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Calendar Reminders 
  • January 18: Holiday - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 20: Holiday - Inauguration Day
  • January 22: Two hour early release @ 2:05 pm - last day of quarter
  • January 25: Student holiday - teacher work day for progress reports 

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

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Deadline Tomorrow (Dec.1) for Advanced Academics Program (Level IV)

The  AAP Level IV referral deadline is December 1st. To initiate the screening process for students currently in grades 2-6, you will need to submit a Level IV referral form to Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu by the deadline. No exceptions can be made to this deadline. Level IV referral forms can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf.

The NNAT Pool benchmark has not been determined. . Parents should submit a referral form by the deadline  if you want to be sure that your student is screened for Level IV services. We are suggesting that you do not wait for the announcement of the second grade pool if you want to be sure your student is screened for Level IV AAP in the coming cycle.

In addition to the Level IV referral form, you have the option to submit:

More information can be found on SVES’s AAP website at: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/aapatsves/home. You must be logged in under a Fairfax County Google account to view this site.

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Advanced Academics Program (AAP)Referral Deadline

The  AAP Level IV referral deadline is December 1st. To initiate the screening process for students currently in grades 2-6, you will need to submit a Level IV referral form to Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu by the deadline. No exceptions can be made to this deadline. Level IV referral forms can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf.

The NNAT Pool benchmark has not been determined. . Parents should submit a referral form by the deadline  if you want to be sure that your student is screened for Level IV services. We are suggesting that you do not wait for the announcement of the second grade pool if you want to be sure your student is screened for Level IV AAP in the coming cycle.

In addition to the Level IV referral form, you have the option to submit:

More information can be found on SVES’s AAP website at: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/aapatsves/home. You must be logged in under a Fairfax County Google account to view this site.

Nominations Due Tomorrow: Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations will are open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a  Sunrise Valley ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 20, 2020.

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid).

If you have any questions, please contact Annie Downward at rmdownward@fcps.edu

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News from Advanced Academics

As a reminder, the AAP Level IV referral deadline is December 1st. To initiate the screening process for students currently in grades 2-6, you will need to submit a Level IV referral form to Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu by the deadline. No exceptions can be made to this deadline. Level IV referral forms can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf.

 

In addition to the Level IV referral form, you have the option to submit:

More information can be found on SVES’s AAP website at: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/aapatsves/home. You must be logged in under a Fairfax County Google account to view this site.

School Board Votes to Make Changes to 2020-21 Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to make Inauguration Day–Wednesday, January 20, 2021–a holiday for FCPS students and employees, and Juneteenth–June 19, 2021–a holiday for employees that will be observed on Friday, June 18, 2021. Read the news release.

Sunrise Valley- New Employment Opportunity

Sunrise Valley and other FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance and supervison  of students.    

If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply . 

If you are interested in this opportinty at SVES please also email Kevin West.

Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations will are open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a  Sunrise Valley ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 20, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Annie Downward at rmdownward@fcps.edu

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Sunrise Valley- New Employment Opportunity

Sunrise Valley and other FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance and supervison  of students.    

If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply . 

If you are interested in this opportinty at SVES please also email Kevin West.

Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Calendar Reminders

As a reminder, Wednesday, November 11, is a two-hour early release day in honor of Veterans Day and will be a virtual (synchronous) learning day for all students. There will be no in-person classes on November 11. Classes will resume on Thursday, November 12.

Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13 are kindergarten teacher work days in preparation  for the start of kindergarten  in-person learning.  These will  be asynchronous learning days for all kindergarten students.    

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar. 

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations will are open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a  Sunrise Valley ES Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 20, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Annie Downward at rmdownward@fcps.edu

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Today: Supply Distribution

Today, Monday, October 19, 12:00-4:00 p.m. is a supply pick up.

The following grade levels are participating in this distribution day with new supplies:

  • First Grade – Handwriting Paper & Math Manipulatives
  • Second Grade – Writing Booklets
  • Fourth Grade – Book Club Books & Math Manipulatives

If you were unable to attend on September 21, we have some remaining grade level bags available for pick-up, which include art supplies that students will be using in art class.  Ms. Pieruccini will be available to provide curbside pick-up of library books (look for an email confirmation from her), so place those book requests!    

To assist us with this process, please place the following on a piece of paper, large enough for staff to read, in your windshield.  Distribution will take place within the bus loop (front of school) out of door 2 (cafeteria).  Please remain inside your car and a staff member will bring materials to you.      

