Brookfield News and Notes - 8/18/2023

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Buses and Delays

Transportation Patience and Safety

Thank you for your patience as we all get used to new routines this school year. We appreciate our families following kiss and ride procedures and being patient as they wait for their children’s buses. 

If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. Email messages will be sent to announce significant bus delays. For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000. 

To make sure you receive email messages about bus delays, update your contact information in SIS ParentVUE. 

Contact Information in SIS

Update Contact Information to Receive Messages From FCPS

Be among the first to know about weather closings, bus delays, and other critical communications from FCPS and our school by providing your cell phone number and email in SIS ParentVUE. Make sure you complete the Emergency Care Form for your child every year and update when necessary. 

To update your contact information in ParentVUE, click the “Online Packets” tab in the upper right of the screen, then select the “Online Verification/Update” form in the drop down menu. Click “Begin Packet.”

Parents who do not have a SIS ParentVUE account continue to have the option to communicate updates via the normal paper process.

We also printed a copy of the Emergency Care Information Form  and asked families to make updates during Open House. If you made corrections during the visit to Brookfield, no further action is required.

What is Schoology?

Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a secure forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

Parent accounts will be available after August 21. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online.

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Family Resource Center

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Workshops for Families

The Family Resource Center is already scheduling a helpful series of webinars for the 2023-24 school year. Save the date for the following discussions in September. See the full list of workshops. Click on the title to register for each event: 

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter

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New Family Tours 1

Last week new students and their families came to Brookfield to see the school and meet some of our staff and PTA. Welcome! We are glad you are here!

New Family Tours

2023-30 Strategic Plan News

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This is an exciting time for FCPS! We are continuing the work of implementing our new strategic plan. Next week, teachers will learn how their work is critical to achieving excellent student outcomes. Families may learn more about FCPS's new strategic plan here.

Opt Out Annual Notice

Fairfax County Public Schools wants all parents to understand its policies regarding surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights.

In its Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms, FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices.

Please note that parents with children at different grade levels should read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level.

Get more information and view the 2023-24 Opt-Out Booklets.


School Supply Lists Available

School starts in just a couple of weeks and students will need notebooks, crayons, pencils, and more! 

Check out the lists for each grade level here:

Bell Schedule

Starting Monday, August 21st, Brookfield's bell schedule will be 8:10- 2:55. Students can begin entering the building at 7:55 a.m.

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