Cooper News 5/10

Need to Know:

  • Late Buses/After School 
  • 8th grade parents - Signature Required
  • After school survey
  • A Starry Night Dance
  • 8th Grade Party 

Late Buses / Afterschool Program

With just a few weeks left of the after school program for the school year, we want to remind parents of late bus day dismissal procedures.  If students are being picked up by car, parents must arrive by 4:30 p.m. to pick up their child.  Students will confirm rides with parents after the first session ends at 3:30 to ensure a timely pick up.  If a ride is unable to report to Cooper by 4:30 p.m., the student will be placed on the late bus and communicate with their parent.

*Late buses end on Thursday, May 25th

8th Grade Parents: Signature required for Academic & Career Plan

Your child is continuing to develop an Academic and Career Plan (ACP) that supports their current work as well as helps them plan for the future.

Cooper students have had lessons during Block 4 advisory that reviewed various area of the ACP.

The development of the ACP starts in middle school and is updated regularly through high school as each student’s academic, personal, and career goals evolve. Please have your child log into his or her Academic and Career Plan in Naviance and, with your child, review the draft course plan for high school.  If you have a Blackboard Parent View account, you can log into your account, and together you and your child can view his or her plan. Once in the Naviance Student account, click on “Courses” and then “My Course Plans”.

The Virginia Department of Education requires that the student’s parent or guardian review this plan. Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, use this Google Form  to complete the verification form. The completion of this form will serve as your signature.  This must be completed by Friday, May 26, 2023.

For more information about your child’s ACP, visit the FCPS website and visit Schology where students have access to all the Block 4 advisory lessons Cooper completed related to ACP.  We encourage you to continue to use Naviance Student with your child as you both explore college and career options. If you have further questions, please contact your child’s school counselor.

After School Survey 

We are always looking to improve our after-school program. Please complete a brief survey which will allow you with an opportunity to provide feedback as we build a better experience for your students. Your voice matters and is critical in our after-school program. The data collected is used by After-School Specialists see where the program is strong, and where the growth opportunities are. 

Starry Night Dance

SCA and PTO is hosting a Starry Night Dance at Cooper from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, May 19th! Only Cooper 7th and 8th graders are permitted and parents need to drop off and pick up students. Doors open at 6:45! Some light food and water will be available in the cafeteria, and there will be a DJ set up in the gym! No backpacks are allowed. Please have students use their FCPS email to sign up for the dance with this google form.

Parents: To make the evening a success, we need YOU! Please consider signing up to volunteer.

Tickets for the 8th Grade Party

Tuesday, June 13th, 12:45-2:15pm

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in style!  The celebration will be held at Cooper MS and include activities such as DJ/Dancing, Basketball competition, Photo Booth, Inflatable Obstacle course, lunch, raffle for prizes and many other fun activities and games!

Tickets can be purchased on Pay4School.  Click on ‘Select’ next to your child’s name to purchase the tickets.  If you have more than one 8th grade student, please complete a separate ticket order for each.

Keep an eye out in the coming days for a Sign Up Genius to volunteer for this event for your 8th graders. Be a part of the fun!

Information to Support Parents:

  • Summer Options
  • TJHSST Techstravaganza
  • Summer Camp Opportunity

Summer Updates:

  • Math Boot Camps 
  • Cooper Pathfinder (August 7, 8)
  • Laptop Distribution opportunities - during Pathfinder for 7th graders, during Open House on Thursday 8/17 for all students, other opportunities for 8th graders (during Pathfinder - after session)
  • Other summer opportunities: VIP Camp, Online Campus, Fairfax Camps
math boot camps

TJHSST Techstravaganza

Summer VIP Camp