Cedar Update

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Cedar Lane Update

 

https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/

Twitter:  @CedarLaneHS

Facebook:  Cedar Lane HS

 

Upcoming Dates:

Full Calendar:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar   (under construction)

 

9/3-9/6.................. Labor Day Holiday No School

9/7........................ RTL 1st period

9/9........................ RTL 2nd period

9/15....................... RTL 3rd period

9/17....................... RTL 5th period

9/21....................... RTL 6th period

9/23....................... RTL 7th period

9/28....................... Email One Note Progress Reports

9/29....................... RTL 8th period

10/1....................... RTL 1st period

10/13..................... PSAT Day

10/13..................... 2 hour early release

10/13..................... 9th grade asynchronous learning day (do not physically come to school)

 

Digital Consent Form

Annually, FCPS must ask parents to sign a digital consent form.  This form lists software that MAY be used at Cedar Lane, the list is published by FCPS.  It is a standard list for High Schools in Fairfax County, and we include any Academy software and textbooks that are necessary.  The form is available online and is easy to complete.  You will get many follow ups from us if you have not completed the form either by opting out or accepting.  The web page to accept the digital consent form is here:

https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresourcesCedarLane

 

Return To Learn (RTL)

Intention: Our goal in scheduling a Return Period is to provide additional structured opportunities for students to receive instructional support, additional time for work completion, curriculum re-teaching and review, and/or enrichment learning opportunities in a student’s class.

 

Students who are receiving a grade of a 66% or below are identified as requiring academic intervention.  In this case, the return period will be focused on the instruction and tasks required to improve a students grade and to prevent a student from failing a class for the quarter, semester, or school year.

 

Overview of Schedule: The Return Period will happen during 4th Period on Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday. Return Periods will follow the sequential bell schedule (Periods, 1,2,3,5,6,7,8). On average, students will have opportunities for support once per month for an hour with their classroom teacher. Additionally, Cedar Lane has built in schoolwide designated make-up days. On these days, students will have an opportunity to go to their classes according to the gold/black day schedule, and will have an opportunity to complete assignments, receive instructional and assignment completion support with their classroom teachers. There will be no new instruction, new assignments, or assessments on these days.   The RTL schedule is on the Cedar Lane Calendar on the web site:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/happenings/calendar

 

For more information, contact Marissa E. King, Ed.S. meking@fcps.edu

 

Anticipated Bus Delays

Due to the bus driver shortage, FCPS will be increasing “double back” bus runs, meaning a bus is required to run two scheduled routes back to back that would normally have been covered by two separate buses. These “double backs” may impact delivery time to schools or bus stops and may have a domino effect, affecting after-school drop-off times. links to https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/anticipated-bus-delays-what-families-can-expect

 

PSAT Information

This is a reminder that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online. Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 plan or an individualized education plan (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations. To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT, return the forms to Cedar Lane by August 10, 2021.

There are two forms to return: an input form on which you will circle the requested accommodations, and a consent form signed by parent/guardian and student. Instructions can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38354. If preferred, paper forms can be printed from this link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/CollegeBoardTestAccommEnclosuresEnglish.pdf

 

When returning forms, e-mail to:

Karen Williams

karen.williams@fcps.edu

 

Or mail to:

Karen Williams

Cedar Lane School

101 Cedar Ln., SW

Vienna, VA 22180

 

Schoology Parent Accounts

As you may have heard, Schoology is replacing Blackboard 24/7 as Fairfax County’s Learning Management System.  Schoology parent accounts will be available by 8/13.  SIS-generated courses will be visible to parents and students on 8/19.  For more information on both student and parent Schoology accounts, please see this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

 

Additional information can be found at these two links (also available from the above link)  https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents/welcome

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQEYrQhq_JtRIF5teeYV54We

 

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system. 

Here is what you need to know now:

  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page. 

 

  Parent Help Desk Summer Hours

The Parent Technology Help Desk will continue to support parents and students through the summer months.

Beginning on Monday, June 14, we are moving the service to our in-house Service Desk. The phone number for parents will stay the same - 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) - and the reduced hours for summer are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday in June, July and early August. Outside of those hours, parents can also visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket.

