Coates Family Newsletter for 9/23/2022

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! We All Belong Here!

Each one of us is  unique. And every student matters. If a student is having a difficult time attending class, please tell a trusted adult at school. There are solutions.

Visit our Attendance webpage for resources on attendance.

Helping Hands

PTA Meeting & Family Movie Night September 30th

Save the Date
  • 6:00-6:30pm-PTA Meeting- Library
  • 6:30-8:00pm-Family Movie Night- Cafeteria

ESSER III Funding Supports Student Success: Your Voice Matters

In the fall of 2021, FCPS received $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to support the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. 

ESSER III focus areas have included resources for prevention and mitigation of COVID, academic services, multilingual engagement, support for students’ social emotional needs, and professional development. 

Your Voice Matters!

A feedback form will be live on the ESSER III webpage Friday, September 23. Your input will inform the School Board and FCPS staff on the community’s view of our work. Watch this video to see the impact ESSER III funds are having in our schools. Learn more on FCPS’ website.

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 703-713-3000, if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Coates Attains Full Accreditation Status

After two years of accreditation waivers for all Virginia schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reinstated review of school performance based on 2021-22 student outcomes. Coates ES is fully accredited for 2022-23 as a result of this review. No Fairfax County public schools received a status of “accreditation denied.”

For 2022-23, school accreditation designations are based on school quality measures for:

  • Academic achievement (English, mathematics, and science).
  • Academic achievement gaps (English and mathematics).

School quality indicators receive a rating of performance level one (meets or exceeds state standard or sufficient improvement), two (near state standard or sufficient improvement), or three (below state standard). 

For 2022-23 ratings based on 2021-22 outcomes, Coates ES received the following performance level ratings:

  • LEVEL One in English achievement.
  • LEVEL One in mathematics achievement.
  • LEVEL One in science achievement.
  • LEVEL One in the English achievement gap.
  • LEVEL One in the mathematics achievement gap.


Virginia School Quality Profiles offer a listing of overall accreditation status by school on the Fairfax County Public Schools division report. You may find detailed information about our schools’ data and outcomes for each quality indicator by selecting [SCHOOL NAME] from this division listing. School details can also be found through the Virginia School Quality Profiles search page. You will see chronic absenteeism performance reported here, as well, but this indicator is not part of Virginia accreditation ratings this year.

Recognize Our Staff Who Go Above and Beyond

fcps cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Coates.

Mark Your Calendar


26th- Student Holiday (Rosh Hashanah)

30th- Advanced Academic Program Parent Orientation- 5:30-6:00pm

30th- PTA Meeting- 6:00-6:30pm

30th- Family Movie Night- 6:30-8:00pm



2nd- National Custodian Appreciation Day

4th- National Walk to School Day

5th- Student Holiday (Yom Kippur)

10th- Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples' Day)

14th- Fall Picture Day


*The full FCPS 2022-2023 calendar can be accessed here.


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