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Universal Mask Wearing Remains a Critical Layered Prevention Strategy

FCPS continues to require universal mask wearing in alignment with CDC guidance. Our layered prevention strategies have proven effective in keeping transmission rates low in our schools. We know our students are best served by in-person instruction. Adhering to our layered prevention strategies, especially universal masking, keeps our schools open and safe places for students to learn. Read more on the FCPS website.

Welcome to our New Family Liaison, Maria Lozano

Please welcome Clermont’s new Family Liaison, Maria Lozano. Ms. Lozano will serve as the bridge between our school, the community, and your home. She will work as part of our Clermont team to ensure your child’s academic success. Prior to coming to Clermont, Ms. Lozano worked for Southwest Key Programs in Texas. She also worked with military Veterans in helping them locate appropriate medical care when needed. Ms. Lozano is proud and excited to be a part of the Clermont family.

Staff and Parents can find Ms. Lozano at Clermont Elementary School. Work hours are Monday-Thursday, 09:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., or by appointment. You can reach her by calling the front office at 703-921-2400 or by e-mailing at [email protected].

Lost Laptops, Chargers, and Laptop Sleeves

Students are responsible for the laptops, chargers, and laptop sleeves (grades 3 – 6) issued to them.

If the laptop, charger, or sleeve is damaged or lost, payments can be made through MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks is a familiar site that is used for lunch money, field trips, instrument fees, etc. It is easy to sign up for an account if you don’t already have one. There are “How to Videos” and “Frequently Asked Questions” to help you get your account started. 

Wear RED on February 4 for Heart Health!

The Clermont PTA is celebrating Heart Health Month this February. To help us promote heart health, students are invited to wear RED on February 4!

Twin Day February 11

Dress like a friend. Wear the same colors or even the same shirts, pants, etc.  Be accepting. You can be triplets or quadruplets if you would like to include more people!

Calendar

February 4: Clermont PTA Heart Health Day - Wear Red! 

February 11: Spirit Day - Twin Day (Match w/a friend!)

February 21: Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

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Universal Mask Wearing Remains a Critical Layered Prevention Strategy

FCPS continues to require universal mask wearing in alignment with CDC guidance. Our layered prevention strategies have proven effective in keeping transmission rates low in our schools. We know our students are best served by in-person instruction. Adhering to our layered prevention strategies, especially universal masking, keeps our schools open and safe places for students to learn. Read more on the FCPS website.

Calendar Reminder: No School Monday, January 24

As a reminder, schools will be closed on Monday, January 24 for professional development.

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Wear RED on February 4 for Heart Health!

The Clermont PTA is celebrating Heart Health Month this February. To help us promote heart health, students are invited to wear RED on February 4!

Twin Day Rescheduled to February 11

Dress like a friend. Wear the same colors or even the same shirts, pants, etc.  Be accepting. You can be triplets or quadruplets if you would like to include more people!

MiFi Devices

Parents, if you do not have internet service at home, you may request a MiFi device for your student. The MiFi will allow your child to connect the FCPS laptop to the internet for learning. The MiFi is filtered to block harmful or inappropriate websites. If you do not have internet access in your home, you may request a MiFi by contacting Samantha Sapp [email protected].

Calendar

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

February 4: Clermont PTA Heart Health Day - Wear Red! 

February 11: Spirit Day - Twin Day (Match w/a friend!)

February 21: Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

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FCPS Virtual Learning Tomorrow, 1/20/2022

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Dear Clermont Families,

As you may have already seen, Fairfax County Public Schools’ students will participate in virtual learning tomorrow, January 20, 2022, due to forecasted snow in the early morning and predicted icy driving conditions in the afternoon.

Clermont students should make sure all devices are charged, and log into Schoology/Zoom by 10:30 am tomorrow morning. Additionally, the previously-scheduled early dismissal will remain in effect. Synchronous instruction will end at 1:20 pm, and students will participate in asynchronous activities until 1:50 pm.

As a reminder, there will be no school on Friday, January 21 (teacher work day), and Monday, January 24 (professional development day).

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Estimadas familias de Clermont,

Los estudiantes de Clermont deben asegurarse de que todos los dispositivos de computadora estén cargados e iniciar sesión en Schoology/Zoom antes de las 10:30 am mañana por la mañana. Además, la salida anticipada previamente programada seguirá vigente. La instrucción sincrónica terminará a la 1:20 p. m. y los estudiantes participarán en actividades asincrónicas hasta la 1:50 p. m.

No habrá clases el viernes 21 de enero (día de trabajo de los maestros) y el lunes 24 de enero (día de desarrollo profesional).

Watch: Joining a Zoom Meeting in Schoology

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Dear Clermont Families,

It’s been a great week back with the students! While we have had many staff absences due to Covid-19, we are very grateful for the FCPS staff who have come from our central offices to help support us at Clermont.

As we prepare to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 17, we are also watching for the potential of winter weather early next week. We used all of our traditional snow days during last week’s snowstorm. Any future inclement weather days will include virtual learning whenever possible, and will start at 10:30 am. Our synchronous day will conclude at 2:45 pm, with 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm reserved for asynchronous work your child’s teacher will assign.

Students in grades 3-6 will continue to bring their laptops and chargers home each day. During the winter months, students in K-2 will begin bringing their laptops home on Fridays and if inclement weather is forecasted during the week. Please be sure to send the chargers and laptops back to school each school day.

At home, we ask that you do a few simple things that will make an inclement weather virtual learning day run smoothly:

  • Make sure students bring their device home Friday and be sure the device is charged ahead of Tuesday. 
  • Review the Student Technology Readiness Checklist with your child and complete all the at-home readiness steps. 
  • Remind your child that the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule includes a start time of 10:30 am so they can check their devices and make sure they are able to log in properly at 10:30 am. 
  • Remind your child that attendance will be taken on inclement weather virtual learning days.
  • Please allow students in grades 1 and 2 to share laptop chargers with older students if needed.

During weather events, FCPS must consider power outages, technical connection issues, and whether students have access to devices that they may not have taken home the night before. FCPS will announce a virtual learning day in the weather closure announcement on our website and social media channels and through email communications and local media. 

