Family Life Education (FLE) Information for Parents

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Parents can preview the Family Life Education lessons that are taught within the FCPS school system. There are several ways to preview the materials. 

  • Online- Parents can find  the FCPS Family Life Education detailed grade-level program descriptions at http://www.fcps.edu/is/hpe/fle.shtml.
  • The FLE curriculum can be previewed through your Floris Parent Schoology Course or by clicking on this link.

  • Parent Preview time in the Floris café on November 16, 5:45-6:30pm (right before the PTA meeting). The program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time. There is no presentation at the preview time. It is just another preview possibility.  

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 in your child's Friday Folder, or you may access the opt out forms online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/hpe/fle.shtml.

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Floris Friday Message 9/30/22

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In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • Library Volunteers
  • Lunch Visitors- Starting October 17 
  • AAP Level IV Timeline
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

It is hard to believe, but October begins tomorrow. Everyone is working hard to make this a fabulous school year for Every Eagle Every Day. 

Work continues to progress on the new playground. We are excited to see the finished project and create new memories on this new playground. 

October is a month of awareness. LGBTQIA+ History Month is recognized in October nationwide. We acknowledge and celebrate that LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families are an integral component of our nation. October is also Disability History and Awareness Month in Virginia. We honor those with disabilities and promote equal opportunities for all. 

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4. Tuesday is noted as a half-day religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar, Wednesday, October 5, is a holiday for teachers and students. Wishing all who observe the holiday a meaningful Yom Kippur.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Holly Walker, Principal, [email protected]

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

#EveryEagleEveryDay

  Help is still needed in the library! 


Miss Dowling is looking for weekly help each morning in our Floris Elementary School Library from 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM.  Jobs include checking in books, sorting books, and putting the books back on the shelves. Volunteers should be able to alphabetize to the third letter and be familiar with the decimal system. Volunteering in the library will start the week September 26 and run through the second week of June 2023.  If there is no school for students on a day you are signed up for, the library will be closed. Thank you so much for considering!   

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  Help is still needed in the library! 


Miss Dowling is looking for weekly help each morning in our Floris Elementary School Library from 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM.  Jobs include checking in books, sorting books, and putting the books back on the shelves. Volunteers should be able to alphabetize to the third letter and be familiar with the decimal system. Volunteering in the library will start the week September 26 and run through the second week of June 2023.  If there is no school for students on a day you are signed up for, the library will be closed. Thank you so much for considering!   

Sign up Here!

We want to thank our families for your patience as we have taken these first weeks of school to focus on routines and expectations. We are ready to begin having parents join their child for lunch starting Monday, October 17th

When you come to join your children for lunch:

  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.

We are not doing a sign-in for lunch visitors at this time. If we find that the number of visitors is too large and impacting lunch times and cafeteria capacity, we will pause visitors to set up a sign-in system. As we monitor the volume of families and capacity in our cafeteria, we ask families to limit coming in to one day per week for lunch.

We look forward to seeing lunch visitors starting October 17!

2022-2023 AAP Level IV Timeline
  • For any families new to FCPS who are interested in having their child (Grades 3-6 only) screened for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP), referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by October 15, 2022Forms can be found on the AAP website.
  • For any parents/families interested in referring their child (Grades 2-6 only) for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP) for the 2023-2024 school year, level IV referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by December 15, 2022.

October 3: 3rd & 4th grade Math VGA 

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 6: 5th & 6th grade Math VGA 

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teacher Workday

October 11-13: CogAT Testing for 2nd grade and certain 3rd-6th graders 

October 14: Fall Field Day for grades 4-6 in the afternoon 

October 15: NEW to FCPS AAP Referrals due 

October 17: Lunch Visitors Begin today 

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25:

  • Picture Day Make-ups
  • Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28:

  • Harvest Parade, 9:30am, field, details to follow
  • End of First Quarter
  • Two-Hour Early Release (Floris dismissal 2:00pm) 

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 1: Harvest Parade Rain Date, 9:30am, field 

 

Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar 

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Floris Friday Message 9/23/22

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In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • Parent SR&R Signature Due by 9/30
  • Library Volunteers
  • AAP Level IV Timeline
  • Want to Sign-Up for the Floris PTA Newsletter? 
  • Special Message from Mrs. Clifford 
  • Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD)
  • Health Care Option Available at Sully Community Center (Fairfax County Government)  
  • Westfield HS Dance Team 
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

It is hard to believe that we are finishing the fifth week of school, and October starts next Saturday. There are not enough words to share our gratitude for how hard the Floris staff are working to provide meaningful learning opportunities for our students each day. The smiles on the faces of our students say it best!

Lot of things happening around Floris this week. Our students and staff completed the September Fire Drill and first semester Bus Evacuation Drill this week, and our playground work is in full swing. 

So exciting to see our families at the first PTA meeting of the year on Wednesday evening. It looked like everyone enjoyed the ice cream as well. 

