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This week we hosted two parent coffees and an optional staff meeting to share information and answer questions about the Return to School plans for the 2020-21 school year. Thank you to the almost 500 parents who joined us. The recording for the presentation can be found at this link: Return to School Parent Coffee - July 9th.
An important reminder that next Wednesday, July 15, is the due date to submit your student enrollment form for the coming school year Submit Enrollment Option.
The Superintendent's Office has produced two videos which we hope will help you complete the enrollment process. The first video explains step by step how to complete the enrollment form. The second video provides a brief overview of what school will look like when in-person and virtual classes resume.
Remember, if no response is received, your student will automatically be enrolled for in-person instruction. Submit Enrollment Option
Earlier this week, the School Board agreed to delay the start of school until Tuesday, September 8. This delay will give school administrators added time to plan schedules and staffing assignments for both virtual and in-person instruction. It also allows teachers additional professional development and planning time when they return in August. Although we have delayed the start of school until Sept. 8, the final day of school in June 2021 will remain the same - June 11.
If you have further questions as you are making this decision, please reach out to myself, Mrs. Kearns or your student's administrator.
United as Bruins,
Daniel W. Smith, Ed.D.Information for All Summer Office Hours
We have limited office hours this summer for deliveries and services by appointment. If you need assistance, please call the main office Monday through Friday 9 am - 3 pm.A Master Adviser
Congratulations to our very own Ms. Toshieba Ragland, FACS teacher, who was recently recognized as Master Adviser at the Virtual FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
FCCLA's Master Adviser Award acknowledges advisers who have successfully advised an affiliated chapter for a minimum of three years. Master Advisers continuously promote FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education, operate an integrated chapter with a balanced program of work, facilitate youth-centered activities, and continue to integrate new ideas and FCCLA happenings.
"It is difficult to put into words how appreciative the Board of Directors, National Staff, and FCCLA members are to have Master Advisers lead FCCLA chapters," said Sandy Spavone, Executive Director of FCCLA. "With this honor, these advisers deserve endless recognition for their accomplishments and continued efforts to grow FCCLA and FCS education."
Thanks to the guidance and groundwork of FCCLA Master Advisers, members can excel in Competitive Events, serve in leadership roles, and gain real-world expertise through FCS education. Through their work, members positively impact families, careers, and communities across the nation. FCCLA Master Advisers are essential in motivating and mentoring members to reach their highest potential.Return to School Information
As you may have seen, the plan for returning to school in the fall was reviewed by the School Board this week. FCPS has set up a website with all of the information pertaining to the options in the fall along with an FAQ page that they will be continuing to update.
Return to School Webpage: https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool
Return to School FAQs: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/return-school-questions-and-answers
Support A Student Supply Drive: "Drive in to make a difference"
Cause: Support Cornerstones (https://www.cornerstonesva.org/)
Mission: Collect school supplies for 45 high school students.
Dates: July 14th from 2-5 pm and July 15th from 3-6 pm. Please contact us if you need to arrange a different date/time.
Collection Location: Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke VA 22015
Want to “support” a student? Here is where you can…
Option 1 - Adopt a student: Purchase all the needed school supplies for them and write them a note!
Option 2 - Donate General School Supplies: Select from the list provided and know that these supplies will go where they are needed greatest!
Option 3 - Donate Money: Any amount is appreciated- all earnings will be used to purchase the needed school supplies!
Collection Day Procedures: On collection dates/times, J. Madison, M. Mikayla, and Mrs. Wardinksi will be at Lake Braddock Door 1 with boxes to safely drop off supplies with no contact. You can safely drive up and drop off your donations in a large box. Proper gear (masks, gloves, etc.) will be worn and social distancing will be observed. Supplies will then be stored at Mikayla’s home and will be safely donated in August.
Questions? Best way to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.comYearbook Distribution
Yearbooks will be distributed on Thursday and Friday, July 16 and 17, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. We will use a drive-through system, similar to locker bag and Senior pick ups.
- Print your first and last name on a piece of paper or index card and put it in the window of your car.
- Drive up to Door 14 for High School and Door 17 for Middle School.
- An FCPS staff member will bring your yearbook out to your car and collect your paper with the name on it. Please wear a mask while interacting with staff members.
- Please do not exit your car.
- Exit the school grounds immediately after receiving your yearbook.
We will hold our final locker bag pickup on Friday, July 17 from 9:00 am to noon. If you still have a locker/PE/band locker bag at LBSS, you will be sent an email early next week. These bags will be set out on the sidewalk at Door 1 in alphabetical order. Please park in the parking lot and walk up to pick up your bag. Please check in with the LBSS staff member at Door 1 before leaving with your bag.