Thank you for your help in making sure an inclement weather virtual learning day is a successful one for your child. Please let me know if you have any questions [email protected].

Sincerely,

Ms. Salata, Principal

Watch: Joining a Zoom Meeting in Schoology MiFi Devices

Parents, if you do not have internet service at home, you may request a MiFi device for your student. The MiFi will allow your child to connect the FCPS laptop to the internet for learning. The MiFi is filtered to block harmful or inappropriate websites. If you do not have internet access in your home, you may request a MiFi by contacting Samantha Sapp [email protected].

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on January 17 for MLK Jr. Holiday; Early Dismissal on January 20 and Student Holidays on January 21 and 24

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Also, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, January 20, the last day of the second quarter, and Friday, January 21 (teacher work day), and Monday, January 24 (professional development day), are holidays for students.

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Become a Substitute Teacher and Save the Day! Attend the Virtual Substitute Job Fair on January 18

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers. Starting pay is $17.79 per hour for short-term subs; $23.91 per hour for long-term subs. 

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. If you are interested, FCPS is holding a virtual Substitute Job Fair on Tuesday, January 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn more about the fair, as well as how to apply, prepare, register, and attend.

Calendar

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Spirit Day - Twin Day (Match w/a friend!)

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

February 21: Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

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Dear Clermont Families,

I hope you are safe and warm on this 5th snow day! FCPS is currently working on plans for virtual snow days should we have any more weather-related school closings this year. Once I have that guidance, I will share it with the community.

I want to reassure you that Clermont ES and FCPS are committed to keeping our school open and providing for our students during this COVID surge. SB1303 requires us to maintain in-person learning unless advised by the local health department to consider an alternative option.

A division-wide school support plan is being implemented to ensure continuity of instruction and school operations. Here is how we will work to meet the needs of our students during the next few weeks:

Classes will be covered, but at times may not be supported by your child’s direct classroom or specialist teachers. Our priority is to cover classes by staff with instructional backgrounds or who meet eligibility requirements to serve as a substitute for individual classes. However, there may be circumstances when this may not be possible and in extreme situations classes may have to be divided up or combined and moved to a larger space. At Clermont, we would exhaust all other coverage options before combining classes or moving them to other spaces.

Our staff will upload classroom materials as practicable to Schoology for student access, but please be mindful that this may not always be feasible during the next few weeks. Some classroom materials used by teachers are not easily transferrable to the virtual setting. We will also continue to do our best to support students who are required to isolate or quarantine through our StreamIN/CheckIN model. However, there may be circumstances where this is not possible during this surge period. 

Even in these uncertain times and with all the challenges we are facing, we are able to continue to provide a safe learning and work environment. FCPS has multiple layers of protection we will continue to deploy to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in schools to include universal masking, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, physical distancing to the greatest extent possible, and requiring that students and staff stay home when sick.

You can read more about the FCPS plan for the next three weeks on the website.

How You Can Help:

  • Keep your children home when sick.
  • Make use of our diagnostic testing if your child has symptoms. 
  • Remind your child to wear their masks properly, wash their hands regularly, and use hand sanitizer. 
  • Students must wear a face-covering appropriately while on the school bus.
  • We ask that you consider getting your children vaccinated. Vaccination helps reduce the severity of illness and remains the best tool for ending the pandemic. On Monday, the FDA expanded booster eligibility to 12-15 year-olds and shortened the time needed before receiving a booster shot from at least six months after completion of the initial series to at least five months, for everyone 12 and older. If you need a vaccination or booster, the Fairfax County Health Department website is a great source of information about clinics and other vaccination opportunities. We ask you to help Fairfax County reach its targets for vaccinated residents that will protect us all - staff, students, families, and visitors to our schools.  
  • Consider becoming a substitute or a classroom monitor

We must all temporarily adjust our expectations about schooling based on the staffing challenges over the next three weeks. Changes, adjustments, and on-the-spot decisions will be needed. I ask that you be patient with us during this challenging time. Please know that while things will not be perfect, we are all doing our best.

Our number one goal is to have all students safely learning in their classrooms at Clermont. We are all in this together as a community and it will take all of us to keep our classrooms open.

Thank you for your support and partnership as we navigate this surge with our focus on student safety and education.

This community has always given us unwavering support and I am so very grateful for that! I miss our students and am excited to see them return safely, weather permitting, on Monday morning.  Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Ms. Salata, Principal

MiFi Devices

Parents, if you do not have internet service at home, you may request a MiFi device for your student. The MiFi will allow your child to connect the FCPS laptop to the internet for learning. The MiFi is filtered to block harmful or inappropriate websites. If you do not have internet access in your home, you may request a MiFi by contacting Samantha Sapp [email protected].

Counselor's Corner

Our classroom lessons during December were focused on the following topics:

Kindergarten- Recognizing comfortable and uncomfortable feelings. Learning skills for handling uncomfortable feelings.  

1st grade- Learning to make decisions using the problem solving steps.

2nd grade- Practicing conflict resolution using Kelso’s Choices- Part 2

3rd grade-. Learning about the facets of identity

4th grade- Respecting differences and building empathy. This is the first lesson in the FCPS 4th grade harassment lesson series

5th grade- Understanding boundaries and perspectives. This is the first lesson in the FCPS 5th grade harassment lesson series

6th grade- Middle School Transition Lesson- Part 1. Learning about the schedule and academic and elective courses available in middle school.

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form or email us and we will contact you. Mrs. Treger ([email protected]) & Ms. Monahan ([email protected])

Calendar

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Spirit Day - Twin Day (Match w/a friend!)

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

February 21: Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

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Clermont ES - Returning from Winter Break

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Dear Clermont Community,

I hope you had a rejuvenating winter break, and that Covid did not significantly hinder your holiday plans. The recent spike in Covid cases has generated questions regarding the return to in-person learning tomorrow, Monday, January 3. At Clermont ES we are doing our best to prepare for the in-person return of our students tomorrow. I do want to share that Clermont has a significant number of staff members who will be absent as we open tomorrow. I ask for your patience and grace as we strategize ways to cover all our classes this coming week and note that response times for general questions and communications sent to teachers, admin, and office personnel may be lengthier than normal.

