Katherine Johnson MS - October 15, 2021

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Important Dates         October 12-15 VGA Assessments Make-Ups October 13 World Language Credit Exam Registration Closes October 14 SEL Screening October 29 End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release                   

Eagle Families,

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, we are finding ourselves sitting upon the eve of wonderful leaf color shows in Northern Virginia. We hope you get out and enjoy the wonderful fall weather with bonfires, evening walks, and bobbing for apples. 

We are fortunate to have a wonderful school where our students exhibit our SOAR traits on a daily basis. In order to continue to maintain a safe and comfortable school environment for all, for the past two days, the admin team met with all PE classes to review the following expectations.

  • Respectful Language--use it and expect it at all times. 
  • Keep our hands to ourselves (and let an adult know when somebody makes you feel uncomfortable).
  • No body-shaming, deadnaming/misgendering (using a name or pronoun that people have expressly asked you not to use), comments about one’s religion or stereotypes 
  • Our Away for the Day program (phones should not be out or used from 7:25 AM - 2:15 PM, and never in a bathroom or locker room). If you need to connect with your student, please contact the main office. If your student needs to connect with you, teachers can grant permission for cell phone use. Any student who is not feeling well should report to our clinic. 
  • We encouraged students to display correct hallway behavior, especially when leaving lunch areas to return to class. We reminded them that lunchroom behaviors are still expected in the outdoor setting. 
  • In the morning, we asked 7th grade students to remain on Jermantown Hall and 8th graders to remain on Bevan.  

Again, the vast majority of our students follow all school rules on a regular basis. We just wanted to clarify expectations for all students as we end the first quarter. In closing, we want to thank you for your partnership with helping to reinforce school expectations. 

Sincerely,

Tammy Silipigni

After School Pick-Up

If your child is participating in an after school activity and you plan on picking your child, please pick-up your child up at door 7 (cafeteria). They will sign-out from Door 7, not Door 1.  The main office entrance (Door 1) closes at 3:00 PM. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Federal Impact Aid Survey 

Impact Aid Surveys were given to your student today during 7th period. 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 boxes in Section 3 and sign.

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.  Please review this video -Video link

For more information, please visit FCPS site - Impact Aide Forms. There you will find the form translated in different languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese)

Career Day Registration Deadline is October 20 Register Today

Career Day will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 7:45-10:10. If you are interested, please take a look at this FAQ with additional information which includes how to register to participate. The last time we held Career Day we had upwards of 50 different careers represented. We had a wonderful turn out in the Career Clusters of Education & Training and Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security. We would love more representation in Marketing, Manufacturing, and Architecture & Construction. Please consider joining us on that day to expose our students to all the different careers that are out there!

Fairfax HS Items...

"Come celebrate "spooky season" by seeing a movie!  Fairfax DECA and Fairfax City are teaming up to present a movie night on Saturday, October 16th at the Fairfax high school stadium field.  There will be two showings.  The first showing will be at 6:45pm, and the second showing will be at 9:00pm!  The movie is free to attend, so bring your family and friends!  We hope to see you there!"

Would like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

Using Chrome (google), this bulletin can be translated in many languages.  Click here and it will take you to another web page.  In the upper left-hand corner, click on the flags and choose what language you prefer.

Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

Parent Resource Center The Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers free workshops, consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!

Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - kfowens@fcps.edu

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Parent and Student IT Support Portal

FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.

Still need help?  

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

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KJMS After-School Clubs and Activities

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KJMS Model UN

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an activity in which students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences.  This year we plan on attending the Fairfax HS MUN on November 5-November 6 2021 and the William and Mary College MUN from March 3-March 6 2022. This club will help prepare our delegates for the awesome experience of acting as a delegate to represent a chosen country at WMIDMUN. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in something that could be used on a high school resume and develop debating and argumentation skills.

The club will start today, Wednesday, October 13th from 2:30-4:00 after-school.

All students who are interested in attending tomorrow's meeting should complete the KJMS Model UN Club Member Info Form

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KJMS After-School Clubs and Activities

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KJMS Model UN

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an activity in which students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, this year we plan on attending the Fairfax HS MUN on November 5-November 6 2021 and the William and Mary College MUN from March 3-March 6 2022. This club will help prepare our delegates for the awesome experience of acting as a delegate to represent a chosen country at WMIDMUN. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in something that could be used on a high school resume and develop debating and argumentation skills.

The club will start tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13th from 2:30-4:00 after-school.

All students who are interested in attending tomorrow's meeting should complete the KJMS Model UN Club Member Info Form before tomorrow's meeting.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Katherine Johnson MS - October 8, 2021

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Important Dates October 11 Student Holiday (Professional Development Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day)  October 12 7:00 PM PTA Meeting October 12-15 VGA Assessments Make-Ups October 13 World Language Credit Exam Registration Closes October 14 SEL Screening October 29 End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release                    Federal Impact Aid Survey is Coming Soon

The Impact Aid Program is a federal grant program designed to directly compensate local school districts that have been financially impacted by federal activities. The program's mission is to reimburse local school districts for local revenues lost due to the presence of federally owned and therefore tax exempt property. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid forms will be sent home before the end of October. Please be on the lookout for this important form to be sent home with all students.

The deadline to return the completed form is Friday, November 5th.

World Language Credit Exam Sign-Ups

Can you read and write in a language other than English?

Then see your counselor to register for the World Language Credit Exam. Registration closes Wednesday Oct 13.

The World Credit Exam will be Thursday, November 18th at 7:40 in Cafeteria.  The exam will assess language proficiency. Students who take the exam may earn up to three pass-or-fail credits (levels one, two and three) in the language. This exam is open to any 7th or 8th grade student here at KJMS. If you are interested, please see your School Counselor to register. Registration closes Wed. Oct 13.

The following languages will be offered at KJMS: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali/ Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit/Samskritam, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Pilipino, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

You can register for the following languages outside of KJMS: American Sign Language, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). All schools will be conducting an SEL Screener in October. FCPS staff will use the screener to identify strengths and needs for students in grades K-12. The screener provides information regarding students’ experiences and how staff can support their needs.

More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage ). 

Katherine Johnson Middle School will administer the Fall SEL Screener on October 14th, 2021 through the student’s TA period. You can view the full text of the SEL Screener questions by clicking on this link.  

If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please fill out this google form. Translation of this letter and the Opt Out Form is available by clicking here. Please contact your student’s school counselor or school's test coordinator if you have any questions. Thank you.

Career Day Registration

Career Day will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 7:45-10:10. If you are interested, please take a look at this FAQ with additional information which includes how to register to participate. The last time we held Career Day we had upwards of 50 different careers represented. We had a wonderful turn out in the Career Clusters of Education & Training and Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security. We would love more representation in Marketing, Manufacturing, and Architecture & Construction. Please consider joining us on that day to expose our students to all the different careers that are out there!

Fairfax HS Items...

"Come celebrate "spooky season" by seeing a movie!  Fairfax DECA and Fairfax City are teaming up to present a movie night on Saturday, October 16th at the Fairfax high school stadium field.  There will be two showings.  The first showing will be at 6:45pm, and the second showing will be at 9:00pm!  The movie is free to attend, so bring your family and friends!  We hope to see you there!"

Would like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

Using Chrome (google), this bulletin can be translated in many languages.  Click here and it will take you to another web page.  In the upper left-hand corner, click on the flags and choose what language you prefer.

Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

Parent Resource Center The Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers free workshops, consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!

Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - kfowens@fcps.edu

with us throughout the year by:

Do you want to celebrate a Katherine Johnson employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.

Still need help?  

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS - October 1, 2021

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Important Dates     October 5

7th gr. SOS Wellness Screening Day 1 Hokies, Patriots

October 7

7th gr. SOS Wellness Screening Day 2 Captains, Spartans

October 11 Student Holiday (Professional Development Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day)  October 12 7:00 PM PTA Meeting October 12-15 VGA Assessments Make-Ups October 13 World Language Credit Exam Registration Closes October 14 SEL Screening October 29 End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release       

Dear Eagle Families,

Happy First Friday of October! We had a busy week at KJMS, and your students rose to the occasion. Thank you to all of them and our staff for an awesome testing week with the new Virginia Growth Assessments. We are so glad that nearly EVERY student comes to school with a fully charged laptop and charger every day, especially on testing days. Thank you! Please check with your student to ask if they also have earbuds/headphones that they bring to school everyday. We ask that all students bring earbuds/headphones with a cord that can plug directly into their school computer. We ask that they not use bluetooth devices like AirPods since they can be connected to other devices. No need to buy Beats or expensive earphones, there are cheap options at Target and other discount stores.

