LBSS Weekly News - May 27, 2022


Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

I share in your grief, fear, and frustration about the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. These events impact us all in personal ways. One thing we all have in common is our condemnation of these senseless acts of violence. 

Another thing we have in common is our commitment to keeping our schools, and the students and employees within them, safe. FCPS and Lake Braddock work to make critical safety upgrades to our buildings, plan and practice day-to-day safety and security measures, and respond swiftly to any concern or possible event. 

We also know that our students need care, support, and understanding as they learn about acts of gun violence. We have that support in place and encourage everyone to use them.  Your child may have questions and concerns after learning about this tragic news. The National Association of School Psychologists has a helpful resource (in multiple languages) for families and educators to support them when talking with students about school violence. If you or your child need additional support, please reach out to your school counselor. 

We stand together, as the Lake Braddock community and in solidarity with the Robb Elementary School community. 


Lindsey Kearns


Lake Braddock Lacrosse team with a 12-11 win over Robinson Monday night. Biggest win for the program since 1989! Go Bruins!

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 30 for Memorial Day
FCPS and Lake Braddock Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June!
National Gun Violence Awareness Day June 3
Dance Team Workshop Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access
Fairfax County PD-Teen Police Academy and Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement Summer Programs

COVID Information
Do Your Part: Vax Up!

High School Information
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Senior Schedule this Week
Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information 
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Obligations for Seniors

Middle School Information
MS Yearbook Update
LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

Important Reminders
Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar

PTSA Information
June NovaStar Prep Online SAT and ACT Practice Exams
May 25 PTSA Presentation

FCPS Information
Families Will Receive Reports Throughout the Summer for Spring Assessments
Bullying Education for Parents
Webinar on Opioid Use Trends and Support June 7
Important Immunization Requirements

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information


Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 30 for Memorial Day Holiday

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 31. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Looking Ahead: Early Dismissal June 10

As a reminder, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed at 10am here at Lake Braddock.


FCPS and Lake Braddock Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June!

In the month of June we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQIA+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.


National Gun Violence Awareness Day June 3

The FCPS School Board announced that June 3 will be National Gun Violence Awareness Day.  On that day, wearing orange will support the elimination of gun violence.  "On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s friends commemorated her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. Wear Orange is now observed every June."  For more information check out the wear orange website at

Dance Team Workshop

Current 8th to 11th graders, if you have interest in joining the LB Dance Team, come to our workshops June 2, 3, and 7 from 4:30-6:30pm.  For more information and to sign up, click here:
Questions?  Contact Coach Jacki at 


tutor - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Students can log into Schoology from any device with internet access to get to the site!

FCPD-Teen Police Academy and Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement Summer Programs

Teen Police Academy (TPA)
July 11-15, 2022
Applications due: June 17, 2022

A week-long program to explore careers in law enforcement. Classes will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School Monday through Friday 9am to 3:30pm. The program is free of charge.   

For an application and more details, please see our web site: Teen Police Academy | Police (

Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (FWLLE)
August 1 – 5, 2022
Applications due: June 24, 2022

A week-long program to explore careers for women in law enforcement. Classes will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm.  The program is free of charge.

For an application and more details, please see our web site: Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement | Police (

COVID Information


Do Your Part: Vax Up!

FCPS has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases recently as the county has transitioned to the medium community level. Schools continue to apply layered prevention strategies to maintain a healthy work and learning environment. However, each of us has a responsibility to do our part to help keep ourselves, our students, and our colleagues safe.

Easy ways to “Do Your Part” include: staying up to date on vaccinations and boosters, considering when and where to choose to mask up, practicing good hygiene, and monitoring symptoms daily. 

A single booster dose is now authorized for children ages 5-11, at least five months after completing a primary series with the Pfizer vaccine. Learn more about scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment or find a walk-in option on the Fairfax County Health Department’s website

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Health and Safety Guidance Document and COVID-19 Testing. 

High School Information


HS Yearbooks!

HS yearbooks are being distributed during all lunches via the Concession Stand.  If you have not pre-purchased, your name can be added to a waitlist.

Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Please note a change to the location of where you will meet your student after the Graduation Ceremony.  EagleBank Arena has changed it to the North entrance!

Senior Schedule This Week

  • May 31, Senior Laptop/Charger return
  • June 1, Senior Meeting--Breakfast at 8am in Cafeteria; Meeting at 9am in Little Theater
  • June 2, Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at 8am in Little Theater.  Students please enter at Door 14.  Rehearsal lasts about 3 hours.  Caps and Gowns will be distributed after this rehearsal.  
  • June 3, Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at 8am in Little Theater.  Rehearsal will last about 3 hours.


Share Your Grad Photos on Twitter, FB, and Instagram!

