Summer Mustang Memo 7.1.22

Note from Dr. Sheers

Happy Summer Mustangs! Hope you are getting some much needed rest and relaxation and enjoying the summer break!

We were just given 3 Monitor Positions at WSES and are looking to hire. I am hopeful a parent may be interested! You can read about the position, pay, etc. here:

Additionally, we would love more WSES substitutes and our favorite substitutes are those that are parents too! You can read more about becoming a substitute as well as how to apply here:

Please email me if you are interested in either of these positions. We are truly #strongertogether and would love for you to be part of our community in any way! 

Kelly Sheers

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Summer Reading Program
Summer is the perfect time to read! Whether reading with friends, reading by the pool, or reading on a rainy day, we want to encourage all Mustangs to read all summer long.

Our Summer Reading Challenge is simple and offers a variety of challenges to meet the interests and needs of all Mustang readers.  A printed version of the summer reading challenge went home with all K-5 students and it can be found on the school website along with Mrs. Stevenson’s summer reading recommendations. 

Students can return it the first week of school in August to be eligible for our random prize drawings and celebration.

Summer Meal Kits
Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

Free and Reduced Meals
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.

SOL Results
If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE now. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July.

Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today - Available Summer 2022
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.

Details about how students can access via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at - Online Tutoring Services.  

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations Available this Summmer
The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual mental wellness consultations this summer from June 21 through August 5. Any Fairfax County parent may request a consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker. Consultations are up to 45-minutes in length and may occur by phone or video conferencing.

There are two types of consultations offered:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or transitions and changes related to school.

We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation.  

A school psychologist or school social worker will respond to your request during the weeks you indicated being available in the survey. Please check your voicemail and email during your selected weeks in order to set up an appointment. You may leave a message at 703-503-2520 if you have questions or need to make any changes.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis, text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or call 911.

Save the Date

Save the Date!
Open House:  Thursday, August 18

First Day of School:  Monday, August 22

Back to School Night: Thursday, September 8


Happy Fourth of July Mustangs!