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Fall Picture Day:Tues., Sept. 21

Victor O’Neill Studios will be at Sunrise Valley to take Fall portraits next week.  Look for order forms coming home this Friday.  Or, save time and pre-order online here:  https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000874325#login

For questions about your order, please email Victor O’Neill Studios at underclass@vosphoto.com.

Advanced Academics Program (AAP): Virtual Parent Information Meeting- Sept. 22

This meeting is for parents interested in learning more  about the AAP program, referral proces and eligibility.  

This information session will be held virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 22nd from 8:15-9:00 am. A Zoom link will be emailed  on Sept. 21. 

During this session, we will look at the AAP levels of service offered within FCPS, critical and creative thinking strategies used in the classroom, and an overview of the Level IV AAP screening process. This meeting is open to any parent wanting to learn more about advanced academic services but will be particularly helpful to our second-grade parents and parents new to FCPS.

A recording of the meeting will be provided to those unable to attend.

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 22nd- Parent Information Session

Thursday, October 7th- Level IV referral forms and optional materials are due to the school for new FCPS students in grades 3-6 interested in being screened for full-time AAP services to begin at the start of third quarter.

Wednesday, December 15th- Level IV referral forms and optional materials are due to the school for students in grades 2-6 interested in being screened for full-time AAP services to begin at the start of the 22-23 school year.

For any questions, please contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu.

Reminder About Items Dropped Off During The School Day

We encourage you to have your child ready to go to school in the morning with their lunch, homework, musical instrument, etc. On the rare occasion when you need to drop off an item for your child during the school day, it will be left on the credenza in the office and will be the student’s responsibility to pick up. Classes will not be interrupted to deliver items or notify students.  Breakfast and lunch are availble  free of charge so food is provided if lunch is forgotten  at home.  Thank you for your support with this practice as minimzing  disruptions  improves the learning for all our students.

Let's Talk About Equity!

The Sunrise Valley staff is focused on advancing all our students.  Providing opportunities and access within a welcoming, caring and affirming environment are essential components of our mission.  As we create this environment, our students will succeed and thrive. 

Partnering with you will strengthen Sunrise Valley as a school of belonging for all students and families.  We invite your input, perspectives, and participation on this journey.  

Please join and help us with this work, SVES families! This fall, we will start a series of community-wide discussions on equity addressing questions such as:  

  • How can we create an environment where every family feels included and respected?
  • How can we talk about issues of race, gender, and religion with children?  
  • Whose voices are not being heard in our community? How can we lift them up?  

We will be exploring a variety of resources (short articles, podcasts, books, etc.) to guide our conversations.  We hope you come to listen and share your stories. 

If you’d like to be involved with gathering resources or facilitating discussions, please fill out this Google form or reach out to a member of the SVES Equity team (contact information below) by Friday, October 1st.  Your voices and perspectives are invaluable as we work together to create a more inclusive community where every student shines! 

Hannah Kozik (hzkozik@fcps.edu

Christine Case (clcase@fcps.edu)

Jody Delaney (jmdelaney@fcps.edu)

Kate Hansen (kehansen@fcps.edu

Jen Savory (jgsavory@fcps.edu

Amy Elfin (aelfin@fcps.edu

COVID-19 Case Notification Update & Information Resources

We have heard from our Ombudsman that many families are finding it stressful and overwhelming to receive a new COVID notification email every time there is a positive case in their child’s school. We have updated our process to provide families some relief. 

UPDATE: Once a week, either on Friday or the last day of school for the week, school leadership will share an update if there were any COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the school that week. 

Potential close contacts of the positive case that are paused from in-person instruction and activities will continue to receive real time notifications.

  • Outbreak letters will continue to be sent to staff and the community as they occur.
  • Staff will continue to receive notifications of any individual cases within 24 hours of notification of the positive case in accordance with the Department of Labor requirements.

The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage will still be updated daily for families who wish to know about cases in real-time.

Video explaining the use of pause, quarantine, and isolation.

Webpage explaining the use of pause, quarantine, and isolation.

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PTA Meeting- Tomorrow, Sept .8

The PTA  will be holding its first meeting of the year, tomorrow, on Wednesday 9/8 at 9:30am in the outdoor classroom (under the tent at the end of the kiss n ride lane).

You may also attend the meeting via Zoom if you can’t make it in person.

Breakfast will be provided by the PTAs Spirit Sponsor Primis Bank-Reston Branch.

