Katherine Johnson MS - September 23, 2022

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In this issue: Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, September 29 and September 30 - Picture Day
    • Picture Day (during PE periods)
    • Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Tuesday, October 4 - VGA Reading 
  • Thursday, October 6 - VGA Math
  • Tuesday, October 11 & Thursday, October 13 - SOS Survey 
  • Wednesday, October 12 & Friday, October 14 - SOS Make-Ups
  • Monday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 19 - SEL Screener
  • Monday, October 17 - Superintendent Community Conversation
    • Fairfax Pyramid - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Friday, October 21 - SEL Screener Make-Ups
  • Thursday, November 9 - Career Day
  • Wednesday, November 16 - World Language Credit Exam
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
Principal's Message

Happy Friday, Eagle Families,

Our message today is short since we really want you to focus on the details in the image below. At KJMS we value all members of our community, and we know that parent involvement in schools leads to student success and engagement. We hope all parents and guardians will consider the many volunteer opportunities we offer, from vision and hearing screening next week to chaperoning our field tips for 7th grade in October and 8th grade in January. Another special volunteer opportunity is coming up in November -- Career Day! Please note the details below and consider joining us or forwarding this information to a colleague! 

As always, thanks you for your partnership!

The KJMS Admin Team

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Fairfax High School on October 17, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register to attend at: Registration Link

Learning Seminar Preview Day

This week, our first rotation of Learning Seminar (LS) began! It is a unique way for students to build relationships with staff as they pursue enrichment activities that build their Portrait of a Graduate Skills. Students get several opportunities throughout the year to explore things that they are passionate about while meeting other students with similar interests. This embedded time also allows for teachers to provide learning acceleration for students. Check out some of the sessions being offered during this rotation on our website!

  • Rotation 2 Registration Day will be on September 28th
  • LS Rotation 2 will begin on October 4th
Rosh Hashanah Student Holiday/Professional Work Day Volunteers Needed...

Picture Day and for Vision & Hearing screening

September 29 & 30

We need volunteers to help make the above-mentioned events a success. 

All 7th graders and only 8th graders new to the county will go through the Vision and Hearing Screening. All students will have their picture taken between these two days. Below are the links to sign up to volunteer if you are available. 

Thank you.

Here’s the link for the Hearing and Vision:

Hearing and Vision

Picture Day Sign Up Link:

Picture Day

Picture Day Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Did you know that FCPS has a resource for students who may have concerns regarding substance use?

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

Your Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist is: De’Ja Ruffin (McNeil)

Key roles of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community

Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources:

Free Virtual Parent Support Group

Free Online Narcan Training for Opioid Overdoses

Free Lock Boxes for Medications & Firearms

Spiritual Support by Phone for Adults

Spanish Podcast: Tips on How Parents Play an Important Role in Substance Abuse Prevention

Juvenile Court Parent Support Group 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

For further Information & support:

De’Ja Ruffin (McNeil), MSW

[email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

TJHSST Admissions Information Session 8th grade students interested in applying for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ):

October 17 during TA  – There will be a student interest meeting for any 8th grade students interested in learning about the TJ application process.

There is a video presentation for families available on the TJ admissions website at https://www.fcps.edu/tjadmissions.

There is also detailed information to read on the TJ Freshman admissions page, including the eligibility requirements to apply to TJ, here: TJ Freshman admissions page

World Language Credit Exam

November 16, 2022, KJMS will host the World Language Credit Exam.  The exam is designed to assess students’ native language proficiency and enable them to earn one to three credits toward fulfilling the world languages requirement for the Advanced Studies Diploma, see more information on the Credit Exam Website. The registration window opened this week and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m. This exam is open to any 7th or 8th grade student here at KJMS. If you are interested, please see your School Counselor (see above list) to register.

The following languages will be offered: 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, American Sign Language, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish.

SEL & SOS Reminder/Information

Two upcoming events at KJMS:

  • FCPS Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener, which is administered to all 7th and 8th graders 
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) educational programming and screener, which is administered to just 7th graders.

Please visit SEL and SOS Screener website for information about both programs, and information about how to opt out.

VGA Reminder

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) Reminder

Fall Window:

October 4- Reading VGA (7th and 8th grade)

October 6- Math VGA (7th grade Math and Pre-Algebra)

Winter Window: (Updated testing dates)

December 13- Reading VGA

December 14- Math VGA

Who Takes the VGA?

  • All students in grades 3-8 must be assessed in Reading and Math
  • Students take VGA based on their current course enrollment (for example, a grade 6 student enrolled in grade 6 advanced math takes the grade 7 math VGA)
  • Students enrolled in high school-level Math courses (Algebra I, Geometry, etc.) will not take a Math VGA

For more information on the Virginia Growth Assessment, please visit our FCPS VGA Website.

SR&R Signature Sheet Due September 30

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

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

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at 703-934-2400, if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

KJMS is Seeking Student Monitors

We have immediate openings for student monitor positions.  Please see below for more details of this position.  If you would like more information or are interested in applying for this position, please contact Emily Gardiner at  [email protected]

Please share information about this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested. Thank you

Student Monitor

Hourly (no benefits), $16.36 per Hour

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.

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Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey o Jennie Choi, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con su nombre, el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a [email protected] o [email protected]

Counselor Information

Who is your school counselor for SY 22-23?

7th Grade Teams

8th Grade Team

Captains – Tyisha Williamson

Highlanders – Tyisha Williamson

Hokies – Dayle Ranallo

Panthers – Dayle Ranallo

Patriots – Friday Oeur

Nighthawks – Friday Oeur

Spartans – Curtiss Barnes

Cavaliers – Curtiss Barnes

Parent Resource Center The Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers free workshops (webinars), consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
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Katherine Johnson MS - September 16, 2022

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In this issue: Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Sunday, September 18 - Asha-Jyothi 5K - Register 
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, September 29 and September 30 - Picture Day
    • Picture take during PE periods
    • Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Tuesday, October 4 - VGA Reading 
  • Thursday, October 6 - VGA Math
  • Tuesday, October 11 & Thursday, October 13 - SOS Survey (Information below)
  • Wednesday, October 12 & Friday, October 14 - SOS Make-Ups
  • Monday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 19 - SEL Screener (Information below)
  • Monday, October 17 - Superintendent Community Conversation
    • Fairfax Pyramid - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Friday, October 21 - SEL Screener Make-Ups
  • Wednesday, November 16 - World Language Credit Exam
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
Principal's Message

Happy Friday, Eagle Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you with exciting outdoor activities planned for this weekend. The weather looks to be amazing–for the next 10 days! Our students are really enjoying the time outside at recess and in PE. 

Thank you to the families who were able to join us virtually for our Back to School Night last night. For those who could not attend, we have information in this newsletter about Teacher Advisory and how parents can access the lessons.

Tonight, Fairfax High School kicks off their season! We hope to see our families there to support our players, band students, cheerleaders, and other students who are KJMS alum there as Lions supporting this great community event. Parents should plan to attend with their middle school students. 

Enjoy the sunshine,

Tammy Silipigni,

Principal

Teacher Advisory (TA) 4th Period  

Curious about what your student is doing during TA? Teacher Advisory (TA) meets every other day during 4th period. Topics that are covered in TA include Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), Naviance Academic and Career Planning, SOAR Traits, 7 Habits of Effective Teens, and Career Day among others. Students will have opportunities to check-in with their teachers as well as participating in SIS grade checks. Lessons learned in TA can lead to healthier students, improved academic and behavior outcomes, and increased preparedness for college and careers. 

