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iReady Testing for Students in Grades K - 6

What is iReady?

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board adopted a universal screener assessment for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test. Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Testing dates for each grade level are listed below.

What will it look like for my child?

Some questions on the tests will be hard for students while others will be easy. Parents should not help students with items that are challenging, but they can encourage students to do their best and to choose the answer that they think is best. Parents can help students find a quiet place to work, and students are welcome to take breaks as needed.

Where can I get more information?

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at this webpage: https://www.fcps.edu/node/33718. If you have further questions about this assessment, please contact your child’s teacher or Linda Peace, Clermont Elementary’s school test coordinator, at llpeace@fcps.edu.

iReady Testing Dates

Kindergarten

  • October 12-16: Reading

Grades 1, 2, & 3

  • October 5-10: Reading
  • October 19-23: Math  

Grades 4, 5, & 6

  • September 28-October 2: Reading
  • October 12-16: Math

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Dear Clermont Families,

A successful week two of remote learning is behind us, and I could not be prouder of the students and staff at Clermont! A special note of appreciation also goes out to all the parents and caretakers who are essentially re-living their own elementary school days by supporting our Eagles during the school day.

This coming Friday, September 25, Clermont will be holding our first virtual pep rally! We are excited to try out this new format of kicking off the new school year. Hopefully this weekend provides everyone with some time to relax and take a break from the screens.

Take care of yourself and each other.

Ms. Salata

Grade Level Curriculum

Are you curious as to what your child will be learning this year during virtual instruction? Click here to see our Essential Standards for every grade level!

www.fcps.edu/return-school/curriculum-and-distance-learning/essential-standards

Computer Mouse Check Out

Would your child benefit from the use of a computer mouse for virtual learning? Clermont now has computer mice available for check out. If you would like to check out a mouse, please complete this form and we will contact you to arrange a time for pick-up.

Advanced Academics Information Night

Clermont will hold two Advanced Academics Question and Answer forums. The first will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:00pm and the second will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9:15am with our Advanced Academics Resource teacher, Mrs. Raechel Acosta. Both meetings will cover the same information and will be recorded. Registration information for these two sessions is below.

All families interested in attending should view the following videos, AAP Overview and AAP Screening and Identification, prior to attending the meeting. These videos will provide you with information about the Advanced Academics program in Fairfax County. You will also learn about the Level IV referral process and testing and identification timelines. During the live meeting, families will be given the opportunity to learn more about AAP services at Clermont, ask clarifying questions, and request more information about topics covered in the video.

Please view the following videos before you attend the meeting.

After viewing the videos, use the following Google Form to RSVP and submit any questions you have.

Mrs. Acosta will email a link to the September 29th virtual meeting on September 28th and the link to the November 10th virtual meeting on November 9th. The link to the meeting will only be sent to you if you complete the RSVP form listed above. If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact Raechel Acosta at rbacosta@fcps.edu.

Counselors Corner

 

The FCPS school counseling program provides comprehensive services to all students, supporting student success in academic, career, personal/social and social-emotional domains. Click here for a short presentation of the school counseling program.  

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

Mrs. Treger (pmtreger@fcps.edu) & Mrs. Manzo (mlmanzo@fcps.edu) - School Counselors

The Mental Wellness Team consists of the school counselors, social worker and school psychologist.  Please click here to visit our website for more information.

Lindsay Currie Author Visit

Clermont fourth and sixth graders enjoyed a virtual author visit from Lindsay Currie this week, author of the new book Scritch Scratch! If your family is interested in purchasing a signed copy of her book it can be purchased from Book Cellar at http://www.bookcellarinc.com

If you would like to support a local independent book store, please purchase from http://bookshop.org 

Many thanks to Lindsay for speaking to our Clermont eagles about the writing process!

Strings and Band Registration Parents of current 4th, 5th and 6th  grade students:

Please complete your child’s registration for strings or band by Wednesday, September 23rd. We are forming classes and would like to start classes the week of September 28th. Thank you to those who have already registered!

Please click on the link below to register your students for strings or band this year. Make sure you are using your students Google school ID. Please let us know if you have any questions. Ms. McMahan (strings) can be reached at alicia.mcmahan@fcps.edu and Mr. Dietz (band) can be reached at njdietz@fcps.edu.

Register Here: Grades 4, 5 and 6- Join Strings and Band at Clermont!

FCPS Technology Resources

FCPS has developed multiple resources that can help with basic technology issues to support learning at home: 

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • If there is a problem with your Clermont issued laptop, you may enter a support request ticket via the Parent and Student IT Portal.
  • FCPS' Parent Technology Resource page includes tip sheets in multiple languages that provide answers to basic questions about FCPS technologies.
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions. 
  • Broader inquiries about FCPS programs or resources for families may be directed to the Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941, or use one of our eight Parent Information Phone Lines for information in multiple languages. 
Neighborhood and Community Services Parent and Student Support Programs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of
Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is offering two programs
to support parents/guardians and students in distance learning.

Parent Connect provides in-person services for parents and guardians at a variety of community locations. In-person assistance for parents includes:

  • Support related to digital literacy and Internet access
  • Support related to language barriers
  • Connection to county Health & Human Services
    resources, service navigation, and referrals

NCS Connects: After School is a virtual platform providing programming for youth and teens Monday through Friday, from 3-6 p.m. at bit.ly/ncsconnects. Virtual programs for students include:

  • Academics (i.e., STEAM)
  • Family engagement
  • Service learning
  • Youth leadership development

For more information, including a list of Parent Connect locations, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/ncs-parent-and-student-support-programs 

Parent Resource Center Webinar: How to Get Your Child/Adolescent to Open Up to You 

We all want to know what's going on in our children's lives. We want to know about school and about their friends. We want to hear their successes and their struggles. But what happens when your kids won't tell you what's going on in their lives? What if you ask questions and all they do is shrug and mumble "It was fine," or "I don't know"?

Webinar Highlights:

  • Strategies to use with reluctant children
  • How to open lines of communication with your children
  • How to increase productive, effective communication 

Presented by Parenting Specialist, Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE.

Friday October 2, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for How to Get your Child/Adolescent to Open up to You

Upcoming Events

September 18-20: Rosh Hashana 

October 12: Indigenous People's Day - No School

September 27-28: Yom Kippur

October 30: End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release  

November 2-3: Student Holidays - No School

November 3: Election Day

November 11: Veterans Day - 2-hour Early Release

November 14: Diwali

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 10-18: Chanukah (begins sunset 12/10) - 12/18

December 21 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break - No School

December 25: Christmas

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar. 

