September 26 Teacher Workday

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

It was wonderful seeing many families at our Community Night this past Wednesday. We are excited for all of our afterschool programs and clubs to begin next week. If you have any questions in regard to afterschool please reach out to our After School Specialist Kim Kardelis ([email protected] ). 

This past week all of our seventh grade students went to Burke Lake for their Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE). The weather was absolutely perfect for this field trip. On this field trip students collected and classified various organisms from Burke Lake. They took what they learned in the classroom about water quality and tested Burke Lake to see if it is a healthy ecosystem. They also participated in an interactive station on biodiversity. We appreciate our parent chaperones who help make this experience a success!

Monday, September 26 is a student holiday. We hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

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Marshall HS 

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town (like the Globetrotters, but on a slightly smaller scale).  The Marshall High School Class of 2023 is hosting a game on Oct 7, 2022 at Marshall HS to benefit the All Night Grad Celebration(ANGC). 

Tickets to the event are sold online through the Wizards website.   

Parent Resource Center Webinars

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

Throughout the year it offers family and educator webinars. Upcoming sessions include: 

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter

Yearbook

Submit your photos to the yearbook.  

What types of photos should you submit?

Any photos from June 2022 and beyond.

  • Photos of current students/staff
  • Photos from the Summer 2022
  • Hobbies, activities, vacations, hikes, trips
  • Extracurricular activities and sports
  • You with your pets
  • Anything you’d like to see in the yearbook!

Once you’ve shared your photos with us, be sure to pre-order your yearbook at yearbookforever.com.

 

Step 1: Download the app
● Search for “Yearbook Snap” in
your app store
● Download it to your phone

Step 2: Click “Submit
photos for your school’s
yearbook” after opening
the app

Step 3: Search for our school and
select it
Step 4: Type access code
“Cougars” and click “Enter”

Step 5: Click “[Your
School] Select Photos”

Step 6: Select a category
under which your photo(s)
most accurately falls.

Step 7: Allow Yearbook Snap
to access your photos

Step 8: Select up to five photos to
share at one time

STEP 9: PLEASE ADD A
NOTE with students’
names, grade levels, and
what is happening in the
photo. Please provide a
good way for yearbook
staff to contact the
student(s) with questions
about the photo. We want
to get it right!

Step 10: Click “Upload”

Step 11: Type your first and last name
and email address
Step 12: Click “Submit Photos”

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Community NIght

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

Thank you for attending Back to School Night. We were excited to see many families joining us and having an opportunity to see classrooms and meet teachers. Back to School Night presentations are posted in Schoology for families to review. 

Next week, on Wednesday. September 21, our after school program is hosting Community Night from 4:00 pm - 6:00pm. This is an opportunity for students and families to learn about after school clubs and activities and to meet the sponsors. This is also an opportunity for families to see the various networks, services and youth programs available in Fairfax County to include:

Fairfax County Sheriff's Department who will have  – FREE Child ID cards, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood & Community Services, Asian American LEAD, Fairfax County Public Schools College Success Program, Fairfax County Public Schools Office of the Ombudsman, Vienna Youth Inc.and various Scout Troops. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

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Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

Marshall Pyramid Families,

We hope you plan to join us for a Superintendent Community Conversation at Marshall High School on Thursday, September 22. Please be aware that this event will begin at 7:00 p.m., a change from the previously advertised start time of 6:30 p.m. 

Superintendent Community Conversations are an opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know your school community and learn more about her vision for our district. Language interpretation, child care, and light refreshments will be provided. 

Register to attend the Marshall Pyramid Superintendent Community Conversation (September 22, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.).

Visit our website to learn more about these events and see the complete schedule.

 

Spanish

Estimadas familias de la Pirámide Escolar de Marshall:

Esperamos que tengan planeado acompañarnos en Marshall High School el jueves 22 de septiembre para una conversación de la superintendenta con la comunidad. Tengan presente que este evento comenzará a las 7:00 p.m., un cambio con respecto a la hora de inicio anunciada anteriormente de las 6:30 p.m.

Las conversaciones de la superintendenta con la comunidad son una oportunidad para ayudar a la Dra. Reid a conocer su comunidad escolar y para que ustedes sepan más sobre la visión que ella tiene para nuestro distrito escolar. Habrá intérpretes de idiomas, cuidado de niños y refrescos. 