Many of our TA lessons these first few weeks established our routines and rules of the building including “Away for the Day,” lunch and classroom expectations, and Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R). We acknowledged Katherine Johnson’s birthday during the 8/26 lesson as well as remembered and honored 9/11 in our 9/9 TA lesson. Students were introduced to Naviance which is an Academic and Career resource students will continue to use into high school. All students have created SMART goals in Naviance. 7th graders took a StrengthsExplorer survey which helped identify their top three strengths while 8th graders took the Career Clusters survey to help them figure out the “type” of career they might like one day. Both 7th and 8th graders will be able to use their results and make an informed decision when they sign up for Career Day which is on Wednesday, November 9th (more information on how to present for Career Day will be coming soon!). We encourage students to log into Naviance from home (available through Schoology) to share and discuss survey results with parents.

Students in TA also will be learning about the “7 Habits of Effective Teens” and have already learned about the first habit of “Be Proactive.” Students learned that they are responsible for their life and the difference between being proactive versus reactive. Students will continue to learn about the 7 Habits throughout the rest of the school year. 

September 15th marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month and students will be learning about one notable Hispanic Heritage trail blazer each day they are in TA until the celebration wraps up October 15th. 

If you are interested in seeing the TA lessons, they are posted to the KJMS All Students Course in Schoology. Once you have navigated to the main page of the course, there is a blue “TA Lessons” folder where you can find the lessons grouped by month.

Volunteers Needed...

Picture Day and for Vision & Hearing screening

September 29 & 30

We need volunteers to help make the above-mentioned events a success. We only have one person signed up to help for both events.

All 7th graders and only 8th graders new to the county will go through the Vision and Hearing Screening. All students will have their picture taken between these two days. Below are the links to sign up to volunteer if you are available. 

Thank you.

Here’s the link for the Hearing and Vision:

Hearing and Vision

Picture Day Sign Up Link:

Hearing and Vision

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Fairfax High School on October 17, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register to attend at: Registration Link

TJHSST Admissions Information Session 8th grade students interested in applying for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ):

October 17 during TA  – There will be a student interest meeting for any 8th grade students interested in learning about the TJ application process.

There is a video presentation for families available on the TJ admissions website at https://www.fcps.edu/tjadmissions.

There is also detailed information to read on the TJ Freshman admissions page, including the eligibility requirements to apply to TJ, here: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/thomas-jefferson-high-school-science-and-technology-admissions/tjhsst-freshman

World Language Credit Exam

November 16, 2022, KJMS will host the World Language Credit Exam.  The exam is designed to assess students’ native language proficiency and enable them to earn one to three credits toward fulfilling the world languages requirement for the Advanced Studies Diploma, see more information on the Credit Exam Website. The registration window opened this week and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m. This exam is open to any 7th or 8th grade student here at KJMS. If you are interested, please see your School Counselor (see above list) to register.

The following languages will be offered: 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, American Sign Language, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish.

Reading Inventory and Math Inventory (Testing)

 

 

Reading Inventory

Math Inventory

Winter Window (Required by some)

10-11 January

 

12-13 January

 

Spring Window (Required by some)

30-31 May

1-2 June

SEL & SOS Reminder

Two upcoming events at KJMS:

  • FCPS Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener, which is administered to all 7th and 8th graders 
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) educational programming and screener, which is administered to just 7th graders.

Please visit SEL and SOS Screener website for information about both programs, and information about how to opt out.

VGA Reminder

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) Reminder

Fall Window:

October 4- Reading VGA (7th and 8th grade)

October 6- Math VGA (7th grade Math and Pre-Algebra)

Winter Window: (Updated testing dates)

December 13- Reading VGA

December 14- Math VGA

Who Takes the VGA?

  • All students in grades 3-8 must be assessed in Reading and Math
  • Students take VGA based on their current course enrollment (for example, a grade 6 student enrolled in grade 6 advanced math takes the grade 7 math VGA)
  • Students enrolled in high school-level Math courses (Algebra I, Geometry, etc.) will not take a Math VGA

For more information on the Virginia Growth Assessment, please visit our FCPS VGA Website.

When Should a Student Stay Home?

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

Whether students are absent because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss. Remember: Attend today, achieve tomorrow!

SR&R Signature Sheet Due September 30

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

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

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at 703-934-2400, if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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

For more information on local celebrations, visit the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services website.

Rosh Hashanah Student Holiday/Professional Work Day 14th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K + 1K

Register Now for FREE using promo code SCHOOL!

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

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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.

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Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey o Jennie Choi, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con su nombre, el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a [email protected] o [email protected]

Counselor Information

Who is your school counselor for SY 22-23?

7th Grade Teams

8th Grade Team

Captains – Tyisha Williamson

Highlanders – Tyisha Williamson

Hokies – Dayle Ranallo

Panthers – Dayle Ranallo

Patriots – Friday Oeur

Nighthawks – Friday Oeur

Spartans – Curtiss Barnes

Cavaliers – Curtiss Barnes

Parent Resource Center The Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers free workshops (webinars), consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

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

After-School Club Sign-ups are LIVE!

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After-School Club and Activity Signups are LIVE!

After-School Clubs and Activities (along with late buses) will begin September 19th!

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
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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 19th!

Fairfax High School Football Games

LION NATION! 

Friday Night Lights, September 16th, is our Varsity Football HOME OPENER. The Lions take on the McLean Highlanders @ 7:00 pm.

 

All middle school students need to be supervised by an adult while at the game and students must plan to have their rides waiting for them at 9:30 PM. 

 

We are expecting a very large crowd so please plan on coming early.

If you or your student plans to come, please take the time to discuss the relevant information below:

  • NO backpacks are allowed in the stadium. Please plan accordingly!
  • NO outside food or drink is allowed in the stadium. The Concession stand will be OPEN!
  • Fairfax HS students and parents, and community members are asked to demonstrate good citizenship, respect for all, and positive sportsmanship throughout the game tonight.  We cheer for Fairfax and not against our opponent. All cheers should be positive.
  • The gates to the stadium will open at 6:00 pm.
  • All students must pre-arrange for transportation and plan to leave immediately after the game.
  • Whistles and similar noisemakers are prohibited.
  • Anyone caught trying to enter the game without paying will be removed and can be banned from attending future games.

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

 

We need every single one of you to “ROCK the BLUE” and show your school spirit!  The cost of all Varsity Football games is $5.00 for students and adults.

To avoid long lines, click the link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/18473/fairfax-high-school-athletics??performance_id=2454747&country=US&language=en  and purchase your tickets before the game. 

The game starts at 7pm, so make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.  If you don’t have Fairfax gear, don’t worry -- the Booster Club will have plenty for sale!

 

SUPPORT the LION NATION!!!

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

Katherine Johnson MS - September 9, 2022

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In this issue: Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Saturday September 10 - Free STEAM Career Fair
  • Monday, Sept. 12  - Regular School Board Meeting; 7:30 P.M. City Hall

  • Thursday, September 15 - Virtual Back to School Night 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Grade 7th and 8th
  • Sunday, September 18 - Asha-Jyothi 5K - Register 
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, September 29 and September 30 - Picture Day
    • Picture take during PE periods
    • Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Tuesday, October 4 - VGA Reading 
  • Thursday, October 6 - VGA Math
  • Monday, October 17 - Superintendent Community Conversation
    • Fairfax Pyramid - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 16 - World Language Credit Exam
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
Volunteers Needed...

Picture Day and for Vision & Hearing screening

September 29 & 30

We need volunteers to help make the above-mentioned events a success.  All 7th graders and only 8th graders new to the county will go through the Vision and Hearing Screening. All students will have their picture taken between these two days. Below are the links to sign up to volunteer if you are available. 

Thank you.

Here’s the link for the Hearing and Vision:

Hearing and Vision

Picture Day Sign Up Link:

Hearing and Vision

Back to School Night Information September 15, 2022 6:00 PM -8:00 PM

This year it will be completely virtual through Zoom this year! 

Visit Back to School Night 2022 (BTSN) for the schedule and more information regarding this event.

Families will log in through their students' Schoology accounts (lms.fcps.edu), and access Zoom through Schoology. For directions, please click here.

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Fairfax High School on October 17, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register to attend at: Registration Link

Counselor Information

Who is your school counselor for SY 22-23?

7th Grade Teams

8th Grade Team

Captains – Tyisha Williamson

Highlanders – Tyisha Williamson

Hokies – Dayle Ranallo

Panthers – Dayle Ranallo

Patriots – Friday Oeur

Nighthawks – Friday Oeur

Spartans – Curtiss Barnes

Cavaliers – Curtiss Barnes

World Language Credit Exam

November 16, 2022, KJMS will host the World Language Credit Exam.  The exam is designed to assess students’ native language proficiency and enable them to earn one to three credits toward fulfilling the world languages requirement for the Advanced Studies Diploma, see more information on the Credit Exam Website. The registration window opened this week and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m. This exam is open to any 7th or 8th grade student here at KJMS. If you are interested, please see your School Counselor (see above list) to register.

The following languages will be offered: 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, American Sign Language, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish.

Reading Inventory and Math Inventory (Testing)

 

 

Reading Inventory

Math Inventory

Fall Window (Required by all students)

13-14 September

15-16 September

Winter Window (Required by some)

10-11 January

 

12-13 January

 

Spring Window (Required by some)

30-31 May

1-2 June

Attendance Awareness Month   Importance of Strong Attendance Habits

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

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

Visit our website for more attendance resources

SR&R Signature Sheet Due September 30

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

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

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at 703-934-2400, if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Emergency Care Updates in SIS ParentVUE

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information

 

Screen Activity Report for Parents

Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

The weekly Parent Report offers parents the ability to self-sign-up to the free Internet Use Parent Portal. Parents who sign up for the Internet Use Parent Portal can log-in any time to see a little more detail about their child’s internet browsing. The portal also offers the parent added ability to “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours on the FCPS device.

Sign up now! Screen Activity Report Request

FCPS Special Education Handbook for Families

The Special Education Handbook for Parents includes details of the special education process. This process occurs sequentially, over a period of time, with each step building upon the previous step(s).

It is important for families to understand how the special education process works, so they can effectively participate and collaborate with school staff members in making appropriate decisions regarding their child’s educational needs. Families are an integral part of the decision-making team.

The Special Education Handbook for Parents is available in ArabicEnglishKoreanSpanish and Vietnamese. Contact the Parent Resource Center (PRC) at 703-204-3941 or [email protected] with any questions.

 

Free STEAM Career Fair

For Elementary and Middle School Students

 

STEAM Career Fair will include:

Talks/ demos by STEAM-related subject matter experts (e.g., engineers, medical, artists, and educational professionals) 

-  Hands-on Activities by Thomas Jefferson HS Clubs and local STEAM organizations.  

Where- Franklin Middle School, Chantilly, VA

When - 11AM-3PM, Saturday September 10th

Visit www.steamtasticfair.org for more information.

14th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K + 1K

Register Now for FREE using promo code SCHOOL!

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Would You 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.

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 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.

Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey o Jennie Choi, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con su nombre, el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a [email protected] o [email protected]

Parent Resource Center The Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers free workshops (webinars), consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

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

KJMS PTA Message

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PTA Meeting September 8, 2022 7:00 PM.

Hello, KJMS Parents!

Welcome to another exciting year for the 7th and 8th grade Eagles!  The KJMS PTA is looking to begin planning its year. With this, we need parent participation and input into the process. Additionally, we are looking for additional board members, including President and Vice President. We are having a Zoom meeting on Thursday, September 8th, at 7pm. Please join us! We need all the parents we can get!! 

Topic: KJMS PTA discussion  Time: Sep 8, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Here is the link for the PTA Zoom for this year:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/92928503634?pwd=eDNsaXRxYUZuUU5XZk9tOUJhSkhUdz09

Meeting ID: 929 2850 3634

Passcode: 401607

Please also consider becoming a PTA member. You may do so very easily online (link currently being updated) or  putting in the drop box at the school.  

Hope to see you Thursday! 

Claudia Young

KJMS PTA Treasurer

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - September 1, 2022

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In this issue: Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Friday, September 2 - School Holiday - No School
  • Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
  • Saturday September 10 - Free STEAM Career Fair
  • Monday, Sept. 12  - Regular School Board Meeting; 7:30 P.M. City Hall

  • Thursday, September 15 - Virtual Back to School Night 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Grade 7th and 8th
  • Sunday, September 18 - Asha-Jyothi 5K - Register 
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, September 29 and September 30 - Picture Day
    • Picture take during PE periods
  • Tuesday, October 4 - VGA Reading 
  • Thursday, October 6 - VGA Math
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
PBIS Caring Culture

Dear Eagles Families,

All FCPS schools are tasked with creating a  School Improvement and Innovation Plan (SIIP) to improve student outcomes. Schools create goals around Achievement, Access, and Wellness. All SIIP plans are made public on the school’s webpage once finalized. At KJMS, we gather wellness data through a number of school and county surveys. 

In September, we will ask students to complete a survey about our school environment. Since we know that both students and staff create and contribute to our school’s environment, we collaborated (or had a collab sesh as the kids say) we AVID 8 students to create a student-centered survey. Our hope is the students will give us feedback to help ensure the school climate is welcoming and optimistic. We ask questions about student and teacher behaviors that are focused on the SOAR Traits and CASEL Classroom Signature Practices. We repeat this survey in the Winter and Spring to identify areas of improvement and measure success. Please click on the link below  to preview the survey.  If you would like to opt your student out of this school survey, please use this form.

Caring Culture Parent Preview

In addition, FCPS administers the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Survey to all students and the SOS Signs of Suicide Screener to select grade levels. KJMS will share more information about both in upcoming communications including preview materials and opt out information.

Have a wonderful long Labor Day weekend!

Sincerely,

Kathryn Crump Teague,

Director of Student Services

Free KJMS T-Shirt for Students Extending order date to tomorrow, Friday, September 2.

Only 3/4 of our student population, has placed an order for their FREE T-shirt!  We want to ensure that every student gets a shirt.  Please take a moment to complete this very brief survey. 

If you have not already placed your order or was not able to order for other KJMS attending siblings, please place your order by tomorrow, Friday, September 2.

We are providing one free KJMS t-shirt to each student.  Please click on the link below to place your order.

If a t-shirt order is not place for your child, your child will need to select from the few extra random sizes we ordered (while supply last). 

KJMS T-Shirt Order Form

Thank you

Reading Inventory and Math Inventory (Testing)

 

 

Reading Inventory

Math Inventory

Fall Window (Required by all students)

13-14 September

15-16 September

Winter Window (Required by some)

10-11 January

12-13 January

 

Spring Window (Required by some)

30-31 May

1-2 June

Upcoming Lockdown Drill 

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based.

We will conduct a lockdown drill at our school soon.

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

Student Medication

Parents and guardians of students who are attending Katherine Johnson MS need to bring medication to our Health Room. As a reminder, students may not carry medication during the school day. Please click here for information on School Health Services and a link to medication authorization forms. Please contact our School Health Aide, Sandy Johnson, or our Public Health Nurse, Anna Wendland-Budzyn, with any questions or to set up an appointment to drop off medication.

Emergency Care Updates in SIS ParentVUE

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information

 

Screen Activity Report for Parents

Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

The weekly Parent Report offers parents the ability to self-sign-up to the free Internet Use Parent Portal. Parents who sign up for the Internet Use Parent Portal can log-in any time to see a little more detail about their child’s internet browsing. The portal also offers the parent added ability to “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours on the FCPS device.

Sign up now! Screen Activity Report Request

KJMS - PE Uniform Ordering Information

Please disregard this email if you have already placed a PE uniform order.

The H/PE department’s expectations for the 2022-2023 school year is for all students to change out for PE class. Students may bring their own change of clothing (full-size t-shirt and athletic style pants/shorts) or can purchase PE uniform from https://athleticunion.com/kjms.  Free shipping will be offered through mid-September.  Use the code #KJMS for free shipping.  

If you are having problems with #KJMS for free shipping, and have ordered anything with Athletic Union in the past, please use a different email.  This should correct the problem.  If you're still having problems, please contact [email protected]."

Lockers in the locker room will be provided for each student to leave their PE belongings (PE clothes, deodorant, lotion, etc.). 

​​​​​​​We are looking forward to meeting our newest Eagles and welcoming back the rising 8th graders.

Health and PE Department

Free STEAM Career Fair

For Elementary and Middle School Students

 

STEAM Career Fair will include:

Talks/ demos by STEAM-related subject matter experts (e.g., engineers, medical, artists, and educational professionals) 

-  Hands-on Activities by Thomas Jefferson HS Clubs and local STEAM organizations.  

Where- Franklin Middle School, Chantilly, VA

When - 11AM-3PM, Saturday September 10th

Visit www.steamtasticfair.org for more information.

14th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K + 1K

Register Now for FREE using promo code SCHOOL!

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Would You 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.

Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey o Jennie Choi, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con su nombre, el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a [email protected] o [email protected]

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. Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - August 26, 2022

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In this issue: Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Friday, September 2 - School Holiday
  • Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday
  • Thursday, September 15 - Virtual Back to School Night 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Grade 7th and 8th
  • Sunday, September 18 - Asha-Jyothi 5K - Register 
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, September 29 and September 30 - Picture Day
    • Picture take during PE periods
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
Principal's Message

Eagle Families,

What a great first week we had at KJMS! It was so great to see our Eagles meeting new friends and finding their classes. We had our first recess times, and our students are figuring out lunchroom procedures! We hope you are hearing great things about their day. In the coming weeks, they will begin library orientations and using things like eHallPass! 

What is eHallPass? This will be a great tool whereby students can make appointment requests with teachers and counselors, and they can do the same with students! So, if your child needs help with a homework assignment from the night before, a quick eHallPass request can be sent from the student to the teacher to arrange for a visit during homeroom or Learning Seminar (once that begins in a few weeks). You will also be able to monitor your child’s eHallPass record by having them sign-in for you at home. 

With recess being new in the middle schools, we are building our supply of both indoor and outdoor activities. If you have board games and card sets you no longer use, please consider sending them in to your child’s Teacher Advisory staff member to help build a classroom set of items for use on rainy days. If you have yard games that you think we could use, please drop those off in the front office so we can place them in the appropriate zone. We know that our parents will come through with many donations as you have always supported us in the past!  

Looking back on week one in our rearview mirror, we now look forward to starting September next week! Remember, students have a 4-day weekend for Labor Day (Friday and Monday), so get out and enjoy the sunshine as fall will soon be upon us. 

Thanks for a great first week,

Stay safe,

Tammy Silipigni

Information About Kiss-N-Ride (K&R)

We would like to clarify our Kiss-n-Ride (K&R) drop-off procedures.  Thank you for helping your student arrive at school on time.  We would like to ask you for assistance.  We are not unloading car riders until 7:10 AM.  Once we all know the routines, we are able to unload everyone in less than 15 minutes.  Please, do not arrive before 7:05 AM for several reasons:

  •         First, the cars will begin to back-up along Jermantown causing traffic and safety issues.  This is avoided if we do not have so many cars in the cue 15-20 minutes early.
  •         We can unload 15 cars at one time (anyone parked by the sidewalk all along the front of the building can unload safely).  This makes this a fast process so no need to be here so early.
  •         Additionally, our teachers much be here by 7 AM to get to their rooms to supervise bus loaders who are beginning to arrive.  When parents arrive before 7:05 AM, the line gets too long, and teachers cannot access the parking lots as they are stuck in the K&R line.
  •         The crossing guards do not arrive before 7:10 AM, so if we unloaded earlier, we would cause traffic issues on Jermantown.
  •         Students should be dropped off by 7:23 AM to get to class on time.
  •         Please pull all the way up to the car in front of you and wait for the adults on duty to motion for your students to unload.

Here are a few things that will also keep everyone safe.

  •         Student should not be dropped off on Bevan Rd. This area is not monitored by adults, and door 8 will not be unlocked for student entry. Door 7 is used only for our special needs bus riders and the attendants helping these students.
  •         Students should not be dropped off in the parking lot to walk across the crosswalk. This stops our cars from leaving and creates a safety hazard as parents drive through the parking lots.

Thank you for your support and understanding of this matter. We are confident that we can iron out our procedures and get things done quickly and safely! 

Student Responsibilities and Rights (SR&R)

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

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

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

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

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

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Emergency Care Updates in SIS ParentVUE

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

Screen Activity Report for Parents

Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

The weekly Parent Report offers parents the ability to self-sign-up to the free Internet Use Parent Portal. Parents who sign up for the Internet Use Parent Portal can log-in any time to see a little more detail about their child’s internet browsing. The portal also offers the parent added ability to “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours on the FCPS device.

Sign up now! Screen Activity Report Request

KJMS - PE Uniform Ordering Information

Please disregard this email if you have already placed a PE uniform order.

The H/PE department’s expectations for the 2022-2023 school year is for all students to change out for PE class. Students may bring their own change of clothing (full-size t-shirt and athletic style pants/shorts) or can purchase PE uniform from https://athleticunion.com/kjms.  Free shipping will be offered through mid-September.  Use the code #KJMS for free shipping.  

If you are having problems with #KJMS for free shipping, and have ordered anything with Athletic Union in the past, please use a different email.  This should correct the problem.  If you're still having problems, please contact [email protected]."

Lockers in the locker room will be provided for each student to leave their PE belongings (PE clothes, deodorant, lotion, etc.). 

​​​​​​​We are looking forward to meeting our newest Eagles and welcoming back the rising 8th graders.

Health and PE Department

Reading Inventory and Math Inventory (Testing)

 

 

Reading Inventory

Math Inventory

Fall Window (Required by all students)

13-14 September

15-16 September

Winter Window (Required by some)

10-11 January

12-13 January

 

Spring Window (Required by some)

30-31 May

1-2 June

Food & Nutrition Services Career Info 14th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K + 1K

Register Now for FREE using promo code SCHOOL!

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Would You 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.

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Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey o Jennie Choi, 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 [email protected] 

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. Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

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Katherine Johnson MS - August 19, 2022

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In this issue: Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Monday, August 22 - 1st day of School - 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • (ODD DAY)
  • Friday, September 2 - School Holiday
  • Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday
  • Thursday, September 15 - Virtual Back to School Night 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Grade 7th and 8th
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, September 29 and September 30 - Picture Day
    • Picture take during PE periods
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
Principal's Message

It is time! We were so excited to welcome nearly 1,000 guests during our EagleFest this week! There were many smiles and happy reunions as our Eagles walked the building and met familiar friends along the way. 

Our teachers have also been quite busy this week preparing for the new year. This year, we will continue to focus on the Portrait of a Graduate attributes we fondly refer to as POG skills. Our teachers had team challenges all week that helped them grow in the five areas: Collaboration, Communication, Ethical & Global Citizen, Creative & Critical Thinker, and Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual. We hope you enjoy the picture collage of the teams in action!

Beginning on Monday, on school days, students may not be dropped off (or walk/bike ride) to enter the building before 7:10 AM. Please do not come early to line up as this creates a traffic jam preventing our staff from getting into the front parking lot. With recess occurring in the back of the school now, those parking spots are no longer eligible for staff parking. We have perfected our drop off so that we can get all of the cars unloaded in 10 minutes! Thank you for understanding and putting your child's safety first as you wait in the line to dismiss your student once your car is parallel to the front sidewalk. This video, KJMS Kiss & Ride, reviews our procedures. 

In closing, thank you to the many generous parents who dropped off food donations for our luncheon on Friday. We have also included pics of the staff enjoying this time together as they found time for fellowship and getting to know new staff members. Enjoy your weekend! We can't wait to see all of our Eagles on Monday!

Stay safe,

Tammy Silipigni

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Thank you to our community partner, Nothing Bundt Cakes, for adding a sweet start to our school year.  The owner's of the Fair Lakes Nothing Bundt Cakes, stopped by and generously donated a cake to our Main Office staff! We love our relationship with our community partners.

EagleFest 2022

We would like to give a big THANK YOU to all of our vendors who served our community with delicious foods and desserts at our open house, EagleFest:

Fairfax Bakery- Freshly baked bagels, sandwiches, coffee, fruit smoothies, gourmet baklava, Turkish delights & much more...

Red Hot & Blue - Fairfax - hickory smoked meat ribs, pulled pork (barbecue), smoked chicken, tender beef brisket, smoked sausage, southern fried & more

Wi Jammin Food Truck and Catering - Caribbean catering for all occasions 

Mobile Ice Cream Corp- Ice Cream comes to you.. Master distributor for Blue Bunny Ice Cream. 

Two Smooth Dudes Food Truck -gourmet tater tots, wraps, salads, and pineapple smoothies

Emergency Care Updates in SIS ParentVUE

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

Student's Lunch Number and Bus Information

LUNCH PIN NUMBERS: Parents should have already received an email containing your student's lunch number . Additionally, your child will receive an email before the first day of school also containing this information.

BUS INFORMATION: Transportation has sent out information on bus routes. This should have come through a phone call, text and or an email. This can also be found in SIS ParentVue and StudentVue. Helpful screenshots are included below. It may be better for your child to take the bus the first day so that they know the route, where the drop off is inside the school, and where to locate their bus at the end of the day as there is much assistance during the first days of school on the bus loop. 

KJMS - PE Uniform Ordering Information

Please disregard this email if you have already placed a PE uniform order.

The H/PE department’s expectations for the 2022-2023 school year is for all students to change out for PE class. Students may bring their own change of clothing (full-size t-shirt and athletic style pants/shorts) or can purchase PE uniform from https://athleticunion.com/kjms.  Free shipping will be offered through mid-September.  Use the code #KJMS for free shipping.  

If you are having problems with #KJMS for free shipping, and have ordered anything with Athletic Union in the past, please use a different email.  This should correct the problem.  If you're still having problems, please contact [email protected]."

Lockers in the locker room will be provided for each student to leave their PE belongings (PE clothes, deodorant, lotion, etc.). 

​​​​​​​We are looking forward to meeting our newest Eagles and welcoming back the rising 8th graders.

Health and PE Department

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school yearLearn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

Food & Nutrition Services Career Info Petting Zoo Event

Strings Instrument

Petting Zoo

When: Thursday, August 25

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Where: Katherine Johnson Middle School

Come and try out violins, violas, cellos, and basses to see which instrument is the most fun for you. There will be instruments and volunteers to help you try out each instrument. This event is free and open to all elementary students interested in joining STRINGS!

Anna Sengstack

Orchestra Director and Performing Arts Dept. Chair

14th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K + 1K

Register Now for FREE using promo code SCHOOL!

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Would You 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.

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 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.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey o Jennie Choi, 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 [email protected] 

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. Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - August 12, 2022

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In this issue: Principal's Message

Dear Eagle Families,

We have had some wonderful opportunities for family interactions in recent weeks. Here is just a glimpse of what has been happening at KJMS!

  • Last night, we met community members and families at our collaborative event: Ice Pops with Cops. We went to the Layton Hall community and passed out ice pops and books with our City of Fairfax Police Department. Our families got to meet our school SRO, Carrie Johns, and other officials like our new City Superintendent, Jeff Platenberg.
  • This past week we distributed over 600 computers. It was fun meeting students and families and sharing ice cream! If you were unable to attend, no worries! Your child will get a computer on the first day of school.
  • Recently, we hosted an in-person Meet the Admin Coffee. We would like to host a virtual event next week for those of you who were unable to attend. Please let us know of your interest by signing-up so we may send you the link.
  • And of coming importance is our next huge event: EagleFest! On Thursday, August 18, we are inviting students and families back as we host our annual EagleFest! It should be a great event with meeting staff members and visiting food trucks.

As you begin to wind down your summer vacations and time on a more relaxed schedule, know that we are winding things up and preparing to receive nearly 1,100 students. At the time of this writing, we have fully staff ALL of our teaching positions at KJMS! This has been a huge cooperative effort with our administrators and human resources, and we are so excited to present an amazing lineup of new teachers to our community and profession. We will soon share a slide show for you to get to know our KJMS family.

Thank you for your continued support with participation in our summer events and by signing-up to bring in food and treats for our staff for the upcoming end of the week luncheon. Together, we will SOAR at Katherine Johnson Middle School this year!

Stay safe,

Tammy Silipigni

Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Thursday, August 18 - Student Schedules available
    • in SIS StudentVue/ParentVue
  • Thursday, August 18 - EagleFest (Open House) - 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, August 22 - 1st day of School - 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • (ODD DAY)
  • Friday, September 2 - School Holiday
  • Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday
  • Thursday, September 15 - Virtual Back to School Night 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Grade 7th and 8th
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, September 29 and September 30 - Picture Day
    • Picture take during PE periods
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
KJMS EagleFest 2022

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 18th. 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 Drive side of the building:
    • 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 Drive 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!
  • Sign up here:  EageFest 2022
Student Rights and Responsibilities Update - Personal Device Away for the Day (AFTD)

An important update made to the Student Rights & Responsibilities document (SR&R) for the coming school year is the regulation to limit cell phone use during the school day for middle school students. Students will not be permitted to use their cell phones, earbuds, smart watches, and other similar devices during the instructional day from 7:30 AM to 2:15 PM. Phones must be silenced and kept away for the duration of the school day. Storage may be in a locker, backpack, pencil bag, etc., during the day.

We recognize this new policy may be a shift for some students and families this year. Schools are partnering with parents to help students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class. Please talk to your child(ren) before the start of the school year about these new expectations. Families are encouraged to review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users.

Expectations will be emphasized with all students during orientation and beginning of school activities. Thank you for your support and partnership.

14th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K + 1K

Register Now for FREE using promo code SCHOOL!

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school yearLearn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

KJMS - PE Uniform Ordering Information

Please disregard this email if you have already placed a PE uniform order.

The H/PE department’s expectations for the 2022-2023 school year is for all students to change out for PE class. Students may bring their own change of clothing (full-size t-shirt and athletic style pants/shorts) or can purchase PE uniform from https://athleticunion.com/kjms.  Free shipping will be offered through mid-September.  Use the code #KJMS for free shipping.  

If you are having problems with #KJMS for free shipping, and have ordered anything with Athletic Union in the past, please use a different email.  This should correct the problem.  If you're still having problems, please contact [email protected]."

Lockers in the locker room will be provided for each student to leave their PE belongings (PE clothes, deodorant, lotion, etc.). 

​​​​​​​We are looking forward to meeting our newest Eagles and welcoming back the rising 8th graders.

Health and PE Department

KJMS Medication Drop Off

If you would like to drop off medication prior to school beginning, the clinic will be accepting medication on the following dates and times:

8/17 -  8:00 AM-1:30 PM

8/18 -  8:00 AM-1:30  PM

8/19 - 8:00 AM-11:30 AM

Medications will be accepted on the first day of school as well.

FCPS Medication Authorization forms

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Making the Transition to Middle School


Making the move from elementary school to middle school can be both an exciting and unsettling time for a parent and student. In this week’s podcast, hear ways to ease the transition by:

  • Understanding the developmental changes in your child.
  • Getting to know middle school culture.
  • Encouraging independence, but remaining available.
  • Offering emotional support to your child.
  • Reiterating your family values and expectations.
  • Staying involved in your child’s school.

This podcast’s infomercial is about summer camps. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer fun. The FCPS Tech Adventure Camp and the Career and Technical Education Camp are taking registrations for summer 2022.

Listen and subscribe:

Would You 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.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey o Jennie Choi, 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 [email protected] 

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. Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

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

EagleFest - Thursday, August 18th

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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 18th. 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:
    • 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 18th:

  • Session 1 - 2:00 - 3:00pm - Almost Full!
  • Session 2 - 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Session 3 - 4:30 - 5:30pm
  • Session 4 - 5:30 - 6:30pm - Almost Full

Food

Parking

Due to limited parking, we are asking families to sign-up for one 60 minute session.  When you sign up for your hour timeslot, please know you can arrive anytime during that hour. You should plan for your walk around the building to take 30 minutes. We will ask that you depart at the end of your scheduled hour to free up parking for the next group.

 

You can sign-up for EagleFest by clicking HERE

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

Katherine Johnson MS - August 5, 2022

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In this issue: Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Thursday, August 11 - "Ice Pops with Cops" - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • at Layton Hall Complex 
  • Thursday, August 18 - EagleFest - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, August 22 - 1st day of School - 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • (ODD DAY)
  • Friday, September 2 - School Holiday
  • Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
Community Event KJMS Laptop Distribution for 22-23 School Year
  • Monday, August 8th, 2022 | 8am-1pm
  • Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 | 8am-1pm
  • Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 | 2pm-7pm
  • Thursday, August 11th, 2022 | 2pm-7pm

Enter through Door 1.

If your rising 7th or 8th grader attended IMAGINE, Young Scholars, or RISE summer programs, you do NOT need to sign up for a Distribution slot.

If you are unable to attend Laptop Distribution next week, your student will receive their laptop on the first day of school.

Sign Up Here - KJMS Laptop Distribution Sign-up

After picking up the laptop, stop by the ice cream bar table for a cold and refreshing treat and to participate in a self guided QR Scavenger Hunt to learn about KJMS. 

KJMS EagleFest 2022

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 18th. 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 Drive side of the building:
    • 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 Drive 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!
  • Sign up here:  EageFest 2022
14th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K + 1K KJMS - PE Uniform Ordering Information

Please disregard this email if you have already placed a PE uniform order.

The H/PE department’s expectations for the 2022-2023 school year is for all students to change out for PE class. Students may bring their own change of clothing (full-size t-shirt and athletic style pants/shorts) or can purchase PE uniform from https://athleticunion.com/kjms.  Free shipping will be offered through mid-September.  Use the code #KJMS for free shipping.  

If you are having problems with #KJMS for free shipping, and have ordered anything with Athletic Union in the past, please use a different email.  This should correct the problem.  If you're still having problems, please contact [email protected]."

Lockers in the locker room will be provided for each student to leave their PE belongings (PE clothes, deodorant, lotion, etc.). 

​​​​​​​We are looking forward to meeting our newest Eagles and welcoming back the rising 8th graders.

Health and PE Department

KJMS Medication Drop Off

If you would like to drop off medication prior to school beginning, the clinic will be accepting medication on the following dates and times:

8/17 -  8:00 AM-1:30 PM

8/18 -  8:00 AM-1:30  PM

8/19 - 8:00 AM-11:30 PM

Medications will be accepted on the first day of school as well.

FCPS Medication Authorization forms

Message From KJMS Clinic

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The safety of your student is a priority for us.  This school year, we are changing some medication protocols to help ensure the safety of our medication administration management in Fairfax County Public Schools.

These changes include:

  • Any time you drop off or pick up a medication in the health room, a Medication Delivery/Pick Up Form will be completed and signed by both the parent/guardian and the School Health Aide or FCPS staff member. This form will document that all required authorizations are complete, and the number of pills or amount of medication accepted/returned. A copy of the form will be given to the parent/guardian and school administrator.
  • Medications received will be verified to ensure the description of the medication on the container/packaging matches the medication in the container.
  • All medications must be in the original pharmacy container. Over the counter (OTC) medications must be in an unopened original container. It will no longer be acceptable for parents/guardians to bring in refills from home and place them into the container currently in the health room.
  • Only a 30-day supply of medications should be brought to school. No more than 100 tablets or pills of OTC medication should be brought to school.

All requirements outlined in FCPS Regulation 2102, First Aid, Emergency Treatment and Administration of Medication for Students, continue to apply.  We appreciate your support in implementing these new safety practices.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at [email protected] or the School Health Aide Sandy Johnson 703-934-2410.

Sincerely,

Anna Wendland-Budzyn, RN, PHN

Fairfax County Health Department, School Public Health Nurse

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Making the Transition to Middle School


Making the move from elementary school to middle school can be both an exciting and unsettling time for a parent and student. In this week’s podcast, hear ways to ease the transition by:

  • Understanding the developmental changes in your child.
  • Getting to know middle school culture.
  • Encouraging independence, but remaining available.
  • Offering emotional support to your child.
  • Reiterating your family values and expectations.
  • Staying involved in your child’s school.

This podcast’s infomercial is about summer camps. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer fun. The FCPS Tech Adventure Camp and the Career and Technical Education Camp are taking registrations for summer 2022.

Listen and subscribe:

Would You 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.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey, 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 [email protected] 

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 - [email protected]

Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

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

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

EagleFest - Thursday, August 18th

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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 18th. 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:
    • 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 18th:

  • Session 1 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Session 2 - 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Session 3 - 4:30 - 5:30pm
  • Session 4 - 5:30 - 6:30pm

Food

  • Fairfax Bakery - Fresh baked pastries - Cafeteria
  • El Sazon Mexicano - Authentic Mexican fare - Outside Door 8
  • Red Hot & Blue - Genuine American BBQ - Outside Door 8
  • Wi Jammin - Award winning Jamaican cuisine - Outside Door 8
  • Mobile Ice Cream - Delicious ice cream treats - Outside Door 8

Parking

Due to limited parking, we are asking families to sign-up for one 60 minute session.  When you sign up for your hour timeslot, please know you can arrive anytime during that hour. You should plan for your walk around the building to take 30 minutes. We will ask that you depart at the end of your scheduled hour to free up parking for the next group.

 

You can sign-up for EagleFest by clicking HERE

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

Katherine Johnson MS - July 27, 2022

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In this issue: Principal's Message It's that time again...

Eagle Families,

We hope that this email finds you on a beach somewhere relaxing, heading to a beach, spending time with families, or just returning from some well-needed vacation time. Or, perhaps your family is on a staycation! Maybe you are close to home with an Eagle in our amazing FCPS summer programming. Where ever you are, know we are excitedly planning to welcome your children back in the coming weeks to the halls of Katherine Johnson Middle School!

In August, we have several opportunities to have you come back into the school and interact with the admin team and the teachers. Please come as you can and do not feel pressured you must attend them all! We just want you to know you are valued and welcomed at KJMS. If these dates do not work, there will be many more opportunities throughout the year.

Enjoy the hot days of summer! They will be gone before you know it, and the cool nights of fall will bring Fairfax football games and fall festivals.

Your proud principal,

Tammy Silipigni

 

Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Thursday, July 28 - Principal's Coffee - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    • In the KJMS Library (Sign-Geminis below)
  • Thursday, August 11 - "Ice Pops with Cops" - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • at Layton Hall Complex 
  • Thursday, August 18 - EagleFest - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, August 22 - 1st day of School - 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • (ODD DAY)
  • Friday, September 2 - School Holiday
  • Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
Summer Hours for the Main Office

Office hours are from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday - Thursday. Appointments outside these hours and registrations will be by appointment only.  For registration information/appointments, please mail Andrea Holmes at [email protected].

Principal's Coffee July 28  9:00 AM-10:00 AM 

As 2022-23 school approaches and we welcome our newest Eagles as well as our returning Eagles, please consider putting a visit to Katherine Johnson on your calendar. We are hosting an opportunity to come for a Principal's Coffee (or tea!) in the library. Please visit the link to RSVP that you'll attend so we can prepare accordingly. This will be a chance for you to get to know the KJMS Administration Team.  Rising 7th grade families are also welcome so spread the word! 

KJMS Laptop Distribution for 22-23 School Year
  • Monday, August 8th, 2022 | 8am-1pm
  • Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 | 8am-1pm
  • Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 | 2pm-7pm
  • Thursday, August 11th, 2022 | 2pm-7pm

If your rising 7th or 8th grader attended IMAGINE, Young Scholars, or RISE summer programs, you do NOT need to sign up for a Distribution slot.

Sign Up Here - KJMS Laptop Distribution Sign-up

KJMS EagleFest 2022

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 18th. 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 Drive side of the building:
    • 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 Drive 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!
  • Sign up here:  EageFest 2022
Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 

IMPORTANT: The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students expired at the end of the 2021-22 school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

KJMS - PE Uniform Ordering Information

Please disregard this email if you have already placed a PE uniform order.

The H/PE department’s expectations for the 2022-2023 school year is for all students to change out for PE class. Students may bring their own change of clothing (full-size t-shirt and athletic style pants/shorts) or can purchase PE uniform from https://athleticunion.com/kjms.  Free shipping will be offered through mid-September.  Use the code #KJMS for free shipping.  

If you are having problems with #KJMS for free shipping, and have ordered anything with Athletic Union in the past, please use a different email.  This should correct the problem.  If you're still having problems, please contact [email protected]."

Lockers in the locker room will be provided for each student to leave their PE belongings (PE clothes, deodorant, lotion, etc.). 

​​​​​​​We are looking forward to meeting our newest Eagles and welcoming back the rising 8th graders.

Health and PE Department

Electronic Opt-Outs Available in ParentVUE

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

List of opt-out's:

  • Tutor.com Access (was available April 2022)
  • SEL Screener Participation
  • Counseling Opt Out
  • Transportation Intent
  • Home Internet Access

SIS Parent Account Overview web page under Student Information.

For further assistance, parents can enter a  Parent Support Request (parent technology help support).

Be Wise, Immunize! Required Immunizations for 2022-23 School Year

Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep students protected from serious diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations over recent years because of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and ready for school. Check with your students’ health care providers now to make sure they are up to date on their immunizations.

Appointments are required for most immunization clinics. Don’t wait until the last minute when you might not be able to find an appointment. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of clinics or schedule with your family’s health care provider.

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations to provide to their school. More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Making the Transition to Middle School


Making the move from elementary school to middle school can be both an exciting and unsettling time for a parent and student. In this week’s podcast, hear ways to ease the transition by:

  • Understanding the developmental changes in your child.
  • Getting to know middle school culture.
  • Encouraging independence, but remaining available.
  • Offering emotional support to your child.
  • Reiterating your family values and expectations.
  • Staying involved in your child’s school.

This podcast’s infomercial is about summer camps. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer fun. The FCPS Tech Adventure Camp and the Career and Technical Education Camp are taking registrations for summer 2022.

Listen and subscribe:

Would You 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.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey, 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 [email protected] 

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 - [email protected]

Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

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

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

Katherine Johnson MS - July 15, 2022

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Katherine Johnson Middle School Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at KJMS.

In this issue: Important Dates For 2022-2023
  • Thursday, July 28 - Principal's Coffee - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    • In the KJMS Library
  • Thursday, August 11 - "Ice Pops with Cops" - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • at Layton Hall Complex 
  • Thursday, August 18 - EagleFest - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, August 22 - 1st day of School - 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • (ODD DAY)
  • Friday, September 2 - School Holiday
  • Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday
  • Monday, September 26 - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3-7 - Spring Break- No School for Students
Summer Hours for the Main Office

Office hours are from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday - Thursday. Appointments outside these hours and registrations will be by appointment only.  For registration information/appointments, please mail Andrea Holmes at [email protected].

Principal's Coffee July 28  9:00 AM-10:00 AM 

As 2022-23 school approaches and we welcome our newest Eagles as well as our returning Eagles, please consider putting a visit to Katherine Johnson on your calendar. We are hosting an opportunity to come for a Principal's Coffee (or tea!) in the library. Please visit the link to RSVP that you'll attend so we can prepare accordingly. This will be a chance for you to get to know the KJMS Administration Team.  Rising 7th grade families are also welcome so spread the word! 

Jeff Platenberg officially sworn in as new superintendent of Fairfax City Public Schools

Fairfax City Public Schools has its new superintendent.

Jeff Platenberg was sworn in Monday, July 11, to serve a 4-year term.

Platenberg most recently was the Assistant Superintendent, Facilities and Transportation for Fairfax County Public Schools. Prior to joining FCPS, he was the assistant superintendent for support services with Loudoun County Public Schools, assistant superintendent for accountability and information communication technologies for Lexington County School District One in Lexington, S.C., and deputy superintendent of support services for Savannah-Chatham County (Ga.) Public Schools.

“Jeff Platenberg brings a wealth of hands-on knowledge of facilities, school renovations and budget leadership to the City of Fairfax Schools,” said Carolyn Pitches, City of Fairfax School Board Chair recently. “I look forward to working with him as we seek to modernize our facilities and increase opportunities for all of our city school students.”

Dr. Phyllis Pajardo retired as superintendent on June 30.

KJMS Laptop Distribution for 22-23 School Year
  • Monday, August 8th, 2022 | 8am-1pm
  • Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 | 8am-1pm
  • Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 | 2pm-7pm
  • Thursday, August 11th, 2022 | 2pm-7pm

Coming soon will be the SignUp Genius to signup for a laptop distribution slot.

If your rising 7th or 8th grader attended IMAGINE, Young Scholars, or RISE summer programs, you do NOT need to sign up for a Distribution slot.

Fairfax City Crossing Guards Needed

City of Fairfax is looking for crossing guards to hire.  If you are interested, please visit the City of Fairfax website for School Crossing Guards. Here is the link for the online application. 

KJMS EagleFest 2022

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 18th. 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 Drive side of the building:
    • 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 Drive 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!

Sign up here:  EageFest 2022

KJMS - PE Uniform Ordering Information

Please disregard this email if you have already placed a PE uniform order.

The H/PE department’s expectations for the 2022-2023 school year is for all students to change out for PE class. Students may bring their own change of clothing (full-size t-shirt and athletic style pants/shorts) or can purchase PE uniform from https://athleticunion.com/kjms.  Free shipping will be offered through mid-September.  Use the code #KJMS for free shipping.  

If you are having problems with #KJMS for free shipping, and have ordered anything with Athletic Union in the past, please use a different email.  This should correct the problem.  If you're still having problems, please contact [email protected]."

Lockers in the locker room will be provided for each student to leave their PE belongings (PE clothes, deodorant, lotion, etc.). 

​​​​​​​We are looking forward to meeting our newest Eagles and welcoming back the rising 8th graders.

Health and PE Department

Electronic Opt-Outs Available in ParentVUE

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

List of opt-out's:

  • Tutor.com Access (was available April 2022)
  • SEL Screener Participation
  • Counseling Opt Out
  • Transportation Intent
  • Home Internet Access

SIS Parent Account Overview web page under Student Information.

For further assistance, parents can enter a  Parent Support Request (parent technology help support).

English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) students decorated the walls of our Counseling department with different flags from around the world to celebrate the diversity at KJMS. These students painted the flags from their home country themselves with the help and guidance of Ms. Tripathi (ESOL Teacher), Ms. Payne (Office Assistant).  It makes our counseling department a more welcoming environment for the new families who come to register at KJMS from another country. 

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to KJMS during summer office hours. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Andrea Holmes at [email protected] 

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Making the Transition to Middle School


Making the move from elementary school to middle school can be both an exciting and unsettling time for a parent and student. In this week’s podcast, hear ways to ease the transition by:

  • Understanding the developmental changes in your child.
  • Getting to know middle school culture.
  • Encouraging independence, but remaining available.
  • Offering emotional support to your child.
  • Reiterating your family values and expectations.
  • Staying involved in your child’s school.

This podcast’s infomercial is about summer camps. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer fun. The FCPS Tech Adventure Camp and the Career and Technical Education Camp are taking registrations for summer 2022.

Listen and subscribe:

Would You 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.

Spanish Family Liaison

Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, Ana Maxey, 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 [email protected] 

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 - [email protected]

Stay in Touch with Us with us throughout the year by: FCPS Cares

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.

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

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

EagleFest - Thursday, August 18th

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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 18th. 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:
    • 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 18th:

  • Session 1 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Session 2 - 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Session 3 - 4:30 - 5:30pm
  • Session 4 - 5:30 - 6:30pm

Food

There will be food for sale during each Session.  Specific Food Trucks to be announced.

Parking

Due to limited parking, we are asking families to sign-up for one 60 minute session.  When you sign up for your hour timeslot, please know you can arrive anytime during that hour. You should plan for your walk around the building to take 30 minutes. We will ask that you depart at the end of your scheduled hour to free up parking for the next group.

 

You can sign-up for EagleFest by clicking HERE

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

Katherine Johnson MS - July 1, 2022

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! SAVE THE DATE

August 18 - Eagle Fest - TBD

August 22 - 1st day of School

Summer Hours for the Main Office

Office hours are from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday - Thursday. Appointments outside these hours and registrations will be by appointment only.  For registration information/appointments, please mail Andrea Holmes at [email protected].

Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application Coming Soon...

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application.  This has expired and now "Free Lunch" application is required to be submitted and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Watch your email and FCPS website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

Emergency Food Resources for Families

If you are in need of assistance, please call Fairfax County’s Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist you with any difficulties you are facing- including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, health care and other needs.

Community Based Resources - Emergency Food

 

English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) students decorated the walls of our Counseling department with different flags from around the world to celebrate the diversity at KJMS. These students painted the flags from their home country themselves with the help and guidance of Ms. Tripathi (ESOL Teacher), Ms. Payne (Office Assistant).  It makes our counseling department a more welcoming environment for the new families who come to register at KJMS from another country. 

 

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to KJMS during summer office hours. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Andrea Holmes at [email protected] 

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Making the Transition to Middle School


Making the move from elementary school to middle school can be both an exciting and unsettling time for a parent and student. In this week’s podcast, hear ways to ease the transition by:

  • Understanding the developmental changes in your child.
  • Getting to know middle school culture.
  • Encouraging independence, but remaining available.
  • Offering emotional support to your child.
  • Reiterating your family values and expectations.
  • Staying involved in your child’s school.

This podcast’s infomercial is about summer camps. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer fun. The FCPS Tech Adventure Camp and the Career and Technical Education Camp are taking registrations for summer 2022.

Listen and subscribe:

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.

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 [email protected] or [email protected].

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 - [email protected]

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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.

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

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Summer Hours for the Main Office

Starting June 13, 2021, office hours are from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday - Thursday. Appointments outside these hours and registrations will need to be by appointment only.  For registration information/appointments, please mail Andrea Holmes at [email protected].

Principal's Message...

Thank you for an amazing final day of school! Our students were well behaved and excited to tell all of their friends goodbye as we left today. This has been a hard school year for everyone. Your continued support can never be fully understood. We are excited to welcome our rising seventh graders in the fall. More information will be coming out soon about our events. For now you can save the date of Thursday, August 18, in the afternoon for our EagleFest welcome back activities.

Have a wonderful summer!!

Tammy Silipigni 

Principal of Katherine Johnson Middle School

Counseling Department Spruced Up with Flags

English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) students decorated the walls of our Counseling department with different flags from around the world to celebrate the diversity at KJMS. These students painted the flags from their home country themselves with the help and guidance of Ms. Tripathi (ESOL Teacher), Ms. Payne (Office Assistant).  It makes our counseling department a more welcoming environment for the new families who come to register at KJMS from another country. 

FCPS Summer Learning

A reminder that FCPS Online Campus Summer Courses are open for registration and available to eligible middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first high school level mathematics course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

 

Multilingual Parent Podcasts: Making the Transition to Middle School


Making the move from elementary school to middle school can be both an exciting and unsettling time for a parent and student. In this week’s podcast, hear ways to ease the transition by:

  • Understanding the developmental changes in your child.
  • Getting to know middle school culture.
  • Encouraging independence, but remaining available.
  • Offering emotional support to your child.
  • Reiterating your family values and expectations.
  • Staying involved in your child’s school.

This podcast’s infomercial is about summer camps. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer fun. The FCPS Tech Adventure Camp and the Career and Technical Education Camp are taking registrations for summer 2022.

Listen and subscribe:

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.

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 [email protected] or [email protected].

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 - [email protected]

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.

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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