Gunston Gazette - April 27, 2024

        Kristen Rucinski - Principal                Ebony Opie - Assistant Principal

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Online Registration for 2024-2025 School Year 

FCPS is excited to announce that Online Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opened on April 2, 2024. Both new and returning (re-enrolling) families can use our Online Registration (OLR) system to register students entering Kindergarten (00) through 12th grade for the upcoming academic year using this link.

 Welcome to Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Online Registration.  This link provides families with the information to utilize this convenient registration tool. Parents and guardians can still register students using the electronic bundle or choose to complete paper registration forms if they prefer.

Lost and Found

Last chance to claim all lost and found clothing!

Unclaimed items will be donated on Friday, May 3rd

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Orthodox Good Friday/Teacher Work Day

Friday, May 3, is Orthodox Good Friday, and a teacher work day. Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. There will be no school for students that day.

Techstravaganza STEM Event at TJ on May 18th!

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, the event has included more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. The 20th annual Techstravaganza will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Annandale.

Slots fill up fast, so register today at Visit for more information.


Bridge to Kindergarten

If you have an incoming Kindergartener with little or no formal preschool experience, FCPS is offering a free summer learning program to assist students with a successful transition to kindergarten. For more information about the program or to find out if your incoming kindergarten student is eligible for the program, contact Julie Gminski at

SEL Screener Results

Students in grades 3-12 took the SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) Screener during the month of March, providing updated information on their SEL skills like achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships, and making responsible decisions.

The screener also asks students how well their school community makes them feel valued, included, and supported.

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available to families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE.  For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail.

For more information about the screener please visit the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage.  For support in understanding your individual student’s results or for ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s school.


Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.


Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

We Are Gunston


dates to remember


  • May 3 -  Orthodox Good Friday                                                       (School closed for students; Teacher Workday)
  • May 6 - May 10 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 21 - Heritage Night/We Are Gunston
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday - no school
  • May 29 - Spring Concert
  • June 6 - Field Day
  • June 7 - Variety Show
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion (9:00am)
  • June 11 - Qtr 4 Ernie Eagle Assembly 
  • June 12 - Progress Reports go home
  • June 12 - Last Day of School (2 hour early release)
  • Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Be Informed, Stay Involved!

PTA News & Information

Staff Appreciation Week