Daniels Run Down-Family Edition-September 24, 2021

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Dear DRES Families,

One of our goals has been to expand and enhance our afterschool activity program. All students received a flier this week with information about our offerings  We are planning three sessions throughout the school year, and the first session will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (4-5 pm) from October 12-November 18.   We are able to provide bus transportation for eligible students in order to expand opportunities for all of our students. Students should return the completed permission form to their teacher as soon as possible as spaces are limited in each club. More information can be found on our website

Always feel free to contact me directly at cmsmith@fcps.edu if you have any questions, concerns, or if there is anything our team can do to support you. 

Thank you for your continued support and enjoy your weekend!

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Return To School 

 

Student Monitor Positions Available 

Daniels Run and schools across the school division, have the opportunity to hire hourly positions to help with assorted functions.  If you, or someone you know, is looking for hourly work please share this. 

Student Monitor

Description:   Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include, 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 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 has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Hourly Band 4:     $15.73/hr 

DRES has a few options for the Student Monitor position(s):

  • Full day position from 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM(8 hour day plus 30 minute break)
  • Part-time option 1:  One shift from 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM 
  • Part-time option 2:  One shift  from 12:30 PM- 4:30 PM

How to Apply:  Apply online through FCPS at https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25103&siteid=5042&jobid=1412690#home

AND

Email your resume and which option (full-time, part-time #1 or 2) you are interested in to cmsmith@fcps.edu

 

Field Day Volunteers!

Fall Field Day is Coming! Field Day is scheduled for Friday October 15th with a rain date of Monday October 18th. Grades kindergarten through second grade will have Field Day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and grades third through sixth will have Field Day from 1:30-3:30 p.m. WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS!! If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Tyler Murray at twmurray@fcps.edu by Friday October 1st, 2021. In the email please include the following:

  1. Name of volunteer (s)
  2. Time of day you are willing and available to volunteer: Morning, Afternoon, Both
  3. Whether you plan to volunteer on only October 15th or can volunteer on the rain date October 18th as well.

After signing up to volunteer, you will receive an email during the week of October 11th with details. Thank you in advance for your help to make Field Day a success for our DRES students!

 

Fall Picture Day: October 7th 

 

Preorder pictures using the DRES Picture Day ID code EVTCSG3NK at the Lifetouch website.

 

Volunteers are needed! Please contact Gina Byron at gabyron@fcps.edu if you are interested in volunteering. All volunteers will receive a discount on photo packages. 

Advanced Academic Program (AAP)   Information Sessions

The Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Fall Newsletter was sent home to families in this week’s Thursday folders.

Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of advanced academic services for students in K-12 that builds upon students' individual strengths and skills and maximizes the academic potential for all learners.

Our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Beth McCrodden, collaborates with the school staff to determine the appropriate level of advanced academic services. Ongoing observation and assessment ensures that student needs are being met.

Parents may refer their child for advanced academic services or get additional information on the screening process or advanced academic opportunities at our school by contacting Ms. McCrodden at bamccrodden@fcps.edu.

Additional information including parent presentations, AAP forms, and screening/identification timelines can be found at the FCPS AAP Website.

 

AAP K-6 Overview Parent Meeting

If you are interested in learning more about advanced services at Daniels Run, you are invited to attend one of our virtual AAP Parent Information Sessions on Tuesday, September 28 or Wednesday, September 29.

Ms. Beth McCrodden, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), will provide information about the levels of AAP service in FCPS for K-6 students and give an overview of the referral/screening process.  All are welcome to attend.

We are offering a choice for an evening or morning virtual session. You can join either session using the Google Meet links below.

Evening Session: Tuesday, September 28 from 6:00–7:00 PM (AAP Meeting Link)

 

Morning Session: Wednesday, September 29 from 9:30–10:30 AM (AAP Meeting Link)

Health Guidance for Parents

The health and safety of all students is paramount to everything we do. Here is some information from FCPS that gives tips on how to stop the spread, as well as explains the process we use when there is a positive case. 

FCPS Health and Safety Guidance Webpage

Our Health and Safety Guidance Webpage has the most current information about our layered prevention strategies, what happens if your child becomes ill at school, and the process when there is a pause in instruction or activities after a positive COVID case.

Flow Chart for Notification of a Positive Case

We know the pause process can be confusing for families. The flowchart below is posted to the FCPS website and explains the exact process Daniels Run, FCPS, and the Fairfax County Health Department use to identify and notify close contacts after a positive case.

Flowchart outlining process for students identified as a close contact

COVID Dashboard

All FCPS COVID-19 cases are reported via a dashboard posted to the FCPS website and updated daily. While this does not outline the number of students quarantining, it has tabs showing total number of cases, cases by school and cases by date.

FCPS Covid-19 Dashboard

Safety Tools & Scenarios

Since the beginning of August, the majority of COVID-19 cases have been acquired through community spread, outside of school buildings. 

FCPS’ layered prevention strategies are working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Pausing, quarantining, and isolating are tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. Understanding the difference between the three scenarios can help families be prepared.

Pause

A pause to in-person instruction is a short-term safety measure used by FCPS and the health department to allow time to investigate and determine the safest way to address a positive case within the school community.

To learn more about pausing in-person instruction, watch this video.

Close Contact

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) K-12 Exception indicates that students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least 3 feet apart and are consistently wearing masks in the classroom setting. Adults are not included in this exception.

To learn more about close contacts, watch this video.

Quarantine

When a student is identified as a close contact, there are two things that may occur as a result:

  • Not fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home for 14 days after their last exposure. FCPS will notify a student of their return date.
  • Fully vaccinated students must remain home until their vaccination status is verified. Upon verification of vaccination status by the FCHD, and if the student/staff is asymptomatic, they may return to in-person learning and activities once notified by FCPS of their return date.

To learn more about quarantines, watch this video

Isolation

Isolation is the response when someone tests positive for COVID-19. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, may not return until:

  • It has been at least ten (10) days since the student first had symptoms AND
  • The student must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND
  • The student’s symptoms are getting better

To learn more about isolation, watch this video

Outbreak

It is important to note that more than one case reported by a student, staff, or visitor to a particular school or building does not always mean there is an outbreak. An outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with onset within a 14-day period who are epidemiologically linked (a case in which the person has been exposed to a confirmed case in a way that a known transmission can occur), do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in a setting outside of school during the health department investigation. 

To learn more about outbreaks, watch this video

 

FCPS’ goal is to keep students learning in-person all year. We are doing our part by implementing layered prevention strategies and working with FCHD to address positive cases and potential exposures. Every FCPS student and family can do their part by wearing masks, getting vaccinated when they are eligible, practicing healthy hygiene, and staying home when sick. 

iReady Assessments

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted iReady as an academic universal screener for use with all elementary school students in grades 1 through 6. The iReady assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Based on iReady results, some students may require an additional assessment to further diagnose the specific learning areas that may need support. An example of an additional diagnostic assessment is the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). The iReady reading test, together with any necessary follow-up diagnostic assessments, also fulfills state testing expectations for primary grade students.

iReady and any necessary follow-up assessments are given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on the grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive the assessment again in the winter and/or in the spring. Schools set the specific dates for testing in each class.

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at the iReady Universal Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/us). If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or our school’s test coordinators, Lauren Hein and Michael Parker. 

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics. 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. 

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment. 

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school. 
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.  

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October.

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact Lauren Hein or Michael Parker

Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP)

The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) assessments provide actionable information that will assist teachers, school leaders, and parents/guardians in supporting student success in school and to better understand school readiness skills across the state of Virginia. This fall, your student will participate in the three assessment components of the VKRP, which measure literacy, mathematics, self-regulation, and social skills. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program Parent Notification webpage.

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

 

Parenting Resources

Fairfax County Parenting Education Programs are offering virtual parenting classes for parents with children between the ages of 5-11. Parenting Education Programs are family centered sessions, proven to help parents and children develop healthy, nurturing relationships.  This program builds upon families’ strengths and positive values.   Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendation, the class will be offered virtually via ZOOM which is a  free web-based conferencing tool that allows us to meet on line. Each week, the parent will receive a Zoom link with a password by email to access the class.  This class will be offered in English. 

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions.   Thank you.

 

10/5/21 – 1/18/21

Tuesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

5-11 Age Range Nurturing Parenting Curriculum

This class will be held virtually

Debi Hackney 703-324-7790 Natalie Bailey 703-324-3617

 

Music News!

 

FHS Homecoming 2021

 

 

Join Us for Fairfax HS Homecoming!

