Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Elementary Continuum of Services

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A parent information meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on September 27th at 7:00 pm. Elyssa McKinnon, the AART, will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services at Daniels Run.  You can join us for information through Zoom using this link:

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Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Elementary Continuum of Services

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A parent information meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on September 27th at 7:00 pm. Elyssa McKinnon, the AART, will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services at Daniels Run.  You can join us for information through Zoom using this link:

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Please note the waiting room option is enabled for outside FCPS user accounts so you will be admitted manually.  This presentation will also be recorded if you are unable to attend.

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Daniels Run ES - September 23, 2022

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Principal's Message 

DRES Families, 

All FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. 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 Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

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

A reminder that Monday is a student holiday and we will see students back at school on Tuesday morning. 

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact our main office at 703-279-8400 or contact me directly at [email protected]

Have a great weekend!

Chris Smith 

DRES Principal 

Student Monitors!

We are looking for energetic family members, friends, grandparents, or older adult siblings, who may be looking for an opportunity to work, to come to join our Daniels Run Elementary staff. DRES is a positive work environment, and we are ready to fill the following opportunity with members of our community. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Student Monitors

Hourly 8:45 a.m. - 4:15p.m., Monday-Friday, $16.36 per Hour

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day, including but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials, and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience is equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed, and have general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Please pass this information along to anyone you may know.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Van Aalst [email protected]  or at 703-679-6000.

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Good morning DRES and Fairfax City community, 

Field Day is scheduled for Friday, October 7th (rain date Friday, October 14th ). 9:30-12:15 for our K-2 group, and 12:45-3:30 for our 3-6 groups. Please use the links below if you wish and are able to volunteer at a station, or to chaperone your child’s class. We are hoping to have at a minimum two at each station, along with members of the GMU Baseball team! We are looking forward to a great field day this year, and appreciate your time and consideration! 

Field Day STATION sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaaad2ea1f85-dres

Field Day CHAPERONES are needed to escort classes through their field day stations. If you are available to chaperone your child's class, please click on the button next to your child's homeroom teacher to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaaad2ea1f85-field

We appreciate you taking time out of your day to help make this a fun and memorable day for our DRES students! Feel free to reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] if you have any further questions. 

 

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

 

When Should a Student Stay Home?

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to miss as few days as possible. However, do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. So when should your child stay home? Visit our site for helpful ideas regarding absences and how to work with your child and your school. 

Whether students are absent because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss. 

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Elementary Continuum of Services

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development efforts and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.  

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach recognizes unique student needs and focuses on matching services, not labeling students. Through the continuum, students have: 

  • Multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop.  
  • A cluster group of students with similar academic needs to continue growing in their learning.  

Teachers, Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs), and school administrators work together to provide the following levels of service at the elementary level:  

Access to Rigor, Grades K-6 (Level I)  

All students have opportunities to think critically, reason, and problem-solve.  

  • All teachers use critical and creative thinking strategies in their lessons. 
  • Classroom teachers provide opportunities using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework a minimum of once per quarter. 

Because Access to Rigor is for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process. 

Subject Specific Advanced Differentiation, Grades K-6 (Level II) 

Some students are strong in a specific subject area. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these area(s) by: 

  • Providing different assignments and resources in those subjects,
  • Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and readiness, and
  • Providing additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework.

Student needs for subject specific differentiation are re-evaluated each year at the local school.  

Part-Time Services, Grades 3-6 (Level III)  

Some students have advanced academic needs in multiple subject areas in addition to specific subject differentiation. They need part-time AAP services.  

  • Students work with other students that have similar academic needs through weekly pull-out classes or weekly co-taught lessons with the AART and classroom teacher. 
  • Teachers provide frequent opportunities to use materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, social studies, and/or mathematics. 

Part-time services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.  

Full-Time Services, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)  

Some advanced learners need a full-time advanced academic program with differentiated instruction in all four core content areas (Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science).  

Students eligible for full-time AAP services are cluster grouped on a full-time basis and receive: 

  • Full-time use of materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, and 
  • Curriculum that is differentiated through acceleration, depth, and complexity of content.  

Full-time services continue through Grade 8. Students do not need to be evaluated each year. 

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services 

Multiple data points are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom. No pieces of the data are weighted in the holistic screening process.   

Eligibility decisions for subject-specific advanced differentiation and part-time services are made by a committee at the local school, and screening is ongoing throughout the school year. To refer for subject-specific advanced differentiation and part-time services, submit the AAP School-Based Referral Form to the AART at the local school. 

Eligibility decisions for full-time services are made by the countywide central selection committee. 

Screening for full-time services occurs during specific screening cycles:   

  • Fall screening is available for students who are new to FCPS since January. 
    • The fall screening referral window is from the first day of school - October 15. 
  • Spring screening is available for any Grade 2-7 FCPS-enrolled student.  
    • The spring screening referral window is from the first day of school - December 15. 

Please do not wait for test scores before submitting a referral for your student in Grades 2-7. Referrals submitted after the full-time services referral windows noted above will not be accepted.   

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services are found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893

For more information, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.   

 Ability Testing 

FCPS uses ability testing as one consideration of the holistic screening process for advanced academic services. Test scores are not weighted or prioritized in the holistic screening process.   

  • All students in Grade 1 take the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT). 
  • All students in Grade 2 take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).  
  • NNAT and/or CogAT may be administered to students in Grades 3-6 who do not have an ability test score during the regularly scheduled testing windows.   

Parents or guardians may request a one-time retest of either the CogAT or the NNAT in grades 3-6. Requests must be made during the fall testing windows. Please contact the school testing coordinator Sara Van Aalst, [email protected] no later than September 15 to request the CogAT or October 15 for the NNAT. 

Elementary Parent Information Meeting 

A parent information meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on September 27th at 7:00 pm. Elyssa McKinnon, the AART, will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. The

Young Scholars 

The FCPS Young Scholars model seeks to identify and affirm, from an early age, students with high academic potential from groups historically underrepresented in advanced academic programming. The goal of the model is to eliminate barriers for Young Scholars’ access to and success in advanced academic opportunities in elementary, middle, and high school. 

Twice-Exceptional (2e) 

Some gifted students with advanced learning needs may also have a learning disability. Twice-exceptional (or “2e”) students need strengths-based instruction while receiving advanced programming. The FCPS continuum of AAP services provides multiple entry points to meet student needs while also supporting their learning challenges. FCPS has created a 2e handbook to help schools and families understand how to identify and serve 2e students. You can find these resources by going to www.fcps.edu and searching “2e.” 

 

Sign and Return the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted. Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.

Contact your school’s front office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. 

FCPS Special Education Handbook for Families

The Special Education Handbook for Parents includes details of the special education process. This process occurs sequentially, over a period of time, with each step building upon the previous step(s).

It is important for families to understand how the special education process works, so they can effectively participate and collaborate with school staff members in making appropriate decisions regarding their child’s educational needs. Families are an integral part of the decision-making team.

The Special Education Handbook for Parents is available in Arabic, English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. Contact the Parent Resource Center (PRC) at 703-204-3941 or [email protected] with any questions.

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/caregivers who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

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AVID Tips

5 Tips for an Organized Backpack

  1. Sort and group supplies into categories.  Next, assign each category to a compartment or zipper pocket.
  2. Map out the backpack.  Have your child draw where each item should go.  Keep a copy of the map in the front pocket of the backpack and another copy in the main living area so that you can help them check to make sure all supplies are where they need to be.
  3. Use a clear luggage tag to keep track of what needs to go to school and what needs to come home.  Use a red marker to make a checklist on a piece of paper that will fit in the tag. It should list what your child needs to bring to school in the backpack. Use a blue marker to make a checklist of what needs to come home from school. Place the papers back to back and put them in the luggage tag. Attach it to the zipper tab of the backpack and show your child how to use the checklists as a guide
  4. Make a school to home folder.  Place papers handed out by the teacher in the folder.  Remind your child that the folder comes home every day. Check the folder each afternoon/evening. Sign anything requiring a signature, and take out anything that does not need to be returned to school.
  5. Schedule a regular time to do a backpack check in.
Positivity Project!

WHAT DOES TEAMWORK MEAN?
You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal, reliable, and dedicated to helping your team achieve its goals. Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual
achievement. Citizenship is a willingness to work towards the community’s success, which includes but stretches beyond one’s own self-interest. Those who demonstrate this character strength help their teammates by cooperating toward shared goals. These individuals have a sense of duty and responsibility to the group’s short and long-term success. And, these individuals are willing to
commit their time and resources to achieve group goals. This strength is associated with naturally positive feelings that accompany being a member of a family, team, school, political party, ethnic group, or country. However, those
positive feelings can come with bad behavior towards the “out-group” in the form of blind obedience, disparaging words, or prejudice. This is important to guard against by leveraging a person’s other positive character strengths.
WHY DOES IT MATTER? For individuals, teamwork often means deferring or
delaying individual accomplishments in order to ensure that he group maintains a high level of success. Their commitment to the larger group effort makes them both good teammates and citizens. The positive feelings
associated with being part of a larger whole – can be highly beneficial and combat selfishness and egotism. Our ability to work effectively within group structures is tied directly to the group’s ability to succeed. In schools and
workplaces across the world, commitment to teamwork and to the group’s success helps to further learning and achievement for all group members. Maintaining the idea that “Other People Matter” is essential to any successful
team environment.

A Note from the Music Department

🎵 The September Musician of the Month is Celia Cruz – the Queen of Salsa.  Click here

🎵 If your child takes private music lessons, please complete this very short 5 multiple choice question survey 

PE News!

What a great start to PE we’ve had here at DRES! During our cooperative games unit, students worked on their communication and collaboration skills. Our younger students had fun practicing locomotive skills during a game called “Minion Tag”. We introduced a new field day game called, “Fit Tac Toe”. We observed lots of great strategies and problem-solving during this fast-paced relay game! Our older students worked on building their flexibility with an interactive video game where they had to dodge, slide, jump and duck. Thank you for ensuring our students are wearing appropriate footwear on their PE days!

Thank you, and have a great weekend! 😊

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Fairfax High School on October 17th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Fall for The Book!

Fall for the Book invites all Daniels Run Elementary School families to join us for our Children's Day on October 8, 2022 at Old Town Hall, City of Fairfax. The day will feature experiential learning activities and book talks.

  • 10 AM: Chiêu Ahn Urban, author of ABC Roar!  
  • 11 AM: Debra Kempf Shumaker, author of Peculiar Primates 
  • 12 PM: Fred Bowen, Kidspost columnist and author of Hardcourt: Stories From 75 Years of the National Basketball Association 
  • 1 PM: Jonathan Roth, author of the comic-style graphic novel, Rover and Speck: This Planet Rocks! 
  • 2 PM: Shana Keller, author of the picture book The Peach Pit Parade: A WWI Story 

Our children’s program flyer is included. Please feel free to share with your school families.

Additionally, adult and YA events take place October 11–15. Fall for the Book’s headliner events feature international bestseller Emily St. John Mandel and two time National Book Award finalist and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang. A full list of events is available on our website. https://fallforthebook.org/schedule/

We can’t wait to see you!

PTA News!

DRES Spirit Wear for Sale - Order Today! Daniels Run Spirit Wear is now available for purchase. Visit shop.burkesports.com and enter DRESPTA. Orders must be placed by September 29th.

Next PTA Meeting - October 11th - IN PERSON at DRES Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 11th (date change!) at 7 pm in the Daniels Run Library. We are so excited to have our first in person meeting in over 2.5 years! We will have Q&A with Mr. Smith, PTA news and fall event planning and treats to celebrate our School of Excellence designation. Childcare will also be available. As a resource for parents, there will also be a special presentation from our FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist following the meeting.

Volunteer this Fall with PTA

We have lots of opportunities to get involved with the PTA this fall. Please take a look at this signup and consider volunteering! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A45ABAE23A75-fall

Online Directory Opt-Out The PTA will be publishing an online directory of our students this fall. If you do not wish to be included in the directory, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JG41aQbezYiqFXURIAv5gSDfSwsxDntb-queAzQHZXU/prefill

Testing Dates! VGA Testing   Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Reading Thursday, Sept 29 Wedneday, Sept 28 Tuesday, Sept 27 Friday, Sept 23 Math Monday, Oct 3 Tuesday, Oct 4 Monday, Oct 3 Friday, Sept 30           Friday, October 7: Makeups Important Dates 

September 26 - Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

October 5 - Yom Kippur Holiday

October 6-PTA Meeting

October 10 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

October 11-21: Dragon Drive Fundraiser

October 14 - Outdoor Movie Night

October 21 - Dragon Day

October 24 - Diwali Holiday

October 28 - 2 Hour Early Release (1:45)

October 31 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

November 8 - Election Day Holiday

November 11 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

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Daniels Run ES - September 16, 2022

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(Assistant) Principal's Message 

DRES Families, 

I hope you have all had a wonderful week. It sure is great to be fully back in the building and to have this school year off to such a great start.

This morning we held our first school wide P2-Positivity Project Mega Morning Meeting and what a success, and sea of green, it was. Our student leaders with the help of Mrs. Oris and Ms. Dildine did a wonderful job organizing the event. Our chorus led us in the singing our school song, our positivity traits for each of the grade levels were proudly displayed and cheered as they were announced. The weather couldn't have been more perfect which helped to make this the perfect morning to see "Positivity in Action." 

We are so proud of all our students for displaying the positivity traits throughout the school day. Please be sure to ask about them at home. Each week we will highlight the upcoming trait so you are aware of what your child is learning about and are able to have a conversation regarding that week's trait. 

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact our main office at 703-279-8400 or contact me directly at [email protected]

Have a great weekend!

Michael Parker

DRES Assistant Principal 

Student Monitors!

We are looking for energetic family members, friends, grandparents, or older adult siblings, who may be looking for an opportunity to work, to come to join our Daniels Run Elementary staff. DRES is a positive work environment, and we are ready to fill the following opportunity with members of our community. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Student Monitors

Hourly 8:45 a.m. - 4:15p.m., Monday-Friday, $16.36 per Hour

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day, including but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials, and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience is equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed, and have general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Please pass this information along to anyone you may know.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Van Aalst [email protected]  or at 703-679-6000.

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Good morning DRES and Fairfax City community, 

Field Day is scheduled for Friday, October 7th (rain date Friday, October 14th ). 9:30-12:15 for our K-2 group, and 12:45-3:30 for our 3-6 groups. Please use the links below if you wish and are able to volunteer at a station, or to chaperone your child’s class. We are hoping to have at a minimum two at each station, along with members of the GMU Baseball team! We are looking forward to a great field day this year, and appreciate your time and consideration! 

Field Day STATION sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaaad2ea1f85-dres

Field Day CHAPERONES are needed to escort classes through their field day stations. If you are available to chaperone your child's class, please click on the button next to your child's homeroom teacher to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaaad2ea1f85-field

We appreciate you taking time out of your day to help make this a fun and memorable day for our DRES students! Feel free to reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] if you have any further questions. 

 

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

 

When Should a Student Stay Home?

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to miss as few days as possible. However, do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. So when should your child stay home? Visit our site for helpful ideas regarding absences and how to work with your child and your school. 

Whether students are absent because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss. 

Volunteerfest!

Who: Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest

When: Saturday, September 17, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

What: Please help support Daniels Run by participating in this event.

Where: Volunteers will focus on 2 courtyards (vegetable and literacy garden courtyards) and a forested area in the back of the school. In the courtyards, paths need to be cleared, beds weeded, and general clean-up to prepare the spaces for activities. Invasive plants need to be removed from the forested areas and sitting and paths cleared.

How: We will supply tools and gloves. The school will be open to fill water bottles and to access bathrooms.

Please go to the Volunteer Fairfax Website for more details and to register!

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Elementary Continuum of Services

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development efforts and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.  

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach recognizes unique student needs and focuses on matching services, not labeling students. Through the continuum, students have: 

  • Multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop.  
  • A cluster group of students with similar academic needs to continue growing in their learning.  

Teachers, Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs), and school administrators work together to provide the following levels of service at the elementary level:  

Access to Rigor, Grades K-6 (Level I)  

All students have opportunities to think critically, reason, and problem-solve.  

  • All teachers use critical and creative thinking strategies in their lessons. 
  • Classroom teachers provide opportunities using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework a minimum of once per quarter. 

Because Access to Rigor is for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process. 

Subject Specific Advanced Differentiation, Grades K-6 (Level II) 

Some students are strong in a specific subject area. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these area(s) by: 

  • Providing different assignments and resources in those subjects,
  • Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and readiness, and
  • Providing additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework.

