ATES Updates 11/30/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

12/02-08      ATES Book Fair (Library)
12/06           Virtual Family code Night (6:00pm)
12/07           Book Fair Evening Sale (4:00-7:30pm, Library)
                    K-5 Family Life Education (FLE) Preview Night
                    (4:30-6:30pm, Cafeteria)
12/09           Vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 years
                    (4:00-7:00pm, Gym)
12/13           Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
12/14           Club & Candid Picture Day
12/17           Parent Coffee (2:00-3:00pm, Parent Center)
                    Topic: PTA meeting  -  Winter Celebration
12/20-31      Winter Break- NO SCHOOL

Reduction in Student Quarantine Period

With the start of the national rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 and a drop in the Fairfax County transmission rate from “substantial” to “moderate,” we are adjusting some of the layered prevention strategies that have helped keep the rate of in-school transmission of COVID-19 at just 0.02%.

  • Unvaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 in a school setting may quarantine for 10 days, instead of 14 days
  • Students will be notified of the day they may return to the classroom via the pause letter.
  • If you do not have a pause letter from your school, you will need to quarantine for 14 days, per the requirement of the Fairfax County Health Department.   

More information is available online.

 

Family Code Night

Annadale Terrace Elementary invites you to participate in our National Family Code Night, a free live-stream event for our K-5 families. This is a fun learning experience in which children do their first hour of coding with a parent or other partner. No experience needed! The event has been held in thousands of schools nationwide, and is now provided to our school via a live stream. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a license to Dash’s Neighborhood, a virtual robotics playground, from Wonder Workshop. So, save the date and get ready for a community learning experience the whole family will value and enjoy.

<12/6/2021> <6:00 PM> <https://bit.ly/nationalfamilycodenight>

 

P.S. View the 1-minute National Family Code Nights Celebration video at bit.ly/FCNCelebrate.

K-5 Family Life Education (FLE) Preview Night

Students in grades K-5 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher.   Students in Kindergarten through grade three receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4 and 5 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

 

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in Schoology - includes lessons and media titles that FCPS has streaming rights for. Any additional media or book titles that are not streamed are available at your child’s school library.
    • Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.
  • Your child’s school. Please contact the school to schedule a time to review lessons and/or media.
  • City of Fairfax Regional Library – lessons only. Media is not available.

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held on December 7, 2021 at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM in the cafeteria at Annandale Terrace Elementary School. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

 

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form provided to you in your child’s orientation packet at the beginning of the school year or you may access the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s school principal in writing before instruction begins.

 

An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for students who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

 

Instruction occurs at various times during the school year. Please contact your child’s teacher for specific dates of FLE instruction. We look forward to working as your partner in providing information that will help your child make healthy choices related to the exciting changes and new challenges he/she will be facing in the next few years.

Covid-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic at ATES!

FCPS and the health department are offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 at nine clinics located at schools across Fairfax County. Annandale Terrace is one of the clinic sites and will be provide vaccination shots on December 9 from 4:00PM-7:00PM.

 

All children are welcome, and a parent or other responsible adult is required to attend with them. No appointment is necessary, and all vaccinations are free. For a complete list of clinic locations and hours, click here. The health department website has information about other options for children’s COVID-19 vaccination. #VaxUP

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

December's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: December 13th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete December's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/SZA9MeePRPracJri9

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

TJ Techstravaganza 2022

TJ Techstravaganza is a FREE hands-on STEM Fair for students of all ages. The event will take place in-person at TJHSST on May 14, 2022 from 10am-4pm. Please fill out this Google Form by December 8th, 2021 if you are planning to attend as the prep team needs to get an attendance estimate in order to coordinate the activities, transportation, and goodie bags. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs websites via AAP ATES School Website and https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs . Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

 

 

Click this link  to enroll this free on-line class.

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Attendance: 703.658.5656 or Submit an absence online
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ATES Updates 11/23/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

11/24-26      Thanksgiving Holiday (No school)
12/02-08      ATES Book Fair (Library)
12/06           Virtual Family code Night (6:00pm)
12/07           Book Fair Evening Sale (4:00-7:30pm, Library)
12/09           Vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 years
                    (4:00-7:00pm, Gym)
12/13           Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
12/17           Parent Coffee (2:00-3:00pm, Parent Center)
                    Topic: PTA meeting  -  Winter Celebration
12/20-31      Winter Break- NO SCHOOL

Reduction in Student Quarantine Period

With the start of the national rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 and a drop in the Fairfax County transmission rate from “substantial” to “moderate,” we are adjusting some of the layered prevention strategies that have helped keep the rate of in-school transmission of COVID-19 at just 0.02%.

  • Unvaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 in a school setting may quarantine for 10 days, instead of 14 days
  • Students will be notified of the day they may return to the classroom via the pause letter.
  • If you do not have a pause letter from your school, you will need to quarantine for 14 days, per the requirement of the Fairfax County Health Department.   

More information is available online.

 

Family Code Night

Annadale Terrace Elementary invites you to participate in our National Family Code Night, a free live-stream event for our K-5 families. This is a fun learning experience in which children do their first hour of coding with a parent or other partner. No experience needed! The event has been held in thousands of schools nationwide, and is now provided to our school via a live stream. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a license to Dash’s Neighborhood, a virtual robotics playground, from Wonder Workshop. So, save the date and get ready for a community learning experience the whole family will value and enjoy.

<12/6/2021> <6:00 PM> <https://bit.ly/nationalfamilycodenight>

 

P.S. View the 1-minute National Family Code Nights Celebration video at bit.ly/FCNCelebrate.

Covid-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic at ATES!

FCPS and the health department are offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 at nine clinics located at schools across Fairfax County. Annandale Terrace is one of the clinic sites and will be provide vaccination shots on December 9 from 4:00PM-7:00PM.

 

All children are welcome, and a parent or other responsible adult is required to attend with them. No appointment is necessary, and all vaccinations are free. For a complete list of clinic locations and hours, click here. The health department website has information about other options for children’s COVID-19 vaccination. #VaxUP

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

Announcing FCPS Outstanding Employee-Nominate your amazing teachers!

FCPS has a special awards program to honor outstanding teachers and staff for each school.  Once the finalist from each school is selected then these winners will go on to the pyramid level to be selected then the five regions will select their region’s outstanding employee.  It’s a perfect way to celebrate your special teacher to be recognized.

 

All you have to do is go to the link below to nominate someone.  There will be 6 categories where you can nominate in the following categories:  Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee and Outstanding Professional Employee.  If you’re unsure which category fits the person you would like to nominate, please email Essel Linton, ATES Awards Liaison.

