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Cedar Lane Update (week of 9/6/2021)
Cedar Lane Update
Facebook: Cedar Lane HS
Full Calendar: https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar (under construction)
9/3-9/6.................. Labor Day Holiday No School
9/7........................ RTL 1st period
9/9........................ RTL 2nd period
9/15....................... RTL 3rd period
9/17....................... RTL 5th period
9/21....................... RTL 6th period
9/23....................... RTL 7th period
9/28....................... Email One Note Progress Reports
9/29....................... RTL 8th period
10/1....................... RTL 1st period
10/13..................... PSAT Day
10/13..................... 2 hour early release
10/13..................... 9th grade asynchronous learning day (do not physically come to school)
Digital Consent Form
Annually, FCPS must ask parents to sign a digital consent form. This form lists software that MAY be used at Cedar Lane, the list is published by FCPS. It is a standard list for High Schools in Fairfax County, and we include any Academy software and textbooks that are necessary. The form is available online and is easy to complete. You will get many follow ups from us if you have not completed the form either by opting out or accepting. The web page to accept the digital consent form is here:
Return To Learn (RTL)
Intention: Our goal in scheduling a Return Period is to provide additional structured opportunities for students to receive instructional support, additional time for work completion, curriculum re-teaching and review, and/or enrichment learning opportunities in a student’s class.
Students who are receiving a grade of a 66% or below are identified as requiring academic intervention. In this case, the return period will be focused on the instruction and tasks required to improve a students grade and to prevent a student from failing a class for the quarter, semester, or school year.
Overview of Schedule: The Return Period will happen during 4th Period on Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday. Return Periods will follow the sequential bell schedule (Periods, 1,2,3,5,6,7,8). On average, students will have opportunities for support once per month for an hour with their classroom teacher. Additionally, Cedar Lane has built in schoolwide designated make-up days. On these days, students will have an opportunity to go to their classes according to the gold/black day schedule, and will have an opportunity to complete assignments, receive instructional and assignment completion support with their classroom teachers. There will be no new instruction, new assignments, or assessments on these days. The RTL schedule is on the Cedar Lane Calendar on the web site: https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/happenings/calendar
For more information, contact Marissa E. King, Ed.S. @email
Anticipated Bus Delays
Due to the bus driver shortage, FCPS will be increasing “double back” bus runs, meaning a bus is required to run two scheduled routes back to back that would normally have been covered by two separate buses. These “double backs” may impact delivery time to schools or bus stops and may have a domino effect, affecting after-school drop-off times. links to https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/anticipated-bus-delays-what-families-can-expect
This is a reminder that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online. Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 plan or an individualized education plan (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations. To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT, return the forms to Cedar Lane by August 10, 2021.
There are two forms to return: an input form on which you will circle the requested accommodations, and a consent form signed by parent/guardian and student. Instructions can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38354. If preferred, paper forms can be printed from this link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/CollegeBoardTestAccommEnclosuresEnglish.pdf
When returning forms, e-mail to:
Or mail to:
Cedar Lane School
101 Cedar Ln., SW
Vienna, VA 22180
Schoology Parent Accounts
As you may have heard, Schoology is replacing Blackboard 24/7 as Fairfax County’s Learning Management System. Schoology parent accounts will be available by 8/13. SIS-generated courses will be visible to parents and students on 8/19. For more information on both student and parent Schoology accounts, please see this link: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
Additional information can be found at these two links (also available from the above link) https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents/welcome
Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system.
Here is what you need to know now:
- You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
- Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the right login page.
- Learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
- Schoology Snippets (short videos on how to navigate Schoology): https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/support/videos
- The Schoology Parent Resource Kit: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents/welcome
- More information for families, including resetting passwords and to request technical support: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents
- Students use their regular FCPS login information to login. Student resources for Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/students
Parent Help Desk Summer Hours
The Parent Technology Help Desk will continue to support parents and students through the summer months.
Beginning on Monday, June 14, we are moving the service to our in-house Service Desk. The phone number for parents will stay the same - 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) - and the reduced hours for summer are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday in June, July and early August. Outside of those hours, parents can also visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket.
Universal Masking for SY 2021-22
As you may have seen, FCPS announced Universal Masking for the coming school year. All students, staff, and visitors must wear masks while inside the building and on school buses. You can find more information here: why we are starting the school year with universal masking.
Bring Your Own Device Set Up Instructions
If you student wants to bring their own cell phone or other device, they can follow these instructions to add them to the FCPS network, once they are in range of an FCPS facility.
Cedar Lane Families
The PTSA NEEDS YOU!! Please take a minute today to join the Cedar Lane PTSA. The PTSA helps our school provide the quality educational activities that your student deserves. Your support is CRUCIAL to our mission of helping to provide the school with the resources it needs to help each child be successful! You can help in 2 ways:
1) Donate to our No-Fuss Fundraiser through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/supportCLPTSA or through Venmo @Cedar-Lane-1
Checks are also welcome and can be made out to Cedar Lane PTSA and mailed to the school at 101 Cedar Lane, SW, Vienna VA 22180.
2) Join the PTSA! Go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ITSQ1PPG4Za5JrKV0lbaX5vW5hY4THPjRxDJTi7X0rc/edit
and fill out the form then use the above payment methods to purchase memberships for parents/guardians and students.
Your generosity is very much appreciated as we navigate this new territory together- we could not do all that we do without YOU!
Please email questions to Ms. Jennifer Min at @email, or call her at (703)208-2420.
Anna Veltri is our full time ETR. She works with all our students to plan what they can do after graduation. She works with Freshman to Seniors. Please join her Schoology Group: https://lms.fcps.edu/group/5184782286
Access Code: FQ3-W8GS-J7QDB
In accordance with the Code of Virginia, all FLE (Family Life Education) lessons (grades K-12 and modified) must be available for parent/guardian review. As such, there is a folder in the Cedar Parent Schoology course with the FLE lessons posted for you to review.
Consumer Science Program Fees due
If your student is enrolled in Foods and Fitness, Gourmet Foods and/or international Foods, there is a class fee for the year. The fee is $90.00; send a check in made out to Cedar Lane School.
Strategies for Today and Beyond
The 8th Annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference and Inova Act on Addiction presents Strategies for Today and Beyond. The conference will be virtual this year September 27-October 1, 2021. The conference will feature keynote speakers who will focus on social emotional learning and resiliency.
Anticipated Bus Delays
Due to the bus driver shortage, we will be increasing “double back” bus runs, meaning a bus is required to run two scheduled routes back to back that would normally have been covered by two separate buses. These “double backs” may impact delivery time to schools or bus stops and may have a domino effect, affecting after-school drop-off times.
Required School Immunization Appointments Available
Documentation of immunization is required for students entering kindergarten, 7th grade, 12th grade, and for new students transferring into FCPS. Now is the time to schedule a free appointment through the Fairfax County Health Department for your child's immunizations.
There is now a new Emergency Broadband Benefit available to eligible households through the Federal Communications Commission. This is a temporary benefit that will help to lower the cost of internet broadband service during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.
Parent Technology Help Desk
The Parent Technology Help Desk will continue to support parents and students. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.