LBSS Weekly News - June 10, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

How did we get to the end of another school year already? All the concerts, sporting events, theatrical performances, academic competitions, exams, pep rallies, spirit weeks, and dances now all remain as memories.

Graduation was magnificent, and we thank all the staff who helped make that day so special.  Thank you to our amazing Class of 2022 as you set off to many wonderful adventures in your new paths. We wish you all the best on your individual journeys.  A special thank you to all our volunteers who helped make the All Night Grad Party an enjoyable send off to our seniors!  

We have had many smiles, laughs, tears, pain, happiness, setbacks, and growth as we attempted to return to a more normal school year. Through it all, we remained one family of students, staff, parents/guardians—one Bruin nation. Our school would like to thank our Bruin community for their patience, grace, and partnership. Thank you to our wonderful staff at Lake Braddock for your flexibility and positive attitude as we faced new challenges. We wish you all rest and relaxation this summer vacation. 

Lake Braddock looks forward to welcoming our returning and new Bruins for a new and exciting academic year.  We will see you all in August! Until then be safe!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Photo credit-Paul Wardinski

"Then followed that beautiful season...Summer...Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In this Issue

NEW Information 
LB Theatre Cappies Update
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener Spring Reports
Preview Student Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE
Student Laptop Information
Enjoy Our School Grounds this Summer

Grading Policy Updates
Grading Policy for Next School Year

High School Information
Need to Apply for College Board PSAT Accommodations?
Fall 2022 Sports Information

Class of 2022 Information
Graduation Ceremony Video

Class of 2023 Information
Senior Pictures-Save the Date!

Important Reminders
Student's Intention for Next School Year
Free and Reduced Meal Plan Returns for 2022-23 School Year
Tutor.com-Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access


PTSA Information
June NovaStar Prep Online SAT and ACT Practice Exams

FCPS Information
Keep Supporting Students This Summer with Collect for Kids School Supply Drive
Important Immunization Requirements

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information LB Theatre Cappies Update

Lake Braddock's 26th Cappie Award (and first since 2017) went to Liesl Winternitz for Best Actor in a Female Role in a Play for her outstanding performance as Dr. Heidi Holland in Heidi's Chronicles. Congrats Liesl! And Congrats to all the LB Theatre Cappie nominees!

(Photo by Laurie Perry)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener Spring Reports

In April, students completed the Spring administration of the SEL Screener through Advisory classes. Parent/guardian reports are scheduled to be mailed around June 20th. Reports will include a link to the public website, which will be updated with information on where parents and guardians can access support through FCPS summer resources or community programs when schools are not in session. If you opted your child out of the screener, you will not receive a report. Information about the SEL Screener can be found here

Preview Student Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVue

Want to know how your student did on their spring SOL tests before the official report? Starting today, families can see SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History, log into your ParentVUE account using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July.

Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE and how to activate your account.

Student Laptop Information Enjoy Our School Grounds this Summer

Many of you enjoy using school grounds for activities over the summer. Please keep the following in mind when using these facilities:

  • Use is allowed from dawn to dusk, except during school hours or when being used for school activities or other scheduled programs.
  • Facilities must be shared with anyone else who wishes to use them.
  • Please leave the facilities as you found them. Remove any waste or debris from the property. 

Visit our availability webpage for more information on the usage of school grounds and facilities. Community users are prohibited from having the following activities in Fairfax County Public Schools including in school buildings, on playgrounds, and on fields:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals. Service animals are allowed. However, the user shall clean up any school grounds used by service animals participating in scheduled events.
  • Car wash
  • Drones
  • Fireworks and sparklers (except by Local Government)
  • Gas or charcoal grills
  • Illegal drugs
  • Moon bounces
  • Paintball
  • Rocket launch
  • Tobacco products or smoking devices

Visit our Community Use webpage for a full list of prohibitions and more information on reserving facilities. Groups interested in formally reserving school facilities should contact [email protected] or calling 571-423-2340. 

Grading Policy Updates Grading Policy Updates

If you have missed the information about next year’s grading policy that was presented at the May 25th PTSA Meeting here are some highlights:

  • See our Grading Taskforce’s Learning Journey HERE
  • We had two guiding questions that helped us make grading policy decisions: Guiding Questions True North.jpg
  • For the School Year 22-23 changes include:
    • Teachers that continue to use weighted categories will have Mastery weighted to 70% of the total grade. This is to prepare us for the SY 23-24 where Mastery will be 100% of the grade
    • Extra Credit will no longer be given. This includes Bonus Questions or Assignments
    • Late work will no longer be penalized and will be accepted until the last day of the unit at a minimum
    • Students who score a failing grade (F or 0) on a mastery assignment will be required to reassess at least one time
    • Teachers will provide a 2 week window at a minimum after the initial assessment for students to complete the 2nd attempt. There will be more than 1 scheduled time to allow an opportunity for students to retake

There will be consistent comment codes used to communicate with parents and students.

High School Information Need to Apply for College Board PSAT Accommodations?

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides information about the College Board testing accommodations process. To begin the process to request new College Board accommodations, please contact Darin Byrd, LBSS Services for Students with Disabilities Coordinator, at [email protected] . The PSAT will be administered to next year’s sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

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.

Fall 2022 Sports Information Class of 2022 Information Graduation Ceremony Videos

You can purchase a video of the ceremony here.  

Buy one copy to watch for $30 and get the second for only $15 more. This is the perfect time to purchase a gift for an out-of-town relative, a friend, or one to put away for safekeeping (safety deposit box, safe, fireproof box, etc). The price of the second, third, fourth copies of any school graduation is only $15 each.

Graduations are available for purchase via Download, Blu-Ray (HD), and DVD.

One Download, Blu-Ray or DVD $30.00 (first download/disc $23.59, $1.41 tax and $5.00 shipping)

Additional copies are $15.00 ($14.15 download/disc, $.85 tax, no additional shipping)

Please be advised, download file size is large (approximately 4-5GB). Be sure to confirm available hard drive space before beginning your download.

Class of 2023 Information Senior Pictures--Save the Date!

Victor O'Neill Studios will be our school portrait partner for the 2022-2023 School year. They will start taking the senior portraits over the summer. The first dates are scheduled for August 1-5. We will be sharing more information as well as the signup link around the first of July. Please keep an eye out for it. If you have any questions about senior portraits, please email [email protected]

Important Reminders Student's Intention for Next School Year

If your student will not be returning to Lake Braddock for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Intention Form. A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable. Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to and email it to the respective Registrars: High School: Amber Belloni, [email protected]; Middle School: Angela Santizo, [email protected]

Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Plan Returns for 2022-23 School Year

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application.  The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.  

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  Paper free and reduced-price meals applications are available to all households at school offices, school cafeterias, and other FCPS buildings or by contacting Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 or 703-813-4844.  Also, it’s important that parents/guardians complete the Consent to Share form so that their course fees can be waived based upon their FNR status.  This form is available here in different languages.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes.  

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

Lake Braddock students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT and ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services. Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics and Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

June NovaStar Prep Online SAT and ACT Practice Exams

Don't miss your last chance to take online SAT and ACT practice exams for the FY22 school year and support your PTSA at the same time!! NovaStar Prep is offering two practice exams on the following dates, both taking place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • SAT: Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • ACT: Saturday, June 25, 2022

To register, visit: https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/programs/psat-sat-act/novastarprep/

Registration fees: PTSA Members: $5; Non-PTSA Members: $15. A percentage of the registration fees are donated to the LBSS PTSA.

For more information, please write to: [email protected]

FCPS Information Keep Supporting Students This Summer with Collect for Kids School Supply Drive

To ensure that every child in the school district is prepared for school, Fairfax County Public Schools and Educate Fairfax are once again leading the Collect for Kids effort, a consortium of not-for-profit, for-profit, and government entities providing school supplies to benefit FCPS students who otherwise might go without them.   

More than 56,000 (31%) FCPS students qualify for free or reduced-price meals and struggle to afford basic necessities. Your donation will help provide the school supplies these students need to be successful at school. 

Contributions can be made online through Educate Fairfax. Donations will be used to purchase bulk school supply kits at highly discounted pricing. For more information, visit the Educate Fairfax website.

Important Immunization Requirements

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2022-23 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

More information on immunization requirements is available online

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late buses are done for this school year!

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - June 3, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

"Behind you, all your memories.  Before you, all your dreams.  Around you, all who love you.  Within you, all you need."--Lilli Vaihere. 

As we approach our graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022, we cannot help but remember all the hurdles, obstacles, and challenges this class has had to endure in these unprecedented times.  But, we must also remember the joys, the laughs, the dreams that these halls have shared, whether virtually or face to face.  We hope that our Lake Braddock family have given our graduates the courage and confidence to start on their new path as they graduate Monday.  Our community looks forward to seeing what your future may hold.  And remember to take us with you as you go forward.

Lake Braddock families please take note below to our Calendar updates for next week.  School is closed for graduation Monday and we head into a week of early dismissals.  Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the gorgeous weather!

 

Lindsey Kearns

"That clock you hear is the sound of your own heart.  Sink your teeth into this life, and don't let go."--Lin-Manuel Miranda

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Calendar Reminder: Lake Braddock closed Monday, June 6 for Graduation
Remember to Pick Up Any Medication from Health Room Before June 10!
Student's Intention for Next School Year
Free and Reduced Meal Plan Returns for 2022-23 School Year

COVID Information
Do Your Part: Mask Up!

High School Information
Need to Apply for College Board PSAT Accommodations?
HS Yearbook Update

Class of 2022 Information
Graduation Ceremony Reminders
Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information 

Middle School Information
MS Yearbook Update

Important Reminders
Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar
Tutor.com-Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access


PTSA Information
June NovaStar Prep Online SAT and ACT Practice Exams

FCPS Information
Family Return to School Survey
Important Immunization Requirements

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information Calendar Reminder: Lake Braddock Closed Monday, June 6 for Graduation

As a reminder, Lake Braddock will be closed on Monday, June 6 for our Class of 2022 Graduation.  The Graduation will be live streamed here: https://www.tinyurl.com/LakeBraddock2022.  

On Tuesday, June 7-Thursday, June 9, students will be dismissed at 11:50am.  The last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed early at 10am. 

Remember to Pick Up Any Medication from the Health Room Before June 10!

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 11 AM on Friday, June 10.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. 

High school students are allowed to pick up their own, as well as their middle school siblings’, over-the-counter medications.  However, all prescription medications, EpiPen's, inhalers, and diabetic meds must be picked up by a parent or guardian.  Students who are designated as self-carriers may pick up their own medication.   The Health Room is open from 8 AM to 3 PM on school days.  Once the half day schedule starts on June 3, the Health Room will be open only until 12 NOON.  Please call ahead for pickup outside of the scheduled hours, 703-426-1010.

Student's Intention for Next School Year

If your student will not be returning to Lake Braddock for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Intention Form. A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable. Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to and email it to the respective Registrars: High School: Amber Belloni, [email protected]; Middle School: Angela Santizo, [email protected]

Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Plan Returns for 2022-23 School Year

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application.  The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.  

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  Paper free and reduced-price meals applications are available to all households at school offices, school cafeterias, and other FCPS buildings or by contacting Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 or 703-813-4844.  Also, it’s important that parents/guardians complete the Consent to Share form so that their course fees can be waived based upon their FNR status.  This form is available here in different languages.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes.  

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

COVID Information Do Your Part: Mask Up!

FCPS has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases recently as the county has transitioned to the medium community level. Schools continue to apply layered prevention strategies to maintain a healthy work and learning environment. However, each of us has a responsibility to do our part to help keep ourselves, our students, and our colleagues safe.

Easy ways to “Do Your Part” include: staying up to date on vaccinations and boosters, considering when and where to choose to mask up, practicing good hygiene, and monitoring symptoms daily. 

During a medium community level, masks are not required in FCPS buildings. However, you may want to talk with your healthcare provider about wearing masks if you or someone in your household is immunocompromised. More guidance about how to reduce your risk during medium community transmission is available on the CDC website.

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Health and Safety Guidance Document and COVID-19 Testing. 

High School Information Need to Apply for College Board PSAT Accommodations?

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides information about the College Board testing accommodations process. To begin the process to request new College Board accommodations, please contact Darin Byrd, LBSS Services for Students with Disabilities Coordinator, at [email protected] . The PSAT will be administered to next year’s sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

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.

High School Yearbook Update

All High School Yearbooks are sold out for this year!

Class of 2022 Information

Please note a change to the location of where you will meet your student after the Graduation Ceremony.  EagleBank Arena has changed it to the North entrance!

Graduation Ceremony Reminders

For full ceremony details, please see the Graduation Season News and Updates that was sent to you via eNotify in late April or view the document here at our LB Senior Page.

  • Arriving
    • Seniors arrive at 8:00 a.m. via the loading dock.
    • Professional dress is expected; cap decorating is not allowed.
    • Doors will open for families at approximately 8:30 am.
    • We encourage carpooling or dropping students off at 8:00 a.m.
  • Seating
    • EagleBank Arena provides ample accessible seating for patrons in wheelchairs as well as those who may have difficulty with steps. All entrances to the arena are at street/concourse level and are wheelchair accessible. Portals 4, 8, 13 and 17 are reserved for guests in wheelchairs. Rows E, F, and G in every section will be labeled "Reserved for the Handicapped." These rows have 1, 2 or no steps to maneuver.
Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information

To watch the Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony live from another location, Memories Videography will be live streaming Graduation this year.  Simply use this link: https://www.tinyurl.com/LakeBraddock2022.  

You can purchase a video of the ceremony here.  

Buy one copy to watch for $30 and get the second for only $15 more. This is the perfect time to purchase a gift for an out-of-town relative, a friend, or one to put away for safekeeping (safety deposit box, safe, fireproof box, etc). The price of the second, third, fourth copies of any school graduation is only $15 each.

Graduations are available for purchase via Download, Blu-Ray (HD), and DVD.

One Download, Blu-Ray or DVD $30.00 (first download/disc $23.59, $1.41 tax and $5.00 shipping)

Additional copies are $15.00 ($14.15 download/disc, $.85 tax, no additional shipping)

Please be advised, download file size is large (approximately 4-5GB). Be sure to confirm available hard drive space before beginning your download.

Middle School Information Middle School Yearbooks 

There are a couple dozen Middle School Yearbooks still available for purchase for $40.  Students can bring $40 cash in person to Mr. Toney in J141.  These are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Important Reminders Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar

Be sure to check out the end of year schedule at the Lake Braddock website for all up-to-date information as we close out this school year!  Click here and select "2021-2022 end of Year Calendar."

Please note that the school will be closed (no classes) for all students on Monday, June 6th, as we celebrate our Class of 2022 at graduation!

Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Students can log into Schoology from any device with internet access to get to the Tutor.com site!

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

June NovaStar Prep Online SAT and ACT Practice Exams

Don't miss your last chance to take online SAT and ACT practice exams for the FY22 school year and support your PTSA at the same time!! NovaStar Prep is offering two practice exams on the following dates, both taking place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • SAT: Saturday, June 15, 2022
  • ACT: Saturday, June 25, 2022

To register, visit: https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/programs/psat-sat-act/novastarprep/

Registration fees: PTSA Members: $5; Non-PTSA Members: $15. A percentage of the registration fees are donated to the LBSS PTSA.

For more information, please write to: [email protected]

FCPS Information Family Return to School Survey

We are interested in hearing about how the 2021-22 school year has gone for students. You have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which you should have received via email.

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. 

We encourage all Lake Braddock parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Important Immunization Requirements

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2022-23 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

More information on immunization requirements is available online

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late buses are done for this school year!

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - May 27, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

I share in your grief, fear, and frustration about the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. These events impact us all in personal ways. One thing we all have in common is our condemnation of these senseless acts of violence. 

Another thing we have in common is our commitment to keeping our schools, and the students and employees within them, safe. FCPS and Lake Braddock work to make critical safety upgrades to our buildings, plan and practice day-to-day safety and security measures, and respond swiftly to any concern or possible event. 

We also know that our students need care, support, and understanding as they learn about acts of gun violence. We have that support in place and encourage everyone to use them.  Your child may have questions and concerns after learning about this tragic news. The National Association of School Psychologists has a helpful resource (in multiple languages) for families and educators to support them when talking with students about school violence. If you or your child need additional support, please reach out to your school counselor. 

We stand together, as the Lake Braddock community and in solidarity with the Robb Elementary School community. 

 

Lindsey Kearns

Lake Braddock Lacrosse team with a 12-11 win over Robinson Monday night. Biggest win for the program since 1989! Go Bruins!

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 30 for Memorial Day
FCPS and Lake Braddock Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June!
National Gun Violence Awareness Day June 3
Dance Team Workshop
Tutor.com-Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access
Fairfax County PD-Teen Police Academy and Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement Summer Programs

COVID Information
Do Your Part: Vax Up!

