Forestville Friday Updates!

Calendar Updates

October 10 - Staff Dev. Day (Indigenous Peoples' Day), No school 

October 11 - 14 - 2nd grade CogAT Testing

October 26 - Community Conversations with Dr. Reid @ Langley High School

October 24 - Student Holiday (Diwali), No school 

October 28 - Student Early Release (2 hour), End of First Quarter

October 31 - Teacher Workday, No school 

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar


Forestville Office Assistant

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Amani Kirk to Forestville, as our new Office Assistant. Amani started with us on Tuesday, October 4th and has been a wonderful addition to our main office team. As you will see from her message below, she is no stranger to Forestville. Please see the following message, as she introduces herself to the Forestville community:

Hi, my name is Amani Kirk. I am excited to join the staff here and become part of the Forestville community as the Office Assistant. I began my education with FCPS and graduated from LCPS but have come full circle and returned to the county as an employee. I have a long-standing connection with Forestville. My father opened the SACC center here over 25 years ago and my mother has been the Center Supervisor for the SACC program here at Forestville since 2003. I would roam the halls here as a child and am excited to now roam the halls as an employee. 

I graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with a degree in Hospitality Management. In my free time, I love reading, cooking and traveling all over the world with my family. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and supporting our students, staff and parent community.

Sincerely - Amani

Dr. Reid

Superintendent Community Conversations - Langley Pyramid - October 26

Please save the date for a very special event!

Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Langley High School on October 26, 2022.   This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register here to attend. 

ESSER III Public Input

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. 

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.


2022 Student Rights & Responsibilities Includes Cell Phone Usage Update

The new section on cell phones prohibits cell phone use in classrooms. We recognize that this new policy will be a shift for many students and families this year, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning. Schools are partnering with parents to have students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class.

Students in K-8 must keep phones silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day unless there is a medical need or emergency, or teachers have allowed the usage of cell phones for instructional activities where they are the most appropriate tool. Cell phones may only be used on campus before and after school. (Except in secondary schools where students in grades 7 and 8 may use phones during passing periods)

If a parent or guardian believes their child requires access to a personally owned device(s) as an accommodation, they should contact child’s school team—i.e., 504 Committee, Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team, English Language Committee, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Team—to schedule a meeting to have their request considered. More information about the SR&R is available online.