Reminder to all of our 3rd-6th grade families, the Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) begin next week. The dates were listed in the letter you received earlier in September, and they are listed in the "Mark Your Calendar" section at the bottom of this newsletter. 

Please remember that Monday (9/26) is a student holiday/professional workday for teachers. Monday is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. For those celebrating Rosh Hashana, Shanah Tovah!

Have an amazing weekend! We will see our students on Tuesday. 

Holly Walker, Principal, [email protected]

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

#EveryEagleEveryDay

Parent SR&R Signature Due by September 30

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. 

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

 

Library Volunteers

Miss Dowling is looking for weekly help each morning in our Floris Elementary School Library from 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM.  Jobs include checking in books, sorting books, and putting the books back on the shelves. Volunteers should be able to alphabetize to the third letter and be familiar with the decimal system. Volunteering in the library will start the week September 26 and run through the second week of June 2023.  If there is no school for students on a day you are signed up for, the library will be closed. Thank you so much for considering!   

Sign up Here!

2022-2023 AAP Level IV Timeline
  • For any families new to FCPS who are interested in having their child (Grades 3-6 only) screened for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP), referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by October 15, 2022Forms can be found on the AAP website.
  • For any parents/families interested in referring their child (Grades 2-6 only) for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP) for the 2023-2024 school year, level IV referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by December 15, 2022
How to Sign-Up to Receive the Floris PTA Newsletter

The Floris PTA has started sending their newsletter through News You Choose for the 2022-2023 school year. This is separate from this Friday Message Newsletter.

If you are interested in receiving the Floris PTA Newsletter, you need to self-enroll into that topic on News You Choose. Click on this link to take you to News You Choose. Subscribe to the Floris Elementary PTA topic by checking the box.  

Special Message from Mrs. Clifford

On September 19, 2004 our family built the “Kylie Xiu Clifford Memorial Playground” at Floris Elementary School in loving memory of our first daughter Kylie Xiu Clifford who passed away from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) at 3 months and 19 days. This beautiful gift to Floris Elementary was made possible through the love, support and donations of friends, family and the Floris community.  For the last 18 years, countless children have played and made memories on the “Kylie Xiu Clifford Memorial Playground”. With the new playground being built, our family was able to keep a few parts (the buddy bench, the Clifford yellow fence with Memorial Plaque, and the Red Clifford dog) of her playground so that children can continue to play and make memories here at Floris Elementary.

Advisory Committee For Students with Disabilities (ACSD)

The Department of Special Services is in need of parent representatives to serve as members of the Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) for the 2022-2023 school year.  Each region is asked to nominate a parent from to serve on the committee.  The Governance Manual indicates that:

"The School Board shall appoint 33 members to the committee; a majority shall be parents of students with disabilities or persons with disabilities” It also states that the committee will consist of  “One parent of a student with disabilities representing each of the five FCPS Regions”.

We are looking for parents who are collaborative and invested in examining our current supports and services for students with disabilities, and making recommendations to the School Board around areas of improvement. 

If you are interested, please complete the ACSD Public Interest Form here!

 

More information can be found on the Fairfax County Government's website at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/sully-community-center

September 26: No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday

September 27: 3rd & 4th grade Reading VGA 

September 28 : 5th & 6th grade Reading VGA

October 3: 3rd & 4th grade Math VGA 

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 6: 5th & 6th grade Math VGA 

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teacher Workday

October 15: NEW to FCPS AAP Referrals due 

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25:

  • Picture Day Make-ups
  • Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28:

  • Harvest Parade, 9:30am, field, details to follow
  • End of First Quarter
  • Two-Hour Early Release (Floris dismissal 2:00pm) 

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 1: Harvest Parade Rain Date, 9:30am, field 

 

Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar 

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Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

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Reminders for bicyclists and scooter riders

We appreciate our Floris students who take advantage of alternate and active methods when traveling to and from school. However, sometimes it can become less safe when students who walk to school share the same narrow paths with students who bike or scooter. To ensure the safety of walkers and bicyclists alike, all Floris students who enter school property on a bike or scooter are expected to dismount and walk their bicycles to and from the bicycle racks each day. 

For this very same reason, we are requesting that Floris students biking or scooting to school also dismount along the short sidewalk path between Mustang Drive and school property. We understand that procedures in past years may have been different but we feel that the aforementioned procedure is the safest for our students moving forward.

General Arrival/Dismissal Reminders 
  • The doors open at 9:00am and students should be in class by 9:15am each morning. 
  • All early dismissals or pick-ups should occur at Door 1 before 3:30 PM each day.
  • Please ensure that you are using the Here Comes the Bus Mobile App to meet your child at their PM bus stop. 

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Construction on New Floris Playground Starts Today

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Great news Floris families! We’ve waited, and it’s finally here. Construction on the new playground for our school community begins today (Wednesday, September 21) and it will last for the next 3-4 weeks. This week, a temporary fence will be placed at least 10 feet beyond the perimeter of the playground to allow work to begin while also allowing for the safe use of our remaining outdoor spaces for recess and physical education classes. Until work is complete and the temporary fencing is removed, the playground is closed during and outside of school hours. 

