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Cedar Lane Families-

If you have been meaning to order Spirit Wear but haven’t gotten to it yet- FRIDAY IS THE DEADLINE!!  The PTSA will be accepting offers for CL Spirit Wear- T-Shirts (long and short sleeve), Crew Neck and Hooded Sweatshirts- in Black with Gold Lettering.  Go to this link and you can see the design for the merchandise.  Here is a link to the order form with pricing and payment options.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVfBEApx0eh9xdRfG69WjtH56noxaQXbGiVg9bB-Mo0-j7EA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Deadline for ordering is Friday April 9th! If you have questions please contact Ms Min at jmmin1@fcps.edu

Thanks!

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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

 

3/23-3/26............... Spirit Week (see flyer below)

3/26....................... Quarter 3 Ends

3/26....................... 2 Hour Early Release (Bell schedule is below)

3/29-4/2................ Spring Break – Rest and Recharge!

4/5........................ Teacher Work Day – No School

4/19....................... IEP progress reports emailed

4/19....................... PSATs

5/11....................... IEP progress reports emailed

 

Cedar Lane Bell Schedule – Revised 3/2/21

2 Hour Early Release

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Wednesdays and Fridays

 

Instructional Minutes

8:20 – 9:09

Period 1

Period 2

49

9:20 – 10:09

Period 3

 

Period 4:  Panther Time

 

49

10:20 – 11:50

Period 5

(Lunch)

Period 6

(Lunch)

50

12:01 – 12:50

Period 7

Period 8

49

 

1st Lunch Bohnert, Bouzaher, Carroll, Garoni, Hughart, Ingrisano, McHugh, McKelvey, Varvares, Watkins, Wilson

Class

Lunch

Class

 

10:20 -10:55

11:00 – 11:50

 

2nd Lunch Blakemore, Bobe, Corry, Enriquez, Guerin, Olea, Olerta, Park, Rauer, Rehrig, Rzepka

Class

Lunch

Class

10:20 – 11:10

11:15 -11:50

 

 

 

Cost of College

Have you started thinking about your child’s post-secondary educational experiences and how you will pay for them?

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, is offering a free virtual

Paying for College Workshop

March 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM

 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding Cost of Attendance
  • What is Financial Aid
  • How/when do you apply for Financial Aid
  • What is considered in determining Financial Aid
  • Where you can go for help

Registration for this event is required as space is limited.

You can access the registration form at:

 

https://forms.gle/8iTaegvmXUUsUiNa9

 

Registration will close 48 hours before the event.  You will receive an email link at access the presentation approximately 24 hours prior to the start of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of March 24, please email us at info@collegeaccessfairfax.org.  Emails received after 5:00 PM that day may not allow us enough time to add you to the program.

 

NOVA Registration Help

Are you planning on attending NVCC next year?  Then this event is for you! 

FCPS and NVCC are offering a virtual opportunity for students with disabilities to learn about available options at the post-secondary level.  There will be a presentation from Disability Services, a student panel and a Q&A session.

 

When: April 13, 2021 4-6pm

Where: Virtual Zoom link

 

Meeting Link: https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdu-qqzgoEtZd5BsdYaSiu8SPxdNiJpW3

 

You MUST register in advance for this meeting!

 

Virginia Tech Summer Opportunity

Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving, and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a virtual summer academic leadership program at Virginia Tech.    Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer four-day sessions twice during the summer of 2021:  June 13-June 16 and June 20-June 23. Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a four-day session for the summer of 2021: June 27-June 30. All programs are FREE of cost to students!

Rising juniors apply here!

Rising seniors apply here!  

Application closes: April 1, 2021 Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2021 Confirm attendance: May 10, 2021 Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2021 Benefits of attending BCI*:

  • Virginia Tech application fee waiver
  • BCI T-shirt mailed to your home
  • Peer mentorship, networking, and friendships
  • College admissions advising
  • Overview of financing college/higher education
  • Exposure to the African American student experience at Virginia Tech
  • Live Q & A with the seven Virginia Tech colleges
  • Completion of an interactive and educational group project focused on the African American experience.

*All benefits will be extended to those who successfully complete the program. Virginia Tech Partners Participating: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, College of Science, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and other campus departments and local organizations. For more information about the Black College Institute, visit vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute or email bci@vt.edu. Click here to download a flyer for the experience.  

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

  • 03/18/21: Effectively Communicating with Your Child
  • 04/22/21: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence

 

Register for Teaching Your Child to Follow Directions

 

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   703-204-3941

 

Virginia Deaf Mentor Pilot Project Survey

Survey closes April 9

Parent input is sought for preferences regarding a new program to assist families with deaf or hard of hearing students.

Access:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GJDQSM9

 

Zenaviv Autism Awareness Month Art Competition

Submissions accepted Mar. 25 to April 18

Autistic and neurodivergent artists may submit drawings or paintings in two categories:  Age 1-15 and Age 16 and over.

Register:  https://www.zenaviv.com/artcompetition2021?rq=art%20competition

 

Plan Ahead — Navigating the Teen and Tween Years — 7 week course 

Tuesdays, Apr. 6 to May 18, 6-8 pm

Join other parents of 10-16 yr. olds to address how to set routines, manage conflict, and navigate exposure to drugs and tobacco.

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-tween-teen-years-virtual-series-registration-141017303551

 

Plan Ahead — Collaborative & Proactive Solutions2 Day Training

Thu. Apr. 8 & Fri. Apr. 9, 9 am–4 pm  $200-$220   

Gain an overview of the CPS model, along with the nuances of assessment and engaging kids in solving the problems that affect their lives.

Register:  https://4children.ca/events/

 

Plan Ahead — FCPS Special Education Conference 

Sat. Apr. 17, 9 am-2 pm

Guest speakers and FCPS staff presentations, along with Sibshops for students in grades 7-12, and a student strand for youth ages 14-22.

Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/special-education-instruction/special-education-conference-2021?

 

Plan Ahead — Teen Adoptee 6-Week Support Group

Saturdays, Apr. 17 to May 22, 10:00-11:30 am

Therapists will moderate this safe space for teens in grades 10-12 to share feelings about their adoption and explore their identity.

Register:  https://store.adoptionsupport.org/product/TEENGROUP-Spring2021-10-12/virtual-teen-identity-group-registration-spring-2021-10-12

 

Plan Ahead — Youth Mental Health First Aid — Course for Adults

Thu. Apr. 22, 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

 

Plan Ahead — Virtual Youth Conservation Camp — for HS Students

Apply by Apr. 31  Program:  Mon.-Fri. Jul. 12-16, 9:00 am-12:15 pm.  $25  

Students will focus on forestry, soil, aquatics, and wildlife, with outdoor explorations assigned for afternoons.  Accommodations available.

Register:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/youth-conservation-camp    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf68u4gW7Jozlxgu07g2vDePW6yAOhoH93nZfKZrjQiQxY-Kw/viewform

 

Revive Training 

April 1, 9, 12, 17, 20, 28 at various times

REVIVE! is a program that makes naloxone available to lay people so they can recognize and respond to opioid overdose emergencies. 

Information:  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/heroin-opioids/revive

 

Autism in Black Virtual Conference

Thu. Apr. 1, 6-8 pm & Fri.-Sun. Apr. 1-4, 9 am-4 pm           $99-$249

A diverse group of speakers will address special education, parenting autistic children, and racial socialization, all within the context of the Black community.

https://www.autisminblack.org/conference

 

Health and Health Care in Autistic Children and Adults

Thu. Apr 1, 1-2 pm  

This policy level presentation will highlight the many healthcare needs of autistic people that are complex and currently not adequately addressed.  

Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2607457053180007183?source=Eblast1

 

Finding that Sweet Spot When Planning for Retirement of Three

Fri. Apr. 2, 10 am-noon

Gain direction and strategies to plan for retirement now by establishing good family communication, and both legal and financial plans.

Register:  https://thearcofnovatrust.org/event/fffp-finding-that-sweet-spot-when-planning-for-retirement-of-three/

 

Virtual Morning at the Museum — Smithsonian Design Museum

Sat. Apr. 3, 10:30-11:30 am

This program for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities will introduce the design process and provide activities.