Student needs for subject specific differentiation are re-evaluated each year at the local school.  

Part-Time Services, Grades 3-6 (Level III)  

Some students have advanced academic needs in multiple subject areas in addition to specific subject differentiation. They need part-time AAP services.  

  • Students work with other students that have similar academic needs through weekly pull-out classes or weekly co-taught lessons with the AART and classroom teacher. 
  • Teachers provide frequent opportunities to use materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, social studies, and/or mathematics. 

Part-time services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.  

Full-Time Services, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)  

Some advanced learners need a full-time advanced academic program with differentiated instruction in all four core content areas (Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science).  

Students eligible for full-time AAP services are cluster grouped on a full-time basis and receive: 

  • Full-time use of materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, and 
  • Curriculum that is differentiated through acceleration, depth, and complexity of content.  

Full-time services continue through Grade 8. Students do not need to be evaluated each year. 

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services 

Multiple data points are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom. No pieces of the data are weighted in the holistic screening process.   

Eligibility decisions for subject-specific advanced differentiation and part-time services are made by a committee at the local school, and screening is ongoing throughout the school year. To refer for subject-specific advanced differentiation and part-time services, submit the AAP School-Based Referral Form to the AART at the local school. 

Eligibility decisions for full-time services are made by the countywide central selection committee. 

Screening for full-time services occurs during specific screening cycles:   

  • Fall screening is available for students who are new to FCPS since January. 
    • The fall screening referral window is from the first day of school - October 15. 
  • Spring screening is available for any Grade 2-7 FCPS-enrolled student.  
    • The spring screening referral window is from the first day of school - December 15. 

Please do not wait for test scores before submitting a referral for your student in Grades 2-7. Referrals submitted after the full-time services referral windows noted above will not be accepted.   

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services are found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893

For more information, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.   

 Ability Testing 

FCPS uses ability testing as one consideration of the holistic screening process for advanced academic services. Test scores are not weighted or prioritized in the holistic screening process.   

  • All students in Grade 1 take the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT). 
  • All students in Grade 2 take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).  
  • NNAT and/or CogAT may be administered to students in Grades 3-6 who do not have an ability test score during the regularly scheduled testing windows.   

Parents or guardians may request a one-time retest of either the CogAT or the NNAT in grades 3-6. Requests must be made during the fall testing windows. Please contact the school testing coordinator Sara Van Aalst, [email protected] no later than September 15 to request the CogAT or October 15 for the NNAT. 

Elementary Parent Information Meeting 

A parent information meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on September 27th at 7:00 pm. Elyssa McKinnon, the AART, will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. The

Young Scholars 

The FCPS Young Scholars model seeks to identify and affirm, from an early age, students with high academic potential from groups historically underrepresented in advanced academic programming. The goal of the model is to eliminate barriers for Young Scholars’ access to and success in advanced academic opportunities in elementary, middle, and high school. 

Twice-Exceptional (2e) 

Some gifted students with advanced learning needs may also have a learning disability. Twice-exceptional (or “2e”) students need strengths-based instruction while receiving advanced programming. The FCPS continuum of AAP services provides multiple entry points to meet student needs while also supporting their learning challenges. FCPS has created a 2e handbook to help schools and families understand how to identify and serve 2e students. You can find these resources by going to www.fcps.edu and searching “2e.” 

 

Birthday Treats!

Daniels Run is a treat free school. Please refrain from sending in treats such as cupcakes, cookies, etc... In lieu of treats please consider donating books or games to the classroom or possibly sending in a pencil or another item to share with students. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher for other suggestions they may have. 

Thank you in advance!

Sign and Return the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted. Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.

Contact your school’s front office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. 

FCPS Special Education Handbook for Families

The Special Education Handbook for Parents includes details of the special education process. This process occurs sequentially, over a period of time, with each step building upon the previous step(s).

It is important for families to understand how the special education process works, so they can effectively participate and collaborate with school staff members in making appropriate decisions regarding their child’s educational needs. Families are an integral part of the decision-making team.

The Special Education Handbook for Parents is available in Arabic, English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. Contact the Parent Resource Center (PRC) at 703-204-3941 or [email protected] with any questions.

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/caregivers who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

AVID Tips

5 Tips for an Organized Backpack

  1. Sort and group supplies into categories.  Next, assign each category to a compartment or zipper pocket.
  2. Map out the backpack.  Have your child draw where each item should go.  Keep a copy of the map in the front pocket of the backpack and another copy in the main living area so that you can help them check to make sure all supplies are where they need to be.
  3. Use a clear luggage tag to keep track of what needs to go to school and what needs to come home.  Use a red marker to make a checklist on a piece of paper that will fit in the tag. It should list what your child needs to bring to school in the backpack. Use a blue marker to make a checklist of what needs to come home from school. Place the papers back to back and put them in the luggage tag. Attach it to the zipper tab of the backpack and show your child how to use the checklists as a guide
  4. Make a school to home folder.  Place papers handed out by the teacher in the folder.  Remind your child that the folder comes home every day. Check the folder each afternoon/evening. Sign anything requiring a signature, and take out anything that does not need to be returned to school.
  5. Schedule a regular time to do a backpack check in.
Positivity Project!

Dear Families,

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Curiosity. Curiosity means you like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.

Curiosity is a crucial component of one’s character. Our innate urge for discovery and exploration is a key element of our human desire for wisdom and knowledge. It’s what keeps us intrigued in the plotlines of movies and books. It’s what pushes us to try new activities or travel to different places. All individuals experience curiosity but differ in their willingness to experience it -- behaviorally, intellectually, and emotionally.

Individuals with the character strength of curiosity are more likely to ask questions and try new things. Curiosity, then, is a form of courage. Asking questions exposes the fact that we don’t know and trying a new activity means we might fail. But, it’s only through asking questions and exploring new opportunities that we learn and grow. 

To practice and encourage the character strength of curiosity with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Have a wonderful week!

A Note from the Music Department

🎵 The September Musician of the Month is Celia Cruz – the Queen of Salsa.  Click here

🎵 If your child takes private music lessons, please complete this very short 5 multiple choice question survey 

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Fairfax High School on October 17th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Fall for The Book!

Fall for the Book invites all Daniels Run Elementary School families to join us for our Children's Day on October 8, 2022 at Old Town Hall, City of Fairfax. The day will feature experiential learning activities and book talks.

  • 10 AM: Chiêu Ahn Urban, author of ABC Roar!  
  • 11 AM: Debra Kempf Shumaker, author of Peculiar Primates 
  • 12 PM: Fred Bowen, Kidspost columnist and author of Hardcourt: Stories From 75 Years of the National Basketball Association 
  • 1 PM: Jonathan Roth, author of the comic-style graphic novel, Rover and Speck: This Planet Rocks! 
  • 2 PM: Shana Keller, author of the picture book The Peach Pit Parade: A WWI Story 

Our children’s program flyer is included. Please feel free to share with your school families.

Additionally, adult and YA events take place October 11–15. Fall for the Book’s headliner events feature international bestseller Emily St. John Mandel and two time National Book Award finalist and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang. A full list of events is available on our website. https://fallforthebook.org/schedule/

We can’t wait to see you!

PTA News!

Back to School Night Fun!

A big thanks to all who joined us at the Back to School Night PTA picnic. We had a great time seeing so many families together at Daniels Run! If you have pictures from the event (including some with Pickle the Dragon), please share them with us by emailing [email protected]

Join the PTA

Join the PTA and help us support our students and staff. Join online at dres.memberhub.com. Becoming a member simply shows support for our projects and programs. How involved you get beyond that is up to you (though we would certainly love you to participate and volunteer with us)!  

Online Directory Opt-Out

The PTA will be publishing an online directory of our students this fall. If you do not wish to be included in the directory, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JG41aQbezYiqFXURIAv5gSDfSwsxDntb-queAzQHZXU/prefill

 

Testing Dates! iReady

September 19 - Fourth Grade iReady Math

September 20 - First Grade iReady Math

September 21 - Fifth Grade iReady Math

 

VGA Testing   Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Reading Thursday, Sept 29 Wedneday, Sept 28 Tuesday, Sept 27 Friday, Sept 23 Math Monday, Oct 3 Tuesday, Oct 4 Monday, Oct 3 Friday, Sept 30           Friday, October 7: Makeups Important Dates 

September 26 - Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

October 5 - Yom Kippur Holiday

October 6-PTA Meeting

October 10 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

October 11-21: Dragon Drive Fundraiser

October 14 - Outdoor Movie Night

October 21 - Dragon Day

October 24 - Diwali Holiday

October 28 - 2 Hour Early Release (1:45)

October 31 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

November 8 - Election Day Holiday

November 11 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

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Positivity Project Spirit Day - Friday (9/16)

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DRES Families,

Our Positivity Project (P2) Mega Morning Meeting is Friday and we encourage our students to wear something green to support P2!

