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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:
Dear Kilmer Families,
Thank you so much to the PTA for making each day of Staff Appreciation Week special. We enjoyed the lunch, sweet treats, t-shirts, and so many kind words of support. The banner created by the students’ words of appreciation touched all of us. We are lucky to have a supportive partnership with our PTA and the community. Thank you for making this week special.
We are looking forward to the 8th Grade Paint Night on Thursday, June 3rd at 5:00 PM. Please see below for details.
Sincerely, Amy Miller, Principal
Kilmer SOL Schedule, May 2021
Specific SOL schedules for all students will be emailed to students’ fcpsschools.net email addresses by the end of day on May 7th. Students should look for an email from Emily Pyatt-Openshaw. The email will contain the dates, times, and locations of their SOLs.
All students must bring their fully charged, FCPSOn laptop and charger for use during testing. Personal computers may not be used. Between now and their first test, students should turn their laptops on, login, restart, login, and leave the laptop on overnight to receive updates.
SOLs for students attending school virtually:
All virtual students will take their SOLs in person on Mondays. We will start testing each Monday at 9 am, and conclude testing by 2 pm. Students who are being dropped off in the morning can be dropped off between 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM. All students who are riding the bus and their parents were sent an email with bus stop location and time information.
Students who finish the SOL early are welcome to contact their parents to arrange for transportation earlier if possible. Parents who come to pick up their students before 2 PM will stay in their cars and we will get students for you.
Students will need permission to walk home before 2 PM. Parents can provide permission by filling out the online attendance form HERE, or by calling 703-846-8888.
Students who remain at school until 2 PM will be able to complete asynchronous work.
Grab and go lunches will be provided to all students.
SOLs for students attending school in person:
All in person students will take their SOLs on Wednesdays. We will start testing each Wednesday at 7:30 am and our testing block will conclude at 10:30, at which time students still testing will be moved to an alternate location. Students who have concluded testing will transition to their 6th period classes at 10:45, and will follow a modified schedule for the remainder of the day which will include periods 2, 6 and 8.
Modified Bell Schedule for May 12, May 19, and May 26
All students will follow a modified schedule to allow for testing on May 12th, 19th, and 26th. Please review the schedule below.
End of Year Grading Flexibility
On Wednesday, additional information was sent via a Kilmer enotify regarding the 2020-2021 End of Year Grading Flexibility for Middle School Students. As shared in an email from the Superintendent’s Office, FCPS has adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year. Third quarter report cards and the Pass - No Mark Status Form are available in ParentVue and were also mailed home to all families last week. Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass status for anticipated grades of “A” through “C-”, the Pass-No Mark Status Form must be submitted to your school counselor/Student Services by June 1, 2021. Access the Pass-No Mark Status Form here: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se358.pdf
FCPS is adjusting the grading policy for the 2020-21 school year, to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. Additional information including considerations and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary
Yearbooks on Sale
Yearbooks are still on sale! They are $40 per book. You can click on the link below to purchase your copy. https://tinyurl.com/kmsyearbook2021 Don’t delay, we only have a limited quantity of books left to purchase.
8th grade End of Year Celebration
The SCA will be sponsoring a fantastic End of Year Event for our 8th graders. We will be hosting a Paint Night for 8th graders on Thursday, June 3rd at 5pm. Paint Night will be led by Mr. Raubacher! We will be painting a Kilmer specific design. Students can sign up to participate in a virtual or in-person setting. The event will be live-streamed for students participating virtually. This event is free but we do need you to sign up so we are sure to have enough materials for all. Please use this link to let us know if you plan to attend. All materials will be provided. We will have a process for students participating virtually to pick up materials; you only need to wear suitable clothing for painting. We can’t wait to paint with you 😊
What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library
We want to highlight the Fairfax County Public Library’s Virtual Comic Con happening NOW, with lots of fun activities for all ages taking place on Saturday, May 8. Try Star Wars Cosplay with the 501st, Play Fandom Food Trivia, and learn How to Make Comics with Wendy Xu.The culminating event is an outdoor showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone along with a library fair and food trucks at the Chantilly Regional Library on Saturday evening. A fun time for the whole family!
In other news, this is the time of year we ask students to begin to collect library books -- look under beds, in nightstands, on shelves, in the car...all library books are due back to Kilmer no later than Friday, May 28. Students are also welcome to return books to KIlmer they may still have out from elementary school -- we will get them back to the right library!
The VIP Summer Program will be held in-person at Glasgow Middle School this summer!
June 28-July 29
(no camp Monday, July 5, and Friday, July 30)
9am - 3pm
$50 (scholarships available)
Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders residing in boundaries for the following middle schools are invited to register: Glasgow, Holmes, Poe , Kilmer MS, Thoreau and Luther Jackson. There will be a range of activities for students to select from including Art, Anime, Basketball, Volleyball, Coding, Soccer and more!
Email notification of acceptance will be sent by Friday, June 4th. Registration paperwork and payment will be due after receiving confirmation of acceptance. Applications with payment will be a first-come, first-serve acceptance process. Applications/Registration Forms are incomplete without payment after acceptance notification has been received.
Due to Covid-19 protocols and capacity restrictions, we will accept 125 campers. We will be following social distancing protocols and masks are required. Prior to the start of camp, each participant must return the signed Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form.
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