Register:  email CHAccess@si.edu

 

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Mon. Apr. 5, 6:30-7:30 pm

Learn to recognize the warning signs, how to intervene, and where to refer someone who is in crisis.  Question, Persuade, Refer = QPR

Register:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqd-qorzspHdUy75LAvTMktHlUBm1PW7Gc

 

Navigating the Teen and Tween Years — 7 week course 

Tuesdays, Apr. 6 to May 18, 6-8 pm

Join other parents of 10-16 yr. olds to address how to set routines, manage conflict, and navigate exposure to drugs and tobacco.

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-tween-teen-years-virtual-series-registration-141017303551

 

Construyendo y manteniendo familias fuertes

Mar. 6 abril, 6:30-8:00 pm

Aprenda estrategias y encuentre recursos para construir una familia más fuerte, superar los desafíos de la vida, y expandir la vida de sus hijos.

Registrarse:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjAYFLvPIQcGvSwCnTdKzB5rTKqD1wkTUJk660Y6O6i5POlQ/viewform

 

Instructional Practices:  Science of Reading & Equity

Wed. Apr. 7, 6:00-7:10 pm

Learn about the success of various types of reading instruction for learners with different learning strengths.

Access:  https://www.lcps.org/Page/140009

 

Practicas de Instrucción:  La ciencia de la lectura y la equidad

Miér. 7 abr. 6:00-7:10 pm

Conozca el éxito de varios tipos de instrucción de lectura para estudiantes con diferentes fortalezas de aprendizaje.

Acceso:  https://www.lcps.org/Page/140009

 

Women on the Spectrum:  The Gender Voyage

Thu. Apr. 8, noon-1 pm 

An artist and advocate speaks about her participation on multiple boards emphasizing disability issues and artistic expressions.

Register:  https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvf-uvqDgoH9whRaCnWWwjNfNrZ86JmkmS

 

When the Bus Stops Coming

Thu. Apr. 8, 6-8 pm

Planning for “after high school” should happen now for students who will need ongoing support upon exiting school.

Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAgzFkt9jlw71WbGylBOKWps4DGnN-f0rS_iNPj1dTqKQpiA/viewform

 

Cuando el Autobús Deja de Llegar

Jue. 8 abr. 6-8 pm

La planificación para "después de la escuela" comienza ahora para los estudiantes que necesitarán apoyo continuo al salir de la escuela.

Registrarse:  https://forms.gle/QirE1Q7biYw6qzhg7

 

New Advances in Treating ADHD

Thu. Apr. 8, 7:30-8:45 pm

Learn how to maximize the effectiveness of a prescribed medication, while minimizing side effects. With Q & A.

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-advances-in-treating-adhd-with-dr-alan-wachtel-tickets-147194999205

 

Skill, Not Will: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach 

Fri. Apr. 9, 10:00-11:30 am

Learn about the Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach, which identifies and solves skill deficits to help kids with challenging behaviors.

Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDx3HDm_H_F5nhphHel16j9ABZdsaCs044vP-oy4cM_XPW9Q/viewform?utm_name=

 

Recognizing Signs of Youth Drug Abuse

Sat. Apr. 10, 10:00-10:45 am 

Learn how you can help identify the signs of potential drug misuse and where to find help for our kids.

Register:  https://dea-meet.webex.com/dea-meet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e75aba49865cd5c4b0e4a40dfad09d9ad

 

College Steps Admissions and Q& A Panel

Tue. Apr. 13, noon-1 pm

Learn about this program which provides customized support for college students with social or learning challenges.

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/college-steps-admissions-and-qa-panel-2021-nova-tickets-141997019909?aff=2021NOVACSEblast&mc_cid=d59295cedd&mc_eid=e089fc4093

 

Las vacunas COVID-19 y el proceso de vacunación en el condado de Fairfax

Mar. 13 abril, 6:30-7:30 pm

Conozca cómo funcionan las vacunas, su seguridad, quién es elegible, y cómo registrarse.

Registrarse:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxmYm59sQyOWwaWKhDpQPMNkCEkYHtgyvSAJYzf4BBIZwjKg/viewform

 

Recognizing Signs of Youth Drug Abuse

Wed. April 14, 11:00-11:45 am 

Learn how you can help identify the signs of potential drug misuse and where to find help for our kids.

Register:  https://dea-meet.webex.com/dea-meet/onstage/g.php?MTID=eee9b764c8bb36f6f1a7e77c1a8aa78cc

 

Fostering Independence and Self-Advocacy in Your Child:  Now and For Life After High School

Wed. Apr. 14, 7:00-8:30 pm     $10

Learn ways to promote your child’s independence, self advocacy, and self-reliance in preparation for after high school.

Register:  https://thesycamoreschoolva.org/events/jen-corts-talk-on-having-meaningful-conversations-about-difficult-topics-2/

 

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions — 1 or 2 Day Virtual Training

Thu.-Fri. Apr. 15-16, 9:35 am-5:15 pm.   $99-$159

Direct teaching, case studies, and Q&A will provide an in-depth orientation to key themes, assessments and treatment facets of this model.

Register:  https://campaign.gmdpages.com/4children-dr-greenes-2-day-workshop/

 

In the Trenches Training for Military Connected Families 

Sat. Apr. 17-26, self paced training with live event Thu. Apr. 22, 7 pm

Learn about special education in Virginia, transition to adulthood, working with schools, and other topics related to disability services.

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-trenches-for-military-connected-families-april-2021-registration-141611597099

 

FCPS Special Education Conference 

Sat. Apr. 17, 9 am-2 pm

Guest speakers and FCPS staff presentations, along with Sibshops for students in grades 7-12, and a student strand for youth ages 14-22.

Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/special-education-instruction/special-education-conference-2021?

 

Spring Forward Family Fun

Sat. Apr. 17, 9:30-11:00 am

Families formed by adoption, foster care, and kinship will enjoy separate virtual activities for children (ages 5-12), teens, and adults, and a raffle.

Register:  https://formedfamiliesforward.org/event/spring-forward-2021-digital-edition-foster-adoptive-and-kinship-family-event/

 

Teen Adoptee 6-Week Support Group

Saturdays, Apr. 17 to May 22, 10:00-11:30 am

Therapists will moderate this safe space for teens in grades 10-12 to share feelings about their adoption and explore their identity.

Register:  https://store.adoptionsupport.org/product/TEENGROUP-Spring2021-10-12/virtual-teen-identity-group-registration-spring-2021-10-12

 

More Than Sad:  Teen Depression — Presentation for Parents

Sun. Apr. 18, 4-6 pm, Via Zoom

This program teaches care-giving adults about depression, demystifies treatment, and encourages those who are struggling to seek help.

Register:  https://ncacmts04182021.attendease.com

 

COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County

Tue. Apr. 20, 6:30-7:30 pm

Learn about the vaccines, their safety and how effective they are, what herd immunity is, and the vaccination process, including how to register.

Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6qbwxgzF5hD00tpCZqbL6pAWWxUc4Nu_C0Ltjd0ZSck7Bvw/viewform?utm_name=

 

Introduction to Autism and ABA 

Wed. Apr. 21, 2:00 pm

Learn about the behavioral characteristics of autism, the universal functions of behavior, and the process of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nWStwoddQiqhowglObx-YQ

 

Reconociendo los signos del abuso de drogas entre los jóvenes

Mier. 21 abr.  6:00-6:45 pm 

Aprener como tu puedes ayudar a identificar señales de abuso de drogas y como encontrar ayuda para nuestros niños

Registrarse:  https://dea-meet.webex.com/dea-meet/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef545cd04b81165b0be4f21c939811f6b

 

Transition Lunch & Learn

Wed. Apr. 21, 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

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid — Course for Adults

Thu. Apr. 22, 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

 

Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence

Thu. Apr. 22, 10-11:30 am OR  6:30-8:00 pm

Parents/guardians will receive an overview of prompting and self-monitoring, followed by a review of strategies to increase student independence.

Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPw0s2d9nCavG8jQmMtuPALy8nP17dBGT06IVmyqL8Eb2BgQ/viewform?

 

Keys to Successful Transition Planning

Thu. Apr. 22, noon

Keeping the student with autism at the center of transition planning is one of the “keys” to its success.

Register:  https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpc-6vqTwrHtQFwXoFvHCGHlw0PeRtwPVn

 

The ADA: Supporting Inclusion for Employees 

Thu. Apr. 22, 2:00-2:15 pm

Learn how the ADA protects employees, what reasonable accommodations are, and  how to increase inclusion in the workplace. 

Register:  https://vcurrtc.org/training/webcasts/webcastDetails.cfm/526

 

Moving from Surviving to Thriving:  Restoring Resilience in Yourself and Your Family

Apr. 24, 25, 29, 30 & May 1, times vary

This Leadership Summit is focused on mental health and will promote parent and youth voice through training and networking. 

Register:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehnrt5t48561f8d5&llr=9jhggocab

 

Latinx Outreach Summit 2021

Sat. Apr. 24, 10:00 am

Las familias y los profesionales se reunirán para comprender mejor la educación especial, la diversidad, y la cultura, y para enfocarse en los desafíos de nuestra comunidad.

Registrarse:  https://bit.ly/2NGik40

 

ADHD, Executive Function, and The Art of Getting Kids to Listen

Wed. Apr. 28,  7:00 pm with replay link

Learn to use reflective listening, open questions, and modeling to help children open up, consider their thinking and choices, and improve their relationships. 

Register:  https://chadd.org/webinars/adhd-executive-function-and-the-art-of-getting-kids-to-listen/

 

Ins and Outs of IEPs 

Thu. Apr 29, 11:30 am

Gain practical advice on how to participate in IEP meetings, from preplanning, to working together during the meeting, and monitoring outcomes afterward.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QY9UVMWLTCeOjx4mp3jhpw

 

Preparing for Post-HS Employment and the Benefits of Early Employment Experiences

Thu. Apr. 29, noon

Learn how early employment experiences can empower students with autism to enter the workforce.

Register:  https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ocO-rpj4rGdzNyoaGbkLcMGj9bLD8sQmR

 

Equity in ADHD Care:  Strategies for Improving Diagnosis and Treatment Among Black and Latinx Children — for Clinicians

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

The presentation will address diagnostic and treatment disparities and how the needs of families can be met to achieve equity in ADHD care.

Register:  https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/racism-in-healthcare-adhd/?

 

Plan Ahead — Reality Check Driver Safety Program at INOVA

Mondays, May 10, 17 & 24, 7-8 pm

This 3 hr. safe driver and injury prevention program focuses on reducing teen distracted driving, reckless driving, and driving under the influence. 

Register:  Linda.Watkins@inova.org or 703-776-3259  https://www.inova.org/our-services/trauma-centers/community-outreach/reality-check

 

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 is respected.

 

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

 

Snappy Reads Teen Book Club (with hybrid-media) for neurodiverse teens, ages 12-18, to connect with their peers, meets the 3rd Monday monthly online at 7pm.  Contact:  austin.ferraro@loudoun.gov

 

Teen Adoptee 6-Week Support Group meets Tuesdays, Mar. 2 to Apr. 4, 4:30-6:00 pm, and is led by adoption competent therapists.  Register: https://store.adoptionsupport.org/product/TEENGROUP-Spring2021/virtual-teen-identity-group-registration-spring-2021?

 

Teen Topics, for teens with and without ASD, meets some Saturdays, 4:00-5:00 pm to learn and practice social and life skills and to build independence. Contact:  Director@ASNV.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

 

Grupo de Chat para Padres:  Unete a nuestro nuevo GRUPO DE CHAT mediante la aplicación de WhatsApp y podras mantenerte al tanto de todo lo que PEATC Latino esta haciendo. Entra al GRUPO: https://bit.ly/2VoU2vw   (Chat Group for Latino Parents: Join our new CHAT GROUP through the WhatsApp application and you will be able to keep up to date with everything that PEATC Latino is doing.)

 

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

 

Stronger Together meets alternate Tuesdays, 7-8 pm, starting Oct. 6.  This peer support group is for parents, caregivers and guardians of youth ages 14 – 22, and it is facilitated by professionals.  Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-21-stronger-together-peer-support-groups-tickets-119246035101?

 

 

 

 

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Cedar Lane Update

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https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/

Twitter:  @CedarLaneHS

Facebook:  Cedar Lane HS

 

Upcoming Dates:

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

 

3/23-3/26............... Spirit Week (see flyer below)

3/23....................... IEP progress reports emailed

3/26....................... Quarter 3 Ends

3/26....................... 2 Hour Early Release

3/29-4/2................ Spring Break

4/5........................ Teacher Work Day – No School

4/19....................... IEP progress reports emailed

4/19....................... PSATs

5/11....................... IEP progress reports emailed

 

Spirit Week next week

Tuesday 3/23:  Wacky Hair          

Wednesday 3/24:  College Sweatshirt (or other Collegiate gear)

Thursday 3/25:  Dress Up

Friday 3/26:  School Colors (Black and Gold)

 

 

Cost of College

Have you started thinking about your child’s post-secondary educational experiences and how you will pay for them?

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, is offering a free virtual

Paying for College Workshop

March 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM

 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding Cost of Attendance
  • What is Financial Aid
  • How/when do you apply for Financial Aid
  • What is considered in determining Financial Aid
  • Where you can go for help

Registration for this event is required as space is limited.

You can access the registration form at:

 

https://forms.gle/8iTaegvmXUUsUiNa9

 

Registration will close 48 hours before the event.  You will receive an email link at access the presentation approximately 24 hours prior to the start of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of March 24, please email us at info@collegeaccessfairfax.org.  Emails received after 5:00 PM that day may not allow us enough time to add you to the program.

 

NOVA Registration Help

Are you planning on attending NVCC next year?  Then this event is for you! 

FCPS and NVCC are offering a virtual opportunity for students with disabilities to learn about available options at the post-secondary level.  There will be a presentation from Disability Services, a student panel and a Q&A session.

 

When: April 13, 2021 4-6pm

Where: Virtual Zoom link

 

Meeting Link: https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdu-qqzgoEtZd5BsdYaSiu8SPxdNiJpW3

 

You MUST register in advance for this meeting!

 

Virginia Tech Summer Opportunity

Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving, and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a virtual summer academic leadership program at Virginia Tech.    Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer four-day sessions twice during the summer of 2021:  June 13-June 16 and June 20-June 23. Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a four-day session for the summer of 2021: June 27-June 30. All programs are FREE of cost to students!

Rising juniors apply here!

Rising seniors apply here!  

Application closes: April 1, 2021 Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2021 Confirm attendance: May 10, 2021 Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2021 Benefits of attending BCI*:

  • Virginia Tech application fee waiver
  • BCI T-shirt mailed to your home
  • Peer mentorship, networking, and friendships
  • College admissions advising
  • Overview of financing college/higher education
  • Exposure to the African American student experience at Virginia Tech
  • Live Q & A with the seven Virginia Tech colleges
  • Completion of an interactive and educational group project focused on the African American experience.

*All benefits will be extended to those who successfully complete the program. Virginia Tech Partners Participating: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, College of Science, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and other campus departments and local organizations. For more information about the Black College Institute, visit vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute or email bci@vt.edu. Click here to download a flyer for the experience.  

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

  • 03/18/21: Effectively Communicating with Your Child
  • 04/22/21: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence

 

Register for Teaching Your Child to Follow Directions

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Sprit Wear

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Cedar Lane Families!

If you have been waiting for Cedar Lane Spirit Wear- wait no longer!!  The PTSA will once again be offering T-Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts- in Black with Gold Lettering.  Here is a link to the order form with pricing and payment options as well as a picture of the design which will go on the front of the shirt.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVfBEApx0eh9xdRfG69WjtH56noxaQXbGiVg9bB-Mo0-j7EA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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PSAT Testing 10th grade students and families

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Date:                     March 17, 2021

From:                    Cedar Lane School

Sent to:                All Tenth Grade Students and Families of Tenth Grade Students

Subject:               Reminder: PSAT 10 Intent to Participate

 

As a reminder, Cedar Lane School will offer the PSAT 10 to enrolled tenth graders on Monday, April 19, 2021. FCPS will cover the cost of the test for all enrolled tenth grade students.

We have not yet received a response from your student. To assist in planning for this test administration, FCPS bus transportation, and meal service needs, families are asked to complete the form below by Friday, March 19. The form must be completed using your student’s fcpsschools.net email account.