Friday, October 1

Parade on Old Lee Highway 4:00 P.M.

Tailgate/Food Trucks FHS Parking Lot 4:30

Game vs. Edison HS 7:00 P.M.

Students to Participate in International Walk to School Day on October 6

Fairfax County Public Schools will participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6, in an effort to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.

Students and employees are encouraged to bike or walk to school and work where safe to do so on October 6. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children to school, and to work with their school and PTA or PTO to assemble bike trains or walking groups for the event. Schools are encouraged to register online with Walk and Bike to School.

Get more information about Walk to School Day

FCPS Special Education Handbook Is Available to 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.

Contact the Parent Resource Center (PRC) at 703-204-3941 or prc@fcps.edu with any questions including access to this document.

How Can I Receive Text Messages from FCPS?

Parents can receive text messages from FCPS for emergencies and essential information. How? Make sure your parent cell phone numbers are listed in the "cell telephone" fields in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children.

Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using weCare@school

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

PTA News!

Online Directory Opt-Out

The PTA will be publishing an online directory of our students this fall via our online platform, Memberhub. If you do not wish to be included in the directory, please email dresecretary@gmail.com.  

 

Save the Date - October Events

October 12th-22nd - Fundraiser (more details to come)  

October 13th - PTA Meeting

October 18th - Dine for Dollars at Chipotle

October 22nd - Dragon Dance-a-thon 

October 23rd - Outdoor Movie Night at DRES

 

Important Dates 

September 28-Virtual AAP Information Session-6:00pm

September 29-Virtual AAP Information Session-9:30am

October 11 Indigenous Peoples' Day-Student Holiday

October 15-Field Day

November 1-2 Día de los Muertos

November 1-Teacher Workday-Student Holiday

November 2 Election Day-Student Holiday

November 4 Diwali

November 11 Veterans Day-Two Hour Early Release

November 24-26 Thanksgiving Break

November 29 Chanukah 

December 8 Bodhi Day

December 20 - 31 Winter Break

December 25 Christmas

 

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition-September 17, 2021

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Dear DRES Families,

It was great to see all the students and families who joined us this past Monday for our Back to School Open House and Picnic.  Thank you to our staff for all their work preparing for the event and welcoming families to their classrooms. Thank you to the PTA for the wonderful additions of the balloon arch and our dragon mascot, as well as all the work that went into organizing the food trucks and music for the picnic.  We have done a number of things already to connect with all of our families including a welcome email from your child's teacher, Welcome Walk and open house.  All grade level teachers will be contacting families regarding conferences which will be held before November 23rd.  Families will have the option of an in-person or virtual conference.  Also, families will be receiving a weekly overview from grade level teachers of the academic focus in class now that we have settled into more of our routines.        

Always feel free to contact me directly at cmsmith@fcps.edu if you have any questions, concerns, or if there is anything our team can do to support you. 

Thank you for your continued support and enjoy your weekend.

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Return To School 

 

Field Day Volunteers!

Fall Field Day is Coming! Field Day is scheduled for Friday October 15th with a rain date of Monday October 18th. Grades kindergarten through second grade will have Field Day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and grades third through sixth will have Field Day from 1:30-3:30 p.m. WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS!! If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Tyler Murray at twmurray@fcps.edu by Friday October 1st, 2021. In the email please include the following:

  1. Name of volunteer (s)
  2. Time of day you are willing and available to volunteer: Morning, Afternoon, Both
  3. Whether you plan to volunteer on only October 15th or can volunteer on the rain date October 18th as well.

After signing up to volunteer, you will receive an email during the week of October 11th with details. Thank you in advance for your help to make Field Day a success for our DRES students!

 

Advanced Academic Program (AAP)   Information Sessions

The Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Fall Newsletter was sent home to families in this week’s Thursday folders.

Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of advanced academic services for students in K-12 that builds upon students' individual strengths and skills and maximizes the academic potential for all learners.

Our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Beth McCrodden, collaborates with the school staff to determine the appropriate level of advanced academic services. Ongoing observation and assessment ensures that student needs are being met.

Parents may refer their child for advanced academic services or get additional information on the screening process or advanced academic opportunities at our school by contacting Ms. McCrodden at bamccrodden@fcps.edu.

Additional information including parent presentations, AAP forms, and screening/identification timelines can be found at the FCPS AAP Website.

 

AAP K-6 Overview Parent Meeting

If you are interested in learning more about advanced services at Daniels Run, you are invited to attend one of our virtual AAP Parent Information Sessions on Tuesday, September 28 or Wednesday, September 29.

Ms. Beth McCrodden, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), will provide information about the levels of AAP service in FCPS for K-6 students and give an overview of the referral/screening process.  All are welcome to attend.

We are offering a choice for an evening or morning virtual session. You can join either session using the Google Meet links below.

Evening Session: Tuesday, September 28 from 6:00–7:00 PM (AAP Meeting Link)

 

Morning Session: Wednesday, September 29 from 9:30–10:30 AM (AAP Meeting Link)

Health Guidance for Parents

The health and safety of all students is paramount to everything we do. Here is some information from FCPS that gives tips on how to stop the spread, as well as explains the process we use when there is a positive case. 

FCPS Health and Safety Guidance Webpage

Our Health and Safety Guidance Webpage has the most current information about our layered prevention strategies, what happens if your child becomes ill at school, and the process when there is a pause in instruction or activities after a positive COVID case.

Flow Chart for Notification of a Positive Case

We know the pause process can be confusing for families. The flowchart below is posted to the FCPS website and explains the exact process Daniels Run, FCPS, and the Fairfax County Health Department use to identify and notify close contacts after a positive case.

Flowchart outlining process for students identified as a close contact

COVID Dashboard

All FCPS COVID-19 cases are reported via a dashboard posted to the FCPS website and updated daily. While this does not outline the number of students quarantining, it has tabs showing total number of cases, cases by school and cases by date.

FCPS Covid-19 Dashboard

Safety Tools & Scenarios

Since the beginning of August, the majority of COVID-19 cases have been acquired through community spread, outside of school buildings. 

FCPS’ layered prevention strategies are working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Pausing, quarantining, and isolating are tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. Understanding the difference between the three scenarios can help families be prepared.

Pause

A pause to in-person instruction is a short-term safety measure used by FCPS and the health department to allow time to investigate and determine the safest way to address a positive case within the school community.

To learn more about pausing in-person instruction, watch this video.

Close Contact

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) K-12 Exception indicates that students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least 3 feet apart and are consistently wearing masks in the classroom setting. Adults are not included in this exception.

To learn more about close contacts, watch this video.

Quarantine

When a student is identified as a close contact, there are two things that may occur as a result:

  • Not fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home for 14 days after their last exposure. FCPS will notify a student of their return date.
  • Fully vaccinated students must remain home until their vaccination status is verified. Upon verification of vaccination status by the FCHD, and if the student/staff is asymptomatic, they may return to in-person learning and activities once notified by FCPS of their return date.

To learn more about quarantines, watch this video

Isolation

Isolation is the response when someone tests positive for COVID-19. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, may not return until:

  • It has been at least ten (10) days since the student first had symptoms AND
  • The student must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND
  • The student’s symptoms are getting better

To learn more about isolation, watch this video

Outbreak

It is important to note that more than one case reported by a student, staff, or visitor to a particular school or building does not always mean there is an outbreak. An outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with onset within a 14-day period who are epidemiologically linked (a case in which the person has been exposed to a confirmed case in a way that a known transmission can occur), do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in a setting outside of school during the health department investigation. 

To learn more about outbreaks, watch this video

 

FCPS’ goal is to keep students learning in-person all year. We are doing our part by implementing layered prevention strategies and working with FCHD to address positive cases and potential exposures. Every FCPS student and family can do their part by wearing masks, getting vaccinated when they are eligible, practicing healthy hygiene, and staying home when sick. 

iReady Assessments

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted iReady as an academic universal screener for use with all elementary school students in grades 1 through 6. The iReady assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Based on iReady results, some students may require an additional assessment to further diagnose the specific learning areas that may need support. An example of an additional diagnostic assessment is the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). The iReady reading test, together with any necessary follow-up diagnostic assessments, also fulfills state testing expectations for primary grade students.

iReady and any necessary follow-up assessments are given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on the grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive the assessment again in the winter and/or in the spring. Schools set the specific dates for testing in each class.

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at the iReady Universal Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/us). If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or our school’s test coordinators, Lauren Hein and Michael Parker. 

