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Early Release Friday/ No School Monday

This is just a reminder that this Friday, March 5th, is an early release day. This means all students will end instruction two hours early. We will release our in-person students at 1:30 PM.  

There is no school for students on Monday, March 8th, as it is a regularly scheduled student holiday. 

School Supply Pick-up

Thanks to the efforts of the FCPS Title I office, we are able to offer another set of school supplies for each child at Pine Spring.

If your child is coming to school in-person, we will use their supplies at school to avoid you needing to purchase materials for them to return to school.

If your child is continuing to learn virtually for the remainder of the year, we will be distributing their materials on 3/15 between 11:00AM – 12:30PM at the main entrance of Pine Spring. 

 

Each child will be provided a bag with the following supplies:

  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Glue sticks
  • Earbuds
  • Scissors
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Pack of pencils
  • Pack of colored pencils
  • Pack of crayons
  • Dry Erase Markers
Selection Waitlist

At Pine Spring, we have worked very hard to meet families' requests to change their placement selection. At this point, we are no longer able to accommodate any further changes. However, if you have a desire to change your selection, please email me at neyacubovich@fcp.edu. Your requests will be recorded on a waitlist in the event that we are able to make changes in the future.  

New Bell Schedule

All FCPS schools began their new bell schedule for both in-person and virtual learning on February 16th. For your convenience, we have added each teacher’s new schedule onto the Pine Spring website under our Return to School tab. Please note the bell schedule is as follows:

 

Grades

Doors Open

Late Bell

Dismissal

K-6

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

3:30 AM

PAC

9:40 AM

9:45 AM

4:15 PM

ECCB AM Class

9:40 AM

9:45 AM

1:00 PM

ECCB PM Class

12:55 PM

1:00 PM

4:15 PM

Return to School Parent Coffee

We understand that the return to school is causing a great deal of excitement for some and anxiety for others. While we will need to constantly review and adjust our practices based on current information, we want to provide you with updated information on a regular basis. We have created information sessions that will provide you an overview and allow for questions and suggestions. We will offer the same information at each session, to allow you to find a time that fits your schedule. To ensure the most effective use of your time, we are asking that you submit your questions in advance here.

See the meetings information below:

Date

Time

Link

March 3rd

11AM -12 PM

Parent Link

 

If you would like to listen to last week's meeting, please click here for the recording.  

Return to School Transition Timeline

We have adjusted our dates for transitioning students to their new teachers based on both parent and staff input. This change will allow the in-person students an opportunity to get to know the teacher before returning to the building.
You will also notice that we have built-in orientations for each grade level. This will be a brief opportunity to meet the teacher and learn about their routines, procedures, and expectations. This will not be a full Back to School Night presentation, as the curriculum that is being covered remains the same as the curriculum we introduced at the beginning of the year. You will access this event by signing into your child's Google Classroom and clicking on the Google Meet link as if they were signing into class for the day. 

Timeline for the transition

Grade Level  Classroom  Teacher Switch  Family Virtual Orientation with New Teacher  In-Person Students Return to the Classroom  Grade Level Asynchronous Days PreK  No Switch   Monday, February 22nd  Week of February 23  No Additional Planning Days K  No Switch    Monday, February 22nd  Week of February 23  No Additional Planning Days 1  March 1st  Monday, March 1st at 3:00 PM  Week of March 8th  March 4th and March 5th 2  March 1st

 Monday, March 1st

at 5:00 PM

 Week of March 8th  March 4th and March 5th 3  March 8th  Monday, March 8th 5:00 PM  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 4  March 8th  Monday, March 8th at 5:00 PM  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 5  March 8th  Monday, March 8th at 5:00 PM  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 6  March 8th  Monday, March 8th at 5:00 PM  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th

 

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building.

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

PAWS Awards

We are always looking for ways to share how much we appreciate and support all of the hard work our staff is putting into this year. If you have seen one of our teachers or other staff members doing something above and beyond please consider sharing through our PAWS form. Your feedback will enter them into a weekly opportunity for a gift card, thanks to a donation from our PTA.

Clothing Hanger Donations

Pine Spring has been fortunate enough to receive a donation of girls clothes, and we would love to get them out to our community in a safe way. For us to do that, we need your help. We are asking for clothing hanger donations. We will use the hangers to safely space out the clothes so parents can select items that will fit their child. If you have hangers you are willing to donate, please drop them off in the box outside of Door 1 during our normal school day hours.

Welcoming Future Bobcats

Is your child turning 5-years-old by September 30, 2021? If so, they are ready to attend kindergarten during the  2021-2022 school year! Please contact Ms. Breeden at 571-226-4400 to be added to our mailing list to support you through the FCPS registration process. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the main office or email Ms. Yacubovich for guidance.

Pine Spring Tech Support

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

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • Several of your questions are addressed in the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page 
  • If there is a problem with your Pine Spring issued laptop, please call the main office at 571-226-4400 to schedule an appointment. Our specialist is here to support you on Wednesdays and Fridays. He is also here on Monday mornings. Computers and MiFi support is by appointment only to ensure the safety of our staff and community. 
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions.

 

7607 Willow Lane Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 571-226-4400
Attendance: 571-226-4444 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Important Health Message from Pine Spring ES

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Dear Staff and Community:

 

On February 27, 2021 we learned that a student at Pine Spring Elementary tested positive for COVID-19.  This individual was last on site on February 17, 2021.  As a result, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has worked closely with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) to determine any exposure to students or staff while at school. 

 

The FCHD Containment Branch has already completed their investigation. All potential contacts have now been contacted by the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD).

 

If you have not received further communication from the FCHD, you are not considered a contact at this time.

 

Based on the results of the contact investigation and tracing, FCPS has addressed all recommendations of the FCHD.

 

If you have questions, you may contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 (9 am to 7 pm weekdays and 9:30 am to 5 pm on weekends). You may also email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov (monitored 8 am to 6 pm weekdays).

 

FCPS maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that shows daily cases at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting. This provides information on our division health metrics and COVID-19 cases.

