Bush Hill Updates - Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Colorful Kindergarten

We are starting colors this week in Kindergarten.  Here is the list of what colors we will be wearing each day.  Show your support and join us wearing the color of the day!

Monday- Red, Tuesday- Orange, Wednesday- Yellow and Thursday- Green.  There is no need to purchase new clothing for our color days. 

Stacie Becker

Kindergarten Teacher

Bush Hill ES


Band & Strings

Elementary Band and Strings Sign-ups

Please remember that Elementary Band and String sign-up forms for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades are due this coming Thursday, September 1st. If there are any questions, please feel free to email either our Strings Teacher, Mr. Smith (spsmith3@fcps.edu) or our Band Teacher, Mr. Sorensen (nesorensen@fcps.edu).”

Rise & Shine & Be On Time

The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies

Reminder - Required Forms Due

We are still collecting forms for your students, which can be found online, filled out and printed and returned to us via your student. 

Required Forms:

Links to Forms:

Emergency Care Form


Health Information Form


Identification of Military Connected Students


Digital Consent Form


All forms are accessible on the main FCPS website at Forms.  If you are able to, please fill out the forms online and print them at home. If you wish to Opt-Out of certain services, please see the Opt-Out options on the FCPS website.   The Emergency Care and Health Information forms can also be completed and submitted using your ParentVUE account through WeCare. More information and directions to use WeCare can be found here: How to access WeCare

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. Log into ParentVue and 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.

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.

Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed

Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar

SR & R Cell Phone Usage Update

Student Rights & Responsibilities

2022 Student Rights & Responsibilities Includes Cell Phone Usage Update The Student Rights and Responsibilities document (SR&R) explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. Read the Letter from the Superintendent on the 2022-23 Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide for Families. Key changes to the document for the 2022-23 school year include: 

  • Adding rights to protect citizenship and immigration status from unauthorized sharing.
  • Changes to FCPS’ Acceptable Use Policy Regulation for Technology.
  • A new section on cell phones.

Parents should talk to their child(ren) before the start of the school year about these expectations for this upcoming school year. Families may also review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users. More information about the SR&R is available online.

Community Conversations With The Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Reid is hosting Community Conversations across the division to get to know our communities. Events will be held at the high school in each pyramid through November, unless otherwise noted below. Each Community Conversation will be held in person, allowing Dr. Reid an opportunity to better connect with participants. If you are unable to attend your pyramid's event, please consider attending another one. Schools will share registration information with families and employees. We look forward to seeing you soon!

All events will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Interpretation services, child care, and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information please visit https://www.fcps.edu/blog/superintendent-community-conversations

ice cream


Save The Date!

Bush Hill PTA

Ice Cream Social

Friday, September 16, 2022

6:30 - 8 PM

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.