Bush Hill Updates - Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Edison Pyramid Choral Concert


January 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM, Edison HS Auditorium

For the first time since before the pandemic, our six feeder elementary schools will join Twain Middle School and Edison High School for an incredible night of powerful singing! Come and see over 300 singers perform together for the performance of “Music Changes the World.” Family, friends, and community members are welcome to come and celebrate our students making incredible music.

The 2nd Quarter Is Ending

Calendar Reminder: Quarter End

As a reminder, Wednesday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release day for students.  Bush Hill Elementary will dismiss at 1:55 PM.  Also, schools are closed for students on Thursday, January 26, for a staff development day and Friday, January 27, for a teacher workday.

Please plan accordingly - Thank you!

Freedom Fighter Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

February 15 Student Assembly

The Bush Hill PTA proudly announces that Joan Trumpauer Mulholland will share her story with students during two student assemblies in the morning of February 15.  In keeping with the opportunities for learning and reflection that Black History Month offers, students will hear directly from an “ordinary hero” like Joan who was on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement, and continues to advocate for justice and equity, especially for Black Americans.

Limited spots for parents/guardians will be available during both assemblies. Please look for a sign-up link in the News You Can Choose in February.

Please see the attached flyer or view Joan’s foundation website for further details and her full biography: https://joantrumpauermulholland.org

Immunization Requirements for Rising 7th Graders

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

All students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

●     To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 10 or older.      

●     As a parent/guardian, you may decide that your child not receive the HPV vaccination. The school does not require documentation if a parent/guardian elects for their student not to receive the HPV vaccination.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Student Information Assistant (SIA) or Registrar at your child’s school as soon as possible:

  1. An immunization record showing that the child has received at least one dose of each of the required immunizations listed above.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the vaccine(s) was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.

4.    A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm

Immunizations are available from your child’s healthcare provider, the Fairfax County Health Department, or other community resources.

Questions?  Please contact our Registrar, Ms. Elizabeth DePalma @ 703-924-5600.  Thank you.

Inclement Weather Closing & Delays

Should Bush Hill Elementary need to close or delay due to inclement weather,  FCPS provides information about closings and delays in many ways including:

  • Posted to www.fcps.edu.
  • Posted to the FCPS Twitter and FCPS Facebook pages.
  • Email and text messages sent to parents (using the parent contact information listed in weCare@school). 
  • Email sent to employees (using the employee's FCPS email address).
  • Email sent to News You Choose subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings.
  • Posted on FCPS cable Channel 21 (Cox Communications, Reston Comcast, and Verizon (channel 11) cable customers only).
  • Area radio and television stations.

Please be aware, due to the large volume of emails sent there will likely be a lag between the website, social media and news station updates and the receipt of an email in your inbox.

When there is a 2-hour delayed opening, Bush Hill Elementary will open the doors at 10:50 AM and school begins promptly at 11:10 AM. 

Lost & Found Items To Be Donated Soon


Please be sure to check the lost and found for your child's jackets, sweaters, coats, water bottles, lunch boxes, keys, glasses, etc.  These items will be packed up and donated soon.  Thank you.