You can help by notifying us if your child has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be absent.  You can email me ([email protected]), Ms. Katie Simmons, our registrar ([email protected]), and our Covid Care Coordinator, Ms. Megan Hendrick ([email protected]) for next steps. Or you can call our attendance line at 703-921-2424 and leave a message.

Please keep your child home if they are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms.  

Clermont staff will continue to partner with you to maintain the health and safety of our school community.  Please remember that non-vented masks are required of all students, staff, and visitors inside the school building at all times.  We will continue to follow the layered prevention strategies including frequent hand washing/sanitizing and providing physical distancing wherever possible. 

Thank you for your partnership as we work together to keep in-person learning alive for our Eagles!

Sincerely,

Ms. Salata, Principal

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Dear Clermont Families,

On behalf of the entire staff at Clermont, I wish you and your loved ones a relaxing and rejuvenating Winter Break! We all know that everything has been more difficult during this pandemic, and school has been no exception. I am so very grateful for the parent/guardian partnership, as well as the tireless work of our staff, during the first half of this school year.

Our school and front office will be closed over the break. In order for our teachers and staff to recharge their own batteries, I am encouraging them to disconnect and not check their school email over the break. I am looking forward to everyone returning together, staff and students, on Monday, January 3rd. Enjoy the break!

Sincerely,

Ms. Salata, Principal

The Cafeteria Staff at Clermont is in the Holiday Spirit!

Calendar Reminder

 

Reminder: Schools will be closed from December 20th - 31st for winter break. The Clermont office will be closed during this time. School will resume on January 3rd, 2022. 

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Stay Safe This Season: VaxUP and Test

The holiday season and colder weather brings more indoor gatherings. Delta continues to spread and a new variant’s impact on community transmission remains unknown. We are fortunate to have easy access to two tools to keep ourselves safe and schools open.

VaxUP

Vaccination opportunities are available across Fairfax, whether you need your first dose or a booster. Visit the health department’s website to find a list of providers or make an appointment. 

Diagnostic Testing 

Diagnostic testing is now available for students at six drive-through locations. You may take advantage of these services if you are a close contact or are experiencing symptoms. Appointments are not needed for diagnostic testing but families do need to register in the secure online portal. Information about student diagnostic testing, including site locations and schedules, is available on the FCPS website

Upcoming Local Vaccine Clinics

When 

Where

Ages

Registration Details

Friday, Dec. 17 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Audubon Estates

7930 Audubon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22306

all eligible

Walk ins ok

Saturday, Dec. 18

1 - 5 pm

Emanuel Worship Center

8145 Richmond Hwy

Alexandria, VA 22039

12+

Walk ins ok,

registration preferred

Click Here

Saturday, Dec. 18

 1 - 5pm

First Baptist Church of Springfield

7300 Gary Street Springfield, VA 22150

5-11

Walk ins ok,

registration preferred

Click Here

Monday, Dec. 20

3 - 7 pm

Masonic Lodge of Springfield

7001 Backlick Rd

Springfield, VA 22150

5-11

Walk ins ok

Ongoing M-F (hours vary)

Mt Vernon District Office

South County Bldg

all eligible

Registration required

Click Here

Ongoing until 12/19 Sat & Sun

12-2:30 pm: 12+ y.o.

3-6 pm: 5-11 y.o.

Springfield Town Center

6500 Springfield Mall

Springfield, VA 22150

all eligible

Walk ins ok

Calendar

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Spirit Day - Twin Day (Match w/a friend!)

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

February 21:Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

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Magical Math Tour

Many thanks to PTA for a wonderful assembly this week! Mr. Brian Curry brought his Magical Math Tour to Clermont and students were treated to an exciting show that integrated math concept with magic!

Lost & Found

We have accumulated a large number of coats, sweatshirts, and outerwear in our lost and found bin. Please remind your child to look for their lost item next week. We have relocated the Lost and Found to the front lobby for now, and all remaining articles of clothing will be donated in January.

December Days of Cheer!

Welcome to our December Days of Cheer at Clermont! Participation is totally optional. We hope this is a fun way to keep you cheering through to the Winter Break! 

Calendar Reminder

 

Reminder: Schools will be closed from December 20th - 31st for winter break. The Clermont office will be closed during the break. School will resume on January 3rd, 2022. 

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Nominate a December Soaring Eagle!

December Soaring Eagles nominations are now open...Be sure to nominate a teacher or staff member that has gone above and beyond this month!

Submit Your Nomination

Congratulations to November Soaring Eagle, Ms. Kelly Fitzpatrick! A Webinar Series for Our Military Families You Will Not Want to Miss!

MCEC Parent workshops are available via webinar to support parents who are remote or not located near a major military installation.  Webinars are presented live usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Noon EST. Participants must register in advance for the live webinar presentation.

Stay Safe This Season: VaxUP and Test

The holiday season and colder weather brings more indoor gatherings. Delta continues to spread and a new variant’s impact on community transmission remains unknown. We are fortunate to have easy access to two tools to keep ourselves safe and schools open.

VaxUP

Vaccination opportunities are available across Fairfax, whether you need your first dose or a booster. Visit the health department’s website to find a list of providers or make an appointment. 

