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Cedar Update Week of 10/2/2020
Cedar Lane Update
Facebook: Cedar Lane HS
Full Calendar: https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/news-events/calendar
10/9....................... Deadline to sign up for PSATs
10/12..................... Indigenous People Day—No School for Students
10/23..................... Senior Seminar (Virtual)
10/29..................... PSATs held at Cedar Lane – Asynchronous Learning for all Students not taking the PSAT
10/30..................... Quarter 1 ends – 2 Hour Early Release for Students (see bell schedule below)
11/2-3.................... Teacher Workdays – No School for Students
11/11..................... Veterans Day – 2 Hour Early Release for Students (see bell schedule below)
11/25-27................ Thanksgiving Break
1/26/2021.............. Tentative Return to the building for classes
- Thursday, October 29th is the PSAT Day for all 11th graders in FCPS.
- It is an Asynchronous Learning day for all FCPS High School students not taking the PSAT. No classes will meet on this day. Your students’ teachers will direct them where to access their work in either Google Classroom or Blackboard 24/7.
- All 11th grade parents should have received a phone call from staff regarding the test as well as received a Google Intent form from the school via email. The deadline to declare intent to test is October 9th. Link to intent form
- More information will be forthcoming regarding transportation and safety protocols.
- If you have questions you can email Mr. Lundy at: @email.
2 Hour Early Release Bell Schedule (lunch & 5th/6th period switch):
2 Hour Early Release
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
50 minute periods
Wednesday’s and Friday’s
50 minute periods
Period 4: Panther Time
Digital Consent Form
Parents need to give consent for Cedar Lane to use various digital platforms for student engagement and learning while we are distance learning. Use this link to permit access. https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresourcesCedarLane
Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)
Next week we begin our SR&R lessons. As usual, parents need to agree to the SR&R. Use this link to view the SR&R and to agree to the SR&R. https://cedarlaneschool.fcps.edu/CedarLaneSR%26R
Hello parents - we’ve been receiving questions about how to view students’ schedules, grades, and transcripts, and how to see grades and determine what assignments are missing. To try to help answer those questions, here is some information about SIS (Student Information System, the FCPS student database), where you and your student can find a great deal of information, including:
- Class schedule
- Current grades and missing assignments (see below for more details)
- Course history and standardized test history
- Report card for the current year
- Student and health information
- School information and FCPS links
Students can log into their SIS StudentVUE by going to http://sisstudent.fcps.edu/ and using their FCPS login name and password.
SIS ParentVUE can be accessed through http://sisparent.fcps.edu. If a parent can’t remember their FCPS login information, they can go to that address, choose More Options, and click on Reset Password. You can also create an account from there if you haven’t already. You would have received in the mail an activation key from FCPS that you can use to create your account. If you need a new activation key, complete this form to request assistance. https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm
Once in SIS ParentVUE, to see grades and any missing assignments, click on Grade Book in the left-hand column and then click on the name of the quarter (such as “Qtr 1”). That will display a list of all assignments and classwork, including missing ones.
For parents and students to view or open the actual assignments, they would go to the students’ Google Classroom and click on the class. Parents may wish to sit with their student sometimes and have the student open each of their classes in Google Classroom so that the parent can see upcoming assignments, as well as any that are late or still outstanding.
In addition to SIS, FCPS 24-7 Learning (also known as Blackboard) provides parents access to available courses the student is enrolled in, Naviance Student to view College and Academic Career Planning (for Middle and High school students), and weCare@school to view and update Emergency Care information. You must have an active Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account to be able to login to FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View. The same login credentials will be used to access both the SIS and FCPS 24-7 systems.
Yearbooks still available
If you did not yet get your Covid19 collector’s edition of last year’s yearbook, there are still a few copies left if you act now! It is $35 for a 72 pages of full color fun. Contact Ms. Blakemore at @email to order your copy.
This information is for Cedar Lane Seniors who plan to Graduate in 2021.
If you wish to have a Senior portrait taken to be included in the Cedar Lane Yearbook, please schedule a date listed below through the toll free number provided. Seniors must schedule this appointment on their own and provide their own transportation to the site of the Lifetouch photography location in Annandale. If Seniors wish to have their photo placed in their base school yearbook, they will need to request that Lifetouch forward the photo to the school, and then check with the school to request their photo be included in that base school’s yearbook.
There are currently no plans to have a Senior Photo Day at Cedar Lane School due to the current distance learning situation. Please contact me, your case worker, or your clinician, if you have any questions about Senior photos.