  • Student First & Last Name
  • Teacher – Grade Level
Tonight: Advanced Academics Program- Parent Information Meeting

Sara Balcanoff, Sunrise Valley’s AAP Resource Teacher, will be holding a parent information session to review the AAP Levels of Services offered in FCPS as well as the Level IV screening process for the 20-21 school year.

The meeting will be geared toward our parents of 2nd grade students and parents of new-to-FCPS students in grades 3-6 interested in Advanced Academic Services.

Prior to the meeting, you are invited to watch the AAP Overview Video for information on AAP services.

Monday, October 19th at 5:30 pm: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c6f9ef3dd6e743d88604eb53b289fb02

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, we will be holding an additional session in November. Please contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

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Supply Distribution Day

We will be hosting our next supply distribution day on Monday, October 19, 12:00-4:00 p.m.  The following grade levels are participating in this distribution day with new supplies:

  • First Grade – Handwriting Paper & Math Manipulatives
  • Second Grade – Writing Booklets
  • Fourth Grade – Book Club Books & Math Manipulatives

If you were unable to attend on September 21, we have some remaining grade level bags available for pick-up, which include art supplies that students will be using in art class.  Ms. Pieruccini will be available to provide curbside pick-up of library books (look for an email confirmation from her), so place those book requests!    

To assist us with this process, please place the following on a piece of paper, large enough for staff to read, in your windshield.  Distribution will take place within the bus loop (front of school) out of door 2 (cafeteria).  Please remain inside your car and a staff member will bring materials to you.      

  • Student First & Last Name
  • Teacher – Grade Level
Advanced Academics Program- Parent Information Meetings

Sara Balcanoff, Sunrise Valley’s AAP Resource Teacher, will be holding a parent information session to review the AAP Levels of Services offered in FCPS as well as the Level IV screening process for the 20-21 school year.

The meeting will be geared toward our parents of 2nd grade students and parents of new-to-FCPS students in grades 3-6 interested in Advanced Academic Services.

Prior to the meeting, you are invited to watch the AAP Overview Video for information on AAP services.

Monday, October 19th at 5:30 pm: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c6f9ef3dd6e743d88604eb53b289fb02

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, we will be holding an additional session in November. Please contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

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Attendance: 703-715-3838 | Web | Twitter

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Advanced Academics Program- Parent Information Meetings

Sara Balcanoff, Sunrise Valley’s AAP Resource Teacher, will be holding two parent information sessions in October to review the AAP Levels of Services offered in FCPS as well as the Level IV screening process for the 20-21 school year.

Both meetings will cover the same information, so please choose the date that works best for you. While all parents are invited to attend, these meetings will be geared toward our parents of 2nd grade students and parents of new-to-FCPS students in grades 3-6 interested in Advanced Academic Services.

Prior to the meeting, you are invited to watch the AAP Overview Video for information on AAP services.

Thursday, October 8th at 9:00 am: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/b9bfa85db58349eba632755a95741b93

Monday, October 19th at 5:30 pm: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c6f9ef3dd6e743d88604eb53b289fb02

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, we will be holding an additional session in November. Please contact Sara Balcanoff at sebalcanoff@fcps.edu with any questions.

Calendar Reminder: Student Holiday on Monday, October 12, for School Planning Day

As a reminder, Monday, October 12, is a school planning day and a student holiday.

Teachers will participate in a variety of professional development and planning activities and will not be available for office hours.

Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments on this student holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

FCPS Is Providing Free Meals for Students

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that FCPS and other school districts can continue serving free meals to all children through December 31. FCPS has distributed more than 3.1 million grab and go meals since schools closed in March. The goal is to provide every FCPS student daily access to a nutritious breakfast and lunch.

Buses are delivering grab and go meals throughout the county. Several new bus routes have been added and some bus stop locations have changed. Any changes to bus routes are posted on the website by 5 p.m. each day. Meals on buses will be distributed Monday through Friday beginning at 6:30 a.m. Information about bus routes for food distribution is available online.

If there are bus delays while distributing grab and go meals, the information will be posted on the FCPS Bus Delay website. FCPS will also send a message to the affected school communities if a bus route is delayed.

Grab and go service hours at school sites have been extended to 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) with both breakfast and lunch being served at the same time. 

Please Note: Breakfast and lunch meals for Saturdays and Sundays are now being distributed at all sites and bus routes each Friday.  

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