 

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic has created anxiety for many individuals in our community. Please know that this information is being shared to keep you informed and aware as we all work together to lessen the spread of COVID-19. Given the continued local spread of COVID-19, the Health Department recommends that you and your family members take the following steps to protect yourselves and others:

 

Stay home Limit your risk of exposure to COVID-19 by staying home whenever you can. If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, stay home and separate yourself from other people in the home as much as possible. Keeping a safe distance from others you live with is known as self-isolating. You can ask the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) to help you make sure your basic needs (for example, food and medication) are being met while you are self-isolating. You can learn more at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/

 

Mask up Every time you leave your home, wear a mask. Always.

 

Scrub up Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Teach your children to wash their hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.  Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers may be used.

 

Keep your distance If you stay 6 feet away or more from others, the virus will not spread through coughs and sneezes. This is known as social distancing.

 

Cover up Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing and throw tissues in the trash after use.  If tissues are not available, cover coughs and sneezes with your upper sleeve or elbow.

 

Don’t touch! Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Germs spread this way. 

 

Say something If you are sick you can slow the spread of COVID-19 by sharing the news of your positive test result with people you have been in close contact with at home, work or socially. Parents/guardians should contact the school to let them know your child is sick and employees should contact your manager at your work location.

 

Monitor symptoms People with COVID-19 can have many different symptoms, ranging from mild to severe illness. Not everyone with COVID-19 illness will have all symptoms and fever may or may not be present. Symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. You can use the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH’S) Daily Symptom Monitoring Log to help you keep track of symptoms. You can download the log here https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/03/Daily_Monitoring_Log.pdf

 

COVID Testing If you have symptoms and want to get tested for COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider. Your provider may be able to test you or help you to find testing sites in your area. For additional information on testing sites in your area, visit the Virginia COVID-19 Testing Sites at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/.

 

Find a doctor Seek medical care if your illness worsens. If you have any type of medical emergency, call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. Emergency signs of COVID-19 include trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest that won’t go away, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

 

Answer the call Your local health department might call you to check-in on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with and ask you to stay at home to self-isolate. This is part of contact tracing and an important process to keep our schools safe. Please speak to the health department if they call nd share information about who you may have been in close contact with to help stop the spread.

 

Showing symptoms? No school. Do not send any child experiencing a cough or runny nose to school.  If your child comes to school with these symptoms, he or she will be sent home. Your child will require a note from their healthcare provider with a diagnosis before returning to school.  Depending on your child’s diagnosis, you may be required to keep your child home and away from others until the child has been symptom free and without fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medication.

 

Manage stress and anxiety Being ill can be stressful or cause anxiety. Remember that everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:  

               

  • Call 911.
  • Call VA C.O.P.E.S. (Compassionate, Optimistic, Person-centered, Empowering Support). The Virginia COVID “warm” line has been set up to help people who are having trouble dealing with the changes in our lives due to COVID-19.  Callers can receive emotional support and referrals for mental and behavioral health and other services. Unlike 911, which is used only for emergencies, a warm line offers support and gives people the chance to talk about their struggles and mental health. Crisis Counselors are available during the following times to take calls. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and on Saturday-Sunday from 5-9 p.m. VA C.O.P.E.S can be reached by phone ortext at 877-349-6428.  Spanish speaking counselors are available. 
  • Visit the Disaster Distress Helplineor call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.   (TTY 1-800-846-8517).
  • Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotlineor call 1-800-799-7233 and

        TTY 1-800-787-3224.

 

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/#COVID-19-resources

Thank you for your cooperation, support, and patience as we work through the COVID-19 emergency together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nicole Yacubovich, Principal 

7607 Willow Lane Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 571-226-4400
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A Message From Principal Yacubovich

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Welcome Back

Last week we had a fantastic first week back in the building. It was so great to see more of our students in-person. We are so proud of how quickly our Early Childhood and Kindergarten students learned the routines and moved forward with their learning.

We know that this year will continue to hold challenges for us as we move forward, but this week was a clear indicator that we are moving in the right direction!

Selection Waitlist

At Pine Spring, we have worked very hard to meet families' requests to change their placement selection. At this point, we are no longer able to accommodate any further changes. However, if you have a desire to change your selection, please email me at neyacubovich@fcp.edu. Your requests will be recorded on a waitlist in the event that we are able to make changes in the future.  

New Bell Schedule

All FCPS schools began their new bell schedule for both in-person and virtual learning on February 16th. For your convenience, we have added each teacher’s new schedule onto the Pine Spring website under our Return to School tab. Please note the bell schedule is as follows:

 

Grades

Doors Open

Late Bell

Dismissal

K-6

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

3:30 AM

PAC

9:40 AM

9:45 AM

4:15 PM

ECCB AM Class

9:40 AM

9:45 AM

1:00 PM

ECCB PM Class

12:55 PM

1:00 PM

4:15 PM

Return to School Parent Coffee

We understand that the return to school is causing a great deal of excitement for some and anxiety for others. While we will need to constantly review and adjust our practices based on current information, we want to provide you with updated information on a regular basis. We have created information sessions that will provide you an overview and allow for questions and suggestions. We will offer the same information at each session, to allow you to find a time that fits your schedule. To ensure the most effective use of your time, we are asking that you submit your questions in advance here.

See the meetings information below:

Date

Time

Link

March 3rd

11AM -12 PM

Parent Link

 

If you would like to listen to last week's meeting, please click here for the recording.  

Return to School Transition Timeline

We have adjusted our dates for transitioning students to their new teachers based on both parent and staff input. This change will allow the in-person students an opportunity to get to know the teacher before returning to the building.
You will also notice that we have built-in orientations for each grade level. This will be a brief opportunity to meet the teacher and learn about their routines, procedures, and expectations. This will not be a full Back to School Night presentation, as the curriculum that is being covered remains the same as the curriculum we introduced at the beginning of the year. You will access this event by signing into your child's Google Classroom and clicking on the Google Meet link as if they were signing into class for the day. 