Cedar Lane School: PSAT 10 Intent to Participate Form: https://forms.gle/m9PH6e5qd7mSMDUQ6

A translated version of the form content may be found on the PSAT 10 Intent webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/42099). Due to health and safety protocols, FCPS sites cannot accept walk-ins on the day of the exam.  

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10). Monday, April 19 has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks. FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41890).

If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at Cedar Lane, please contact us at (703) 208-2400. 

 

 

Marissa E. King, Ed.S.

School Testing Coordinator

Resource Teacher

Cedar Lane School

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Attendance: 703.208.2424 | Web | Twitter

SEPTA Excellence Awards

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Exciting News! The Fairfax County SEPTA (Special Education Parents Teachers Association) Excellence Award nominations deadline has been extended to April 1st! 

SEPTA believes in the importance of recognizing the outstanding FCPS teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, specialists, students, and schools that go above and beyond to support students with disabilities in our schools. To celebrate these dedicated professionals, they host an annual awards ceremony.  Show your children’s educators your appreciation by nominating them for an award!

Information and nomination form can be found here: 

https://fairfaxcountysepta.org/awards/#AwardsForm

 

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Virtual Learning Days for you Student

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Dear Parent/Guardian of In-Person Students,

Please remind your students that they still need to login to their classes via BBCU on the days they are not in the building.  We’ve observed a decrease in virtual attendance for our in-person students in the two weeks we’ve been back in the building.  Thank you.

 

 

Tom Lundy

Principal

Cedar Lane School

101 Cedar Lane, SW

Vienna, VA 22180

(703)208-2400

 

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PSAT Intent form needed

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Date:                     March 10, 2021

From:                    Cedar Lane School

Sent to:                All Tenth Grade Students and Families of Tenth Grade Students

Subject:               Reminder: PSAT 10 Intent to Participate

 

As a reminder, Cedar Lane School will offer the PSAT 10 to enrolled tenth graders on Monday, April 19, 2021. FCPS will cover the cost of the test for all enrolled tenth grade students.

We have not yet received a response from your student. To assist in planning for this test administration, FCPS bus transportation, and meal service needs, families are asked to complete the form below by Friday, March 19. The form must be completed using your student’s fcpsschools.net email account.

Cedar Lane School: PSAT 10 Intent to Participate Form: https://forms.gle/m9PH6e5qd7mSMDUQ6

A translated version of the form content may be found on the PSAT 10 Intent webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/42099). Due to health and safety protocols, FCPS sites cannot accept walk-ins on the day of the exam.  

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10). Monday, April 19 has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks. FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41890).

If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at Cedar Lane, please contact us at (703) 208-2400. 

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PSATs

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On Monday, April 19th Cedar Lane School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10. FCPS will cover the cost for any tenth grade student to take this test. 

To help the school prepare for testing, families are asked to complete the form below by Friday, March 19. This form asks about participation in the test, the need or bus transportation, and interest in free breakfast or lunch on the day of the test.

Cedar Lane School: PSAT 10 Intent to Participate Form  https://forms.gle/m9PH6e5qd7mSMDUQ6

 

A translated version of the form content may be found on the PSAT 10 Intent webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/42692). Due to health and safety protocols, FCPS sites cannot accept walk-ins on the day of the exam.  

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10). Monday, April 19 has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks. FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41890). 

If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at Cedar Lane, please contact us at (703) 208-2400. 

 

 

Marissa E. King, Ed.S.

School Testing Coordinator

Resource Teacher

Cedar Lane School

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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

 

3/2........................ Return to Face to Face Learning

3/2........................ New bell schedule starts (schedule below)

3/5........................ 2 Hour Early Release (schedule below)

3/8 ....................... Staff Development Day – No School

3/26....................... Quarter 3 Ends

3/26....................... 2 Hour Early Release

3/29-4/2................ Spring Break

4/5........................ Teacher Work Day – No School

 

 

Bell Schedule Change Prior Written Notice for Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities

The Principal or designee shall send all parents/guardians of students with disabilities the Bell Schedule Change Prior Written Notice (PWN) informing families of the potential change in special education and related services as a result of the division-wide bell schedule adjustment. This PWN ensures that families are appropriately notified of the change and their child’s protections under the Virginia Procedural Safeguards without having to complete an individualized education program (IEP) amendment.

The Bell Schedule Change Prior Written Notice (PWN) can be accessed HERE.

Cedar Lane is awarded an anonymous grant

Cedar Lane PTSA is thrilled to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from an organization that wishes to remain anonymous.

 

Cedar Lane Mini Grants

This funding will support Cedar Lane students and families in the following three areas:

 

  1. Mini-grants for basic necessities such as groceries, utilities, internet, rent payment, and other emergency needs;

 

  1. Facilitate distance and concurrent learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and eventual return to school through the purchase of supplemental IT equipment to enable Cedar Lane teachers and staff to meet our students’ needs in the distance and concurrent learning environment; and

 

  1. Empower our students and families to plan and be ready for educational and employment opportunities after Cedar Lane.

 

Following up on our previous message, we would like to share that the PTSA Board issued mini-grants to 17 recipients for emergency needs.

 

Unfortunately, due to budget limitations, we are no longer accepting applications for mini grants. 

We are excited about the impact this grant will have on our Cedar Lane community and look forward to receiving your mini-grant applications, and sharing plans on Elements 2 and 3 shortly.

 

 

Cedar Lane Bell Schedule – Revised 3/2/21

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Wednesdays and Fridays

 

Instructional Minutes

8:20 – 9:39

Period 1

Period 2

79

9:50 – 11:50

Period 3

 (Lunch)

Period 4:  Panther Time

(Lunch)

80

12:01 – 1:20

Period 5

Period 6

79

1:31 – 2:50

Period 7

Period 8

79

 

1st Lunch

Class

Lunch

Class

9:50 – 10:25

10:25 -11:00

11:05 – 11:50

 

2nd Lunch

Class

Lunch

Class

9:50 – 11:10

11:15 -11:50

 

 

Lunch 1:  Bohnert, Bouzaher, Carroll, Garoni, Hughart, Ingrisano, McHugh, McKelvey, Varvares, Watkins, Wilson

Lunch 2:  Blakemore, Bobe, Corry, Enriquez, Guerin, Olea, Olerta, Park, Rauer, Rehrig, Rzepka

 

2 Hour Early Release Bell Schedule

 

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Wednesdays and Fridays

 

Instructional Minutes

8:20 – 9:09

Period 1

Period 2

49

9:20 – 10:09

Period 3

 

Period 4:  Panther Time

 

49

10:20 – 11:50

Period 5

(Lunch)

Period 6

(Lunch)

50

12:01 – 12:50

Period 7

Period 8

49

 

1st Lunch

Class

Lunch

Class

 

10:20 -10:55

11:00 – 11:50

 

2nd Lunch

Class

Lunch

Class

10:20 – 11:10

11:15 -11:50

 

 

 

 

 

NOVA Registration Help

Are you planning on attending NVCC next year?  Then this event is for you! 

FCPS and NVCC are offering a virtual opportunity for students with disabilities to learn about available options at the post-secondary level.  There will be a presentation from Disability Services, a student panel and a Q&A session.

 

When: April 13, 2021 4-6pm

Where: Virtual Zoom link

 

Meeting Link: https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdu-qqzgoEtZd5BsdYaSiu8SPxdNiJpW3

 

You MUST register in advance for this meeting!

 

Virginia Tech Summer Opportunity

Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving, and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a virtual summer academic leadership program at Virginia Tech.    Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer four-day sessions twice during the summer of 2021:  June 13-June 16 and June 20-June 23. Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a four-day session for the summer of 2021: June 27-June 30. All programs are FREE of cost to students!

Rising juniors apply here!

Rising seniors apply here!  

Application closes: April 1, 2021 Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2021 Confirm attendance: May 10, 2021 Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2021 Benefits of attending BCI*:

  • Virginia Tech application fee waiver
  • BCI T-shirt mailed to your home
  • Peer mentorship, networking, and friendships
  • College admissions advising
  • Overview of financing college/higher education
  • Exposure to the African American student experience at Virginia Tech
  • Live Q & A with the seven Virginia Tech colleges
  • Completion of an interactive and educational group project focused on the African American experience.

