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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!
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.
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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