This week, we also were able to participate in a surprise reunion for one of our 8th graders, Alex Hercules. Alex’ brother, Kevin Mejia, is an active duty Marine who was most recently in Twentynine Palms, California. Unbeknownst to Alex, Kevin came home this Thursday morning while Alex was here at school. We got to witness a very sweet reunion with a surprise lunch visit from his brother, mom and sister. Kevin is a Fairfax County Public School graduate from Falls Church High School. We would like to thank him for his service. Above are a couple of pictures for you to enjoy the moment with us. 

Enjoy this wonderful weekend with Fairfax High School and their Homecoming events!

Dr. Tammy Silipigni, Principal

World Language Credit Exam Sign-Ups

Can you read and write in a language other than English?

Then see your counselor to register for the World Language Credit Exam. Registration closes Wednesday Oct 13.

The World Credit Exam will be Thursday, November 18th at 7:40 in Cafeteria.  The exam will assess language proficiency. Students who take the exam may earn up to three pass-or-fail credits (levels one, two and three) in the language. This exam is open to any 7th or 8th grade student here at KJMS. If you are interested, please see your School Counselor to register. Registration closes Wed. Oct 13.

The following languages will be offered at KJMS: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali/ Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit/Samskritam, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Pilipino, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

You can register for the following languages outside of KJMS: American Sign Language, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). All schools will be conducting an SEL Screener in October. FCPS staff will use the screener to identify strengths and needs for students in grades K-12. The screener provides information regarding students’ experiences and how staff can support their needs.

More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage ). 

Katherine Johnson Middle School will administer the Fall SEL Screener on October 14th, 2021 through the student’s TA period. You can view the full text of the SEL Screener questions by clicking on this link.  

If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please fill out this google form. Translation of this letter and the Opt Out Form is available by clicking here. Please contact your student’s school counselor or school's test coordinator if you have any questions. Thank you.

Student Rights and Responsibilities Parent Signature Sheet

Students recently participated in Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) presentations and activities. An important part of the SR&R process is the partnership Katherine Johnson has with its parents and guardians through the completion of the SR&R Parent Signature sheet as acknowledgement of receiving the SR&R handbook electronically. Parents and guardians can acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in ParentVue in your child’s SIS account or sign the hard copy Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have received this document. Please e-sign through ParentVue or return the signed signature sheet to your child's school by October 29, 2021.

Parent Resources

If your student does not have health insurance, feel free to call Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-8282.  You can also go to:  www.coverva.org to apply for Medicaid or FAMIS.

Si su estudiante necesita cobertura de salud puede llamar a Cover Virginia al 1-855-242-8282.    O puede aplicar electronicamente al www.coverva.org para Medicaid o FAMIS. 

Parents! Don't delay your child's immunizations. Now is the time to schedule school required vaccinations. AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Call: 703-246-7100 TTY 711.

Fairfax Health Department 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA

If your child has insurance, they will be able to be vaccinated at their doctor’s office.

Si tiene Seguro, puede obtener vacunas con el pediatra.

Free or Low Cost Covid Testing:

  • HealthWorks provides COVID-19 testing free for uninsured patients who meet eligibility for the sliding scale fee and do not already have another primary doctor. Patients should call 703-443-2000 to get a telehealth evaluation by a medical provider prior to scheduling a test.
  • Neighborhood Health provides COVID-19 testing free for uninsured patients who meet eligibility for the sliding scale fee. Patients should call 703-535-5568 to get a telehealth evaluation by a medical provider prior to scheduling a test.
  • Inova Cares Clinics for Families provides primary care services for patients with Medicaid or low-income uninsured patients up to 400% Federal Poverty Guideline and offers limited COVID-19 testing.

The Fairfax Health District has many low-cost health care resources for individuals who lack health insurance. See: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health Care Options for the Uninsured 

Health Department Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites

The Health Department’s mobile laboratory provides testing in locations throughout the county for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for an up-to-date schedule of mobile testing sites and schedules.

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Fall Screening For students NEW to FCPS since January 2021

Parents or guardians of seventh grade students may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting an Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form and any optional screening materials to their child’s school counselor no later than Thursday, October 7, 2021.

AAP Level IV services are available to students in grades 3-8. Students may be found eligible for full-time placement in AAP Level IV Center classes through a central selection process where multiple criteria are reviewed by a central selection committee to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. More information about AAP services available at the middle school level may be found here.

If you have any questions, you should contact your child’s school counselor.

Career Day Registration

Career Day will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 7:45-10:10. If you are interested, please take a look at this FAQ with additional information which includes how to register to participate. The last time we held Career Day we had upwards of 50 different careers represented. We had a wonderful turn out in the Career Clusters of Education & Training and Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security. We would love more representation in Marketing, Manufacturing, and Architecture & Construction. Please consider joining us on that day to expose our students to all the different careers that are out there!

Would like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

Using Chrome (google), this bulletin can be translated in many languages.  Click here and it will take you to another web page.  In the upper left-hand corner, click on the flags and choose what language you prefer.

Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!

Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - kfowens@fcps.edu

with us throughout the year by:

Do you want to celebrate a Katherine Johnson employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.

Still need help?  

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

KJMS After-School Clubs and Activities

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KJMS Math Club

The KJMS Math Club will meet on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30. Students who participate in Math Club will have the opportunity to enrich their Math Skills in weekly meetings while preparing for upcoming tests and competitions.

KJMS Math Club Students will have the chance to:

  • Participate in the AMC 10 and AMC 8

  • Tryout to compete in the Thomas Jefferson Intermediate Math Open (TJIMO)

  • Tryout to compete on the KJMS Math Counts Team

The first meeting of the KJMS Math Club will be Tuesday, October 5th.

There are NO Late Buses on Tuesdays.

Sign up HERE.

DND Club

The DND Club is a place for people to play Dungeons and Dragons, a tabletop roleplaying game set in a fantasy world. In Dungeons and Dragons anything is possible! As you go through the story your Dungeon Master will give you a story you are recommended to follow which leads to adventures and quests. This club is beginner friendly meaning people who don't know anything about the game can join, all you need is a personal account(other than your school account) and a school computer, and your set!

DND Club meets on Mondays from 2:30-4:30 beginning October 4th!

Signup HERE.

Script Writing Club

Script Writing Club is a way to express creativity through writing. Learn how to write an exciting script that will not only interest you but your audience!

Script Writing Club meets on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 beginning October 4th!

Signup HERE.

KJMS Eco Club

In Eco Club, students will engage in outdoor gardening and promote environmental stewardship. In addition to social interaction, students will apply life science content learned to real life.

Eco Club meets on Monday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 beginning 9/20 and 9/23.

*Late Buses are available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday @4:30

Signup for Eco Club HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

KJMS Walking for Wellness

A walking club for students (and teachers)! We would focus on increasing our distance over time to the point where we are able to walk 3.5-4 miles during a walking session. This is a club for anyone who likes to walk and wants to work on their "wellness" and become more fit at the same time.

Walking for Wellness will meet on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 beginning 9/20.

*Late Buses are available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday @4:30

Signup for Walking for Wellness HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Katherine Johnson MS - September 28, 2021

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Correction Make Up picture day is NOT October 4.  It is on November 4. Tonight's Virtual Back to School Night

Good morning,

Due to safety features on Zoom, your child will be critical for you to access his/her classes this evening. For Virtual Back to School Night, you will need your child to log into their Schoology Classes for each class to access the class Zoom link on the class page. We will follow the schedule below:

6:30: 1st period

6:45: 3rd period

7:00: 5th period

7:15: 7th period

7:30: 2nd period

7:45: 6th period

8:00: 8th period

8:15: 4th period TA (will not take very long so you have time to watch School Board Member greetings if you would like)

 

Calling for Volunteers!

We are trying to plan a few fun things for our teachers to do on the next Teacher Workday, October11.  Teacher workdays are always filled with "planning meetings".  This teacher workday, we would like to offer our teachers a variety different wellness activities for part of the day.  

Painting

Mediation

Yoga

Floral Arrangements

Therapeutic Massages

If you have a specialty and/or talent for any of the activities below and would like to help, please email Emily Gardiner at eegardiner@fcps.edu.

Would like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

Using Chrome (google), this bulletin can be translated in many languages.  Click here and it will take you to another web page.  In the upper left-hand corner, click on the flags and choose what language you prefer.

Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS - September 25, 2021

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A BIG shout out THANK YOU to all our wonderful parent volunteers who helped with the hearing and vision screening for our students yesterday.  It was a huge success due to the assistance of these parents and three nursing students from NOVA Community College.  They were able to screen over 800 of students. Thank you again. 

