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Next week is Inclusive Schools Week. This week highlights and celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population.
Monday, 12/4 - Tie Dye
Tuesday, 12/5 - Sunglasses & Neon
Wednesday, 12/6 - School Spirit Wear
Thursday, 12/7 - Pajama Day
Friday, 12/8 - Workout ClothesArrival Time Reminder
As a reminder, students are late if they are not in the building at 8:45 am. Please allow some extra time in the morning to meet this deadline. Doors open to students at 8:30 am. If your student is not in the building at 8:45, you will need to park and sign your student in at the office (door 1). Thank you for your cooperation.Thanksgiving Day Parade
We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. In preparation for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Oak Hill's 2nd graders made their own floats.First Lego League
Congratulations to these Oak Hill 5th graders who won the Robot Performance Award at the First Lego League Regional qualifier! They are moving on to compete at the state level.National Special Education Day
National Special Education Day is recognized each year on Dec. 2 and commemorates President Gerald Ford’s signing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975. We celebrate our teachers and staff who serve and support our students with special needs, as well as our families who are partners in the education and support of those students!
Learn more about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.Special Education Resources for Families
Fairfax County Public Schools has the following resources available to help assist families of students with special needs.
- The Office of Special Education Procedural Support helps staff, families, and students with the implementation of and compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended.
- The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars, consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Sign up for their newsletter. Contact the FRC at [email protected] or call 703-204-2941.
- Kathy Murphy, the assistant ombuds for special education, provides information and support to caregivers and students regarding special education and Section 504 services. Contact the Ombuds Office by submitting a question, calling 571-423-4014, or emailing [email protected].
Additionally, the Virginia Department of Education has updated the Virginia Family's Guide to Special Education. This state guide was developed to help those involved in special education including families, teachers, school administrators, advocates, and studentsReturn Your Federal Impact Aid Survey.
FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Federal Impact Aid Survey. The form is available online in SIS ParentVUE. The electronic form will continue to be available in SIS ParentVUE until January 2024.
Completing this form for each school-aged child in every household is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.
Parents, whose children are in grades 2-6, can submit level IV Referrals and optional documents electronically to [email protected] by December 15th. No late submissions will be accepted. Please submit all documents as separate attachments in one email. Click Level IV Referral Form to access the Referral Form. In addition to the referral form, parents are also able to submit the following optional documents electronically. No word documents, paper copies, or animated samples will be accepted.
-Parent Questionnaire - click here (It must have examples and be signed).
-2 work samples (PDF only), 8 ½ x 11 single sided. The AAP office would prefer only one sample per page.
-No letters of recommendation or awards certificates will be accepted.
Please feel free to address any additional questions directly to Cathy Lahr, [email protected].Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources
FCPS will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for the 2024-25 school year.
You may access the resources in person and online from Wednesday, November 15, until Friday, December 15, at noon. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review webpage.
Visit FCPS' website for instructions on how to view hard copies of the instructional materials at Pimmit Hills Center. The Elementary Language Arts team will be there to answer questions Friday, December 1, 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Upcoming Holidays
Chanukah, an 8-day Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple and the miracle of a small quantity of oil that lit the Temple’s menorah for 8 days. This year, Chanukah begins at sundown on Thursday, December 7. That day will be a half-O day, and major events cannot be scheduled that evening. Learn more about Chanukah in National Geographic Kids. See the complete school year calendar.
Bodhi Day, Friday, December 8, is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as Bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year, including Bodhi Day. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days.Learn more about Bodhi Day in this video from the Miami Children’s Museum.
Christmas is an annual holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is celebrated in many unique ways across the U.S. and the world. Learn more about Christmas.Upcoming Events Calendar
11/22-24 Thanksgiving Break
12/2 National Special Education Day
12/6 Band/Strings Concert @ Franklin Middle, 7 pm
12/7 First night of Chanukah
12/8 Bodhi Day
12/18- 1/1/24 Winter Break
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