Cedar Update

Cedar Lane Update



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Upcoming Dates:

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


12/3............... IEP Palooza

12/5............... SEL Day

12/7............... Senior Photo Day

12/7............... RTL 5

12/9............... Basketball Game vs East

12/9............... RTL 6

12/12............. Level Up Day

12/13............. Email IEP Progress

12/13............. RTL 7

12/14............. RTL 8

12/15............. Winter Concert

12/19-1/2/23. Winter Break

1/3/23............ Students Return

1/3/23............ Black Day



Toys for Tots

Cedar Lane will participate in Toys for Tots again this year.  Students who participate making posters, decorating the donation boxes, or brining in toys will receive service-learning hours. We are actively accepting new, unwrapped toys for any age children now.  The last day for receiving the toys will be December 10th for the Marines to get the toys distributed.


FCPS Snow Day Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the first 5 days of missed instruction will not be made up.  On the 6th day, we will move to synchronous instruction using Zoom through Schoology.  We will follow a two-hour delay schedule.  Cedar Lane’s Snow Day schedule can be accessed here:  http://bit.ly/3XgIJVe


IEP Palooza

On Saturday, December 3 from 9am to 12noon, Fairfax Co SEPTA is hosting "IEP PALOOZA."  It will have an IEP demonstration, break-out rooms and a resource fair.  The event will be held at Annandale HS.  Parents, staff and students are welcome to attend. Materials are available in multiple languages and interpreters will be available with notice.  November Cedar Chips Published       

Students in our Journalism class produce a monthly newsletter.  Students and staff love to read it.  You can too!  The current Cedar Chips and archived copies are available at https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news/cedar-chips-newsletter  


Senior Photo Day

Senior Photo Day at Cedar Lane is Wednesday, December 7, 2022. All Seniors are encouraged to have their photo taken by the Lifetouch portrait photographer on that day.  A sign-up sheet has been in the Main Office for several weeks, so that Seniors may select a time to have their Senior portrait taken. The photographer will be at Cedar Lane from approximately 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM.


Seniors who do not sign up for a time, or will be absent from Cedar Lane on December 7th, will need to schedule a portrait session with Lifetouch at a location away from Cedar Lane. The photos will appear in the Cedar Lane Yearbook.

This is an important part of our Senior Year at Cedar Lane. Please encourage your Senior to participate.

Underclass Photo Make Ups

Makeup Photo Day at Cedar Lane has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 19.  


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.



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:




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




**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