Kings Park ES Message, August 18th

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First Day of School, Monday, August 22nd

We can't wait to get the year started and were thrilled that so many families were able to join us today for Open House. Below are some key items to keep in mind as we enter the 2022-2023 school year. 

Arrival and Dismissal

Kings Park ES bell schedule is 8:40am- 3:35pm. Please see the below map that illustrates students arrival and dismissal. Our school doors will open at 8:30am. Parents, are welcome to walk their student to class the first week of school. Beginning, Monday, August 29th we ask that families say their goodbyes at the school entrances. 

Each Kings Park ES family received in the mail a welcome letter that included a green card to help teachers with your child's daily dismissal. We ask that you please fill this out and pin it to your child's backpack for the first day of school.

Bus stop and route information was shared last week with families via an FCPS email and is also available on your ParentVue accounts. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.

For those who have signed up for Kiss and Ride, you can anticipate an additional email tomorrow outlining the procedures for Kiss and Ride.

Student Breakfast and Lunch Purchases

School breakfast for students costs $1.75. Lunch is $3.25 for elementary students. Extra food—including milk, water, vegetables, fruits, and entrees—can be purchased a la carte, though offerings may be limited at the beginning of the school year due to supply chain issues. 

The best way to purchase meals (and additional food items) is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account online. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, your school’s front office staff can help. Purchases made with MySchoolBucks keep cafeteria lines moving more quickly. Visit the Food and Nutrition webpage for more information. 

Be ready on day one by setting up your child’s MySchoolBucks account, looking over the menus, and helping them learn their pin. You will receive an email from Food and Nutrition Services that includes your child’s pin. 

Access this weblink for more information including tips for those students who pack their lunch and free and reduced lunch information. 

Volunteer Opportunities Initial Cafeteria Support

We are seeking parents to volunteer and provide some additional support during the first few weeks of lunch time. Our students will be returning to using PIN numbers, going through the lunch line and navigating their own lunch containers. Having additional support will help ensure a smooth lunch block. If you are able to volunteer please sign up here

  • Kindergarten: 10:50am-11:30am
  • 2nd Grade 11:30am-12:05pm
  • 1st Grade 12:05pm-12:40pm
  • 3rd Grade 12:40pm-1:15pm
KPES Volunteer and Substitute Coffee

Kings Park is fortunate to have a strong volunteer base and we are excited to begin accessing this support in the weeks to come. Additionally, each day we lean on substitutes to help support in the event a staff member is out for sick, family or personal leave. We could not make it through the year without amazing substitute teachers and volunteers. Kings Park ES will be hosting a coffee on Wednesday, August 31st 9:00am- 9:45am for anyone considering substitute teaching or volunteering. Our agenda for the morning includes: 

  • Coffee and connecting with other KPES substitutes, volunteers and staff 
  • Learn about volunteering opportunities
  • Short Building tour
  • Opportunity to sign up to be a substitute teacher in FCPS if you are not currently a sub
  • Additional information regarding substitute teaching in FCPS can be found here

If you are interested in attending, please email Laura Conover at [email protected]

We are looking forward to building a great year together and the learning ahead. 

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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Kings Park ES Open House, Thurs. Aug 18th

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Thursday from 1-2pm. To prepare your students for the first day of school, we ask families to use the Arrival and Dismissal Map below and access the school building through the entrance your child will be using each day. 

FCPS Transportation Information

Fairfax County Public Schools notified you directly regarding your child's transportation to and from school, should your child quality for bus transportation. Additionally, all families should have also received a mailed welcome letter from Kings Park with a green transportation card. Please complete this card and send with your child on the first day of school. 

For those families wanting to access Kiss and Ride please stop by the cafeteria during Open House to receive a number. 

Virtual Back to School Information

Be on the look out for an email tomorrow from your classroom teacher with a recorded presentation including an overview of the school year. You will also be able to access information from our specialists. Everyone at Kings Park ES is looking forward to "building" a wonderful school year together.  

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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Welcome Walk Registration Due Today!

Kings Park staff will be offering a Welcome Walk for all registered families this year. The Welcome Walk is an informal time for you to meet your child's teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. To participate you must register via the below survey!