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS - September 20, 2021

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Important Dates September 27

8th gr. SOS Wellness Lessons

September 28

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM - Virtual Back to School Night (BTSN)  

September 29  7:30 AM - Reading VGA Assessments October 1  7:30 AM - Math VGA Assessments October 4 Make-Up Picture Day October 5

7th gr. SOS Wellness Screening Day 1 Hokies, Patriots

October 7

7th gr. SOS Wellness Screening Day 2 Captains, Spartans

October 11 Student Holiday (Professional Development Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day)  October 12-15 VGA Assessments Make-Ups October 29 End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release   

Good evening,

Can you believe it is the last Friday of September? Leaves are beginning to change, and this morning there was a chill in the air. Next Friday, Fairfax HS will be celebrating Homecoming. It truly is fall in Fairfax. 

In response to the bus driver shortage, schools across the county are experiencing earlier arrival times or later departures. Luckily, we are on the earlier start time. For us, this means that students are arriving on buses at the same time staff is trying to park in front of the school to get into classrooms. We recently passed out information to car riders to let them know that we cannot unload until 7:10 AM to allow for staff to get parked, into school, and open their rooms for the bus riders. We realize that COVID concerns have caused more and more parents to drive their students to school each day.  While some may feel this has resulted in a fairly long line at our Kiss & Ride loop, we are able to have 15 students unload simultaneously along the sidewalk.  

Recently, our bus drivers have made us aware that many students are now being dropped off on the Bevan Drive side of the school.  Please be aware that this side of the school is where we conduct bus operations.  For buses to be able to get our student(s) to school on time and safely, they need to be able to get in and out of school and adjacent streets without obstruction.  We would ask that you please use the kiss and ride in the front of the school for its intended purpose. We have asked the City Police to have a presence out there from 7:10 AM (when we begin unloading) through 7:25 AM as this significantly speeds up the time you can leave school once you have dropped off your students. Please be aware, students sitting at the door are NOT car riders, but our walkers who have arrived a few minutes earlier.     

Thank you for helping us keep all of our Eagles safe and to school each day! We are blessed by your continued support and partnership.

Tammy Silipigni, Principal

World Language Credit Exam Sign-Ups

Can you read and write in a language other than English?

Then see your counselor to register for the World Language Credit Exam. Registration closes Wednesday Oct 13.

The World Credit Exam will be Thursday, November 18th at 7:40 in Cafeteria.  The exam will assess language proficiency. Students who take the exam may earn up to three pass-or-fail credits (levels one, two and three) in the language. This exam is open to any 7th or 8th grade student here at KJMS. If you are interested, please see your School Counselor to register. Registration closes Wed. Oct 13.

The following languages will be offered at KJMS: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali/ Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit/Samskritam, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Pilipino, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

You can register for the following languages outside of KJMS: American Sign Language, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish.

 

Updated COVID-19 Response Flowchart for Families

When a positive COVID-19 case is reported in Katherine Johnson, a collaborative effort to investigate close contacts and determine the appropriate next steps for affected students begins. To help families know what to expect, the process is outlined on the FCPS website

Vaccination status is an important factor in determining the length of time an asymptomatic student will be out of the classroom so, if you are eligible, get vaccinated!

 

Why does FCPS Use the 14-day Quarantine Period?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to recommend 14 days as the safest length for quarantine to decrease the risk of the spread of COVID-19 to others. (Overview of COVID-19 Quarantine for K-12 Schools | CDC). Based on local conditions and needs, local public health authorities may recommend shorter quarantines (after day 10 without testing, or after day 7 after receiving a negative test), but during this time of high community transmission, the Fairfax County Health Department continues to follow the 14-day recommended quarantine length. The CDC estimates an up to 12% risk of becoming positive for COVID-19 after these shortened quarantine periods. These recommendations may be subject to change based on public health guidance.

FCPS Virtual Mental Health and Wellness Conference

FCPS Virtual Mental Health and Wellness Conference Starts September 27

The 8th Annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference and Inova Act on Addiction presents Strategies for Today and Beyond. The conference will be virtual this year September 27-October 1. The conference will kick off on Monday September 27, with a panel of esteemed guests, moderated by Jummy Olabanji from NBC4. 

On Tuesday, September 28, keynote speaker, Dr. Dan Siegel, will present The Resilient Brain: Cultivating Courage and Curiosity to Expand a Child’s Capacity to Build Inner Strength. Dr. Stacey Hardy-Chandler will be the featured keynote speaker. She will discuss how to embrace our strengths as a means of coping during uncertain times.

Our Minds Matter will host a student session on Tuesday, September 28. Students learn how to use journaling as a method to support their mental health and well-being. 

Registration information and the complete schedule and list of speakers are now available online

Medical Care Resources for Families

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

Career Day Registration

Career Day will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 7:45-10:10. If you are interested, please take a look at this FAQ with additional information which includes how to register to participate. The last time we held Career Day we had upwards of 50 different careers represented. We had a wonderful turn out in the Career Clusters of Education & Training and Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security. We would love more representation in Marketing, Manufacturing, and Architecture & Construction. Please consider joining us on that day to expose our students to all the different careers that are out there!

Attendance

If your child is not feeling well, please do not send them to school.  Returning Strong is going great.  WE love see our students back at school, but we need to work together in this COVID world we are living in. Please keep your child home if they have any signs of illness.

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the school. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the Katherine Johnson website:
  2. Call the attendance line at 703-934-2424 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal.
 Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals. 

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the KJMS Attendance page.

Would like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

Using Chrome (google), this bulletin can be translated in many languages.  Click here and it will take you to another web page.  In the upper left-hand corner, click on the flags and choose what language you prefer.

Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!

Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - kfowens@fcps.edu

with us throughout the year by:

Do you want to celebrate a Katherine Johnson employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.

Still need help?  

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS - September 17, 2021

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Important Dates September 23 & 24

Picture Day/Hearing and Vision Screening

September 27

8th gr. SOS Wellness Screening

September 28

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM - Virtual Back to School Night (BTSN)  

September 29  7:30 AM - Reading VGA Assessments October 1  7:30 AM - Math VGA Assessments October 5

7th gr. SOS Wellness Screening Day 1 Hokies, Patriots

October 7

7th gr. SOS Wellness Screening Day 2 Captains, Spartans

October 11 Student Holiday (Professional Development Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day)  October 12-15 VGA Assessments Make-Ups October 29 End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release   

Happy Friday,

Thank you for your continued support helping our students navigate social media. This week’s Tik Tok trend has been handled quickly by parents and staff, and we appreciate your support. As a reminder, KJMS does not have any social media presence on SnapChat. We have heard that there is an inappropriate KJMS presence on SnapChat and would encourage you to speak to your children about that. Our students are doing a wonderful job adhering to our Away for the Day expectations, which also includes earbuds. Students should have ear phones that are corded and can be used with their laptops. 

Mask shortages--like many other things across the country, it now appears that disposable masks are in high demand with all of the nation’s schools and businesses back to in-person, masked interaction. Please encourage your children, especially on days where they have PE, to bring an extra mask from home should they find themselves needed to change their masks. They have done a wonderful job wearing masks, and we want to make it even easier for them should the need arise. If the need does arise, please encourage your child to stop by the office for a mask while supply last. 

In closing, we are excited to have our after school programming beginning soon. Please reach out to Mr. Dejo with any questions at jadejo@fcps.edu. We look forward to another great week next week with our Eagles.

Soaring together,

Tammy Silipigni

Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run and Help KJMS Students in Need

Dear KJMS Students, Parents, and Staff:

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  (https://www.asha-jyothi.org/ ) to support their 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 19th at Fairfax Corner at 8AM. All proceeds that we raise will go towards stocking our MakerSpace with hands-on manipulatives and tech toys. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

To sign up, participating staff, students and/or their families visit the webpage: https://asha-jyothi.redpodium.com/2021fairfax5k.  Simply enter the code “aj4schools” and select your school from the drop down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K (regular price $25) will be given to participants.

Sincerely,

Thank you,

Malini Puli, Director, Events www.asha-jyothi.org

P: 571.226.7193

SOS Wellness Screener - 8th Grade Date Change

To accommodate the recently scheduled Virginia Growth Assessment, The KJMS SOS Wellness educational program for 8th graders will be moved to Monday, September 27. The schedule remains the same for 7th graders; Tuesday, October 5 for students on the Hokies and Patriots teams, and on Thursday, October 7 for students on the Captains and Spartans teams. If you do not want your student to participate in the SOS Middle School Wellness Educational Program or Wellness Screener, please complete this opt-out form no later than Friday, September 24. If you missed the original email about this program, you can learn more about the ACT acronym and suicide prevention by watching this video. We appreciate this opportunity to partner with you as we work to ensure a safe and productive school year for all of our students.

