Community Gazette 5.26.24


Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! Hello Glasgow Family! It’s been a fun and exciting year, hard to believe it’s coming to a close. Thursday, May 30th, 2024 is our last day of after school. Thank you for allowing your student(s) to participate in the after school program this year. If you’re looking for Summer Fun, VIP Camp still has open spaces. If you’re interested, please sign up here! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at

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. 

In June, people throughout the United States celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Caribbean American heritage includes a kaleidoscope of languages, customs, music, art, and cuisine that have enriched communities. This exploration offers an opportunity to dismantle stereotypes and misconceptions, replacing them with a nuanced understanding of the interconnectedness and shared human experiences that connect us.

Students deserve meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of members within their diverse community. The goal of this resource is to support the planning, teaching, and learning about the LGBTQIA+ community in order to achieve that outcome. The items below provide a variety of content resources and activities that can be integrated into current lessons and units or used to design new learning experiences for your student.

In June, people throughout the United States celebrate Juneteenth. The history of this event is an important brick in the building of American history and the struggles for freedom and belonging. Students deserve meaningful, ongoing opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of American change-makers year-round, and June provides such an opportunity to honor diverse and important stories. 

Update: The ABGC Girls' Basketball Open gym - They have had to change gym locations for the final OG on June 10th. Next Open Gym: Monday, June 10th, 6-7:30pm (4th & 5th Grade), 7:30-9pm (6th and 7th grade), Mason Crest Elementary School (3705 Crest Dr., Annandale).


Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:


Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1



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Justice High School Activities

The Justice Activities Office will be visiting Glasgow on Monday June 3rd during all lunches. We encourage students to attend the informational session to learn about all activities, athletics, and extracurricular programs at Justice! Please follow our social media accounts for important updates for the 2024-2025 school year. Go Wolves!


In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources

Memorial Day Monday, May 27th - No School

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All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Learn about the history of Memorial Day

End of Year Medication Pick-Up and Disposal Guidelines

Per Regulation 2102, all medications stored in the school health room must be picked up by a parent or guardian no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.

Any medications which are not picked up on the last day of school will be discarded according to the Unused Medication Disposal Guidelines.


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Community Review of K-6 Language Arts Basal Resources

Learn more about the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resources being reviewed for adoption for the 2024-25 School Year.

In compliance with the Virginia Literacy Act, Fairfax County Public Schools is adopting Elementary (K-6) Language Arts Basal Resources for the 2024-25 school year. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released an initial list of approved materials for grades K-3 in June 2023, and will be releasing a second list of resources for K-5 in November 2023.

FCPS will be adopting a basal resource in accordance with the process outlined in Regulation 3004


Virginia Literacy Act

With the passage of the Virginia Literacy Act (VLA) in the 2022 General Assembly, Virginia is taking the lead nationwide to improve early literacy outcomes for Virginia’s young learners. Through the VLA, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will support school divisions through a multi-year effort with tools, resources, technical assistance and funding.

Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year:

  • Every student in kindergarten to grade five will receive core literacy instruction based in scientifically based reading research and evidence-based literacy instruction, as defined in the VLA. Students in kindergarten through grade eight will also receive evidence-based supplemental instruction and intervention, as outlined in an individualized student reading plan, if they do not meet literacy benchmarks.
  • Every family will have access to online resources to support literacy development at home, and will be able to participate in the development of their child’s student reading plan, if their child does not meet literacy benchmarks.
  • Every teacher will use evidence-based literacy curriculum, assess student learning using approved literacy screeners, use student-level data to inform instruction and intervention, and participate in pre-service preparation or training on evidence-based literacy instruction.
  • Every reading specialist, in consultation with classroom teachers, will coordinate and oversee intervention for students not meeting literacy benchmarks, and will develop and monitor student progress on student reading plans, working closely with families and teachers.
  • Every division will develop a literacy plan, ensure the use of evidence-based literacy curriculum, staff enough reading specialists to support intervention needs, and provide professional development to support teachers, reading specialists, and principals.

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The 8th Grade Dance

The 8th grade dance will be June 8th from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets will be on sale for $2 starting June 3rd during 7th/8th grade lunches.

Please sign up here to chaperone or donate snacks. Dress for the event will be semi-formal.

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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

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

☀️ Disfrute Diversión y Recursos en el evento de un Verano Extraordinario

Venga a la Escuela Secundaria de Woodson el sábado, 1 de junio, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., para el FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Disfrute de pintura de cara, comida, música, un brincolín, acariciar alpacas, cuentos, y presentaciones de estudiantes - ¡todo gratis! Camiones de comida adicionales estarán en el sitio para vender una variedad de delicias. Las familias están invitadas a participar en atractivas actividades educativas diseñadas para despertar la curiosidad y el crecimiento. Las organizaciones comunitarias ofrecerán consejos, recursos e información útil. Visite la página web  un Verano Extraordinario para obtener más información e inscribirse. La inscripción no es obligatoria, pero es útil para la planificación.

🥗 Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance!

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.


🥗 ¡No Olvide Revisar el Saldo del Almuerzo de su Estudiante!

Es una época ocupada del año, y sabemos que las familias tienen muchas prioridades. A medida que nos acercamos al final del año escolar, es importante que las familias recuerden revisar la cuenta MySchoolBucks de sus estudiantes y pagar cualquier balance de comida escolar restante. Las familias que ganan menos del 185% del nivel de pobreza califican para comidas gratis o a precio reducido. Sin embargo, hay que cumplimentar y presentar una nueva solicitud cada año escolar para recibir ese beneficio.La solicitud para el año escolar 2024-25 estará disponible este verano. Si las familias tienen un balance actual y piensan que pueden ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o a precio reducido, por favor llenen la solicitud FRM para el año escolar 2022-23. Obtenga más información sobre el almuerzo gratuito y a precio reducido.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions. 

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

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