What's New at Hunt Valley, Sept. 18th, 2020

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Oct. 12th   -    Student Holiday/School Planning Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Oct. 30th   -    End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release 
Nov. 2nd   -    Student Holiday/School Planning Day 
Nov. 3rd    -    Student Holiday - Election Day/Teacher Work Day
Nov. 11th   -    2-hour Early Release - Veteran’s Day
Nov. 25-27 -   Holiday - Thanksgiving

Important Information about Grab and Go Meals

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. It is important for families to have this information. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Please help communicate this information to your families. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website:  https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food

COWN-25001: West Springfield HS, Irving MS, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mill ES, Rolling Valley, West Springfield ES

Stop Arrival

    Stop Departure

   Stop     Location

             Schools Serving

7:20 AM 
updated as
of 9/16/20

7:30 AM

     Hunt   Valley ES

             WSHS, Irving MS,
               Hunt Valley ES,
              Orange Hunt ES

 

Hunt Valley Celebrates Constitution Day

We the People, Articles and Amendments, House of Representatives, Senate, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  W A H S K – what does that spell?  Check out this video to see what it spells and to see our HAWKS showing their patriotic pride wearing red, white, and blue to celebrate Constitution Day / Citizenship Day

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, September 28th from 7:00 – 8:00.  This meeting is open to all parents with students that have attention, hyperactivity, and or executive function issues.  At this meeting will be discussing the basics of ADHD and then planning for the year. We will have time to share about how things have gone during the summer and as we have started distance learning this school year.  We look forward to seeing you on September 28th. If you would like to join the meeting please contact either Mrs. Mason tamason@fcps.edu or Mrs. Berry mfberry@fcps.edu.

SR&R: Student Rights and Responsibilities

Parents and guardians, please review the Student's Rights and Responsibilities and related resources on the FCPS website.  After reviewing the information with your student, please fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form. The form must be filled out one time per student.

www.fcps.edu/srr Student's Rights and Responsibilities

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement

Fall 2020 iReady Assessment

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.

This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. Resources to help families administer the assessment at home can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener webpage.

Your child’s teacher will be reaching out with testing dates and a parent letter. For any questions about the Universal Screener, please contact your child’s teacher.

Attendance - Monday through Friday

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires all schools to take attendance during virtual learning this school year. FCPS must take attendance Mondays through Fridays, unless there is a student holiday. Students aged 5-18 must attend school every day school is in session, unless they are excused from school. To support this, parents must report absences to school each time the student may be absent.

AAP Update

AAP Information:
Welcome to the new school year! Hi, I am Mrs. Alt!
My role as AART is to support the implementation of the continuum of Advanced Academic Ser-vices. Please refer to the information on this page, which details Level I through Level IV services for elementary students. For more detailed information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, please visit their web-site at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics

***************New This Year*****************

  • Earlier Level IV deadline (Dec. 1st)
    • Parents may still contribute up to 4 work samples – must be submitted electronically, with a referral by deadline
    • DISCONTINUED- Awards, certificates and letters of recommendations will no longer be part of the screening process
  • No CogATs be offered this school year
  • The one-time retest option for CogAT or NNAT will not be available this school year
  • There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December 2020. The testing coordinator will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing.
  • Parents must view the AAP Overview video and/or the AAP Level IV Screening Process video prior to attending the specific Q&A Sessions.

Advanced Academic Program Overview Q&A Sessions:

Wednesday, September 23rd 10-11am using BBCU LINK:  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Wednesday, September 30th 11am-12pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

All AAP Questions Q&A Session:

Tuesday, October 6th 6-7 pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

  

Level IV Screening and Referral Q&A Sessions:

Friday, October 2nd 12:30-1:30pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

Tuesday, November 10th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Wednesday, November 18th 12-1pm using BBCU LINK: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 Tuesday, November 24th  1-2pm using BBCU LINK:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/77b6ccc1d4404089b317667f1794649f

 

Level IV referral deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year:

Fall deadline (for those new to FCPS since January 1, 2020) - October 8, 2020 – Only for students in grades 3-6

Spring deadline (for those seeking placement in the 2021-2022 school year) - December 1, 2020 – Available for students in grades 2-6

Music Choice for Grades 4th-6th

4th- 6th Grade Music Groups
Strings, Band, and General Music sessions will begin the week of Sept 22nd.  

(Don’t worry if you don’t have your instrument just yet.)

Each student who chose band or strings on the Google Music Choice form will receive an invitation to join the Band or Strings Google Classroom. He/She will log in to that Google Classroom and join the Google Meet every time they have MUSIC for specials.

If the student chose General Music, or did not submit the form, he/she will continue to attend General Music. Thank you for supporting the musical arts at Hunt Valley

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

To meet the state requirement for the provision of parent educational information on scoliosis, all Fairfax County Public Schools must provide a scoliosis fact sheet to parents or guardians of students in grades 5-12 within 60 business days of the school start date. 

The Scoliosis Fact Sheet and translations are available at: 

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services 

Action Required: Principals will distribute the Scoliosis Fact Sheet to parents and guardians of students in grades 5 – 12 no later than December 4, 2020. 

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Hunt Valley 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: Parent Consent

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 the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Library Updates Need something to read?  Want to “check out” some of our new books?  Use Curbside Checkout!

Who –    All students of Hunt Valley

What –   Curbside Checkout (pick up library books at Hunt Valley)

When –  Every Monday from 2:00pm – 6:00pm (excepting school holidays)

Where – Hunt Valley Elementary, 7107 Sydenstricker Rd, Springfield, VA 22152  DOOR 8 (between gym and cafeteria)

How –   Check out the Hunt Valley Library Google Site for more information (must be logged in to your studentid@fcpsschools.net account to access)

Watch for an email from the HVES Library Blackboard page with how-to videos

  1. Put the book on hold in Destiny, our library catalog any time before 3:00 on Fridays.
  2. Sign up for a pick-up time for the following Monday from 2pm-6pm.
  3. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Destiny (sent by Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Winn) that your book is ready.
  4. See you Monday!  (If you can’t come, no worries, we’ll just return your books so they will be available for others to enjoy.)

We appreciate your patience as Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Winn learn how to best serve our readers.  Any suggestions of how to improve things as we all learn are warmly appreciated!

Supply Lists

Here is the link to the HVES Supply Lists for all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year. Keep checking for any changes we make to the Supply Lists!
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/school-supply-lists

Hunt Valley Yearbooks - Still can pick up!

If you did not get a chance to pick up the Yearbooks you ordered, please call Hunt Valley at 703 913-8800 between 9:00am - 3:30pm (M-F) to schedule a time to pick up your Yearbooks.

The pick-up location is in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. 

PTA Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

HVES PTA Cares About our Active Duty Families!

We would like to support our deployed service members by sending treats and goodies to our deployed family members. Please send an email with your contact information to president@huntvalleypta.org if you would like to add your deployed service member to our list.

 

PTA Open Roles!

The PTA is run by volunteers like you! Open roles include: Room Parent Coordinator, Community Engagement Committee Chair/Activity Volunteer and After School Programs Chairperson. Many of these activities are well underway and just need a volunteer to help see them through.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, Sept. 11th, 2020

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Hunt Valley Calendar

Sept.15th - Back to School Night 5pm-9pm
Oct. 12th -  Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

Back to School Night

Virtual Back to School Night: September 15th, 5pm-9pm

Your student(s) teacher will be sending you a link for the Back to School Night Presentation. Back to School Night allows our parents to receive a curricular overview and understand student expectations for the school year.
We will be recording all sessions and emailing out the recordings to all parents the following day (September 16th). If you have two or more students and their presentations are scheduled at the same time, you can choose which one to attend synchronously and which to attend asynchronously.

 

Time

Grade

5:00pm - 5:50pm

Kindergarten & 3rd

6:00pm - 6:50pm

1st & 4th

7:00pm - 7:50pm

2nd & 5th

8:00pm - 8:50pm

6th

 

Fall 2020 iReady Assessment

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.

This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. Resources to help families administer the assessment at home can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener webpage.

Your child’s teacher will be reaching out with testing dates and a parent letter. For any questions about the Universal Screener, please contact your child’s teacher.

SR&R: Student Rights and Responsibilities

Parents and guardians, please review the Student's Rights and Responsibilities and related resources on the FCPS website.  After reviewing the information with your student, please fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form. The form must be filled out one time per student.

www.fcps.edu/srr Student's Rights and Responsibilities

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgeme

Attendance - Monday through Friday

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires all schools to take attendance during virtual learning this school year. FCPS must take attendance Mondays through Fridays, unless there is a student holiday. Students aged 5-18 must attend school every day school is in session, unless they are excused from school. To support this, parents must report absences to school each time the student may be absent.

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Hunt Valley 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: Parent Consent

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 the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Music Choice for Grades 4th-6th

Students in grades 4-6 have been presented with their Music Choices for this school year. Here is a link to the Frequently Asked Questions video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgwPkoHLvhQ&feature=youtu.be
Students have the Google Form inside their General Music Classroom – it is due on Monday, September 14.

Library Updates

Need something to read?  Want to “check out” some of our new books?  Use Curbside Checkout!

Who –    All students of Hunt Valley

What –   Curbside Checkout (pick up library books at Hunt Valley)

When –  Every Monday from 2:00pm – 6:00pm (excepting school holidays)

Where – Hunt Valley Elementary, 7107 Sydenstricker Rd, Springfield, VA 22152  DOOR 8 (between gym and cafeteria)

How –   Check out the Hunt Valley Library Google Site for more information (must be logged in to your studentid@fcpsschools.net account to access)

Watch for an email from the HVES Library Blackboard page with how-to videos

  1. Put the book on hold in Destiny, our library catalog any time before 3:00 on Fridays.
  2. Sign up for a pick-up time for the following Monday from 2pm-7pm.
  3. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Destiny (sent by Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Winn) that your book is ready.
  4. See you Monday!  (If you can’t come, no worries, we’ll just return your books so they will be available for others to enjoy.)

