6.9.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community,

Greetings! This is the last week of school! Field Day is tomorrow and the last day of school is a 2 hour early release day schedule. Let’s finish strong, Panthers!  

Student Ambassador Applications Have Closed! Thank you to the over 90 students who completed Student Ambassador Applications! To be an ambassador, students must have less than 10 tardies/cuts in Quarter 4 and all final grades must be an A, B, C, or D. Students who submitted appropriate applications and meet all requirements will receive an email from Ms. Cooper congratulating them in their new role. Families will also be notified that their student is accepted (since students have turned in laptops for the year and might not be able to check email). Please contact Adrienne Cooper at [email protected] if you have any questions.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs: Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5 and older with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Ferias de Salud Pediátrica de INOVA para el regreso a clases:  La Clínica Inova Cares (ICC) ofrecerá a los niños mayores de 5 años exámenes físicos y vacunas gratuitas para el ingreso a la escuela en las ferias de salud de verano para niños con Medicaid o que no tienen seguro. Las clínicas tendrán lugar de 9 a.m.-1 p.m. en las siguientes fechas:

  • Sábado 29 de junio, en ICC-Children - Manassas
  • Sábado 20 de julio, en ICC-Children - Herndon
  • Sábado 17 de agosto, en ICC Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required; no walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment. Update: The ABGC Girls' Basketball Open gym - They have had to change gym locations for the final OG on June 10th. Next Open Gym: Monday, June 10th, 6-7:30pm (4th & 5th Grade), 7:30-9pm (6th and 7th grade), Mason Crest Elementary School (3705 Crest Dr., Annandale).

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

The National Junior Honor Society Ceremony 📈Standards of Learning (SOL) Reports

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students – the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students – the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

📈 Resultados de los SOL publicados en SIS ParentVUE

Las familias pueden encontrar los informes de los Estándares de Aprendizaje (SOL) para las pruebas de primavera en la sección Documentos SIS ParentVUE en o antes del último día de clases. Inicie sesión en su cuenta ParentVUE para acceder a lo siguiente:

  • Para todos los estudiantes – el Informe oficial de los resultados SOL con el progreso general y por categorías de todos los exámenes que se hicieron en la primavera.
  • Para los estudiantes del grado 3-8 – el Informe de Progreso SOL para los Padres el cual muestra el progreso a través del tiempo para los exámenes estatales de lectura y matemáticas completados este año escolar.

Visite el sitio web de FCPS para información adicional sobre las prácticas de reportes de evaluación de primavera y los plazos.

¿Necesita ayuda para crear una cuenta SIS ParentVUE? Este video explica los pasos. Averigüe más sobre SIS ParentVUE.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GzQcRkXbqo

Welcome to Retirement!!!

 Faculty Meeting - Retirees this Year

Library Champion Award  Mrs. Pallotto Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

Diversión para todos durante el verano Campamentos de verano y actividades recreativas adaptadas

El Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) tiene una lista con varios campamentos de verano, incluyendo campamentos generales, campamentos para estudiantes con diversas necesidades y campamentos para hijos de militares. También han preparado una lista de recursos adaptados, ordenados por actividad, que son inclusivos para niños y adultos con distintas capacidades físicas. Para más información, llame al 703-204-3941, envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] o visite la página web del FRC.

 

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

8th Grade Awards Ceremony Images Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

On May 21, 2024, staff presented recommended changes to the Family Life Education curriculum during a School Board Work Session. The community review period for the recommended changes opened on May 10 and will continue until Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. Please take the time to provide feedback after reviewing the materials. All comments will be shared with the School Board prior to the vote to approve the recommendations on June 27, 2024.

There are four main recommended changes:

Recommendation #1 (page 4 of report)

Approve new and revised objectives and descriptive statements to support instruction on the topics of consent, setting personal boundaries, and respecting the boundaries of others.

Revisions: 

  • Grade 9 - Lesson 2: Students will identify examples and effects of sexual violence and identity skills to promote safety and situational awareness. Resources for help and reporting sexual violence will be provided.
  • Grade 9 - Lesson 5: Students will identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships and identify strategies to navigate or end unhealthy relationships.

 New objectives will be applicable to students in:

  • Grade 9: Students will identify characteristics of, and how to develop and maintain healthy relationships in a variety of settings. 
  • Grade 9: Students explain the value of setting personal boundaries and respecting the boundaries of others and will define affirmative consent.
  • Grade 10: Students will examine teen relationships and identify communication of consent, absence of consent, and withdrawal of consent related to intimacy and sexual behavior. Students will discuss the impact peer pressure may have on decision making in teen relationships. (page 6 of full report)
  • Grade 11: Students will identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships that may lead to teen relationship violence, sexual assault, abuse, strangulation, sextortion, and sex trafficking. Strategies for risk reduction, prevention, and available support services will be provided.
  • Grade 12: Students will interpret laws that affect family life.
  • Grade 12: Students will review consent, respecting when consent is not given or is withdrawn, and bystander awareness and intervention strategies.

Recommendation #2 (page 7 of report)

Approve objectives and descriptive statements in kindergarten, fifth, and tenth grades and grades one through six modified curriculum to support recommendations from the 2023 summer curriculum development team.

Revisions:

  • Grades 1-6: Elementary School Emotional and Social Health Safety Unit - lesson 6. The student will demonstrate strategies for responding to inappropriate approaches from family members, neighbors, strangers, or others without being unduly alarmed about nonexistent dangers. (page 9 of full report)

New objectives will be applicable to students in:

  • Grade K: Students will recognize that everyone is a member of a family and identify members of their individual families. (page 8 of full report)
  • Grade K: Students will identify positive ways in which family members and friends show love, affection, respect, and appreciation for each other.
  • Grade K: Students will define personal space and demonstrate how to say “no” to behaviors from people both inside and outside the family that make the student feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
  • Grade 5: Students will define child abuse and child neglect and identify adults whom they can tell and ask for help.
  • Grade 10: Students will identify how contraceptive methods work and will identify the advantages of abstaining from sexual activity.

Recommendation #3 (page 10 of report)

  • Approve use of the media My Changing Life: The Complete Guide to Puberty in grade four for both the boys’ and the girls’ lessons. 
  • Recommend showing the same video including the male and female reproductive systems and menstruation to boys and girls in gender separate classes.
  • A new video covering puberty and the reproductive systems is being produced by FCPS Information Technology and Instructional Services staff. It is intended to replace the media currently being used in grades four through six. The current timeline is for the video to be reviewed by FLECAC during SY 2024-2025 with implementation in instruction beginning in SY 2025-2026. 

Recommendation #4 (page 11 of report)

Approve revised objectives and descriptive statements to support instruction of the male and female reproductive systems in grades four through eight.

Revisions are applicable to students in:

  • Grade 4: The student will recognize the physical changes that occur during puberty and relate these changes to the increased need for personal hygiene.
  • Grade 5: Students will identify the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems. 
  • Grade 6: Students will review the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems and how these change during puberty.
  • Grade 7: Students will identify the components of the male and female reproductive systems and describe how their functioning changes during puberty.

More information is available online.

Back-to-School Immunization Clinics-

Get your child ready for the 2024-25 school year. Open by appointment to all Fairfax County students who need immunizations, regardless of if they have had vaccines in the past, are new to the country, or need a follow-up to be up to date.

Call today! Appointments are limited. Schedule your appointment by calling 703-246-7100.

https://glasgowms.fcps.edu/announcements/immunizations-assistance-and-health-resources

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

June 28, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon 

Leis Center (map)7423 Camp Alger Ave Falls Church, VA 22042

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

Register for this event

Free Webinars and Events- Family Resource Center

 

4101 Fairfax Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22312  |  Main Phone: 703.813.8700
Attendance: 703.813.8787 | Web | Twitter | Facebook 

5.31.2024 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community,

As we look forward to the 2024-2025 school year, I wanted to share some wonderful news. One of our assistant principals, Ms. Liana Diaz-Rivera, will be transitioning into the new role of Assistant Principal at Parklawn. Ms. Diaz-Rivera has been an amazing assistant principal for the last three years, and we know she will be fantastic in serving our feeder school in this new role.

Liana Diaz-Rivera has 15 years’ experience in the field of education and four years in administrative leadership. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice from University of the Arts, a M. Ed. in Special Education from Grand Canyon University and a second M. Ed. in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.  She is passionate about creating a supportive and engaging learning environment where all students can thrive. Her strengths lie in communicating with all stakeholders, fostering collaboration amongst staff and a data driven approach to education. We are excited to support her in her leadership journey.

Student Ambassador Applications for School Year 2024-2025

Student Ambassadors help keep Glasgow a kind and safe place by volunteering in many ways! Those include attending events like Open House or 6th Grade Curriculum Night and helping new Glasgow students to find their classrooms and understand school norms. Current 6th and 7th graders can apply to be an ambassador for next year by completing the application that Ms. Cooper posted on Schoology OR completing a written application that can be found in student services. All are encouraged to apply, however students must have less than 10 tardies/cuts in Quarter 4 and all final grades must be an A, B, C, or D in all classes. Applications are due using the virtual Google Form on Schoology OR the physical box in Student Services by 2:15pm on Friday, 7 June. Please contact Adrienne Cooper at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Update: The ABGC Girls' Basketball Open gym - They have had to change gym locations for the final OG on June 10th. Next Open Gym: Monday, June 10th, 6-7:30pm (4th & 5th Grade), 7:30-9pm (6th and 7th grade), Mason Crest Elementary School (3705 Crest Dr., Annandale) 

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Mathematics Independent Learning Options for Families

Summer enrichment opportunities can provide students access to review and support meaningful learning experiences aligned to course objectives. Required summer assignments are not allowed as they can pose barriers for students who are unable to complete them and create the perception that the rigor of a course is only accessible for those with conditions that support structured learning over the summer. 

The purpose of optional summer enrichment might be to:

  • Activate students’ background knowledge and skills;
  • Provide opportunity to review introductory topics/prerequisites for the course; or 
  • Create or enhance enthusiasm and interest in a subject or to serve as a springboard for future learning.

Summer enrichment activities should not be given to learn new material or fill large gaps as a result of the pandemic. Whenever possible, it is recommended to provide students with voice and choice in their learning. Linked below are options that can be shared with students and families.

Summer Learning Options Mathematics ES

Summer Learning Options Mathematics SS

Student Insurance

Risk Management handles numerous claims involving students injured during the school day. Many parents mistakenly believe that FCPS is financially responsible for medical bills resulting from these injuries. However, FCPS does not provide medical insurance for students. Parents should be informed about the option to purchase low-cost Voluntary Student Insurance through K & K Insurance Group. This insurance can be especially valuable for those without other coverage and can help families with existing insurance cover expensive gaps caused by deductibles and co-pays.

Justice High School Activities

The Justice Activities Office will be visiting Glasgow on Monday June 3rd during all lunches. We encourage students to attend the informational session to learn about all activities, athletics, and extracurricular programs at Justice! Please follow our social media accounts for important updates for the 2024-2025 school year. Go Wolves!

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GzQcRkXbqo

End of Year Medication Pick-Up and Disposal Guidelines

All medications stored in the school health room must be picked up by a parent or guardian no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.  

Any medications which are not picked up on the last day of school will be discarded according to the Unused Medication Disposal Guidelines.

 Immunizations Assistance and Health Resources

Back-to-School Immunization Clinics:

Get your child ready for the 2024-25 school year. Open by appointment to all Fairfax County students who need immunizations, regardless of if they have had vaccines in the past, are new to the country, or need a follow-up to be up to date.

Call today! Appointments are limited. Schedule your appointment by calling 703-246-7100.

For additional health information (and translations): https://glasgowms.fcps.edu/announcements/immunizations-assistance-and-health-resources 

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt the FCPS FY 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The approved budget includes:

✅ 4% compensation increase for all employees

✅ funding to maintain class sizes in light of projected enrollment growth

✅ continuation of key multi-year initiatives such as inclusive preschool

✅ resources to support student well-being outside the classroom, such as expanded athletics, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts

See the details: bit.ly/FCPS-FY2025-Budget 

La Junta Escolar Vota para Adoptar el Presupuesto Aprobado para el Año Fiscal 2025

La Junta Escolar del Condado de Fairfax adoptó el Presupuesto Aprobado para el Año Fiscal 2025 de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax (FCPS). El Presupuesto Aprobado para el Año Fiscal 2025 asciende a $3.7 billones - un aumento neto de $233.2 millones o 6.6% sobre el año anterior. El presupuesto aprobado para el año fiscal 2025 se centra en proporcionar excelencia educativa a todos los estudiantes y en garantizar que el trabajo duro y la dedicación de los empleados se reconozcan mediante una remuneración competitiva. Ambos esfuerzos se alinean completamente con el Plan Estratégico FCPS 2023-30.

Casi 86% del Presupuesto Aprobado está dirigido a la instrucción. Los puntos claves del presupuesto incluyen fondos para un aumento de compensación de 4% para todos los empleados; manteniendo las fórmulas existentes de tamaño de clases y proveyendo apoyo necesario a todos los estudiantes; y expandiendo las ofertas de atletismo, entrenadores de atletismo adicionales, y estipendios mejorados para bellas artes y artes escénicas.

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

On May 21, 2024, staff presented recommended changes to the Family Life Education curriculum during a School Board Work Session. The community review period for the recommended changes opened on May 10 and will continue until Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. Please take the time to provide feedback after reviewing the materials. All comments will be shared with the School Board prior to the vote to approve the recommendations on June 27, 2024.

There are four main recommended changes:

Recommendation #1 (page 4 of report)

Approve new and revised objectives and descriptive statements to support instruction on the topics of consent, setting personal boundaries, and respecting the boundaries of others.

Revisions: 

  • Grade 9 - Lesson 2: Students will identify examples and effects of sexual violence and identity skills to promote safety and situational awareness. Resources for help and reporting sexual violence will be provided.
  • Grade 9 - Lesson 5: Students will identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships and identify strategies to navigate or end unhealthy relationships.

New objectives will be applicable to students in: 

    • Grade 9: Students will identify characteristics of, and how to develop and maintain healthy relationships in a variety of settings. 
    • Grade 9: Students explain the value of setting personal boundaries and respecting the boundaries of others and will define affirmative consent.
    • Grade 10: Students will examine teen relationships and identify communication of consent, absence of consent, and withdrawal of consent related to intimacy and sexual behavior. Students will discuss the impact peer pressure may have on decision making in teen relationships. (page 6 of full report)
    • Grade 11: Students will identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships that may lead to teen relationship violence, sexual assault, abuse, strangulation, sextortion, and sex trafficking. Strategies for risk reduction, prevention, and available support services will be provided.
    • Grade 12: Students will interpret laws that affect family life.
    • Grade 12: Students will review consent, respecting when consent is not given or is withdrawn, and bystander awareness and intervention strategies.

Recommendation #2 (page 7 of report)

Approve objectives and descriptive statements in kindergarten, fifth, and tenth grades and grades one through six modified curriculum to support recommendations from the 2023 summer curriculum development team.

Revisions:

  • Grades 1-6: Elementary School Emotional and Social Health Safety Unit - lesson 6. The student will demonstrate strategies for responding to inappropriate approaches from family members, neighbors, strangers, or others without being unduly alarmed about nonexistent dangers. (page 9 of full report)

New objectives will be applicable to students in: 

    • Grade K: Students will recognize that everyone is a member of a family and identify members of their individual families. (page 8 of full report)
    • Grade K: Students will identify positive ways in which family members and friends show love, affection, respect, and appreciation for each other.
    • Grade K: Students will define personal space and demonstrate how to say “no” to behaviors from people both inside and outside the family that make the student feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
    • Grade 5: Students will define child abuse and child neglect and identify adults whom they can tell and ask for help.
    • Grade 10: Students will identify how contraceptive methods work and will identify the advantages of abstaining from sexual activity.

Recommendation #3 (page 10 of report)

  • Approve use of the media My Changing Life: The Complete Guide to Puberty in grade four for both the boys’ and the girls’ lessons. 
  • Recommend showing the same video including the male and female reproductive systems and menstruation to boys and girls in gender separate classes.
  • The recommended combined media may be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/925451481/4bde9b071c?share=copy
  • A new video covering puberty and the reproductive systems is being produced by FCPS Information Technology and Instructional Services staff. It is intended to replace the media currently being used in grades four through six. The current timeline is for the video to be reviewed by FLECAC during SY 2024-2025 with implementation in instruction beginning in SY 2025-2026.

Recommendation #4 (page 11 of report)

Approve revised objectives and descriptive statements to support instruction of the male and female reproductive systems in grades four through eight.