 

The nomination forms may be accessed through https://forms.gle/Dfx7RBDYCMb1HKHC8 

 

All nominations must be submitted by November 23, 2021

We are excited about this program and that we can recognize so many Outstanding Employees at Annandale Terrace. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Essel Linton, awards Liaison at elinton@fcps.edu

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

TJ Techstravaganza 2022

TJ Techstravaganza is a FREE hands-on STEM Fair for students of all ages. The event will take place in-person at TJHSST on May 14, 2022 from 10am-4pm. Please fill out this Google Form by December 8th, 2021 if you are planning to attend as the prep team needs to get an attendance estimate in order to coordinate the activities, transportation, and goodie bags. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs websites via AAP ATES School Website and https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs . Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

 

 

Click this link  to enroll this free on-line class.

7604 Herald St, Annandale, VA 22003 |  Main Phone: 703.658.5600
Attendance: 703.658.5656 or Submit an absence online
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Covid-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic at ATES!

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Covid-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic at ATES!

FCPS and the health department are offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 at nine clinics located at schools across Fairfax County. Annandale Terrace is one of the clinic sites and will be provide vaccination shots on November 18 from 4:00PM-7:00PM and December 9 from 4:00PM-7:00PM.

All children are welcome, and a parent or other responsible adult is required to attend with them. No appointment is necessary, and all vaccinations are free. For a complete list of clinic locations and hours, click here. The health department website has information about other options for children’s COVID-19 vaccination. #VaxUP

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Attendance: 703.658.5656 or Submit an absence online
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ATES Updates 11/15/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

11/15          Family Food Market (4:00-5:00pm, Parking Lot)
11/19          Parent Coffee (2:00-3:00pm, Parent Center)
                   Topic: Talking our school counselors and mental health staff
11/24-26     Thanksgiving Holiday (No school)
12/02-08     ATES Book Fair (Library)
12/07          Book Fair Evening Sale (4:00-7:30pm, Library)
12/13          Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
12/17          Parent Coffee (2:00-3:00pm, Parent Center)
                    Topic: PTA meeting  -  Winter Celebration
12/20-31      Winter Break- NO SCHOOL

November's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: November 15th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete November's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/oX4gnPMNYUYZGoQz7

Optional COVID-19 screening testing students starting the week of November 15

In support of our commitment to safety, Annandale Terrace Elementary School will begin optional COVID-19 screening testing students the week of November 15.  

Routine testing is a highly recommended strategy to reduce COVID-19 transmission and keep our schools safe. Following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 10% of students who are not fully vaccinated and have parent/guardian consent will be randomly selected for weekly testing. 

Parent/guardian consent is required for students to be part of the testing pool. Please complete the parental consent for COVID-19 testing available at this link https://fcpstestingsite.com/.

Test results will be kept confidential. Parents/guardians will be able to review results through the secure vendor portal. Parents/guardians may select an option to share their child’s test results with FCPS. Sharing results with FCPS is optional.

More information about COVID-19 testing in FCPS can be found on the FCPS website. As always, contact the principal if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic at ATES!

FCPS and the health department are offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 at nine clinics located at schools across Fairfax County. Annandale Terrace is one of the clinic sites and will be provide vaccination shots on November 18 from 4:00PM-7:00PM and December 9 from 4:00PM-7:00PM.

 

All children are welcome, and a parent or other responsible adult is required to attend with them. No appointment is necessary, and all vaccinations are free. For a complete list of clinic locations and hours, click here. The health department website has information about other options for children’s COVID-19 vaccination. #VaxUP

Announcing FCPS Outstanding Employee-Nominate your amazing teachers!

FCPS has a special awards program to honor outstanding teachers and staff for each school.  Once the finalist from each school is selected then these winners will go on to the pyramid level to be selected then the five regions will select their region’s outstanding employee.  It’s a perfect way to celebrate your special teacher to be recognized.

 

All you have to do is go to the link below to nominate someone.  There will be 6 categories where you can nominate in the following categories:  Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee and Outstanding Professional Employee.  If you’re unsure which category fits the person you would like to nominate, please email Essel Linton, ATES Awards Liaison.

 

The nomination forms may be accessed through https://forms.gle/Dfx7RBDYCMb1HKHC8 

 

All nominations must be submitted by November 23, 2021

We are excited about this program and that we can recognize so many Outstanding Employees at Annandale Terrace. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Essel Linton, awards Liaison at elinton@fcps.edu

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

TJ Techstravaganza 2022

TJ Techstravaganza is a FREE hands-on STEM Fair for students of all ages. The event will take place in-person at TJHSST on May 14, 2022 from 10am-4pm. Please fill out this Google Form by December 8th, 2021 if you are planning to attend as the prep team needs to get an attendance estimate in order to coordinate the activities, transportation, and goodie bags. More information about the event can be found on our website at tjtechstrav.org.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs websites via AAP ATES School Website and https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs . Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

 

 

7604 Herald St, Annandale, VA 22003 |  Main Phone: 703.658.5600
Attendance: 703.658.5656 or Submit an absence online
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ATES Updates 11/09/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

11/10         Report Cards Go Home
11/11         2-Hour (1:20 PM) Early Release for Students
11/15         Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
11/24-26    Thanksgiving Holiday (No school)

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

We welcome you and your child(ren) to the 2021-22 school year in Fairfax County Public Schools. Your child’s Quarter 1 progress report demonstrates achievement, effort and citizenship skills after the first 9 weeks of a return to in-person learning. The purpose of any system of reporting to families is to strengthen the home-school partnership and to inform families about student progress. This 1st quarter was unique and presented new opportunities for teachers to prioritize social-emotional health and wellness, as well as identify academic needs through a variety of assessments.  Getting to know each child is the best way to match  instructional programming to student needs. School staff continues to assess and monitor students’ strengths and areas for growth using a variety of assessments. Your child will continue to have opportunities to demonstrate mastery towards grade level standards throughout the school year and your child’s teacher will continue to communicate your child’s progress. 

 

For more information about elementary grading and reporting, please visit the FCPS website (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/elementary-school )

 

Thank you,

Lisa Pilson

Principal's Message-Happy Veteran’s Day

November 11th is Veteran’s Day and we would like to honor all the friends and families of the Annandale Terrace Elementary School community. Thank you for your sacrifice and dedication to keeping us safe at home and abroad.  Thank you to all our Veterans for your courage, immense strength, and limitless dedication to keeping us safe. Growing up in a military family, I know the sacrifice that countless men and women have made for each one of us. Please know that on Veteran’s Day and every day, you are appreciated, valued, and respected. We honor you!  

