In Dr. Noonan's Road to Reopening this week, the division's thoughts on 'Podding,' transitioning plans for Student Technology in preparation for the new year, and plus important legal residency and immunization reminders. More: https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen731
This afternoon, Falls Church School Board Chair, Greg Anderson, issued a statement on behalf of the Board on the FCCPS 2020-21 Reopening of Schools. Statement: https://bit.ly/2020ReopenStmt
In this week's Road to Reopening, Dr. Noonan shares context and data points pushing FCCPS to pivot to an all-virtual start to the 2020-21 school year. Plus, LOTS of information on what you can expect when school opens August 24th. https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen724
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Meeting; Public Comment & Closed Meeting Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM Public Comment: While the state of emergency remains in effect due to COVID-19, written statements may be submitted to the Clerk for dissemination to Board members. Public Comments will be read into the record for a period of 30 minutes, or until all submitted comments are read, whichever comes first; and in accordance with School Board Bylaw 2.30 the time for each speaker is limited to three minutes. Please send written statements to School Board Clerk Marty Gadell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Public Comments received by 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting will be posted on Board Docs prior to the meeting. Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
The Falls Church School Board is meeting in a Regular Meeting to discuss the reopening plan for the 2020-21 School Year. Watch *LIVE*: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg
Dr Noonan announced to teachers, staff and families this morning that he will recommend the School Board adopt a fully virtual start to the FCCPS 2020-21 school year at its Special Meeting tomorrow night at 7pm. More: https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen722
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Regular Meeting Topic: Reopening School 2020-21 Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 PM Public Comment: While the state of emergency remains in effect due to COVID-19, written statements may be submitted to the Clerk for dissemination to Board members. Public Comments will be read into the record for a period of 30 minutes, or until all submitted comments are read, whichever comes first; and in accordance with School Board Bylaw 2.30 the time for each speaker is limited to three minutes. Please send written statements to School Board Clerk Marty Gadell at email@example.com. Public Comments received by 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting will be posted on Board Docs prior to the meeting. Webstream: wwwYouTube.com/fccpsorg
Dr. Noonan's Road to Reopening describes the work going on this summer in preparation for reopening on Aug. 24th. Coming soon, important information on All-Virtual program options, Hybrid Day selection, and a Registration Form to formally choose. https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen717
The Fairfax Health District needs to fill approximately 400 Contact Tracing positions in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our area. Falls Church and Fairfax County residents are being encouraged to apply. Learn More: https://bit.ly/3939ljA
Dr Noonan's Weekly Road to Reopening Update is up! It includes NEW and important information, especially for Mt Daniel and TJ families. Plus, info on Virtual Virginia and a preliminary look at the Parents Survey that closes today! Happy Friday! https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen710
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Work Session Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 PM Public Comment: While the state of emergency remains in effect due to COVID-19, written statements may be submitted to the Clerk for dissemination to Board members. Public Comments will be read into the record for a period of 30 minutes, or until all submitted comments are read, whichever comes first; and in accordance with School Board Bylaw 2.30 the time for each speaker is limited to three minutes. Please send written statements to School Board Clerk Marty Gadell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Public Comments received by 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting will be posted on Board Docs prior to the meeting. Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
CORRECTION: Tonight's Summer Parent Support Series "Talking to Students About COVID" with Dr. Jason Checca & Rebecca Sharp has been canceled. It will be rescheduled at a later date. MORE: https://bit.ly/FCCPSSummerSeries
Tonight's Summer Parent Support Series "Talking to Students About COVID" with Dr. Jason Checca & Rebecca Sharp has been canceled. It will be held on July 15th & 17th. MORE: https://bit.ly/FCCPSSummerSeries
Dr Noonan's Road to Reopening edition #2 focuses on the Secondary (Henderson & GMHS) Hybrid Schedule for the fall. Primary schedule will come next week. Plus preliminary parent survey information. Deadline for Parent Surveys is July 10th! Happy 4th! https://bit.ly/rtr_Ed2
The Falls Church School Board is moving forward with a process to determine whether George Mason High and Thomas Jefferson Elementary schools should be renamed. A concensus was reached during its meeting last night. Watch the discussion: https://youtu.be/GUY7JGnupn4?t=10241
The Falls Church School Board is meeting in Electronic Work Session. Watch LIVE: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
Our Summer Parent Support Series continue tonight with 2 helpful sessions. 'Supporting Your Teen with Stress Management' from 5pm - 6pm, and 'Keep Calm and Parent On' from 7pm-8pm. Both streamed LIVE on the FCCPS YouTube Channel: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
Coming to an Inbox near you: The Road to Reopening - a new, quick-read, weekly FCCPS newsletter with the very latest info on the August 24th reopening of FCCP! Today's edition answers questions received since our plan was announced Friday! https://www.fccps.org/article/265174
With the restrictions of VA's Phase 3 reopening guidelines preventing a full return to school, and with the recommendations of state/local health officials, Superintendent Noonan today announced FCCPS' Reopening Plan for an August 24th start. More: https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen
The FCCPS Summer Parent Support Series: Emotional Wellbeing During COVID 19 - Presented by Northern Virginia Family Service is not available live tonight due to technical difficulties. It is being recorded. A link to the recording will be shared as soon as it is available.