 

Universal Masking for SY 2021-22

As you may have seen, FCPS announced Universal Masking for the coming school year.  All students, staff, and visitors must wear masks while inside the building and on school buses.  You can find more information here:  why we are starting the school year with universal masking

 

Bring Your Own Device Set Up Instructions        

If you student wants to bring their own cell phone or other device, they can follow these instructions to add them to the FCPS network, once they are in range of an FCPS facility.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/bring-your-own-device-byod/bring-your-own-device-byod-configuration-guides

 

Cedar Lane Families

The PTSA NEEDS YOU!! Please take a minute today to join the Cedar Lane PTSA. The PTSA helps our school provide the quality educational activities that your student deserves. Your support is CRUCIAL to our mission of helping to provide the school with the resources it needs to help each child be successful!  You can help in 2 ways:

1) Donate to our No-Fuss Fundraiser through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/supportCLPTSA or through Venmo @Cedar-Lane-1

Checks are also welcome and can be made out to Cedar Lane PTSA and mailed to the school at 101 Cedar Lane, SW, Vienna VA 22180.

2) Join the PTSA!  Go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ITSQ1PPG4Za5JrKV0lbaX5vW5hY4THPjRxDJTi7X0rc/edit

and fill out the form then use the above payment methods to purchase memberships for parents/guardians and students.

Your generosity is very much appreciated as we navigate this new territory together- we could not do all that we do without YOU!

Please email questions to Ms. Jennifer Min at jmmin1@fcps.edu, or call her at (703)208-2420.

 

ETR News

Anna Veltri is our full time ETR.  She works with all our students to plan what they can do after graduation.  She works with Freshman to Seniors.  Please join her Schoology Group: https://lms.fcps.edu/group/5184782286

Access Code: FQ3-W8GS-J7QDB

 

FLE Lessons

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, all FLE (Family Life Education) lessons (grades K-12 and modified) must be available for parent/guardian review.  As such, there is a folder in the Cedar Parent Schoology course with the FLE lessons posted for you to review. 

 

Consumer Science Program Fees due

If your student is enrolled in Foods and Fitness, Gourmet Foods and/or international Foods, there is a class fee for the year.  The fee is $90.00; send a check in made out to Cedar Lane School.

101 Cedar Lane, SW, Vienna, VA 22180 |  Main Phone: 703.208.2400
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Reminder: Back to school night

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Back To School Night is an opportunity to meet Cedar Lane teachers and faculty, get an idea of your student's daily schedule and walk the building.  You will walk your students class schedule and meet all their teachers.  

BTSN will be on Thursday, September 2nd and starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm.  

You must wear a mask to attend, regardless of vaccination status.

Please read the following FCPS Health Screener, if you answer YES to any of the questions, please do not come to BTSN.

Health Screening Questionnaire COVID-19 Health Screening Questions to be completed daily by a parent/guardian, staff member or essential visitor.  Staff and students should remain at home if ANY of the responses are “YES.”

  1. Feeling feverish and/or having chills –documented temperature of 100.4°F or higher?
  2. Has there been any use of fever reducing medication within the last 24 hours?
  3. A new cough that is not due to another health condition?
  4. Nasal congestion or runny nose
  5. New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that is not due to another health condition?
  6. New chills that are not due to another health condition?
  7. A new sore throat that is not due to another health condition?
  8. New muscle aches that are not due to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)?
  9. Fatigue (more tired than usual)?
  10. Headache?
  11. A new loss of taste or smell?
  12. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting?
  13. New onset of poor appetite or poor feeding?
  14. Have you had a positive test for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease within the past 10 days?
  15. Were you currently tested for COVID-19 because you were sick and are still waiting for the lab results?
  16. In the past 14 days, have you had close contact (within about 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? Persons who have been fully vaccinated and are identified as a close contact to a COVID case do NOT need to quarantine if they meet the following criteria:  Fully vaccinated; ≥14 days since last dose; Asymptomatic

101 Cedar Lane, SW, Vienna, VA 22180 |  Main Phone: 703.208.2400
Attendance: 703.208.2424 | Web | Twitter

Laptops issued to students today

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Per the county, we issued students laptops today.  If your student did not come home with one, it is either because they were absent or still need to turn one in from last year.

Each laptop has a power cord with the student's laptop bar code written on it.  At the end of this school year, both the laptop and charger will need to be returned.

You may add the student's laptop to your home network.  

Students are expected to bring their laptop to school every day, fully charged and ready to use.