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Daniels Run ES - September 8, 2022

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Principal's Message 

DRES Families, 

It was great to see so many families last night at our Back to School Open House and Picnic.  The event was a wonderful success thanks to the work and participation of our staff, PTA, and families.  If you have not had the chance, please take a moment to join our PTA.  

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact our main office at 703-279-8400 or contact me directly at [email protected]

Have a great weekend!

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Student Monitors!

We are looking for energetic family members, friends, grandparents, or older adult siblings, who may be looking for an opportunity to work, to come to join our Daniels Run Elementary staff. DRES is a positive work environment, and we are ready to fill the following opportunity with members of our community. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Student Monitors

Hourly 8:45 a.m. - 4:15p.m., Monday-Friday, $16.36 per Hour

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day, including but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials, and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience is equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed, and have general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Please pass this information along to anyone you may know.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Van Aalst [email protected]  or at 703-679-6000.

Attendance Matters!

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

Volunteerfest!

Who: Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest

When: Saturday, September 17, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

What: Please help support Daniels Run by participating in this event.

Where: Volunteers will focus on 2 courtyards (vegetable and literacy garden courtyards) and a forested area in the back of the school. In the courtyards, paths need to be cleared, beds weeded, and general clean-up to prepare the spaces for activities. Invasive plants need to be removed from the forested areas and sitting and paths cleared.

How: We will supply tools and gloves. The school will be open to fill water bottles and to access bathrooms.

Please go to the Volunteer Fairfax Website for more details and to register!

Birthday Treats!

Daniels Run is a treat free school. Please refrain from sending in treats such as cupcakes, cookies, etc... In lieu of treats please consider donating books or games to the classroom or possibly sending in a pencil or another item to share with students. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher for other suggestions they may have. 

Thank you in advance!

Sign and Return the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted. Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.

Contact your school’s front office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. 

FCPS Special Education Handbook for Families

The Special Education Handbook for Parents includes details of the special education process. This process occurs sequentially, over a period of time, with each step building upon the previous step(s).

It is important for families to understand how the special education process works, so they can effectively participate and collaborate with school staff members in making appropriate decisions regarding their child’s educational needs. Families are an integral part of the decision-making team.

The Special Education Handbook for Parents is available in Arabic, English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. Contact the Parent Resource Center (PRC) at 703-204-3941 or [email protected] with any questions.

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/caregivers who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

AVID Tips

5 Tips for an Organized Backpack

  1. Sort and group supplies into categories.  Next, assign each category to a compartment or zipper pocket.
  2. Map out the backpack.  Have your child draw where each item should go.  Keep a copy of the map in the front pocket of the backpack and another copy in the main living area so that you can help them check to make sure all supplies are where they need to be.
  3. Use a clear luggage tag to keep track of what needs to go to school and what needs to come home.  Use a red marker to make a checklist on a piece of paper that will fit in the tag. It should list what your child needs to bring to school in the backpack. Use a blue marker to make a checklist of what needs to come home from school. Place the papers back to back and put them in the luggage tag. Attach it to the zipper tab of the backpack and show your child how to use the checklists as a guide
  4. Make a school to home folder.  Place papers handed out by the teacher in the folder.  Remind your child that the folder comes home every day. Check the folder each afternoon/evening. Sign anything requiring a signature, and take out anything that does not need to be returned to school.
  5. Schedule a regular time to do a backpack check in.
A Note from the Music Department

🎵 The September Musician of the Month is Celia Cruz – the Queen of Salsa.  Click here

🎵 If your child takes private music lessons, please complete this very short 5 multiple choice question survey 

Here Comes the Bus App

Welcome to Here Comes the Bus!  Know when your bus is approaching your stop.  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time.  Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

How to Get Started:

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account.  

From a smartphone or tablet, download (for free) the Here Comes the Bus® app from the App Store or Google Play.

Click here for more information click here.

Pets on School Grounds Reminder!

In order to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors, animals are prohibited on school property. Exceptions will be made for service animals to accommodate a person’s disability. Exceptions may be made for scientific use in educational programs and for education-related purposes, such as class pets and mascots. The purpose of this regulation is to provide guidelines and procedures for evaluating whether an animal may be
permitted on school property under one of these exceptions, including adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.
Regulation 2125

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Fairfax High School on October 17th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is coming to Daniels Run Elementary! GOTR is a physical
activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Our program is adapted to ensure physical distancing and safety. In-person practices include protection, sanitizing, and physical distancing precautions and modifications. Starting the week of September 12th, the team will meet every Wednesday from 3:45-5:00 and Friday from 7:45-8:45. The program culminates in a celebratory 5K at the end of the season! The standard program fee is $185 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5K, a 5K medal, and more. Financial assistance is available for anyone needing it, with the lowest program registration cost of $22 for the season. Registration is open now through September 6th. Please go to www.gotrnova.org to find out how to register for Girls on the Run!

Fall for The Book!

Fall for the Book 2022 is thrilled to invite the students of Daniels Run Elementary School to a special event!

Please join us at Burke Centre Library on Friday, October 14 at 4:30 PM for Project Superhero: From Awesome Aliens to Flying Cats!, an interactive workshop with John Gallagher, author of the graphic novel series, Max Meow.

Kids will use their imaginations to create stories, practice a few drawing skills, and even create their own superhero (or villain)! This event is geared towards children ages 6-12 but all are welcome.

Based at George Mason University, Fall for the Book is an independent non-profit literary arts organization that promotes reading by sponsoring a variety of year-round events and activities, the flagship of which is the Fall for the Book festival held each October.

PTA News!

Back to School Night Fun!

A big thanks to all who joined us at the Back to School Night PTA picnic. We had a great time seeing so many families together at Daniels Run! If you have pictures from the event (including some with Pickle the Dragon), please share them with us by emailing [email protected]

Join the PTA

Join the PTA and help us support our students and staff. Join online at dres.memberhub.com. Becoming a member simply shows support for our projects and programs. How involved you get beyond that is up to you (though we would certainly love you to participate and volunteer with us)!  

Online Directory Opt-Out

The PTA will be publishing an online directory of our students this fall. If you do not wish to be included in the directory, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JG41aQbezYiqFXURIAv5gSDfSwsxDntb-queAzQHZXU/prefill

 

Testing Dates! iReady

September 12- Third Grade iReady Reading

September 13 - Sixth Grade iReady Reading

September 14 - Third Grade iReady Math

September 15 - Second Grade iReady Math

September 16 - Third Grade iReady Math

September 19 - Forth Grade iReady Math

September 20 - First Grade iReady Math

September 21 - Fifth Grade iReady Math

 

VGA Testing   Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Reading Thursday, Sept 29 Wedneday, Sept 28 Tuesday, Sept 27 Friday, Sept 23 Math Monday, Oct 3 Tuesday, Oct 4 Monday, Oct 3 Friday, Sept 30           Friday, October 7: Makeups

Join the PTA

The Daniels Run PTA is excited to start the 22-23 school year with many great programs and projects planned. Please join us! Become a member today at the link below. (Membership needs to be renewed each year, so even if you joined before, it’s time to join again!) Membership fees are $10 Individual, $18 Family, and $5 Staff. Join online at dres.memberhub.com

Volunteer with the PTA

There are lots of ways (big and small!) to get involved with PTA and make a difference in our school community. Consider volunteering this year and helping us with our events and programs! visit www.danielsrunpta.org/getinvolved

Important Dates 

September 2-5  - Labor Day Break 

September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic 

September 26 - Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

October 5 - Yom Kippur Holiday

October 6-PTA Meeting

October 10 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

October 11-21: Dragon Drive Fundraiser

October 14 - Outdoor Movie Night

October 21 - Dragon Day

October 24 - Diwali Holiday

October 28 - 2 Hour Early Release (1:45)

October 31 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

November 8 - Election Day Holiday

November 11 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

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Back to School Open House & Picnic

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DRES Families,

A reminder of our Back to School Open House and Picnic tonight!  Students are encouraged to attend with their families.  The open house portion is scheduled from 5:30-6:30 and the PTA picnic portion of the evening will go until 7:30. The Back to School Open House/Picnic is a time to visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher and join our DRES community outside for a great time! 