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Work Session Tuesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM Public Comment: Send emails to email@example.com, comments received before 5:00 p.m. will be read at the meeting. Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
The FCCPS Summer Parent Support Series continues tonight: Emotional Wellbeing During COVID 19 - Presented by Northern Virginia Family Service (This is a Special Session for FCCPS Parents). Tonight, June 25th @ 7pm. Join us on ZOOM- https://zoom.us/j/94699274917
Our Summer Parent Support Series kicks off tomorrow: Nurturing Your Middle Schooler’s Social/Emotional Wellness This Summer w/ Colleen Hoover & Rachel LaBelle. It begins at 6:30pm on ZOOM. Get the link: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/summer-parent-support-series
The Falls Church School Board continued discussing the reopening of schools in the fall and what that might look like this year. The full meeting is available on demand on the FCCPS YouTube Channel: www.Youtube.com/fccpsorg
The Falls Church School Board's Work Session and Meeting is beginning. You can watch live on the FCCPS YouTube Channel - www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
The 2020 FCCPS Celebration of Excellence now available for streaming! It showcases 16 FCCPS employees who were nominated for Falls Church Education Teacher of the Year; Support Staff Employee of the Year and Professional Specialist of the Year. https://bit.ly/FCCPS2020COE
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Work Session and Meeting Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 PM Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg Public Comment: Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Valerie Hardy announced her administrative team to lead @MEHMS in the coming year today. Adam White joins Rob Carey as Asst. Principal as Dr Rory Dippold becomes MYP Coordinator. And Brittney Allen-Shaw will lead Special Ed. More: https://meh.fccps.org/article/259627
Under Falls Church City Police escort, the George Mason High School Class of 2020 paraded through the streets yesterday on their way to a 'Virtual' Graduation! And we've got 100s of photos to prove it! See them here and add your own! https://photos.app.goo.gl/DRRZ4fJ3rveX3zU69
Henderson's Wu-Rorrer wins national recognition for his article outlining the successful strategies being used in the "Girls in STEAM" program @MEHMS. The @ITEEA presented Wu-Rorrer the Excellence in Authorship Award. More: https://meh.fccps.org/article/259381
The George Mason High School Class of 2020 Graduation begins in 1 hour! Watch it on @FCCTV - Cox Channel 11, RCN Channel 2, and Verizon Channel 35, and around the world on https://YouTube.com/fccpsorg
We are just 3 hours away from the most unique and festive George Mason High Graduation Day Celebration! Wait till you see how the Seniors 'Ring the Bell'! 7:00 pm @FCCTV Cox Channel 11, RCN Channel 2, and Verizon Channel 35, and around the world on http://YouTube.com/fccpsorg!