High School Information
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Senior Schedule this Week
Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information 
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
MS Yearbook Update
LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

Important Reminders
Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar


PTSA Information
June NovaStar Prep Online SAT and ACT Practice Exams
May 25 PTSA Presentation

FCPS Information
Families Will Receive Reports Throughout the Summer for Spring Assessments
Bullying Education for Parents
Webinar on Opioid Use Trends and Support June 7
Important Immunization Requirements

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 30 for Memorial Day Holiday

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 31. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Looking Ahead: Early Dismissal June 10

As a reminder, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed at 10am here at Lake Braddock.

FCPS and Lake Braddock Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June!

In the month of June we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQIA+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day June 3

The FCPS School Board announced that June 3 will be National Gun Violence Awareness Day.  On that day, wearing orange will support the elimination of gun violence.  "On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s friends commemorated her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. Wear Orange is now observed every June."  For more information check out the wear orange website at wearorange.org.

Dance Team Workshop

Current 8th to 11th graders, if you have interest in joining the LB Dance Team, come to our workshops June 2, 3, and 7 from 4:30-6:30pm.  For more information and to sign up, click here:  https://tinyurl.com/5cct5dc6
Questions?  Contact Coach Jacki at [email protected] 

Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Students can log into Schoology from any device with internet access to get to the Tutor.com site!

FCPD-Teen Police Academy and Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement Summer Programs

Teen Police Academy (TPA)
July 11-15, 2022
Applications due: June 17, 2022

A week-long program to explore careers in law enforcement. Classes will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School Monday through Friday 9am to 3:30pm. The program is free of charge.   

For an application and more details, please see our web site: Teen Police Academy | Police (fairfaxcounty.gov)

Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (FWLLE)
August 1 – 5, 2022
Applications due: June 24, 2022

A week-long program to explore careers for women in law enforcement. Classes will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm.  The program is free of charge.

For an application and more details, please see our web site: Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement | Police (fairfaxcounty.gov)

COVID Information Do Your Part: Vax Up!

FCPS has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases recently as the county has transitioned to the medium community level. Schools continue to apply layered prevention strategies to maintain a healthy work and learning environment. However, each of us has a responsibility to do our part to help keep ourselves, our students, and our colleagues safe.

Easy ways to “Do Your Part” include: staying up to date on vaccinations and boosters, considering when and where to choose to mask up, practicing good hygiene, and monitoring symptoms daily. 

A single booster dose is now authorized for children ages 5-11, at least five months after completing a primary series with the Pfizer vaccine. Learn more about scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment or find a walk-in option on the Fairfax County Health Department’s website

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Health and Safety Guidance Document and COVID-19 Testing. 

High School Information HS Yearbooks!

HS yearbooks are being distributed during all lunches via the Concession Stand.  If you have not pre-purchased, your name can be added to a waitlist.

Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Please note a change to the location of where you will meet your student after the Graduation Ceremony.  EagleBank Arena has changed it to the North entrance!

Senior Schedule This Week
  • May 31, Senior Laptop/Charger return
  • June 1, Senior Meeting--Breakfast at 8am in Cafeteria; Meeting at 9am in Little Theater
  • June 2, Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at 8am in Little Theater.  Students please enter at Door 14.  Rehearsal lasts about 3 hours.  Caps and Gowns will be distributed after this rehearsal.  
  • June 3, Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at 8am in Little Theater.  Rehearsal will last about 3 hours.
Share Your Grad Photos on Twitter, FB, and Instagram!

Graduation season is here! FCPS parents, students, and staff members are invited to share their favorite pictures from this year's graduation or promotion ceremonies on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram by tagging FCPS and using the hashtag #fcpsgrad22. We will retweet and share some of the photos.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information

To watch the Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony live from another location, Memories Videography will be live streaming Graduation this year.  Simply use this link: https://www.tinyurl.com/LakeBraddock2022.  

You can purchase a video of the ceremony here.  

Buy one copy to watch for $30 and get the second for only $15 more. This is the perfect time to purchase a gift for an out-of-town relative, a friend, or one to put away for safekeeping (safety deposit box, safe, fireproof box, etc). The price of the second, third, fourth copies of any school graduation is only $15 each.

Graduations are available for purchase via Download, Blu-Ray (HD), and DVD.

One Download, Blu-Ray or DVD $30.00 (first download/disc $23.59, $1.41 tax and $5.00 shipping)

Additional copies are $15.00 ($14.15 download/disc, $.85 tax, no additional shipping)

Please be advised, download file size is large (approximately 4-5GB). Be sure to confirm available hard drive space before beginning your download.

Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash (personal checks can no longer be accepted) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  Check the Graduation Season News on the Lake Braddock Senior page for more details!   
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.   Purchase your tickets here at the PTSA website.  Tickets must be purchased by 5/31/22.
Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information Middle School Yearbooks Arrive May 31!

From May 31-June 3, anyone who pre-ordered the 2021-2022 Middle School Yearbook can pick up their copy during A and B lunches at the Concession Stand outside the Cafeteria.

Online pre-orders end on May 30.  You can purchase at Yearbookordercenter.com  School Code: 13596
Or find us on MySchoolBucks.

LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

The 8th Grade Formal Dance will be held Saturday, June 4 from 7:00-10:00 pm in the cafeteria.  The theme is HOLLYWOOD.  Tickets are $15 and will be on sale at A and B lunches starting Wednesday, May 25 through Thursday, June 2.  This is a dance for Lake Braddock 8th graders only and tickets will not be sold at the door.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.   Please see our Lake Braddock website here for more information!


We need parent volunteers to sell tickets, help decorate, chaperone and donate food and drink items. Sign up genius links are below.  

8th Grade Formal Volunteer Sign Up

8th Grade Formal Donation Sign Up

Important Reminders Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar

Be sure to check out the end of year schedule at the Lake Braddock website for all up-to-date information as we close out this school year!  Click here and select "2021-2022 end of Year Calendar."

Please note that the school will be closed (no classes) for all students on Monday, June 6th, as we celebrate our Class of 2022 at graduation!

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

June NovaStar Prep Online SAT and ACT Practice Exams

Don't miss your last chance to take online SAT and ACT practice exams for the FY22 school year and support your PTSA at the same time!! NovaStar Prep is offering two practice exams on the following dates, both taking place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • SAT: Saturday, June 15, 2022
  • ACT: Saturday, June 25, 2022

To register, visit: https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/programs/psat-sat-act/novastarprep/

Registration fees: PTSA Members: $5; Non-PTSA Members: $15. A percentage of the registration fees are donated to the LBSS PTSA.

For more information, please write to: [email protected]

May 25 PTSA Presentation

Did you miss the PTSA meeting on May 25?  Check out the slides from the meeting on our Lake Braddock website!

FCPS Information Families Will Receive Reports Throughout the Summer for Spring Assessments

Spring assessments help teachers and schools check on students’ learning and skill development. Families will access results from end-of-year assessments in different ways. For most assessments, FCPS provides custom reports to share scores with families.

Look in SIS ParentVUE for these reports by the end of July:

Watch the mail for these reports by the end of the indicated month:

Other scores come from the school or testing organization. These include Advanced Placement (AP) scores accessed through students’ College Board accounts.

Go online or contact your student's school for additional information about FCPS assessments. You can also learn how to activate a SIS ParentVUE account to access scores. Schools will mail SIS reports to families without ParentVUE accounts.

Bullying Education for Parents

The FCPS Bullying Prevention and Intervention public website has been updated to include a parent video.  The video educates parents on what bullying is, per the SR&R, and what they can expect when a bullying allegation is reported to a school administrator.  The video is available at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/bullying-prevention-and-intervention

Webinar on Opioid Use Trends and Support June 7

Opioid overdoses are on the rise in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends. 

Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on substance use trends and supports June 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register for the June 7 webinar

The webinar will cover topics including:

  • Most Commonly Used Substances.
  • In Depth Opioid Information.
  • Reasons Why Youth Use Substances.
  • Ways Parents Can Support their Children.
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources.
  • How to connect with support providers.

Language interpretation will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and Korean. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting by an ASL/Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Team will also be provided.

Learn more about what you can do to help and prevent overdoses in our Healthy Minds blog.

Important Immunization Requirements

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2022-23 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

More information on immunization requirements is available online

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late buses are done for this school year!

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - May 20, 2022

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Dear Lake Braddock Families,

As you know, COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Fairfax County and in schools. Here at Lake Braddock Secondary School, we have seen an increase in cases and continue to encourage everyone to take the steps they feel necessary to stay safe and healthy.

We have been transparent about how the pandemic is impacting Lake Braddock Secondary School and our students all year. We will continue to share daily COVID-19 notifications whenever there is a confirmed positive case in our school. This information is provided to make our school community aware of the current situation and be able to make informed decisions about how to protect themselves. 

Given the increasing number of COVID-19 cases reported, FCHD recommends testing as soon as possible. FCPS is providing a testing clinic for all Lake Braddock students on Saturday, May 21st in the back-parking lot by Door 7. Family members may also access this testing resource. Please see below for more specific information.

We appreciate the patience, support, and understanding you have shown throughout this school year as we adjusted our responses to the pandemic. Together, we have kept our students participating in learning and activities. We look forward to celebrating the end of the school year with everyone.

Go Bruin Nation!

Lindsey Kearns

Delegate Daniel Helmer, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, and FCPS School Board members Karen Corbett Sanders, Karen Keys-Gamarra, Laura Jane Cohen, Megan McLaughlin, Rachna Sizemore Heizer, and Stella Pekarsky visited Lake Braddock today to celebrate the Lake Braddock Varsity Gymnastics State Championship.  The team was presented with a Resolution by the School Board and Delegate Helmer that was read on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates earlier this year recognizing their accomplishments.

In this Issue

NEW Information 
COVID Testing Clinic Saturday May 21
Last Week for SOL Testing Next Week!
Mental Health Acceptance Day May 20
LB Chorus Spring Concert Tonight, May 20, 7pm!
LB Chorus Online Auction
Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 30 for Memorial Day
Congrats to the LB MS Orchestra/Spring Concert May 24
Safe Routes to School News
Korean HanBowl 2022 Winners!

COVID Information
Do Your Part: Stay Home When Sick

High School Information
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information 
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
MS Yearbook Update
LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

Important Reminders
SOL Testing and Bell Schedule
Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar
Sports Physical Night-Request for Help!


PTSA Information
Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)

FCPS Information
Sing, Dance, and Design With FCPS Summer Programs
FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon
Important Immunization Requirements

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information COVID Testing Clinic Saturday May 21

In cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is informing you that given the increasing number of COVID-19 clusters reported school-wide, the FCHD recommends testing as soon as possible. Testing will identify those who may be infected with COVID-19 but who are not ill or are only mildly ill. It is important that we all do our part to identify who has COVID-19 so steps can be taken to stop the spread of illness and keep children, their families, and the community safe.

To make testing easy for all families, FCPS is providing a testing clinic for ALL Lake Braddock students (regardless of class) at the location below. Family members may also access this testing resource.  No appointments.

DATE:                 Saturday, May 21, 2022

LOCATION:        Back of Lake Braddock Secondary School by Door 7 (in the tents by the Cafeteria)

TIME:                  8:00-10:00 am

If your child tests positive, please contact the Lake Braddock administration to report the positive result and follow the guidance for how long to keep your student home. Your school will also provide information on how your child can continue their education remotely if they are told to remain home because of a positive test. No action is needed for a negative test or if you have no symptoms and are waiting for your test result.

Parents should continue to monitor their child’s health and the health of their families for COVID-19 symptoms. Children with COVID-19 often have mild, cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported in some children. It is important that children with symptoms of COVID-19 stay home from school and get tested to stop further spread from occurring.

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact your health care provider or the School Public Health Nurse, Carol Hutchinson.

Last Week of SOL Testing Next Week!

If your student has missed an SOL test this month, this week is the last week to make-up SOL tests. Please see the schedule below and send your student to the Lecture Hall at 8:00 a.m. for their make-up. We will handle their attendance.

Monday 5/23: Reading (English 11, Reading 7, Reading 8)

Tuesday 5/24: Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geosystems, Science 8)

Wednesday 5/25:  Math (Algebra 2, Geometry, Algebra 1, Math 8, Math 7)

Thursday, 5/26: Last day of SOL testing

Mental Health Acceptance Day May 20

May is Mental Health Acceptance Month. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on the mental health of children in Virginia as young people continue to face physical isolation, ongoing uncertainty, fear, and grief. Even before the pandemic, mental health challenges facing children were of great concern, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated them.” Mental wellness is key to student success and the pandemic has added to mental health challenges facing children of all ages.  For resources to support the students in your life, visit our website.

LB Chorus Spring Concert Tonight, May 20, 7pm

Join us on Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. for the Lake Braddock Chorus’ last concert of the school year. You’ll hear beautiful singing from our students, as well as some special songs by our faculty and families. No tickets are required! The concert is at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Enter through door #14 and the Little Theater is on your left. 

LB Chorus Online Auction

Support the performing arts at Lake Braddock! The Lake Braddock Chorus’ annual online auction is a great way to support the wonderful chorus program. Bid on dozens of items and experiences from May 16 until Sunday, May 22 at 9 p.m. Thank you for your support!  Check out the auction site here!

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 30 for Memorial Day Holiday

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 31. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Congrats to the LB MS Orchestra/Spring Concert May 24!

The Lake Braddock Middle School Orchestra received Superior, Excellent ratings and 1st Place/2nd Place at the Music in The Parks Orchestra Competition. The Middle School Orchestras, under the direction of Clayton Allen, traveled to Hershey Park, PA on May 13, 2022 to perform for a panel of judges. Overall, the orchestras received “1st Place” rankings on stage. There were over 30 ensembles competing at the competition.  The kids have improved tremendously since the start of the year. We are proud of their performance and the work they have put into preparing for this year’s competition.  The progression the Orchestras has made this year is astounding. The judges were impressed with all the Lake Braddock Orchestra performances.

There were a lot of supporting personnel who dedicated their time and expertise to the orchestra program to help them achieve excellence. We want to thank our High School Student Volunteers, School Administrators, our wonderful clinicians and private teachers, our orchestra parents, and – of course – the talented students. Now that the competition is over, the orchestra is looking forward to their last concert of the season, the end of the year Spring Concert on May 24th at LBSS Little Theater at 7pm.

Safe Routes to School News

Happy National Bike month!  As the weather warms up, more students and staff are enjoying the benefits of biking and walking to school.  

Please continue to take our 5 minute School Commute Survey for Parents and Guardians:  

Alarmingly, there have been many reports of near misses between vehicle traffic and students at intersections and crosswalks around Lake Braddock.  It is important to report all near misses and crashes which happen near our school.

Click here to report near misses and dangerous intersections. The form is anonymous, so you can report near misses you witnessed or were involved in. The data is used to determine where safety improvements are needed.

If you sees or are involved in an accident between cars, pedestrians and bicyclists in our school zone, please report these immediately to law enforcement by calling 9-1-1 or FCPD non-emergency at 703-691-6131.  It is important to call 911 for accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists even if injuries appear to be minor.  

Korean HanBowl 2022 Winners! COVID Information Do Your Part: Stay Home When Sick

FCPS has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases recently as the county has transitioned to the medium community level. Schools continue to apply layered prevention strategies to maintain a healthy work and learning environment. However, each of us has a responsibility to do our part to help keep ourselves, our students, and our colleagues safe. As we enter the final weeks of the school year, we must stay vigilant so we can all enjoy the events and milestones ahead and be ready for a relaxing and healthy summer.

Easy ways to “Do Your Part” include: staying up to date on vaccinations and boosters, considering when and where to choose to mask up, practicing good hygiene, and monitoring symptoms daily. 

It is increasingly important to stay home if you feel unwell and testing is a critical strategy to slow transmission. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for information about COVID testing and testing sites. At-home testing is also a good option. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a third round of free at-home COVID tests; visit COVID.gov for details.

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Health and Safety Guidance Document and COVID-19 Testing. 

High School Information Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information

To watch the Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony live from another location, Memories Videography will be live streaming Graduation this year.  Simply use this link: https://www.tinyurl.com/LakeBraddock2022.  

You can purchase a video of the ceremony here.  

Buy one copy to watch for $30 and get the second for only $15 more. This is the perfect time to purchase a gift for an out-of-town relative, a friend, or one to put away for safekeeping (safety deposit box, safe, fireproof box, etc). The price of the second, third, fourth copies of any school graduation is only $15 each.

Graduations are available for purchase via Download, Blu-Ray (HD), and DVD.

One Download, Blu-Ray or DVD $30.00 (first download/disc $23.59, $1.41 tax and $5.00 shipping)

Additional copies are $15.00 ($14.15 download/disc, $.85 tax, no additional shipping)

Please be advised, download file size is large (approximately 4-5GB). Be sure to confirm available hard drive space before beginning your download.

Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash (personal checks can no longer be accepted) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.   Purchase your tickets here at the PTSA website.  Tickets must be purchased by 5/31/22.
Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information Middle School Yearbook Update

The Middle School Yearbooks will arrive in the first week of June. Students will get them during their lunches.

NOT SURE IF YOU’VE BOUGHT A YEARBOOK YET?  Have your student CLICK HERE!  Student must be logged in with their student email.

Buy your 2021-2022 Middle School yearbook TODAY!

Yearbookordercenter.com  School Code: 13596
Or find us on MySchoolBucks

LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

The 8th Grade Formal Dance will be held Saturday, June 4 from 7:00-10:00 pm in the cafeteria.  The theme is HOLLYWOOD.  Tickets are $15 and will be on sale at A and B lunches starting Wednesday, May 25 through Thursday, June 2.  This is a dance for Lake Braddock 8th graders only and tickets will not be sold at the door.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.   Please see our Lake Braddock website here for more information!


We need parent volunteers to sell tickets, help decorate, chaperone and donate food and drink items. Sign up genius links are below.  

8th Grade Formal Volunteer Sign Up

8th Grade Formal Donation Sign Up

Important Reminders Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar

Be sure to check out the end of year schedule at the Lake Braddock website for all up-to-date information as we close out this school year!  Click here and select "2021-2022 end of Year Calendar."

Please note that the school will be closed (no classes) for all students on Monday, June 6th, as we celebrate our Class of 2022 at graduation!

Sports Physical Night-Request for Help!

We are looking for medical practitioners (MDs, DOs, LNPs, and PAs) that are interested in volunteering for our annual Sports Physical Night event! We need professionals willing and able to sign off on a student’s readiness to participate in athletics. If you’ve never seen how this event works, it has a production line-like setup. Students first complete a multi-station screening process which includes anthropometric measurements, blood pressure/pulse and vision (these stations are typically supervised by ATs, RNs, EMTs and PTs). Once the initial screening stations are complete, the student proceeds to the exam station where an MD, DO, LNP or PA will review their medical history as well as the results of the previously completed stations before conducting any medical/musculoskeletal evaluations deemed necessary to sign off on the student’s medical eligibility status.

This event serves as our main source of fundraising to replenish sports medicine supplies for the year and offer our athletes the best possible care. If you are an MD, DO, LNP, or PA, please consider donating your time and expertise to support a key component of Lake Braddock’s Athletic Training Program. We understand that health and safety are still a concern, so if there are any suggestions/stipulations you may have to make this work, don’t hesitate to share. We are willing to accommodate as best we can! If you know a practitioner who could help us out, please pass along this message and the signup link below!!

CLICK HERE to volunteer for the Lake Braddock/South County/West Springfield Physical Night event on June 9th, 2022!

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)

Novastar Prep is offering online SAT and ACT proctored practice exams to LBSS students in May and June.

To register for the online practice tests, please visit our website here

Registration deadlines for each exam are on the Wednesday before each practice exam date. For more information, please write to: [email protected]

FCPS Information Sing, Dance, and Design with FCPS Summer Programs

All students with an interest in continuing to explore the arts are eligible for two summer enrichment programs. Registration is now open for the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) Summer enrichment programs. 

Elementary Institute for the Arts (for rising 3rd through 6th graders) and Institute for the Arts (for rising 7th through 12th graders) will be held July 5-29 at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Classes are offered every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. Both programs have fees. Waivers are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  

For more information or to register, visit the Summer Learning webpage

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Important Immunization Requirements

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2022-23 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

More information on immunization requirements is available online

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late bus days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick up students in the front of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45 pm.  Please check  StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop. If you have any questions, please contact your student's appropriate subschool.

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - May 13, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

We had a BUSY week filled with AP and SOL testing, sports playoffs, National Junior Honor Society inductions, and preparing for the Class of 2022 Prom. A huge congratulation goes out to our Performing Art Department for their Anastasia production. The play was amazing, and we are appreciative for all who came out to support our students on the stage and on the fields this week. We are extremely lucky to have such talented students and a supportive community.

With 5 weeks left of school, we ask that you work with your students to pace themselves and to take time to plan and cherish the moments. The hustle and bustle to finish the year can cause undue stress, pressure, and frustration. We ask that you remember to give yourself and others grace as we close out this calendar year.  Summer is quickly approaching and much needed rest and family time is needed for all.

As we round out the year, please reach out to us if we can answer any questions or provide your family support. 

Go Bruin Nation!

Lindsey Kearns

The cast and crew of Lake Braddock's Theatre's performance of Anastasia returned to the stage for a beautiful encore of the song “Stay I Pray You” in recognition of the war in Ukraine.   They distributed sunflowers to the audience members as well. In this Issue

NEW Information 
Congratulations to Mr. Darryl Johnson on his New Role!
LB Welcomes Mr. Chris Farmerie in the 2022-23 School Year!
Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar
Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information 
Congratulations to our 2022 Cappies Nominees!
Safe Routes to School Update

COVID Information
Spring Health and Safety

High School Information
AP Exam Administration Information Update
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night
LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

Important Reminders
SOL Testing and Bell Schedule
Sports Physical Night-Request for Help!


PTSA Information
Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)

FCPS Information
Important Immunization Requirements
Join Dr. Reid for a Multilingual Virtual Town Hall May 17
Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Preparing for Virginia State Tests-Standards of Learning (SOLs)

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information Congratulations to Mr. Darryl Johnson on his New Role

We want to congratulate Darryl Johnson as he embarks on his next step in Educational Leadership.  Darryl Johnson was announced as the new Principal for John Rolfe Middle School in Henrico County, VA.  He will begin his principalship July 1, so we will still have him for a few more weeks as we close out the school year.  We are grateful for Mr. Johnson's time with us at LBSS, and we wish him well next year as he begins his next level of impact.

LB Welcomes Mr. Chris Farmerie in the 2022-23 School Year!

Lake Braddock would like to extend a Bruin welcome to Chris Farmerie as he joins our Administrative team next year.  Mr. Farmerie has been in FCPS for over twenty years after time spent in the military.  He has a background in Science as a Chemistry teacher at Langley HS and as an Administrator in both middle school (Holmes MS) and secondary school (Robinson SS).  Mr. Farmerie is looking forward to meeting and working with the entire staff at Lake Braddock.  

Lake Braddock End of Year Calendar

Be sure to check out the Lake Braddock End of Year Event Calendar on our website for all up-to-date information as we close out this school year!

Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information

To watch the Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony live from another location, Memories Videography will be live streaming Graduation this year.  Simply use this link: tinyurl.com/LakeBraddock2022.  

You can purchase a video of the ceremony here.  

Buy one copy to watch for $30 and get the second for only $15 more. This is the perfect time to purchase a gift for an out-of-town relative, a friend, or one to put away for safekeeping (safety deposit box, safe, fireproof box, etc). The price of the second, third, fourth copies of any school graduation is only $15 each.

Graduations are available for purchase via Download, Blu-Ray (HD), and DVD.

One Download, Blu-Ray or DVD $30.00 (first download/disc $23.59, $1.41 tax and $5.00 shipping)

Additional copies are $15.00 ($14.15 download/disc, $.85 tax, no additional shipping)

Please be advised, download file size is large (approximately 4-5GB). Be sure to confirm available hard drive space before beginning your download.

Congratulations to Our 2022 Cappies Nominees!

Alex Perry - Rising Critic
Elliot Baird - Graduating Critic
Jake Sizemore - Creativity (Musicianship)
Leah Dutcher/Regina Pham/Daphne Ziegenfelder - Stage Crew
Liesl Winternitz - Actor in a female role
Linus Brannam - Actor in a male role
The Heidi Chronicles - Best Play

The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program which was launched in FCPS. It recognizes, celebrates, and provides learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students, and teenage playwrights.  In the National Capital Area, a Gala awards ceremony is held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. every June.  For more information on the National Capital Area Cappies, click here!

Safe Routes to School Update

Congrats and thanks to the teachers, administrators and students who participated in National Bike and Roll to School Day last week!  Below is a photo of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Braddock District Supervisor Walkinshaw talking with Principal Kearns and two volunteers who led groups of student cyclists to Lake Braddock.  National Bike to Work Day is Wednesday May 20–another opportunity for teachers, students and parents to bike to Lake Braddock!

The Safe Routes to School committee has asked Fairfax County Police Department’s Traffic Division to conduct an assessment of our crossing guard schedule and school zone, so that bus flow is improved to ensure students get to school on time.  Current policy only allows each school’s crossing guard to be present 30 minutes before the bell time, but it does not provide larger schools more time.

Want to make getting to school safer for everyone?  Please take our parent commuting survey!   https://forms.gle/whj5rCMsVDNnhYRY8

Looking for ideas to help reduce the cost, time or stress of your commute to work or school?  Commuter Connections is a website and app developed by the Metro DC Council of Governments to help residents find commuting options and support to fit their needs:https://www.commuterconnections.org/ 

Did you know that all FCPS high school and middle school students can sign up for a Free Student Bus SmarTrip card at their schools?  See here for more info and the needed permission form. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/student-pass

COVID Information Spring Health and Safety

FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and we understand families and staff have concerns and questions. Our commitment is to provide students with the education and support to help them succeed while maintaining a safe environment for in-person learning. 

Our layered prevention strategies have served us well throughout this school year, and are fully supported by the U.S. Department of Education and Northern Virginia Health Departments. 

Vaccinations are available for school-age children five and up and are proven to reduce the severity of illness. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.

Currently, masks are optional for all students, staff, and visitors. We encourage families and staff to consider wearing a mask when reports of COVID cases are high or if they or a family member is at high risk. CDC advises individuals to wear a mask when there is a lot of COVID in your community. See a full list of masking recommendations on the CDC website.

If Fairfax County transitions to high community level, FCPS will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors (except while actively eating/drinking) on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles). 

In alignment with the Code of Virginia, the parent/legal guardian of any child enrolled in

an FCPS school may elect for such child to not wear a face covering while on school

property (to include FCPS buildings). No reason or documentation will be necessary to elect for your child to not wear a mask.

One of the most important things we can all do is check for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to stop further spread from occurring. Employees are also advised to stay home and get tested when feeling sick.

The most up to date information is available on the Health and Safety Guidance Document webpage. If you have questions or concerns unique to your child’s situation, please contact your school. 

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping our schools safe and healthy so all our students have the opportunity for engaging in-person learning.

Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are available online.

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Health and Safety Guidance Document and COVID-19 Testing. 

High School Information AP Exam Administration Information Updated

AP Exam Administration Information has been updated!  Please check out the updated information on this link:  https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/advanced-placement, particularly “2022 LBSS AP Exam Calendar” and “AP Exam Day Policies and Exam Security Letter.” 

AP students and their families will find information regarding AP dates, locations, reporting times, rules and procedures during AP Testing (May 2 – May 17).

Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash or check (last day we accept personal checks is May 13) made out to LBSS (memo Senior Fee) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.   Purchase your tickets here at the PTSA website.  Tickets must be purchased by 5/31/22.
Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

The 8th Grade Formal Dance will be held Saturday, June 4 from 7:00-10:00 pm in the cafeteria.  The theme is HOLLYWOOD.  Tickets are $15 and will be on sale at A and B lunches starting Wednesday, May 25 through Thursday, June 2.  This is a dance for Lake Braddock 8th graders only and tickets will not be sold at the door.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.   Please see our Lake Braddock website here for more information!

We need parent volunteers to sell tickets, help decorate, chaperone and donate food and drink items. Sign up genius links are below.  

8th Grade Formal Volunteer Sign Up

8th Grade Formal Donation Sign Up

Important Reminders SOL Testing and Bell Schedule

SOL and AP testing will occur throughout the building this May. We are adjusting the SOL testing block on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 18 to end at 10:30 due to technical issues we are having with student computers. Second chance breakfast will not be offered on the days when the bell schedule has been modified for testing. An updated calendar and bell schedule can be found on the LBSS SOL Testing website, under the first drop down menu. Please make sure your students are completing the FCPS laptop updates as instructed during Advisory periods. Please try to avoid scheduling your students for appointments during their testing times as there is not much availability for make-up testing.

Students need to bring their FCPS laptops, fully charged to SOL testing. VDOE does not allow for students to take SOL tests on personal devices. As per the testing electronic device policy, students are not permitted to have cell phones, smart watches, and any Bluetooth or internet connected devices (such as earbuds) on them during testing. If they are found to have such devices, it is considered cheating and they will receive a score of zero on the SOL test and not be permitted to test again this spring.

Sports Physical Night-Request for Help!

We are looking for medical practitioners (MDs, DOs, LNPs, and PAs) that are interested in volunteering for our annual Sports Physical Night event! We need professionals willing and able to sign off on a student’s readiness to participate in athletics. If you’ve never seen how this event works, it has a production line-like setup. Students first complete a multi-station screening process which includes anthropometric measurements, blood pressure/pulse and vision (these stations are typically supervised by ATs, RNs, EMTs and PTs). Once the initial screening stations are complete, the student proceeds to the exam station where an MD, DO, LNP or PA will review their medical history as well as the results of the previously completed stations before conducting any medical/musculoskeletal evaluations deemed necessary to sign off on the student’s medical eligibility status.

This event serves as our main source of fundraising to replenish sports medicine supplies for the year and offer our athletes the best possible care. If you are an MD, DO, LNP, or PA, please consider donating your time and expertise to support a key component of Lake Braddock’s Athletic Training Program. We understand that health and safety are still a concern, so if there are any suggestions/stipulations you may have to make this work, don’t hesitate to share. We are willing to accommodate as best we can! If you know a practitioner who could help us out, please pass along this message and the signup link below!!

CLICK HERE to volunteer for the Lake Braddock/South County/West Springfield Physical Night event on June 9th, 2022!

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)

Novastar Prep is offering online SAT and ACT proctored practice exams to LBSS students in May and June.

To register for the online practice tests, please visit our website here

Registration deadlines for each exam are on the Wednesday before each practice exam date. For more information, please write to: [email protected]

FCPS Information Important Immunization Requirements

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2022-23 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

More information on immunization requirements is available online

Join Dr. Reid for a Multilingual Virtual Town Hall May 17

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website. 

Spanish:

El martes, 17 de mayo, la superintendente entrante Michelle Reid, Ed.D. se unirá al personal, las familias y los estudiantes para un ayuntamiento virtual multilingüe, de 7 a 8 p.m.  Regístrese en línea.

 

La Dra. Reid organizará sesiones de participación adicionales en todo el condado después de su fecha de inicio oficial el 1 de julio. Manténgase informado sobre las oportunidades de participación comunitaria visitando nuestro sitio web.

Dr. Reid answered questions from students, staff and families gathered at Annandale High School on May 3, addressing topics including pandemic learning loss, supporting diversity, and career pathways. Six student representatives from across FCPS shared the stage with Dr. Reid, asking their own questions on matters such as school lunch, supporting the arts, and helping immigrant families feel safe.

Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Preparing for Virginia State Tests-Standards of Learning (SOLs)

In this episode, we explain the Virginia Standard of Learning tests (SOLs) and how parents might help their child prior to the tests. The SOLs are administered in FCPS in May.

Many answers to frequently asked questions about the SOLs are available online

Listen and subscribe:

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late bus days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick up students in the front of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45 pm.  Please check  StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop. If you have any questions, please contact your student's appropriate subschool.

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - May 6, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

This week was deemed Teacher Appreciation Week and we had the pleasure of celebrating the hard work and dedication of our teachers and staff members. Our teachers are committed to developing young minds and ensuring our students have opportunities to feel connected to another, can adapt and be resilient  when facing unforeseen challenges and have a desire to be an engaged learner and active member of our community.  We are so proud of the work from our teachers and the support they provide to our students every day.  We concluded the week of celebrations by honoring our cafeteria workers as being “Superheroes”.  It takes a village of committed and enthusiastic individuals to run a school and we are proud to work alongside such a great community of caring professionals.

We had a great first week of testing and look forward to another successful week of our end of year assessments. Please remind your students to update their laptop this weekend so they are charged and ready to go.

We hope everyone has a wonderful and dry weekend and an early Happy Mother’s day to all the moms in the Lake Braddock community.

Go Bruins Nation!

Lindsey Kearns

"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world."-Malala Yousafzai.  
This past week we took the opportunity to celebrate our teachers and staff here at Lake Braddock Camp Bruin!  

In this Issue

NEW Information 
UPDATE-SOL Testing and Bell Schedule
LBHS Theatre Presents Anastasia
School Lunch Hero Day May 6!
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month
Updates from the Substance Abuse Specialist

COVID Information
FCPS COVID Updates

High School Information
AP Exam Administration Information Update
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information
Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now!
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night
LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

Important Reminders
Sports Physical Night-Request for Help!