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics. 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. 

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment. 

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school. 
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.  

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October.

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact Lauren Hein or Michael Parker

Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP)

The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) assessments provide actionable information that will assist teachers, school leaders, and parents/guardians in supporting student success in school and to better understand school readiness skills across the state of Virginia. This fall, your student will participate in the three assessment components of the VKRP, which measure literacy, mathematics, self-regulation, and social skills. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program Parent Notification webpage.

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

 

Parenting Resources

Fairfax County Parenting Education Programs are offering virtual parenting classes for parents with children between the ages of 5-11. Parenting Education Programs are family centered sessions, proven to help parents and children develop healthy, nurturing relationships.  This program builds upon families’ strengths and positive values.   Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendation, the class will be offered virtually via ZOOM which is a  free web-based conferencing tool that allows us to meet on line. Each week, the parent will receive a Zoom link with a password by email to access the class.  This class will be offered in English. 

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions.   Thank you.

 

10/5/21 – 1/18/21

Tuesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

5-11 Age Range Nurturing Parenting Curriculum

This class will be held virtually

Debi Hackney 703-324-7790 Natalie Bailey 703-324-3617

 

Music News!

🎵 September Musician of the Month: The Gypsy Kings. The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamenco, salsa, and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, who perform in a mixture of languages, mostly in Spanish

Fairfax High School Homecoming Opportunity!

Fairfax High School Homecoming is Friday, October 1st. There will be a parade at 4:00 on Old Lee Highway in Fairfax City and a tailgate with food trucks at FHS in the parking lot starting at 4:30. The football team takes on Edison HS at 7:00. We have a special opportunity for our students, FHS is looking for elementary kids to participate in a “high five tunnel” as the players run out on the field! To sign up and for more information, please go to the City of Fairfax website at www.CityofFairfaxSchools.org. Sign up today as there are limited spots.

Students to Participate in International Walk to School Day on October 6

Fairfax County Public Schools will participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6, in an effort to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.

Students and employees are encouraged to bike or walk to school and work where safe to do so on October 6. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children to school, and to work with their school and PTA or PTO to assemble bike trains or walking groups for the event. Schools are encouraged to register online with Walk and Bike to School.

Get more information about Walk to School Day

FCPS Special Education Handbook Is Available to 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.

Contact the Parent Resource Center (PRC) at 703-204-3941 or prc@fcps.edu with any questions including access to this document.

How Can I Receive Text Messages from FCPS?

Parents can receive text messages from FCPS for emergencies and essential information. How? Make sure your parent cell phone numbers are listed in the "cell telephone" fields in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children.

Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using weCare@school

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

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 back together at Daniels Run! If you have pictures from the event (including some with our new Dragon mascot), please share them with us by emailing drepresident@gmail.com

 

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 via our online platform, Memberhub. If you do not wish to be included in the directory, please email dresecretary@gmail.com.  

 

Important Dates 

September 28-Virtual AAP Information Session-6:00pm

September 29-Virtual AAP Information Session-9:30am

October 11 Indigenous Peoples' Day-Student Holiday

October 15-Field Day

November 1-2 Día de los Muertos

November 1-Teacher Workday-Student Holiday

November 2 Election Day-Student Holiday

November 4 Diwali

November 11 Veterans Day-Two Hour Early Release

November 24-26 Thanksgiving Break

November 29 Chanukah 

December 8 Bodhi Day

December 20 - 31 Winter Break

December 25 Christmas

 

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Possible Additional Dismissal Delays - 9/16

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A police motorcade will drive through Northern Virginia around 3 p.m. today escorting one of the 13 service members killed in Afghanistan. The motorcade will start in Prince William County and move through Fairfax County on I-66.  We may experience additional delays at dismissal.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.         

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PTA Meeting Tonight!!!

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Join us tonight at 7 pm for our first PTA Meeting of the year. 

We will have updates from Mr. Smith, PTA business and information on plans for fall!

Join via Google Meet at meet.google.com/vmp-nkoj-fmb

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Back to School Open House & Picnic - Tonight!

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Join us for our Back to School Night Open House and 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 say hello to their teachers. We will also have staff available in the library to help parents with Schoology.  The picnic will be from 5:30-7:30 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!

View Back to School Messages from City of Fairfax School Board, DRES PTA, and FCPS School Board.

 

View Back to School Message from DRES Administrative Team 

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition-September 10, 2021

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Dear DRES Families,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend.  I continue to be amazed by the joy our students bring to the building each day.  I was able to visit our Kindergarten and 5th grade classes this week, as well as enjoy outdoor lunch with a 6th grade class and a 4th grade class.  We are working on hiring additional staff during lunch in order to expand outdoor lunch opportunities. I look forward to seeing all of our students and families at our Back to School Open House and Picnic on Monday.  Our open house will run from 5:30-6:30 and will give families a chance to visit their child's class and visit their specials teachers. We will also provide support in the library for parents who need help with Schoology.  The PTA picnic will start at 6:30.    

A huge thank you to our PTA who welcomed back our staff with a great lunch and stocked our staff lounge with snacks and sodas.  Please take a few minutes to join the PTA, attend our monthly meetings and volunteer any talents or time you may have.        

Always feel free to contact me directly at cmsmith@fcps.edu if you have any questions, concerns, or if there is anything our team can do to support you.  Thank you for your continued support, flexibility and patience.

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Return To School 

 

20th Anniversary of 9/11 Commemoration

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of September 11, FCPS and Daniels Run will commemorate and acknowledge the loss of life, the heroism of our first responders, and the resilience of our country.

Daniels Run had a special moment of silence on Friday, September 10th.

2021-22 Opt-Out Information

Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy & Related Rights

Opt- Out Options (if applicable) :Opt-Out Forms (English)

If you wish to opt your child out of any of the activities mentioned, you must complete and return the appropriate forms to your child’s school.

Health Guidance for Parents

The health and safety of all students is paramount to everything we do. Here is some information from FCPS that gives tips on how to stop the spread, as well as explains the process we use when there is a positive case. 

FCPS Health and Safety Guidance Webpage

Our Health and Safety Guidance Webpage has the most current information about our layered prevention strategies, what happens if your child becomes ill at school, and the process when there is a pause in instruction or activities after a positive COVID case.

Flow Chart for Notification of a Positive Case

We know the pause process can be confusing for families. The flowchart below is posted to the FCPS website and explains the exact process Daniels Run, FCPS, and the Fairfax County Health Department use to identify and notify close contacts after a positive case.

Flowchart outlining process for students identified as a close contact

COVID Dashboard

All FCPS COVID-19 cases are reported via a dashboard posted to the FCPS website and updated daily. While this does not outline the number of students quarantining, it has tabs showing total number of cases, cases by school and cases by date.

FCPS Covid-19 Dashboard

Safety Tools & Scenarios

Since the beginning of August, the majority of COVID-19 cases have been acquired through community spread, outside of school buildings. 

FCPS’ layered prevention strategies are working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Pausing, quarantining, and isolating are tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. Understanding the difference between the three scenarios can help families be prepared.

Pause

A pause to in-person instruction is a short-term safety measure used by FCPS and the health department to allow time to investigate and determine the safest way to address a positive case within the school community.

To learn more about pausing in-person instruction, watch this video.

Close Contact

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) K-12 Exception indicates that students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least 3 feet apart and are consistently wearing masks in the classroom setting. Adults are not included in this exception.

To learn more about close contacts, watch this video.

Quarantine

When a student is identified as a close contact, there are two things that may occur as a result:

  • Not fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home for 14 days after their last exposure. FCPS will notify a student of their return date.
  • Fully vaccinated students must remain home until their vaccination status is verified. Upon verification of vaccination status by the FCHD, and if the student/staff is asymptomatic, they may return to in-person learning and activities once notified by FCPS of their return date.

To learn more about quarantines, watch this video

Isolation

Isolation is the response when someone tests positive for COVID-19. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, may not return until:

  • It has been at least ten (10) days since the student first had symptoms AND
  • The student must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND
  • The student’s symptoms are getting better

To learn more about isolation, watch this video

Outbreak

It is important to note that more than one case reported by a student, staff, or visitor to a particular school or building does not always mean there is an outbreak. An outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with onset within a 14-day period who are epidemiologically linked (a case in which the person has been exposed to a confirmed case in a way that a known transmission can occur), do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in a setting outside of school during the health department investigation. 

