LBSS Weekly News - June 3, 2022


Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

"Behind you, all your memories.  Before you, all your dreams.  Around you, all who love you.  Within you, all you need."--Lilli Vaihere. 

As we approach our graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022, we cannot help but remember all the hurdles, obstacles, and challenges this class has had to endure in these unprecedented times.  But, we must also remember the joys, the laughs, the dreams that these halls have shared, whether virtually or face to face.  We hope that our Lake Braddock family have given our graduates the courage and confidence to start on their new path as they graduate Monday.  Our community looks forward to seeing what your future may hold.  And remember to take us with you as you go forward.

Lake Braddock families please take note below to our Calendar updates for next week.  School is closed for graduation Monday and we head into a week of early dismissals.  Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the gorgeous weather!


Lindsey Kearns


"That clock you hear is the sound of your own heart.  Sink your teeth into this life, and don't let go."--Lin-Manuel Miranda

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Calendar Reminder: Lake Braddock closed Monday, June 6 for Graduation
Remember to Pick Up Any Medication from Health Room Before June 10!
Student's Intention for Next School Year
Free and Reduced Meal Plan Returns for 2022-23 School Year

COVID Information
Do Your Part: Mask Up!

High School Information
Need to Apply for College Board PSAT Accommodations?
HS Yearbook Update

Class of 2022 Information
Graduation Ceremony Reminders
Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information 

Middle School Information
MS Yearbook Update

Important Reminders
Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

PTSA Information
June NovaStar Prep Online SAT and ACT Practice Exams

FCPS Information
Family Return to School Survey
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: Lake Braddock Closed Monday, June 6 for Graduation

As a reminder, Lake Braddock will be closed on Monday, June 6 for our Class of 2022 Graduation.  The Graduation will be live streamed here:  

On Tuesday, June 7-Thursday, June 9, students will be dismissed at 11:50am.  The last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed early at 10am. 

Remember to Pick Up Any Medication from the Health Room Before June 10!

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 11 AM on Friday, June 10.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. 

High school students are allowed to pick up their own, as well as their middle school siblings’, over-the-counter medications.  However, all prescription medications, EpiPen's, inhalers, and diabetic meds must be picked up by a parent or guardian.  Students who are designated as self-carriers may pick up their own medication.   The Health Room is open from 8 AM to 3 PM on school days.  Once the half day schedule starts on June 3, the Health Room will be open only until 12 NOON.  Please call ahead for pickup outside of the scheduled hours, 703-426-1010.

Student's Intention for Next School Year

If your student will not be returning to Lake Braddock for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Intention Form. A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable. Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to and email it to the respective Registrars: High School: Amber Belloni,; Middle School: Angela Santizo,


Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Plan Returns for 2022-23 School Year

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application.  The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.  

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  Paper free and reduced-price meals applications are available to all households at school offices, school cafeterias, and other FCPS buildings or by contacting Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 or 703-813-4844.  Also, it’s important that parents/guardians complete the Consent to Share form so that their course fees can be waived based upon their FNR status.  This form is available here in different languages.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes.  

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

COVID Information


Do Your Part: Mask 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. 

During a medium community level, masks are not required in FCPS buildings. However, you may want to talk with your healthcare provider about wearing masks if you or someone in your household is immunocompromised. More guidance about how to reduce your risk during medium community transmission is available on the CDC 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

Need to Apply for College Board PSAT Accommodations?

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides information about the College Board testing accommodations process. To begin the process to request new College Board accommodations, please contact Darin Byrd, LBSS Services for Students with Disabilities Coordinator, at . The PSAT will be administered to next year’s sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing.

High School Yearbook Update

All High School Yearbooks are sold out for this year!

Class of 2022 Information

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!

Graduation Ceremony Reminders

For full ceremony details, please see the Graduation Season News and Updates that was sent to you via eNotify in late April or view the document here at our LB Senior Page.

  • Arriving
    • Seniors arrive at 8:00 a.m. via the loading dock.
    • Professional dress is expected; cap decorating is not allowed.
    • Doors will open for families at approximately 8:30 am.
    • We encourage carpooling or dropping students off at 8:00 a.m.
  • Seating
    • EagleBank Arena provides ample accessible seating for patrons in wheelchairs as well as those who may have difficulty with steps. All entrances to the arena are at street/concourse level and are wheelchair accessible. Portals 4, 8, 13 and 17 are reserved for guests in wheelchairs. Rows E, F, and G in every section will be labeled "Reserved for the Handicapped." These rows have 1, 2 or no steps to maneuver.

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.

Middle School Information

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Middle School Yearbooks 

There are a couple dozen Middle School Yearbooks still available for purchase for $40.  Students can bring $40 cash in person to Mr. Toney in J141.  These are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

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!

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!


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:

FCPS Information

Family Return to School Survey

We are interested in hearing about how the 2021-22 school year has gone for students. You have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which you should have received via email.

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. 

We encourage all Lake Braddock parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.


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.