Inscríbanse para asistir a la conversación de la superintendenta con la comunidad de la Pirámide Escolar de Marshall (22 de septiembre de 7:00 a 8:00 p.m.).

Vayan a nuestro sitio web para obtener más información sobre estos eventos y ver el calendario completo.

Parent/Teacher Communication Form

In an effort to maximize collaboration between home and school, please complete this google form to share your preferred methods of communication with your student’s teacher. If you have more than one student attending Kilmer, please complete this form for each student separately. Thank you for your support and we look forward to working closely with our families this year!

Thomas Jefferson High School Student/Parent Information Night – Tuesday October 11th 5pm-6pm:

All current 8th grade students interested in applying for the Freshman round of the Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology may join us for a one hour presentation given by a TJHSST representative in the Kilmer Cafeteria. The majority of the hour will be dedicated to a question and answer session, and we recommend that all those interested in participating view this video prior to attending the presentation. You can find additional information including important application deadlines here. If you have any questions about this event, please contact your student’s counselor.

World Language Credit Exam:

This exam assesses reading and writing language proficiency in languages other than English and students who take the exam may earn up to three World Languages credits.

For additional information about the exam please review the information shared at this link or you may reach out to your student’s counselor if you would like them to participate. Registration closes Wednesday, October 5th at 2 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted.

 

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) Introduction

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

Key roles of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community
  • Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources:

Free Virtual Parent Support Group

Free Online Narcan Training for Opioid Overdoses

Free Lock Boxes for Medications & Firearms

Spiritual Support by Phone for Adults

Spanish Podcast: Tips on How Parents Play an Important Role in Substance Abuse Prevention

Juvenile Court Parent Support Group 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

 

For further information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

[email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

 

Family Engagement Survey Results

FCPS administered its second Family Engagement Survey in the 2021-22 school year to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. Key findings include:

  • 91% responded that “My child feels safe at school.”
  • 90% feel their school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • 90% feel the information provided by my child’s school is easy to understand.
  • 89% feel welcome at my child’s school.
  • 89% feel their school is safe.

The survey was open from March 13-April 10 and was available in 10 languages. All families with students in preK through 12th grade were invited to participate. View survey results on our website

Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. 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 website.

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

 

Spanish

Los estudiantes de FCPS continúan teniendo acceso ilimitado a servicios de tutoría en línea en vivo, 24/7, 1 a 1 a través de Tutor.com sin costo para las familias durante el SY 22-23. La participación de los estudiantes es opcional y los padres / tutores pueden optar por que sus estudiantes no accedan a los servicios. La información detallada y las preguntas frecuentes están disponibles en el sitio web de Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services.

Los estudiantes pueden acceder a Tutor.com a través de un enlace en Schoology.  Se proporciona información adicional sobre cómo iniciar sesión y acceder a un tutor a las familias a través de lo siguiente: Primaria - Cómo funciona y Media y alta - Cómo funciona. Las preguntas no respondidas en los recursos publicados pueden enviarse a [email protected].

School Picture Ordering

School Picture Day were held earlier this week. All students received an ID card as well. Photos can still be ordered here: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000945210. Ordering is online.  Make - up photos are currently scheduled for Friday, November 18th. For questions about ordering, please email [email protected]

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Kilmer MS After School Program

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AFTERSCHOOL NEWS

 

WHEN DO THINGS START

 

Academic Support with teachers & Late Bus transportation continues

 

There are two sessions, 2:30 – 3:30PM and 3:35 – 4:45PM following the 2:15-2:30PM Afterschool Transition in the Cafeteria. Students may stay for first or both sessions.  Late Bus transportation is only available after second block at approx. 4:45PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

 

Wednesday, September 21st - Kilmer Community Night 4:00-6:00PM (NO Afterschool/NO Late Bus transportation)

 

Afterschool Open House

Students and families to learn about Clubs/Activities and meet Sponsors

 

*Quiz Bowl  *MathCounts  *Spelling Bee  *Arena Stage - Voices of Now Ensemble

*Theatre Sports/Improv  *Yearbook  *Student Council Association

*Latinx Youth Leadership  *Multi-Cultural Club

*Intramural Sports  *Walking Club  *Coding Beats   *Engineer for the Week 

*Board Games  *PEEPS  *Baking  *Dungeons & Dragons

 