Revisions are applicable to students in:

  • Grade 4: The student will recognize the physical changes that occur during puberty and relate these changes to the increased need for personal hygiene.
  • Grade 5: Students will identify the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems. 
  • Grade 6: Students will review the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems and how these change during puberty.
  • Grade 7: Students will identify the components of the male and female reproductive systems and describe how their functioning changes during puberty.

More information is available online

After-School Feedback

We’ve made it through another year of after school. We appreciate you allowing your students’ participation in the after school program.

Would you and your student please take a few minutes to share your feedback on survey for parents and students. You will find the links for both parents and students below.

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality.

Thank you for completing the survey and for your support of the after-school program.  This survey is FCPS approved. Approval Number is 24234.

All survey responses are due by June 7, 2024.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCQKSN8 [Parent Link]

As the after-school program specialists, I’m asking all students to complete the survey. Please inform your student it helps us improve the after-school program. Their feedback is valuable for the improvement of the after school program.

This survey is FCPS approved.  Approval number: 24233   

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCM2L9K [Student Link]

VIP Camp

The last day of After School was May 30, 2024. If you’re interested in summer activities, please click here for the VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp Registration form and information. Spaces are filling up fast, it’s First Come, First Served so please do not wait to register. If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected].

4101 Fairfax Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22312  |  Main Phone: 703.813.8700
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Community Gazette 5.26.24

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! Hello Glasgow Family! It’s been a fun and exciting year, hard to believe it’s coming to a close. Thursday, May 30th, 2024 is our last day of after school. Thank you for allowing your student(s) to participate in the after school program this year. If you’re looking for Summer Fun, VIP Camp still has open spaces. If you’re interested, please sign up here! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected].

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. 

In June, people throughout the United States celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Caribbean American heritage includes a kaleidoscope of languages, customs, music, art, and cuisine that have enriched communities. This exploration offers an opportunity to dismantle stereotypes and misconceptions, replacing them with a nuanced understanding of the interconnectedness and shared human experiences that connect us.

Students deserve meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of members within their diverse community. The goal of this resource is to support the planning, teaching, and learning about the LGBTQIA+ community in order to achieve that outcome. The items below provide a variety of content resources and activities that can be integrated into current lessons and units or used to design new learning experiences for your student.

In June, people throughout the United States celebrate Juneteenth. The history of this event is an important brick in the building of American history and the struggles for freedom and belonging. Students deserve meaningful, ongoing opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of American change-makers year-round, and June provides such an opportunity to honor diverse and important stories. 

Update: The ABGC Girls' Basketball Open gym - They have had to change gym locations for the final OG on June 10th. Next Open Gym: Monday, June 10th, 6-7:30pm (4th & 5th Grade), 7:30-9pm (6th and 7th grade), Mason Crest Elementary School (3705 Crest Dr., Annandale).

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Justice High School Activities

The Justice Activities Office will be visiting Glasgow on Monday June 3rd during all lunches. We encourage students to attend the informational session to learn about all activities, athletics, and extracurricular programs at Justice! Please follow our social media accounts for important updates for the 2024-2025 school year. Go Wolves!

  Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! "We All Belong"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GzQcRkXbqo 

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources

Memorial Day Monday, May 27th - No School

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Learn about the history of Memorial Day

End of Year Medication Pick-Up and Disposal Guidelines

Per Regulation 2102, all medications stored in the school health room must be picked up by a parent or guardian no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.

Any medications which are not picked up on the last day of school will be discarded according to the Unused Medication Disposal Guidelines.

Community Review of K-6 Language Arts Basal Resources

Learn more about the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resources being reviewed for adoption for the 2024-25 School Year.

In compliance with the Virginia Literacy Act, Fairfax County Public Schools is adopting Elementary (K-6) Language Arts Basal Resources for the 2024-25 school year. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released an initial list of approved materials for grades K-3 in June 2023, and will be releasing a second list of resources for K-5 in November 2023.

FCPS will be adopting a basal resource in accordance with the process outlined in Regulation 3004

https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853

Virginia Literacy Act

With the passage of the Virginia Literacy Act (VLA) in the 2022 General Assembly, Virginia is taking the lead nationwide to improve early literacy outcomes for Virginia’s young learners. Through the VLA, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will support school divisions through a multi-year effort with tools, resources, technical assistance and funding.

Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year:

  • Every student in kindergarten to grade five will receive core literacy instruction based in scientifically based reading research and evidence-based literacy instruction, as defined in the VLA. Students in kindergarten through grade eight will also receive evidence-based supplemental instruction and intervention, as outlined in an individualized student reading plan, if they do not meet literacy benchmarks.
  • Every family will have access to online resources to support literacy development at home, and will be able to participate in the development of their child’s student reading plan, if their child does not meet literacy benchmarks.
  • Every teacher will use evidence-based literacy curriculum, assess student learning using approved literacy screeners, use student-level data to inform instruction and intervention, and participate in pre-service preparation or training on evidence-based literacy instruction.
  • Every reading specialist, in consultation with classroom teachers, will coordinate and oversee intervention for students not meeting literacy benchmarks, and will develop and monitor student progress on student reading plans, working closely with families and teachers.
  • Every division will develop a literacy plan, ensure the use of evidence-based literacy curriculum, staff enough reading specialists to support intervention needs, and provide professional development to support teachers, reading specialists, and principals.
The 8th Grade Dance

The 8th grade dance will be June 8th from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets will be on sale for $2 starting June 3rd during 7th/8th grade lunches.

Please sign up here to chaperone or donate snacks. Dress for the event will be semi-formal.

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How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

☀️ Disfrute Diversión y Recursos en el evento de un Verano Extraordinario

Venga a la Escuela Secundaria de Woodson el sábado, 1 de junio, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., para el FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Disfrute de pintura de cara, comida, música, un brincolín, acariciar alpacas, cuentos, y presentaciones de estudiantes - ¡todo gratis! Camiones de comida adicionales estarán en el sitio para vender una variedad de delicias. Las familias están invitadas a participar en atractivas actividades educativas diseñadas para despertar la curiosidad y el crecimiento. Las organizaciones comunitarias ofrecerán consejos, recursos e información útil. Visite la página web  un Verano Extraordinario para obtener más información e inscribirse. La inscripción no es obligatoria, pero es útil para la planificación.

🥗 Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance!

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

  🥗 ¡No Olvide Revisar el Saldo del Almuerzo de su Estudiante!

Es una época ocupada del año, y sabemos que las familias tienen muchas prioridades. A medida que nos acercamos al final del año escolar, es importante que las familias recuerden revisar la cuenta MySchoolBucks de sus estudiantes y pagar cualquier balance de comida escolar restante. Las familias que ganan menos del 185% del nivel de pobreza califican para comidas gratis o a precio reducido. Sin embargo, hay que cumplimentar y presentar una nueva solicitud cada año escolar para recibir ese beneficio.La solicitud para el año escolar 2024-25 estará disponible este verano. Si las familias tienen un balance actual y piensan que pueden ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratis o a precio reducido, por favor llenen la solicitud FRM para el año escolar 2022-23. Obtenga más información sobre el almuerzo gratuito y a precio reducido.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions. 

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

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Community Gazette 5.19.24

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! 

Next week, your student will receive an “Intention Form” during their Panther Time class.  This form should be given to you to complete and return to Glasgow if you do not intend for your child to return to Glasgow next year and will go to a different school for 7th or 8th grade.  Knowing when students will not return to Glasgow for 7th or 8th grade helps us plan for the upcoming year.  It is very important for you to complete the form and return it to the school if your child will not be returning to Glasgow for 7th or 8th grade.  If your child will be returning to Glasgow or will not be returning because they are going to high school, you do not need to complete the form.  Forms should be returned to Glasgow by May 31st.  Thank you!

 May 30th, 2024 will be the last day of After School. If you’re still looking for Summer fun and engagement for your student(s), VIP (Value in Prevention) still has space available. VIP Camp will run from July 1st through August 1st at Holmes Middle School. Camp hours are 8:30-3:30. Breakfast, lunch and transportation is provided. Here is the link to register your student(s) for VIP Camp.

Let's Finish the School Year Strong! Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources. Academic Screener End-of-Year Family Reporting

Math Inventory (MI) and Reading Inventory (RI) reports will be distributed through SIS ParentVUE to most families of middle school students who took spring tests. A FCPS This Week notice on 5/22 will alert families to the expected delivery timelines.

  • ParentVUE reports are expected to post the week of 6/24. 

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

  Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources

Asiste a la escuela hoy; para tener éxito mañana. ¡Todo Pertenecemos Aqui!Todos pertenecemos a FCPS. Desde el primer día de escuela, hasta el último día de escuela, cada niño importa. Si su estudiante está teniendo dificultades para terminar el año con fuerza y asistir a la escuela, por favor contacte a un adulto de confianza en la escuela-un maestro, consejero o administrador. Visite FCPS’ sitio web para obtener más recursos sobre la asistencia

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

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After-School Activities

As a reminder, the last day of After School is Thursday, May 30, 2024. Late buses will also end on this day. If you plan to stay after with a teacher, please make sure you arrange for a ride home when you are done. 

The 2nd Annual Little River Rumble was scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, but Mother Nature had other plans. We had to cancel the tournament out of an abundance of safety for our students and staff. We certainly apologize for any inconvenience.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m.

View details and a feedback form.

 

🚍 Student Bus Passes Offer Free Transportation All Year

All Fairfax County middle and high school students can get a Student Bus Pass SmarTrip card to ride the Fairfax Connector and Fairfax CUE buses for free! With the pass, fares are free from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, all year. Learn more about the Student Pass. Complete the application and return it to our front office. 

Our students can ride Metrobus for free, in addition to the Fairfax Connector and City of Fairfax CUE. Visit the Fairfax County website for details and approved Metrobus routes. Complete the application and return it to your school office. 

Children 12 and younger ride for free on Fairfax Connector with a paying adult. 

Community Review of K-6 Language Arts Basal Resources

Learn more about the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resources being reviewed for adoption for the 2024-25 School Year.

In compliance with the Virginia Literacy Act, Fairfax County Public Schools is adopting Elementary (K-6) Language Arts Basal Resources for the 2024-25 school year. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released an initial list of approved materials for grades K-3 in June 2023, and will be releasing a second list of resources for K-5 in November 2023.

FCPS will be adopting a basal resource in accordance with the process outlined in Regulation 3004

https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853

The 8th Grade Dance

The 8th grade dance will be June 8th from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets will be on sale for $2 starting June 3rd during 7th/8th grade lunches.

Please sign up here to chaperone or donate snacks. Dress for the event will be semi-formal

Virginia Literacy Act

With the passage of the Virginia Literacy Act (VLA) in the 2022 General Assembly, Virginia is taking the lead nationwide to improve early literacy outcomes for Virginia’s young learners. Through the VLA, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will support school divisions through a multi-year effort with tools, resources, technical assistance and funding.

Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year:
  • Every student in kindergarten to grade five will receive core literacy instruction based in scientifically based reading research and evidence-based literacy instruction, as defined in the VLA. Students in kindergarten through grade eight will also receive evidence-based supplemental instruction and intervention, as outlined in an individualized student reading plan, if they do not meet literacy benchmarks.
  • Every family will have access to online resources to support literacy development at home, and will be able to participate in the development of their child’s student reading plan, if their child does not meet literacy benchmarks.
  • Every teacher will use evidence-based literacy curriculum, assess student learning using approved literacy screeners, use student-level data to inform instruction and intervention, and participate in pre-service preparation or training on evidence-based literacy instruction.
  • Every reading specialist, in consultation with classroom teachers, will coordinate and oversee intervention for students not meeting literacy benchmarks, and will develop and monitor student progress on student reading plans, working closely with families and teachers.
  • Every division will develop a literacy plan, ensure the use of evidence-based literacy curriculum, staff enough reading specialists to support intervention needs, and provide professional development to support teachers, reading specialists, and principals.
⏰ Share Your Thoughts on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates:

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

⏰ Foros Comunitarios sobre el Horario de Entrada a la Escuela Intermedia

FCPS está explorando opciones para ajustar los horarios de inicio de las escuelas intermedias e invita al público a ser parte del proceso. Todos los foros tendrán la misma presentación y proveerán las mismas oportunidades de retroalimentación. Inscríbase para un foro en persona haciendo clic en una de las siguientes fechas:

Aunque la inscripción no es obligatoria, facilita la planificación. Habrá servicio de interpretación y cuidado de niños. Aprenda más sobre este proyecto que está analizando los horarios de inicio de las escuelas intermedias. 

 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine.

7th Grade Boys (rising 8th grade) BRYC AAU Basketball Open Gym/Tryouts
  • Summer 2024
  • Mondays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fridays 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fairfax Villa ES 10900 Santa Clara Dr Fairfax, VA 
  • [email protected]
  • (703)731-6913 for details

 The same information can be found on our website as well:

Braddock Road Youth Club

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. 

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

  ☎️ Línea Telefónica de Información para Padres Disponible en Ocho Idiomas

Padres/cuidadores que hablan Amárico, Árabe, Chino, Farsi, Coreano, Español, Urdu o Vietnamita pueden llamar a una línea telefónica de información para obtener información general sobre FCPS.  Vea la lista de números de teléfono.

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

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Community Gazette 5.12.24

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! On Saturday, our students had their middle school track meet at West Potomac HS! We are so proud of our middle school athletes! 

  • Tuesday (Even Day): Math All Grade     Levels SOL Testing
  • Friday (Odd Day): Science 8 SOL Testing 

Next week, your student will receive an “Intention Form” during their Panther Time class.  This form should be given to you to complete and return to Glasgow if you do not intend for your child to return to Glasgow next year and will go to a different school for 7th or 8th grade.  Knowing when students will not return to Glasgow for 7th or 8th grade helps us plan for the upcoming year.  It is very important for you to complete the form and return it to the school if your child will not be returning to Glasgow for 7th or 8th grade.  If your child will be returning to Glasgow or will not be returning because they are going to high school, you do not need to complete the form.  Forms should be returned to Glasgow by May 31st.  Thank you!

The 2nd Annual Little River Rumble Soccer Competition is approaching quickly. On Saturday, May 18th, 2024 Glasgow will host Holmes Middle School and Poe Middle School. The games will begin at 9 a.m. on the Glasgow field. If you’re free, come out and support our students as we compete for GOLD!

May 30th, 2024 will be the last day of After School. If you’re still looking for Summer fun and engagement for your student(s), VIP (Value in Prevention) still has space available. VIP Camp will run from July 1st through August 1st at Holmes Middle School. Camp hours are 8:30-3:30. Breakfast, lunch and transportation is provided. Here is the link to register your student(s) for VIP Camp.

Are you looking to improve your soccer skills, conditioning and teamwork all while having fun? Neighborhood and Community Services is offering a FREE soccer camp for ages 6-16, Monday-Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning June 17th, 2024 through August 9th, 2024 at Bailey’s Elementary. Please see the flyer for more information and how to register or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs and search Culmore Soccer.

FCPS 2025 Budget — What’s Happening NextThe next steps in FCPS’ budget process are:

  • Tuesday, May 14: School Board holds a public hearing on the budget. Register to speak by 6:30 p.m., on Monday, May 13.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Second day of School Board public hearings, if needed.
  • Tuesday, May 21: School Board budget work session.
  • Thursday, May 23: School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

For more details on our budget, view FCPS budget documents.

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Presupuesto FCPS 2025 - Lo que sigue

Los próximos pasos en el proceso del presupuesto de FCPS son:

  • Martes, 14 de mayo: La Junta Escolar tiene una audiencia pública sobre el presupuesto. Regístrese antes de las 6:30 p.m., el lunes, 13 de mayo para hablar en en la audiencia pública.
  • Miércoles, 15 de mayo: Segundo día de audiencias públicas de la Junta Escolar, si es necesario.
  • Martes, 21 de mayo: Sesión de trabajo de la Junta Escolar sobre el presupuesto.
  • Jueves, 23 de mayo: La Junta Escolar adopta el presupuesto aprobado de FCPS.

Para más detalles sobre nuestro presupuesto, vea los documentos del presupuesto de FCPS.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources

⏰ Share Your Thoughts on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

⏰ Foros Comunitarios sobre el Horario de Entrada a la Escuela Intermedia

FCPS está explorando opciones para ajustar los horarios de inicio de las escuelas intermedias e invita al público a ser parte del proceso. Todos los foros tendrán la misma presentación y proveerán las mismas oportunidades de retroalimentación. Inscríbase para un foro en persona haciendo clic en una de las siguientes fechas:

Aunque la inscripción no es obligatoria, facilita la planificación. Habrá servicio de interpretación y cuidado de niños. Aprenda más sobre este proyecto que está analizando los horarios de inicio de las escuelas intermedias.  

