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Daily Schedule for my child (sample, see your child's teacher for their specific schedule)

Our daily bell schedule will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. 

-Tuesday to Friday we will follow our full day schedule starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending the day at 3:40 p.m. 

-The Monday schedule will end at 11:30 a.m. and will look different from the Tuesday to Friday schedule. 

Monday to Friday all classes will have lunch and family choice time from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily and family choice time from 2:30 - 3:40 p.m. 

Your child’s class specific schedule will be shared with you by your child’s teacher by August 21. 

Here is a sample Bailey’s student daily schedule: 

9:00 – 9:10 – Log in Time (students logged into live session with teacher)

9:10 – 9:30 – Morning Meeting (students logged into live session with teacher)

9:30 – 10:30 – Reading and Writing Workshop (students logged into live session with teacher)

10:30 – 10:40 – Break

10:40 – 11:00 – Science or Social Studies (students logged into live session with teacher)

11:00 – 11:30 – Specials (students logged into live session with teacher)

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch and Family Choice Time

12:30 – 1:25 – Math Workshop (students logged into live session with teacher)

1:25 – 1:40 – Interactive Read Aloud (students logged into live session with teacher)

1:40 – 1:45 – Closing (students logged into live session with teacher)

1:45 – 2:35 – Specialized Instruction or Independent Work (SOME students logged into live session with teacher)

2:35 – 2:45 – Break

2:45 – 3:40 – Family Choice Time

-This is a sample schedule. You will receive your child's specific schedule by August 21.-


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FCPS 2020 Mental Health and Wellness Conference

This year we will continue to partner with INOVA and Kaiser Permanente to host the 7th Annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference. The conference will feature multiple keynote speakers who will address social emotional learning and resiliency. Virtual sessions will be offered September 14th-October 3rd. The kickoff panel will be hosted by NBC 4’s Eun Yang. Registration is available at the following website:

Discussing Race and Racism

Here are some resources to use when talking with your child(ren) about race and racism. 

National Geographic Talking to Kids About Race

Race Forward 10 Ways to Start a Conversation About Race

Zero to Three

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

Anti-Defamation League

Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events 

Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture

History and Culture Releases "Talking About Race" Web Portal 

Talking About Race 

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance - Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice


Additional Resources:


Books for parents teaching young children:

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults


Books to for teenagers and adults to read:

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

American Academy of Pediatrics

Great one spot stop for resources on a variety of topics 

American Academy of Pediatrics 

Additional Resources