This Week at Frost - September 9, 2022

Greetings Frost MS Families,

We’ve had another great week at Frost Middle School! I hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day Holiday having an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends!

Our students have done an amazing job getting acclimated to the new building. For those who do not know, our newest wing has opened this week! Now you can access our new administration suite using the “main entrance” (tunnel in the front of the building) and there are approximately 10 new classrooms and additional office spaces that have opened on the second floor directly above the admin wing! There were a ton of moving boxes all about at the beginning of the week, but slowly and surely, we are beginning to call the new space our own!

Our students have been participating in our Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) review sessions this week with the assistant principals and they also received a lesson in their Falcon Focus class as well! Please reference the communication that was sent out earlier this week on 9/7/22 to ensure you have reviewed the updated SR&R booklet and digitally signed the Parent Signature sheet.

Please take a moment to read through the information provided below! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! As always, “Work Hard. Be Nice. Widen Your Circle. We are #ONEFrost!”

Yours in partnership,


Anthony Harris


Important Dates

  • Monday, 9/26                                NO SCHOOL / Teacher Workday
  • Tuesday, 9/27                               Virginia Growth Assessment Test 
  • Wednesday, 9/28                          Frost Band Night at WTW
  • Thursday, 9/29                             Virginia Growth Assessment Test 
  • Wednesday, October 5                NO SCHOOL/Yom Kippur
  • October 19/20                                Fall Picture Days
  • Monday, October 24                     NO SCHOOL/Diwali
  • Friday, October 28                        End of 1st Quarter/Two Hour Early Release
  • Monday, October 31                     NO SCHOOL/Teacher Workday


This Week at Frost....

Grading Timeline and Progress Report Schedule

To view this year's grading scheduling, please check on the link below:

22-23 Frost Grading Timeline.pdf


Testing Information & Quarter 1 Testing Windows

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The Fall Virginia Growth Assessments will be administered in two weeks at Frost MS. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and Winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (;
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (;
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (

The Grade Level Tests webpage ( provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). School staff will contact you with the specific dates your student is scheduled to take the standardized VGA and SOL assessments. If you have questions about state assessments, contact your student’s teacher or Debbie Metzker, our test coordinator, at .  

Testing Windows


Building Strong Attendance Habits



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


World Language Credit Exam 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 World Languages Credit Exam. It will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty (30) languages will be included. The exam assesses reading and writing language proficiency in languages other than English. Students who take the exam may earn up to three World Languages credits for levels one, two, and three for the language of the exam. Detailed information can be found on the FCPS World Language Credit Exam Website.

Students & parents can register for the exam by completing this Google Form.

Registration is now open and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.


COVID Diagnostic Testing Dates

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment.


Family Resources

Safety Drills During the School year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills. Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.


Helpful Resources

  1. hotspot and internet for families with students who receive free and/or reduced-price meals or Fairfax County services. Free Internet for Students: Project 10Million | T-Mobile
  2. The Fairfax Health County Health Department continues to provide monkeypox vaccinations for individuals who have a known exposure to a confirmed case and is now providing screening to other individuals to assess risk. Exposure most commonly happens when a person has direct contact with rash, scabs, or body fluids of someone who has the virus. Learn more here.
  3. 988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) Click here to learn more about 988.
  4. Locations to receive recommended child and adolescent immunizations are available throughout the Fairfax Health District, including at many pharmacies and groceries that have pharmacies. Please click here to find a location near you.
  1. COVID-19 Updates (Information available in multiple languages.                       Language preference is located under video on webpage). 
  1. Fairfax County Youth Substance Use Trends and Supports Webinar (recording). Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends, Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on youth substance use trends and supports.
  2. Healthy Minds Fairfax has a 1-pager on how to know when your child may have a mental health concern and where to get help.


Community News

Woodson Feeder Night Football Game on September 23

Join the Woodson Cavalier football team on September 23 at 7:00pm as they take on the Lewis Lancers!  All students from the Woodson Pyramid are admitted with the presentation of this flyer, linked below, and when accompanied by a paying adult. All feeder school students will be recognized before the game at 6:40pm. Please meet at the scoreboard at 6:30pm.

Feeder School Night 22 23_.pdf 


Asha-Jyothi 14th Annual 5K and 1K Fun Run on September 18 at Fairfax Corner

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  ( ) to support their 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 18th at Fairfax Corner at 8AM. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

To sign up, participating staff, students and/or their families visit the webpage:  Simply enter the code “AJ4schools” and select your school from the drop-down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K will be given to all participants.

2022 Fairfax AJ Run School Generic Flyer.pdf