 

Kilmer Community Vendors & FCPS/County Services

This is also an opportunity for families to see the various networks, services and youth programs:

  • Kilmer PTA
  • Fairfax County Sherriff’s Dept – FREE Child ID cards (fingerprint, photograph and measure a child; add any demographic information a parent provides; and then produce a plastic ID card for the guardian’s safekeeping)
  • Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood & Community Services
  • Asian American LEAD
  • Fairfax County Public Schools College Success Program
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Office of the Ombudsman
  • Vienna Youth Inc.
  • Scout Troops
  • Hispanic Heritage Educators Association

 

 

HOW DO STUDENTS SIGN UP?

 

Students must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form to participate.

 

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming club offerings via Schoology beginning on Friday afternoons.  

 

A schedule and detailed club descriptions will be available to students and families on Schoology, the Kilmer website, E-Notify, and posted in the cafeteria and halls in the coming weeks.

 

The after-school program being operated at this site is exempt from licensure as per §22.1-289.030 of the Code of Virginia and has no direct oversight by the Virginia Department of Education.

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Patriot Day

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 A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families,

This morning, the Kilmer students and staff  participated in a special moment of silence to remember and honor the victims, families, heroes, and survivors of 9/11, and the courage and determination of our nation's first responders. During social studies classes, all students will have the opportunity to learn about and recognize the anniversary of 9/11. 

Volunteer Fairfax hosts a day of service in remembrance of 9/11. This year, the day of service will be on September 17. This is a great opportunity for students and families who want to engage with local nonprofits and volunteer. The event will officially kick-off on September 11, Patriot’s Day, with Volunteer Fairfax sharing donation needs and upcoming volunteer opportunities. More information about VolunteerFest 2022 can be found at Volunteer Fairfax’s website. Additional 9/11 Day of Service information can be found at 911Day.org. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

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Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host Community Conversations at our feeder high schools.

Marshall High School

  • Thursday, September 22 ~ 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
  • Please register to attend here 

These events will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as well as child care, and light refreshments. 

Algebra Parent Information Night

September Is Attendance Awareness Month

Regular attendance has a direct impact on student success. For example, it correlates with high academic achievement, builds social and emotional learning, and increases a students’ chances of graduating from high school on time. 

Health and PE

Students in grades 7-8 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their health and physical education course.  Students receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit.  For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle.

We will be holding a Parent/Guardian FLE preview night from 4pm-5pm on September 14th in the Kilmer gym (this is the hour before back to school night).

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in the Kilmer All Parents & Guardians schoology group.

  • Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle and send to your student’s counselor. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form.

An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for students who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Instruction of both FLE units will take place during the 3rd quarter.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hecht at [email protected].

School Picture Day

School Picture Day is coming Wednesday September 14th & Thursday September 15th, 2022. 7th grade students in 3rd period will have their photos taken on Thursday, September 15th and 8th graders in 3rd period will have their photos taken on Wednesday, September 14th.  Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. Save time and pre-order online here: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000945210. Ordering is online; brochures and envelopes will not be going home.  For questions about ordering please email [email protected]

Wednesday, September 14 - Back to School Night, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

On this night, parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers, school counselor, and administrators. Back to School Night will be an in-person event. During Back to School Night, parents and guardians will rotate through their child’s schedule and learn about the curriculum in each course. Parents will attend each class for 10 minutes. Between 4:45-5:00, parents and guardians will view video messages from the School Board, Kilmer’s Parent Teacher Association, and Kilmer Administration. Opening messages will take place in first period. Teacher presentations will begin at 5:00 pm.

Vienna Town Green Event for Charity

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AfterSchool Program Information

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AFTERSCHOOL NEWS

 

WHEN DO THINGS START

Monday, September 12th - Academic Support with teachers & Late Bus transportation begin

 

There are two sessions, 2:30 – 3:30PM and 3:35 – 4:45PM following the 2:15-2:30PM Afterschool Transition/Attendance/Snack in the Cafeteria. Students may stay for first or both sessions.  Late Bus transportation is only available after second block at approx. 4:45PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

Wednesday, September 21st - Kilmer Community Night 4:00-6:00PM

 

Afterschool Open House

Students and families to learn about Clubs/Activities and meet Sponsors

 

*Quiz Bowl  *MathCounts  *Spelling Bee  *Arena Stage - Voices of Now Ensemble

*Theatre Sports/Improv  *Yearbook  *Student Council Association

*Latinx Youth Leadership  *Multi-Cultural Club

*Intramural Sports  *Walking Club  *Coding Beats   *Engineering for the Week 

*Girls Who Code  *PEEPS  *Baking  *Dungeons & Dragons

 

 

Algebra Information Session

 

Kilmer Community Vendors & FCPS/County Services

This is also an opportunity for families to see the various networks, services and youth programs:

  • Kilmer PTA
  • Fairfax County Sherriff’s Dept – FREE Child ID cards (fingerprint, photograph and measure a child; add any demographic information a parent provides; and then produce a plastic ID card for the guardian’s safekeeping)
  • Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood & Community Services
  • Asian American LEAD
  • Fairfax County Public Schools College Success Program
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Office of the Ombudsman
  • Vienna Youth Inc.
  • Scout Troops

 

 

HOW DO STUDENTS SIGN UP?

 

Students must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form to participate.

 

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming offerings via Schoology beginning on Friday afternoons.  

 

A schedule and detailed club descriptions will be available to students and families on Schoology, the Kilmer website, E-Notify, and posted in the cafeteria and halls in the coming weeks.

 

The after-school program being operated at this site is exempt from licensure as per §22.1-289.030 of the Code of Virginia and has no direct oversight by the Virginia Department of Education.

 

 

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Labor Day Holiday

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

We had a great second week of school. Students are well into their curriculum. The seventh graders are learning about watersheds.This week the students had the opportunity to get outside and do a watershed walk around the Kilmer grounds.During these walks the students made observations and mapped out the watershed. Their unit will culminate with a MWEE (Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience) field trip. 

It was fun to join some of the eighth grade English classes in which students are getting ready to dive into their first text of the year. Students will be using a TQE (thought, question, epiphany) strategy to actively engage with the text and to analyze the author’s craft. 

We are looking forward to Back to School Night which is on Wednesday, September 14. Please see below for additional details. 

Have a fun and safe long weekend!

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal 

Friday, Sept, 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Photos of the Week

Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host Community Conversations at our feeder high schools.

Marshall High School

  • Thursday, September 22 ~ 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
  • Please register to attend here 

These events will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as well as child care, and light refreshments. 

Lunch Accounts/Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications now required

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. 

IMPORTANT: The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students expired at the end of the 2021-22 school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

Prices and Lunch Accounts

Kilmer Family Liaison 

Jessica Rosas Diego is our new Family Liaison. Family liaisons work in the schools and community to help families get the information and assistance they need to support their children and to ensure their academic success. The family liaisons represent a variety of cultures, languages, and races. Family liaisons will welcome and orient families who are new to the school and community, and help them understand the school's culture, policies, procedures, and practices. They can also help connect families to resources in the community. Family liaisons might also assist a family in transitioning to a new school and encourage family involvement to help ensure their student's success. Jessica is fluent in Spanish. She can be contacted by email  [email protected] or by phone (703) 846-8890.

Attendance

It is important that your child attends school every day FCPS is in session unless he or she is sick or needs to be excused for a specific reason. If parent contact is not made, a note should be sent to the school with the student upon return. When parent contact is made, absences will be recorded as excused. If parent contact is not made within 48 hours, the absences will be recorded as unexcused. To report a student absent, please complete our online attendance form or call 703.846.8888 by 7:30 am to notify the Front Office if your student will be absent or arriving late to school. This form is designed for unplanned absences, late arrivals, and short-term prearranged absences only. 

Wednesday, September 14 - Back to School Night, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

On this night, parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers, school counselor, and administrators. Back to School Night will be an in-person event. During Back to School Night, parents and guardians will rotate through their child’s schedule and learn about the curriculum in each course. Parents will attend each class for 10 minutes. Between 4:45-5:00, parents and guardians will view video messages from the School Board, Kilmer’s Parent Teacher Association, and Kilmer Administration. Opening messages will take place in first period. Teacher presentations will begin at 5:00 pm.