7th Grade Boys (rising 8th grade) BRYC AAU Basketball Open Gym/Tryouts
  • Summer 2024
  • Mondays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fridays 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fairfax Villa ES 10900 Santa Clara Dr Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Email: [email protected] or call (703)731-6913 for details
  • The same information can be found on our website: Braddock Road Youth Club 
🩹 Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. 

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers 

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. 

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

☎️ Línea Telefónica de Información para Padres Disponible en Ocho Idiomas

Padres/cuidadores que hablan Amárico, Árabe, Chino, Farsi, Coreano, Español, Urdu o Vietnamita pueden llamar a una línea telefónica de información para obtener información general sobre FCPS.  Vea la lista de números de teléfono.

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide 

Estudiantes de FCPS en grados 3-12 tomaron la Encuesta de Aprendizaje Social y Emocional (SEL) durante marzo, proveyendo información actualizada en habilidades como alcanzar metas, entender y manejar emociones, establecer y mantener relaciones con adultos y compañeros, y tomar decisiones responsables. El SEL Screener también ayuda a los estudiantes a evaluar los esfuerzos de su comunidad escolar para que se sientan valorados, incluidos y apoyados.

A finales de abril, los resultados individuales del SEL Screener estarán disponibles para las familias en la sección Documentos de SIS ParentVUE.

Para las familias que no tengan una cuenta activa en ParentVUE, los resultados se enviarán por correo postal. Para más información sobre el cuestionario, por favor visite la página web del cuestionario de Aprendizaje Social-Emocional

(SEL). Para obtener ayuda para entender los resultados individuales de su estudiante o ideas sobre cómo apoyarlos en casa, por favor revise la Guía Familiar

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions. 

Campamento artístico de verano

No te pierdas el programa de enriquecimiento artístico más divertido de este verano. El campamento del Instituto de las Artes está dirigido a estudiantes de 6º a 11º grado. Los estudiantes diseñan sus propios horarios y eligen entre clases de arte, música, teatro y baile. Más información en la página web del IFTA. Envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] con cualquier pregunta. 

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Meet the Author Series: The Breakthrough Years by Ellen Galinsky

Child development expert Ellen Galinsky challenges widely held assumptions about adolescents and offers new ways for parents and others to better understand and interact with them in a way that helps them thrive.

Galinsky’s Shared Solutions Framework and Possibilities Mindset show you how to:

  • turn daily conflicts into opportunities for problem-solving where both teens and parents feel listened to and respected
  • encourage positive risk-taking in your child like standing up for themselves, making new friends, and helping their communities
  • promote five essential executive function-based skills that can help them succeed now and in the future.

Join best-selling author, Ellen Galinksy, as she shares her latest research on raising thriving teens.

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Behavior Solution Series for Secondary Families: Taming the Teenaged Brain

Navigate the rollercoaster of teenage emotions with our training on behavior strategies, tailored to support you at home during those challenging adolescent years. We will provide practical insights and proven techniques to foster understanding and communication with your teenager.

Register for this event

📞 FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns, and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], visit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

Resources for Newly Registered Families

Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:

Conozca más sobre FCPS y los Recursos Disponibles para las Familias

Estar conectado con su comunidad escolar le ayuda a mantenerse informado y apoyar el éxito de su hijo. Tómese un tiempo para familiarizarse con los muchos recursos y herramientas disponibles para las familias de FCPS, incluyendo:

 

Join the Virginia Department of Education Office of Instructional Services and the Office of Special Education Family Support and Special Facilities for a live, virtual training event providing an overview of the new Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) Participation Decision-Making Tool. The overview will include background information regarding changes in the VAAP Participation Criteria Form, as well as information on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team's implementation of the new tool. 

The training will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

The VAAP Family Training Registration will be limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first served basis. The training will be provided by Virginia Department of Education staff members. Additional details regarding this training will be provided upon registration.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Deb Johnson, Intellectual Disabilities Specialist, by phone at (804) 750-8645, or by email at [email protected].

 

The Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, will bring together professionals and families from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to engage in dialogue, discussion, and learning methods to strengthen academic outcomes for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, to increase the knowledge and skills of those who can have a positive impact on a student's educational process. 

Register for ODUP 2024, a two-day training event that will be held at the Virginia Crossings Hotel in Glen Allen, Virginia on June 20, 2024, and June 21, 2024, from 9-5 p.m. There is a fee to attend, families may apply for scholarship opportunities.

Questions can be directed to Tracey Yurechko via email, at [email protected].

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Community Gazette 5.5.24

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! Celebrating 3rd Quarter Honor Roll: We are proud of the hard work students have been doing so far this year in all of their classes and we look forward to celebrating students who have earned either All A or A/B Honor Roll. All A and A/B Honor Roll Certificates were handed out the week of April 29th. Please congratulate students on all of their hard work! May 10th is Dress Like a Teacher Day

Are you looking to improve your soccer skills, conditioning and teamwork all while having fun? Neighborhood and Community Services is offering a FREE soccer camp for ages 6-16, Monday-Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning June 17th, 2024 through August 9th, 2024 at Bailey’s Elementary. Please see the flyer for more information and how to register or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs and search Culmore Soccer.

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

On Monday, May 6th, current 6th and 7th graders were given information on how to apply for our GMS National Junior Honor Society chapter. NJHS is a national service and leadership organization designed to support students’ desire for school leadership and service to the community. Members inducted at the end of this year will participate in several community service and fundraising events throughout the 2024-2025 school year. Participating in National Junior Honor Society looks great on college applications, is an opportunity to make friends and helps ignite a passion for community service.  

To apply, your student MUST pick up a paper application from Student Services, fill it out completely, and return it to Student Services by Wednesday, May 15th. Your student must also have obtained a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last two quarters (which averages to having As and Bs on their report card). Glasgow Middle School staff and school leadership will evaluate each application. Applying does not guarantee admittance, and applications must contain a parent or guardian's signature to be considered. Students who are accepted into the organization will be notified by May 20th. The induction for accepted new members will hopefully take place in the GMS cafeteria on the evening of May 31st. If you have any questions about this organization or the requirements for eligibility, please reach out to Ms. Zafar at [email protected]

Middle School Track & Field 

What an amazing job this past weekend! 

You should all be VERY proud of our students for dealing with the weather and improving each week.  And once again, the leader of the meet came up to our coaches to say how amazing our students are with comradery and cheering on your team.

Next Meet:  West Potomac High School 5/11/24

Mr. Gaffen [email protected]

After School Program

As we approach the end of another year, the After School Program is excited to bring you the 2nd Annual Little River Rumble Soccer tournament hosted by Glasgow. Saturday, May 18th, 2024 beginning at 9 a.m. Glasgow will host Holmes and Poe Middle Schools to see who’ll be the Champion of Little River! 6th, 7th and 8th graders are all invited to participate. Roster spots are limited. For more information, please contact Mr. Manrique [email protected], Mr. Rios [email protected] or Mr. Williams [email protected].

The last day of After School is Thursday, May 30th, 2024! This will also be the last for late buses. If you’re interested in summer camp, we have VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp at Holmes Middle School. Here’s the link to the registration form with additional information as well. If you have any questions, please contact at [email protected]

7th Grade Boys (rising 8th grade) BRYC AAU Basketball Open Gym/Tryouts
  • Summer 2024
  • Mondays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fridays 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Fairfax Villa ES 10900 Santa         Clara Dr Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Email: [email protected] or call (703)731-6913       for details
  • The same information can be found on our website:           Braddock Road Youth Club 
⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

☎️ Línea Telefónica de Información para Padres Disponible en Ocho Idiomas

Padres/cuidadores que hablan Amárico, Árabe, Chino, Farsi, Coreano, Español, Urdu o Vietnamita pueden llamar a una línea telefónica de información para obtener información general sobre FCPS.  Vea la lista de números de teléfono.

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide.

Estudiantes de FCPS en grados 3-12 tomaron la Encuesta de Aprendizaje Social y Emocional (SEL) durante marzo, proveyendo información actualizada en habilidades como alcanzar metas, entender y manejar emociones, establecer y mantener relaciones con adultos y compañeros, y tomar decisiones responsables. El SEL Screener también ayuda a los estudiantes a evaluar los esfuerzos de su comunidad escolar para que se sientan valorados, incluidos y apoyados. A finales de abril, los resultados individuales del SEL Screener estarán disponibles para las familias en la sección Documentos de SIS ParentVUE. Para las familias que no tengan una cuenta activa en ParentVUE, los resultados se enviarán por correo postal. Para más información sobre el cuestionario, por favor visite la página web del cuestionario de Aprendizaje Social-Emocional (SEL). Para obtener ayuda para entender los resultados individuales de su estudiante o ideas sobre cómo apoyarlos en casa, por favor revise la Guía Familiar.

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Campamento Artístico de Verano

No te pierdas el programa de enriquecimiento artístico más divertido de este verano. El campamento del Instituto de las Artes está dirigido a estudiantes de 6º a 11º grado. Los estudiantes diseñan sus propios horarios y eligen entre clases de arte, música, teatro y baile. Más información en la página web del IFTA. Envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] con cualquier pregunta. 

 SoCo Summer Strings

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19,8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only. Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day. You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Meet the Author Series: The Breakthrough Years by Ellen Galinsky

Child development expert Ellen Galinsky challenges widely held assumptions about adolescents and offers new ways for parents and others to better understand and interact with them in a way that helps them thrive.

Galinsky’s Shared Solutions Framework and Possibilities Mindset show you how to:

  • turn daily conflicts into opportunities for problem-solving where both teens and parents feel listened to and respected
  • encourage positive risk-taking in your child like standing up for themselves, making new friends, and helping their communities
  • promote five essential executive function-based skills that can help them succeed now and in the future.

Join best-selling author, Ellen Galinksy, as she shares her latest research on raising thriving teens.

Behavior Solution Series for Secondary Families: Taming the Teenaged Brain

Navigate the rollercoaster of teenage emotions with our training on behavior strategies, tailored to support you at home during those challenging adolescent years. We will provide practical insights and proven techniques to foster understanding and communication with your teenager.

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Justice Athletic Booster Club Executive Board Leadership 2024-25
  • At our Tuesday, May 7, 6:30pm meeting (VIRTUAL LINK), we will announce the slate of nominees to fill the Executive Board (4 officer positions) for 2024-25.  We will vote on the slate at our meeting in June.  
  • We have experienced volunteers ready to continue serving as Treasurer and Secretary.  This means that our financial house, and our technology (management of our Google workspace, and electronic purchasing system/card terminals for concessions), will be in very good hands next year.  
  • We still need nominees for President and Vice President.  Our Bylaws allow for an Executive Board position to be fulfilled by up to two members (the two Board members splitting the position will share the one vote for that position). 

     

What do the President and Vice President positions entail?  
  • The intention of both positions is to oversee and support the administration and initiatives of the organization, NOT DO IT ALL. 
  • We want our leaders to be enthusiastic, not overwhelmed.  
  • Concessions is a major part of what we do to raise funds for the athletic program, but concessions will NOT take over your life.    Some officers have spent more time working at concessions in the past because they had the time and inclination to do so, but it's not a requirement.  The key is harnessing all the willing volunteers into a team that gets concessions done without anyone being overburdened.  We also have some wonderful, hard-working students who make great concessions volunteers (special thanks this year to Coach Monica White's athletic leadership class, and various athletic teams as well).    
  • The President and Vice-President can support other parents willing to take on specific or time-limited tasks.  For example, we have an experienced volunteer committed to overseeing concessions for next year's Winter Season. 

Please contact me to EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST in the President or Vice President position, or SUGGEST SOMEONE whom you think would be great.  This organization makes a huge, positive impact on our Justice community.  Let's keep it going strong!   

Thanks, and GO WOLVES!

Brian Garvey, CAA

Director Of Student Activities

Justice High School

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4.28.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! I hope everyone's weekend was peaceful. This past Saturday, I assisted FCPS at a job fair for any vacancies in our building and other schools in FCPS. Glasgow had a great showing at the State Science Olympiad Tournament, winning medals in the following events:

  • 2nd Place Wheeled Vehicle (Laura Prudius and Lucia Egan)
  • 4th Place Reach for the Stars (Kiran Kane and Leo Hartness)
  • 6th Place Flight (Lucia Egan and Leo Hartness)
  • 6th Place Wind Power (Laura Prudius and Lucia Egan)

A special shout-out to the Agricultural Sciences team of Joan Davis and Ian Fernandez, who got 7th Place.  

Congratulations to our 7 students (Elvicha Joy, Ella, Sophia, Liliana, Corinne, Julia, and Melody) who were selected to participate in the Middle School All-VA Chorus event last weekend in Richmond, VA. Our students worked with guest conductors for 3 days and sang with a combined 200+ singers at their concert on Saturday. It is such a tremendous honor to be selected for this Choir and the fact that we had 7 students selected shows just how talented and successful our music students are here at Glasgow. Please, if you see one of these students, be sure to congratulate them on their success!

As we get closer to the end of the school year, I know summer activities and programs are important! VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp is still taking applications. Here’s the link to register for VIP Camp.  VIP Camp will be held at Holmes Middle School. Camp runs from July 1st, 2024 to August 1st, 2024! Camp Hours are from 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Transportation will be provided. Camp is first come, first served. Once all spaces are filled, students will be added to the waitlist. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected]. Glasgow MS and Justice HS are partnering again this year to offer rising 9th graders the chance to learn a new sport. Girls Field Hockey will be coming to the After School Program. More information will follow. 

Please note, the After School Activity offerings will return to its original schedule. Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, and Volleyball will return to it’s original time frame (2nd Block). We will begin our practices/tryouts for the 2nd Annual Little River Rumble Soccer Tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2024. There will be two teams from Holmes Middle, Poe Middle and Glasgow Middle School competing for the Little River Cup!

If you’re interested in participating, please contact Mr. Williams, Mr. Rios and/or Mr. Manrique. The last day of After School is May 30, 2024. If you’re interested in summer activities, please click here for the VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp Registration form and information. Spaces are filling up fast, it’s First Come, First Served so please do not wait to register. If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected].

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

You are invited to a Glasgow PTA Zoom meeting. 
  • May 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM
  • Register in advance for this meeting:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcOurrz4tHteyp3LShFcKRIUFtAduQPu2  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

After School Program

As we approach the end of another year, the After School Program is excited to bring you the 2nd Annual Little River Rumble Soccer tournament hosted by Glasgow. Saturday, May 18th, 2024 beginning at 9 a.m. Glasgow will host Holmes and Poe Middle Schools to see who’ll be the Champion of Little River! 6th, 7th and 8th graders are all invited to participate. Roster spots are limited. For more information, please contact Mr. Manrique [email protected], Mr. Rios [email protected] or Mr. Williams [email protected].

The last day of After School is Thursday, May 30th, 2024! This will also be the last for late buses. If you’re interested in summer camp, we have VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp at Holmes Middle School. Here’s the link to the registration form with additional information as well. If you have any questions, please contact at [email protected]

Glasgow MS Track & Field Team!

Great job to all the Panthers who participated in the very first Glasgow Track & Field Meet!  A special shoutout goes to our shot put participants (Thanks Coach Rutland!)

  • Girls Shot Put placed 1st, 4th, and 7th place overall 
  • Boys Shot Put placed 3rd and 10th place overall
⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

☎️ Línea Telefónica de Información para Padres Disponible en Ocho Idiomas

Padres/cuidadores que hablan Amárico, Árabe, Chino, Farsi, Coreano, Español, Urdu o Vietnamita pueden llamar a una línea telefónica de información para obtener información general sobre FCPS.  Vea la lista de números de teléfono.

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this. 

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide

Estudiantes de FCPS en grados 3-12 tomaron la Encuesta de Aprendizaje Social y Emocional (SEL) durante marzo, proveyendo información actualizada en habilidades como alcanzar metas, entender y manejar emociones, establecer y mantener relaciones con adultos y compañeros, y tomar decisiones responsables. El SEL Screener también ayuda a los estudiantes a evaluar los esfuerzos de su comunidad escolar para que se sientan valorados, incluidos y apoyados. A finales de abril, los resultados individuales del SEL Screener estarán disponibles para las familias en la sección Documentos de SIS ParentVUE. Para las familias que no tengan una cuenta activa en ParentVUE, los resultados se enviarán por correo postal. 

Para más información sobre el cuestionario, por favor visite la página web del cuestionario de Aprendizaje Social-Emocional (SEL). Para obtener ayuda para entender los resultados individuales de su estudiante o ideas sobre cómo apoyarlos en casa, por favor revise la Guía Familiar 

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions. 

Campamento Artístico de Verano

No te pierdas el programa de enriquecimiento artístico más divertido de este verano. El campamento del Instituto de las Artes está dirigido a estudiantes de 6º a 11º grado. Los estudiantes diseñan sus propios horarios y eligen entre clases de arte, música, teatro y baile. Más información en la página web del IFTA. Envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] con cualquier pregunta.  

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

April is the Month of the Military Child!

Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience.

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April

This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans.

Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage.

Muslim American Heritage Month

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans.

View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

April is Autism Acceptance Month

One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

7th Grade Boys (rising 8th grade) BRYC AAU Basketball Open Gym/Tryouts Summer 2024
  • Mondays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fridays 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fairfax Villa ES
  • 10900 Santa Clara Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Call (703)731-6913 for details
  • The same information can be found on our website as well: Braddock Road Youth Club

Link for families to register

Justice HS is hosting a FREE Theatre Pyramid Workshop on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-12:30pm.

Students will learn about costumes, lighting & sound, improv, props and more! Students attending Pyramid Day can also see the 2pm matinee or the 7pm evening performance of "The Internet is Distract-....Oh Look, A Kitten!" on May 4th for just $5.

Use the QR code on the flyer or click here to register:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70A0A45A9A62AA2FE3-49215819-pyramid

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4.21.24 Community Gazette

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Greetings! 

As we get closer to the end of the school year, I know summer activities and programs are important! VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp is still taking applications. Here’s the link to register for VIP Camp.  VIP Camp will be held at Holmes Middle School. Camp runs from July 1st, 2024 to August 1st, 2024! Camp Hours are from 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Transportation will be provided. Camp is first come, first served. Once all spaces are filled, students will be added to the waitlist. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected]. Glasgow MS and Justice HS are partnering again this year to offer rising 9th graders the chance to learn a new sport. Girls Field Hockey will be coming to the After School Program. More information will follow. 

For us, our 8th Grade science SOL scores and Absenteeism is a big focus for us. Our actions to address this have been within Tier I classrooms, intervention blocks, Lexia intervention, after-school intervention, Saturday school events and small group targeted instruction. Here are a few resources parents may find helpful:

Please note, the After School Activity offerings will return to its original schedule. Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, and Volleyball will return to it’s original time frame (2nd Block). We will begin our practices/tryouts for the 2nd Annual Little River Rumble Soccer Tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2024. There will be two teams from Holmes Middle, Poe Middle and Glasgow Middle School competing for the Little River Cup!

If you’re interested in participating, please contact Mr. Williams, Mr. Rios and/or Mr. Manrique. The last day of After School is May 30, 2024. If you’re interested in summer activities, please click here for the VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp Registration form and information. Spaces are filling up fast, it’s First Come, First Served so please do not wait to register. If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected].

The PTA board will have another interest meeting on Tuesday April 23rd at 7:30 pm.  We will discuss the 6 open positions and answer questions.  We hope to see you then.  If we do not have at least President, Treasurer and Secretary filled, our PTA will have to disband for the upcoming year.  This would be a huge loss for the Glasgow Community.  Please reach out to [email protected] for any questions.

PTA Virtual Meeting

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs.

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6-10, 2024

We would like to provide experiences and tokens of our appreciation to our amazing teachers. If you are able to donate snacks, lunches, or items such as gift cards then please email Dr. Graves [email protected]

Please prepare to drop off donations by Friday, May 3rd.   You can have the item(s) mailed directly to the school from our Amazon wish list: Teacher Appreciation Wishlist 

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this.

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide 

Estudiantes de FCPS en grados 3-12 tomaron la Encuesta de Aprendizaje Social y Emocional (SEL) durante marzo, proveyendo información actualizada en habilidades como alcanzar metas, entender y manejar emociones, establecer y mantener relaciones con adultos y compañeros, y tomar decisiones responsables. El SEL Screener también ayuda a los estudiantes a evaluar los esfuerzos de su comunidad escolar para que se sientan valorados, incluidos y apoyados.

A finales de abril, los resultados individuales del SEL Screener estarán disponibles para las familias en la sección Documentos de SIS ParentVUE. Para las familias que no tengan una cuenta activa en ParentVUE, los resultados se enviarán por correo postal. Para más información sobre el cuestionario, por favor visite la página web del cuestionario de Aprendizaje Social-Emocional (SEL). Para obtener ayuda para entender los resultados individuales de su estudiante o ideas sobre cómo apoyarlos en casa, por favor revise la Guía Familiar 

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Campamento artístico de verano

No te pierdas el programa de enriquecimiento artístico más divertido de este verano. El campamento del Instituto de las Artes está dirigido a estudiantes de 6º a 11º grado. Los estudiantes diseñan sus propios horarios y eligen entre clases de arte, música, teatro y baile. Más información en la página web del IFTA. Envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] con cualquier pregunta.  

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience.

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans.

Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage.

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans.

View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

April is Autism Acceptance Month. One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

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  • April 26th at 7:00 PM
  • April 27th at 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
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4.14.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! I hope everyone's weekend was peaceful. We only have a few weeks left in April and the 4th quarter is in full swing. We are hoping to see everyone at Hoop It Up on Friday the 19th at 6:00PM. The kids are excited to compete against the staff! https://signup.com/go/hkBCrxi Here is a sign up from the PTA. 

Give Your Feedback on the Budget. We are now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback:

  • Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors conducts public hearings on the county budget. Sign up to speak.  
  • Tuesday, May 7: The County Board of Supervisors adopts its budget, tax rates, and transfer amount to FCPS. 
  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the FCPS budget.
  • Thursday, May 23: The School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget and see the full Budget Development Calendar. Family Summit Designed to Enhance Safety, Security, and Inclusion

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

As we get closer to the end of the school year, I know summer activities and programs are important! VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp is still taking applications. Here’s the link to register for VIP Camp.  VIP Camp will be held at Holmes Middle School. Camp runs from July 1st, 2024 to August 1st, 2024! Camp Hours are from 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Transportation will be provided. Camp is first come, first served. Once all spaces are filled, students will be added to the waitlist. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected].

Glasgow MS and Justice HS are partnering again this year to offer rising 9th graders the chance to learn a new sport. Girls Field Hockey will be coming to the After School Program. More information will follow. 

For us, our 8th Grade science SOL scores and Absenteeism is a big focus for us. Our actions to address this have been within Tier I classrooms, intervention blocks, Lexia intervention, after-school intervention, Saturday school events and small group targeted instruction. Here are a few resources parents may find helpful:

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Performing Arts Showcase 

Students will have an opportunity to display their performing arts talents right after school on Thursday, May 2nd from 2:30-4:45. Come on out to support our students and encourage them to sign up to participate! The link can be found here if there is a student that wants to sign up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7H31LE877iLaihn4ld2nH31aLpFpF_DiZn6BPc4QIk6kixA/viewform

Mathspace Mastery: Elevate Independent Learning and SOL Prep

Join us to see how Mathspace fosters independent learning at every grade level! This informative session will highlight how your student can use Mathspace to independently tackle math challenges, perfectly aligned with their grade-level course. We will demonstrate how to use this tool to prepare for the Math SOL assessment. Don't miss this chance to boost your students' self-driven learning adventure!

Additionally, a new SOL task template will be auto-assigned, this year, to students for optional practice/study.

  • Presenter: Rhonda Davis, Mathspace, Head of Customer Success, North America and Jonathan Templin, Mathspace, Head of Sales, North America.
  • Date: April 16, 2024
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event  

Meet the Author Series: Gifted and Distractible with Julie Skolnick

https://www.fcps.edu/event/meet-author-series-gifted-and-distractible-julie-skolnick 

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers 

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. 

Academic Advising- Last Opportunity for Student Changes!

Current 6th and 7th Grade Students received a Panther Time lesson last week where they reviewed their course requests for next school year. If students would like to request a change, they can use this form. All requests are due by Friday, April 12th. Students will not be able request changes to next year’s schedule after this deadline.

PTA Board Interest Meeting

The Glasgow PTA is looking to fill all 6 board positions for the 24-25 school year.  We will have an interest meeting Monday, 4/15 at 7:30 pm via zoom.  Please join us to learn about what it means to serve on the board and what the specific position duties entail.  We will be answering any questions you may have!  Look forward to seeing you then.

Virtual Meeting

Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024. Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

Survey results will provide a basis for quality improvement of School Health services. The data-driven process is in alignment with the FCPS Strategic planning process, and the survey results will contribute positively to the FCPS Strategic Plan that reflects a shared consensus among stakeholders.

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

Register Today for the FCPS Family Summit

Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families.

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 ofFCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Upcoming Parent Workshops Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk. Thank you for your help with this. 

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience.

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans.

Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans.

View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

April is Autism Acceptance Month. One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

8th Grade Science SOL Prep Join the Fairfax County Public Librarians at Woodrow Wilson Public Library to make a kite. All supplies are provided. This is a free event for the whole family! Let's Celebrate Our Multi-Lingual Learners!! 

The ESOL department would like you invite you to join us for our rescheduled night of fun activities that will engage your family in promoting and celebrating your child’s language skills! We will have certificates, food, and family-friendly learning activities! 

**Bus transportation @ 6:45 PM for pick up and drop off will be available from Bailey’s Elementary (6111 Knollwood Dr., Bailey's Crossroads, 22041) and the Willston Community Center (6131 Willston Dr. Falls Church 22044). If you have questions, please reach out to Keli Johnston-Chun [email protected]

We hope to see you on Tuesday, April 16 @ 7-8 PM!

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4.7.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! We are in the 2nd week of April! Wow! As we start the 4th quarter in full swing, it would be a good idea to connect with all your child’s teachers to ensure they know when teachers are staying after-school for their office hours and how they can stay ahead of the curve in their classes to finish the year strong. Reminder, we have a Student Holiday on Wednesday, April 10th. Last week we had a town hall event to discuss our middle school's federal identification and to provide you with important updates and information regarding our school's progress and initiatives within our SOLs and Instructional focus.

During the event, we:

  • Shared School Data: We will review our school's data (ie. science, math, english and absenteeism, etc.) and discussed how this information has guided our work throughout the year within classrooms, after school and Saturday sessions. 
  • Discussed Virginia Support Framework: We provided an overview of the new Virginia Support Framework and the supports available to our school as a Federally Identified school through our Region 2 Office. 
  • Provided Updates and Answered Questions: Our leadership team will share updates on various initiatives and programs and will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, as we continue our journey of continuous improvement within Science specifically.
  • Partnering with Parents: We explored ways in which we can partner with parents to support student attendance, provide after-school opportunities, and prepare for SOL exams. Please connect with your child’s English, Science and Math teachers on how to support. 

Your participation and engagement in your child’s academic progress is crucial as we work together to ensure the success and well-being of our students. 

"Let's celebrate our multilingual learners!! The ESOL department would like tou invite you to join us for our rescheduled night of fun activities that will engage your family in promoting and celebrating your child’s language skills! We will have certificates, food, and family-friendly learning activities! 

**Bus transportation @ 6:45 PM for pick up and drop off will be available from Bailey’s Elementary (6111 Knollwood Dr., Bailey's Crossroads, 22041) and the Willston Community Center (6131 Willston Dr. Falls Church 22044). If you have questions, please reach out to Keli Johnston-Chun @ [email protected]

We hope to see you on Tuesday, April 16 @ 7-8 PM!

As always, your partnership and support are invaluable to us in helping our students succeed. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or the school administration. Thank you for your continued support, and let's make this 4th quarter a successful one for our students! April is a critical month, as we prepare for SOL testing. We have developed a school improvement plan that utilizes data from SOLs, FCPS benchmarks, classroom tests/quizzes and exit tickets for various student groups to determine areas for opportunity. For us, our 8th Grade science SOL scores and Absenteeism is a big focus for us. Our actions to address this have been within Tier I classrooms, intervention blocks, Lexia intervention, after-school intervention, Saturday school events and small group targeted instruction. Here are a few resources parents may find helpful:

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

🙋 How Schools Are Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Learn about the collaborative efforts between schools, families, and the community to support every student’s success. See how our schools are tackling complex issues and connecting families with essential resources such as childcare, medical services, and transportation. 

Through personalized communication and reeducation efforts, we are fostering a culture of engagement and prioritizing student attendance. Making sure every student feels safe, supported, included, and empowered is Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9, to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

Mathspace Mastery: Elevate Independent Learning and SOL Prep

Join us to see how Mathspace fosters independent learning at every grade level! This informative session will highlight how your student can use Mathspace to independently tackle math challenges, perfectly aligned with their grade-level course. We will demonstrate how to use this tool to prepare for the Math SOL assessment. Don't miss this chance to boost your students' self-driven learning adventure!

Additionally, a new SOL task template will be auto-assigned, this year, to students for optional practice/study.

  • Presenter: Rhonda Davis, Mathspace, Head of Customer Success, North America and Jonathan Templin, Mathspace, Head of Sales, North America.
  • Date: April 16, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. 

Academic Advising- Last Opportunity for Student Changes!

Current 6th and 7th Grade Students received a Panther Time lesson last week where they reviewed their course requests for next school year. If students would like to request a change, they can use this form. All requests are due by Friday, April 12th. Students will not be able request changes to next year’s schedule after this deadline.

No Tardies for All of Quarter 3!

This week, over 500 Glasgow students were invited to celebrate that they had NO tardies for the entire quarter! We are so proud of these students for their accomplishments and are always looking for ways to reward students for making strong choices.

Library Event

Join the Fairfax County Public Librarians at Woodrow Wilson Public Library to make a bird feeder. All supplies are provided. This is a free event for the whole family!

 

Student Afterschool Activities

Spring is slowly shaping up and we’re ready to resume outside activities. As a reminder, After School will not meet on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024! Please remind your student(s) to sign up for after school during their lunch period if they’re interested in participating in after school.

Flag Football will begin again next week and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6th and 7th Grade will play on Tuesdays and 8th graders will play on Thursdays. Please remember to wear the appropriate footwear.

Hoop It Up Night is fast approaching! On Friday, April 19th, doors will open at  5:30. There will be food and refreshments on sale. More information will follow next week. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams [email protected]

(IMAGES FROM THE COMMUNITY EVENT ON 4/1/24) THANKS TO ALL THE STUDENTS, STAFF AND PARENTS WHO ATTENDED!

Solar Eclipse Preparation

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon and one that requires important safety reminders. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage

El 8 de abril de 2024 se producirá un eclipse solar. Es un fenómeno astronómico raro y emocionante, y uno que requiere importantes recordatorios de seguridad. Mirar directamente al sol, incluso durante un eclipse, puede dañar permanentemente sus ojos. 

Esto es lo que debes saber:

  • No mires el sol sin lentes aprobados. Esto se aplica a estudiantes y personal, y les animamos a reforzarlo en casa.
  • Los lentes de sol normales no son suficientes. El sitio web de la NASA ofrece más información sobre la seguridad ocular.
  • Horario del eclipse: El eclipse comienza alrededor de las 2:04 p.m., alcanza su punto máximo a las 3:20 p.m. (que coincide con la salida para algunos estudiantes), y termina alrededor de las 4:32 p.m. Por favor, recuerde a su hijo ser especialmente vigilantes sobre la seguridad de los ojos durante la salida. Si le preocupa que su hijo vuelva a casa caminando o en autobús, por favor organice un transporte alternativo.

Para más detalles, visite la página web de FCPS Solar Eclipse.

Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024. Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

Survey results will provide a basis for quality improvement of School Health services. The data-driven process is in alignment with the FCPS Strategic planning process, and the survey results will contribute positively to the FCPS Strategic Plan that reflects a shared consensus among stakeholders.

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the

Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

Glasgow Middle School PTA News

We are looking for new board members for the 24-25 school year.  We are tentatively looking for all 6 positions.  We will be holding a zoom call to discuss the positions and what it means to be on the PTA board.  This will happen at a mutually agreeable time, once we have interest.  Please reach out to the Glasgow email- [email protected] if you would like to attend this zoom session.

Family Summit
  • Register Today for the FCPS Family Summit
  • Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families.

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Community Conversations

Families and community members are welcome to attend whichever Community Conversation is most convenient for them. Feel free to only promote the event being held in your region, if you prefer to shorten the message. 

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

🎤 Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro: Las Conversaciones Comunitarias   Continúan

Únase a la Superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid para Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro Una Conversación Comunitaria. ¡Su voz es importante! Comparta sus pensamientos acerca de FCPS y traiga sus preguntas a una conversación el:

No es necesario inscribirse con antelación para asistir a una conversación comunitaria, pero nos ayuda a planificar el evento. Se ofrecerán servicios de cuidado de niños y de interpretación para todos las conversaciones comunitarias. Estos eventos están abiertos para todos. Infórmese sobre otras oportunidades de conectarse con la Dra. Reid.

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this. 

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations in accordance with the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance.  

The COVID-19 isolation period of 5 days is no longer recommended. 

The new respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, to include COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 

Students who have symptoms of, tested positive for, or have been diagnosed with, a respiratory virus e.g., COVID-19, influenza, RSV may return to school when: 

  • Student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved 
  • Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience.

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans.

Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage.

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans.

View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

April is Autism Acceptance Month

One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

8th Grade Science Students How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Multiple Language Learners Event

🏐🤼‍♀️ New sports, new opportunities for students! FCPS’ advertised budget for next school year expands high school athletics with boys volleyball and girls wrestling, giving students more ways to nurture their passion and enhance their well-being.

🗣️ FCPS is now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback. See the Budget Calendar for details: bit.ly/FCPSBudgetCalendar

✅ Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget: bit.ly/FCPS-AdvBudget-FY25

🏐🤼‍♀️ ¡Nuevos deportes, nuevas oportunidades para los estudiantes! Nuestro presupuesto propuesto para el próximo año escolar amplía el atletismo de la escuela secundaria con el voleibol masculino y la lucha libre femenina, dando a los estudiantes más formas de alimentar su pasión y mejorar su bienestar.

🗣️ Ahora estamos en medio del proceso presupuestario anual, que incluye oportunidades para que usted pueda dar su opinión. Consulte el calendario presupuestario para más detalles: bit.ly/FCPSBudgetCalendar 

✅ Aprenda más sobre el Presupuesto Anunciado de FCPS FY 2025: bit.ly/FCPS-AdvBudget-FY25

4101 Fairfax Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22312  |  Main Phone: 703.813.8700
Attendance: 703.813.8787 | Web | Twitter | Facebook 

4.1.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings. I hope you and your families are enjoying a peaceful and rejuvenating time until students return on April 3rd. It is the 4th quarter! Wow! As we return to school in April, I wanted to share some important updates and reminders with you:

  • Student Holidays: Please note that there will be student holidays on April 1st and 2nd for our teacher work day and staff development day. We appreciate your understanding and support as our staff engage in professional development to better serve our students.
  • PBIS Grade Level Open Campus Celebration: We will be hosting PBIS Grade Level Open Campus celebrations for students who have demonstrated exemplary behavior aligned with our Panther Principles. These celebrations will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday when we return from break. We look forward to recognizing and celebrating our students' positive behavior.
  • 4th Quarter and SOL Testing: With the 4th quarter upon us, we are gearing up for the VDOE SOL testing in May. Our Science, Math, and English departments have been diligently preparing to ensure our students are well-prepared for these assessments and meet state and federal accountability measures. Please encourage your child to stay focused and engaged in their studies as we approach testing season.
  • Federal Accountability Indicators: Our school has been classified under the Federal Accountability Indicators of Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), with a specific focus on 8th-grade science. To our 8th-grade parents, we urge you to work closely with your child's teacher to ensure they receive the support they need in their science classes. We offer after-school support and student resources to ensure your child is adequately prepared for their SOL exams.

As always, your partnership and support are invaluable to us in helping our students succeed. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or the school administration. Thank you for your continued support, and let's make this 4th quarter a successful one for our students! April is a critical month, as we prepare for SOL testing. We have developed a school improvement plan that utilizes data from SOLs, FCPS benchmarks, classroom tests/quizzes and exit tickets for various student groups to determine areas for opportunity. For us, our 8th Grade science SOL scores and Absenteeism is a big focus for us. Our actions to address this have been within Tier I classrooms, intervention blocks, Lexia intervention, after-school intervention, Saturday school events and small group targeted instruction. Here are a few resources parents may find helpful:

Please see the Glasgow Middle School PTA Meeting recording. CLICK HERE. 

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.  Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9, to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers 

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs. 

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. 

Glasgow Middle School PTA News

We are looking for new board members for the 24-25 school year.  We are tentatively looking for all 6 positions.  We will be holding a zoom call to discuss the positions and what it means to be on the PTA board.  This will happen at a mutually agreeable time, once we have interest.  Please reach out to the Glasgow email- [email protected] if you would like to attend this zoom session.

Glasgow Spelling Bee 2024

Friday Night at Glasgow Middle School proved to be an exciting evening as twenty-one students participated in the 2024 Spelling Bee for the chance to represent GMS at the County Spelling Bee. The students clearly took the task very seriously and their preparation resulted in an impressive display of spelling prowess. After 22 rounds of competition, seventh grader Muhammad Gulzar emerged as the Glasgow Middle School Spelling Bee Champion with the winning word "dendrochronology."   It is worth noting, that our winner Muhammad is the younger brother of the 2022 Glasgow Spelling Bee Champion.

Thank you to all the participants for their hard work and for tackling words such as senescent, leks, conjunto, grebe, hypocaust and luciferin among others: Nafiza Sultana – runner up; Jonathan Baires, Alexander Cruz-Portillo, Truman ‘Red’ Linden, Afiuddin Mohammed, Marlei Boykin, Molly McGrorey, Kaleb Zewdu, Lilly Cornelius, Stefani Criz-Portillo, Sampurna Joshi, Sheela Bahrami; DeeAnnie Scotland, Gage Snook, Agustin Wachs, Henry Castle, Julia Clarke, Joseph Ewnetu, Kendall Herbas Vera and Katherine Jackson. The Glasgow community is so very proud of you!

 We also extend a special thank you to the judges who worked very hard to evaluate the competition: Pronouncer: Kim Lanoue, Leah Richardson and Felisa Klubes, as well as the staff, especially Mr. Williams and Mr. Powell.

Glasgow Blue Ribbon

Over the last two weeks, the Glasgow Middle School Music Department has taken different ensembles to State Assessment to be adjudicated on their performance. It is our pleasure to announce that we have been named a “Blue Ribbon School,” which is the highest honor bestowed by the Virginia Music Educators Association for musical excellence. This is awarded to schools who receive Superior ratings for their most advanced Band, Choir and Orchestra Ensembles. In total, Glasgow has Seven ensembles perform at assessment, all earning Superior or Excellent ratings. We are so proud of our students. Go Glasgow!

We are excited to invite you and your family to a special community event hosted by Glasgow Middle School aimed at fostering team building, community engagement, service learning, and much more.

Date: Apr 1, 2024

Time: 11-2:00PM

Location: Glasgow Middle School

 

This event is designed to bring together students, families, and staff to strengthen our school community and explore ways to make a positive impact both within our school walls and outside. We believe that by working together, we can create a supportive and inclusive environment where every individual feels valued and empowered to thrive.

In addition to engaging discussions and hands-on activities, there will be delicious food provided for all attendees, courtesy of our generous sponsors. Best of all, participation in this event is entirely free of charge.

To help us better prepare for the event and ensure we have enough food and materials for everyone, we kindly ask that you RSVP by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/bwK3ozRQSmhy225E8 . Please note that if you indicate you are coming , it is imperative that you show up, as this will help us run the event smoothly and effectively. 

The centerpiece of our philanthropic experiences is the Life Cycles™ team building program. This bicycle-building event is a perfect example of the ripple effect of “paying it forward.” It’s the Life Cycle of creating something valuable and passing it on. Your team will experience firsthand the influence their actions, integrity, attention and intention have on their work. They’ll recognize their impact on the lives of their co-workers, families, friends and customers, while discovering how much they get from the simple act of giving. The Helping Hands program (now referred to as the Build-a-Hand™ program) is about changing lives. This program is a charitable, CSR team building opportunity focused on perspective, inspiration, collaboration, and giving back. You will become a part of a growing movement to connect your team to the “WHY” of their work, each other, and the world. This program will have your team thinking and feeling deeply while they build prosthetic hands that will be donated around the world. Through virtual, hybrid and in-person events, over 70,000 prosthetic hands have been funded, built and donated to recipients in more than 90 countries. If you want to have a global impact while building your team, the Helping Hands program is what you’ve been looking for!

We truly believe that your involvement in this event will make a difference in our school community, and we look forward to seeing you there. Together, let's make Glasgow Middle an even better place for our students to learn, grow, and succeed. 

If you have any questions or require assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support.

Community Conversations

Families and community members are welcome to attend whichever Community Conversation is most convenient for them. Feel free to only promote the event being held in your region, if you prefer to shorten the message. 

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

🎤 Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro: Las Conversaciones Comunitarias   Continúan

Únase a la Superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid para Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro Una Conversación Comunitaria. ¡Su voz es importante! Comparta sus pensamientos acerca de FCPS y traiga sus preguntas a una conversación el:

No es necesario inscribirse con antelación para asistir a una conversación comunitaria, pero nos ayuda a planificar el evento. Se ofrecerán servicios de cuidado de niños y de interpretación para todos las conversaciones comunitarias. Estos eventos están abiertos para todos. Infórmese sobre otras oportunidades de conectarse con la Dra. Reid.

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this. 

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations in accordance with the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance.  

The COVID-19 isolation period of 5 days is no longer recommended. 

The new respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, to include COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 

Students who have symptoms of, tested positive for, or have been diagnosed with, a respiratory virus e.g., COVID-19, influenza, RSV may return to school when: 

  • Student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved 
  • Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities
How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

🏐🤼‍♀️ New sports, new opportunities for students! FCPS’ advertised budget for next school year expands high school athletics with boys volleyball and girls wrestling, giving students more ways to nurture their passion and enhance their well-being.

🏐🤼‍♀️ ¡Nuevos deportes, nuevas oportunidades para los estudiantes! Nuestro presupuesto propuesto para el próximo año escolar amplía el atletismo de la escuela secundaria con el voleibol masculino y la lucha libre femenina, dando a los estudiantes más formas de alimentar su pasión y mejorar su bienestar.

Annual Budget

🗣️ FCPS is now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback. See the Budget Calendar for details: bit.ly/FCPSBudgetCalendar

✅ Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget: bit.ly/FCPS-AdvBudget-FY25

🗣️ Ahora estamos en medio del proceso presupuestario anual, que incluye oportunidades para que usted pueda dar su opinión. Consulte el calendario presupuestario para más detalles: bit.ly/FCPSBudgetCalendar 

✅ Aprenda más sobre el Presupuesto Anunciado de FCPS FY 2025: bit.ly/FCPS-AdvBudget-FY25

New Regulation on Meditation and Silent Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. s. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.

Nueva Regulación sobre Espacios de Meditación y Reflexión

FCPS ha desarrollado el Reglamento 1502 para asegurar que todos los estudiantes y el personal tengan acomodaciones razonables y acceso a espacios de meditación y reflexión en silencio dentro de la división escolar. La regulación provee una guía para las escuelas sobre cómo manejar las solicitudes de reflexión silenciosa durante el tiempo de instrucción y no instrucción, y para que los estudiantes puedan faltar a la escuela para actividades religiosas.

Estos espacios son para que los individuos puedan dedicarse a la oración, la meditación o la reflexión en silencio, independientemente de sus creencias religiosas o no religiosas. Los padres/cuidadores deben proporcionar un permiso por escrito para dar permiso a estudiantes que falten a clase con regularidad. Visite la página web de FCPS Pautas para Actividades Religiosas para obtener más información.

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

☀️ Ver con Seguridad el Eclipse Total de Sol del 8 de Abril 

El lunes 8 de abril se producirá un eclipse total de Sol que podrá verse, dependiendo de las condiciones meteorológicas, en el condado de Fairfax. El eclipse comenzará en nuestra área alrededor de las 2:04 p.m. y terminará alrededor de las 4:32 p.m., con el eclipse máximo ocurriendo alrededor de las 3:20 p.m.  

Debido a que el momento coincide con la hora de salida, es crucial que los estudiantes entiendan la importancia de las prácticas de seguridad para ver el eclipse. Animamos a las familias a revisar estos recursos sobre el eclipse solar, especialmente la información sobre seguridad ocular. Esperamos que todos aprovechen la oportunidad de aprender más sobre este extraordinario fenómeno natural, mientras dan prioridad a una observación solar segura.

🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

4101 Fairfax Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22312  |  Main Phone: 703.813.8700
Attendance: 703.813.8787 | Web | Twitter | Facebook 

3.24.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

I hope you and your families are enjoying a peaceful and rejuvenating spring break. As we return to school in April, I wanted to share some important updates and reminders with you:

  • Student Holidays: Please note that there will be student holidays on April 1st and 2nd for our teacher work day and staff development day. We appreciate your understanding and support as our staff engage in professional development to better serve our students.
  • PBIS Grade Level Open Campus Celebration: We will be hosting PBIS Grade Level Open Campus celebrations for students who have demonstrated exemplary behavior aligned with our Panther Principles. These celebrations will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday when we return from break. We look forward to recognizing and celebrating our students' positive behavior.
  • 4th Quarter and SOL Testing: With the 4th quarter upon us, we are gearing up for the VDOE SOL testing in May. Our Science, Math, and English departments have been diligently preparing to ensure our students are well-prepared for these assessments and meet state and federal accountability measures. Please encourage your child to stay focused and engaged in their studies as we approach testing season.
  • Federal Accountability Indicators: Our school has been classified under the Federal Accountability Indicators of Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), with a specific focus on 8th-grade science. To our 8th-grade parents, we urge you to work closely with your child's teacher to ensure they receive the support they need in their science classes. We offer after-school support and student resources to ensure your child is adequately prepared for their SOL exams.

As always, your partnership and support are invaluable to us in helping our students succeed. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or the school administration. Thank you for your continued support, and let's make this 4th quarter a successful one for our students! April is a critical month, as we prepare for SOL testing. We have developed a school improvement plan that utilizes data from SOLs, FCPS benchmarks, classroom tests/quizzes and exit tickets for various student groups to determine areas for opportunity. For us, our 8th Grade science SOL scores and Absenteeism is a big focus for us. Our actions to address this have been within Tier I classrooms, intervention blocks, Lexia intervention, after-school intervention, Saturday school events and small group targeted instruction. Here are a few resources parents may find helpful:

Please see the Glasgow Middle School PTA Meeting recording. CLICK HERE. 

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs.

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

Glasgow Middle School PTA News

We are looking for new board members for the 24-25 school year.  We are tentatively looking for all 6 positions.  We will be holding a zoom call to discuss the positions and what it means to be on the PTA board.  This will happen at a mutually agreeable time, once we have interest.  Please reach out to the Glasgow email:  [email protected] if you would like to attend this zoom session.

Glasgow Spelling Bee 2024

Friday Night at Glasgow Middle School proved to be an exciting evening as twenty-one students participated in the 2024 Spelling Bee for the chance to represent GMS at the County Spelling Bee. The students clearly took the task very seriously and their preparation resulted in an impressive display of spelling prowess. After 22 rounds of competition, seventh grader Muhammad Gulzar emerged as the Glasgow Middle School Spelling Bee Champion with the winning word "dendrochronology."   It is worth noting, that our winner Muhammad is the younger brother of the 2022 Glasgow Spelling Bee Champion.

Thank you to all the participants for their hard work and for tackling words such as senescent, leks, conjunto, grebe, hypocaust and luciferin among others: Nafiza Sultana – runner up; Jonathan Baires, Alexander Cruz-Portillo, Truman ‘Red’ Linden, Afiuddin Mohammed, Marlei Boykin, Molly McGrorey, Kaleb Zewdu, Lilly Cornelius, Stefani Criz-Portillo, Sampurna Joshi, Sheela Bahrami; DeeAnnie Scotland, Gage Snook, Agustin Wachs, Henry Castle, Julia Clarke, Joseph Ewnetu, Kendall Herbas Vera and Katherine Jackson. The Glasgow community is so very proud of you!

 We also extend a special thank you to the judges who worked very hard to evaluate the competition: Pronouncer: Kim Lanoue, Leah Richardson and Felisa Klubes, as well as the staff, especially Mr. Williams and Mr. Powell.

Glasgow Blue Ribbon

Over the last two weeks, the Glasgow Middle School Music Department has taken different ensembles to State Assessment to be adjudicated on their performance. It is our pleasure to announce that we have been named a “Blue Ribbon School,” which is the highest honor bestowed by the Virginia Music Educators Association for musical excellence. This is awarded to schools who receive Superior ratings for their most advanced Band, Choir and Orchestra Ensembles. In total, Glasgow has Seven ensembles perform at assessment, all earning Superior or Excellent ratings. We are so proud of our students. Go Glasgow!

We are excited to invite you and your family to a special community event hosted by Glasgow Middle School aimed at fostering team building, community engagement, service learning, and much more.