To learn more about outbreaks, watch this video

 

FCPS’ goal is to keep students learning in-person all year. We are doing our part by implementing layered prevention strategies and working with FCHD to address positive cases and potential exposures. Every FCPS student and family can do their part by wearing masks, getting vaccinated when they are eligible, practicing healthy hygiene, and staying home when sick. 

iReady Assessments

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted iReady as an academic universal screener for use with all elementary school students in grades 1 through 6. The iReady assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Based on iReady results, some students may require an additional assessment to further diagnose the specific learning areas that may need support. An example of an additional diagnostic assessment is the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). The iReady reading test, together with any necessary follow-up diagnostic assessments, also fulfills state testing expectations for primary grade students.

iReady and any necessary follow-up assessments are given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on the grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive the assessment again in the winter and/or in the spring. Schools set the specific dates for testing in each class.

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at the iReady Universal Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/us). If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or our school’s test coordinators, Lauren Hein and Michael Parker. 

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics. 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. 

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment. 

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school. 
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.  

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October.

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact Lauren Hein or Michael Parker

Music News!

🎵 5th & 6th Grade Chorus: All 5th – 6th grade students are welcome to rehearsals (during school: Wednesdays-5th grade; Thursdays – 6th grade.) Click here.   

 

🎵 September Musician of the Month: The Gypsy Kings. “The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamenco, salsa, and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, who perform in a mixture of languages, mostly in Spanish” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gipsy_Kings)

Listen here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=RDEMA-sxamFr763FjBY9H6dYig&playnext=1

Volunteer Fairfax!

Join Volunteer Fairfax on Saturday, September 11, 2021 for a special VolunteerFest that will take place on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Together we will engage in good deeds as we remember those lost and honor the first responders who continue to serve the community.

Daniels Run is participating in this fantastic volunteer opportunity. This in-person event supports the environmental education program. You will be laying down mulch, planting native plants, and weeding the vegetable garden or other grounds beautification projects in the outdoor classroom habitats. Click here for more information!

Service projects are taking place across the county and there are many ways to participate. Whether you are interested in volunteering in-person, or from your homeVolunteerFest has a variety of ways to get the whole family involved!

Register Today!

PTA News!

Back to School Night PTA Picnic - Monday Night 5:30 - 7:30!

The PTA picnic will be Monday night as part of back to school night! Stop by your student's classroom and then come on out to the playground and fields. Bring a picnic or buy from one of our food trucks. Be sure to visit the PTA table where you can purchase our new Daniels Run Dragons t-shirt (available on-site in all youth sizes) and to get a treat for our students!

Join the PTA!

Join the PTA by September 15th and be entered into a raffle to win a $25 credit for our spirit wear store! Also, the class with the most memberships will win popsicles and a spirit wear item for their teacher! Join online at dres.memberhub.com

Dragon Spirit Wear Now Available!

Show your DRES Dragon spirit with our new spirit wear including youth and adult sizes in t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags and more! Our fall sale will run until September 15th. Order online at shop.burkesports.com and enter our group code DRES.

 

Important Dates 

September 13 Back To School Open House/Picnic - 5:30-7:30

September 16 Yom Kippur 

October 11 Indigenous Peoples' Day-Student Holiday

October 15-Field Day

November 1-2 Día de los Muertos

November 1-Teacher Workday-Student Holiday

November 2 Election Day-Student Holiday

November 4 Diwali

November 11 Veterans Day-Two Hour Early Release

November 24-26 Thanksgiving Break

November 29 Chanukah 

December 8 Bodhi Day

December 20 - 31 Winter Break

December 25 Christmas

 

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Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run and Help Daniels Run!

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We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  (https://www.asha-jyothi.org/ ) to support their 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 19th at Fairfax Corner at 8AM. All proceeds that we raise will go towards supporting students at Daniels Run. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

 

To sign up visit the webpage: https://asha-jyothi.redpodium.com/2021fairfax5k.  Simply enter the code “aj4schools” and select your school from the drop down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K (regular price $25) will be given to participants.

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Back to School Open House and Picnic - 9/13

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Our  Back to School Open House and Picnic have been rescheduled for Monday, September 13th. Open house will be from 5:30-6:30 and the picnic will begin at 6:30.

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition-September 2, 2021

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Dear DRES Families,

Although we have had our challenges the past couple weeks I reminded on a daily basis how incredibly awesome it is to have all of our students back in the building.  They provide us all with joy on a daily basis that helps us overcome any challenges. 

We are planning to offer some outdoor seating for lunch and need additional adult support. If you are interested in a paid position with limited hours (M-F, 11:00-2:00), providing supervision to students and supporting staff, please email me directly at cmsmith@fcps.edu

Also, we want to answer some questions regarding COVID protocols:

1. What will happen if there is a student who tests positive for COVID in my child’s class?

If a student tests positive and was at school during the infectious period (within 48 hours of onset of symptoms), we will alert the entire school community. The school reviews seating assignments throughout the school day and identifies potential close contacts to the student who has tested positive for Covid-19. If your child is considered a potential close contact, we will notify you immediately. If your child is currently at school, we will ask you to come pick your child up from school.

2.What determines if a student is a potential close contact to a known positive case?

The following are examples of individuals who would be considered a potential close contact:

  • Students wearing masks who were less than 3 feet from a student case for 15 minutes or more in a school day
  • Students not wearing masks who were 6 feet or less from a student case for 15 minutes or more in a school day

Students masked or unmasked who were within 6 feet or less of a staff case for 15 minutes or more in a school day

3.What happens if my child is determined to be a potential close contact by FCPS staff?

Out of an abundance of caution, any student who is identified as a potential close contact by FCPS staff will have to stay home from school until the Health Department completes its contact tracing and closes the investigation. We have been told that this could be up to 72 hours. While your child is at home, your child’s teachers will provide assignments for them to access. If your child does not have their computer at home, we will work with you to pick it up at school. Please note that FCPS staff can only identify potential close contacts; we are not identifying students who have to quarantine. Only the Health Department can determine if your child needs to quarantine through their contact tracing investigation.

4. Can the school provide additional case information?

We cannot disclose details of the positive case to include the child's name, grade, class or any additional information; or the staff member's name or assignment. The health department will contact you directly and will direct the appropriate students to quarantine. The school will notify the entire community when the contact tracing is complete. Once the Health Department has completed their investigation, we will also invite any student who was staying home per FCPS staff direction and who has not been required to quarantine per the Health Department to return to school.

We recognize that the idea of your child being considered a potential close contact or having a classmate who tests positive for COVID can be upsetting. We  also recognize that the current FCPS protocols will mean that families may be impacted unexpectedly because they have to be home with their child. Our hope is that sharing information about the current process will help alleviate some of the stress that is inherent in this situation. We also hope that if we all work together, we can minimize the number of positive cases at school, which will minimize the number of students who must remain at home.  We are carefully reviewing our plans to find even more ways to limit student exposure to one another so we can control the spread of infection and minimize the interruptions to instruction for our students.

A reminder that all FCPS schools will be closed on Friday, September 3rd and Monday, September 6th for Labor Day Holiday. 

Always feel free to contact me directly at cmsmith@fcps.edu if you have any questions, concerns, or if there is anything our team can do to support you.  Thank you for your continued support, flexibility and patience

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Return To School 

 

Family Life Education

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) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  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 your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

Tech News!

Our Daniels Run students are off to great start with concern to technology!

During the first two weeks of school Daniels Run students received their laptops.  Grades 3 – 6 are expected to bring them home each night.  Please encourage your child to charge their laptop each night so it is ready for school in the morning.  Kindergarten through 2nd grade received their laptops as well but the expectation is that that stay at school.

Also, our teachers have been working hard to prepare their Schoology environments for students.  Inside each teacher’s course there will be learning activities and other resources as well as access to Zoom video conferencing.  Parents will have a view of their child’s Schoology environment after they enroll in Schoology.

Lastly, as our technology use grows we want to continue to build and nurture those digital citizenship skills we have to come to rely on so much.  Daniels Run students learn that empathy, principles and respects are the pillars of our digital citizenship experience.  Learn more about our digital citizenship efforts here.

Ventilation on FCPS Buses

Beginning Friday, August 27, drivers are required to increase air circulation in their vehicle by OPENING every other window (bus and van if possible) during student transport. Windows will remain OPEN during all routes and closed during the post-trip at the parking location. Window height adjustments can be made for inclement weather, such as rain. This action is out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of students and our staff.

FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts

The Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement are pleased to offer FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts in Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. The podcasts bring families timely, important information related to school news. 

Listen and subscribe to a FCPS Multilingual Family Podcast to hear timely, important information related to school news. The podcasts are produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.  

Listen and Subscribe:

Spanish Podcast: https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps
Arabic Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/inafewwordsarabicfcps
Korean Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inafewwordskoreanfcps

Music News!

🎵 5th & 6th Grade Chorus: All 5th – 6th grade students are welcome to rehearsals (during school: Wednesdays-5th grade; Thursdays – 6th grade.) Click here.   

 

🎵 September Musician of the Month: The Gypsy Kings. “The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamenco, salsa, and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, who perform in a mixture of languages, mostly in Spanish” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gipsy_Kings)

Listen here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=RDEMA-sxamFr763FjBY9H6dYig&playnext=1

Band/Strings News!

Dear Parents,

Please register your students for Band and Strings!  Strings is offered to all students in 4th-6th grade, and band is offered to all students in 5th and 6th grade.  Registration forms are due on Wednesday, September 8th.  If you need a registration form please contact either your child’s classroom teacher or the band and strings teachers!

Band: Dawn Meltzer dmmeltzer1@fcps.edu

Strings: Katie Venne kavenne@fcps.edu

                Anna Sengstack amsengstack@fcps.edu

We can’t wait to start making music with your students! Sincerely,

Dawn Meltzer, Katie Venne, and Anna Sengstack

Volunteer Fairfax!

Join Volunteer Fairfax on Saturday, September 11, 2021 for a special VolunteerFest that will take place on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Together we will engage in good deeds as we remember those lost and honor the first responders who continue to serve the community.

Daniels Run is participating in this fantastic volunteer opportunity. This in-person event supports the environmental education program. You will be laying down mulch, planting native plants, and weeding the vegetable garden or other grounds beautification projects in the outdoor classroom habitats. Click here for more information!

Service projects are taking place across the county and there are many ways to participate. Whether you are interested in volunteering in-person, or from your homeVolunteerFest has a variety of ways to get the whole family involved!

Register Today!

PTA News!

Join the PTA!

Join the PTA during the month of September and be entered into a raffle to win a $25 credit for our spirit wear store! Also, the class with the most memberships will win popsicles and a spirit wear item for their teacher! Join online at dres.memberhub.com

Dragon Spirit Wear Now Available!

Show your DRES Dragon spirit with new spirit wear including youth and adult sizes in t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags and more! Our fall sale will run until September 15th. Order online at shop.burkesports.com and enter our group code DRES. The teal short sleeve shirt will be available in-person to purchase at the Back to School Night Picnic in all youth sizes!

Important Dates 

September 3-6 Labor Day Break

September 7 Rosh Hashanah 

September 16 Yom Kippur 

October 11 Indigenous Peoples' Day-Student Holiday

November 1-2 Día de los Muertos

November 1-Teacher Workday-Student Holiday

November 2 Election Day-Student Holiday

November 4 Diwali

November 11 Veterans Day-Two Hour Early Release

November 24-26 Thanksgiving Break

November 29 Chanukah 

 

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Back to School Open House and Picnic POSTPONED!

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Due to the impending weather for Wednesday, September 1st our Back to School Open House and Picnic are being postponed. We are currently coordinating a new date with our PTA and staff and will communicate that date as soon as it is confirmed. 

Thank you!

 

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition-August 27, 2021

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Dear DRES Families,

Thank you for your assistance and patience this week as we welcomed back over 750 students into our building.  About 170 students (all of Kindergarten and roughly half of our 1st grade students) have not experienced afternoon dismissal at Daniels Run until this past week.  We continue to build and revise our routines and procedures to make sure students are safe and exit the building as quickly as possible.  Please review the message we sent on Wednesday (8/25) regarding dismissal procedures.

Join us for our Back to School Night Open House and Picnic on Wednesday, September 1st. The school will be open from 5:30-6:30 for you to visit your student's classroom, say hello to their teacher, and meet their specials teachers.  We also will providing help to families in the cafeteria with ParentVue and Schoology.  We encourage students to attend the Open House with their families. The picnic will start at 6:30 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! 

A reminder that all FCPS schools will be closed on Friday, September 3rd and Monday, September 6th for Labor Day Holiday. 

Always feel free to contact me directly at cmsmith@fcps.edu if you have any questions, concerns, or if there is anything our team can do to support you.

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

Return To School 

 

The Latest on Bus Transportation

Thank you for your patience and understanding these first few days of school as we work to address the impact the national bus driver shortage has on FCPS and your students. On the first morning of school FCPS saw 7,000 bus runs with just a handful of delays.

However, if these delays impacted you or your family, we understand your frustration. As we continue to recruit drivers and make adjustments to routes to be more efficient, there are three things you can do:

  • Check the The Here Comes the Bus® app, 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 FCPS GPS data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. More information about the Here Comes the Bus app is available online
  • Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System online or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app (mentioned above) to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. Afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.   e-Notify (SchoolMessenger) email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays of at least 30 minutes. Need assistance or have questions? Contact the Transportation office listed for your school. For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.
  • Walk or bike to school if you are able to do so. If you plan to walk or bike to school, watch this short video on pedestrian safety with your child.

More information about transportation to and from school is available online

Lockdown Drill

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based.

We will conduct a lockdown drill at our school soon. Our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are exempt from mandatory participation in lockdown drills during the first 60 days of the school year. They will participate in our second and final drill later this school year.

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

 

Health Guidance 

To ensure a safe start to the school year students, staff and vistors will  wear masks while indoors. . Read more about why these measures are important and how we’ll practice safety this fall.

FCPS has been planning for the return to school since spring, and we cannot wait to have students back in classrooms five days a week! You can prepare for a strong start to the school year by visiting the Return to School page, frequently checking the Return to School FAQs, and reading FCPS This Week for the latest information.

Family Life Education

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) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  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 your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

Free School Meals for All Students 

FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff are ready to serve healthy meals to students and staff. This year, all students receive FREE breakfast and lunch.

Find out more about school meals go to: www.fcps.edu/news/free-meals

Schoology Information

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning this school year.

  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology
  • Click here to learn more about Schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
    • Information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you closer to the start of the school year
  • Students will have a Schoology account by August 18, 2021
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
    • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page.
Katherine Johnson Story Walk

Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with the City of Fairfax Schools is excited to announce the Katherine Johnson Middle School StoryWalk®  in support of the 2022 school year at the newly named middle school.

During the month of August (8/1-8/31), students and families are invited to take a walk through Fairfax City as they read pages from a book displayed in business storefront windows.  The Katherine Johnson StoryWalk®  will feature two different books for students to read along the way, one in Old Town Fairfax City and the other in Fair City Mall. Each book will allow for students to learn more about Katherine Johnson while engaging with the City’s business community.

To start the walk, students and families can pick up an official map at the City of Fairfax Regional Library at 10360 North Street, participating businesses, download a StoryWalk®  map or Google form for each book below.  With the map in hand, follow the route to read the book.  Each business will have a new set of pages to read.  Enjoy the StoryWalk®  at your own pace but make sure to follow the path in the correct order.  Fill in the blanks with the missing words or look for the answer on the page.

Completed maps should be emailed to EconomicDevelopment@fairfaxva.gov no later than Sunday, September 5.  The first 100 completed maps received for each story will receive a copy of the book and be entered into a raffle drawing to win one of six gift cards to a Fairfax City business of choice.

Old Town Fairfax City StoryWalk®

  • Book: DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson written by Ebony Joy Wilkins.
  • Number of Stops: 15
  • Fillable PDF of map and activity page here.
  • Downloadable Google form of activity page here.

Fair City Mall StoryWalk®

  • Book: Hidden Figures written by Margot Lee Shetterly.
  • Number of Stops: 8
  • Fillable PDF of map and activity page here.
  • Downloadable Google form of activity page here.
Back to School Open House and Picnic - Sept. 1 

Join us for our Back to School Night Open House and 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 5:30-7:30 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!

FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts

The Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement are pleased to offer FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts in Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. The podcasts bring families timely, important information related to school news. 

Listen and subscribe to a FCPS Multilingual Family Podcast to hear timely, important information related to school news. The podcasts are produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.  

Listen and Subscribe:

Spanish Podcast: https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps
Arabic Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/inafewwordsarabicfcps
Korean Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inafewwordskoreanfcps

Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed September 3-September 6 for Labor Day Break

Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day.