When the Floris playground is complete, we believe our community, especially our students, will appreciate the improved layout and features that this new space will have to offer. 

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Floris Friday Message 9/16/22

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In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid to visit the Westfield Pyramid for a Community Conversation (9/20)

  • SR&R Signature Due by 9/30
  • AAP Level IV Timeline
  • Constitution Day
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 
  • PTA Baroody Camps  
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

Another busy and amazing week at Floris. Fall picture day was Tuesday, students are beginning to really get into the routines, and our teachers are analyzing beginning of the year assessments to determine the next best steps for our students.

If your children missed picture day, the photographers will be back on the morning of October 25 for make-ups. 

Thank you to the parents who attended the AAP Information Session Tuesday evening. If you were unable to attend, Ms. Albanese has posted her slides in Schoology. 

A reminder that FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, will be holding a Community Conversation at Westfield High School next Tuesday, September 20, 6:30-7:30pm.  See below for the link to register. 

Our first PTA meeting of the school-year is next Wednesday, September 21, 6:30-7:30pm in the Floris café. Remember PTA will have ice cream at this meeting. We hope to see many of you there. 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Holly Walker, Principal, [email protected]

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

#EveryEagleEveryDay

Reminder: FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid to visit the Westfield Pyramid for a Community Conversation

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on Tuesday, September 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register to attend.

You can find more locations and dates for the Superintendent Community Conversations at Superintendent Community Conversations

Parent SR&R Signature Due by September 30

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 September 30, 2022.

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

2022-2023 AAP Level IV Timeline
  • For any families new to FCPS who are interested in having their child (Grades 3-6 only) screened for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP), referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by October 15, 2022Forms can be found on the AAP website.
  • For any parents/families interested in referring their child (Grades 2-6 only) for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP) for the 2023-2024 school year, level IV referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by December 15, 2022.
Constitution Day 

Constitution Day, also know as Citizenship Day, is a holiday that recognizes the adoption of the the US Constitution and honors all those who are citizens, as well as those who have become citizens of the United States. It is observed on September 17, the day on which the constitution was adopted in 1787. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month 

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, 

September 21: PTA Meeting and Ice Cream Social, 6:30-7:30pm, café 

September 26: No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday

September 27: 3rd & 4th grade Reading VGA 

September 28 : 5th & 6th grade Reading VGA

October 3: 3rd & 4th grade Math VGA 

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 6: 5th & 6th grade Math VGA 

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teacher Workday

October 15: NEW to FCPS AAP Referrals due 

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25:

  • Picture Day Make-ups
  • Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28:

  • Harvest Parade, 9:30am, field, details to follow
  • End of First Quarter
  • Two-Hour Early Release (Floris dismissal 2:00pm) 

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 1: Harvest Parade Rain Date, 9:30am, field 

 

Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar 

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Reminder Picture Day is Tomorrow (9/13)

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  Tomorrow is Picture Day  

You can order using the form that came home previously, or order online at mylifetouch.com and use the Picture Day ID EVTDHTQ48. 

 

Make-up and retake pictures will be the morning of October 25, 2022. Details will come closer to that date. 

 

 

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Floris Friday Message 9/9/22

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In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • Parent SR&R Signature Due by 9/30
  • Fall Picture Day 
  • Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Information/ Timeline
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

Fall weather is starting to appear as we have shifted into meteorological fall in the month of September. 

It was wonderful to see many K and 1st grade families at the PTA Pizza Party yesterday. Can't wait for the first PTA meeting of the year with an ice cream social on September 21st.  

We have also completed our first two required fire evacuation drills and our first Lockdown drill as well. 

Please remember that next Tuesday, September 13, is fall picture day. Please see details below. 

Next Tuesday evening, Amy Albanese, our Advanced Academic Resource teacher, will have a Parent Information Session in the café at 6:00pm. 

We enjoyed seeing the Red, White, and Blue today in honor of Patriot Day and in recognition of the 21st anniversary of September 11.

Have a super weekend!

Holly Walker, Principal, [email protected]

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

#EveryEagleEveryDay

Parent SR&R Signature Due by September 30

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 September 30, 2022.

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

What: Fall Picture Day 

When: Tuesday, September 13 

How:

  • Order using the paper forms from Lifetouch
  • Order online at mylifetouch.com and use the Picture Day ID EVTDHTQ48

 

2022-2023 AAP Information and Level IV Timeline
  • There will be an informational meeting about Advanced Academic Programs for parents on Tuesday, September 13, at 6PM in the school Cafeteria.  Please plan to arrive through the cafeteria doors.  Any parents of students in grades K-6 are invited to attend.  This meeting with discuss the 4 levels of service for Advanced Academics as well as the process for screening and identification for these services.  Please reach out to Amy Albanese [email protected] with any questions.
  • For any families new to FCPS who are interested in having their child (Grades 3-6 only) screened for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP), referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by October 15, 2022Forms can be found on the AAP website.
  • For any parents/families interested in referring their child (Grades 2-6 only) for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP) for the 2023-2024 school year, level IV referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by December 15, 2022. 

