5.31.2024 Community Gazette


Glasgow Parents and Community,

As we look forward to the 2024-2025 school year, I wanted to share some wonderful news. One of our assistant principals, Ms. Liana Diaz-Rivera, will be transitioning into the new role of Assistant Principal at Parklawn. Ms. Diaz-Rivera has been an amazing assistant principal for the last three years, and we know she will be fantastic in serving our feeder school in this new role.


Liana Diaz-Rivera has 15 years’ experience in the field of education and four years in administrative leadership. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice from University of the Arts, a M. Ed. in Special Education from Grand Canyon University and a second M. Ed. in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.  She is passionate about creating a supportive and engaging learning environment where all students can thrive. Her strengths lie in communicating with all stakeholders, fostering collaboration amongst staff and a data driven approach to education. We are excited to support her in her leadership journey.

Student Ambassador Applications for School Year 2024-2025

Student Ambassadors help keep Glasgow a kind and safe place by volunteering in many ways! Those include attending events like Open House or 6th Grade Curriculum Night and helping new Glasgow students to find their classrooms and understand school norms. Current 6th and 7th graders can apply to be an ambassador for next year by completing the application that Ms. Cooper posted on Schoology OR completing a written application that can be found in student services. All are encouraged to apply, however students must have less than 10 tardies/cuts in Quarter 4 and all final grades must be an A, B, C, or D in all classes. Applications are due using the virtual Google Form on Schoology OR the physical box in Student Services by 2:15pm on Friday, 7 June. Please contact Adrienne Cooper at amcooper2@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

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:

Email: vlpowell@fcps.edu

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/


Mathematics Independent Learning Options for Families

Summer enrichment opportunities can provide students access to review and support meaningful learning experiences aligned to course objectives. Required summer assignments are not allowed as they can pose barriers for students who are unable to complete them and create the perception that the rigor of a course is only accessible for those with conditions that support structured learning over the summer. 

The purpose of optional summer enrichment might be to:

  • Activate students’ background knowledge and skills;
  • Provide opportunity to review introductory topics/prerequisites for the course; or 
  • Create or enhance enthusiasm and interest in a subject or to serve as a springboard for future learning.

Summer enrichment activities should not be given to learn new material or fill large gaps as a result of the pandemic. Whenever possible, it is recommended to provide students with voice and choice in their learning. Linked below are options that can be shared with students and families.

Summer Learning Options Mathematics ES

Summer Learning Options Mathematics SS


Student Insurance

Risk Management handles numerous claims involving students injured during the school day. Many parents mistakenly believe that FCPS is financially responsible for medical bills resulting from these injuries. However, FCPS does not provide medical insurance for students. Parents should be informed about the option to purchase low-cost Voluntary Student Insurance through K & K Insurance Group. This insurance can be especially valuable for those without other coverage and can help families with existing insurance cover expensive gaps caused by deductibles and co-pays.

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!


Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

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


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End of Year Medication Pick-Up and Disposal Guidelines

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.


 Immunizations Assistance and Health Resources

Back-to-School Immunization Clinics:

Get your child ready for the 2024-25 school year. Open by appointment to all Fairfax County students who need immunizations, regardless of if they have had vaccines in the past, are new to the country, or need a follow-up to be up to date.

Call today! Appointments are limited. Schedule your appointment by calling 703-246-7100.

For additional health information (and translations): https://glasgowms.fcps.edu/announcements/immunizations-assistance-and-health-resources 

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The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt the FCPS FY 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The approved budget includes:

✅ 4% compensation increase for all employees

✅ funding to maintain class sizes in light of projected enrollment growth

✅ continuation of key multi-year initiatives such as inclusive preschool

✅ resources to support student well-being outside the classroom, such as expanded athletics, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts

See the details: bit.ly/FCPS-FY2025-Budget 

La Junta Escolar Vota para Adoptar el Presupuesto Aprobado para el Año Fiscal 2025

La Junta Escolar del Condado de Fairfax adoptó el Presupuesto Aprobado para el Año Fiscal 2025 de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax (FCPS). El Presupuesto Aprobado para el Año Fiscal 2025 asciende a $3.7 billones - un aumento neto de $233.2 millones o 6.6% sobre el año anterior. El presupuesto aprobado para el año fiscal 2025 se centra en proporcionar excelencia educativa a todos los estudiantes y en garantizar que el trabajo duro y la dedicación de los empleados se reconozcan mediante una remuneración competitiva. Ambos esfuerzos se alinean completamente con el Plan Estratégico FCPS 2023-30.

Casi 86% del Presupuesto Aprobado está dirigido a la instrucción. Los puntos claves del presupuesto incluyen fondos para un aumento de compensación de 4% para todos los empleados; manteniendo las fórmulas existentes de tamaño de clases y proveyendo apoyo necesario a todos los estudiantes; y expandiendo las ofertas de atletismo, entrenadores de atletismo adicionales, y estipendios mejorados para bellas artes y artes escénicas.