As a result, Friday, September 3, is a holiday for students and staff members in addition to the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 6. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Music News!

🎵 5th Grade Chorus Begins Wednesday, Sept 1; 8:45-9:30; Cafeteria. All 5th grade students are welcome. 

🎵 6th Grade Chorus Begins Thursday, Sept 2; 8:45-9:30; Cafeteria. All 6th grade students are welcome. 

🎵 August Musician of the Month: YOU! We celebrate all of our students. Can you share some music with your family? Sing, dance, listen, or play an instrument! 

🎵 September Musician of the Month: The Gypsy Kings. “The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamencosalsa, and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, who perform in a mixture of languages, mostly in Spanish” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gipsy_Kings)

Listen here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=RDEMA-sxamFr763FjBY9H6dYig&playnext=1

Volunteer Fairfax!

Join Volunteer Fairfax on Saturday, September 11, 2021 for a special VolunteerFest that will take place on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Together we will engage in good deeds as we remember those lost and honor the first responders who continue to serve the community.

Daniels Run is participating in this fantastic volunteer opportunity. This in-person event supports the environmental education program. You will be laying down mulch, planting native plants, and weeding the vegetable garden or other grounds beautification projects in the outdoor classroom habitats. Click here for more information!

Service projects are taking place across the county and there are many ways to participate. Whether you are interested in volunteering in-person, or from your homeVolunteerFest has a variety of ways to get the whole family involved!

Register Today!

PTA News!

Join the PTA

The Daniels Run PTA has lots of fun things planned for this year. Please join us by becoming a member. Membership fees are $10 Individual, $18 Family, and $5 Staff. Join online at dres.memberhub.store  

Back to School Night PTA 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 5:30-7:30 on the playground and fields. Bring a lawn game and 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!

Important Dates 

September 1 - Back to School Open House and Picnic - 5:30-7:30 pm 

September 3 & 6 - Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed

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Dismissal Reminders

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Greetings Families,

We have had a fun-filled and exciting first two days with our students.  In order to continue our efforts to make dismissal run smoothly, please keep the following information in mind.

  • Please make sure that your student knows how they are getting home each day.  Try to avoid changes throughout the day as this may create some confusion.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Kiss and Ride Families – Please stay in your car in the Kiss and Ride Lane.  Make sure your card is visible on your dashboard to school staff who will then call students outside.
    • Please do not come to the cafeteria door to pick up your child. Students will be dismissed to cars ONLY.
    • If you do not yet have a Kiss and Ride card, please contact the main office (703-279-8400).
  • Walkers - All walkers will be dismissed through door #2. Please meet your child outside door #2. 
  • Bus Families – As the county has communicated, bus transportation may be delayed.  Please stay at the bus stop and wait for your students.
    • Parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System to receive the delayed bus report.
      • Morning bus route information will be available until noon.
      • Afternoon bus route information will be available 1:00-7:00PM
    • More information about FCPS bus transportation can be found here.

We appreciate your patience and support as we work together to ensure the safety of each of our students.

 

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Bus Update-Bus 2

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Buses are running very behind. Bus 2 left DRES at 4:50pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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Bus Update

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Buses are running very behind. As of 4:43 bus #2 has not arrived yet at Daniels Run.   All other buses have departed.    

 

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition-August 20, 2021

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Dear DRES Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! On behalf of our entire staff we are extremely excited to have all of our students back in the building this year.  Our theme this year is "Many Paths...One Journey".  We have had a great week of reconnecting and professional learning as a staff this past week and we are ready to go!  We are all on an adrenaline high after meeting many of our students and families during the Welcome Walk yesterday.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to walk their child to class on Monday.   

Some updates:

  • Click here to view our parent Q & A session from 8/16.
  • Parents, caregivers or guardians, are strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening and students who are sick should not attend school.
  • Masks are required at all times inside the building for all students, staff and visitors unless they are eating. 
  • We have expanded our seating in the cafeteria to allow more space between students as they eat. 
  • Please be patient with our arrival and dismissal process the first few weeks of school.  FCPS has a severe shortage of bus drivers and kiss and ride traffic may be heavier than usual so please be patient as we ensure that all of our students arrive and depart school safely.  

Have a great weekend, we can't wait to see everyone Monday morning!

Please call (703-279-8400) or email us here at school if there is anything we can do to help you or your family.

 

Chris Smith

DRES Principal 

cmsmith@fcps.edu

Health Guidance 

To ensure a safe start to the school year students, staff and vistors will  wear masks while indoors. . Read more about why these measures are important and how we’ll practice safety this fall.

FCPS has been planning for the return to school since spring, and we cannot wait to have students back in classrooms five days a week! You can prepare for a strong start to the school year by visiting the Return to School page, frequently checking the Return to School FAQs, and reading FCPS This Week for the latest information.

Free School Meals for All Students 

FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff are ready to serve healthy meals to students and staff. This year, all students receive FREE breakfast and lunch.

Find out more about school meals go to: www.fcps.edu/news/free-meals

Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2021.

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 7th  if 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.

Clinic Information

Hello to all the new and returning students and parents of Daniels Run Elementary School.  I look forward to seeing all your smiling faces once again.  I am Celeste Delahunty, School Health Aide for Daniels Run.  If you have any medications that are needed during school hours for your student(s) please be sure to have the appropriate medication forms filled out and signed by the doctor, before bringing in the medications.  The forms can be found on the Daniels Run Elementary School’s main page  https://danielsrunes.fcps.edu/  by using the search icon and entering in the word Clinic.  You will find copies of the Medication Authorization, Epinephrine Authorization, and Inhaler Authorization (updated Aug 2021) and instructions about the procedures for each form. 

I am available for any questions or concerns you may have this week or during school hours next week at 703-279-8410 or by email at cdelahunty@fcps.edu.

Schoology Information

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning this school year.

  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology
  • Click here to learn more about Schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
    • Information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you closer to the start of the school year
  • Students will have a Schoology account by August 18, 2021
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
    • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page.
Supply Lists 

Supply lists have been updated for the 2021-22 school year.  

Katherine Johnson Story Walk

Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with the City of Fairfax Schools is excited to announce the Katherine Johnson Middle School StoryWalk®  in support of the 2022 school year at the newly named middle school.

During the month of August (8/1-8/31), students and families are invited to take a walk through Fairfax City as they read pages from a book displayed in business storefront windows.  The Katherine Johnson StoryWalk®  will feature two different books for students to read along the way, one in Old Town Fairfax City and the other in Fair City Mall. Each book will allow for students to learn more about Katherine Johnson while engaging with the City’s business community.

To start the walk, students and families can pick up an official map at the City of Fairfax Regional Library at 10360 North Street, participating businesses, download a StoryWalk®  map or Google form for each book below.  With the map in hand, follow the route to read the book.  Each business will have a new set of pages to read.  Enjoy the StoryWalk®  at your own pace but make sure to follow the path in the correct order.  Fill in the blanks with the missing words or look for the answer on the page.

Completed maps should be emailed to EconomicDevelopment@fairfaxva.gov no later than Sunday, September 5.  The first 100 completed maps received for each story will receive a copy of the book and be entered into a raffle drawing to win one of six gift cards to a Fairfax City business of choice.

Old Town Fairfax City StoryWalk®

  • Book: DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson written by Ebony Joy Wilkins.
  • Number of Stops: 15
  • Fillable PDF of map and activity page here.
  • Downloadable Google form of activity page here.

Fair City Mall StoryWalk®

  • Book: Hidden Figures written by Margot Lee Shetterly.
  • Number of Stops: 8
  • Fillable PDF of map and activity page here.
  • Downloadable Google form of activity page here.
Back to School Open House and Picnic - Sept. 1 

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 5:30-7:30 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!

Bell Schedule Information

Daniels Run ES bell schedule for 2021-22 will be 9:00 am - 3:45 pm 

Office hours are 8:00am - 4:30 pm

Kiss & Ride Drop Off - 8:45 - 9:00 am

Important Dates 

August 23 - First Day of School for Students

September 1 - Back to School Open House and Picnic - 5:30-7:30 pm 

September 3 & 6 - Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed

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Return to School Question & Answer Session - Tonight @ 5:00

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Mr. Smith and members of the DRES leadership team will be available virtually tonight from 5:00-6:00 pm to answer return to school questions.  The sessions will be recorded and shared with all families. The link for tonight:

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Important Dates 

August 16 - Question & Answer Session (virtual)  - 5:00 - 6:00 pm 

August 18 - Welcome Email From Teacher - 4:00pm

August 19 - Welcome Walk - 12:00-4:00 pm 

August 23 - First Day of School for Students

September 1 - Back to School Night Picnic - 5:30-7:30 pm 

September 3 & 6 - Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition-August 13, 2021

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To ensure a safe start to the school year students, staff and vistors will  wear masks while indoors. . Read more about why these measures are important and how we’ll practice safety this fall.