Optional COVID-19 screening testing students starting the week of November 15

In support of our commitment to safety, Annandale Terrace Elementary School will begin optional COVID-19 screening testing students the week of November 15.  

Routine testing is a highly recommended strategy to reduce COVID-19 transmission and keep our schools safe. Following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 10% of students who are not fully vaccinated and have parent/guardian consent will be randomly selected for weekly testing. 

Parent/guardian consent is required for students to be part of the testing pool. Please complete the parental consent for COVID-19 testing available at this link https://fcpstestingsite.com/.

Test results will be kept confidential. Parents/guardians will be able to review results through the secure vendor portal. Parents/guardians may select an option to share their child’s test results with FCPS. Sharing results with FCPS is optional.

More information about COVID-19 testing in FCPS can be found on the FCPS website. As always, contact the principal if you have any questions or concerns.

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5-11 Year-olds

Last Tuesday’s news that an FDA panel has recommended Pfizer’s low dose vaccine for children ages 5-11 brings hope that we can add another layer of prevention for children during this pandemic. As we await a final decision, please know that Fairfax County Public Schools and our community partners including the Fairfax County Health Department, Inova Health System, and local pediatric groups, are working together to ensure that every family who wishes to vaccinate their children ages 5-11 will have access to the vaccine. For the latest information on our vaccination rollout plans, visit our website.

Announcing FCPS Outstanding Employee-Nominate your amazing teachers!

FCPS has a special awards program to honor outstanding teachers and staff for each school.  Once the finalist from each school is selected then these winners will go on to the pyramid level to be selected then the five regions will select their region’s outstanding employee.  It’s a perfect way to celebrate your special teacher to be recognized.

 

All you have to do is go to the link below to nominate someone.  There will be 6 categories where you can nominate in the following categories:  Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee and Outstanding Professional Employee.  If you’re unsure which category fits the person you would like to nominate, please email Essel Linton, ATES Awards Liaison.

 

The nomination forms may be accessed through https://forms.gle/Dfx7RBDYCMb1HKHC8 

 

All nominations must be submitted by November 23, 2021

We are excited about this program and that we can recognize so many Outstanding Employees at Annandale Terrace. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Essel Linton, awards Liaison at elinton@fcps.edu

November's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: November 15th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete November's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/oX4gnPMNYUYZGoQz7

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website via https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs .Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

1) Level IV referral form (required)

2) Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (optional but recommended)

    2 of single sided work samples (optional)

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Friday Covid Positive community updates 11/05/2021

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November 5, 2021

Dear ATES School Community:

In cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Department, this letter is to inform you that students at Annandale Terrace Elementary School reported testing positive for COVID-19 during the week of November 1-November 5 2021.  

If you have not been contacted by FCPS, your child is not considered a potential close contact to a positive case at this time. If any additional persons are identified as close contacts during the contact tracing and case investigation process, the Fairfax County Health Department will contact those individuals directly.

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within six 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 Indoor Exception states students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least 3 feet apart and consistently wearing masks in the classroom. (Adults are not included in this exception).

If you have questions about COVID-19, you may contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays). You may also email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov  (monitored 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays). Additional COVID-19 resources can be found on the Virginia Department of Health or FCPS websites.

FCPS also maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that shows daily cases of COVID-19 at the division and school level. Please know that this information is being shared to keep you informed and aware.

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the Virginia Department of Health website.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience, as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lisa Pilson

Principal

 

Additional language translations available:

Spanish           Arabic              Chinese           Farsi          Korean            Urdu         Vietnamese

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ATES Updates 11/01/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

11/1-2       Teacher Workdays - No school
11/05         Picture Retake Day
                  Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                   Topic: AAP Level IV Screening and Referral Process
11/10         Report Cards Go Home
11/11         2-Hour (1:20 PM) Early Release for Students
11/15         Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
11/24-26    Thanksgiving Holiday (No school)

Dear ATES families,

In support of our commitment to safety, Annandale Terrace Elementary School will begin optional COVID-19 screening testing students the week of November 15.  

Routine testing is a highly recommended strategy to reduce COVID-19 transmission and keep our schools safe. Following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 10% of students who are not fully vaccinated and have parent/guardian consent will be randomly selected for weekly testing. 

Parent/guardian consent is required for students to be part of the testing pool. Please complete the parental consent for COVID-19 testing available at this link https://fcpstestingsite.com/.

Test results will be kept confidential. Parents/guardians will be able to review results through the secure vendor portal. Parents/guardians may select an option to share their child’s test results with FCPS. Sharing results with FCPS is optional.

More information about COVID-19 testing in FCPS can be found on the FCPS website. As always, I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thank you,

Lisa Pilson

COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5-11 Year-olds

Tuesday’s news that an FDA panel has recommended Pfizer’s low dose vaccine for children ages 5-11 brings hope that we can add another layer of prevention for children during this pandemic. As we await a final decision, please know that Fairfax County Public Schools and our community partners including the Fairfax County Health Department, Inova Health System, and local pediatric groups, are working together to ensure that every family who wishes to vaccinate their children ages 5-11 will have access to the vaccine. For the latest information on our vaccination rollout plans, visit our website.

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/1xRtyRxco_U

November's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: November 15th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete November's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/oX4gnPMNYUYZGoQz7

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website via https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs .Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

1) Level IV referral form (required)

2) Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (optional but recommended)

    2 of single sided work samples (optional)

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ATES Updates 10/27/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

10/29        Storybook Character Day
                 End of Quarter
                 2-Hour (1:20 PM) Early Release for Students
11/1-2       Teacher Workdays - No school
11/05         Picture Retake Day
                  Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                   Topic: AAP Level IV Screening and Referral Process
11/10         Report Cards Go Home
11/11         2-Hour (1:20 PM) Early Release for Students
11/15         Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
11/24-26    Thanksgiving Holiday (No school)

Dear ATES families,

In support of our commitment to safety, Annandale Terrace Elementary School will begin optional COVID-19 screening testing students the week of November 8

 

Routine testing is a highly recommended strategy to reduce COVID-19 transmission and keep our schools safe. Following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 10% of students who are not fully vaccinated and have parent/guardian consent will be randomly selected for weekly testing. 

 

Parent/guardian consent is required for students to be part of the testing pool. We will share more information about how to submit your child(ren)’s vaccination status and opt in to testing soon.

 

Test results will be kept confidential. Parents/guardians will be able to review results through the secure vendor portal. Parents/guardians may select an option to share their child’s test results with FCPS. Sharing results with FCPS is optional.