Health and PE

Students in grades 7-8 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their health and physical education course.  Students receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit.  For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle.

We will be holding a Parent/Guardian FLE preview night from 4pm-5pm on September 14th in the Kilmer gym (this is the hour before back to school night).

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in the Kilmer All Parents & Guardians schoology group.

o    Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and    password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle and send to your student’s counselor. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form.

An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for students who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

Instruction of both FLE units will take place during the 3rd quarter.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hecht at [email protected].

School Picture Day

School Picture Day is coming Wednesday September 14th & Thursday September 15th, 2022. Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. Save time and Pre-order online here: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000945210

For questions about ordering please email [email protected]

SIS StudentVue and SIS ParentVue

Class schedules are now visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. SIS Parent Accounts provide access to view your child’s student information, including attendance, report cards, class schedules, gradebook, course history, discipline, health, and school information, and establishing another form of communication between home and school. If you had an active account from the 2020-2021 school year, you can continue to use this account for the 2021-2022 school year. SIS Parent Account Overview, Login, and Registration

The SIS Grade Book tab will be visible Tuesday, September 6. The Grade Book tab displays the assignments and scores earned that have been created in the teacher’s gradebook. Additional information about specific assignments can be seen by clicking on the assignment name. The Grade book tab is a great tool for students to access to monitor their academic progress in each course. 

Schoology Parent Resources:

Parents can access important information on the All Parents/Guardians Schoology Course. The “Resource Folder” contains information such as the bell schedule, lunch schedules, and the Green/Blue calendar. You can also access recordings of information meetings and links to online forms.

Parents, We Need Your Consent!

We need your consent for your student to access important digital resources used for classwork on their laptop. Please review the digital resources used at our school and sign the consent form by visiting here.

SRR Parent Acknowledgement: Please log on to your SIS ParentVUE account and sign to acknowledge review of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Document or sign and return the physical form to the main office by September 30, 2022.

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.To update your child’s forms, parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the [email protected] (weCare) module or submit a paper copy to the Kilmer Student Services office.

World Language Exam

The World Language Credit Exam is offered every fall to students in grade 7-12. The exam assesses reading and writing language proficiency in languages other than English. Students who take the exam may earn up to three World Languages credits for levels one, two, and three for the language of the exam. The credits may fulfill the World Languages requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma. 

Registration will open at 8:00 am on September 6 and close at 4:00 pm on October 6. Students should see their school counselor to register for the credit exam. FCPS World Credit Exam Website 

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Welcome to Kilmer MS After School program

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Greetings!

 

WHAT IS THE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM?  My name is Kimberly Kardelis, and I am the After-School Program Specialist at Kilmer Middle School. The purpose of the Afterschool Program is to provide quality programming in the areas of academic support and enrichment, social skills and youth development, physical health and wellness, and family and community engagement.  We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Art, MathCounts, Yearbook, Drama, Quiz Bowl, Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer and more. Students must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form to participate. A schedule and detailed club descriptions will be available to students and families on Schoology, the Kilmer website, E-Notify, and posted in the cafeteria and halls in the coming weeks.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM?  We have found that students who are active participants in our Afterschool programming often demonstrate increased engagement, coursework completion and academic growth, improved behavior, meaningful school connections, social-emotional supports, in addition to improved attendance and attitude towards school.  Plus, it’s a great way for students to try new activities and foster new friendships! Activities offered reflect current student interest, sponsor availability, and resources.

 

CAN STUDENTS GET ACADEMIC SUPPORT AFTER SCHOOL?  Absolutely, yes!  Have a big test coming up and want help reviewing?  Just need a little extra support mastering a new algebraic equation?  Teachers are available during first block to provide academic support.  Students should communicate directly with their teachers to confirm schedules and availability prior to staying.

 

WHEN DO THINGS START?  On Monday, September 12th, students may begin staying after for academic support with teachers and accessing late bus transportation. There are two sessions, 2:30 – 3:30PM and 3:35 – 4:45PM following the 2:15-2:30PM Afterschool Transition/Attendance/Snack in the Cafeteria.  Students may stay for first or both sessions. *Note that bus transportation is only available after second block at approx. 4:45PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Kilmer Community Night & Afterschool Open House will take place on Wednesday, September 21st from 4:00-6:00PM for students and families to learn about clubs and meet sponsors. This is also an opportunity for families to see the various networks, services and youth programs are available to them within the Kilmer Community. Afterschool clubs and activities begin on Tuesday, September 27th, operating weekly from 2:15-4:45PM, Monday – Thursday. 

 

HOW DO STUDENTS SIGN UP?  Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming week’s offerings. Students are encouraged to try multiple programs and activities.  Students must be in attendance during the regular school day and may not return after leaving to participate in activities or access Late Bus transportation. Any student remaining in the building after 2:15PM must sign in with the Afterschool Attendance Confirmation form, remaining in supervised activities and locations. All FCPS rules and regulations apply during the after-school program.  Students who do not abide by such rules and regulations will be disciplined accordingly, including the possibility of losing after-school privileges. The after-school program being operated at this site is exempt from licensure as per §22.1-289.030 of the Code of Virginia and has no direct oversight by the Virginia Department of Education.

 

HOW DO STUDENTS GET HOME?  Transportation will be available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, departing at approx.4:45PM. On Mondays and Fridays, there are no late buses.  Parents must pre-arrange plans for pick-up or walking home by 4:45PM. The Late Bus schedule is posted in the cafeteria and Schoology. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from the regular day.

In the event of an early closing due all after-school activities will be cancelled, and students will be sent home on their regular buses. 

 

MORE QUESTIONS? Please contact me at [email protected] or 703.846.8820 should you have questions or concerns. I look forward to working with students and having an amazing school year!

 

Sincerely,

Kimberly Kardelis

After-School Program Specialist

 

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First Week of School Year 2022-23

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Our 8th grade and rising 9th grade orchestra students perform at the Region 2 Kickoff.

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A message from the Principal:  

Dear Kilmer Families, 

We’ve had a great first week of school! We welcomed Dr. Reid, FCPS Superintendent, to Kilmer on the first day of school. During her visit, she was able to talk with lots of our students and visit several classrooms. 

It was exciting to visit the classrooms this week to welcome students back to school and join in during their community building activities to get to know each other and the Kilmer staff. Students also explored Schoology, learned about course content, and goals for the school year. 

I want to take a moment to thank the Kilmer PTA for their support of our student orientation programs such as Shifting Gears and of our teachers during the teacher return week. .Thank you to our PTA for your continued support. 

We look forward to the Kilmer Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:00 pm -7:00pm. This will be an in-person event in which parents and guardians can visit each of their student’s classes. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal 

Community Conversations with Dr. Reid

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host Community Conversations at our feeder high schools.

Marshall High School

  • Thursday, September 22 ~ 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
  • Please register to attend here 

These events will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as well as child care, and light refreshments. 

Lockers

Beginning next week, students will have the opportunity to request a hall locker. Students who would like a locker may complete the locker request form posted in the All Students Schoology course. Requests are due by Thursday, September 1. Lockers will be distributed the week of September 6 - 9. Students with lockers will be expected to continue using their backpacks to carry their laptop during hallway transitions.

Attendance

It is important that your child attends school every day FCPS is in session unless he or she is sick or needs to be excused for a specific reason. If parent contact is not made, a note should be sent to the school with the student upon return. When parent contact is made, absences will be recorded as excused. If parent contact is not made within 48 hours, the absences will be recorded as unexcused. To report a student absent, please complete our online attendance form or call 703.846.8888 by 7:30 am to notify the Front Office if your student will be absent or arriving late to school. This form is designed for unplanned absences, late arrivals, and short-term prearranged absences only. 

SIS StudentVue and SIS ParentVue

Class schedules are now visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. SIS Parent Accounts provide access to view your child’s student information, including attendance, report cards, class schedules, gradebook, course history, discipline, health, and school information, and establishing another form of communication between home and school. If you had an active account from the 2020-2021 school year, you can continue to use this account for the 2021-2022 school year. SIS Parent Account Overview, Login, and Registration

The SIS Grade Book tab will be visible Tuesday, September 6. The Grade Book tab displays the assignments and scores earned that have been created in the teacher’s gradebook. Additional information about specific assignments can be seen by clicking on the assignment name. The Grade book tab is a great tool for students to access to monitor their academic progress in each course. 

Schoology Parent Resources:

Parents can access important information on the All Parents/Guardians Schoology Course. The “Resource Folder” contains information such as the bell schedule, lunch schedules, and the Green/Blue calendar. You can also access recordings of information meetings and links to online forms.

Parents, We Need Your Consent!

We need your consent for your student to access important digital resources used for classwork on their laptop. Please review the digital resources used at our school and sign the consent form by visiting here.

SRR Parent Acknowledgement: Please log on to your SIS ParentVUE account and sign to acknowledge review of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Document or sign and return the physical form to the main office by September 30, 2022.

Kilmer School Counselors 

All students are assigned to an interdisciplinary team and school counselor. A student’s school counselor is listed in SIS StudentVUE and ParentVUE on the Student Info tab. School counselors are a great resource for students and their parents in middle school. School counselors assist with navigating academic pathways, supporting mental health wellness, and monitoring student progress by implementing supports to assist students with meeting their full academic potential.

Wednesday, September 14 - Back to School Night, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

On this night, parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers, school counselor, and administrators, as well as learn about classroom policies and the curriculum their child will be learning in each course. 

School Photos

Student portraits will be taken through PE classes on Wednesday and Thursday, September 14th and 15th. Our outside photographer, Victor O’Neill Studios, will be sending communication via email to all families prior to these dates with purchase information. 

Parent Acknowledgment of Student Rights and Responsibilities

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed. 

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 31, 2022.

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Kilmer Middle School

PTA Newsletter

August 1, 2022

 

PTA NEWS

 

 

YOUR NEW BOARD WELCOMES YOU !!!

 

Fatima Latif, President

Shilpee Arora, Vice President

Paul Kim, Treasurer

Shawnna Yashar, Secretary

 

 

We are very excited to serve on the board this school year and we request your input, suggestions and feedback as we navigate this school year, TOGETHER!!!

 

You can reach out to the Board with any questions at [email protected].

 

 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL COUNTDOWN IS ON!

 

Happy August! The start of the school year is just three short weeks away.

 

The 2022-2023 PTA Board is especially excited to welcome our incoming 7th graders! If you are new to Kilmer, or even if you aren't but have questions for us or Kilmer Principal Amy Miller before coming back to the building, please reach out to us at [email protected].

 

GO COUGARS!

 

Fatima Latif, 2022 - 2023 PTA President

 

 

JOIN THE PTA TODAY

(PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!)

 

As the Kilmer PTA Board drafts our annual budget this summer, knowing we can rely on your financial support is critical to our plans to continue funding activities big and small like certain after school programs, field trips, student run committees, NJHS, upgrades to building and classroom technology and much much more.

 

Joining is easy. Visit MemberHub and contribute online.

 

If you have any questions about the PTA budget or want to talk more about how your donation dollars impact the Kilmer student body, we'll be more than happy to discuss.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support of the PTA.

 

 

FOOD PANTRY

DONATIONS NEEDED

 

Thanks to your generous donations, our first summer pantry distribution on July 7th went off super well.

We need your help AGAIN, to make our second summer drive a success.

We know with everyone potentially traveling for the summer it can get tough to drop off donations so the pantry team will pick up food and supply items for the drive.

All you need to do is donate to this cause by using the link below. Please choose the "Kilmer Food Pantry" as your donation line.

MemberHub

Our deadline to collect donations is till August 10th.

We are sincerely thankful for all your support. 

Our KMS community ROCKS !!!

 

VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS NEEDED FOR AUGUST 15TH TEACHER BREAKFAST

 

The PTA will be providing a catered breakfast for our KMS Staff on August 15th, and we would love your help in any way possible.

 

sign up here if you can contribute or lend a hand that day.

OR

You can donate to our Teacher Appreciation Fund in MemberHub

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

 

If you're looking for a way to help, give back to our Kilmer teachers, are new to Kilmer and want to get involved, we need volunteers to help on our Hospitality and Teacher Appreciation Committee. The role involves planning a few events over the course of the school year and helping out as needed in coordinating teacher appreciation efforts. Please email our Hospitality Chair, Chris Harney, [email protected] if you're interested in learning more.

SHOP AMAZON SMILE &

HELP EARN $$ FOR KILMER

 

As more of us are shopping on-line, please consider setting up your Amazon Account with Amazon Smile.