Date: April 1, 2024

Time: 11-2:00PM

Location: Glasgow Middle School

This event is designed to bring together students, families, and staff to strengthen our school community and explore ways to make a positive impact both within our school walls and outside. We believe that by working together, we can create a supportive and inclusive environment where every individual feels valued and empowered to thrive.

In addition to engaging discussions and hands-on activities, there will be delicious food provided for all attendees, courtesy of our generous sponsors. Best of all, participation in this event is entirely free of charge.

To help us better prepare for the event and ensure we have enough food and materials for everyone, we kindly ask that you RSVP by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/bwK3ozRQSmhy225E8 . Please note that if you indicate you are coming , it is imperative that you show up, as this will help us run the event smoothly and effectively. 

The centerpiece of our philanthropic experiences is the Life Cycles™ team building program. This bicycle-building event is a perfect example of the ripple effect of “paying it forward.” It’s the Life Cycle of creating something valuable and passing it on. Your team will experience firsthand the influence their actions, integrity, attention and intention have on their work. They’ll recognize their impact on the lives of their co-workers, families, friends and customers, while discovering how much they get from the simple act of giving. The Helping Hands program (now referred to as the Build-a-Hand™ program) is about changing lives. This program is a charitable, CSR team building opportunity focused on perspective, inspiration, collaboration, and giving back. You will become a part of a growing movement to connect your team to the “WHY” of their work, each other, and the world. This program will have your team thinking and feeling deeply while they build prosthetic hands that will be donated around the world. Through virtual, hybrid and in-person events, over 70,000 prosthetic hands have been funded, built and donated to recipients in more than 90 countries. If you want to have a global impact while building your team, the Helping Hands program is what you’ve been looking for!

We truly believe that your involvement in this event will make a difference in our school community, and we look forward to seeing you there. Together, let's make Glasgow Middle an even better place for our students to learn, grow, and succeed. 

If you have any questions or require assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support.

Community Conversations

Families and community members are welcome to attend whichever Community Conversation is most convenient for them. Feel free to only promote the event being held in your region, if you prefer to shorten the message. 

  • 🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

🎤 Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro: Las Conversaciones Comunitarias   Continúan

Únase a la Superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid para Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro Una Conversación Comunitaria. ¡Su voz es importante! Comparta sus pensamientos acerca de FCPS y traiga sus preguntas a una conversación el:

No es necesario inscribirse con antelación para asistir a una conversación comunitaria, pero nos ayuda a planificar el evento. Se ofrecerán servicios de cuidado de niños y de interpretación para todos las conversaciones comunitarias. Estos eventos están abiertos para todos. Infórmese sobre otras oportunidades de conectarse con la Dra. Reid.

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this. 

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations in accordance with the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance.  

The COVID-19 isolation period of 5 days is no longer recommended. 

The new respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, to include COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 

Students who have symptoms of, tested positive for, or have been diagnosed with, a respiratory virus e.g., COVID-19, influenza, RSV may return to school when: 

  • Student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved 
  • Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities
🤧 Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

🏐🤼‍♀️ New sports, new opportunities for students!

FCPS’ advertised budget for next school year expands high school athletics with boys volleyball and girls wrestling, giving students more ways to nurture their passion and enhance their well-being.

🗣️ FCPS is now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback. See the Budget Calendar for details: bit.ly/FCPSBudgetCalendar

✅ Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget: bit.ly/FCPS-AdvBudget-FY25

🏐🤼‍♀️ ¡Nuevos deportes, nuevas oportunidades para los estudiantes!

Nuestro presupuesto propuesto para el próximo año escolar amplía el atletismo de la escuela secundaria con el voleibol masculino y la lucha libre femenina, dando a los estudiantes más formas de alimentar su pasión y mejorar su bienestar.🗣️ Ahora estamos en medio del proceso presupuestario anual, que incluye oportunidades para que usted pueda dar su opinión. Consulte el calendario presupuestario para más detalles: bit.ly/FCPSBudgetCalendar 

✅ Aprenda más sobre el Presupuesto Anunciado de FCPS FY 2025: bit.ly/FCPS-AdvBudget-FY25 

New Regulation on Meditation and Silent Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. s. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.

Nueva Regulación sobre Espacios de Meditación y Reflexión

FCPS ha desarrollado el Reglamento 1502 para asegurar que todos los estudiantes y el personal tengan acomodaciones razonables y acceso a espacios de meditación y reflexión en silencio dentro de la división escolar. La regulación provee una guía para las escuelas sobre cómo manejar las solicitudes de reflexión silenciosa durante el tiempo de instrucción y no instrucción, y para que los estudiantes puedan faltar a la escuela para actividades religiosas.

Estos espacios son para que los individuos puedan dedicarse a la oración, la meditación o la reflexión en silencio, independientemente de sus creencias religiosas o no religiosas. Los padres/cuidadores deben proporcionar un permiso por escrito para dar permiso a estudiantes que falten a clase con regularidad. Visite la página web de FCPS Pautas para Actividades Religiosas para obtener más información.

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

☀️ Ver con Seguridad el Eclipse Total de Sol del 8 de Abril 

El lunes 8 de abril se producirá un eclipse total de Sol que podrá verse, dependiendo de las condiciones meteorológicas, en el condado de Fairfax. El eclipse comenzará en nuestra área alrededor de las 2:04 p.m. y terminará alrededor de las 4:32 p.m., con el eclipse máximo ocurriendo alrededor de las 3:20 p.m.  

Debido a que el momento coincide con la hora de salida, es crucial que los estudiantes entiendan la importancia de las prácticas de seguridad para ver el eclipse. Animamos a las familias a revisar estos recursos sobre el eclipse solar, especialmente la información sobre seguridad ocular. Esperamos que todos aprovechen la oportunidad de aprender más sobre este extraordinario fenómeno natural, mientras dan prioridad a una observación solar segura.

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3.17.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

Greetings! I hope this is reaching you well. Our PTA meeting was rescheduled for Tuesday at 7:00PM. The end of the Quarter is on March 22nd. Spring Break begins on March 25, 2024. 

April is a critical month, as we prepare for SOL testing. We have developed a school improvement plan that utilizes data from SOLs, FCPS benchmarks, classroom tests/quizzes and exit tickets for various student groups to determine areas for opportunity. For us, our 8th Grade science SOL scores and Absenteeism is a big focus for us. Our actions to address this have been within Tier I classrooms, intervention blocks, Lexia intervention, after-school intervention, Saturday school events and small group targeted instruction. Here are a few resources parents may find helpful:

Please continue to reach out to your child’s teacher about their grades and classroom performance, which can strengthen the communication and trust between staff and community. Clear and effective communication with families to support student success is key. We utilize talking points, email, parent phone numbers, virtual options and Schoology to communicate. Also, as a plug to maintain visibility and accessibility to students and families, I am in our hallways and classrooms everyday; and I value our community meetings and home visits that allow me to connect with the larger community.

As we get closer to the end of the quarter, our teams are focused on making sure all our students have the appropriate resources and materials for their classes, such as technology, learning materials and scaffolding needed to learn the material. We have also been reminding students of the Students Rights and Responsibilities and reteaching expected behaviors within our PBIS systems and Panther Time lessons to ensure our students are practicing Kindness, Commitment and Safety each week. During this hiring season, we are selecting and retaining high quality staff to ensure Glasgow MS has the best candidates available in the hiring season. 

Take the Family Engagement Survey Today! If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Mar 19, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdOugrj8sHtKluzx7P9eoydRUK14KznFc 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) School-Based Administrator Performance Evaluation Program 23-24

On Monday, March 18, Glasgow Middle School parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters! 

State Science Olympiad Tournament

Congratulations! Glasgow had a very successful regional competition on Saturday, March 2.  Out of 26 competing teams, Glasgow was the sixth-highest school and for the third year in a row, Glasgow secured a spot at the State Science Olympiad Tournament (to be held April 6 at the University of Virginia).  Glasgow students won medals in the following events:

  • First Place in Wind Power (Laura Prudius and Lucia Egan)
  • First Place in Reach for the Stars (Kiran Kane and Liliana Torres)
  • Second Place in Wheeled Vehicle (Laura Prudius and Lucia Egan)
  • Second Place in Fossils (Kiran Kane and Lilly Scherer)
  • Third Place in Optics (Leo Hartness and Nicolas Robinson)
  • Third Place in Road Scholar (Laura Prudius and Emmett Stadtler)
  • Fourth Place in Disease Detectives (Hillary Nguyen and Mariam Oukchir)
  • Fifth Place in Air Trajectory (Ketki Khadilkar and Aura Sripechpong)

Plus we had nine additional top 10 finishes!  It was truly a team effort to make it to the States and everyone should feel very proud. Well done!

Student Activities

Are you looking for Summer fun for your student(s)? Well, VIP (Value in Prevention) Summer Camp is once again taking applications. VIP Camp is for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders residing in Fairfax County. If you’re interested, please click here for more information and to register. Please do not wait, it’s first come, first served. Once we reach capacity, students will be placed on the wait list. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams [email protected].

Flag Football is returning on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Sign Ups will take place during your lunch period. Please ensure your students are wearing proper footwear. Students that are not wearing appropriate footwear will not be allowed to participate.

Hoop It Up Practices will begin on Tuesday (6th Grade), Wednesday (7th Grade) and Thursday (8th grade). Practices will take place during 2nd (activity) block.  

Our normal After School basketball clubs will take place during 1st Block except on Mondays.

Please mark you calendars! Our 2nd Annual Little River Rumble Soccer Competition versus Poe and Holmes Middle School will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2024! Please email Mr. Williams [email protected] with any questions you may have.

This past weekend our Science Bowl team competed in a state competition. The team departed Glasgow at 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 to Newport News, VA. The 9 person team had a great time and enjoyed competing. I would like to thank Ms. Rutland for her time and efforts in starting this club and allowing our students an opportunity to grow and learn in competitive environment.

This past weekend our Science Bowl team competed in a state competition. The team departed Glasgow at 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 to Newport News, VA. The 9 person team had a great time and enjoyed competing. I would like to thank Ms. Rutland for her time and efforts in starting this club and allowing our students an opportunity to grow and learn in competitive environment.

Fairfax County Budget

#InvestInExcellence ✨ The average amount of funds transferred from Fairfax County to FCPS was 52.6% of county disbursements from Fiscal Years 2019-2023. It dipped to 51.6% in 2024. The county’s budget proposal for next year would transfer 51.4% of total disbursements. If the county returns to 52.6% for the upcoming year, that would be $63 million more as an investment in excellence for our schools.

We are in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback.

Give your feedback on the Fairfax County budget: https://engage.fairfaxcounty.gov/FY25Budget

Contact your state and federal elected officials to provide feedback on funding for K-12 education: https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov 

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget: https://bit.ly/FCPS-AdvBudget-FY25

#InvierteEnLaExcelencia ✨ El promedio de fondos transferidos del Condado de Fairfax a FCPS fue del 52.6% de los desembolsos del condado desde el año fiscal 2019 hasta 2023. Disminuyó al 51.6% en 2024. La propuesta de presupuesto del condado para el próximo año transferirá el 51.4% de los desembolsos totales. Si el condado regresa al 52.6% para el próximo año, eso serían 63 millones de dólares adicionales como una inversión en la excelencia de nuestras escuelas.Actualmente estamos en medio del proceso anual de presupuesto, que incluye oportunidades para que proporciones tus comentarios.Proporciona sus comentarios sobre el presupuesto del Condado de Fairfax: https://engage.fairfaxcounty.gov/FY25Budget

Comunicase con sus representantes estatales y federales para dar tu opinión sobre la financiación de la educación K-12: https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov 

Obtén más información sobre el Presupuesto Anunciado de FCPS para el año

Join a Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation on the opioid crisis in Northern Virginia will be held Monday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. (Please enter through Door #14). Attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed will be suitable for students in grade 6 and higher. Language interpretation will be available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. 

Learn more about the event and register online.

Community Conversations

Families and community members are welcome to attend whichever Community Conversation is most convenient for them. Feel free to only promote the event being held in your region, if you prefer to shorten the message. 

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

🎤 Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro: Las Conversaciones Comunitarias   Continúan

Únase a la Superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid para Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro Una Conversación Comunitaria. ¡Su voz es importante! Comparta sus pensamientos acerca de FCPS y traiga sus preguntas a una conversación el:

No es necesario inscribirse con antelación para asistir a una conversación comunitaria, pero nos ayuda a planificar el evento. Se ofrecerán servicios de cuidado de niños y de interpretación para todos las conversaciones comunitarias. Estos eventos están abiertos para todos. Infórmese sobre otras oportunidades de conectarse con la Dra. Reid.

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this. 

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations in accordance with the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance.  

The COVID-19 isolation period of 5 days is no longer recommended. 

The new respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, to include COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 

Students who have symptoms of, tested positive for, or have been diagnosed with, a respiratory virus e.g., COVID-19, influenza, RSV may return to school when: 

  • Student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved 
  • Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities
How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

🎤 Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online

🎤 Únase a una Conversación Comunitaria sobre el Fentanilo y Otras Drogas

Una conversación comunitaria que se dirige a la crisis de los opioides en el Norte de Virginia y las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se llevará a cabo el miércoles 18 de marzo, de 6:30 a 8 p.m., en el auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria Lake Braddock. Por favor entre por la puerta #14. 

¡Todos los participantes recibirán un curso gratuito de REVIVE! Narcan gratis durante el evento y aprenderán sobre los servicios de apoyo actualmente disponibles dentro de FCPS y el Condado de Fairfax.   

Esta conversación les proporcionará a las familias, al personal y a los estudiantes un valioso conocimiento sobre los peligros de las drogas y el mortal fentanilo.El material discutido es adecuado para estudiantes de 6º a 12º grado. Juntos, como comunidad, pretendemos explorar estrategias de colaboración para minimizar el impacto de estas sustancias nocivas y, con demasiada frecuencia, mortales.

Se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación y de Lenguaje de Signos Americano. También se proporcionarán servicios de cuidado de niños y transporte, según sea necesario. Aprenda más sobre el evento y regístrese en línea.

🩹 Measles Is Preventable

Measles is making headlines as the number of cases nationwide has topped 40, with three confirmed cases in people living in or traveling through the National Capital Region. 

The good news is that measles is preventable through vaccination! Vaccines help teach the immune system how to defend against germs, helping to build up natural defenses. Give your child the best protection against measles with two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website to find out more about measles.

Extended Hours at Immunization Clinics

To help parents/caregivers obtain vaccinations for their children, the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will offer immunization clinics with extended hours:

Parents/caregivers should make an appointment but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Please call 703-246-7100 to schedule an appointment. 

Learn more about vaccinating your child and find community resources to support their health and well-being. 

Note: All students enrolling in public and private schools in Virginia are required to be adequately immunized per the Code of Virginia.

🩹 El Sarampión se Puede Prevenir

El sarampión está en los titulares, ya que el número de casos en todo el país ha superado los 40, con tres casos confirmados en personas que viven o viajan a través de la Región de la Capital Nacional. 

La buena noticia es que el sarampión se puede prevenir mediante la vacunación. Las vacunas ayudan a enseñar al sistema inmunitario a defenderse de los gérmenes, contribuyendo a aumentar las defensas naturales. Proporcione a su hijo la mejor protección contra el sarampión con dos dosis de la vacuna contra el sarampión, las paperas y la rubéola (SPR).

Visite el sitio web del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Fairfax para obtener más información sobre el sarampión.

Horario Extendido en las Clínicas de Vacunación

Para ayudar a los padres/cuidadores a obtener vacunas para sus hijos, el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Fairfax (FCHD) ofrecerá clínicas de  vacunación con horario extendido:

Se aceptan pacientes sin cita previa hasta las 7 p.m.

Sin cita previa se aceptan hasta las 5 p.m.

Los padres / cuidadores deben hacer una cita, pero un número limitado de personas sin cita será aceptada. Llame al 703-246-7100 para concertar una cita. 

Obtenga más información sobre la vacunación de su hijo y encuentre recursos comunitarios para apoyar su salud y bienestar. 

Invent Virginia Club

Have you ever heard of peanut butter slices? Yes, it's just like a cheese slice but peanut butter. Last year, an FCPS Young Scholar student invented them as part of the Invent Virginia Club. If your child is a Young Scholar and wants to join Glasgow's Invent Virginia after-school club, email Ms. Morsillo [email protected]. The club will start next Tuesday from 2:30-3:30.