Diagnostic Testing 

Diagnostic testing is now available for students at six drive-through locations. You may take advantage of these services if you are a close contact or are experiencing symptoms. Appointments are not needed for diagnostic testing but families do need to register in the secure online portal. Information about student diagnostic testing, including site locations and schedules, is available on the FCPS website

Upcoming Local Vaccine Clinics

When 

Where

Ages

Registration Details

Saturday, Dec. 11

10:00 am -1:00 pm

Groveton Baptist Church 6511 Richmond Hwy Alexandria, VA 22306

5-11

Walk ins ok,

registration preferred

Click Here

Saturday, Dec. 11

8:00 am - 1:30 pm

 

Harvest Assembly Church

8008 Fordson Rd

Alexandria, VA 22306

All eligible

Walk ins ok,

registration preferred

Click Here

Saturday, Dec. 11

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bethlehem Baptist Church

7836 Fordson Rd

Alexandria, VA 22306

all eligible

Walk ins ok

Tuesday, Dec. 14 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Groveton Elementary

6900 Harrison Ln Alexandria, VA 22306

5-11

Walk ins ok

Friday, Dec. 17 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Audubon Estates

7930 Audubon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22306

all eligible

Walk ins ok

Saturday, Dec. 18

1 - 5 pm

Emanuel Worship Center

8145 Richmond Hwy

Alexandria, VA 22039

12+

Walk ins ok,

registration preferred

Click Here

Saturday, Dec. 18

 1 - 5pm

First Baptist Church of Springfield

7300 Gary Street Springfield, VA 22150

5-11

Walk ins ok,

registration preferred

Click Here

Monday, Dec. 20

3 - 7 pm

Masonic Lodge of Springfield

7001 Backlick Rd

Springfield, VA 22150

5-11

Walk ins ok

Ongoing M-F (hours vary)

Mt Vernon District Office

South County Bldg

all eligible

Registration required

Click Here

Ongoing until 12/19 Sat & Sun

12-2:30 pm: 12+ y.o.

3-6 pm: 5-11 y.o.

Springfield Town Center

6500 Springfield Mall

Springfield, VA 22150

all eligible

Walk ins ok

Shop on Amazon and Raise Money for the PTA!

Shopping on Amazon?

Use AmazonSmile and support the Clermont PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shopping with AmazonSmile is the same as typical Amazon shopping - with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. 

Getting started is easy!

  1. Choose Clermont PTA as your designated charity.
  2. Shop from smile.amazon.com!
Advanced Academics News for Students in Grades 2 - 6!

Are you interested in referring your child for Level IV services? Screening for Level IV services is for students in grades 2-6. The deadline for submitting a Level IV referral and supporting documents is Wednesday, December 15th. Please use the links below for easy access to the fillable documents. All documents must be submitted via email to Raechel Acosta, AART, at [email protected] no later than December 15th. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!

 

Level IV Referral Form

Parent/Guardian Questionnaire

Guidelines for Submitting a Level IV Referral (scroll down to find Full-Time Level IV referral information)

Common Sense Media Reviews Change

For those who utilize the reviews from Common Sense Media, please be advised of the following update:

Common Sense Media has made a change that only allows you to access 3 free Reviews and then you have options to sign up for their Plus service at $3 a month or $30 per year. In order for families to continue to be able to access the reviews for free, click: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/plus/checkout. Underneath the two big subscription price boxes there is a line that says "Can't make a donation right now but still want Plus? Let us know." Clicking on "Let us know" will take parents and guardians to an option to request access for free month-by-month access as needed.

SEL Screener Update

The planned second round of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener has been postponed by FCPS until further notice. Families will be notified if it is rescheduled at a later date. 

More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892).

Calendar

December 15: Level IV Referral Deadline

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

January 30: Spirit Day - Twin Day (Match w/a friend!)

February 21:Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

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December Days of Cheer! Starting Dec 6, 2021

Welcome to our December Days of Cheer at Clermont! Participation is totally optional. We hope this is a fun way to keep you cheering through to the Winter Break! 

Calendar Reminder

 

Reminder: Schools will be closed from December 20th - 31st for winter break. The Clermont office will be closed during the break. School will resume on January 3rd, 2022. 

Clermont Yearbook Contest Is Here!

Now is your child’s opportunity to showcase their skills on the cover of the 2021-22 Clermont yearbook!

Here are the details:

  • The yearbook theme is “Community.”
  • Submissions must be on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper.
  • The design must be in Portrait orientation.
  • All artwork must be original and completed entirely by the student.
  • Submissions may be drawings, paintings, or computer-generated.The words “Clermont Elementary School” and the years “2021-22” must be included in the artwork.
  • This is the cover of the yearbook, so bright, vivid colors and bold lines work best - markers are preferable to pencil or crayon.
  • All artwork is due to Ms. Deveney ([email protected]) by January 4.
  • The artist’s name, grade, and teacher must be labeled on the back of the artwork. Use a pencil or attach a separate sheet so that this information doesn’t show through. 

The winning design will make the front cover and a runner-up from each grade will be displayed on the back cover. Winners will be announced the week of January 24. 

For additional questions, please contact Carolina Guido-Parada  at [email protected] or Leah Hirsch at [email protected]

Counselor's Corner

Our classroom lessons during November were focused on the following topics:

Kindergarten- Learning how to solve small problems with De-Bugging Steps.

1st grade- Understanding and practicing empathy.

2nd grade- Understanding and practicing whole body listening. Introduction to conflict resolution using Kelso’s Choices.

3rd grade- Learning the difference between different types of bullying and implementing conflict resolution skills. 

4th grade- Explore students’ personal learning styles. Identifying study strategies that appeal to individual learning styles.

5th grade- Understanding and practicing the steps involved in time management.  

6th grade- Understanding and practicing empathy. This is the first lesson in the FCPS 6th grade harassment lesson series 

Group offerings: Parents/guardians reach out to us wanting to know more about the small groups we run at Clermont as part of our school counseling program. Click here to learn more about the program in general as well as the groups we offer. Special interest groups are added as the needs arise

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form or email us and we will contact you. Mrs. Treger ([email protected]) & Ms. Monahan ([email protected]

Thank You Washington Nationals!

Thank you to the Washington Nationals for recognizing our Eagle's committment to the Clermont community. We loved our Nats Packs!

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NEW: COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Available for All Students

All students now have access to COVID-19 drive-through diagnostic testing at locations across the county, including one in each of the FCPS school regions. Students who have COVID-19 symptoms or have been identified as a close contact to someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to test quickly to help reduce the spread of the virus. Testing is also a step in the return to school process following illness or exposure.

A full list of locations and schedules is available on our website.

