Floris "Friday" Message 9/1/22

Rob and Holly

In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • Parent SR&R Signature Due by 9/30
  • Digital Resources Consent 
  • Safety Drills
  • Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Information/ Timeline
  • Superintendent Community Conversation- Westfield Pyramid 
  • Upcoming Spirit Day (9/9) 
  • Upcoming PTA Events (9/8 and 9/21) 
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

It was wonderful to see many parents at the Back to School Nights on Tuesday and Wednesday. We look forward to seeing 4th-6th grade parents tonight. We appreciate our teachers creating their presentations to share this important information. We also appreciate our families taking time to engage in these meetings to learn more about their children's learning experience this school year. 

Fall Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13. The forms from Lifetouch are coming home today in Friday Folders. 

Please remember that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day Holiday. 

Have a fabulous four-day weekend!  

Holly Walker, Principal, hjwalker@fcps.edu

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, ragibbs@fcps.edu


Parent SR&R Signature Due by September 30

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

SR&R Parent Acknowledgement

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Digital Tools

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.

If you have already provided consent - THANK YOU!  For those of you that have not, 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!

Safety Drills

Each year our staff and students participate in a variety of safety drills. The required drills include: 

  • Evacuation/Fire Drills- two in the first 20 days of school and then one per month through June 2023
  • Bus Evacuation Drills- one each semester 
  • Lockdown Drills- Our first one will be September 8, and the second required drill will be in January 2023. 
  • Tornado Drill- one in March 2023 

Parent Information Session


2022-2023 AAP Information and Level IV Timeline

  • There will be an informational meeting about Advanced Academic Programs for parents on Tuesday, September 13, at 6PM in the school Cafeteria.  Please plan to arrive at Door 6 (the cafeteria door).  Any parents of students in grades K-6 are invited to attend.  This meeting with discuss the 4 levels of service for Advanced Academics as well as the process for screening and identification for these services.  Please reach out to Amy Albanese abalbanese@fcps.edu with any questions.
  • For any families new to FCPS who are interested in having their child (Grades 3-6 only) screened for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP), referral forms are due to Amy Albanese abalbanese@fcps.edu by October 15, 2022Forms can be found on the AAP website.
  • For any parents/families interested in referring their child (Grades 2-6 only) for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP) for the 2023-2024 school year, level IV referral forms are due to Amy Albanese abalbanese@fcps.edu by December 15, 2022

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid to visit the Westfield Pyramid for a Community Conversation

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on Tuesday, September 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register to attend.

If that date does not work for you, Dr. Reid will also be holding a Community Conversation at South Lakes High School on Wednesday September 7, from 6:30-7:30. Please Register Here

You can find more locations and dates for the Superintendent Community Conversations at Superintendent Community Conversations

Upcoming Spirit Day

Patriot Day

Let's all wear red, white, and blue on Friday, September 9th in honor of Patriot Day on Sunday.  

We can't wait to see your patriotic pictures!!!




Upcoming PTA Events 

If you have a child in Kindergarten or 1st grade, please join us for a welcome pizza party hosted by the PTA on Thursday September 8th at 6:30pm. Eat some pizza while mingling with other K and 1st grade families and find out more about what the PTA has in store for this year!


Open to all Floris families; Please join us on Wednesday September 21st at 6:30pm for the PTA Ice Cream Social and first official PTA meeting of the 22-23 school year.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the PTA and our plans for the upcoming year.  We'll have ice cream and lots of Floris friends in attendance...…need we say more?

Mark Your Calendar

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

September 8: PTA - Kindergarten-1st grade Pizza Event, blacktop/café 

September 9: Wear red, white, and blue for Patriot Day

September 13:

  • Fall Picture Day
  • Informational Meeting for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), 6:00-7:00pm, café

September 21: PTA Meeting and Ice Cream Social, 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, Staff Development Day 

October 15: NEW to FCPS AAP Referrals due 

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:

  • Harvest Parade, 9:30am, field, details to follow
  • End of First Quarter
  • Two-Hour Early Release (Floris dismissal 2:00pm) 

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 1: Harvest Parade Rain Date, 9:30am, field 


Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar