Cedar Lane Update

Cedar Lane Update



Twitter:  @CedarLaneHS

Facebook:  Cedar Lane HS


Upcoming Dates:

Full Calendar:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar   (continuous updates)


3/23....................... RTL 1st

3/25....................... RTL 2nd

3/29....................... RTL 3rd

3/31....................... RTL 4th

3/31....................... Q3 Ends, 2 Hour Early Release

3/31....................... Service Learning project

4/1........................ TWD-No School

4/4 thru 4/8........... Spring Break!


Free online Tutoring and Opt-Out

By mid-April, FCPS students will have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is optional. Students will have access to Tutor.com unless parents submit an opt-out form request via ParentVUE or a hard copy signed and returned to schools. 

All FCPS families will receive an Online Tutoring Services Notice and Opt-Out Information email on March 22. Parents will be able to submit opt-out request(s) via ParentVUE, and also by returning a signed opt out form back to the school.

FCPS Family Engagement Survey is open

Make your voice heard!  Take the Family Engagement Survey!  The FCPS Family Engagement Survey window is from Sunday, March 13 - April 3, 2022.



Ms. Mclu Earns an FCPS Region 1 Award

Ms. Mclu is our daytime custodian.  Our students interact with her throughout the day and Cedar Lane Staff ADORE her.  She was awarded an FCPS Region 1 Award for FCPS Cares. https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/features/ms-buah-recognized-fcps-cares-month-recipient


Attention Seniors & Senior Parents

Our NOVA Outreach Coordinator is Thomas Chalk, tchalk@nvcc.edu. On March 23rd, he will be holding a Zoom help session for all interested students to complete their NOVA application. Students should go ahead and register now so we know whom to expect. Mrs. Williams will gather them all to log on with their laptops at the time of the session.


Here is the information:

NOVA Application Session

When: Mar 23, 2022 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


Students should have their SSN handy at the time of application to NOVA.


Cedar Lane Yearbooks are now on sale!

$35 for 72 pages of full color fun- if your student is at Cedar, they are in it! Help them remember this year for years to come. Payment can be made by cash, check made out to Cedar Lane, or credit card at this link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=14579622

Questions? Email Ms. Blakemore at arblakemore@fcps.edu.


Special Education Parent Courses and Programs

Publishing this information can really help special ed families find resources they need.

All these opportunities are FREE unless noted. In most cases you must register if registration information is provided. Ongoing and On Demand events and courses follow this monthly list of events.



Adoptive Parent Lunch Bunch Starting

The “Lunch Bunch” Parent Support Group is for adoptive parents, who live in the state of Virginia, and are looking to build connections and support, gain tools, and hear stories from parents and share experiences.

Virtual groups will meet via Zoom on the 4th Monday of the month (Mar. 28th, Apr. 25th, May 23rd) from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

The “Lunch Bunch” is a drop-in Support Group and registration is not required for participation. Join Zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/7564120575 

More information is available here:



2022 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series 

This year’s fairs will be back in-person at West Springfield High School on March 12th from 1 - 3 p.m. and Chantilly High School on March 19th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

While most job seekers attending the fair are between ages 16 to 18, limited opportunities are sometimes available for students as young as 14. Job opportunities at the fair include full-time, part-time, seasonal, volunteer, and internship opportunities. In addition to job opportunities at the fair, students will also be able to attend a career-building workshop, like a Resume Workshop and Interviewing 101.  The best part of this fair is that it is completely free for students.

For students, you simply register here. There is no requirement to be a resident or student in Fairfax County, although the opportunities at the fair will be based in Fairfax County.  See amveltri@fcps.edu for more information.


NOVA Information Session Recordings Available (HS)

NOVA has been providing information sessions to FCPS seniors and their families and session recordings are now available. Please share the recordings below with any seniors or families who may be interested.

NOVA Information Session for FCPS Students & Parents (ENGLISH)

Date: Feb 10, 2022

Meeting Recording: https://youtu.be/c_DBsz7jy3c

NOVA Information Session for FCPS Students & Parents (SPANISH)

Date: Jan 26, 2022

Meeting Recording: https://youtu.be/rSYwwViRbAQ

There are 2 remaining information sessions for seniors and their families, if students/families would like to attend a live session and have the opportunity for Q&A:

Learn about what Northern Virginia Community College has to offer. This session will showcase the diverse academic programs you can pursue at NOVA including the admissions process, the unique career and transfer opportunities available to students, and the numerous services and resources designed to get you connected to the NOVA Community.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

  • March 24, 2022 (6:00pm)

Register here: tinyurl.com/Mar-24

  • April 20, 2022 (6:00pm)

Register here: tinyurl.com/April-20

For questions, contact: hsoutreach@nvcc.edu.


Empowering Parents... Transforming Teens

Parents learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies to avoid

Would you like to Learn how to build a positive relationship with your child and stop the arguing?

Would you like to Prevent or intervene in alcohol and drug use, and gang affiliation?

Would you like to Improve school attendance and academic performance?


10 Week Series Starts: Monday, April 11, 2022


Class will meet every Monday for 10 weeks from 6:00-8:00pm

Parent Project will be a hybrid format:

1st and 10th meeting will be held at the Fairfax County Courthouse4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 Room 201.1Meetings 2-9 will be held virtually

REGISTER NOW! Tuition: $30 Material fee per parent

*Dinner will be provided for in-person classes on 4/11/22 and 6/13/22*


Call 703-246-2495 or email Francisco.KlocknerGonzalez@fairfaxcounty.gov and Paula.King@fairfaxcounty.gov