 

More information about COVID-19 testing in FCPS can be found on the FCPS website. As always, I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thank you,

Lisa Pilson

COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5-11 Year-olds

In Tuesday’s work session, Dr. Brabrand shared that FCPS is working with area health care organizations to plan a collaborative effort to support COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year-olds as soon as the vaccine is authorized. We will continue to share information as that evolves.

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/1xRtyRxco_U

November's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: November 15th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete November's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/oX4gnPMNYUYZGoQz7

SR&R Family Signature Reminder

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

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

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

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

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

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website via https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs .Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

1) Level IV referral form (required)

2) Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (optional but recommended)

    2 of single sided work samples (optional)

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ATES Updates 10/18/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

10/18       Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
10/29       Storybook Character Day
                End of Quarter
                2-Hour (1:20 PM) Early Release for Students 
11/1-2      Teacher Workdays - No school
11/05        Picture Retake Day
                 Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                   Topic: AAP Level IV Screening and Referral Process
11/10        Report Cards Go Home
11/11        2-Hour (1:20 PM) Early Release for Students 
11/24-26   Thanksgiving Holiday (No school) 

October's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: October 18th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete Octobr's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/Q7bpc6pnyfi35Vy99

STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/1xRtyRxco_U

SR&R Family Signature Reminder

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

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

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

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

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

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Disposable Plastic Bag Tax in Fairfax County

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance enacting a five-cent tax on disposable plastic bags provided by retailers in grocery stores, convenience stores and drugstores within its borders. The tax will take effect on January 1, 2022. The purpose of the tax is to curb our collective use of disposable plastic bags and to reduce the amount of plastic waste and associated damage in our local waterways. Learn more about the Plastic Bag Tax here.

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Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website via https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs .Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

1) Level IV referral form (required)

2) Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (optional but recommended)

    2 of single sided work samples (optional)

Virtual Fall Enrichment Programs

William & Mary School of Education will be offering a variety of Fall Saturday Enrichment Courses in both October & November.  All course will be offered virtually and will cost $100 per course. You can read the description of each course listed in the link below. Registration has been extended.  November session registration ends on October 25th.  

Registration is now open for:

Virtual Fall Enrichment Opportunities – William & Mary

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A notice to ATES Community_ 10/12/2021...

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Dear Annandale Terrace Families,

 

During dismissal this afternoon, we were made aware of police activity in a neighborhood near the school. Out of an abundance of caution, we paused our walkers who had not yet left the building, and asked parents in the kiss and ride line to sign out their children from the main office. We also paused outside after school activities.

At no time was anyone on school property in any danger. After we received clearance from the police department, we returned to normal school operations. As an additional safety measure, an FCPS Safety and Security Officer remained onsite until dismissals were complete.

I am very proud of our students and staff members for the excellent way in which they handled this situation. As always, the students' safety is our most important responsibility.

Thank you for your support and assistance. Please do not hesitate to call the school at 703 658 5600, if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Lisa Pilson

Principal   

 

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ATES Updates 10/12/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

10/15      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                 Topic: Title 1 Overview Presentation
10/18      Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
10/29      Storybook Character Day
11/1-2     Teacher Workdays - No school
11/05      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                 Topic: AAP Level IV Screening and Referral Process
11/10      Report Cards Go Home

October's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: October 18th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete Octobr's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/Q7bpc6pnyfi35Vy99

SR&R Family Signature Reminder

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

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

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

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

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

Get 2 Green News & Updates

Disposable Plastic Bag Tax in Fairfax County

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance enacting a five-cent tax on disposable plastic bags provided by retailers in grocery stores, convenience stores and drugstores within its borders. The tax will take effect on January 1, 2022. The purpose of the tax is to curb our collective use of disposable plastic bags and to reduce the amount of plastic waste and associated damage in our local waterways. Learn more about the Plastic Bag Tax here.

Follow Get2Green on Twitter

Want more recognition for your Get2Green efforts? Be sure to follow us on Twitter and tag us @fcpsGet2Green. We need 42 more followers to get us to our goal of 1,000 followers!

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website via https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs .Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

1) Level IV referral form (required)

2) Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (optional but recommended)

    2 of single sided work samples (optional)

HomeWise Program Demonstration Events

Join Fairfax County HomeWise volunteers and county staff from the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination as they demonstrate how to make energy- and water-saving improvements to your home. Learn about quick and easy ways to reduce your monthly utility bills and get your questions about home energy and water conservation answered on the spot. The Fairfax County HomeWise program educates, empowers, and enables residents to make changes that reduce energy use, water use, and associated costs in their homes.

October 16, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM: HomeWise Demonstration Event at George Mason Regional Library

The first 200 attendees at each event will receive a free HomeWise improvement kit with materials to help improve the energy and water efficiency of their homes. Learn more about HomeWise and these upcoming events here.

Virtual Fall Enrichment Programs

William & Mary School of Education will be offering a variety of Fall Saturday Enrichment Courses in both October & November.  All course will be offered virtually and will cost $100 per course. You can read the description of each course listed in the link below. Registration has been extended.  November session registration ends on October 25th.  

Registration is now open for:

Virtual Fall Enrichment Opportunities – William & Mary

7604 Herald St, Annandale, VA 22003 |  Main Phone: 703.658.5600
Attendance: 703.658.5656 or Submit an absence online
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ATES Updates 10/12/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

10/15      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                 Topic: Title 1 Overview Presentation
10/18      Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
10/29      Storybook Character Day
11/1-2     Parent Workdays - No school
11/05      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                 Topic: AAP Level IV Screening and Referral Process
11/10      Report Cards Go Home

October's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: October 18th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete Octobr's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/Q7bpc6pnyfi35Vy99

SR&R Family Signature Reminder

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

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

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

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

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

Get 2 Green News & Updates

Disposable Plastic Bag Tax in Fairfax County

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance enacting a five-cent tax on disposable plastic bags provided by retailers in grocery stores, convenience stores and drugstores within its borders. The tax will take effect on January 1, 2022. The purpose of the tax is to curb our collective use of disposable plastic bags and to reduce the amount of plastic waste and associated damage in our local waterways. Learn more about the Plastic Bag Tax here.

Follow Get2Green on Twitter

Want more recognition for your Get2Green efforts? Be sure to follow us on Twitter and tag us @fcpsGet2Green. We need 42 more followers to get us to our goal of 1,000 followers!

