Weekly Update from Irving MS

Upcoming Important Dates

August 17

Irving MS Open House 1:00-6:00 pm - all families and students welcome!

August 18

Irving MS New Student Orientation - for rising 7th grade students and 8th graders new to FCPS. 7:30 am -10:00 am

August 21

First Day of 2023-2024 School Year! School begins at 7:30 am



Our enrollment is growing and we are hiring!

Be sure to take a look at our vacancies listed below 

and spread the word! https://irvingms.fcps.edu/

Greetings, Irving Families!

We are excited to welcome Katie Shea, new 8th grade Assistant Principal! Ms. Shea is joining us from Poe Middle School where she was the Special Education Department Chair. Ms. Shea has a Master of Science in Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision and a Master of Science in Special Education both from George Mason University. Ms. Shea also has a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education and Special Education and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Early Childhood Development, both from Radford University.

Ms. Shea has extensive experience in Special Education as a teacher and Crisis Resource Teacher, she has worked at Project Momentum schools (Title 1), has chaired MTSS and SIIP committees, and is trained in several crisis response programs. She has worked with students from Pre-K through middle school during her time in Fairfax County.  Ms. Shea will be supervising our Special Education Department. 

Please join me in welcoming, Ms. Shea!

Take Care!

Cindy Conley


Medication Authorization Forms

The FCPS medication authorization forms have been updated for school year 23-24 and older versions cannot be accepted.  Please use the links below for the updated forms:

For epinephrine: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se64.pdf

General medication form: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se63.pdf:

Virginia Asthma Action Plan for inhalers: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/58/2016/12/Asthma-Action-Plan-2019.pdf

Forms for all medications must be completed by a physician with the exception of over the counter medications (OTCs) for headaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps or orthodontic pain. OTCs must be in original, unopened containers upon receipt.

Various language translations of the forms can be found on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms

Please call our Public Health Nurse if you have any questions at 571-495-0011.

Irving Middle School is Hiring!

We often find our staff members through recommendations by a parent/guardian so we are hoping you can help us with finding excellent candidates for the vacant positions below! If you know of someone who would be interested, please have them send their resume to the person listed next to the position. Thank you for helping us find the very best to teach and work at Irving Middle School!


Please send resumes to: 

ESOL Teacher

Meg Gollinger

Instructional Assistant

Cindy Conley

Special Education Teacher (English)

Cindy Conley

Special Education Teacher (Science)

Cindy Conley

Visual Interpreter Assistant

Meg Gollinger

May Principal’s Coffee Information

Unable to attend the Principal’s Coffees in May, no problem - click on the link below to review the information shared! (link to slideshow)

School Supplies for the 23-24 School Year


Sports are Coming to Middle School

We are excited to share that Cross Country will begin in September and is open to all FCPS middle school students! For more information, please click this link: Middle School Sports

If your child is interested in participating in cross country this fall, please complete this Interest Google Form and be sure to have your child get a physical prior to the season starting in September. This physical form is required for all students who plan to participate in middle school sports. 

Back to School Community Day

Please see the linked flyer for information on the Back to School Community Day sponsored by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck, Neighborhood and Community Services and Fairfax County Public Libraries.

Saturday, August 19

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lorton Community Center

9520 Richmond Hwy., Lorton

Summer READ! Program for Rising 7th and 8th Graders

So far, 24 Irving rising 7th & 8th graders have read and reported 93 titles this summer.  These 24 students are eligible for the gift card giveaway!  If you’d like to get involved in this program, read the instructions below!!)

Irving Middle School invites you to participate in its Summer READ! Program.  Students have the choice to read from among 24 different options on a bingo-type card.  When students complete one of the reading options in a square, they use this Google form to report to Irving what they read.  For each square that a student completes, one entry will be made for a drawing for one of four $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards.  Students may enter up to 24 times, by reading all 24 of the options listed on the bingo card.  Students may only win 1 gift card.  The winners will be announced and the prizes awarded at Irving next school year.  A link to both the bingo card and the Google Form will remain on the Irving school website throughout the summer.