AAP Parent Information Session Today

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Advanced Academic Programs Parent Information Session Today

Mrs. Harvan, Louise Archer's Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will be hosting a virtual information session TODAY at 9 AM and 12PM about the Screening and Referral Process for Level IV services.

The format for the session is intended to allow parents the opportunity to ask questions after viewing the narrated AAP Screening and Identification video in advance.

The link for today’s meeting is:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/17dcafaf57ee4bc2a5a8f8d5c18ec002

 

Upcoming dates for AAP:

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - Due date for AAP Level IV Referral Forms (gr 2-6) for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

Louise Archer Sunshine News 10-9-20

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Many of our families participated in the Walk to School this week. Thanks to the families who brought canned food items that were donated to the Madison Food Pantry!

From the Principal's Desk:

It is hard to believe that we are in October and we have had five weeks of virtual instruction! Our teachers and staff continue to work hard each day to prepare and deliver best practices in the virtual environment. In addition, discussions are underway for the phasing in of different groups of students to return to the school building. We were fortunate to have Melanie Merin, our Hunter Mill School Board Representative, attend the October PTA meeting to share her thoughts and answer questions for our community surrounding this year's learning experiences. The latest proposal will be shared by Dr. Brabrand at next week's school board meeting. I encourage you to continue to remain engaged with the information as it is shared. We expect to hear updates with target dates for the option for students to return to in person instruction. At Louise Archer, we continue to support our virtual instruction and we are working behind the scenes to prepare for the phasing in of our students this year. Thank you for all you are doing at home to encourage a positive learning environment!

Announcements

Student Holiday

Monday, 10/12, is a school planning day and student holiday. Teachers will participate in professional development and planning activities on this day, so there are no class sessions or small groups. Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments on this student holiday.

Reminders

Student Rights and Responsibilities

As a reminder, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, please fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student by October 30.

Advanced Academic Programs News

Tara Harvan, Louise Archer’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will be hosting a virtual information session about the Screening and Referral Process for Level IV services.

The format for this session is intended to allow parents the opportunity to ask questions after viewing the narrated presentation in advance.

Save the dates:

Wed, Oct. 14 - Parent Information Session @ 9AM and 12 PM

Topic: Level IV Referrals/Screening Process

The BBCU link for this session will be sent the morning of the session.

 

Tues, Dec 1 - Due date for AAP Level IV Referral Forms (gr 2-6) for the 2021-2022 school year.  Referral forms and optional materials from parents are due to Mrs. Harvan by 11:59 P.M.

If you have questions about AAP services or screening, please contact Mrs. Harvan at tsharvan@fcps.edu.

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Attendance: 703.937.6262 or LouiseArcherESAttendance@fcps.edu 
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Advanced Academics Program Information Session

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Advanced Academic Programs Parent Information Session

Mrs. Harvan, Louise Archer's Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will be hosting a virtual information session TODAY at 9 AM and 12PM about the levels of service available through FCPS Advanced Academic Programs.

 

The format for the session is intended to allow parents the opportunity to ask questions after viewing the narrated AAP Overview video in advance.

 

The link for today’s meeting is https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/45a1618e0d234353998932ad263dfe49

 

Upcoming dates for AAP:

Monday, October 19 - Parent Information Session @ 6:30 P.M.

Topic: Level IV Referrals/Screening Process

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - Due date for AAP Level IV Referral Forms (gr 2-6) for the 2021-2022 school year.

Louise Archer Sunshine News 9-25-20

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From the Principal's Desk:

We have had a busy week at Louise Archer! We coordinated our first library book pickup on Monday for students in grades 4-6. Next Monday, we will offer a book pickup for grades K-3. Please refer to the library information that you received from the Library to explain the process for requesting books and the days/times for pickup. We want everyone reading, so please take advantage of this opportunity!

Last night, we hosted our first virtual Back to School Night. Thank you to all the parents who were able to join the sessions and hear from our staff about this school year. If you were not able to attend, look for information from your child's teacher regarding the recording of the session for you to view at your convenience. As a reminder, the Hunter Mill School Board Representative, Melanie Merin, and our At-Large members have messages on our school website for you to view as well. Thank you for staying engaged, connected, and informed regarding happenings in FCPS and Louise Archer.

Announcements

Advanced Academic Programs News

Tara Harvan, Louise Archer’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will be hosting virtual information sessions about the levels of service available through FCPS Advanced Academic Programs, and information regarding the Screening and Referral Process for Level IV services.

The format for these sessions is intended to allow parents the opportunity to ask questions after viewing the narrated presentation in advance.

Save the dates:

Wed, Sept. 30 - Parent Information Session @ 9AM and 12 PM

Topic: Advanced Academics Continuum of Services

The BBCU link for this session will be sent the morning of the session.

 Wed, Oct. 14- Parent Information Session @ 9AM and 12 PM

Topic: Level IV Referrals/Screening Process

The BBCU link for this session will be sent the morning of the session.

Thurs, Oct 8  -AAP Level IV Referral Form for new FCPS students in grades 3-6 (enrolled after January 2020) due October 8, 2020 to AART, Tara Harvan, at TSHarvan@fcps.edu. 

Tues, Dec 1 - Due date for AAP Level IV Referral Forms (gr 2-6) for the 2021-2022 school year.  Referral forms and optional materials from parents are due to Mrs. Harvan by 11:59 P.M.

If you have questions about AAP services or screening, please contact Mrs. Harvan at tsharvan@fcps.edu

"Go Paperless" Progress Report Option Now Available

The “Go Paperless” option is now available to all ES parents to allow them to only receive online progress reports starting the first quarter of SY 20/21. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the progress reports for ES students and report cards for secondary students. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless" All parents and/or guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed progress reports. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level. If the associated parent and/or guardian has already selected “Go Paperless” for their secondary student, the option will now apply to any ES siblings as well.

Reminders

Grab and Go Meals and Bus Route Meal Service Available

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) continues to update times and locations for grab and go meals posted on the website. Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website.

There are also three bus stops (with updated times) that will provide breakfast and lunch daily at the following times:

6:28-6:38AM at Arrowood Parc Apts. and Service Road

7:43-7:53AM at Madison HS

8:12-8:32AM at Arrowood Parc Apts. and Service Road (just added!)

Here is the link for more details.

Parent Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Louise Archer, 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.

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. Please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher or our SBTS, Chris Jacobs, if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

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Attendance: 703.937.6262 or LouiseArcherESAttendance@fcps.edu 
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Louise Archer Sunshine News 9-15

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From the Principal's Desk:

We are in Week 2 of school and it is wonderful to see our students and teachers learning together! Thank you for all of your support from home to ensure your child is accessing the virtual classrooms and school opportunities. I know it is a challenge for all of us during this transition and we truly appreciate your partnership! I also want to thank our wonderful staff for the endless hours they are putting into creating engaging learning activities and helping students to make connections with one another. Please review the important updates below regarding some new processes we have in place during distance learning.

Announcements

Virtual Back to School Night Information

Please mark your calendar to attend this important parent event on Thursday, September 24. Each grade level team will be presenting one time according to the following times:

  • K-3: 5:30-6:10 pm
  • 4-6: 6:15-7:00 pm

The presentation will be recorded so that families who are unable to attend the live session can watch it at their convenience. Both class sessions will begin with a few brief introductory videos. We will be posting additional videos from our at-large school board members to the Louise Archer website. Your child’s teacher will be emailing you the link to the BBCU site by the end of the day on September 23rd.

Teacher Absences

In the virtual environment, there is a different process regarding substitutes and classwork if teachers are absent. We want to make you aware of what procedures will be implemented if teachers are absent. In the majority of cases, teachers will be able to communicate with families in advance of the absence, so you are prepared for work to complete that day. FCPS has developed procedures for schools to request a substitute teacher beginning with the 4th day of absence. Therefore, if teachers are absent, work will be posted to Google classrooms and completed independently on days 1-3 of the teacher absence. Please note that students should log in every morning to attend morning meeting and be present for attendance. A staff member will be assigned to take attendance every day. Students will be able to attend specials on the day that a classroom teacher is absent. In the event that there is a need for an emergency absence, teachers will communicate this information to families via email and post any additional directions regarding assignments in Google classrooms. Each week, teachers send a schedule with the activities for the week, so you can also refer to that document if a teacher is absent. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new system.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, please fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student by October 30.