For those of you attending virtually, please RSVP to receive an email invitation with online meeting information. The link will be sent via email prior to the meeting. This signup will close on Tuesday, September 7 at 5:00 pm.

RSVP at: https://sves.ptboard.com/sgnvw?group=&signup=fhnkX2Z7Tl-nXEfMH7MQC3N___6E7qVhXn___oR4Fbsk

Questions? Contact Katy At SVESPTAPres@gmail.com

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Calendar Reminder:Labor Day Holidays Back to School Night: September 8 from 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Please join us next Wednesday for this virtual event to meet school personnel and to learn about your child’s classroom experience.

A school email will be sent on Wednesday morning containing all the links needed to attend this event. Classroom sessions will be recorded and sent out in case you cannot attend.


6:00-6:30 – Meet and greet drop-ins with school administration, special teachers and specialists. Use this time to meet Sunrise Valley staff or to have your questions answered.


6:30 – Presentations with homerooms teachers

Keeping Our Schools Safe: Response to Cases at School

Sunrise Valley has had a strong start to the school year.  The joyful noise in our hallways and classrooms is uplifting.  SVES has had zero positive cases, quarantines or isolation. 

FCPS has a dashboard that documents all positive cases at schools.

FCPS’ goal is to keep students learning in-person all year. We are doing our part by implementing layered prevention strategies and working with FCHD to address positive cases and potential exposures.

Every FCPS student and family can do their part by wearing masks, getting vaccinated when they are eligible, practicing healthy hygiene, and staying home when sick. 

Notifications, pausing, quarantining, and isolating are tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. Understanding the difference between the three scenarios can help families be prepared. FCPS uses these  procedures  to respond to a COVID positive case at school

During periods of paused in-person instruction, isolation or quarantine, asynchronous learning will be provided to students.  In cases where an entire class is affected and the teacher is not experiencing symptoms, virtual and synchronous learning is provided.

Covid 19 Symptoms

This is just a friendly reminder that there are very stringent protocols in place for “COVID-19 like” symptoms in school.  We appreciate your extra vigilance this year as we are now facing this highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19.

If your child is experiencing any of these in the morning before school, please keep them at home.  Otherwise, they will be sent to the Care Room and sent home, and may not return without a clearance from a medical professional.

  • Fever greater than 100.4
  • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
  • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, thirst, stress or injury)
  • A new sore throat (not related to another health condition)
  • Abdominal Pain (unrelated to hunger, constipation, injury or stress)
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea (not associated with a chronic gastrointestinal condition)
  • Runny nose/Congestion (unrelated to allergies or another health condition)
  • New loss of taste, smell or appetite
  • Fatigue (more than normal or sudden onset)
  • New muscle pain (unrelated to a health condition or P.E./Recess)

If your child has seasonal allergies or a health condition please let the School Health Aide know.

As always please feel free to reach out to the School Health Aide (Yara) with any questions.

Kiss & Ride

Just like the beginning of every other school year, the first few days and weeks of school can be hectic as everyone gets used to the schedule, logistics, and timing of getting students to and from school.  This year, the arrival and dismissal processes have been very challenging due to the increased volume of vehicles in the Kiss and Ride (K&R), increased walkers, and the bus driver shortage.  

To help in these challenging times, we want to share some safety guidelines that are  helpful and also include practices that will increase the efficiency for everybody. 

  • When driving in the K & R refrain from using cell phones
  • No passing
  • Drivers must remain in the car
  • Children can recognize and are actively looking for their car to pull up
  • Children may enter and exit on passenger side only
  • Make sure your child can buckle and unbuckle safety belts/ car seats and open/close doors on their own; this may require practicing these procedures at home
  • Display your student’s name in the windshield
  • Do not enter the staging area to pick children up
Yearbook Volunteers Needed

We have an outstanding group of 6th grade students on our yearbook team this year.  We need parent volunteers to lead this team and effort to create the Sunrise Valley yearbook.   

Please contact Jennifer Savory or (703) 715-3811.  

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Meet the Teacher- August 19

We are excited to open our school and host  an  open house from 2-3 p.m. on August  19.  Drop in anytime during this hour  to meet your teacher, classmates and to drop off school supplies.

Our PTA invites everyone to join them for  'Popsicles on the Playground', which will be held afterwards,  from 3-4 p.m.  

Teacher Assignments

Look for an email on August 18 providing notification of your child's teacher for this  school year.  