PTSA Information
Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)
Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

FCPS Information
Important Immunization Requirements
Dr. Reid Virtual Town Hall May 17

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information UPDATE-SOL Testing and Bell Schedule

SOL and AP testing will occur throughout the building this May. We are adjusting the SOL testing block on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 18 to end at 10:30 due to technical issues we are having with student computers. Second chance breakfast will not be offered on the days when the bell schedule has been modified for testing. An updated calendar and bell schedule can be found on the LBSS SOL Testing website, under the first drop down menu. Please make sure your students are completing the FCPS laptop updates as instructed during Advisory periods. Please try to avoid scheduling your students for appointments during their testing times as there is not much availability for make-up testing.

Students need to bring their FCPS laptops, fully charged to SOL testing. VDOE does not allow for students to take SOL tests on personal devices. As per the testing electronic device policy, students are not permitted to have cell phones, smart watches, and any Bluetooth or internet connected devices (such as earbuds) on them during testing. If they are found to have such devices, it is considered cheating and they will receive a score of zero on the SOL test and not be permitted to test again this spring.

LBHS Theatre Presents Anastasia

Don't miss the Lake Braddock Theatre Musical Anastasia.  Anastasia will run May 5-7th.  The show runs 2 hours and 40 minutes. Get your tickets here!

School Lunch Hero Day May 6!

Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

On Friday, May 6, 2022, we will celebrate the 10th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria. --School Nutrition Association.

Please see here for more information!

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month.   "A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).  The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants."  Please see this website for more information!

Celebrate Jewish American Month

"May is Jewish American Heritage Month.  The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society."  Please see this website for more information!

Updates from the Substance Abuse Specialist

Current Trends to be Aware of:

The opioid epidemic continues to impact the Northern Virginia region and the nation. Just last week, two youth fatally overdosed in Prince William County after taking what preliminarily appear to be fentanyl-laced Percocets (official causes of death are pending toxicology results). Please learn more and help share this information widely.

Opioids: Learn How to Help and Prevent Overdoses

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/opioids-learn-how-get-help-and-prevent-overdoses

FREE Training through the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board: REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and what to do afterwards. Each attendee also receives a free REVIVE! kit, which includes all the supplies needed to administer naloxone.

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

COVID Information

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Health and Safety Guidance Document and COVID-19 Testing. 

FCPS COVID Updates

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) continues to monitor cases and report COVID-19 outbreaks, as outlined by the Virginia Department of Health. Currently, Fairfax County's Community Level remains low as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our layered prevention strategies are being implemented based on our COVID-19 Community Level, as recommended by the CDC.

However, FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and parents/legal guardians are reminded of the daily health screening requirement to check their students for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

VaxUp
We continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated or boosted as soon as they are eligible. COVID-19 vaccination keeps children safely in school and childcare settings, and also while participating in sports, playdates, extracurricular activities, and other group activities. Strong community vaccination rates help keep our schools safe for in-person learning. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, or to find a vaccine provider, visit the Fairfax County Health Department website.

Masking
As a reminder, students may return to school after five days of isolation if they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) individuals should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for five additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the five day isolation period. If individuals are unable to wear a mask when around others, they should continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home. While not required, wearing a mask while indoors is still considered an important way to protect yourself and others. Families are encouraged to discuss mask wearing as an additional layered prevention strategy.

Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are available online.

High School Information AP Exam Administration Information Updated

AP Exam Administration Information has been updated!  Please check out the updated information on this link:  https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/advanced-placement, particularly “2022 LBSS AP Exam Calendar” and “AP Exam Day Policies and Exam Security Letter.” 

AP students and their families will find information regarding AP dates, locations, reporting times, rules and procedures during AP Testing (May 2 – May 17).

Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information

To watch the ceremony live from another location, Memories Videography will be live streaming Graduation this year.  Simply use this link: tinyurl.com/LakeBraddock2022.  

You can purchase a video of the ceremony here.  

Buy one copy to watch for $30 and get the second for only $15 more. This is the perfect time to purchase a gift for an out-of-town relative, a friend, or one to put away for safekeeping (safety deposit box, safe, fireproof box, etc). The price of the second, third, fourth copies of any school graduation is only $15 each.

Graduations are available for purchase via Download, Blu-Ray (HD), and DVD.

One Download, Blu-Ray or DVD $30.00 (first download/disc $23.59, $1.41 tax and $5.00 shipping)

Additional copies are $15.00 ($14.15 download/disc, $.85 tax, no additional shipping)

Please be advised, download file size is large (approximately 4-5GB). Be sure to confirm available hard drive space before beginning your download.

Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now!

Seniors! Please remember to purchase your prom tickets through MSB. They are now $70 a ticket and sales end May 13th. There will be no ticket sales at the door. If you are having trouble purchasing through MSB please see Ms. Daniels in A208 before or after school OR email her @ [email protected]  Ms. Daniels will also be available for ticket sales using exact cash or check during HS Lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday.

If you are having trouble adding two tickets to your cart on MSB for a guest please read below:

  1. Find the prom ticket listing by either searching "prom" or in the school store.
  2. Select your name in the student drop down and then add this ticket to your cart (this is for yourself so no need to put in any guest info)
  3. Go back to the prom ticket listing and select your name from the drop down that says select student, then type in guest info and then add that ticket to your cart.

There should now be 2 tickets in your cart to check out.  Please remember you will need to complete the Guest Application Form available in the Subschools.

Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash or check (last day we accept personal checks is May 13) made out to LBSS (memo Senior Fee) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Senior Yard Signs-Purchase at the PTSA website.
  • Prom-May 14th from 7pm-11pm, Fairview Marriott
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.   Purchase your tickets here at the PTSA website
Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information LB 8th Grade Formal June 4

The 8th Grade Formal Dance will be held Saturday, June 4 from 7:00-10:00 pm in the cafeteria.  The theme is HOLLYWOOD.  Tickets are $15 and will be on sale at A and B lunches starting Wednesday, May 25 through Thursday, June 2.  This is a dance for Lake Braddock 8th graders only and tickets will not be sold at the door.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided. 

We need parent volunteers to sell tickets, help decorate, chaperone and donate food and drink items. Sign up genius links are below.  The middle school SCA thanks you in advance!  If you have questions, contact the MS SCA Sponsor, Kathy Williams.  [email protected]

8th Grade Formal Volunteer Sign Up

8th Grade Formal Donation Sign Up

Important Reminders Sports Physical Night-Request for Help!

We are looking for medical practitioners (MDs, DOs, LNPs, and PAs) that are interested in volunteering for our annual Sports Physical Night event! We need professionals willing and able to sign off on a student’s readiness to participate in athletics. If you’ve never seen how this event works, it has a production line-like setup. Students first complete a multi-station screening process which includes anthropometric measurements, blood pressure/pulse and vision (these stations are typically supervised by ATs, RNs, EMTs and PTs). Once the initial screening stations are complete, the student proceeds to the exam station where an MD, DO, LNP or PA will review their medical history as well as the results of the previously completed stations before conducting any medical/musculoskeletal evaluations deemed necessary to sign off on the student’s medical eligibility status.

This event serves as our main source of fundraising to replenish sports medicine supplies for the year and offer our athletes the best possible care. If you are an MD, DO, LNP, or PA, please consider donating your time and expertise to support a key component of Lake Braddock’s Athletic Training Program. We understand that health and safety are still a concern, so if there are any suggestions/stipulations you may have to make this work, don’t hesitate to share. We are willing to accommodate as best we can! If you know a practitioner who could help us out, please pass along this message and the signup link below!!

CLICK HERE to volunteer for the Lake Braddock/South County/West Springfield Physical Night event on June 9th, 2022!

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)

Novastar Prep is offering online SAT and ACT proctored practice exams to LBSS students in May and June.

To register for the online practice tests, please visit our website here

Registration deadlines for each exam are on the Wednesday before each practice exam date. For more information, please write to: [email protected]

Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

Hunt Test Prep is offering LBSS PTSA members a $50.00 tuition discount on any 2022 Hunt Test Prep Course on a space available basis. When signing-up for a course, please write "LBSSPTSA" on the registration form. For more information, please visit: huntprograms.com

Course Schedulehttp://huntprograms.com/schedule.html

Registration Formhttp://huntprograms.com/RegistrationForm.pdf

Please note: All 2022 classes will be limited to 12 students due to Covid mitigation efforts and social distancing.  As a result, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

FCPS Information Important Immunization Requirements

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2022-23 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

More information on immunization requirements is available online

Dr. Reid Virtual Town Hall May 17

Save the Date: Meet the Incoming Superintendent at a Virtual Town Hall May 17

On Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m., incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall. Watch your email and upcoming issues of FCPS This Week for more details, including how to register. Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1.

Dr. Reid held an in-person town hall May 3 that can be viewed on the FCPS YouTube Channel.

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late bus days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick up students in the front of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45 pm.  Please check  StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop. If you have any questions, please contact your student's appropriate subschool.

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - April 29, 2022

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Dear Lake Braddock Families,

We would like to thank our Student Government Association and Student Council Associations for putting together an awesome “Stress Less” Week.  The spirit days, talent show, and Screen on the Green community event were just a handful of the activities they sponsored to bring a sense of fun and community to our students and staff this week. Finding laughter and joy during the day are great cures to easing stress, and we are so thankful for that reminder by our two student groups.

We are down to the last 31 days of school, and our students are excited about their summer vacation! We have a lot of events occurring within the next 6 weeks including AP and SOL exams, spring playoffs, spring performances, Prom, 8th-grade dance, finals, and much more. We ask that you continue to encourage your child to stay engaged, maintain focus, and be committed to being great Bruin citizens in and out of the classrooms so they can end the academic year with a strong finish.

Next week, we will kick off our AP and SOL exams.  We know that taking a high stakes test may cause stress and anxiety for some students and families, and we would like to help in reducing the stress by providing you with some simple tips: Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats breakfast, reinforce that you care about them and remind them to breathe, relax, and to do their very best.

We are asking all of our students and staff during our testing season to remember to follow the quote by Thich Nhat Hanh, “Smile, Breathe, and Go Slowly.”  Following this quote will help our students and staff to stress less and be at their very best during the testing season.

 

Go Bruins Nation!

Lindsey Kearns

The Lake Braddock Bruins celebrated Stress Less this past week encouraging students and staff to take care of their mind and body.

In this Issue

NEW Information 
SOL Testing and Bell Schedule
Bike and Roll to School May 4
March Student of the Month Winners
Congressional Art Competition
LB Football Team Annual Mattress, Sheets, and Pillow Sale

High School Information
AP Exam Administration Information Update
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information
Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now!
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night
MS Yearbook
MS After-School Program

Important Reminders
Sports Physical Night-Request for Help!

PTSA Information
Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)
Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

FCPS Information
Important Immunization Requirements
Tutor.com Offers Live Tutors and AP Test Prep

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information SOL Testing and Bell Schedule

SOL and AP testing will occur throughout the building this May. Please reference the LBSS SOL Testing page for a link to the calendar and bell schedule. Parents should note that on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 18th, all students will be on a modified bell schedule and the periods will rotate for testing days each week. Please try to avoid scheduling your students for appointments during their testing times as there is not much availability for make-up testing.

Students need to bring their FCPS laptops, fully charged to SOL testing. VDOE does not allow for students to take SOL tests on personal devices. As per the testing electronic device policy, students are not permitted to have cell phones, smart watches, and any Bluetooth or internet connected devices (such as earbuds) on them during testing. If they are found to have such devices, it is considered cheating and they will receive a score of zero on the SOL test and not be permitted to test again this spring.

Bike and Roll to School Day May 4

Wednesday May 4th is National Bike and Roll to School Day!  All students and staff are invited to participate.  The first 200 students to bike or roll up to the school bike racks will receive incentives to encourage continued biking, rolling and walking to school. There will be secure parking available for bikes.  See flyer below for more info.  

The Safe Routes to School Committee is recruiting volunteers to welcome participants when they arrive at Lake Braddock and to ride along with students.  Volunteers may sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4fafa828aa8-national

For more info on bike safety, planning your route, and how to prepare to bike to school, visit https://www.walkbiketoschool.org/plan/how-to-plan/safety-first/

Here are some suggested bike routes from neighborhoods in the Lake Braddock district to LBSS.  The times are calculated based on a leisurely 7-9 mph pace.  Most students in the Lake Braddock School Zone Boundaries live within a 25 minute bike ride of LBSS.  Time your rides and let us know how your bike ride compared to your normal commute!!  You can find more info about these routes on the Bike LBSS Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/712917035931667

Bike Route 1, Cherry Run to Lake Braddock (3.3 miles, <20 minutes):  https://www.strava.com/routes/2827382146574023726

Bike Route 2, Kings Park to LBSS (2.8 miles, <15 minutes):  https://www.strava.com/routes/2951851284027155574

Bike Route 3, Burke Station to LBSS (2.7 miles, <15 minutes):

https://www.strava.com/routes/2954212003832340478

Bike Route 4, Crownleigh to LBSS (1.1 miles, <8 minutes):

https://www.strava.com/routes/2954214793803706614

Bike Route 5, Burke Lake to LBSS (2.6 miles, <15 minutes)

https://www.strava.com/routes/2954216026982499574

Safe Routes to School Updates

SRTS Survey

How do you get to school?  Take our survey! https://forms.gle/whj5rCMsVDNnhYRY8

The Safe Routes to School committee is conducting a Parent and Guardian School Commute Survey, to learn how students get to school, safety concerns, and any barriers students experience that may prevent them from walking, biking or sharing the ride to school on a bus or carpool.  The survey has only 10 questions, and should take 5-10 minutes to complete.  The information you provide is anonymous, but the data will be used to apply for funding to keep our students safe.

March Student of the Month Winners

Each month, staff are able to recognize students who have demonstrated characteristics of our Shared Vision. The four main attributes of our theme #BruinsCARE are connected, adaptable, resilient, and engaged. Winners will have their picture taken and displayed in the main hallway. All nominees will receive a copy of their nomination letter.

March - Adaptable

7th- Peniel Asmeron
8th- Jack Dawson
9th- Shin-El Kim
11th- Owen Lavery
10th- Sarah Qasemi
12th- Anderson Nunez Zeledon

April’s theme is Resilient.

Congressional Art Competition

The Annual Congressional Art Competition provides Members of Congress with the unique opportunity to showcase the artistic creativity and talent of high school students from across the United States. As your Congressman from the 11th District of Virginia, it is my pleasure to host this competition for residents of this district and to show my support for the fine arts. 

This competition is open to all high school students who are residents of the 11th Congressional District regardless of where they attend school; public, private and home-schooled students are invited to participate and I encourage all who are interested to submit an entry.  Due to space limitations, students may not submit more than two pieces of art.  

Please note that all entries must be received in my Prince William or Fairfax office by close of business Friday, May 6, 2022. 

For additional information, please see here or contact one of the district offices, information below:

Fairfax District office at (703) 256-3071 or email:  [email protected]

Prince William District office at (571) 408-4407 or email:   [email protected]

LB Football Team Annual Mattress, Sheets, and Pillow Sale

If you are looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. Lake Braddock Secondary School Football is excited to announce it will be hosting the 5th Annual one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, May 15th, from 10am-5pm. For one day only, the Cafeteria will be transformed into a mattress showroom.  For information about the sale, go to: bit.ly/beds4lakebraddock22.  

Watch this quick video that explains how the Mattress Fundraiser works! https://vimeo.com/637591323

Contact: [email protected]om or call 571-641-5900 for more information.

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Return to School and COVID-19 Testing. 

High School Information AP Exam Administration Information Updated

AP Exam Administration Information has been updated!  Please check out the updated information on this link:  https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/advanced-placement , particularly “2022 LBSS AP Exam Calendar” and “AP Exam Day Policies and Exam Security Letter.” 

AP students and their families will find information regarding AP dates, locations, reporting times, rules and procedures during AP Testing (May 2 – May 17).

Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Graduation Ceremony Streaming Information

To watch the ceremony live from another location, Memories Videography will be live streaming Graduation this year.  Simply use this link: tinyurl.com/LakeBraddock2022.  

You can purchase a video of the ceremony here.  

Buy one copy to watch for $30 and get the second for only $15 more. This is the perfect time to purchase a gift for an out-of-town relative, a friend, or one to put away for safekeeping (safety deposit box, safe, fireproof box, etc). The price of the second, third, fourth copies of any school graduation is only $15 each.

Graduations are available for purchase via Download, Blu-Ray (HD), and DVD.

One Download, Blu-Ray or DVD $30.00 (first download/disc $23.59, $1.41 tax and $5.00 shipping)

Additional copies are $15.00 ($14.15 download/disc, $.85 tax, no additional shipping)

Please be advised, download file size is large (approximately 4-5GB). Be sure to confirm available hard drive space before beginning your download.

Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now!

If you are having trouble adding two tickets to your cart on MSB for a guest please read below:

  1. Find the prom ticket listing by either searching "prom" or in the school store.
  2. Select your name in the student drop down and then add this ticket to your cart (this is for yourself so no need to put in any guest info)
  3. Go back to the prom ticket listing and select your name from the drop down that says select student, then type in guest info and then add that ticket to your cart.

There should now be 2 tickets in your cart to check out.

If you have .

Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash or check made out to LBSS (memo Senior Fee) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Senior Yard Signs-Purchase at the PTSA website.
  • Prom-May 14th from 7pm-11pm, Fairview Marriott 
  • Senior Survey-Administered in school in May (details to follow)
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.   Purchase your tickets here at the PTSA website
Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information MS Yearbook 

The MS Yearbook is currently looking for photographs of students participating in activities of any kind! We are especially interested in photos that show one (or more!) student faces. All photos should feature a current LBMS student during the current school year.

https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=13596

MS After-School Program Important Reminders Sports Physical Night-Request for Help!

We are looking for medical practitioners (MDs, DOs, LNPs, and PAs) that are interested in volunteering for our annual Sports Physical Night event! We need professionals willing and able to sign off on a student’s readiness to participate in athletics. If you’ve never seen how this event works, it has a production line-like setup. Students first complete a multi-station screening process which includes anthropometric measurements, blood pressure/pulse and vision (these stations are typically supervised by ATs, RNs, EMTs and PTs). Once the initial screening stations are complete, the student proceeds to the exam station where an MD, DO, LNP or PA will review their medical history as well as the results of the previously completed stations before conducting any medical/musculoskeletal evaluations deemed necessary to sign off on the student’s medical eligibility status.

This event serves as our main source of fundraising to replenish sports medicine supplies for the year and offer our athletes the best possible care. If you are an MD, DO, LNP, or PA, please consider donating your time and expertise to support a key component of Lake Braddock’s Athletic Training Program. We understand that health and safety are still a concern, so if there are any suggestions/stipulations you may have to make this work, don’t hesitate to share. We are willing to accommodate as best we can! If you know a practitioner who could help us out, please pass along this message and the signup link below!!

CLICK HERE to volunteer for the Lake Braddock/South County/West Springfield Physical Night event on June 9th, 2022!

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)

Novastar Prep is offering online SAT and ACT proctored practice exams to LBSS students in May and June.

To register for the online practice tests, please visit:  https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/programs/psat-sat-act/novastarprep/

Registration deadlines for each exam are on the Wednesday before each practice exam date. For more information, please write to: [email protected]

Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

Hunt Test Prep is offering LBSS PTSA members a $50.00 tuition discount on any 2022 Hunt Test Prep Course on a space available basis. When signing-up for a course, please write "LBSSPTSA" on the registration form. For more information, please visit: huntprograms.com

Course Schedulehttp://huntprograms.com/schedule.html

Registration Formhttp://huntprograms.com/RegistrationForm.pdf

Please note: All 2022 classes will be limited to 12 students due to Covid mitigation efforts and social distancing.  As a result, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

FCPS Information Important Immunization Requirements

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2022-23 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

More information on immunization requirements is available online

Tutor.com Offers Live Tutors and AP Test Prep

Writing help, practice quizzes, and AP test prep are available to all FCPS students at no cost through Tutor.com. Find out how your child can get these services in addition to 24/7 live tutoring through their Schoology account: Elementary School | Middle and High School

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late bus days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick up students in the front of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45 pm.  Please check  StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop. If you have any questions, please contact your student's appropriate subschool.

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - April 22, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Hello Lake Braddock families,

This week has been a great first week serving as the Acting Principal. We celebrated our very own Jacquie Naughton as she receiving the National Life Changer Award.  We are so grateful to Jacquie for her service to our community and the positive impact she has had on so many lives. 

Next week, we look forward to celebrating Stress Less week as we prepare for AP and SOL testing that begins in May. Help us support our students and encourage them to take a deep breath as they prepare for their upcoming exams. 

In the new role that Teri Hampton and I have, we want to continue to partner with you to end this year on a strong note for our students and the Lake Braddock community.  Please reach out to us with any concerns, questions or suggestions. 

Go Bruins Nation!

Lindsey Kearns

April is School Library Month!  The Library is the spot where everyone wants to be--it is quiet, calming, and you can travel, explore, research, learn, engage, and escape all in one place!  Thank you to our Library Staff here at Lake Braddock for making our Bruin Library a warm inviting home for our students and staff!  We appreciate all your hard work!  Thank you Ms. Pevner, Ms. Christadore, Ms. Hilyard, Ms. Rogers, and Ms. Sands!

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Counselor Jacquie Naughton Selected as National Life Changer Award
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Stress Less Spirit Week April 25-29
Stress Less and Spring Sports Pep Rally April 29
LBSS MS Theatre Presents Charlotte's Web April 28-30
Safe Routes to School Updates
FCPS and LB Students Take Top Honors at Virginia FBLA State Leadership Conference
Congratulations to the New NHS Officers for 2022-23
Sports Physical Night-Request for Help!

High School Information
Blood Drive April 26
UPROAR LBSS High School Spring Dance April 29
Volunteers Needed for UPROAR!
AP Testing Schedule and Search for Parent Volunteers
Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance
Career Talks
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now!
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Graduation Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night
MS Yearbook
MS After-School Program

Important Reminders
Principal Selection Process Information
SOL Testing in May
Lake Braddock's Screen on the Green Presents Disney's Encanto April 27

PTSA Information
Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)
Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

FCPS Information
FCPS and Fairfax County Partnering to Provide Substance Abuse Webinars
Say Thank You! to Your Favorite Teacher
School Bus Driver Job Fair at Lorton Center April 25
FCPS Holding Instructional Job Fair April 30
Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Meet the FCPS Ombudsman and Assistant Ombudsman for Special Education

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information Counselor Jacquie Naughton Selected as a National Life Changer Award

Congrats to School Counselor Jacquie Naughton for receiving the LifeChanger of the Year award. This award celebrates individuals who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. This link is the story featuring Jacquie's award: http://app.lifechangeroftheyear.com/nomination_detail.cfm?NominationID=7526.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. On Wednesday April 27th is international Denim Day. Denim day is a campaign response to the Italian Supreme Court's overruling of a rape conviction in 1999. Although the perpetrator had been found guilty, the Supreme Court argued that because jeans are difficult to remove, the perpetrator couldn't have done so without the help of the victim. Therefore, implying consent. 

Denim Day asks community members, elected officials, businesses, and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. 

So please wear Demin and teal on Wednesday April 27th to show your solidarity with survivors of sexual assault, abuse, harassment, and rape. 

For more information about Demin Day and sexual assault awareness month, please come see Ms. Ghafoori the high school social worker in high school student services. 

Denim Day website: https://www.denimdayinfo.org/

Stress Less Spirit Week April 25-29 Stress Less and Spring Sports Pep Rally April 29

Lake Braddock will host a combined MS/HS Stress Less and Spring Sports Pep Rally on Friday, April 29 during 7th period at the Lake Braddock stadium.  We look forward to gathering together.  

Parents/Guardians, if you need to pick your student up early that day for an appointment, please be sure to send a note with your student to the Subschool in the morning and have the pick-up time no later than 1 pm.  Once the students are in the Stadium for the Pep Rally, we won’t be able to dismiss them.

Thank you for your cooperation!

LBSS MS Theatre Presents Charlotte's Web April 28-30

LBSS MS Theatre is presenting Charlotte’s Web April 28-30. Details on available tickets at LBTHEATRE.COM. This show will be held in the recital hall so space is limited. Get your tickets before they are all gone!

Safe Routes to School Updates

Bike and Roll to School Day is coming up on May 4th!  Time to get your bike gear together and tuned up!  Also, if your student will be riding to school for the first time in a while, we recommend that you ride the route before Bike and Roll to School Day, to see how long it takes and to plan the safest route.  Safety incentives will be given to the first 200 student participants to arrive at the bike racks at school.

Parent or student volunteers are requested to greet participants at the bike racks when they arrive. Parents can also sign up to ride along with groups of students from neighborhood meeting points to the school. 

Sign up here!

Questions?  Email [email protected] or learn more a http://www.walkbiketoschool.org

SRTS Survey

This week, both students and parents are invited to take surveys about how they commute to school each day.  The anonymous info you share is an important part of making everyone’s commute to school safer, especially for pedestrians and bikers in our parking lot and in the school zone surrounding Lake Braddock.  With your responses, we will be able to apply for funding to improve the safety concerns and barriers you tell us about.  

Click here for the School Commute Survey for Parents and Guardians. The survey asks questions about how students get to school and concerns that may be preventing students from arriving at school or home safely.  It should take only 5-10 minutes to complete.  To enable as many families to respond as possible, it will remain open for 30 days.  The results will be shared with the school community.

FCPS and LB Students Take Top Honors at Virginia FBLA State Leadership Conference

Students from twelve Fairfax County public schools won first place awards at the 2022 Virginia Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference held recently in Reston. More than 90 students placed in the top four in their event and qualified to compete in the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago in June.

A special congratulations to our Lake Braddock winners: Michelle Wang, Jenna Chanchu, Anwesha Chowdhury, Paul Kim, Tyler Huang, Jeevan Kaur, Ariana Marticio, and Camryn Owens.

See the complete list of FBLA state awards

Sports Physical-Request for Help!

We are looking for medical practitioners (MDs, DOs, LNPs, and PAs) that are interested in volunteering for our annual Sports Physical Night event! We need professionals willing and able to sign off on a student’s readiness to participate in athletics. If you’ve never seen how this event works, it has a production line-like setup. Students first complete a multi-station screening process which includes anthropometric measurements, blood pressure/pulse and vision (these stations are typically supervised by ATs, RNs, EMTs and PTs). Once the initial screening stations are complete, the student proceeds to the exam station where an MD, DO, LNP or PA will review their medical history as well as the results of the previously completed stations before conducting any medical/musculoskeletal evaluations deemed necessary to sign off on the student’s medical eligibility status.

This event serves as our main source of fundraising to replenish sports medicine supplies for the year and offer our athletes the best possible care. If you are an MD, DO, LNP, or PA, please consider donating your time and expertise to support a key component of Lake Braddock’s Athletic Training Program. We understand that health and safety are still a concern, so if there are any suggestions/stipulations you may have to make this work, don’t hesitate to share. We are willing to accommodate as best we can! If you know a practitioner who could help us out, please pass along this message and the signup link below!!

CLICK HERE to volunteer for the Lake Braddock/South County/West Springfield Physical Night event on June 9th, 2022!

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Return to School and COVID-19 Testing. 

High School Information Volunteers Needed for UPROAR

The LB SGA is hosting Uproar on Friday, April 29 from 8-10pm on the blacktop. Uproar is a fun outdoor spring dance to wrap up LB’s Stress-Less Week! Uproar is open to high school students only.

We need adult volunteers to help supervise the blacktop from 8-10pm. Please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4DAEAA28A5F94-uproar

AP Testing Schedule and Search for Parent Volunteers

AP Testing will begin the first week of May!  The dates and reporting times for each exam can be found on our website.  Once the exam rooms are confirmed for the TBD locations, they will be updated on the LB website and Schoology.

ANY Parents/Guardians - We take any and ALL parents/guardians!!   You DO NOT need to be a parent/guardian of a student taking AP exams to help us out!  We would love your help in assisting with proctoring the AP exams!  BONUS:  Teacher Appreciation is coming soon!  If you really want to show your appreciation for all their hard work, please sign up for a few slots so that teachers can be relieved of their proctoring assignments! 

Please sign up here.

No experience is necessary however, there are few things to remember:

  • You may not proctor an AP exam if YOUR student is taking that exam.
  • You may not bring a cell phone/electronics into the testing room.
  • Wear comfortable, quiet shoes.  You’ll surely get your steps in!
Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th. Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Lynn Carrera ( [email protected] ) or Gary Ranallo ([email protected] ) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule.

Career Talks

CAREER TALKS are coming to the Career Center.  Students, please sign up in Naviance (click College at the top of page, click visits).                                                                          

Career Talk- Careers with United Airlines                           April 26,2022     

Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now! Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash or check made out to LBSS (memo Senior Fee) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Senior Yard Signs-Purchase at the PTSA website.
  • Prom-May 14th from 7pm-11pm, Fairview Marriott 
  • Senior Survey-Administered in school in May (details to follow)
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.  Purchase your tickets here at the PTSA website
Graduation Announcements

All seniors who ordered graduations announcements from Herff Jones will receive them at lunch on April 27th.  If you have questions regarding the announcemments, please contact Herff Jones at 804-598-0971 or [email protected].

Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information MS Yearbook 

The MS Yearbook is currently looking for photographs of students participating in activities of any kind! We are especially interested in photos that show one (or more!) student faces. All photos should feature a current LBMS student during the current school year.

https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=13596

MS After-School Program Important Reminders Principal Selection Process

The Region 4 Office will begin the process to select the next principal of Lake Braddock Secondary School.  An important first step in this procedure is to inform faculty, staff, parents, and community members about the principal selection process. Therefore, all faculty, staff, parents, and community members are invited to attend an important meeting on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.  A Zoom link will be sent the Sunday afternoon before (via eNotify) and we request that you sign in with your first and last name to help us better monitor and facilitate attendance.

As we will outline at the April 25th meeting, there are multiple levels of interviews that will take place in order to select a candidate that is the best fit and match to lead Lake Braddock Secondary School into the future.  A panel interview will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.  The advisory interview panel will be comprised of three staff, four parent representatives and one student representative from the Lake Braddock Secondary School community.  If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please submit your information by close of business on May 10, 2022 using the Google form linked here. The Region 4 Leadership Team will review all submissions and select staff and community members to serve as panelists or alternates for these interviews.  Individuals selected to serve in this capacity will be contacted by the FCPS Department of Human Resources which will be overseeing this process.

Another critical component to the process is your written input. We invite you to offer your individual, written input via email regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for Lake Braddock Secondary School. You might also address any challenges or issues that a new principal will need to address. Input is confidential and should be sent to [email protected].  Below you will see suggestions for input you would submit it to the Department of Human Resources by Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

SOL Testing in May

Information regarding SOL testing at Lake Braddock can be found on our LBSS SOL Schedule and General Information page. This includes a link to the testing calendar, cell phone and electronic device policy, as well as the parent notification letters that were sent prior to Spring Break. Students must use their FCPS laptops for SOL testing; these tests cannot be taken on a personal device as per VDOE regulations. Teachers will be communicating to their students their exact room assignment as we get closer to the test dates and students will also receive an email to their school Gmail account from Ms. Bury, LBSS Assessment Coach, with their specific test date and room assignments, approximately a week before testing. It is important that students check their email for these testing notifications because, while most testing will occur on Tuesdays and Wednesday during May, some students with accommodations may test at a different time than their classmates. Please note that the bell and period schedule will change on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for testing and that information will be forthcoming soon.

SOL Expedited Retake Permission Form (Middle School only)

The Virginia Board of Education allows elementary and middle school students who fail Standards of Learning (SOL) tests by a narrow margin to retake the test before the end of the school year. Retesting is available when a student fails their first attempt with a score of 375-399 (where 400 is passing). Parent permission is required for any retests in grades 3-8. If you believe that your middle school student would benefit from a second opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills on the SOL test, please complete this Google permission form. A decision not to allow retesting will not impact your student’s course grade or academic record.

Lake Braddock's Screen on the Green Presents Disney's Encanto April 27 PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)

Novastar Prep is offering online SAT and ACT proctored practice exams to LBSS students in May and June.

To register for the online practice tests, please visit:  https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/programs/psat-sat-act/novastarprep/

Registration deadlines for each exam are on the Wednesday before each practice exam date. For more information, please write to: [email protected]

Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

Hunt Test Prep is offering LBSS PTSA members a $50.00 tuition discount on any 2022 Hunt Test Prep Course on a space available basis. When signing-up for a course, please write "LBSSPTSA" on the registration form. For more information, please visit: huntprograms.com

Course Schedulehttp://huntprograms.com/schedule.html

Registration Formhttp://huntprograms.com/RegistrationForm.pdf

Please note: All 2022 classes will be limited to 12 students due to Covid mitigation efforts and social distancing.  As a result, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

FCPS Information FCPS and Fairfax County Partnering to Provide Substance Abuse Webinars

Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District (which is consistent with national and state trends), Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide educational webinars on youth substance use trends and supports. The free webinars are scheduled for April 20, April 26, and April 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Each of the three webinars will provide the same information. 

The topics to be covered include:

  • Most commonly used substances.
  • In-depth opioid information.
  • Reasons why youth use substances.
  • Ways parents can support their children.
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources.
  • Ways students, parents, and community members can connect with support providers.