Robb Metry @email
Below are the dates for our Virginia studio. Please feel free to provide students/parents our Customer Service contact number at 1-800-445-1189 to schedule at this location.
Studios are held at:
John G. Fox, Jr. Memorial Hall
Fire Station 8
7128 Columbia Pike,
Annandale, VA 22003
Welcome Back to School! We hope each of you is staying healthy and safe as we head into the Fall!
We have exciting News! This year we are moving all of our forms and sign ups ONLINE! 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/e/1FAIpQLSf2GCfPmn_I3ADMmO1Tkaw7nXRcsD0fdg2Ah3Tvs2G85VGKlg/viewform and fill out the form then use the above payment methods to purchase memberships for parents/guardians and students.
*We are in need of 2 Officers: PTSA Vice President and Treasurer. These positions are crucial but time commitment is actually minimal (Maximum 1-2 hours per month). Please consider VOLUNTEERING!! Contact Ms Min for more info- @email
Your generosity is very much appreciated as we navigate this new territory together- we could not do all that we do without YOU!
The Cedar Lane PTSA Needs YOU!
Cedar Lane Families- the PTSA is in DIRE need of volunteers to fill the following positions: Vice President and Treasurer. While these positions sound intimidating- we promise they are NOT! At the most, each may require only an hour of your time a month- we PROMISE! Please consider volunteering as you will meet fellow CL parents and get an inside scoop on all the latest CL happenings. Meetings are only 4 times per year and will be conducted virtually this school year. For more info or to volunteer please call or email Ms Min @email 703-208-2420 and thanks for your help!!
Library Books Available
As part of the One Fairfax initiative, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL), and FCPS Library Information Services have partnered in the Library Equity Access Pass (LEAP) pilot program. On October 1, 2020 the LEAP program will go division-wide, providing FCPS PreK-12 students with public library checkout privileges for books automatically, without the need to register for a physical library card. Student names and ID numbers will be provided to FCPL through an automated data download. Families who do not wish to participate should have selected the opt-out for LEAP in the 2020-21 SR & R document.
Participating in the LEAP program provides:
- The ability to checkout up to three public library books at a time. At any FCPL library branch, students or parents simply share their name and indicated they are an FCPS student. A virtual account exists and identification is not required.
- Lost or overdue books will not be charged a fine or replacement fee. However, only three books can be on an account at a time.
- Checkouts are limited to physical books. eBooks and public library digital resources cannot be accessed through this account. Students are welcome to establish a standard public library card for full access.
The Fairfax County Public Library is open for Express services and offers curbside checkout.
Contact Cedar Lane’s Librarian for more information. Khulud Khudur
Considerations for Students with Disabilities in the College Search and Beyond
Friday, October 23, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 PM
FCPS Virtual College Week: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/7SAqNg5oNsjd12Tn6
In leu of FCPS’ annual College Night, FCPS is hosting a virtual college week from Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23. Each night FCPS will host two sessions related to the college admissions process one from 5:00-6:00 p.m., and the second from 7:00-8:00 p.m. There will be a total of ten sessions during that week to allow students and parents to attend as many as they wish or watch the recording later. Career and Transition Services is offering a workshop on Friday, October 23, 2020 highlighting issues to consider in the college search, application, and preparation process for students with disabilities.
College Bootcamp 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Registration opens on October 1, 2020: https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019
This virtual College Boot Camp is for students with an IEP that are graduating in 2021 and plan to attend college. Career and Transition Services staff will work with students on starting the application process.
• Complete a college search in Naviance
• Identify and explore your top three colleges
• Get familiar with the Common App ®
• Determine your next steps
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day. FCPS school facilities will be used as polling locations. For that reason, June 8th will be a virtual synchronous learning day for students.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Ages 12 and Up
As our community strives to achieve herd immunity, vaccinating children ages 12 and up is a critical step towards achieving that goal and will help to keep our schools healthy places to learn. We encourage everyone 12 years of age and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Many locations offer same-day appointments, and some even have walk in availability. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or another adult at all community vaccination sites.
No-Cost Meals for All FCPS Students through June 30, 2021
Grab and Go meal sites are open 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Meal Kits sites distribute each Monday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or until supplies are exhausted. Buses distributing meals are operating Monday through Friday. Meals will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction. Specific information about meal distribution locations and bus distribution schedules are available.
Parent Technology Help Desk
To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools now has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team.