FCCPS Schools are closed for the summer. And the fun is just about to begin! Check out our amazing FCCPS Summer Clubs & Activities! https://bit.ly/fccpsSummer
Dr Noonan’s Final Friday Update of the year includes the School Board’s Statement on Violence, Protest, and Equity plus Equity Resources for families. The latest on the Reopening Plan for 2020, and Instructional Summer Resources! https://bit.ly/2MKVB2Z
"The Falls Church City School Board stands in unity with the families, loved ones, and communities of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the many other African Americans who have suffered injustice or senselessly been killed." Full Statement: https://bit.ly/308EyQ9
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Regular Meeting Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM Webstream: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg Public Comment: Send email to email@example.com
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Special Meeting to adopt a resolution condemning violence, supporting peaceful protest, and reaffirming the Board’s commitment to equity. Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 PM Webstream: https://www.youtube.com/fccpsorg
Dr Noonan's Friday Update: The latest on the Reopening Of School Plan and a survey we need you to take! TJ Field to reopen, GM Track & Field remains closed. Plus news on Reports Cards, Year End Ceremonies, Yearbooks and Graduation! https://bit.ly/2MeYokk
The Falls Church School Board is holding a Special Meeting to approve the FY 2020-21 Budget. Watch live: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg
Dr Noonan’s Friday Update reflects on the mixed emotions we are feeling this Memorial Day weekend, and a request as we near GMHS 2020 Graduation. Plus, we’ve compiled an extensive list of COVID-19 testing options in our area. That and more inside: https://bit.ly/2ZviLSm
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Special Meeting to Adopt the FY21 School Budget, Public Hearing #3 Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 PM Webstream: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg Public Comment: Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Inside Dr Noonan’s Friday Update - reflecting on the ‘need to get comfortable with ambiguity,’ Summer School plans, and Equity Update and a Call for your GMHS Time Capsule content ideas. Pour yourself some lemonade. It’s a long but important one! https://bit.ly/3czoRF6
George Mason senior, Niharika Singhvi, is among the 2,500 recipients of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's $2,500 scholarships. Singhvi, who plans to study public policy (perhaps at the University of Virginia), is currently the Student Representative on the Falls Church School Board. Congratulations, Niharika!
The Falls Church School Board is meeting in Work Sesson. Watch Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQpG3Cm9CDw
Dr Noonan's Friday COVID-19 Update reflects on Teacher Appreciation, the latest guidance from health officials, the FCCPS "Educational Recovery Plan," and important dates as we wrap up the year. Plus exciting updates on the Class of 2020 Graduation! https://bit.ly/2YNv2kK
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Budget Work Session, Public Hearing #2, and Closed Meeting Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 PM Webstream: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg Public Comment: email@example.com
FCCPS IT says connectivity issues with our firewall have been resolved. Students and teachers should now be able to connect online. We appreciate your patience
An issue with our firewall is causing some intermittent connection issues with devices on the FCCPS network...both students and staff. Our IT team is working with the vendor to restore service.
Thomas Jefferson fifth-grade teacher Layton McCann is the Falls Church Education Foundation 2020 Teacher of the Year! McCann is a now a finalist for the Washington Post Teacher of the Year and receives an award from the @FCEFoundation. MORE: https://tj.fccps.org/article/242800
Dr Noonan's Friday COVID-19 Closure Update: The latest info on Graduation, Teacher Appreciation, and new Course and Placement Guidance from the VDOE. Plus results from a survey of Henderson students regarding Online Learning! https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#may1
Mt. Daniel Principal Kasik met a friend on his ice cream run to Lazy Mike’s to celebrate Danny’s birthday. https://youtu.be/Tm46i2NZLWs @mdhippos
Dr Noonan's Friday COVID Closure Update includes thoughts on Post-Crisis Transitioning, a decision date for Summer School, plus upcoming recognitions and celebrations! FIND IT HERE: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan
Extended Day Care Program Fall 2020 Registration NOW OPEN! https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/day-care-asap
The Falls Church City School Board is meeting in Work Session. Watch *LIVE* - www.youtube.com/fccpsorg
Congratulations to Luis Sorto, paraprofessional at George Mason HS on his selection as FCCPS Support Staff Employee of the Year. We are glad to have you on our #teamFCCPS https://youtu.be/1O_UQZC2wbM
Dr Noonan's Friday Update includes construction news on the new GMHS + Time Capsule! An update on the FY21 Budget amid COVID-19 economic downturn. And a new resource for ELA/Reading and Math! https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan?#april17
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Work Session, Closed Meeting & Special Meeting Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM Public comments: email firstname.lastname@example.org Webstream: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg
Dr Noonan's Tuesday update concerns efforts to restore bits of 'normalcy' to the FCCPS family - a shift back to daily communications and annual celebrations. Plus considering the lessons from Hong Kong Intl High. https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#april14eng
Mason's 2020 Summer Academy registration is online! Open to current Henderson 7th & 8th graders and Mason students. The last day to register is May 21, 2020. Check out the GMHS Summer Academy website page for everything you need to know and do in order to be all set for this summer -- https://gm.fccps.org/o/gmhs/page/2020-summer-academy
The Tornado Watch posted earlier this afternoon is now canceled.
