Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
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 email@example.com.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christine Case (email@example.com)
Jody Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kate Hansen (email@example.com)
Jen Savory (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amy Elfin (email@example.com)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.