Appointments are not required but families must register through FCPS’ secure online portal before testing. When you register and provide consent for your child to be tested, they will also be added to Clermont’s screening testing pool. If you do not wish for them to be part of the weekly screening testing pool, simply log back into the online portal after your child’s test is complete and withdraw consent. 

More information about FCPS’ COVID-19 testing program, including diagnostic testing, is available online.

Holiday Toy Drive

The holidays are here and there are families in our neighborhood in need. Clermont Elementary will be hosting a drive for new, unwrapped toys. The school will donate the toys to ECHO’s holiday gift store.

The drive will run from December 1-8. Boxes will be located outside the main office.

ECHO has created the list of ideas below for popular items they hope to make available for shoppers:

New items in original packaging:

  • Baby dolls (with or without strollers)
  • Remote control cars
  • Cars and track sets
  • Legos (all ages)
  • Skateboards and scooters (with helmets)
  • Sketch pads, drawing pens and pencils, coloring books and crayons
  • Transformers
  • Riding toys for toddlers
  • Earbuds/headphones
  • Teen jewelry
  • Spa set (for teens)
  • Books (grade 3 and higher) 
  • Large stuffed animals
Advanced Academics News for Students in Grades 2 - 6!

Are you interested in referring your child for Level IV services? Screening for Level IV services is for students in grades 2-6. The deadline for submitting a Level IV referral and supporting documents is Wednesday, December 15th. Please use the links below for easy access to the fillable documents. All documents must be submitted via email to Raechel Acosta, AART, at [email protected] no later than December 15th. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!

 

Level IV Referral Form

Parent/Guardian Questionnaire

Guidelines for Submitting a Level IV Referral (scroll down to find Full-Time Level IV referral information)

Calendar

December 15: Level IV Referral Deadline

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

January 30: Spirit Day - Twin Day (Match w/a friend!)

February 21:Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Spirit Day - Dress Like Someone Famous!

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Decades Day - (Dress like any decade, past or future!)

June 10: Last Day of School/Two Hour Early Release -Dismissal at 1:50 pm

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Tomorrow: PTA Meeting & Special Presentation: Resilience in Children

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Join the PTA Board for our virtual quarterly membership meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. on Zoom! 

This is a great chance to hear from the PTA Board Members about what's coming up this season, get your questions answered, and let us know your ideas for anything we can do to make your and your students' lives better within the Clermont Community!  

Also, after the meeting, please join Parent Coach Mary Smith for a wonderful presentation on Resilience in Children. During her presentation, Mary will share the simple brain science behind resiliency and give you easy-to-implement tools to help your child develop the emotional hardware to deal with whatever life throws at them.

Sign up to join us today!

Register for PTA Meeting

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Dear Clermont Families,

The Clermont Staff and I want to wish everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving Break! As we reflect on the things we are thankful for, I remain grateful every day for the way the Clermont Community has pulled together and supported us as we returned to school this year. While Covid continues to impact all of our lives, the past three months have demonstrated that, together, we can get through anything! Be safe this long weekend, and I do hope you have time to reflect on what you are grateful for.

Take care of yourself and each other,

Ms. Salata

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed from Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving HolidayClasses will resume on Monday, November 29. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Clermont is a Purple Star School

Clermont Elementary School has been selected to receive the School Year 2021-2022 Purple Star Designation from the Virginia Department of Education. This is the second time Clermont ES has received this distinguished award. Receiving the Purple Star is testament to our staff’s continued commitment in supporting military connected students and their families. More info can be found here https://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/student_family/military/va-psdp/index.shtml.

Meal Kit Distribution Change for Thanksgiving Break

In preparation for the Thanksgiving break when schools are closed (November 24-26), the following plan is in place to distribute meal kits:

  • Wednesday, November 17: Additional meals (7 days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.
  • Wednesday, November 24: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • Wednesday, December 1: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and the location of the meal kit sites is available online.

Calendar

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 15: Level IV Referral Deadline

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

February 21:Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

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As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed from Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving HolidayClasses will resume on Monday, November 29. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Congratulations Clermont Reflections Winners!

Congratulations to the following students who placed first in their division/category for this year's PTA Reflections Contest!

Primary, Literature: Caroline Anderson

Primary, Visual Arts: Claire Toth

These students' entries have been forwarded to the countywide Reflections contest. Thank you to all of our participants for their creative entries, and thank you to our judges for volunteering their time!

Pop-up Pediatric Vaccine Clinic Opportunities

The Fairfax Health District and Fairfax County Public Schools are hosting free COVID-19 vaccine clinics at 10 schools for students 5-11 years of age. Children do not need to be an FCPS student to attend these clinics. Vaccines will not be available for those 12 years and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or another responsible adult at all community vaccination sites.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has information about the clinics and resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on our website

Register for Optional COVID-19 Student Screening Testing

Parents and guardians can use the secure online portal to register their child(ren) for optional COVID-19 screening. If you do not want your child to participate, no action is required. If you choose to register your children for the optional COVID-19 screening, you will have the option to update your child’s vaccination status and/or withdraw consent for testing anytime.

There will be no student COVID-19 screening testing the week of November 22 due to the Thanksgiving break.

For more information on student COVID-19 testing, visit the FCPS website.

Advanced Academics News for Students in Grades 2 - 6!

Are you interested in referring your child for Level IV services? Screening for Level IV services is for students in grades 2-6. The deadline for submitting a Level IV referral and supporting documents is Wednesday, December 15th. Please use the links below for easy access to the fillable documents. All documents must be submitted via email to Raechel Acosta, AART, at [email protected] no later than December 15th. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!

 

Level IV Referral Form

Parent/Guardian Questionnaire

Guidelines for Submitting a Level IV Referral (scroll down to find Full-Time Level IV referral information)

Meal Kit Distribution Change for Thanksgiving Break

In preparation for the Thanksgiving break when schools are closed (November 24-26), the following plan is in place to distribute meal kits:

  • Wednesday, November 17: Additional meals (7 days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.
  • Wednesday, November 24: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • Wednesday, December 1: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and the location of the meal kit sites is available online.