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb School Board Electronic Meeting Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM. Public Comments: email - email@example.com Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/fccpsweb
The Friday COVID-19 Response Update from Superintendent Noonan contains 3rd/4th QTR Grading information, Nutritional Program Available for Families, and Lunch Balance information. Happy Spring Break! https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#april3eng
FCCPS School Board is ending the current school year 13 days early: June 4 for students, June 5 for teachers and staff. It's part of Dr Noonan's "Continuity/New Learning Plan" for the rest of the year and beyond. Learn more: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#apr1
The Falls Church City School Board Regular Meeting is now underway. Webstreaming at https://youtu.be/rWB831d-kYw
The Tuesday COVID-19 Response Update from Dr. Noonan includes new info on IB Grades, reminders about school grounds and news about viewing tonight's School Board Meeting. https://www.fccps.org/article/223236?org=fccps
The City of Falls Church Daily COVID-19 Update is now available. https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/covid-19-daily-update-tue-march31?e=5593d15851
If COVID-19 closures has resulted in a change in your family's income, you could be eligible for assistance through the National School Lunch program. We are accepting applications during the closure: https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/free-reduced-meals--14
Dr Noonan's Friday COVID-19 Closure Update includes information on FCCPS reaching a MAJOR milestone, instruction after Spring Break, the School Board goes virtual next week, plus much more! Have a good weekend! https://www.fccps.org/article/221044?org=fccps
The City of Falls Church COVID-19 Daily Update for Friday March 27th is now online: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/covid-19-daily-update-fri-march27?e=5593d15851
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb School Board Electronic Meeting Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM Public Comments: email - firstname.lastname@example.org Live Stream link TBA
Registration for NEW FCCPS students is now open - especially for Kindergarten aged children! Registration for RETURNING students will open in July. Due to the Coronavirus Health Crisis, registration is by appointment only - no exceptions. www.fccps.org/registration
The City of Falls Church COVID-19 Daily Update for Wednesday, March 25 is now online: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/covid-19-daily-update-wed-march25?e=5593d15851
The Original Pancake House @FCEFoundation Fundraiser on Thurs, March 26th from 7am-1pm IS ON! Proceeds benefit the FCEF Family Assistance Fund supporting FCCPS students and families in this time of need. Call in and pick up curbside or have delivered by Doordash or GrubHub.