Your child's teacher and a KPES staff buddy will come to your home for a brief 3-5 minute doorstep visit. This year's welcome walk will be held on Monday, August 15th between 4pm-7pm. To participate you will need to be home during this time frame. If you are not going to be home at this date/time frame OR would prefer to meet the teacher virtually, please indicate that in this survey and you child's teacher will contact you to schedule a virtual meet and greet.

Please complete the survey to indicate your preference by August 8, 2022 at 1pm. To support the management and preplanning necessary for this event, please note that if no survey is submitted for a student, the virtual option will be assumed and scheduled. 

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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 Great Minds at Work!

We are excited to unveil Kings Park ES's 2022- 2023 school year theme, Great Minds at Work! At KPES we believe as learners we are always under development. See below for details regarding some upcoming opportunities to connect with the KPES community prior to the start of school. 

  • Building Scavenger Hunt August 9th (9am-9:30am) *details below
  • Welcome Walk- August 15th *details below
  • Prerecorded Back to School Presentations August 17th
  • Open House August 18th (1pm-2pm)
  • Popsicles on the Playground- August 21st
    • Kindergarten only 3pm-4pm 
    • Grades 1-3 4pm- 5pm
  • Boohoo & Wahoo Breakfast- August 22nd 
  • First day of school- August 22nd
Up Next: KPES Building Scavenger Hunt

KPES's first scavenger hunt was a HUGE success with over 120 families attending. Students and families are invited to explore Kings Park ES both inside and out. This is an informal opportunity where no registration is required and provides a sneak peek into some common spaces and places. Please arrive via door 1 to receive your map of clues in the lobby. While this session is a repeat, families are welcome to attend both events.

  • Tuesday, August 9th: 9:00am- 9:30am
On Deck: Welcome Walk, August 15th 4-7pm

Kings Park staff will be offering a Welcome Walk for all registered families this year. The Welcome Walk is an informal time for you to meet your child's teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. To participate you must register via the below survey!

Your child's teacher and a KPES staff buddy will come to your home for a brief 3-5 minute doorstep visit. This year's welcome walk will be held on Monday, August 15th between 4pm-7pm. To participate you will need to be home during this time frame. If you are not going to be home at this date/time frame OR would prefer to meet the teacher virtually, please indicate that in this survey and you child's teacher will contact you to schedule a virtual meet and greet.

Please complete the survey to indicate your preference by August 8, 2022 at 1pm. To support the management and preplanning necessary for this event, please note that if no survey is submitted for a student, the virtual option will be assumed and scheduled.  

KPES is Hiring Student Monitors for 2022-2023

Kings Park ES is hiring student monitors for the 22-23 school year. Please see the below details. If you are interested, or know someone who is please email [email protected] and use the following link to apply: http://careers.fcps.edu/gateway.htm?tg=supp&req=18013BR

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

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

Hourly pay: $16.36

Electronic Opt-Outs Available in ParentVUE

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

Kings Park ES Registration

If your child will be attending Kings Park Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year and you have not completed any registration paperwork or your child will not be attending Kings Park Elementary in the fall, please contact Nancy Sawicki, 703-426-7000 or [email protected], as soon as you are able. Doing so early will help ensure that Kings Park ES is allocated the required staffing from FCPS for a successful start to the 22-23 school year.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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 Great Minds at Work!

We are excited to unveil Kings Park ES's 2022- 2023 school year theme, Great Minds at Work! At KPES we believe learning is always under development. This upcoming school year will provide our children, staff and community many ways to build upon our current knowledge and to construct new learning. Currently our staff is working hard at constructing our learning zones and designing high quality instructional experiences for all. Be on the look out for details regarding some upcoming opportunities to connect with the KPES community prior to the start of school. Below are some dates and events. 

Kindergarten Friendship Groups- July 28th- August 2nd
Building Scavenger Hunt- August 1st (6pm-6:30pm) and August 9th (9am-9:30am) *details below
Welcome Walk- August 15th *details below
Prerecorded Back to School Presentations- August 17th
Open House- August 18th *details to follow
Informal Playdates- August 21st Kindergarten only 3pm-4pm and grades 1-3 4pm- 5pm
Boohoo & Wahoo Breakfast- August 22nd 
First day of school- August 22nd

Up First: KPES Building Scavenger Hunt

We are excited to welcome our Kings Park Lions and families back into the building during our Building Scavenger hunt. Students and families are invited to explore Kings Park ES both inside and out. This is an informal opportunity where no registration is required and provides a sneak peek into some common spaces and places. Please arrive via door 1 to receive your map of clues in the lobby. While sessions will be repeated, families are welcome to attend both events.