  • Our counselors and administrators will be moving around the building to help families.
  • Our parent liaison will be available in the library to help with free/reduced lunch applications.
  • Our clinic will be open to receive medications. 
  • Click here to view welcome videos from our administrative team, City of Fairfax and FCPS School Board.
  • A message from our librarian, Mrs. Gavin:

    "I am so sorry that I could not be in the library to greet you for Back To School Night! We will not be doing checkout during this event but all students are on the library schedule weekly or bi-weekly to get library books. If you have any questions or concerns about the library program please email me at [email protected]."

  • Our specials teachers and resource teachers will also be available for you to meet:

Resource Team

Mrs. Bradley/Ms. Dawson (Math), Mrs. Shankle/Mrs. Lorvidhaya (Reading), Mr. Veasley (Technology), Mrs. Dedham (AVID)

Cafeteria

Innovation

Ms. Auza

Innovation Space

Science

Mrs. Huberman-Hayes

Science Lab

Music (General and Instrumental)

Ms. McCarten, Mr. Tilman, Ms. Venne, Ms. Meltzer, Mr. Oedemann, Mr. Fyhr

A25

Art

Mrs. Kwak, Mrs. Byrne

A12

PE

Mr. Murray, Mrs. Heffron

Gym

FLES (Spanish)

Mrs. Reyes and Mrs. Rivera-Vega

Cafeteria

   

 

Parent Liaison

Mr. Logan

Library 

Advanced Academics  Mrs. McKinnon 

Library 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to School Open House & Picnic

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DRES Families,

We are excited to invite you to our Back to School Open House and Picnic Thursday, September 8th.  Students are encouraged to attend with their families.  The open house portion is scheduled from 5:30-6:30 and the PTA picnic portion of the evening will go until 7:30. The Back to School Open House/Picnic is a time to visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher and join our DRES community outside for a great time! 

  • Our counselors and administrators will be moving around the building to help families.
  • Our parent liaison will be available in the library to help with free/reduced lunch applications.
  • Our specials teachers and resource teachers will also be available for you to meet:

Resource Team

Mrs. Bradley/Ms. Dawson (Math), Mrs. Shankle/Mrs. Lorvidhaya (Reading), Mr. Veasley (Technology), Mrs. Dedham (AVID)

Cafeteria

Innovation

Ms. Auza

Innovation Space

Science

Mrs. Huberman-Hayes

Science Lab

Music (General and Instrumental)

Ms. McCarten, Mr. Tilman, Ms. Venne, Ms. Meltzer, Mr. Oedemann, Mr. Fyhr

A25

Art

Mrs. Kwak, Mrs. Byrne

A12

PE

Mr. Murray, Mrs. Heffron

Gym

FLES (Spanish)

Mrs. Reyes and Mrs. Rivera-Vega

Cafeteria

Librarian 

Mrs. Gavin

Library

Parent Liaison

Mr. Logan

Library 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

 

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Daniels Run ES - September 1, 2022

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Principal's Message 

DRES Families, 

I look forward to seeing all of our families at our Back to School Open House next Thursday.  The Open House portion of the evening will run from 5:30-6:30 and you will have chance to meet your child's teacher, visit their classroom and connect with other members of our staff (specials teachers, counselors, resource teachers and family liaison). Stay and enjoy some time outside at our PTA picnic. 

I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend and Labor Day holiday. 

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact our main office at 703-279-8400 or contact me directly at [email protected]

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Labor Day Holiday: FCPS Closed Friday and Monday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are part of the Labor Day holiday for all FCPS employees and students. Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday preceding Labor Day. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. View the 2022-23 school year calendar.

Save the Date
  • September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic  
  • September 26 - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

The Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic is a time to visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher and join our DRES community outside for a great time! 

Birthday Treats!

Daniels Run is a treat free school. Please refrain from sending in treats such as cupcakes, cookies, etc... In lieu of treats please consider donating books or games to the classroom or possibly sending in a pencil or another item to share with students. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher for other suggestions they may have. 

Thank you in advance!

Student Rights and Responsibilities

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

AVID Tips

5 Tips for an Organized Backpack

  1. Sort and group supplies into categories.  Next, assign each category to a compartment or zipper pocket.
  2. Map out the backpack.  Have your child draw where each item should go.  Keep a copy of the map in the front pocket of the backpack and another copy in the main living area so that you can help them check to make sure all supplies are where they need to be.
  3. Use a clear luggage tag to keep track of what needs to go to school and what needs to come home.  Use a red marker to make a checklist on a piece of paper that will fit in the tag. It should list what your child needs to bring to school in the backpack. Use a blue marker to make a checklist of what needs to come home from school. Place the papers back to back and put them in the luggage tag. Attach it to the zipper tab of the backpack and show your child how to use the checklists as a guide
  4. Make a school to home folder.  Place papers handed out by the teacher in the folder.  Remind your child that the folder comes home every day. Check the folder each afternoon/evening. Sign anything requiring a signature, and take out anything that does not need to be returned to school.
  5. Schedule a regular time to do a backpack check in.
Meal Prices & Prepayments 

Meal Prices and Prepayment information can be found on the FCPS website

Free and Reduced Meal Information

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Mrs. Otero [email protected] or call 703-279-8400

Here Comes the Bus App

Welcome to Here Comes the Bus!  Know when your bus is approaching your stop.  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time.  Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

How to Get Started:

Using the app is EASY!  You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account.  

From a smartphone or tablet, download (for free) the Here Comes the Bus® app from the App Store or Google Play.

Click here for more information click here.

Back to School Open House and Picnic - Sept. 8 

Join us for our Back to School Night Picnic. We are combining back to school night and our welcome back picnic. The school will be open from 5:30-6:30 for you to see your student's classroom and stop by and say hello to their teacher. The picnic will be from 6:30-7:30 on the playground and fields. Bring a picnic dinner or buy dinner from one of the food trucks available. There will be music, games and friends to meet. Be sure to stop by the PTA table for a free treat for our students!

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6), Middle School (7-8), and High School (9-12).  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at Daniels Run by contacting, Sara Van Aalst, Assistant Principal, [email protected], or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected]

Pets on School Grounds Reminder!

In order to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors, animals are prohibited on school property. Exceptions will be made for service animals to accommodate a person’s disability. Exceptions may be made for scientific use in educational programs and for education-related purposes, such as class pets and mascots. The purpose of this regulation is to provide guidelines and procedures for evaluating whether an animal may be
permitted on school property under one of these exceptions, including adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.
Regulation 2125

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Fairfax High School on October 17th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is coming to Daniels Run Elementary! GOTR is a physical
activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Our program is adapted to ensure physical distancing and safety. In-person practices include protection, sanitizing, and physical distancing precautions and modifications. Starting the week of September 12th, the team will meet every Wednesday from 3:45-5:00 and Friday from 7:45-8:45. The program culminates in a celebratory 5K at the end of the season! The standard program fee is $185 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5K, a 5K medal, and more. Financial assistance is available for anyone needing it, with the lowest program registration cost of $22 for the season. Registration is open now through September 6th. Please go to www.gotrnova.org to find out how to register for Girls on the Run!

Fall for The Book!

Fall for the Book 2022 is thrilled to invite the students of Daniels Run Elementary School to a special event!

Please join us at Burke Centre Library on Friday, October 14 at 4:30 PM for Project Superhero: From Awesome Aliens to Flying Cats!, an interactive workshop with John Gallagher, author of the graphic novel series, Max Meow.

Kids will use their imaginations to create stories, practice a few drawing skills, and even create their own superhero (or villain)! This event is geared towards children ages 6-12 but all are welcome.

Based at George Mason University, Fall for the Book is an independent non-profit literary arts organization that promotes reading by sponsoring a variety of year-round events and activities, the flagship of which is the Fall for the Book festival held each October.

