Franklin Sherman Flash - June 12

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Important Dates

June 12  Last Day of School 2 Hour Early Dismissal

August 19  First Day of School for SY 2024-25



6th graders

Today is the Last day!

Just a reminder that today is a 2 hour early release. 

Dates to pencil in for NEXT school year:

Open House: August 15 1-3pm 
Back To School Night: August 28 K-2 5:45-6:15; 3-6 6:15-6:40 

Order Your School Supply Kit for the 2024-25 School Year!

Purchase your child’s school supply kit by July 15 to ensure they are delivered to the school before the first day.

Cross school supplies off your to-do list today! You can also purchase supplies from the Grade level class lists yourself.  To view the supply lists please visit the Franklin Sherman ES Website

Our local vendor, Campus Survival Kits, offers a number of great benefits:

  • Kits come with everything our teachers have requested
  • Low prices and simple ordering
  • Personal supplies come in a Franklin Sherman drawstring backpack
  • Supplies are delivered directly to the classroom
  • Each purchase benefits the school: the more we order, the more free supplies we can receive
  • If you already have some items, you can just buy needed items "a la carte."

Please contact Alyssa Harry from our PTA with any questions.


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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.


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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


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It’s Registration Time!

It is especially important that we register our new Kindergarten Pandas for next school year.  Please pass the news on to friends and neighbors who have a Kindergarten aged child who should register for the 2024-25 school year.

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Please find more information and New Student Registration for all grades at the Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Online Registration Website.


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News from FCPS

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • End-of-Year Reminders
  • Summer Resources
  • Last Chance to Review Family Life Education Materials
  • Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders
  • Inova Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs
  • Summer Mental Wellness Resources
  • Enjoy Our School Grounds This Summer

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving this weekly newsletter, please sign up today


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.


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News from Our PTA

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Registration is Open for Summer Athletic Camps at Langley HS

Langley High is hosting several athletic camps this summer, including Football, Girls' Lacrosse, Softball, Girls' Basketball, Boys' Basketball, and Volleyball (wait list). See the links below for more information and to register!

All camps but boys' basketball;

Boys' basketball:

If you have questions, please contact Geoff Noto, Director of Student Activities, Langley High School, 703-287-2750, @langleysports,


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Longfellow MS Jump Start Registration Now Open!

Jump Start registration is now open on myschoolbucks. Choose between session 1 – August 5-6 or session 2 – August 7-8. 

Hours are 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Look forward to learning about Longfellow with school tours, ice breakers, scavenger hunts, team building and more. If you have any questions, contact Lavina Gangwani-Colaco at


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FCPS Cares Program

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize those who go above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the outstanding work of FCPS and specifically Franklin Sherman.

FCPS Cares Program


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