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Required Forms for SY 20-21

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At the beginning of each school year, there are several forms that must be completed for FCPS students. This year, we have adapted this process to a digital format. Please click on the links below to fill out these important forms for each Clermont student in your family as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at (703) 921-2400.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education (FLE) program. Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.

If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms are available online for Elementary (K-6). Select the appropriate grade level FLE Opt-Out form for your child. On the form, enter your child’s name, teacher name, check the line next to the lesson(s) you do not want your child to take part in, sign and date the form. If possible, please scan completed form(s) and email them to kesimmons@fcps.edu. If you are unable to scan the completed form(s), please drop them off at the Clermont main office.

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Dear Clermont Families,

Happy New School Year!  We hope you had a wonderful start to the 2020-21 virtual school year this week. Our teachers have been preparing and adjusting for distance learning for weeks and are so happy to finally be working with your children. It was so wonderful to see the children during the first few days of school. I have missed their smiling faces! During the first few weeks of school, teachers will be focusing on establishing relationships with the children, building routines, and sharing classroom expectations/norms. Our students have amazed us with their listening and focusing skills this week!

As we begin our learning journey this school year, we know your children will be building stamina as the days and weeks progress. Our teachers are too.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions along the way. We are partners with you.

Please mark your calendar to attend Back to School Night, Tuesday, September 15, 2020. We will be holding two sessions from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. &  6:50 - 7:15 p.m. Two live sessions with the same presentation are offered to accommodate your schedule. The sessions will be recorded and provided to you from your classroom teacher. Your child’s teacher will email you a link to join their Back to School Night presentation.

Each week you will receive a classroom newsletter from your child’s teacher on Friday afternoon. This newsletter should help you prepare for the following week. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are not receiving the newsletter.

On behalf of the entire Clermont staff we are grateful for your patience, positivity, flexibility, and support.  

Take care of yourself and each other,

Ms. Salata

Tips for Online Learning Success

Looking for tips for online learning success? Click this link.

Strings & Band Parents of current 4th, 5th and 6th  grade students,

String and band classes are forming for this year.

Today, students heard about the string and band instrument choices. I hope that one of these instruments caught your child’s eye and ear!

Please click on the link below to register your students for strings or band this year. Please let us know if you have any questions. Ms. McMahan (strings)can be reached at alicia.mcmahan@fcps.edu and Mr. Dietz (band) can be reached at njdietz@fcps.edu .

The link to register students is Grades 4, 5 and 6- Join Strings and Band at Clermont!

Multiple Technology Resources Available to Support Learning at Home

As the school year begins with virtual learning, FCPS has developed resources that can help with basic technology issues. FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions. 

Additionally, there are tip sheets available on the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page in multiple languages that provide answers to basic questions about FCPS technologies. These resources will continue to be updated throughout the year; we encourage you to check that page first.

If you can’t find answers in FCPS’ online resources, there are several places to seek help. Below is a guide to help you get information quickly:

  • For a child’s schedule or classes, school events, or programs, checking out an FCPS laptop, or updating your information, contact your child’s school directly.
  • Broader inquiries about FCPS programs or resources for families may be directed to the Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941, or use one of our eight Parent Information Phone Lines for information in multiple languages. 
  • Technical support questions about your online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications, contact the Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 or enter a support request ticket via the Parent and Student IT Portal.
Free Breakfast and Lunch For All Students

Free breakfast and lunch are now available for pick up at Cameron Elementary School, Mount Eagle Elementary School, and Edison High School. Times are 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Additionally, families can receive meals at specific bus stops 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. For specific bus stop times and locations, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

Upcoming Events

September 15: Virtual Back to School Night

September 18-20: Rosh Hashana 

October 12: Indigenous People's Day - No School

September 27-28: Yom Kippur

October 30: End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release  

November 2-3: Student Holidays - No School

November 3: Election Day

November 11: Veterans Day - 2-hour Early Release

November 14: Diwali

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 10-18: Chanukah (begins sunset 12/10) - 12/18

December 21 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break - No School

December 25: Christmas

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar. 

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Dear Clermont Families,

We hope you enjoyed meeting your child’s teacher this week at Open House! Your Clermont team is excited to welcome all the students back to virtual school on Tuesday, September 8. The first few days of school are always focused on building routines, establishing classroom expectations, and building relationships. We know that a strong classroom community is the foundation to a successful learning experience for all. Therefore, teachers will spend the first few weeks of virtual school teaching and reteaching routines. They will also spend time facilitating community building activities which are designed to help students get to know one another.

We also know that the parent-teacher relationship is extremely important – now more than ever before. Should you ever have a question or concern, please reach out to your child’s teacher via email or call the main office and we will have the teacher reach out to you. If you prefer to speak with the teacher on the phone or through a video conference, we can arrange a time for this to happen as well. Please know that our staff will be working with children throughout the day, and it may take them 24-48 business hours to respond to you. We also know that due to our current telework status, it is very easy to work non-stop. I am asking our staff to ensure that they find time to recharge in the evenings and on the weekends so that they can be fully present and their best selves for your students during the school day. This means that they may be stepping away from their FCPS email in the evenings and on the weekends.

Thank you for your words of encouragement and support over these past few weeks as we prepared for this unusual opening of the school year. We will be using Google Classroom and Google Meets as our platforms for teaching and learning this year and are ready to start our Virtually Unstoppable year on Tuesday!

Take care of yourself and each other,

Ms. Salata

Laptop Distribution

Laptops for all grade levels have now been distributed. If you missed your child's laptop distribution day please contact Lisa Gibson at lmgibson@fcps.edu or 703-921-2400 to arrange pickup. Additionally, please notify us If you have decided not to accept a school issued laptop, so that we may put that laptop back into circulation and provide you with an opt out form.

Attendance

During virtual learning, your child’s attendance is mandatory. Recording student’s presence or absence is required by the State of Virginia, and will be taken Monday through Friday. We understand that schedules may make synchronous viewing for the full day difficult at times. Therefore, all classes will be recorded and posted in the classroom teacher’s Google Classroom.

Please note: If your child is absent, they may be marked as Unverified. Later that evening, you should receive an eNotify message asking you to confirm if your child participated in the lesson asynchronously by watching the recording. Once you confirm this, our registrar will be notified, and the Unverified will be changed to reflect that your child did participate in lessons for the day.

If you know your child is going to be absent due to illness or other reasons, please inform your classroom teacher and use the phone number or online attendance form found here to notify our office. https://clermontes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Our goal is that all students are engaged and supported during our virtual Return to Learning.

Schedules

Clermont Virtual Grade Level Schedules

To view the most updated class schedules, please click the link. It is important to note that at the start of the year, teachers will be working closely with students to build “screen-stamina”. Therefore, at the start of the year, classes may not be as long as indicated on the schedule. Teachers will be “building up” to help with fatigue.

Are You New to Clermont Elementary School? 

Welcome! The FCPS school counseling program provides comprehensive services to all students, supporting student success in academic, career, personal/social and social-emotional domains. School counselors help build a foundation for learning while supporting students' achievement. 

We begin the year by offering short term new student orientation groups. The purpose of these groups is to welcome new students, and to facilitate adjustment to their new school. Groups meet one time per week for three sessions and are open to 1st through 6th grade students. Meetings last for approximately 30 minutes and are held during the school day. 

If you would like for your child to participate, please fill out and return this form before Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Please contact us if you have any questions about the group or about the counseling program in general. We look forward to getting to know your child and your family!

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Clermont, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: clermontes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

New Virtual Learning Tech Tips Videos

New videos have been posted on the virtual learning playlist. They include tips on signing in, locating assignments, and submitting assignments in Google Classroom. Go to the video learning playlist

Technology Support for Families

Access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment on the Technology Support for Families webpage

FCPS Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools is launching a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective today, Monday, August 24. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. The FCPS school counseling program provides comprehensive services to all students, supporting student success in academic, career, personal/social, and social-emotional domains. Click here for a more detailed presentation of our program.

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

Mrs. Treger (pmtreger@fcps.edu)  & Mrs. Manzo (mlmanzo@fcps.edu) -School Counselors

Please Complete your Health Information Form and Emergency Care Card

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. They help to identify students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Click on this link for step-by-step instructions to update your forms. You can update all of your children at the same time. Update your forms

Remember, you must be registered for your own Parent View account to access weCare. Need to register for a SIS Parent View account, or do you have a question about it? Click here: SIS Parent Account

Stuff the Bus Food Drive

For the past nine years, Stuff the Bus has held food drives twice a year during times when donations often drop off – after the winter holidays and during the summer. Hosting drives during these critical times ensured that area nonprofits were able to meet the needs of hungry people in Fairfax County.

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for food in our area, so Stuff the Bus is working to respond to the demand. In May, food drives were held on two days at 21 locations throughout Fairfax County. The response was immense, with 33.6 tons of food collected for area nonprofits. 

On Saturday, September 12 and Saturday, September 26, Fastran buses will be parked at 21 locations listed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect food donations. Buses will be located in less-frequented lots throughout the county, including many Board of Supervisors’ offices and the Fairfax County Government Center, to allow donors to comply with social distancing recommendations. 

Lee District Donation Sites

  • Franconia Governmental Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310     
  • Island Creek Elementary School, 7855 Morning View Lane, Alexandria, VA  22315

For more information, including the full list of donation sites, a list of most-wanted items and information about donating virtually, visit bit.ly/FfxStufftheBus

School Supplies

Supply lists for virtual learning have been posted to the Clermont website at this link: Virtual Supply Lists

Important Dates

September 4-7: Labor Day Holiday - School Offices Closed

September 8: First Day of School

September 15: Virtual Back to School Night - More Details Coming Soon

October 12: Indigenous People's Day - Student Holiday

October 30: First Grading Period Ends

November 2-3: Student Holidays

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday

December 21 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break - Student Holiday

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar. 

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Reminder: Virtual Open House Tomorrow, Sept. 3

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Dear Clermont Families,

Open House is tomorrow, September 3, and our staff is excited to meet you and the students! Please look for a recent email from your child’s teacher that outlines how to join their Open House. This email will contain a link you can click to join the Open House a few minutes prior to the scheduled time. This email may also contain instructions as to how to enroll your child in the teacher’s Google Classroom. You can also access the Open House link from your child’s Google Classroom. Teachers will be recording the Open House for any parents that aren't able to tune it at the time below. 

Virtual Open House Schedule

Kindergarten: 9 am-10 am

1st: 10 am-11 am

2nd: 11 am-12 pm

3rd: 12 pm-1 pm

4th: 1 pm-2 pm

5th: 2 pm-3 pm

6th: 3 pm-4 pm

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Dear Clermont Families,

As we gear up for the start of school, Open House is right around the corner on September 3. It will be virtual, and the times are listed in this Eagle Gram by grade level. This week, classroom teachers began making phone calls to families to introduce themselves to you as your child’s teacher. Teachers will continue to make calls over the weekend and into the start of next week. It is a good idea to check your messages for any missed calls from numbers you may not recognize. Your initial phone call will be followed up by an email with instructions to log on for our Virtual Open House. Our goal is to make sure every student and their family knows how to access their classes before Tuesday, September 8.

Please know that due to the unusual circumstances we currently find ourselves in with COVID-19, our enrollment is fluctuating more than is typical at this time of year. This fluctuating enrollment may have an impact on our school’s staffing over the next few weeks. Should changes to teacher assignments be required, we will communicate with the impacted families in advance and provide supports to assist with building relationships between new classmates and teachers in order to ensure everyone has a successful school year.

Our laptop distribution is still in process. If you have not had an opportunity to select a time for your child to pick up a computer in grades K, 1, 2, and 3 please see the links in this email. If you missed laptop distribution for grades 4, 5, and 6, please contact Mrs. Gibson at LMGibson@fcps.edu to schedule an alternative time to pick up your laptop.

Thank you for your continued support of Clermont Elementary School as we navigate this unusual start to the school year. I will continue to share information and updates so that you and your family are as prepared as you can be for this new school year.

Take care of yourself and each other.

Ms. Salata, Principal

Laptop Distribution

This year, all Clermont ES students will be issued an FCPS laptop. It is our goal to ensure that all students can actively participate in distance learning for the 2020-21 school year. Every child will need a dedicated computer and the FCPS issued laptop will contain pre-populated shortcuts on the desktop to our frequently used programs. 

In order to maintain safe social distancing and safety protocols, all families must sign-up for an appointment to pick-up their FCPS issued laptop and wear a mask when coming into the building. You will be required to complete a health screening before entering the cafeteria. There will be a QR code on the door; you can scan and complete the screening online the day of the distribution or fill out a paper copy when you arrive at Clermont.

