TC Updates 9/9/22

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Terra Centre Families,

We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and took advantage of the nice weather. Fall is quickly approaching as the leaves are beginning to change colors and the sun is starting to set much earlier. 

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system. Here is what you need to know now:

You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: 

SIS Parent Account

Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology: Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page.

Learn more about Schoology:

Schoology Snippets (short videos on how to navigate Schoology):

The Schoology Parent Resource Kit:

More information for families, including resetting passwords and to request technical support:

Students use their regular FCPS login information to login. Student resources for Schoology:

We will be posting important information in our Schoology Terra Centre parent folder on a regular basis, so be sure to sign up.  

Please read below for important updates and reminders. 

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal

Teresa Lewis, Assistant Principal

Calendar Events


September 11: Patriot Day

September 17: Constitution Day

September 21: FCPS Advanced Academics Information Session (K-6)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the cafeteria

September 26: Teacher Workday-No School for students

September 27: PTA General Membership meeting, 7:30 PM (virtual)

September 29: Community Conversation with Dr. Reid at Robinson Secondary School: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

FCPS 2022-2023 Calendar

FCPS School Year 2022-2023

Dr. Michelle Reid

Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

Please join us for a Superintendent Community Conversation at Robinson Secondary on September 29th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn more about Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, and help her get to know our school community.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. 

Please register to attend: Registration form


Attendance Matters


September is Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources. Attend today, achieve tomorrow! 

Septiembre es el Mes de la Concienciación sobre la Asistencia Escolar. Algunas de las formas en que los padres pueden ayudar a sus hijos a crear rutinas saludables y el hábito de llegar a la escuela a tiempo todos los días incluyen 

  • Establecer una rutina regular a la hora de acostarse y por la mañana. (¿Necesita ayuda? Vea esta lista de verificación matutina, disponible en inglés o español).
  • Prepare la ropa y las mochilas la noche anterior.
  • Si su hijo parece estar ansioso por ir a la escuela, hable con los maestros, los consejeros escolares u otros padres para que le aconsejen cómo hacer que se sienta cómodo y entusiasmado con el aprendizaje.
  • Desarrolle planes de respaldo para llegar a la escuela si surge algún imprevisto. Llame a un familiar, a un vecino o a otro padre.
  • En la medida de lo posible, evite las citas médicas o los viajes largos cuando el colegio esté en marcha.

Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más recursos sobre la asistencia escolar. ¡Asiste hoy, logra mañana!

Challenged Materials Review Committees

As detailed in Regulation 3009, principals are required to submit a list of individuals who are available to serve on a Challenged Materials Review Committee if a departmental committee is needed.  Names of two parents are required. Parents must not be employed by FCPS and contact information should be provided. 

The list of potential committee members will be maintained at central office.  Names are randomly chosen to serve if a central departmental committee is required to review a challenged material.

If you would like to submit your name as a parent volunteer for Terra Centre, please fill out this form.

Patriot Day

Sept. 11 Commemoration

On Monday we will remember and honor the victims, families, heroes, and survivors of 9/11, and the courage and determination of our nation's first responders. #NeverForget

Remembering 9/11 Through FCPS Service Learning and Volunteer Fairfax

Volunteer Fairfax will be facilitating VolunteerFest 2022, a countywide day of service, on September 17. This is a great opportunity for students and families who want to engage with local nonprofits and volunteer. The event will officially kick-off on September 11, Patriot’s Day, with Volunteer Fairfax sharing donation needs and upcoming volunteer opportunities. More information about VolunteerFest 2022 can be found at Volunteer Fairfax’s website. Additional 9/11 Day of Service information can be found at

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 -Oct. 15 National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, la FCPS reconoce y celebra las historias, culturas y contribuciones de los miembros de nuestra comunidad cuyos antepasados vinieron de España, México, el Caribe y América Central y del Sur.


SR&R Signature Sheet Due September 30

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is 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/caregiver 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/caregiver’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.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at 703-249-1400, if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Community Meal

TC Purple Star

Calling all Terra Centre military families! We are collecting information from our families so we can support our military connected students. Please take a moment to click and fill out the following form: Military Connected Families.

FCPS in the News

‘I know that our community can come together’: New Fairfax Schools superintendent wants to restore trust in public education (WAMU, August 30)

“Pet Gazette” Features Principals and Pups (Mount Vernon Gazette, September 1)

Student Success: Chantilly High Seniors Seek Patent for Automatic Walker Designed to Help Parkinson's Patients (August 29)

Special Delivery! Davis Career Center Students Bring Handmade Cookies and Joy to Superintendent Reid (September 7)

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