Registration for the webinars is available online.

Say Thank You! to Your Favorite Teacher

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, you can submit a recorded message thanking and celebrating FCPS’s amazing teachers and staff. Please submit your recording (up to 60 seconds) by noon on Wednesday, April 27

Your video message may be selected to share with our teachers and community on the FCPS website and social media channels throughout Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Surprising our teachers and staff with these messages of gratitude and support is part of the fun so keep your contribution under wraps until May.

More information and a submission form are available online. Please be aware, the submission form requires a Google account. If you do not have a Google account and wish to be part of the celebration, share your messages on social media and tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

School Bus Driver Job Fair at Lorton Center on April 25

Fairfax County Public Schools invites qualified individuals to join our transportation team and is holding a job fair for bus drivers on Monday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lorton Center. No pre-event registration is needed to attend. Bus driver pay starts at $22.91 an hour, and drivers who meet established criteria can receive a $3,000 signing bonus. 

Learn more about the bus driver job fair.

FCPS Holding Instructional Job Fair on April 30

FCPS wants you to be a part of our team! We are searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion to make a difference. To meet hiring needs in instructional areas, we are hosting a job fair on Saturday, April 30, during which networking and interviewing opportunities with representatives from various FCPS schools will be available. This job fair is open to external candidates, internal transfers, and recruitment hires. It will be held both in-person (9 a.m.to 2 p.m.) and virtually (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). 

More information is available online.

Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Meet the FCPS Ombudsman and Assistant Ombudsman for Special Education

In this episode, meet Armando Peri, FCPS ombudsman, and Dawn Clements, assistant ombudsman for special education. They explain their roles and responsibilities, how they help parents navigate difficult situations, and what parents can expect when they contact the ombudsman. To contact them, call 571-423-4014 or email [email protected]

Listen and subscribe:

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late bus days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick up students in the front of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45 pm.  Please check  StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop. If you have any questions, please contact your student's appropriate subschool.

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - April 15, 2022

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Message from Dr. Smith

Hello Bruin Families,

Thank you for the love, support, and encouragement that you have shown towards me over the past 3 years.  It has been my honor and privilege to work and learn alongside you as a school and a community.  Yesterday marked my last day at Lake Braddock, and I will always cherish the relationship that we have developed, the work we have done, and the progress that we have made.

I will be still residing in our community, so I am excited to continue to watch as our school grows and soars to new heights.  Lake Braddock has a shared vision that will guide our path, and we have incredible educators who will help to lead the way forward.  Lindsey Kearns is an exceptional leader, and I know that she will continue to provide the leadership, instructional focus, and passion for student learning that has made our school what it is today, a model school across FCPS, our state, and our nation.

Thank you again for everything, and I will always remain united with you as a Bruin!

Go Bruins! 

Daniel W. Smith, Ed.D.

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Administrative Updates
Principal Selection Process Information
e-Hallpass Information
Theravada New Year April 16
April 20 is Purple Up! Day 
SOL Testing in May
Bike & Roll to School Day May 4
Safe Routes to School Update
LB Student Council Earns Top National Award
Lake Braddock's Screen on the Green Presents Disney's Encanto

COVID Updates and Information
FCPS COVID-19 Testing Ends April 22

High School Information
AP Testing Schedule and Search for Parent Volunteers
Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance
HS Student Services Spring Newsletter
Career Talks
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now!
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Graduation Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
Registration for 2022 VIP Summer Camp Now Open!
MS Student Services Spring Newsletter
MS Yearbook
MS After-School Program

Important Reminders
Festival of the Arts April 16

PTSA Information
Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)
HP Instant Impact Fundraising Program
Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

FCPS Information
FCPS Announces Next Superintendent
Tutor.com Launches TODAY

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information Administrative Updates

During Ms. Kearns' time as Acting Principal, the following changes have occurred in our Administrative Team.

Ms. Teri Hampton, Subschool 3 Assistant Principal, will serve as Acting Associate Principal. Lake Braddock has been her home since 2001 as she has held several positions: HS Social Studies teacher, class sponsor, School Improvement Plan committee member, Assessment Coach, and currently a HS subschool assistant principal. 

While Ms. Hampton is serving in this other role, Ms. Jacquie Naughton, HS Counselor, will once again serve as Acting Assistant Principal for Subschool 3.  

While Ms. Hampton is serving in this other role, Ms. Jacquie Naughton, HS Counselor, will once again serve as Acting Assistant Principal for Subschool 3. Ms. Naughton has been a Lake Braddock Bruin for the last 8 years in our High School Student Services department.  Before joining the Bruin community, Jacquie was a special education teacher and an alternative school counselor. Most recently, Jacquie was the Summer School Principal at Lake Braddock and loved being able to lead such an amazing team of Lake Braddock teachers and support staff as they helped our Bruins find success. She is most passionate about working with teachers, support staff and families to help students see their potential for success, even when the students themselves might not yet realize their potential. She is looking forward to returning to the role as the Acting Assistant Principal of Subschool 3.

Congratulations to Subschool 4 Assistant Principal Ali Reeves as she will be going on maternity leave.

While she is on leave, Ms. Lorie Ward, MS English 8 Teacher, will serve as Acting Assistant Principal for Subschool 4. This is Lorie’s 14th year teaching at Lake Braddock, beginning as a career changer who became passionate about the field of education while volunteering in schools for her three children during their younger years. From there, she pursued her Alternative Route to Licensure at the UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and she had the opportunity to work as an AVID Tutor at three FCPS schools before beginning her teaching position at Lake Braddock. Currently, she is the English 8 CT Leader, and she has also been enjoying the chance to help the MS After School Program with some After School Administrative Support in recent months. Lorie earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, with a Double Major in Spanish from Virginia Tech, her Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Richmond School of Law, and her Master’s in Education Leadership from George Mason University. While she continues to enjoy making a difference in the classroom for her students, she is looking forward to the opportunity to learn and grow as a leader with her Lake Braddock colleagues.

Principal Selection Process

The Region 4 Office will begin the process to select the next principal of Lake Braddock Secondary School.  An important first step in this procedure is to inform faculty, staff, parents, and community members about the principal selection process. Therefore, all faculty, staff, parents, and community members are invited to attend an important meeting on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.  A Zoom link will be sent the Sunday afternoon before (via eNotify) and we request that you sign in with your first and last name to help us better monitor and facilitate attendance.

As we will outline at the April 25th meeting, there are multiple levels of interviews that will take place in order to select a candidate that is the best fit and match to lead Lake Braddock Secondary School into the future.  A panel interview will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.  The advisory interview panel will be comprised of three staff, four parent representatives and one student representative from the Lake Braddock Secondary School community.  If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please submit your information by close of business on May 10, 2022 using the Google form linked here. The Region 4 Leadership Team will review all submissions and select staff and community members to serve as panelists or alternates for these interviews.  Individuals selected to serve in this capacity will be contacted by the FCPS Department of Human Resources which will be overseeing this process.

Another critical component to the process is your written input. We invite you to offer your individual, written input via email regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for Lake Braddock Secondary School. You might also address any challenges or issues that a new principal will need to address. Input is confidential and should be sent to [email protected].  Below you will see suggestions for input you would submit it to the Department of Human Resources by Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

e-Hallpass Information

Lake Braddock Secondary School is committed to providing our students with a safe and secure learning environment. This school year has presented us with new challenges and we have seen a need to reexamine some of our practices. Lake Braddock is conducting a small pilot of a new application called e-Hallpass with a group of our students and teachers with a plan to consider it for implementation school-wide in 2022-2023.

e-Hallpass is an online platform that allows Lake Braddock staff to issue hallway passes to students while also monitoring the activity in the school’s hallways. Students are able to access e-Hallpass through their school-issued device using any web browser. Students may request a pass to leave the classroom or an appointment with a staff member (counselor, administrator, clinic team, etc.).  Staff are able to automatically approve the passes quickly with limited impact on the instruction of the classroom. Student devices will be left in the classroom with their teacher for round trip passes or carried with the student to an appointment.   

e-Hallpass allows staff to monitor hallway traffic, set limits for the number of students at specific locations, and limit hallway passes. A timer tracks how long a student is out of the classroom and can be monitored by our security team. Staff can receive alerts for students who have not checked in to their final destination or have exceeded the time limit of a pass, improving school safety and security while minimizing the disruption to learning in our classrooms.

For more information or translations, please click here.

You can also review the following resources:

https://youtu.be/nouUo8QAiEg 

https://youtu.be/JLK8ZFl-L5o

Theravada New Year April 16

New Years good wishes to our Theravada Buddhist community! Theravada means “the teachings of the elders.” New years celebrations include a water festival in which they meet the Buddha image and pay respect to the elderly.

April 20 is Purple Up! Day

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. 

To show our support, we are inviting all Fairfax County students, families, school employees, and community members to “Purple Up!” on April 20 for military children

Why purple? Purple symbolizes all branches of the military as a combination of Army green, Marine Corps red, and Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force and Space Force blue. 

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families

SOL Testing in May

Information regarding SOL testing at Lake Braddock can be found on our LBSS SOL Schedule and General Information page. This includes a link to the testing calendar, cell phone and electronic device policy, as well as the parent notification letters that were sent prior to Spring Break. Students must use their FCPS laptops for SOL testing; these tests cannot be taken on a personal device as per VDOE regulations. Teachers will be communicating to their students their exact room assignment as we get closer to the test dates and students will also receive an email to their school Gmail account from Ms. Bury, LBSS Assessment Coach, with their specific test date and room assignments, approximately a week before testing. It is important that students check their email for these testing notifications because, while most testing will occur on Tuesdays and Wednesday during May, some students with accommodations may test at a different time than their classmates. Please note that the bell and period schedule will change on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for testing and that information will be forthcoming soon.

SOL Expedited Retake Permission Form (Middle School only)

The Virginia Board of Education allows elementary and middle school students who fail Standards of Learning (SOL) tests by a narrow margin to retake the test before the end of the school year. Retesting is available when a student fails their first attempt with a score of 375-399 (where 400 is passing). Parent permission is required for any retests in grades 3-8. If you believe that your middle school student would benefit from a second opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills on the SOL test, please complete this Google permission form. A decision not to allow retesting will not impact your student’s course grade or academic record.

Bike & Roll to School Day May 4

Lake Braddock Secondary School is participating in Bike to School Day on May 4.  Volunteers will be present at bike racks in the front of the school and at Door 6 at the back of the school to welcome participants.  

Look for bike safety tips and information on how to plan your route here.  

Want to volunteer to assist that day?  Sign up here!

Questions?  Email [email protected] or learn more a http://www.walkbiketoschool.org

Safe Routes to School Update

There is a lot going on this spring with Safe Routes to School at Lake Braddock!  The weather is beautiful, so more people are walking and biking!  Please be safe, and slow down when driving near our wonderful school.

Next week, both students and parents will be asked to complete google surveys (aka travel tallies) about how they get to school and what barriers might be preventing students from safely walking, biking or taking the bus to school.  This info will be used to help justify projects and studies to make the roads around our school safer and more welcoming to students and staff as they travel to school.  

Thanks to all of the volunteers, administrators and county experts who have helped set up our program this year, and get funding to improve bike racks, crosswalks, speed bumps and wheelchair access in our parking lot.  We continue to look for voices and members to help reach our goal of safe, active routes to school for everyone at Lake Braddock.  Please contact [email protected] for info on meeting times or events.

LB Student Council Earns Top National Award

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Lake Braddock student council has been recognized as a 2022 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National of Student Council (NatStuCo). The NatStuCo program is supported by its parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

“Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award shows the utmost dedication a school’s students, leaders, and staff have made to making their community a better place,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “Lake Braddock has gone above and beyond in elevating student voice to ensure they are establishing a positive climate and culture, as well as fostering academic and social growth for all.”

Lake Braddock's Screen on the Green Presents Disney's Encanto COVID Updates and Information

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Return to School and COVID-19 Testing. 

FCPS COVID-19 Testing Ends April 22

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep schools open safely, Fairfax County Public Schools has been providing a COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing program to students and staff as part of its layered prevention strategies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine) and more than 80% have received one dose. Vaccination rates by age group indicate that more than 50% of students ages 5-11 and more than 90% of students ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccinations are free and available at various locations in our community.  

Based on these metrics and CDC guidance, FCPS will discontinue the following prevention strategies on April 22:

If students have symptoms and need to get tested, the following options are available:

  • COVID-19 Testing is available at various sites throughout Fairfax County and the state.
  • At-Home Test Kits—Students leaving the school CARE Room with symptoms of illness are provided an at-home test kit. 
  • Test-To-Stay Program—In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), FCPS is providing access to the Test-To-Stay program for students who have been identified as a close contact when an outbreak has been declared. This program is available to any student who meets eligibility criteria and whose parent/legal guardian has provided consent for their participation. 

While we are encouraged by the continued decline in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are also committed to keeping our schools safe for all to learn and work in person. Please continue to do your part to maintain a healthy learning environment by using layered prevention strategies including hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, monitoring for illness, and staying home when sick. 

High School Information AP Testing Schedule and Search for Parent Volunteers

AP Testing will begin the first week of May!  The dates and reporting times for each exam can be found on our website.  Once the exam rooms are confirmed for the TBD locations, they will be updated on the LB website and Schoology.

Parents/Guardians:  We would love your help in assisting with proctoring the AP exams!  Please sign up here:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0944a8ad2ca1fb6-lake4

 No experience is necessary however, there are few things to remember:

  • You may not proctor an AP exam if YOUR student is taking that exam.
  • You may not bring a cell phone/electronics into the testing room.
  • Wear comfortable, quiet shoes. You’ll surely get your steps in!
Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th. Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Lynn Carrera ( [email protected] ) or Gary Ranallo ([email protected] ) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule.

HS Student Services Spring Newsletter

The end of the school year is always filled with fun and exciting events. Please take a few moments to review the Spring Newsletter to hear about our recent grade level units, career talks, course verification, spring testing, immunizations, and more! The recent grade level units will give you lots to speak to your student about their postsecondary plans! View the HS Student Services Spring Newsletter HERE.

Career Talks

CAREER TALKS are coming to the Career Center.  Students, please sign up in Naviance (click College at the top of page, click visits).      

Career Talk- FBI                                                                     April 22, 2022   

Career Talk- Careers with United Airlines                           April 26,2022     

Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now! Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash or check made out to LBSS (memo Senior Fee) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Senior Yard Signs-Purchase at the PTSA website.
  • Prom-May 14th from 7pm-11pm, Fairview Marriott 
  • Senior Survey-Administered in school in May (details to follow)
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.  Purchase your tickets here at the PTSA website
Graduation Announcements

All seniors who ordered graduations announcements from Herff Jones will receive them at lunch on April 27th.  If you have questions regarding the announcemments, please contact Herff Jones at 804-598-0971 or [email protected].

Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information Registration for 2022 VIP Summer Camp Now Open!

What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment.  FCPS and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th & 8th graders attending Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, Robinson, and South County Middle Schools. There is a $50 camp supply fee.  Students will need to bring a bag lunch to camp each day.  We will provide a snack each afternoon.  Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and cooking. We will have field trips activities on Fridays to water parks, movies etc.  The staff is comprised of FCPS teachers and support staff, After School Program Specialists, and trained DNCS staff. Transportation will be provided from LBSS school to South County Middle School in the mornings and back to LBSS each afternoon.

Camp Details

Dates: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - Thursday, July 28, 2022 (students are encouraged to attend all 5 weeks)

Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm (8-9 is drop off, camp begins at 9am)

Location: South County Middle School 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

Transportation:  FCPS bus pick-up and drop-off available at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/gSJJV9HfUxtz2rFP8

Registration Fee:  $50 – pay information will be sent when you receive an email confirmation that your child has been accepted into camp – Payment is due no later than May 6th to secure your child’s spot in camp!

Refund Policy:  To request a refund of the Camp Supply Fee, contact Jamaal Hines, After-School Specialist at Lake Braddock Secondary, by emailing [email protected] prior to the cutoff date of Friday, June 10, 2022.  Refund requests submitted after the cutoff date will not be considered. Refunds will be in the form of a check. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing

Questions? Please contact Jamaal Hines, [email protected]

MS Student Services Newsletter 

Spring is finally here and with it all of the excitement of the 4th quarter. This edition of the newsletter includes information about The Month of the Military Child, Course Verification letters, MS SOL Test Schedule and more! You can view the newsletter here. Thank you for your continued partnership in your child’s education as we look forward to a successful end to the school year.

MS Yearbook 

The MS Yearbook is currently looking for photographs of students participating in activities of any kind! We are especially interested in photos that show one (or more!) student faces. All photos should feature a current LBMS student during the current school year.

https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=13596

MS After-School Program Important Reminders Festival of the Arts April 16

On April 16th, from 10-4 pm, we will be having a music festival here at Lake Braddock! The LB Festival Of The Arts is a collaboration between the music, art, and theatre departments to hold a festival for the community to enjoy while showcasing students' work and abilities with games, food trucks, and more!. If your child is interested in music and art make sure to come to our festival!