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website via https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs .Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

1) Level IV referral form (required)

2) Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (optional but recommended)

    2 of single sided work samples (optional)

HomeWise Program Demonstration Events

Join Fairfax County HomeWise volunteers and county staff from the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination as they demonstrate how to make energy- and water-saving improvements to your home. Learn about quick and easy ways to reduce your monthly utility bills and get your questions about home energy and water conservation answered on the spot. The Fairfax County HomeWise program educates, empowers, and enables residents to make changes that reduce energy use, water use, and associated costs in their homes.

October 16, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM: HomeWise Demonstration Event at George Mason Regional Library

The first 200 attendees at each event will receive a free HomeWise improvement kit with materials to help improve the energy and water efficiency of their homes. Learn more about HomeWise and these upcoming events here.

Virtual Fall Enrichment Programs

William & Mary School of Education will be offering a variety of Fall Saturday Enrichment Courses in both October & November.  All course will be offered virtually and will cost $100 per course. You can read the description of each course listed in the link below. Registration has been extended.  November session registration ends on October 25th.  

Registration is now open for:

Virtual Fall Enrichment Opportunities – William & Mary

7604 Herald St, Annandale, VA 22003 |  Main Phone: 703.658.5600
Attendance: 703.658.5656 or Submit an absence online
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ATES Updates 10/06/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

10/06      Interims go home
10/11      Teacher Workday/ Student Holiday               
10/15      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                 Topic: Title 1 Overview Presentation
10/18      Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
11/1-2     Parent Teacher Conferences - No school
11/05      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                 Topic: AAP Level IV Screening and Referral Process 
11/10      Report Cards Go Home

October's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: October 18th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete Octobr's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/Q7bpc6pnyfi35Vy99

SR&R Family Signature Reminder

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

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

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

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

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

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

December 15th 2021: Deadline for Full-Time Advanced Academics Referrals

Students found eligible for placement in full-time Advanced Academic Programs Level IV through a central selection process receive a challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas. Screening for this level of service occurs in the fall for students who are new to FCPS and in the spring for all other students. The referral deadline for level IV services is December 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additional information regarding the level IV screening process can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website via https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs .Please direct any questions regarding Advanced Academic services to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Antoniette McEntyre almcentyre@fcps.edu. please email the following items to Ms. McEntyre and the your child’s teacher if you would like to start the referral process:

1) Level IV referral form (required)

2) Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (optional but recommended)

    2 of single sided work samples (optional)

7604 Herald St, Annandale, VA 22003 |  Main Phone: 703.658.5600
Attendance: 703.658.5656 or Submit an absence online
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Friday Covid Positive community updates 10/01/2021

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October 1, 2021

Dear ATES School Community:

In cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Department, this letter is to inform you that students and a staff member at Annandale Terrace Elementary have reported testing positive for COVID-19 during the week of September 24-October 1, 2021.

If you have not been contacted by FCPS, your child is not considered a potential close contact to a positive case at this time. If any additional persons are identified as close contacts during the contact tracing and case investigation process, the Fairfax County Health Department will contact those individuals directly.

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within six 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 Indoor Exception states students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least 3 feet apart and consistently wearing masks in the classroom. (Adults are not included in this exception).

If you have questions about COVID-19, you may contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays). You may also email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov  (monitored 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays). Additional COVID-19 resources can be found on the Virginia Department of Health or FCPS websites.

FCPS also maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that shows daily cases of COVID-19 at the division and school level. Please know that this information is being shared to keep you informed and aware.

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the Virginia Department of Health website.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience, as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lisa Pilson

Principal

 

Additional language translations available:

Spanish           Arabic              Chinese           Farsi          Korean            Urdu         Vietnamese

 

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Attendance: 703.658.5656 or Submit an absence online
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ATES Updates 10/01/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

10/01     Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                Topic: Advanced Academics Program-Continuum of Services
10/06     Interims go home
10/11     Teacher Workday/ Student Holiday               
10/15     Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
                 Topic: Title 1 Overview Presentation
10/18     Family Food Market (4:00pm - 5:00pm, Parking Lot)
11/1&2  Parent Teacher Conferences - No school

October's Family Food Market

ATES is partnering again with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer these monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the ATES community, free of charge for the school year 2021-2022.

When: October 18th at 4:00 PM-5:00PM

Where: Family Markets will be held outside in the front parking area with drive-up encouraged and walk-ups available.

What: The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.

Help us keep Family Markets safe! Please note that masks are required for market participation, and we ask all participants to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet or further away from others.

Action required: Please complete Octobr's survey provided in the link below prior to your visit to the school for the food distribution as this is a monthly requirement by CAFB.

https://forms.gle/Q7bpc6pnyfi35Vy99

Dear ATES Families,

As the number of cases increase around the county, we want to share some additional information about the COVID processes in place. Thank you for your help in keeping all our students and staff safe at school.

Daily Health Screen Questionnaire Keep your child home from school with any symptoms that are COVID-like.

The most important way you can help as a parent is to keep your child(ren) home if they present with any illness or symptoms that are associated with COVID. 

Parents, caregivers, or guardians are strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through a home-based symptom screening, and students who are sick should not come to school. Please consider the questions in the Health Screening Questionnaire each morning before sending your child to school. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, please keep your child home. 

Keep your child home if you suspect your child may have come in contact with someone who has COVID.

If you keep your child home, and they are feeling better the next day, then they do not need documentation from a medical provider to return.

If your child comes to school and presents with COVID-like symptoms, they will be placed in the Care Room and will be sent home. Your child must then be seen by a medical provider in order to return to school. 

Please be overly cautious and keep your child home if you are waiting for COVID test results. 

 

Communicate Quickly with the School

As soon as you have information that your child has COVID or likely has it, please let us know. The sooner we have information, the sooner we can alert the health department to begin the contact tracing.

  Ensure Your Children Come with an Appropriate Mask 

Aligned with guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has established procedures for the use of face coverings/masks (cloth or disposable) for students, staff, and visitors designed to mitigate the spread of COVID. This document highlights the types of masks that are appropriate for students to wear to school. Mask types are also listed below.

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.  

  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. 

  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.  

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Eco-Schools USA YouTube Channel

Anntoinette McEntyre is the ATES Get2Green Coordinator. She is in search of some staff members, students and community members that would like to support this school effort.  Currently ATES is a registered Eco-friendly school. Check out the information below to learn more about this unique opportunity:

WATCH NOW:  

·  Build a Schoolyard Habitat | Be a Monarch Hero

·  Teacher and Antarctic researcher, Sarah Slack: "The Most Dangerous Glacier on Earth"

·  Learn about Biodiversity with National Wildlife Federation at Home!

·  Explore the playlist from EcoCareers 2021

 

Please email Almcentyre@fcps.edu if you are interested in this great opportunity for ATES.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

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 does allow families to understand changes in the situation at their school.

