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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:
Dear Kilmer Families,
FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and we understand families and staff have concerns and questions. Our commitment is to provide students with the education and support to help them succeed while maintaining a safe environment for in-person learning.
Our layered prevention strategies have served us well throughout this school year, and are fully supported by the U.S. Department of Education and Northern Virginia Health Departments.
Vaccinations are available for school-age children five and up and are proven to reduce the severity of illness. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.
Currently, masks are optional for all students, staff, and visitors. We encourage families and staff to consider wearing a mask when reports of COVID cases are high or if they or a family member is at high risk. CDC advises individuals to wear a mask when there is a lot of COVID in your community. See a full list of masking recommendations on the CDC website.
If Fairfax County transitions to high community level, FCPS will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors (except while actively eating/drinking) on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles).
In alignment with the Code of Virginia, the parent/legal guardian of any child enrolled in an FCPS school may elect for such child to not wear a face covering while on school property (to include FCPS buildings). No reason or documentation will be necessary to elect for your child to not wear a mask.
One of the most important things we can all do is check for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to stop further spread from occurring. Employees are also advised to stay home and get tested when feeling sick.
The most up to date information is available on the Health and Safety Guidance Document webpage. If you have questions or concerns unique to your child’s situation, please contact your school.
Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping our schools safe and healthy so all our students have the opportunity for engaging in-person learning.
Amy Miller, Principal
The bell schedule for Wednesday, May 18th has been updated to reflect additional time for students to take their Math SOL test. Students will continue to receive information about testing dates, times, and locations to their fcpsschool.net email account. All testing begins at 7:30 am. It is important that students are in school on-time on these testing days.
Wednesday, May 18th: Math 7, Math 7 HN, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II SOLs
- If a student is absent on their testing day, makeup tests can occur throughout the testing window.
- Once all tests are complete, there is a retake window for eligible students, students who score between 375-399. Parents will receive an email if their child is eligible for the Reading and/or Science SOL by Monday, May 16.Parent permission is required for a student to retake.
- Retake SOL Tests (if eligible): Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 26th
End of the Year Activities:
PTA Spring Festival- Thursday, May 26, 2022
We are excited for the PTA Spring Festival on Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 2:15 PM -6:00 PM. There will be carnival games, music, food trucks, dunk tank and more. This is for all current Kilmer students and families and all rising seventh grade students and families.
NJHS Induction Ceremony- Thursday, June 2, 2022
The NJHS Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Detailed information about the ceremony will be sent directly to the NJHS students and families.
8th grade Dance - Friday, June 3, 2022
Kilmer’s Student Council Association is excited to host this year’s “Under the Sea” 8th Grade Semi Formal on June 3, from 6 to 8 pm. Students will spend time with friends for dinner, dancing, games, a fun photo booth and great music. Tickets are $10 and will be sold during lunches during the week of May 23-27. If you have beach or ocean themed party decorations you no longer need, SCA would love to use them! Please contact Emma Aulestia ([email protected]) and Kristen Mattix ([email protected]) with any questions.
Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony- Wednesday, June 8, 2022
On Wednesday, June 8, 2022 each eighth grade team will come together to bring the year to a close. This “team meeting” style gathering with students and staff will include recognizing celebrations from the year, a message of congratulations from the principal, student speakers, and teacher reflections and celebrations. This will be done during the school day. We will provide live stream access for parents who would like to watch. We will send specific times and live stream access information closer to the date.
Student Activities Day - Thursday, June 9, 2022
On Thursday, June 9th we will hold a 7th and 8th grade activities day. This day will include games, activities, crafts, yearbooks, and more. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for activities within a few weeks.
Last Day of School - Friday, June 10, 2022.
Friday, June 10 is the last day of school. It is a two hour early release. We will have an all period day so that students and teachers have opportunities to celebrate the end of the year.
Students not returning to FCPS for the 2022-2023 School year
Please submit the Student Withdrawal Form to the Kilmer MS Student Services office by emailing [email protected]
Register for Dr. Reid’s Virtual Town Hall (May 17)
Dr. Reid will host a multilingual virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 17. Share the registration information with families and staff:
On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.
Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website.
El martes, 17 de mayo, la superintendente entrante Michelle Reid, Ed.D. se unirá al personal, las familias y los estudiantes para un ayuntamiento virtual multilingüe, de 7 a 8 p.m. Regístrese en línea.
La Dra. Reid organizará sesiones de participación adicionales en todo el condado después de su fecha de inicio oficial el 1 de julio. Manténgase informado sobre las oportunidades de participación comunitaria visitando nuestro sitio web.
All student medications stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school, June 20, 2022, 12:15 p.m.
PTA Spring Festival
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