Check out the September AAP Parent Newsletter here.

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid to visit the Westfield Pyramid for a Community Conversation

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on Tuesday, September 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register to attend.

You can find more locations and dates for the Superintendent Community Conversations at Superintendent Community Conversations

September 13:

  • Fall Picture Day
  • Informational Meeting for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), 6:00-7:00pm, café

September 21: PTA Meeting and Ice Cream Social, 6:30-7:30pm, café 

September 26: No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday

September 27: 3rd & 4th grade Reading VGA 

September 28 : 5th & 6th grade Reading VGA

October 3: 3rd & 4th grade Math VGA 

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 6: 5th & 6th grade Math VGA 

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teacher Workday

October 15: NEW to FCPS AAP Referrals due 

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25: Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28:

  • Harvest Parade, 9:30am, field, details to follow
  • End of First Quarter
  • Two-Hour Early Release (Floris dismissal 2:00pm) 

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 1: Harvest Parade Rain Date, 9:30am, field 

 

Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar 

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Reminder: Wear Red, White, and Blue in Honor of Patriot Day Tomorrow!

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Let's all wear red, white, and blue tomorrow, on Friday, September 9th in honor of Patriot Day on Sunday.  

Connect on social media!

🔗 Post pictures of your family in red, white, and blue on Facebook and tag our school Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/FlorisSchool/).

🔗 Feel free to tweet photos of you and your family in red, white, and blue. Tag @FlorisSchool and use the hashtag #EveryEagleEveryDay to connect with other Floris families on Twitter.

We can't wait to see your patriotic pictures!!!

#EveryEagleEveryDay

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Floris "Friday" Message 9/1/22

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In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • Parent SR&R Signature Due by 9/30
  • Digital Resources Consent 
  • Safety Drills
  • Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Information/ Timeline
  • Superintendent Community Conversation- Westfield Pyramid 
  • Upcoming Spirit Day (9/9) 
  • Upcoming PTA Events (9/8 and 9/21) 
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

It was wonderful to see many parents at the Back to School Nights on Tuesday and Wednesday. We look forward to seeing 4th-6th grade parents tonight. We appreciate our teachers creating their presentations to share this important information. We also appreciate our families taking time to engage in these meetings to learn more about their children's learning experience this school year. 

Fall Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13. The forms from Lifetouch are coming home today in Friday Folders. 

Please remember that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day Holiday. 

Have a fabulous four-day weekend!  

Holly Walker, Principal, [email protected]

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

#EveryEagleEveryDay

Parent SR&R Signature Due by September 30

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 September 30, 2022.

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

Digital Resources Consent

At Floris, we use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. Some of these tools require parental consent before they can be used.

If you have already provided consent - THANK YOU!  For those of you that have not, you can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://florises.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources.

After reviewing these resources, please complete 🔗 this form 🔗 to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission, so the sooner we can get the permission the better!

Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Willa McGrath ([email protected]) or your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns. THANK YOU!

Each year our staff and students participate in a variety of safety drills. The required drills include: 

  • Evacuation/Fire Drills- two in the first 20 days of school and then one per month through June 2023
  • Bus Evacuation Drills- one each semester 
  • Lockdown Drills- Our first one will be September 8, and the second required drill will be in January 2023. 
  • Tornado Drill- one in March 2023 
  2022-2023 AAP Information and Level IV Timeline
  • There will be an informational meeting about Advanced Academic Programs for parents on Tuesday, September 13, at 6PM in the school Cafeteria.  Please plan to arrive at Door 6 (the cafeteria door).  Any parents of students in grades K-6 are invited to attend.  This meeting with discuss the 4 levels of service for Advanced Academics as well as the process for screening and identification for these services.  Please reach out to Amy Albanese [email protected] with any questions.
  • For any families new to FCPS who are interested in having their child (Grades 3-6 only) screened for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP), referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by October 15, 2022Forms can be found on the AAP website.
  • For any parents/families interested in referring their child (Grades 2-6 only) for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP) for the 2023-2024 school year, level IV referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected]edu by December 15, 2022
FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid to visit the Westfield Pyramid for a Community Conversation

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on Tuesday, September 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register to attend.

If that date does not work for you, Dr. Reid will also be holding a Community Conversation at South Lakes High School on Wednesday September 7, from 6:30-7:30. Please Register Here

You can find more locations and dates for the Superintendent Community Conversations at Superintendent Community Conversations

Upcoming Spirit Day

Let's all wear red, white, and blue on Friday, September 9th in honor of Patriot Day on Sunday.  

We can't wait to see your patriotic pictures!!!

#EveryEagleEveryDay

 

Upcoming PTA Events 

If you have a child in Kindergarten or 1st grade, please join us for a welcome pizza party hosted by the PTA on Thursday September 8th at 6:30pm. Eat some pizza while mingling with other K and 1st grade families and find out more about what the PTA has in store for this year!