FCPS Covid-19 Dashboard

SR&R Family Signature Reminder

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

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

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

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

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

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

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

 

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

School Meals- MySchoolBucks Encouraged for All

Every student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. However, if your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, ATES front office staff can help.

Setting up a MySchoolBucks account for your student is especially helpful during the current nationwide coin shortage. FCPS cash registers will have limited coins available at the start of the school year to provide change for cash purchases. Purchases made with MySchoolBucks also keeps lines moving quickly.

Your child may choose to bring their meals and snacks to school this year. ATES encourages this practice for students who have specific dietary requirements or are particularly picky. Bringing food from home ensures your child will have the meals and snacks they enjoy to fuel their day of learning.

Be ready on day one by setting up your child’s MySchoolBucks account and looking over the menus

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP) ELEMENTARY CONTINUUM OF SERVICES

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

 

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach allows for a focus on matching services rather than labeling students. Students have:

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

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

Tier 1 Access to AAP Curriculum and Strategies, Grades K-6 (Level I) 

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

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

Because Level I services are for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process.

 

Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II) 

Some students are strong in one or more subject areas. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these areas by:

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

Level II Services are re-evaluated each year.

 

Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III) 

Some students have advanced academic abilities in multiple subject areas. They need part-time AAP services. 

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

Level III services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

 

Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV) 

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

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

  • Full-time use of materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, and social studies curriculum, and
  • Mathematics curriculum with depth and complexity that is at least one year above grade level.

Level IV services continue through Grade 8. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

 

Screening for Levels II-IV

Multiple criteria are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom.

 

Eligibility decisions for Level II and Level III services are made by a committee at the local school

Screening for Level II and Level III services is ongoing throughout the school year. To refer for Level II or III services, submit the AAP School-Based Referral Form to the AART and the local school.

 

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

 

Screening for Level IV services occurs during specific screening cycles:  

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

 

Referral forms for Levels II-IV are found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893

 

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

 

Ability Testing

FCPS uses ability testing as one part of the holistic screening process for Levels II-IV services. Test scores are not weighted or prioritized in the holistic screening process.  

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

 

Parents or guardians may request a one-time retest in grades 3-6 during the fall testing windows. Please contact the school testing coordinator Ingrid Badia, ICBadia@fcps.edu and Latriece Pettie,ljpettie@fcps.edu no later than September 30 to request the CogAT or October 15 for the NNAT.

 

Please do not wait for test scores before submitting a referral for your student in Grades 2-7 as there will be no referrals for Level IV screening accepted past the deadline.

 

Elementary Parent Information Meeting

A parent information meeting will be held at ATES on October 1, 2021 at 2:00. The AART will provide information about levels of service and examples at ATES, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services.

 

Young Scholars

FCPS developed the Young Scholars Model to help identify students from historically underrepresented populations for AAP services. The model provides additional opportunity to nurture talent and build confidence so that students can meet their potential. 

 

Twice-Exceptional (2e)

Some gifted students also have learning disabilities. These twice-exceptional, or “2e” students need strengths-based instruction. Their learning challenges also must be supported. FCPS has created a 2e handbook to help schools and families understand how to identify and serve 2e students. You can find these resources by going to www.fcps.edu and searching “2e.”

 

Middle and High School AAP

Additional information about middle and high school services may be found on the Advanced Academic Programs web page. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

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Friday Covid Positive community updates

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September 24, 2021

Dear ATES School Community:

In cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Department, this letter is to inform you that a student and staff member at Annandale Terrace Elementary School has reported testing positive for COVID-19 during the week of September 18 - September 25, 2021.  

If you have not been contacted by FCPS, your child is not considered a potential close contact to a positive case at this time. If any additional persons are identified as close contacts during the contact tracing and case investigation process, the Fairfax County Health Department will contact those individuals directly.

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within six 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 Indoor Exception states students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least 3 feet apart and consistently wearing masks in the classroom. (Adults are not included in this exception).

If you have questions about COVID-19, you may contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays). You may also email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov  (monitored 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays). Additional COVID-19 resources can be found on the Virginia Department of Health or FCPS websites.

FCPS also maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that shows daily cases of COVID-19 at the division and school level. Please know that this information is being shared to keep you informed and aware.

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the Virginia Department of Health website.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience, as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lisa Pilson

Principal

 

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ATES Updates 09/20/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

09/21      Fall Picture Day (8:45am, Gym)
09/24      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
               Topic: FRM forms and using cell phone to access,
                          complete and submit forms

Dear ATES Families,

As the number of cases increase around the county, we want to share some additional information about the COVID processes in place. Thank you for your help in keeping all our students and staff safe at school.

Daily Health Screen Questionnaire Keep your child home from school with any symptoms that are COVID-like.

The most important way you can help as a parent is to keep your child(ren) home if they present with any illness or symptoms that are associated with COVID. 

Parents, caregivers, or guardians are strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through a home-based symptom screening, and students who are sick should not come to school. Please consider the questions in the Health Screening Questionnaire each morning before sending your child to school. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, please keep your child home. 

Keep your child home if you suspect your child may have come in contact with someone who has COVID.

If you keep your child home, and they are feeling better the next day, then they do not need documentation from a medical provider to return.

If your child comes to school and presents with COVID-like symptoms, they will be placed in the Care Room and will be sent home. Your child must then be seen by a medical provider in order to return to school. 

Please be overly cautious and keep your child home if you are waiting for COVID test results. 

 

Communicate Quickly with the School

As soon as you have information that your child has COVID or likely has it, please let us know. The sooner we have information, the sooner we can alert the health department to begin the contact tracing.

  Ensure Your Children Come with an Appropriate Mask 

Aligned with guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has established procedures for the use of face coverings/masks (cloth or disposable) for students, staff, and visitors designed to mitigate the spread of COVID. This document highlights the types of masks that are appropriate for students to wear to school. Mask types are also listed below.

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.  

  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. 

  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.  

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Eco-Schools USA YouTube Channel

Anntoinette McEntyre is the ATES Get2Green Coordinator. She is in search of some staff members, students and community members that would like to support this school effort.  Currently ATES is a registered Eco-friendly school. Check out the information below to learn more about this unique opportunity:

WATCH NOW:  

·  Build a Schoolyard Habitat | Be a Monarch Hero

·  Teacher and Antarctic researcher, Sarah Slack: "The Most Dangerous Glacier on Earth"

·  Learn about Biodiversity with National Wildlife Federation at Home!

·  Explore the playlist from EcoCareers 2021

 

Please email Almcentyre@fcps.edu if you are interested in this great opportunity for ATES.