We appreciate your patience as Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Winn learn how to best serve our readers.  Any suggestions of how to improve things as we all learn are warmly appreciated!

Supply Lists

Here is the link to the HVES Supply Lists for all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year. Keep checking for any changes we make to the Supply Lists!
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/school-supply-lists

Daily Schedule

The new FCPS online instructional program will mirror the regular school day. HVES students will be assigned a grade-level teacher and all students will engage in online instruction four days per week. Daily attendance will be taken for each class, and the assignments will be graded. Teams will work collaboratively to develop their lesson plans, and to develop consistent formative and summative assessment practices. Students can also expect to engage in independent practice, reading, and exploration outside of the scheduled school day. 

Please see the schedule sent from your child's teacher.

Mondays will be available to assist students with the following:

Monday Mornings: Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need.
Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Monday Afternoons: Student Independent Work, Teacher Planning and Professional Development

Hunt Valley Yearbooks - Still can pick up!

If you did not get a chance to pick up the Yearbooks you ordered, please call Hunt Valley at 703 913-8800 between 9:00am - 3:30pm (M-F) to schedule a time to pick up your Yearbooks.

The pick-up location is in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. 

PTA Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

PTA Updates Coming Next Week

Next week we will email you details about the food drive and Sept/Oct activities.

 

Join the PTA!

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

Hunt Valley Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is still going strong. To join/form a troop, register for our meeting on
Tuesday, September 15th, 6:30pm at https://bit.ly/girlscouts-5211
We will send you a webinar link the day of the event.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Osborne; cosborne@gscnc.org; 703.372.4341.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Burke Centre’s all-female Scouts BSA Troop

Looking for adventure? Burke Centre’s all-female Scouts BSA Troop is the place to be! Come and experience what Scouts BSA is all about! 

Troop 1345G meets on most Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Woods Community Center (10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke Centre).  Founded in 2019, our troop welcomes young women ages 11 – 17 from all neighborhoods across Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton and Springfield.

Join us on September 16th to learn more! Email us at BurkeCtrTroop1345G@gmail.com for a Zoom link or go to www.troop1345.org

Have a great weekend everyone!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, Sept. 3rd, 2020

GovDelivery 3 weeks ago
Hunt Valley Calendar

Sept. 7th - Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 8th -  First Day of School
Sept. 9th -  PTA Meeting.- 6:30pm (Zoom link below)
Sept.15th - Back to School Night 5pm-9pm
Oct. 12th -  Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

Back to School Night

Virtual Back to School Night: September 15th, 5pm-9pm

Your student(s) teacher will be sending you a link for the Back to School Night Presentation. Back to School Night allows our parents to receive a curricular overview and understand student expectations for the school year.
We will be recording all sessions and emailing out the recordings to all parents the following day (September 16th). If you have two or more students and their presentations are scheduled at the same time, you can choose which one to attend synchronously and which to attend asynchronously.

 

Time

Grade

5:00pm - 5:50pm

Kindergarten & 3rd

6:00pm - 6:50pm

1st & 4th

7:00pm - 7:50pm

2nd & 5th

8:00pm - 8:50pm

6th

 

Attendance - Monday through Friday

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires all schools to take attendance during virtual learning this school year. FCPS must take attendance Mondays through Fridays, unless there is a student holiday. Students aged 5-18 must attend school every day school is in session, unless they are excused from school. To support this, parents must report absences to school each time the student may be absent.

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Hunt Valley 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: Parent Consent

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 the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

Supply Lists

Here is the link to the HVES Supply Lists for all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year. Keep checking for any changes we make to the Supply Lists!
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/school-supply-lists

Daily Schedule

The new FCPS online instructional program will mirror the regular school day. HVES students will be assigned a grade-level teacher and all students will engage in online instruction four days per week. Daily attendance will be taken for each class, and the assignments will be graded. Teams will work collaboratively to develop their lesson plans, and to develop consistent formative and summative assessment practices. Students can also expect to engage in independent practice, reading, and exploration outside of the scheduled school day. 

Please see the schedule sent from your child's teacher.

Mondays will be available to assist students with the following:

Monday Mornings: Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need.
Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Monday Afternoons: Student Independent Work, Teacher Planning and Professional Development

Hunt Valley Yearbooks - Still can pick up!

If you did not get a chance to pick up the Yearbooks you ordered, please call Hunt Valley at 703 913-8800 between 9:00am - 3:30pm (M-F) to schedule a time to pick up your Yearbooks.

The pick-up location is in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. 

PTA FIRST PTA Meeting of the Year- Join Us September 9th!

Join the PTA and Mr. Fee for our first meeting! Mr. Fee and Mrs. Donahue will be providing school updates and both Mr. Fee and Ms. Donahue will be available to answer parent questions. You do NOT need to be a member to attend. We’d love to see you there.

Monthly PTA Meetings:
– Have speakers on topics relevant to student success
– Include updates from Mr. Fee and Ms. Donahue 
– Provide parents and caregivers a chance to be a part of our school community.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89775020847?pwd=bU9ybEFhZkI3NzdVdHhkNi85TVpxUT09

Meeting ID: 897 7502 0847

Passcode: HVHawks

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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdraEzUPmP

 

Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

Join the PTA!

 

Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.


Spirit Wear - Order Now! 


Show your Hunt Valley Spirit by ordering a HVES Mask!  Order by Sept. 4th! 
Visit http://shop.burkesports.com and enter group code HVHAWKS

You may have your order shipped to home for a small extra fee. Non-shipped orders will be delivered to and distributed at the school in early October.

Order your mask today! 

Hunt Valley Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is still going strong. To join/form a troop, register for our meeting on
Tuesday, September 15th, 6:30pm at https://bit.ly/girlscouts-5211
We will send you a webinar link the day of the event.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Osborne; cosborne@gscnc.org; 703.372.4341.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Burke Centre’s all-female Scouts BSA Troop

Looking for adventure? Burke Centre’s all-female Scouts BSA Troop is the place to be! Come and experience what Scouts BSA is all about! 

Troop 1345G meets on most Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Woods Community Center (10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke Centre).  Founded in 2019, our troop welcomes young women ages 11 – 17 from all neighborhoods across Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton and Springfield.

Join us on September 16th to learn more! Email us at BurkeCtrTroop1345G@gmail.com for a Zoom link or go to www.troop1345.org

Have a great Labor Day Weekend everyone!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, August 28th, 2020

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Sept. 1st -  Opening Event with Families- (see schedule below)
Sept. 1st -  Student Welcome Bag Pick-up - (see times below)
Sept. 3rd -  Final Laptop Pick-up (see below for info)
Sept. 8th -  First Day of School
Sept. 9th -  PTA Meeting.- 6:30pm (Zoom link below)
Sept.15th - Back to School Night 5pm-9pm (schedule to come out soon)
Oct. 12th -  Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

Attendance - Monday through Friday

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires all schools to take attendance during virtual learning this school year. FCPS must take attendance Mondays through Fridays, unless there is a student holiday. Students aged 5-18 must attend school every day school is in session, unless they are excused from school. To support this, parents must report absences to school each time the student may be absent.

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Hunt Valley 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: Parent Consent

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 the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Student Welcome Bag Pick-up!

All students will be issued a welcome bag this year! This bag will not replace the school supply list, but does contain some important school materials the students will use during instruction. We will be providing these bags to students on Tuesday, Sept. 1st.

Please use the Kiss-n-Ride line (in the school parking lot) with your vehicle, drive around the Kiss-n-Ride line and stop at the staff member with the walkie talkie. Please be ready to tell them your student(s) name, grade level and teacher’s name. We will then have you move your vehicle up to the area where you will stop for curbside pick-up. Available Pick-up time is from 10:00am to 4:00pm for all grades.

Virtual Opening Event

Virtual Open House will be on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Your child’s teacher will email you a link to join us.

Kindergarten: 9:30am-10:15am
1st grade: 10:15am-11:00am
2nd grade: 11:00am-11:45am
3rd grade: 11:45am-12:30pm
4th grade: 1:15pm-2:00pm
5th grade: 2:00pm-2:45pm
6th grade: 3:00pm-3:45pm

Final Laptop Pick-up Date

If you did not get a chance to pick up a laptop during the previous distribution dates, here is our last laptop distribution session for any student, Kindergarten through 6th Grade:

Date Thursday, Sept. 3rd.
1:00pm-3:00pm
Link:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-makeup

Every student will need an individual laptop this year in order to access daily synchronous instruction. It is not possible for students to share laptops. We have designated one laptop for every student at HVES. 

We recommend that if you only have a tablet available for your child that you take advantage of a FCPS laptop.  These laptops will work better with the programs teachers are preparing to use with students this year.  Completed permission forms will be required to be turned in before laptops may be checked out to students.  All families will need to complete a health questionnaire before entering the school gym.

The schedule is structured in such a way to best distribute laptops following CDC guidelines. We can only release laptops to students in those grade levels associated with specific days.  This may require parents with more than one Hunt Valley student to sign up for more than one grade level/day.

Tips for a successful and expedient distribution:

  • Please bring signed permission form
  • Arrive ready to enter building at assigned time
  • Park in side parking lot
  • Students should remember their student ID# and password (Kindergarten students will get theirs on this day)
  • Use sanitation stations located outside of building before entering
  • Wear a mask
  • Follow 6 feet social distancing guidelines
Tech Support for Parents and Students

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians can call this number for basic tech support with parent accounts, help with FCPS student devices and technical assistance with other FCPS applications. If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will enter a support ticket on behalf of the parent/guardian to escalate the issue to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call of their preferred language, and an interpreter will join in on the call.

FCPS has also set up Parent and Student Technology Support portal at https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. When a support request ticket is entered through the portal, it is auto-routed to the TSSpec at the appropriate site to expedite service.

FCPS Laptops Still at Home

Students that still have FCPS laptops home for the summer, should make sure they are still getting updates. In order for these laptops to work correctly, please follow these directions.These should be done once a week in August

  • Plug the device into an outlet.
  • Turn the device on and let it boot up.
  • Ensure it is connected to the internet at that location.
  • Let the device sit for 30 minutes. No additional log-in’s or activities are required.
  • Do this once per week beginning in August to ensure the laptop has the latest updates. 
Supply Lists

Here is the link to the HVES Supply Lists for all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year. Keep checking for any changes we make to the Supply Lists!
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/school-supply-lists

Daily Schedule

The new FCPS online instructional program will mirror the regular school day. HVES students will be assigned a grade-level teacher and all students will engage in online instruction four days per week. Daily attendance will be taken for each class, and the assignments will be graded. Teams will work collaboratively to develop their lesson plans, and to develop consistent formative and summative assessment practices. Students can also expect to engage in independent practice, reading, and exploration outside of the scheduled school day. 

Please see the schedule sent from your child's teacher.

Mondays will be available to assist students with the following:

Monday Mornings: Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need.
Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Monday Afternoons: Student Independent Work, Teacher Planning and Professional Development

FCPS Food Availability

Since schools were closed, our food services team has provided nearly 2 million grab-and-go meals to families. FCPS will continue to provide grab-and-go meals through the remainder of the summer and once the school year begins. Food and Nutrition Services is currently researching how to best meet the needs of families this upcoming school year, while exploring meal service options. We will announce food distribution information as soon as possible.

Read below for our PTA Fall Virtual After School Activities

There are many opportunities to connect with fellow Hawks and have fun!  
Please join us September 9th at 6:30pm for our first PTA Meeting of the year!   


Virtual After School Programs  
Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.

 

FIRST PTA Meeting of the Year- Join Us September 9th!  

Community PTA Meeting with Mr. Fee, 9/9/20 @ 6:30 Join the PTA and Mr. Fee for our first meeting! Mr. Fee will be speaking about school wide issues and both Mr. Fee and Ms. Donahue will be available to answer parent questions. You do NOT need to be a member to attend. We'd love to see you there. Monthly PTA Meetings: - Have speakers on topics relevant to student success - Include updates from Mr. Fee and Ms. Donahue about school-wide issues - Provide parents and caregivers a chance to be a part of our school community.

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Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

For more important dates please visit our CALENDAR.


Spirit Wear - Order Now! 


Show your Hunt Valley Spirit by ordering a HVES Mask!  Order by Sept. 4th! 
Visit http://shop.burkesports.com and enter group code HVHAWKS

You may have your order shipped to home for a small extra fee. Non-shipped orders will be delivered to and distributed at the school in early October.

Order your mask today! 

Hunt Valley Yearbooks - Still can pick up!

If you did not get a chance to pick up the Yearbooks you ordered, please call Hunt Valley at 703 913-8800 between 9:00am - 3:30pm (M-F) to schedule a time to pick up your Yearbooks.

The pick-up location is in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. 

Hunt Valley Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is still going strong. To join/form a troop, register for our meeting on
Tuesday, September 15th, 6:30pm at https://bit.ly/girlscouts-5211
We will send you a webinar link the day of the event.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Osborne; cosborne@gscnc.org; 703.372.4341.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Burke Centre’s all-female Scouts BSA Troop

Looking for adventure? Burke Centre’s all-female Scouts BSA Troop is the place to be! Come and experience what Scouts BSA is all about! 

Troop 1345G meets on most Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Woods Community Center (10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke Centre).  Founded in 2019, our troop welcomes young women ages 11 – 17 from all neighborhoods across Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton and Springfield.

Join us on September 16th to learn more! Email us at BurkeCtrTroop1345G@gmail.com for a Zoom link or go to www.troop1345.org

Have a great weekend everyone!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, August 21st, 2020

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Aug. 27th - Class Placements - (will be emailed to families in afternoon)
Aug. 28th - Teacher Phone Calls to Parents 
Sept. 1st - Opening Event with Families- (see schedule below)
Sept. 8th - First Day of School
Sept. 9th - PTA Meeting.- 6:30pm 
Sept. 15th - Back to School Night 5pm-9pm (schedule to come out soon)

Frequently Asked Questions About Supporting Children's Return to School and Online Learning

On August 14, Fairfax County announced the new Supporting Return to School (SRS) program developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and this year’s virtual return to school. SRS will provide full-day programming to support children’s active and engaged learning during the FCPS virtual academic day and will provide opportunities for children to explore, engage, relax and enjoy activities based on the program curriculum, The Great Outdoors: Road Trips Through the Americas.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/fairfax-countys-new-supporting-return-school-srs-program-bolsters-virtual-learning-0#:~:text=Supporting%20Return%20to%20School%20(SRS,7%3A30%20a.m.%20%E2%80%93%206%20p.m

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the program:

Who is offering the program?
The program is being offered by Fairfax County Government through the Office for Children, which provides educational care for students before and after school through the SACC program. OFC teachers will be staffing the SRS program.https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/

Where will the SRS program be located?
The SRS program will be offered at 37 Fairfax County Public Schools, including 35 elementary schools and the Key and Kilmer Centers. Enrollment will be limited in order to maintain physical distancing and health protocols.

What are the SRS program dates?
The SRS program begins Sept. 8, 2020. As FCPS updates to online and in-person instruction occur, the program’s status will be reevaluated.

What are the SRS program hours?
SRS will operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate parents who are working outside the home or may need full-day services. All current CDC health and safety guidelines, including the use of face coverings, physical distancing protocols, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices will be implemented.

How many children will be served at each location?
The program will be able to accommodate approximately 60 children per site. Each classroom will have a group of no more than 10 children who will stay together each day, along with consistent staff to support their online learning and in-person connections.

How will the program support my child’s virtual learning?
FCPS is working in partnership with SRS to provide professional development in virtual learning technologies for SRS staff. SRS staff will collaborate with families on an ongoing basis to align support for children’s virtual learning schedules and will provide a space conducive to supporting children’s learning during the academic day.

Will the program provide academic instruction?
SRS staff are employees of the Fairfax County Office for Children, not Fairfax County Public Schools. SRS staff will support children’s virtual learning but will not provide academic instruction. The program is not designed to replace or duplicate virtual learning, but to support it by ensuring students are able to access the FCPS academic day and have the technical support and engagement they need to succeed.

What health and safety protocols will be in place?
The safety of both staff and students in the SRS program is of utmost importance. The SRS program will follow current CDC health and safety guidelines, as well as guidance from the Fairfax County Health Department. Additionally, the following measures are in place:

  • Students will be in groups of 10 or fewer per classroom.
  • Students will stay together as a group the entire day with the same staff members.
  • Scheduled cleaning of high-touch areas will occur throughout the day.
  • No visitors will be admitted.
  • A daily check-in will include taking staff and students’ temperatures and asking a series of health questions before staff and students may enter the building.
  • Children and staff will be required to wear face coverings throughout the day.
  • Physical distancing of at least six feet will be supported.

Can I still enroll my child if the SRS program is not offered at my base school?
Yes, regardless of your base school, you may choose to attend the SRS site that is closest or most convenient for you.

Are there any requirements for program eligibility?
Yes, the SRS program serves children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Families must reside in Fairfax County or the City of Fairfax.

Do families have to be working in order for their child to participate?
No, the SRS program does not have a work requirement for eligibility.

Is financial assistance available?
A sliding fee scale is available for income-eligible families. Additional financial assistance is also available. Families who may need additional financial assistance or transportation should communicate their request when enrolling so that registration staff can best provide assistance.

Why is enrollment limited?
The SRS program has limited enrollment in order to accommodate full-day programming, as well as physical distancing guidelines, and to support additional health and safety procedures. The program is designed to help families with the greatest need, who may not have access to other resources, and to mitigate opportunity gaps that may widen without in-person instruction.

How is this program different from SACC?
The SACC program is not currently being offered. SRS will be staffed by OFC teachers and provide a safe environment for students to learn. SRS is a full-day program supporting virtual learning during the academic day, with a before- and after-school care component. When children in the SRS program are not engaged in their virtual academic school day, they will have opportunities to explore activities based on the program’s curriculum, The Great Outdoors: Road Trips Through the Americas.

May I enroll on a daily, weekly, or as-needed basis?
No, the program is designed to provide consistent care and support for children’s virtual learning on a monthly basis only. Students must be enrolled for the full five-day-per-week program.

May I enroll my child for just the academic school day if we do not need the before-and after-care components?
No, the SRS program is a full-day program providing support for children during the academic day as well as before and after care. When children in the SRS program are not engaged in their virtual academic school day, they will have opportunities to explore activities based on the program’s curriculum, The Great Outdoors, Road Trips Through the Americas.

Will meals be provided?
Yes, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided in conjunction with FCPS Food and Nutrition Services.

Will transportation be available?
County and FCPS staff will work to ensure that transportation will not be a barrier to families’ participation in the SRS program. Families who need transportation should communicate their request when enrolling.

Will laptops and Internet access be provided?
Students must bring their personal or school-issued laptops. Wireless Internet access will be provided at all SRS sites.

Can my child who has special needs participate, and will he or she receive specialized instruction?
Yes, all SRS sites will accommodate children with special needs. Additionally, the Key and Kilmer Center sites will specifically serve children and youth ages 5-21 with multiple disabilities. SRS staff will collaborate with families on an ongoing basis to align support for children’s virtual learning schedules and will provide a space conducive to supporting children’s learning during the academic day.

How do I enroll?
Enrollment begins the week of August 24, 2020. For additional information and to register, call 703-449-8989 or visit   https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/  Translation services are available.

Registration Information

  • Information is available online:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/supporting-return-school-program
  • Space is limited. To register, call 703-449-8989.
  • Current CDC health and safety guidelines will be implemented.
  • Sliding fee scale available for income eligible families (see below).
  • Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack provided.

    What are the fees for the program?
    Supporting Return to School (SRS) Program SY 2020-2021:

Sliding Fee Scale Supporting Return to School (SRS) Program SY 2020-2021 The fees below are billed monthly

Adjusted Household Income

One Child

$131,000 and above

$1,472

$117,900 - 130,999

$1,272

$104,800 - 117,899

$1,076

$91,700 - 104,799

$876

$78,600 - 91,699

$676

$65,500 - 78,599

$476

$52,400 - 65,499

$280

$52,399 and below

$80

Reduced rates are applicable for families with two or more children enrolled. The discount for the second child is 10%; the third child and each additional child receive a 20% discount.
Additional financial assistance is also available. Families who may need additional financial assistance or transportation should communicate their request when enrolling so that registration staff can best provide assistance.

 

Excerpt from Chairman McKay’s Weekly Email Newsletter
Subject: SACC – Supporting Return to School
Date: August 12, 2020

To the Fairfax County Community,
If you are a parent, I understand the stresses relating to child care and virtual learning that you are probably experiencing. This stress is particularly difficult for those who must leave home for work. I'm a parent of two. I wasn't ready for the challenges of virtual learning either. However, it is time to prepare, to move forward, and to put ourselves in the best possible position for the upcoming school year.
The Board of Supervisors is committed to supporting FCPS in their decision to begin the year virtually. One way we are doing so is by launching a new program with a SACC component called Supporting Return to School. With this program we hope to partially fill the need for Fairfax County families regarding child care and providing a safe education environment for the kids who need it. More on this program follows the COVID-19 data update.

See below for the full August 12 edition of my newsletter. For the resources mentioned in past newsletters, visit my website:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/chairman/covid-19 . If you have a friend who would like to sign up for this newsletter, they can do so here:

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School Aged Child Care (SACC) - Supporting Return to School (SRS)
• Following the success of our Camp Fairfax program (see the above video for a Camp Fairfax hand washing song!), Fairfax County is offering a new program with a SACC component for families.
    The purpose is to support children's online learning and to engage kids in a curriculum that will support their growth and development.
 • The SRS program will be offered at 37 FCPS locations.
    Sites are primarily Title I funded schools or are FCPS food distribution  sites.
    Two locations will serve students ages 5-21 with special needs.
    Program operating hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm.
    An adjusting sliding fee scale will be provided.
• Program details are still being finalized, registration will be available soon.
• I recently visited Camp Fairfax to see the safety measures put in place and know that as we move forward with SRS that we need to continue to put strict safety measures in place. Therefore, the program will have limited spots due to distancing protocols. We are also hoping it will help families with no other choice but to go to work and have no way to support their children who may be at risk of falling behind academically.
View the email newsletter online: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/chairman/8-12-update-covid-19-fairfax-county

Comments by Chairman McKay to WJLA ABC News 7 (08/13/20)
• "I've heard literally from hundreds of parents who, like me, support the school division's decision to do virtual learning, but also are very concerned about how they're going to juggle that with their own jobs when we get to September."
• "We've always considered this not to be just a school problem. This is a community problem that will take the schools and the county working together to solve."
• "What our Board of Supervisors has been clear on is that the county has an important role to play in narrowing the achievement gap and helping our working families to be able to go back to work without having to be concerned about not working, not being able to pay the bills because they have to take care of and help their kids get logged on and learn during the day."
• "This is not going to solve everyone's problems, this is not going to be the great equalizer, but I think it is going to be a tremendous help to families in need in Fairfax County.”
• "We're talking about a much smaller population of children, we're talking about being able to spread out in multiple rooms in school buildings. We're talking about protocols for checking temperatures and interviewing everyone before they come in the building."
• "It's really designed to help kids with the greatest needs. So we've begun outreach for at-risk youth, we're working with our schools. We have a database of children whose families receive free and reduced price lunches already, and we're reaching out to all of them to get an idea of whether they would be interested in enrolling in this program."
• "We know that our at-risk children have greater challenges with internet connectivity, and may not have the kind of support structure so what we're attempting to do in this program is not duplicate any of the online learning, but frankly have staff there to make sure kids are online and have the technical support that they need."

PDF Documents
Flyer: SRS – English (.pdf)
Download the flyer in English as a PDF document.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/sites/neighborhood-community-services/files/assets/documents/kids%20and%20teens/2020%20srs%20fall%20flyer.pdf

Flyer: SRS – Spanish (.pdf)
Download the flyer in Spanish as a PDF document.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/sites/neighborhood-community-services/files/assets/documents/kids%20and%20teens/2020%20srs%20fall%20flyer%20span.pdf

It's hard to believe but its AUGUST!

We hope you and your family have been enjoying time together.

Please read below for our PTA survey, Spirit Wear update, a message from the PTA 2020-21 Board and a link to join the PTA

Hunt Valley ES has a wonderfully active and supportive PTA. If you would like more information about joining our PTA, please go to the Hunt Valley Website and click “Get Involved” underneath the Full Menu. Or, visit this link:
http://www.huntvalleypta.org/


Virtual After School Programs

Given school is starting virtually this year, there will be no in-person after school programs taking place at Hunt Valley in the fall.  However, several of our trusted vendors are offering virtual after school programs!  If you are looking for some extra activities for your children this fall, please check out the PTA website to see offerings from Acting for Young People, C3 Cyber Club, JST Athletics, Mad Science, Robot Works, and RunFit Kidz: https://www.huntvalleypta.org/after-school-programs/.


Thank you, in advance, for your time. Spirit Wear - Order Now!  Show your Hunt Valley Spirit by ordering a HVES Mask!  Order by September 4th!  Visit http://shop.burkesports.com and enter group code HVHAWKS You may have your order shipped to home for a small extra fee. Non-shipped orders will be delivered to and distributed at the school in early October.  

 Order your mask today! 

 

Join the PTA!  Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.


PTA Survey 2020-21
The PTA is planning for the 2020-2021 school year and would love to have your input! Please consider taking the following survey to let us know your thoughts. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWqz75yQtKAxQ7HUjgjxrlDzry8qAzuDwUjieMwYDUj5BhEg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Thank you, in advance, for your time.


Message from our PTA President and Vice President 

Does anyone else feel as though we’re living in a strangely historic time? Once we begin to adjust to our "new normal" things shift and we find ourselves having to make more adjustments. At times it can be frustrating, overwhelming and sad. But we are pressing on together as a connected community knowing that better days are ahead.

We are, once again, adjusting plans as we look at our return to school through a new lens. I’ve been joking with my family that plans A, B, and C are long gone. But, that doesn’t mean we won’t do our best with Plans X, Y, and Z.

We are reaching out to let you all know that, although things will be different this year, the PTA is still here and we plan to do all that we can to support families through this difficult time. We've been busy behind the scenes meeting with Mr. Fee and Ms. Donahue to determine our best path forward and how we can support the school during these unprecedented times.

We are: 1. Investigating activities to bring us together during this temporary situation. This includes finding after school programs that are willing to switch to a virtual setting, assemblies that can be offered to all remotely, planning virtual 5k’s, etc.

2. Forming a Military Connected Committee to better serve our Military connected students and a new Community Engagement Committee to ensure that every student feels included and valued.

We are a parent volunteer run organization and no contribution is too small. Please reach out if any of these opportunities interest you.

Our biggest goal is to help us keep our sense of community and “One Hunt Valley” spirit regardless of how and where our students are learning. Our Hunt Valley Community can do this and we will make the best of this new situation as we experience one of most unusual years in our 52 year history. We are One Hunt Valley and our PTA’s goal is to make sure that we all feel connected, even in this virtual environment.

The PTA’s mission is “Every Child. One Voice”. PTA is a child advocacy organization and what better way to advocate for our children then to come together as a community? Our membership is open (https://huntvalleypta.new.memberhub.store/store). Please consider joining.

We will reach out again soon. But, contact us if you'd like to talk about the coming year. We are, again, in a new version of school. But, we are here together.

Meredith Stankiewicz, President president@huntvalleypta.org

Dianna Carr, Vice Presiden vp@huntvalleypta.org

Dear Hunt Valley Families,

On behalf of the entire staff at Hunt Valley Elementary School, we would like to welcome you to the new school year! We are starting out the year 100% online, and FCPS will be reassessing this format as we near the end of the 1st Quarter. Our staff has been working on creative and innovative ways to connect with children and virtually facilitate the curriculum. With your partnership this year we are confident that we will be Virtually Unstoppable!

Hunt Valley’s amazing instructional staff is ready to take on this virtual start to the school year, and make sure that each child is successful. Unlike distance learning in the spring, your child’s attendance is required. Laptops will be issued to all children, in all grade levels. While we understand that you may have a laptop at home, we encourage you to use the school issued laptop which will have shortcuts and programs that we frequently use at Hunt Valley already installed on the desktop for your child. If you still choose to not use one of the school’s laptops, we will kindly ask you to fill out the “opt out” form. We have emailed you information regarding laptop distribution for the various grade levels.

Whether the learning is virtual or face-to-face, our goal is to encourage each child to achieve their full potential by instilling in them a love of learning. If there is something going on in your child’s home life that may impact their success during the school day, please communicate this to your child’s teacher, the counselor, or administration. The constant presence of COVID-19 has changed all our lives and has also impacted the children in many different ways. We all share the responsibility of the social-emotional stability, as well as the academic success, of our Hawks. 

During virtual learning, Hunt Valley staff will be synchronously communicating with your child through the computer. We realize that this daily “look” into your home can be extremely personal as many of you will be juggling work, younger siblings, grandparents, and pets while you simultaneously work to ensure your child is logged on and ready to learn. Our staff will make sure we are always respectful of this. There is a feature in the platform we will be using that will enable you to turn off the video at any time if needed.


Student Welcome Back Bags

All students will be issued a welcome bag this year. We will be providing these bags to students soon (still waiting on dates/times for distribution). This will not replace the school supply list but will have some learning materials included to start the school year. School supply lists can be found on our school’s website. 

If you have opted out of a laptop or still have the laptop, we will get back to you with a pick up date just for the Bags.


Your Child’s Teacher

Teachers will be sending out emails to you all to let you know your students' classroom assignment, prior to our Virtual Opening Event on Tuesday,  September 1st. The teaching staff will also be making phone calls to families before this event.


Virtual Opening Event

Virtual Open House will be on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Your child’s teacher will email you a link to join us.

Kindergarten: 9:30am-10:15am
1st grade: 10:15am-11:00am
2nd grade: 11:00am-11:45am
3rd grade: 11:45am-12:30pm
4th grade: 1:15pm-2:00pm
5th grade: 2:00pm-2:45pm
6th grade: 3:00pm-3:45pm

 

Communication

As we move into this new school year together, we want to be sure that the Hunt Valley Families know that we are looking forward to building partnerships and staying connected. Communication will be imperative during distance learning, and the easiest and most reliable way to get in touch is via email. Most communications you receive from us will be in the form of emails through the What’s New at Hunt Valley, News You Choose, or eNotify emails. The What’s New at Hunt Valley messages most often will be sent every Friday.

 

We look forward to a safe, cooperative, and committed home-school partnership throughout the year ahead. 

Sincerely,

Mr. Fee, Principal &  Mrs. Donahue, Assistant Principal

FCPS Laptops Still at Home

Students that still have FCPS laptops home for the summer, should make sure they are still getting updates. In order for these laptops to work correctly, please follow these directions.These should be done once a week in August

  • Plug the device into an outlet.
  • Turn the device on and let it boot up.
  • Ensure it is connected to the internet at that location.
  • Let the device sit for 30 minutes. No additional log-in’s or activities are required.
  • Do this once per week beginning in August to ensure the laptop has the latest updates. 
Laptop for Every Student

Every student will need an individual laptop this year in order to access daily synchronous instruction. It is not possible for students to share laptops. We have designated one laptop for every student at HVES. 

We recommend that if you only have a tablet available for your child that you take advantage of a FCPS laptop.  These laptops  will work better with the programs teachers are preparing to use with students this year.  Completed permission forms will be required to be turned in before laptops may be checked out to students.  All families will need to complete a health questionnaire before entering the school gym.

The schedule is structured in such a way to best distribute laptops following CDC guidelines. We can only release laptops to students in those grade levels associated with specific days.  This may require parents with more than one Hunt Valley student to sign up for more than one grade level/day.

We are expecting that some grade level teachers will be volunteering to help on their grade level distribution days.

If you can't make it to the scheduled pick-up date, we will be sending out a notice for more pick up dates in the near future,

Tips for a successful and expedient distribution:

  • Please bring signed permission form
  • Arrive ready to enter building at assigned time
  • Park in side parking lot
  • Students should remember their student ID# and password (Kindergarten students will get theirs on this day)
  • Use sanitation stations located outside of building before entering
  • Wear a mask
  • Follow 6 feet social distancing guidelines

Please Complete the Sign Up Genius

Grades 3 and 4

Date: Thursday, August 27

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-third

 

Kindergarten

Date Friday, August 28

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-student

Please refer questions to Evan Lemmerman; School Based Technology Specialist  eblemmerman@fcps.edu

Laptop Distribution Information

Laptop Distribution:
All HVES students will receive a school laptop for their individual use for the duration of distance learning, and 6th graders will be issued new laptops for the full school year. The laptop distribution will begin in late August. Detailed schedules and processes will be coming soon. Parents will need to complete an acceptance of responsibility/usage agreement form. The required forms to complete are available in multiple languages at: https://www.fcps.edu/technology-permission-forms

If you wish to opt out of receiving a school-issued laptop, please let us know by filling out this form:
https://forms.gle/T2pA3FpZ6bKown2b7 

Please complete one form for every child in your family that does not need a laptop. If you choose to provide your own device, it should be a laptop or desktop computer. Tablets and cell phones are not always able to reliably access our virtual learning applications.

Internet Access:  We have a limited number of MiFi devices that can provide families with Internet access if needed.  If your family needs Internet access for the coming school year, please complete this form once for your household:
https://forms.gle/PXqBysrNwVnrTrVE7

Supply Lists

Here is the link to the HVES Supply Lists for all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year. Keep checking for any changes we make to the Supply Lists!
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/school-supply-lists

Daily Schedule

The new FCPS online instructional program will mirror the regular school day. HVES students will be assigned a grade-level teacher and all students will engage in online instruction four days per week. Daily attendance will be taken for each class, and the assignments will be graded. Teams will work collaboratively to develop their lesson plans, and to develop consistent formative and summative assessment practices. Students can also expect to engage in independent practice, reading, and exploration outside of the scheduled school day. 

In short, with some movement breaks, lunch and specials, a student's day will begin at 9:20 AM and end at 4:05 PM daily, Tuesday through Friday (our 2019-2020 schedule) 

Mondays will be available to assist students with the following:

Monday Mornings: Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need.
Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Monday Afternoons: Student Independent Work, Teacher Planning and Professional Development

FCPS Food Availability

Since schools were closed, our food services team has provided nearly 2 million grab-and-go meals to families. FCPS will continue to provide grab-and-go meals through the remainder of the summer and once the school year begins. Food and Nutrition Services is currently researching how to best meet the needs of families this upcoming school year, while exploring meal service options. We will announce food distribution information as soon as possible.

Hunt Valley Yearbooks - Still can pick up!

If you did not get a chance to pick up the Yearbooks you ordered, please call Hunt Valley at 703 913-8800 between 9:30am - 3pm (M-F) to schedule a time to pick up your Yearbooks.

The pick-up location is in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. 

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Helpful Links for Return to School

We will begin the 2020-21 school year with Virtual Learning for all students on September 8th. 

FCPS Plan for Return to School:
https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Student Health and Safety Guidance Document:
https://www.fcps.edu/node/41575

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Guardians

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

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

I hope you and your families are having a great summer.
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, August 14th, 2020

GovDelivery 1 month 1 week ago

Dear Hunt Valley Families,

On behalf of the entire staff at Hunt Valley Elementary School, we would like to welcome you to the new school year! We are starting out the year 100% online, and FCPS will be reassessing this format as we near the end of the 1st Quarter. Our staff has been working on creative and innovative ways to connect with children and virtually facilitate the curriculum. With your partnership this year we are confident that we will be Virtually Unstoppable!

Hunt Valley’s amazing instructional staff is ready to take on this virtual start to the school year, and make sure that each child is successful. Unlike distance learning in the spring, your child’s attendance is required. Laptops will be issued to all children, in all grade levels. While we understand that you may have a laptop at home, we encourage you to use the school issued laptop which will have shortcuts and programs that we frequently use at Hunt Valley already installed on the desktop for your child. If you still choose to not use one of the school’s laptops, we will kindly ask you to fill out the “opt out” form. We have emailed you information regarding laptop distribution for the various grade levels.

Whether the learning is virtual or face-to-face, our goal is to encourage each child to achieve their full potential by instilling in them a love of learning. If there is something going on in your child’s home life that may impact their success during the school day, please communicate this to your child’s teacher, the counselor, or administration. The constant presence of COVID-19 has changed all our lives and has also impacted the children in many different ways. We all share the responsibility of the social-emotional stability, as well as the academic success, of our Hawks. 

During virtual learning, Hunt Valley staff will be synchronously communicating with your child through the computer. We realize that this daily “look” into your home can be extremely personal as many of you will be juggling work, younger siblings, grandparents, and pets while you simultaneously work to ensure your child is logged on and ready to learn. Our staff will make sure we are always respectful of this. There is a feature in the platform we will be using that will enable you to turn off the video at any time if needed.


Student Welcome Back Bags

All students will be issued a welcome bag this year. We will be providing these bags to students soon (details on dates/times will be coming out soon). This will not replace the school supply list but will have some learning materials included to start the school year. School supply lists can be found on our school’s website. 

If you have opted out of a laptop or still have the laptop, we will get back to you with a pick up date just for the Bags.


Your Child’s Teacher

Teachers will be sending out emails to you all to let you know your students' classroom assignment, prior to our Virtual Opening Event on Tuesday,  September 1st. The teaching staff will also be making phone calls to families before this event.


Virtual Opening Event

Virtual Open House will be on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Your child’s teacher will email you a link to join us.

Kindergarten: 9:30am-10:15am
1st grade: 10:15am-11:00am
2nd grade: 11:00am-11:45am
3rd grade: 11:45am-12:30pm
4th grade: 1:15pm-2:00pm
5th grade: 2:00pm-2:45pm
6th grade: 3:00pm-3:45pm


PTA

Hunt Valley ES has a wonderfully active and supportive PTA. If you would like more information about joining our PTA, please go to the Hunt Valley Website and click “Get Involved” underneath the Full Menu. Or, visit this link:
http://www.huntvalleypta.org/

 

Communication

As we move into this new school year together, we want to be sure that the Hunt Valley Families know that we are looking forward to building partnerships and staying connected. Communication will be imperative during distance learning, and the easiest and most reliable way to get in touch is via email. Most communications you receive from us will be in the form of emails through the What’s New at Hunt Valley, News You Choose, or eNotify emails. The What’s New at Hunt Valley messages most often will be sent every Friday.

 

We look forward to a safe, cooperative, and committed home-school partnership throughout the year ahead. 

Sincerely,

Mr. Fee, Principal &  Mrs. Donahue, Assistant Principal

FCPS Laptops Still at Home

Students that still have FCPS laptops home for the summer, should make sure they are still getting updates. In order for these laptops to work correctly, please follow these directions.These should be done once a week in August: 

  • Plug the device into an outlet.
  • Turn the device on and let it boot up.
  • Ensure it is connected to the internet at that location.
  • Let the device sit for 30 minutes. No additional log-in’s or activities are required.
  • Do this once per week beginning in August to ensure the laptop has the latest updates. 
Laptop for Every Student

Every student will need an individual laptop this year in order to access daily synchronous instruction. It is not possible for students to share laptops. We have designated one laptop for every student at HVES. 

We recommend that if you only have a tablet available for your child that you take advantage of a FCPS laptop.  These laptops  will work better with the programs teachers are preparing to use with students this year.  Completed permission forms will be required to be turned in before laptops may be checked out to students.  All families will need to complete a health questionnaire before entering the school gym.

The schedule is structured in such a way to best distribute laptops following CDC guidelines. We can only release laptops to students in those grade levels associated with specific days.  This may require parents with more than one Hunt Valley student to sign up for more than one grade level/day.

We are expecting that some grade level teachers will be volunteering to help on their grade level distribution days.

If you can't make it to the scheduled pick-up date, we will be sending out a notice for more pick up dates in the near future,

Tips for a successful and expedient distribution:

  • Please bring signed permission form
  • Arrive ready to enter building at assigned time
  • Park in side parking lot
  • Students should remember their student ID# and password (Kindergarten students will get theirs on this day)
  • Use sanitation stations located outside of building before entering
  • Wear a mask
  • Follow 6 feet social distancing guidelines

Please Complete the Sign Up Genius

Grades 2 and 6

Date: Monday, August 17

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-sixth


Grades 1 and 5

Date: Friday, August 21

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-first

 

Grades 3 and 4

Date: Thursday, August 27

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-third

 

Kindergarten

Date Friday, August 28

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-student

Please refer questions to Evan Lemmerman; School Based Technology Specialist  eblemmerman@fcps.edu

Laptop Distribution Information

Laptop Distribution:
All HVES students will receive a school laptop for their individual use for the duration of distance learning, and 6th graders will be issued new laptops for the full school year. The laptop distribution will begin in late August. Detailed schedules and processes will be coming soon. Parents will need to complete an acceptance of responsibility/usage agreement form. The required forms to complete are available in multiple languages at: https://www.fcps.edu/technology-permission-forms

If you wish to opt out of receiving a school-issued laptop, please let us know by filling out this form:
https://forms.gle/T2pA3FpZ6bKown2b7 

Please complete one form for every child in your family that does not need a laptop. If you choose to provide your own device, it should be a laptop or desktop computer. Tablets and cell phones are not always able to reliably access our virtual learning applications.

Internet Access:  We have a limited number of MiFi devices that can provide families with Internet access if needed.  If your family needs Internet access for the coming school year, please complete this form once for your household:
https://forms.gle/PXqBysrNwVnrTrVE7

Supply Lists

Here is the link to the HVES Supply Lists for all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year. Keep checking for any changes we make to the Supply Lists!
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/school-supply-lists

Daily Schedule

The new FCPS online instructional program will mirror the regular school day. HVES students will be assigned a grade-level teacher and all students will engage in online instruction four days per week. Daily attendance will be taken for each class, and the assignments will be graded. Teams will work collaboratively to develop their lesson plans, and to develop consistent formative and summative assessment practices. Students can also expect to engage in independent practice, reading, and exploration outside of the scheduled school day. 

In short, with some movement breaks, lunch and specials, a student's day will begin at 9:20 AM and end at 4:05 PM daily, Tuesday through Friday (our 2019-2020 schedule) 

Mondays will be available to assist students with the following:

Monday Mornings: Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need.
Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Monday Afternoons: Student Independent Work, Teacher Planning and Professional Development

FCPS Food Availability

Since schools were closed, our food services team has provided nearly 2 million grab-and-go meals to families. FCPS will continue to provide grab-and-go meals through the remainder of the summer and once the school year begins. Food and Nutrition Services is currently researching how to best meet the needs of families this upcoming school year, while exploring meal service options. We will announce food distribution information as soon as possible.

Hunt Valley Yearbooks - Still can pick up!

If you did not get a chance to pick up the Yearbooks you ordered, please call Hunt Valley at 703 913-8800 between 9:30am - 3pm (M-F) to schedule a time to pick up your Yearbooks.

The pick-up location is in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. 

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Helpful Links for Return to School

We will begin the 2020-21 school year with Virtual Learning for all students on September 8th. 

FCPS Plan for Return to School:
https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Student Health and Safety Guidance Document:
https://www.fcps.edu/node/41575

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Guardians

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

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

I hope you and your families are having a great summer.
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, August 7th, 2020

GovDelivery 1 month 2 weeks ago
Hunt Valley Student Laptop Distribution Dates:

All students who need a laptop for the upcoming school year will be able to pick up one on the dates provided below.  We recommend that if you only have a tablet available for your child that you take advantage of a FCPS laptop.  These laptops  will work better with the programs teachers are preparing to use with students this year.  Completed permission forms will be required to be turned in before laptops may be checked out to students.  All families will need to complete a health questionnaire before entering the school gym.

The schedule is structured in such a way to best distribute laptops following CDC guidelines. We can only release laptops to students in those grade levels associated with specific days.  This may require parents with more than one Hunt Valley student to sign up for more than one grade level/day.

We are expecting that some grade level teachers will be volunteering to help on their grade level distribution days.

Tips for a successful and expedient distribution:

  • Please bring signed permission form
  • Arrive ready to enter building at assigned time
  • Park in side parking lot
  • Students should remember their student ID# and password (Kindergarten students will get theirs on this day)
  • Use sanitation stations located outside of building before entering
  • Wear a mask
  • Follow 6 feet social distancing guidelines

Please Complete the Sign Up Genius

Grades 2 and 6

Date: Monday, August 17

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-sixth


Grades 1 and 5

Date: Friday, August 21

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-first

 

Grades 3 and 4

Date: Thursday, August 27

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-third

 

Kindergarten

Date Friday, August 28

Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CABAC2DAA8-student

 

Please refer questions to Evan Lemmerman; School Based Technology Specialist  eblemmerman@fcps.edu

Laptop Distribution Information

Laptop Distribution:
All HVES students will receive a school laptop for their individual use for the duration of distance learning, and 6th graders will be issued new laptops for the full school year. The laptop distribution will begin in late August. Detailed schedules and processes will be coming soon. Parents will need to complete an acceptance of responsibility/usage agreement form. The required forms to complete are available in multiple languages at: https://www.fcps.edu/technology-permission-forms

If you wish to opt out of receiving a school-issued laptop, please let us know by filling out this form:
https://forms.gle/T2pA3FpZ6bKown2b7 

Please complete one form for every child in your family that does not need a laptop. If you choose to provide your own device, it should be a laptop or desktop computer. Tablets and cell phones are not always able to reliably access our virtual learning applications.

Internet Access:  We have a limited number of MiFi devices that can provide families with Internet access if needed.  If your family needs Internet access for the coming school year, please complete this form once for your household:
https://forms.gle/PXqBysrNwVnrTrVE7

Supply Lists

Here is the link to the HVES Supply Lists for all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year.
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/school-supply-lists

Daily Schedule

The new FCPS online instructional program will mirror the regular school day. HVES students will be assigned a grade-level teacher and all students will engage in online instruction four days per week. Daily attendance will be taken for each class, and the assignments will be graded. Teams will work collaboratively to develop their lesson plans, and to develop consistent formative and summative assessment practices. Students can also expect to engage in independent practice, reading, and exploration outside of the scheduled school day. 

In short, with some movement breaks, lunch and specials, a student's day will begin at 9:20 AM and end at 4:05 PM daily, Tuesday through Friday (our 2019-2020 schedule) 

Mondays will be available to assist students with the following:

Monday Mornings: Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need.
Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Monday Afternoons: Student Independent Work, Teacher Planning and Professional Development

FCPS Food Availability

Since schools were closed, our food services team has provided nearly 2 million grab-and-go meals to families. FCPS will continue to provide grab-and-go meals through the remainder of the summer and once the school year begins. Food and Nutrition Services is currently researching how to best meet the needs of families this upcoming school year, while exploring meal service options. We will announce food distribution information as soon as possible.

Hunt Valley Yearbooks - Still can pick up!

If you did not get a chance to pick up the Yearbooks you ordered, please call Hunt Valley at 703 913-8800 between 9:30am - 3pm (M-F) to schedule a time to pick up your Yearbooks.

The pick-up location is in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. 

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Hunt Valley ES staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Hunt Valley faculty and staff members!

Helpful Links for Return to School

We will begin the 2020-21 school year with Virtual Learning for all students on September 8th. 

FCPS Plan for Return to School:
https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Student Health and Safety Guidance Document:
https://www.fcps.edu/node/41575

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Guardians

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

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

I hope you and your families are having a great summer.
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, August 3rd, 2020

GovDelivery 1 month 3 weeks ago

Dear Hunt Valley Families,

Good afternoon and welcome to August! I have added several items to inform you about the upcoming school year, including some links with more details. More information will be coming out to staff and families throughout the next few weeks.

Our staff is eager to begin interacting with your children, and they're dedicated to spending the weeks before September 8th preparing for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. We will be busy with several online training sessions to help us prepare for a successful Hunt Valley school year!

Take care,
Mr. Fee

Laptop Distribution Information

Laptop Distribution:
All HVES students will receive a school laptop for their individual use for the duration of distance learning, and 6th graders will be issued new laptops for the full school year.  The laptop distribution will begin in late August. Detailed schedules and processes will be coming soon. Parents will need to complete an acceptance of responsibility/usage agreement form. The required forms to complete are available in multiple languages at: https://www.fcps.edu/technology-permission-forms

If you wish to opt out of receiving a school-issued laptop, please let us know by filling out this form:
https://forms.gle/T2pA3FpZ6bKown2b7 

Please complete one form for every child in your family that does not need a laptop. If you choose to provide your own device, it should be a laptop or desktop computer. Tablets and cell phones are not always able to reliably access our virtual learning applications.

Internet Access:  We have a limited number of MiFi devices that can provide families with Internet access if needed.  If your family needs Internet access for the coming school year, please complete this form once for your household:
https://forms.gle/PXqBysrNwVnrTrVE7

Supply Lists

Here is the link to the HVES Supply Lists for all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year.
https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/school-supply-lists

Daily Schedule

The new FCPS online instructional program will mirror the regular school day. HVES students will be assigned a grade-level teacher and all students will engage in online instruction four days per week. Daily attendance will be taken for each class, and the assignments will be graded. Teams will work collaboratively to develop their lesson plans, and to develop consistent formative and summative assessment practices. Students can also expect to engage in independent practice, reading, and exploration outside of the scheduled school day. 