Picture Day 9/23 & 9/24

Ordering forms were given out to the students during their PE.E period this week. 

Career Day Registration

Career Day will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 7:45-10:10. If you are interested, please take a look at this FAQ with additional information which includes how to register to participate. The last time we held Career Day we had upwards of 50 different careers represented. We had a wonderful turn out in the Career Clusters of Education & Training and Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security. We would love more representation in Marketing, Manufacturing, and Architecture & Construction. Please consider joining us on that day to expose our students to all the different careers that are out there!

New Health Department Process to Expedite Communications for Students Awaiting COVID-19 Contact Interviews

The Fairfax County Health Department announced a change in their communication process for students waiting for COVID-19 contact interviews. You may read about these changes on the FCHD website. You may also wish you review the FCHD FAQs for parents of school-aged children. We appreciate the continued partnership between FCPS and FCHD.

COVID-19 Free Testing Sites

When working with students and families who need access for free COVID-19 testing, please see a list of free testing sites here; Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing | Health (fairfaxcounty.gov).  If families do not have insurance access here is a list of FQHC and other resources below. 

  • HealthWorks provides COVID-19 testing free for uninsured patients who meet eligibility for the sliding scale fee and do not already have another primary doctor. Patients should call 703-443-2000 to get a telehealth evaluation by a medical provider prior to scheduling a test.
  • Neighborhood Health provides COVID-19 testing free for uninsured patients who meet eligibility for the sliding scale fee. Patients should call 703-535-5568 to get a telehealth evaluation by a medical provider prior to scheduling a test.
  • Inova Cares Clinics for Families provides primary care services for patients with Medicaid or low-income uninsured patients up to 400% Federal Poverty Guideline and offers limited COVID-19 testing.
  • The Fairfax Health District has many low-cost health care resources for individuals who lack health insurance. See: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health Care Options for the Uninsured 
Boundary Policy Review

Provide Input on Boundary Policy Review at a Virtual Community Meeting

The Fairfax County School Board is in the process of reviewing Policy 8130, Facilities Planning, Local School Boundaries, Program Assignments, and School Closings.

In July 2019, the Board requested the Superintendent hire an outside consultant to work with the Board to identify best practices in boundary policy and engage the community in the discussion.

MGT Consulting Group (MGT), an education consulting firm, will be sharing information about the boundary policy review at three upcoming community meetings and seeking community input in a survey.

You are invited to attend a virtual community meeting on Monday, September 20, from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Each meeting will provide the same information and use the same format. No specific boundary changes will be discussed at the meetings. 

Please register online to receive the meeting link and indicate if you need an interpreter.

MGT has sent enrolling parents an email with the survey link to collect input. The community meetings will not be discussing any boundary changes for any schools within FCPS. The information shared will focus on what factors should be considered when making boundary changes. Please take part in the FCPS Boundary Policy Review Community Survey. The survey closes on Friday, September 24.

More information about the Boundary Policy Review is available online. 

Attendance

If your child is not feeling well, please do not send them to school.  Returning Strong is going great.  WE love see our students back at school, but we need to work together in this COVID world we are living in. Please keep your child home if they have any signs of illness.

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the school. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the Katherine Johnson website:
  2. Call the attendance line at 703-934-2424 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal.
 Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals. 

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the KJMS Attendance page.

Would like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

Using Chrome (google), this bulletin can be translated in many languages.  Click here and it will take you to another web page.  In the upper left-hand corner, click on the flags and choose what language you prefer.

Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!

Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - kfowens@fcps.edu

with us throughout the year by:

Do you want to celebrate a Katherine Johnson employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.

Still need help?  

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS - September 13, 2021

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Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run and Help KJMS Students in Need

Dear KJMS Students, Parents, and Staff:

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  (https://www.asha-jyothi.org/ ) to support their 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 19th at Fairfax Corner at 8AM. All proceeds that we raise will go towards stocking our MakerSpace with hands-on manipulatives and tech toys. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

To sign up, participating staff, students and/or their families visit the webpage: https://asha-jyothi.redpodium.com/2021fairfax5k.  Simply enter the code “aj4schools” and select your school from the drop down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K (regular price $25) will be given to participants.

Sincerely,

Thank you,

Malini Puli, Director, Events www.asha-jyothi.org

P: 571.226.7193

Opt-Out Flier Available Online

The 2021-22 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms flier is now online.

Also, Family Life Education (FLE) opt-out is available. 

Free and Reduced Meals Application

Families can learn more about the criteria and process to apply for free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch on the FCPS Website. The online application is available. 

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KJMS Student Monitor Positions (Hourly)

If you are interested in applying for an hourly position providing supervision to students and support to teachers during the school day, please email Dr. Tammy Silipigni at tmsilipigni@fcps.edu and apply on the FCPS website Job Opportunities

16106BR Featured Job Student Monitor

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Would like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

Using Chrome (google), this bulletin can be translated in many languages.  Click here and it will take you to another web page.  In the upper left-hand corner, click on the flags and choose what language you prefer.

Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

KJMS After-School Clubs and Activities

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After-School FAQ

What is the KJMS After-School Program?

The KJMS After-School program consists of a diverse set of club offerings, including recreation, social, life skills and academic enrichment activities.  Unlike Elementary SACC programs, students choose specific clubs of interest and attend on those meeting dates.  This Fall, we will be offering an in-person program.  

When are activities offered?

Clubs and activities are offered 5 days a week from 2:30 – 4:30PM.   

  • Late Buses are available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at ~4:30pm
  • Tuesday and Friday are Parent Pick-up Days at ~5:30 - limited activities on these days
  • There are no After-School activities on Holidays or Early School Closings.  

When do clubs and activities begin?

Most After-School Activities and Late Bus Transportation will begin the week of September 20th.  Please refer to the After-School Calendar for the most up-to-date information on club meetings: KJMS After-School Google Calendar

When can I sign-up for clubs?

Club information (schedules and descriptions) will be added to the KJMS After-School Program Student Site (accessible through Schoology) on an ongoing basis beginning the week of September 13th. 

How do I sign-up for clubs?

Students will sign-up through the KJMS After-School Program Student Site (accessible through Schoology).  Students will need to be logged into their fcpsschools.net Google account in order to access  the KJMS After-School Program Student Site.  

  • On the KJMS After-School Program Student Site:
    • Scroll Down to Club Descriptions
    • The far right column is titled "Club Enrollment"
    • Click on the link in order to access the Signup or Permission Form
    • Attend the Club meeting on the assigned day (refer to the KJMS After-School Google Calendar for the most up to date meeting schedule)

How many clubs can I sign-up for?

Students can attend as many after-school programs as they like as long as they don’t meet at the same time on the same day.  Some clubs meet for a set number of weeks and require student commitment.  Other clubs have a set number of spaces or require a student tryout to participate.

What do I do when I stay after-school?

For ALL students who stay after-school for an After-School Club, Activity, Team or Teacher Office Hours:

  • Arrive at the cafeteria no later than 2:25 (students who arrive after 2:25 will be sent home)
  • Students will complete their daily After-School Attendance and receive a FREE snack in the cafeteria
  • At ~ 2:30, Club Sponsors, Coaches, and Teachers will come to the cafeteria to take their students to their meeting location
  • All Students will return to the cafeteria at the conclusion of their activity until Parent Pickup (Door 7), Walker or Late Bus Dismissal (~4:30)
    • Games will be available in the cafeteria from 3:30-4:30 until dismissal
    • Late Buses are available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
    • Once students leave the building, they will not be permitted back in the building (unless pre-determined by club)

Can I start an After-School Club?

Students can work with Mr. Dejo, the After-School Program Specialist, to begin a club!  Students who are interested in starting a club should complete the KJMS ASP Club Proposal Form available on the KJMS After-School Program Student Site.  Once this electronic form is completed and is received by Mr. Dejo, it will be reviewed and possible next steps will be discussed.

How much does it cost to participate in After-School Activities?

After-School activities are funded through a grant from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.  The program is free although there may be nominal fees associated with certain clubs that compete or have material costs.  These fees are associated with less than 10% of the activities we offer.

How will I get information about the after-school program?

Students will use the KJMS After-School Program Student Site for after-school information.  Important announcements about after-school will also be posted in Schoology.  Club information will be shared with club members through the club’s Schoology Group.

Parents will receive information about after-school activities through Schoology.  News You Choose updates regarding after-school will also be sent out to KJMS parents.