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3.10.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources

It’s March Book Madness time at the Glasgow MS library. Students can participate by viewing the slideshow and trailers embedded within each book cover. Students can vote weekly to help their favorite titles advance in the bracket. Please see the Library Schoology Course (https://lms.fcps.edu/course/6825860787/materials?f=744733349) for all materials. Students who participate weekly will be eligible for a prize from the librarians.

Hoop It Up Basketball Game: Mark your calendars! Our annual Hoop It Up basketball game is scheduled for April 19th at 6:00 PM. This exciting event brings our community together for a fun-filled evening of basketball and camaraderie. We invite parents to sign up to assist and participate in making this event a memorable success. You can sign up here: Hoop It Up Sign Up Genius Link

Institute for the Arts: Students in all FCPS secondary schools can enroll in the Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a two- or three-week summer Arts enrichment program for students in rising 7th through 12th grades. Students create their own schedules in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance from nearly 60 courses offered. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected]

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

You are invited to a Glasgow PTA Zoom meeting

When: Mar 12, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdOugrj8sHtKluzx7P9eoydRUK14KznFc 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Women’s History Month

Join the FCPL librarians at the Woodrow Wilson Public Library for Women’s History Month events in March. All events are free to the public.

  • Thursday, March 7th from 4 to 5 pm, we will be building bridges and learning about Emily Warren Roebling who helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge. This event is for school-age children.
  • Saturday, March 9th from 3 to 5:30 pm, we will be showing the movie, Suffragette. This movie is rated PG-13 and is for all ages. An adult must be with children ages birth through five years.
  • Saturday, March 16th from 10:30 am to 11:00 am, we will be having a Saturday story time featuring stories about famous women in history! 
FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

📩 Coming this Sunday to your email inbox...The bi-annual FCPS Family Engagement Survey! This is your chance to give feedback on your school's welcoming environment, communication, and other topics. Learn more on the FCPS website: https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024

📩 Este domingo llega a su correo electrónico... ¡La encuesta bianual de la Participación de la Familia de FCPS! Esta es su oportunidad de dar su opinión sobre el ambiente acogedor de su escuela, la comunicación y más. Aprenda más en el sitio web de FCPS: https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024

(Pictures from our students participating in NSB. We are so proud of them!)

Community Conversations

Families and community members are welcome to attend whichever Community Conversation is most convenient for them. Feel free to only promote the event being held in your region, if you prefer to shorten the message. 

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

🎤 Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro: Las Conversaciones Comunitarias   Continúan

Únase a la Superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid para Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro Una Conversación Comunitaria. ¡Su voz es importante! Comparta sus pensamientos acerca de FCPS y traiga sus preguntas a una conversación el:

No es necesario inscribirse con antelación para asistir a una conversación comunitaria, pero nos ayuda a planificar el evento. Se ofrecerán servicios de cuidado de niños y de interpretación para todos las conversaciones comunitarias. Estos eventos están abiertos para todos. Infórmese sobre otras oportunidades de conectarse con la Dra. Reid.

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this. 

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

School-Based Administrator Performance Evaluation Program 23-24

On Monday, March 18, Glasgow Middle School parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters! 

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

¿Sabe usted de dónde provienen los fondos de FCPS?

La mayor parte de los fondos de FCPS se solicitan al gobierno del Condado de Fairfax, que genera sus ingresos a partir de impuestos sobre bienes raíces y propiedad personal. El Commonwealth de Virginia proporciona la siguiente mayor fuente de ingresos a FCPS a través de la ayuda estatal y el impuesto sobre las ventas. El resto de la financiación proviene de una variedad de fuentes, incluyendo la ayuda federal y la colegiatura para los que no son residentes del condado. (Los números arriba representan el fondo operativo escolar propuesto para el año fiscal 2025 en millones).

FCPS no tiene autoridad para imponer impuestos y sólo puede cobrar tasas cuando la Commonwealth de Virginia le ha otorgado autoridad específica. Aprenda más sobre el Presupuesto Anunciado del Año Fiscal 2025 de FCPS.

🎤 Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online.

🎤 Únase a una Conversación Comunitaria sobre el Fentanilo y Otras Drogas

Una conversación comunitaria que se dirige a la crisis de los opioides en el Norte de Virginia y las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se llevará a cabo el miércoles 18 de marzo, de 6:30 a 8 p.m., en el auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria Lake Braddock. Por favor entre por la puerta #14. 

¡Todos los participantes recibirán un curso gratuito de REVIVE! Narcan gratis durante el evento y aprenderán sobre los servicios de apoyo actualmente disponibles dentro de FCPS y el Condado de Fairfax.   

Esta conversación les proporcionará a las familias, al personal y a los estudiantes un valioso conocimiento sobre los peligros de las drogas y el mortal fentanilo.El material discutido es adecuado para estudiantes de 6º a 12º grado. Juntos, como comunidad, pretendemos explorar estrategias de colaboración para minimizar el impacto de estas sustancias nocivas y, con demasiada frecuencia, mortales.

Se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación y de Lenguaje de Signos Americano. También se proporcionarán servicios de cuidado de niños y transporte, según sea necesario. Aprenda más sobre el evento y regístrese en línea.

Ramadan

Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to contact their [student’s principal] regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation and silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction.

A lo largo del año, cuando celebramos y reconocemos diversas festividades y observancias culturales, se anima a las familias a ponerse en contacto con el [director de su estudiante] con respecto a las adaptaciones, incluyendo pero no limitado a los relacionados con el almuerzo, la oración / meditación y espacios y tiempos de reflexión en silencio, y la instrucción.

(Pictures from our students participating in NSB. We are so proud of them!)

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

April 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon 

Sully Community Center 13800 Wall Road Herndon, VA, 20171

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for this event

Apego: Creando una relación con mi hijo donde se sienta seguro y protegido. (Attachment: Creating a Relationship with My Child Where they Feel Safe and Protected) presented in Spanish

El propósito de estos semenarios de web es apoyar y empoderar a los padres a establecer relaciones saludables y seguras con sus hijos (*apego) respondiendo de manera positiva y efectiva a las necesidades de sus hijos.

Parte 1 Añadir a tu calendario

  • ¿Qué es el apego?
  • Los diferentes tipos de apego y cómo impactan el futuro social y emocional de un niño.
  • ¿Qué influye en el tipo de apego que desarrollamos con nuestros hijos?

Parte 2 Añadir a tu calendario

  • ¿Cómo puedo ayudar a mi hijo a sentirse seguro en nuestra relación padre/hijo?
  • Cuatro de los retos más comunes que puede presentar mi hijo durante su desarrollo emocional.
  • Estrategias para responder a estos retos sin afectar el desarrollo de un apego seguro.
  • Presenter: Northern Virginia Family Service
  • Date: 5 de abril
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual
  • Register for this event
Mathspace Mastery: Elevate Independent Learning and SOL Prep

Join us to see how Mathspace fosters independent learning at every grade level! This informative session will highlight how your student can use Mathspace to independently tackle math challenges, perfectly aligned with their grade-level course. We will demonstrate how to use this tool to prepare for the Math SOL assessment. Don't miss this chance to boost your students' self-driven learning adventure!

  • Presenter: Rhonda Davis, Head of Customer Success, North America and Jonathan Templin, Head of Sales, North America.
  • Date: April 16, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual
  • Register for this event
Meet the Author Series: Gifted and Distractible with Julie Skolnick

Does your child exhibit giftedness and behavioral issues like meltdowns, power struggles, and difficulty relating to peers? Are they out-of-the-box thinkers requiring different teaching and learning methods? Does your child exhibit giftedness and behavioral issues like meltdowns, power struggles, and difficulty relating to their peers? Are they out-of-the-box thinkers requiring different teaching and learning methods? 

Join us for a discussion with author Julie Skolnick about her innovative and timely book for families of twice-exceptional children.

  • Presenter: Julie Skolnick
  • Date: April 16, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 7- 8 p.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

Behavior Solution Series: Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication

We will equip you with strategies for navigating the teen years. Uncover the secrets to fostering open communication, building trust, and transforming challenges into opportunities for growth.

  • Presenter: FCPS Behavior Intervention Services
  • Date: April 19, 2024 Add to Your Calendar
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Virtual

Register for this event

NOVA 2024* VISION

FCPS and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), are offering an opportunity for students with disabilities interested in attending NOVA to learn about available options. The orientation will include presentations from Accommodations and Accessibility Services and Counseling Services, a mock NOVA classroom experience for students, and a NOVA student panel with Q&A session.

  • Date: April 17, 2023 8Corrected
  • Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Format: In-person
  • Annandale Campus Annandale Campus

Register for this event

Bipartisan Study Finds Virginia Public School Divisions Receive Less Funding per Student Than Other States

The School Board recently adopted FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget. Meeting budget needs becomes more of a challenge with underfunding by the state, using staffing formulas that continue to result in school districts not receiving the actual support needed for excellent public education. A staffing formula is the method for calculating the number of positions that need to be assigned to meet program needs. 

Did You Know?

In July 2023, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) released a study of Virginia’s K-12 funding formulas. The report found that Virginia school divisions receive less funding per student than the 50-state average, the regional average, and many of Virginia’s neighboring states including West Virginia, Maryland, and Kentucky. Learn more about the JLARC study. View FCPS’ budget development timeline

Contact your state officials to provide feedback on funding for K-12 education. 

  • Estudio Bipartidista Encuentra que Divisiones de Escuelas Públicas de Virginia Reciben Menos Fondos por Estudiante que Otros Estados

La Junta Escolar recientemente adoptó el Presupuesto Anunciado del Año Fiscal 2025 de FCPS. Cumplir con las necesidades presupuestarias se convierte en un reto con la falta de fondos por parte del estado, utilizando fórmulas de dotación de personal que siguen dando lugar a que los distritos escolares no reciban el apoyo real necesario para una excelente educación pública. Una fórmula de dotación de personal es el método para calcular el número de puestos que deben asignarse para poder cubrir las necesidades del programa. 

¿Sabía Usted?

En julio de 2023, la Comisión Legislativa Conjunta de Auditoría y Revisión (JLARC, por sus siglas en inglés) publicó un estudio sobre las fórmulas de financiación del K-12 de Virginia. El informe reveló que las divisiones escolares de Virginia reciben menos fondos por estudiante que el promedio de los 50 estados, el promedio regional y muchos de los estados vecinos de Virginia, incluidos Virginia Occidental, Maryland y Kentucky. Aprenda más sobre el estudio JLARC. Vea el calendario de desarrollo del presupuesto de FCPS. 

Contacte a sus funcionarios estatales para dar su opinión sobre la financiación de la educación K-12.

State Science Olympiad Tournament

Congratulations! Glasgow had a very successful regional competition on Saturday, March 2.  Out of 26 competing teams, Glasgow was the sixth-highest school and for the third year in a row, Glasgow secured a spot at the State Science Olympiad Tournament (to be held April 6 at the University of Virginia).  Glasgow students won medals in the following events:

  • First Place in Wind Power (Laura Prudius and Lucia Egan)
  • First Place in Reach for the Stars (Kiran Kane and Liliana Torres)
  • Second Place in Wheeled Vehicle (Laura Prudius and Lucia Egan)
  • Second Place in Fossils (Kiran Kane and Lilly Scherer)
  • Third Place in Optics (Leo Hartness and Nicolas Robinson)
  • Third Place in Road Scholar (Laura Prudius and Emmett Stadtler)
  • Fourth Place in Disease Detectives (Hillary Nguyen and Mariam Oukchir)
  • Fifth Place in Air Trajectory (Ketki Khadilkar and Aura Sripechpong)

Plus we had nine additional top 10 finishes!  It was truly a team effort to make it to States and everyone should feel very proud. Well done!

 

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3.3.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the vibrant energy of March! As we navigate through this month, I wanted to share a few updates and reminders with you.

Firstly, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Personally, I cherished the time spent with my son at the barbershop, enjoying a comedy show in DC, and attending a meaningful worship service on Sunday. It's these moments that truly enrich our lives and strengthen our bonds with loved ones.

I'd like to draw your attention to the upcoming 2024 FCPS Family Engagement Survey. Keep an eye out for this survey, as your feedback is invaluable to us in our ongoing efforts to enhance our school community.

A friendly reminder that Tuesday, March 5th, is a Student Holiday. Please plan accordingly and enjoy the extra time with your family.

With only three weeks left before Spring Break, I encourage you to maintain open communication with your child's teachers. Checking in on their progress and grades ensures that we're all on the same page and can provide the support they need to succeed.

In exciting news, we'll be launching a PBIS Tier I incentive program focused on punctuality. We'll be recognizing the top 3 classes in each grade level for having no tardies with a celebratory donut party right before Spring Break. The period we'll be targeting for this initiative is 2nd block, given its daily occurrence.

I want to emphasize the importance of attendance at school and in class. Consistent attendance directly impacts your child's academic performance and growth. Please continue to have conversations with your children about the significance of being present and engaged in their learning journey.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership in your child's education. Together, we can ensure they make continuous progress and achieve their fullest potential.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your feedback and input are always valued. As a reminder, the After School program will not meet on Thursday, March 7th,2024. 

Hoop It Up Basketball Game: Mark your calendars! Our annual Hoop It Up basketball game is scheduled for April 19th at 6:00 PM. This exciting event brings our community together for a fun-filled evening of basketball and camaraderie. We invite parents to sign up to assist and participate in making this event a memorable success. You can sign up here: Hoop It Up Sign Up Genius Link.

Severe Weather Awareness Week and Tornado Drill | VDEM (vaemergency.gov)

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

FCPS Family Engagement Survey

📩 Coming this Sunday to your email inbox...The bi-annual FCPS Family Engagement Survey! This is your chance to give feedback on your school's welcoming environment, communication, and other topics. Learn more on the FCPS website: https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024

📩 Este domingo llega a su correo electrónico... ¡La encuesta bianual de la Participación de la Familia de FCPS! Esta es su oportunidad de dar su opinión sobre el ambiente acogedor de su escuela, la comunicación y más. Aprenda más en el sitio web de FCPS: https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024

(Picture of images from a recent job fair recruiting for FCPS and GMS.)

Community Conversations

Families and community members are welcome to attend whichever Community Conversation is most convenient for them. Feel free to only promote the event being held in your region, if you prefer to shorten the message.

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

🎤 Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro: Las Conversaciones Comunitarias   Continúan

Únase a la Superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid para Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro Una Conversación Comunitaria. ¡Su voz es importante! Comparta sus pensamientos acerca de FCPS y traiga sus preguntas a una conversación el:

No es necesario inscribirse con antelación para asistir a una conversación comunitaria, pero nos ayuda a planificar el evento. Se ofrecerán servicios de cuidado de niños y de interpretación para todos las conversaciones comunitarias. Estos eventos están abiertos para todos. Infórmese sobre otras oportunidades de conectarse con la Dra. Reid.

(Picture of a classroom visit to a ESOL class)

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this. 

FCPS Summer Camps & Learning Programs

🥁 Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps and Learning Programs 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

CTE programs are available for grade 6-11 students to explore CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. IFTA allows students to select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, and theater. Visit the IFTA webpage to register.

Summer Learning

Programs are also available for high school students to fulfill the Economics and Personal Finance course requirement, earn a high school course credit via this summer’s online campus program, or recover one high school course credit through the Credit Recovery Academy

FCPS’ free online class for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides FCPS middle and high school English Learners the opportunity to continue developing their academic, reading, and writing skills in online discussions with an ESOL teacher. 

Find session dates, registration links, and registration deadlines on FCPS summer programs.

🥁 Inscríbase en los campamentos de verano y programas de aprendizaje de FCPS

Las inscripciones ya están abiertas para varios campamentos de verano y oportunidades de aprendizaje que ofrecen las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax para todos los estudiantes.

Los campamentos de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE) y los campamentos del Instituto para las Artes se llevarán a cabo en julio en la Escuela Secundaria de Lake Braddock de 8:30 a.m. a 2 p.m. Habrá transporte en autobús disponible desde escuelas intermedias y secundarias selectas de FCPS. 

Los programas CTE están disponibles para estudiantes de grados 6-11 para explorar áreas de programas CTE, desarrollar habilidades, y empezar a explorar carreras. IFTA les permite a los estudiantes seleccionar de casi 90 clases en arte, baile, salud y educación física, música, y teatro. Visite la página web de IFTA para inscribirse.

Programas de aprendizaje durante el verano

También hay programas disponibles para estudiantes de secundaria para cumplir con el requisito del curso de Economía y Finanzas Personales, ganar un crédito de curso de secundaria a través del programa de cursos en línea de este verano, o recuperar un crédito de curso de secundaria a través de la Academia de Recuperación de Crédito.