Laptop distribution events will take place in the cafeteria. It can take some time for the student's profile to load onto the laptop for the first time - please allow yourself 15 to 30 minutes for this process. Students should be present to pick up laptops. If a student already has an FCPS laptop from the spring distribution, they should bring it with them on their laptop distribution date and exchange it for a new laptop. (Sibling's laptops will also be available at the below distribution dates.)

Laptop Distribution Dates

Rising 3rd Grade + Siblings: Monday, August 31. 

Click to Sign Up for 3rd Grade Laptop Distribution 

Rising 2nd Grade + Siblings: Monday, August 31. 

Click to Sign Up for 2nd Grade Laptop Distribution 

Rising 1st Grade + Siblings: Tuesday, September 1. 

Click to Sign Up for 1st Grade Laptop Distribution

Kindergarten: Wednesday, September 2. 

Click to Sign Up for Kindergarten Laptop Distribution

If your family is unable to pick up their FCPS  issued laptop on the designated day, please contact Linda Peace at llpeace@fcps.edu or 703-921-2400 to make other arrangements for pick-up.

FCPS Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools is launching a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective today, Monday, August 24. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

Library Books   If you still have any Clermont library books at home, please bring them with you when you come to pick up your school issued laptops. Thank you for keeping them safe over the summer! Virtual Open House

Clermont will be holding a Virtual Open House on Thursday, September 3rd! Classroom teachers will be emailing invitations to this virtual event to all parents closer to the date. For your planning purposes, the grade level schedule is below. 

Virtual Open House Schedule

Kindergarten: 9 am-10 am

1st: 10 am-11 am

2nd: 11 am-12 pm

3rd: 12 pm-1 pm

4th: 1 pm-2 pm

5th: 2 pm-3 pm

6th: 3 pm-4 pm

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Clermont, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: clermontes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

School Supplies

Supply lists for virtual learning have been posted to the Clermont website at this link: Virtual Supply Lists

Important Dates

September 3: Virtual Open House 

September 8: First Day of School

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar. 

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Reminder: 4th Grade Laptop Distribution Tomorrow, Aug 25

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Tomorrow, August 25th, laptops will be distributed for 4th grade students and their siblings. If you have a 4th grader and have not yet signed up to pick up their laptop, please sign up here.

 

This year, all Clermont ES students will be issued an FCPS laptop. It is our goal to ensure that all students can actively participate in distance learning for the 2020-21 school year. Every child will need a dedicated computer and the FCPS issued laptop will contain pre-populated shortcuts on the desktop to our frequently used programs. 

In order to maintain safe social distancing and safety protocols, all families must sign-up for an appointment to pick-up their FCPS issued laptop and wear a mask when coming into the building. You will be required to complete a health screening before entering the cafeteria. There will be a QR code on the door; you can scan and complete the screening online the day of the distribution or fill out a paper copy when you arrive at Clermont.

Laptop distribution events will take place in the cafeteria. Students should be present to pick up laptops. If a student already has an FCPS laptop from the spring distribution, they should bring it with them on their laptop distribution date and exchange it for a new laptop. (Sibling's laptops will also be available at the below distribution dates.)

Laptop Distribution Dates

Rising 4th Grade + Siblings: Tuesday, August 25. 

Click to Sign Up for 4th Grade Laptop Distribution  

Rising 3rd Grade + Siblings: Monday, August 31. 

Click to Sign Up for 3rd Grade Laptop Distribution 

Rising 2nd Grade + Siblings: Monday, August 31. 

Click to Sign Up for 2nd Grade Laptop Distribution 

Rising 1st Grade + Siblings: Tuesday, September 1. 

Sign up link will be available later this week.

Kindergarten: Wednesday, September 2. 

Sign up link will be available later this week.

If your family is unable to pick up their FCPS  issued laptop on the designated day, please contact Linda Peace at llpeace@fcps.edu or 703-921-2400 to make other arrangements for pick-up.

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Laptop Distribution: New Dates Added

This year, all Clermont ES students will be issued an FCPS laptop. It is our goal to ensure that all students can actively participate in distance learning for the 2020-21 school year. Every child will need a dedicated computer and the FCPS issued laptop will contain pre-populated shortcuts on the desktop to our frequently used programs. 

In order to maintain safe social distancing and safety protocols, all families must sign-up for an appointment to pick-up their FCPS issued laptop and wear a mask when coming into the building. You will be required to complete a health screening before entering the cafeteria. There will be a QR code on the door; you can scan and complete the screening online the day of the distribution or fill out a paper copy when you arrive at Clermont.

Laptop distribution events will take place in the cafeteria. Students should be present to pick up laptops. If a student already has an FCPS laptop from the spring distribution, they should bring it with them on their laptop distribution date and exchange it for a new laptop. (Sibling's laptops will also be available at the below distribution dates.)

Laptop Distribution Dates

Rising 4th Grade + Siblings: Tuesday, August 25. 

Click to Sign Up for 4th Grade Laptop Distribution  

Rising 3rd Grade + Siblings: Monday, August 31. 

Click to Sign Up for 3rd Grade Laptop Distribution 

Rising 2nd Grade + Siblings: Monday, August 31. 

Click to Sign Up for 2nd Grade Laptop Distribution 

Rising 1st Grade + Siblings: Tuesday, September 1. 

Sign up link will be available next week.

Kindergarten: Wednesday, September 2. 

Sign up link will be available next week.

If your family is unable to pick up their FCPS  issued laptop on the designated day, please contact Linda Peace at llpeace@fcps.edu or 703-921-2400 to make other arrangements for pick-up.

Library Books   If you still have any Clermont library books at home, please bring them with you when you come to pick up your school issued laptops. Thank you for keeping them safe over the summer! Virtual Open House

Clermont will be holding a Virtual Open House on Thursday, September 3rd! Classroom teachers will be emailing invitations to this virtual event to all parents closer to the date. For your planning purposes, the grade level schedule is below. 

Virtual Open House Schedule

Kindergarten: 9 am-10 am

1st: 10 am-11 am

2nd: 11 am-12 pm

3rd: 12 pm-1 pm

4th: 1 pm-2 pm

5th: 2 pm-3 pm

6th: 3 pm-4 pm

School Supplies

Supply lists for virtual learning have been posted to the Clermont website at this link: Virtual Supply Lists

If you ordered school supplies through Campus Survival, those will be delivered to the school and you will be contacted so that you may set up a time to retrieve your previously ordered supplies.

Join the PTA Today!