Tryouts

Tryouts will take place on Monday, 9/13 from 2:30-4:00 in the KJMS Gym.

  • Signup to Tryout for KJMS Girls Basketball HERE
  • Students will meet in the Cafeteria directly after-school

  • Coach Epps and Clingenpeel will meet students to explain the tryout process

  • Students will tryout in the gym from 2:30-4:00

  • From 4:00-4:30 students will wait in the cafeteria for parent pickup (or walkers) at Door 7

There is NO Bus Transportation for this Tryout.

There will be Late Bus Transportation for Monday/Wednesday practices beginning 9/20.

7th Grade Boys Team Tryouts

Tryouts will take place on Wednesday, 9/15 from 4:30-5:45 in the KJMS Gym.

  • Signup to Tryout for the KJMS Boys Basketball Teams HERE.
  • Students should go home at the end of the school day

  • Students should be dropped off at the KJMS Gym (around the back of the school near Door 5) at 4:30

  • Coach Bermudez will meet students to explain the tryout process

  • Students will tryout in the gym from 4:30-5:45

  • Students should be picked up from the gym (around the back of the school near Door 5) at 5:45.

There is NO Bus Transportation for this Tryout or for 7th Grade Boys Monday/Wednesday practices beginning 9/20.

8th Grade Boys Team Tryouts

Tryouts will take place on Thursday, 9/16 from 2:30-4:00 in the KJMS Gym.

  • Signup to Tryout for the KJMS Boys Basketball Teams HERE.
  • Students will meet in the Cafeteria directly after-school

  • Coach Deans will meet students to explain the tryout process

  • Students will tryout in the gym from 2:30-4:00

  • From 4:00-4:30 students will wait in the cafeteria for parent pickup (or walkers) at Door 7

There is NO Bus Transportation for this Tryout.

There will be Late Bus Transportation for 8th Grade Boys Team Monday/Thursday practices beginning 9/20.

KJMS Drama Club

Drama Club is a club where students get to explore creativity through a theatrical lens. Students will practice improvisation, collaborate, and play other theatre activities.

Drama Club meets on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30

Our first meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 6th

*Late Buses are available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday @4:30pm

Signup for Drama Club HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

KJMS Eco Club

In Eco Club, students will engage in outdoor gardening and promote environmental stewardship. In addition to social interaction, students will apply life science content learned to real life.

Eco Club meets on Monday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 beginning 9/20 and 9/23.

*Late Buses are available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday @4:30

Signup for Eco Club HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

KJMS FCCLA

Come have fun, travel and compete. Learn about being a leader at KJMS with FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Learn more about FCCLA!

Download the FCCLA Parent Permission Form HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

KJMS Minecraft Club

Minecraft club will be a place for students to come together to create a world in Minecraft. Right now plans are to have a building world where we can create masterpieces as a group and to also have a PvP world to play against each other. We might also have a survival world with survival goals to meet as a group.

This club will meet on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 for the Fall Session beginning 9/23.

Students who participate are required to have Minecraft Java on their home machine (PC or laptop).

*Late Bus Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday @4:30

Signup for Minecraft Club HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

KJMS Model UN

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an activity in which students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, this year we plan on attending the William and Mary College MUN from March 3-March 6 2022. This club will help prepare our delegates for the awesome experience of acting as a delegate to represent a chosen country at WMIDMUN. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in something that could be used on a high school resume and develop debating and argumentation skills.

The club will start at a date to be determined and will meet every other Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 after-school.

*Late Bus Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday @4:30

Signup for Model UN HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

KJMS Quiet Study

Quiet Study is a place for KJMS students to work quietly and independently on school assignments. There will be KJMS Staff to assist students with their work.

Quiet Study meets on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 beginning 9/20.

Late Bus Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday @4:30

Signup for Quiet Study HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

KJMS Social Homework Club

In Social HW Club, students will have the opportunity to complete school assignments and group projects with their friends in a social setting. There will be KJMS Staff to assist students with their work.

Social HW Club meets Monday-Friday from 2:30-3:30 beginning 9/20

Late Bus Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday @4:30

Signup for Social HW Club HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

KJMS Walking for Wellness

A walking club for students (and teachers)! We would focus on increasing our distance over time to the point where we are able to walk 3.5-4 miles during a walking session. This is a club for anyone who likes to walk and wants to work on their "wellness" and become more fit at the same time.

Walking for Wellness will meet on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 beginning 9/20.

*Late Buses are available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday @4:30

Signup for Walking for Wellness HERE or visit the After-School Program Student Site (only viewable when logged into a student fcpsschools.net google account)

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KJMS After-School Clubs and Activities

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After-School Updates

After-School Clubs and Activities (along with late buses) will begin September 20th!

  • Check out the KJMS After-School FAQ for answers to your general After-School questions
  • Your Student can access the KJMS After-School Student Site for more information about clubs and activities (this site is only visible while logged into a student fcpsschools.net account)
    • Open Student Schoology
    • Open the All Students Course
    • Click Materials
    • Click on the KJMS After-School Site Link
    • Club information is being updated daily

The KJMS Girls Basketball Team will work to improve each player's skill level, improve as a team during the Fall season and learn life lessons through basketball. Both 7th and 8th Grade girls are eligible to tryout. The Fall Basketball season will run thru November 5th.

Season

The KJMS Basketball Season will run from 9/20 - 11/5

Practices

There will be 2 practices per week for the Fall season. Practices will begin on Monday, 9/20.

Monday - 2:30 - 4:00

Wednesday - 2:30 - 4:00

Games

We have 3 games tentatively scheduled for the Fall:

10/22 - KJMS vs RCMS

10/29 - KJMS vs LHMS

11/5 - KJMS vs TBD

Tryouts

Tryouts will take place on Monday, 9/13 from 2:30-4:00 in the KJMS Gym.

  • Students will meet in the Cafeteria directly after-school

  • Coach Epps and Clingenpeel will meet students to explain the tryout process

  • Students will tryout in the gym from 2:30-4:00

  • From 4:00-4:30 students will wait in the cafeteria for parent pickup (or walkers) at Door 7

There is NO Bus Transportation for this Tryout.

There will be Late Bus Transportation for Monday/Wednesday practices beginning 9/20.

Signup to Tryout for KJMS Girls Basketball HERE

The KJMS Boys' Basketball Teams will work to improve each player's skill level, improve as a team during the Fall season and learn life lessons through basketball. We will have 2 separate Boys Teams for the Fall Season - 7th Grade and 8th Grade. The Fall Basketball season will run thru November 5th.

Season

The KJMS Basketball Season will run from 9/20 - 11/5

Practices

There will be 2 practices per week for the Fall season. Practices will begin on Monday, 9/20.

Boys 7th Grade Team Practice Schedule:

Monday - 4:30 - 5:45

Wednesday - 4:30 - 5:45

There will be no Late Bus Transportation for the 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team. Parent Pickup (or Walkers) is required by 5:45pm.

Boys 8th Grade Team Practice Schedule:

Monday - 2:30 - 4:00

Thursday - 2:30 - 4:00

Games

We have 3 games tentatively scheduled for the Fall:

10/22 - KJMS vs RCMS

10/29 - KJMS vs LHMS

11/5 - KJMS vs TBD

Tryouts

7th Grade Boys Team Tryouts

Tryouts will take place on Wednesday, 9/15 from 4:30-5:45 in the KJMS Gym.

  • Students should go home at the end of the school day

  • Students should be dropped off at the KJMS Gym (around the back of the school near Door 5) at 4:30

  • Coach Bermudez will meet students to explain the tryout process

  • Students will tryout in the gym from 4:30-5:45

  • Students should be picked up from the gym (around the back of the school near Door 5) at 5:45.

There is NO Bus Transportation for this Tryout or for 7th Grade Boys Monday/Wednesday practices beginning 9/20.

8th Grade Boys Team Tryouts

Tryouts will take place on Thursday, 9/16 from 2:30-4:00 in the KJMS Gym.

  • Students will meet in the Cafeteria directly after-school

  • Coach Deans will meet students to explain the tryout process

  • Students will tryout in the gym from 2:30-4:00

  • From 4:00-4:30 students will wait in the cafeteria for parent pickup (or walkers) at Door 7

There is NO Bus Transportation for this Tryout.

There will be Late Bus Transportation for 8th Grade Boys Team Monday/Thursday practices beginning 9/20.

Signup to Tryout for the KJMS Boys Basketball Teams HERE.