First Day of School- August 23

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

2021-22 Bell Schedule

This school year Sunrise Valley will return to the 9:20 a.m. - 4:05 p.m. daily bell schedule for Monday- Friday.

Students may be dropped off/ arrive beginning at 9 a.m.  Students  will then proceed to the cafeteria.  At 9:10 a.m., students  can enter classrooms and school will begin at 9:20 a.m.  

School Supplies

Lists for each grade level are available here.

Back to School Night- September 8

Please join your child's teacher  for everything  you need to know regarding  your child's learning experience this coming year.  The event will be from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Breakfast and Lunches

When we return strong this fall, FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff will be ready to serve healthy meals to students and staff. This year, all students receive FREE breakfast and lunch!

Breakfast will be “grab & go” at kiosks so students are prepared to begin their day of learning.

Five days of hot lunches will be back for that mid-day refuel.

Menus will be posted here.

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Last Day of School Early Release

Dismissal will take place at 2:15 p.m.on June 11.

2021-22 School Year to Start on August 23

With the school year winding down and many families making plans for summer camps, vacations, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2021-22 school year will be Monday, August 23. The last day of school is June 10, 2022. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Laptop Return

Virtual  students  may return laptops and chargers on Monday, June 14 from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. or Tuesday, June 15, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Please use door 2.

In-person students  will retun their equipment  during the last week of school.

2021-22 Bell Schedule

Next school year Sunrise Valley will return to the 9:20 a.m. - 4:05 p.m. daily bell schedule for Monday- Friday.

Sunrise Valley Summer Reading

It’s June, so you know what’s right around the corner… MORE TIME TO READ!  Here are a few resources to help you kick off the summer reading at your house.

Fairfax County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program begins June 11.  Students can earn virtual badges and chances to win prizes while they enjoy great books.  Parents can either create a virtual reading account or swing by a library branch to pick up a paper reading log.  Here is the information you’ll need to get started: https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/reading-challenges/YouthSummerReading

Free eBooks through Overdrive and Libby: Taking a road trip?  Don’t forget to pack your free digital books.  Through the Fairfax County Public Library, you can download popular audiobooks and eBooks.  Audiobooks can be enjoyed on iPods, mp3 players, and personal computers.  EBooks can be downloaded and read on your digital book reader (Sony, Nook, Kindle, etc.), your smartphone, iPod touch, or PC.  All downloads are free and typically the digital book will reside on your device for 21 days.  You can download the OverDrive or Libby apps here and get the startup directions: https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/ebooks/libby . If you need help getting up and running, you can make an appointment with an FCPL librarian who will walk you through the steps.

Can’t make it to the library?  MyOn is a digital book database provided to students by FCPS.  Students can access thousands of popular and interesting, fully-illustrated non-fiction and fiction books for a variety of reading and interest levels.  MyOn has a “reader” feature that will read the books aloud.  You can access MyOn from any computer at www.MyOn.com.  To log in:

  • School Name: Sunrise Valley ES (Slowly type "sun" and a drop -down list will let you choose our school.)
  • User name for all students K-6: student id # (i.e. 1234567)
  • Password is the unique network password the student used during the school year

Rising Middle Schoolers have a summer reading assignment!  All 6th graders learned about the summer reading expectations for our four main middle schools.  They can review the details here using their FCPS Google logins: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1z0KxfaGyjC4is3JDHsl_tI28yhJOEvyW9pOjt4g-W5g/edit?usp=sharing

 

Happy reading!

Katie Pieruccini

Librarian

kcpieruccini@fcps.edu

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All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

June 11- Early Release

Dismissal will take place at 2:15 p.m. on the last day of school.  

Student Medication Pickup Information
  • PARENTS ONLY must pick-up all medications no later than 2 p.m. on June 11th.
  • Medications may also be picked up prior to June 11th during health room hours: 9:30-4:30 T-F and 9:30-1 on 6/8
  • Medication left in the Health Room after 2:00 p.m. on June 11th cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each new school year. Forms can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms

If you have questions, you may call the Sunrise Valley Health Room and speak with Yara Natour, Health Aide, at 703-715-3810.

Laptop Return

Virtual  students  may return laptops and chargers on Monday, June 14 from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. or Tuesday, June 15, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Please use door 2.

In-person students  will retun their equipment  during the last week of school.

2021-22 Student Intention Form

If your child will not be attending Sunrise Valley next school year please complete this form.  You may email the form to Pattie Ono.

Students currently in 6th grade do not need to complete the form.

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