Floris Friday Message 8/19/22

Holly and Rob

In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • First Day
  • Digital Resources
  • Back to School Nights 
  • School Supplies 
  • Floris PTA  
  • Westfield HS Band Fundraiser 
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

It was fabulous to see so many of our Floris families at Open House yesterday, and we can't wait to see our students on Monday for the first day of school. 

Our doors will open on Monday at 9:00am. School officially begins at 9:15am, with dismissal at 4:00pm.

Arrival and dismissal (buses and Kiss and Ride) are often challenging at the beginning of the year. We thank you in advance for your patience as transportation, Floris staff, parents, and students work through those beginning of year kinks, keeping safety at the forefront of all decisions. 

Our staff have requested that we give our Eagles time to acclimate to school routines and procedures. Therefore, we will not be accepting lunch visitors in the first few weeks of school. We appreciate your support as we prepare our students for a fabulous year. Please watch for details on when we are ready to accept volunteers and lunch visitors.  

We hope you have a wonderful weekend, and we will see our students on Monday!


Holly Walker, Principal, hjwalker@fcps.edu

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, ragibbs@fcps.edu

First Day Fairfax

The first day of the 2022-23 school year is Monday, August 22. FCPS parents, students, and staff members are invited to share their favorite pictures or videos from the first day of school on social media using the hashtag #FirstDayFairfax

Let's connect our Floris community!  Share your pictures by commenting on Monday's Facebook post (https://www.facebook.com/FlorisSchool)  or by tagging @florisschool on Twitter!

digital resources

Digital Resources Consent

At Floris, we use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. Some of these tools require parental consent before they can be used.

You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://florises.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources.

After reviewing these resources, please complete 🔗 this form 🔗 to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission, so the sooner we can get the permission the better!

Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Willa McGrath (wimcgrath@fcps.edu) or your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns. THANK YOU!


Back to School Nights are a time for parents to learn about the curriculum and expectations in both the class and grade level for their children. Please watch for details from your children's teachers. 

  • Tuesday, August 30: Kindergarten-1st Grade, 6:30-7:30pm 
  • Wednesday, August 31: 2nd-3rd Grade, 6:30-7:30pm 
  • Thursday, September 1: 4th, 5th and 6th Grade, 6:30-7:30pm


School Supplies

The school supply lists can be found on the Floris webpage. Teachers may share additional needs during the school year. 

If your student is in need of school supplies, please email Sarah de Kramer (school counselor) at shdekramer@fcps.edu

Floris PTA

You can join the PTA now at Floris PTA Membership

Westfield HS Band Fundraiser 

If you are looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. Westfield High School Band is excited to announce it will be hosting the 10th Annual one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, August 27th, from 10am-5pm. For one day only, the cafeteria will be transformed into a mattress showroom.

For information about the sale, go to: bit.ly/beds4westfieldband22.


What: 10th Annual Westfield High School Band Mattress Fundraiser

Where: Westfield High School Cafeteria

When: Saturday, August 27th, 10am-5pm


Mark Your Calendar

August 22: 1st Day of School

August 30: Back to School Night for K & 1st grade parents, 6:30-7:30pm, classrooms 

August 31: Back to School Night for 2nd & 3rd grade parents, 6:30-7:30pm, classrooms 

September 1: Back to School Night for 4th, 5th & 6th grade parents, 6:30-7:30pm, classrooms 

September 2-5: Holiday- Labor Day Break – All FCPS schools and offices closed

September 21: PTA Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm, café 

September 26: No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teacher Workday

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25: Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28: End of First Quarter and Two-Hour Early Release

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday


Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar