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Reminder: No School Monday

Monday, September 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Clermont Fun Run THANK YOU Clermont Families!

Thanks to you we raised over $40,000 to benefit our students, including the renovation of our central courtyard into an outdoor learning space! The students had a blast today running their laps and cheering on their peers. We couldn't have done it without all of you!

Thank you to Emily Campos for taking this great group photo of the entire school at the Fun Run today!

To Do for Parents/Guardians: SR&R Signature Sheet and Digital Resources Consent

Many families have yet to complete their Digital Resources Consent and the SR&R Signature Sheet. Students will not be able to participate in activities utilizing many technology resources in class without the digital consent completed, and students will not be permitted to attend field trips without the SR&R signature completed. If you have not yet completed either of these, please follow the instructions below today.

SR&R Signature Sheet: FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). Please log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R, or print out the SR&R signature sheet and return it to the school. Signatures are due by September 30

Digital Resources Consent: Please complete the Digital Resources Consent online as soon as possible. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent on the Clermont website. You can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Counselor's Corner

As part of our on-going counseling program at Clermont Elementary School, we will begin small group counseling to support students whose parent/guardian is deployed. “The Military Support Club”, will meet one time per month on an ongoing basis.  Meetings are during the school day and last for 45 minutes.

The Military Support Club is formed to assist students in connecting with others, sharing feelings, and discussing strategies to cope with deployment. The group will consist of discussions and activities.

Please reach out if you have questions or would like for your child to participate.

Mrs. Treger and Mr. Gayl

Clermont Elementary School Counselors

[email protected]

[email protected]

703-921-2400

Double Trouble: Screech took a break from the Washington Nationals to stop by the Clermont Fun Run today with Clermont's own Ernie the Eagle! 

Cafeteria Request: No Glass Containers

Families, we kindly request that you do not pack your child's food or drink items in glass containers. We have recently had several glass items from children's lunches break, which presents a safety hazard and places a strain on the lunchroom staff. Please choose other types of containers for your child's items. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

Student Voice: News Show Request

Clermont students have a strong voice! We would love to hear more about the various holidays our students celebrate from our Eagles. Does your family celebrate Yom Kippur? If your child is interested in recording a segment for our news show, we would love to hear their thoughts! Please contact Mrs. Cangro at [email protected] for more information.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! We All Belong Here.

Each one of us is  unique. And every student matters. If a student is having a difficult time attending class, please tell a trusted adult at school. There are solutions.

Visit our Attendance webpage for resources on attendance.

Clermont Elementary is on Facebook! We are now on Facebook!

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PRC Webinars

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

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

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

Resource for Military Families Parent Webinars from MCEC

The Military Child Education Coalition has a variety of parent workshops  available via webinar to support military parents. Webinars are presented live usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Noon EST. Participants must register in advance for the live webinar presentation.

Upcoming Webinars 

Sept. 24: Fostering Resilience in Military-Connected Children

Oct 4: Reflect and Connect: Social Emotional Learning with Elizabeth Dale-Deines 

More information about MCEC webinars is available online. 

Screech tried his hand at school office work today, but from the looks of it he was too busy googling himself to get much done! 

Important Dates

September 26: No School/Prof. Workday - Rosh Hashanah

October 5: No School - Yom Kippur

October 10: No School/Prof. Workday - Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 24: No School - Diwali

October 28: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm)

October 31: No School/Prof. Workday

November 8: No School - Election Day

November 11: No School - Veterans Day

November 23-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 29: Fall Picture Retakes

December 19 - January 2: No School - Winter Break

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The Fun Run is Tomorrow!

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It's here, the Fun Run is tomorrow! Tonight is the LAST night to make a donation. If you haven't already signed up, do so today at: mybooster.com and help us reach 100% registration. We're getting close to achieving our $30,000 goal at which point the students will get to turn Ms. Salata and Ms. Younger into Post It Monsters! Please spread the word, share your link on social media even if your family is not in the position to support the Fun Run at this time. All students will receive their t-shirt on Friday and run in the event!  Please ensure they wear athletic clothes, sneakers and bring water!

Don't forget this year we are again allowing spectators, so come cheer on your Eagles as they complete their laps. If you are not volunteering, please stay in the spectator section to ensure a safe event for the students. The schedule is as follows:

9:45 AM: K-3rd grade

11:00 AM: 4th-6th grade

There will be a whole school picture taken between the two runs.

Thank you so much for all of your support to make this event happen. If you have any questions, please reach out to the VP of Fundraising (Meagan Tiedemann) at [email protected]

 

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Reminder: Picture Day is Tomorrow!

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Picture Day is Tomorrow!

Clermont’s Picture Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th. Pictures can be ordered online (preferred method) at mylifetouch.com using picture day ID EVTN833HR . Students who are not in school on picture day will have another opportunity to have their photo taken during retakes on November 29th.

For questions about photo orders, please visit mylifetouch.com or contact Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753.

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Clermont Fun Run Limited Edition Weekend Challenge

Clermont Elementary Families! 

Our Clermont Fun Run has begun, and we’re on our way to reaching our goal of $30,000. Thank you so much to our families who have registered and shared their donation pages to get us to this point!

As we head into the weekend, we have a BONUS PRIZE OPPORTUNITY for all students. It’s for this weekend only, so time is limited to earn this extra reward.

Click here to log into MYBOOSTER.COM to learn more about this prize and to share your donation page!

Thank you for supporting our school!. We can’t wait for the Clermont Fun Run happening on 09/23/2022!

Picture Day is Next Week!

Clermont’s Picture Day is on Tuesday, September 20th. Pictures can be ordered online (preferred method) at mylifetouch.com using picture day ID EVTN833HR . Parents placing their orders online do not need to return the picture day order form. For those who opt not to order online, paper order forms went home this week. Students who are not in school on picture day will have another opportunity to have their photo taken during retakes on November 29th.

For questions about photo orders, please visit mylifetouch.com or contact Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753.

Sept. 15 -Oct. 15 National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Rosh Hashanah (Student Holiday/Professional Work Day)

Monday, Sept. 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Clermont Elementary is on Facebook! We are now on Facebook!

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Attendance Awareness Month When Should My Child Stay Home?

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss. 

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to miss as few days as possible. However, do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. So when should your child stay home? Visit our site for helpful ideas regarding absences and how to work with your child and your school. 

If your child has a chronic illness, make sure to notify [INSERT SCHOOL CONTACT HERE] so that assistance can be provided if needed. Keep an open line of communication with your school public health nurse, and call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent and tell school staff why and for how long. Attend today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

SR&R Signature Sheet Due September 30

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. 

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at (703) 921-2400,if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Providing a Safe and Welcoming Space This School Year and Beyond

As a continued commitment to foster a caring culture and strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all students and families in Fairfax County Public Schools, School Board recently approved a Trust Policy. It aligns with Fairfax County Government’s Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy to ensure that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear that information will be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to federal immigration officials. Additional information is available in multiple languages on FCPS’ Trust Policy webpage. If you have questions about the policy, please contact FCPS’ Office of Professional Learning and Equity at [email protected]. FCPS has established an email address for staff, students, and families to report possible Trust Policy violations. If you feel someone has violated the Trust Policy, please email [email protected]

Resource for Military Families Lunch and Learn with Fort Belvoir CYS Oct 12 2022, 12 pm - 1 pm

Join Child and Youth Services (CYS) for informative education presentations facilitated by our CYS Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs). Sessions take place on the second Wednesday of each month, and are designed for CYS parents and staff. However, all are welcome to attend.

Presentation Topics and Dates:

  • Supporting Your Child Through Deployment - September 14 
  • A Guide to Helping Children Ages 3-12 with Anger - October 12
  • Stress During the Holidays - November 9
  • Emotional Eating - December 14

More information can be accessed here.

Cost: Free

For questions, please call the MFLC POC at +1 (571) 651-0017.

Important Dates

September 20: Fall Picture Day

September 21: Advanced Academics Information Virtual Mtg. - 6pm

September 23: Boosterthon Fun Run 

September 26: No School/Prof. Workday - Rosh Hashanah

October 5: No School - Yom Kippur

October 10: No School/Prof. Workday - Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 24: No School - Diwali

October 28: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm)

October 31: No School/Prof. Workday

November 8: No School - Election Day

November 11: No School - Veterans Day

November 23-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 29: Fall Picture Retakes

December 19 - January 2: No School - Winter Break

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Correction: Boosterthon Fun Run

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Clermont Elementary’s Fall Fundraiser, the Boosterthon Fun Run is back! Registration is open NOW! Go to: mybooster.com to sign up TODAY! If we reach 50% registration by Friday, September 16th, Ms. Salata and Ms. Younger will sing karaoke for the students. 

This event kicks off with the arrival of the Booster Team on campus on 9/15.  This year's theme is Grand Land Adventure. Throughout the days leading up to the Fun Run students will engage in spirit events and character building lessons with the Booster Team! This culminates in the HIGH ENERGY Fun Run which will be held on Friday, September 23rd. Students will run up to 30 laps to build fitness and raise money for Clermont. Funds raised will be used to benefit all students at Clermont Elementary, including to help convert the central courtyard at Clermont Elementary into a usable space for outdoor learning! Students may obtain sponsors or donations and then redeem these pledges by running laps on the day of the Fun Run. Every student can participate and receive a free shirt whether they have received donations or not. If your family feels it’s not in the position to financially support the school, that’s ok. Families can actually support our school by also SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and family online.

We can't run this event without help from parent volunteers! Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4AAAAF2CA0F85-clermont1 to help on the day of the event!

This year's event will look more like 2019 with two track races and students divided between upper and lower grades. Parents are invited to come, dance, and cheer on their children at this very fun event! Parents must check in at the front office first.

If you have any further questions, please contact: Meagan Tiedemann ([email protected]).

FAQs about Boosterthon: 

What is the Clermont Fun Run? 

The Clermont Fun Run is a 9 day program and is this semester’s biggest fundraiser, taking place on 09/23/2022. Families will be getting donations for the laps their student completes at the Clermont Fun Run. Funds raised from this event go toward outdoor learning space & courtyard renovation! Our goal is to raise $30,000. How can families register their student(s)? First, families log in or sign up on mybooster.com. Then, families can register their student as a participant on mybooster.com by searching for the school by name. Students get a FREE prize just for being registered. 

How can students get donations? 

Families can help connect students to sponsors by sharing their fundraising link on Facebook, through email, or even a text. Sponsors can enter and pay for those donations online through students’ fundraising link! 

Will my student really complete 30-35 laps? How big is the track? 

Yes, even kindergarteners! The Outdoor Fun Run track is about 1/16th of a mile, 1/4 the size of a normal high school track. The average student will complete 30-35 laps and will have a goal to complete at least 30 laps to help their school. The most any student will be counted for is 35 laps. 

Can students receive a prize for flat donations? 

Yes! All flat donations count toward donations and are rounded by 30 (the average student will complete over 30 laps. So, a $30 donation is the same as $1 per lap. A $60 donation is the same as $2 per lap, etc. 

What if families don’t have the Internet? 

If a student’s family does not have Internet access, families can use the Fundraising Guide to record all donations and send in the payment with the Fundraising Guide (if applicable). If students turn their donation and payment into their teacher, please make sure the student and teacher name are listed on the Fundraising Guide. 

How do sponsors pay? 

Sponsors will be prompted to pay online for all donations, even per lap donations. Sponsors will receive an email after the Clermont Fun Run with the amount of their payment based on how many laps were completed. 

Can I make a donation if I don’t want to pay online? 

YES! You can either turn in the payment for a donation listed on the Fundraising Guide, or you can request to turn off online payments for your account through our help desk on mybooster.com. When is donation money due? Donation money is due within ONE WEEK after the event. Families have one week to collect their donations after the Clermont Fun Run. 

Can I write a check? 

For donations not made on mybooster.com, you can still turn in cash or check. Please make checks out to: Clermont P.T.A.

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

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Boosterthon Fun Run

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Clermont Elementary’s Fall Fundraiser, the Boosterthon Fun Run is back! Registration is open NOW! Go to: https://mybooster.com/v3 to sign up TODAY! If we reach 50% registration by Friday, September 16th, Ms. Salata and Ms. Younger will sing karaoke for the students. 

This event kicks off with the arrival of the Booster Team on campus on 9/15.  This year's theme is Grand Land Adventure. Throughout the days leading up to the Fun Run students will engage in spirit events and character building lessons with the Booster Team! This culminates in the HIGH ENERGY Fun Run which will be held on Friday, September 23rd. Students will run up to 30 laps to build fitness and raise money for Clermont. Funds raised will be used to benefit all students at Clermont Elementary, including to help convert the central courtyard at Clermont Elementary into a usable space for outdoor learning! Students may obtain sponsors or donations and then redeem these pledges by running laps on the day of the Fun Run. Every student can participate and receive a free shirt whether they have received donations or not. If your family feels it’s not in the position to financially support the school, that’s ok. Families can actually support our school by also SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and family online.

We can't run this event without help from parent volunteers! Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4AAAAF2CA0F85-clermont1 to help on the day of the event!

This year's event will look more like 2019 with two track races and students divided between upper and lower grades. Parents are invited to come, dance, and cheer on their children at this very fun event! Parents must check in at the front office first.

If you have any further questions, please contact: Meagan Tiedemann ([email protected]).

FAQs about Boosterthon: 

What is the Clermont Fun Run? 

The Clermont Fun Run is a 9 day program and is this semester’s biggest fundraiser, taking place on 09/23/2022. Families will be getting donations for the laps their student completes at the Clermont Fun Run. Funds raised from this event go toward outdoor learning space & courtyard renovation! Our goal is to raise $30,000. How can families register their student(s)? First, families log in or sign up on MYBOOSTER.COM. Then, families can register their student as a participant on MYBOOSTER.COM by searching for the school by name. Students get a FREE prize just for being registered. 

How can students get donations? 

Families can help connect students to sponsors by sharing their fundraising link on Facebook, through email, or even a text. Sponsors can enter and pay for those donations online through students’ fundraising link! 

Will my student really complete 30-35 laps? How big is the track? 

Yes, even kindergarteners! The Outdoor Fun Run track is about 1/16th of a mile, 1/4 the size of a normal high school track. The average student will complete 30-35 laps and will have a goal to complete at least 30 laps to help their school. The most any student will be counted for is 35 laps. 

Can students receive a prize for flat donations? 

Yes! All flat donations count toward donations and are rounded by 30 (the average student will complete over 30 laps. So, a $30 donation is the same as $1 per lap. A $60 donation is the same as $2 per lap, etc. 

What if families don’t have the Internet? 

If a student’s family does not have Internet access, families can use the Fundraising Guide to record all donations and send in the payment with the Fundraising Guide (if applicable). If students turn their donation and payment into their teacher, please make sure the student and teacher name are listed on the Fundraising Guide. 

How do sponsors pay? 

Sponsors will be prompted to pay online for all donations, even per lap donations. Sponsors will receive an email after the Clermont Fun Run with the amount of their payment based on how many laps were completed. 

Can I make a donation if I don’t want to pay online? 

YES! You can either turn in the payment for a donation listed on the Fundraising Guide, or you can request to turn off online payments for your account through our help desk on MYBOOSTER.COM. When is donation money due? Donation money is due within ONE WEEK after the event. Families have one week to collect their donations after the Clermont Fun Run. 

Can I write a check? 

For donations not made on MYBOOSTER.COM, you can still turn in cash or check. Please make checks out to: Clermont P.T.A.

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

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Register Now for the Boosterthon Fun Run

Clermont Elementary families,

The day is here! You can now register for our Clermont Fun Run! Our goal is to raise $30,000 for outdoor learning space & courtyard renovation. Registering is easy and free!

⭐️ Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM ⭐️

Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school.

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!

Clermont's Fun Run will be held on September 23rd. 

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Importance of Strong Attendance Habits

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? View this morning checklist, available in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources. Attend today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Last Chance: Spiritwear Orders Due Today Today, Friday, September 9th is the last day for orders!  

No orders will be taken after today! Did your child have a summer growth spurt? Did you miss last year's Spiritwear order? Are you new to Clermont and excited to show your pride? Clermont PTA is taking orders for Spiritwear!

Click here or scan the QR code to order today!

SR&R Signature Sheet Due September 30

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

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

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at (703) 921-2400,if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Remembering 9/11 Through FCPS Service Learning and Volunteer Fairfax

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

PTA Fall Enrichment Classes Now Open!

The Clermont PTA has 5 incredible enrichment classes taking place this fall! Registration is first-come, first-serve and closes on Sunday, September 11th, so sign up soon to grab your spot! Click here to view the full schedule and register. 

Check out Mrs. Cangro, Librarian, and Mrs. Acosta, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, twinning today in their Scratch programming t-shirts! 

Action Needed: Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

Many Clermont students are still missing parental consent for them to use some of our digital resources. Please click here and complete the form for your child. You can find our school’s list of resources that require your consent here: Clermont Digital Resources

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

Important Dates

September 15: Boosterthon Student Kick-Off

September 23: Boosterthon Fun Run 

September 20: Fall Picture Day

September 26: No School/Prof. Workday - Rosh Hashanah

October 5: No School - Yom Kippur

October 10: No School/Prof. Workday - Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 24: No School - Diwali

October 28: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm)

October 31: No School/Prof. Workday

November 8: No School - Election Day

November 11: No School - Veterans Day

November 23-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 29: Fall Picture Retakes

December 19 - January 2: No School - Winter Break

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Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be In-Person this year on Wednesday, September 7th. The presentation will be posted in your child’s Schoology classroom for virtual viewing after September 7. Come and meet your child’s teachers, and hear about the curriculum, daily schedules, and expectations. There will be two presentations so that families with more than one child can hear more than one teacher. The schedule for the evening is listed below.

Session 1 6:00 pm

Session 2 6:50 pm

This event is intended for parents and guardians only. Presentations will take place in your child’s classroom.

Ernie the Eagle prepares to greet students at the Clermont Pep Rally!

COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment.

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages 

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

Action Needed: Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

Many Clermont students are still missing parental consent for them to use some of our digital resources. Please click here and complete the form for your child. You can find our school’s list of resources that require your consent here: Clermont Digital Resources

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

Students gave it their all at the Clermont Pep Rally today!

Nominate a Soaring Eagle

Would you like to recognize a teacher or staff member who your student thought was a class act? Nominate a Clermont Teacher or Staff Member in September for the PTA Soaring EAGLE Award in recognition of outstanding performance. 

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 September submission deadline is September 30th. We will evaluate all the submissions for our September Soaring EAGLE award winner and present him or her with the award in October! Submit your nominations via the PTA website

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected]

Order Your Clermont Spiritwear Today!

Did your child have a summer growth spurt? Did you miss last year's Spiritwear order? Are you new to Clermont and excited to show your pride? Clermont PTA is taking orders for Spiritwear! Ordering open until Friday, September 9th. 

Click here or scan the QR code to order!

Important Dates

September 2-5: No School - Labor Day Break

September 7: Back to School Night (6:00 pm)

September 20: Fall Picture Day

September 26: No School/Prof. Workday - Rosh Hashanah

October 5: No School - Yom Kippur

October 10: No School/Prof. Workday - Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 24: No School - Diwali

October 28: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm)

October 31: No School/Prof. Workday

November 8: No School - Election Day

November 11: No School - Veterans Day

November 23-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 29: Fall Picture Retakes

December 19 - January 2: No School - Winter Break

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Dear Clermont Families,

What an amazing start to the 2022 – 2023 school year! The staff and students have had a such a wonderful, positive week. We have loved seeing all the smiling faces, how excited the students are to see their friends, and be back in school. Thank you for your patience, especially with transportation, while we worked out the first week kinks. Our top priority is that every single student gets home safely, every single day. 

As a reminder, our Back to School Night will be Wednesday, September 7th, and we hope to see everyone there!

Take Care,

Ms. Salata, Principal

Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Action Needed: Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

Many Clermont students are still missing parental consent for them to use some of our digital resources. Please click here and complete the form for your child. You can find our school’s list of resources that require your consent here: Clermont Digital Resources

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the 2022-23 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 short presentation of our program.

If you or your child would like to make an appointment with the counselor, please email us or give us a call.

Mrs. Treger ([email protected])  

Mr. Gayl ([email protected])

School Counselors

703-921-2400

703-921-2419 (confidential voicemail)

Student Voice

Clermont students have a strong voice! We would love to hear more about the various holidays our students celebrate from our Eagles. Does your family celebrate Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur? If your child is interested in recording a segment for our news show, we would love to hear their thoughts! Please contact Mrs. Cangro at [email protected] for more information by September 15 to participate.

Art Room Request

The art room is in need of some miscellaneous items to make artwork this year. Please feel free to save and have students bring in the following supplies throughout the school year. 

Cereal/granola boxes

Newspaper

Yogurt cups

Magazines

Toilet paper/paper towel rolls. 

Thank you so much! 

Nominate a Soaring Eagle

Would you like to recognize a teacher or staff member who your student thought was a class act? Nominate a Clermont Teacher or Staff Member in September for the PTA Soaring EAGLE Award in recognition of outstanding performance. 

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 September submission deadline is September 30th. We will evaluate all the submissions for our September Soaring EAGLE award winner and present him or her with the award in October! Submit your nominations via the PTA website

Questions? Contact Diane Lundin at [email protected]

Order Your Clermont Spiritwear Today!

Did your child have a summer growth spurt? Did you miss last year's Spiritwear order? Are you new to Clermont and excited to show your pride? Clermont PTA is taking orders for Spiritwear! Ordering open until Friday, September 9th. 

Click here or scan the QR code to order!

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be In-Person this year, and will take place on Wednesday, September 7.

Session 1 6:00 pm

Session 2 6:50 pm

There are two sessions to accommodate parents with multiple children. Teachers will email additional details closer to the date of the event.

Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. 

The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill. 

Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

Community Conversations with the Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Reid will continue to host Superintendent Community Conversations across the division through November to get to know our communities. She will be at Lake Braddock Secondary School on Monday, August 29. Click here to register.  See the list of events that have been scheduled.

Strings, Band and Chorus Registration

Parents of current 4th- 6th  grade students:

This week students heard about their options for instrumental and choral music this year. If you are interested in having your child participate in strings, band, or chorus, complete this form by Thursday, September 1st. 

Strings Parent Information Meeting: All parents and students interested in the strings program are invited to join us on August 31st at 7 pm for a parent information meeting. Please bring your child with you if possible. Representatives from local music stores will be present for instrument rentals and measurements.

If you have any questions, contact:

Ms. McMahan, Strings: [email protected] 

Ms. Bowen, Band: [email protected] 

Mrs. Cooper, Chorus: [email protected]

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

Update Emergency Care Contacts in SIS

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

Student Rights and Responsibilies

The 2022-2023 Student Rights and Responsibilities document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment. We ask that you use this document as a framework for discussing these expectations with your child or teen so that he or she is well prepared for success when the school year begins. You will also find that this publication includes information that you may need throughout the school year, including contact numbers and other resources. This document is available in the following languages: ArabicChineseKoreanUrdu, and Vietnamese.

Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet
Please log on to your SIS ParentVue account and sign to acknowledge review of this document OR sign and return this form to your child’s school by September 30, 2022.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available

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

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

Important Dates

September 1: C.A.R.E. Pep Rally - Dress like an animal! 

September 2-5: No School - Labor Day Break

September 7: Back to School Night (6:00 pm)

September 20: Fall Picture Day

September 26: No School/Prof. Workday - Rosh Hashanah

October 5: No School - Yom Kippur

October 10: No School/Prof. Workday - Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 24: No School - Diwali

October 28: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm)

October 31: No School/Prof. Workday

November 8: No School - Election Day

November 11: No School - Veterans Day

November 23-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 29: Fall Picture Retakes

December 19 - January 2: No School - Winter Break

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Clermont staff are all smiles, and ready to welcome students back on Monday!

Dear Clermont Families,

On behalf of the entire staff at Clermont Elementary School we would like to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! We hope you enjoyed a safe and relaxing summer vacation filled with enjoyment, and time to reconnect with family and friends. We are excited to have students back, filling our classrooms with their energy and enthusiasm for learning. It was wonderful to see so many smiling students at our Open House this week!

Our goal is to support and encourage each child to find, develop, and explore their talents and gifts. If there is something that may impact your child’s success or focus during the school day, please communicate this to your child’s teacher, the school counselor, either one of us, or any other staff member. We are all here to support you and your child in the pursuit of excellence.

Clermont doors will open daily at 8:50 am, and school begins promptly at 9:05 am. Dismissal is at 3:50 pm. See you soon!

With Pride in Our Clermont Community,

Ms. Salata, Principal

Mrs. Younger, Assistant Princpal

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 to welcome new students, and to facilitate adjustment to Clermont ES.  Groups meet one time per week for three or four 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 complete this form before the beginning of the second week of school. We look forward to getting to know your child and your family!

Mrs. Treger [email protected] 

Mr. Gayl [email protected]                                                                              Clermont ES Counselors

Families, 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: Clermont Digital Resources 

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.

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

Order Your Clermont Spiritwear Today!

Did your child have a summer growth spurt? Did you miss last year's Spiritwear order? Are you new to Clermont and excited to show your pride? Clermont PTA is taking orders for Spiritwear! Ordering open until Friday, September 9th. 

Click here or scan the QR code to order!

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be In-Person this year, and will take place on Wednesday, September 7.

Session 1 6:00 pm

Session 2 6:50 pm

There are two sessions to accommodate parents with multiple children. Teachers will email additional details closer to the date of the event.

PTA Back to School Celebration!

Join the Clermont PTA Board and fellow Clermont Eagles on Wednesday, August 24th at 5:30 pm for our back to school celebration! Delicious snow cones will be provided free of charge for all in attendance by Anita's Frozen Cotton Candy. Feel free to bring your own dinner and chairs from home as well! Representatives from local clubs and activities for the kids will also be onsite for you to learn more about their offerings. And of course, the PTA Board will be onsite to sign parents up as members of the PTA, as well as outline all out fantastic volunteer opportunities. Questions? Email Lynn at [email protected]

Join the Clermont PTA

The simple act of joining the Clermont PTA provides instant financial support for our students! It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school, and connect in meaningful ways.

Become a member today!

Update Emergency Care Contacts in SIS

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

Student Rights and Responsibilies

The 2022-2023 Student Rights and Responsibilities document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment. We ask that you use this document as a framework for discussing these expectations with your child or teen so that he or she is well prepared for success when the school year begins. You will also find that this publication includes information that you may need throughout the school year, including contact numbers and other resources. This document is available in the following languages: ArabicChineseKoreanUrdu, and Vietnamese.

Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet
Please log on to your SIS ParentVue account and sign to acknowledge review of this document OR sign and return this form to your child’s school by September 30, 2022.

FCPS is Seeking Outstanding Substitutes!

Are you or somebody you know interested in working as a substitute with FCPS? FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers, instructional assistants, public health training assistants, and public health attendants! You will find information about the application process online. You can also attend one of our Wednesday information sessions to learn more about the application and hiring process. To sign up for an information session, please visit our substitute information page

School Meals

Breakfast can be purchased before school, between 8:50 am and 9:05 am. Breakfast is $1.75. Students may bring lunch from home or purchase in the cafeteria during their designated lunch time. Lunch is $3.25. You can upload
money directly onto your child’s MySchoolBucks account. 

www.MySchoolBucks.com: This user-friendly service is free, convenient, private and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at anytime.  MySchoolBucks can also be used to pay for field trips, lost books, and more, through the school store option. 

Instructions on how to add funds to a cafeteria account are available here: Prices, Lunch Account Prepayments, and Refunds

Cafeteria PIN numbers were emailed to all parents on Wednesday, August 17th. PIN numbers will also be given to students at school to help them remember.

Menus are available online at: fcps.nutrislice.com/menu

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available

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

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

Important Dates

August 22: First Day of School!

August 24: PTA Back to School Celebration (5:30 pm)

September 2-5: No School - Labor Day Break

September 7: Back to School Night (6:00 pm)

September 20: Fall Picture Day

September 26: No School/Prof. Workday - Rosh Hashanah

October 5: No School - Yom Kippur

October 10: No School/Prof. Workday - Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 24: No School - Diwali

October 28: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm)

October 31: No School/Prof. Workday

November 8: No School - Election Day

November 11: No School - Veterans Day

November 23-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 29: Fall Picture Retakes

December 19 - January 2: No School - Winter Break

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Open House

Open House is a great time to meet the teacher, drop off school supplies, and provide your child with an opportunity to see their classroom. Teacher assignments will be posted at school the day of Open House. 

We hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, August 18

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Last Names A - L

          3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Last Names M - Z

Order Your Clermont Spiritwear Today!

Did your child have a summer growth spurt? Did you miss last year's Spiritwear order? Are you new to Clermont and excited to show your pride? Clermont PTA is taking orders for Spiritwear! Ordering open until Friday, September 9th. 

Click here or scan the QR code to order!

Introducing Carolina Guido-Parada, Clermont's New Parent Liaison

Please welcome Clermont’s new Family Liaison, Carolina Guido Parada. Mrs. Guido Parada 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

Many of you may already know Mrs. Guido Parada, as she has lived in the Clermont community for over 15 years, and has previously worked as a long-term substitute at Clermont and other area schools. Her youngest son Roman is a 6th grade student at Clermont. 

Message from Mrs. Guido Parada: 

I am delighted to serve as Clermont's Family Liaison this school year. It is my desire to ensure that parents and guardians have access to as much information as possible to help our students excel, and to help families create a positive learning environment at home. I look forward to helping our new families experience a smooth entry into the school system.

I welcome your participation and interest as I transition into this important role.

Please feel free to contact me for any questions you might have. I will be at Clermont Elementary School on Thursdays and Fridays, and available by phone at (703) 921-2441, or by e-mail at [email protected].

NEW Cell Phone Guidance for ES!
  • Phones must be silenced and in the backpack for the duration of the school day.
  • Watches that serve a dual purpose may be worn, HOWEVER, phone features (texting, internet, calls, etc) are to be off during the school day. 
  • Cell phones and watches as phones may be used before and after school only.
School Meal Prices

Breakfast can be purchased before school, between 8:50 am and 9:05 am. Breakfast is $1.75. Students may bring lunch from home or purchase in the cafeteria during their designated lunch time. Lunch is $3.25. You can upload
money directly onto your child’s MySchoolBucks.com account. 

www.MySchoolBucks.com
This user-friendly service is free, convenient, private and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at anytime. MySchoolBucks can also be used to pay for field trips, lost books, and more, through the school store option.

PTA Back to School Celebration!

Join the Clermont PTA Board and fellow Clermont Eagles on Wednesday, August 24th at 5:30 pm for our back to school celebration! Delicious snow cones will be provided free of charge for all in attendance by Anita's Frozen Cotton Candy. Feel free to bring your own dinner and chairs from home as well! Representatives from local clubs and activities for the kids will also be onsite for you to learn more about their offerings. And of course, the PTA Board will be onsite to sign parents up as members of the PTA, as well as outline all out fantastic volunteer opportunities. Questions? Email Lynn at [email protected]

Join the Clermont PTA

The simple act of joining the Clermont PTA provides instant financial support for our students! It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school, and connect in meaningful ways.

Become a member today!

Student Rights and Responsibilies

The 2022-2023 Student Rights and Responsibilities document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment. We ask that you use this document as a framework for discussing these expectations with your child or teen so that he or she is well prepared for success when the school year begins. You will also find that this publication includes information that you may need throughout the school year, including contact numbers and other resources. This document is available in the following languages: ArabicChineseKoreanUrdu, and Vietnamese.

Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet
Please log on to your SIS ParentVue account and sign to acknowledge review of this document OR sign and return this form to your child’s school by September 30, 2022.

Be Wise, Immunize! Required Immunizations for 2022-23 School Year

Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep students protected from serious diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood vaccinations over recent years because of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and ready for school. 

While COVID-19 vaccinations are not required, many other immunizations are. Check with your students’ health care providers now to make sure they are up to date on their immunizations.

Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of clinics or schedule with your family’s health care provider. Appointments are required for most clinics.  

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations to provide to their school. More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

FCPS is Seeking Outstanding Substitutes!

Are you or somebody you know interested in working as a substitute with FCPS? FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers, instructional assistants, public health training assistants, and public health attendants! You will find information about the application process online. You can also attend one of our Wednesday information sessions to learn more about the application and hiring process. To sign up for an information session, please visit our substitute information page

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available

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

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online. 

However, some schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). All students enrolled at these schools will be offered breakfast and lunch each day at no charge. Households with students attending these schools will not be required to submit a meal application form for these students to receive meals at no charge. Each household with students attending these schools will receive communication about the CEP, including contact information for any questions. 

A list of schools participating in the CEP is available online, along with eligibility guidelines for families and students applying for Free and Reduced-Price Meals from other schools. 

Important Dates

August 18: Open House

August 22: First Day of School!

August 24: PTA Back to School Celebration (5:30 pm)

September 2-5: No School - Labor Day Break

September 7: Back to School Night - More Details Coming Soon!

September 20: Fall Picture Day

September 26: No School/Prof. Workday - Rosh Hashanah

October 5: No School - Yom Kippur

October 10: No School/Prof. Workday - Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 24: No School - Diwali

October 28: 2-Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:50 pm)

October 31: No School/Prof. Workday

November 8: No School - Election Day

November 11: No School - Veterans Day

November 23-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 29: Fall Picture Retakes

December 19 - January 2: No School - Winter Break

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Rescheduled: Kindergarten Meet and Greet

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Due to inclement weather, the Kindergarten Meet and Greet has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 11th. Please see details below. 

PTA will be hosting a Kindergarten Meet and Greet for families with students who will be in Kindergarten this fall. 

Date: Thursday, August 11

Time: 5 pm - 7 pm

Place: Clermont Playground

Who is Invited: All new kindergarten students and their families!

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Clermont ES Open House Dates and Times

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Clermont ES Open House

 

Mrs. Younger and I are excited to see all of the Clermont Families in just a few short weeks! Our Open House is right around the corner. Open House is a great time to meet the teacher, drop off school supplies, and provide your child with an opportunity to see their classroom. Teacher assignments will be posted at school the day of Open House. 

We hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, August 18

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Last Names A - L

          3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Last Names M - Z

 

Sincerely, 
Ms. Salata, Principal

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Gearing Up for the School Year!

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Still Need School Supplies? Look No Further!