Power Pack Program

In partnership with Food For Others we are happy to continually offer this program to our families this year. Please fill out the form if you wish to participate.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

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 does allow families to understand changes in the situation at their school.

FCPS Covid-19 Dashboard

SR&R Family Signature Reminder

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

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

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

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

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

Instructions for paying Instrument Rental Fees using MSB

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 4-5,

You may pay Instrument Rental Fees using My School Bucks beginning September 1st.

My School Bucks (MSB) is a FCPS system for payments of student fees and activities. It is easy, secure, and there are no fees for parents. 

Follow these simple steps:

  • Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com, or the My School Bucks link on the Annandale Terrace webpage.
  • Add a child by school & student ID or birthdate. You will receive a confirmation email.
  • You may now pay the Instrumental Rental fee using a credit or debit card, or e-check.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your child’s teacher to let them know you’ve paid.

Thank you!

 

*Note: Families are also able to submit $20 and the contract to the main office.  A box marked “Band and Strings” will be in the main office for students to place their forms and money as they enter the building in the mornings.  Please note that students will not be able to take the instrument home until the instrument fee has been paid.  If there is a financial concern, please contact Ms. Blacksten (Band) at lsblacksten@fcps.edu or Ms. Leckner (Strings) at heleckner@fcps.edu.  

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

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

 

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

School Meals- MySchoolBucks Encouraged for All

Every student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. However, if your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, ATES front office staff can help.

Setting up a MySchoolBucks account for your student is especially helpful during the current nationwide coin shortage. FCPS cash registers will have limited coins available at the start of the school year to provide change for cash purchases. Purchases made with MySchoolBucks also keeps lines moving quickly.

Your child may choose to bring their meals and snacks to school this year. ATES encourages this practice for students who have specific dietary requirements or are particularly picky. Bringing food from home ensures your child will have the meals and snacks they enjoy to fuel their day of learning.

Be ready on day one by setting up your child’s MySchoolBucks account and looking over the menus

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP) ELEMENTARY CONTINUUM OF SERVICES

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

 

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach allows for a focus on matching services rather than labeling students. Students have:

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

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

Tier 1 Access to AAP Curriculum and Strategies, Grades K-6 (Level I) 

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

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

Because Level I services are for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process.

 

Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II) 

Some students are strong in one or more subject areas. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these areas by:

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

Level II Services are re-evaluated each year.

 

Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III) 

Some students have advanced academic abilities in multiple subject areas. They need part-time AAP services. 

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

Level III services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

 

Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV) 

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

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

  • Full-time use of materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, and social studies curriculum, and
  • Mathematics curriculum with depth and complexity that is at least one year above grade level.

Level IV services continue through Grade 8. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

 

Screening for Levels II-IV

Multiple criteria are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom.

 

Eligibility decisions for Level II and Level III services are made by a committee at the local school

Screening for Level II and Level III services is ongoing throughout the school year. To refer for Level II or III services, submit the AAP School-Based Referral Form to the AART and the local school.

 

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

 

Screening for Level IV services occurs during specific screening cycles:  

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

 

Referral forms for Levels II-IV are found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893

 

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

 

Ability Testing

FCPS uses ability testing as one part of the holistic screening process for Levels II-IV services. Test scores are not weighted or prioritized in the holistic screening process.  

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

 

Parents or guardians may request a one-time retest in grades 3-6 during the fall testing windows. Please contact the school testing coordinator Ingrid Badia, ICBadia@fcps.edu and Latriece Pettie,ljpettie@fcps.edu no later than September 30 to request the CogAT or October 15 for the NNAT.

 

Please do not wait for test scores before submitting a referral for your student in Grades 2-7 as there will be no referrals for Level IV screening accepted past the deadline.

 

Elementary Parent Information Meeting

A parent information meeting will be held at ATES on October 1, 2021 at 2:00. The AART will provide information about levels of service and examples at ATES, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services.

 

Young Scholars

FCPS developed the Young Scholars Model to help identify students from historically underrepresented populations for AAP services. The model provides additional opportunity to nurture talent and build confidence so that students can meet their potential. 

 

Twice-Exceptional (2e)

Some gifted students also have learning disabilities. These twice-exceptional, or “2e” students need strengths-based instruction. Their learning challenges also must be supported. FCPS has created a 2e handbook to help schools and families understand how to identify and serve 2e students. You can find these resources by going to www.fcps.edu and searching “2e.”

 

Middle and High School AAP

Additional information about middle and high school services may be found on the Advanced Academic Programs web page. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

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Back to School Night (9/10) Reminder...

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Back to School Night (09/10) Info

ATES Families,

I hope you are having a wonderful beginning of the school year. Back to School Night will be on Friday September 10, 2021 from 5:30PM – 7:50PM. Each grade level will present 2 sessions together so we can utilize larger rooms, enabling our families to space out. The schedule has been created to accommodate families with more than one elementary aged child. Families with children in the PreK/Head Start program have had home visits and orientation so their teachers will not be presenting during Back to School Night.

Links to the presentations will be shared in the Community Updates, following the event for families who are unable to attend BTSN. As a reminder, masks are required by all who attend. Additionally, out of an abundance of caution, this event is for parents/guardians only.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office.

Thank you!

Lisa Pilson

Principal

 

 

Note: An on-site Food Truck will be available to purchase dinner from 4:00-7:00pm. Also drinks will be available for purchase at the same time. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Annandale Terrace Elementary School PTA.

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Back to School Night (09/10) Info

ATES Families,

I hope you are having a wonderful beginning of the school year. Back to School Night will be on Friday September 10, 2021 from 5:30PM – 7:50PM. Each grade level will present 2 sessions together so we can utilize larger rooms, enabling our families to space out. The schedule has been created to accommodate families with more than one elementary aged child. Families with children in the PreK/Head Start program have had home visits and orientation so their teachers will not be presenting during Back to School Night.

Links to the presentations will be shared in the Community Updates, following the event for families who are unable to attend BTSN. As a reminder, masks are required by all who attend. Additionally, out of an abundance of caution, this event is for parents/guardians only.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office.

Thank you!

Lisa Pilson

Principal

 

 

Note: An on-site Food Truck Strictly Chicken serving (Sandwiches and fries) will be available to purchase dinner from 4:00-7:00pm. Also drinks will be available for purchase at the same time. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Annandale Terrace Elementary School PTA.