In short, with some movement breaks, lunch and specials, a student's day will begin at 9:20 AM and end at 4:05 PM daily, Tuesday through Friday (our 2019-2020 schedule) 

Mondays will be available to assist students with the following:

Monday Mornings: Intervention/Enrichment: Select students scheduled for synchronous instruction based on need.
Independent Work: Tasks assigned by classroom teacher

Monday Afternoons: Student Independent Work, Teacher Planning and Professional Development

FCPS Food Availability

Since schools were closed, our food services team has provided nearly 2 million grab-and-go meals to families. FCPS will continue to provide grab-and-go meals through the remainder of the summer and once the school year begins. Food and Nutrition Services is currently researching how to best meet the needs of families this upcoming school year, while exploring meal service options. We will announce food distribution information as soon as possible.

Hunt Valley Yearbooks - Still can pick up!

If you did not get a chance to pick up the Yearbooks you ordered, please call Hunt Valley at 703 913-8800 between 9:30am - 3pm (M-F) to schedule a time to pick up your Yearbooks.

The pick-up location is in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. 

Helpful Links for Return to School

We will begin the 2020-21 school year with Virtual Learning for all students on September 8th. 

FCPS Plan for Return to School:
https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Student Health and Safety Guidance Document:
https://www.fcps.edu/node/41575

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Guardians

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

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

I hope you and your families are having a great summer.
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, July 31st, 2020

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Updates Next Week

Dear Hunt Valley Families,

We will be sending a News You Choose message early next week with updates for the beginning of the school year, including Technology distribution to all students.

Take care,
Mr. Fee

Hunt Valley Yearbooks

Thank you families for coming by for the Drive-by, Pick-up for your Yearbooks!

If you did not get a chance to pick up the Yearbooks you ordered, please call Hunt Valley at 703 913-8800 between 9:30am - 3pm (M-F) to schedule a time to pick up your Yearbooks.

The pick-up location is in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. 

Helpful Links for Return to School

We will begin the 2020-21 school year with Virtual Learning for all students on September 8th. 

FCPS Plan for Return to School:
https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Student Health and Safety Guidance Document:
https://www.fcps.edu/node/41575

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Guardians

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

Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Hunt Valley in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to alrodriguez@fcps.edu

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

I hope you and your families have a great summer.
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, July 24th, 2020

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Hunt Valley Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Great news, the Yearbooks have been delivered to Hunt Valley! We are setting up a Drive-by Pick-up system for parents to receive their Yearbooks.

The pick-up location will be in front of the school near the main entrance. Please pull up to the very front of the school and remain inside your vehicle. Staff will approach your vehicle and ask for the name/names of your students and their previous homeroom teacher's name/names. We will then hand you your Yearbooks!

Date: Tuesday, July 28th.

Times: Any time between 9:30am to 3pm

Helpful Links for Return to School

We will begin the 2020-21 school year with Virtual Learning for all students on September 8th. 

FCPS Plan for Return to School:
https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Student Health and Safety Guidance Document:
https://www.fcps.edu/node/41575

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Guardians

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

Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Hunt Valley in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to alrodriguez@fcps.edu

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

I hope you and your families have a great summer.
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, July 17th, 2020

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Hunt Valley ES - Online vs. In-Person Totals

K  -  Online - 36,  In-Person - 47
1st - Online - 48, In-Person - 54
2nd -Online - 50, In-Person - 58
3rd - Online - 42, In-Person - 52
4th - Online - 31, In-Person - 59
5th - Online - 30, In-Person - 62
6th - Online - 30, In-Person - 66

Yearbook Update

We just learned from LIfeTouch that our Yearbooks are in transit to our school! We will let all families know when and how the Yearbooks will be distributed.
Stay tuned!

Helpful Links for Return to School

FCPS Plan for Return to School:
https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool


Student Health and Safety Guidance Document:
https://www.fcps.edu/node/41575

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document

 

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

Mr. Fee's Message to the Hunt Valley Parents

https://youtu.be/UsgBeGB5kvs

Hunt Valley ES: School Opening Information

https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/announcements/hves-back-school-faq

FCPS Timeline:

Sept. 8 - First Day of School

July 15 -   Enrollment option due

July 13  -  School Board Work Session - Roundtable on Return to School  1:30 p.m. (Presentation)

July 10 -   Message from Superintendent Reminder on Return to School and videos

July 10  -  FCPS Staff Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Watch Video)

July 8   -   FCPS Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand (en Español) 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Watch Video)

July 7    -  Message from Superintendent on Enrollment Deadline Extended to July 15 (Read Press Release)

July 6    -  FCPS Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Watch Video)

June 29 - Message from Superintendent on Return to School Enrollment

June 23 - Message from Superintendent on Return to School (Read Press Release)

Complete Timeline:

https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Hunt Valley in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to alrodriguez@fcps.edu

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

I hope you and your families have a great summer.
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Fall 2020 Enrollment Form Due Today, July 15th

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Fall 2020 Enrollment Form Due Today, July 15

Dear Hunt Valley Families,

A quick reminder to please fill out the student enrollment form for the 2020-2021 school year. We are still awaiting 149 responses from our community.

This link will take you to the page for you to complete for your choice of either in-person or virtual instruction: https://isweb.fcps.edu/iscontacts/studentintent.cfm?secure

We hope you and your family are doing well, enjoying your summer and staying safe!

Thank you,
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, July 13th, 2020

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Mr. Fee's Message to the Hunt Valley Parents

https://youtu.be/UsgBeGB5kvs

Hunt Valley ES: School Opening Information

https://huntvalleyes.fcps.edu/announcements/hves-back-school-faq

FCPS Timeline:

Sept. 8 - First Day of School

July 15 -   Enrollment option due

July 13  -  School Board Work Session - Roundtable on Return to School  1:30 p.m. (Presentation)

July 10 -   Message from Superintendent Reminder on Return to School and videos

July 10  -  FCPS Staff Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Watch Video)

July 8   -   FCPS Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand (en Español) 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Watch Video)

July 7    -  Message from Superintendent on Enrollment Deadline Extended to July 15 (Read Press Release)

July 6    -  FCPS Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Watch Video)

June 29 - Message from Superintendent on Return to School Enrollment

June 23 - Message from Superintendent on Return to School (Read Press Release)

Complete Timeline:

https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Helpful Links for Return to School

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

Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Hunt Valley in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to alrodriguez@fcps.edu

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

I hope you and your families have a great summer.
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, July 3rd, 2020

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Helpful Links for Return to School

 

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

Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Hunt Valley in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to alrodriguez@fcps.edu

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

I hope you and your families have a great summer.
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, June 18th, 2020

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June 19th, 2020 - Juneteenth Holiday - Official holiday for FCPS employees, in recognition of Juneteenth

Return to School - Fall 2020 Planning

Link to the FCPS Fall 2020 Planning: https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

FCPS Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand 6-16-20:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNfiE0ypDG0

Current Timeline:

June 18 - School Board Public Hearing on Return to School  - 6:30 p.m. tonight -  (Virtual)

June 23 - School Board work session to discuss options - 1:30 p.m. -  (Virtual)

End of June - Parents will be notified of decision on Return to School

August 25 - First Day of School

Online Summer Arts Enrichment Program Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Hunt Valley in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to alrodriguez@fcps.edu

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

Yearbooks

We are still waiting for information from Lifetouch to find out when the Yearbooks will be made available and how they will be distributed to our families. We will update you all when we learn more.

Library Updates

Summer Reading 2020

We’ve got two great programs to keep your family reading all summer. 

Hunt Valley ES is asking you to read 24 Hours and share your Five Favorites.  Fairfax County Public Library is asking you to Imagine Your Story – sign up starts today.  Participate in one or participate in two.  Just be sure to read, read, read! 

To get more information, check out this video recording from your book loving teachers, Mrs. Covey (reading specialist) and Mrs. Bartlett (librarian) that explains the summer reading programs.  We’ve got a Google Classroom ready with resources including tracking information, eBooks, audio books, and book recommendations!  All we need is YOU!  Be sure to join our HVES Summer Reading Google Classroom using your fcpsschools.net account, click the plus in the upper left corner, and enter the code shbq66m.

The tracking sheets should be returned by August 31st.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your book loving teachers at crbartlett@fcps.edu or agcovey@fcps.edu.   

If you find books over the summer, you may bring them by HVES or return to Irving when we return to school.

A note from Irving Middle School librarians -

Rising Irving MS 7th Graders,

We invite you to participate in Irving Middle School’s Summer READ! Program. 

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Click on the READ! Choice Board and choose a challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Complete the READ! Challenge.
  3. Write a short reflection about what you read on this Google Form.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3! 😊

For every READ! Choice Board challenge that you finish and write about in the Google Form, your name is entered into a raffle.  The more things you read, the more entries you have to win prizes.  The maximum number of entries being 25!

Prizes will be distributed and grade-level top readers will be announced at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

The READ! Program runs from June 12, 2020 until August 24th, 2020.

If you have questions about the READ! Choice Board options, or need recommendations for book titles, please email both Irving MS librarians: (Ms. Monk) mamonk1@fcps.edu and (Mrs. Gawalt) dlgawalt@fcps.edu  We will try to respond quickly to your questions, even throughout the summer months. 

Please remember that you have several options for obtaining reading material during the summer. 

  • The Fairfax County Public Library branches are allowing users to place books on hold and then drive by for curbside pick-up when the books are ready.
  • Additionally, ebooks and audiobooks are available to all FCPS students through the Mackinvia.com website.  Here are complete instructions for accessing digital resources through MackinVIA. 
  • You may choose to purchase some titles or swap books (safely) with friends. 
Have a great summer everyone!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, June 12th, 2020

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Have a great Summer everyone! Return to School - Fall 2020 Planning

Link to the FCPS Fall 2020 Planning: https://www.fcps.edu/returntoschool

Timeline:

June 9 - Governor Ralph Northam issued recommendations for schools for Fall 2020

June 10 - Town Hall for staff with FCPS leadership (video recording)

June 11 - Message to parents from Superintendent Scott Brabrand

June 13 - Survey sent to all FCPS families and staff

June 15  - School Board work session to consider options - 1:30 p.m. -  (Virtual)

June 18 - School Board Public Hearing on Return to School  - 6:30 p.m. -  (Virtual)

June 23 - School Board work session to discuss options - 1:30 p.m. -  (Virtual)

End of June - Parents will be notified of decision on Return to School

August 25 - First Day of School

The 6th grade Virtual Promotion Ceremony!