 

Open to all Floris families; Please join us on Wednesday September 21st at 6:30pm for the PTA Ice Cream Social and first official PTA meeting of the 22-23 school year.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the PTA and our plans for the upcoming year.  We'll have ice cream and lots of Floris friends in attendance...…need we say more?

September 2-5: Holiday- Labor Day Break – All FCPS schools and offices closed

September 8: PTA - Kindergarten-1st grade Pizza Event, blacktop/café 

September 9: Wear red, white, and blue for Patriot Day

September 13:

  • Fall Picture Day
  • Informational Meeting for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), 6:00-7:00pm, café

September 21: PTA Meeting and Ice Cream Social, 6:30-7:30pm, café 

September 26: No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Staff Development Day 

October 15: NEW to FCPS AAP Referrals due 

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25: Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28:

  • Harvest Parade, 9:30am, field, details to follow
  • End of First Quarter
  • Two-Hour Early Release (Floris dismissal 2:00pm) 

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 1: Harvest Parade Rain Date, 9:30am, field 

 

Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar 

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Wear Red, White, and Blue in Honor of Patriot Day!

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Let's all wear red, white, and blue on Friday, September 9th in honor of Patriot Day on Sunday.  

Connect on social media!

🔗 Post pictures of your family in red, white, and blue on Facebook and tag our school Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/FlorisSchool/).

🔗 Feel free to tweet photos of you and your family in red, white, and blue. Tag @FlorisSchool and use the hashtag #EveryEagleEveryDay to connect with other Floris families on Twitter.

We can't wait to see your patriotic pictures!!!

#EveryEagleEveryDay

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Back to School Nights this week at Floris

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Back to School Night Information

📆Tuesday, August 30, 6:30-7:30 pm for grades K-1📆

📆Wednesday, August 31, 6:30-7:30 pm for grades 2-3 📆 

📆Thursday, September 1, 6:30-7:30 pm for grades 4-6 📆 

 

Back-to-School Night provides parents an opportunity to meet teachers and learn about classroom routines and the grade level curriculum. This event is for Parents Only. Because time is very limited, Back-to-School Night is not an appropriate time to discuss an individual student’s progress.  

 

Videos 

The focus of Back to School Night is for you to hear about your children's classes from their teachers. The Floris Administration and some of our School Board Members have created videos, too share our welcome back messages.  Ms. Walker and Mr. Gibbs will be in the cafeteria as well. 

Floris Administration Video 

Melanie Meren, Hunter Mill District School Board Member 

Stella Pekarsky, Sully District School Board Member

Karen Keys-Gamarra, At Large School Board Member 

Rachna Sizemore Heizer, At Large School Board Member and Chair 

Back-to-School-Night Schedule:

⏰6:20: Door 6 (Cafeteria) will be opened where families can:

  • Meet & Greet Administrators 
  • Meet & Greet Counselors  
  • Meet & Greet our Specialists 

⏰6:30-6:55 and 7:00-7:25 PM: Classroom Visits

Teachers will discuss classroom expectations and important information. The teachers will have two identical sessions. The duplicate sessions are for parents who have students in two different grade levels or classrooms. You only need to attend one of the sessions for each class. 

Parking and Entrance
  • Please park in the side parking lot (by the blacktop/ playground/fire station)
  • Enter through Door 6, through the caferia

👉 You can find Back-to-School Night resources, as well as lots of other great information, in our Floris Parent Schoology Course.

🤷🏽‍♂️Unsure how to log into Schoology? Check out our Schoology Page to learn!

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ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run/Walk

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Dear Floris Students, Parents, and Staff:

We are pleased to share that we are again partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  (https://www.asha-jyothi.org/ ) to support their 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 18th at Fairfax Corner at 8AM. All proceeds that we raise will go to help our students/families who may need some additional support.

Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

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

To sign up:

  1. Visit the webpage: https://asha-jyothi.redpodium.com/2022fairfax5k
  2. Enter the code “AJ4schools
  3. Select Floris ES from the drop down menu.
  4. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K will be given to all participants.

For more information contact:

Malini Puli | Director, Events

P: 571.226.7193

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Floris Friday Message 8/26/22

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In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • Back to School Nights
  • Parent SR&R Signature Due by 9/30
  • Digital Resources Consent 
  • Safety Drills
  • Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Information/ Timeline
  • Schoolwide Birthday Policy 
  • Breakfast and Lunch Menus 
  • Westfield HS Invite 
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

This week was amazing as we welcomed our students back into the building for the 2022-2023 school year! The energy, smiles, and excitement radiated throughout the school. 

We are so delighted to see students bringing healthy, nourishing lunches. We notice that some of our younger students have difficulty opening their lunch containers. Please have them practice at home to reduce the need for staff having to touch these containers. Please remember to include forks/spoons in lunch bags.

Community members have reached out to Floris to ask that we remind parents not to park on private property while attending school events or at arrival/dismissal. We ask if you are parking behind the school that you are not blocking anyone's driveway, you are at least 15 feet from the fire hydrant, and you are not on anyone's private property or on the sidewalk. Please be respectful of others' homes and property. 