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Katherine Johnson MS - September 10, 2021

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Important Dates September  14

PTA Meeting - In-Person and Virtual

September 16 

Yom Kippur – Religious Observance-School Open

September 23 & 24

Picture Day/Hearing and Vision Screening

September 28

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM - Virtual Back to School Night (BTSN)  

October 11 Student Holiday (Professional Development Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day)  October 29 End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release   

Dear KJMS Families,

We hope you find some time this weekend to ask your child how we recognized Patriot Day and honored 9/11 victims this week at school.  Our lockers are decorated with memorial stars and biographies of each of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives. We also had a guest speaker on Zoom, Randy Cooney, who designed the 9/11 Unity Flag. Finally, our students got to hear stories from some of our staff members who reflected on how they and our community were impacted that day.   Many shared stories of unity and resilience.

Thank you to 8th grade, English teacher, Dorothy Radja and other staff members for developing our September 11 TA lesson.

Now that we have been back in the swing of things for a few weeks, we would like to give you an opportunity to let us know how you think things are going.  Here is a quick survey First Week of School Survey link to let us know.  

 Hope to see you at our first PTA meeting next week on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 PM.

 Have a nice weekend,

 Dr. Tammy Silipigni

“Back to Basics” - Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

This week’s video is a quick overview of the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities. Each year Fairfax County Public Schools require students to learn and review what rights they have as a student and the expectations for behavior to provide a healthy learning environment. The video also provides a reminder that parents need to have signed the SR&R Acknowledgment form by October 29th and can do that through ParentVue. Please take a few minutes to enjoy  the KJMS Parents' Guide to Students' Rights and Responsibilities video sent via email. For more information, visit the FCPS webpage for SR&R, which provides access to the handbook, detailed videos from the county, and how to e-sign the parent acknowledgement form through ParentVue in SIS.

Lock Down Drill Information

Last week, your student(s) received a video presentation on what to do in a lockdown situation. Next week on September 15, KJMS will be conducting a lockdown drill to ensure all students and staff have a chance to practice what they learned from the video.  We do these drills to comply with state law and to make sure everyone is fully prepared in the unlikely event of a real lockdown situation.

Attendance

If your child is not feeling well, please do not send them to school.  Returning Strong is going great.  WE love see our students back at school, but we need to work together in this COVID world we are living in. Please keep your child home if they have any signs of illness.

If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the school. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly. 

To report an absence, parents have these options:

  1. Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the Katherine Johnson website:
  2. Call the attendance line at 703-934-2424 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.

If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal.
 Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals. 

For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the KJMS Attendance page.

Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run and Help KJMS Students in Need

Dear KJMS Students, Parents, and Staff:

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  (https://www.asha-jyothi.org/ ) to support their 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 19th at Fairfax Corner at 8AM. All proceeds that we raise will go towards stocking our MakerSpace with hands-on manipulatives and tech toys. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

To sign up, participating staff, students and/or their families visit the webpage: https://asha-jyothi.redpodium.com/2021fairfax5k.  Simply enter the code “aj4schools” and select your school from the drop down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K (regular price $25) will be given to participants.

Sincerely,

Thank you,

Malini Puli, Director, Events www.asha-jyothi.org

P: 571.226.7193

KJMS Science Olympiad

The KJMS Science Olympiad is looking for parent volunteers to take up the coaching and coordination roles for this season.  A STEM background or prior Science Olympiad experience is not required, but simply a strong desire to help our students seek the most from their love of STEM. Help the team continue its run of back to back seasons of competing in the State championship! The team will not be able to form without parent coordination. 

Please contact Jeff Mishak (jeffmishak@gmail.com) if interested.  

More details on Science Olympiad can be found at these links. 

https://virginiaso.org/index.php

https://www.soinc.org/

New Process to Speed Up the Return of Fully Vaccinated Students to the Classroom

FCPS heard from many of you about your concerns regarding the amount of time fully vaccinated students are being paused from in-person instruction when identified as a potential close contact to a COVID-19 positive case. 

FCPS collaborated with the Fairfax County Health Department to adjust this process and speed up the return to the classroom for fully vaccinated, asymptomatic students. We all share the goal of ensuring our students are in the classroom as much as possible, while also keeping our schools safe and healthy for everyone—staff, students, and visitors.

The new process benefits all students, including those of elementary school age who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. Because contact tracers will no longer have to contact families of students who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, they will now be able to focus more resources on elementary school investigations. This will allow elementary school students, among others, to return to the classroom quicker.

More information is available online

Save the Date Picture Day  Hearing and Vision Screening

This year we are going to have picture day and the hearing and vision screening on the same days, Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24. Student pictures will be taken through their PE class period.  Once done with pictures, they will proceed to the hearing and vision screening room. Order forms will be given to students during their PE period next week.  

Back to School Forms 

We continue to use a digital format for our back to school forms. While some documents are purely for informational purposes, other forms are required for the start of school. Please take a moment to access the digital forms on our web site and return those that are applicable. Instructions for updating and returning the forms are listed on the web site. 

Would like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

Using Chrome (google), this bulletin can be translated in many languages.  Click here and it will take you to another web page.  In the upper left-hand corner, click on the flags and choose what language you prefer.

Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!

Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - kfowens@fcps.edu

Do you want to celebrate a Katherine Johnson employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.

Still need help?  

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

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Katherine Johnson MS - September 2, 2021

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Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

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Important Dates September 3 & 4

Labor Day Holiday – No School both days

September 9

Rosh Hashanah- Religious Observance-School Open

September 14

PTA Meeting

September 16 

Yom Kippur – Religious Observance-School Open

September 23 & 24

Picture Day/Hearing and Vision Screening

September 28

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM -  Virtual Back to School Night (BTSN)                           

 

What a great second week!

Students and staff are adjusting to the new routine of alternating days with our  21-22 schedule, behavior in the building is fantastic, and students and staff continue to be flexible as we adjust to our new normal. Speaking of schedules, it can be hard for middle school students to get used to the new alternating day schedule, but our Eagles are doing great! We wish every Monday could be an odd day but that’s just not the way it works. Click here so that you can see our blue yellow calendar and never be surprised by what day it is.

This week, we have reminded students of how to follow the SOAR traits when they enter the building and are in the hallways, we hope you will reinforce this message at home as well. Once students enter the building, we want at least one earbud/earphone put away so that students can hear staff direction in the halls. In addition, we ask that students remove hats and hoods and put masks on over the nose as they enter the building. Nearly every student is doing a great job with these protocol, and we appreciate it.

Very soon during TA (Teacher Advisory) we will participate in STAR - Students and Teacher are Reading. All students - and staff! - will need to have a book with them at all times. Our library is open for check out before school. Students can also request a pass from a teacher to go to the library before 2:00 PM to ensure they are ready for dismissal. Students who are not riding the 2:15 PM dismissal bus home may also check out books out after school. 

Have a nice long weekend!

Kathryn Teague

(in Dr. Silipigni's absence)

“Back to Basics” - Dress Code

After two weeks of students returning to school, it is great to see many unique styles and creative outfits in the clothes students wear to school everyday. Katherine Johnson Middle School recognizes that this age group of students is beginning to express themselves in what they wear, so we want to make sure parents are informed about the FCPS Dress Code policy. You can find more information in the Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on page 15 and in Appendix D, page 13. For a great overview please take a few minutes to watch our featured “Back to Basics” video of the week entitled KJMS Dress Code Video. Links and the video will be send in a separate email.

Back to School Forms 

We continue to use a digital format for our back to school forms. While some documents are purely for informational purposes, other forms are required for the start of school. Please take a moment to access the digital forms on our web site and return those that are applicable. Instructions for updating and returning the forms are listed on the web site. 

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

If you have already provided these forms, there is no need to complete them again.  However, if there is a change, please re-submit the form(s) with the updated information.

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need health care support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in these forms to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

Save the Date!

On Thursday, November 11th we will be holding our Career Day. Be on the lookout soon for additional information if you would like to participate. The last time we held Career Day we had upwards of 50 different careers represented. We had a wonderful turn out in the Career Clusters of Education & Training and Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security. We would love more representation in Marketing, Manufacturing, and Architecture & Construction. Please consider joining us on that day to expose our students to all the different careers that are out there!

Save the Date Picture Day  Hearing and Vision Screening

This year we are going to have picture day and the hearing and vision screening on the same days, Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24. Student pictures will be taken through their PE class period.  Once done with pictures, they will proceed to the hearing and vision screening room. Ordering forms and link will be sent out approximately a week prior to picture day.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Screening of Vision/Hearing in September

Each year, State law requires that we do a vision and hearing screening for all 7th graders. Due to the school closure and COVID restrictions last year, we were unable to screen all 7th graders. Therefore, this year, we will screen all 1,000+ students. To do this, we need the help of many parent volunteers to help us execute the tasks smoothly. All training is on the job; you only to be willing to lend a hand. All volunteers, vaccinated or not, must wear a mask during the volunteer time. Thank you for helping us check up on all of our Eagles in this important way.  To sign up, complete the following Vision/Hearing Volunteer form.