Timeline for the transition

Grade Level  Classroom  Teacher Switch  Family Virtual Orientation with New Teacher  In-Person Students Return to the Classroom  Grade Level Asynchronous Days PreK  No Switch   Monday, February 22nd  Week of February 23  No Additional Planning Days K  No Switch    Monday, February 22nd  Week of February 23  No Additional Planning Days 1  March 1st  Monday, March 1st at 3:00 PM  Week of March 8th  March 4th and March 5th 2  March 1st

 Monday, March 1st

at 5:00 PM

 Week of March 8th  March 4th and March 5th 3  March 8th  Monday, March 8th 5:00 PM  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 4  March 8th  Monday, March 8th at 5:00 PM  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 5  March 8th  Monday, March 8th at 5:00 PM  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 6  March 8th  Monday, March 8th at 5:00 PM  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th

 

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building.

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

PAWS Awards

We are always looking for ways to share how much we appreciate and support all of the hard work our staff is putting into this year. If you have seen one of our teachers or other staff members doing something above and beyond please consider sharing through our PAWS form. Your feedback will enter them into a weekly opportunity for a gift card, thanks to a donation from our PTA.

Clothing Hanger Donations

Pine Spring has been fortunate enough to receive a donation of girls clothes, and we would love to get them out to our community in a safe way. For us to do that, we need your help. We are asking for clothing hanger donations. We will use the hangers to safely space out the clothes so parents can select items that will fit their child. If you have hangers you are willing to donate, please drop them off in the box outside of Door 1 during our normal school day hours.

Welcoming Future Bobcats

Is your child turning 5-years-old by September 30, 2021? If so, they are ready to attend kindergarten during the  2021-2022 school year! Please contact Ms. Breeden at 571-226-4400 to be added to our mailing list to support you through the FCPS registration process. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the main office or email Ms. Yacubovich for guidance.

Pine Spring Tech Support

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

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • Several of your questions are addressed in the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page 
  • If there is a problem with your Pine Spring issued laptop, please call the main office at 571-226-4400 to schedule an appointment. Our specialist is here to support you on Wednesdays and Fridays. He is also here on Monday mornings. Computers and MiFi support is by appointment only to ensure the safety of our staff and community. 
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions.

 

7607 Willow Lane Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 571-226-4400
Attendance: 571-226-4444 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

A Message From Principal Yacubovich

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Bobcat Book Bus Canceled

Due to the two snow days last week and possible inclement weather tomorrow, we need to cancel the Bobcat Book Bus for Monday, February 22nd. We will resume the program on March 8th at the regularly scheduled time.

New Bell Schedule

All FCPS schools began their new bell schedule for both in-person and virtual learning on February 16th. For your convenience, we have added each teacher’s new schedule onto the Pine Spring website under our Return to School tab. Please note the bell schedule is as follows:

 

Grades

Doors Open

Late Bell

Dismissal

K-6

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

3:30 AM

PAC

9:40 AM

9:45 AM

4:15 PM

ECCB AM Class

9:40 AM

9:45 AM

1:00 PM

ECCB PM Class

12:55 PM

1:00 PM

4:15 PM

Return to School Parent Coffee

We understand that the return to school is causing a great deal of excitement for some and anxiety for others. While we will need to constantly review and adjust our practices based on current information, we want to provide you with updated information on a regular basis. We have created information sessions that will provide you an overview and allow for questions and suggestions. We will offer the same information at each session, to allow you to find a time that fits your schedule. To ensure the most effective use of your time, we are asking that you submit your questions in advance here.

See the meetings information below:

Date

Time

Link

March 3rd

11AM -12 PM

Parent Link

 

If you would like to listen to last week's meeting, please click here for the recording.  

Return to School Transition Timeline

Based on both parent and staff input, we have made an adjustment to our dates for transitioning students to their new teachers. This change will allow the in-person students an opportunity to get to know the teacher before returning to the building. 

You will also notice that we have built in orientations for each grade level. This will be a brief opportunity to meet the teacher and learn about their routines, procedures, and expectations. This will not be a full Back to School Night presentation, as the curriculum that is being covered remains the same as the curriculum we introduced at the beginning of the year.

Timeline for the transition

Grade Level  Classroom  Teacher Switch  Family Virtual Orientation with New Teacher  In-Person Students Return to the Classroom  Grade Level Asynchronous Days PreK  No Switch   Monday, February 22nd  Week of February 23  No Additional Planning Days K  No Switch    Monday, February 22nd  Week of February 23  No Additional Planning Days 1  March 1st  Monday, March 1st  Week of March 8th  March 4th and March 5th 2  March 1st  Monday, March 1st  Week of March 8th  March 4th and March 5th 3  March 8th  Monday, March 8th  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 4  March 8th  Monday, March 8th  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 5  March 8th  Monday, March 8th  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 6  March 8th  Monday, March 8th  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th

 

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building.

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

PAWS Awards

We are always looking for ways to share how much we appreciate and support all of the hard work our staff is putting into this year. If you have seen one of our teachers or other staff members doing something above and beyond please consider sharing through our PAWS form. Your feedback will enter them into a weekly opportunity for a gift card, thanks to a donation from our PTA.

Clothing Hanger Donations

Pine Spring has been fortunate enough to receive a donation of girls clothes, and we would love to get them out to our community in a safe way. For us to do that, we need your help. We are asking for clothing hanger donations. We will use the hangers to safely space out the clothes so parents can select items that will fit their child. If you have hangers you are willing to donate, please drop them off in the box outside of Door 1 during our normal school day hours.

Welcoming Future Bobcats

Is your child turning 5-years-old by September 30, 2021? If so, they are ready to attend kindergarten during the  2021-2022 school year! Please contact Ms. Breeden at 571-226-4400 to be added to our mailing list to support you through the FCPS registration process. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the main office or email Ms. Yacubovich for guidance.

Pine Spring Tech Support

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

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • Several of your questions are addressed in the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page 
  • If there is a problem with your Pine Spring issued laptop, please call the main office at 571-226-4400 to schedule an appointment. Our specialist is here to support you on Wednesdays and Fridays. He is also here on Monday mornings. Computers and MiFi support is by appointment only to ensure the safety of our staff and community. 
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions.