 

Just select Joyce Kilmer Middle PTA on your account.

 

Kilmer will receive .5% of eligible purchases.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

 

Our Kilmer PTA Facebook page is up and running. Thanks to some fantastic volunteers, it's been an invaluable resource for keeping current on all the school stuff our teenagers forget to tell us about.

 

Please help us spread the word by liking our page and inviting your friends and family to do the same.

Kilmer PTA Facebook Page

AUGUST OPEN HOUSE DATES

 

8th Grade Open House will be August 16th.

 

7th Grade Open House will be August 18th.

 

Both Open Houses will be from 3:00 - 5:00.

 

A virtual informational session will be held a day before each open house to set and manage expectation for the afternoon

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - IMPORTANT AUGUST DATES

 

August 9, 10, 11 - 7th Grade Shifting Gears & Laptop Distribution (Click here to register if you haven't already signed up for a session).

 

August 15th - PTA Sponsored Welcome Back Breakfast for Teachers - See sign up above if you can help.

 

August 16th - 8th Grade Open House

 

August 18th - 7th Grade Open House 

 

August 18 - Student class schedules available on SIS

 

August 19 - Makeup Laptop & Schedule Pickup

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

August 22nd - First Day of School

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

FOR 2022 - 2023 SCHOOL YEAR

 

Effective July 1, 2022, all students entering Seventh grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).

 

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Tdap and Meningococcal documentation. Parents can check to see if their child is compliant for all immunizations by logging into SIS ParentVue and clicking on the Health Immunizations tab.

 

Parents should submit a copy of their child’s updated immunization records to [email protected] .

PLAN AHEAD -

IMPORTANT SEPTEMBER DATES

 

September 14 - Back to School Night

5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

September 2 & 5 - Student Holidays

 

September 13 - PTA Meeting 9:30 AM

 

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR COMMUNITY NEWS

 

We periodically share news from our feeder elementary schools, as well as news from Marshall and Madison and the Vienna community. You'll find that info here

[email protected] | Kilmer PTA | Website

 

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Have a wonderful Summer!

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

Thank you so much for a wonderful school year! We appreciate your support and partnership throughout the year. 

We wish our Eighth Graders the best of luck in high school and we look forward to hearing about all of their accomplishments! We can’t wait to reconnect with our Seventh Graders after the summer and have a year full of successes in 2022-2023!

The first day of school for next year is Monday, August 22, 2022. 

Have a wonderful, safe summer!

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Office Summer Hours

Our main office summer hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning June 20, 2022.  The main office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022.  

Preview Your Student’s Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE

Want to know how your student did on their spring SOL tests before the official report? Starting today, families can see SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History, log into your ParentVUE account using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July. 

Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE and how to activate your account.

Please Complete FCPS' Family Return to School Survey 

FCPS is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the 2021-22 school year has gone for students. You have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey. Please check your email and text messages for the link. The deadline has been extended to Friday, June 17, at 8 p.m. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. It is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. 

The survey is available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Spanish, Korean, and Farsi, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to participate and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information families provide will be used, along with other data, to support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff, and for ESSER accountability reporting.

Tutor.com Summer Access

Students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT and ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services. Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics and Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Enjoy Our School Grounds This Summer

Many of you enjoy using school grounds for activities over the summer. Please keep the following in mind when using these facilities:

  • Use is allowed from dawn to dusk, except during school hours or when being used for school activities or other scheduled programs.

  • Facilities must be shared with anyone else who wishes to use them.

  • Please leave the facilities as you found them. Remove any waste or debris from the property. 

Visit our availability webpage for more information on the usage of school grounds and facilities. Community users are prohibited from having the following activities in Fairfax County Public Schools including in school buildings, on playgrounds, and on fields:

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Animals. Service animals are allowed. However, the user shall clean up any school grounds used by service animals participating in scheduled events.

  • Car wash

  • Drones

  • Fireworks and sparklers (except by Local Government)

  • Gas or charcoal grills

  • Illegal drugs

  • Moon bounces

  • Paintball

  • Rocket launch

  • Tobacco products or smoking devices

Visit our Community Use webpage for a full list of prohibitions and more information on reserving facilities. Groups interested in formally reserving school facilities should contact [email protected] or calling 571-423-2340. 

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