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)

Novastar Prep is offering online SAT and ACT proctored practice exams to LBSS students in April, May and June from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  on the following dates: 
SAT: April 16, May 14 and June 18 
ACT: June 25

Registration fees for each exam are as follows:

PTSA members: 
One exam: $5
Two exams: $8
Three exams: $10
Four exams: $15

Non-PTSA members:
One exam: $15
Two exams: $25
Three exams: $35
Four exams: $45

To register for the online practice tests, please visit:  https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/programs/psat-sat-act/novastarprep/

Registration deadlines for each exam are on the Wednesday before each practice exam date. For more information, please write to: [email protected]

HP Instant Impact Fundraising Program

Are you looking for a less expensive and more user-friendly way to buy printer cartridges without running to the store every other week? Sign up for an HP Instant Ink program and get printer cartridges mailed directly to your home and save up to 50% per cartridge! For more information on how to sign up, visit the HP website LINK HERE. For each new HP Instant Ink subscriber, HP will donate $10 to the LBSS PTSA. 

Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

Hunt Test Prep is offering LBSS PTSA members a $50.00 tuition discount on any 2022 Hunt Test Prep Course on a space available basis. When signing-up for a course, please write "LBSSPTSA" on the registration form. For more information, please visit: huntprograms.com

Course Schedulehttp://huntprograms.com/schedule.html

Registration Formhttp://huntprograms.com/RegistrationForm.pdf

Please note: All 2022 classes will be limited to 12 students due to Covid mitigation efforts and social distancing.  As a result, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

FCPS Information FCPS Announces Next Superintendent

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to appoint Michelle Reid, Ed.D. as the next superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools. Dr. Reid is known regionally and nationally for strong instructional leadership. She was named AASA National Superintendent of the Year in 2021 for exemplary communications, her work in closing achievement gaps, and leading her previous school system in uncharted territory at the start of the pandemic.  We welcome Dr. Reid to Fairfax County!

Tutor.com Launches TODAY

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many FCPS students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late bus days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick up students in the front of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45 pm.  Please check  StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop. If you have any questions, please contact your student's appropriate subschool.

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - April 1, 2022

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Message from Dr. Smith

Hello Bruin Families,

We closed out the 3rd quarter this week celebrating Culture Appreciation Day and performing our 5th annual Lake Braddock International Show hosted by the SGA.  After a 2-year hiatus, it was wonderful to gather and enjoy the beautiful representation of our Lake Braddock community. We are so proud of all the students who participated in this event.

Entering Spring Break, we hope that you will be able to have some time to rest and recharge with meaningful time together. We want our students and staff to disconnect from school and enjoy their time off.

We will continue to follow our long-standing practice of not having any major assignments due nor giving any major assessments on the first two full days back to school on April 11 and 12.

During the week of Spring Break, our offices will be closed. When we return on Monday, April 11, we will start the 4th quarter and will be looking forward to graduation on June 6.

We hope you enjoy the extra time with your children, and we look forward to seeing everyone back in April.

Go Bruins! 

Daniel W. Smith, Ed.D.

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Calendar Reminders
Ramadan Begins April 3
April is Month of the Military Child
April is Arab American Heritage Month
School Laptop Updates
Congrats to the LB HS Orchestra!
Festival of the Arts April 16

COVID Updates and Information
StreamIn/CheckIn Available for Students in COVID-19 Isolation


High School Information
Attention Junior Students and Parents: CPR Requirements
Career Talks
Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now!
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
MS Yearbook
MS After-School Program

Important Reminders
Last Chance for Feedback: Family Engagement Survey Closes April 3
Online Tutoring Support Services/Opt-Out Directions

PTSA Information
Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)
HP Instant Impact Fundraising Program
Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

FCPS Information
Student Artwork Wanted for Schoology Design Challenge
Dr. Frances Ivey Shares Thoughts on Women's History Month

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information Calendar Reminders

Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools will be closed for students. Classes will resume on Monday, April 11. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Meal kit distribution is canceled April 6 and will resume April 13. More information and locations of the meal kit sites is available online

We hope you have a great week and get some time to relax with family and friends! 

Ramadan Begins April 3

This year, the first full day of Ramadan is April 3. Ramadan Mubarak to those in our Lake Braddock community who celebrate!  Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, who believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran, Islam's sacred text, to Mohammed, on a night known as "The Night of Power." During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset. It is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline—of deep contemplation of one's relationship with God, extra prayer, increased charity and generosity, and intense study of the Quran. 

April is Month of the Military Child

Each year, our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle.  The recognition is part of the legacy of former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger who established the commemoration in 1986.  During the month, one day is selected as the day to “Purple Up! For Military Kids” and all are encouraged to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military-connected youth (MCY).  Why purple?  Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.  This year, Purple Up! Day is April 20.

FCPS and Lake Braddock is proud to recognize all military-connected children this April during Month of the Military Child. Each year we join our country in celebrating the resiliency of military-connected children for their tremendous service and sacrifice at home in the U.S. and overseas.

April is Arab American Heritage Month

The month of April is Arab American Heritage Month. This declaration was made in April 2021 and during this time we will celebrate the Arab American heritage and culture and pay tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans at our school, in our community and throughout the country.

School Laptop Updates

As SOLs are approaching we are going to do a school wide computer health check on April 14 during advisory. During the health check, students will be asked to restart their laptop, check that they have the latest Testnav and SCCM installed. Prior to Thursday April 14 , please have your students bring in their school issued device daily to restart their laptops. If a student has not been using their school issued laptop they might have to do several restarts to receive the counties updates.

Congrats to the LB HS Orchestra!

All high school orchestra students did a great job at the state assessment this weekend, which was hosted at Centreville High School. All four ensembles earned superior ratings!  We are very proud of them, and they did a very good job making the music come alive.  Thank you to the chaperones, Mr. Luley, Mr. Isaac, and Ms. Pezold who all helped out last Friday night with Symphony Orchestra.

Festival of the Arts April 16

On April 16th, from 10-4 pm, we will be having a music festival here at Lake Braddock! The LB Festival Of The Arts is a collaboration between the music, art, and theatre departments to hold a festival for the community to enjoy while showcasing students' work and abilities with games, food trucks, and more!. If your child is interested in music and art make sure to come to our festival!

COVID Updates and Information

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Return to School and COVID-19 Testing. 

StreamIn/CheckIn Available for Students in COVID-19 Isolation

StreamIn/CheckIn has been in place since the fall to help make sure students are able to access their classes when absent due to COVID-19. Recent changes to health guidance lead to adjustments to the StreamIn/CheckIn option. 

This option is now available only for students who are isolated (COVID positive) due to COVID-19. These students may be out of school for up to 10 days. Participating in StreamIn/CheckIn helps them be ready to jump back into classes without missing a beat. For more information, visit our website

High School Information Attention Junior Parents and Students : CPR Requirements

Juniors that need to satisfy the CPR graduation requirements must complete the online CPR component located in their Schoology CPR course.  Once the online component is complete, the student will need to attend a hands-on training.  We are offering 3 dates/4 time slots for the hands-on training this school year.  Please use the link HERE to sign up for the hands-on training (Students must be signed into their school email to access this form). It is important to sign up so we have enough staff and equipment to certify everyone.

Juniors that have been certified outside of school, need to send their credentials to [email protected].

All directions for completion are located on the student’s Schoology page.  

Career Talks

CAREER TALKS are coming to the Career Center.  Students, please sign up in Naviance (click College at the top of page, click visits).  

Career Talk – Accounting                                                     April 12, 2022   

Career Talk- FBI                                                                     April 22, 2022   

Career Talk- Careers with United Airlines                           April 26,2022     

Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th. Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Lynn Carrera ( [email protected] ) or Gary Ranallo ([email protected] ) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule.

Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now! Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash or check made out to LBSS (memo Senior Fee) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Senior Yard Signs-Purchase at the PTSA website.
  • Prom-May 14th from 7pm-11pm, Fairview Marriott 
  • Senior Survey-Administered in school in May (details to follow)
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.  
Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information MS Yearbook 

The MS Yearbook is currently looking for photographs of students participating in activities of any kind! We are especially interested in photos that show one (or more!) student faces. All photos should feature a current LBMS student during the current school year.

https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=13596

MS After-School Program Important Reminders Last Chance for Feedback:  Family Engagement Survey Closes April 3

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by clicking on the QR code below or visit the survey website

Online Tutoring Support Services/Opt-Out Information

Earlier this week, you should have received an email from FCPS regarding the new online tutoring services. 

FCPS is excited to share a great opportunity that is available to all FCPS students! Your child will soon have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing your student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. 

Opt-Out Information

Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022. Your student will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless you submit an opt-out request. If you do not want your student to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via ParentVUE by April 11, 2022.  Directions for opting out can be found on the Online Tutoring Services website. If you are unable to opt-out via ParentVUE, submit the hard copy form that will be sent home by your school. You may also opt your student out of Tutor.com tutoring service at a later date via ParentVUE or by submitting a request to your student's school.

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

Novastar Prep Online Practice SAT and ACT Exams (April-June)

Novastar Prep is offering online SAT and ACT proctored practice exams to LBSS students in April, May and June from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  on the following dates: 
SAT: April 16, May 14 and June 18 
ACT: June 25

Registration fees for each exam are as follows:

PTSA members: 
One exam: $5
Two exams: $8
Three exams: $10
Four exams: $15

Non-PTSA members:
One exam: $15
Two exams: $25
Three exams: $35
Four exams: $45

To register for the online practice tests, please visit:  https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/programs/psat-sat-act/novastarprep/

Registration deadlines for each exam are on the Wednesday before each practice exam date. For more information, please write to: [email protected]

HP Instant Impact Fundraising Program

Are you looking for a less expensive and more user-friendly way to buy printer cartridges without running to the store every other week? Sign up for an HP Instant Ink program and get printer cartridges mailed directly to your home and save up to 50% per cartridge! For more information on how to sign up, visit the HP website LINK HERE. For each new HP Instant Ink subscriber, HP will donate $10 to the LBSS PTSA. 

Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

Hunt Test Prep is offering LBSS PTSA members a $50.00 tuition discount on any 2022 Hunt Test Prep Course on a space available basis. When signing-up for a course, please write "LBSSPTSA" on the registration form. For more information, please visit: huntprograms.com

Course Schedulehttp://huntprograms.com/schedule.html

Registration Formhttp://huntprograms.com/RegistrationForm.pdf

Please note: All 2022 classes will be limited to 12 students due to Covid mitigation efforts and social distancing.  As a result, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

FCPS Information Student Artwork Wanted for Schoology Design Challenge

Help FCPS fill in the big blue space that students, staff, and families see when they log into Schoology. We are looking for talented FCPS students in any grade to participate and have their artwork considered for display.

Students can work individually or as a group designing any form of artwork that represents “How Schoology helps me learn.” Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 20

Details for this challenge and information on how students can submit their work (parent permission required) are available online.

Dr. Frances Ivey Shares Thoughts on Women's History Month

Frances Ivey, FCPS deputy superintendent, shares her thoughts on Women’s History Month and the “sheroes” who influenced her journey to success. Watch the video.

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late bus days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick up students in the front of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45 pm.  Please check  StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop. If you have any questions, please contact your student's appropriate subschool.

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - March 25, 2022

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Message from Dr. Smith

Hello Bruin Families,

In the coming week, there are several events occurring to include the ending of our 3rd quarter.  On Tuesday, March 29, we are celebrating Culture Appreciation Day and hope to see families at 7:00 pm in the Little Theater for the International Show.  Wednesday night, March 30, we are having a virtual meeting for families to learn about the eHall Pass pilot we will be participating in for the 4th quarter. If you have questions, please submit them to the eHallPass Padlet.  Thursday is the last day of the quarter and an early release day. Also, middle school students will be participating in the Team Day Challenge during the last block of the day.  The schedule for the early release is below.

In case you missed my letter to the community on Tuesday, I announced that I’ll be leaving Lake Braddock Secondary School next month to serve in another Virginia school division. This decision has been difficult and not one that I have taken lightly, but I am confident in the strong leadership of our school, our region and our community to continue to lead forward and make Lake Braddock the very best.

The Region 4 Office shared today that Ms. Lindsey Kearns has agreed to serve as the acting principal until the principal position is filled, and Ms. Teri Hampton will step back into the role of associate principal. Please join me in thanking them for continuing their service to the Lake Braddock community in these new roles.    

I look forward to the events this coming week and interacting with our families.  As we finish out the quarter, please reach out to your child’s teachers, counselor or Subschool Principal for any support you might need.

Go Bruins! 

Daniel W. Smith, Ed.D.

Wake up Bruins!  Spring is here, and a well-deserved Spring Break is right around the corner!

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Calendar Reminders
Meal Kit Distribution Change for Spring Break
Online Tutoring Support Services/Opt-Out Directions
International Show March 29
LBSS Culture Appreciation Day March 29
April is Month of the Military Child
Congratulations to the LB MS Bands!

COVID Updates and Information
StreamIn/CheckIn Available for Students in COVID-19 Isolation


High School Information
Attention Junior Students and Parents: CPR Requirements
Career Talks
Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now!
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
MS Yearbook
MS After-School Program

Important Reminders
Family Engagement Survey: Participate Today!
Virtual Townhall March 30 for e-Hallpass Implementation at Lake Braddock

PTSA Information
HP Instant Impact Fundraising Program
Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

FCPS Information
Student Artwork Wanted for Schoology Design Challenge

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information Calendar Reminders

As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, March 31, the last day of the third quarter. Grab-n-Go Lunch will be available for pick up at all Exits.  Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Meal Kit Distribution Change for Spring Break

In preparation for spring break (April 4-8), the following plan is in place for meal kit distribution:

  • March 30: Additional meals (four days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.
  • April 6: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • April 13: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and locations of the meal kit sites is available online

Online Tutoring Support Services/Opt-Out Information

Earlier this week, you should have received an email from FCPS regarding the new online tutoring services. 

FCPS is excited to share a great opportunity that is available to all FCPS students! Your child will soon have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing your student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. 

Opt-Out Information

Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022. Your student will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless you submit an opt-out request. If you do not want your student to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via ParentVUE by April 11, 2022.  Directions for opting out can be found on the Online Tutoring Services website. If you are unable to opt-out via ParentVUE, submit the hard copy form that will be sent home by your school. You may also opt your student out of Tutor.com tutoring service at a later date via ParentVUE or by submitting a request to your student's school.

International Show March 29 LBSS Culture Appreciation Day March 29

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to wear a modern or traditional outfit that represents their culture for our Cultural Appreciation Day! Come watch students perform in the evening performance of the International Show at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater, Tuesday March 29.

Safe Routes to School Program Update

Spring is here, and this means more students will be walking and biking to school as the weather continues to warm up.  Please be on the lookout for students on our crosswalks, and please observe all traffic rules, especially slowing down in the school zone and in our parking lots!

Our committee is busily working to increase the number of students who walk or roll/bike to school, and to ensure that everyone (staff included!) has a safe route to school.  We are looking for student, staff, parent and community volunteers who are passionate about safety, fitness, community building or nature to join our committee.  Our next meeting is Tuesday March 29 at 7:30, via Zoom.  Please contact [email protected] to get more info or the zoom link.

You might have noticed some changes at the front of the school, thanks to Dr. Smith, our administrators and our volunteers.  FCPS staff installed 4 new bike racks out front last fall, and these were funded by a VDOT grant, our PTSA and by FCPS.  Our administrators, the FCPS Safety Specialist and FCPS staff helped install some additional sidewalk access ramps, and there are two new speed humps in front of Door 1 to keep our students and staff safe as they enter the school.  The Walking Audit conducted last November with the help of FCPS Safe Routes to School Coordinator Sally Smallwood was a great way to kick off our program, and we are looking forward to making the area around Lake Braddock safer and more welcoming to students who walk or roll to school.

In April, please look for both student and parent surveys!  In order to apply for more grant funding and infrastructure changes, we need data to support our applications!  These surveys, which will be sent to students via Schoology and to parents via weekly news, will only take a few moments, but are super important for informing our efforts!

Upcoming Safe Routes to School Events:
Every Wednesday is Walk to School Wednesday!
March 30 is National Take a Walk in the Park Day.  Can you find a park near your route to or from school?
April 22 is Earth Day.  Safe Routes to School goals are also Green Goals.  Fewer cars near our school means cleaner air and a safer commute.
May 4 is National Bike and Roll to School Day!

April is Month of the Military Child

Each year, our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle.  The recognition is part of the legacy of former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger who established the commemoration in 1986.  During the month, one day is selected as the day to “Purple Up! For Military Kids” and all are encouraged to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military-connected youth (MCY).  Why purple?  Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.  This year, Purple Up! Day is April 20.

