL screener this spring.  The spring SEL screener window is scheduled April 12 to May 6.

Options to opt out are included here and are due no later than Friday, April 8. If you have opted your student out earlier this school year, there is no need to complete the form again. For more information and additional translations, please use this link.

Recognize Our Staff Who Go Above and Beyond

fcps cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Coates.

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TWITTER (Principal Basdekis): @pdbasdekis

FACEBOOK: FCPS L.L. Coates Elementary School

INSTAGRAM:  @coateselementary

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