  • Monday, August 1st:  6:00pm- 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 9th: 9:00am- 9:30am
Sign up for our Welcome Walk, August 15th 4-7pm

Kings Park staff will be offering a Welcome Walk for all families this year. The Welcome Walk is an informal time for you to meet your child's teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. To participate you must register via the below survey!

Your child's teacher and a KPES staff buddy will come to your home for a brief 3-5 minute doorstep visit. This year's welcome walk will be held on Monday, August 15th between 4pm-7pm. To participate you will need to be home during this time frame. If you are not going to be home at this date/time frame OR would prefer to meet the teacher virtually, please indicate that in this survey and you child's teacher will contact you to schedule a virtual meet and greet.

Please complete the survey to indicate your preference by August 8, 2022 at 1pm. To support the management and preplanning necessary for this event, please note that if no survey is submitted for a student, the virtual option will be assumed and scheduled.  

Say Yes to FCPS!- FCPS Seeking Outstanding Substitutes!

Are you or somebody you know interested in working as a substitute with FCPS?  FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers, instructional assistants, public health training assistants, and public health attendants! You will find information about the application process here.  You can also attend one of our Wednesday information sessions to learn more about the application and hiring process. To sign up for an information session, please visit our substitute information page here.  Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

KPES is Hiring Student Monitors for 2022-2023

Kings Park ES is hiring student monitors for the 22-23 school year. Please see the below details. If you are interested, or know someone who is please email [email protected] and use the following link to apply: http://careers.fcps.edu/gateway.htm?tg=supp&req=18013BR

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

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

Hourly pay: $16.36

Electronic Opt-Outs Available in ParentVUE

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

Kings Park ES Registration

If your child will be attending Kings Park Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year and you have not completed any registration paperwork or your child will not be attending Kings Park Elementary in the fall, please contact Nancy Sawicki, 703-426-7000 or [email protected], as soon as you are able. Doing so early will help ensure that Kings Park ES is allocated the required staffing from FCPS for a successful start to the 22-23 school year.

FCPS Summer Meal Service

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several locations through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Pick up locations and times have recently been updated. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details.  

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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We are excited to unveil Kings Park ES's 2022- 2023 school year theme, Great Minds at Work! At KPES we believe learning is always under development. This upcoming school year will provide our children, staff and community many ways to build upon our current knowledge and to construct new learning. Currently our staff is working hard at constructing our learning zones and designing high quality instructional experiences for all. Be on the look out for details regarding some upcoming opportunities to connect with the KPES community prior to the start of school. Below are some tentative dates and events. 

Kindergarten Friendship Groups- July 28th- August 2nd
Building Scavenger Hunt- August 1st and August 9th
Welcome Walk- August 15th
Prerecorded Back to School Presentations- August 17th
Open House- August 18th
Boohoo & Wahoo Breakfast- August 22nd
First day of school- August 22nd

Kings Park ES Registration

If your child will be attending Kings Park Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year and you have not completed any registration paperwork or your child will not be attending Kings Park Elementary in the fall, please contact Nancy Sawicki, 703-426-7000 or [email protected], as soon as you are able. Doing so early will help ensure that Kings Park ES is allocated the required staffing from FCPS for a successful start to the 22-23 school year.

KPES is hiring Student Monitors for 2022-2023

Kings Park ES is hiring student monitors for the 22-23 school year. Please see the below details. If you are interested, or know someone who is please email [email protected] and use the following link to apply: http://careers.fcps.edu/gateway.htm?tg=supp&req=18013BR

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

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

Hourly pay: $16.36

FCPS Summer Meal Service

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several locations through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Pick up locations and times have recently been updated. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details.  

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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Upcoming Events
  • June 10    Last Day of School, two hour early release @ 1:20pm

This year at KPES we were proud to have a Space and Place for each KP Lion; in person, 5 days a week! While this year continued to be impacted by COVID, the learning, fun and friendships continued at Kings Park ES. We were thrilled to bring back our favorite traditions like the kindergarten parade and field days, along with adding the new tradition of welcoming back our Lake Braddock Seniors. As they walked the halls, our hearts were touched as they sang along to the KP school song. It is a testament to the positive relationships and school culture at Kings Park ES. We look forward to what next year will bring (along with our new theme!) and ask you to be on the lookout for summer communications. We wish everyone a happy and healthy summer! 

