Community Gazette 5.12.24


Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! On Saturday, our students had their middle school track meet at West Potomac HS! We are so proud of our middle school athletes! 

  • Tuesday (Even Day): Math All Grade     Levels SOL Testing
  • Friday (Odd Day): Science 8 SOL Testing 

Next week, your student will receive an “Intention Form” during their Panther Time class.  This form should be given to you to complete and return to Glasgow if you do not intend for your child to return to Glasgow next year and will go to a different school for 7th or 8th grade.  Knowing when students will not return to Glasgow for 7th or 8th grade helps us plan for the upcoming year.  It is very important for you to complete the form and return it to the school if your child will not be returning to Glasgow for 7th or 8th grade.  If your child will be returning to Glasgow or will not be returning because they are going to high school, you do not need to complete the form.  Forms should be returned to Glasgow by May 31st.  Thank you!

The 2nd Annual Little River Rumble Soccer Competition is approaching quickly. On Saturday, May 18th, 2024 Glasgow will host Holmes Middle School and Poe Middle School. The games will begin at 9 a.m. on the Glasgow field. If you’re free, come out and support our students as we compete for GOLD!

May 30th, 2024 will be the last day of After School. If you’re still looking for Summer fun and engagement for your student(s), VIP (Value in Prevention) still has space available. VIP Camp will run from July 1st through August 1st at Holmes Middle School. Camp hours are 8:30-3:30. Breakfast, lunch and transportation is provided. Here is the link to register your student(s) for VIP Camp.

Are you looking to improve your soccer skills, conditioning and teamwork all while having fun? Neighborhood and Community Services is offering a FREE soccer camp for ages 6-16, Monday-Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning June 17th, 2024 through August 9th, 2024 at Bailey’s Elementary. Please see the flyer for more information and how to register or go to and search Culmore Soccer.

FCPS 2025 Budget — What’s Happening NextThe next steps in FCPS’ budget process are:

  • Tuesday, May 14: School Board holds a public hearing on the budget. Register to speak by 6:30 p.m., on Monday, May 13.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Second day of School Board public hearings, if needed.
  • Tuesday, May 21: School Board budget work session.
  • Thursday, May 23: School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

For more details on our budget, view FCPS budget documents.


Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:


Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1



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Presupuesto FCPS 2025 - Lo que sigue

Los próximos pasos en el proceso del presupuesto de FCPS son:

  • Martes, 14 de mayo: La Junta Escolar tiene una audiencia pública sobre el presupuesto. Regístrese antes de las 6:30 p.m., el lunes, 13 de mayo para hablar en en la audiencia pública.
  • Miércoles, 15 de mayo: Segundo día de audiencias públicas de la Junta Escolar, si es necesario.
  • Martes, 21 de mayo: Sesión de trabajo de la Junta Escolar sobre el presupuesto.
  • Jueves, 23 de mayo: La Junta Escolar adopta el presupuesto aprobado de FCPS.

Para más detalles sobre nuestro presupuesto, vea los documentos del presupuesto de FCPS.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources


⏰ Share Your Thoughts on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

⏰ Foros Comunitarios sobre el Horario de Entrada a la Escuela Intermedia

FCPS está explorando opciones para ajustar los horarios de inicio de las escuelas intermedias e invita al público a ser parte del proceso. Todos los foros tendrán la misma presentación y proveerán las mismas oportunidades de retroalimentación. Inscríbase para un foro en persona haciendo clic en una de las siguientes fechas:

Aunque la inscripción no es obligatoria, facilita la planificación. Habrá servicio de interpretación y cuidado de niños. Aprenda más sobre este proyecto que está analizando los horarios de inicio de las escuelas intermedias.  


7th Grade Boys (rising 8th grade) BRYC AAU Basketball Open Gym/Tryouts

  • Summer 2024
  • Mondays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fridays 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fairfax Villa ES 10900 Santa Clara Dr Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Email: or call (703)731-6913 for details
  • The same information can be found on our website: Braddock Road Youth Club 

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🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. 

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers 

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. 