*All benefits will be extended to those who successfully complete the program. Virginia Tech Partners Participating: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, College of Science, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and other campus departments and local organizations. For more information about the Black College Institute, visit vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute or email bci@vt.edu. Click here to download a flyer for the experience. BTSN Videos Reposted

For our new students, our Back to School Night Videos have been reposted on the Cedar Lane Web Site.  To learn more about your teachers, check out this link:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/index.php/btsn-videos-september-24-600-pm

 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

  • 03/18/21: Effectively Communicating with Your Child
  • 04/22/21: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence

 

Register for Teaching Your Child to Follow Directions

 

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Town Hall Meeting TONIGHT

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“It’s Not Too Late…”

To register for the Cedar Lane Town Hall tonight.  We will review Return to School information from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  If you are interested in attending the Town Hall, please email Gail Rostamie at gerostamie@fcps.edu, and a BBCU link will be emailed to you prior to the  meeting.

 

 

Hybrid Schedule – Beginning March 2, 2021

 

 

Monday

Asynchronous

Learning

Tuesday

Gold/Odd Day

Schedule

Wednesday

Black/Even Day

Schedule

Thursday

Gold/Odd Day

Schedule

Friday

Black/Even Day

Schedule

Last Name

A - K

Log-In

To

Google Form

 

In-Person

 

In-Person

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

Last Name

L - Z

Log-In

To

Google Form

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

 

In-Person

 

In-Person

Full-time

Virtual

Log-In

To

Google Form

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

 

The return to in-person learning is only for those students who chose to be in-person.  Those students who selected virtual learning for the year will remain online four days per week.  Mondays will remain an asynchronous learning day for all students. All students must sign in on the Google Form to get credit for attendance, and they can continue to access their assignments in Google Classroom or Blackboard 24/7.

 

We started a new bell schedule on February 16th.  This schedule adjustment was made at all high schools in FCPS.  The bell schedule will change again on March 2nd when we add a 2nd lunch to support social distancing in the cafeteria. 

 

Cedar Lane Bell Schedule – Beginning March 2, 2021

 

 

Monday

Asynchronous

Learning

Tuesday & Thursday

Wednesday & Friday

8:20-9:39

 

Period 1

Period 2

9:50-11:50

 

Period 3

(Lunch – see schedule below)

Period 4: Panther Time

(Lunch – see schedule below)

12:01-1:20

 

Period 5

Period 6

1:31-2:50

 

Period 7

Period 8

 

1st Lunch

 

Class

Lunch

Class

9:50-10:25

10:25-11:00

11:05-11:50

 

 

2nd Lunch

 

Class

Lunch

9:50-11:10

11:15-11:50

 

Concurrent Instruction

Beginning March 2nd, our classes will be conducted using concurrent instruction in which in-person students receive two days of teacher-led instruction in the school building and two days of teacher-led instruction at home.   Virtual students and in-person students will be in the same class.  More information about concurrent instruction can be found at this link.  Again, virtual students will remain online four days per week.

 

In some instances, the teacher will remain virtual for the remainder of the year.  In this case, Classroom Monitors have been hired to provide in-person classroom assistance for students the days they are in the building.  The teacher will continue to lead the class and handle all teaching responsibilities including grading.  The monitor will assist the teacher and provide in-person guidance and supervision.    

 

Health & Safety

We will all be focused on staying safe during in-person learning.  It is critical that students adhere to safety protocols.  We will provide safety and mitigation strategy information and reminders to students through a video overview when they return.  More information about health and safety can also be found here.  The Health Screening Commitment Form is also available in ParentVue.  We will continually revisit and remind students about the key mitigation strategies so that we can stop the spread of the virus.

 

It is important that parents of in-person students complete the  Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form (scroll to the bottom of the page for the form) and conduct the health screening questions each day.  If students are ill, need to quarantine, or have any COVID like symptoms, they should stay home.  In these instances, students can access the virtual class from home if they are able.  Parents should report any absences to the attendance line.

 

Lunches

Grab and go lunches will be available free of charge each day in the cafeteria.  We will have two 30-minute lunch shifts with 10 - 15 students in each lunch.  Students will be socially distanced in the cafeteria and can remove their mask while eating.  Students will be able to talk casually with the students seated near them; however, they will not be able to travel about the cafeteria during lunch like usual.

 

Orientation

We will be conducting orientation type activities for in-person students during the week they return.  Some of the orientation information shared will also be important for virtual students, so they will receive the information as well.  

 

Transportation

Bus routes are being developed and more information will be shared when routes are completed and available for students and parents to view in your SIS account.

 

Thank you for your ongoing collaboration.  We will continue to share updates.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to the main office or the administration with any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tom Lundy

Principal

 

 

 

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

Cedar Lane Town Hall Meeting

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Cedar Lane Families,

I hope everyone is doing well!  I know this message is lengthy, but I hope you find it helpful in answering some of your questions about how we are moving forward with students returning to the building, the hybrid schedule, and implementing concurrent instruction..

Schedule

You have likely seen the message sent by Dr. Brabrand about the return to school timeline, which can be found here:  https://www.fcps.edu/blog/return-school-plan-and-new-bell-schedule.  Students who selected in-person learning will return to the building on March 2, 2021.

 

Hybrid Schedule – Beginning March 2, 2021

 

 

Monday

Asynchronous

Learning

Tuesday

Gold/Odd Day

Schedule

Wednesday

Black/Even Day

Schedule

Thursday

Gold/Odd Day

Schedule

Friday

Black/Even Day

Schedule

Last Name

A - K

Log-In

To

Google Form

 

In-Person

 

In-Person

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

Last Name

L - Z

Log-In

To

Google Form

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

 

In-Person

 

In-Person

Full-time

Virtual

Log-In

To

Google Form

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

 

Virtual

 

 

The return to in-person learning is only for those students who chose to be in-person.  Those students who selected virtual learning for the year will remain online four days per week.  Mondays will remain an asynchronous learning day for all students. All students must sign in on the Google Form to get credit for attendance, and they can continue to access their assignments in Google Classroom or Blackboard 24/7.

 

We started a new bell schedule on February 16th.  This schedule adjustment was made at all high schools in FCPS.  The bell schedule will change again on March 2nd when we add a 2nd lunch to support social distancing in the cafeteria. 

 

Cedar Lane Bell Schedule – Beginning March 2, 2021

 

 

Monday

Asynchronous

Learning

Tuesday & Thursday

Wednesday & Friday

8:20-9:39

 

Period 1

Period 2

9:50-11:50

 

Period 3

(Lunch – see schedule below)

Period 4: Panther Time

(Lunch – see schedule below)

12:01-1:20

 

Period 5

Period 6

1:31-2:50

 

Period 7

Period 8

 

 

1st Lunch

 

Class

Lunch

Class

9:50-10:30

10:35-11:05

11:10-11:50

 

2nd Lunch

 

Class

Lunch

9:50-11:15

11:20-11:50

 

Teacher Workdays for Student Return

Thursday, February 25th, and Friday, February 26th, will be Teacher Workdays in preparation for students returning to the building.  They will be Asynchronous Learning Days for all students, and their assignments will be posted in Google Classroom or Blackboard 24/7.

Concurrent Instruction

Beginning March 2nd, our classes will be conducted using concurrent instruction in which in-person students receive two days of teacher-led instruction in the school building and two days of teacher-led instruction at home.   Virtual students and in-person students will be in the same class.  More information about concurrent instruction can be found at this link.  Again, virtual students will remain online four days per week.

In some instances, the teacher will remain virtual for the remainder of the year.  In this case, Classroom Monitors have been hired to provide in-person classroom assistance for students the days they are in the building.  The teacher will continue to lead the class and handle all teaching responsibilities including grading.  The monitor will assist the teacher and provide in-person guidance and supervision.    

Health & Safety

We will all be focused on staying safe during in-person learning.  It is critical that students adhere to safety protocols.  We will provide safety and mitigation strategy information and reminders to students through a video overview when they return.  More information about health and safety can also be found here.  The Health Screening Commitment Form is also available in ParentVue.  We will continually revisit and remind students about the key mitigation strategies so that we can stop the spread of the virus.

It is important that parents of in-person students complete the  Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form (scroll to the bottom of the page for the form) and conduct the health screening questions each day.  If students are ill, need to quarantine, or have any COVID like symptoms, they should stay home.  In these instances, students can access the virtual class from home if they are able.  Parents should report any absences to the attendance line.