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email OnlineCampus@fcps.edu or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.


Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

On May 21, 2024, staff presented recommended changes to the Family Life Education curriculum during a School Board Work Session. The community review period for the recommended changes opened on May 10 and will continue until Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. Please take the time to provide feedback after reviewing the materials. All comments will be shared with the School Board prior to the vote to approve the recommendations on June 27, 2024.

There are four main recommended changes:

Recommendation #1 (page 4 of report)

Approve new and revised objectives and descriptive statements to support instruction on the topics of consent, setting personal boundaries, and respecting the boundaries of others.


  • Grade 9 - Lesson 2: Students will identify examples and effects of sexual violence and identity skills to promote safety and situational awareness. Resources for help and reporting sexual violence will be provided.
  • Grade 9 - Lesson 5: Students will identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships and identify strategies to navigate or end unhealthy relationships.

New objectives will be applicable to students in: 

    • Grade 9: Students will identify characteristics of, and how to develop and maintain healthy relationships in a variety of settings. 
    • Grade 9: Students explain the value of setting personal boundaries and respecting the boundaries of others and will define affirmative consent.
    • Grade 10: Students will examine teen relationships and identify communication of consent, absence of consent, and withdrawal of consent related to intimacy and sexual behavior. Students will discuss the impact peer pressure may have on decision making in teen relationships. (page 6 of full report)
    • Grade 11: Students will identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships that may lead to teen relationship violence, sexual assault, abuse, strangulation, sextortion, and sex trafficking. Strategies for risk reduction, prevention, and available support services will be provided.
    • Grade 12: Students will interpret laws that affect family life.
    • Grade 12: Students will review consent, respecting when consent is not given or is withdrawn, and bystander awareness and intervention strategies.

Recommendation #2 (page 7 of report)

Approve objectives and descriptive statements in kindergarten, fifth, and tenth grades and grades one through six modified curriculum to support recommendations from the 2023 summer curriculum development team.


  • Grades 1-6: Elementary School Emotional and Social Health Safety Unit - lesson 6. The student will demonstrate strategies for responding to inappropriate approaches from family members, neighbors, strangers, or others without being unduly alarmed about nonexistent dangers. (page 9 of full report)

New objectives will be applicable to students in: 

    • Grade K: Students will recognize that everyone is a member of a family and identify members of their individual families. (page 8 of full report)
    • Grade K: Students will identify positive ways in which family members and friends show love, affection, respect, and appreciation for each other.
    • Grade K: Students will define personal space and demonstrate how to say “no” to behaviors from people both inside and outside the family that make the student feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
    • Grade 5: Students will define child abuse and child neglect and identify adults whom they can tell and ask for help.
    • Grade 10: Students will identify how contraceptive methods work and will identify the advantages of abstaining from sexual activity.

Recommendation #3 (page 10 of report)

  • Approve use of the media My Changing Life: The Complete Guide to Puberty in grade four for both the boys’ and the girls’ lessons. 
  • Recommend showing the same video including the male and female reproductive systems and menstruation to boys and girls in gender separate classes.
  • The recommended combined media may be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/925451481/4bde9b071c?share=copy
  • A new video covering puberty and the reproductive systems is being produced by FCPS Information Technology and Instructional Services staff. It is intended to replace the media currently being used in grades four through six. The current timeline is for the video to be reviewed by FLECAC during SY 2024-2025 with implementation in instruction beginning in SY 2025-2026.

Recommendation #4 (page 11 of report)

Approve revised objectives and descriptive statements to support instruction of the male and female reproductive systems in grades four through eight.

Revisions are applicable to students in:

  • Grade 4: The student will recognize the physical changes that occur during puberty and relate these changes to the increased need for personal hygiene.
  • Grade 5: Students will identify the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems. 
  • Grade 6: Students will review the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems and how these change during puberty.
  • Grade 7: Students will identify the components of the male and female reproductive systems and describe how their functioning changes during puberty.

More information is available online

After-School Feedback

We’ve made it through another year of after school. We appreciate you allowing your students’ participation in the after school program.

Would you and your student please take a few minutes to share your feedback on survey for parents and students. You will find the links for both parents and students below.

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality.

Thank you for completing the survey and for your support of the after-school program.  This survey is FCPS approved. Approval Number is 24234.

All survey responses are due by June 7, 2024.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCQKSN8 [Parent Link]

As the after-school program specialists, I’m asking all students to complete the survey. Please inform your student it helps us improve the after-school program. Their feedback is valuable for the improvement of the after school program.

This survey is FCPS approved.  Approval number: 24233   

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCM2L9K [Student Link]

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VIP Camp

The last day of After School was May 30, 2024. If you’re interested in summer activities, please click here for the VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp Registration form and information. Spaces are filling up fast, it’s First Come, First Served so please do not wait to register. If you have any questions, please contact me at gwilliams2@fcps.edu.



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