Cedar Update

Cedar Lane Update



Twitter:  @CedarLaneHS

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Upcoming Dates:

Full Calendar:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar  (continuous updates)


10/31............. Teacher Workday

11/1-4............ Spirit Week

11/2............... RTL 5

11/4............... RTL 6

11/4............... 10th grade vision and hearing tests

11/8............... No School Election Day

11/9............... RTL 7

11/11............. No School Strategic Plan Day

11/14............. SEL Monday

11/15............. Thanksgiving Luncheon

11/16............. RTL 8

11/18............. RTL 1

11/22............. Email IEP Progress

11/22............. RTL 2

11/23-25........ No School Thanksgiving Break

11/28............. Gold Day

11/29............. RTL 3

12/1............... RTL 4




Federal Impact Aide and Missing Necessary Documents

Cedar Students are all coming home today with the Federal Impact Aide form to be completed by parents and returned to the main office by November 4th

The federal presence in our area and the significant tax exemptions available to federally connected personnel, businesses, and agencies has qualified Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to be eligible for federal Impact Aid grants.

Impact Aid programs and grants are designed to assist local school districts that enroll federally connected students. The grants from these programs will become part of FCPS' general operating budget and are critical to ensuring that all children in FCPS receive an excellent education. FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3,000,000 in Impact Aid funds.

In addition, if your child is MISSING any critical forms that FCPS requires, an additional copy is included with the Federal Impact Aide form.  Please complete those forms and return them to the main office.


Spirit Week

The themes for Spirit Week have been announced!!

(Spirit Week begins Tuesday, 11/01)


Monday (Student Holiday)

Tuesday – Favorite Character/Cartoon (Halloween)

Wednesday – Wear PINK!

Thursday – Rep your Culture!

Friday – School Colors (Black & Gold)


Basketball Team

Cedar Lane’s basketball team is holding practice on late bus days, which are Mondays.  All students are encouraged to play; however students must be on Level 2 to practice and Level 3 to play in games.  Students must have turned in or turn in a permission slip to either coach, Mr. Jackson or Ms. Kraus.  Permission slips may also be turned into the main office.  We can’t wait to show off our new uniforms!


Save The Date Senior Portraits

Cedar Lane will conduct the annual Senior Photo Day on Wednesday, December 7th at the school. All Seniors who expect to be a part of the Cedar Lane Class of 2023 are encouraged to participate in this important event.  Seniors will be asked to sign up for a specific time to have their photo taken on December 7th.  More information will be sent out as the date gets closer. Lifetouch will have an alternative site for photo sessions. That information will be provided on request.


For any questions about school photos, please contact Robb Metry at Cedar Lane School at rametry@fcps.edu  or call the school at 703-208-2400.


Attention Juniors and Seniors

Hello juniors and seniors!


Want to get a jumpstart on your college education while still in high school?

For a limited time, NOVA is offering select college courses at no cost to Fairfax County high school juniors and seniors. This program allows juniors and seniors to take up to two tuition-free courses.


Early Online College courses for the spring semester begin on January 31, 2023, and end on April 24, 2023. These are for college credit only and are designed to jumpstart your college experience. Whether you are planning on going to NOVA or another college/university, the courses were selected because they meet most of NOVA’s associate degree requirements and are highly transferable as general education requirements for most colleges and universities. The deadline to register is 5:00 pm on December 31, 2022.


A document is attached to help you better understand the Early Online College program. Additionally, please check out the NOVA Early College website at https://bit.ly/3VMRmGf  and  the FCPS Early College Website at https://www.fcps.edu/node/44777.


Want to know more? Join NOVA for a FCPS Virtual Information Session Nov 2 at 6PM. Register at tinyurl.com/spring22eoc


Parent Information Relating to Special Education


Parents SEPTA has gathered a full list of opportunities relating to special education that are FREE unless noted.  

In most cases you must register if registration information is provided.

For the full list please visit:




Transition University — Self-Paced Course of 5 Sessions

Mon. Oct. 10 to Tue. Nov. 29, with access 24/7

Learn about the many options to maximize your child’s independence and quality of life when they age out of school. 

Register:  https://peatc.org/event/transition-university-fall-2022/


Helping Lonely Teenagers with ADHD:  Parent-Teacher Strategies for Combating Peer Rejection

Tue. Nov. 1, 1 pm, with replay link

Gain strategies to help your kids to improve their behavior and reputation, and ways to enlist teachers to provide similar help. 

Register:  https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/lonely-teens-adhd-strategies-peer-rejection/?


Transition Lunch & Learn

Wed. Nov. 2, noon-1:30 pm

Plan for the transition to adult services by learning about supports for employment, transportation, recreation, and day services.  

Register:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpceysrT4iHtLq8xMpk521618VpRN1L7rJ#/registration



Nontraditional Families:  Fostering Resilience and Inclusivity While Welcoming and Affirming All Families

Thu. Nov. 3,  6:30-8:00 pm

Learn about the strengths and challenges of these families, effective communication practices, and strategies for supports.

Register: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/parent-resource-center/register-free-workshops-parent-resource-center


Ways to Adulthood — in Spanish

WAZE a la Adultez

Mier. 9 de novembre, 6:00-7:30 pm

Este taller compartirá información sobre las cosas que deben tenerse en cuenta cuando su ser querido cumpla 18 años.

Registrarse:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s1kHyKSmTeqGBHQUwpND1Q#/registration



Everything You Need to Know About Opioids

Thu. Nov. 10, 10:00-11:30 am

Learn: how teens are getting drugs; opioid risk and misuse; withdrawal and overdose symptoms; naloxone and how it works.

Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0TMfdr6MV3nw7-CDuMqHc20Md_n5UkelKCony7MQJ-YEcPA/viewform


Moving On to Life in the Community:  Resource Fair

Thu. Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr. #1000, Fairfax

A presentation and resource fair will help parents of students with significant disabilities think concretely about after graduation.

Register: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/parent-resource-center/register-free-workshops-parent-resource-center




**SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PARENTS** For the full list please visit:




African American Culturally Focused Virtual Parent Café meets Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm.  Register at least 24 hours in advance by email BuildingStrongerFamilies@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-7720 


Autism Dads meets one evening monthly.  Contact:  George Buzby at 571-419-1257 or gbuzby@aol.com


Autism Society of NoVA Parents and Caregivers meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 6-7 pm via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682#success Meeting ID: 946 600 1682; One tap mobile (301) 715-8592


Cafés Virtuales Para Padres:  Miércoles de 7:00-8:30 pm.  Regístrese con al menos 24 horas de anticipación:   BuildingStrongerFamilies@fairfaxcounty.gov o 703-324-7720 


CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group  4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm.  Contact:  Susan,  ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com  or call 303-903-9972.
  • West Fairfax/Burke CHADD Parent Support Group  1st & 3rd Thur. of each month at 8:00 pm Contact:  Cathy,  ocgreulich@aol.com