Lunches

Grab and go lunches will be available free of charge each day in the cafeteria.  We will have two 30-minute lunch shifts with 10 - 15 students in each lunch.  Students will be socially distanced in the cafeteria and can remove their mask while eating.  Students will be able to talk casually with the students seated near them; however, they will not be able to travel about the cafeteria during lunch like usual.

Orientation

We will be conducting orientation type activities for in-person students during the week they return.  Some of the orientation information shared will also be important for virtual students, so they will receive the information as well.  

Transportation

Bus routes are being developed and more information will be shared when routes are completed and available for students and parents to view in your SIS account. 

Upcoming Town Hall

We will be hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting on Thursday, February 28th, from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm to review the Return to School information and answer questions.  If you are interested in attending the Town Hall, please email Gail Rostamie at gerostamie@fcps.edu, and a BBCU link will be emailed to you the day of the meeting.

 

Thank you for your ongoing collaboration.  We will continue to share updates.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to the main office or the administration with any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Tom Lundy

Principal

 

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

NEW Bell Schedule starts 2/16

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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

 

2/15....................... No School – Washington’s’ BD

2/16....................... New Bell Schedule begins (see below)

3/5........................ 2 Hour Early Release

3/8 ....................... Staff Development Day – No School

3/26....................... Quarter 3 Ends

3/26....................... 2 Hour Early Release

3/29-4/2................ Spring Break

4/5........................ Teacher Work Day – No School

 

Bell Schedule effective 2/16

Cedar Lane Bell Schedule – Starts 2/16/21

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Wednesdays and Fridays

 

8:20 – 9:40

Period 1

Period 2

9:55 – 11:15

Period 3

Period 4:  Panther Time

11:15 – 11:50

Lunch

Lunch

11:55 – 1:15

Period 5

Period 6

1:30 – 2:50

Period 7

Period 8

 

 

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Senior Photo Day

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Dear Cedar Lane Seniors and Parents of Seniors

Cedar Lane School will hold its Senior Photo Day at the school on Friday, February 12, 2021. It will take place from 12:15 until 2:00 PM, and will be conducted by Lifetouch.

A packet of information on how to register for the Senior Photo Day was mailed home last month. If you have any questions about the photo session,

Please contact Lifetouch at 410-644-7700, or email at answers@lifetouch.com  to register your Senior for their session.

You may also contact me at rametry@fcps.edu if you have any questions, or are unable to connect with Lifetouch.

I will be staffing this activity and look forward to seeing you at Cedar Lane on Friday, February 12th!

Sincerely

Robb Metry

Cedar Lane School

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

Cedar Update 2/5/2021

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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

 

2/9........................ Senior Intervention Cohort begins (students and parents have been notified)

2/12....................... From Chaos to Calm webinar

2/15....................... No School – Washington’s’ BD

2/16....................... New Bell Schedule begins (see below)

3/5........................ 2 Hour Early Release

3/8 ....................... Staff Development Day – No School

3/26....................... Quarter 3 Ends

3/26....................... 2 Hour Early Release

3/29-4/2................ Spring Break

4/5........................ Teacher Work Day – No School

 

 

Cedar Lane is awarded an anonymous grant

Cedar Lane PTSA is thrilled to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from an organization that wishes to remain anonymous.

 

This funding will support Cedar Lane students and families in the following three areas:

 

  1. Mini-grants for basic necessities such as groceries, utilities, internet, rent payment, and other emergency needs;

 

  1. Facilitate distance and concurrent learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and eventual return to school through the purchase of supplemental IT equipment to enable Cedar Lane teachers and staff to meet our students’ needs in the distance and concurrent learning environment; and

 

  1. Empower our students and families to plan and be ready for educational and employment opportunities after Cedar Lane.

 

We are launching Element 1 of the grant via email, text and on social media and inviting currently enrolled Cedar Lane students and their families to apply for a mini-grant using this simple form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdisKDRboRvfmkHrh34drIySmb1SWt-lMrY6bo-e6zKn2oV-w/viewform.  A school staff member will call to follow up via phone.

 

The PTSA Board, together with Cedar Lane Administration and teachers, is developing plans for Elements 2 and 3 of the grant in the next few weeks. Please stay tuned for news and updates via email and social media.

 

We welcome your suggestions and ideas for Elements 2 and 3—please feel free to email  Ms. Min at jmmin1@fcps.edu who will share them with the PTSA Board.

 

We are excited about the impact this grant will have on our Cedar Lane community and look forward to receiving your mini-grant applications, and sharing plans on Elements 2 and 3 shortly.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Tom Lundy, Principal

 

Bell Schedule effective 2/16

Cedar Lane Bell Schedule – Starts 2/16/21

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Wednesdays and Fridays

 

8:20 – 9:40

Period 1

Period 2

9:55 – 11:15

Period 3

Period 4:  Panther Time

11:15 – 11:50

Lunch

Lunch

11:55 – 1:15

Period 5

Period 6

1:30 – 2:50

Period 7

Period 8

 

 

Testing Windows

Parents of students participating in these testing windows have been notified and confirmed.

 

WORKKEYS

Tuesday, February 9th  & Wednesday, February 10th  

8:00 am – 11:00 am

12:00-3:00 pm

 

WIDA TESTING

Tuesday, February 16th & Wednesday, February 17th

8:00 am – 11:00 am

 

BTSN Videos Reposted

For our new students, our Back to School Night Videos have been reposted on the Cedar Lane Web Site.  To learn more about your teachers, check out this link:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/index.php/btsn-videos-september-24-600-pm

 

Senior Photo Day

Dear Cedar Lane Seniors and Parents of Seniors

Cedar Lane School will hold its Senior Photo Day at the school on Friday, February 12, 2021. It will take place from 12:15 until 2:00 PM, and will be conducted by Lifetouch.

A packet of information on how to register for the Senior Photo Day was mailed home last month. If you have any questions about the photo session,

Please contact Lifetouch at 410-644-7700, or email at answers@lifetouch.com  to register your Senior for their session.

You may also contact me at rametry@fcps.edu if you have any questions, or are unable to connect with Lifetouch.

I will be staffing this activity and look forward to seeing you at Cedar Lane on Friday, February 12th!

Sincerely

Robb Metry

Cedar Lane School

 

Career Cafes

February is Job Shadowing Month. Students can explore exciting career opportunities with Virginia businesses. Each week, different industries will discuss the types of jobs they offer and answer your questions. Register for one or all of these interactive sessions through the Zoom links below.

 

A $25 Amazon gift card will be given to an attendee each session.

 

Feb. 11 @ 4:30-5:30 pm – Welding, Machining & Inspection

Register in advance for this meeting:  http://bit.ly/2L64hDy

 

Feb. 18 @ 4:30-5:30 pm - Information Technology/Gaming & Hospitality

Register in advance for this meeting:  http://bit.ly/38lR56t

 

 Feb. 25 @ 4:30-5:30 pm – Medical Billing/Coding & Law Enforcement

 Register in advance for this meeting: http://bit.ly/2Mxm86M

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email for each career café that will contain information about joining each of the meetings.  Contact amveltri@fcps.edu with questions.

 

Transition University will offer a FREE 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world.

Topics covered in this course will include: -What is Transition and Why is it Important? -Transition Services in the IEP -Supported Decision Making, Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Age of Majority -Future planning including Special Needs Trusts, ABLE accounts and Letters of Intent-Transitioning into Independent Living (employment, further education, housing, etc.) -Connecting to Your Community and to Adult Services- and much more!

 

The course begins the evening of February 6, 2021 and will be open through March 26, 2021 at 6pm.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-2021-transition-university-virtual-training-registration-126465091493

 

From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

How are YOU doing? Really, how are you?

 

Trying to lead a family during these times can be exceedingly difficult. Children's mental health is declining, and parents are concerned about their own mental health.

  • Are you feeling helpless and overwhelmed by the uncertainty and fear surrounding your child’s future and the impact this time is having on their ability to learn?
  • Are you worried about increased anxiety and stress leaving you feeling depleted and overwhelmed?

 

Learn practical tools that can be applied IMMEDIATELY to restore your sense of calm and focus so you have the energy and confidence you need to cultivate joy and connection in your family.