 

7607 Willow Lane Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 571-226-4400
Attendance: 571-226-4444 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

A Message From Principal Yacubovich

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New Bell Schedule Begins February 16th

All FCPS schools will begin their new bell schedule for both in-person and virtual learning on February 16th. For your convenience, we have added each teacher’s new schedule onto the Pine Spring website under our Return to School tab. Please note the bell schedule is as follows:

 

Grades

Doors Open

Late Bell

Dismissal

K-6

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

3:30 AM

PAC

9:40 AM

9:45 AM

4:15 PM

ECCB AM Class

9:40 AM

9:45 AM

1:00 PM

ECCB PM Class

12:55 PM

1:00 PM

4:15 PM

Return to School Parent Coffee

We understand that the return to school is causing a great deal of excitement for some and anxiety for others. While we will need to constantly review and adjust our practices based on current information, we want to provide you with updated information on a regular basis. We have created information sessions that will provide you an overview and allow for questions and suggestions. We will offer the same information at each session, to allow you to find a time that fits your schedule. To ensure the most effective use of your time, we are asking that you submit your questions in advance here.

See schedule for meetings below:

Date

Time

Link

February 17th

6 PM - 7 PM

Parent Link

March 3rd

11AM -12 PM

Parent Link

Return to School Transition Timeline

Based on both parent and staff input, we have made an adjustment to our dates for transitioning students to their new teachers. This change will allow the in-person students an opportunity to get to know the teacher before returning to the building. 

You will also notice that we have built in orientations for each grade level. This will be a brief opportunity to meet the teacher and learn about their routines, procedures, and expectations. This will not be a full Back to School Night presentation, as the curriculum that is being covered remains the same as the curriculum we introduced at the beginning of the year.

Timeline for the transition

Grade Level  Classroom  Teacher Switch  Family Virtual Orientation with New Teacher  In-Person Students Return to the Classroom  Grade Level Asynchronous Days PreK  No Switch   Monday, February 22nd  Week of February 23  No Additional Planning Days K  No Switch    Monday, February 22nd  Week of February 23  No Additional Planning Days 1  March 1st  Monday, March 1st  Week of March 8th  March 4th and March 5th 2  March 1st  Monday, March 1st  Week of March 8th  March 4th and March 5th 3  March 8th  Monday, March 8th  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 4  March 8th  Monday, March 8th  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 5  March 8th  Monday, March 8th  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th 6  March 8th  Monday, March 8th  Week of March 15th   March 11th and March 12th

 

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building.

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

PAWS Awards

We are always looking for ways to share how much we appreciate and support all of the hard work our staff is putting into this year. If you have seen one of our teachers or other staff members doing something above and beyond please consider sharing through our PAWS form. Your feedback will enter them in for a weekly opportunity for a gift card, thanks to a donation for our PTA.

Clothing Hanger Donations

Pine Spring has been fortunate enough to receive a donation of girls clothes, and we would love to get them out to our community in a safe way. For us to do that, we need your help. We are asking for clothing hanger donations. We will use the hangers to safely space out the clothes so parents can select items that will fit their child. If you have hangers you are willing to donate, please drop them off in the box outside of Door 1 during our normal school day hours.

Welcoming Future Bobcats

Is your child turning 5-years-old by September 30, 2021? If so, they are ready to attend kindergarten during the  2021-2022 school year! Please contact Ms. Breeden at 571-226-4400 to be added to our mailing list to support you through the FCPS registration process. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the main office or email Ms. Yacubovich for guidance.

Sixth Grade Counseling Lesson Opt-Out

From March 11, 2021 to April 30, 2021, sixth-grade students at Pine Spring Elementary School will receive two lessons on the topic of sexual harassment.  These lessons seek to provide students with the necessary information, resources, and strategies to help prevent occurrences of sexual harassment as well as outline the steps to take if they feel they or their peers are targets of these behaviors.  In addition, the lessons share how schools support targeted students so that they are able to continue to focus on learning in an environment that feels comfortable and secure.  Parents/guardians may review the lessons through their ParentVue accounts, which may be activated at www.fcps.edu/it/MyParentAccount.  

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of the two sixth-grade lessons on the topic of sexual harassment. 

If you wish to opt your child out of the sexual harassment lessons, please return the form attached to the school prior to March 8, 2021.  Please note that those families who have opted their child out of school counseling services will automatically be opted out of the two sixth-grade lessons on the topic of sexual harassment. 

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/Grade6SexHarForm-english.pdf

Pine Spring Tech Support

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

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • Several of your questions are addressed in the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page 
  • If there is a problem with your Pine Spring issued laptop, please call the main office at 571-226-4400 to schedule an appointment. Our specialist is here to support you on Wednesdays and Fridays. He is also here on Monday mornings. Computers and MiFi support is by appointment only to ensure the safety of our staff and community. 
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions.

 

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A Message From Principal Yacubovich

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PTA Meeting Thursday 2/4

We encourage you to attend the Pine Spring PTA meeting tomorrow night from 7 PM-8 PM. We will be voting on budget items and discussing Pine Spring's Return to School plan. 

Please click here to join us. 

Return To School Update

After yesterday's School Board work session, Pine Spring is eager to begin our official safe return to school plan. We know that it will take everyone’s help and patience, but we are ready to welcome students back into the building. 

Below are some important dates:

February 16th 

 All students begin their new bell schedule. Pine Spring's new hours are 9 AM- 3:30 PM.

 PAC/ECCB and NCE students return to school 4 days a week

February 23rd

 Headstart/ PreK and Kindergarten Return- 2 Days a Week  

March 9th

 1st and 2nd Grade Return- 2 Days a Week

March 16th

 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Return- 2 Days a Week

 

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building. 

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

Welcoming Future Bobcats

Is your child turning 5-years-old by September 30, 2021? If so, they are ready to attend kindergarten during the  2021-2022 school year! Please contact Ms. Breeden at 571-226-4400 to be added to our mailing list to support you through the FCPS registration process. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the main office or email Ms. Yacubovich for guidance.

Pine Spring Tech Support

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

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • Several of your questions are addressed in the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page 
  • If there is a problem with your Pine Spring issued laptop, please call the main office at 571-226-4400 to schedule an appointment. Our specialist is here to support you on Wednesdays and Fridays. He is also here on Monday mornings. Computers and MiFi support is by appointment only to ensure the safety of our staff and community. 
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions.

 

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A Message From Principal Yacubovich

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PTA Meeting Thursday 2/4

We encourage you to attend the Pine Spring PTA meeting tomorrow night from 7 PM-8 PM. We will be voting on budget items and discussing Pine Spring's Return to School plan. 

Please click here to join us. 

Return To School Update

After yesterday's School Board work session, Pine Spring is eager to being our official safe return to school plan. We know that it will take everyone’s help and patience, but we  we are ready to welcome students back into the building. 

Below are some important dates:

February 16th 

 All students begin their new bell schedule. Pine Spring new hours are 9 AM- 3:30 PM.

 PAC/ECCB and NCE student return to school 4 days a week

February 23rd

 Headstart/ PreK and Kindergarten Return- 2 Days a Week  

March 9th

 1st and 2nd Grade Return- 2 Days a Week

March 16th

 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Return- 2 Days a Week

 

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building. 

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

Welcoming Future Bobcats

Is your child turning 5-years-old by September 30, 2021? If so, they are ready to attend kindergarten during the  2021-2022 school year! Please contact Ms. Breeden at 571-226-4400 to be added to our mailing list to support you through the FCPS registration process. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the main office or email Ms. Yacubovich for guidance.

Pine Spring Tech Support

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

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • Several of your questions are addressed in the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page 
  • If there is a problem with your Pine Spring issued laptop, please call the main office at 571-226-4400 to schedule an appointment. Our specialist is here to support you on Wednesdays and Fridays. He is also here on Monday mornings. Computers and MiFi support is by appointment only to ensure the safety of our staff and community. 
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions.

 

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A Message From Principal Yacubovich- CORRECTION

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Return To School Update

As we head into the 3rd quarter, we are excited about the possibility of soon returning to school. We are working to ensure that all possible mitigation strategies are used to ensure our staff and students' safety.

We encourage you to tune into the February 2nd meeting, where Return to School will be the primary topic. To watch the school board meeting, you can stream it by clicking here or watch your local cable channel 99 (Verizon channel 11). 

Once we have updated dates, we will be sending out letters with new teacher assignments. All teacher assignment changes will happen the Monday before your child's grade level returns to in-person instruction. 

Welcoming Future Bobcats

Is your child turning 5-years-old by September 30, 2021? If so, they are ready to attend kindergarten during the  2021-2022 school year! Please contact Ms. Breeden at 571-226-4400 to be added to our mailing list to support you through the FCPS registration process. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the main office or email Ms. Yacubovich for guidance.

Luther Jackson Curriculum Night- January 28th Grab & Go Food

Meal distribution will be closed on January 20th for the holidays and again on January 25th for the teacher workday.  Additional meals will be offered in advance to ensure students have access to meals.  Details are posted on the FCPS food resource webpage -- https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

Community Resources

Warmline Available to All Virginians Struggling to Cope

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval and unexpected stress in the lives of so many people. To support Virginians, the VA C.O.P.E.S. (compassionate, optimistic, person-centered, empowering support) warmline is available to offer support. The mental health tip line started in May 2020 and, thanks to new funding, the service will be extended through May 2021. 

Any Virginian can make a confidential call and speak to a crisis counselor about what's bothering them. The line is available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and 5pm-9pm on the weekends by phone or text at 877-349-6428. Spanish counselors are also available.

The warmline is available to residents who may be struggling to cope with the effects of the pandemic including isolation, fear, grief, and anxiety. Not only will callers be provided a supportive compassionate ear, but they will also be provided additional information, resources, and referrals as needed.

Pine Spring Tech Support

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

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • Several of your questions are addressed in the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page 
  • If there is a problem with your Pine Spring issued laptop, please call the main office at 571-226-4400 to schedule an appointment. Our specialist is here to support you on Wednesdays and Fridays. He is also here on Monday mornings. Computers and MiFi support is by appointment only to ensure the safety of our staff and community. 
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions.

 

ParentVue - Progress Report

SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an important tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. In order to view your child's progress report, you should use this option in order to download a pdf version of the progress report.  ES parents/guardians should “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports.  Here are directions to download your child's progress report from the past quarter and to save for the next quarter. 

If you have not yet created an account, please do so by emailing Ms. Breeden to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building. 

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

Save The Date January 25th  Teacher Work Day- No School  February 23rd Kindergarten Return (proposed)  March 9th 1st and 2nd Grade Return (proposed) March 16th  3rd-6th Return (proposed)        

 

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A Message From Principal Yacubovich

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Return To School Update

As we head into the 3rd quarter, we are excited about the possibility of soon returning to school. We are working to ensure that all possible mitigation strategies are used to ensure our staff and students' safety.

We encourage you to tune into the February 2nd, where Return to School will be the primary topic. To watch the school board meeting, you can stream it by clicking here or watch your local cable channel 99 (Verizon channel 11). 

Once we had updated dates, we will be sending out letters with new teacher assignments. All teacher assignment changes will happen the Monday before your child's grade level returns to in-person instruction. 

Welcoming Future Bobcats

Is your child turning 5-years-old by September 30, 2021? If so, they are ready to attend kindergarten during the  2021-2022 school year! Please contact Ms. Breeden at 571-226-4400 to be added to our mailing list to support you through the FCPS registration process. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the main office or email Ms. Yacubovich for guidance.

Luther Jackson Curriculum Night- January 28th Grab & Go Food

Meal distribution will be closed on January 20th for the holidays and again on January 25th for the teacher workday.  Additional meals will be offered in advance to ensure students have access to meals.  Details are posted on the FCPS food resource webpage -- https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

Community Resources

Warmline Available to All Virginians Struggling to Cope

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval and unexpected stress in the lives of so many people. To support Virginians, the VA C.O.P.E.S. (compassionate, optimistic, person-centered, empowering support) warmline is available to offer support. The mental health tip line started in May 2020 and, thanks to new funding, the service will be extended through May 2021. 

Any Virginian can make a confidential call and speak to a crisis counselor about what's bothering them. The line is available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and 5pm-9pm on the weekends by phone or text at 877-349-6428. Spanish counselors are also available.

The warmline is available to residents who may be struggling to cope with the effects of the pandemic including isolation, fear, grief, and anxiety. Not only will callers be provided a supportive compassionate ear, but they will also be provided additional information, resources, and referrals as needed.

Pine Spring Tech Support

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

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • Several of your questions are addressed in the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page 
  • If there is a problem with your Pine Spring issued laptop, please call the main office at 571-226-4400 to schedule an appointment. Our specialist is here to support you on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He is also here on Monday mornings. Computers and MiFi support is by appointment only to ensure the safety of our staff and community. 
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions.

 

ParentVue - Progress Report

SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an important tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. In order to view your child's progress report, you should use this option in order to download a pdf version of the progress report.  ES parents/guardians should “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports.  Here are directions to download your child's progress report from the past quarter and to save for the next quarter. 

If you have not yet created an account, please do so by emailing Ms. Breeden to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building. 

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

Save The Date January 25th  Teacher Work Day- No School  February 23rd Kindergarten Return (proposed)  March 9th 1st and 2nd Grade Return (proposed) March 16th  3rd-6th Return (proposed)        

 

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An important message from Principal Yacubovich

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                                                                                                                   January 21, 2021

 

Dear Staff and Community:

 

On January 13, 2020 we learned that an employee at Pine Spring tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has worked closely with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) to determine any exposure to students or staff while at school. 

 

The FCHD Containment Branch has completed their investigation. All potential contacts have now been contacted by the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD).

 

If you have not received further communication from the FCHD, you are not considered a contact at this time.

 

Based on the results of the contact investigation and tracing, FCPS has addressed all recommendations of the FCHD.

 

If you have questions, you may contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 (9 am to 7 pm weekdays and 9:30 am to 5 pm on weekends). You may also email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov (monitored 8 am to 6 pm weekdays).

 

FCPS maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that shows daily cases at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting. This provides information on our division health metrics and COVID-19 cases.

 

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic has created anxiety for many individuals in our community. Please know that this information is being shared to keep you informed and aware as we all work together to lessen the spread of COVID-19. Given the continued local spread of COVID-19, the Health Department recommends that you and your family members take the following steps to protect yourselves and others:

 

  • Limit your risk of exposure to COVID-19 by staying home whenever you can.
  • Wear a face covering whenever you leave your home.
  • Practice social distancing. If you stay 6 feet away or more from others, the virus will not spread through coughs and sneezes. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Teach your children to wash their hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.  Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers may be used.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw tissues in the trash after use.  If tissues are not available, cover coughs and sneezes with your upper sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Germs spread this way. 
  • Do not send any child experiencing a cough or runny nose to school.  If your child comes to school with these symptoms, he or she will be sent home. Your child will require a note from their healthcare provider with a diagnosis before returning to school.  Depending on your child’s diagnosis, you may be required to keep your child home and away from others until the child has been symptom free and without fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medication (i.e. he or she should not attend school, school functions, sporting or extracurricular activities, or leave the home except to seek medical care).
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched at home.
  • Take care of your health overall. Stay current on your vaccinations, including the flu vaccine, eat well, and exercise to help your body stay resilient.

 

Thank you for your cooperation, support, and patience as we work through the COVID-19 emergency together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nicole Yacubovich,

Principal  

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Wondering what to make for dinner tonight? Give yourself the night off while supporting the Pine Spring PTA. Tonight is Pine Spring night at Iron Chef House. Just use the code PINESPRING when you order, and the Pine Spring will get a portion of your total.  

Welcoming Future Bobcats

Is your child turning 5-years-old by September 30, 2021? If so, they are ready to attend kindergarten during the  2021-2022 school year! Please contact Ms. Breeden at 571-226-4400 to be added to our mailing list to support you through the FCPS registration process. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the main office or email Ms. Yacubovich for guidance.

Grab & Go Food

Meal distribution will be closed on January 20th for the holidays and again on January 25th for the teacher workday.  Additional meals will be offered in advance to ensure students have access to meals.  Details are posted on the FCPS food resource webpage -- https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

Community Resources

Warmline Available to All Virginians Struggling to Cope

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval and unexpected stress in the lives of so many people. To support Virginians, the VA C.O.P.E.S. (compassionate, optimistic, person-centered, empowering support) warmline is available to offer support. The mental health tip line started in May 2020 and, thanks to new funding, the service will be extended through May 2021. 

Any Virginian can make a confidential call and speak to a crisis counselor about what's bothering them. The line is available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and 5pm-9pm on the weekends by phone or text at 877-349-6428. Spanish counselors are also available.

The warmline is available to residents who may be struggling to cope with the effects of the pandemic including isolation, fear, grief, and anxiety. Not only will callers be provided a supportive compassionate ear, but they will also be provided additional information, resources, and referrals as needed.

Pine Spring Tech Support

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

  • The Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 is available for technical support questions about online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or your student’s online applications.
  • Several of your questions are addressed in the FCPS Parent Technology Resource page 
  • If there is a problem with your Pine Spring issued laptop, please call the main office at 571-226-4400 to schedule an appointment. Our specialist is here to support you on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He is also here on Monday mornings. Computers and MiFi support is by appointment only to ensure the safety of our staff and community. 
  • FCPS’ YouTube channel has videos on basic technology topics that highlight some of the key FCPS tools, such as Google and Blackboard. These videos are designed to provide solutions for quick, simple questions.