The 6th Grade team did a great job hosting the Virtual Promotion Ceremony! Likewise, the Drive-thru portion of the Ceremony was wonderful! Thanks to all of our staff members who assisted with the 6th Grade parent Drive-thru! Also, thanks to Mrs.Whitehouse and Mrs.Van Buskirk and the 6th grade parents for their work setting up the Drive-thru with posters, art work, balloons, and cool signs.

Here's a link to the 6th Grade Ceremony: https://youtu.be/8lkaIFiD4CA

Congratulations 6th Graders! Class of 2026  Lost and Found

Lost and Found items can be claimed this coming Monday, June 15. We will have tables set up outside in front of the main entrance to the school.  Please come between 10:00am – 3:00pm to claim any items. In accordance with CDC guidelines we ask you to observe social distancing and wear facial masks.

Online Summer Arts Enrichment Program Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Hunt Valley in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to alrodriguez@fcps.edu

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

Yearbooks

We are still waiting for information from Lifetouch to find out when the Yearbooks will be made available and how they will be distributed to our families. We will update you all when we learn more.

Library Updates

Summer Reading 2020

We’ve got two great programs to keep your family reading all summer. 

Hunt Valley ES is asking you to read 24 Hours and share your Five Favorites.  Fairfax County Public Library is asking you to Imagine Your Story – sign up starts today.  Participate in one or participate in two.  Just be sure to read, read, read! 

To get more information, check out this video recording from your book loving teachers, Mrs. Covey (reading specialist) and Mrs. Bartlett (librarian) that explains the summer reading programs.  We’ve got a Google Classroom ready with resources including tracking information, eBooks, audio books, and book recommendations!  All we need is YOU!  Be sure to join our HVES Summer Reading Google Classroom using your fcpsschools.net account, click the plus in the upper left corner, and enter the code shbq66m.

The tracking sheets should be returned by August 31st.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your book loving teachers at crbartlett@fcps.edu or agcovey@fcps.edu.   

Sixth Graders, your librarians loved seeing you at the parade this morning!  Congratulations!

If you find books over the summer, you may bring them by HVES or return to Irving when we return to school.

 

A note from Irving Middle School librarians -

Rising Irving MS 7th Graders,

We invite you to participate in Irving Middle School’s Summer READ! Program. 

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Click on the READ! Choice Board and choose a challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Complete the READ! Challenge.
  3. Write a short reflection about what you read on this Google Form.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3! 😊

For every READ! Choice Board challenge that you finish and write about in the Google Form, your name is entered into a raffle.  The more things you read, the more entries you have to win prizes.  The maximum number of entries being 25!

Prizes will be distributed and grade-level top readers will be announced at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

The READ! Program runs from June 12, 2020 until August 24th, 2020.

If you have questions about the READ! Choice Board options, or need recommendations for book titles, please email both Irving MS librarians: (Ms. Monk) mamonk1@fcps.edu and (Mrs. Gawalt) dlgawalt@fcps.edu  We will try to respond quickly to your questions, even throughout the summer months. 

Please remember that you have several options for obtaining reading material during the summer. 

  • The Fairfax County Public Library branches are allowing users to place books on hold and then drive by for curbside pick-up when the books are ready.
  • Additionally, ebooks and audiobooks are available to all FCPS students through the Mackinvia.com website.  Here are complete instructions for accessing digital resources through MackinVIA. 
  • You may choose to purchase some titles or swap books (safely) with friends. 
Have a great summer everyone!
Mr. Fee

7107 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA 22152  |  Phone: 703.913.8800

Attendance: 703.913.8820 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

What's New at Hunt Valley, June 5th, 2020

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Hunt Valley Calendar

June 12th - Last Day of School
June 12th - Virtual 6th Grade Promotion

Dear Hunt Valley Families,

I have been struggling to put my thoughts into words as we have all been hearing the news of the latest tragedy affecting our Black community. I know that many members of the Hunt Valley community are deeply and personally affected by the killing of George Floyd. As a principal, I have a responsibility to ensure that all students, families, and staff who call Hunt Valley home feel safe, welcomed, and valued. Recent events have reminded me that there is more that we must do as a school to ensure that our students, families, and staff members of color feel valued and are treated with equity. 

I am committed to learning from students, families and staff about what steps we can take to fulfill our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming school for all members of our community. I know that this process will take difficult conversations, introspection, learning, and a willingness to listen openly to members of our community who are affected. I know that I have a lot to learn in this process and I plan to work at it every day. I welcome these conversations and intend to listen and learn from members of our community about what I can do to better serve the Hunt Valley community. 

I know that being aware of inequities and having good intentions and saying that we are trying to do better is not enough. I am committed to taking action to do right by our students, families, and staff members of color and make changes when issues are brought to my attention. Our school Equity Team has been brainstorming ideas of actions we can take in the coming year to make positive changes at Hunt Valley. I hope that the community will also share ideas with us about what we can do going forward. I hope that we can all hold each other accountable for making the changes needed to best serve our community and make Hunt Valley the school that all our students deserve.

We understand that each of you may be affected by these events in a different way, and we welcome you to reach out to our administration, school counselors, school psychologist, or social worker with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. 

For additional resources, please consider the following:

As a community, we are here, and we stand together.  

Take care everyone,
Mr. Fee

From the FCPS School Board

June 5, 2020

Dear FCPS Students, Families and Staff, 

The events occurring across the country in the aftermath of the tragedy surrounding George Floyd are a response to the injustices we have witnessed for far too long. Images showing the brutal treatment of Mr. Floyd and other African Americans weigh heavily on our hearts and in our minds.

The pain and anguish displayed on our national stage developed from generations of systemic racism impacts our students, families, staff and communities. We embrace our responsibility to ensure our schools are safe havens where all students are welcomed, valued, respected, and greeted with opportunity.

Working with the community as One Fairfax, this Board is committed to identifying actionable items to improve policies, procedures, curriculum and access to opportunities to ensure that students, families, and staff do not experience injustice and inequities in Fairfax County Public Schools. We will seek reform, reflect on our own biases and engage in difficult conversations. During this process we will partner with our community, invite public comment and seek collaboration with state and local leaders.

We value diversity and are united in our opposition to racism and hate. We stand in solidarity with our black students, educators, staff and their families. We must unite and be agents of change in working to build a better world. We cannot and will not be silent.   

Sincerely,

The Fairfax County School Board  

Karen Corbett Sanders, Chair and Mount Vernon District

Tamara Derenak Kaufax, Vice-Chair and Lee District  

Karen Keys-Gamarra, Member-at-Large

Abrar Omeish, Member-at-Large

Rachna Sizemore Heizer, Member-at-Large

Megan McLaughlin, Braddock District

Elaine Tholen, Dranesville District

Melanie K. Meren, Hunter Mill District

Ricardy Anderson, Mason District

Karl Frisch, Providence District

Laura Jane Cohen, Springfield District

Stella Pekarsky, Sully District

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Drive-Thru

The 6th grade drive thru promotion ceremony will take place following the virtual ceremony on Friday, June 12th at 11:00 AM.

Cars will be directed to drive through the Hunt Valley parking lot and into the bus loop. Teachers will be there to pass out awards, certificates, gifts, and other goodies. We will all follow Social Distancing.

Please remain in your car – but feel free to decorate your car! Show your pride and congratulations for your student(s) and the entire 6th grade! This is also a great time to re-use signs that were made for the student item pick-up last week.

We hope to see you all there on Friday, June 12th at 11:00am!

Living with ADHD Support Group

Mrs. Berry and I are going to be holding a virtual meeting for the ADHD parenting group on Monday, June 8 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  This meeting will be informal. We will look for how things have gone during distance learning and discuss summer and starting the school year.  We look forward to seeing you on June 8th.

If you would like to join the meeting and did not already receive the email with the Google Meet link please contact either Mrs. Mason tamason@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Berry mfberry@fcps.edu.

Distance Learning in FCPS

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/distance-learning

FCPS Coronavirus Update

https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

Fairfax County Health Department COVID-19 Data Dashboard

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/case-information

Online Summer Arts Enrichment Program Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Hunt Valley in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by June 1, 2020

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to alrodriguez@fcps.edu

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  

Kindergarten Registration

If you need to register your new Kindergarten student for the next school year, contact Ann Rodriguez, school registrar, at alrodriguez@fcps.edu.  She will assist you with the registration process.

Yearbooks

We are working with Lifetouch to find out when the Yearbooks will be made available and how they will be distributed to our families. We will update you all when we learn more.

Library Updates

Summer Reading 2020

We’ve got two great programs to keep your family reading all summer. 

Hunt Valley ES is asking you to read 24 Hours and share your Five Favorites.  Fairfax County Public Library is asking you to Imagine Your Story.  Participate in one or participate in two.  Just be sure to read, read, read!

To get more information, check out this video recording from your book loving teachers, Mrs. Covey (reading specialist) and Mrs. Bartlett (librarian) that explains the summer reading programs.  We’ve got a Google Classroom ready with resources including tracking information, eBooks, audio books, and book recommendations!  All we need is YOU!  Be sure to join our HVES Summer Reading Google Classroom using your fcpsschools.net account, click the plus in the upper left corner, and enter the code shbq66m.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your book loving teachers at crbartlett@fcps.edu or agcovey@fcps.edu.

PTA Updates

PTA Leadership Roles: PTA has an immediate need for the following Board positions: After Schools Program Chair, Book Fair co-Chair, Spirit Wear Chair, Staff/Teacher Appreciation co-Chair, Three for Me/Volunteer Chair, and Winterfest co-Chairs. Please visit http://www.huntvalleypta.org for more information or reach out to Sarah at president@huntvalleypta.org.   

Enjoy your weekend!
Mr. Fee

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