 

Presented by Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional.

 

Friday, February 12, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Register for From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

  • 9/24/20: Setting the Stage for Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations
  • 10/22/20: Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control
  • 11/19/20: Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond
  • 12/17/20: All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication
  • 01/21/21: Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors
  • 02/18/21:Teaching your Children to Follow Directions
    • Parents/guardians will be provided an overview of instructional control
    • Parents/guardians will review strategies to support their students with following directions
  • 03/18/21: Effectively Communicating with Your Child
  • 04/22/21: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence

 

Thursday February 18, 2021, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 - 8 p.m.

 

Register for Teaching Your Child to Follow Directions

 

Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master.

 

This webinar will highlight:

  • What is social-emotional learning?
  • Strategies to use our children’s behavior and emotion as forms of communication.
  • Strategies to create emotional safety.
  • Strategies to recognizing and supporting personal and family strengths.

 

Join FCPS Social Worker, Jeanne Veraska & FCPS School Psychologist, Lisa Phifer for this important webinar.

 

February 17, 2021 6:30 - 8 p.m. or February 19, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

 

Register for Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

 

Is it Over Yet? How to Help your Child Cope with the Pandemic and the Eventual Return to Normalcy: A Webinar for Families

Join licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Bateman for a webinar focused on parenting strategies to help children cope with the challenges of the pandemic.

 

Strategies include:

  • Coping with general stress, changes in daily life/routine, uncertainty about the future, loss of regular activities and social interaction, virtual school, etc.
  • Executive functioning to assist with the challenges of virtual school
  • Managing anxiety about health and safety
  • Building resilience in children to reduce risk of separation anxiety, social anxiety, etc. once the pandemic ends

 

Friday, February 26, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Register for Is it Over Yet? How to Help your Child Cope with the Pandemic and the Eventual Return to Normalcy: A Webinar for Families

 

Super Transition Week: Transition Planning for student with disabilities

February 22-25, 2021 6:30-8:30pm

*A free virtual event*

 

It’s never too early or too late to start planning for a successful transition from school to life as a young adult. Ensuring postsecondary success of our students with disabilities is dependent on effective transition planning. Please join CTS and other support service personnel for a week of transition focused workshops. Sessions each night will cover a range of transition topics: CTS programming and services for students with disabilities, short- and long-term postsecondary supports, employment and postsecondary education considerations, Supported Decision Making, and student self-determination as an evidence-based predictor of post-school success. This event also includes two evenings of student/parent panels where members describe their firsthand experiences as they navigated Fairfax County Public Schools and the transition process.

FCPS Educators register in MyPDE to receive 1 recertification point per session

(search for Super Transition Week)

Register online: https://bit.ly/3a0pEPa

 

 

Virtual Academy Courses and Open House Celebrations – 2021-22

Click on the Academy Courses Link to view what classes are offered.  Transportation can be arranged from Cedar to the Academies and back. 

 

         ACADEMY

DATE & TIME

Edison Academy

 

EDISON ACADEMY

https://edisonacademy.fcps.edu/

 

February 10, 2021

(Wednesday)

Time: 6:30 – 7:30

Virtual Open House

Check out this website for BBCU Link:

https://edisonacademy.fcps.edu/event/edison-academy-open-house-0

 

Falls Church

 

 

https://fallschurchacademy.fcps.edu/

February 11, 2021

(Thursday)

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

BBCU Link:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/ebef3d94ebca4c539a76cf63dc5dca32

Videos about classes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtvq9GJwU0GQ1dNrkz41gS4BmAsrfdo4Z

West Potomac

 

https://westpotomacacademy.fcps.edu/

 

February 8, 2021

(Monday)

6:15 – 7:30 pm

Virtual Open House

 

Check out this website for information about the BBCU link:

https://westpotomacacademy.fcps.edu/announcements/west-potomac-academy-virtual-open-house

 

 

Classroom on the Mall at Fair Oaks Mall

Info about the class:

https://chantillyacademy.fcps.edu/node/3528

School of Practical Nursing

Plum Center

Video about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kniJyAwjEOw&list=PLtvq9GJwU0GQ1dNrkz41gS4BmAsrfdo4Z&index=11

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy

Video about the program:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfgZ-1We480&feature=youtu.be

Spring Village Residential Construction Site

Video about the program:

https://edisonacademy.fcps.edu/academics/courses/construction-tech

 

 

 

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

Grant given to Cedar Lane

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Cedar Lane PTSA is thrilled to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from an organization that wishes to remain anonymous.

This funding will support Cedar Lane students and families in the following three areas:

  1. Mini-grants for basic necessities such as groceries, utilities, internet, rent payment, and other emergency needs;
  2. Facilitate distance and concurrent learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and eventual return to school through the purchase of supplemental IT equipment to enable Cedar Lane teachers and staff to meet our students’ needs in the distance and concurrent learning environment; and
  3. Empower our students and families to plan and be ready for educational and employment opportunities after Cedar Lane.

We are launching Element 1 of the grant via email, text and on social media and inviting currently enrolled Cedar Lane students and their families to apply for a mini-grant using this simple form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdisKDRboRvfmkHrh34drIySmb1SWt-lMrY6bo-e6zKn2oV-w/viewform.  A school staff member will call to follow up via phone.

The PTSA Board, together with Cedar Lane Administration and teachers, is developing plans for Elements 2 and 3 of the grant in the next few weeks. Please stay tuned for news and updates via email and social media.

We welcome your suggestions and ideas for Elements 2 and 3—please feel free to email  Ms. Min at jmmin1@fcps.edu who will share them with the PTSA Board.

We are excited about the impact this grant will have on our Cedar Lane community, and look forward to receiving your mini-grant applications, and sharing plans on Elements 2 and 3 shortly.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Tom Lundy, Principal

 

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

Cedar Lane Update

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https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/

Twitter:  @CedarLaneHS

Facebook:  Cedar Lane HS

 

Upcoming Dates:

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

 

1/29....................... Testing Schedule Released

2/3........................ Job Corps Presentation during Panther Time

2/4........................ Academy Virtual Open Houses begin (schedule below)

2/4........................ Career Cafes begin (schedule below)

2/5........................ Webinar Teen Depression

2/6........................ Transition University begins

2/12....................... From Chaos to Calm webinar

 

 

Testing Windows

Parents of students participating in these testing windows have been notified and confirmed.

 

WIDA TESTING

Tuesday, February 2nd & Wednesday, February 3rd

8:00 am – 11:00 am

 

WORKKEYS

Tuesday, February 9th  & Wednesday, February 10th  

8:00 am – 11:00 am

12:00-3:00 pm

 

WIDA TESTING

Tuesday, February 16th & Wednesday, February 17th

8:00 am – 11:00 am

 

BTSN Videos Reposted

For our new students, our Back to School Night Videos have been reposted on the Cedar Lane Web Site.  To learn more about your teachers, check out this link:  https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/index.php/btsn-videos-september-24-600-pm

 

Senior Photo Day

Dear Cedar Lane Seniors and Parents of Seniors

Cedar Lane School will hold its Senior Photo Day at the school on Friday, February 12, 2021. It will take place from 12:15 until 2:00 PM, and will be conducted by Lifetouch.

A packet of information on how to register for the Senior Photo Day was mailed home last month. If you have any questions about the photo session,

Please contact Lifetouch at 410-644-7700, or email at answers@lifetouch.com  to register your Senior for their session.

You may also contact me at rametry@fcps.edu if you have any questions, or are unable to connect with Lifetouch.

I will be staffing this activity and look forward to seeing you at Cedar Lane on Friday, February 12th!

Sincerely

Robb Metry

Cedar Lane School

 

Career Cafes

February is Job Shadowing Month. Students can explore exciting career opportunities with Virginia businesses. Each week, different industries will discuss the types of jobs they offer and answer your questions. Register for one or all of these interactive sessions through the Zoom links below.

 

A $25 Amazon gift card will be given to an attendee each session.

