LBSS Weekly News -November 18, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

It is hard to believe we are already approaching Thanksgiving and the upcoming Winter Break!  We here at Bruin Nation are thankful for so many things including our wonderful staff and students, as well as our supportive community.  Our school is fortunate to be able to enjoy so many sporting events, concerts, theatrical performances, clubs, and other activities.

Because we have a short week next week and schools will be closed Wednesday thru Friday, there will be no newsletter next week.  We wish you and your family a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving break!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Are you following us on social media for the latest news and fun events?  Check us out on FB and instagram (@lbssfcps)!

Important Dates

November 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (schools closed)
December 5/7: 2nd and 8th period flipped for SOS Screener
December 19-January2: Winter Break 
January 16-Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday/Student/Teacher Holiday
January 25-End of 2nd Quarter-2 Hour Early Release
January 26-Staff Development Day/Student Holiday
January 27-Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

In this Issue New Information

Calendar Reminder-Thanksgiving Break Nov 23-25
Guest Speaker, SaulPaul, Nov 29!
GIRLs (Girls in Roles of Leadership) Club Looking for Speakers/Sponsors for    Professional Women's Conference in March
FCPS Academy Open Houses
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
LB Track Team Collecting Sneakers!

High School Information

Spring Sports Tryouts
Interested in Joining the National Honor Society (NHS)?
2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Yearbook Senior Ad Deadline Nov 18!
Herff Jones Senior Announcements

Middle School Information

Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program  

 

Important Reminders

Calendar Survey: Make Your Voice Heard!

PTSA Information

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


FCPS Information

How Can You Help Your Child Have Good Attendance?
Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing


Quick Links New Information Calendar Reminder-Thanksgiving Break Nov 23-25

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! There will be no newsletter next week.  Classes will resume on Monday, November 28. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Guest Speaker, SaulPaul, Nov 29!

We are excited to welcome SaulPaul to speak with our students on November 29th!

SaulPaul is a GRAMMY Nominated Musician with a Message. He has also presented 3 TEDx Talks, performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and been featured on America’s Got Talent. His life story of transitioning from tragedy to triumph has been told on screen via the documentary Tower to Tower as well as his memoir. Last year he released Be The Change, a critically acclaimed Children's album that is based on the principles of SEL. In addition to mentions from NPR and Billboard, The New York Times wrote, "This is infectious Hip Hop that the whole family can enjoy." Leveraging his decade plus experience working with K-12 youth, SaulPaul released the accompanying curricula and is proud that the educational programs are being adopted at schools across the country. Most recently, SaulPaul founded Change Water, a socially conscious bottled water company that donates to the local community with each case of water sold. Whether via art, education or entrepreneurship, SaulPaul is committed to #BeTheChange. CLICK HERE to learn more about SaulPaul.

Advisory/WIN Time will be canceled on November 29th so that instructional time is not impacted. Students will be provided with an opportunity to go to an alternative location if they choose not to participate in the assembly.

GIRLs (Girls in Roles of Leadership) Club Looking for Speakers/Sponsors for Professional Women's Conference in March

The GIRLs (Girls in Roles of Leadership) club is revitalizing the Professional Women’s Conference to be held at Lake Braddock on March 17. They are seeking speakers and sponsors. See the flyer to the left for topics!  If you are interested, please contact Anne Wardinski, [email protected]

FCPS Academy Open Houses

A high school academy in FCPS is a center within an existing high school
that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that successfully integrate career and academic preparation. 

Have you ever visited? Have your students?

Come see for yourself all the amazing choices our Academies have to offer!

Save the dates for these FCPS Academy Open Houses in January & February! 

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

 

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), is currently presenting these training opportunities:

  • Transition University - Fall 2022 is a free, self-paced online course that focuses on providing parent-friendly information to help make transition planning easier. The fall edition of this course will be open through November 29, 2022. Participants who complete the full course will receive a certificate of completion showing 7.5 hours.
  • IEP University (IEPU) is a free, self-paced online course for families and professionals that provides useful and accurate information around IEP development and meetings. This course will be open through November 20, 2022. A certificate of completion for 6 hours will be provided for all who complete the training.
LB Track Team Collecting Sneakers! HS Information Spring Sports Tryouts Interested in Joining the National Honor Society (NHS)?

Application deadline to join the NHS is November 20 at 5pm.  Find out more about the NHS here at our website.  Click here for the New Member Application for NHS.  Student must be logged into their school account to access the application.

2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) (dance, instrumental or vocal music, theater, or visual art). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below:

1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. No late entries will be accepted. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

2. Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  • Academic applications are due to the school on December 9, 2022
  • VPA applications are due to the school on January 17, 2023

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Samek-Smith (Visual & Performing Arts), Ms. Cashman (Academic/Mentorship), or Ms. Alexander (Academic/Mentorship) in High School Student Services

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Yearbook Senior Ad Deadline Nov 18!

Purchase a yearbook or a Senior Ad for the yearbook at the Yearbook Order Center.  Enter the code 5061.  Prices for ads start at $50.  

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

There is one more opportunity for seniors to meet with Herff Jones in-person at Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  

All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Remaining Date:

  • Tuesday, 12/13; during HS Lunch
MS Information Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program 
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders Calendar Survey: Make Your Voice Heard!

FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit our website.

PTSA Information

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

FCPS Information How Can You Help Your Child Have Good Attendance?

Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.  This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. 
  • Help your child maintain routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s  sleep.
  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe at school. Make sure he or she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
  • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.

Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work.  But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.

Visit our website for more attendance resources.

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information

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LBSS Weekly News -November 11, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

Our schedule with Election Day and a teacher workday has definitely made this an interesting week!  I know we all look forward to a full “normal” week of school next week as we come closer to our Thanksgiving break! As mentioned below, please remember that 2nd and 8th periods will be swapped on Monday and Wednesday.

We continued with our 2022 Gratitude Challenge looking at how we as a school are grateful and thankful for the many things that surround us.  We hope you are able to follow along with our social media accounts and take time to reflect and let us know how you show gratitude for these simple words with strong meanings.

We end the week celebrating our Veterans with Veterans Day!  Lake Braddock thanks all of our Veterans on this day and every day.  Our school is lucky to have the presence of so many in the classroom and in our greater community who have served our country.  We certainly are grateful and appreciative of all you have done then and continue to do for the community now!

Have a wonderful and restful weekend!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Thank you to the SGA who put up this beautiful display in our front entrance to celebrate our Veterans!

Important Dates

November 14/16: 2nd and 8th period flipped for SOS Screener
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (schools closed)
December 5/7: 2nd and 8th period flipped for SOS Screener
December 19-January2: Winter Break 
January 16-Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday/Student/Teacher Holiday
January 25-End of 2nd Quarter-2 Hour Early Release
January 26-Staff Development Day/Student Holiday
January 27-Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

In this Issue New Information

Calendar Reminders-2nd/8th Period Flip days
Thanksgiving Lunch Nov 17
LBSS Food Drive Nov 14-18
LBSS Band Children's Holiday Concert & Open House Dec 3


High School Information

College 101-Workshop for 10th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians
Interested in Joining the National Honor Society (NHS)?
2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Yearbook Senior Ad Deadline Nov 18!
Herff Jones Senior Announcements

Middle School Information

Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program  

 

Important Reminders

Chorus Booster Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser

PTSA Information

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction
Reflections Announcements!

FCPS Information

November is National Family Engagement Month
FCPS Strategic Planning that Reaches All
FCPS Calendar Survey Coming Soon!


Quick Links New Information Calendar Reminders-2nd/8th Period Flip days

A reminder that 2nd and 8th periods will flip on both November 14th and 16th!

Thanksgiving Holiday

Schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Classes will resume on Monday, November 28. 

See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Thanksgiving Lunch Nov 17

Returning for the first time since 2019, students will be able to purchase a Thanksgiving Lunch in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 17th!  The menu will consist of turkey with stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and fresh apples or chilled peaches.  Check out the FCPS School Lunch page for more information about lunches!

LBSS Food Drive Nov 14-18 LBSS Band Children's Holiday Concert & Open House Dec 3

Join the LB Band on December 3rd at 11am for their free Children's Holiday Concert & Open House designed for children and young band students! The band will play some festive music, the marching band halftime show, and more! Children can explore the "Bandieland" trail through the Music Department Wing, collecting treats and stickers with hot cider and treats to end the tour! 

HS Information College 101-Workshop for 10th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians

Join Erin Slater, Director of Admissions at UNC-Greensboro, to learn how college admissions offices make decisions and what colleges look for in an applicant.  You have three opportunities to attend:

  • Monday, November 14-in person at LBSS
  • Tuesday, November 15-in person at Centreville HS
  • Wednesday, November 16-virtual

Register here for virtual event!  Contact Mrs. Hunter with questions!

Interested in Joining the National Honor Society (NHS)?

Application deadline to join the NHS is November 20 at 5pm.  Find out more about the NHS here at our website.  Click here for the New Member Application for NHS.  Student must be logged into their school account to access the application.

2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) (dance, instrumental or vocal music, theater, or visual art). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below:

1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. No late entries will be accepted. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

2. Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  • Academic applications are due to the school on December 9, 2022
  • VPA applications are due to the school on January 17, 2023

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Samek-Smith (Visual & Performing Arts), Ms. Cashman (Academic/Mentorship), or Ms. Alexander (Academic/Mentorship) in High School Student Services

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Yearbook Senior Ad Deadline Nov 18!

Purchase a yearbook or a Senior Ad for the yearbook at the Yearbook Order Center.  Enter the code 5061.  Prices for ads start at $50.  

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits.  Visit their appointment site to make appointments for the afterschool slots! 

All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

  • Wednesday, 11/16; 3-6pm (appointment needed- appointment site)
  • Tuesday, 12/13; during HS Lunch
MS Information Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program 
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders Chorus Booster Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser

The Chorus Boosters are having the Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser again this year. The sale started on October 21 and ends on November 15.  Pickup will be Monday, November 28, from 3:15-5:45 p.m outside the Chorus Room. If you have someone who would like to support the Chorus but does not want the plant or does not live in the area, we have coordinated with Sunrise Senior Living and Heatherwood Retirement Community in Burke to donate poinsettias. Simply make a donation of a plant and we deliver the poinsettias for the residents to enjoy!  Poinsettias can be purchased on the chorus website. More information on the sale can be found at https://lbchorus.org/poinsettia. Please contact Michelle Morgan if you have any questions at [email protected]

  • 6-inch pot (plants are approximately 12 to 18 inches tall) - $10
  • 8-inch pot (plants are approximately 24 to 36 inches tall) - $16
  • Donation plants (6-inch plants) - $10
PTSA Information

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

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction

The LBSS PTSA is excited to be hosting its 3rd Annual Virtual Auction to benefit Lake Braddock students, parents and teachers!

Coming to you November 11-15!

Stay tuned for more details on our web site at PTSA Virtual Auction  and/or “like” and follow our LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction Facebook page for all the details on the upcoming auction!

Reflections Announcements!

The Reflections Program is pleased to announce and congratulate the following Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA local results of the National PTA Reflections Program 2022-2023 Theme: “Show Your Voice!”

All Lake Braddock PTSA First Place winners will now go on to compete at the Fairfax County PTA Council level. Winning entries at the FCCPTA level will compete at the Northern Virginia District level, with winning entries at the district level then competing at the State level and finally the National level. All students placing at the local level are awarded Amazon gift cards!

Music Composition:

1st Place High School Division, Juliet Auten, “Listen”

Photography:

1st Place High School Division, Eloise Shirley, “Crossing Paths”
1st Place Middle School Division, Sophia Kang, “PUT YOUR WORDS INTO ACTION”
1st Place Special Artist Division, Charles Nguyen, “Let’s Your Voice Take Flight”
2nd Place Special Artist Division, Stephanie Groves, “Ahead of Me”
3rd Place Special Artist Division, Charles Nguyen, “Perseverance”  

Literature:

1st Place Special Artist Division, Stephanie Groves, “My Own Choir”
2nd Place Special Artist Division, Charles Nguyen, “Show Your Voice with Perseverance”

Visual Arts:

1st Place High School Division, Casey Chen, “Read Banned Books”
2nd Place High School Division, Arrie Lee, “Backbone”
1st Place Middle School Division, Zoe Callen, “The Hungarian Horntail”
2nd Place Middle School Division, Stanley Carroll, “Inner Voice”
1st Place Special Artist Division, Stephanie Groves, “Half Sunk/Half Risen”
2nd Place Special Artist Division, Stephanie Groves, “Once Upon A Time”

FCPS Information November is National Family Engagement Month

November is National Family Engagement Month! This month reminds us that families are children’s first and most important teachers, advocates and nurturers.   Over 35 years of research shows that the most effective way to increase student achievement is for families to be actively involved in the education of their child. The importance of family engagement will be highlighted during the month of November as we celebrate and strengthen family-school partnerships together.

FCPS Strategic Planning that Reaches All

The strategic planning process is a community-wide effort. There will be many opportunities to share feedback or participate in a community meeting. We want our community to stay informed and be involved. You can help! 

If you are an active member of a community organization or group who people look to for information, please consider signing up to be a key communicator during the strategic planning process. FCPS key communicators should have an interest in sharing information about the school division and encouraging involvement. Key communicators will:

  • Receive regular updates including news, information, future events, and engagement opportunities. 
  • Share the information they receive with their group in a timely manner.
  • Encourage group participation in engagement and feedback opportunities where appropriate and possible. 

If you or someone from your organization would like to serve as an FCPS key communicator during the strategic planning process, please submit this form by Monday, November 28

FCPS Calendar Survey Coming Soon!

In an annual planning process, FCPS uses input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. The Calendar Survey will be sent to parents/caregivers, FCPS employees, and students in grades 7-12 next week. 

Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable.

Encuesta sobre el Calendario de FCPS, ¡Próximamente!

En un proceso de planificación anual, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax (FCPS) utilizan las opiniones de la comunidad para ayudar a desarrollar el calendario del año escolar para el año siguiente. La encuesta sobre el calendario se enviará a los padres/cuidadores, empleados de FCPS y estudiantes de los grados 7 al 12 la próxima semana. 

Nuestro marco para crear el calendario está disponible en línea para asegurar la transparencia, mientras trabajamos para construir un calendario que sea  inclusivo y equitativo.

FCPS 다음 학년도 캘린더 설문 조사가 곧 실시 될 예정입니다!

연간 학년도 플래닝(계획) 과정에서 페어팩스 카운티 공립학교 (FCPS)는 지역 사회의 의견 또한 수립하여 다음 학년도 일정을 개발합니다. 캘린더 설문 조사는 다음 주에 학부모 / 보호자, FCPS 직원 및 7-12학년 학생들에게 발송됩니다.

다음 학년도 일정 수립 체계 방안은 포괄적이고 공정한 캘린더를 만들기 위해, 투명성이 보장되는 온라인으로 진행될 예정입니다.

Quick Links

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LBSS Weekly News -November 4, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

We hope you are having a wonderful start to the second quarter!  November is known as a month of gratitude as we head towards the Thanksgiving holidays. Lake Braddock is embarking on their own Gratitude Challenge, focusing on one prompt each day.  We hope you will join us and share with us what makes you appreciative in today's world. 

"The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation."--Dalai Lama

We here at Lake Braddock most definitely are appreciative of our staff, students, and community who make this school a wonderful place to be. 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Our Staff was treated to a candy apple buffet by our awesome Coaches' Corner!  We are very grateful for this treat!

Important Dates

November 8: Election Day-Student/Teacher Holiday
November 11: School Planning Day/Student Holiday
November 14/16: 2nd and 8th period flipped for SOS Screener
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (schools closed)
December 5/7: 2nd and 8th period flipped for SOS Screener
December 19-January2: Winter Break 
January 16-Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday/Student/Teacher Holiday
January 25-End of 2nd Quarter-2 Hour Early Release
January 26-Staff Development Day/Student Holiday
January 27-Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

In this Issue New Information

Calendar Reminders
Veterans Day (School Planning Day/Student holiday)
Attendance Robocall Reminders
Update to Showtimes of HS Theatre Show-She Kills Monsters
End of Quarter SIS Updates
ACT/SOS Presentation for 11th Grade Students
National School Psychology Week Nov 7-11
LB Band VMEA Preview Concert-Nov 15
Congrats to the LB Chamber Orchestra!

High School Information

College 101-Workshop for 10th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians
Interested in Joining the National Honor Society (NHS)?
2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced
Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!
Herff Jones Senior Announcements

Middle School Information

JAVA Coding Lessons
Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program  

 

Important Reminders

Chorus Booster Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser

PTSA Information

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction
Safe Routes to School News

FCPS Information

How FCPS Develops Its School Year Calendar
Staying Healthy this Cold/Flu Season
Tutor.com


Quick Links New Information Calendar Reminders

Don’t forget to get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8! The day will be observed as a holiday for students and teachers. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Día de las Elecciones¡No se olvide de salir a votar el martes 8 de Noviembre! El día se observará como un día festivo para los estudiantes y los profesores (sólo el personal de 12 meses se reporta). Para más información, visite el sitio web del Departamento de Elecciones de Virginia. 

잊지 말고 화요일인 11월 8일에 꼭 투표하세요! 이날은 투표 날이므로 학생 및 선생님 (12개월 근로자만 나옴)는 학교에 나오지 않습니다. 자세한 사항은 버지니아주 선거관리위원회 웹사이트를 살펴봐 주십시오.

Veterans Day (School Planning Day/Student holiday)

As a reminder, Friday, November 11, is a student holiday/school planning day for the Veterans Day holiday. Veterans Day provides a great reason to pause, reflect, and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made on our behalf, and we thank them for their service. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Attendance Robocall Reminders

As a reminder, attendance robocalls will go out at 9:30am every day.  These will go out if a student has an unmarked absence or is tardy.  if you feel this is an error, contact your student's teacher or your subschool.  Attendance Procedures

Update to Showtimes of HS Theatre Show-She Kills Monsters Tickets for HS Theatre's production of She Kills Monsters are on sale now! Please note there is a change in the date of one performance! The new show schedule is as follows: Nov 10 @ 7:30pm NO SHOW Nov 11 Nov 12 @ 2:30pm Nov 12 @ 8:00pm NEW SHOW-Nov 13 @ 12:00 noon Get your tickets today at https://www.lbtheatre.com/ End of Quarter SIS Updates

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents through Wednesday, November 9, while first quarter grading and report cards are created. Also, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed until Wednesday, November 9, at 6 a.m.

Informes de Progreso y Actualizaciones de Fin de Trimestre del SISLos Informes de Progreso Semanales de FCPS no se enviarán a los padres hasta el miércoles 9 de noviembre, mientras se crean las calificaciones y los informes de calificaciones del primer trimestre. También, los módulos de Libro de Calificaciones y Reportes de Calificaciones en SIS ParentVUE y StudentVUE estarán cerrados hasta el miércoles, 9 de Noviembre, a las 6 a.m.

ACT/SOS Presentation for 11th Grade Students

On Friday, November 4, all 11th grade students will receive a letter to bring home regarding a county-wide initiative to identify and help students who are struggling with depression and possible thoughts of suicide.  On December 5th and 7th, all 11th grade students will participate in a presentation and survey about signs of depression in their Advisory class.   

The Signs of Suicide (SOS) program consists of an informational video that describes the Acknowledge-Care-Tell (ACT) message, a brief paper survey, and follow-up discussion with counselors and clinical staff (psychologists and social workers).  Counselors and clinical staff will also meet individually with any students who score at risk for depression or suicide and notify those students’ parents. If you do NOT wish for your student to participate in the 11th grade presentation, please return the opt out form provided to your child on November 4th no later than December 1st.

Please contact Ms. Ghafoori at 703-426-1064 or Ms. Naughton at 703-426-1155 if you have any questions.

National School Psychology Week Nov 7-11

This week we celebrate the important work school psychologists do to help all students thrive. Thank you to our awesome School Psychologists Ms. Haider and Ms. McKenzie!  Check out our social media posts this week to learn more about them and their important roles!  Learn more from the National Association of School Psychologists

LB Band VMEA Preview Concert-Nov 15

Join the LB Band for a VMEA Preview Concert on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm!

Congrats to the LB Chamber Orchestra!

It is with great pleasure to announce that the LB Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Clayton Allen has been selected to perform during the 2022 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Conference. This is one of many exciting outside performances that are planned for this year!  Each year, NAfME has a Nationwide conference. The Association selects high-level elementary, middle, high school, and university groups to perform at this national event. The Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra will be performing at The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on November 4 at 4:00 pm on the Outside Main Stage. This is a great honor for the Lake Braddock Orchestra Program!  National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. Again, Congratulations to the Lake Braddock Middle School Chamber Orchestra for your selection to this prestigious national music conference. 

HS Information College 101-Workshop for 10th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians

Join Erin Slater, Director of Admissions at UNC-Greensboro, to learn how college admissions offices make decisions and what colleges look for in an applicant.  You have three opportunities to attend:

  • Monday, November 14-in person at LBSS
  • Tuesday, November 15-in person at Centreville HS
  • Wednesday, November 16-virtual

Register here for virtual event!  Contact Mrs. Hunter with questions!

Interested in Joining the National Honor Society (NHS)?

Application deadline to join the NHS is November 20 at 5pm.  Find out more about the NHS here at our website.  Click here for the New Member Application for NHS.

2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) (dance, instrumental or vocal music, theater, or visual art). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below:

1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. No late entries will be accepted. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

2. Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  • Academic applications are due to the school on December 9, 2022
  • VPA applications are due to the school on January 17, 2023

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Samek-Smith (Visual & Performing Arts), Ms. Cashman (Academic/Mentorship), or Ms. Alexander (Academic/Mentorship) in High School Student Services

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced

Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official school photographer, is excited to announce the FINAL DATES for senior portraits at Lake Braddock:

November 14-16 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Session C & D

See our Senior Page for details!

https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/LakeBraddock2023

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!

Purchase a yearbook or a Senior Ad for the yearbook at the Yearbook Order Center.  Enter the code 5061.  Prices for ads start at $50.  See our LB Senior page for more information!

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits.  Visit their appointment site to make appointments for the afterschool slots! 

All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

  • Wednesday, 11/16; 3-6pm (appointment needed- appointment site)
  • Tuesday, 12/13; during HS Lunch
MS Information JAVA Coding Lessons

JAVA coding lessons open to all FCPS Middle School students--all VIRTUAL-for $50!  Register here: JAVA Coding Classes Sign Up Form!

Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program 
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders Chorus Booster Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser

The Chorus Boosters are having the Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser again this year. The sale started on October 21 and ends on November 15.  Pickup will be Monday, November 28, from 3:15-5:45 p.m outside the Chorus Room. If you have someone who would like to support the Chorus but does not want the plant or does not live in the area, we have coordinated with Sunrise Senior Living and Heatherwood Retirement Community in Burke to donate poinsettias. Simply make a donation of a plant and we deliver the poinsettias for the residents to enjoy!  Poinsettias can be purchased on the chorus website. More information on the sale can be found at https://lbchorus.org/poinsettia. Please contact Michelle Morgan if you have any questions at [email protected]

  • 6-inch pot (plants are approximately 12 to 18 inches tall) - $10
  • 8-inch pot (plants are approximately 24 to 36 inches tall) - $16
  • Donation plants (6-inch plants) - $10
PTSA Information

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

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction

The LBSS PTSA is excited to be hosting its 3rd Annual Virtual Auction to benefit Lake Braddock students, parents and teachers!

Coming to you November 11-15!

Stay tuned for more details on our web site at PTSA Virtual Auction  and/or “like” and follow our LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction Facebook page for all the details on the upcoming auction!

Safe Routes to School News

During November, days keep getting shorter, so drivers and people who walk or roll to school need to be more cautious near LBSS.  Now is a great time to use flashing reflectors on bikes and backpacks!

Another way to keep all Bruins safe as they commute to school is to reduce the traffic near our school.  We all have a part.  Traffic congestion causes bus delays that keep bus riders from riding the bus.  Congestion causes walkers to feel unsafe so they are more likely to drive to school.  Traffic congestion causes some car riders and carpoolers to drive, park and drop off students in an unsafe manner.  If we all do our part to find a better way, everyone can get to school faster!

The Safe Routes to School Committee is inviting volunteers to participate in our upcoming Walk About Audit, on Nov 17th from 2-4 pm.  Students, staff, parents and community members are all welcome.  Please contact [email protected] for more info.

Lake Braddock was awarded this Walk About Grant by the Virginia Department of Transportation, to help identify unsafe areas or intersections within a 1 -2 mile radius of our school.  About 15% of Lake Braddock students are assigned as walkers, because they live within 1.5 miles of LBSS.  This audit will specifically address barriers that are keeping our assigned walkers from walking or biking safely to school, since we want as many students as possible to enjoy all of the mental and physical health benefits of actively commuting to school.

Congrats to everyone who participated in LBSS Walk to School Day Oct 7th and International Walk to School Day Oct 12th!  Make your plan to walk on Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on Wednesday November 16th!

FCPS Information How FCPS Develops Its School Year Calendar

In an annual planning process, Fairfax County Public Schools uses input from the community to develop the calendar for the following year. Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable. Watch your email for a feedback form, which will be shared with parents, staff, and middle and high school students. 

Staying Healthy this Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website

Tutor.com

Does your child need homework help or feedback on their writing? How about a practice quiz to get ready for a test? Tutor.com is open to FCPS students in all grades, on-demand, 24/7, at no cost to families. Learn more.

¿Necesita su hijo(a) ayuda con los deberes o comentarios sobre su escritura? ¿Qué tal una prueba de práctica para prepararse para un examen? Tutor.com está abierto a los estudiantes de FCPS en todos los grados, bajo demanda, 24/7, sin costo alguno para las familias. Aprenda más.

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LBSS Weekly News -October 28, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

What a rewarding and busy week in Bruin Nation as we entered playoff season, theater season, concert season and the end of the 1st quarter!  I was lucky to attend events in all of these categories.  Our cheer team took home first place in the region semifinals on opening night of our Middle School musical, Frozen, Jr!  Both Middle School and High School Orchestras each performed a wonderful showcase of their talents!  And our Band took home Superior Rating at State Marching Assessment this past weekend!

We are so proud of all our Bruins as we gear up for the second quarter of school.  Monday is a student holiday, so we hope you get to relax and take a break.  We will see you all back at school on Tuesday!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Important Dates

October 28: End of First Quarter-2 Hour Early Release (Bell Schedule)
October 31: Student Holiday
November 8: Election Day-Student/Teacher Holiday
November 11: School Planning Day-Student Holiday
November 14/16: 2nd and 8th period flipped for SOS Screener
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (schools closed)
December 19-January2: Winter Break 

In this Issue New Information

Calendar Reminder-Oct 31-No School for Students
Strategic Plan Student Survey
Parent Presentation-Drug Prevention Nov 3
New EL LBSS Parent Presentation
Winter Sports Tryouts are Nov 7,8,9
LB girls Basketball Season Tip Off Restaurant Days
Poinsettia Sale to Benefit LBSS Chorus
Students Looking for Volunteer Hours?
November is Native American Heritage Month
Dia de los Muertos



High School Information

Interested in Joining the National Honor Society (NHS)?
2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)
Crew Winter Conditioning Information
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced
Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!
Herff Jones Senior Announcements

Middle School Information

Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program  

 

Important Reminders

Impact Aid Survey
We Need Your Consent for Digital Resources!

PTSA Information

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction
Safe Routes to School News

FCPS Information

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes
District News--In Case You Missed It


Quick Links New Information Calendar Reminder-Oct 31-No School for Students

As a reminder, schools are closed for students on Monday, Oct. 31, for a teacher workday.

View the 2022-23 School Year Calendar

Strategic Plan Student Survey

Students will soon be shown a short informational video at school and be asked to complete a survey providing feedback on their experience at school. This feedback will be used to help inform FCPS leadership as they work on planning for the future of the school system. Parents are invited to view the survey questions and get more information.

If you would like to review the survey or opt your child out of participating in it, please visit this webpage. The deadline to submit an opt-out form is October 28.

Pronto se les mostrará a los estudiantes este breve video informativo en la escuela y se les pedirá que completen una encuesta con sus comentarios sobre su experiencia en la escuela. Estos comentarios se utilizarán para ayudar a informar a los líderes de FCPS mientras trabajan en la planificación del futuro del sistema escolar. Los padres están invitados a que vean las preguntas de la encuesta en línea.

Parent Presentation-Drug Prevention Nov 3

Please join us for a Parent Presentation November 3rd at 7pm in the Lake Braddock Cafeteria (please enter through Door 15) presented by Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Jessica Giffin.  Topics will include the following:

  • Addiction and the Teenage Brain
  • Vaping
  • Marijuana
  • Alcohol
  • Opiods
  • What can you do?
New EL LBSS Parent Presentation

Check out our slide show of slides from our New EL LBSS Parent Presentation on our website here!

Winter Sports Tryouts are Nov 7,8,9

Winter Sports Tryout dates coming up for the following:

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Gymnastics, Rifle
  • Swim & Dive
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Wrestling

Registration information: https://www.lakebraddockbruins.com/page/3293

Registration webpage: https://lakebraddock-ar.rschooltoday.com/home

Team specific tryout information: https://www.lakebraddockbruins.com/page/5706

Athletics Website: https://www.lakebraddockbruins.com/

LB girls Basketball Season Tip Off Restaurant Days

Tuesday and Wednesday Nov 1 and 2--bring this flyer or mention Lake Braddock Girls Basketball when you order at George's Steak & Things.

Poinsettia Sale to Benefit LBSS Chorus

Please order online at here by November 15th. Pick-up will be after school on Monday, November 28th. Please note that the first measurement indicated (i.e. 6”) is the size of the pot -- as many will remember, the plants themselves are quite generously sized! These beautiful plants make great holiday gifts.

Students Looking for Volunteer Hours?

Need volunteer hours? Join FBLA in H202 on November 11th in sewing sock cats to donate to Children with Cancer!

November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Dia de los Muertos-Nov 1 and Nov 2

Dia de los Muertos is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, are “O” Days this year. To learn more about Dia de los Muertos, watch this video. While Dia de los Muertos is largely celebrated in Mexico and Latin America, it also coincides with All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). These days are celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans, and some Protestants worldwide to honor those who have died and gone to heaven (All Saints Day) and those who may still be in purgatory (All Souls Day). The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days.

HS Information Interested in Joining the National Honor Society (NHS)?

Application deadline to join the NHS is November 20 at 5pm.  Find out more about the NHS here at our website.  Click here for the New Member Application for NHS.

2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) (dance, instrumental or vocal music, theater, or visual art). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below:

1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. No late entries will be accepted. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

2. Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  • Academic applications are due to the school on December 9, 2022
  • VPA applications are due to the school on January 17, 2023

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Samek-Smith (Visual & Performing Arts), Ms. Cashman (Academic/Mentorship), or Ms. Alexander (Academic/Mentorship) in High School Student Services

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced

Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official school photographer, is excited to announce the FINAL DATES for senior portraits at Lake Braddock:

November 2-4 and November 14-16 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Session C & D

See our Senior Page for details!

https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/LakeBraddock2023

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!

Purchase a yearbook or a Senior Ad for the yearbook at the Yearbook Order Center.  Enter the code 5061.  Prices for ads start at $50.  See our LB Senior page for more information!

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits.  Visit their appointment site to make appointments for the afterschool slots! 

All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

MS Information Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program 
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders Impact Aid Survey 

FCPS will be asking ALL families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential. 

Watch the video to learn more about this process or check out the FCPS Impact Aid page.

Comenzando el 18 de Octubre, FCPS estará pidiendo a todas las familias que llenen una Encuesta de Estudiantes-Padres para Ayuda de Impacto Federal.
Devolver esta forma es importante porque la información de esta encuesta resulta en una subvención adicional de $3 millones cada año del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Estos fondos se utilizan para apoyar a todas las escuelas y centros públicos del Condado de Fairfax.

Vea este vídeo para obtener más información. Para poner los subtítulos en español, haga clic en el icono "CC", luego haga clic en "Configuración", oprime Subtitles/CC (1), después haga clic en "Auto-translate" y seleccione "Spanish"


Por cada niño en edad escolar en su hogar, por favor complete, firme, feche y devuelva la encuesta a la escuela de su hijo. Si las secciones 1 y 2 de la encuesta no se aplican a usted, simplemente marque la casilla de la sección 3. Todos los formularios deben ser firmados, fechados y devueltos antes del 4 de Noviembre. Todos los resultados son confidenciales.

We Need Your Consent for Digital Resources!

At Lake Braddock, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your student’s teachers if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources they have chosen to use this year.

PTSA Information

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

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction

The LBSS PTSA is excited to be hosting its 3rd Annual Virtual Auction to benefit Lake Braddock students, parents and teachers!

Coming to you November 11-15!

Stay tuned for more details on our web site at PTSA Virtual Auction  and/or “like” and follow our LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction Facebook page for all the details on the upcoming auction!

Safe Routes to School News

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month.  One easy way to keep Bruins safe as they walk to school is to reduce the traffic congestion near our school.  Congestion is a problem that creates more congestion.  Traffic congestion causes bus delays that keeps bus riders from riding the bus.  Congestion causes walkers to feel unsafe so they are more likely to drive to school.  Traffic congestion causes some car riders and carpoolers to drive, park and drop off students in unsafe manners.  If we all do our part to find a better way, everyone benefits!

The Safe Routes to School Committee is inviting volunteers to participate in our upcoming Walk About Audit, on Nov 17th from 2-4 pm.  Students, staff, parents and community members are all welcome.  Please contact [email protected] for more info.

Lake Braddock was awarded this Walk About Grant by the Virginia Department of Transportation, to help identify unsafe areas or intersections within a 1 -2 mile radius of our school.  About 15% of Lake Braddock students are assigned as walkers, because they live within 1.5 miles of LBSS.  This audit will specifically address barriers that are keeping our assigned walkers from walking or biking safely to school, since we want as many students as possible to enjoy all of the mental and physical health benefits of actively commuting to school.

Congrats to everyone who participated in LBSS Walk to School Day Oct 7th and International Walk to School Day Oct 12th!  Make your plan to walk on Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on Wednesday November 16th!

FCPS Information Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and will be open October 31 through December 1

District News--In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • Strategic Plan Student Survey (Opt out due October 28)
    • Early Online College Information Sessions
    • Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes
    • November Parent Resource Webinars
    • ESSER Funding Information and Feedback
    • TJHSST Application Deadline, November 18
    • Guidelines on Religious Accommodations for Students

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

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LBSS Weekly News -October 21, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

We had an exciting week culminating in a true snow storm Friday with our undefeated football team playing against Fairfax in a “white-out” at the same time as our Middle School Theatre’s production of Frozen, Jr.  We wish success to both of those events!

On Thursday, Lake Braddock was fortunate enough to host the FCPS High School Principals Association for their monthly meeting.  This organization consists of all Fairfax County High School Principals.  Our wonderful FACS classes lead by Ms. Ragland, Ms. Moyer, and Mr. Prassa helped to prepare the delicious lunch for the event.  Our JROTC, headed by Sgt Wiles and Cpt Guardo, welcomed our Principals to our school!  

This week, we met with our School Planning Council, which is a group of parents, staff and students who want to learn more about various aspects of Lake Braddock and provide feedback.  I am excited by the recommendations that were shared and am looking forward to how we can incorporate the feedback to improve Lake Braddock.

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate in Bruin Nation!  Have a wonderful weekend, and we will see you all back here Tuesday!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Lake Braddock was host to the FCPS High School Principals Association this past week.  Our JROTC welcomed all principals and FCPS Superintendent Dr. Reid.

Important Dates

October 24: Diwali-Student/Teacher Holiday 
October 28: End of First Quarter-2 Hour Early Release (Bell Schedule)
October 31: Student Holiday
November 8: Election Day-Student/Teacher Holiday
November 11: School Planning Day-Student Holiday
November 14/16: 2nd and 8th period flipped for SOS Screener
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (schools closed)

In this Issue New Information

Parking Alert for Tonight's Evening Events
Calendar Reminder-Oct 24 School Holiday-Diwali; Oct 28 Early Release
Happy Diwali!
Impact Aid Survey
We Need Your Consent for Digital Resources!
Nominate an LBSS Employee for an Award!
Student Health Forms
Health Room Volunteers Needed for Hearing and Vision Screening Oct 25/26
HS Theatre's She Kills Monsters Tickets on Sale Oct 31

High School Information

2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)
Students Taking AP Courses in 22-23 School Year
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced
Cap and Gown Size Order Form
Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!
Herff Jones Senior Announcements

Middle School Information

Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program  

 

Important Reminders

Picture Retake and Make-Up Day October 27

PTSA Information

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction

FCPS Information

Schools Adopting Text and Translation Platform


Quick Links New Information Calendar Reminder-Oct 24 School Holiday-Diwali

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this day and the victory of light over darkness. Monday, October 24, is a holiday for teachers and students . Learn more about Diwali. 

As a reminder, Friday, October 28, is the last day of the first quarter, and a two-hour early release for students. The early release schedule for  gold day is below. 

Also, schools are closed for students on Monday, October 31, for a teacher workday.

View the 2022-23 School Year Calendar

Happy Diwali!

Lake Braddock wishes a fun Diwali to all celebrating! Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs & some Buddhists. The festival represents the symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.  Diwali is one of the major religious festivals of the world. 

Impact Aid Survey 

FCPS will be asking ALL families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential. 

Watch the video to learn more about this process or check out the FCPS Impact Aid page.

Comenzando el 18 de Octubre, FCPS estará pidiendo a todas las familias que llenen una Encuesta de Estudiantes-Padres para Ayuda de Impacto Federal.
Devolver esta forma es importante porque la información de esta encuesta resulta en una subvención adicional de $3 millones cada año del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Estos fondos se utilizan para apoyar a todas las escuelas y centros públicos del Condado de Fairfax.

Vea este vídeo para obtener más información. Para poner los subtítulos en español, haga clic en el icono "CC", luego haga clic en "Configuración", oprime Subtitles/CC (1), después haga clic en "Auto-translate" y seleccione "Spanish"


Por cada niño en edad escolar en su hogar, por favor complete, firme, feche y devuelva la encuesta a la escuela de su hijo. Si las secciones 1 y 2 de la encuesta no se aplican a usted, simplemente marque la casilla de la sección 3. Todos los formularios deben ser firmados, fechados y devueltos antes del 4 de Noviembre. Todos los resultados son confidenciales.

We Need Your Consent for Digital Resources!

At Lake Braddock, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your student’s teachers if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources they have chosen to use this year.

Nominate an LBSS Employee for an Award!

Nominations are now open for the LBSS Outstanding Employee Awards. Staff, students, and the community are able to nominate a staff member in the following categories: 
    Outstanding Teacher
    Outstanding New Teacher
    Outstanding Leader (School-Based)
    Outstanding Professional Employee (School-Based)
    Outstanding Operational Employee (School-Based)

You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category).

Please click here for more information regarding the criteria and eligibility for each of these awards. Please note that the nominee must be aware of and in agreement with the nomination. 

Nominations will close on Friday, November 11.  Nominate here!

Please email Julie Moore with questions.

Student Health Forms

If you haven’t already, please update your student’s Health Information Form in WeCare or print a copy at the FCPS website here and return it to the Health Room.  The form is used to communicate chronic conditions and the health needs of your student. 

Also, if your student is prescribed an EpiPen for allergies, be sure to have a provider complete the Epinephrine Authorization Form  or if your student is prescribed an inhaler, be sure to have a provider complete the Virginia Asthma Action Plan Whether your student self-carries these medications or intends to have these emergency medications available in the Health Room, these forms are required.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephani Keen, RN, BSN, MS, Public Health Nurse at 703-426-1012.

Health Room Volunteers Needed for Hearing and Vision Screening Oct 25/26

The Health Room is looking for volunteers to help us with our annual vision and hearing screening of all 7th and 10th graders which will occur on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26.  If you are available to help, please sign up here.  Thank you so much for considering!

HS Theatre's She Kills Monsters Tickets on Sale Oct 31

Hs Theatre presents She Kills Monsters Nov 10-12.  Tickets go on sale October 31at the Lake Braddock Theatre page. 

 

HS Information 2023 VA Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) (dance, instrumental or vocal music, theater, or visual art). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below:

1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. No late entries will be accepted. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

2. Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  • Academic applications are due to the school on December 9, 2022
  • VPA applications are due to the school on January 17, 2023

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Samek-Smith (Visual & Performing Arts), Ms. Cashman (Academic/Mentorship), or Ms. Alexander (Academic/Mentorship) in High School Student Services

Students Taking AP Courses in 22-23 School Year

New AP information has been posed on our AP Page on the Lake Braddock website!  Please refer to this page for AP updates throughout the year. 

AP students are also strongly encouraged to join the LBSS AP Student 2022-2023 Group in Schoology by using this Access Code:  7J9T-KNGN-5J4TJ  Updates and information will be posted here regularly.

Opt-Out forms were mailed home the week of October 10.   AP students must make their Opt-Out decisions no later than October 25, 2022 by completing the Opt-Out form OR submitting the Opt-Out Google Doc, ONLY if the student chooses NOT to take an AP exam.  It will be open to students starting Tuesday, October 11.  The Google Doc link will also be provided on the Opt-Form form being mailed home. 

Please contact the AP Testing Team below with questions and/or concerns.

Lynn Carrera:  [email protected]

Deb Brown:  [email protected]

Gary Ranallo:  [email protected]

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced

Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official school photographer, is excited to announce the FINAL DATES for senior portraits at Lake Braddock:

November 2-4 and November 14-16 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Session C & D

See our Senior Page for details!

https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/LakeBraddock2023

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Cap and Gown Size Order Form

Senior parents/guardians, please be sure your senior completes the Cap and Gown Sizing Form as soon as possible.  Seniors will need to complete this form using their school email.  If you missed last week's Senior Parent Meeting, please check out the slides on our Senior page of the LB website. You can view the slide show or download a copy in PDF. 

Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!

Purchase a yearbook or a Senior Ad for the yearbook at the Yearbook Order Center.  Enter the code 5061.  Prices for ads start at $50.  See our LB Senior page for more information!

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits.  Visit their appointment site to make appointments for the afterschool slots! 

All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

MS Information Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program 
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders Picture Retake and Make-Up Day October 27

Picture retake/make-up day for all MS and underclassmen HS students is October 27 in the Lecture Hall.  If you are unhappy with originals, please be sure student turns those in to the photographer on the retake day.  Students who would like to get a retake/make-up will request an eHall pass that morning for the following times:

  • 1st period-7th/8th Graders
  • 3rd period-9th Graders
  • 5th period-10th Graders
  • 7th period-11th Graders
  • Any junior who has an Academy class in the afternoon, should plan to go during 3rd period.

Question about photos, please email [email protected]

PTSA Information

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

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction

The LBSS PTSA is excited to be hosting its 3rd Annual Virtual Auction to benefit Lake Braddock students, parents and teachers!

Coming to you November 11-15!

Stay tuned for more details on our web site at PTSA Virtual Auction  and/or “like” and follow our LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction Facebook page for all the details on the upcoming auction!

Reflections Call for Entries!

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself! All students are invited to participate and submit artwork in one of six forms of art, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Entries will be judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity, and technical skill. The 2022 Reflections entry form is available here! Deadline for student entries is October 24.

The entry form is specific to Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA, so please make sure to use the form at the link. Please send your entries and completed entry form to: [email protected]

*Label entries/files:
student last name.first name.school.category.age division."artwork title"   
ex. Smith.Mary.LakeBraddockSS.visualarts.highschool.MyVoice

Help the National PTA pick a future year's theme idea. National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 prize from National PTA. The deadline to submit theme ideas to the Virginia PTA is November 1st.  The Theme Search Contest entry form is available here

FCPS Information Schools Adopting Text and Translation Platform

FCPS has recently adopted TalkingPoints, a two-way messaging app that allows parents and caregivers to communicate with teachers and schools. Look for messages from your child’s school on how they are implementing the app. For more information, visit the FCPS TalkingPoints webpage.

The app translates messages, so teachers can input messages in English and parents can respond in their preferred language. TalkingPoints supports 125 languages, making it easier and faster for our FCPS families to connect with their schools. If you need to update your preferred correspondence language, contact the front office at your child’s school and ask for the registrar.

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LBSS Weekly News -October 14, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

This week has definitely been a different week here at Lake Braddock.  We began this week with a student holiday on Monday, and I was excited to go and cheer on our Cheer Squad in the Patriot District Cheer Semifinals.

Thank you to our awesome new Assessment Coaches, Tre Fava and Kim Vaughn, our PSAT/SAT day was a success on Wednesday!  

We hope everyone in our Lake Braddock community has a wonderful and restful fall weekend ahead!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

LB had a special visitor this past week: Former exchange student, Sarah Beale (class of 2000)! After running track here at LB, she returned to England and played Rugby in college and then joined their pro team; playing in the World Cup in 2010. Tradition is to take a jersey worn in the game back to one of their schools! Mr. Agner proudly accepted the jersey! We are...worldwide #BruinNation.

Important Dates

October 24: Diwali-Student/Teacher Holiday 
October 28: End of First Quarter-2 Hour Early Release (Bell Schedule)
October 31: Student Holiday
November 8: Election Day-Student/Teacher Holiday
November 11: School Planning Day-Student Holiday
November 14/16: 2nd and 8th period flipped for SOS Screener
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (schools closed)

In this Issue New Information

Calendar Reminder-Oct 24 School Holiday-Diwali
Impact Aid Survey Coming Soon!
Three AP Japanese Student Selected as Semifinalists of J. Live Talk!
MS and HS Orchestra Fall Concerts October 25/27
Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow-Message from the LB Attendance Team
9th Grade Wellness Screening November 14 and 16
Schedule Change November 14/16 and December 5/7

High School Information

Students Taking AP Courses in 22-23 School Year
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Slides from Senior Meeting
Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced
Cap and Gown Size Order Form
Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!
Herff Jones Senior Announcements

Middle School Information

Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program  

 

Important Reminders

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener Reminder, Opt-Outs Due Oct 28
Picture Retake and Make-Up Day October 27

PTSA Information

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction

FCPS Information

College Fair and Post-Secondary Week
COVID Diagnostic Testing
Newsletter for Military-Connected Families
Parent Resource Center Webinars Address Bullying

Quick Links New Information Calendar Reminder-Oct 24 School Holiday-Diwali

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this day and the victory of light over darkness. Monday, October 24 is a holiday for teachers and students. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

 

 

 

Impact Aid Survey Coming Soon!

Beginning on October 18, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential.

Watch the video to learn more about this process.

Three AP Japanese Student Selected as Semifinalists of J. Live Talk!

Three AP Japanese students were selected as the semifinalist of the J. Live Talk (Talk style speech contest).

Three of six semifinalists are LBSS students! We are so proud of them. They are working on their next round material. The finalists will be announced on October 17, and the J. Live Talk contest is in November.

Thank you to our Japanese teacher, Yuki Melvin!

Sachiko C.
Kyler C.
Vinh V.

Also Emily Z., one of the College Division II semifinalists, is an LBSS graduate. Go Bruins!

MS and HS Orchestra Fall Concerts October 25/27

Join us for the LB MS Fall Orchestra Concert on October 25, at 7pm and the HS Orchestra Fall Concert on October 27 at 7pm!

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow-Message from the LB Attendance Team

Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child later in life. It’s a good habit to build now to help them graduate from college on time and routinely report to work on time once they have a career. 

Take a look at the FCPS Calendar. Try to ensure that any trips or family events are on weekends and school holidays. Every day of learning is a day toward success. Keep in mind that absences add up quickly. Students who are absent 10 percent of the school year (or just two days per month) are considered “chronically absent.”

When possible, schedule appointments for your child outside of school hours. If your child needs to miss school because of an illness or appointment, you must report the absence to the school. Our attendance policies are on LBSS website. Visit our FCPS Attendance webpage for resources on attendance.

9th Grade Wellness Screening November 14 and 16

On Monday, October 17, all 9th grade students will receive a letter to bring home regarding a county-wide initiative to identify and help students who are struggling with depression and possible thoughts of suicide.  On November 14 and 16th, all 9th grade students will participate in a presentation and survey about signs of depression in their Advisory Class, which will take place during 2nd period on those days.

Parents are invited to review the materials by accessing the SOS Parent Portal.  This portal is designed to provide parents with information about suicide prevention efforts, view the SOS videos, and access educational materials which are helpful tools for supporting your child’s mental health wellness.

If you do NOT wish for your student to participate in the 9th grade presentation, please return the opt out form provided to your child on October 17 no later than November 9.

Please contact Ms. Ghafoori at 703-426-1064 or Ms. Naughton at 703-426-1155 if you have any questions.   

Schedule Change November 14/16 and December 5/7

Due to the 9th Grade Wellness Screening on November 14th and 16th and the 11th Grade Wellness Screening on December 5th and 7th, there will be a schedule change on these are gold days.  In order to deliver this assessment, 2nd and 8th periods will be swapped on those days.  This swap is shown in our Purple/Gold calendar.

HS Information Students Taking AP Courses in 22-23 School Year

New AP information has been posed on our AP Page on the Lake Braddock website!  Please refer to this page for AP updates throughout the year. 

AP students are also strongly encouraged to join the LBSS AP Student 2022-2023 Group in Schoology by using this Access Code:  7J9T-KNGN-5J4TJ  Updates and information will be posted here regularly.

Opt-Out forms were mailed home the week of October 10.   AP students must make their Opt-Out decisions no later than October 25, 2022 by completing the Opt-Out form OR submitting the Opt-Out Google Doc, ONLY if the student chooses NOT to take an AP exam.  It will be open to students starting Tuesday, October 11.  The Google Doc link will also be provided on the Opt-Form form being mailed home. 

Please contact the AP Testing Team below with questions and/or concerns.

Lynn Carrera:  [email protected]

Deb Brown:  [email protected]

Gary Ranallo:  [email protected][email protected]

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Slides from Senior Meeting

Did your senior miss the Senior meeting this week?  We have you covered!  Check out our Senior page for the slides!

Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced

Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official school photographer, is excited to announce the FINAL DATES for senior portraits at Lake Braddock:

November 2-4 and November 14-16 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Session C & D

See our Senior Page for details!

https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/LakeBraddock2023

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Cap and Gown Size Order Form

Senior parents/guardians, please be sure your senior completes the Cap and Gown Sizing Form as soon as possible.  Seniors will need to complete this form using their school email.  If you missed last week's Senior Parent Meeting, please check out the slides on our Senior page of the LB website. You can view the slide show or download a copy in PDF. 

Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!

Purchase a yearbook or a Senior Ad for the yearbook at the Yearbook Order Center.  Enter the code 5061.  Prices for ads start at $50.  See our LB Senior page for more information!

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits.  Visit their appointment site to make appointments for the afterschool slots! 

All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

MS Information Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program 
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener Reminder, Opt-Outs Due Oct 28

This year, all FCPS schools are administering an SEL Screener throughout the year. At Lake Braddock, students will complete this 18 question screener on November 2 or November 4, 2022 during Advisory. Please click here to view more information, as well as translated versions and opt-out information, on our school website.

Picture Retake and Make-Up Day October 27

Picture retake/make-up day for all MS and underclassmen HS students is October 27.  Students who would like to get a retake/make-up will request an eHall pass that morning for the following times:

  • 1st period-7th/8th Graders
  • 3rd period-9th Graders
  • 5th period-10th Graders
  • 7th period-11th Graders
  • Any junior who has an Academy class in the afternoon, should plan to go during 3rd period.
PTSA Information

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

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction

The LBSS PTSA is excited to be hosting its 3rd Annual Virtual Auction to benefit Lake Braddock students, parents and teachers!

Coming to you November 11-15!

Stay tuned for more details on our web site at PTSA Virtual Auction  and/or “like” and follow our LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction Facebook page for all the details on the upcoming auction!

Reflections Call for Entries!

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself! All students are invited to participate and submit artwork in one of six forms of art, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Entries will be judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity, and technical skill. The 2022 Reflections entry form is available here! Deadline for student entries is October 24.

The entry form is specific to Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA, so please make sure to use the form at the link. Please send your entries and completed entry form to: [email protected]

*Label entries/files:
student last name.first name.school.category.age division."artwork title"   
ex. Smith.Mary.LakeBraddockSS.visualarts.highschool.MyVoice

Help the National PTA pick a future year's theme idea. National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 prize from National PTA. The deadline to submit theme ideas to the Virginia PTA is November 1st.  The Theme Search Contest entry form is available here

FCPS Information College Fair and Post-Secondary Week

The annual FCPS College Fair will feature admissions representatives from more than 250 colleges and universities from across the United States and abroad at George Mason University’s Eagle Bank Arena on Sunday, October 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. Postsecondary Week will be held virtually Monday, October 17, to Thursday, October 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. Postsecondary week will feature virtual workshops related to the college admissions process, financial aid, and other postsecondary educational opportunities.  Students are highly encouraged to register in advance for these events.

COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS students, teachers, and staff at five locations across the county on October 17, 18, and 19. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

Newsletter for Military-Connected Families

Did you know that the Office of Family and School Partnerships sends out a newsletter around the 15th of each month for military-connected families? Sign up for that newsletter (under “Division Administration News and Updates” then “Professional Learning & Family Engagement”) or other topics on our website.

Parent Resource Center Webinars Address Bullying

On October 27, at 7 p.m., the Parent Resource Center (PRC) will host a “Meet the Author” event with Nalani and Leila Butler, graduates of Hayfield Secondary School, who will read their book Paige Saves the Day. The book addresses overcoming bullying. Register online for this webinar. Adults and children are welcome. 

The PRC will also host a webinar on Bullying Prevention on November 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Register online.

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LBSS Weekly News -October 7, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

It is hard to believe that we are getting close to the end of the first quarter of this school year already!  We appreciate all the continued patience and support our community has provided us.  

We had a wonderful opportunity to welcome Miyavi, a Japanese guitarist, to our stage this past week.  Thank you Mr. Otani for helping to organize this amazing experience with the Japanese Embassy.  

Looking ahead to the month of October, you will notice a variety of events and happenings that will bring together our Bruin nation even more!  Please also notice some upcoming calendar reminders, especially the note about October 12th, our PSAT/SAT day here at Lake Braddock.  Have a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to seeing the students back in school on Tuesday.  

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Our Bruin garden is starting to head into fall!  Thank you Mr. Kuchta for keeping our grounds beautiful all year long!

Important Dates

October 10: Indigenous People's Day-Student Holiday
October 12: PSAT/SAT for 10th,11th, some 12th; No school 7th, 8th, 9th and        12th not participating
October 24: Diwali-Student/Teacher Holiday 
October 28: End of First Quarter-2 Hour Early Release (Bell Schedule)
October 31: Student Holiday
November 8: Election Day-Student/Teacher Holiday
November 11: School Planning Day-Student Holiday

In this Issue New Information

Calendar Reminder-Indigenous People's Day-Student Holiday
Calendar Reminder-PSAT/SAT Day
Picture Retake and Make-Up Day October 27
Socktober
Indigenous People's Day
Trunk or Treat/Screen on the Green October 25
Halloween Hip-Hop Dance Clinic October 28



High School Information

Students Taking AP Courses in 22-23 School Year
Lake Braddock Blood Drive October 21
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced
Cap and Gown Size Order Form
Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!
Herff Jones Senior Announcements

 

Middle School Information

Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program  

 

Important Reminders

ESOL Family Night

 

PTSA Information

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction
Reflections Call for Entries!

 

FCPS Information

ESSER III Public Input
Multilingual Podcast
National Bullying Prevention Month

 

Quick Links New Information Calendar Reminder-Indigenous People's Day-Student Holiday

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native peoples, past and present. This year, Monday, October 10, is a student holiday and staff development day. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

Calendar Reminder-PSAT/SAT Day

Wednesday, October 12 is an “unscheduled day” for most students who are not participating in PSAT or SAT assessments or specific services and a work day for teachers. 

1. Students receiving Category B special education services come to school and receive a normal instructional program.

2. Grade 7-9 students and those in Grade 12 who are not signed up for the SAT do not attend school this day

3. Grade 10-11 students take the PSAT/NMSQT and any Grade 12 student who opted in to participate in the SAT will attend with a 2-hour early release.

LBSS PSAT/SAT DAY Info

STUDENTS IN GRADES 10-12 PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL FOR ROOM ASSIGNMENTS!

Picture Retake and Make-Up Day October 27

Picture retake/make-up day for all MS and underclassmen HS students is October 27.  Students who would like to get a retake/make-up will request an eHall pass that morning for the following times:

  • 1st period-7th/8th Graders
  • 3rd period-9th Graders
  • 5th period-10th Graders
  • 7th period-11th Graders
  • Any junior who has an Academy class in the afternoon, should plan to go during 3rd period.
Socktober Indigenous People's Day

October 10 is Indigenous Peoples' Day, and Lake Braddock honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native peoples, past and present. 

Trunk or Treat/Screen on the Green October 25

LB SGA presents Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 25th from 6-7pm on the blacktop from 6-7 PM, prior to the Screen on the Green event. It is open to all ages, and we are requesting a donation of $5 per family for attendance. There will be food, Halloween games, and Trick or Treating. Costumes are encouraged!  LB SGA hopes to see you there!

Screen on the Green will follow from 7-9pm! 

This event includes a showing of Minions: The Rise of Gru as well as s’mores, popcorn, and beverages available for purchase. We’re requesting a $5 donation per family for admission to this event. Remember to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets! We welcome all students and families of Lake Braddock and the Lake Braddock pyramid community. See you there!

LB Event Calendar: Trunk or Treat

Halloween Hip-Hop Dance Clinic October 28 HS Information Students Taking AP Courses in 22-23 School Year

New AP information has been posed on our AP Page on the Lake Braddock website!  Please refer to this page for AP updates throughout the year. 

AP students are also strongly encouraged to join the LBSS AP Student 2022-2023 Group in Schoology by using this Access Code:  7J9T-KNGN-5J4TJ  Updates and information will be posted here regularly.

Opt-Out forms will be mailed home the week of October 10.   AP students must make their Opt-Out decisions no later than October 25, 2022 by completing the Opt-Out form OR submitting the Opt-Out Google Doc, ONLY if the student chooses NOT to take an AP exam.  It will be open to students starting Tuesday, October 11.  The Google Doc link will also be provided on the Opt-Form form being mailed home. 

Please contact the AP Testing Team below with questions and/or concerns.

Lynn Carrera:  [email protected]

Deb Brown:  [email protected]

Gary Ranallo:  [email protected][email protected]

Lake Braddock Blood Drive-October 21

LB Event Calendar: Blood Drive

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Final Dates for Senior Portraits Announced

Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official school photographer, is excited to announce the FINAL DATES for senior portraits at Lake Braddock:

November 2-4 and November 14-16 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Session C & D

The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. They will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session they also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.

https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/LakeBraddock2023

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Cap and Gown Size Order Form

Senior parents/guardians, please be sure your senior completes the Cap and Gown Sizing Form as soon as possible.  Seniors will need to complete this form using their school email.  If you missed last week's Senior Parent Meeting, please check out the slides on our Senior page of the LB website. You can view the slide show or download a copy in PDF. 

Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!

Purchase a yearbook or a Senior Ad for the yearbook at the Yearbook Order Center.  Enter the code 5061.  Prices for ads start at $50.  See our LB Senior page for more information!

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits.  Visit their appointment site to make appointments for the afterschool slots! 

All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

  • Thursday, 10/13; during HS Lunch
  • Thursday, 11/3; 3-6pm (appointment needed- appointment site)
  • Wednesday, 11/16; 3-6pm (appointment needed- appointment site)
  • Tuesday, 12/13; during HS Lunch
MS Information Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program 
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders ESOL Family Night

Join us for ESOL Family Night on Tuesday, October 11 at 6pm in the Lecture Hall!  We will have pizza for dinner.  Please bring a dessert to share that represents your family's culture so we can learn about you too!

PTSA Information

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

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction

The LBSS PTSA is excited to be hosting its 3rd Annual Virtual Auction to benefit Lake Braddock students, parents and teachers!

Coming to you November 11-15!

Stay tuned for more details on our web site at PTSA Virtual Auction  and/or “like” and follow our LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction Facebook page for all the details on the upcoming auction!

Reflections Call for Entries!

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself! All students are invited to participate and submit artwork in one of six forms of art, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Entries will be judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity, and technical skill. The 2022 Reflections entry form is available here! Deadline for student entries is October 24.

The entry form is specific to Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA, so please make sure to use the form at the link. Please send your entries and completed entry form to: [email protected]

*Label entries/files:
student last name.first name.school.category.age division."artwork title"   
ex. Smith.Mary.LakeBraddockSS.visualarts.highschool.MyVoice

Help the National PTA pick a future year's theme idea. National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 prize from National PTA. The deadline to submit theme ideas to the Virginia PTA is November 1st.  The Theme Search Contest entry form is available here

FCPS Information ESSER III Public Input

The deadline to share your thoughts about in-person instruction and continuity of services is October 10. This opportunity is a routine check-in on how FCPS is using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to support our work to maintain safe school environments and address the impact of COVID-19 on students. 

Please leave your feedback on our website. You can learn more about FCPS’ ESSER III plan on our site as well.

Multilingual Podcast

Fairfax County Public Schools produces a multilingual podcast every two weeks to highlight relevant information for families in their own languages. It is produced in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. 

The latest episode introduces the FCPS Trust Policy and reminds families to review the Student Rights and Responsibilities document. Learn more about the Podcast.

National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. To help develop a common understanding of Bullying, below is the FCPS definition. 

Bullying in Students Rights and Responsibilities is defined as:  “Any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. “Bullying” includes cyberbullying. “Bullying” does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument, or peer conflict.”

For more information on how FCPS handles a bullying situation please visit the FCPS Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage. Our goal is to ensure all students feel safe and welcomed at school. If you have questions and/or concerns about something that is going on at school, please contact the front office so that they can support you and most importantly your student.

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LBSS Weekly News -September 30, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

As September comes to a close, we want to acknowledge that this past week has been a mix of emotions for our community.  We appreciate those around us who provide the pillar of kindness and strength in challenging times.  The support of our Lake Braddock community is the stability of our backbone.  

The Greek storyteller, Aesop, once said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”  We hope our #BruinNation continues to follow this guidance here and in the future.  What you think may be a small gesture, may brighten the day of your fellow Bruin.

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

We cannot express enough how much we appreciate our Lake Braddock custodial team!  We celebrate them on October 2 and every day!

Important Dates

October 5: Yom Kippur-Student/Teacher Holiday
October 10: Indigenous People's Day-Student Holiday
October 12: PSAT/SAT for 10th,11th, some 12th; No school 7th, 8th, 9th and        12th not participating
October 24: Diwali-Student/Teacher Holiday 
October 28: End of First Quarter-2 Hour Early Release (Bell Schedule)
October 31: Student Holiday

In this Issue New Information

Calendar Reminder-No School October 5
Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program
LGBTQIA+ History Month
ESOL Family Night
Thank You Lake Braddock Custodians!
LB Volunteer Opportunity!
Tickets for MS Theatre's Frozen Junior
Transportation-Bus Routes Updates
What is Safe Routes to School?
LB Crew's 5K Fundraiser Oct 16
Yom Kippur



High School Information

National Honor Society New Member Interest
PSAT Student Guides Available
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Senior Parent Meeting Slides
Class of 2023 Fundraiser 
Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!
Herff Jones Senior Announcements

 

Middle School Information

Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program  

 

Important Reminders

Walk & Roll to School Day October 4th!
Social and Emotional Learning Screener
Health Room Reminders

 

PTSA Information

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction
Reflections Call for Entries!

 

FCPS Information

Supporting Your Child's Mental Health
Upcoming Parent Resource Center Webinars
Low-Cost Internet for Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students

 

Quick Links New Information Calendar Reminder-No School October 5

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4. Tuesday is noted as a ½ religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar. (On a ½ O day, certain activities may not occur after school.)

Wednesday, October 5, is a holiday for teachers and students (only 12-month employees report). 

Looking Ahead: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10 

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native peoples, past and present. This year, Monday, October 10, is a student holiday and staff development day. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

We are pleased to announce that the following list of students has been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from Lake Braddock and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Congratulations, Bruins!

Laila Bolte
Natalie Brace
Tara Brown
Katelyn Brusseau
Maxwell Chiu
Owen Cole
Nicholas  Deinhart
Timothy Estrada
Zohaib Faisal
Robert Farris
Catheryn Febiar
Alexander Geis
Charles Hughes
Curtis King
Antonio Lanave
Kyle Lovejoy
Aria Miao
Matthew Nguyen
Elif Okyay
Adam Osterhout
Samuel Price
Donald Riley
Abrielle Robare
Timothy Ryan|
Siam Salam
Ethan Stegmaier
Logan Toth
Clara Tranchemontagne
Alexander Turner
David Worku
Sophia Zhang

LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month is recognized in October nationwide. We acknowledge and celebrate that LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families are an integral component of our nation and in our Bruin Nation.

 

ESOL Family Night

Join us for ESOL Family Night on Tuesday, October 11 at 6pm in the Lecture Hall!  We will have pizza for dinner.  Please bring a dessert to share that represents your family's culture so we can learn about you too!

Thank You Lake Braddock Custodians!

October 2 is Custodian Appreciation Day. Thanks to our custodians, we all have a clean, safe place to learn, teach, and work. Across the division, Fairfax County Public Schools employs more than 1,300 custodians, field custodians, and building supervisors.  Pictured are just some of our awesome custodial staff here at Lake Braddock!  Thank you for all you do each and every day!

LB Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for several volunteers to help with photocopying for our teachers.  If you are available and interested, please email Julie Moore for more information!

Tickets for MS Theatre's Frozen Junior

Is that snow in Burke in October?  No, it is just LB's Middle School Theatre presenting Disney's Frozen JR!  Get your tickets on the LB Theatre website!

Transportation-Bus Routes Updates

Good morning #BruinNation! Just a note that some bus stops were shifted to address several overloaded buses. An eNotify went out to those routes. These updated routes will begin Thursday. If you have any questions, please see the FCPS Transportation page.

What is Safe Routes to School?

Safe Routes to School is a program schools can implement to encourage students to walk and roll to school, and to ensure they arrive safely.  FCPS, Virginia DOT and the US Department of Transportation support Safe Routes to School with education, infrastructure funding, and events.  

One way schools get funding for safety improvements is by collecting crash and near miss data.  If you or your student have been involved in a crash or near miss near our school, please report the incident using this survey:  https://novasafestreets.org/near-miss-and-dangerous-intersection-survey/.  Your responses are completely anonymous, and the only info you add is the location, type of incident and the conditions (time of day, weather, distractions).  If you see or have a vehicle involved crash, please ensure it is reported to Fairfax County Police, even if no serious injuries result.  Our wish is to one day have safer crosswalks, multi-use paths and a student-activated crossing light near our main entrance, but we need your input to justify funding for these improvements. 

Want to meet friends and have a voice in making our community safer?  Join our group! Email [email protected] and follow us on Instagram @LBSS_SRTS.  

LB Crew's 5K Fundraiser Oct 16

Come out and support the Lake Braddock Crew!  Register here by 9/30 to guarantee your preferred T-shirt size!  See more information on this event at the LBSS Event Calendar.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. To mark this day, which begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4, Tuesday is noted as a ½ religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar.  Tzom kal to those who are observing.

HS Information National Honor Society New Member Interest

Are you interested in joining the National Honor Society? The NHS is dedicated to excellence in academics, a commitment to community service, strong leadership qualities, and active participation in school and community organizations.

To be eligible to join the NHS, you must

  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • be a sophomore, junior, or senior (freshmen are not eligible for membership)
  • have a commitment to academic excellence, community service & leadership, and be active in school and extracurricular activities.

There will be two Interest Meetings: Tuesday October 11 and Thursday October 13 during WIN time in Mr. Andrews's room C-234. Scan the code on the blue flyers around the school or complete this form to request an e-Hall Pass.

New Member Applications will open on Friday October 14 at 3:00 on the LBSS website. You must use your school email to access the application.  The application deadline is Tuesday November 20 at 5:00 PM

An invitation to apply is not required.

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Senior Parent Meeting Slides 

Senior parents/guardians of #BruinNation, if you missed last night's Senior Parent Meeting, please check out the slides on our Senior page of the LB website. You can view the slide show or download a copy in PDF. 

Class of 2023 Fundraiser

Seniors, register to start selling wrapping and other items!

Purchase a Senior Ad in the Yearbook!

Purchase a yearbook or a Senior Ad for the yearbook at the Yearbook Order Center.  Enter the code 5061.

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits.  Visit their appointment site to make appointments for the afterschool slots! 

All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

  • Thursday, 10/13; during HS Lunch
  • Thursday, 11/3; 3-6pm (appointment needed- appointment site)
  • Wednesday, 11/16; 3-6pm (appointment needed- appointment site)
  • Tuesday, 12/13; during HS Lunch
MS Information Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program 
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders Walk & Roll to School Day October 4th!

Enjoy a beautiful fall morning and meet your neighbors at Lake Braddock Walk and Roll to School Day! 

Rain date: If Hurricane Ian rains us out on Oct 4, the event will be shifted to Friday, 10/7.  


FCPS Safe Routes to School encourages students to use active or shared transportation to school in order to make our community safer and to help students get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each
day. Students who live too far away to walk to LBSS are invited to use the Kings Park Library Parking Lot at 9000 Burke Lake Drive near LBSS as an alternate Kiss and Ride Drop-off Point on Oct 4.

Volunteers will be waiting at Lake Braddock Door 1 and at Kings Park Library to welcome participants with incentives and praise!

Please sign up to volunteer here
Check out the benefits of walking and rolling to school at the FCPS Safe Routes to School page


Follow @LBSS_SRTS on Instagram for commuting info and to share photos after your walk and roll to LBSS!  Questions? Email [email protected]

Social and Emotional Learning Screener

Students in grades K-2 will no longer participate in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screener. Instead, the Child Behavior Rating Scale administered in kindergarten, existing attendance, and behavior data will be used to determine necessary social emotional instruction and supports. School teams will use these measures alongside family input, as they develop their understanding of students’ needs and strategies to support them.

Students in grades 3-12 will be able to participate in the SEL screener. School teams and families use this information to develop positive school cultures and support students academically and personally. This year, students will participate in the screener in the fall (October/November) and spring (March). 

Parents are able to opt their child out of taking the SEL screener. Read more about SEL and signature practices online at the FCPS website or at our Social Emotional Learner Screening page on our Lake Braddock website.

Health Room Reminders

Reminder that if a student is not feeling well, they need to go to the clinic first.

PTSA Information

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

3rd Annual LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction

The LBSS PTSA is excited to be hosting its 3rd Annual Virtual Auction to benefit Lake Braddock students, parents and teachers!

Coming to you November 11-15!

Stay tuned for more details on our web site at PTSA Virtual Auction  and/or “like” and follow our LBSS PTSA Virtual Auction Facebook page for all the details on the upcoming auction!

Reflections Call for Entries!

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself!  The 2022-2023 theme is, “Show Your Voice!”

Students will submit their completed works of art digitally in one (or more) arts categories in response to the selected theme: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Visual Arts, Photography, Music Composition, and Literature. Students will participate in the appropriate division: Middle School, grades 7-8, High School, grades 9-12, and Special Artist, all grades and also identify as having a disability and may receive services. 

Deadline for student entries is October 24. There will be more information on where to submit entries later in the fall.

*I am looking for volunteers to judge the Reflections categories, if you know someone or are interested in volunteering, or are interested in being a part of the Reflections committee, please email Laura Key: [email protected]

FCPS Information Supporting Your Child's Mental Health

Identifying whether your child’s behaviors are normal or a warning sign of a mental health concern can be difficult. Talk to your child and pay attention to their actions. Also, consider these warning signs:

  • Increased irritability, hyperactivity, energy, and/or aggressive behavior.
  • Excessive sadness, hopelessness, or worries.
  • Loss of appetite, or significant weight gain or loss.
  • Lack of sleep, or too much sleep.
  • A decline in grades, school avoidance, or attendance concerns.
  • Alcohol or drug use.
  • Withdrawal from activities and/or friends and family. 
  • Thoughts of harming themselves or others.

If you notice any of these warning signs or feel your child may be experiencing a mental health challenge, help is available. All Fairfax County public schools have at least one school counselor, school psychologist, and school social worker. Please reach out to one of these staff members to discuss your concerns and identify resources. Call your school or visit their website for staff members’ contact information. Find additional information to support your child’s wellness on FCPS’ website. 

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis such as thoughts of harm to self or others, please take action:

  • Text NEEDHELP to 85511 for the CrisisLink hotline or call them at 703-527-4077.
  • Go to the nearest emergency room or contact the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health Emergency Services at 703-573-5679.
  • Call 911.
Upcoming Parent Resource Center Webinars

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

The PRC offers family and educator webinars including:

Sign up for the PRC's newsletter to receive notices of upcoming webinars.

Low-Cost Internet for Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new FCC program to lower internet costs for families with children who have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals within the last 12 months. A qualifying household will receive $30 per month toward internet services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Families can check their eligibility and register at AffordableConnectivity.gov or by calling 877-384-2575.

Visit our Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information on the criteria to be eligible and how to apply. 

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LBSS Weekly News -September 23, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

I am so proud of all the school spirit shown this week at #BruinNation!  We had two amazingly energetic pep rallies to get us ready and pumped for the big game against Annandale tonight, as well as an eventful Spirit Week!

Besides getting to experience the excitement of the large pep rallies, I was also able to get into a few classrooms on a slightly smaller scale with our students to engage in some of their lessons.  Our Teachers for Tomorrow class invited me to stop by to discuss my start in the world of education.   We are so lucky to offer such a valuable class to our students who strive to be future educators.

I also was fortunate to pop into the Athletic Leadership to discuss various school related topics including ways to improve our students’ experiences with the Hypesquad and Advisory.  Encouraging our students to analyze their current world in order to produce viable solutions leads to students who are ready to take on challenges and lead the way.  

We hope you have an awesome Homecoming weekend!  We will see our students back here on Tuesday!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

The Athletic Leadership Classes "took the lead" for the new stadium signage just in time for Homecoming!

Important Dates

September 26: Rosh Hashanah-Student Holiday
October 5: Yom Kippur-Student/Teacher Holiday
October 10: Indigenous People's Day-Student Holiday
October 12: PSAT/SAT for 10th,11th, some 12th; No school 7th, 8th, 9th and        12th not participating 
October 28: End of First Quarter-2 Hour Early Release (Bell Schedule)
October 31: Student Holiday

In this Issue New Information

Calendar Reminder-No School for Student Monday, Sept 26
Walk & Roll to School Day October 4th!
Rosh Hashanah September 26-Student Holiday



High School Information

National Honor Society New Member Interest
PSAT Student Guides Available
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Senior Parent/Guardian Info Meeting-September 29
Herff Jones Senior Announcements

 

Middle School Information

Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program Starts 

 

Important Reminders

Join the School Planning Council

 

PTSA Information

PTSA Membership Registration Now Open!
Reflections Call for Entries!

 

FCPS Information

Athletic Event Spectator Expectations
PRC Webinars

 

Quick Links New Information Calendar Reminder-No School for Student Monday, Sept 26

A reminder that Monday, September 26, is a student holiday with no school for students.

Looking ahead, Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4. This is noted as a 1/2 religious/cultural observation date on the FCPS calendar.  Wednesday, October 5 is a holiday for teachers and students.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar. Walk & Roll to School Day October 4th!

Enjoy a beautiful fall morning and meet your neighbors at Lake Braddock Walk and Roll to School Day!

FCPS Safe Routes to School encourages students to use active or shared transportation to school in order to make our community safer and to help students get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each
day. Students who live too far away to walk to LBSS are invited to use the Kings Park Library Parking Lot at 9000 Burke Lake Drive near LBSS as an alternate Kiss and Ride Drop-off Point on Oct 4.

Volunteers will be waiting at Lake Braddock Door 1 and at Kings Park Library to welcome participants with incentives and praise!

Please sign up to volunteer here
Check out the benefits of walking and rolling to school at the FCPS Safe Routes to School page

Follow @LBSS_SRTS on Instagram for commuting info and to share photos after your walk and roll to LBSS!  Questions? Email [email protected]

Rosh Hashanah September 26-Student Holiday

Shanah tovah to our Jewish community celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year! Meaning “head of the year,” Rosh Hashanah is one of Judaism’s holiest days and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection that ends with Yom Kippur.

Monday, Sept. 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year.

HS Information National Honor Society New Member Interest

Are you interested in joining the National Honor Society? The NHS is dedicated to excellence in academics, a commitment to community service, strong leadership qualities, and active participation in school and community organizations.

To be eligible to join the NHS, you must

  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • be a sophomore, junior, or senior (freshmen are not eligible for membership)
  • have a commitment to academic excellence, community service & leadership, and be active in school and extracurricular activities.

There will be two Interest Meetings: Tuesday October 11 and Thursday October 13 during WIN time in Mr. Andrews's room C-234. Scan the code on the blue flyers around the school or complete this form to request an e-Hall Pass.

New Member Applications will open on Friday October 14 at 3:00 on the LBSS website. You must use your school email to access the application.  The application deadline is Tuesday November 20 at 5:00 PM

An invitation to apply is not required.

PSAT Student Guides Available

Student guides for PSAT are available in C101 (Testing Suite) for individual students to pick up if interested!  They will be available in C101 until October 6.

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Senior Parent/Guardian Info Meeting-September 29

Parents/guardians of Senior Parents, please join us Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 PM, in the Cafeteria for an information meeting regarding the upcoming Senior year.  Slides will be provided after if you are unable to attend.  Stay up-to-date on the Senior year at our Senior Page!

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits.  Visit their appointment site to make appointments for the afterschool slots! 

All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

  • Thursday, 10/13; during HS Lunch
  • Thursday, 11/3; 3-6pm (appointment needed- appointment site)
  • Wednesday, 11/16; 3-6pm (appointment needed- appointment site)
  • Tuesday, 12/13; during HS Lunch
MS Information Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program 
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • After-School Procedures
    • Following the release bell at 2:45pm, ALL MS students are required to go to the cafeteria to sign in and receive their daily snack. There will be laptops / sign in sheets in the cafeteria to sign in as well as a Q/R code for students to use.
    • Once signed in to Bruins Stay After with Mr. Hines, students may head off to the respective locations for their after-school activities.
  • Online Resources:
    • For students, please use student Gmail accounts (@fcpsschools.net) to sign in and visit our Bruins Stay Virtual After-School site to stay up-to-date on new club/activity offerings, upcoming special events, asynchronous activities that can be accessed from school or at home and other important information pertaining to the MS After-School Program.

HOW TO JOIN AN AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB/ACTIVITY

  1. Schoology – students can use this link to access any schoology pages for after-school groups.
  2. Use designated access codes listed with clubs/activities of interest in order to join group and receive more information
  3. Reach out to the club sponsor for next steps!
  4. Bruins Stay After – MS After-School Schoology Access Code: N564-FJ6K-QS9TF
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders Join the School Planning Council

We are excited to announce the 2022-2023 School Planning Council (SPC) and are looking for parents and guardians who want to be involved with helping provide feedback to Lake Braddock. The council will meet in person four times during the school year (10/4/22, 12/6/22, 3/7/23, 5/2/23) from 6:00PM-7:30PM.  For more information on the School Planning Council and its purpose, please see our School Planning Council announcment here

If you are interested in participating, please complete this form by September 28th. Returning SPC members should still complete the form to continue their service on the committee.

PTSA Information

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

PTSA Membership Registration Now Open!

Are you interested in contributing some of your time and having an even greater voice on issues concerning your students’ education, health, and safety?

Then consider joining the LBSS PTSA!

Please contact Jason Heron at [email protected] with any questions.

As part of your membership benefits LBSA seniors will be able to apply for scholarships. Registration is required by 11/1/2022 to apply for 2022-23 scholarships. 

In addition you will have access to the online directory of ALL LBSS students, a convenient and easy way to find classmates and friends.

Register to join our PTSA at: https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/join/membership/

Reflections Call for Entries!

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself!  The 2022-2023 theme is, “Show Your Voice!”

Students will submit their completed works of art digitally in one (or more) arts categories in response to the selected theme: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Visual Arts, Photography, Music Composition, and Literature. Students will participate in the appropriate division: Middle School, grades 7-8, High School, grades 9-12, and Special Artist, all grades and also identify as having a disability and may receive services. 

Deadline for student entries is October 24. There will be more information on where to submit entries later in the fall.

*I am looking for volunteers to judge the Reflections categories, if you know someone or are interested in volunteering, or are interested in being a part of the Reflections committee, please email Laura Key: [email protected]

FCPS Information Athletic Event Spectator Expectations

We appreciate all of our fans who attend high school sporting events. Before attending any games, we ask caregivers review the following, and discuss relevant information below with their children:

  • No backpacks or other bags are allowed in stadiums. (Students and adults)
  • No outside food or drinks. Concession stands are available.
  • We cheer FOR our teams and not against our opponents. All cheers should be positive.
  • All students should pre-arrange for transportation and plan to leave immediately after the game.
  • All elementary and middle school-aged children should be supervised by an adult.
  • Anyone who leaves must pay to re-enter.
  • Whistles and similar noisemakers are not allowed.
  • Anyone caught trying to enter the game without paying will be removed and can be banned from attending future games.

Our goal is to create a positive community event. Any behaviors that take away from this goal may result in being removed from the game and not being allowed to attend future games.

PRC Webinars

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

Throughout the year it offers family and educator webinars. Upcoming sessions include: 

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Quick Links

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LBSS Weekly News -September 16, 2022b

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

We were excited to welcome our High School families this past week to our Back to School Night.  We hope that you were able to meet your student’s teachers and experience finding all those classrooms in our large school!

Next week, we look forward to celebrating our Bruin Nation with Homecoming week!  We anticipate a week of fun and school spirit and hope that you will be able to partake in some of the fun activities planned on Friday.  Our goal is to establish a sense of pride and community within our school.  As always, we thank you for your continued support of Lake Braddock!  It truly takes all of us to ensure a positive environment here at Lake Braddock!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Our own Bruin got their school ID this past week as well!   Be sure to follow us on FB and Twitter, as well as our LB website!

In this Issue New Information

Locker Request Update
Lake Braddock National Merit Semifinalists!
Become an AVID Tutor!
Dessert on Broadway-September 29
Join the School Planning Council
Health Room Parent Volunteer Opportunity
New Girls Lacrosse Coach
Constitution Day is September 17
National Voter Registration Day is September 20

High School Information

National Honor Society New Member Interest
2022 FCPS College Fair
Order a HS Yearbook!

Class of 2023 Information

Herff Jones Senior Announcements

 

Middle School Information

Order a MS Yearbook!
MS After-School Program Starts Monday-September 19!

 

Important Reminders

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources
Sign and Return the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener, Nov 2 or Nov 4
Homecoming 2022!
PSAT/SAT Day-October 12--Unscheduled Day for 7th-9th

 

PTSA Information

PTSA Membership Registration Now Open!
Reflections Call for Entries!

 

FCPS Information

Providing a Safe and Welcoming Space This School Year and Beyond
How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com
Attendance Awareness Month: When Should My Child Stay Home?

 

Quick Links New Information Locker Request Update

The Locker Request form has now closed.

8th graders who requested a locker should look for an email sometime early next week with directions on how to find their assigned locker and combination.

HS Students who requested a locker will be able to see their locker assignments and combinations in their SIS account by the end of next week.

Lake Braddock National Merit Semifinalists! Congrats to our 2023 National Merit Semifinalists: Andrey Dobson, Roy Kim, Rohan Puri, Christopher Ryu. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. See more about the National Merit Semifinalists in FCPS here. Become an AVID Tutor!

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is hiring AVID tutors for various schools throughout Fairfax County for the 2022-2023 school year.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) tutors work with small groups of approximately 5-7 middle school or high school students during the school day in an academic elective class called AVID. These
groups use higher order questioning strategies to help students develop
a variety of college preparatory skills such as critical thinking and
problem solving. Tutors earn $18.42 per hour and must be currently
enrolled in college or be college graduates. If interested, please email
your resume to Karen Huffman.

Dessert on Broadway-September 29

Tickets available here!

Join the School Planning Council

We are excited to announce the 2022-2023 School Planning Council (SPC) and are looking for parents and guardians who want to be involved with helping provide feedback to Lake Braddock. The council will meet in person four times during the school year (10/4/22, 12/6/22, 3/7/23, 5/2/23) from 6:00PM-7:30PM.  For more information on the School Planning Council and its purpose, please see our School Planning Council announcment here

If you are interested in participating, please complete this form by September 28th. Returning SPC members should still complete the form to continue their service on the committee.

Health Room Parent Volunteer Opportunity

The Health Room is currently looking for additional parent volunteers. Volunteers come in for 2 hour shifts and assist with filing, calling parents and helping to check students in and out of the clinic. This important role allows our School Health Assistants to take a break for lunch while allowing the Health Room to continue to meet the needs of our students. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to learn more, please contact Stephani Keen, Public Health Nurse, at [email protected]. Thank you for your support!

New Girls Lacrosse Coach Constitution Day is September 17

Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, is a holiday that recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and honors all of those who are citizens, as well as those who have become citizens of the United States. It is observed on September 17 — the day on which the constitution was adopted in 1787.

National Voter Registration Day is September 20

Did you know: Tuesday, September 20, is National Voter Registration Day.  The League of Women Voters of Virginia recently recognized Lake Braddock as one of 12 FCPS high schools for registering a large number of students to vote last school year.

The deadline to register to vote in 2022 is October 17. For more information on how to register, visit the Office of Elections webpage

HS Information National Honor Society New Member Interest

Are you interested in joining the National Honor Society? The NHS is dedicated to excellence in academics, a commitment to community service, strong leadership qualities, and active participation in school and community organizations.

To be eligible to join the NHS, you must

  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • be a sophomore, junior, or senior (freshmen are not eligible for membership)
  • have a commitment to academic excellence, community service & leadership, and be active in school and extracurricular activities.

There will be two Interest Meetings: Tuesday October 11 and Thursday October 13 during WIN time in Mr. Andrews's room C-234. Scan the code on the blue flyers around the school or complete this form to request an e-Hall Pass.

New Member Applications will open on Friday October 14 at 3:00 on the LBSS website. You must use your school email to access the application.  The application deadline is Tuesday November 20 at 5:00 PM

An invitation to apply is not required.

2022 FCPS College Fair

The College Fair is designed to connect high school students with opportunities in higher education. It is one of the largest College Fairs in the region. It features nearly 250 colleges and universities from around the nation as well as representatives from the U.S. Service Academies. Each year the College Fair draws thousands of students and their families.

For more information and to register, click here.

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits, and the link to make appointments will be available soon!  All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

  • Thursday, 10/13; during HS Lunch
  • Thursday, 11/3; 3-6pm (appointment needed)
  • Wednesday, 11/16; 3-6pm (appointment needed)
  • Tuesday, 12/13; during HS Lunch
MS Information Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

MS After-School Program Starts Monday-September 19!
  • See Bruins Stay After: Club and Activity Promo on our Bruins Stay After webpage for MS After-School Activities 2022-2023 Info Flyers for all offerings
  • After-School Procedures
    • Following the release bell at 2:45pm, ALL MS students are required to go to the cafeteria to sign in and receive their daily snack. There will be laptops / sign in sheets in the cafeteria to sign in as well as a Q/R code for students to use.
    • Once signed in to Bruins Stay After with Mr. Hines, students may head off to the respective locations for their after-school activities.
  • Online Resources:
    • For students, please use student Gmail accounts (@fcpsschools.net) to sign in and visit our Bruins Stay Virtual After-School site to stay up-to-date on new club/activity offerings, upcoming special events, asynchronous activities that can be accessed from school or at home and other important information pertaining to the MS After-School Program.

HOW TO JOIN AN AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB/ACTIVITY

  1. Schoology – students can use this link to access any schoology pages for after-school groups.
  2. Use designated access codes listed with clubs/activities of interest in order to join group and receive more information
  3. Reach out to the club sponsor for next steps!
  4. Bruins Stay After – MS After-School Schoology Access Code: N564-FJ6K-QS9TF
  • For parents, please visit our public facing website here to stay up-to-date on all MS After-School information or reach out to me, Mr. Hines, via email with questions or concerns.
Important Reminders We Need Your Consent for Digital Resources

At Lake Braddock, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your student’s teachers if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources they have chosen to use this year.

Sign and Return the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener, Nov 2 or Nov 4

This year, all FCPS schools are administering an SEL Screener throughout the year. At Lake Braddock, students will complete this 18 question screener on November 2 or November 4, 2022 during Advisory.  Please click here to view this information, as well as translated versions, on our school website.

If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please complete the opt-out process by Friday, October 28. You may complete the opt-out process through the “Student Information” page on SIS ParentVue. At the top of the page, click “Edit Information”. Then, the SEL Screener Participation is the second option. Or, you may complete the opt-out process by printing and filling out the form from the main SEL information page (translations are available here). Paper forms should be returned to the Main Office. Please contact your student's school counselor or subschool assistant principal with questions.

Homecoming 2022!

Save the date for this year's Homecoming celebration!  LB Homecoming week is next week, and our SCA and SGA are already planning a week of fun for our Bruins; you "Odyssey" what they are up to!  Please see our Homecoming page on the LB website for more updates.

Ticket Info:

Students purchasing a ticket for Homecoming may do so for $15 from September 12 through September 18 on MySchoolBucks in the School Store. Ticket prices increase to $20 on September 19.  Students MUST pick up a PHYSICAL TICKET during all high school lunches September 19-23. Students can only buy a second ticket on MSB if it is a for another LB student. They will be asked to provide the name of the student they are buying it for.
Any ticket for a guest from outside of Lake Braddock must be purchased in person with a completed guest form the week of September 19. Guest forms can be picked up in Subschools, Student Activity Offices or during all lunches the week of Sept. 19-23 or on our Homecoming Page.  Student must have guest form signed by their Subschool AP; then student will pick up signed permission form and turn them in to purchase the guest's ticket.  

PSAT/SAT Day-October 12--Unscheduled Day for 7th-9th

Wednesday, October 12 is an “unscheduled day” for most students who are not participating in PSAT or SAT assessments or specific services and a work day for teachers.

  • Students receiving Category B special education services come to school and receive a normal instructional program.

  • Grade 7-9 students do not attend school this day

  • Grade 10-11 students take the PSAT/NMSQT

  • Grade 12 students are OPTING IN to participate in the SAT

PTSA Information

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

PTSA Membership Registration Now Open!

Are you interested in contributing some of your time and having an even greater voice on issues concerning your students’ education, health, and safety?

Then consider joining the LBSS PTSA!

Please contact Jason Heron at [email protected] with any questions.

As part of your membership benefits LBSA seniors will be able to apply for scholarships. Registration is required by 11/1/2022 to apply for 2022-23 scholarships. 

In addition you will have access to the online directory of ALL LBSS students, a convenient and easy way to find classmates and friends.

Register to join our PTSA at: https://lbssptsa.digitalpto.com/join/membership/

Reflections Call for Entries!

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself!  The 2022-2023 theme is, “Show Your Voice!”

Students will submit their completed works of art digitally in one (or more) arts categories in response to the selected theme: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Visual Arts, Photography, Music Composition, and Literature. Students will participate in the appropriate division: Middle School, grades 7-8, High School, grades 9-12, and Special Artist, all grades and also identify as having a disability and may receive services. 

Deadline for student entries is October 24. There will be more information on where to submit entries later in the fall.

*I am looking for volunteers to judge the Reflections categories, if you know someone or are interested in volunteering, or are interested in being a part of the Reflections committee, please email Laura Key: [email protected]

FCPS Information Providing a Safe and Welcoming Space This School Year and Beyond

The Fairfax County School Board approved a Trust Policy this spring, as a continued commitment to fostering a caring culture and providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all students and families in FCPS. The policy aligns with Fairfax County Government’s Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy to ensure that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear that information will be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to federal immigration officials. 

Additional information is available in multiple languages on FCPS’ Trust Policy webpage. If you have questions about the policy, please contact FCPS’ Office of Professional Learning and Equity at [email protected].

FCPS has established an email address for staff, students, and families to report possible Trust Policy violations. If you feel someone has violated the Trust Policy, please email [email protected]

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 2022-23 school year. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can 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: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Attendance Awareness Month: When Should My Child Stay Home?

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss. 

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to miss as few days as possible. However, do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. So when should your child stay home? Visit our site for helpful ideas regarding absences and how to work with your child and your school. 

If your child has a chronic illness, make sure to notify your student's subschool (see LB Attendance contacts here) so that assistance can be provided if needed. Keep an open line of communication with your school public health nurse, and call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent and tell school staff why and for how long. Attend today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Quick Links

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
Attendance | Web | Twitter

LBSS Weekly News -September 9, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

We were excited to welcome our Middle School families to our Back to School Night.  We hope you enjoyed meeting your student’s teachers and getting to know Lake Braddock a little more.  Looking towards next week, we look forward to welcoming our High School families.  

This Sunday is the anniversary of September 11.  We recognize that this anniversary may be difficult for some of our families, and we support any in our community who still mourn the loss of loved ones on that tragic day. We also acknowledge the sacrifice of our first responders and those who serve to protect our nation. 

We wish our Lake Braddock community a peaceful weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone back again Monday.

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Our LB JROTC Leadership team placed in the top 15 of the Nation and our Academic team placed 1st in the Nation.  For more information on the amazing accomplishments and our program, check out the LB JROTC page on our website.

To read our newsletter in other languages, please view it on the Lake Braddock website.

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Locker Request Form
Sign and Return the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet
Peer Tutoring Center
Registration is Open for the World Languages Credit Exam
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener, Nov 2 or Nov 4
LB MS Chamber Orchestra Selected to Play at 2022 NAfME National Conference
September 11 Commemoration
FCPS Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

High School Information
HS Back to School Night Sept 14
2022 FCPS College Fair
Order a HS Yearbook!
Stay Up-To-Date with HS Clubs/Activities

Class of 2023 Information
Senior Pictures-Session B
Herff Jones Senior Announcements 
Graduation Date Announced!

Middle School Information
Picture Day for Middle School
Order a MS Yearbook!
2022-23 Middle School After School Registration is Now Open!

Important Reminders
We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources
Homecoming 2022!
PSAT/SAT Day-October 12--Unscheduled Day for 7th-9th


PTSA Information
Reflections Call for Entries!

FCPS Information
Reporting Suspected Violations of the Trust Policy
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages
Lightspeed Parent Report Request
September Is Attendance Awareness Month

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
Quick Links

New Information Locker Request Form

Attention students in 8th-12th:  Would you like to request a locker for the 2022-23 school year?  The Locker Request Form will be open on Monday, Sept 12, morning and close on Friday, Sept 16.  

Lake Braddock Locker Request Form

Sign and Return the Student Rights & Responsibilities Booklet

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account.

Peer Tutoring Center

At the Peer Tutoring Center, our mission is to help students in any way possible with their school-work and academic goals. We are located in the far end of the library at LBSS. We have tutors available assisting students in almost all of the courses offered at Lake Braddock. Whether we go to your student’s class, or whether your student comes to us for tutoring, we are ready and enthusiastic to help! We are going to be officially open on Thursday, September 8th. You are welcome to use the link on the flier, or the QR code to sign up for a session.

Sign up here!

Registration is Open for the World Languages Credit Exam

The World Language Credit Exam assesses reading and writing language proficiency in languages other than English. Students who take the exam may earn up to three World Languages credits for levels one, two, and three for the language of the exam. The credits may fulfill the World Languages requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma. The FCPS World Languages Credit Exam is also an approved assessment for awarding the Virginia Department of Education’s Seal of Biliteracy. The exam is offered one time per school year. A student may participate in the exam two times per language, once per year, between grades 7 through 12. In other words, students have two chances per language to earn credits by taking the exam. CLICK HERE for more information.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener, Nov 2 or Nov 4

This year, all FCPS schools are administering an SEL Screener throughout the year. At Lake Braddock, students will complete this 18 question screener on November 2 or November 4, 2022 during Advisory.  Please click here to view this information, as well as translated versions, on our school website.

If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please complete the opt-out process by Friday, October 28. You may complete the opt-out process through the “Student Information” page on SIS ParentVue. At the top of the page, click “Edit Information”. Then, the SEL Screener Participation is the second option. Or, you may complete the opt-out process by printing and filling out the form from the main SEL information page (translations are available here). Paper forms should be returned to the Main Office. Please contact your student's school counselor or subschool assistant principal with questions.

LB MS Chamber Orchestra Selected to Play at 2022 NAfME National Conference

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Clayton Allen has been selected to perform during the 2022 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Conference. This is one of many exciting outside performances that are planned for this year!  Ensembles are chosen based on unmarked recordings submitted. Each year, NAfME has a Nationwide conference. They select elementary, middle, high school, and university groups to perform at this national event. The Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra will be performing at The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on November 4th at 4:00 pm on the Outside Main Stage. This is a great honor for the Lake Braddock Orchestra Program and will bring great credibility to our school and community at large.  National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Congratulations to the Lake Braddock Middle School Chamber Orchestra for your selection to this prestigious national music conference. 

September 11 Commemoration

On this day, the Lake Braddock SS community remembers and honors the victims, families, heroes, and survivors of 9/11, and the courage and determination of our nation's first responders. #NeverForget

Volunteer Fairfax will be facilitating VolunteerFest 2022, a countywide day of service, on September 17. This is a great opportunity for students and families who want to engage with local nonprofits and volunteer. The event will officially kick-off on September 11, Patriot’s Day, with Volunteer Fairfax sharing donation needs and upcoming volunteer opportunities. More information about VolunteerFest 2022 can be found at Volunteer Fairfax’s website. Additional 9/11 Day of Service information can be found at 911Day.org. 

FCPS Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, la FCPS reconoce y celebra las historias, culturas y contribuciones de los miembros de nuestra comunidad cuyos antepasados vinieron de España, México, el Caribe y América Central y del Sur.

High School Information HS Back to School Night Sept 14

HS Back-To-School Night is being held Wednesday, September 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  At Back-To-School Night you will have the opportunity to meet with each of your child’s teachers.

  • Parent Presentation will be held prior to Back-To-School-Night in the Little Theater beginning at 5:45 pm. This presentation will include information on how to support your student and how to help them develop a “growth mindset”.
  • Each class will meet for 10 minutes with a 7 minute passing period.  You will follow your student's schedule as follows: 1,3,5,7,2,4,6

    Students will come home with a flier with their schedule printed on the back on Monday, September 12, from their Advisory class.  Schedules are also available on ParentVUE and in the Career Center on BTSN.

For more information, please see our website.

2022 FCPS College Fair

The College Fair is designed to connect high school students with opportunities in higher education. It is one of the largest College Fairs in the region. It features nearly 250 colleges and universities from around the nation as well as representatives from the U.S. Service Academies. Each year the College Fair draws thousands of students and their families.

For more information and to register, click here.

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

Stay Up-To-Date with HS Clubs/Activities!

Check out the HS Clubs and Activities offered at Lake Braddock this school year at our website here.

Interested in starting a new club?  Contact Megan Tubbs!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Senior Pictures-Session B

Senior Pictures-Session B is scheduled for September 27-29 at Lake Braddock. The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. The studio will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session they also offer sessions that include
casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.
**Sessions are scheduled one at a time. Future session dates have not yet been announced. You will receive another announcement from the school when the next session is available for booking**
https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/LakeBraddock2023
If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Herff Jones Senior Grad Annoucements

Herff Jones will be coming to Lake Braddock for senior orders.  Seniors can purchase class rings, graduation announcements, and more!  The company will come twice during lunches and twice after school.  Appointments are required for the after school visits, and the link to make appointments will be available soon!  All items will be delivered to the school in the Spring.  Please note, students will not purchase their cap and gown here.  Those will be included in senior fees and ordered by the school.

Dates:

  • Thursday, 10/13; during HS Lunch
  • Thursday, 11/3; 3-6pm (appointment needed)
  • Wednesday, 11/16; 3-6pm (appointment needed)
  • Tuesday, 12/13; during HS Lunch
Graduation Date Announced!

Save the date for our Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony to be held at EagleBank Arena, Monday, June 5th, at 7:30pm.  More details to come!  

Middle School Information Picture Day for Middle School

School pictures for all middle school students will take place during the class period when they have P.E. on Thursday, September 15th or Friday, September 16th. Make-up dates in October are TBA.

Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. Save time and Pre-order online here

For questions about ordering please email [email protected]

For more information, please see our Return to School page on our website.

Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

2022-23 Middle School After School Registration is Now Open!
  • Open to all 7th and 8th grade Lake Braddock students; required for any MS students that need to stay in the building or on school grounds until late bus arrival; this includes academic support, retake testing, group projects, sport practices, performing art rehearsals, extracurricular club or activity involvement and much more
  • Program is scheduled to begin September 19, 2022 (Updated MS After-School Clubs & Activities Calendar will be released in early September)
  • For more information about after-school options, please visit the Bruins Stay Virtual After-School site (must use student @fcpsschools.net account to access).
  • FREE for middle students (please note – some clubs may have a small fee for competitions or material costs)
  • REGISTER HERE.

Questions/concerns? Please reach out to Mr. HinesAfter School Specialist or check out the FAQ page!

Important Reminders We Need Your Consent for Digital Resources

At Lake Braddock, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your student’s teachers if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources they have chosen to use this year.

Homecoming 2022!

Save the date for this year's Homecoming celebration!  LB Homecoming week is September 19-24, and our SCA and SGA are already planning a week of fun for our Bruins; you "Odyssey" what they are up to!  Middle schoolers will be "greek-ing" out in the Middle School Color Games on Tuesday Sept 20 during WIN time.

High Schoolers will have a Pep Rally on Sept 22 during WIN time! No “Apollo-gies” on the awesome Spirit Week we have planned for all 

You "feta" not miss the parade and Bite of Braddock on Sept 23, and go big or go "Homer" at the Homecoming game afterward at 7pm! 

High Schoolers will get a "gyros" welcome at the dance on Sept 24, 8-11pm in the LB gym. 

Want to volunteer?  Sign up here!

Ticket Info:

Students purchasing a ticket for Homecoming may do so for $15 from September 12 through September 18 on MySchoolBucks in the School Store. Ticket prices increase to $20 on September 19.  Students MUST pick up a PHYSICAL TICKET during all high school lunches September 19-23. Students can only buy a second ticket on MSB if it is a for another LB student. They will be asked to provide the name of the student they are buying it for.
Any ticket for a guest from outside of Lake Braddock must be purchased in person with a completed guest form the week of September 19. Guest forms can be picked up in Subschools, Student Activity Offices or during all lunches the week of Sept. 19-23 or on our Homecoming Page.

Please see our Homecoming page on the LB website for non-LBSS guest permission forms and more updates.

PSAT/SAT Day-October 12--Unscheduled Day for 7th-9th

Wednesday, October 12 is an “unscheduled day” for most students who are not participating in PSAT or SAT assessments or specific services and a work day for teachers.

  • Students receiving Category B special education services come to school and receive a normal instructional program.

  • Grade 7-9 students do not attend school this day

  • Grade 10-11 students take the PSAT/NMSQT

  • Grade 12 students are OPTING IN to participate in the SAT

PTSA

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

Reflections Call for Entries!

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself!  The 2022-2023 theme is, “Show Your Voice!”

Students will submit their completed works of art digitally in one (or more) arts categories in response to the selected theme: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Visual Arts, Photography, Music Composition, and Literature. Students will participate in the appropriate division: Middle School, grades 7-8, High School, grades 9-12, and Special Artist, all grades and also identify as having a disability and may receive services. 

Deadline for student entries is October 24. There will be more information on where to submit entries later in the fall.

*I am looking for volunteers to judge the Reflections categories, if you know someone or are interested in volunteering, or are interested in being a part of the Reflections committee, please email Laura Key: [email protected]

FCPS Information Reporting Suspected Violations of the Trust Policy

FCPS has established an email address for staff, students, and families to report possible Trust Policy violations. If you feel someone has violated the Trust Policy, please email [email protected]

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/caregivers who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

Lightspeed Parent Report Request

There is a new online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Interested parents can submit a request directly via the Technology Support for Families page for weekly Parent Reports. FCPS will validate the enrolling parent’s email in SIS, and once processed, the parent will receive a weekly report over each weekend. The weekend report will come from our internet content filtering service, Lightspeed.

Please see the FCPS Lightspeed Parent Report Request page.

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

LBSS Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • SS2 (7th grade): 703-426-1182
  • SS1 (8th grade): 703-426-1181

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • SS3 (last names A-D): 703-426-1183 
  • SS4 (last names E-K): 703-426-1184 
  • SS5 (last names L-P): 703-426-1185 
  • SS6 (last names Q-Z): 703-426-1186 
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. 

Read our full Attendance procedures at our website.

Quick Links

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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LBSS Weekly News -September 1, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

Thank you for another great week here in Bruin Nation!  Our short week started with a wonderful visit from our new Superintendent, Dr. Reid, on Monday evening for a Community Conversation which helped to introduce Dr. Reid to our amazing Lake Braddock community.  We were also delighted to welcome our community to out Principal Meet-n-Greets on Wednesday!  We love hearing from our families about any concerns or celebrations to help us as we navigate a new school year.  

We look forward to welcoming our Middle School parents here for Middle School Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 6.  Your Middle Schoolers should have come home with a flier for you regarding their schedule.  You can check out more information regarding this night below. 

Reminder that there is no school Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, for the Labor Day Holiday.  We hope our Bruin Nation gets the opportunity to rest and relax as we delve further into the first quarter!

Enjoy your long weekend!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

The new turf is ready for tonight's home opener!  Tailgate 4:30pm-7:00pm on the blacktop. Join us to celebrate! There will be music and food trucks!

To read our newsletter in other languages, please view it on the Lake Braddock website.

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Calendar Reminder
LB Chamber Singers to Perform at Tonight's School Board Meeting!
Student Services New Parent Coffee
Cheer Team Parents Night Out
Homecoming 2022!
PSAT/SAT Day-October 12--Unscheduled Day for 7th-9th

Testing Updates
Senior SAT Information

High School Information
Picture Day for 9th-11th Grade
Order a HS Yearbook!
Stay Up-To-Date with HS Clubs/Activities

Class of 2023 Information
Senior Pictures-Session B
Senior Parent College Info Meeting
Graduation Date Announced!

Middle School Information
MS Back to School Night Tuesday Sept 6
Picture Day for Middle School
Order a MS Yearbook!
2022-23 Middle School After School Registration is Now Open!

Important Reminders
We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources
New Kiss & Ride Option!


PTSA Information
Reflections Call for Entries!

FCPS Information
COVID Diagnostic Testing
Anonymous Tip Line Puts Safety First

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources
How to Stay In Touch
LBSS Attendance Lines
Procedures for Picking Up a Student Early
School Lunch Information
Late Bus Information
Stay Informed with Lake Braddock Athletics!
FCPS Technology Support for Families
Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages
FCPS Cares
FCPS Mental Health Resources

New Information Calendar Reminder

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

LB Chamber Singers to Perform at Tonight's School Board Meeting!

The Lake Braddock Chamber Singers will be singing the National Anthem at tonight's (9/1) School Board Meeting. Come support them at Luther Jackson Middle School or tune in to the live stream here around 7pm to hear them sing! 

Student Services New Parent Coffee LB Cheer Hosting Parents Night Out

On September 9th from 6-9pm the Lake Braddock Cheer is hosting a Parents Night Out event for students in PK- 8th grade. While you enjoy a night out, your child will enjoy a pizza dinner, games, a craft and will learn a few cheers/stunts, all while making new friends. All participants are welcome to join the Varsity Cheer team on the sideline during the first quarter of the next home game on September 16th!  To register you can email Coach Gaines or register here

Homecoming 2022!

Save the date for this year's Homecoming celebration!  LB Homecoming week is September 19-24, and our SCA and SGA are already planning a week of fun for our Bruins; you "Odyssey" what they are up to!  Middle schoolers will be "greek-ing" out in the Middle School Color Games on Tuesday Sept 20 during WIN time.

High Schoolers will have a Pep Rally on Sept 22 during WIN time! No “Apollo-gies” on the awesome Spirit Week we have planned for all 

You "feta" not miss the parade and Bite of Braddock on Sept 23, and go big or go "Homer" at the Homecoming game afterward at 7pm! 

High Schoolers will get a "gyros" welcome at the dance on Sept 24, 8-11pm in the LB gym. 

Please see our Homecoming page on the LB website for more updates and information and ways you can volunteer! 

PSAT/SAT Day-October 12--Unscheduled Day for 7th-9th

Wednesday, October 12 is an “unscheduled day” for most students who are not participating in PSAT or SAT assessments or specific services and a work day for teachers.

  • Students receiving Category B special education services come to school and receive a normal instructional program.

  • Grade 7-9 students do not attend school this day

  • Grade 10-11 students take the PSAT/NMSQT

  • Grade 12 students are OPTING IN to participate in the SAT

Testing Information Senior SAT Information

As a reminder, Lake Braddock Secondary School will offer the SAT School Day to enrolled twelfth graders on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. FCPS will cover the cost of the test for all enrolled twelfth grade students.

We may not have not yet received a response from your student. To help the school prepare for testing and ensure testing materials are ordered for your student, families are asked to complete the form below by Wednesday, September 7. The form must be completed using your student’s fcpsschools.net email account.

Lake Braddock Secondary School: 2022 SAT School Day Intent to Participate Form  

A translated version of the form content may be found on the SAT School Day Intent webpage. FCPS sites cannot accept walk-ins on the day of the exam.  

General information about the SAT School Day test format is available on the College Board webpage. Grade 12 students who do not participate in the SAT School Day should engage in another approved activity, such as a college visit.

Directions on how to access scores and score release dates are published by College Board via the College Board website. Note that the Common App early decision deadline is November 1, 2022; however, SAT school day scores will not be available until at least November 3. Therefore, students who are applying for early decision should consider registering for an SAT weekend administration

If you have questions about the SAT School Day administration at Lake Braddock Secondary School, please see our LB website SAT School Day page or contact Tre Fava, Assesment Coach. 

High School Information Picture Day for 9th to 11th Graders

Freshmen and Sophomores will sit for their portraits in the gym during their P.E. class on September 8th or Friday, September 9th. Juniors will take their pictures during their HS English class on those two days.  Make-up dates in October are TBA.

If you would like to purchase prints of the school portraits, you may do so online by clicking here.  

For questions about ordering please email [email protected]

For more information, please see our Return to School page on our website.

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

Stay Up-To-Date with HS Clubs/Activities!

Check out the HS Clubs and Activities offered at Lake Braddock this school year at our website here.

Interested in starting a new club?  Contact Megan Tubbs!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Senior Pictures-Session B

Senior Pictures-Session B is scheduled for September 27-29 at Lake Braddock. The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. The studio will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session they also offer sessions that include
casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.
**Sessions are scheduled one at a time. Future session dates have not yet been announced. You will receive another announcement from the school when the next session is available for booking**
https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/LakeBraddock2023
If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Senior Parent College Info Meeting

Attention:  Parents/Guardians of Seniors only!

We are so excited to be hosting a virtual 12th Grade Parent College Information Night for our senior parents/guardians!

Please join HS Student Services on Thursday, September 8th, from 6:30-8:00pm. We will be discussing the college application process, requesting transcripts, letters of recommendation, and financial aid and scholarships.

Here is the zoom link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/92708695940 

You may also access the session by using the "zoom" tab on the left-hand side of the "All Parents" page via Schoology.

We hope to see you there!

Graduation Date Announced!

Save the date for our Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony to be held at EagleBank Arena, Monday, June 5th, at 7:30pm.  More details to come!  

Middle School Information Middle School Back to School Night Tuesday, Sept 6

The MS Student Services Team will hold a parent presentation on developing a “Growth Mindset” in your middle school student at 5:45 in the Little Theatre (Door #14).

The traditional Back-to-School-Night format of classroom visitation will begin at 6:30 pm with period 1. All middle school students received a flyer to take home through Advisory on 8/31. Schedules will also be available at BTSN in the Career Center and on ParentVue. The class visitation will follow the purple day (periods 1, 3, 5 & 7) and then gold day (periods 2, 4 & 6) schedule. We look forward to seeing you on September 6!

Please see our BTSN page on the LB Website for more information and a link to a copy of the flyer!

Picture Day for Middle School

School pictures for all middle school students will take place during the class period when they have P.E. on Thursday, September 15th or Friday, September 16th. Make-up dates in October are TBA.

If you would like to purchase prints of the school portraits, you may do so online by clicking here.  For more information, please see our Return to School page on our website.

Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

2022-23 Middle School After School Registration is Now Open!
  • Open to all 7th and 8th grade Lake Braddock students; required for any MS students that need to stay in the building or on school grounds until late bus arrival; this includes academic support, retake testing, group projects, sport practices, performing art rehearsals, extracurricular club or activity involvement and much more
  • Program is scheduled to begin September 19, 2022 (Updated MS After-School Clubs & Activities Calendar will be released in early September)
  • For more information about after-school options, please visit the Bruins Stay Virtual After-School site (must use student @fcpsschools.net account to access).
  • FREE for middle students (please note – some clubs may have a small fee for competitions or material costs)
  • REGISTER HERE.