FCCPS Superintendent Peter Noonan's Tuesday Update includes lots of new information concerning the rest of the school year, graduation, testing, and support for our community. Read it here: https://www.fccps.org/article/218734?org=fccps
Superintendent Peter Noonan and School Board Chair Greg Anderson joined State, City and County officials for a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 last night. Video of the presentation is up our COVID-19 web page: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#vth
Governor Northam has announced public schools in Virginia will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Dr Noonan previewed the process forward in a letter to the FCCPS Community. https://www.fccps.org/article/217678?org=fccps
Schoology service has been restored. FCCPS Status Page: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/status-page
Schoology is currently experiencing a national disruption of service. "Our Engineering team is currently investigating the cause of this issue." - Schoology. FCCPS STATUS Page: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/status-page
The Fairfax County Health Department reports a second resident of The Kensington, a senior living community, has tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). News Release: https://bit.ly/2UbAKKI
FCCPS is working hard to support each other during this extended COVID-19 school-closure. We've added two resources that can provide access and referrals to both government and community-based resources for those in need. https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/community-support--5
City of Falls Church Daily COVID-19 Update: Includes information on City Playground closures and Virtual Town Hall on Monday. https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/covid-19-daily-update-wednesday-march-1325217?e=5593d15851
City of Falls Church closes playgrounds: Beginning Friday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m., all playgrounds and play structures in City parks will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. More in the City's daily COVID-19 Update: https://bit.ly/2J3SwsO
Dr Noonan's Friday update on the COVID-19 Closure is now available. It includes important new information regarding SAT and school ground closures. https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#march20
As there is now evidence of community spread in parts of our region, must take an extra step to do our part to stop COVID-19. Effective today (FRI) @ 3PM all school GROUNDS are closed. Please do not use the playgrounds/fields until further notice. With regret. #buildingtogether
The Fairfax County Health officials have noted evidence of community transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus in parts of Northern Virginia and urges vigilant social distancing. More: http://bit.ly/2woUFfP
Dr Noonan's Tuesday Update includes many updates on a wide range of topics. Read the latest here: https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/covid-19-plan#march17
Updated from the City of Falls Church: The Community Center and Mary Riley Styles Public Library will be closed Monday, March 16, through Sunday, April 12. City Hall will remain open.
Our Distribution Weekend has concluded. We will update you on plans for a extra Thursday distribution in the next day or two. Supt Peter Noonan has updated staff and families on the process forward. You can read it here: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan Be well!
We are entering the final three hours of our Distribution Weekend. All of our schools are open until 4pm to pass out laptops and other devices, students medications, and food. Picking up laptops? Come as soon as possible. Out of Town? Pick up on Thursday. Time and Place TBD.
The City of Falls Church has announced beginning Monday 3/16, all events, activities, and programs at the Comm Center, Library, & thru Rec & Parks are cancelled. The Community Center and Library will remain open, there just won't be any programming.
FCCPS COVID-19 web pages for the dissemination of division-wide and school-specific information can easily be found: Google: "FCCPS COVID" Direct Link: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan Websites: 1st menu item on every page And also located on the FCCPS App.
Thomas Jefferson weekend distribution technology, medicinal, and food services plan announced. https://mailchi.mp/a0f6855cc6b6/tj-distribution-plans-planes-de-distribucion
Falls Church City Public Schools and Arlington Public Schools have aligned, and in close collaboration with other Northern Virginia school divisions, will close beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Spring Break, with students scheduled to return on April 14, 2020.
FCCPS Superintendent Peter Noonan has announced the next progressive steps being taking over the next four weeks to address the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. READ MORE: https://www.fccps.org/article/206715?org=fccps
We've been thinking a LOT about COVID-19. @FCCPS has a 10-part emergency plan in place to guide the division should it become impacted by the public health crisis. Review the plan, see Dr. Noonan's presentation to the School Board. https://www.fccps.org/article/205390?org=fccps
The Yellow Line at Mount Daniel has broken down at the school. A replacement bus is en route. Students will be slightly late arriving home
March 11 is the GMHS International Night starting at 5:30 PM at the Mustang Cafe, followed by the MYP Personal Project Showcase at 7:00 PM in the gyms. All are invited to experience the different cultures we have at Mason and the amazing projects of our sophomores.
School Board Chair Greg Anderson presented the Falls Church School Board FY2021 Advertised Budget before a meeting of the Falls Church City Council. https://youtu.be/Z3gU5MX09SQ
Share your Career Story at Henderson's Career Fair. The extravaganza is Friday, April 17. We need professionals from all career areas. Sign up at this link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqK3houbUelZHI94ccyAOwzSHGf1u6CMX-U3r1UJyq9QmF0w/viewform?usp=sf_link
School Board Chair Greg Anderson presents the proposed Falls Church School Board Advertised Budget to the City Council. Live Stream (currently audio only): https://fallschurch-va.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&event_id=1282
The FCCTV live stream of the Falls Church City Council is undergoing technical difficulties. We will provide a link to OnDemand video when that becomes available from FCCTV.