FCPS has been planning for the return to school since spring, and we cannot wait to have students back in classrooms five days a week! You can prepare for a strong start to the school year by visiting the Return to School page, frequently checking the Return to School FAQs, and reading FCPS This Week for the latest information.

DRES Tours

All families are welcome to tour the building on Friday, August 13 from 3-5 pm.  Feel free to join a guided tour (3:00, 3:45 and 4:30) 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.

Welcome Walk 

We will welcome students and families back by making a brief visit to your home on Thursday, August 19 between 12-4 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 16.  

Return to School Q&A

Mr. Smith and members of the DRES leadership team will be available virtually to answer back to school questions.  A recording of the August 9 session is available here.  A link to access the session will be shared by email the morning of the session.

  • Monday, August 16 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Free School Meals for All Students 

FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff are ready to serve healthy meals to students and staff. This year, all students receive FREE breakfast and lunch.

Find out more about school meals go to: www.fcps.edu/news/free-meals

Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2021.

Health Room Information

The School Health Team:

  • Anna Wendland-Budzyn, RN, PHN is the Public Health Nurse and responsible for developing a plan of care for students with chronic health conditions, training staff members to care for students with health concerns and for the supervision of the day to day operations of the Health Room (clinic). She can be reached at 703-322-3110 or email

 Awendlandbud@fcps.edu or Anna.Wendland-Budzyn@fairfaxcounty.gov

Celeste Delahunty, the School Health Aide (SHA) works every day while the students are in school. She delivers care to sick and injured students according to specific guidelines and/or care plans and administers medications. She can be reached at 703-279-8410; M-F 9:00 to 4:00pm

HOW CAN YOU HELP THE SCHOOL HEALTH ROOM PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE?

  • Complete and return the Health Information Form, listing specific health condition(s) that may impact your child’s school day. A medical alert list is developed using this information to inform each child’s teacher(s) of health issues.   
  • Complete and return the Emergency Care Information Form, listing as emergency contacts someone who can be reached in a timely manner and can pick up your child should he/she become sick or injured at school. Notify the school office of any changes to the information provided on this form.
  • If your child has PE restrictions, notify the PE teacher directly and inform the PHN.
  • Keep a sick child home. Please do not send your child to school if he/she has a fever or is vomiting. It is recommended that your child be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school.

 IF MEDICATION IS TO BE ADMINISTERED AT SCHOOL

 YOUR SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Care of sick and injured students and administration of medication according to Fairfax County Public School guidelines.
  • Coordination of care for students during the school day with identified health concerns.
  • Identification and follow-up of communicable disease.
  • Vision and hearing screening

For additional information, please contact the school health room at 703-279-8410                                                                                                           

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

STUDENTS MAY NOT TAKE MEDICATION AT SCHOOL UNLESS FCPS GUIDELINES ARE FOLLOWED:

Parent or guardian may authorize administration of the following medications at school by completing, signing, and dating Parts l & ll of AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATION:

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medication may be given as-needed throughout the school year ONLY as a pain reliever for headaches, muscle aches, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps.
  • OTC medication for any other conditions may be given up to 10 consecutive school days.
  • Antibiotics and antivirals.
  1. A physician must complete, sign, and date the order on Part ll of the medication form for all medications other than the situations above. Part l of the authorization form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian. The AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF INHALER form requires parent and student signatures on Part ll as well as the physician signature. The first dose of any new medication must be given at home
  2. Written medication orders on Part ll of the medication form must include:
  • Diagnosis
  • Name of medication – no abbreviations
  • Dosage
  • Time medication is to be taken
  • Sequence of medication when more than one is prescribed
  • The exact condition or symptom if given on an as needed basis
  • Interval between dosages – repeat as necessary is not acceptable
  • Duration of medication order or effective dates Medication label MUST match written order:
  • All prescribed medication, including physician samples, must be in a container labeled and dated by a pharmacist or physician with name of student, name of medication, dosage, and time to be taken.
  • All OTC medication must be in the original container and labeled by parent or guardian with name of student, dosage, and time to be taken.
  1. The parent or guardian must transport medication to and from school. With parental permission, high school students may transport OTC medications to and from the school health room.
  2. At the beginning of each school year a new medication form is required. Forms are in the health room or on line at https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services at the bottom of the page.
  3. Each time there is a change in the dosage or time, a new authorization form is required. The new medication order and container label must match.
  4. Students must go to the health room to receive medication. Parents should develop a plan with the student to ensure that he/she goes to the health room at the prescribed time. Medication can only be given one-half hour before or one-half hour after the prescribed time.
  5. For as needed medication, parents should inform the health room if the medication was given at home before school hours. This will prevent students from receiving medication too close to an earlier dose.
  6. Parent or guardian must collect any unused portion of medication within one week after expiration of the effective date on the order form. Unclaimed medication within that period will be discarded. Medication that has not been picked up by the closing bell on the last day of the school year will be discarded.
Schoology Information

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning this school year.

  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology
  • Click here to learn more about Schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
    • Information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you closer to the start of the school year
  • Students will have a Schoology account by August 18, 2021
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
    • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page.
Supply Lists 

Supply lists have been updated for the 2021-22 school year.  

Katherine Johnson Story Walk

Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with the City of Fairfax Schools is excited to announce the Katherine Johnson Middle School StoryWalk®  in support of the 2022 school year at the newly named middle school.

During the month of August (8/1-8/31), students and families are invited to take a walk through Fairfax City as they read pages from a book displayed in business storefront windows.  The Katherine Johnson StoryWalk®  will feature two different books for students to read along the way, one in Old Town Fairfax City and the other in Fair City Mall. Each book will allow for students to learn more about Katherine Johnson while engaging with the City’s business community.

To start the walk, students and families can pick up an official map at the City of Fairfax Regional Library at 10360 North Street, participating businesses, download a StoryWalk®  map or Google form for each book below.  With the map in hand, follow the route to read the book.  Each business will have a new set of pages to read.  Enjoy the StoryWalk®  at your own pace but make sure to follow the path in the correct order.  Fill in the blanks with the missing words or look for the answer on the page.

Completed maps should be emailed to EconomicDevelopment@fairfaxva.gov no later than Sunday, September 5.  The first 100 completed maps received for each story will receive a copy of the book and be entered into a raffle drawing to win one of six gift cards to a Fairfax City business of choice.

Old Town Fairfax City StoryWalk®

  • Book: DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson written by Ebony Joy Wilkins.
  • Number of Stops: 15
  • Fillable PDF of map and activity page here.
  • Downloadable Google form of activity page here.

Fair City Mall StoryWalk®

  • Book: Hidden Figures written by Margot Lee Shetterly.
  • Number of Stops: 8
  • Fillable PDF of map and activity page here.
  • Downloadable Google form of activity page here.
Summer Reading!

Curious about summer reading ideas for your student(s)? Take a look at the link below to find reading tips, book title suggestions by grade level, a fun bingo card to stretch your reading habits, and different programs offered in the county. Questions? Email our librarian, Sheila Brosnan-scbrosnan@fcps.edu

 https://danielsrunes.fcps.edu/announcements/summer-reading-2021

Summer Math!

Curious about summer Math ideas for your student(s)? Click here to find tips and suggestions on how to avoid summer Math loss.

40 Children's Books That Foster a Love of Math 

Math Fact Fluency

Back to School Open House and Picnic - Sept. 1 

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 5:30-7:30 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!

 

First Day of School and Bell Schedule Information

The first day of school for the 2021-22 school year is Monday, August 23. The last day of school is June 10, 2022. See the complete 2021-22 school year

Daniels Run ES bell schedule for 2021-22 will be 9:00 am - 3:45 pm 

Office hours are 8:00am - 4:30 pm

Kiss & Ride Drop Off - 8:45 - 9:00 am

Health Information/Resources

FCPS Resources:

Return to School Webpage

Return to School- Safety Webpage 

The Student Health and Safety Document is continually updated and provides detailed information on school policies and protocols related to COVID-19 such as adherence to layered prevention strategies. These guidance documents will continue to be updated to align with public health guidance.