Our teachers are excited to see parents next week during Back to School Nights. Please note that Back-to-School Night is intended for parents and guardians only, and we are unable to provide child care at school. During this event, you’ll learn more about your child’s curriculum and classroom routines. 

We are so excited for this fabulous school year. 

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Holly Walker, Principal, [email protected]

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

#EveryEagleEveryDay

Back to School Nights are a time for parents to learn about the curriculum and expectations in both the class and grade level for their children. A News You Choose came earlier today with more details. 

Door 6 will open at 6:20pm so families have time to come into the cafeteria and talk with the administrators, specialists and our PTA. 

  • Tuesday, August 30: Kindergarten-1st Grade, 6:30-7:30pm 
  • Wednesday, August 31: 2nd-3rd Grade, 6:30-7:30pm 
  • Thursday, September 1: 4th, 5th and 6th Grade, 6:30-7:30pm

 

Parent SR&R Signature Due by September 30

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 September 30, 2022.

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

Digital Resources Consent

At Floris, we use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. Some of these tools require parental consent before they can be used.

If you have already provided consent - THANK YOU!  For those of you that have not, you can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://florises.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources.

After reviewing these resources, please complete 🔗 this form 🔗 to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission, so the sooner we can get the permission the better!

Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Willa McGrath ([email protected]) or your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns. THANK YOU!

Each year our staff and students participate in a variety of safety drills. The required drills include: 

  • Evacuation/Fire Drills- two in the first 20 days of school and then one per month through June 2023
  • Bus Evacuation Drills- one each semester 
  • Lockdown Drills- Our first one will be September 8, and the second required drill will be in January 2023. 
  • Tornado Drill- one in March 2023 
2022-2023 AAP Information and Timeline
  • There will be an informational meeting about Advanced Academic Programs for parents on Tuesday, September 13th at 6PM in the school Cafeteria.  Please plan to arrive through the cafeteria doors.  Any parents of students in grades K-6 are invited to attend.  This meeting with discuss the 4 levels of service for Advanced Academics as well as the process for screening and identification for these services.  Please reach out to Amy Albanese [email protected] with any questions.
  • For any families new to FCPS who are interested in having their child (Grades 3-6 only) screened for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP), referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by October 15, 2022Forms can be found on the AAP website.
  • For any parents/families interested in referring their child (Grades 2-6 only) for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP) for the 2023-2024 school year, level IV referral forms are due to Amy Albanese [email protected] by December 15, 2022
Floris Schoolwide Birthday Celebration Policy

Due to safety and allergy concerns, Floris does not allow edible birthday treats in the school to celebrate student birthdays. This includes homemade and prepackaged treats. You are welcome to send in non-edible birthday items, provided one per student in the class is supplied. Other great birthday celebration ideas are to send in a book for the class library or asking the teacher for an extra class recess to celebrate the birthday!

Thank you for your understanding!

Please remember you can find the breakfast and lunch menus and nutritional facts at FCPS Nutrislice- Floris 

August 30: Back to School Night for K & 1st grade parents, 6:30-7:30pm, classrooms 

August 31: Back to School Night for 2nd & 3rd grade parents, 6:30-7:30pm, classrooms 

September 1: Back to School Night for 4th, 5th & 6th grade parents, 6:30-7:30pm, classrooms 

September 2-5: Holiday- Labor Day Break – All FCPS schools and offices closed

September 13: Informational Meeting for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), 6:00-7:00pm, café

September 21: PTA Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm, café 

September 26: No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teacher Workday

October 15: NEW to FCPS AAP Referrals due 

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25: Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28: End of First Quarter and Two-Hour Early Release

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

 

Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar 

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Back to School Night Information

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Back to School Night Information 📆Tuesday, August 30, 6:30-7:30 pm for grades K-1📆 📆Wednesday, August 31, 6:30-7:30 pm for grades 2-3 📆  📆Thursday, September 1, 6:30-7:30 pm for grades 4-6 📆 

Back-to-School Night provides parents an opportunity to meet teachers and learn about classroom routines and the grade level curriculum. This event is for Parents Only. Because time is very limited, Back-to-School Night is not an appropriate time to discuss an individual student’s progress.  

Back-to-School-Night Schedule:

⏰6:20: Door 6 (Cafeteria) will be opened where families can:

  • Meet & Greet Administrators 
  • Meet & Greet Counselors  
  • Meet & Greet our Specialists 

⏰6:30-6:55 and 7:00-7:25 PM: Classroom Visits

Teachers will discuss classroom expectations and important information. The teachers will have two identical sessions. The duplicate sessions are for parents who have students in two different grade levels or classrooms. You only need to attend one of the sessions for each class. 

Parking and Entrance
  • Please park in the side parking lot (by the blacktop/ playground/fire station)
  • Enter through Door 6, through the caferia

👉 You can find Back-to-School Night resources, as well as lots of other great information, in our Floris Parent Schoology Course.