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

☎️ Línea Telefónica de Información para Padres Disponible en Ocho Idiomas

Padres/cuidadores que hablan Amárico, Árabe, Chino, Farsi, Coreano, Español, Urdu o Vietnamita pueden llamar a una línea telefónica de información para obtener información general sobre FCPS.  Vea la lista de números de teléfono.

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for 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. 

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

Estudiantes de FCPS en grados 3-12 tomaron la Encuesta de Aprendizaje Social y Emocional (SEL) durante marzo, proveyendo información actualizada en habilidades como alcanzar metas, entender y manejar emociones, establecer y mantener relaciones con adultos y compañeros, y tomar decisiones responsables. El SEL Screener también ayuda a los estudiantes a evaluar los esfuerzos de su comunidad escolar para que se sientan valorados, incluidos y apoyados.

A finales de abril, los resultados individuales del SEL Screener estarán disponibles para las familias en la sección Documentos de SIS ParentVUE.

Para las familias que no tengan una cuenta activa en ParentVUE, los resultados se enviarán por correo postal. Para más información sobre el cuestionario, por favor visite la página web del cuestionario de Aprendizaje Social-Emocional

(SEL). Para obtener ayuda para entender los resultados individuales de su estudiante o ideas sobre cómo apoyarlos en casa, por favor revise la Guía Familiar

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email with any questions. 

Campamento artístico de verano

No te pierdas el programa de enriquecimiento artístico más divertido de este verano. El campamento del Instituto de las Artes está dirigido a estudiantes de 6º a 11º grado. Los estudiantes diseñan sus propios horarios y eligen entre clases de arte, música, teatro y baile. Más información en la página web del IFTA. Envíe un correo electrónico a con cualquier pregunta. 

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How to Access Free Resources from

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can access via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to

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Meet the Author Series: The Breakthrough Years

by Ellen Galinsky

Child development expert Ellen Galinsky challenges widely held assumptions about adolescents and offers new ways for parents and others to better understand and interact with them in a way that helps them thrive.

Galinsky’s Shared Solutions Framework and Possibilities Mindset show you how to:

  • turn daily conflicts into opportunities for problem-solving where both teens and parents feel listened to and respected
  • encourage positive risk-taking in your child like standing up for themselves, making new friends, and helping their communities
  • promote five essential executive function-based skills that can help them succeed now and in the future.

Join best-selling author, Ellen Galinksy, as she shares her latest research on raising thriving teens.

Register for this event

Behavior Solution Series for Secondary Families:

Taming the Teenaged Brain

Navigate the rollercoaster of teenage emotions with our training on behavior strategies, tailored to support you at home during those challenging adolescent years. We will provide practical insights and proven techniques to foster understanding and communication with your teenager.

Register for this event


📞 FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns, and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email, visit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

Resources for Newly Registered Families

Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:

Conozca más sobre FCPS y los Recursos Disponibles para las Familias

Estar conectado con su comunidad escolar le ayuda a mantenerse informado y apoyar el éxito de su hijo. Tómese un tiempo para familiarizarse con los muchos recursos y herramientas disponibles para las familias de FCPS, incluyendo:




Join the Virginia Department of Education Office of Instructional Services and the Office of Special Education Family Support and Special Facilities for a live, virtual training event providing an overview of the new Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) Participation Decision-Making Tool. The overview will include background information regarding changes in the VAAP Participation Criteria Form, as well as information on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team's implementation of the new tool. 

The training will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

The VAAP Family Training Registration will be limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first served basis. The training will be provided by Virginia Department of Education staff members. Additional details regarding this training will be provided upon registration.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Deb Johnson, Intellectual Disabilities Specialist, by phone at (804) 750-8645, or by email at



The Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, will bring together professionals and families from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to engage in dialogue, discussion, and learning methods to strengthen academic outcomes for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, to increase the knowledge and skills of those who can have a positive impact on a student's educational process. 

Register for ODUP 2024, a two-day training event that will be held at the Virginia Crossings Hotel in Glen Allen, Virginia on June 20, 2024, and June 21, 2024, from 9-5 p.m. There is a fee to attend, families may apply for scholarship opportunities.

Questions can be directed to Tracey Yurechko via email, at