Still Time to Nominate a November Soaring Eagle!

Would you like to recognize a teacher or staff member whose impact on a student made you thankful this month?

Nominate them for the Soaring EAGLE Award!

Parents, this is your opportunity to nominate a teacher or staff member who has made the day better and brighter for a student or group of students. November submissions are due by November 30!

All submissions will be evaluated and the Soaring EAGLE Award will be presented in December. Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected].

Submit Your Nomination

Calendar

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 15: Level IV Referral Deadline

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

February 21:Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

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COVID-19 Screening Testing and Pediatric Vaccination Information

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Good afternoon Clermont Families,

Optional COVID-19 screening testing has begun in FCPS schools for students who are not fully vaccinated. FCPS is partnering with LongView International Technology Solutions, Inc. (LTS) to provide testing services for students.

Optional screening testing for Clermont students will take place on Mondays from 12:00 to 2:30 pm at the school. Monday, November 29th will be the first day of testing at Clermont. A Clermont staff member will always be present while children are with the LTS staff.

One-time parent/legal guardian consent is required to begin COVID screening testing for a student to be tested at school. You may withdraw your consent for testing at any time. If you want your child to begin participating in COVID-19 screening testing, you must pre-register your child(ren) and provide consent using the LTS secure online portal.

If you do not want your child to participate in COVID-19 screening testing, no action is required. You will have the option each week to update your child’s vaccination and consent for testing.

For all the details about optional COVID-19 screening testing, visit the FCPS website and review the FCPS COVID-19 Screening Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

If you have questions about how testing will be conducted here at Clermont ES, please contact Covid Care Coordinator, Megan Hendrick, at [email protected]

Screening testing is a recommended layered prevention strategy that keeps Clermont safe for in-person learning. Thank you for considering registering your child.

Beginning Tuesday, November 16th, the Fairfax Health District and FCPS will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, at ten clinics located at schools across Fairfax County. All children are welcome, and a parent or responsible adult must accompany them. We are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated as a way to keep our schools open and safe as we come out of the pandemic.The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has information about the clinics and resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on our website.

Find out if you can schedule your child’s COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time.

Local pediatricians share their advice for children with underlying health concerns, and if your child can get the flu shot at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine in this short video.

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Tomorrow: Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

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November’s Walking Wednesday Dedicated to Ruby Bridges

Students and families are being encouraged to take part in monthly Walking Wednesdays during the 2021-22 school year to help promote mental and physical health. The Safe Routes to School office will be promoting Walking Wednesdays throughout the year, with a different theme each month.

November’s event is dedicated to Ruby Bridges, the elementary student who, as the first African American student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, was escorted to school by federal marshals in 1960. Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day is tomorrow, November 17.

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From all of us at Clermont we salute our Veterans and thank you for your service. Fall Picture Retakes

Fall picture retakes will be held Friday, November 19th. If you would like your child to have their photo redone, simply return any photo packages ordered (if applicable) and notify your child's teacher prior to November 19th. (All students who were absent on picture day will have their photo taken.)

Photo orders can be placed at mylifetouch.com with the Picture Day ID: EVT6WZW4P

If you have any questions about photo orders, you may contact Lifetouch through mylifetouch.com or by calling 1-800-736-4753.

Children Ages 5-11 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination!

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on our website

There are multiple opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Fairfax Health District right now. Most sites will be providing vaccines by appointment only. These include:

  • Pediatric and Family Medicine Providers: call your doctor to make an appointment.
  • Pharmacies, grocery stores, and urgent care facilities: visit www.vaccines.gov (www.vacunas.gov) to search for a vaccine appointment.
  • Health Department Vaccination Centers: visit the website to make an appointment, or call 703-324-7404 if you need assistance.
    • Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, 22035
    • Mount Vernon District Office (Gerry Hyland Government Center), 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, 22309
  • Tysons Community Vaccination Center, 7950 Tysons Corner Center, Tysons: visit here to make an appointment or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 711). Appointment assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.
  • Inova Children’s Vaccination Clinic: visit here to make an appointment for their weekend clinics at the Inova Center for Personalized Health, 8100 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax.
Advanced Academics News for Students in Grades 2 - 6!

Are you interested in referring your child for Level IV services? Screening for Level IV services is for students in grades 2-6. The deadline for submitting a Level IV referral and supporting documents is Wednesday, December 15th. Please use the links below for easy access to the fillable documents. All documents must be submitted via email to Raechel Acosta, AART, at [email protected] no later than December 15th. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!

 

Level IV Referral Form

Parent/Guardian Questionnaire

Guidelines for Submitting a Level IV Referral (scroll down to find Full-Time Level IV referral information)

Meal Kit Distribution Change for Thanksgiving Break

In preparation for the Thanksgiving break when schools are closed (November 24-26), the following plan is in place to distribute meal kits:

  • Wednesday, November 17: Additional meals (7 days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.
  • Wednesday, November 24: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • Wednesday, December 1: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and the location of the meal kit sites is available online.

Calendar

November 19: Picture Retake Day

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 15: Level IV Referral Deadline

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

February 21:Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

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Reminder: 2hr Early Dismissal Tomorrow for Veterans Day

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As a reminder, tomorrow, Thursday, November 11, is a two-hour early release for students for the Veterans Day holiday. Clermont will dismiss at 1:50 pm. Classes will resume on Friday, November 12.

There will be no Hip Hop after school enrichment program tomorrow due to the early release.

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

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Calendar Reminder: Two-Hour Early Release Next Thursday, November 11

As a reminder, Thursday, November 11, is a two-hour early release for students for the Veterans Day holiday. Clermont will dismiss at 1:50 pm. Classes will resume on Friday, November 12.

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Thank You!

Thank you so much for donating to the food drive for Koinonia. It is a tremendous support for families in our community. If you are interested in donating year round, here is the information for Koinonia:  

http://www.koinoniacares.org/ 

6037 Franconia Road Alexandria, VA  22310

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Also, thank you for donating to the Operation Gratitude candy drive. Operation Gratitude is one of the largest and most impactful nonprofits in the country for hands-on volunteerism in support of military, veterans, and first responders. To learn more, visit their site: https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Thank you for caring for others!