 

Feb. 4 @ 4:30-5:30 pm – Jump Start your Career with Virginia Businesses

including Southern States, Anthem, Dominion, Performance Food Group, Federal Reserve Bank

Register in advance for this meeting: http://bit.ly/3bfSPjx

 

Feb. 11 @ 4:30-5:30 pm – Welding, Machining & Inspection

Register in advance for this meeting:  http://bit.ly/2L64hDy

 

Feb. 18 @ 4:30-5:30 pm - Information Technology/Gaming & Hospitality

Register in advance for this meeting:  http://bit.ly/38lR56t

 

 Feb. 25 @ 4:30-5:30 pm – Medical Billing/Coding & Law Enforcement

 Register in advance for this meeting: http://bit.ly/2Mxm86M

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email for each career café that will contain information about joining each of the meetings.  Contact amveltri@fcps.edu with questions.

 

Job Corps Presentation

Ms. Esther Hernandez, from Job Corps will come and speak with students during Panther Time (9:45-11:05am) on Wednesday 2/3. 

 

Job Corps is a completely free (federally funded) program for students.  Job Corps offers career planning, on-the-job training, job placement, housing, food, driver’s education, health and dental care, as well as a basic living and clothing allowance!!  Some of the training programs offered are: advanced manufacturing, automotive and machine repair, construction, finance and business, healthcare, homeland security, hospitality, information technology, renewable resources and energy, and transportation.  Check out the website for more information: https://www.jobcorps.gov/ 

Questions: contact our ETR at amveltri@fcps.edu

 

Transition University will offer a FREE 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world.

Topics covered in this course will include: -What is Transition and Why is it Important? -Transition Services in the IEP -Supported Decision Making, Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Age of Majority -Future planning including Special Needs Trusts, ABLE accounts and Letters of Intent-Transitioning into Independent Living (employment, further education, housing, etc.) -Connecting to Your Community and to Adult Services- and much more!

 

The course begins the evening of February 6, 2021 and will be open through March 26, 2021 at 6pm.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-2021-transition-university-virtual-training-registration-126465091493

 

Teen Depression: A Webinar for Families

You’re worried. Your child has been sad or irritable for days and doesn’t seem interested in activities they usually find fun. For 1 in 10 adolescents, it’s ‘depression’. NIMH conducts research studies to understand the causes of depression, how it’s affected by the teen brain, and the evaluation of new treatments.

 

This webinar will focus on these topics:

  • What is “major depression?”
  • Assessing depression in teens
  • How to get help
  • Treatment of depression
  • Parenting a teen with depression
  • Depression in teens and COVID-19

 

Presented by Chana Engel who is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the Mood Brain & Development Unit at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).

 

Friday, February 5, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Register for Teen Depression: A Webinar for Families

 

From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

How are YOU doing? Really, how are you?

 

Trying to lead a family during these times can be exceedingly difficult. Children's mental health is declining, and parents are concerned about their own mental health.

  • Are you feeling helpless and overwhelmed by the uncertainty and fear surrounding your child’s future and the impact this time is having on their ability to learn?
  • Are you worried about increased anxiety and stress leaving you feeling depleted and overwhelmed?

 

Learn practical tools that can be applied IMMEDIATELY to restore your sense of calm and focus so you have the energy and confidence you need to cultivate joy and connection in your family.

 

Presented by Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional.

 

Friday, February 12, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Register for From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

  • 9/24/20: Setting the Stage for Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations
  • 10/22/20: Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control
  • 11/19/20: Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond
  • 12/17/20: All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication
  • 01/21/21: Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors
  • 02/18/21:Teaching your Children to Follow Directions
    • Parents/guardians will be provided an overview of instructional control
    • Parents/guardians will review strategies to support their students with following directions
  • 03/18/21: Effectively Communicating with Your Child
  • 04/22/21: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence

 

Thursday February 18, 2021, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 - 8 p.m.

 

Register for Teaching Your Child to Follow Directions

 

Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master.

 

This webinar will highlight:

  • What is social-emotional learning?
  • Strategies to use our children’s behavior and emotion as forms of communication.
  • Strategies to create emotional safety.
  • Strategies to recognizing and supporting personal and family strengths.

 

Join FCPS Social Worker, Jeanne Veraska & FCPS School Psychologist, Lisa Phifer for this important webinar.

 

February 17, 2021 6:30 - 8 p.m. or February 19, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

 

Register for Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

 

Is it Over Yet? How to Help your Child Cope with the Pandemic and the Eventual Return to Normalcy: A Webinar for Families

Join licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Bateman for a webinar focused on parenting strategies to help children cope with the challenges of the pandemic.

 

Strategies include:

  • Coping with general stress, changes in daily life/routine, uncertainty about the future, loss of regular activities and social interaction, virtual school, etc.
  • Executive functioning to assist with the challenges of virtual school
  • Managing anxiety about health and safety
  • Building resilience in children to reduce risk of separation anxiety, social anxiety, etc. once the pandemic ends

 

Friday, February 26, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Register for Is it Over Yet? How to Help your Child Cope with the Pandemic and the Eventual Return to Normalcy: A Webinar for Families

 

Virtual Academy Courses and Open House Celebrations – 2021-22

Click on the Academy Courses Link to view what classes are offered.  Transportation can be arranged from Cedar to the Academies and back. 

 

         ACADEMY

DATE & TIME

Chantilly Academy

 

https://chantillyacademy.fcps.edu/

 

February 4, 2021

(Thursday)

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Virtual Open House

Link:

https://chantillyacademy.fcps.edu/open-house

 

Edison Academy

 

EDISON ACADEMY

https://edisonacademy.fcps.edu/

 

February 10, 2021

(Wednesday)

Time: 6:30 – 7:30

Virtual Open House

Check out this website for BBCU Link:

https://edisonacademy.fcps.edu/event/edison-academy-open-house-0

 

Fairfax Academy

https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/

February 2, 2021

(Tuesday)

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Virtual Open House

BBCU GUEST LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/b5ed0f4c75f24043ae64f395bc874fa1

Academy Google Site for Students:

https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/fairfaxacademy/home

Falls Church

 

 

https://fallschurchacademy.fcps.edu/

February 11, 2021

(Thursday)

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

BBCU Link:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/ebef3d94ebca4c539a76cf63dc5dca32

Videos about classes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtvq9GJwU0GQ1dNrkz41gS4BmAsrfdo4Z

Marshall

 

 

 

https://marshallacademy.fcps.edu/

February 4

(Thursday)

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Open House

Pre-Registration Required at: https://forms.gle/FdVspFn8SZapX6Pr7   

 

 

West Potomac

 

https://westpotomacacademy.fcps.edu/

 

February 8, 2021

(Monday)

6:15 – 7:30 pm

Virtual Open House

 

Check out this website for information about the BBCU link:

https://westpotomacacademy.fcps.edu/announcements/west-potomac-academy-virtual-open-house

 

 

Classroom on the Mall at Fair Oaks Mall

Info about the class:

https://chantillyacademy.fcps.edu/node/3528

School of Practical Nursing

Plum Center

Video about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kniJyAwjEOw&list=PLtvq9GJwU0GQ1dNrkz41gS4BmAsrfdo4Z&index=11

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy

Video about the program:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfgZ-1We480&feature=youtu.be

Spring Village Residential Construction Site

Video about the program:

https://edisonacademy.fcps.edu/academics/courses/construction-tech

 

 

 

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Cedar Update Correction from 1/8/2021

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Correction – January Calendar

 

1/12 – Progress Reports emailed

1/15 – 2nd Makeup Day of 2nd quarter.  Synchronous classes will meet and attendance will be taken.  No new assignments or assessments will be given.  Teachers will be in class to support students with their makeup work.

1/18 – No school.  Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.

1/19 – Synchronous Learning Day.  Classes meet in BBCU.

1/20 – No school.  Inauguration Day.

1/21 - Synchronous Learning Day.  Classes meet in BBCU.

1/22 – 2nd Quarter ends; 2-hour early release

1/25 – Teacher-Work Day.  Student Holiday.

 

Nancy,

Can you also included the 2ER Bell Schedule?  You do not need to use this format.  Whatever works for you.

 

 

Cedar Lane

2 Hour Early Release

Bell Schedule

 

 

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

50 minute periods

 

Wednesday’s and Friday’s

50 minute periods

 

8:10-9:00

 

Period 1

Period 2

9:15-10:05

 

Period 3

Period 4:  Panther Time

10:20-11:10

 

Period 5

Period 6

11:20-11:50

 

Lunch

Lunch

12:05-12:55

 

Period 7

Period 8

 

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