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

*Please note the KPES office will operate on alternate hours of 9am-1pm with reduced staffing. Please call ahead for an appointment as needed.

Medication Pickup Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school (June 10, 2022). Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online (please click here.)

If you have any questions, please contact the school health room aide, at (703) 426-7000. Thank you!

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications and Summer Meals

The federal waiver allowing all students to receive free and reduced-price meals is set to expire this summer.

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for SY 22-23.

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

However, the extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year.

I encourage you to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application prior to the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer. Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit the FCPS website for updated information during the summer. 

If you have questions about the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program, the additional benefits your child may receive, or no-cost summer meals, please contact our school 703-426-7000. We are happy to help.

 

Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

KP/KG PTA News

While disappointed we had to cancel our PTA end of year celebration on June 2nd, we are looking forward to rescheduling it in the early fall as a "back to school" event.  Stay tuned for details!

We are looking for two more PTA members to serve on the audit committee in early July.  This is a short-time obligation (just a few hours) one afternoon/evening to help us complete this essential task for the financial year.  If interested, please reach out to [email protected]

As a reminder, the newly elected PTA board will be getting together in the coming weeks and over the summer to plan the next school year.  If you have any ideas/suggestions or would like to be involved and volunteer in some capacity, please fill out this form or reach out to [email protected]

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

Kings Park Message, May 31st

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Upcoming Events
  • June 1      Field Day Kinder and 2nd 
  • June 2      Field Day 1st and 3rd
                     PTA End of Year Event 6:30-7:30pm @Kings Glen
  • June 10    Last Day of School, two hour early release @ 1:20pm
Field Day Preparations

We are so excited to have in person field days again after two years! While it will be a fun day, we also recognize that it will be hot. Please send your child to school with a water bottle and pre-sun screened. Thank you in advance to our parent volunteers and to our amazing PE teachers, Beth Beavers and Janae Belcher.

End-of-Year Medication Pickup Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school (June 10, 2022). Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online (please click here.)

If you have any questions, please contact the school health room aide, at (703) 426-7000. Thank you!

Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

Lost and Found Items

Are you missing a coat? Sweatshirt? Hat? Water bottle?

The Kings Park Girls on the Run Team spent some time giving back to our school community and cleaning up the lost and found. The girls sorted out the items in the lost and found and took pictures of items, so they can be returned to their owners. Please take a look at this link to see if any items belong to your student. If you recognize an item, please email Elizabeth Rinker ([email protected]) Caitlyn Saunders ([email protected]) or Amy Herbert ([email protected]) with the color of the slide(red, yellow, green), the letter in the picture and a brief description of your item. Please also include your student’s name and teacher so the item can be returned to him/her.

KP/KG PTA News

Please join the PTA for a fun end of school year event on Thursday, June 2 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Kings Glen.  The PTA plans to offer food trucks and games for all!

We are looking for three PTA members to serve on the audit committee in early July.  This is a short-time obligation (just a few hours) one afternoon/evening to help us complete this essential task for the financial year.  If interested, please reach out to [email protected]

The newly elected PTA board will be getting together in the coming weeks and over the summer to plan the next school year.  If you have any ideas/suggestions or would like to be involved and volunteer in some capacity, please fill out this form or reach out to [email protected]

 

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions. You can also access the FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage which are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Upcoming Events
  • May 25     Virtual "Meet Me at the Library" 5:30pm 
  • May 27     Library Books Due
  • May 30     Memorial Day Holiday, no school for students
  • June 1      Field Day Kinder and 2nd 
  • June 2      Field Day 1st and 3rd
                     PTA End of Year Event 6:30-7:30pm @Kings Glen
  • June 10    Last Day of School, early release
TAKE HOME TUESDAY

Personalized Yearbooks were sent home in your student’s Take Home Folder.  For those families wishing to purchase this optional yearbook, the price is $15. Students who were absent for photo day can purchase non-personalized yearbooks. If families choose to purchase the yearbook, they can fill out the Remittance Envelope, make checks payable to Strawbridge Studios, and send the payment envelope back to school.  To order your yearbook on-line, visit www.Strawbridge.net and click on the Order button, then enter the Kings Park School code YB111504.  For parents with multiple students wishing to purchase only one yearbook, non-personalized yearbooks are available.  For additional personalized copies, parents can call Strawbridge Customer Service Department at 866-624-6229. 