If you have questions, please contact nlgadd@fcps.edu

 

 

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Cedar Lane Update

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Cedar Lane Update

 

https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/

Twitter:  @CedarLaneHS

Facebook:  Cedar Lane HS

 

Upcoming Dates:

Full Calendar:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar   (under construction)

 

8/23....................... First Day of School

8/23....................... Gold Day

8/30-9/2................ Laptop Distribution

9/2........................ Back to School Night 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm in person

9/3-9/6.................. Labor Day Holiday

10/13..................... PSAT Day

 

Anticipated Bus Delays

Due to the bus driver shortage, FCPS will be increasing “double back” bus runs, meaning a bus is required to run two scheduled routes back to back that would normally have been covered by two separate buses. These “double backs” may impact delivery time to schools or bus stops and may have a domino effect, affecting after-school drop-off times. links to https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/anticipated-bus-delays-what-families-can-expect

 

PSAT Information

This is a reminder that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online. Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 plan or an individualized education plan (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations. To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT, return the forms to Cedar Lane by August 10, 2021.

There are two forms to return: an input form on which you will circle the requested accommodations, and a consent form signed by parent/guardian and student. Instructions can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38354. If preferred, paper forms can be printed from this link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/CollegeBoardTestAccommEnclosuresEnglish.pdf

 

When returning forms, e-mail to:

Karen Williams

karen.williams@fcps.edu

 

Or mail to:

Karen Williams

Cedar Lane School

101 Cedar Ln., SW

Vienna, VA 22180

 

Schoology Parent Accounts

As you may have heard, Schoology is replacing Blackboard 24/7 as Fairfax County’s Learning Management System.  Schoology parent accounts will be available by 8/13.  SIS-generated courses will be visible to parents and students on 8/19.  For more information on both student and parent Schoology accounts, please see this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

 

Additional information can be found at these two links (also available from the above link)  https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents/welcome

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQEYrQhq_JtRIF5teeYV54We

 

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system. 

Here is what you need to know now:

  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page. 

 

  Parent Help Desk Summer Hours

The Parent Technology Help Desk will continue to support parents and students through the summer months.

Beginning on Monday, June 14, we are moving the service to our in-house Service Desk. The phone number for parents will stay the same - 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) - and the reduced hours for summer are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday in June, July and early August. Outside of those hours, parents can also visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket.

 

Laptop Distribution at Cedar Lane SY 2021-22

Students who are attending academy classes, will be issued laptops on the first day of school, as they need them to participate in academy.  All other students will be issued laptops during the second week of school (August 30-September 2).  This allows teachers to begin building relationships and setting expectations for the classroom and the building.  To see the full school year calendar, use this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/2021-22-standard-school-calendar.pdf

 

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 2nd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  In-person.  Masks must be worn by all in the building.

 

Universal Masking for SY 2021-22

As you may have seen, FCPS announced Universal Masking for the coming school year.  All students, staff, and visitors must wear masks while inside the building and on school buses.  You can find more information here:  why we are starting the school year with universal masking

 

Bring Your Own Device Set Up Instructions        

If you student wants to bring their own cell phone or other device, they can follow these instructions to add them to the FCPS network, once they are in range of an FCPS facility.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/bring-your-own-device-byod/bring-your-own-device-byod-configuration-guides

 

Cedar Lane Families

The PTSA NEEDS YOU!! Please take a minute today to join the Cedar Lane PTSA. The PTSA helps our school provide the quality educational activities that your student deserves. Your support is CRUCIAL to our mission of helping to provide the school with the resources it needs to help each child be successful!  You can help in 2 ways:

1) Donate to our No-Fuss Fundraiser through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/supportCLPTSA or through Venmo @Cedar-Lane-1

Checks are also welcome and can be made out to Cedar Lane PTSA and mailed to the school at 101 Cedar Lane, SW, Vienna VA 22180.

2) Join the PTSA!  Go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ITSQ1PPG4Za5JrKV0lbaX5vW5hY4THPjRxDJTi7X0rc/edit

and fill out the form then use the above payment methods to purchase memberships for parents/guardians and students.

Your generosity is very much appreciated as we navigate this new territory together- we could not do all that we do without YOU!

Please email questions to Ms. Jennifer Min at jmmin1@fcps.edu, or call her at (703)208-2420.

 

BYOD Information

Bring Your Own Device Information is available here: 

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/bring-your-own-device-byod/bring-your-own-device-byod-configuration-guides

 

You can set up your own device from any FCPS facility from the parking lot of that facility.  It should then pick up the network at any other FCPS facility.  School Staff are not allowed to configure student’s personal devices.