Questions/concerns? Please reach out to Mr. HinesAfter School Specialist or check out the FAQ page!

Important Reminders We Need Your Consent for Digital Resources

At Lake Braddock, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your student’s teachers if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources they have chosen to use this year.

New Kiss & Ride Option

The kiss-and-ride process at the front of the building in the mornings has caused difficulties with buses entering the parking lot in a timely manner. Buses are arriving late, causing students to miss valuable instruction time, and drivers are late for their subsequent runs to pick up other students. In order to move more cars through kiss-and-ride faster, the alternate kiss-and-ride drop off area at Door 12 will be at staff direction. When the line of cars dropping off students stretches past the blacktop area, staff will direct families through the blacktop to drop off at Door 12. Families will then drive out through the back fence and follow the road to the Mersea Ct. entrance to leave campus onto Lake Braddock Drive. Drivers are encouraged to turn right out of the parking lot. Check out this video of Ms. Kearns driving the route.

PTSA

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

Reflections Call for Entries!

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself!  The 2022-2023 theme is, “Show Your Voice!”

Students will submit their completed works of art digitally in one (or more) arts categories in response to the selected theme: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Visual Arts, Photography, Music Composition, and Literature. Students will participate in the appropriate division: Middle School, grades 7-8, High School, grades 9-12, and Special Artist, all grades and also identify as having a disability and may receive services. 

Deadline for student entries is October 24. There will be more information on where to submit entries later in the fall.

*I am looking for volunteers to judge the Reflections categories, if you know someone or are interested in volunteering, or are interested in being a part of the Reflections committee, please email Laura Key: [email protected]

FCPS Information COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment.

Anonymous Tip Line Puts Safety First

If you or your child have concerns or information relating to feeling unsafe in any way at school, the FCPS Office of Safety and Security has a safety tip line that you can access anonymously online, by text (888-777; Keyword TIP FCPS), or by phone (571-423-2020).

If your tip is an emergency and immediate assistance is necessary, please dial 911.

Students, staff, and community members should report school safety issues such as threats, unsafe or dangerous situations, illegal drug activity, theft, gang activity, the existence of weapons, vandalism, and concerns about student wellness. Tip line users may identify themselves or remain anonymous.Concerns that do not impact the safety of our schools—concerns or information about programs, regulations, or policies—can be sent to the FCPS ombudsman online, at 571-423-4014, or [email protected]

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

LBSS Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • SS2 (7th grade): 703-426-1182
  • SS1 (8th grade): 703-426-1181

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • SS3 (last names A-D): 703-426-1183 
  • SS4 (last names E-K): 703-426-1184 
  • SS5 (last names L-P): 703-426-1185 
  • SS6 (last names Q-Z): 703-426-1186 
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. 
  • 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.

School Lunch Information

For menus and information on how students can purchase meals, check out the FCPS website here.  On this page, you can also find directions on payment, transferring funds, and refund requests!

Late Bus Information

Late buses will begin September 19th and run Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Students who ride a bus will be able to see their Late Bus number in their SIS-Student Vue.  The bus will show as LBLR#.

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 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 -August 26, 2022

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Dear Lake Braddock Families,

Hello Bruin Nation!  We did it!  We successfully started the new school year and welcomed over 4400 students back into the building!  Thank you to our staff and community for all your hard work in getting us here.  There is no other Bruin way to begin the year than with a pep rally and Molette Green from NBC News4!  Bruin Nation showed up strong and early to welcome our students into the building.  Thank you to all who came out before the sun to support Lake Braddock!

We hope that our families are having a wonderful start to the year as well.  There are so many upcoming events to get us started.  We hope that you can join us in the evening Monday, August 29th, for the Superintendent's Community Conversation at Lake Braddock (please see below for more information and registration).  We also welcome you to join us for a Principal's Meet-n-Greet on August 31st either during the day or in the evening.  Let us know you are coming by completing the form below.  

We here at Bruin Nation are excited for the new beginning that lies ahead.  Have a wonderful and restful weekend!

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns

Superintendent Dr. Reid and NBC4 stopped by to kick off our first day of school at Lake Braddock!  Our school definitely welcomed both to Bruin Nation!

In this Issue

NEW Information 
Introducing our New Acting AP-Lorie Ward
Calendar Reminder
Superintendent Community Conversation Event at LB 
Principal's Meet-n-Greet
New Kiss & Ride Option!
2022-23 Attendance Procedures
Tardies to Start Next Week
SR&R Updates Cell Phone Use at Schools
e-Hallpass at Lake Braddock
We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources
Apply NOW for Free and Reduced-Price Meals!


Testing Updates
Senior SAT Information
Math and Reading Inventory Update

High School Information
Picture Day for 9th-11th Grade
Order a HS Yearbook!
Stay Up-To-Date with HS Clubs/Activities

Class of 2023 Information
Senior Pictures-Session B
Senior Parent College Info Meeting
Graduation Date Announced!

Middle School Information
Picture Day for Middle School
Order a MS Yearbook!
Middle School After School Program

Important Reminders
Need Tech Help?
Here Comes the Bus
COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates


PTSA Information
Reflections Call for Entries!

FCPS Information
FCPS Welcomes Back Students!
Safety Drills During the School Year

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

New Information Introducing Our New Acting AP-Lorie Ward

Ms. Lorie Ward will be our new Acting Assistant Principal. Lorie is entering her 15th year at Lake Braddock, where she has been an MS English 8 teacher on the Green Dragon Team for most of that time and the English 8 CT Leader since last year. Lorie is 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 began her newly chosen career. 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. Before becoming a teacher at Lake Braddock, Lorie worked as an AVID Tutor at three FCPS schools, and throughout her years at Lake Braddock, she has enjoyed working alongside her dedicated colleagues to make a positive difference for our students. Lorie had the opportunity to step in as an Acting Assistant Principal at Lake Braddock last spring, and she is looking forward to being able to assist our students, staff, and families again in that role this year.

Calendar Reminder

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Superintendent Community Conversation Event at LB

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Lake Braddock on Monday, August 29, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register here.  For a full list of the events scheduled see the FCPS website here.

Principal's Meet-n-Greet

Join us for a Principal's Meet-n-Greet event, August 31 at 10:00 am or 6:30 pm. Come to the LBSS Lecture Hall and meet Ms. Kearns, our Acting Principal, and Ms. Hampton, our Acting Associate Principal. Fill out this form to let us know you are coming and what topics you would like to learn more about.

New Kiss & Ride Option

We have added an additional option to the kiss-n-ride process off from Burke Lake Road for the morning drop off. It is similar to the pattern we used last school year, with the addition of being able to use the blacktop and exit out the back of the building. The blacktop access will be available from 7:20 am to 7:50 am. It will close at that time to allow the Health and PE classes to begin setting up. Please watch the video on how easy it is!   More information can be found on our Return to School website page!

2022-23 Attendance Procedures

Please be sure to check out our complete attendance procedures for the 2022-23 school year at our website:  Attendance Procedures.

Attendance Lines for Reporting an Absence

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • SS2 (7th grade): 703-426-1182
  • SS1 (8th grade): 703-426-1181

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • SS3 (last names A-D): 703-426-1183 
  • SS4 (last names E-K): 703-426-1184 
  • SS5 (last names L-P): 703-426-1185 
  • SS6 (last names Q-Z): 703-426-1186 
Tardies to Begin Next Week

Next week we will begin marking tardies for students, so we can begin to work with them on the importance of being in their classes, and at school, on time. As we see that students are finding efficient routes, we will begin tardy sweeps to reinforce this expectation and be consistent with holding students accountable.  Prior to the start of tardy sweeps, we will notify you and our students.

SR&R Updates Cell Phone Usage at Schools

In June 2022, the FCPS 2022-23 Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) were updated to include new expectations for cell phone use that are specific to each school level: elementary, middle, high, and secondary. The new cell phone expectations were established to help foster a learning environment that is conducive to learning.

LBSS follows the High School model.  Phones must be silenced and put away during all instructional periods. Phone accessories are also to be silenced and away when phone use is prohibited. Smart watches that serve a dual purpose may be worn, but the phone features (texting, Internet viewing, and calls) are to be off when phone use is prohibited. Phones can be stored in a locker or backpack during the day. Students are prohibited from using phones, tablets, and other mobile devices in restrooms and locker rooms, unless there is a medical necessity or emergency.  Teachers may allow usage of cell phones for instructional activities when appropriate. Cell phones may be used on campus before the first bell, after the last bell, during passing periods, and lunches. 

For more information on the SR&R, please see the FCPS  SR&R page here.

e-Hallpass at Lake Braddock

This school year Lake Braddock, along with many schools across FCPS, will be implementing e-Hallpass for 2022-2023 school year. 

eHallpass is an online platform that allows Lake Braddock staff to issue hall passes to students anytime they need to leave a classroom. This new platform helps us to manage how many students are in the hallways during the school day, helps us keep students in the classroom during essential instruction, and creates a safe environment for our students.

Students are able to access e-Hallpass through their school-issued device using any web browser. Students will have two hall passes per day for their personal use but can request additional passes from their teachers in the need arises. 

For more information and videos please see our e-Hallpass page on our LB website.

We Need Your Consent for Digital Resources

At Lake Braddock, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your student’s teachers if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources they have chosen to use this year.

Apply NOW for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Free and reduced-price meal applications are now open for the 2022-23 school year! Any family interested in free or reduced-price meals MUST submit a new application, even if your child has received free meals in the past. Submit an application for your child today here.  The online free and reduced-price meals application is available in the eight languages (to change the language of the application click on the Language link in the top right of the screen).  Please check out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals page on the FCPS website for more information.

Testing Information Senior SAT Information

As a reminder, Lake Braddock Secondary School will offer the SAT School Day to enrolled twelfth graders on Wednesday, October 12, 2021. FCPS will cover the cost of the test for all enrolled twelfth grade students.

We may not have not yet received a response from your student. To help the school prepare for testing and ensure testing materials are ordered for your student, families are asked to complete the form below by Wednesday, September 7. The form must be completed using your student’s fcpsschools.net email account.

Lake Braddock Secondary School: 2022 SAT School Day Intent to Participate Form  

A translated version of the form content may be found on the SAT School Day Intent webpage. FCPS sites cannot accept walk-ins on the day of the exam.  

General information about the SAT School Day test format is available on the College Board webpage. Grade 12 students who do not participate in the SAT School Day should engage in another approved activity, such as a college visit.

Directions on how to access scores and score release dates are published by College Board via the College Board website. Note that the Common App early decision deadline is November 1, 2022; however, SAT school day scores will not be available until at least November 3. Therefore, students who are applying for early decision should consider registering for an SAT weekend administration

If you have questions about the SAT School Day administration at Lake Braddock Secondary School, please see our LB website SAT School Day page or contact Tre Fava, Assesment Coach. 

Math and Reading Inventory

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses the Math Inventory and Reading Inventory with secondary students in grades 7-12 to determine students’ strengths and needs in mathematics and literacy. All students in middle school and selected students in high school participate in these assessments.

The purpose of these assessments is to identify students who may benefit from additional support with literacy and mathematics skills. In addition, school teams will consider assessment results as they plan instruction for your student. Assessments are administered at the beginning of the school year. Depending on grade level and initial performance, students may participate in follow-up assessment in the winter and/or in the spring. 

Additional information about these assessments can be found at the following webpages:

If you have further questions about these assessments, please contact your student’s English or mathematics teacher or check out the FCPS website here.

High School Information Picture Day for 9th to 11th Graders

Freshmen and Sophomores will sit for their portraits in the gym during their P.E. class on September 8th or Friday, September 9th. Juniors will take their pictures during their HS English class on those two days.  Make-up dates in October are TBA.

If you would like to purchase prints of the school portraits, you may do so online by clicking here.  For more information, please see our Return to School page on our website.

Order a HS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your copy of a HS yearbook here today!  The Lake Braddock High School code is 5061. 

See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

Stay Up-To-Date with HS Clubs/Activities!

Check out the HS Clubs and Activities offered at Lake Braddock this school year at our website here.

Interested in starting a new club?  Contact Megan Tubbs!

Class of 2023 Information

For the most up to date information on our Class of 2023, please check with our LB Senior Page and the Class of 2022 Schoology page.

Senior Pictures-Session B

Senior Pictures-Session B is scheduled for September 27-29 at Lake Braddock. The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. The studio will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session they also offer sessions that include
casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.
**Sessions are scheduled one at a time. Future session dates have not yet been announced. You will receive another announcement from the school when the next session is available for booking**
https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/LakeBraddock2023
If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Senior Parent College Info Meeting Graduation Date Announced!

Save the date for our Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony to be held at EagleBank Arena, Monday, June 5th, at 7:30pm.  More details to come!  

Middle School Information Picture Day for Middle School

School pictures for all middle school students will take place during the class period when they have P.E. on Thursday, September 15th or Friday, September 16th. Make-up dates in October are TBA.

If you would like to purchase prints of the school portraits, you may do so online by clicking here.  For more information, please see our Return to School page on our website.

Order a MS Yearbook!

Don't wait!  Order your MS Yearbook here today! The code for the Lake Braddock Middle School is 13596.  See our LB website yearbook page for more information!

 

Middle School After School Program

2022-2023 Middle School After-School Registration is NOW OPEN

  • Open to all 7th and 8th grade Lake Braddock students; required for any MS students that need to stay in the building or on school grounds until late bus arrival; this includes academic support, retake testing, group projects, sport practices, performing art rehearsals, extracurricular club or activity involvement and much more.
  • Program is scheduled to begin September 19, 2022 (Updated MS After-School Clubs & Activities Calendar – COMING SOON!)
  • FREE for middle students (please note – some clubs may have a small fee for competitions or material costs)
  • REGISTER HERE.

Questions/concerns? Please reach out to Mr. HinesAfter School Specialist or check out the FAQ page!

Important Reminders Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Here Comes the Bus

Please be aware that all of us are getting used to new routines at the start of the school year. Thank you for your patience as those routines are established. If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. e-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. For additional support, find the Transportation Services contact specific to your school. For any concerns after 5:30 p.m., contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates

Last week, FCPS sent an update on COVID-19 layered prevention strategies that will continue to be in place this school year. While we had hoped that the pandemic would be behind us, it seems that COVID will be something we must manage as a community for the foreseeable future. FCPS will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local health experts when determining the layered prevention strategies that are needed to keep our schools safe and open for learning. 

To stay up to date, please continue to review our Health and Safety Guidance on our website.

PTSA

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

Reflections Call for Entries!

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself!  The 2022-2023 theme is, “Show Your Voice!”

Students will submit their completed works of art digitally in one (or more) arts categories in response to the selected theme: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Visual Arts, Photography, Music Composition, and Literature. Students will participate in the appropriate division: Middle School, grades 7-8, High School, grades 9-12, and Special Artist, all grades and also identify as having a disability and may receive services. 

Deadline for student entries is October 24. There will be more information on where to submit entries later in the fall.

*I am looking for volunteers to judge the Reflections categories, if you know someone or are interested in volunteering, or are interested in being a part of the Reflections committee, please email Laura Key: [email protected]

FCPS Information FCPS Welcomes Back Students!

Thank you for tagging #FirstDayFairfax and sharing your first day excitement with us! Head to the FCPS Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages to enjoy some of the day’s highlights, including our very own Lake Braddock!

Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. 

The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill. 

Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

Important LBSS and FCPS Resources How to Stay In Touch

Please stay in touch with us throughout the year by:

LBSS Attendance Lines

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • SS2 (7th grade): 703-426-1182
  • SS1 (8th grade): 703-426-1181

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • SS3 (last names A-D): 703-426-1183 
  • SS4 (last names E-K): 703-426-1184 
  • SS5 (last names L-P): 703-426-1185 
  • SS6 (last names Q-Z): 703-426-1186 
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. 
  • 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.

School Lunch Information

For menus and information on how students can purchase meals, check out the FCPS website here.  On this page, you can also find directions on payment, transferring funds, and refund requests!

Late Bus Information

Late buses will begin September 19th and run Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Students who ride a bus will be able to see their Late Bus number in their SIS-Student Vue.  The bus will show as LBLR#.

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 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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