🤷🏽‍♂️Unsure how to log into Schoology? Check out our Schoology Page to learn!

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Attendance: 703-561-2929 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Welcome the new Floris PTA President

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PTA President

The Floris PTA is so excited to announce the new PTA President: Dee Donato. Congratulations Dee and welcome to the PTA Board. 

 

Open Board Positions 

We are still in need of a Recording Secretary. Please consider volunteering for this position. If you are interested, email [email protected] or [email protected]

  First PTA Meeting

Watch for details of all of the fabulous PTA activities, and we hope to see everyone at the first meeting of the year on September 21, at 6:30pm, in the Floris cafeteria. 

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First Day Important Information

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Arrival Buses
  • Plan for potential delays and monitor your child’s bus arrival using the Here Comes the Bus Mobile App (your best resource for monitoring bus arrival times)
  • Bus ridership is encouraged each day to ease congestion within our Kiss and Ride loop and ensure a timely arrival to school.
  • Bus riders will enter Door 1 each morning
Kiss & Ride
  • Vehicles should use West Ox Rd. to form a car line once the Kiss and Ride loop becomes full. 
  • Please do not block the Fairfax Fire Department driveway on W. Ox Rd. with your vehicle.
  • Cutting into the car line off of Centreville Rd. and passing other vehicles in the Kiss & Ride loop are unsafe acts that put other families at risk.
  • Do not drop your child off until 9 AM.
  • After 9 AM, children within the “drop-off zone” may exit their vehicle
  • Adults should remain in their vehicles to prevent traffic backup within the loop
  • Staff and student patrols will guide students to Door 7 to enter the building

Walkers and Bicyclists

  • Walkers and bicyclists will enter either Door 7 or Door 1 at 9 AM each morning (no longer Door 4)
  • Students entering school grounds from Mustang Drive will collect at the basketball court outside Door 6 until 9 AM and then enter the building using Door 7.
  • Students are expected to dismount from bikes and scooters as soon as they step onto school property.
Students Walking to Class 

We are excited to welcome students into the building on the first day of school and ask you say your goodbyes at the bus stop, school entrance, or from the car at Kiss & Ride. Many staff members including our counselors, administrators, and specialists will be on hand to make sure students get to their classroom safely on the first day. We will not have parents walking students to class in order to help build student independence and reinforce routines during arrival. Families had the opportunity to see the classroom and connect with the classroom teacher at Open House, and parents will also be able to connect with the teachers and see the rooms at Back to School Nights.

Breakfast and Lunch
  • School breakfasts and lunches are provided at the following costs:
  • Breakfast will be a paid Grab and Go inside the Door 1 front lobby each morning.
  • Please ensure your child has enough money added to their MySchoolBucks account to pay for breakfast and lunch each day.
  • Students will be provided with their PIN numbers and adults will assist your student as needed.
Dismissal

Buses

  • Door 1 will be used for bus pick-up only.
  • All early dismissals or pick-ups should occur at Door 1 before 3:30 PM each day.
  • Please ensure that you are using the Here Comes the Bus Mobile App to meet your child at their PM bus stop. 
  • Kindergarten students must have a parent or guardian at the bus stop to receive them.

Kiss & Ride 

  • Kiss and Ride families should observe the same traffic procedures as listed above for arrival.
  • Kiss & Ride numbers should be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle to ensure your child is ready for pickup before arriving in the “pick-up zone."
  • Adults should remain in their vehicles.
  • Once in the pick-up zone, your child will exit Door 6 from the cafeteria and arrive at your vehicle with staff and student patrol guidance.
  • Please DO NOT park in the parking lot and approach Door 6 to retrieve your child.

Walkers and Bicyclists

  • Walkers and bicyclists will be dismissed from cafeteria Door 6 (no longer Door 4)
  • It is expected that bicycles and scooters are to be mounted off school grounds.

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Floris Friday Message 8/19/22

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In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • First Day
  • Digital Resources
  • Back to School Nights 
  • School Supplies 
  • Floris PTA  
  • Westfield HS Band Fundraiser 
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

It was fabulous to see so many of our Floris families at Open House yesterday, and we can't wait to see our students on Monday for the first day of school. 

Our doors will open on Monday at 9:00am. School officially begins at 9:15am, with dismissal at 4:00pm.

Arrival and dismissal (buses and Kiss and Ride) are often challenging at the beginning of the year. We thank you in advance for your patience as transportation, Floris staff, parents, and students work through those beginning of year kinks, keeping safety at the forefront of all decisions. 

Our staff have requested that we give our Eagles time to acclimate to school routines and procedures. Therefore, we will not be accepting lunch visitors in the first few weeks of school. We appreciate your support as we prepare our students for a fabulous year. Please watch for details on when we are ready to accept volunteers and lunch visitors.  

We hope you have a wonderful weekend, and we will see our students on Monday!