VDOE Resource:

The Virginia Department of Health, along with the Virginia Department of Education launched the Healthy Back to School COVID-19 Website as a resource for schools and families.

Masks are an essential tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting those unable to be vaccinated. To ensure a safe start to the school year, masks will be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, inside FCPS school buildings.

Wearing a mask protects us all:

  • Children under 12 and the immunocompromised are not able to be vaccinated at this time. 
  • By wearing a mask, we all help create a safe environment for those who are unable to be vaccinated.
  • When recommended social distancing is a challenge, universal masking is an approved substitute - meaning more students can engage in learning in classrooms and other spaces within the school building.
  • Reducing the spread of COVID-19 also reduces student absences and missed extracurricular activities and athletic events.

Buses: The CDC federal order requiring masks be worn on public transportation remains in effect, and applies to buses and school transportation operated by Virginia public schools. 

Outdoors: Masks are not required when outside, including athletic activities.

Mealtimes: Masks may be removed while eating but should be reapplied as soon as you are finished with your meal.

Band: Band members will use covers/special masks inside the school.

Students with Disabilities: A small group of students with disabilities and staff who work with them will have access to clear masks (e.g. center-based students with hearing impairments, teachers of deaf/hard-of-hearing, speech-language pathologists, and some students receiving speech services as needed).

Student Exemptions: Students can request an exemption from this requirement through the process outlined in Regulation 2109.

Staff: Vaccinated staff is not required to wear masks if they are not in the presence of students. Unvaccinated staff will wear masks at all times.

Visitors: All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks in buildings.

Student Exemption For Close Contact Definition

The CDC issued a revised definition of close contact to include an exemption for K-12 students. 

  • A close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. 
  • In the K-12 classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3-6 feet of an infected student where:
  • Both students were engaged in the consistent and correct use of well-fitting masks; and
  • Other K-12 school prevention strategies (such as universal and correct mask use, physical distancing, increased ventilation) were in place in the school setting.

When students are wearing masks and layered prevention strategies are in place, students are not considered close contacts. Therefore, students will not miss in-person instruction or activities for quarantine after exposure.

Individuals who meet the K-12 definition of close contact will still need to quarantine.

 

Important Dates 

August 13 - Tour the Building - 3:00-5:00pm

August 16 - Question & Answer Session (virtual)  - 5:00 - 6:00 pm 

August 18 - Welcome Email From Teacher - 4:00pm

August 19 - Welcome Walk - 12:00-4:00 pm 

August 23 - First Day of School for Students

September 1 - Back to School Open House and Picnic - 5:30-7:30 pm 

September 3 & 6 - Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed

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All families are welcome to tour the building on today (Friday, August 13) from 3-5 pm.  Feel free to join a guided tour (3:00, 3:45 and 4:30) 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.

 

Important Dates 

 August 13 - Open House/Tour the Building - 3:00-5:00 pm

August 16 - Question & Answer Session (virtual)  - 5:00 - 6:00 pm 

August 18 - Welcome Email From Teacher - 4:00pm

August 19 - Welcome Walk - 12:00-4:00 pm 

August 23 - First Day of School for Students

September 1 - Back to School Open House & Picnic - 5:30-7:30 pm 

September 3 & 6 - Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed

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Mr. Smith and members of the DRES leadership team will be available virtually tonight from 5:00-6:00 pm to answer return to school questions.  The sessions will be recorded and shared with all families. The link for tonight:

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Important Dates 

August 10 - 1st Grade Safari - 10:00 am -12:00 pm 

August 11 - Kindergarten Safari - 10:00 am -12:00 pm 

August 13 - Open House/Tour the Building - 3:00-5:00 pm

August 16 - Question & Answer Session (virtual)  - 5:00 - 6:00 pm 

August 18 - Welcome Email From Teacher - 4:00pm

August 19 - Welcome Walk - 12:00-4:00 pm 

August 23 - First Day of School for Students

September 1 - Back to School Night Picnic - 5:30-7:30 pm 

September 3 & 6 - Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed

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Daniels Run Down-Family Edition-August 3

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All families are welcome to tour the building on Friday, August 13 from 3-5 pm.  Feel free to join a guided tour (3:00, 3:45 and 4:30) 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.

Welcome Walk 

We will welcome students and families back by making a brief visit to your home on Thursday, August 19 between 12-4 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 16.  

Return to School Q&A

Mr. Smith and members of the DRES leadership team will be available virtually to answer back to school questions.  The sessions will be recorded and shared with all families. A link to access the session will be shared by email the morning of each session.

  • Monday, August 9 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Monday, August 16 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

 

SY21-22 Bus Ridership Intent Survey

If your student is eligible to ride a bus, please make sure to check your email from the Transportation Office (sent Friday, July 30) and complete the Ridership Intent Survey at your earliest convenience. 

Because of a serious shortage of school bus drivers, it is important that FCPS Office of Transportation Services plans the most efficient possible routes for the coming school year.

Eligible riders needing transportation may review student route assignment by accessing ParentVue any time after August 9th, or by contacting your transportation office. Additions and adjustments will be made weekly. All students eligible for transportation services will be provided transportation, even those whose parents did not complete this survey. This information is important for planning purposes only.

Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2021.

Schoology Information

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning this school year.

  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology
  • Click here to learn more about Schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
    • Information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you closer to the start of the school year
  • Students will have a Schoology account by August 18, 2021
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
    • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page.
Supply Lists 

Supply lists have been updated for the 2021-22 school year.  

Katherine Johnson Story Walk

Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with the City of Fairfax Schools is excited to announce the Katherine Johnson Middle School StoryWalk®  in support of the 2022 school year at the newly named middle school.

During the month of August (8/1-8/31), students and families are invited to take a walk through Fairfax City as they read pages from a book displayed in business storefront windows.  The Katherine Johnson StoryWalk®  will feature two different books for students to read along the way, one in Old Town Fairfax City and the other in Fair City Mall. Each book will allow for students to learn more about Katherine Johnson while engaging with the City’s business community.

To start the walk, students and families can pick up an official map at the City of Fairfax Regional Library at 10360 North Street, participating businesses, download a StoryWalk®  map or Google form for each book below.  With the map in hand, follow the route to read the book.  Each business will have a new set of pages to read.  Enjoy the StoryWalk®  at your own pace but make sure to follow the path in the correct order.  Fill in the blanks with the missing words or look for the answer on the page.

Completed maps should be emailed to EconomicDevelopment@fairfaxva.gov no later than Sunday, September 5.  The first 100 completed maps received for each story will receive a copy of the book and be entered into a raffle drawing to win one of six gift cards to a Fairfax City business of choice.

Old Town Fairfax City StoryWalk®

  • Book: DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson written by Ebony Joy Wilkins.
  • Number of Stops: 15
  • Fillable PDF of map and activity page here.
  • Downloadable Google form of activity page here.

Fair City Mall StoryWalk®

  • Book: Hidden Figures written by Margot Lee Shetterly.
  • Number of Stops: 8
  • Fillable PDF of map and activity page here.
  • Downloadable Google form of activity page here.
Summer Office Hours

This summer our office will be open to serve you Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  We will return to normal office hours (8:00-4:30) on Monday, August 9th. 

Summer Reading!

Curious about summer reading ideas for your student(s)? Take a look at the link below to find reading tips, book title suggestions by grade level, a fun bingo card to stretch your reading habits, and different programs offered in the county. Questions? Email our librarian, Sheila Brosnan-scbrosnan@fcps.edu

 https://danielsrunes.fcps.edu/announcements/summer-reading-2021

Summer Math!

Curious about summer Math ideas for your student(s)? Click here to find tips and suggestions on how to avoid summer Math loss.

40 Children's Books That Foster a Love of Math 

Math Fact Fluency

First Day of School and Bell Schedule Information

The first day of school for the 2021-22 school year is Monday, August 23. The last day of school is June 10, 2022. See the complete 2021-22 school year

Daniels Run ES bell schedule for 2021-22 will be 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.  

Important Dates 

August 10 - 1st Grade Safari - 10:00 am -12:00 pm 

August 11 - Kindergarten Safari - 10:00 am -12:00 pm 

August 13 - Open House/Tour the Building - 3:00-5:00 pm 

August 18 - Welcome Email From Teacher - 4:00pm

August 19 - Welcome Walk - 12:00-4:00 pm 

August 23 - First Day of School for Students

September 1 - Back to School Event/Picnic - 5:30-7:30 pm   

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