Families not wishing to purchase a yearbook should return the yearbook to school. 

Virtual Meet Me at the Library, May 25 

Mark your calendar! Our next Virtual Meet Me at the Library event will be Wednesday, May 25th at 5:30pm

Kings Park is proud to partner with WETA to bring back the amazing Meet Me at the Library program.  This program is a great opportunity for families to log in, listen to stories, play some games, and do an activity to promote literacy skills and explore some fun topics. On May 25th, families are invited to log in via this Zoom link at 5:30 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Reading Skills with Super Why with some amazing Kings Park teachers and staff. When logging in to the zoom session, you must login with your child's first and last name to be granted access to the event. Every student that participates will receive a free book from WETA (which will be delivered within a week of the evening session).  We hope to see you online May 25th at 5:30pm!

Lost and Found Items

Are you missing a coat? Sweatshirt? Hat? Water bottle?

The Kings Park Girls on the Run Team spent some time giving back to our school community and cleaning up the lost and found. The girls sorted out the items in the lost and found and took pictures of items, so they can be returned to their owners. Please take a look at this link to see if any items belong to your student. If you recognize an item, please email Elizabeth Rinker ([email protected]) Caitlyn Saunders ([email protected]) or Amy Herbert ([email protected]) with the color of the slide(red, yellow, green), the letter in the picture and a brief description of your item. Please also include your student’s name and teacher so the item can be returned to him/her.

 

School Library Books - Due May 27

This is a reminder to gather all school library books for return by May 27th.   Students can log-in to their school library account (https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810) to view their checkouts.  Select the option: “Login using your account with - sign in with Google” (@fcpsschools.net), and then click on “My Stuff.” 

We hope that all students will be successful in searching for and returning library books. We understand that books are sometimes misplaced. Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, [email protected], if there are any books that are not located.  Thank you for your help!

KP/KG PTA News

Please join the PTA for a fun end of school year event on Thursday, June 2 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at Kings Glen.  The PTA plans to offer food trucks and games for all!  

We are specifically looking for a few community organizations interested in selling some desserts/sweet goods during this event.  Please email [email protected] if you're interested in fundraising for your organization"

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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We would like to give a special thank you to all the Kings Park families and PTA for their thoughtful gestures during Staff Appreciation Week. From the encouraging notes via sidewalk chalk at our entrance to the sweet treats and notes that awaited everyone, the love was felt by all. Thank you for taking the time to recognize the amazing staff at Kings Park ES!

These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions. You can also access the FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage which are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Upcoming Events
  • May 18     PTA Volunteer Social, 7pm
  • May 25     Virtual "Meet Me at the Library" 5:30pm 
  • May 27     Library Books Due
  • May 30     Memorial Day Holiday, no school for students
  • June 1      Field Day Kinder and 2nd 
  • June 2      Field Day 1st and 3rd
                     PTA End of Year Event 6:30-7:30pm @Kings Glen
  • June 10    Last Day of School, early release
Lost and Found Items

Are you missing a coat? Sweatshirt? Hat? Water bottle?

The Kings Park Girls on the Run Team spent some time giving back to our school community and cleaning up the lost and found. The girls sorted out the items in the lost and found and took pictures of items, so they can be returned to their owners. Please take a look at this link to see if any items belong to your student. If you recognize an item, please email Elizabeth Rinker ([email protected]) Caitlyn Saunders ([email protected]) or Amy Herbert ([email protected]) with the color of the slide(red, yellow, green), the letter in the picture and a brief description of your item. Please also include your student’s name and teacher so the item can be returned to him/her.

 

Virtual Meet Me at the Library, May 25 

Mark your calendar! Our next Virtual Meet Me at the Library event will be Wednesday, May 25th at 5:30pm

Kings Park is proud to partner with WETA to bring back the amazing Meet Me at the Library program.  This program is a great opportunity for families to log in, listen to stories, play some games, and do an activity to promote literacy skills and explore some fun topics.   On May 25th, families are invited to log in to Zoom at 5:30 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Reading Skills with Super Why with some amazing Kings Park teachers and staff.  A Zoom link will be provided closer to the event.  Every student that participates will receive a free book from WETA (which will be delivered within a week of the evening session).   We hope to see you online May 25th at 5:30pm!