 

ETR News

Anna Veltri is our full time ETR.  She works with all our students to plan what they can do after graduation.  She works with Freshman to Seniors.  Please join her Schoology Group: https://lms.fcps.edu/group/5184782286

Access Code: FQ3-W8GS-J7QDB

 

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Attendance: 703.208.2424 | Web | Twitter

PTSA Information

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Cedar Lane Families

The PTSA NEEDS YOU!! Please take a minute today to join the Cedar Lane PTSA. The PTSA helps our school provide the quality educational activities that your student deserves. Your support is CRUCIAL to our mission of helping to provide the school with the resources it needs to help each child be successful!  You can help in 2 ways:

1) Donate to our No-Fuss Fundraiser through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/supportCLPTSA or through Venmo @Cedar-Lane-1

Checks are also welcome and can be made out to Cedar Lane PTSA and mailed to the school at 101 Cedar Lane, SW, Vienna VA 22180.

2) Join the PTSA!  Go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ITSQ1PPG4Za5JrKV0lbaX5vW5hY4THPjRxDJTi7X0rc/edit

and fill out the form then use the above payment methods to purchase memberships for parents/guardians and students.

Your generosity is very much appreciated as we navigate this new territory together- we could not do all that we do without YOU!

Please email questions to Ms. Jennifer Min at jmmin1@fcps.edu, or call her at (703)208-2420.

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Attendance: 703.208.2424 | Web | Twitter

Cedar Update

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Cedar Lane Update

 

https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/

Twitter:  @CedarLaneHS

Facebook:  Cedar Lane HS

 

Upcoming Dates:

Full Calendar:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar   (under construction)

 

8/20....................... Open House

8/23....................... First Day of School

8/23....................... Gold Day

8/30-9/2................ Laptop Distribution

9/2........................ Back to School Night 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm in person

9/3-9/6.................. Labor Day Holiday

10/13..................... PSAT Day

 

Cedar Lane School Open House

Cedar Lane School

101 Cedar Lane, SW

Vienna, VA 22180

 

 Friday, August 20th

  • 8:30 – 10:00:  9th & 11th grade families
  • 12:30 – 2:00:  10th & 12th grade families

 

Students will receive their schedule in the foyer, and a clinician will walk them through the building.

All individuals entering the building must wear masks.

 

Please bring your FCPS issues laptop with you if you did not return it in the Spring.  It will need to be reimaged

To function properly once school begins.  Thank you.

 

PSAT Information

This is a reminder that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online. Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 plan or an individualized education plan (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations. To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT, return the forms to Cedar Lane by August 10, 2021.

There are two forms to return: an input form on which you will circle the requested accommodations, and a consent form signed by parent/guardian and student. Instructions can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38354. If preferred, paper forms can be printed from this link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/CollegeBoardTestAccommEnclosuresEnglish.pdf

 

When returning forms, e-mail to:

Karen Williams

karen.williams@fcps.edu

 

Or mail to:

Karen Williams

Cedar Lane School

101 Cedar Ln., SW

Vienna, VA 22180

 

Schoology Parent Accounts

As you may have heard, Schoology is replacing Blackboard 24/7 as Fairfax County’s Learning Management System.  Schoology parent accounts will be available by 8/13.  SIS-generated courses will be visible to parents and students on 8/19.  For more information on both student and parent Schoology accounts, please see this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

 

Additional information can be found at these two links (also available from the above link)  https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents/welcome

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQEYrQhq_JtRIF5teeYV54We

 

Parent Help Desk Summer Hours

The Parent Technology Help Desk will continue to support parents and students through the summer months.

Beginning on Monday, June 14, we are moving the service to our in-house Service Desk. The phone number for parents will stay the same - 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) - and the reduced hours for summer are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday in June, July and early August. Outside of those hours, parents can also visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket.

 

Laptop Distribution at Cedar Lane SY 2021-22

Students who are attending academy classes, will be issued laptops on the first day of school, as they need them to participate in academy.  All other students will be issued laptops during the second week of school (August 30-September 2).  This allows teachers to begin building relationships and setting expectations for the classroom and the building.  To see the full school year calendar, use this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/2021-22-standard-school-calendar.pdf

 

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 2nd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  In-person.  Masks must be worn by all in the building.

 

Open House (Save the date)

Open House for Students and Parents:  Friday, August 20th.  Times and more information to follow.  Masks must be worn by all in the building.

