Bell Schedule – starting 1/12/21 our bell schedule will change to a 9:20 am start and 3:50 pm dismissal; this change is for all students and staff (in-person and virtual). This is due to social distancing on buses (1 student per seat; we normally have 2, sometimes 3 per seat). (updated 12/18/20)
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.-
- Fairfax County Nurturing Parent Program Classes
- Feeling Stressed: You are not alone: Article on how many parents/guardians are feeling stressed
- Fairfax Country Parenting Education Programs The Department of Family Services offers FREE parenting education classes, parent cafes, videos and articles.
- Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, NCS, Parent and Student Support Programs
FCPS Parent Links
Helping your kid with.... Short videos for parents on a variety of subject area by The Meadows Center
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
Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Books for parents teaching young children:
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
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
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 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
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
Great one spot stop for resources on a variety of topics
Talking with Kids About the News (tip sheet)
What to Say to Kids When the News is Scary (NPR podcast)
15 Tips for Talking with Children about Violence (Colorin Colorado)
Supporting Vulnerable Students in Stressful Times: Tips for Parents (National Association of School Psychologists)