If you haven't already, we encourage you to join the Clermont PTA. Joining the PTA is a great way to get involved with the Clermont community, and to learn how you can help support our students and teachers through the many new challenges of the school year ahead. Become a member today!

Important Dates

September 3: Virtual Open House 

September 8: First Day of School

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar. 

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Laptop Distribution for 5th & 6th Grade

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Laptop Distribution for All Students

As the school year approaches, we are planning our laptop distribution. All Clermont ES students will be issued an FCPS laptop. It is our goal to ensure that all students can actively participate in distance learning for the 2020-21 school year. Every child will need a dedicated computer and the FCPS issued laptop will contain pre-populated shortcuts on the desktop to our frequently used programs. 

Note: Laptop distribution events will take place in the cafeteria. Students must be present to pick up laptops.

6th Grade: The distribution of laptops will be on Tuesday, August 18, for rising sixth-grade students and their siblings who attend Clermont ES.  If a rising sixth grade student already has an FCPS laptop from the spring distribution, they should bring it with them on Tuesday, August 18, and exchange it for a new laptop. 

Click to Sign Up for 6th Grade Laptop   Grade 6 Laptop Distribution

5th Grade: The distribution of laptops will be on Wednesday, August 19, for rising fifth-grade students and their siblings who attend Clermont ES.  If a rising fifth grade student already has an FCPS laptop from the spring distribution, they should bring it with them on Wednesday, August 19, and exchange it for a new laptop. 

Click to Sign Up for 5th Grade Laptop  5th Grade Laptop Distribution

In order to maintain safe social distancing and safety protocols, all families must sign-up for an appointment to pick-up their FCPS issued laptop and wear a mask when coming into the building. You will be required to complete a health screening before entering the cafeteria. There will be a QR code on the door; you can scan and complete the screening online the day of the distribution or fill out a paper copy when you arrive at Clermont.

Information regarding laptop distribution for grades K – 4 will be sent out next week.

If your family is unable to pick up their FCPS  issued laptop on the designated day, please contact Linda Peace at llpeace@fcps.edu or 703-921-2400 to make other arrangements for pick-up.

 

A medida que se acerca el año escolar, estamos planificando la distribución de nuestras computadoras portátiles. Todos los estudiantes de Clermont ES recibirán una computadora portátil de FCPS. Nuestro objetivo es garantizar que todos los estudiantes puedan participar activamente en el aprendizaje a distancia para el año escolar 2020-21. Cada niño necesitará una computadora dedicada y la computadora portátil proporcionada por FCPS contendrá accesos directos precargados a nuestros programas de uso frecuente.

Sexto grado: La distribución de computadoras portátiles será el martes 18 de agosto para los estudiantes de sexto grado y sus hermanos que asisten a Clermont ES. Si un estudiante de sexto grado que ingresa ya tiene una computadora portátil de FCPS de la distribución de primavera, debe traerla el martes 18 de agosto y cambiarla por una computadora portátil nueva.

Grade 6 Laptop Distribution

Quito Grado: La distribución de computadoras portátiles será el miércoles 19 de agosto para los estudiantes de quinto grado y sus hermanos que asisten a Clermont ES. Si un estudiante de quinto grado ya tiene una computadora portátil de FCPS de la distribución de primavera, debe traerla el miércoles 19 de agosto y cambiarla por una computadora portátil nueva.

Para mantener un distanciamiento social seguro y protocolos de seguridad, todas las familias deben inscribirse en una cita para recoger su computadora portátil proporcionada por FCPS y usar una máscara al ingresar al edificio. Se le pedirá que complete un examen de salud antes de ingresar a la cafetería. Habrá un código QR en la puerta; puede escanear y completar la evaluación en línea el día de la distribución o completar una copia impresa cuando llegue a Clermont.

5th Grade Laptop Distribution

Los estudiantes deben estar presentes para recoger las computadoras portátiles.

La próxima semana se enviará información sobre la distribución de computadoras portátiles para los grados K ​​- 4.

Si su familia no puede recoger su computadora portátil proporcionada por FCPS en el día designado, comuníquese con Linda Peace en llpeace@fcps.edu o al 703-921-2400.

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If you haven't already, we encourage you to join the Clermont PTA. Joining the PTA is a great way to get involved with the Clermont community, and to learn how you can help support our students and teachers through the many new challenges of the school year ahead. Become a member today!

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Laptop Distribution Reminder

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Laptop Distribution for All Students

As the school year approaches, we are planning our laptop distribution. All Clermont ES students will be issued an FCPS laptop. It is our goal to ensure that all students can actively participate in distance learning for the 2020-21 school year.  Every child will need a dedicated computer and the FCPS issued laptop will contain pre-populated shortcuts on the desktop to our frequently used programs. 

6th Grade: The distribution of laptops will be on Tuesday, August 18, for rising sixth-grade students and their siblings who attend Clermont ES.  If a rising sixth grade student already has an FCPS laptop from the spring distribution, they should bring it with them on Tuesday, August 18, and exchange it for a new laptop. 

Click to Sign Up for 6th Grade Laptop   Grade 6 Laptop Distribution

5th Grade: The distribution of laptops will be on Wednesday, August 19, for rising fifth-grade students and their siblings who attend Clermont ES.  If a rising fifth grade student already has an FCPS laptop from the spring distribution, they should bring it with them on Wednesday, August 19, and exchange it for a new laptop. 

Click to Sign Up for 5th Grade Laptop  5th Grade Laptop Distribution

In order to maintain safe social distancing and safety protocols, all families must sign-up for an appointment to pick-up their FCPS issued laptop and wear a mask when coming into the building. You will be required to complete a health screening before entering the cafeteria.  There will be a QR code on the door; you can scan and complete the screening online the day of the distribution or fill out a paper copy when you arrive at Clermont.

Students must be present to pick up laptops.

Information regarding laptop distribution for grades K – 4 will be sent out next week.

If your family is unable to pick up their FCPS  issued laptop on the designated day, please contact Linda Peace at llpeace@fcps.edu or 703-921-2400 to make other arrangements for pick-up.

 

A medida que se acerca el año escolar, estamos planificando la distribución de nuestras computadoras portátiles. Todos los estudiantes de Clermont ES recibirán una computadora portátil de FCPS. Nuestro objetivo es garantizar que todos los estudiantes puedan participar activamente en el aprendizaje a distancia para el año escolar 2020-21. Cada niño necesitará una computadora dedicada y la computadora portátil proporcionada por FCPS contendrá accesos directos precargados a nuestros programas de uso frecuente.