It's not too late to order your child's school supplies from Campus Survival. Campus Survival has assembled supply kits for each grade level. Click here to order: www.campussurvivalkits.com/clermont

Campus Survival will deliver the supplies right to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school!

Reminder - Tax Free Weekend!

As a reminder, this upcoming weekend, August 5-7, is Virginia’s sales tax holiday. School supplies are eligible for tax free purchases. See this link for more information https://www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday.

New Protocol for Medication at School

The safety of your child is a priority for us. This school year, FCPS is changing some of our medication protocols to help ensure the safety and integrity of our medication administration management:

  • Any time you drop off or pick up a medication in the health room, a NEW Medication Delivery/Pick Up Form will be completed and signed by both the parent/guardian and the School Health Aide or FCPS staff member. This form will document that all required authorizations are complete, and the number of pills or amount of medication accepted/returned. A copy of the form will be given to the parent/guardian and school administrator.
  • Medications received will be verified to ensure the description of the medication on the container/packaging matches the medication in the container.
  • All medications must be in the original pharmacy container. Over the counter (OTC) medications must be in an unopened original container. It will no longer be acceptable for parents/guardians to bring in refills from home and place them into the container currently in the health room.
  • Only a 30-day supply of medications should be brought to school. No more than 100 tablets or pills of OTC medication should be brought to school.

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Clermont ES News and Updates

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Dear Clermont Families,

I hope you are enjoying the summer! As Mrs. Younger and I prepare for the upcoming school year, we wanted to be sure you had these updates as some of them are time-sensitive.

See you in a few weeks!

Sincerely,

Ms. Salata, Principal

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. However, the extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year.  Therefore, families who are interested, must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch for the 2022-23 school year.  Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/frm

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes by completing Section 4 of the application or the Consent to Share Information form. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers.

Clermont is Hiring Classroom Monitors!

Classroom Monitors: Clermont ES is looking for several special people to serve as classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year!  Pay is $16.36/hour.  Monitors will work every day students attend throughout the 2022-2023 school year, and will directly support classrooms by providing teachers with additional planning time.  Monitors will be responsible for supervising students. Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students to complete.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support our school throughout the year, and monitors will experience all classroom environments (general education, special education, and specials classes such as art/music/PE).  Please apply at the link below and email Ms. Salata if you are interested at [email protected]

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25103&siteid=5042#jobDetails=1439810_5042

Meet and Greet for New Kindergarten Students and Families!

PTA will be hosting a Kindergarten Meet and Greet for families with students who will be in Kindergarten this fall. 

Date: Wednesday, August 10

Time: 5 pm - 7 pm

Place: Clermont Playground

Who is Invited: All new kindergarten students and their families!

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, please know that some students may need to have updated immunizations to attend school click for immunization info . We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact our registrar Katie Simmons at 703-921-2400.

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Clermont ES: School Supplies

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Avoid Shopping and Order Your School Supplies Online!

In cooperation with the Clermont PTA and the classroom teachers, Campus Survival has assembled supply kits for each grade level. If you would like to get your school supplies ordered ahead of time, order online at www.campussurvivalkits.com/clermont

Campus Survival will deliver the supplies right to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school!

Order deadline: July 15th

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Eaglegram

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Thank you Clermont Eagles for an amazing school year! We hope you have a safe, happy, and FUN summer! See you in August! Order Your School Supplies Today!

Avoid the stores, and order your child's school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year today! In cooperation with the Clermont PTA, Campus Survival has assembled supply kits for each grade level. Order online at www.campussurvivalkits.com/clermont

Order deadline: July 15th

Preview Your Student’s Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE

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

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

Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 21, 2022 through August 5, 2022. Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 703-503-2520.

Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Adventure: Oceans of Possibilities

The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) summer reading program will take place June 10 to August 12. Children, teens, and adults can sign up now on Beanstack where they can track their summer reading.

Participants will have the chance to earn prizes when they read and complete activities. There are different challenges for preschoolers, K-5 students, teens, and adults. 

Prizes will be awarded after the completion of Summer Reading Adventure.

(If you don't want to use Beanstack to log your reading, paper reading logs will be available beginning June 10 online and at your local library branch. Fill out your reading log and return it to your local library by August 12 to be eligible for prizes.)

More information about the FCPL summer reading program is available online.

Watch: Summer Reading Adventure 2022: Oceans of Possibilities (PSA)

Summer Scavenger Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt across Virginia this summer! Small towns, state parks, and historic sites will all be participating in a state-wide event inspired by the book Virginia is for Adventurers. Each location will offer an adventure and prizes. The grand prize is a $2,500 donation to the winner’s elementary school and $250 cash. For more details, click here.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Looking Ahead: 2022-23 School Year Calendar

The first day of the 2022-23 school year will be August 22nd. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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Reminder: Early Dismissal Tomorrow at 1:50 PM

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As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early tomorrow, Friday, June 10th, the last day of the 2021-2022 School Year. Clermont will dismiss at 1:50 pm.

Looking Ahead: 2022-23 School Year Calendar

The first day of the 2022-23 school year will be August 22nd. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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