School Board Chair Greg Anderson and City Manager Wyatt Shields present the proposed City Budget and Falls Church School Board Advertised Budget to the City Council. Live Stream (currently audio only): https://fallschurch-va.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&event_id=1282
Dr Noonan has sent a message to the FCCPS community following today's VDH announcement of 2 presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia. Read it here: https://www.fccps.org/article/203260?org=fccps
Somewhere in George Mason High School is a time capsule from 1995 that is supposed to be opened in June of 2020, which is just a few months away now. The problem is, no one can find it. Read more in THE LASSO! https://gmhslasso.org/12485/uncategorized/our-mystery-time-capsule/#
Bidding is live! The Class of 2020 All Night Graduation Fundraiser is this Saturday from 1-4 PM at Famille Cafe, and you can start bidding now. Go to https://ang2020.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse to check out the items, then register to bid.
*LIVE* Falls Church School Board Regular Meeting is getting underway. Watch Live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HfcB1yhmynA
Morning Announcements Feb 13: Huskies give construction workers a pre-Valentine treat, Employee Adv Committees support FY21 Budget. Principal Meetings at Henderson and TJ today, and TJ STEAM Night tonight! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191965
Save the date! March 11 is the GMHS International Night starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Mustang Cafe, followed by the Sophomore Personal Project Showcase at 7:00 p.m. in the Main and Aux Gyms. All are welcome!
We are in contact with the Incident Commander on scene. He indicated emergency vehicles would likely be at the house for another 2 more hours. If correct that would mean the vehicles will be leaving the area well before dismissal. Updates as we learn more. 2/2
Update on house fire near TJ. The house in question is approximately one block north of TJ, across the street from the TJ soccer field. There is no threat to TJ property or kids. TJ students will remain inside, which they would anyway due to the rain. 1/2
Fire Departments are responding to a house fire near TJ Elementary. Oak Street between West Broad and Seaton Avenue will be closed. Please use the rear entrance of TJ until further notice. The building is not in danger.
Morning Announcements Feb 7: Mustang Diplomats are at John Hopkins Model UN! Busy Night Tonight: Swim & Dive at Regionals, Hockey Club at St James, Boys BBall hosts William Monroe in The Pit, and Henderson parties at home! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191941
Morning Announcements Feb 7: Mustang Diplomats are at John Hopkins Model UN! Busy Night Tonight: Swim & Dive at Regionals, Hockey Club at St James, Boys BBall hosts William Monroe in The Pit, and Henderson parties at home! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191941
Morning Announcements Feb 6: The new 'stable' is really taking shape! 'Natl Read Aloud Day' featured guest readers. Photos: Boys BBall GM vs Brentsville! REGISTER: Mental Health First Responder Training. https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191933
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aid Responder A wonderful training opportunity open to all FCCPS staff and parents. Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:30 am- 5:30 pm George Mason High School Cafeteria Attendance is limited. Learn More: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/featured-program
Morning Announcements Feb 5: Sports Medicine studies taping injuries, Voter Registration during GM lunch today, PTAs host Supt Budget info night. Mason Swim & Dive Celebrates Four Seniors https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191929
Morning Announcements Feb 4: Clock skills in a digital world. Flu cases are up this week in FCCPS. We have tips to keep you well. Plus a record number of GM musicians land in Honors bands this year. PHOTOS: Mary Poppins Jr rehearsals! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191917
We are seeing an increase in the number of flu-like illnesses, including coughs, colds, sore throats. It's not unusual for this time of year, and there are things you can do to protect your child and others. https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/respiratory-illness-influenza
Morning Announcements Feb 3: MD Library adds 700 titles! It's School Counselor Appreciation Week - and boy, we appreciate ours! Band Info Coming Wed! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191909
Superintendent Peter Noonan grabbed his FY 21 Budget Presentation Slides and hit the road last night - presenting his plan for the coming year to a Community Meeting at TJ Elementary. Did you miss it? Watch it here! https://youtu.be/a3bKCQCbXHo
*LIVE* Falls Church School Board are meeting for Budget Work Session #1. We're streaming live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB_AchqP1vg
Morning Announcements Jan 21: Krishna wins Henderson Geo Bee, FCCPS Staff dig deep in IB for All, and Elementary GIVE Day was Fast, Efficient, Fun. PHOTOS: 5th Grade Expo, Henderson GIVE Day, GM Swim & Basketball. https://t.co/ou2XrhEafR?amp=1
Morning Announcements Jan 15: School Board gets busy! Celebrates Fall "Champions of Character," receives Dr. Noonan's FY21 budget proposal and elects new leadership for the year. The FY21 Budget Documents available online inside. https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191833
Supt Peter Noonan proposed a $54.6 million FY 21 budget to the School Board tonight. The budget is balanced, for the second year in a row falls within Falls Church City Council Budget Guidance, and provides a wage increase for staff. MORE: https://www.fccps.org/article/178604
During tonight's Falls Church School Board Organizational Meeting, Greg Anderson was elected Chair and Shawna Russell elected to serve as Vice-Chair for the year.