Sexto grado: La distribución de computadoras portátiles será el martes 18 de agosto para los estudiantes de sexto grado y sus hermanos que asisten a Clermont ES. Si un estudiante de sexto grado que ingresa ya tiene una computadora portátil de FCPS de la distribución de primavera, debe traerla el martes 18 de agosto y cambiarla por una computadora portátil nueva.

Grade 6 Laptop Distribution

 

Quito Grado: La distribución de computadoras portátiles será el miércoles 19 de agosto para los estudiantes de quinto grado y sus hermanos que asisten a Clermont ES. Si un estudiante de quinto grado ya tiene una computadora portátil de FCPS de la distribución de primavera, debe traerla el miércoles 19 de agosto y cambiarla por una computadora portátil nueva.

Para mantener un distanciamiento social seguro y protocolos de seguridad, todas las familias deben inscribirse en una cita para recoger su computadora portátil proporcionada por FCPS y usar una máscara al ingresar al edificio. Se le pedirá que complete un examen de salud antes de ingresar a la cafetería. Habrá un código QR en la puerta; puede escanear y completar la evaluación en línea el día de la distribución o completar una copia impresa cuando llegue a Clermont.

5th Grade Laptop Distribution

Los estudiantes deben estar presentes para recoger las computadoras portátiles.

La próxima semana se enviará información sobre la distribución de computadoras portátiles para los grados K ​​- 4.

Si su familia no puede recoger su computadora portátil proporcionada por FCPS en el día designado, comuníquese con Linda Peace en llpeace@fcps.edu o al 703-921-2400.

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Dear Clermont Families,

I hope all our Clermont Families are healthy and well as we prepare for our staff to come back to school next week! Earlier this week I sent out information regarding 5th and 6th grade laptop distribution. This information is also available on the Clermont website. Next week, information will be sent out regarding grades K – 4. Thank you for your patience as we prepare all the student laptops to be distributed.

In addition to laptops, a link to the grade level schedules was sent out earlier this week. The amount of time that children will be “in virtual school” has created quite a buzz in our community. I want to reassure you that the staff and I are aware of the many ways lengthy amounts of screen time can impact young children, and we are sensitive to this. Teachers will be providing children with work during the designated blocks of time that will be both with and without the computer. We will be doing our absolute best to ensure children are engaged in ways that don’t require constant focus on the screen. If you have not already heard Dr. Brabrand’s Town Hall from Wednesday, August 13, I encourage you to watch at least the first 12 minutes for a great description of the educational virtual environment we will be creating at Clermont. https://youtu.be/YWUSuRQ4muE

As always, thank you for your patience and support as your Clermont School Team gears up be Virtually Unstoppable this year!

Take care of yourself and each other,

Ms. Salata

Save the Date: Virtual Open House

Clermont will be holding a Virtual Open House on September 3rd. Be on the lookout for more information about this coming soon!

Yearbook Pick-up Tomorrow

This week the PTA Yearbook Team has been delivering yearbooks in advance of the pick-up event tomorrow. All Clermont neighborhoods were visited at least once. And with 47% delivered so far it will be easy to maintain social distance at the pick-up. If you have not received the yearbook you ordered please come tomorrow.

When: Saturday, August 15 from 9 AM to Noon (rain or shine!)

Where: 3705 Lakota Rd, Alexandria, VA 22303.

There are a limited number of additional yearbooks for purchase; however, they are not available for pick-up tomorrow. If you are interested please email yearbook@clermontpta.org. After the event, the Yearbook Team will assess how many books remain for distribution and share additional instructions next week to ensure every child can get their book as soon as possible. Please email us if you have any questions and we'll address them next week.

Virtual Kindergarten Orientation

We are excited to welcome our rising Kindergartners for the 2020-2021 school year. While we were unable to gather for a face to face Kindergarten Orientation this year, that didn’t stop us from connecting. Check out our virtual orientation, which includes a slideshow and a video, at the following link: https://clermontes.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-2020-21

Library Books   If you still have any Clermont library books at home, please bring them with you when you come to pick up your school issued laptops. Thank you for keeping them safe over the summer! School Supplies

Supply lists for virtual learning have been posted to the Clermont website at this link: Virtual Supply Lists

If you ordered school supplies through Campus Survival, those will be delivered to the school and you will be contacted so that you may set up a time to retrieve your previously ordered supplies.

Join the PTA Today!

If you haven't already, we encourage you to join the Clermont PTA. Joining the PTA is a great way to get involved with the Clermont community, and to learn how you can help support our students and teachers through the many new challenges of the school year ahead. Become a member today!

Important Dates

September 3: Virtual Open House 

September 8: First Day of School

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Daily Schedule and Laptop Distribution

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Message from Ms. Salata about 2020-2021 Student Daily Schedule

Dear Clermont Families,

Your Clermont School Team has been working hard to plan for a successful virtual opening. We have posted the tentative grade level schedules on our Clermont ES website for your family planning purposes.  These are proposed, tentative schedules and are subject to change before the first day of school on September 8, 2020. Our hope is that we will not need to make any changes, however we encourage you to check back prior to the start of school. The specials (art, music, PE, Chinese) schedule is below the instructional schedule.

https://clermontes.fcps.edu/announcements/clermonts-virtual-grade-level-tentative-schedules

While we are still working to create our class placements/teacher assignments for all students, you may want to ensure that your ParentVue account is active. You will be able to locate your child’s teacher through ParentVue in early September, and more information will come out regarding this as soon as our class lists are complete. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

Sincerely,

Ms. Salata

 

Estimadas familias de Clermont,

Su equipo escolar de Clermont ha estado trabajando arduamente para planificar una apertura virtual exitosa. Hemos publicado los horarios de nivel de grado tentativos en nuestro sitio web de Clermont ES para su planificación familiar. Estos son horarios tentativos propuestos y están sujetos a cambios antes del primer día de clases el 8 de septiembre de 2020. Esperamos que no necesitemos hacer ningún cambio, sin embargo, le recomendamos que vuelva a consultar antes del inicio de clases. El horario de especiales (arte, música, educación física, chino) está por debajo del horario de instrucción.

https://clermontes.fcps.edu/announcements/clermonts-virtual-grade-level-tentative-schedules

Si bien todavía estamos trabajando para crear nuestras ubicaciones de clases para todos los estudiantes, es posible que desee asegurarse de que su cuenta de ParentVue esté activa. Pronto podrá localizar al maestro de su hijo a través de ParentVue, y saldrá más información al respecto tan pronto como nuestras listas de clases estén completas. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

Sinceramente,

Sra. Salata

 

Laptop Distribution for All Students

As the school year approaches, we are planning our laptop distribution. All Clermont ES students will be issued an FCPS laptop. It is our goal to ensure that all students can actively participate in distance learning for the 2020-21 school year.  Every child will need a dedicated computer and the FCPS issued laptop will contain pre-populated shortcuts on the desktop to our frequently used programs. 