Family Life Education

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve. Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) . FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View. Account information is available at your local school or online. Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media). Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices. Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child out of instruction may complete and return the opt-out form or scan and email a copy of the completed form to kjcutri@fcps.edu. An opt-out request can also be made in an email which indicates the lesson(s) the child will be opted out of. The actual opt-out form is not required. Forms are available online for Elementary (K-6).

Program questions may be addressed to Mrs. Condra at jgcondra@fcps.edu or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator

Reminders

Library Book Curbside PIck Up

Our curbside pick up will begin next week for students in grades 4-6. Please look for specific information from your child's classroom teacher in the coming days with details. Mrs. Simpson, our librarian, is meeting with each class to explain this process to our students as well. We will offer distribution based on the following schedule:

First Monday of each month for Grades K-3 from 1-3pm

Third Monday of each month for Grades 4-6 from 1-3pm

We are excited to offer this opportunity to all of our students while we remain in virtual learning!

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News You Choose 9/11/20

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From the Principal's Desk:

It has been a fantastic first week at Louise Archer ES! We have been so excited to see our students virtually and begin to connect with each other and our new curriculum. Thank you for all you've done behind the scenes to set up a positive, productive learning space at home for your child. It has been a team effort between home and school to make this happen. We were able to distribute over 300 laptops to students and provide a virtual toolkit pickup so everyone was ready to learn on the first day of school.

Each week on Friday, you will receive an email from your child's teacher that contains the schedule for the following week. Please put this in a place that you and your child can reference later. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher, our school counselors, front office staff, or tech support team if you need assistance. We are here for you and we want to help! We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!

Announcements

Technology Support - Troubleshooting

In an effort to better support our families with common technology problems they may be experiencing, FCPS has launched this help site for families. It provides detailed instructions for troubleshooting audio and video issues, internet issues, and student login issues. This website is a quick place to access troubleshooting guidance, before calling the helpdesk or emailing your child’s teacher. It is the best place to begin solving all of your technology related issues.

Curbside Book Pickup - Coming Soon!

The Louise Archer Library is preparing a process for our students to request books online in our library system to pick up at school. These distribution days will be on Mondays and will be separated into grade levels, K-3 and 4-6. Our first curbside pick up will begin on September 21st for our upper grades. More details will be provided next week to our students and families.

iReady Assessment

The FCPSSchool Board adopted a universal screener assessment for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6. The universal screener assessment includes a reading test and a mathematics test. Students in kindergarten will receive screening for reading only. Students in grades 1-6 will receive screening for both mathematics and reading.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in foundational literacy and mathematics skills. Based on universal screener results, some students may require an additional assessment to further diagnose the specific learning areas that may need support. The universal screener reading test, together with any necessary follow-up diagnostic assessments, also fulfills state testing expectations for primary students.

The universal screener and any necessary follow-up assessments will be given at the beginning of the school year. Depending on grade level and previous screener performance, students may receive screening again in the winter and/or in the spring. Schools set the specific dates for testing in each class. Your child’s teacher will be sharing the upcoming assessment dates with you soon.

Additional information, including a short video, about the universal screener in FCPS can be found at this webpage.

Reminders

BTSN

Mark your calendar for our virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 24th from 5:30-7pm.

Each grade level will present a slideshow and record the presentation so that families who are unable to attend the live session can watch it at their convenience. More information will be available early next week.

Parent Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Louise Archer, 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.

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. Please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher or our SBTS, Chris Jacobs, if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Parent Technology Help Desk

In order to support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools now has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7am to 11pm, seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent's behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team.