Testing Dates! iReady

September 6 - Fourth Grade iReady Reading

September 7- First Grade iReady Reading

September 8 - Second Grade iReady Reading

September 9 - Fifth Grade iReady Reading

September 12- Third Grade iReady Reading

September 13 - Sixth Grade iReady Reading

September 14 - Third Grade iReady Math

September 15 - Second Grade iReady Math

September 16 - Third Grade iReady Math

September 19 - Forth Grade iReady Math

September 20 - First Grade iReady Math

September 21 - Fifth Grade iReady Math

 

VGA Testing   Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Reading Thursday, Sept 29 Wedneday, Sept 28 Tuesday, Sept 27 Friday, Sept 23 Math Monday, Oct 3 Tuesday, Oct 4 Monday, Oct 3 Friday, Sept 30           Friday, October 7: Makeups PTA News!

Join the PTA

The Daniels Run PTA is excited to start the 22-23 school year with many great programs and projects planned. Please join us! Become a member today at the link below. (Membership needs to be renewed each year, so even if you joined before, it’s time to join again!) Membership fees are $10 Individual, $18 Family, and $5 Staff. Join online at dres.memberhub.com

Volunteer with the PTA

There are lots of ways (big and small!) to get involved with PTA and make a difference in our school community. Consider volunteering this year and helping us with our events and programs! visit www.danielsrunpta.org/getinvolved

Important Dates 

September 2-5  - Labor Day Break 

September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic 

September 26 - Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

October 5 - Yom Kippur Holiday

October 6-PTA Meeting

October 10 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

October 11-21: Dragon Drive Fundraiser

October 14 - Outdoor Movie Night

October 21 - Dragon Day

October 24 - Diwali Holiday

October 28 - 2 Hour Early Release (1:45)

October 31 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

November 8 - Election Day Holiday

November 11 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

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Daniels Run ES - August 26, 2022

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Principal's Message 

DRES Families, 

We have had an excellent first week of school!  It has been great seeing our building filled with excitement and the smiling faces of our 780 Dragons throughout the week.  Thank you to our staff for all of their work to make this a successful week.  Thank you to our families for your assistance as well as your patience as we build routines and procedures.  We appreciate your support in preparing your child for the school year. You can help us by adjusting bedtime and developing healthy routines to support your child’s learning. Thank you also for encouraging reading throughout the summer and every night during the school year.

We are looking forward to an outstanding school year!

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact our main office at 703-279-8400 or contact me directly at [email protected]

Enjoy your weekend!

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Save the Date
  • September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic  
  • September 26 - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

The Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic is a time to visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher and join our DRES community outside for a great time! 

Birthday Treats!

Daniels Run is a treat free school. Please refrain from sending in treats such as cupcakes, cookies, etc... In lieu of treats please consider donating books or games to the classroom or possibly sending in a pencil or another item to share with students. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher for other suggestions they may have. 

Thank you in advance!

Student Rights and Responsibilities

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Bell Schedule Information

Daniels Run ES bell schedule for 2022-23 is 9:00 am - 3:45 pm 

  • Office hours are 8:00am - 4:30 pm
  • Kiss & Ride Drop Off - 8:45 - 9:00 am
  • Doors open at 8:45 for students
Meal Prices & Prepayments 

Meal Prices and Prepayment information can be found on the FCPS website

Free and Reduced Meal Information

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Mrs. Otero [email protected] or call 703-279-8400

Supply Lists 

Supply lists have been updated for the 2022-23 school year. 

Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information.

Kiss and Ride Information
  • Welcome to the new school year. This is to inform you of our Kiss and Ride procedures for the end of the day. During the first week of school we will be distributing a Kiss and Ride card. Please place it on the passenger side dashboard of your vehicle with your child’s name and grade level. All students will be waiting in the cafeteria and we will be calling students to cars as you arrive. Beginning September 6thif you do not have the card on your dashboard you will be asked to park and come in to the office to pick up your child. Please be sure to get as many vehicle cards as you need to ensure that all your vehicles can display the card.
  • As a reminder students should only be entering and exiting cars from the passenger side of the vehicle. Also, students will be dismissed to a vehicle ONLY. Please do not walk up to the cafeteria exit door to pick up your child.
  • We thank you in advance for your flexibility and help with ensuring the safety of the children.
  • No pets are allowed on school grounds
Back to School Open House and Picnic - Sept. 8 

Join us for our Back to School Night Picnic. We are combining back to school night and our welcome back picnic. The school will be open from 5:30-6:30 for you to see your student's classroom and stop by and say hello to their teacher. The picnic will be from 6:30-7:30 on the playground and fields. Bring a picnic dinner or buy dinner from one of the food trucks available. There will be music, games and friends to meet. Be sure to stop by the PTA table for a free treat for our students!

Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy 

Students in K-8 must keep phones, smart watches and other similar devices silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day. Cell phones and other electronic devices may only be used on campus before and after school.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6), Middle School (7-8), and High School (9-12).  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at Daniels Run by contacting, Sara Van Aalst, Assistant Principal, [email protected], or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected]

Pets on School Grounds Reminder!

In order to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors, animals are prohibited on school property. Exceptions will be made for service animals to accommodate a person’s disability. Exceptions may be made for scientific use in educational programs and for education-related purposes, such as class pets and mascots. The purpose of this regulation is to provide guidelines and procedures for evaluating whether an animal may be
permitted on school property under one of these exceptions, including adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.
Regulation 2125

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Fairfax High School on October 17th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is coming to Daniels Run Elementary! GOTR is a physical
activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Our program is adapted to ensure physical distancing and safety. In-person practices include protection, sanitizing, and physical distancing precautions and modifications. Starting the week of September 12th, the team will meet every Wednesday from 3:45-5:00 and Friday from 7:45-8:45. The program culminates in a celebratory 5K at the end of the season! The standard program fee is $185 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5K, a 5K medal, and more. Financial assistance is available for anyone needing it, with the lowest program registration cost of $22 for the season. Registration is open now through September 6th. Please go to www.gotrnova.org to find out how to register for Girls on the Run!

 

We’re so grateful for our community partnership with Britepaths, which donated school supplies and backpacks for our students!

PTA News!

Join the PTA

The Daniels Run PTA is excited to start the 22-23 school year with many great programs and projects planned. Please join us! Become a member today at the link below. (Membership needs to be renewed each year, so even if you joined before, it’s time to join again!) Membership fees are $10 Individual, $18 Family, and $5 Staff. Join online at dres.memberhub.com

 

PTA Meeting - August 31st at 7 pm 

Join us for our kickoff PTA meeting on August 31st via google meet. We will be piloting a new volunteer program and planning our fall events! Log in and learn more about what the PTA does at Daniels Run! meet.google.com/dsj-xxkk-uxy

 

Volunteer with the PTA

There are lots of ways (big and small!) to get involved with PTA and make a difference in our school community. Consider volunteering this year and helping us with our events and programs! visit www.danielsrunpta.org/getinvolved

Important Dates 

August 31-Kickoff PTA Meeting

September 2-5  - Labor Day Break 

September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic 

September 26 - Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

October 6-PTA Meeting

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First Day of School!

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The first day of school is tomorrow (Monday, August 22).   Some reminders:

  • Please be patient and show grace to all FCPS employees! Bus drivers, teachers and support staff all want our students and families to have a great first day, first week and year!
  • Doors open at 8:45 AM and class begins at 9:00 AM.  School ends at 3:45 PM. 
  • Please follow staff direction when dropping off students as we want to keep all of our students safe.
  • We encourage you to use the Here Comes the Bus App to track your child’s bus.
  • If your student has medicine that needs to be given during the school day, an adult must bring that into school and complete the appropriate forms. Medication cannot be sent in your child's backpack.

 

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Daniels Run ES

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DRES Families,

Our team at DRES is excited to welcome students back into the building for another year of learning and making new connections. We know that feeling safe at school is at the core of students being able to focus on learning and building relationships. FCPS is committed to the safety of your children, trusted to our care every day. Please reinforce that message with your child, as well. Any time they share a question or a concern, remember to listen calmly and reassuringly, and share a message that you are someone your child can talk to, even in challenging situations. Please also remind them to seek out any trusted adult at school who will be there to help and to hear their concerns. 

We also recognize that some of our students, families and staff may be feeling anxious about the new year. In addition to first day jitters, there may be heightened concerns around student safety and well-being in light of the information Superintendent Reid shared regarding the serious situation at Glasgow Middle School. We want to reassure you that all new staff will have completed a full background check before they enter any school or classroom.

At any time during the school year you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected]

Sincerely,

Chris Smith

DRES Principal

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Daniels Run ES - Back To School Information

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Principal's Message 

DRES Families, 

We are resending our message from earlier in the week and including the information from the parent meeting last Monday. 