#EveryEagleEveryDay

Holly Walker, Principal, [email protected]

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, [email protected]

The first day of the 2022-23 school year is Monday, August 22. FCPS parents, students, and staff members are invited to share their favorite pictures or videos from the first day of school on social media using the hashtag #FirstDayFairfax

Let's connect our Floris community!  Share your pictures by commenting on Monday's Facebook post (https://www.facebook.com/FlorisSchool)  or by tagging @florisschool on Twitter!

Digital Resources Consent

At Floris, we use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. Some of these tools require parental consent before they can be used.

You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://florises.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources.

After reviewing these resources, please complete 🔗 this form 🔗 to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission, so the sooner we can get the permission the better!

Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Willa McGrath ([email protected]) or your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns. THANK YOU!

Back to School Nights are a time for parents to learn about the curriculum and expectations in both the class and grade level for their children. Please watch for details from your children's teachers. 

  • Tuesday, August 30: Kindergarten-1st Grade, 6:30-7:30pm 
  • Wednesday, August 31: 2nd-3rd Grade, 6:30-7:30pm 
  • Thursday, September 1: 4th, 5th and 6th Grade, 6:30-7:30pm
School Supplies

The school supply lists can be found on the Floris webpage. Teachers may share additional needs during the school year. 

If your student is in need of school supplies, please email Sarah de Kramer (school counselor) at [email protected]

You can join the PTA now at Floris PTA Membership

Westfield HS Band Fundraiser 

If you are looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. Westfield High School Band is excited to announce it will be hosting the 10th Annual one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, August 27th, from 10am-5pm. For one day only, the cafeteria will be transformed into a mattress showroom.

For information about the sale, go to: bit.ly/beds4westfieldband22.

 

What: 10th Annual Westfield High School Band Mattress Fundraiser

Where: Westfield High School Cafeteria

When: Saturday, August 27th, 10am-5pm

 

August 22: 1st Day of School

August 30: Back to School Night for K & 1st grade parents, 6:30-7:30pm, classrooms 

August 31: Back to School Night for 2nd & 3rd grade parents, 6:30-7:30pm, classrooms 

September 1: Back to School Night for 4th, 5th & 6th grade parents, 6:30-7:30pm, classrooms 

September 2-5: Holiday- Labor Day Break – All FCPS schools and offices closed

September 21: PTA Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm, café 

September 26: No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teacher Workday

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25: Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28: End of First Quarter and Two-Hour Early Release

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

 

Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar 

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Floris Kiss & Ride Procedures

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What families need to know about Floris Kiss & Ride

General guidelines for entering the Kiss & Ride loop safely and respectfully:

  • Vehicles entering from Centreville Rd. entrance should remain to the RIGHT of the main entrance. 
    • Buses and staff will enter to the left.
    • The bus loop is designated only for buses and staff during arrival and dismissal times.
  • At the stop light, vehicles coming north on Centreville RD (U-TURN), south on Centreville RD (STRAIGHT), and LEFT off of West Ox are expected to JOIN THE CAR LINE ON WEST OX RD once the Kiss & Ride loop and entrance become full (see the map below). 
    • Cutting in the car line presents safety risks to our families and travelers along Centreville Rd.
  • While in the West Ox car line, DO NOT block the Fairfax Fire Department driveway.

General guidelines for dropping off and picking up students safely and respectfully:

  • Never pass another vehicle in the Kiss & Ride loop (unless directed to do so by a staff member)
  • Drop-offs and pick-ups will occur within a designated “ZONE” (about 8 car lengths long)
  • Students enter and exit from the passenger side of the vehicle
  • Students should enter and exit the vehicle as quickly and safely as possible
  • A line of cones will be present to designate a “buffer zone” between vehicles and the sidewalk (3 feet from curb). 
    • Please do not position your vehicle in the zone.
  • Adults should remain in their vehicle
  • Parking is not permitted within the Kiss & Ride lane of travel
  • To be considerate of others, always move your vehicle forward when directed to do so by a staff member.
  • Seek resolution to concerns by involving the adult staff members at an appropriate time.

AM Arrival-specific:

  • Plan to enter the Kiss & Ride loop and West Ox continuation between 8:45 and 9:05 AM.
  • Students must remain in the vehicle until drop-off begins at 9:00 AM.
  • Say your morning goodbye in advance of your passenger side drop-off.

Upon exiting the vehicle, staff and student patrols will assist Kiss & Ride students with movement along the sidewalk to the Door 7 entrance.

 

PM Dismissal-specific:

  • (Kiss & Ride NUMBER ON DASHBOARD):
  • All early-dismissal student pick-ups should occur before 3:30 PM each day at Door 1.
  • Plan to enter the Kiss & Ride loop and West Ox continuation no sooner than 3:30 PM
  • Ensure your assigned Kiss & Ride number is on your vehicle dashboard.

Once in the “Pick-up Zone”, staff and student patrols will assist your children to your vehicle.

Thank you for your daily contributions towards:
  • Safety for all members of our Floris family
  • Patience towards our staff and student patrols
  • Understanding for the unexpected

2708 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20171 | Main Office: 703-561-2900
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