🐝Hornet Happenings

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Hornet Joy!  Happy Friday!

Calendar Reminder:

Student Holiday on March 3

Students have an early release on Thursday, March 2. There is no school for students on Friday, March 3, due to a school planning day. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

2022-2023 Halley Yearbook Orders



Yearbook ID: 14455723

kindergarten students

Kindergarten Registration:

It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

Spanish: Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3... Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

Determinar la elegibilidad. 

  1. Identifique su escuela local.  
  2. Reunir documentos.  
  3. Rellenar los formularios.  
  4. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

Please contact with our registrar Nicole Kendall, with any inquiries: nbkendall@fcps.edu.

kindergarten orientation

Halley’s Kindergarten Orientation: Thursday, April 13th

More details will be shared soon.


Halley outstanding employees

Outstanding Leader – South County Pyramid

Lucy Zamora – Assistant Principal


Outstanding New Teacher -South County Pyramid

Maddy Jacobs – 5th Grade Teacher


We are so proud of these amazing leaders!

Read Across America Week:

Feb 27 - Mar 2

read across america

Read Across America Day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. Learn more about Equitable Access to Literacy in this video.

Check-out Halley’s spirit week celebration below!

read across america spirit week

Parental Notifications and Policy 3290: Sexually Explicit Content

A Virginia law passed in spring 2022 requires schools to create a policy for parental notification of sexually explicit content/materials. In December 2022, the School Board adopted FCPS Policy 3290: Parental Notification Regarding Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content.                                                                                                           

FCPS has had policies in place for many years regarding the review of instructional materials, communication with parents, and options for alternative instructional materials.

An expectation of this new policy is the 30-day parental notification requirement of sexually explicit content in instructional materials assigned or selected by teachers. After reviewing the notification letter, parents or caregivers who prefer to choose alternative instructional materials for their child must submit this form to the appropriate teacher within the 30-day notification window. View Policy 3290 for more information.

School-Zone Speed Camera

Pilot Program Launched

Fairfax County has launched a speed camera pilot program targeting several school zones where speeding is common. Speed cameras have been installed in the following locations:

  • Chesterbrook Elementary School
  • Irving Middle School
  • Key Middle School
  • London Towne Elementary School
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
  • South County Middle School
  • Terraset Elementary School
  • West Springfield High School

An additional school zone speed camera near Oakton High School will be installed. Thank you to Fairfax County for helping to ensure we’re all more safe as we travel to and from school!

School Board Approves 2023-24

School Year Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board approved a calendar for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years at their February 9 meeting. Learn more about the approved calendar

The first day of the 2023-24 school year will be Monday, August 21, and the last day will be Wednesday, June 12

Developing a school year calendar is a balancing act, involving multiple factors that must be considered. Community input is one of those factors, and we appreciate our community for being involved in the calendar development process

Quick Links

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We are honored to work with you this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. We can't do it alone. Please contact us if there is anything we can do to further support your child's learning and experience at Halley. We are here to listen and partner with you to help your child have a successful school year! 

Your Halley Administrative Team,

Mrs. Peerman, Principal

Mrs. Johnson-Tyler, Assistant Principal

 Mrs. Zamora, Assistant Principal

Stay in touch!

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We are currently looking for anyone interested in being a part of the 2023-2024 Board next year!

Most of our board will be rotating off as our terms are up. Our Halley ES community needs a few people to step up and take the reins!

Without volunteers the PTO will not exist and all that PTO provides will not happen for our students. If you are even a little interested, we would love to begin a conversation with you.

Contact us anytime (williamhalleypto@gmail.com) if you would like to help!