FCPS and Lake Braddock is proud to recognize all military-connected children this April during Month of the Military Child. Each year we join our country in celebrating the resiliency of military-connected children for their tremendous service and sacrifice at home in the U.S. and overseas.

Congratulations to the LB MS Bands!

Congratulations to Krista Pezold and the Lake Braddock Middle School Bands.  All three ensembles attended the state VBODA Concert Assessment last weekend and received straight Superior Ratings.  Congratulations on all of their hard work and excellence in musicianship!

COVID Updates and Information

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Return to School and COVID-19 Testing. 

StreamIn/CheckIn Available for Students in COVID-19 Isolation

StreamIn/CheckIn has been in place since the fall to help make sure students are able to access their classes when absent due to COVID-19. Recent changes to health guidance lead to adjustments to the StreamIn/CheckIn option. 

This option is now available only for students who are isolated (COVID positive) due to COVID-19. These students may be out of school for up to 10 days. Participating in StreamIn/CheckIn helps them be ready to jump back into classes without missing a beat. For more information, visit our website

High School Information Attention Junior Parents and Students : CPR Requirements

Juniors that need to satisfy the CPR graduation requirements must complete the online CPR component located in their Schoology CPR course.  Once the online component is complete, the student will need to attend a hands-on training.  We are offering 3 dates/4 time slots for the hands-on training this school year.  Please use the link HERE to sign up for the hands-on training (Students must be signed into their school email to access this form). It is important to sign up so we have enough staff and equipment to certify everyone.

Juniors that have been certified outside of school, need to send their credentials to [email protected].

All directions for completion are located on the student’s Schoology page.  

Career Talks

CAREER TALKS are coming to the Career Center.  Students, please sign up in Naviance (click College at the top of page, click visits).  

Career Talk – Nursing                                                           March 29, 2022

Career Talk – Accounting                                                     April 12, 2022   

Career Talk- FBI                                                                     April 22, 2022   

Career Talk- Careers with United Airlines                           April 26,2022     

Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th. Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Lynn Carrera ( [email protected] ) or Gary Ranallo ([email protected] ) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule.

Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now! Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash or check made out to LBSS (memo Senior Fee) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Senior Yard Signs-Purchase at the PTSA website.
  • Prom-May 14th from 7pm-11pm, Fairview Marriott 
  • Senior Survey-Administered in school in May (details to follow)
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.  
Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information MS Yearbook 

The MS Yearbook is currently looking for photographs of students participating in activities of any kind! We are especially interested in photos that show one (or more!) student faces. All photos should feature a current LBMS student during the current school year.

https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=13596

MS After-School Program Important Reminders Family Engagement Survey: Participate Today!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey was emailed to all parents and caregivers on Sunday, March 13. If you haven’t taken the survey, please participate today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Take the survey now by clicking on the QR code below. Visit FCPS’ website for more information.

Virtual Townhall March 30 for e-Hallpass Implementation at Lake Braddock

Lake Braddock Secondary School is committed to providing our students with a safe and secure learning environment. This school year has presented us with new challenges and we have seen a need to reexamine some of our practices. Lake Braddock will be piloting e-Hallpass in the spring of 2022 with a group of our students and teachers with a plan to consider it for implementation school-wide in 2022-2023.

In an effort to answer parents' questions we will be providing a virtual town hall on Wednesday March 30th at 7:00 pm for parents to hear more about e-Hallpass and how we will be implementing it at Lake Braddock. Parents can access the zoom link for the town hall through the parent course on Schoology and can submit questions prior to the townhall using our eHallPass Padlet.

For more information on e-Hallpass, please check out our website or review the following resources:

https://youtu.be/nouUo8QAiEg 

https://youtu.be/JLK8ZFl-L5o

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

HP Instant Impact Fundraising Program

Are you looking for a less expensive and more user-friendly way to buy printer cartridges without running to the store every other week? Sign up for an HP Instant Ink program and get printer cartridges mailed directly to your home and save up to 50% per cartridge! For more information on how to sign up, visit the HP website LINK HERE. For each new HP Instant Ink subscriber, HP will donate $10 to the LBSS PTSA. 

Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

Hunt Test Prep is offering LBSS PTSA members a $50.00 tuition discount on any 2022 Hunt Test Prep Course on a space available basis. When signing-up for a course, please write "LBSSPTSA" on the registration form. For more information, please visit: huntprograms.com

Course Schedulehttp://huntprograms.com/schedule.html

Registration Formhttp://huntprograms.com/RegistrationForm.pdf

Please note: All 2022 classes will be limited to 12 students due to Covid mitigation efforts and social distancing.  As a result, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

FCPS Information Student Artwork Wanted for Schoology Design Challenge

Help FCPS fill in the big blue space that students, staff, and families see when they log into Schoology. We are looking for talented FCPS students in any grade to participate and have their artwork considered for display.

Students can work individually or as a group designing any form of artwork that represents “How Schoology helps me learn.” Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 20

Details for this challenge and information on how students can submit their work (parent permission required) are available online.

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late bus days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick up students in the front of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45 pm.  Please check  StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop. If you have any questions, please contact your student's appropriate subschool.

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

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LBSS Weekly News - March 18, 2022

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Message from Dr. Smith

Hello Bruin Families,

This week we celebrate our Special Olympics athletes in our annual FanQuest event. Our week consisted of a Spirit Week that began with pajamas on Monday and different outfits throughout the week.  We recognized our athletes at the Pep Rally on Thursday afternoon, and also held a quick students versus staff basketball game where the students beat the staff despite their efforts.  Great job students! Today our halls were filled with purple FanQuest tshirts in support of this event. The FanQuest tailgate held before the game allowed for out clubs and organizations to be spotlighted and it created a welcoming experience for everyone before the game, and there was an opening ceremony to honor the athletes and introduce the teams.

It was wonderful to have out community come together for this amazing event after two years without it.  Thank you to all of our staff and students who put on the festivities and made this such a wonderful event!

Go Bruins! 

Daniel W. Smith, Ed.D.

"Family-Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one."-Pat Conroy. 

The Bruin Family got to come together once again to celebrate Fanquest 2022!  It was a fun time to all gather and celebrate once again!  Go Bruins!  #OneTeamOneFamily

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance
LB Receives Recognition for the 8th Grade Bruins in Action Capstone
Order FCPS Purple Up! T-Shirt for Month of the Military Child in April
Celebrating the Like of Former LB Softball Coach George Rumore 

COVID Updates and Information
StreamIn/CheckIn Available for Students in COVID-19 Isolation


High School Information
Career Talks
Military Night March 29 at West Springfield HS 
Purchase a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2022 Information
Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?
Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now!
Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
Obligations for Seniors


Middle School Information
MS Yearbook
MS After-School Program

Important Reminders
Family Engagement Survey: Participate Today!
Virtual Townhall March 30 for e-Hallpass Implementation at Lake Braddock

PTSA Information
HP Instant Impact Fundraising Program
LBSS PTSA's 2nd Annual Virtual Auction Live March 9-23
PTSA Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's
Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students
PTSA Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors and Committee Chair Positions

FCPS Information
All FCPS Students Will Get Unlimited Access to Online Tutoring
Registration Open for 2022 Special Education Conference

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
FCPS Cares
FCPS Medical Resources for Families
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information Requesting a Late AP Exam due to May 2 Eid Observance

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th. Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Lynn Carrera ( [email protected] ) or Gary Ranallo ([email protected] ) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule.

LB Receives Recognition for the 8th Grade Bruins in Action Capstone

Stephanie Valdes, Director of Donor Relations at The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNova), presented Dr. Smith and Lake Braddock with a plaque to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the Bruins In Action (BIA) Capstone and Lake Braddock’s innovative partnership with CFNova. The BIA Capstone is a year-long inside/outside the classroom learning experience that celebrates the end of middle school for Lake Braddock students. The Capstone allows 8th grade students to use the skills and knowledge acquired across their classes to become effective global citizens. An essential component of the Capstone challenges and empowers each student to develop an Action Plan for Change focused on a selected issue that impacts the Northern Virginia community. Also, as part of the BIA Capstone, students collect money and use a curriculum-based decision-making model to select as the recipient of those funds, a nonprofit organization that is vetted and also supported by CFNova. Eighth grade student and philanthropist, Ellie Jimenez, recently donated over $100 to add to the collective charitable funds that will be presented to CFNova at the end of this school year.

Order FCPS Purple Up! T-Shirt for Month of the Military Child in April

April is the Month of the Military Child!
Lake Braddock recognizes the resilience of our military-connected children during April, the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take this opportunity to celebrate our military-connected children and thank them for their service as part of a military family.

Be sure to order your FCPS Purple Up! t-shirt here to wear on Purple Up! Day on April 20th, no later than March 22nd.   

Celebrating the Life of Former LB Softball Coach George Rumore COVID Updates and Information

For the most up-to-date information, please see the FCPS website for Return to School and COVID-19 Testing. 

StreamIn/CheckIn Available for Students in COVID-19 Isolation

StreamIn/CheckIn has been in place since the fall to help make sure students are able to access their classes when absent due to COVID-19. Recent changes to health guidance lead to adjustments to the StreamIn/CheckIn option. 

This option is now available only for students who are isolated (COVID positive) due to COVID-19. These students may be out of school for up to 10 days. Participating in StreamIn/CheckIn helps them be ready to jump back into classes without missing a beat. For more information, visit our website

High School Information Career Talks

CAREER TALKS are coming to the Career Center.  Students, please sign up in Naviance (click College at the top of page, click visits).  

Career Talk- Civil Engineering/Construction Industry      March 21, 2022

Career Talk – Nursing                                                           March 29, 2022

Career Talk – Accounting                                                     April 12, 2022   

Career Talk- FBI                                                                     April 22, 2022   

Career Talk- Careers with United Airlines                           April 26,2022     

Military Night March 29 at West Springfield HS Class of 2022 Information

For the most up-to-date information for the Class of 2022, check out the LB Website at the Senior Page and have your senior join the class of 2022 Schoology group for all of the most up to date information! The group code is: WWFX-8766-FHNJ6.

Need More Than 10 Tickets for Graduation?

All graduates will receive 10 tickets for graduation. If you need to request more than the 10, please complete this form as soon as possible.

Prom Tickets on Sale in MySchoolBucks Now! Class of 2022 Key Dates and Announcements
  • Senior Fees- $75  Payable on
    MySchoolBucks or you can bring exact cash or check made out to LBSS (memo Senior Fee) to the Main Office during school hours.  
  • Senior Yard Signs-Purchase at the PTSA website.
  • Prom-May 14th from 7pm-11pm, Fairview Marriott 
  • Senior Survey-Administered in school in May (details to follow)
  • Graduation-June 6th at 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena!  
  • All Night Grad Party-June 7th at the St. James.  
Obligations for Seniors

Please be sure to check in MySchoolBucks or with your student's Subschool to be sure all obligations from the senior's years at Lake Braddock are cleared.  Caps and gowns will not be given to a senior if they have outstanding obligations.  

Middle School Information MS Yearbook 

The MS Yearbook is currently looking for photographs of students participating in activities of any kind! We are especially interested in photos that show one (or more!) student faces. All photos should feature a current LBMS student during the current school year.

https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=13596

MS After-School Program Important Reminders Family Engagement Survey: Participate Today!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey was emailed to all parents and caregivers on Sunday, March 13. If you haven’t taken the survey, please participate today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Take the survey now by clicking on the QR code below. Visit FCPS’ website for more information.

Virtual Townhall March 30 for e-Hallpass Implementation at Lake Braddock

Lake Braddock Secondary School is committed to providing our students with a safe and secure learning environment. This school year has presented us with new challenges and we have seen a need to reexamine some of our practices. Lake Braddock will be piloting e-Hallpass in the spring of 2022 with a group of our students and teachers with a plan to consider it for implementation school-wide in 2022-2023.

In an effort to answer parents' questions we will be providing a virtual town hall on Wednesday March 30th at 7:00 pm for parents to hear more about e-Hallpass and how we will be implementing it at Lake Braddock. Parents can access the zoom link for the town hall through the parent course on Schoology and can submit questions prior to the townhall using our eHallPass Padlet.

For more information on e-Hallpass, please check out our website or review the following resources:

https://youtu.be/nouUo8QAiEg 

https://youtu.be/JLK8ZFl-L5o

PTSA

Check out the LB PTSA website for all the latest news and happenings! 

HP Instant Impact Fundraising Program

Are you looking for a less expensive and more user-friendly way to buy printer cartridges without running to the store every other week? Sign up for an HP Instant Ink program and get printer cartridges mailed directly to your home and save up to 50% per cartridge! For more information on how to sign up, visit the HP website LINK HERE. For each new HP Instant Ink subscriber, HP will donate $10 to the LBSS PTSA. 

LBSS PTSA's 2nd Annual Virtual Auction Live March 9-23!

The LBSS community will have the opportunity to bid on some amazing products, services, gift cards and more to benefit LBSS students, teachers and families. All proceeds from this auction will be used for student scholarships, educational grants, events, programs, teacher and student recognition, family engagement and general school support.

Several local businesses have generously donated some amazing items including Burke Sporting Goods, Dick’s Sporting Goods, A Dog’s Day Out, 29th Parallel Coffee, Barrel Oak Winery, Bunnyman Brewery, Fredericksburg Nationals, Glory Days, Nando’s Peri Peri, Massanutten Resort and more!

To learn more about the virtual auction or to donate to the auction, visit our LBSS PTSA virtual auction page and fill out the donation form at: https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/support-lbss/virtual-auction/ and follow us on Facebook,  Twitter, and Instagram.

Hunt Test Prep Registration Discounts to LBSS Students

Hunt Test Prep is offering LBSS PTSA members a $50.00 tuition discount on any 2022 Hunt Test Prep Course on a space available basis. When signing-up for a course, please write "LBSSPTSA" on the registration form. For more information, please visit: huntprograms.com

Course Schedulehttp://huntprograms.com/schedule.html

Registration Formhttp://huntprograms.com/RegistrationForm.pdf

Please note: All 2022 classes will be limited to 12 students due to Covid mitigation efforts and social distancing.  As a result, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

PTSA Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors and Committee Chair Positions

The Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors and Committee Chair positions for the school years beginning in 2022 and 2023. In particular, we are looking for a 2nd VP to represent the middle school on the PTSA Board.

For a full list of PTSA Committee Chair positions and to submit a nomination by Friday, April 1please visit: https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/lbss-ptsa-elections/ptsa-appointed-and-committee-chair-positions/

FCPS Information All FCPS Students Will Have Unlimited Access to Online Tutoring

All FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost.  Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. Watch for an email soon that will include the online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, watch this video or visit our online tutoring services website. As always, please contact us if you have any questions.

Registration Open for 2022 Special Education Conference

Join us for the 2022 Special Education Conference, Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing, held virtually on Saturday, March 26. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now available online.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
  • Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
  • Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
  • Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help. 

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register.

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., the student must present a note from the parent to their subschool office. Notes must include time of dismissal, reason for leaving, and a contact number. Parents of middle school students must also include the name of the person picking the student up. Please note that this person must be listed as an emergency contact. At the time of early check-out, middle school parents must come in Entrance 1 and meet their student at the security desk. Anyone picking up a middle school student must bring a photo ID with them. High school parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1. 
  • Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if a parent is unable to send a note with the student, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. All calls will be confirmed by callback to a phone number on the emergency care card. Regrettably, if the parent did not send a note with the student, the parent will be required to park, come into the school to furnish a note, and pick up the student. Without advance notice provided by a note, there may be a wait until our staff is able to locate the student, particularly if the student is at lunch or in a physical education class. We further regret that without advance notice, we are unable to accommodate requests for early dismissal after 2:15 pm.
  • In either case, students must check out at the subschool office when leaving school and check in with the security desk upon return. Students who leave school without checking out properly will be marked unexcused and may face disciplinary action (if returning to school, students are also subject to search). Students must contact all teachers of any class to be missed.

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Late Bus Information

Late bus days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick up students in the front of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45 pm.  Please check  StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop. If you have any questions, please contact your student's appropriate subschool.

Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!

Want the latest information on anything Lake Braddock athletic events or announcements?  Check out our Lake Braddock Athletic Information webpage!  Here you can find ticket information, team schedules, scores, forms needed and more!  The most up-to-date Athletics and Activities News You Choose for Lake Braddock can be found in the top banner as well.

FCPS Technology Support for Families

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available to support parents and students through this new school year. Parents and students can visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

FCPS Cares

We invite you to share and submit your story about a Lake Braddock staff member who has gone above and beyond for your child this year. Share the positivity, dedication and commitment that occurs here each and every day. Click this link.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

FCPS Mental Health Resources
  • If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.
  • If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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