Graduation season is here! FCPS parents, students, and staff members are invited to share their favorite pictures from this year's graduation or promotion ceremonies on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram by tagging FCPS and using the hashtag #fcpsgrad22. We will retweet and share some of the photos.


Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information

To watch the Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony live from another location, Memories Videography will be live streaming Graduation this year.  Simply use this link:  

You can purchase a video of the ceremony here.  

Buy one copy to watch for $30 and get the second for only $15 more. This is the perfect time to purchase a gift for an out-of-town relative, a friend, or one to put away for safekeeping (safety deposit box, safe, fireproof box, etc). The price of the second, third, fourth copies of any school graduation is only $15 each.

Graduations are available for purchase via Download, Blu-Ray (HD), and DVD.

One Download, Blu-Ray or DVD $30.00 (first download/disc $23.59, $1.41 tax and $5.00 shipping)

Additional copies are $15.00 ($14.15 download/disc, $.85 tax, no additional shipping)

Please be advised, download file size is large (approximately 4-5GB). Be sure to confirm available hard drive space before beginning your download.


Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements

  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash (personal checks can no longer be accepted) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  Check the Graduation Season News on the Lake Braddock Senior page for more details!   
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.   Purchase your tickets here at the PTSA website.  Tickets must be purchased by 5/31/22.

Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information

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Middle School Yearbooks Arrive May 31!

From May 31-June 3, anyone who pre-ordered the 2021-2022 Middle School Yearbook can pick up their copy during A and B lunches at the Concession Stand outside the Cafeteria.

Online pre-orders end on May 30.  You can purchase at  School Code: 13596
Or find us on MySchoolBucks.


LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

The 8th Grade Formal Dance will be held Saturday, June 4 from 7:00-10:00 pm in the cafeteria.  The theme is HOLLYWOOD.  Tickets are $15 and will be on sale at A and B lunches starting Wednesday, May 25 through Thursday, June 2.  This is a dance for Lake Braddock 8th graders only and tickets will not be sold at the door.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.   Please see our Lake Braddock website here for more information!

We need parent volunteers to sell tickets, help decorate, chaperone and donate food and drink items. Sign up genius links are below.  

8th Grade Formal Volunteer Sign Up

8th Grade Formal Donation Sign Up

Important Reminders

Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar

Be sure to check out the end of year schedule at the Lake Braddock website for all up-to-date information as we close out this school year!  Click here and select "2021-2022 end of Year Calendar."

Please note that the school will be closed (no classes) for all students on Monday, June 6th, as we celebrate our Class of 2022 at graduation!


Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 


June NovaStar Prep Online SAT and ACT Practice Exams

Don't miss your last chance to take online SAT and ACT practice exams for the FY22 school year and support your PTSA at the same time!! NovaStar Prep is offering two practice exams on the following dates, both taking place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • SAT: Saturday, June 15, 2022
  • ACT: Saturday, June 25, 2022

To register, visit:

Registration fees: PTSA Members: $5; Non-PTSA Members: $15. A percentage of the registration fees are donated to the LBSS PTSA.

For more information, please write to:

May 25 PTSA Presentation

Did you miss the PTSA meeting on May 25?  Check out the slides from the meeting on our Lake Braddock website!

FCPS Information

Families Will Receive Reports Throughout the Summer for Spring Assessments

Spring assessments help teachers and schools check on students’ learning and skill development. Families will access results from end-of-year assessments in different ways. For most assessments, FCPS provides custom reports to share scores with families.

Look in SIS ParentVUE for these reports by the end of July:

Watch the mail for these reports by the end of the indicated month:

Other scores come from the school or testing organization. These include Advanced Placement (AP) scores accessed through students’ College Board accounts.

Go online or contact your student's school for additional information about FCPS assessments. You can also learn how to activate a SIS ParentVUE account to access scores. Schools will mail SIS reports to families without ParentVUE accounts.

Bullying Education for Parents

The FCPS Bullying Prevention and Intervention public website has been updated to include a parent video.  The video educates parents on what bullying is, per the SR&R, and what they can expect when a bullying allegation is reported to a school administrator.  The video is available at

Webinar on Opioid Use Trends and Support June 7

Opioid overdoses are on the rise in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends. 

Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on substance use trends and supports June 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register for the June 7 webinar

The webinar will cover topics including:

  • Most Commonly Used Substances.
  • In Depth Opioid Information.
  • Reasons Why Youth Use Substances.
  • Ways Parents Can Support their Children.
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources.
  • How to connect with support providers.

Language interpretation will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and Korean. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting by an ASL/Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Team will also be provided.

Learn more about what you can do to help and prevent overdoses in our Healthy Minds blog.


Important Immunization Requirements

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2022-23 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

More information on immunization requirements is available online


Important LBSS and FCPS Resources

How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines



Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early

  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late buses are done for this school year!



Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

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FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources

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  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.