Daniels Run Return To School Q and A Aug 16 2022 – Video

Daniels Run Return to School Q and A Aug 16 2022 - PDF

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our main office at 703-279-8400 or contact me directly at [email protected]

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Welcome to DRES

We are excited to welcome our newest staff members to DRES! 

Bess Viernes 

1st Grade 

Ally Godfrey 

2nd Grade 

Christina Gleason 

5th Grade 

Danielle Heffron 

PE 

Laurie Dawson 

Math Intervention 

Meredith Hulley

SPED 

Tony Chiang 

SPED 

Tina Isenbarger 

SPED 

Gretchen Lyon 

PAC IA 

Tania Dedham 

AVID Resource Teacher 

Michelle Coyne 

Office Assistant  

Chris Fyhr 

Strings  

Kyle Tilman 

Music 

Ken Oedemann

Band 

George Miller 

SPED 

Betty Zemichael 

Psychologist 

Laura Cook 

Social Worker 

  Martha Rivera -Vega  Spanish Teacher 

Save the Date
  • August 22 - First Day of School for Students 
  • September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic  
  • September 26 - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

The Welcome Walk is a time when your child's teacher and another DRES staff member visit your house and welcome your child and you to the new school year.  

The Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic is a time to visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher and join our DRES community outside for a great time! 

Class Placement Information 

Families check your email inbox on Wednesday, August 17th for an email from your child's classroom teacher introducing themselves.  Emails will be sent at 4:00 pm. 

Bell Schedule Information

Daniels Run ES bell schedule for 2022-23 is 9:00 am - 3:45 pm 

  • Office hours are 8:00am - 4:30 pm
  • Kiss & Ride Drop Off - 8:45 - 9:00 am
  • Doors open at 8:45 for students
Meal Prices & Prepayments 

Meal Prices and Prepayment information can be found on the FCPS website

Free and Reduced Meal Information

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Mrs. Otero [email protected] or call 703-279-8400

Supply Lists 

Supply lists have been updated for the 2022-23 school year. 

Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information.

Kiss and Ride Information
  • Welcome to the new school year. This is to inform you of our Kiss and Ride procedures for the end of the day. During the first week of school we will be distributing a Kiss and Ride card. Please place it on the passenger side dashboard of your vehicle with your child’s name and grade level. All students will be waiting in the cafeteria and we will be calling students to cars as you arrive. Beginning September 6thif you do not have the card on your dashboard you will be asked to park and come in to the office to pick up your child. Please be sure to get as many vehicle cards as you need to ensure that all your vehicles can display the card.
  • As a reminder students should only be entering and exiting cars from the passenger side of the vehicle. Also, students will be dismissed to a vehicle ONLY. Please do not walk up to the cafeteria exit door to pick up your child.
  • We thank you in advance for your flexibility and help with ensuring the safety of the children.
  • No pets are allowed on school grounds
Back to School Open House and Picnic - Sept. 8 

Join us for our Back to School Night Picnic. We are combining back to school night and our welcome back picnic. The school will be open from 5:30-6:30 for you to see your student's classroom and stop by and say hello to their teacher. The picnic will be from 6:30-7:30 on the playground and fields. Bring a picnic dinner or buy dinner from one of the food trucks available. There will be music, games and friends to meet. Be sure to stop by the PTA table for a free treat for our students!

Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy 

Students in K-8 must keep phones, smart watches and other similar devices silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day. Cell phones and other electronic devices may only be used on campus before and after school.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6), Middle School (7-8), and High School (9-12).  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at Daniels Run by contacting, Sara Van Aalst, Assistant Principal, [email protected], or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected]

Important Dates 

August 22 - First Day of School for Students 

September 2-5  - Labor Day Break 

September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic 

September 26 - Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

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Classroom Teacher Assignments

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All DRES families in grades 1-6 should have received an email from their  classroom teacher today. These emails were sent to the email addresses loaded into your ParentVUE/SIS account.

If for some reason you did not receive an email with your classroom teacher assignment, please reach out to Mr. Smith, [email protected], and he will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Daniels Run ES - Back To School Information

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Principal's Message 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. We are very excited to have students back on August 22nd.There is a bunch of information below to help support you and your child in returning. Please read carefully below and call the office if you have any questions at 703-279-8400.

We look forward to seeing you at our Welcome Walk on Thursday and welcome you to walk your student to class on the first day of school. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our main office at 703-279-8400 or contact me directly at [email protected]

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Welcome to DRES

We are excited to welcome our newest staff members to DRES! 

Bess Viernes 

1st Grade 

Ally Godfrey 

2nd Grade 

Christina Gleason 

5th Grade 

Danielle Heffron 

PE 

Laurie Dawson 

Math Intervention 

Meredith Hulley

SPED 

Tony Chiang 

SPED 

Tina Isenbarger 

SPED 

Gretchen Lyon 

PAC IA 

Tania Dedham 

AVID Resource Teacher 

Michelle Coyne 

Office Assistant  

Chris Fyhr 

Strings  

Kyle Tilman 

Music 

Ken Oedemann

Band 

George Miller 

SPED 

Betty Zemichael 

Psychologist 

Laura Cook 

Social Worker 

  Martha Rivera -Vega  Spanish Teacher 

Save the Date
  • August 18 - Kindergarten Meet & Greet (9:30-10:30)/Grades 1-6 Welcome Walk (11:45am - 4:00pm)
  • August 22 - First Day of School for Students 
  • September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic  
  • September 26 - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

The Welcome Walk is a time when your child's teacher and another DRES staff member visit your house and welcome your child and you to the new school year.  

The Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic is a time to visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher and join our DRES community outside for a great time! 

Welcome Walk Information 

We will welcome students and families back by making a brief visit to your home on Thursday, August 18 from 11:45 am-4:00 pm.  What will this look like?  Your child will be welcomed with a short visit at your front door or on your front lawn by their new teacher! We want a chance to say hello and answer any questions you may have. 

Class Placement Information 

Families check your email inbox on Wednesday, August 17th for an email from your child's classroom teacher introducing themselves.  Emails will be sent at 4:00 pm. 

Bell Schedule Information

Daniels Run ES bell schedule for 2022-23 is 9:00 am - 3:45 pm 

  • Office hours are 8:00am - 4:30 pm
  • Kiss & Ride Drop Off - 8:45 - 9:00 am
  • Doors open at 8:45 for students
Meal Prices & Prepayments 

Meal Prices and Prepayment information can be found on the FCPS website

Free and Reduced Meal Information

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Mrs. Otero [email protected] or call 703-279-8400

Supply Lists 

Supply lists have been updated for the 2022-23 school year. 

Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information.

Kiss and Ride Information
  • Welcome to the new school year. This is to inform you of our Kiss and Ride procedures for the end of the day. During the first week of school we will be distributing a Kiss and Ride card. Please place it on the passenger side dashboard of your vehicle with your child’s name and grade level. All students will be waiting in the cafeteria and we will be calling students to cars as you arrive. Beginning September 6thif you do not have the card on your dashboard you will be asked to park and come in to the office to pick up your child. Please be sure to get as many vehicle cards as you need to ensure that all your vehicles can display the card.
  • As a reminder students should only be entering and exiting cars from the passenger side of the vehicle. Also, students will be dismissed to a vehicle ONLY. Please do not walk up to the cafeteria exit door to pick up your child.
  • We thank you in advance for your flexibility and help with ensuring the safety of the children.
  • No pets are allowed on school grounds
Back to School Open House and Picnic - Sept. 8 

Join us for our Back to School Night Picnic. We are combining back to school night and our welcome back picnic. The school will be open from 5:30-6:30 for you to see your student's classroom and stop by and say hello to their teacher. The picnic will be from 6:30-7:30 on the playground and fields. Bring a picnic dinner or buy dinner from one of the food trucks available. There will be music, games and friends to meet. Be sure to stop by the PTA table for a free treat for our students!

Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy 

Students in K-8 must keep phones, smart watches and other similar devices silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day. Cell phones and other electronic devices may only be used on campus before and after school.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6), Middle School (7-8), and High School (9-12).  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at Daniels Run by contacting, Sara Van Aalst, Assistant Principal, [email protected], or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected]

Important Dates 

August 22 - First Day of School for Students 

September 2-5  - Labor Day Break 

September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic 

September 26 - Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

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Daniels Run ES - Back To School Information

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Save the Date
  • August 15 - Back to School Q & A - 7:00pm (virtual)
  • August 18 - Kindergarten Meet & Greet (9:30-10:30)/Grades 1-6 Welcome Walk (11:45am - 4:00pm)
  • August 22 - First Day of School for Students 
  • September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic  
  • September 26 - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

The Back to School Q & A is a time for families to ask questions about the start of school.  School administrators will be available to answer questions.  A Google Meet link will be sent the day of the event.

The Welcome Walk is a time when your child's teacher and another DRES staff member visit your house and welcome your child and you to the new school year.  

The Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic is a time to visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher and join our DRES community outside for a great time! 

Welcome Walk Information 

We will welcome students and families back by making a brief visit to your home on Thursday, August 18 from 11:45 am-4:00 pm.  What will this look like?  Your child will be welcomed with a short visit at your front door or on your front lawn by their new teacher! We want a chance to say hello and answer any questions you may have. 

Opting out:  If you will be away or prefer not to participate please complete this form (student’s name, grade and phone number) by Monday, August 15.  

Class Placement Information 

Families check your email inbox on Wednesday, August 17th for an email from your child's classroom teacher introducing themselves.  Emails will be sent at 4:00 pm. 

Bell Schedule Information

Daniels Run ES bell schedule for 2022-23 is 9:00 am - 3:45 pm 

  • Office hours are 8:00am - 4:30 pm
  • Kiss & Ride Drop Off - 8:45 - 9:00 am
  • Doors open at 8:45 for students
Meal Prices & Prepayments 

Meal Prices and Prepayment information can be found on the FCPS website

Free and Reduced Meal Information

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Mrs. Otero [email protected] or call 703-279-8400

Supply Lists 

Supply lists have been updated for the 2022-23 school year. 

Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information.

Kiss and Ride Information
  • Welcome to the new school year. This is to inform you of our Kiss and Ride procedures for the end of the day. During the first week of school we will be distributing a Kiss and Ride card. Please place it on the passenger side dashboard of your vehicle with your child’s name and grade level. All students will be waiting in the cafeteria and we will be calling students to cars as you arrive. Beginning September 6thif you do not have the card on your dashboard you will be asked to park and come in to the office to pick up your child. Please be sure to get as many vehicle cards as you need to ensure that all your vehicles can display the card.
  • As a reminder students should only be entering and exiting cars from the passenger side of the vehicle. Also, students will be dismissed to a vehicle ONLY. Please do not walk up to the cafeteria exit door to pick up your child.
  • We thank you in advance for your flexibility and help with ensuring the safety of the children.
  • No pets are allowed on school grounds
Back to School Open House and Picnic - Sept. 8 

Join us for our Back to School Night Picnic. We are combining back to school night and our welcome back picnic. The school will be open from 5:30-6:30 for you to see your student's classroom and stop by and say hello to their teacher. The picnic will be from 6:30-7:30 on the playground and fields. Bring a picnic dinner or buy dinner from one of the food trucks available. There will be music, games and friends to meet. Be sure to stop by the PTA table for a free treat for our students!

Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy 

Students in K-8 must keep phones, smart watches and other similar devices silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day. Cell phones and other electronic devices may only be used on campus before and after school.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Important Dates 

August 22 - First Day of School for Students 

September 2-5  - Labor Day Break 

September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic 

September 26 - Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Question and Answer Meeting - Optional

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A reminder of tonight's optional question and answer session for families from 7:00-8:00pm. You can use this link to access the meeting https://meet.google.com/inf-xokm-txp

Mr. Smith, DRES Principal, will be available for questions as we prepare to start the 22-23 school year. 

The meeting will be recorded and sent to families.

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Student Monitor Opportunities

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We are looking for energetic family members, friends, grandparents, or older adult siblings, who may be looking for an opportunity to work, to come to join our Daniels Run Elementary staff. DRES is a positive work environment, and we are ready to fill the following opportunity with members of our community. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Student Monitors

Hourly 8:45 a.m. - 4:15p.m., Monday-Friday, $16.36 per Hour

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day, including but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials, and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience is equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed, and have general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Please pass this information along to anyone you may know.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Van Aalst [email protected]  or at 703-279-8400.

 

 

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Daniels Run ES - Back To School Information

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Save the Date
  • August 8 - Back to School Q & A - 7:00pm (virtual) 
  • August 12- Tour DRES - Open to all DRES families (4:00-6:00)
  • August 15 - Back to School Q & A - 7:00pm (virtual)
  • August 18 - Kindergarten Meet & Greet (9:30-10:30)/Grades 1-6 Welcome Walk (11:45am - 4:00pm)
  • August 22 - First Day of School for Students 
  • September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic  
  • September 26 - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

The Back to School Q & A is a time for families to ask questions about the start of school.  School administrators will be available to answer questions.  A Google Meet link will be sent the day of the event.

The Welcome Walk is a time when your child's teacher and another DRES staff member visit your house and welcome your child and you to the new school year.  

The Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic is a time to visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher and join our DRES community outside for a great time! 

Welcome Walk Information 

We will welcome students and families back by making a brief visit to your home on Thursday, August 18 from 11:45 am-4:00 pm.  What will this look like?  Your child will be welcomed with a short visit at your front door or on your front lawn by their new teacher! We want a chance to say hello and answer any questions you may have. 

Opting out:  If you will be away or prefer not to participate please complete this form (student’s name, grade and phone number) by Monday, August 15.  

Class Placement Information 

Families check your email inbox on Wednesday, August 17th for an email from your child's classroom teacher introducing themselves.  Emails will be sent at 4:00 pm. 

Bell Schedule Information

Daniels Run ES bell schedule for 2022-23 is 9:00 am - 3:45 pm 

  • Office hours are 8:00am - 4:30 pm
  • Kiss & Ride Drop Off - 8:45 - 9:00 am
  • Doors open at 8:45 for students
Meal Prices & Prepayments 

Meal Prices and Prepayment information can be found on the FCPS website

Free and Reduced Meal Information

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Mrs. Otero [email protected] or call 703-279-8400

Supply Lists 

Supply lists have been updated for the 2022-23 school year. 

DRES Tours

All families are welcome to tour the building on Friday, August 12 from 4-6 pm.  Feel free to join a guided tour (4:00, 4:45 and 5:30) led by a member of our administrative or counseling team.  You can also walk the building self-guided.  Our teachers will not be available during the tours in order to prepare for the upcoming school year.

Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2022.

Kiss and Ride Information
  • Welcome to the new school year. This is to inform you of our Kiss and Ride procedures for the end of the day. During the first week of school we will be distributing a Kiss and Ride card. Please place it on the passenger side dashboard of your vehicle with your child’s name and grade level. All students will be waiting in the cafeteria and we will be calling students to cars as you arrive. Beginning September 6thif you do not have the card on your dashboard you will be asked to park and come in to the office to pick up your child. Please be sure to get as many vehicle cards as you need to ensure that all your vehicles can display the card.
  • As a reminder students should only be entering and exiting cars from the passenger side of the vehicle. Also, students will be dismissed to a vehicle ONLY. Please do not walk up to the cafeteria exit door to pick up your child.
  • We thank you in advance for your flexibility and help with ensuring the safety of the children.
  • No pets are allowed on school grounds
Back to School Open House and Picnic - Sept. 8 

Join us for our Back to School Night Picnic. We are combining back to school night and our welcome back picnic. The school will be open from 5:30-6:30 for you to see your student's classroom and stop by and say hello to their teacher. The picnic will be from 6:30-7:30 on the playground and fields. Bring a picnic dinner or buy dinner from one of the food trucks available. There will be music, games and friends to meet. Be sure to stop by the PTA table for a free treat for our students!

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Important Dates 

August 22 - First Day of School for Students 

September 2-5  - Labor Day Break 

September 8 - Back to School Open House/PTA Picnic 

September 26 - Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah - Kindergarten Welcome Walk (Dragon Dash!)

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Question and Answer Meeting - Optional

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A reminder of tonight's optional question and answer session for families from 7:00-8:00pm. You can use this link to access the meeting https://meet.google.com/inf-xokm-txp

Mr. Smith, DRES Principal, will be available for questions as we prepare to start the 22-23 school year. 

There will be one Q & A session on August 15th at 7:00pm. 

 

3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030  | Main Office: 703-279-8400
Attendance: 703-279-8484 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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