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Attendance Matters at Dranesville


We would like to take a moment to extend our gratitude to each and every Dranesville family for leaning in as a community to establish daily attendance habits. While there are illnesses and circumstances that are sometimes beyond our control, we appreciate your care in making sure that your children attend school every day.

As a school community we continue to work together to increase student attendance and reduce the number of students who are chronically absent (missing 10% of the school year). We have had 85 days of learning and growing together this school year. On the 85th day of the 22-23 school year 23.9% of our students in K-6 were chronically absent (having missed 8 or more days of school). As of the 85th day of the 23-24 school year 10.7% of our students in K-6 were chronically absent (having missed 8 or more days of school). This improvement in attendance also supports improved access to daily instruction. 

Thank you for all of your efforts in getting students to school each day, scheduling appointments so that students can participate in as much of their school day as possible, and for aligning vacations with school breaks. 

In the event of illness or if there are any obstacles impacting your child’s attendance, please contact our Attendance Team . We are here to partner with you to remove obstacles so that your child is present and learning every day.

We are looking forward to sharing the joy of our upcoming 90th day of school raffle ($25 Lidl gift cards), second quarter attendance recognitions (perfect, outstanding, and improved), and the 100th day of school celebration (tentatively February 7th)!

Drake Cares

Providing Food Security for Students on Weekends

We are thankful for our community partners who support us by providing weekend meals. We support students by providing over 145 meals and the peace of food security during the weekend. Please consider making a contribution to help us in maintaining this weekly support for our students. Thank you!

Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night & Fair

Thursday, January 18, 2024

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Herndon Middle School Auditorium

5:30 - 6:30 Special Education and ESOL Pre-Sessions

6:00 - 6:30 Curriculum Presentation

6:30 - 7:30 Curriculum Fair

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

Kindergarten Orientation


Be sure to RSVP for orientation and schedule a registration appointment by contacting Angela Agana by email amagana@fcps.edu or phone 703-326-5200.

Yearbook Orders

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

Don't delay. Order today.

Community Flyers

Spring - Herndon Reston Youth Baseball

Flyer English | Flyer Spanish

FCPS Cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dranesville.

Save the Date

January 18   Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night English | Spanish

January 22   Intervention Letters Mailed to Families

January 25   End of Second Quarter | Early Release 2:05 pm

January 26  Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

February 19  Presidents' Day | No School

March 5         School Planning Day | Student Holiday

March 25-29 Spring Break | No School

April 1           Teacher Workday | Student Holiday

April 2           Staff Development Day | Student Holiday

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

#DranesvilleCARES about each other and the world!