School Library Books - Due May 27

This is a reminder to gather all school library books for return by May 27th.   Students can log-in to their school library account (https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810) to view their checkouts.  Select the option: “Login using your account with - sign in with Google” (@fcpsschools.net), and then click on “My Stuff.” 

We hope that all students will be successful in searching for and returning library books. We understand that books are sometimes misplaced. Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, [email protected], if there are any books that are not located.  Thank you for your help!

KPES Summer Reading Challenge

Enjoy reading independently, and with others, this summer.  Optional: Complete the printed or online form to log books as you read: printed log / online form.  Challenge: Read at least 10 books!  Students, who turn in/log books read by August 31st, will be recognized in an upcoming KPOV News summer reading celebration.  If you would like to share a summer reading photo, please TWEET @kingsparklions, or email our Librarian Ms. Halloran ([email protected]).

FCPL Summer Reading Adventure

Dive into Oceans of Possibilities and explore the depths of your library with FCPL’s Summer Reading Adventure beginning June 10.  This year’s summer reading program offers participants two options: complete reading-and library-related activities or log time spent reading.  Both paths lead to prizes! 

FCPL offers four categories of summer reading activities: preschool, school-age, teen and adult.  Finishers in all categories receive coupons for summer treats and activities, including ticket vouchers for a Washington Nationals game, entry to Mount Vernon, outings at Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, and more!  Sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Adventure online or through the Beanstack app.  Or, paper logs will be available at FCPL branches upon request beginning June 10.  FCPL’s Summer Reading Adventure includes both virtual and in-person events for all ages and interests. Browse our events listing.

Kiss and Ride Safety Reminder

Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children.  With the cooperation of all drivers, the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children. To ensure safety for everyone, observe the following rules when loading and unloading children:

  • Teach children how to buckle and unbuckle seatbelts so they can do it themselves.
  • Cell phone use prohibited to ensure student safety.
  • Practice so that children can open and close the car door independently.
  • Seat children so they may enter/exit the vehicle easily.
  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Designate a place in your vehicle where children’s belongings can be positioned for easy access when loading.
  • Say “good-byes” as you approach the unloading area.
  • Remain in the driver’s seat unless assisting your child with bulky items.
  • Vehicles equipped with child protection locks may require assistance for your child to exit the vehicle.  
  • If assistance is needed, please roll down your window and ask the teacher on duty.
  • Pull forward as far as possible into the designated Kiss & Ride lane before loading or unloading. 
  • Load and unload in the Kiss & Ride area only.
  • Children may not load/unload items from the trunk/rear compartment of the vehicle.
  • Parking in the parking lot and calling to children to cross between cars is not permitted.
  • Parking in the Kiss & Ride lane and leaving your car unattended is not permitted.
  • Follow the directions and the guidance of the teacher on duty.   
  • Be kind and helpful to staff on duty.
  • Remember the speed limit on school grounds is 5 mph.
  • Allow additional time on rainy or snowy days.
  • Make sure you and your student know their teacher’s name.
Updated Isolation Procedures for FCPS Students Effective May 1

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

As a result, FCPS will be changing current isolation procedures for students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2022, your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

FCPS Cares

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our KPES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

KP/KG PTA News

Please join us for our May PTA meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm in the Burke Station Square Community Room (5820 Ridge Ford Drive).  This will be our final meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  Refreshments will be served and the winners of our 2022-2023 PTA Board election will be announced!

Please join the PTA for a fun end of school year event on Thursday, June 2 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at Kings Glen.  The PTA plans to offer food trucks and games for all!  

We are specifically looking for a few community organizations interested in selling some desserts/sweet goods during this event.  Please email [email protected] if you're interested in fundraising for your organization"

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

Kings Park Message, May 10th

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We would like to give a special thank you to all the Kings Park families and PTA for their thoughtful gestures during Staff Appreciation Week. From the encouraging notes via sidewalk chalk at our entrance to the sweet treats and notes that awaited everyone, the love was felt by all. Thank you for taking the time to recognize the amazing staff at Kings Park ES!