Children Ages 5-11 Now Eligible to VaxUP!

This week marked a pivotal moment in the COVID-19 pandemic. Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. FCPS is collaborating with the Fairfax County Health Department, Inova, and the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Pediatricians to offer community-wide access to vaccines as soon as possible.

There are multiple opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Fairfax Health District now. Most sites will be providing vaccines by appointment only. These include:

  • Pediatric and Family Medicine Providers: call your doctor to make an appointment.
  • Pharmacies, grocery stores, and urgent care facilities: visit www.vaccines.gov (www.vacunas.gov) to search for a vaccine appointment.
  • Health Department Vaccination Centers: visit the website to make an appointment, or call 703-324-7404 if you need assistance.
    • Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, 22035
    • Mount Vernon District Office (Gerry Hyland Government Center), 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, 22309
  • Tysons Community Vaccination Center, 7950 Tysons Corner Center, Tysons: visit here to make an appointment or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 711). Appointment assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.
  • Inova Children’s Vaccination Clinic: visit here to make an appointment for their weekend clinics at the Inova Center for Personalized Health, 8100 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax.

Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities will be available on the FCPS website

Fall Picture Retakes

Fall picture retakes will be held Friday, November 19th. If you would like your child to have their photo redone, simply return any photo packages ordered (if applicable) and notify your child's teacher prior to November 19th. (All students who were absent on picture day will have their photo taken.)

Photo orders can be placed at mylifetouch.com with the Picture Day ID: EVT6WZW4P

If you have any questions about photo orders, you may contact Lifetouch through mylifetouch.com or by calling 1-800-736-4753.

Advanced Academics News for Students in Grades 2 - 6!

Are you interested in referring your child for Level IV services? Screening for Level IV services is for students in grades 2-6. The deadline for submitting a Level IV referral and supporting documents is Wednesday, December 15th. Please use the links below for easy access to the fillable documents. All documents must be submitted via email to Raechel Acosta, AART, at [email protected] no later than December 15th. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!

 

Level IV Referral Form

Parent/Guardian Questionnaire

Guidelines for Submitting a Level IV Referral (scroll down to find Full-Time Level IV referral information)

Nominate a Clermont Teacher or Staff Member in November! Soaring EAGLE

In recognition of outstanding performance

Would you like to recognize a teacher or staff member whose impact on a student made you thankful this month?                  

Nominate them for the Soaring EAGLE Award!

Parents, this is your opportunity to nominate a teacher or staff member who has made the day better and brighter for a student or group of students. The November submission deadline is November 30th. We will evaluate all the submissions for our November Soaring EAGLE award winner and present him or her with the award in December!

Submit your nominations via the PTA website: https://clermontpta.membershiptoolkit.com/soaring-eagle-award

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected]

Congratulations to October Soaring Eagle, Mrs. Joyce Shott! Counselor's Corner

Our classroom lessons during October were focused on the following topics:

Kindergarten- Continuing CARE lessons, focusing on Acceptance and Responsibility and feelings regulation strategies

1st grade- Identifying bullying behaviors. Practicing prevention and intervention strategies.

2nd grade- Explore and practice bully prevention and intervention strategies.

3rd grade- Identifying small and big problems with peer conflict. Practicing conflict resolution strategies.

4th-6th grade- Explore and practice bully prevention and intervention strategies.

For more information on bully prevention strategies, please see your child’s grade level newsletter.  

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the school counselor, please email us OR submit this referral form and we will contact you. 

Mrs. Treger ([email protected]) & Ms. Monahan ([email protected])

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

We have so many great staff members throughout Clermont Elementary! You can nominate them for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards. Fill out the Google form below, which lists the different categories. The submission deadline is Friday, November 12, 2021. Questions can be directed to Lisa Gibson at [email protected].

Nomination Form: Click here to nominate an Outstanding Eagle Employee.

Opportunities to Give Feedback on the FCPS 2022-23 School Year Calendar

Families and staff received an email last week from [email protected] with a link to the FCPS Calendar Survey. The survey is also available in other languages.

We encourage you to complete the survey at your earliest convenience. Employees and students in grades 7-12 have been invited to take a similar survey as well. The results will be used to inform and support FCPS staff as well as the Fairfax County School Board as they work to adopt the 2022-23 calendar. All responses are confidential. If you have any questions about the survey, please email [email protected].

This year, FCPS is using a different process to develop the calendar. Learn about the criteria being used in the development of the 2022-23 calendar.

Calendar Virtual Town Hall on November 8

FCPS will be holding a virtual Town Hall meeting on Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m., on Zoom to discuss how the 2022-23 school year calendar is being developed, and for participants to provide feedback on a series of questions related to this process.

FCPS is offering this community engagement opportunity in English, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, and Korean. In addition, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

Please register online to attend the Calendar Development Webinar and indicate if you will need an interpreter. You will receive the webinar link on November 8 from “Office of Communication and Community Relations.”

Calendar

November 11: Veterans Day - Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

November 19: Picture Retake Day

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

January 21: Teacher Workday - No School

January 24: Teacher Workday - No School

February 21:Presidents Day - No School

March 3: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

March 4: Teacher Workday - No School

March 31: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

April 1: Teacher Workday - No School

April 4-8: Spring Break - No School

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We Will Miss You, Mrs. Boyce!

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Dear Clermont Families and Staff,

Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Odette Boyce on her retirement as Clermont’s most amazing Family Liaison! Mrs. Boyce’s last day at Clermont will be December 17, right before the Winter Break. Mrs. Boyce has spent 20 years caring for the students, families, and staff at Clermont and she will be truly missed by all.  I know we all wish her the very best as she retires to be able to spend more time with her family. Mrs. Boyce will still be available to interpret for IEP meetings and parent conferences.

Your family and friends at Clermont wish you all the best, Mrs. Boyce!

 

From Mrs. Boyce,

Dear Clermont Families and Staff,

It has been my sincere pleasure to be of service to such an amazing community. I have enjoyed working at Clermont and will miss you all- the families, the students, and the staff.  My years at Clermont have been full of wonderful memories that I will always cherish. 