 

Universal Masking for SY 2021-22

As you may have seen, FCPS announced Universal Masking for the coming school year.  All students, staff, and visitors must wear masks while inside the building and on school buses.  You can find more information here:  why we are starting the school year with universal masking

 

 

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Cedar Update

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Cedar Lane Update

 

https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/

Twitter:  @CedarLaneHS

Facebook:  Cedar Lane HS

 

Upcoming Dates:

Full Calendar:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar   (under construction)

 

8/20....................... Open House (more information to follow)

8/23....................... First Day of School

8/23....................... Gold Day

8/30-9/2................ Laptop Distribution

9/2........................ Back to School Night 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm in person

9/3-9/6.................. Labor Day Holiday

 

Schoology Parent Accounts

As you may have heard, Schoology is replacing Blackboard 24/7 as Fairfax County’s Learning Management System.  Schoology parent accounts will be available by 8/13.  SIS-generated courses will be visible to parents and students on 8/19.  For more information on both student and parent Schoology accounts, please see this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

 

Additional information can be found at these two links (also available from the above link)  https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents/welcome

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQEYrQhq_JtRIF5teeYV54We

 

Parent Help Desk Summer Hours

The Parent Technology Help Desk will continue to support parents and students through the summer months.

Beginning on Monday, June 14, we are moving the service to our in-house Service Desk. The phone number for parents will stay the same - 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) - and the reduced hours for summer are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday in June, July and early August. Outside of those hours, parents can also visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket.

 

Laptop Distribution at Cedar Lane SY 2021-22

Students who are attending academy classes, will be issued laptops on the first day of school, as they need them to participate in academy.  All other students will be issued laptops during the second week of school (August 30-September 2).  This allows teachers to begin building relationships and setting expectations for the classroom as the building.  To see the full school year calendar, use this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/2021-22-standard-school-calendar.pdf

 

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 2nd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  In-person.  Masks must be worn by all in the building.

 

Open House (Save the date)

Open House for Students and Parents:  Friday, August 20th.  Times and more information to follow.  Masks must be worn by all in the building.

 

Universal Masking for SY 2021-22

As you may have seen, FCPS announced Universal Masking for the coming school year.  All students, staff, and visitors must wear masks while inside the building and on school buses.  You can find more information here:  why we are starting the school year with universal masking

 

 

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Special Education Parent Information

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Parent Information Relating to Special Education

 

All these opportunities are FREE unless noted.  

In most cases you must register if registration information is provided.

 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is still open, and it continues to provide direct assistance to families, educators, and community members.  The staff there can help you find answers and solve problems.  prc@fcps.edu 

 

Mental Wellness Consultations this Summer

June 28 to August 6

Parents of students, and middle school or high school students may have a 45-min consultation by phone or online video with a school psychologist or social worker.

Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJNWdceDJaPb53GLi1mMkwZmK6bUFkxe1cF3j6AhAxmLgICQ/viewform  or  leave a message at 571-423-4276

 

Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts

Fri. Jul. 2, 10 am-noon

Explore ways to plan for your child’s long term financial security, steps to carry out your plan, and  options to minimize taxes.

Register:  https://thearcofnovatrust.org/event/fffp-special-needs-trusts-able-accounts/

 

Inattentive ADHD:  Why ADD is Misdiagnosed and the Best Ways to Treat It

Thu. Jul. 8, 1 pm, with replay link

Learn how inattentive ADHD is diagnosed, why it has nothing to do with IQ, why it is often missed, and how to effectively treat it. 

Register:  https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1471203&tp_key=df7e70fca4

 

Building Strong Families and Competent Kids

Sat. Jul. 10, 10-11 am

This workshop will focus on the families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682 Meeting ID: 946 600 1682

 

The Basics of the Medicaid Waiver

Tue. Jul. 13, 10 am 

Find out about waivers for people with disabilities, the services they provide, how to apply, and tips on dealing with waiting lists.

Register:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q1oJfec9SCO03OareQYGNQ

 

Ten Things to Consider Before Moving to Virginia with a Developmental Disability

Tue. Jul. 13, noon

This information is also helpful for people moving within Virginia, or people thinking of leaving Virginia and moving to another state.

Register:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XcRBTjznTRigTul9Y2TsSQ

 

Transition Lunch & Learn

Wed. Jul. 14, noon-1:30 pm

Plan for the transition to adult services by learning about available supports for employment, transportation, recreation, and day services.  

Register:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqcOuurjsjHtHPVysnNwEhc3ZXUUZsrn_A

 

9 Ways to Prime Your Child for a Positive School Year

Thu. Jul. 15,1 pm, with replay link

Gain specific steps you can take now to make this coming school year more productive for your student.

Register:  https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/return-to-school-preparation/

 

Motivating Your Child with ADHD: What Ignites Interest in and Energy for Learning

Tue. Jul. 20, 1 pm, with replay option

Explore what sparks kids’ interest, what keeps them motivated, and how to help them get into gear more easily and more often.