6th Grade: The distribution of laptops will be on Tuesday, August 18, for rising sixth-grade students and their siblings who attend Clermont ES.  If a rising sixth grade student already has an FCPS laptop from the spring distribution, they should bring it with them on Tuesday, August 18, and exchange it for a new laptop. 

Click to Sign Up for 6th Grade Laptop   Grade 6 Laptop Distribution

5th Grade: The distribution of laptops will be on Wednesday, August 19, for rising fifth-grade students and their siblings who attend Clermont ES.  If a rising fifth grade student already has an FCPS laptop from the spring distribution, they should bring it with them on Wednesday, August 19, and exchange it for a new laptop. 

Click to Sign Up for 5th Grade Laptop  5th Grade Laptop Distribution

In order to maintain safe social distancing and safety protocols, all families must sign-up for an appointment to pick-up their FCPS issued laptop and wear a mask when coming into the building. You will be required to complete a health screening before entering the cafeteria.  There will be a QR code on the door; you can scan and complete the screening online the day of the distribution or fill out a paper copy when you arrive at Clermont.

Students must be present to pick up laptops.

Information regarding laptop distribution for grades K – 4 will be sent out next week.

If your family is unable to pick up their FCPS  issued laptop on the designated day, please contact Linda Peace at llpeace@fcps.edu or 703-921-2400 to make other arrangements for pick-up.

 

A medida que se acerca el año escolar, estamos planificando la distribución de nuestras computadoras portátiles. Todos los estudiantes de Clermont ES recibirán una computadora portátil de FCPS. Nuestro objetivo es garantizar que todos los estudiantes puedan participar activamente en el aprendizaje a distancia para el año escolar 2020-21. Cada niño necesitará una computadora dedicada y la computadora portátil proporcionada por FCPS contendrá accesos directos precargados a nuestros programas de uso frecuente.

Sexto grado: La distribución de computadoras portátiles será el martes 18 de agosto para los estudiantes de sexto grado y sus hermanos que asisten a Clermont ES. Si un estudiante de sexto grado que ingresa ya tiene una computadora portátil de FCPS de la distribución de primavera, debe traerla el martes 18 de agosto y cambiarla por una computadora portátil nueva.

Grade 6 Laptop Distribution

 

Quito Grado: La distribución de computadoras portátiles será el miércoles 19 de agosto para los estudiantes de quinto grado y sus hermanos que asisten a Clermont ES. Si un estudiante de quinto grado ya tiene una computadora portátil de FCPS de la distribución de primavera, debe traerla el miércoles 19 de agosto y cambiarla por una computadora portátil nueva.

Para mantener un distanciamiento social seguro y protocolos de seguridad, todas las familias deben inscribirse en una cita para recoger su computadora portátil proporcionada por FCPS y usar una máscara al ingresar al edificio. Se le pedirá que complete un examen de salud antes de ingresar a la cafetería. Habrá un código QR en la puerta; puede escanear y completar la evaluación en línea el día de la distribución o completar una copia impresa cuando llegue a Clermont.

5th Grade Laptop Distribution

Los estudiantes deben estar presentes para recoger las computadoras portátiles.

La próxima semana se enviará información sobre la distribución de computadoras portátiles para los grados K ​​- 4.

Si su familia no puede recoger su computadora portátil proporcionada por FCPS en el día designado, comuníquese con Linda Peace en llpeace@fcps.edu o al 703-921-2400.

Virtual Parent/Guardian Handbook

We have created a brief and informative two-page handbook to help with the virtual start of the school year. Click here for more information.

Clermont Parent Handbook

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Message from Clermont's Principal

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Dear Clermont Families,

This past July 15 marked my one-year anniversary at Clermont ES. When I walked through the front doors of Clermont last July, I would never have imagined what we would experience as a school community. We know the next six months may be just as unpredictable. As uncertain as this time has been, I am grateful to be on this journey with you and our Clermont Staff. As announced last week, all students will begin the school year, 100% virtually, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. A firm plan is still in the process of being developed, which will include a Virtual Orientation for parents and students prior to September 8. Many of our staff members are already busy creating schedules and working on professional development opportunities for each other. I am confident that together we are all going to be VIRTUALLY UNSTOPPABLE at delivering the best online learning we can for our Eagles!

A few notes to share with you are below. Please contact me if you have any questions at rsalata@fcps.edu.

Take care of yourself and each other,

Ms. Salata

Monday, 8/3 - Clermont Closed

Clermont will be closed on Monday, August 3 for maintenance of our front office. We will open again on Tuesday, August 4. 

Laptops for All Students

FCPS has invested in laptops for the upcoming school year which is enabling Clermont ES to issue an FCPS laptop to every student in our school, grades K - 6. We are currently working out a distribution plan and will communicate that to you ASAP. Laptops will be distributed after August 17.

Even if your child has a laptop at home already, I encourage you to still sign out the FCPS laptop. The school's computer will already have shortcuts on the desktop to the frequently used programs, and it will be easier for our IT Fast Team and Tech Team to troubleshoot any issues. FCPS personnel are not permitted to help fix personal computers. If you do not want your child to sign out an FCPS laptop, you will be provided with an Opt Out form. 

Distance Learning 2020 - 2021

If your child is registered at Clermont ES, your child's attendance will be mandatory, just as it is during a typical school year

  • Online school will consist of:
    • Mondays AM for small group instruction, intervention
    • Mondays PM asynchronous learning
    • Tuesdays -  Fridays 3.0 to 3.5 hours of Core instruction (math, science, language arts, social studies) + 30 minutes specials each day
    • We will build lunch and recess/screen breaks into the schedule at designated, consistent times throughout the day in addition to specials and Core curriculum
Thanks, PTA!

 

BIG thanks to our PTA for four new tables adjacent to our playground! This will be a great outdoor learning space when we return to the building. We are so appreciative of the PTA's support...Thank you!