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ATES Updates 09/09/2021

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Upcoming Dates:

09/10      Back to School Night (5:30-7:00pm)
               See below for BTSN session information
09/17      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
               Topic: Social Emotional Strategies- Setting up students for                 
                          a successful transition back to school
09/21      Fall Picture Day (8:45am, Gym)
09/24      Parent Coffee (2PM-3PM, Parent Center)
               Topic: FRM forms and using cell phone to access,
                          complete and submit forms

Dear ATES Families,

As the number of cases increase around the county, we want to share some additional information about the COVID processes in place. Thank you for your help in keeping all our students and staff safe at school.

Daily Health Screen Questionnaire Keep your child home from school with any symptoms that are COVID-like.

The most important way you can help as a parent is to keep your child(ren) home if they present with any illness or symptoms that are associated with COVID. 

Parents, caregivers, or guardians are strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through a home-based symptom screening, and students who are sick should not come to school. Please consider the questions in the Health Screening Questionnaire each morning before sending your child to school. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, please keep your child home. 

Keep your child home if you suspect your child may have come in contact with someone who has COVID.

If you keep your child home, and they are feeling better the next day, then they do not need documentation from a medical provider to return.

If your child comes to school and presents with COVID-like symptoms, they will be placed in the Care Room and will be sent home. Your child must then be seen by a medical provider in order to return to school. 

Please be overly cautious and keep your child home if you are waiting for COVID test results. 

 

Communicate Quickly with the School

As soon as you have information that your child has COVID or likely has it, please let us know. The sooner we have information, the sooner we can alert the health department to begin the contact tracing.

  Ensure Your Children Come with an Appropriate Mask 

Aligned with guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has established procedures for the use of face coverings/masks (cloth or disposable) for students, staff, and visitors designed to mitigate the spread of COVID. This document highlights the types of masks that are appropriate for students to wear to school. Mask types are also listed below.

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.  

  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. 

  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.  

Back to School Night (09/10) Info

ATES Families,

I hope you are having a wonderful beginning of the school year. Back to School Night will be on Friday September 10, 2021 from 5:30PM – 7:50PM. Each grade level will present 2 sessions together so we can utilize larger rooms, enabling our families to space out. The schedule has been created to accommodate families with more than one elementary aged child. Families with children in the PreK/Head Start program have had home visits and orientation so their teachers will not be presenting during Back to School Night.

Links to the presentations will be shared in the Community Updates, following the event for families who are unable to attend BTSN. As a reminder, masks are required by all who attend. Additionally, out of an abundance of caution, this event is for parents/guardians only.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office.

Thank you!

Lisa Pilson

Principal

 

Emergency Care Updates Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUE.  Learn more about weCare and ParentVUE here

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Annandale Terrace Elementary School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandaleterracees.fcps.edu/student-links

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Carlie Taylor (ctaylor@fcps.edu ) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Schoology - How Do I Login

FCPS is beginning using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Please click the link below to access the Schoology log-in instruction.

ISD-Schoology-HowDoILogin-Families-English.pdf

Health and Safety Guidelines

Families are reminded to keep sick children at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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

We know the pause process may be confusing. The flowchart below is posted to the FCPS website to help our community understand the process better. 

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 does allow families to understand changes in the situation at their school.

FCPS Covid-19 Dashboard

SR&R Family Signature Reminder

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

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

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

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

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

Instructions for paying Instrument Rental Fees using MSB

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 4-5,

You may pay Instrument Rental Fees using My School Bucks beginning September 1st.

My School Bucks (MSB) is a FCPS system for payments of student fees and activities. It is easy, secure, and there are no fees for parents. 

Follow these simple steps:

  • Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com, or the My School Bucks link on the Annandale Terrace webpage.
  • Add a child by school & student ID or birthdate. You will receive a confirmation email.
  • You may now pay the Instrumental Rental fee using a credit or debit card, or e-check.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your child’s teacher to let them know you’ve paid.

Thank you!

 

*Note: Families are also able to submit $20 and the contract to the main office.  A box marked “Band and Strings” will be in the main office for students to place their forms and money as they enter the building in the mornings.  Please note that students will not be able to take the instrument home until the instrument fee has been paid.  If there is a financial concern, please contact Ms. Blacksten (Band) at lsblacksten@fcps.edu or Ms. Leckner (Strings) at heleckner@fcps.edu.  

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

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

 

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

Mask Guidance

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 buildings. Please send your child to school with a mask every day.

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 Fairfax County Public Schools. 

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

Mealtimes: Students may remove their masks while eating and will put their mask back on as soon as they are finished with their 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 are 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.

School Meals- MySchoolBucks Encouraged for All

Every student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. However, if your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, ATES front office staff can help.

Setting up a MySchoolBucks account for your student is especially helpful during the current nationwide coin shortage. FCPS cash registers will have limited coins available at the start of the school year to provide change for cash purchases. Purchases made with MySchoolBucks also keeps lines moving quickly.

Your child may choose to bring their meals and snacks to school this year. ATES encourages this practice for students who have specific dietary requirements or are particularly picky. Bringing food from home ensures your child will have the meals and snacks they enjoy to fuel their day of learning.

Be ready on day one by setting up your child’s MySchoolBucks account and looking over the menus

Kindergarten Registration

Children who reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2021 are eligible to attend Kindergarten. Visit https://www.fcps.edu/registration for all necessary registration information OR contact Jose Vega, our Student Information Assistant, at jlvega@fcps.edu or 703 658 5600 to schedule an enrollment appointment.

Transportation Services

The Office of Transportation Services is excited to share that our school bus fleet includes eight new electric buses!  This is an exciting achievement for our school system as we move towards the bus fleet of the future!

FCPS Needs School Bus Drivers

New Incentive - New drivers will receive a $3,000 signing bonus - $1,500 after consecutive employment of 90 workdays, and $1,500 will be given after the first 180 working days (paid school days) if the driver receives a satisfactory  evaluation, and is recommended for continued employment with Transportation Services.  We hope this helps us to add many new bus drivers to our team!

New Hourly Rate for School Bus Drivers - We are also excited to say our starting bus driver pay has increased to $22.91.

A $1,000 recruiting bonus is available for any FCPS or Fairfax County employee who recruits a school bus driver.  Certain conditions apply.  Applicants must be able to pass hiring and training standards and must drive for a minimum of 90 school days.  For more information, contact the Applicant Center - Connie Lovejoy at 571-423-3023.

Staff Vaccination Requirement

FCPS will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October. Staff who choose not to, or are unable to be vaccinated, will be required to submit proof of a negative test on a regular basis. FCPS is planning division wide vaccination clinics, beginning in the next few weeks, to help staff and students get vaccinated and receive booster shots when eligible. More details will be shared over the coming weeks.

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