Register:  https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/motivation-learning-adhd-students/

 

WAZE to Adulthood For students ages 12-22

Four date & time choices between July 22 & 26

Learn to use your self advocacy skills to plan for the future you want for yourself

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waze-to-adulthood-students-tickets-156290815035

 

The Truth About Underage Drinking

Thu. Jul. 22, 6:00-7:30 pm

Learn all sorts of things about underage drinking so that you can know what to watch for and help your teens to steer clear of.

Register:  http://bit.ly/FPC-07-22

 

A Parent’s Guide:  School Discipline and the Juvenile Legal System — 5 class series

Thu. Jul. 22, 6:30-7:30 pm

If your child gets in trouble at school, learn now about the school-to-prison pipeline and what you need to know to advocate for your child.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2U9hPpSsQIikbD35XtnVmg

 

Talk Saves Lives — In Spanish

Una introducción a la prevención del suicidio

Jue. 22 de jul. 7-8 pm

Aprenda sobre la prevención del suicidio, incluidos los factores de riesgo, las señales de advertencia y cómo mantenerse a salvo.

Registrese:  https://ncactsl07222021.attendease.com/register/registration/form

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid — Course for Adults

Sat. Jul. 24, 9:00 am-3:30 pm     $25

Learn the risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges in youth, their potential impact, and how to respond.

Register:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/ereg/Registration.aspx?groupID=47

 

More Than Sad:  Teen DepressionPresentation for Adults

Sun. Jul. 25, 4-5 pm

This program teaches care-giving adults about depression, demystifies treatment, and encourages families to seek help.

Register:  https://ncacmts07252021.attendease.com

 

Screen-Savvy Parenting

Tue. Jul. 27, 7-8 pm

Learn about the different kinds of screen time, the pros and cons of screen time, and rules that support family relationship building.

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screen-savvy-parenting-tickets-156731577367

 

Transition Lunch & Learn

Wed. Jul.28, noon-1:30 pm

Plan for the transition to adult services by learning what supports are available for employment, transportation, recreation, and day services.  

Register:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqcOuurjsjHtHPVysnNwEhc3ZXUUZsrn_A

 

Building Work-Based Learning Opportunities in the Home, School, and Community

Wed. Jul. 28, 2:00-2:45 pm

Learn about the benefits of work-based learning for students with disabilities, especially those that build independence and employment skills.

Register:  https://vcurrtc.org/training/webcasts/webcastDetails.cfm/531

 

Family Ties: Managing and Advocating for Your Child with ADHD in the Extended Family

Thu. Jul. 29, 1 pm, with replay link

Gain ideas on how to develop coping strategies for events with extended family and strategies for improving problematic patterns.

Register:  https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/adhd-disagreements-grandparents-extended-family/

 

Ongoing and On Demand

 

Dyslexia & the IEP: How to Make Sure the IEP Is in Tip-Top Shape

Webinar, available 24/7

Access:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frehRL58UTs

 

Accommodations for Recreational Classes and Camps with Fairfax County Parks

Accommodations include physical accessibility, ASL interpreters, assistive devices, sensitivity training for classmates, and staff training.

To request accommodations, email gary.logue@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703 324-8563

 

Scholarships for Classes with Fairfax County Parks

Children of families that receive public assistance (medicaid, free school lunch, SNAP, TANF) are eligible to take one set of classes per quarter for a $15 registration fee.

Information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/scholarships

 

NAMI Basics

This 6-session course is for adults who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms (including ADHD and ASD).

Register: https://publiccourseapi.nami.org/Learner/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F

 

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training

Learn about special education law, rights and responsibilities; tests to measure progress and regression; SMART IEPs; and strategies for effective advocacy.

Info: https://www.wrightslaw.com/webex/law.adv.index.htm   $50-$90

 

Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities

Online, Self-Paced 8 Class Course from VCU

This course for high school students with disabilities focuses on preparation for college, selection of a college for best fit, and the disability services process.

Access:   http://vafamilysped.org/Event/j8Gu8yhL54NjdEsQYzfwtg/Event-online-self-paced-free-course-get-ready-for-college-a-resource-for-teens-with-disabilities

 

Access to Success — Online Self-Paced 8-class Course for Students with Disabilities

High school and college students can learn about their disability rights and how to obtain accommodations in college. Use the mp3 files for audio.

Access: https://accesstosuccess.ctb.ku.edu

 

The Parent Playbook — 9 Module Online Course on Autism

From the VCU Autism Center for Excellence & Virginia Autism Council. An introduction on Autism Spectrum Disorder for families, including tips for caregivers, characteristics, interventions and recommended programs and services.