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Back to School Updates - 9/1

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From the Principal's Desk:

I hope that you and your child have enjoyed the Meet and Greet sessions that our teachers have hosted this week. It has been wonderful to begin making connections with our students! We look forward to the Virtual Open House for all classes on Thursday, September 3rd from 9-9:30am. You will also have the option to attend open houses for the specials classes as well from 9:30-11am on this day. Please see the email from your child's teacher earlier this week for more information.

Please continue to look for important communication coming to you from your child's classroom teacher each week. All the information will help you prepare for a smooth transition to virtual classes and our first day of school. We look forward to our virtual start at Louise Archer and we can't wait to begin another year together!

Announcements

Parent Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Louise Archer, 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.


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

Parent Technology Help Desk

In order to support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools now has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7am to 11pm, seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent's behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team.

Reminders

Virtual Student Toolkits

Our staff has been working hard to prepare virtual toolkits for students to begin the school year. These toolkits will include additional grade level supplies you will need to support distance learning at home. Distribution will take place on Wednesday, September 2nd, and the schedule for distribution is below.

This will be a drive-by event, meaning that everyone will stay in their car. In order to help the process go smoothly, we ask that you put your child’s last name and first initial along with their grade level on a piece of paper and place it in the front windshield. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to pick up the kit for you.

Schedule for 9/2 - Please pick up the toolkit at the following time based on your child's last name:

  • 12:00-12:30: A-C
  • 12:30-1:00: D-G
  • 1:00-1:30: H-K
  • 1:30-2:00: L-N
  • 2:00-2:30: O-S
  • 2:30-3:00: T-Z
  • 3:00-4:00: Open Pickup

BTSN

Mark your calendar for our virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 24th from 5:30-7pm.

Each grade level will present a slideshow and record the presentation so that families who are unable to attend the live session can watch it at their convenience. More information will be available as we get closer to the date.

Back to School Family Information Survey

Our goal is to support your child and your family as we begin the new year and start virtually. In order to help us, we are requesting that you complete the following form for each child in your family. This information will be shared with the classroom teacher and counselors. You may access the survey here.

School Supplies

Please go to our Louise Archer website to find the updated supply list for your child’s grade level.

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Attendance: 703.937.6262 or LouiseArcherESAttendance@fcps.edu 
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Back to School Updates

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From the Principal's Desk:

Earlier this week, you should have received a welcome email from your child’s classroom teacher. I know this is an exciting time for the students to start to learn who will be in their class this year. Our teachers are looking forward to connecting with you via the Meet and Greets and Virtual Orientations during the next week.

Please read below for additional information regarding the start of school.

Announcements

Virtual Student Toolkits

Our staff has been working hard to prepare virtual toolkits for students to begin the school year. These toolkits will include additional grade level supplies you will need to support distance learning at home. Distribution will take place on Wednesday, September 2nd, and the schedule for distribution is below.

This will be a drive-by event, meaning that everyone will stay in their car. In order to help the process go smoothly, we ask that you put your child’s last name and first initial along with their grade level on a piece of paper and place it in the front windshield.

Schedule for 9/2 - Please pick up the toolkit at the following time based on your child's last name:

  • 12:00-12:30: A-C
  • 12:30-1:00: D-G
  • 1:00-1:30: H-K
  • 1:30-2:00: L-N
  • 2:00-2:30: O-S
  • 2:30-3:00: T-Z
  • 3:00-4:00: Open Pickup

BTSN

Mark your calendar for our virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 24th from 5:30-7pm.

Each grade level will present a slideshow and record the presentation so that families who are unable to attend the live session can watch it at their convenience. More information will be available as we get closer to the date.

Back to School Family Information Survey

Our goal is to support your child and your family as we begin the new year and start virtually. In order to help us, we are requesting that you complete the following form for each child in your family. This information will be shared with the classroom teacher and counselors. You may access the survey here.

Reminders

Laptop Distribution

We successfully completed our laptop distribution this past week. If your plans have changed and you now have a need for a laptop to support your child during virtual learning, please contact us this week. Email Jane Ann Satterfield, jasatterfiel@fcps.edu, for information or to request a laptop.

School Supplies

Please go to our Louise Archer website  to find the updated supply list for your child’s grade level.

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