 

ParentVue - Progress Report

SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an important tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. In order to view your child's progress report, you should use this option in order to download a pdf version of the progress report.  ES parents/guardians should “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports.  Here are directions to download your child's progress report from the past quarter and to save for the next quarter. 

If you have not yet created an account, please do so by emailing Ms. Breeden to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building. 

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

Save The Date January 18th Martin Luther King Day- No School January 19th Sushi Night January 20th  Inauguration Day- No School January 22nd Two Hour Early Release for Students January 25th  Teacher Work Day- No School     

 

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Winter Concert

During these turbulent times, it's important to celebrate the joy around us. There is no better way to experience joy than to watch the fantastic Pine Spring Winter Concert. We want to thank Ms. Volcansek, Mrs. Singer, Mrs. Moore, and Mr. Ryan for all of their efforts to make this happen with our Bobcats. 

Grab & Go Food

Meal distribution will be closed on January 18th and January 20th for the holidays and again on January 25th for the teacher workday.  Additional meals will be offered in advance to ensure students have access to meals.  Details are posted on the FCPS food resource webpage -- https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

ParentVue - Progress Report

SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an important tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. In order to view your child's progress report, you should use this option in order to download a pdf version of the progress report.  ES parents/guardians should “Go Paperless” for all report cards and progress reports.  Here are directions to download your child's progress report from the past quarter and to save for the next quarter. 

If you have not yet created an account, please do so by emailing Ms. Breeden to provide an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building. 

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

Save The Date January 18th Martin Luther King Day- No School January 19th Sushi Night January 20th  Inauguration Day- No School January 22nd Two Hour Early Release for Students January 25th  Teacher Work Day    

 

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School Board Meeting Today

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Superintendent to Discuss Return to In-Person Instruction Plans at School Board Work Session and Town Hall Meeting This Week

Today, Tuesday, January 5, at 3 p.m., the return to in-person instruction will be discussed at the School Board work session. View the meeting on FCPS Cable Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the FCPS website

On Wednesday, January 6, at 6 p.m., Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand and guests will cover FCPS safety teams, mitigation strategies, as well as returning to school details at a virtual Town Hall meeting. Submit your questions in advance by email to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call in during the Town Hall at 1-800-231-6359. View the meeting on FCPS Cable Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the FCPS website

El superintendente discutirá el regreso a los planes de instrucción en persona en la sesión de trabajo de la junta escolar y en la reunión del ayuntamiento esta semana

Hoy, martes 5 de enero, a las 3 p.m., se discutirá el regreso a la instrucción en persona en la sesión de trabajo de la Junta Escolar. Vea la reunión en FCPS Cable Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) o en el sitio web de FCPS.

 

El miércoles 6 de enero a las 6 p.m., el superintendente Scott S. Brabrand y los invitados cubrirán los equipos de seguridad de FCPS, las estrategias de mitigación y el regreso a los detalles de la escuela en una reunión virtual del Ayuntamiento. Envíe sus preguntas con anticipación por correo electrónico a returnntoschool@fcps.edu o llame durante el Ayuntamiento al 1-800-231-6359. Vea la reunión en FCPS Cable Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) o en el sitio web de FCPS.

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Thank you to Ms. Strong and Ms. Terlop for leading our yoga classes over break!

New Bell Schedule

Each year, the Office of Transportation Services reviews the bell schedules for all Fairfax County public schools and makes minor adjustments as necessary to improve on-time arrivals. 

As you can imagine, developing this school year’s bell schedule has been extremely challenging due to the pandemic.

You may remember that new school bell schedules were announced in July. Our school’s bell schedule was changed. However, given the all-virtual start to the school year, there was no need to implement the new bell schedule.

At the School Board Work session on December 10, Superintendent Brabrand presented a revised phased- plan to return all students who have selected the in-person option starting in January, 2021.  Staff worked to improve start times and end times for all levels.

Barring any changes to the plan that may be impacted by the pandemic, the following bell schedule will be in place effective January 12, 2021 for both virtual and in-person instruction.

 

Return to School Bell Schedule

Middle School

7:30-2:00

Secondary School

8:20-2:50

High School

8:20-2:50

Thomas Jefferson

8:40-3:45

Elementary School

9:00-3:30 or

9:45-4:15

Pine Spring ES

9:00-3:30

 

We feel this plan is a significant improvement and less disruptive over what was presented in the original plan last summer.

The fifteen (15) minute reduction in the school day is due to the increased cleaning time required between bus runs. Additionally, as more students return to school, the number of students allowed on each bus will be reduced substantially to meet social distancing requirements. With fewer students able to ride a bus at the same time, FCPS has no choice but to adjust the times that our buses are transporting students.

We understand that changes may present a hardship to some of our families and staff. However, it is the only way we can return all our grade levels to in-person learning, while following the critical guidelines to help keep our students and staff safe.

Thank you for your understanding.

Return To School Plan

If CDC core health metrics and FCPS staffing metrics allow,  students in groups 5-8 whose parents selected in-person instruction will begin to return to school for two days per week of in-person instruction and two days per week of virtual instruction after Winter Break. 

When students return to school, our new bell schedule will be 9:00 AM-3:30 PMThe bell schedule will change on January 12th. The change is necessary to allow for social distancing on buses and provides time to sanitize buses between routes.

Kindergarten students whose families have chosen to have their students return to school in-person two days each week will tentatively return to school the week of January 11.  Kindergarten students who will attend school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will return to school on January 12. Those who will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays will return to school on January 14.

Students in grades 1 and 2 whose families have chosen to have their students return to school in-person two days each week will tentatively return to school the week of January 18.  Grade 1 and 2 students who will attend school on Tuesday and Wednesday will return to school on January 19, and those who attend school on Thursdays and Friday will return to school on January 21.

Students in grades 3 and 4 will tentatively return the week of January 25.  They will attend school in-person on either Tuesday and Wednesday OR Thursday and Friday, as assigned.

Students in grades 5 and 6 will tentatively return the week of February 1. They will attend school in-person on either Tuesday and Wednesday OR Thursday and Friday, as assigned.

 

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building. 

