Daniels Run Down-Family Edition-June 10, 2022

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From the desk of Mr. Smith!

DRES families,

Thank you to our families for all your support during the 2021-22 school year.  Your time and effort are greatly appreciated. We have a had a great final week of school full of joy and celebration.  It was great to see many of our families at our "Success Days", Kindergarten promotion ceremony and our 6th grade promotion ceremony.   

Thank you to our staff for all their time and effort as we welcomed over 780 students back to in-person learning (some students for the first time), provided excellent academic and wellness support while balancing COIVD protocols. 

We wish everyone in our DRES community a happy and joyful summer.

See you Monday, August 22nd for the first day of school!


Chris Smith

DRES Principal 


Farewell to staff leaving DRES

We are grateful for the amazing contributions and impact of the following staff members who will not be returning to Daniels Run ES next school year.

  • Lauren Hein (AP)
  • Quyen Sullivan (SPED)
  • Lauren Moniuszko (PE)
  •  Tami Gaskill (2nd grade)
  • Gloria Diaz (Spanish)
  • Karina Cheema (Kindergarten)
  • Ivonne Ordonez (IA)
  • Maya Omran (6th Grade)
  • Alex Paganelli (Music)

Assessment Results

New this school year across FCPS, the following assessment results will be communicated differently.  Please understand that we have been directed from the central testing office that scores are not to be shared with families until they are made available centrally.  Once the testing window closes, the state and FCPS perform various tasks to verify the scores. See below for the method of communication.

The following assessment results will be posted electronically in Parent Vue by mid-July. If you do not have a Parent Vue account, your child’s results will be mailed home to the home address in late August

  • Standards of Learning Assessments-SOL (Grades  3-6)
  • iReady Reading and Math screener (Grades 1-6)

The following assessment results score report letters with individual student results are centrally mailed to parents/guardians.

  • WIDA mailed with Title III eligibility notices by late September (Students in the ESOL program)
  • Social Emotional Learning Screener results mailed by mid-July (Grades K-6)
  • VKRP mailed by mid-July (Kindergarten)

Free and Reduced Meal Information

For two years student meals were provided at no cost. Students who qualify for free and reduced meals may also be eligible to participate in several fee-based programs at either no cost or at a reduced cost if parents provide a consent to share information form. Learn more about the criteria and process here.

Apply online here: Application

You must send in a new household application for each school year. Applications to apply for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in August.


 All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com 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 Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request.  Please submit the opt-out request by April 11th. An email from FCPS went to all families yesterday with information on the program and the link to the opt-out form.  A hard copy of the opt-out form will go home in the Wednesday folders today.  For additional information, visit the FCPS online tutoring services website.

Important Dates 

Augusr 22, 2022

School Begins - First Day of School