Panther Press for October 2, 2022

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Calendar Reminder: No School Wednesday

Yom Kippur is the holiest day in Judaism. To mark this day, which begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4, Tuesday is noted as a ½ religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar. Wednesday, October 5 is a holiday for teachers and students (only 12 month employees report).

May all in our Jewish community observing Yom Kippur have an easy and meaningful fast. According to Jewish tradition, Yom Kippur is when God decides each person’s fate, so Jews are encouraged to make amends and ask forgiveness for sins committed during the past year.

Yom Kippur

Parklawn Wellness Wednesday Presentation October 12


Meet our Wellness Team! Join us to learn about our school counselors, school psychologist, and social worker and how they support students both in and out of the classroom. Families will also experience what a classroom guidance lesson looks like, as well as strategies to use at home when your student is experiencing big feelings. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, October 12 from 6:30-7:30.

Low-Cost Internet for Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new FCC program to lower internet costs for families with children who have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals within the last 12 months. A qualifying household will receive $30 per month toward internet services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Families can check their eligibility and register at or by calling 877-384-2575. Visit our Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information on the criteria to be eligible and how to apply.

Share Feedback on In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding helps FCPS maintain safe school environments and address the impact of COVID-19 on students. We want to hear from you about our work to provide in-person instruction and continuity of services to all FCPS students and families. Visit our website to learn more about FCPS’ plan to use ESSER III funding to support students and share feedback via an online form. The online form will be available through October 10.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, October 5: Yom Kippur; Holiday for students and staff

Monday, October 10: Staff Development Day

Tuesday, October 24: Diwali; Holiday for students and staff

Friday, October 28: End of 1st Marking Period; 2 hour early release (1:25 dismissal)