La clase gratuita en línea de FCPS Inglés para Personas que Hablan Otros Idiomas (ESOL) ofrece a los estudiantes que están aprendiendo Inglés en las escuelas intermedias y secundarias de FCPS la oportunidad de continuar desarrollando sus habilidades académicas, de lectura y escritura en discusiones en línea con un maestro de ESOL. 

Vea las fechas de las sesiones, los enlaces de inscripción y las fechas de vencimiento de inscripción para los programas de verano de FCPS.

(Picture of Justice HS Counselors working with our 8th Graders)

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Student and Family Surveys Newsletter: Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.

💭 Share Your Thoughts on Schoology

FCPS will be conducting voluntary, anonymous surveys on the use of Schoology from Monday, March 11, to Friday, March 22. Surveys will be delivered to:

  • Elementary students (grades 3-6) through the Schoology App Center.
  • Secondary students via email from Naviance.

Student feedback will inform the school division’s use of Schoology and help improve its processes, communication, and professional learning for staff. FCPS’ Instructional Services Department will also be reaching out to families through focus groups. 

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions. 

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

¿Sabe usted de dónde provienen los fondos de FCPS?

La mayor parte de los fondos de FCPS se solicitan al gobierno del Condado de Fairfax, que genera sus ingresos a partir de impuestos sobre bienes raíces y propiedad personal. El Commonwealth de Virginia proporciona la siguiente mayor fuente de ingresos a FCPS a través de la ayuda estatal y el impuesto sobre las ventas. El resto de la financiación proviene de una variedad de fuentes, incluyendo la ayuda federal y la colegiatura para los que no son residentes del condado. (Los números arriba representan el fondo operativo escolar propuesto para el año fiscal 2025 en millones).

FCPS no tiene autoridad para imponer impuestos y sólo puede cobrar tasas cuando la Commonwealth de Virginia le ha otorgado autoridad específica. Aprenda más sobre el Presupuesto Anunciado del Año Fiscal 2025 de FCPS.

🎤 Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online

🎤 Únase a una Conversación Comunitaria sobre el Fentanilo y Otras Drogas

Una conversación comunitaria que se dirige a la crisis de los opioides en el Norte de Virginia y las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se llevará a cabo el miércoles 18 de marzo, de 6:30 a 8 p.m., en el auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria Lake Braddock. Por favor entre por la puerta #14. 

¡Todos los participantes recibirán un curso gratuito de REVIVE! Narcan gratis durante el evento y aprenderán sobre los servicios de apoyo actualmente disponibles dentro de FCPS y el Condado de Fairfax.   

Esta conversación les proporcionará a las familias, al personal y a los estudiantes un valioso conocimiento sobre los peligros de las drogas y el mortal fentanilo.El material discutido es adecuado para estudiantes de 6º a 12º grado. Juntos, como comunidad, pretendemos explorar estrategias de colaboración para minimizar el impacto de estas sustancias nocivas y, con demasiada frecuencia, mortales.

Se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación y de Lenguaje de Signos Americano. También se proporcionarán servicios de cuidado de niños y transporte, según sea necesario. Aprenda más sobre el evento y regístrese en línea.

Ramadan

Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to contact their [student’s principal] regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation and silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction.

A lo largo del año, cuando celebramos y reconocemos diversas festividades y observancias culturales, se anima a las familias a ponerse en contacto con el [director de su estudiante] con respecto a las adaptaciones, incluyendo pero no limitado a los relacionados con el almuerzo, la oración / meditación y espacios y tiempos de reflexión en silencio, y la instrucción.

Track and Field 

Glasgow Middle School Track and Field Season is set to start in April and here’s what you need 

to do if you’d like to be a part of the GMS Track & Field Team! 

  1. GMS Track & Field 2024 Interest Meeting Slides. (Please look through for information)
  2. MS Athletics Participant Registration Form (EVERYONE needs to complete!)
  3. FCPS Middle School Sports Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form (PPE). (A physician must fill out and sign the form. If you’ve submitted this form in fall, you do not need to resubmit)
  4.  Emergency Care Card. (If you’ve submitted this form in fall, you do not need to resubmit)

We have an in-person meeting on March 6th, at 2:30 in room E230!!

If you have any questions, please email John Lee at [email protected] or Coach Gaffen at [email protected]

Go Panthers!

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2.25.24 Community Gazette

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Glasgow Parents and Community:

As we near the end of February 2024, I wanted to share some important updates and events happening at our school, as well as valuable resources for our community. We still are finishing WIDA testing, working on our goals to increase enrollment within Algebra I in 8th grade in the coming years and monitoring our instruction through our instructional visits to teachers' classrooms, related to our Project Momentum status with our SIIP goals. 

Academic Advising: Our Student Services Department is currently conducting academic advising sessions to support our students in planning their educational journey. These sessions are designed to provide personalized guidance and assistance to students as they navigate their academic pathways. We encourage students and parents to actively participate in these sessions to ensure informed decision-making regarding their future endeavors.

Ramadan: This year, the holy month is expected to begin on Monday, March 11 and end on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.  Students who are fasting will be provided with an alternative space during lunch blocks, so long as they utilize the spaces respectfully and appropriately.  If there are any issues with students accessing fasting spaces during lunch blocks, parents/caregivers will be notified. 

Call for Track and Field Coaches: We are still seeking dedicated coaches to support our track and field team. If you have a passion for athletics and are interested in volunteering your time to mentor and guide our student athletes, we would love to hear from you. Please reach out to [email protected] for more details or to express your interest.

Hoop It Up Basketball Game: Mark your calendars! Our annual Hoop It Up basketball game is scheduled for April 19th at 6:00 PM. This exciting event brings our community together for a fun-filled evening of basketball and camaraderie. We invite parents to sign up to assist and participate in making this event a memorable success. You can sign up here: Hoop It Up Sign Up Genius Link.

Important Resource: Information on Eating Disorders: Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has provided valuable resources on understanding and addressing eating disorders. It's essential for families to be aware of the signs and symptoms associated with eating disorders to provide support and assistance to those in need. You can find more information here: FCPS Eating Disorder Resources.

Middle School Student Development Research: Research indicates that middle school is a critical period of development and growth for students. Understanding the unique challenges and opportunities during this stage can help parents and educators better support our students as they navigate their academic and personal journeys. We continually want you to “co-parent” with us to ensure all our students have what they need each day. Thank you for all your support and partnership.

Upcoming Events and Reminders:

  • March 5th is a student holiday. Please plan accordingly.
  • Stay tuned for information regarding the GMS boundary adjustment community meeting scheduled for early March.
  • We encourage ongoing discussions with your children about the importance of attendance and punctuality. Maximizing instructional time is vital for their educational success, and your support plays a crucial role in reinforcing this message.

I'll leave you with a quote from Ellen Glasgow: "The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions." Let's continue to encourage each other to embrace growth and exploration in all aspects of life.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school community and please see this awesome opportunity for student voice within our school food. This is a hot topic for our kids. Please register your kids! 

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge 

The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:45 a.m., at Hayfield Secondary School. The event features a public tasting of student dishes and demonstrations from two local celebrated chefs. 

The student challenge at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and culturally diverse school menu items that meet USDA guidelines. Entries will be judged by a panel including celebrity chefs, school food professionals, and local food producers. The public is invited to vote for their favorite dish. 

Chefs Najmieh Batmanglij and Chris Morgan of Joon will offer a demonstration at 11:15 a.m. Public tasting of student dishes will get underway at noon. 

Student-created dishes from this annual event have been featured on school menus throughout the Greater Washington Region. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

Also, please see a few pictures from classrooms this past week. 

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

At the last board meeting, Dr. Reid presented a proposed FCPS budget for the 2024-25 school year. Highlights include:

✅ Competitive compensation: 6% compensation adjustment

✅ Support for all students: Maintaining class sizes, additional support for students eligible for free/reduced price meals, special ed, and ESOL

✅ Expanding athletics (HS boys volleyball & girls wrestling) and fine/performing arts stipends

✅ Continuing multiyear initiatives: Inclusive preschool, environmental initiatives & modernized HR system

See the details and watch her presentation: https://bit.ly/49uV9hr

See the Budget Development Calendar: https://bit.ly/3ODUSkn

En la última reunión de la Junta Escolar, la Dra. Reid presentó una propuesta de presupuesto de FCPS para el año escolar 2024-25. Lo más destacado incluye:

✅ Compensación competitiva: 6% de ajuste de compensación + 2% de suplemento.

✅ Apoyo para todos los estudiantes: Mantener el tamaño de las clases, apoyo adicional para los estudiantes elegibles para comidas gratis / precio reducido, educación especial, y ESOL

✅ Expandir el atletismo (voleibol para niños de HS y lucha libre para niñas) y los estipendios para bellas artes/artes escénicas

✅Continuación de iniciativas de varios años: Preescolar inclusivo, iniciativas medioambientales y sistema de RRHH modernizado.

Para más detalles y ver su presentación: https://bit.ly/49uV9hr

Community Conversations

Families and community members are welcome to attend whichever Community Conversation is most convenient for them. Feel free to only promote the event being held in your region, if you prefer to shorten the message. 

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

🎤 Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro: Las Conversaciones Comunitarias   Continúan

Únase a la Superintendente Dra. Michelle Reid para Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestro Futuro Una Conversación Comunitaria. ¡Su voz es importante! Comparta sus pensamientos acerca de FCPS y traiga sus preguntas a una conversación el:

No es necesario inscribirse con antelación para asistir a una conversación comunitaria, pero nos ayuda a planificar el evento. Se ofrecerán servicios de cuidado de niños y de interpretación para todos las conversaciones comunitarias. Estos eventos están abiertos para todos. Infórmese sobre otras oportunidades de conectarse con la Dra. Reid.

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this.

February is Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. 

Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History Month

Track and Field

First ever Track and Field season is approaching and we’re looking for ONE more coach! Whether you are a FCPS staff or not, a seasoned veteran or not, all are welcome! Coaches will be provided with detailed training plans for all the events (100m, 200m, 400, 800m, 1600m, long jump, shot put) and all the information/equipment needed will also be provided. Practices will be twice a week at GMS and competition will be held on Saturdays mornings. This is a perfect opportunity to be a part of history and make a difference as this will be the first ever season of Track and Field for GMS. If you’re interested in coaching the Track & Field team for Glasgow Middle School, please contact John Lee [email protected] or Greg Williams [email protected]! Season begins in April!

Visits from Justice High School Counselors

Justice Counselors will be back on February 26th & 27th to meet with students individually to finalize their requests. Students attending Edison HS will have counselor visits on Wednesday February 7th and Falls Church HS will also meet with School Counselors sometime later in the month of February. More information to come on that.

Resources to help with planning through High School:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rachel Margolis, 8th grade School Counselor at [email protected].

🥁 Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps and Learning Programs

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

CTE programs are available for grade 6-11 students to explore CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. IFTA allows students to select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, and theater. Visit the IFTA webpage to register.

Summer Learning

Programs are also available for high school students to fulfill the Economics and Personal Finance course requirement, earn a high school course credit via this summer’s online campus program, or recover one high school course credit through the Credit Recovery Academy

FCPS’ free online class for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides FCPS middle and high school English Learners the opportunity to continue developing their academic, reading, and writing skills in online discussions with an ESOL teacher. 

Find session dates, registration links, and registration deadlines on FCPS summer programs. 

🥁 Inscríbase en los campamentos de verano y programas de aprendizaje de FCPS

Las inscripciones ya están abiertas para varios campamentos de verano y oportunidades de aprendizaje que ofrecen las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax para todos los estudiantes.

Los campamentos de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE) y los campamentos del Instituto para las Artes se llevarán a cabo en julio en la Escuela Secundaria de Lake Braddock de 8:30 a.m. a 2 p.m. Habrá transporte en autobús disponible desde escuelas intermedias y secundarias selectas de FCPS. 

Los programas CTE están disponibles para estudiantes de grados 6-11 para explorar áreas de programas CTE, desarrollar habilidades, y empezar a explorar carreras. IFTA les permite a los estudiantes seleccionar de casi 90 clases en arte, baile, salud y educación física, música, y teatro. Visite la página web de IFTA para inscribirse.

Programas de aprendizaje durante el verano

También hay programas disponibles para estudiantes de secundaria para cumplir con el requisito del curso de Economía y Finanzas Personales, ganar un crédito de curso de secundaria a través del programa de cursos en línea de este verano, o recuperar un crédito de curso de secundaria a través de la Academia de Recuperación de Crédito.

La clase gratuita en línea de FCPS Inglés para Personas que Hablan Otros Idiomas (ESOL) ofrece a los estudiantes que están aprendiendo Inglés en las escuelas intermedias y secundarias de FCPS la oportunidad de continuar desarrollando sus habilidades académicas, de lectura y escritura en discusiones en línea con un maestro de ESOL. 

Vea las fechas de las sesiones, los enlaces de inscripción y las fechas de vencimiento de inscripción para los programas de verano de FCPS.

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can 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: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Student and Family Surveys

Newsletter: Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.

💭 Share Your Thoughts on Schoology

FCPS will be conducting voluntary, anonymous surveys on the use of Schoology from Monday, March 11, to Friday, March 22. Surveys will be delivered to:

  • Elementary students (grades 3-6) through the Schoology App Center.
  • Secondary students via email from Naviance.

Student feedback will inform the school division’s use of Schoology and help improve its processes, communication, and professional learning for staff. FCPS’ Instructional Services Department will also be reaching out to families through focus groups. 

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions. 

Celebrating our SRO last week - Victor Nardone

 

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge

The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:45 a.m., at Hayfield Secondary School. The event features a public tasting of student dishes and demonstrations from two local celebrated chefs.

The student challenge at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and culturally diverse school menu items that meet USDA guidelines. Entries will be judged by a panel including celebrity chefs, school food professionals, and local food producers. The public is invited to vote for their favorite dish. 

Chefs Najmieh Batmanglij and Chris Morgan of Joon will offer a demonstration at 11:15 a.m. Public tasting of student dishes will get underway at noon. 

Student-created dishes from this annual event have been featured on school menus throughout the Greater Washington Region. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

Spanish: El Concurso Culinario Real Food for Kids 

El Concurso Culinario Real Food for Kids se celebrará el sábado 2 de marzo, a las 10:45 a.m., en la Escuela Secundaria Hayfield. El evento incluye demostraciones de dos famosos chefs locales y una muestra pública de los platos de los estudiantes. 

El desafío consiste en crear menús escolares sanos, deliciosos y culturalmente diversos que cumplan las directrices del USDA. Los platillos serán evaluados por un panel de chefs famosos, profesionales de la alimentación escolar y productores de alimentos locales. Se invita al público a votar por su plato favorito. 

Los chefs Najmieh Batmanglij y Chris Morgan, de Joon, ofrecerán una demostración a las las 11:15 a.m. El público podrá probar los platillos de los estudiantes a partir del mediodía. 

Los platillos creados por los estudiantes en este evento anual han aparecido en los menús escolares de toda la región de Washington. La entrada es gratuita, pero se requiere inscripción previa.

Training Opportunities Provided by the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) and VDOE

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Online Self-Paced Training: Open March 4 - March 25, 2024

  • PEATC, in collaboration with the VDOE, is offering an online, self-paced SEAC training session aimed at helping members and other interested participants understand the role of the local SEAC in Virginia and build a more effective and efficient advisory committee. A certificate of completion will be provided for all who complete the training.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) LIVE Virtual Training: Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 8-11:30 a.m.

PEATC, in collaboration with the VDOE, is offering a live online, SEAC training session aimed at helping members and other interested participants understand the role of the local SEAC in Virginia and build a more effective and efficient advisory committee. A certificate of completion will be provided for all who complete the training.

Building Strong Parent Advocates Online Self-Paced Training: Open March 4 - March 25, 2024

PEATC, in collaboration with the VDOE, provides the Building Strong Parent Advocates training to provide families with information that will help them build a solid foundation to understand the special education process while empowering them to be their child's best advocate. A certificate of completion for six (6) hours will be provided for all who complete this training.

 

Teen Cuisine

Hello Glasgow Family! We will be starting a new session of Teen Cuisine on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024. Teen Cuisine. Teen Cuisine teaches students important kitchen skills,(ie cutting, preparing from scratch, kitchen etiquette, and most importantly eating what they make). I will be disseminating forms for this club starting March 1st, 2024. Once we’ve reached our max of 20 students, the club will then be a closed group. If you’re interested in participating, please have your student see me during their lunch period for sign up forms. If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected].

Spring Track & Field

Spring Track & Field will be starting the week of April 3rd. If you’re interested in participating, students must have a current physical. Flag Football will also be returning as the weather warms up. Please remind your students to wear appropriate footwear if they’re interested in participating in any after school sporting activity.

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