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Katherine Johnson Middle School, 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: https://johnsonms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

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 Kelsea Owens (kfowens@fcps.edu) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!

Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - kfowens@fcps.edu

Do you want to celebrate a Katherine Johnson employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.

Still need help?  

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS - August 27, 2021

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이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

Happy First Friday!

We had a marvelous opening week at KJMS! Here are a few highlights.

  • Each morning has a great start with our Kiss-n-Ride drop-off; we have it down to 13 minutes! Thank you for understanding that unloading does not begin until 7:10 AM. See below for more details. 
  • The days were full of students laughing and meeting new people as they learned their way around the halls of KJMS. They are doing a fabulous job following our safety protocols. 
  • We learned many interesting facts about our namesake, Katherine Johnson, as we celebrated her birthday with each student getting a new KJMS t-shirt.
  • Today, our students began eating outdoors at our picnic tables during all 4 lunch shifts. This is a nice space outside for students to enjoy this lovely weather. There are shaded areas to enjoy, so students are able to bring a small towel in their book bags to sit in the grass, although there are 8 large picnic tables. 
  • Our gym floor renovations are complete as of this afternoon! Beginning on Monday, students will be able to enjoy breakfast in the cafeteria. Car-riders who would like to eat should plan to arrive by 7:15 to have time to eat. If your student would like to eat breakfast, please encourage them to proceed immediately to the cafeteria when they arrive. 

Have a super weekend,

Dr. Tammy Silipigni

Eagle Fest Student Volunteers

Last week, we had several wonderful student volunteers who came to help guide our new and returning Eagles and their families during Eagle Fest. The volunteers were from our Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). This gave these students the opportunity to use their knowledge and leadership skills they have learned through these programs.

“Back to Basics” Series 

Attendance Procedures and Kiss and Ride

One of the best indicators of student success is tied to consistent school attendance. Students who are chronically absent missing more than 10% of the school year have a greater chance of not performing at grade level. Missing one day becomes twice as hard because of the time and energy needed to catch up.  Of course, there are times when many of us need to be absent due to illness, medical needs, or a family concern. When that happens, you will be informed and prepared to follow up with the front office after watching our “Back to Basics” video this week on attendance procedure. The video is less than three minutes long and will easily guide you through the steps when your child needs to be absent.

We are very pleased with our first week of parents following our Kiss and Ride procedures. However, in the spirit of safety, it is important to remind parents to follow the directions of staff in the morning and/or afternoon. In the afternoon, once your student is in the car, we are able to allow parents to pull around other cars that are waiting. In the morning, NO cars are allowed to pull around and pass other cars to keep all students safe as they exit cars. With new procedures in place, we are finding that the morning Kiss and Ride line moves quickly, so to keep students safe in the morning, cars should stay in line and pull forward at the direction of staff. 

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

If you have already provided these forms, there is no need to complete them again.  However, if there is a change, please re-submit the form(s) with the updated information.

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Katherine Johnson Middle School, 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: https://johnsonms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources 

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 Kelsea Owens (kfowens@fcps.edu) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Caring Culture at KJMS

All FCPS Schools are required to create a School Improvement and Innovation Plan (SIIP) and set goals around student achievement, access and opportunity, and caring culture. At KJMS, we use student survey data to find out how we are doing regarding Caring Culture. We plan to survey students during TA (Teacher Advisory) in September, January, and May. Click here for a preview of the Caring Culture Survey and click here if you do NOT want your student to participate in the survey. KJMS also supports the Caring Culture initiative and goals through wellness education and wellness screeners. Families will receive more information about this in the weeks to come.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Screening of Vision/Hearing in September

Each year, State law requires that we do a vision and hearing screening for all 7th graders. Due to the school closure and COVID restrictions last year, we were unable to screen all 7th graders. Therefore, this year, we will screen all 1,000+ students. To do this, we need the help of many parent volunteers to help us execute the tasks smoothly. All training is on the job; you only to be willing to lend a hand. All volunteers, vaccinated or not, must wear a mask during the volunteer time. Thank you for helping us check up on all of our Eagles in this important way.  To sign up, complete the following Vision/Hearing Volunteer form.

FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts

The Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement are pleased to offer FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts in Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. The podcasts bring families timely, important information related to school news. Administrators are encouraged to share the information below with their school communities in their newsletters and social media, where applicable. 

FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts

Listen and subscribe to a FCPS Multilingual Family Podcast to hear timely, important information related to school news. The podcasts are produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.  

Listen and Subscribe:

Spanish Podcast: https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps Arabic Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/inafewwordsarabicfcps Korean Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inafewwordskoreanfcps

SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!

Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - kfowens@fcps.edu

Do you want to celebrate a Katherine Johnson employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.

Still need help?  

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

KJMS After-School Clubs and Activities

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After-School Updates

After-School Clubs and Activities (along with late buses) will begin September 20th!

  • Check out the KJMS After-School FAQ for answers to your general After-School questions
  • Your Student can access the KJMS After-School Student Site for more information about clubs and activities (currently under construction)
    • Open Student Schoology
    • Open the All Students Course
    • Click Materials
    • Click on the KJMS After-School Site Link
KJMS Futsal Academy

With the goal of bringing together KJMS's best soccer and futsal players to train at a high level and compete against neighboring middle schools, KJMS Futsal Academy invites you to tryout for the Fall Academy.

Click on the flyer for more information

Tryouts - Click HERE to signup for a tryout

Questions? email Mr. Dejo

 

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Katherine Johnson MS - August 22, 2021

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이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

Welcome Back!

First Day of School Reminders

Hello Katherine Johnson Eagles! The Katherine Johnson staff is very excited to welcome our students and families to the 2021-22 school year. Tomorrow, Monday August 23 is a the first day of School and is a BLUE (odd) Day. The building will be open at 7:10 AM and class begins promptly at 7:30 AM with first period. All students will attend periods 1, 3, 5 and 7 on Monday.  We will give them paper copies of their schedules to use for the first few days.

Lunch Information

During 5th and 6th blocks, your child will have lunch (details below). Each teacher will tell their 5th and 6th periods their exact lunch time when they see them on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Weather-permitting, we will implement outdoor seating on a rolling basis to accommodate for less students in the cafeteria and safe supervision outside. We will explain this to your students during the first week of school and hope to transition to this option as soon as possible. 

Laptops

All student laptops & chargers will be distributed during 1st block. Please note that all students must return their laptop to their pervious school before they can receive a new one from KJMS.

 

Transportation and Kiss and Ride

Students are encouraged to walk, bike or take the bus to school. We do expect heavy volume in the Kiss and Ride Loop during the first few days of school and you can anticipate delays. Please watch the Kiss and Ride video if you plan to use the Kiss and Ride Loop.

Katherine Johnson Bell Schedule

Thank you and have a great first day!

As always, #fcpsEaglesSoar,

Dr. Tammy Silipigni

How to retrieve and read your class schedule. How to see your what bus is assigned to you

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS - August 20, 2021

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Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.

이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.

 باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.

8/23:

First Day of School - Students should not arrive before  7:10 AM and should be in their classroom by 7:25 AM

Happy Last Friday of the Summer!

EagleFest was a huge success thanks to all of you! We were excited to see the rain hold off until our last session was completed. Many of our families expressed their excitement, nervousness, and anticipation regarding the fall return. Our staff is committed to providing a safe place for all students by complying with all FCPS expectations. Additionally, our students will be sitting in rows during the first weeks of school in order for us to help them learn how to maintain 3 feet of distance as we transition from the 6 feet they observed in the spring. 

When your student arrives Monday (please see below for Kiss and Ride procedures if this applies to you), they will go to 1st period. We will give them paper copies of their schedules to use for the first few days. During 5th and 6th blocks, your child will have lunch (details below). Each teacher will tell their 5th and 6th periods their exact lunch time when they see them on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Weather-permitting, we will implement outdoor seating on a rolling basis to accommodate for less students in the cafeteria and safe supervision outside. We will explain this to your students during the first week of school and hope to transition to this option as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your continued support and trust during these uncertain times. As a community, we are rising to the challenge together and are planning for a successful first week of school--complete with a birthday celebration for our namesake, Katherine Johnson! 

As always, #fcpsEaglesSoar,

Dr. Tammy Silipigni

“Back to Basics” - Kiss and Ride Procedures. 

