Cedar Lane Update (week of 3/24/23)
Facebook: Cedar Lane HS
Full Calendar: https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar (continuous updates)
3/27............... SEL Day
3/27............... Senior Class Meeting
3/27............... NOVA Admissions Outreach
3/29............... RTL 5
3/31............... RTL 6
3/31............... Mentoring Activity
4/3-7.............. Spring Break
4/10............... Gold Day
4/11............... RTL 7
4/13............... Quarter 3 Ends
4/13............... 2 Hour Early Release
4/14............... No School – Teacher Work Day
Narcan Training at Cedar Lane
Cedar Lane School is hosting an event for Staff and Community members to be trained in recognizing an Opioid Overdose and Helping Save Lives.
- Who: Any Cedar Lane Community Members are invited to sign-up
- What: REVIVE! And Naloxone Training provided by the Fairfax County Community Services Board
- When: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 6:30-7:30 pm
- Where: Cedar Lane Cafeteria, food will be served at 6:00 pm
- Participants will receive a FREE dose of Naloxone!
Attendance is limited to 60 people, use this link to reserve your space for Narcan Training at Cedar Lane https://bit.ly/3Jt4qMU
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Attendance Call Outs
As we are currently in the testing window, schools are reminded that daily attendance callouts will only be suspended during SOL testing windows, on the last day of school, and for school emergencies. Examples of a school emergency include a building lockdown, shelter-in-place, and other emergencies.
FCPS is required by the Code of Virginia to report daily attendance and summary attendance data to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). These attendance practices support student safety and serve to strengthen our partnerships with parents/caregivers. FCPS utilizes the e-Notify system to contact parents and/or guardians via phone, text, and e-mail to report daily absences when students do not attend school as expected.
No-Cost Mental Health Teletherapy for Students Starting April 10
FCPS has partnered with Hazel Health to begin offering virtual mental health services to high school students via live video sessions. Starting Monday, April 10, parents/caregivers who have been struggling to find a therapist for their child or who notice changes in their child’s behavior will be able to connect them virtually with a licensed therapist.
Teletherapy services for students are short-term, evidence-based, and culturally-responsive. Teletherapy is available on any device, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Therapists will be locally-licensed clinicians; 50% of whom identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC); and 40% of whom are bilingual. More than 15 languages are available.
Hazel Health’s licensed therapists can help students who are experiencing:
- Mood/behavior changes, lack of motivation, grief/loss.
- Anxiety, worry, fears.
- Bullying, sexual identity challenges, challenging peer and family relationships.
- Academic stress.
The first step for parents is to provide information through an opt-in form. Visit FCPS’ Teletherapy webpage for details. Watch this 2 minute video to see how Hazel Health virtual mental health services work. https://www.hazel.co/articles/what-is-hazel-heart fcps.edu/teletherapy
Proposed Updates to Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Department of Special Services will be hosting two virtual meetings for the FCPS community regarding proposed updates to the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Regulation. Please join one of the meetings below via Zoom (click the date to register):
Monday, March 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the suggested updates and ask questions via Zoom Chat. Language interpretation will be available in Spanish. A certified deaf interpreter will be available as well.
Beginning Monday, March 20, families and staff will also be able to provide feedback on proposed updates to the SR&R via a short survey. Please stay tuned for details. Visit FCPS’ website for more information.
What is binge drinking?
Binge drinking refers to consuming a large amount of alcohol quickly. It’s a practice that pushes up blood alcohol levels fast. For men, binge drinking is typically five or more drinks in two hours. Women reach a blood alcohol level of .08 or more with four drinks in two hours or less.
Why is binge drinking risky?
Teenagers who binge-drink even once are at higher risk of getting alcohol poisoning. not being able to look after themselves while drunk. taking dangerous risks and having accidents – for example, being killed on the road while walking home drunk.
What can you do to help stop?
Stop Teenage Drinking: 10 ways to keep your kid safe
- Talk to your kids, not at them.
- Education is key.
- Help teens understand the risk
- Get involved
- Be a positive influence
- Eliminate Temptation
- Be aware of the warning signs
- Establish clear rules
- Teach refusal skills
- Create and commit to a family pledge.
For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.
For further Information & support:
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist