Katherine Johnson MS - May 13, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • SOL Make-ups - May 16-18 
    • May 16 - Math
    • May 17- Science
    • May 18- Reading
  • Spring Band Concert - May 18 - 7:00 PM
  • SOL Re-takes - May 24-26
    • May 24 - Reading
    • May 25 - Science
    • May 26 - Math
  • May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

Eagle Community,

This week marked the completion of our official SOL testing season. While we still have a few make-up and retests to administer, by and large, the vast majority of students have completed the testing. We want to share that our students have done amazingly well on the math and science tests (reading test scores are still coming in since we just tested yesterday!). In fact, our students made great progress in math as measured by their fall Virginia Growth Assessments. The science testing presented the challenge of being a test that covered 6th, 7th, and 8th grade material. With our students leaving 6th grade in the spring of 2020, and this past year being much different in 7th grade, we knew that our students had much information to learn to prepare for SOL testing. Prepare they did! Many students did very well on the SOL, and most of those who will take advantage of re-testing were only 1-2 questions shy of passing. We know that our success happens because of the hard work of students and staff partnered with the supports you offer at home. Thanks to all of you for helping our students return to learning in a strong and positive way. 

SAVE THE DATE: It is time for the KJMS Awards Program, which will be on Tuesday, June 7th. In the coming weeks, all the parents of students who will be recognized will receive emails from staff or phone calls inviting them to attend. This event will also be live streamed in case you cannot come in person or if you want to share the event with family and friends. We will email each family their student’s Team Award Link closer to June 7, 2022. Here is the schedule for the day for planning purposes. 

Tuesday, June 7th

7:45-9:00 AM

  • 7th grade Gym: HOKIES 
  • 8th grade Gym: SPARTANS 
  • Cafeteria: CAVALIERS
  • Auditorium: PANTHERS
  • Library: ESOL by Invitation

9:15-10:30 AM

  • 7th grade Gym: PATRIOTS 
  • 8th grade Gym: CAPTAINS 
  • Cafeteria: HIGHLANDERS
  • Auditorium: NIGHTHAWKS

After the Awards Programs, we will move into 8th Grade Celebration Day for the afternoon with field events, activities, and food for all 8th grade students. This will be a free event to celebrate their accomplishments of attending middle school–during a pandemic, no less! Our 7th graders will spend time in their TA classrooms doing other activities such as watching “Hidden Figures,” the Disney movie about our namesake, Katherine Johnson, and her team as they helped get our first astronauts to the moon. 

In closing, we would like to thank our departing PTA Executive Board for all of the work this year to support our KJMS students and staff. Missy Gallihugh (President), Gina Lummus (Treasurer), and Monika Kluczyk (Secretary) have invested much personal time and energy alongside a core group of other parent volunteers to ensure our PTA had a successful year. We want to congratulate our new 2022-2023 officers:

  • President: Jaime Yarussi,
  • Secretary: Claudia DeFries,
  • Treasurer: Claudia Young.

Sincerely,

Tammy Silipigni

Spring Band Concert

Come out to the Spring Band Concert on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm in the KJMS auditorium!  Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.  The students will be performing challenging band works from long ago, some brand-new, and some pop classics that all will enjoy!

On Wednesday, May 11, we celebrated over 700 students who made the honor roll with a sweet treat.  We are very proud of these students who worked very hard to reach this celebrated occasion.

Save the Date: Meet the Incoming Superintendent at a Virtual Town Hall on May 17

On Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM, incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall. Watch your email and upcoming issues of FCPS This Week for more details, including how to register. Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1.

Dr. Reid held an in-person town hall May 3 that can be viewed on the FCPS YouTube Channel.

SOL Testing Information 

Students at Katherine Johnson Middle School will be participating in the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests during the last quarter of the school year.  Please read the FCPS SOL website about the SOLs and the specific tests your students will be taking.  

The specific testing dates for our school are:

  • SOL Make-ups - May 16 -20 (regular bell schedule)
  • SOL Re-takes - May 23-27 (regular bell schedule)
Other KJMS Spring Testing Schedule
  • Math Inventory - May  23 (New Date)
  • Reading Inventory - June 1 & 2 (New Dates)
Student Laptop Collection

Students who received an FCPS laptop and charger this year will need to return it to school beginning Wednesday, June 8th. All laptops and chargers must be returned so that they can be updated for next school year. However, IF your student is attending summer programming and needs to keep their device, we need parents to complete this form to let us know. 

Laptops and chargers will be collected outside of the cafeteria on Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th during all lunches.

Any questions, please contact Kelsea Owens ([email protected]).

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.

 

FCPS Substitute Teaching and Substitute Instructional Assistants Information Session

Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant Information Sessions are for external candidates looking to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant.

A Google Meet link is provided to registrants on Monday, May 16.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - May 6, 2022

Johnson MS News1 week 3 days ago

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • Happy Mother's Day - May 8
  • Reading SOLs (7th & 8th grades) - May 12 (bell schedule change-see schedule below)
  • NJHS School Dance - May 13 - 2:30 PM
  • SOL Make-ups - May 16 -20 
  • Spring Band Concert - May 18 - 7:00 PM
  • SOL Re-takes - May 23-27 
  • May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Dear Eagle Families and Community,

What a great week to work at KJMS! We are so proud for the ways our KJMS PTA and families celebrated our staff this week.  Everyday, our staff received treats and prizes through our raffles and through your generosity. In fact, each of our staff won a prize! They also loved the increase of public recognition with your submission to FCPS Cares

Here is a recap of how each day was special:

Monday:  Raffle (courtesy of gifts donated from families and Starbucks), Ice Cream Treats - Hosted by our Admin Team

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday sponsored by KJMS PTA, and Gift bags sponsored by NHJS

Wednesday: "Let the 4th be With You" cupcakes - shaped as Star Wars light sabers hosted by our Admin; Coupons for free Nothing Bundt Cake Bundlets (Fair Lakes location) and Rita's Ice Treats (Fairfax City location)

Thursday: Duck Donuts (Fairfax Blvd) with coffee and juices - Sponsored by our PTA

Friday: Muffins by Fairfax Bakery (Fairfax Blvd)- Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Schools and the Admin

We appreciate the many donations from our community that helped to make this week very special for our AWESOME staff! Show your support by frequenting supporting establishments: Duck Donuts, Fairfax Bakery, Wegmans, Starbucks (Kamp Washington), Smiles (Fairfax Corner), Rita Italian Ice (Fairfax City), Nothing Bundt Cakes (Fair Lakes).

In honor of Mother's Day this weekend, we want to thank all of the KJMS mothers (and those who serve in this capacity) for the support and guidance you provide for our Eagles each and everyday. We know that middle school students may not articulate their gratitude, but know you are loved, valued and appreciated!

In closing, we are ending the week with smiles and yellow shirts in honor of Osteogenesis Imperfecta awareness. One of our very own Eagles championed this day (see picture below of her with me and her mother). We are proud of her for helping educate our students and staff on this rare disease and how it impacts people. Thank you to all who wore yellow on Friday!

 

Grab your umbrellas and enjoy the weekend,

Tammy Silipigni

KJMS Theatre Presents...

May 6th, and 7th at 7 PM. $7 Students, $10 Adults

Get Your Tickets Here!

Spring Band Concert

Come out to the Spring Band Concert on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm in the KJMS auditorium!  Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.  The students will be performing challenging band works from long ago, some brand-new, and some pop classics that all will enjoy!

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

NJHS Presents the Journey to the Stars spring dance at KJMS on Friday, May 13th from 2:30 – 4:30pm. Students can purchase a ticket in Ms. Rivero’s room and the cafeteria during lunches throughout the next week. Tickets bought Monday – Wednesday cost $5. Tickets bought Thursday and Friday will cost $6. Late buses will be provided or students can get picked up.  Food and drinks will be provided as well.

NJHS hopes to see everyone looking fancy and having fun!

Save the Date: Meet the Incoming Superintendent at a Virtual Town Hall on May 17

On Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM, incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall. Watch your email and upcoming issues of FCPS This Week for more details, including how to register. Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1.

Dr. Reid held an in-person town hall May 3 that can be viewed on the FCPS YouTube Channel.

COVID-19 Updates from FCPS

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) continues to monitor cases and report COVID-19 outbreaks, as outlined by the Virginia Department of Health. Currently, Fairfax County's Community Level remains low as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our layered prevention strategies are being implemented based on our COVID-19 Community Level, as recommended by the CDC.

However, FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and parents/legal guardians are reminded of the daily health screening requirement to check their students for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are available online.

SOL Testing Information 

Students at Katherine Johnson Middle School will be participating in the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests during the last quarter of the school year.  Please read the FCPS SOL website about the SOLs and the specific tests your students will be taking.  

The specific testing dates for our school are:

  • Reading SOLs (7th & 8th grades) - May 12 
  • SOL Make-ups - May 16 -20 (regular bell schedule)
  • SOL Re-takes - May 23-27 (regular bell schedule)

Bell Schedule on the following testing days only:

April 28, May 4 and May12 

Additionally, students who fail any of their SOL tests by a narrow margin will be given the opportunity to retest with parent permission.  In order to facilitate SOL retakes we need to know ahead of time if you give your child permission to retest in the event that they score between 375-399.  

Please fill out this Retest Permission Form and send it to school by May 13, 2022.  Please fill out a separate form for each student you have at Katherine Johnson MS.  A decision not to allow retesting will not impact your child’s course grade or academic record.

Translated permission forms:

Spanish

Korean

Arabic

Chinese

Vietnamese

Please contact the school's Testing Coordinator, Griselda Mendoza, at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Student Laptop Collection

Students who received an FCPS laptop and charger this year will need to return it to school beginning Wednesday, June 8th. All laptops and chargers must be returned so that they can be updated for next school year. However, IF your student is attending summer programming and needs to keep their device, we need parents to complete this form to let us know. 

Laptops and chargers will be collected outside of the cafeteria on Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th during all lunches.

Any questions, please contact Kelsea Owens ([email protected]).

Other KJMS Spring Testing Schedule
  • Math Inventory - May  23 (New Date)
  • Reading Inventory - June 1 & 2 (New Dates)
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.

 

FCPS Substitute Teaching and Substitute Instructional Assistants Information Session

Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant Information Sessions are for external candidates looking to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant.

A Google Meet link is provided to registrants on Monday, May 16.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - April 29, 2022

Johnson MS News2 weeks 3 days ago

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • May 2-6 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday
Tonight's basketball game of Katherine Johnson versus Stone Middle School is a scrimmage game only.  The game will be closed to all spectators and fans.  Only athletes and their parents will be allowed in.  Thank you for your support of both teams and sending your well wishes from afar.  

Dear KJMS Families,

What a busy week! In honor of Autism Awareness, one of our students asked if we could all wear red to show our support. See the picture above for some of the staff that wanted to show their support!

This week, we also had our first round of SOL testing with math tests. Our students did amazing work, so much so that we had to extend the test session to allow more time for diligent workers to finish! In a school of more the 1000 students, only FOUR students needed to borrow laptops. That is largely due to friendly reminders at school and at home to be prepared. We thank you for sending them to school ready to test! Next week, 8th graders will take the Science SOL on Wednesday, May 4. To make sure testing locations are secure, please do not withdraw students early on test days. For planning, the 7th and 8th grade Reading SOLs will be on Thursday, May 12. In addition, we have planned make-up test days. If your student doesn’t feel well, please keep them at home; they can make up the test at a later date.

We were very proud of how hard students worked and how ready they were to test. We asked all students to walk to their test locations early, and we were impressed with how quickly they arrived. The teachers noted how this set a relaxed tone for testing. We plan to continue to ask students to go directly to class every morning for the remainder of the year. Rather than walking around the building until 7:30, we will ask all students to walk directly to class from buses and the main lobby. We plan to set up breakfast stations around the building for grab and go breakfast. We think this will help students focus and be ready for instruction. 

7th graders! We hope you are all ready for the MeWEE Science field trips next week. Field trips will be held even if it is raining. They will only be canceled if there is severe weather. Please check the weather and send your student in the appropriate clothing.

In closing, next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. At KJMS, we like to take this week to honor all staff. If you would like to support our appreciation week next week, please feel free to drop off gift cards to your favorite store or restaurant, a small gift you think one of them would enjoy from our daily drawings, or a baked good. Our teachers know your partnership is the reason that working at KJMS is a great place to be!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Tammy Silipigni, Principal

KJMS Theatre Presents...

May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7 PM. $7 Students, $10 Adults

Get Your Tickets Here!

SOL Testing Information 

Students at Katherine Johnson Middle School will be participating in the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests during the last quarter of the school year.  Please read the FCPS SOL website about the SOLs and the specific tests your students will be taking.  

The specific testing dates for our school are:

  • Science SOLs (8th grade only) - May 4 (This is the revised date)
  • Reading SOLs (7th & 8th grades) - May 12 
  • SOL Make-ups - May 16 -20 (regular bell schedule)
  • SOL Re-takes - May 23-27 (regular bell schedule)

Bell Schedule on the following testing days only:

April 28, May 4 and May12 

Additionally, students who fail any of their SOL tests by a narrow margin will be given the opportunity to retest with parent permission.  In order to facilitate SOL retakes we need to know ahead of time if you give your child permission to retest in the event that they score between 375-399.  

Please fill out this Retest Permission Form and send it to school by May 13, 2022.  Please fill out a separate form for each student you have at Katherine Johnson MS.  A decision not to allow retesting will not impact your child’s course grade or academic record.

Translated permission forms:

Spanish

Korean

Arabic

Chinese

Vietnamese

Please contact the school's Testing Coordinator, Griselda Mendoza, at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Other KJMS Spring Testing Schedule
  • Math Inventory - May  23 (New Date)
  • Reading Inventory - June 1 & 2 (New Dates)
Messages from Fairfax High School... 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.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - April 22, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • April 28 - Math SOLs (All grade levels) 
  • May 2-6 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

Dear KJMS Families,

Happy Spring!

As the weather warms and the year winds down, we wanted to ask for your help in keeping our students safe at home. Recently, the news has been flooded with stories of toddlers accidentally ingesting candies and crackers that are infused with THC. Companies have also been suing THC manufacturers who make labels that look very similar to their known products. See the images, from one of these articles, below and note how easily one could be confused. The actual candy is on the left, and the THC-laced products are on the right. 

Here at school, please remind your child never to eat or accept candy (or other food products) from other students. For students that are distributing these products, this is a reminder that is a violation of the SR & R and will result in a referral to the hearings office. We just want to be sure all students are safe and protected, and that you as parents know that types of things are now available in the consumer market outside of school and could make their way into your homes. They are very dangerous for adolescents.

I have a wonderful sunny weekend!

Tammy Silipigni, Principal

KJMS Theatre Presents...

May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7 PM. $7 Students, $10 Adults

Get Your Tickets Here!

Staff Appreciation Week in May

Our Staff Appreciation Week is rapidly approaching, May 2- May 6, and we are looking for your help!  We are asking for donations of gift cards and/or gift baskets.  We need to collect a total of 150 gift cards, to cover our entire staff. We plan to raffle off any gift baskets and other items, we acquire.  Thank you in advance for your donations and generosity and thank you for helping make our Staff Appreciation Week a memorable one. Donations can be dropped off in the main office. 

Another way to express your "thank you" for a staff member is by using  the  FCPS Cares Program.   This program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.  We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

SOL Testing Information 

Students at Katherine Johnson Middle School will be participating in the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests during the last quarter of the school year.  Please read the FCPS SOL website about the SOLs and the specific tests your students will be taking.  

The specific testing dates for our school are:

  • Math SOLs (All grade levels) - April 28 
  • Science SOLs (8th grade only) - May 4 (This is the revised date)
  • Reading SOLs (7th & 8th grades) - May 12 
  • SOL Make-ups - May 16 -20 (regular bell schedule)
  • SOL Re-takes - May 23-27 (regular bell schedule)

Bell Schedule on the following testing days only:

April 28, May 4 and May12 

 

Additionally, students who fail any of their SOL tests by a narrow margin will be given the opportunity to retest with parent permission.  In order to facilitate SOL retakes we need to know ahead of time if you give your child permission to retest in the event that they score between 375-399.  

Please fill out this Retest Permission Form and send it to school by May 13, 2022.  Please fill out a separate form for each student you have at Katherine Johnson MS.  A decision not to allow retesting will not impact your child’s course grade or academic record.

Translated permission forms:

Spanish

Korean

Arabic

Chinese

Vietnamese

Please contact the school's Testing Coordinator, Griselda Mendoza, at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Other KJMS Spring Testing Schedule
  • Math Inventory - May  23 (New Date)
  • Reading Inventory - June 1 & 2 (New Dates)
Messages from Fairfax High School... Fairfax High School's PTSA 

"The FHS PTSA is searching for parents to serve on the board next year. While many of our current board members will continue in their current roles, we want YOU to get involved, too!  Next year will be a great year for Freshman parents to really see how the PTSA serves the school and the community.  

Our goal is to have the board reflect the diversity of our school community and classrooms. Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Please contact Heather Rupp [email protected], Samar Martin [email protected], or Miranda Adams [email protected] for more information."

Fairfax HS All Night Grad (ANG) Information

Fairfax HS All Night Grad Committee invites you to participate in our 

ONLINE Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle!  Bidding goes LIVE THIS FRIDAY April 22nd!  

Items up for bid include:  Free Bundt Cake For A YEAR * Golf for 4 at Evergreen Country Club * Interior Decorating Consultation with Indigo Designs * Wrestling Lessons with NOVA Wrestling Club * Clothing, Jewelry, Handbags * Local Restaurant Gift Cards including Freddy's Steakburgers, Rita's Italian Ice, Woody's Ice Cream * AND MUCH MORE!  

Link to bid:  https://app.galabid.com/fhsangsa2022/items

CHECK OUT THE 50/50 RAFFLE!

One Lucky E-Ticket Winner will split the proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle with the All Night Grad Committee.  ANYONE CAN WIN!  See website for details.  

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE!

If you have items or services to donate for our Silent Auction or if you have leads or business contacts that might be interested in donating, please use this form and use the "In-Kind Donation Description and Value" field or email [email protected]

Proceeds from Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle support All Night Grad Class of 2022 Questions?  Email [email protected]

FCPS and Fairfax County Government Partnering to Provide Substance Abuse Webinars on April 26, 28

Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District (which is consistent with national and state trends), Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide educational webinars on youth substance use trends and supports. The free webinars are scheduled for April 26, and April 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Both webinars will provide the same information. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Most commonly used substances
  • In-depth opioid information
  • Reasons why youth use substances
  • How parents can support their children
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources
  • How students, parents, and community members can connect with support providers

Registration for the webinars is available online.

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.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - April 15, 2022

Johnson MS News1 month ago

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • April 28 - Math SOLs (All grade levels) 
  • May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

Dear KJMS Families,

Regardless of what you call the situation we continue to find ourselves in, we are grateful at Katherine Johnson to have your continued partnership as we support students working towards academic success, making behavior changes and caring for their overall wellness.

You may have seen in the news recently that Herndon High School decided to start practicing the same Away for the Day expectations we have at KJMS. This year has been a year of adjustment, adjusting to in person learning, adjusting to mask optional, and most importantly adjusting to the ever-changing needs of our students. We are thankful that your support of Away for the Day has made that one issue that is more manageable. In the spring we traditionally see changes in behavior as the weather gets warmer. In what we call the new normal we saw those changes before spring break. Every quarter administrators review the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) with our students. This week administrators visited all PE classes and focused on recommitment to our SOAR traits.

SOAR TRAITS

Socially Responsible

Open-Minded

Accountable

Respectful

Our main focus this quarter was respect and the power of words. Often when students are asked about the inappropriate language they are using, they tell staff members they were joking or “roasting”. We made it clear to students that racist, homophobic, or sexist language has no place in our school. Please be aware the vast majority of students are extremely respectful and rarely use unkind words. We recognize that the past few years have seen a sharp increase in the use of and access to social media, and other electronic platforms. We do wonder how our students may have been impacted and as a result what they find acceptable or appropriate.

Please take a moment to find out what your students experiences at KJMS have been this year. Make sure they understand the power of words, and encourage them to find healthy ways to connect with classmates and be funny. The staff at Katherine Johnson has felt a great deal of support and partnership with the KJMS community. We want to thank you for all that you have done that has allowed us to do the work we love.

Have a wonderful weekend.

The KJMS Admin. Team

KJMS Theatre Presents...

May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7 PM. $7 Students, $10 Adults

Get Your Tickets Here!

Staff Appreciation Week in May

Our Staff Appreciation Week is rapidly approaching, May 2- May 6, and we are looking for your help!  We are asking for donations of gift cards and/or gift baskets.  We need to collect a total of 150 gift cards, to cover our entire staff. We plan to raffle off any gift baskets and other items, we acquire.  Thank you in advance for your donations and generosity and thank you for helping make our Staff Appreciation Week a memorable one. Donations can be dropped off in the main office.  Thank you.

SOL Testing Information 

Students at Katherine Johnson Middle School will be participating in the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests during the last quarter of the school year.  Please read the FCPS SOL website about the SOLs and the specific tests your students will be taking.  

The specific testing dates for our school are:

  • Math SOLs (All grade levels) - April 28 
  • Science SOLs (8th grade) - May 4 (This is the revised date)
  • Reading SOLs (7th & 8th grades) - May 12 
  • SOL Make-ups - May 16 -20
  • SOL Re-takes - May 23-27

Additionally, students who fail any of their SOL tests by a narrow margin will be given the opportunity to retest with parent permission.  In order to facilitate SOL retakes we need to know ahead of time if you give your child permission to retest in the event that they score between 375-399.  

Please fill out this Retest Permission Form and send it to school by May 13, 2022.  Please fill out a separate form for each student you have at Katherine Johnson MS.  A decision not to allow retesting will not impact your child’s course grade or academic record.

Translated permission forms:

Spanish

Korean

Arabic

Chinese

Vietnamese

Please contact the school's Testing Coordinator, Griselda Mendoza, at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Other KJMS Spring Testing Schedule
  • Math Inventory - May 17 & 18
  • Reading Inventory - May 19 & 20

 A big shout out THANK YOU! to Compass Coffee who donated gift cards to our staff members.  They provided gift cards to each of our four Fairfax City Schools. We are so appreciative of their generosity.  To thank them in person, please visit their new store at 10400 Fairfax Boulevard (located by the new Amazon Fresh Store).  

Online Tutoring Service Began April 14

Get FREE Homework Help

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many KJMS students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

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.

 

FCPS Substitute Teaching and Substitute Instructional Assistants Information Session

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2022

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant Information Sessions are for external candidates looking to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant.

A Google Meet link is provided to registrants on Monday, April 18.

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.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - April 1, 2022

Johnson MS News1 month 2 weeks ago

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • April 4-8 - Spring Break
    • Main Office will be closed. 

Hello KJMS Families,

We hope that you and your families will enjoy this wonderful weather as spring break approaches.  We hope our students are getting a much needed break from screens and devices and spending time with family and friends.  As we return from spring break, it will be a busy time of year with many events on the calendars.  

On the week we return from break, we will be welcoming rising seventh graders as they tour our building.  We will also be taking our eight graders over to Fairfax High School so they can see the place they will call home in just a few months.  There are also several field trips on the calendar so be sure to look for information your child brings home.  

The Katherine Johnson MS main office will be closed during Spring Break, April 4-April 8. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 11. 

Thank you for the time you spend reading our weekly newsletter. Now, off the devices and enjoy family time!

Have a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break.

Sincerely,

Tammy Silipigni, Principal

The deadline Today, APRIL 1, 2022.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity…order your copy today!
  1. Go to www.barksdalephoto.com
  2. Click “Online Orders”
  3. Click “Continue”
  4. Enter the code “0037625YB”  as the password
Ramadan

This year Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, begins April 2nd and ends May 1st, 2022.  

  • Once we return from the Spring Break, the KJMS school library will be open during all lunches for students who may prefer to go to the library instead of the cafeteria, as many will be fasting.
  • Library conference room will also be available to students who may want to perform their prayers during the school day.
KJMS Spring Testing Schedule
  • SEL Screener -  April 14 (more further below)
  • Math SOLs (All grade levels) - April 28 
  • Science SOLs (8th grade) - May 5
  • Reading SOLs (7th & 8th grades) -  May 12 
  • SOL Make-ups - May 16 -20
  • SOL Re-takes - May 23-27
  • Math Inventory - May 17 & 18
  • Reading Inventory - May 19 & 20
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

Tutor.com

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request.  If a parent/guardian does not want their student(s) to have access to this online tutoring resource, they must complete the opt-out via SIS ParentVUE or return a signed copy of the Opt-Out form to the school. A paper copy was sent home with all students on 3/25.

Directions to opt-out via SIS ParentVUE will be posted on the Online Tutoring Services webpage

Online Tutoring Services Notice & Opt-Out Form & Translations

Translations

Meal Kit Distribution Change for Spring Break

In preparation for spring break (April 4-8), the following plan is in place for meal kit distribution:

  • April 6: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • April 13: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and locations of the meal kit sites is available online.

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.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - March 25, 2022

Johnson MS News1 month 3 weeks ago

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release     
    • Dismissal at 12:15 PM
    • End of 3rd Quarter
  • April 1 - Student Holiday
    • (Teacher Workday)
  • April 4-8 - Holiday
    • (Spring Break)

Hello KJMS Families,

Next will be our Spring Break Spirit Week!! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

The Admin. Team

KJMS Spring Testing Schedule
  • SEL Screener -  April 14 (more further below)
  • Math SOLs (All grade levels) - April 28 
  • Science SOLs (8th grade) - May 5
  • Reading SOLs (7th & 8th grades) -  May 12 
  • SOL Make-ups - May 16 -20
  • SOL Re-takes - May 23-27
  • Math Inventory - May 17 & 18
  • Reading Inventory - May 19 & 20
The deadline for orders is FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity…order your copy today!
  1. Go to www.barksdalephoto.com
  2. Click “Online Orders”
  3. Click “Continue”
  4. Enter the code “0037625YB”  as the password
Family Engagement Survey Closes on April 3

Make Your Voice Heard! 

Share your thoughts around important topics impacting your student’s success. By participating in the Family Engagement Survey, parents/caregivers are making their voices heard. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

Help us better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our schools. 

TAKE THE SURVEY! Family Engagement Survey

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Back on September 8, 2021, an email explaining the SEL screening was sent to parents via email.  For more information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892). 

Students in grades 3-12 will be screened in the fall, winter, and spring. In these grade levels, students will reflect and report on their own skills and experiences. Screener data will only be accessible to teachers, administrators, and staff with legitimate educational interests. Results will be maintained in secure files and databases accessible only to these individuals. Screener results will be used with other data to inform practices for SEL skill development and mental wellness. Screener data will also help staff plan interventions for students with identified needs. Parents and guardians will receive an individualized report regarding their student’s screener results following each assessment window. School staff will be available to discuss results with families on planned support.

Katherine Johnson Middle School will administer the Spring SEL Screener on April 14, 2022 through the student’s TA period. You can view the full text of the SEL Screener questions by clicking on this link.  If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener and/or need translation of this letter and the opt-out form, please click here.

Please contact your student’s school counselor if you have any questions.

Kuddos to the KJMS Choral Department!!

Congratulations to the KJMS Choral Department on their participation in VCDA Choral Assessment this past weekend!  District XI Choral Assessments were held at Woodson High School, where members of Basso Chorus, Vocal Ensemble and Bella Canzone all performed.  Three adjudicators assessed the choirs in tone, intonation, diction, rhythm, artistry, balance/blend, and general effect as they performed.  In addition to performance, choirs were also assessed on their sight-reading abilities.  The judges praised KJMS choirs for their energy and stage presence, beautiful balance and blend, and diction.  Our choirs were awarded Excellent and Superior ratings overall, the highest praise a choir can receive at assessment!  Congratulations to all chorus members in the KJMS Choral Department!   

2022 Special Education Conference on March 26

This year’s Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, March 26, with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is open online.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
  • Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
  • Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
  • Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help. 

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register.  

Meal Kit Distribution Change for Spring Break

In preparation for spring break (April 4-8), the following plan is in place for meal kit distribution:

  • March 30: Additional meals (four days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.
  • April 6: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • April 13: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and locations of the meal kit sites is available online.

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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Katherine Johnson MS - March 18, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release;
    • End of 3rd Quarter
  • April 1 - Student Holiday
    • (Teacher Workday)
  • April 4-8 - Holiday
    • (Spring Break)

Hello KJMS Families,

It felt a lot more like spring this week! It seems like the message we shared with families last week about the dress code was effective, the Admin Team had very few students who needed redirection this week, we appreciate the partnership! Speaking of partnership, it was wonderful to see parents logging into our team parent coffees. We hope that parents who attended felt more connected to staff at school after attending. We know that through partnership our students can find success! Our next goal is helping our students get to class on time. Please remind your student when they hear passing music they should be in class before the music is over. You can also ask your student what music they hear during passing time between classes.  Our school DJ has been spinning the 70s and 80s lately. If you have a song suggestion, please share it with your student and they can pass it along to us!

We hope you enjoy the first official day of spring this weekend,

Your partners,

The KJMS Admin Team

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The deadline for orders is FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity…order your copy today! Family Engagement Survey

Our Family Engagement Survey is coming to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

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.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - March 11, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • March 13 - Daylight Savings Time
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter
  • April 1 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
  • April 4-8 - Holiday (Spring Break)

Hello KJMS Families,

Spring is in the air! Or at least it was earlier this week… It is great to see many unique styles and creative outfits in the clothes students wear to school. With warmer weather we encourage kids to think about what outfits are best for school, and what outfits are more suited to the beach, sports practices, or naptime. Katherine Johnson Middle School recognizes that at this age, students are beginning to express themselves with what they wear, so we want to make sure parents are informed about the FCPS Dress Code policy. You can find more information in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on page 15. For a great overview of the dress code which includes not wearing hats or hoods in school, please take a few minutes to watch our featured “Back to Basics” video entitled KJMS Dress Code Video. We share these resources so that we can better partner with you in helping all of our students make good choices.

Schools across FCPS are seeing more activity on social media this year. We, along with other schools, take immediate action when we see accounts or posts that harass or bully members of our community, and we work with Safety and Security and private platforms to remove harmful content.  We count on you as a partner to monitor your student’s phone and account(s) and bring issues to our attention. What starts online can impact the learning environment and takes a lot of time and resources to investigate. If you are curious about your student’s daily habits, consider keeping his/her phone at home for a day and count the alerts as they stream in.

At KJMS we have found our “Away for the Day” policy reduces disruptions to the learning environment. We want to remind you that students are not allowed to use phones and airpods in class or during the school day. Please see our video regarding our “Away for the Day” policy: Away for the Day video.  If your child texts, please remind them of the ATD rule and encourage them to ask teacher permission to be in touch with you.  This includes if your child is not feeling well. They should ask to go to the clinic and call or text you once they arrive at the clinic or main office. 

I also wanted to take a moment to remind families that students cannot have food delivered to the school via a delivery company (ie.Uber eats, GrubHub) as this presents safety issues especially when the student places an order and tries to meet the delivery person at one of our school doors. If there is a special occasion or a time when you need to drop off lunch from a restaurant for your student, you must come to the main office, and then your child will be given a space to eat in the front office during their lunch period. 

We are curious to see what next week holds as we thaw from the Winter snapback, and yawn for the weekend time change.

Your partners,

The KJMS Admin Team

This Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour! As a result of the time change, many students will be walking to school or to bus stops in the dark.

Help your child stay safe by having him or her wear reflective clothing and bright or light colors, or add reflective items to their backpacks or clothes. Also, encourage your child to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up and not to run or dart into the street or cross between parked cars.

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  2. Click “Online Orders”
  3. Click “Continue”
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The deadline for orders is FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity…order your copy today! Family Engagement Survey

Our Family Engagement Survey is coming to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

Please note:  Gaming, use of Google hangouts, chatting apps, creating additional profiles, and installing add ons to your laptops is a violation of the FCPS Acceptable Use Policy and can result in the loss of your laptop. The use of these items can also result in your laptop not performing when needed for things like Horizon/eCart and Schoology. Please make sure you are using your FCPS device for school activities only. Please contact our Tech Office if you  need assistance.

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.

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

Katherine Johnson MS - March 4, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter
  • April 1 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
  • April 4-8 - Holiday (Spring Break)

Hello Eagles,

Students and staff experienced our first week with the new mask guidelines, and we are happy to report that our welcoming environment and caring culture were on display honoring mask choices without question. Thank you to families for having those conversations at home to help your child feel comfortable as we change our practices. 

While students enjoyed a nice break this Friday, teachers and staff participated in some quality time together in professional development around understanding and implementing equitable practices that positively impact all students. With almost four weeks to go before Spring Break and the end of this grading period approaching, teachers are finding ways to meaningfully connect with students and families to support success through the end of the year.

Finally, Team “Virtual Coffees” are coming soon! With March here and Spring on the way, it’s a good time for KJMS teachers and staff to renew our commitment to provide families an opportunity to communicate with us. Be on the lookout for an email invitation from your child’s Instructional Team with a link to this virtual event. In case you are unable to attend, each team will record the session and post afterward. Teams will present a few important reminders and updates, but the focus of the virtual coffee will be to hear from you as a partner of the Katherine Johnson family. Stay tuned! We look forward to providing this time for all of us to spring forward and finish the year Eagle Strong! Take advantage of the warm and sunny weekend!

Sincerely,

The KJMS Admin. Team

 Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us

This spring, all Katherine Johnson Middle School parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been another unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 7 and March 18. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

Thank you.

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The deadline for orders is FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity…order your copy today!

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.

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

KJMS After-School Clubs and Activities

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KJMS Girls Basketball

The KJMS Girls Basketball Team will be coached by the FHS Girls Basketball Coaching Staff.

Click on the flyer to signup for a tryout spot!

After-School Debate

Fairfax High School Debate is offering a debate after-school program to Middle School students for the 2nd year in a row! This year, we’re running a joint 8-week debate program for Rocky Run and Katherine Johnson students, through Fremont Debate Academy, focusing on the Middle School Public Debate Format (MSPDP). Students will develop argumentation and research skills, and apply them at regional and state-wide tournaments. This is a great debate and public speaking opportunity for students and will improve their self-confidence & public speaking skills, worldly knowledge & research skills and will have a positive impact on their academic performance.

Fremont Debate Academy (FDA) is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to create a debate & civics program in every school and every district across the world. Over the past ~6 years, our team of over 200+ has impacted ~5000 students, has programs scheduled in 19 states & 8 countries for this fall, and is training teachers from Teach For America (TFA) Ohio, TFA Washington, TFA New York, and Broward County (Florida)! Our volunteer team has aggregated 20,000+ volunteer hours, and FDA is a certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer  Service Award.

Learn more at fremontdebateacademy.org!

This is a virtual program on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm starting on March 3rd.

Student Application form: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdc4j_lFkIdMb0kH8q5xCB4-TL26OhnkHx9_wammkStNjqFKw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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KJMS Girls Basketball

The KJMS Girls Basketball Team will be coached by the FHS Girls Basketball Coaching Staff.

Click on the flyer to signup for a tryout spot!

After-School Debate

Fairfax High School Debate is offering a debate after-school program to Middle School students for the 2nd year in a row! This year, we’re running a joint 8-week debate program for Rocky Run and Katherine Johnson students, through Fremont Debate Academy, focusing on the Middle School Public Debate Format (MSPDP). Students will develop argumentation and research skills, and apply them at regional and state-wide tournaments. This is a great debate and public speaking opportunity for students and will improve their self-confidence & public speaking skills, worldly knowledge & research skills and will have a positive impact on their academic performance.

Fremont Debate Academy (FDA) is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to create a debate & civics program in every school and every district across the world. Over the past ~6 years, our team of over 200+ has impacted ~5000 students, has programs scheduled in 19 states & 8 countries for this fall, and is training teachers from Teach For America (TFA) Ohio, TFA Washington, TFA New York, and Broward County (Florida)! Our volunteer team has aggregated 20,000+ volunteer hours, and FDA is a certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer  Service Award.

Learn more at fremontdebateacademy.org!

This is a virtual program on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm starting on March 3rd.

Student Application form: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdc4j_lFkIdMb0kH8q5xCB4-TL26OhnkHx9_wammkStNjqFKw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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

Katherine Johnson MS - February 25, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • March 3- 2 Hour Early Release (Released at 12:15 PM)
  • March 4- Student Holiday, Staff Development Day
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

Dear Eagle Families,

Thank you for another great week as we finish up the month of February! We had almost every season this week, so who knows what March will blow in as far as weather goes! 

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate ever-changing COVID guidelines. A special thanks to our COVID Case Manager, Jennie Choi. She has done a fabulous job helping us all stay healthy and updated on the latest guidance. As FCPS continues to send out changes to our practices, please call if you have any questions. We also want to ensure all families that FCPS and KJMS remain committed to being an inclusive and safe environment for all students and staff. As such, we will honor all family decisions with their children regarding mask wearing beginning on March 1 with the implementation of the new law. We are stronger together and grow because we are a tapestry of ideas and beliefs.

Enjoy these final weeks of winter. Before we know it, Daylight Savings Time will be here again with longer days and warmer weather. Enjoy your weekend!

Happy Friday,

Tammy Silipigni, Principal

The Katherine Johnson Math Club recently participated in the Fairfax Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition.  Team KJMS scored a perfect score on the team round and finished 4th overall!  The following students also qualified for the MATHCOUNTS State Competition based on their individual scores:

  • Colin Chen
  • Henry Mann
  • Max Zhao
  • Zifan Zhao
  • Zifei Zhao

Congratulations to these students as well as the rest of the KJMS Math Club and the KJMS Math Club Coach, Mrs. Wang, for their hard work!

 Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us

This spring, all Katherine Johnson Middle School parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been another unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 7 and March 18. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

Thank you.

Virginia Music Educators Association District XI Honors Chorus Festival

On Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th,  selected choral students from KJMS participated in the Virginia Music Educators Association District XI Honors Chorus.  The festival was held at West Springfield High School and featured singers from middle and high schools from across the region.   These students rehearsed all day on both Friday and Saturday to perfect 5 songs with the help of an amazing guest conductor, Mr. Evan Powers.  The weekend culminated with a performance that featured KJMS’s own, Marli Palchik, 8th grade, as a soloist.  All students worked hard, sang beautifully, and represented KJMS with pride!

Is Your Child Missing Something?  Check Out Our Lost and Found

We have accumulated many misplaced items since we returned from winter break. Please encourage your student to check for their lost items in the lost and found area in the cafeteria. Thank you.

Reminder of After-School Check-In/Out Procedures

All students who stay after-school must report to the cafeteria by 2:25pm.  This includes students staying for academic help, clubs, activities and sports.  While students are in the cafeteria they will sign-in and receive a snack.  Also, any students who are being picked up from after-school will need to be picked up at Door 7, not at Door 1 (main entrance).  The main office is closed at 3pm.

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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:

Attendance

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

Your Path to Becoming an Educator Starts at the FCPS Instructional Job Fair on March 5

Fairfax County Public Schools is dedicated to building the future child by child. Our mission is to inspire and empower students to meet high academic standards, lead ethical lives, and be responsible and innovative global citizens. 

We are looking for outstanding educators and will be holding a Virtual Instructional Job Fair on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. Learn more about the fair, as well as how to apply, prepare, register, and attend.

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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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

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

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
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KJMS Volleyball

The KJMS Volleyball Teams were victorious against Langston Hughes on Friday, February 11th!  Both the JV and Varsity Teams won their best of 3 matchups against the Panthers.  

The KJMS Volleyball Teams play against Lake Braddock this Friday, February 25th at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston.

6pm - JV vs LBSS

7pm - Varsity vs LBSS

After-School Debate

Fairfax High School Debate is offering a debate after-school program to Middle School students for the 2nd year in a row! This year, we’re running a joint 8-week debate program for Rocky Run and Katherine Johnson students, through Fremont Debate Academy, focusing on the Middle School Public Debate Format (MSPDP). Students will develop argumentation and research skills, and apply them at regional and state-wide tournaments. This is a great debate and public speaking opportunity for students and will improve their self-confidence & public speaking skills, worldly knowledge & research skills and will have a positive impact on their academic performance.

Fremont Debate Academy (FDA) is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to create a debate & civics program in every school and every district across the world. Over the past ~6 years, our team of over 200+ has impacted ~5000 students, has programs scheduled in 19 states & 8 countries for this fall, and is training teachers from Teach For America (TFA) Ohio, TFA Washington, TFA New York, and Broward County (Florida)! Our volunteer team has aggregated 20,000+ volunteer hours, and FDA is a certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer  Service Award.

Learn more at fremontdebateacademy.org!

This is a virtual program on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm starting on March 2nd.

Student Application form: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdc4j_lFkIdMb0kH8q5xCB4-TL26OhnkHx9_wammkStNjqFKw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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

Katherine Johnson MS - February 18, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • February 21- No School, Presidents' Day
  • February 24 - NAEP Testing

  • March 3- 2 Hour Early Release (Released at 12:15 PM)
  • March 4- Student Holiday, Staff Development Day
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

Eagle Families,

With the three-day weekend approaching, please find some time to rest and reconnect with your students. We are very proud of the ways that our students are moving into routines with things like the casting of “The Little Mermaid” and festivals/events for band, chorus and strings happening more regularly now. 

We also wanted to take a moment to remind families that students cannot have food delivered to the school as this presents safety issues. If there is an occasion where you need to drop off lunch from a restaurant for your student, you must come to the main office, and then your child will be given a space to eat in the front office. 

Finally, thank you for your ongoing support as the State has worked on the mask issues and policies. FCPS shared our approach with you all today. We look forward to continuing to respect the diversity of opinions of all of our families as we navigate these changes.

Happy Friday,

Tammy Silipigni, Principal

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Gaming on Student Laptops

Recently we have seen an uptick in the number of students downloading unauthorized apps and gaming on their FCPS issued laptops, which are violations of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) all families sign annually.  Unauthorized programs and add ons can interfere with the function of FCPS instructional applications.

Please ask your students to review the update in the student Schoology course as well as the AUP guidelines.  While we are working on solutions for limiting access to unauthorized downloads and gaming platforms, it is important to remind students that violations of the AUP may result in disciplinary actions which could include loss of access to an FCPS device.  Families can sign up to monitor student computer usage:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/lightspeed-parent-report

Is Your Child Missing Something?  Check Out Our Lost and Found

We have accumulated many misplaced items since we returned from winter break. Please encourage your student to check for their lost items in the lost and found area in the main office. Thank you.

Attendance

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

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 like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - [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.

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 and Student IT Support Portal

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

Still need help?  

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

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

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

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

Katherine Johnson MS - February 11, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • February 21- No School, Presidents' Day
  • February 24 - NAEP Testing

  • March 3- 2 Hour Early Release (Released at 12:15 PM)
  • March 4- Student Holiday, Staff Development Day
  • March 31- 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

Dear KJMS Families,

As National School Counselor Week draws to a close, we hope you will join us in thanking our counseling and clinical staff for all that they do to support our students. As previously noted, counselors are hard at work connecting first with 8th graders, and then with 7th graders regarding Course Selection for next school year.

If you have questions about the process or courses, consider using this as an opportunity to let your student practice their advocacy skills. Help your student write down their questions, and remind them to ask their questions when they meet individually with their counselor. You are also welcome to connect directly (links listed below) with your child’s counselor. If you do, be sure to wish them a Happy School Counselor Week!

Here is a list of our AWESOME counselors:

Dayle Ranallo (Hokies & Panthers Team)

Curtiss Barnes ( Spartans & Cavaliers Team)

Friday Oeur (Patriots & Nighthawks Team)

Tyisha Williamson (Captains & Highlanders Team)

 

Reminder: One Last Picture Make-Up Day

We have scheduled one last picture make-up day for Thursday, February 17. Only the following students are invited and able to have retakes:

  • Absent on any of our previous picture days (9/23 and/or 9/24)
  • Students new to KJMS since November 4
  • Students who did not participate in the November 4 retakes

Please complete the form below if your child meets one of these circumstances, and he/she will be given a pass to have their picture retaken.  If you purchased pictures (original set), please be sure to send them in with your student to give to the photographer on February 17.   

Make-up Picture Day Form

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Testing Information

Fifty 8th-graders will represent thousands of others across the country on February 24, 2022. Known as The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in the United States know and can do in a variety of subjects. Learn more at:

NAEP Website

FCPS Cares Program

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Watch this video to learn more

Test-to-Stay

Test-to-stay is recommended by CDC to reduce the impact of quarantine and limit school absences. FCPS is piloting test-to-stay in seven schools for students ages 5-17 who have not completed their primary vaccination series, and students 18+ who have not completed their primary vaccination series and their booster dose. These schools are:

  • South Lakes High School
  • Robinson Secondary School
  • Katherine Johnson Middle School
  • Glasgow Middle School
  • Bush Hill Elementary School
  • Bailey’s Elementary School
  • Hybla Valley Elementary School. 
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Attendance

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

TECHSTRAVAGANZA 2022

Techstravaganza, a free STEM activity fair that provides fun hands-on STEM labs and demonstrations for elementary and middle school students across the DMV area. This year, they will be holding the 18th annual Techstravaganza in-person on May 14, 2022, from 10 am to 4 pm at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA. They would like to invite KJMS students to attend Techstravaganza, which will surely spark students' interests in STEM. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav2022tix 

More information about the event can be found on their website at tjtechstrav.org. Please contact them directly if you have any questions.

Techstravaganza Organizers TWIST Leadership

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA

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.

Substitute Job Fair

Daily and Long-Term Substitute Teaching and Substitute Instructional Assistant Opportunities

February 17, 2022 9 - 11 a.m. 

Registration Link for Substituent Job Fair.

Would like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - [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.

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 and Student IT Support Portal

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

Still need help?  

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

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

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

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

Katherine Johnson MS - January 28, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • January 31 - February 7 -  WIDA Testing for selected students
  • February 21 - President's Day, No School
  • March 3 - 2 Hour Early Release

  • March 4 - Student Holiday, Staff Development Day

Eagle Families,

We hope this cold, rainy Fridays finds you all warm and dry! Although, it was 60 degrees this morning! But we know how Virginia is, and the cold weather will return.

As you read this, our new principal at Fairfax High School will be announced! Please know that we will be sure that our 8th graders will have the chance to meet with this person sometime soon as we all begin the transition to welcome a new face to our Fairfax Pyramid!

In closing, on Wednesday, a judge in Arlington Circuit Court announced she is reviewing a request from seven Virginia school boards, including FCPS, for a temporary injunction against Executive Order 2. A decision is expected in the coming days. Thank you for your support as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.

Stay warm and dry,

Tammy Silipigni, Principal

School Year 2022-23 Course Selections Information

This week seventh and eighth graders entered courses for the 2022-2023 school year into their SIS StudentVUE account.  As a parent, you should be able to see what they selected for their eighth and ninth grade school year. Counselors will connect individually with all students during the month of February to double check the entered courses and to answer questions that students may have. At any time, you can look in your ParentVUE account to see what your student has selected.  Classes will be finalized in March.

National School Counseling Week 2022, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from February 7–11. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success. 

We are so proud of our AWESOME School Counselors:  Mr. Barnes, Ms. Oeur, Ms. Ranallo, and Ms. Williamson.  

Thank you for all you do for our students, parents, staff and the entire KJMS school community!

One Last Picture Make-Up Day

If your student was absent on any of our previous picture days, we have scheduled one last picture make-up day for Thursday, February 17. Only the following students are invited and able to have retakes:

  • Students new to KJM since November 4
  • Students who did not participate in the November 4 retakes

Please complete the form below if your child meets one of these circumstances, and he/she will be given a pass to have their picture retaken.  If you purchased pictures (original set), please be sure to send them in with your student to give to the photographer on February 17.   

Make-up Picture Day Form

  1. Go to www.barksdalephoto.com
  2. Click “Online Orders”
  3. Click “Continue”
  4. Enter the code “0037625YB”  as the password

The deadline for orders is FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity…order your copy today!

Attendance

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

TECHSTRAVAGANZA 2022

Techstravaganza, a free STEM activity fair that provides fun hands-on STEM labs and demonstrations for elementary and middle school students across the DMV area. This year, they will be holding the 18th annual Techstravaganza in-person on May 14, 2022, from 10 am to 4 pm at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA. They would like to invite KJMS students to attend Techstravaganza, which will surely spark students' interests in STEM. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav2022tix 

More information about the event can be found on their website at tjtechstrav.org. Please contact them directly if you have any questions.

Techstravaganza Organizers TWIST Leadership

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA

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 like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - [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.

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 and Student IT Support Portal

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

Still need help?  

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

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

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

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

KJMS After-School Clubs and Activities

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FHS Football Interest Meeting

Any 7th or 8th Grader who is interested in meeting Coach Taylor to learn more about Fairfax High School Football should plan on attending this meeting on Thursday, 2/3 from 3:30-4:30.  Interested students should report to the cafeteria after-school.

This meeting is open to both 7th and 8th Grade KJMS Students  

Use the QR Code to register and be notified about upcoming weight lifting and camp opportunities.

FHS Cheerleading

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the FHS Cheerleading program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list: https://forms.gle/SnUzuvTBgJjKHvgdA. Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: FHS Cheerleading is both a sideline and competitive program. When we are not on the track cheering on the FHS Football team on game nights, we are practicing for our own District, State, and Region competitions! We have two teams: JV and Varsity that both begin in August and run through early/mid November. 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon! 

Ask your parents/guardians if you can follow us on Instagram @fairfaxcheerleading

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

KJMS After-School Clubs and Activities

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Español

FHS Football Interest Meeting

Any 8th Grader who is interested in meeting Coach Taylor to learn more about Fairfax High School Football should plan on attending this meeting on Thursday, 2/3 from 3:30-4:30.  Interested students should report to the cafeteria after-school.  

Use the QR Code to register and be notified about upcoming weight lifting and camp opportunities.

FHS Cheerleading

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the FHS Cheerleading program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list: https://forms.gle/SnUzuvTBgJjKHvgdA. Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: FHS Cheerleading is both a sideline and competitive program. When we are not on the track cheering on the FHS Football team on game nights, we are practicing for our own District, State, and Region competitions! We have two teams: JV and Varsity that both begin in August and run through early/mid November. 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon! 

Ask your parents/guardians if you can follow us on Instagram @fairfaxcheerleading

Introduction to American Sign Language

Each week students will cover a different topic with Ms. Floyd, a certified ASL Instructor. This class will meet for 10 Thursdays and cover the following topics:

Week 1: ABC Letters and 5 Parameters of ASL
Week 2: Common Phrases
Week 3: Simple Vocab Words
Week 4: Family and People
Week 5: Colors
Week 6: Emotions
Week 7: Numbers
Week 8: Time Concepts
Week 9: Weather
Week 10: Meals, Food and Drink Signs

Intro to ASL will have their first class on Thursday, 2/3 and will meet for 10 Thursdays from 3:30-4:30.

Sign-up HERE

KJMS Volleyball KJMS Spring Boys Basketball

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

Katherine Johnson MS - January 28, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events  
  • January 31 - February 7 -  WIDA Testing for selected students
  • February 21 - President's Day

Dear KJMS Families,

Did you know that February 8th is National Safer Internet Day? We are lucky to have a parent in our school community who is an expert on discussing and promoting a safer internet for all children. Recently, Joe Miller, joined the Wisconsin Department of Justice. He spoke with Dana Miller (no relation) on her great podcast to discuss children and online safety as we move into Web3. You can find the checklist that is referred to in the podcast here. Thank you for partnering with us as we all try to make the internet safer for our children. 

Report cards will be handed out to students on Monday, 1/31/22, and visible in StudentVUE and ParentVUE, starting Saturday, 1/29/2022, at 6 AM. Additionally, report cards will be mailed to parents whose students received a D and below. If you do not have a ParentVUE account, please contact Andrea Holmes [email protected] 

Thank you for all who made our KJMS or FHS Curriculum Nights successful! If you missed it, you can find information here:

KJMS Course Selection

FHS Curriculum Site

Reminder: 7th and 8th graders at KJMS will enter course preferences for the 2022-23 school year in SIS StudentVue at school during TA on February 3rd. If your student is absent that day or has questions, counselors will follow up with all KJMS students during the month of February.

Enjoy your snowy Friday,

Tammy Silipigni

One Last Picture Make-Up Day

If your student was absent on any of our previous picture days, we have scheduled one last picture make-up day for Thursday, February 17. Only the following students are invited and able to have retakes:

  • Students new to KJM since November 4
  • Students who did not participate in the November 4 retakes

Please complete the form below if your child meets one of these circumstances, and he/she will be given a pass to have their picture retaken.  If you purchased pictures (original set), please be sure to send them in with your student to give to the photographer on February 17.   

Make-up Picture Day Form

  1. Go to www.barksdalephoto.com
  2. Click “Online Orders”
  3. Click “Continue”
  4. Enter the code “0037625YB”  as the password

The deadline for orders is FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity…order your copy today!

Attendance

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

To report an absence, parents have these options:

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

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

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

TECHSTRAVAGANZA 2022

Techstravaganza, a free STEM activity fair that provides fun hands-on STEM labs and demonstrations for elementary and middle school students across the DMV area. This year, they will be holding the 18th annual Techstravaganza in-person on May 14, 2022, from 10 am to 4 pm at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA. They would like to invite KJMS students to attend Techstravaganza, which will surely spark students' interests in STEM. Here is the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav2022tix 

More information about the event can be found on their website at tjtechstrav.org. Please contact them directly if you have any questions.

Techstravaganza Organizers TWIST Leadership

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA

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 like a Translated Version of this Bulletin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - [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.

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 and Student IT Support Portal

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

Still need help?  

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

2.  Parents and Students may submit a request online

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

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

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