TC Updates 9/16/22

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Terra Centre Families, 

It's been another great week at Terra Centre and it is hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the halfway mark of the first quarter!

We have successfully completed all of our required beginning of the year safety drills and our students have done an excellent job following all the procedures. 

As the weather begins to shift and daylight hours gets shorter, we are thankful that we have had some clear skies at recess before the cold days of winter begin to set in. This is a great time to send your child to school with layers since the weather can be a little cooler in the morning and warmer in the afternoons. 

Please read below for important updates, reminders, and upcoming events. 

Rebecca Gidoni, Principal

Teresa Lewis, Assistant Principal

Calendar Events


September 17: Constitution Day

September 19-September 30: Kindergarten Color Days

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

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

September 23:  Robinson Homecoming Parade, 4:45 PM

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

October 3: Picture Day

October 4: Field Day

FCPS 2022-2023 Calendar

FCPS School Year 2022-2023

Robinson Homecoming Parade

Robinson Annual Homecoming Parade

This year, join us for our homecoming parade!

The parade will take place on Friday, September 23rd at 4:45. Line up along Gainsborough and Wheatstone Drive to catch a glimpse of our 2022 Homecoming Court, cheer and dance teams, fall sport teams, marching band, Robinson Pyramid mascots and more!

Bring a chair and join in the fun watching the parade- line up anywhere along the route below. 

Robinson Parade Map

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


2021-22 Fairfax County Youth Survey 

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The county has posted the results for the 2021 survey

The survey is given to all students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 each fall. It provides a wealth of information about a variety of topics related to our youth that influence their physical and mental well being, from sleep and nutritional habits to substance abuse behaviors to symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts. 

The results provide a snapshot of our youth in Fairfax County but also serve as a barometer of our own effectiveness as a community in fostering healthy choices in our young people. Data from the Fairfax County Youth Survey is used as a measurement tool in the FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 2 - Caring Culture - Healthy Life Choices.

The survey is anonymous and voluntary. Visit our website for more information on the upcoming Fairfax County Youth Survey.

Family Engagement Survey Results

  • FCPS administered its second Family Engagement Survey in the 2021-22 school year to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. Key findings include:
  • 91% responded that “My child feels safe at school.”
  • 90% feel their school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • 90% feel the information provided by my child’s school is easy to understand.
  • 89% feel welcome at my child’s school.
  • 89% feel their school is safe.

The survey was open from March 13-April 10 and was available in 10 languages. All families with students in preK through 12th grade were invited to participate. View survey

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.

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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. graphic

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to

Los estudiantes de FCPS continúan teniendo acceso ilimitado a servicios de tutoría en línea en vivo, 24/7, 1 a 1 a través de sin costo para las familias durante el SY 22-23. La participación de los estudiantes es opcional y los padres / tutores pueden optar por que sus estudiantes no accedan a los servicios. La información detallada y las preguntas frecuentes están disponibles en el sitio web de Online Tutoring Services.Los estudiantes pueden acceder a a través de un enlace en Schoology.  Se proporciona información adicional sobre cómo iniciar sesión y acceder a un tutor a las familias a través de lo siguiente: Primaria - Cómo funciona y Media y alta - Cómo funciona. Las preguntas no respondidas en los recursos publicados pueden enviarse a

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Monthly Folder Content

Terra Centre uses Schoology for all monthly folder      content. 

All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Terra Centre All Parents

September Updates

  • Fall AAP Newsletter
  • Testing Notifications
  • Kindergarten Color Days flyer
  • Community flyers
  • PTA flyers

FCPS in the News

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

Students with disabilities surprise FCPS superintendent with cookies made from scratch (ABC7, September 8)

A Sweet 'Thank You' for Hard-working FCPS Bus Drivers (September 9)

Fairfax Co. school leaders surprise bus drivers with sweet treats (WUSA9, September 12)

Fairfax Co. bus drivers surprised with sweet treats (WTOP, September 11)

How a Fairfax Co. high school history teacher discusses 9/11 with students (WTOP, September 11, Hayfield Secondary School)

Student Success

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

Students create walker to help Parkinson’s patients (Fox5, September 9)

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