There are still approximately 200 unidentified PE bags remaining. The items from these bags will be placed on top of the bags on the grass near Door 1. Families are invited to walk through the bags to locate missing items.Class of 2020 Photo Session Picture
Seniors, we have your complimentary photo from Victor O'Neill. Please plan to pick it up when you come for yearbook distribution on Friday, July 17. Please come between noon and 1:00 pm.Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration Video
We were excited to celebrate our Class of 2020 last week. The Graduation Celebration Video can be found at this link: https://lakebraddock.stageclip.com/.Report Cards in Document Module
Final secondary report cards, in PDF format, will be available in ParentVUE and StudentVUE on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 a.m. For the first time, the Documents module will be available to students and parents. The report cards can be found under the Documents module of ParentVUE and StudentVUE, instead of linked within the Report Card module. This change was made to allow parents, especially those who opted to “Go Paperless”, to continue to see the PDF report card after SY 20/21 is closed out. A message will be posted in ParentVUE and StudentVUE letting users know where to find the report cards.Mental Wellness Consultation Summer 2020
The FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will continue to offer mental wellness consultations throughout the summer. If you have concerns about your child’s well-being or if your child would like to speak with a school psychologist or school social worker, please request a consultation. Our FCPS mental health providers are available to help families get needed support through a 45-minute phone consultation or through secure video conferencing. Appointments are open to all FCPS families.
Consultations are offered in two ways:
- Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
- Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or adjusting to a new school.
We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 571-423-4276.Summer Learning
FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide optional, virtual learning opportunities for students from June 29 to July 31. Students currently in grades 9-11 will have access to a Google Site that provides practice on essential skills to review over the summer. The Google Site(s) will be located on the Free Summer Offerings page and will be live by June 24. The Mathematics site will focus on practice of essential mathematics content. The Language Arts site will provide practice on grammar and mechanics and offer choice reading opportunities. Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June; digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide practice activities that review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-20 school year. The language arts book will focus on essential skills in reading, writing, grammar, mechanics and vocabulary.
A supplemental English Language Development Summer Practice Book will be mailed to students enrolled in High School ESOL Newcomer Programming (ELP Level 1 & 2) in Grades 9 – 11, as well as middle school English learners who are ELP levels 1 & 2. These books will provide English Language Development practice activities to support and enrich language development during the summer. Language Arts workbook that all students receive will contain an ELD section with language development activities designed for students at ELP level 3 & 4. In addition, High school English Learners enrolled in Individual Math and Algebra 1 Part 1 in the spring of 2020 will mailed an Algebra preparation focused math packet.
Students with disabilities accessing the Adapted Curriculum will receive four packets mailed to families in July to support their learning.
To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, teachers will hold one hour per week of “office hours” for Continuity of Learning. Office hours for Mathematics, Language Arts, and English Language Development will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the digital practice resources and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete school insert a link using questions from HERE. Once registered, your child will receive log-in information through his or her FCPS Google email address prior to the first session.
There are additional opportunities students have to earn course credit and receive a grade this summer. Registration for any summer program has to be approved by the student’s high school counselor by June 15 as counselors do not work over the summer. Student Services contact information can be found here: https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/high-school/student-services/staff
- Virtual Credit Recovery with Lake Braddock teachers. We will be offering the following courses: Health/PE 9 & 10, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Algebra Functions Data Analysis (AFDA), English 9-12, Biology, Chemistry, Geosystems, World History I & II, US/VA History & Government. Registration has begun and will continue until Monday June 15th . To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete school insert a link using questions from HERE. Over three weeks from July 6th through July 24th, students will take part in synchronous learning as well as complete daily online learning modules (asynchronous). Students are eligible to enroll in Virtual Credit Recovery for one course only. There is NO COST to take credit recovery course.
- FCPS Online: Students who meet the course prerequisites can take one online course. Students who have completed a high school math course may take an online campus math class. Middle School students who expunged a high school math course or wanting to recover a course credit may take the course again. Please note there is a COST to participate in these courses. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning
- Virtual Virginia is offering 52 online courses, including core, world language an elective courses. Enrollment for summer sessions continues until June 17th. Classes begin June 17th and run through July 28th. Please note there is a COST to participate in these courses. https://www.virtualvirginia.org/programs/summer/
- Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPS) Virtual Program offers a wide variety of programs/classes through private schools as a means for students to seek course credit. Additionally VCPS believes it is desirable to seek accreditation of strengthening their programs and facilities to assure the public that the established mission, vision and philosophy of the school is being fulfilled. Please note there is a COST to participate in these courses. Courses having varying start and end dates depending on which program you choose. https://www.vcpe.org/VIRTUAL-SCHOOLS
All information regarding these various programs can be found on our Lake Braddock website. https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/announcements/summer-learning-opportunitiesMS Information MS Summer Learning Information
There are summer learning opportunities in a virtual setting for Middle School students. The information about these opportunities, contact information for staff and links for Google Classrooms can be found in the link below.
FCPS website for Mental Health Resources and information for emergency mental health services:
Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:
- keeping your contact information up-to-date throughout the year
- visiting the Lake Braddock SS website
- signing up for News You Choose
- following us on Twitter
- monitoring your student's progress with SIS Parent Account
- join the Lake Braddock SS PTSA and attend meetings