Access: https://vcuautismcenter.org/te/courses/parent_playbook.cfm

 

Support Groups

 

All these support groups are open to newcomers, most are online, and they are free, except where noted.  No diagnosis is required to participate.  Participants are typically given the opportunity to share their story, experience support, and glean guidance (as desired) from group members regarding both community and school resources.  Confidentiality should be confirmed.

 

Support Groups for Youth

 

Autism Social Club for teens and young adults with ASD meets virtually Saturdays, noon-1:00 pm.  Contact:  Dr. Nicci Dowd  autismsoclub@gmail.com

 

Heads Up and Talk It Out Teen and Parent Recovery Groups

These are concurrent virtual groups for teens (ages 14-17) who are working through emotional, mental health or substance use challenges and their parents every Thursday 6-7 pm.  Info:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/recovery/heads-up-talk-it-out

 

People First for Young Adults is a social and self-advocacy group for youth with disabilities ages 14-26.  It meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 pm.  Contact:  email Diane.Monnig@thearcofnova.org

 

Youth Empowerment Transition Council, for youth with disabilities ages 14-22, meets on the 2nd Monday of the month to advise PEATC and build advocacy and leadership skills.  Contact:  kwormley@peatc.org

 

 

Support Groups for Parents

 

AAC Parent Group meets occasionally on Saturdays.  Contact:  Amanda amandam@skillbuildersllc.com or 703-941-7757 ext. 316

 

African American Culturally Focused Virtual Parent Café meets Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm.  Register at least 24 hours in advance by email BuildingStrongerFamilies@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-7720

 

Alpha Moms  This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean.  Contact:  robin4brady@gmail.com

 

Arlington Epilepsy Support Group, a list-serve, can be accessed at ARLepilepsy@googlegroups.com

 

Autism Dads meets one evening monthly.  Contact:  George Buzby at 571-419-1257 or gbuzby@aol.com

 

Autism Society of Northern Virginia Virtual Support Group 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 1:00-2:30 pm via Zoom.  Meeting ID:  83085728013

 

 

Business Networking Event for Special Needs Parents

Alternate Fridays, May 29 and following, 9:00-10:30 am Via Zoom.  Connect with fellow special needs parents and business owners, build your referral network, and share best practices.  Contact:  https://thearcofloudoun.org/networking/ 

 

Cafés Virtuales Para Padres:  Miércoles de 7:00-8:30 pm.  Regístrese con al menos 24 horas de anticipación:   BuildingStrongerFamilies@fairfaxcounty.gov o 703-324-7720 

 

CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group  4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm.  Contact:  Alyssa  ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com  or call 303-903-9972.
  • Loudoun County CHADD Parent Support 3rd Sun. evening of the month.  Contact:  Bonnie Little  571-306-2932 or on Facebook @loudounahdhsupport
  • West Fairfax/Burke CHADD Parent Support Group  1st & 3rd Thur. of each month at 8:00 pm Contact:  Cathy,  ocgreulich@aol.com 
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CSB Family Support Group at Gatlan Center  2nd and 4th Wed. of each month 6:00-7:30 pm via Zoom Contact:  Samar.Chwairy@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-799-2882.

 

D.A.D.S.  Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 3rd Tue. each month, 7-9 pm via Zoom.  Contact:  George gbuzby@aol.com or call 703- 545-6089.

 

Dr. Dan’s Support Group for Parents Raising Challenging Children meets via Zoom on Mondays, 1-2 pm, Register:  http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eh2rnzqrk9vdghmb/a0179kbgrhnj1/questions

 

Fairfax Juvenile Court Parent Support for problems including runaway behavior, truancy, alcohol/drug abuse, and serious behavioral problems at home, at school, or in the community. Sign up for a phone consultation at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44abab29abf85-juvenile

 

Family Recovery & Support Group meets weekly via Zoom on Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm for family and friends of those receiving CSB services for addictions.  Contact:  Natalie.Holmes@fairfaxcounty.gov

  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/recovery/family-support-virtual-group

 

Formed Families Together are monthly peer support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster caregivers and parents. Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/formed-families-together-support-groups-tickets-147657582805

Virtual support group meets the 1st Sunday evening monthly.

In-Person support group meets the 3rd Wednesday evening monthly.

 

Chat Group for Latino Parents — in Spanish

Grupo de Chat para Padres:

 Unete a nuestro Grupo de chat mediante la aplicación de WhatsApp y podras mantenerte al tanto de todo lo que PEATC Latino esta haciendo. Entra al Group: https://bit.ly/2VoU2vw   

 

Support Group for Spanish Speaking Parents— in Spanish

Grupo de Educación y Apoyo a Padres en Española se reúne el cuarto sábado de cada mes, de 10 a 11 a.m. en Zoom en https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682 ID de reunión: 946 600 1682

 

Heads Up and Talk It Out Teen and Parent Recovery Groups

These are concurrent virtual groups for teens (ages 14-17) who are working through emotional, mental health, or substance use challenges and their parents every Thursday 6-7 pm.  Info:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/recovery/heads-up-talk-it-out

 

Kinship Café meets monthly on the 2nd Wed. 6:30-8:00 pm for those raising children of friends or relatives.  Contact: 

703-324-7720 or email buildingstrongerfamilies@fairfaxcounty.gov 

 

NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for affected families.  Arlington Parent Support Group meets two Sundays a month at 7:00-8:30 pm.  Contact:  Michelle Best mczero@yahoo.com

 

OCD Family Support Group meets the 1st Mon. of each month, 7:30 pm.  Contact:  ela.mike@verizon.net   or  call 202-215-5859

 

Parent Café (for all Fairfax County parents and guardians) meets via Zoom in English on Mon., 7:45-9:15 pm, and en español, miércoles, 7:00-8:30 pm.  Register at least 24 hours in

advance by email BuildingStrongerFamilies@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-7720  

 

Parents in a Pandemic is for families of children or young adults with developmental and/or behavioral challenges.  They meet twice monthly, 5:30-6:30 pm on Tuesdays.  Contact Diane Manning dmonnig@thearcofnova.org .

 

Parents of Autistic Children (POAC-NOVA) Parent Support Group meets on Saturdays occasionally.  Contact:  Brianne Russel-Morris administrator@poac-nova.org .

 

Parents of Autistic Teens meets some Sat. of each month.  Contact:  Maria Dubuc 703-970-3676 or Admin@ASNV.org

 

REACH Parent Support Group meets monthly to support parents of individuals with developmental disabilities who also have mental health or behavioral issues.  Contact:  Dr. Pourmand  mojgan.pourmand@eastersealsucp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PSAT Information October 13, 2021

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06/21/2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online.

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 10, 2021. When returning forms, deliver to:

ATTN: Karen Williams

Cedar Lane School

101 Cedar Ln., SW

Vienna, VA 22180

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Upcoming Dates:

Full Calendar:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar

 

6/11....................... Underclass last day – Have a great Summer!

 

All Student Computers

Were to have been turned in by today, Friday June 11, 2021.  If you have not returned your FCPS issued laptop, please contact the Main Office to schedule a drop off time.

 

New Learning Management System (LMS)

At the end of this summer both Blackboard 24/7 and Google Classroom will no longer be used by students.  Instead, FCPS has contracted Schoology to be the new Learning Management System.  Parents will have much more access to monitor what their student is doing in the classroom with Schoology.  To begin learning about Schoology, please use the link below.  youtube also has many videos on Schoology available.

 

https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents/welcome

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz76NCRDYQEYrQhq_JtRIF5teeYV54We

 

Second COVID-19 Vaccine

Students who participated in the FCPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for their first Pfizer dose will need a second Pfizer dose to be fully vaccinated.  The earliest a student can get the second dose is 21 days from the date the first dose was received.

 

FCPS will NOT be providing the second COVID-19 vaccine, but the Fairfax County Health Department has provided instructions on the How To Get Your Child’s Second COVID-19 Vaccine flyer.

  • Vaccine card:  Students will need to bring this vaccination card to the second appointment.
  • Schedule the second COVID-19 vaccine using VAMS
  • Other community vaccine providers:  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is widely available throughout our community, including private healthcare providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, urgent cares, and Inova.

If parents have questions or need assistance, direct them to Fairfax County Health Department’s Vaccine Call Center at 703-324-7404.

 

Have a great summer!

This has been a most challenging Covid Time for all of us.  Teachers and staff came back to work in person awhile ago, most parents still have not, and some students remained virtual.  If there is one thing that needs to happen for us all is to take some time to relax, focus on your well-being and pitch in where you can with your families.  We are looking forward to seeing you all again in the Fall.

 

Parent Help Desk Summer Hours

The Parent Technology Help Desk will continue to support parents and students through the summer months.

Beginning on Monday, June 14, we are moving the service to our in-house Service Desk. The phone number for parents will stay the same -  833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) - and the reduced hours for summer are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday in June, July and early August. Outside of those hours, parents can also visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket.

 

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