Week of June 10

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8th Grade Picnic

8th Grade Picnic
A big shoutout goes to our amazing PTA, parent volunteers, generous donors, administrators, SRO's, and hardworking staff for their commitment, time, and energy in creating a memorable 8th Grade Picnic experience for our students!

Reminders: Last Week's News

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.

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. To create a new account, please contact our Registrar, Ms. Fry for an activation letter. 

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.

Student Bus Passes Offer Free Transportation All Year

All Fairfax County middle and high school students can get a Student Bus Pass SmarTrip card to ride the Fairfax Connector and Fairfax CUE buses for free! With the pass, fares are free from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, all year. Learn more about the Student Pass. Complete the application and return it to our front office.  

Children 12 and younger ride for free on Fairfax Connector with a paying adult.

In This Weeks News

Pack Light & Eat Right! No Backpacks & Free Lunch

This is a friendly reminder that for the remainder of this week, there will be a no-backpack week for our Hawks.

To ensure all students have access to meals throughout the day, we provide free breakfast, second breakfast at the end of first and second periods, and lunch from the cafeteria.

Please encourage your Hawk to take advantage of these meals and let us know if you have any questions.

From the Library

Reminder that all library books are now past due and need to be returned right away! We currently have 330 overdue library books! Please have your student check their backpacks and bedrooms! If you believe your student lost a book, please have them see Mrs. Scott in the library. Remember there are no late fees, we just need the books back for others to read.

From the Clinic

Parents/guardians, please be sure to pick-up your students medication no later than Wednesday, June 12 at 12:00 p.m. Medication left in the Clinic after this date and time cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy. Earlier pickup of medications is encouraged during clinic hours (Monday-Friday from 7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.). Pick up of medication is restricted to parents only. 

Reminder: New medication authorization forms are required for each school year. Forms can be located at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms. 

If you have any questions regarding medication pick-up and/or medication authorization forms, please contact our clinic at 703-904-4810.

Save the Date: Back to School Night and Open House

Save the Dates

Herndon Middle School will hold Back to School Night and Open House for the 24-25 SY on the following dates:

Open House | August 15th
2:00-4:00 PM

Back to School Night | September 5th
5:00-7:00 PM

SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

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

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student can schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or social worker by phone or videoconference. 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

Middle or high school students can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Summer Activities

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing FRC@fcps.edu, or visiting the FRC webpage.

TV Studio Production and Post-Production Camps for Teens

Fairfax Public Access Summer Camp Flyer

Discover the behind the scenes process of what it takes to create a television program. Learn about the equipment and key production roles. There is a lot of effort involved; therefore, teamwork and preparedness will be key to making a successful show. Each program created as part of the camps will only be as good as the crew involved; therefore, we are looking for the best, most dedicated students interested to learn about this exciting media.

You may contact the Training Department at 571-749-1132 or via email at FPATraining@fcac.org to check for camp availability. Training Department Office Hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (weekdays).

SoCo Summer Strings


Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8 to 19 from 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only. Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day. 

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March to June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!


Caribbean American HM

Caribbean American Heritage Month

FCPS celebrates the rich diversity and honors the many contributions of immigrants of Caribbean heritage to our nation during the month of June. Caribbean individuals are some of the most ethnically diverse in the world. There are more than 8.5 million individuals in the United States born in the Caribbean or of Caribbean ancestry. Learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month.



12 | Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

17 | Eid-al-Adha
(begins sundown 6/16 - sundown 6/17) 
19 | Juneteenth (Holiday)


4 | Independence Day

Helpful Links

FCPS Cares

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.