These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions. You can also access the FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage which are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Upcoming Events
  • May 11     3rd Grade Math SOL
  • May 13     Student Intention Form Due
  • May 18     PTA Volunteer Social, 7pm
  • May 25     Virtual "Meet Me at the Library" 5:30pm 
  • May 30     Memorial Day Holiday, no school for students
  • June 1      Field Day Kinder and 2nd 
  • June 2      Field Day 1st and 3rd
                     PTA End of Year Event 6:30-7:30pm
  • June 10    Last Day of School, early release
Virtual Meet Me at the Library, May 25 

Mark your calendar! Our next Virtual Meet Me at the Library event will be Wednesday, May 25th at 5:30pm

Kings Park is proud to partner with WETA to bring back the amazing Meet Me at the Library program.  This program is a great opportunity for families to log in, listen to stories, play some games, and do an activity to promote literacy skills and explore some fun topics.   On May 25th, families are invited to log in to Zoom at 5:30 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Reading Skills with Super Why with some amazing Kings Park teachers and staff.  A Zoom link will be provided closer to the event.  Every student that participates will receive a free book from WETA (which will be delivered within a week of the evening session).   We hope to see you online May 25th at 5:30pm!

Kiss and Ride Safety Reminder

Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children.  With the cooperation of all drivers, the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children. To ensure safety for everyone, observe the following rules when loading and unloading children:

  • Teach children how to buckle and unbuckle seatbelts so they can do it themselves.
  • Cell phone use prohibited to ensure student safety.
  • Practice so that children can open and close the car door independently.
  • Seat children so they may enter/exit the vehicle easily.
  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Designate a place in your vehicle where children’s belongings can be positioned for easy access when loading.
  • Say “good-byes” as you approach the unloading area.
  • Remain in the driver’s seat unless assisting your child with bulky items.
  • Vehicles equipped with child protection locks may require assistance for your child to exit the vehicle.  
  • If assistance is needed, please roll down your window and ask the teacher on duty.
  • Pull forward as far as possible into the designated Kiss & Ride lane before loading or unloading. 
  • Load and unload in the Kiss & Ride area only.
  • Children may not load/unload items from the trunk/rear compartment of the vehicle.
  • Parking in the parking lot and calling to children to cross between cars is not permitted.
  • Parking in the Kiss & Ride lane and leaving your car unattended is not permitted.
  • Follow the directions and the guidance of the teacher on duty.   
  • Be kind and helpful to staff on duty.
  • Remember the speed limit on school grounds is 5 mph.
  • Allow additional time on rainy or snowy days.
  • Make sure you and your student know their teacher’s name.
Standards of Learning (SOL)

The 3rd Grade SOLs are here (see schedule below). It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. All SOL testing will start promptly after arrival.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Beth Beavers and Maura Donahue.

SOL Schedule   3rd Grade Reading SOL  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3rd Grade Math SOL  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Updated Isolation Procedures for FCPS Students Effective May 1

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

As a result, FCPS will be changing current isolation procedures for students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2022, your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

FCPS Cares

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our KPES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

KP/KG PTA News

Please join us for our May PTA meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm in the Burke Station Square Community Room (5820 Ridge Ford Drive).  This will be our final meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  Refreshments will be served and the winners of our 2022-2023 PTA Board election will be announced!

2022-2023 PTA Board Election.  The PTA plans to hold a virtual election for 2022-2023  board members.   During the March 23 PTA meeting, the PTA Nominating Committee nominated the following candidates for the 2022-2023 KP/KG PTA board: Charlotte Hannagan, President Lisa Jones, Vice-President, Education Nicole Zasa, Vice-President, Events Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, Vice-President, Fundraising Deirdre Daumit, Treasurer Erin Farrell-Kendrick, Secretary If you would like to nominate someone else or yourself for a position, you may do so until midnight, Sunday May 15.  After that time, no other "nominations from the floor" will be allowed.  To nominate by this date, please email the following Nominating Committee members: Emily St. Onge ([email protected]), Amy Johnson ([email protected]), and Jennifer Kirby ([email protected] ). On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 a Google form to elect all those nominated will be distributed to the PTA membership.  The form will be available from 8am -- 8pm on that date.  The results of the election will be announced at the PTA's May 18 General Membership meeting.

Please join the PTA for a fun end of school year event on Thursday, June 2 from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  The PTA plans to offer food trucks and games for all!  

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

Kings Park Message, May 3rd

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These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions. You can also access the FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage which are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Upcoming Events
  • May 4       3rd Grade Reading SOL
  • May 11     3rd Grade Math SOL
  • May 13     Student Intention Form Due
  • May 18     PTA Volunteer Social, 7pm
  • May 30     Memorial Day Holiday, no school for students
  • June 1      Field Day Kinder and 2nd 
  • June 2      Field Day 1st and 3rd
  • June 10    Last Day of School, early release
Thank You!