"Home Schooling" Your Child

With these being uncertain times, and COVID-19 insisting on sticking around, many parents have asked about Home Schooling their child. "Home Schooling", or Home Instruction, is different from the virtual, distance learning your child will be doing this fall at home. If you choose Home Learning for your child, you will need to withdraw your child from Clermont ES, and will no longer have access to the online learning provided by Clermont's teachers. You will also need to register your child with FCPS so there is a record for the state that your child is attending school via the Home Learning model. Here is the website link to help you learn about what you will have to do to enroll your child in a Home Learning program.

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/home-instruction

School Supplies on Temp Hold

We are currently working with PTA to establish our protocol for the pre-paid school supplies. During a typical school year, Campus Survival does a great job with packaging and delivering our pre-paid school supplies in advance of school starting. We are currently in communications with Campus Survival and our teachers to create new lists that will be better suited for this school year. More on this to come, soon!

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Clermont Updates

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Dear Clermont Families,

Thank you for participating in the student selection survey, and for the great questions you asked leading up to making your decision. Your questions are essential in helping the staff and me build our plans going forward. As our survey window closed, here is some information specific to Clermont ES that may be of interest to you. 330 families selected the face-to-face, in person option. 239 families selected the all-virtual option. As I write to you today, we have 10 new students yet to register since the survey closed so please know those numbers will be evolving and growing as we register more children over the summer.

Our bell schedule has also been announced. Clermont ES hours will be 10:05 am – 4:50 pm. We do realize that this is a very late dismissal time. As we have just learned this is our bell schedule and are still in the beginning stages of mapping out the face-to-face and all-virtual schedules, I have not yet had time to work out any specifics related to that late dismissal time. As we get further along in the planning process more specifics will be provided.

In addition, we will be providing a Virtual Orientation for all families prior to the start of school. This is still in the early planning stages as well, however I wanted you to know that we are certainly planning something for you to be informed prior to school starting on September 8.

Thank you for your partnership during this new and interesting time! Take care of yourself and of each other.

Ms. Salata, Principal

Clermont ES Hours for SY20-21: 10:05 am – 4:50 pm

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Clermont Update Correction

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Revised

In an effort to keep all Clermont ES families connected, a Clermont parent has created a Facebook page exclusively for Clermont ES families only. 

If you are new to the area this would be a great way to meet other families in your neighborhood. Maybe some virtual cohorts can be created through finding each other here as well! Look for the Facebook page called Clermont Cohorts. We do hope this will be a page for positive and helpful comments, making new friends in our Clermont community, and brainstorming ideas that will keep our Clermont family connected! 

Revision Note: A previous email incorrectly stated that the PTA created the above facebook group. The facebook group was created by a Clermont parent, and is not officially affiliated with the Clermont PTA or Clermont ES.

5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  | Main Office: 703-921-2400
Attendance: 703-921-2424 | Web | Twitter

Clermont Updates

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Dear Clermont Family,

Thank you to the many families who joined PTA and me for our meeting Monday night. If you were unable to make it, you can find the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_WFKu0iuJA&feature=youtu.be

Reminder

Today's the day - the last day to submit an enrollment form to let us know your choice for instruction this fall! You can find more information on return-to-school plans, including frequently asked questions, at https://www.fcps.edu/enroll2020.

Remember, if no response is received, your child will automatically be enrolled for in-person instruction. Submit Enrollment Option

New From PTA!

In an effort to keep all Clermont ES families connected, our PTA has created a Facebook page exclusively for Clermont ES families only. 

If you are new to the area this would be a great way to meet other families in your neighborhood. Maybe some virtual cohorts can be created through finding each other here as well! Look for the Facebook page called Clermont Cohorts. We do hope this will be a page for positive and helpful comments, making new friends in our Clermont community, and brainstorming ideas that will keep our Clermont family connected! 

Email Note

If you have received an email from Louise Archer ES regarding your child and scheduling at that school please disregard. That email was sent in error and we apologize for the inconvenience. 

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PTA Presentation and Clermont ES Town Hall

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Revised Time: Clermont PTA Meeting & Principal Town Hall

The PTA and Ms. Salata have teamed up and invite you to attend an informative meeting on Monday, July 13 at 7:30 pm  (time has been revised to avoid conflict with Twain MS) via Zoom. The PTA will be holding a summer meeting with valuable information for you, followed by a presentation from Ms. Salata regarding the Return to School Plan for 2020-2021.

To attend this PTA sponsored Zoom meeting, please register using the link below. Once you register, you will be provided with a link to join on Monday night. To register:

 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcOmtrT4tGdztNAXQYtoDv6Im5nOypfLD+

If you have any questions you would like Ms. Salata to see prior to the Monday night meeting, please submit by Sunday, July 12, 9 pm. Here is the link to submit questions: https://forms.gle/5Niin69srZK2ynf78

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you Monday night!

Sincerely,

 

Clermont PTA Board and Ms. Salata

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PTA Presentation and Clermont ES Town Hall

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Clermont PTA Meeting & Principal Town Hall

The PTA and Ms. Salata have teamed up and invite you to attend an informative meeting on Monday, July 13 at 7 pm via Zoom. The PTA will be holding a summer meeting with valuable information for you, followed by a presentation from Ms. Salata regarding the Return to School Plan for 2020-2021.

To attend this PTA sponsored Zoom meeting, please register using the link below. Once you register, you will be provided with a link to join on Monday night. To register:

 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcOmtrT4tGdztNAXQYtoDv6Im5nOypfLD+

If you have any questions you would like Ms. Salata to see prior to the Monday night meeting, please submit by Sunday, July 12, 9 pm. Here is the link to submit questions: https://forms.gle/5Niin69srZK2ynf78

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you Monday night!

Sincerely,

 

Clermont PTA Board and Ms. Salata

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Principal Updates July 2

GovDelivery 2 months 3 weeks ago

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Message From Ms. Salata

Please click on this link to listen to an informational video from Clermont's principal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYqIssqgeqQ&feature=youtu.be

Helpful Links

Superintendent Brabrand's Town Hall

Town Hall Meeting on Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Brabrand's Letter and Return to School

You can visit the Return to School web page for more details on the 2020-2021 school year.

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Guardians

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/return-school-questions-and-answers

Information on Face-to-Face instruction back in the school building, with social distancing.

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/reopening-schools-plan-complete-information/school-learning-health-and-social

Information on All-Virtual instruction; Full-time, online instruction.

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/reopening-schools-plan-complete-information/full-time-online-learning-request

 

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