Wishing you all the best for the rest of the school year and beyond!

Odette Boyce

 

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Estimadas Familias y Personal de Clermont:

¡Únase a mí para felicitar a la Sra. Odette Boyce por su jubilación como la enlace familiar más increíble de Clermont! El último día de la Sra. Boyce en Clermont será el 17 de diciembre, justo antes de las vacaciones de invierno. La Sra. Boyce ha pasado 20 años ayudando a los estudiantes, las familias y el personal de Clermont y todos la extrañarán mucho. Sé que todos le deseamos lo mejor cuando se jubile para poder pasar más tiempo con su familia. La Sra. Boyce seguirá estando disponible para interpretar en las reuniones del IEP y las conferencias de padres.

 

¡Su familia y amigos en Clermont le desean todo lo mejor, Sra. Boyce!

 

De la Sra. Boyce,

Estimadas Familias y Personal de Clermont:

Ha sido un placer sincero estar al servicio de una comunidad tan increíble. He disfrutado trabajar en Clermont y los extrañaré a todos, a las familias, a los estudiantes y al personal. Mis años en Clermont han estado llenos de maravillosos recuerdos que siempre atesoraré.

 

¡Les deseo todo lo mejor para el resto del año escolar y más allá!

 

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We loved seeing all of our Clermont students imaginative Book Character Day costumes!

Calendar Reminder: Student Holidays November 1-2

As a reminder, schools are closed for students on Monday, November 1, and Tuesday, November 2, for teacher work days.

See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Candy Drive

Did you buy too much candy?

Don’t want your children eating all the candy they got trick-or-treating?

Don’t want it in the house to snack on?

Well, no worries!

Donate your extra candy to the USO Dulles International Airport and Operation Gratitude! 

Donations are accepted Nov. 3 - Nov. 5.

Collection boxes are in the front lobby.

Please bring individually wrapped candy.

Even Ernie the Eagle made a special appearance for Book Character Day!

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

We have so many great staff members throughout Clermont Elementary! You can nominate them for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards. Fill out the Google form below, which lists the different categories. The submission deadline is Friday, November 12, 2021. Questions can be directed to Lisa Gibson at [email protected].

Nomination Form: Click here to nominate an Outstanding Eagle Employee.

Sixth grade strings students (clad in Book Character Day costumes) performed for their peers during morning arrival on Friday.

PTA Trunk or Treat Moved to Saturday, from 4-6 pm

Due to potential bad weather on Friday evening, the PTA has decided to move the Trunk or Treat event to Saturday 10/30 from 4-6 pm. It will still take place in the Clermont Elementary School parking lot and costumes are optional. 

The PTA is currently working with the food trucks to see if they can come on Saturday. As of now, Virginia Grill (https://www.goodfynd.com/vendors/virginia-grill/) is able to still be at the event. If you did place an order and the truck is no longer able to make it, your money will be refunded. Please watch our Facebook page for updates on food trucks as we confirm availability. Please note that the school restrooms will not be available during this event, so please plan accordingly!

We apologize for the late change, but with the steady rain scheduled, we do not think we can safely execute the event on Friday evening. If you have any questions, please direct them to [email protected]. Thanks for understanding and we look forward to seeing you then!

Share Your Feedback on the FCPS 2022-23 School Year Calendar

Families and staff received an email this week from [email protected] with a link to the FCPS Calendar Survey. The survey will also be available in other languages.

If you did not see the survey in your in-box, check your spam or junk folders.

We encourage you to complete the survey at your earliest convenience. Employees and students in grades 7-12 will be invited to take a similar survey as well. The results will be used to inform and support FCPS staff as well as the Fairfax County School Board as they work to adopt the 2022-23 calendar. All responses are confidential. If you have any questions about the survey, please email [email protected].

Also, mark your calendars for a virtual Calendar Community Meeting on Monday, November 8, 7-8 p.m. Stay tuned for more details.

This year, FCPS is using a different process to develop the calendar. Learn about the criteria being used in the development of the 2022-23 calendar.

Community Review of Basal Instructional Resources Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online October 26 through November 26, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet: https://forms.gle/VKxcfabLedjYAZpS8. In addition, hard copies of instructional resources will be available in the lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center. Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 pm on November 3, 2021. All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.

Community Review of K – 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new K – 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources for the 2022-2023 school year.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

K - 8 basal instructional resources may be accessed online until November 14, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/g76TjGmewaN8Fgfb6.  All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Calendar

October 29: Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

November 1: Teacher Workday - No School

November 2: Teacher Workday - No School

November 11: Veterans Day - Two Hour Early Release - Dismissal at 1:50 pm

November 19: Picture Retake Day

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 20-31: Winter Break - No School

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Reminder: 2hr Early Dismissal Tomorrow – Dismissal at 1:50pm

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Reminder: 2hr Early Dismissal Tomorrow – Dismissal at 1:50pm

As a reminder, tomorrow, Friday, October 29, is the last day of the first quarter, and a two-hour early release for students. Clermont will dismiss at 1:50pm.  Also, schools are closed for students on Monday, November 1, and Tuesday, November 2, for teacher work days. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Enrichment Updates: The Groovy Guitar afterschool program will not be held tomorrow, and Your Best Chess will meet on Wednesday morning next week due to the teacher workday on Tuesday.

Recordatorio: Salida anticipada 2 horas mañana - Salida CES a la 1:50 pm

Como recordatorio, mañana, viernes 29 de octubre, es el último día del primer trimestre y una salida anticipada de dos horas para los estudiantes. Clermont saldrá a la 1:50 pm. Además, las escuelas están cerradas para los estudiantes el lunes 1 de noviembre y el martes 2 de noviembre durante los días de trabajo de los maestros. Vea el calendario completo del año escolar 2021-22

El programa después de clases de Groovy Guitar no se llevará a cabo mañana, y Your Best Chess se reunirá el miércoles por la mañana la próxima semana debido al día de trabajo del maestro el martes.

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