We like to give a big shout out and thank you to our amazing students, parents, family, community and PTA for making us all feel so special during Staff Appreciation Week. Your kind words and lovely gestures have made each day better than the next. We are all grateful for your continued support and feel fortunate to be a part of the greater Kings Park community.

KP/KG Kickball Game

Thank you to all our families and staff that attended the PTA sponsored Kickball game hosted at Kings Glen this past Friday evening. A great time was had by all and it was wonderful to be able to gather collectively and enjoy the spring weather and the KP/KG company. 

Class Photos

Class Photos from Strawbridge will be sent home this week.  If families ordered the class photo, it will be sent home with your student. If you would like to order a class photo you can call Strawbridge at 1-866-624-6229 or e-mail [email protected] or go to strawbridge.net/contact-us to submit a form.

Standards of Learning (SOL)

The 3rd Grade SOLs are coming soon (see schedule below). it is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. All SOL testing will start promptly after arrival.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Beth Beavers and Maura Donahue.

SOL Schedule   3rd Grade Reading SOL  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3rd Grade Math SOL  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 FIELD DAY is back and IN PERSON

Save the dates for Field Day 2022!  Field Day will look very much like it did a couple years ago.  Parents are welcome to come cheer on their students as they compete in a series of games outside and in the gym. More information will be coming home about the event and possible volunteer opportunities.  If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Beavers ([email protected]) or Mrs. Belcher ([email protected]).

Grade

  Date

Time

  Rain Date (same time)

Kindergarten

  Wed, June 1st

12:30 - 2:45

  Wed, June 8th

1st Grade

  Thurs, June 2nd

9:15 - 11:30

  Tues, June 7th

2nd Grade

  Wed, June 1st

9:15 - 11:30

  Wed, June 8th

3rd Grade

  Thurs, June 2nd

12:30 - 2:45

  Tues, June 7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Placement Information

As we begin to plan for the 2022-2023 school year, we are inviting your input. Creating class assignments requires careful consideration and the involvement of many perspectives. We know a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success. Should you have additional information about your specific child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment; we ask that you please complete the Google Form by THIS Friday, May 6th. If you have more than one child attending KPES, please complete one form per child. 

We ask that you do not request specific teachers or friendship pairings and keep the information shared about your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for them. We assure you that with or without a form, each child’s strengths and needs are considered. As in the past, families will receive class placement notification just prior to school starting.

Online Book Fair: ThroughTomorrow May 4th

Our Virtual Fair/Scholastic Store online shopping links are available for shopping from home through May 4th: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingsparkelementaryschool

Updated Isolation Procedures for FCPS Students Effective May 1

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

As a result, FCPS will be changing current isolation procedures for students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2022, your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

FCPS Cares

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our KPES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

KP/KG PTA News Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6! 

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming the week of May 2-6!  The PTA has much planned to show our appreciation for the great teachers and staff are to our schools.  Here are some ways for students to be involved and information on a school supply drive to support our teachers!

Please join us for our May PTA meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social

The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm in the Burke Station Square Community Room (5820 Ridge Ford Drive).  This will be our final meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  Refreshments will be served and the winners of our 2022-2023 PTA Board election will be announced!

2022-2023 PTA Board Election 

The PTA plans to hold a virtual election for 2022-2023  board members.   During the March 23 PTA meeting, the PTA Nominating Committee nominated the following candidates for the 2022-2023 KP/KG PTA board: Charlotte Hannagan, President Lisa Jones, Vice-President, Education Nicole Zasa, Vice-President, Events Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, Vice-President, Fundraising Deirdre Daumit, Treasurer Erin Farrell-Kendrick, Secretary If you would like to nominate someone else or your self for a position, you may do so until midnight, Sunday May 15.  After that time, no other "nominations from the floor" will be allowed.  To nominate by this date, please email the following Nominating Committee members: Emily St. Onge ([email protected]), Amy Johnson ([email protected]), and Jennifer Kirby ([email protected] ). On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 a Google form to elect all those nominated will be distributed to the PTA membership.  The form will be available from 8am -- 8pm on that date.  The results of the election will be announced at the PTA's May 18 General Membership meeting.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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