Morning Announcements Jan 14: Blowing up a balloon w/out lips! Tonight: School Board organizes & Superintendent Noonan presents Budget plan. GMHS Core Curriculum Night for parents plus free English Lessons begin today and tonight! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191821
Morning Announcements Jan 10: Huskies get in shape as 'Ninja Room' takes shape, FFXCo Health Dept offers Fact Sheet on Flu, Big wins for Mason Swim. GM Theater Presents Award-Winning Play at Creative Cauldron on Monday! MORE: https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191809
Fairfax County Health Dept is seeing a rise in flu activity. In our community, visits to emergency departments and urgent care centers for flu-like illnesses have increased, and flu outbreaks are confirmed. FLU FACT SHEET: https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/influenza-fact-sheet
Morning Announcements Jan 9: Solving a 'sweet' math problem! Sneed to serve as Interim GM Asst. Principal. The annual Thackrey Preschool Interest Lottery now open! TONIGHT: Henderson Choral groups perform! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191801
All students at Jessie Thackrey will dismiss at 12:40pm. MEH and GM at 1pm, Mount Daniel & TJ will dismiss at 1:50pm 2/2
Falls Church City Public School will dismiss 2 hours early. Day Care will remain on normal schedule but parents are encouraged to pick up children as soon as possible. All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. 1/2
Morning Announcements Jan 6: IB Diploma graduates return, Dr. Clark departs for Yorktown, Holiday athletics summary, Free English classes are scheduled. FCCPS is Hiring! - Substitutes in high demand! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191785
Morning Announcements Dec 19: Cacophony of Diverse Interests Explored During GM Rodeo, Packed house for PTA assemblies, PHOTOS: TJ Band Concert. https://us7.campaign-archive.com/?u=a1f19144396c7de69dec338d5&id=c17f26d470
Only Jessie Thackrey Preschool has its regular Wednesday Early Release today. All Falls Church City Public School will release early on Friday, ahead of winter break. There will also be no MEH or GM late buses Friday
*LIVE STREAM* The Falls Church City School Board meets for its December Work Session at 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Wqv4V8CGo
This is the time of year we see an increase in respiratory illnesses in our community, including colds, sore throats, and flu. @FairfaxHealth reminds of things you can do to protect your child and others. https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/respiratory-illness-influenza
Morning Announcements Dec 12: GM Swim wins Class 3 debut! Henderson politicos push 2019-20 platforms. Hours of 'Hour of Code' going on all this week! Video: Calendar Survey presentation and discussion. https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191729
Video of the Falls Church School Board Calendar Survey Results is now available: https://youtu.be/mO087hKEJsI?t=3162
Morning Announcements Dec 11: Free Mason Choral Concert tonight! Downs, Dimock take Oath of Office, School Board receives Calendar Survey Results. TJ Art on Display in Falls Church Coffee Shop. https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191725
We are good to go! Normal start time for all schools today, December 11th.