With students returning to school just a few days away, we wanted to provide you with our safety guidelines for parents who drop off and pick up students from school daily. This is affectionately known as “Kiss and Ride” across the county. Please take a few minutes and watch another “Back to Basics: video about KJMS’s Kiss and Ride Procedures. Just remember, safety first. When parents and students focus on being patient and following the Kiss and Ride directions, then safety becomes the priority.

As we prepare for children to come to school and go home on buses this fall, we ask you to be aware of possible adjustments to routes and scheduling. A national bus driver shortage is impacting FCPS and some routes may be longer or occasionally delayed as we work through the situation. KJMS will keep you informed of changes as soon as information is available. Your patience and understanding as we make adjustments is appreciated. KJMS and FCPS is working hard to address the need for drivers and plan for transportation in a way that has the least impact on students. 

You may consider driving, walking, or biking to school while we work through the driver shortage and adjust routes. Car pools or group walks and bikes are also encouraged for those who are able to help relieve pressure on buses. If you plan to walk or bike to school, watch this short video on pedestrian safety with your child.

Find out more about bus routes on our website and download the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.

If you or someone you know has interest in becoming a bus driver for FCPS, now is a great time to come on board! FCPS is offering up to $2,000 in a signing bonus for new bus drivers who meet eligibility requirements and complete the new driver employment criteria. Find out more and apply today!

Eagle Fest 2021 

A special thank to all that made this years open house, Eagle Fest a success.  Thank you to the PTA  and the following who helped make this event a warm and welcoming event for all of our Katherine Johnson Families.

Mask Requirements

We begin the new school year with a mask requirement in place for everyone indoors on school properties and buses. Any student who does not comply with the mask requirement, and is not exempt from the requirement as outlined in Regulation 2109.1, will not be allowed to participate in face-to-face learning. Students who refuse to attend school due to a refusal to wear a mask, will receive an unexcused absence. Intentional removal of or refusal to wear a face covering will be treated as a violation of the FCPS dress code policy (Regulation 2613). This could result in an out of school suspension for continued non-compliance. 

Please talk with your child before school begins about the importance of wearing masks at school to protect each other against the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and the consequences of refusing to wear a mask. I appreciate your help in encouraging students to do their part to contribute to a safe school environment.

PTA News... Dinner at Hamrock's Restaurant!! 

If you join the PTA this week at Eagle Fest or online you will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate generously donated from our sponsor Hamrock's Restaurant in downtown Fairfax. Click here to join before Saturday August 21st at Midnight. https://katherinejohnsonmiddleschool.memberhub.com/store Thank you to Hamrock's for their support.

 

 MySchoolBucks isn’t just for students; Set up your MySchoolBucks account for easy payment for meals and snacks.

MySchoolBucks isn’t just for students; we can enjoy the ease of an account as well! This year, having a MySchoolBucks account not only means convenience, it helps our cafeteria staff with a unique problem-coin shortage. 

The U.S. is experiencing a coin shortage and that extends to FCPS cash registers. By using MySchoolBucks, you can help keep change in cash registers for those who may not be able to use their account and help keep lines moving quickly.

Staff can use their MySchoolBucks accounts to pay for meals and a la carte items in the cafeteria. 

Be ready on day one- set up your MySchoolBucks account and memorize your pin. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, your school’s front office staff can help.

Message from FCPS Food Service

Every student is eligible for one no-cost breakfast and one no-cost lunch each school day. However, if your student would like to purchase additional meals or a la carte items, they will need to pay. The best way to purchase items this year is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account and help them memorize their pin. 

Setting up a MySchoolBucks account for your student is especially helpful during the current nationwide coin shortage. FCPS cash registers will have limited coins available at the start of the school year to provide change for cash purchases. Purchases made with MySchoolBucks also keeps lines moving quickly.

Your child may choose to bring their meals and snacks to school this year. FCPS encourages this practice for students who have specific dietary requirements or are particularly picky. Bringing food from home ensures your child will have the meals and snacks they enjoy to fuel their day of learning.

Be ready on day one by setting up your child’s MySchoolBucks account and looking over the menus

Parent Volunteers Needed for Screening of Vision/Hearing in September

Each year, State law requires that we do a vision and hearing screening for all 7th graders. Due to the school closure and COVID restrictions last year, we were unable to screen all 7th graders. Therefore, this year, we will screen all 1,000+ students. To do this, we need the help of many parent volunteers to help us execute the tasks smoothly. All training is on the job; you only to be willing to lend a hand. All volunteers, vaccinated or not, must wear a mask during the volunteer time. Thank you for helping us check up on all of our Eagles in this important way.  To sign up, complete the following Vision/Hearing Volunteer form.

Returning Strong- Two Important Safety Updates

Updated Mask Requirements:

This week, FCPS updated mask requirements for staff. As 99.5% of staff and students begin to return to buildings and the Delta variant continues to see an uptick, FCPS’ universal indoor masking requirement is now extended to everyone

Please note: Governor Northam just announced universal masking indoors for all K-12 schools so FCPS is aligned with the state mandate. 

School Supplies 

In light of being 1:1 with laptops, the need for school supplies is less than before. Teachers may ask for more specific items once the year starts!

Back to School Forms 

Back to School Forms 

We continue to use a digital format for our back to school forms. While some documents are purely for informational purposes, other forms are required for the start of school. Please take a moment to access the digital forms on our web site and return those that are applicable. Instructions for updating and returning the forms are listed on the web site. 

School Hours

This year, students may begin entering school at 7:10 AM, should be in their first class by 7:25 AM with school beginning at 7:30 AM. School ends at 2:15 PM. Students are invited to stay after school for academic help so long as they are supervised by a teacher, adult sponsor, or coach. Late buses will be provided Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week to support our extensive after school program. If your child has an idea for a program or if you have questions, please reach out to Mr. Julio Dejo (JADejo@fcpe.sdu). Our Bell Schedule can be found on our website.

Lockers

To allow for greater safety with social distancing, we will not assign lockers at the start of the school year. We will re-evaluate this as winter coats come out to see if we need to use lockers. Students will be assigned PE lockers (as they can be spread out more easily when assigning them over two days of classes) to store their PE uniform and shoes. 

Teacher Advisory (TA) 

For the fourth year, our students will be part of a teacher advisory group that will remain the same for the entire school year. This first part of the 4th period will be dedicated to learning about our SOAR traits, digital citizenship, career guidance, SR&R quarterly meetings, citizenship expectations, and team building activities. Additionally, students will get a brain break of 15 minutes to walk around (outside, weather permitting) and take a tech break. The second half of the class will be dedicated to enrichment and remediation activities that will vary throughout the year. 

SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!

Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - kfowens@fcps.edu

Do you want to celebrate a Lanier employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

"Go Paperless" Report Card Option Reminder

Please sign up for “Paperless Report Cards”. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless"  All parents who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all your associated students, no matter what school level. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the report cards for secondary students and progress reports for ES students.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a: ajmaxey@fcps.edu

Parent and Student IT Support Portal

FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.

Still need help?  

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

EagleFest - Thursday, August 19th

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EagleFest

We are excited for the start of the school year at Katherine Johnson Middle School (KJMS)! We are inviting your family to this year's EagleFest which will take place on Thursday, August 19th. EagleFest is a chance for students and families to:

  • Walk the building with your schedule - see your classrooms and take some time to figure out how to navigate the building on day 1!
  • Meet other KJMS families or catch up with old friends!  This year's EagleFest will have an outdoor party along the Bevan side of the building:
    • Inflatables - We will have 2 large inflatables for family fun (Turbo RushRock Climb Slide)
    • Music - We will play a family friendly playlist to set the mood
    • Food - Food trucks and vendors will be selling food during each session
    • Shade - We will have shade tents setup in the grassy area along the Bevan side of the building - bring a blanket and get comfortable
  • Celebrate the end of Summer and the start of a great School Year at KJMS!

Sessions

We have 4 sessions for families to choose from on Thursday, August 19th:

  • Session 1 - 8:30am - 10:00am
  • Session 2 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Session 3 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Session 4 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Translation Services

We will have translators in the Library to assist families during the following sessions:

Korean - Sessions 3 and 4

Mandarin - Sessions 3 and 4

Spanish - Sessions 1,2,3 and 4

Food

There will be food for sale during each Session:

Parking (please see the attached EagleFest Map)

Due to limited parking, we are asking families to sign-up for one 90 minute session.  During the 90 minute session, you can choose how to best utilize your time (inside and outside of the building).

*Masks are required by all participants while inside the building - please make sure to bring a mask:)

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