The live streaming service of the Falls Church School Board is unfortunately not working from City Hall this evening. The meeting is being recorded and we are hoping to receive it from FCCTV tomorrow for viewing on demand.
The FCCPS Snow Team will be up at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday checking current conditions and determining whether a change in the schedule is warranted. If there's a change we'll announce by 5am. www.fccps.org/alert If school is delayed, there will be NO EARLY RELEASE except for a few JTP Students who dismiss EVERY day at 12.40 p.m.
Morning Announcements Dec 10: 'Space Donuts' bring home FIRST hardware, Huskies prep Western Expansion museum exhibits, Mustang Spirit Gear on sale! TJ Student Medals in Chess Tournament! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191709
VIDEO: The Joint School Board/City Council Budget Work Session is now available on demand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm3XU74EA8g
Support the Mason Give Day Club and come over to Chipotle on W. Broad Street between 4:00-8:00 PM today. All proceeds will go towards the club's upcoming activity wherein students will help pack 10,000 meals.
Before the first flakes stick, it's a good time for a refresher on FCCPS Emergency Notification methods & How We Make "The Call" https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/fccps-alert
Support FCCPS students and families in need on #GivingTuesday by donating to FCEF Family Assistance Fund at www.fcedf.org. Thanks for your generosity and for keeping your support local!
Support the Class of 2021 in their fundraiser today at Pizzeria Orso! All proceeds from dine in or take out until 7:00 PM will go towards the 2020 Junior-Senior Prom.
The Falls Church City Council and School Board are meeting in a joint meeting in the first budget planning session for 2021 fiscal year. Watch Live: https://fallschurch-va.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&event_id=1010
Pie Pick Up on Monday If you ordered Thanksgiving pies from the Falls Church Education Foundation, remember to pick them up on Monday between 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. at GMHS in the Mustang Cafe. Thank you for your support!
Elementary Cheer Clinic Hosted by GMHS Cheer Team and Coaches Saturday, December 14th Registration 8:45AM Camp 9:00AM-12:00PM Kindergarten-5th Grade Welcome NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! $40 Fee at the door, includes: 3 hour cheer clinic, poms, and a bow! More details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XVwVD7i-tJZhTaw6eIjGx8fIyKCyEUF-xk-t6zYzCy4/edit?usp=sharing
Superintendent Peter Noonan and Chief Academic Officer William Bates presented the Ad Hoc Committee's four calendar options for the 2020-21 School Year. Following a brief presentation, questions from those who attended were answered . Video: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/2020-school-start-date#19_1114
The Falls Church Education Foundation (FCEF) is honored to steward the FCCPS Family Assistance Fund for the second year. All contributions are used by our four school social workers to assist our community. Donations may be made online at www.fcedf.org by choosing "Donate Now" and specifying "Family Assistance Fund"
Both Henderson and Mason have been offering sessions for parents to explain the new Standards-Based Grading system being implemented in the schools this year.There are four more identical sessions on Monday, November 4th, which is a parent/teacher conference day. Henderson at 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - in the Library Mason at 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - in the Library
During a Special Meeting tonight, the Falls Church School Board unanimously approved a new four-year contract for Superintendent Peter Noonan. Learn more: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17g6YNStPfDFaIMWUJsaf68b3Smn1dp4-k_dn-K5cWHs/edit?usp=sharing
* 20% of US Youth involved in bullying each year (either bully or victim) * 160,000 K-12 grade students miss school each day in fear of bullying * @FCCPS School Board proclaims Oct 2019 Bullying Prevention Month; urges discussion as a community. READ: https://t.ly/BnbDn
After analyzing bus populations and route timing this week, we have made the first tweaks to almost all routes. The Updates are now available and take effect Monday! http://fccps.org/bus We will continue to monitor and adjust as needed.
Morning Announcements Sept 9: Building Reading Stamina: Tips inside, TV/Media Class hit the school's studio to begin programming planning for the year. PHOTOS: Friday's Tailgate and Football! Tomorrow: FCEPTA Info Night and Ice Cream Social - https://mailchi.mp/fccps/190647-191197