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

2020-2022 Title I Information Meeting

Have you ever wondered what it means to be a Title I school? Do you have questions about how being a Title I school impacts Pine Spring? Please join us on January 7th at 6PM to hear about what it means to be a Title I school. We will discuss how we qualify, what Pine Spring does with the additional support and how it supports our students.

Title I Meeting Link

Save The Date January 4th Asynchronous Instruction  January 5th-January 8th 100% Virtual Instruction of all students January 7th 2020-2022 Title I Information Meeting January 11th Asynchronous Instruction  January 12th New Bell Schedule Starts    

 

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There is no school from December 21st- January 1st.

New Bell Schedule

Each year, the Office of Transportation Services reviews the bell schedules for all Fairfax County public schools and makes minor adjustments as necessary to improve on-time arrivals. 

As you can imagine, developing this school year’s bell schedule has been extremely challenging due to the pandemic.

You may remember that new school bell schedules were announced in July. Our school’s bell schedule was changed. However, given the all-virtual start to the school year, there was no need to implement the new bell schedule.

At the School Board Work session on December 10, Superintendent Brabrand presented a revised phased- plan to return all students who have selected the in-person option starting in January, 2021.  Staff worked to improve start times and end times for all levels.

Barring any changes to the plan that may be impacted by the pandemic, the following bell schedule will be in place effective January 12, 2021 for both virtual and in- person instruction.

 

Return to School Bell Schedule

Middle School

7:30-2:00

Secondary School

8:20-2:50

High School

8:20-2:50

Thomas Jefferson

8:40-3:45

Elementary School

9:00-3:30 or

9:45-4:15

Pine Spring ES

9:00-3:30

 

 

We feel this plan is a significant improvement and less disruptive over what was presented in the original plan last summer.

The fifteen (15) minute reduction in the school day is due to the increased cleaning time required between bus runs. Additionally, as more students return to school, the number of students allowed on each bus will be reduced substantially to meet social distancing requirements. With fewer students able to ride a bus at the same time, FCPS has no choice but to adjust the times that our buses are transporting students.

We understand that changes may present a hardship to some of our families and staff. However, it is the only way we can return all our grade levels to in-person learning, while following the critical guidelines to help keep our students and staff safe.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Sincerely,

Nicole Yacubovich, Principal 

Winter Break Meals

Winter Beak meal service plans are now available on the FCPS food resource webpage

Below is an overview of the Winter Break meal service plans:

  • Friday, 12/18 -- Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch. Grab & Go locations will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch
  • Monday, 12/21 -- Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch. Grab & Go locations will not distribute any meals  
  • Tuesday, 12/22 -- Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch. Grab & Go locations will offer 14-day meal kits  Meal Kits sites will offer 14-day meal kits
  • Wednesday, 12/23 through Friday, 1/1/21 -- No food service
  • Monday, 1/4/2021 -- Bus routes delivering breakfast and lunch will resume daily service
  • Tuesday, 1/5/2021 -- Grab & Go locations resume daily meal distribution

Wednesday, 1/6/2021 -- Sites that distribute 7-day meal kits resume

Winter Break Free Yoga Classes

We know that the winter season can bring on added stress to our already emotionally taxed families. One way that Pine Spring helps to support students with their emotions is through Yoga for Classrooms. Over winter break, we would love to bring this calm to your home.

We are lucky enough to have two trained yoga teachers on our school team. Mrs. Terlop and Mrs. Strong. They have agreed to lead us in 2 yoga classes over winter break. Please consider taking some time to join us as a family by clicking here!

 

Day

Time

Theme

 

Monday, December 21, 2020

10 AM

First day of Winter and “Look on the Brightside Day,”

 

 

Monday, December 28, 2020

10 AM

“National Card Playing Day.”

 

Return To School Plan

If CDC core health metrics and FCPS staffing metrics allow,  students in groups 5-8 whose parents selected in-person instruction will begin to return to school for two days per week of in-person instruction and two days per week of virtual instruction after Winter Break. 

When students return to school, our new bell schedule will be 9:00 AM-3:30 PMThe bell schedule will change on January 12th. The change is necessary to allow for social distancing on buses and provides time to sanitize buses between routes.

Kindergarten students whose families have chosen to have their students return to school in-person two days each week will tentatively return to school the week of January 11.  Kindergarten students who will attend school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will return to school on January 12. Those who will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays will return to school on January 14.

Students in grades 1 and 2 whose families have chosen to have their students return to school in-person two days each week will tentatively return to school the week of January 18.  Grade 1 and 2 students who will attend school on Tuesday and Wednesday will return to school on January 19, and those who attend school on Thursdays and Friday will return to school on January 21.

Students in grades 3 and 4 will tentatively return the week of January 25.  They will attend school in-person on either Tuesday and Wednesday OR Thursday and Friday, as assigned.

Students in grades 5 and 6 will tentatively return the week of February 1. They will attend school in-person on either Tuesday and Wednesday OR Thursday and Friday, as assigned.

 

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. In-person families will not be mailed their new teacher assignment until this form is completed. This form is required before your child can enter the building. 

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Please e-mail neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions. 

Title I School Meeting

Please join us on January 7th to hear about what it means to be a Title I school. We will discuss how we qualify, and some of the advantages of being a Title I school. 

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Family Life Education

This is a reminder that we will be teaching Family Life Education this week. The curriculum is designed to be developmentally appropriate for each grade level. There are visuals in the upper-grade levels, where reproduction is covered, and your child will be learning the vocabulary that goes with this content. We strongly encourage you to provide your child with a learning space away from younger siblings.

If you did not opt your child out of the FLE lessons, they received a link to the BBCU classroom. This is where they should go to access the lessons. We will not use the Google Meet link to ensure students whose parents have opted them out do not accidentally attend.

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.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Opted-out students are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt-out forms are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education, Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school before Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6), Middle School (7-8), and High School (9-12). 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 https://fcps.blackboard.com/.  Account information is available at your local school or online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml.  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 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.

Winter Break Meals

Winter Beak meal service plans are now available on the FCPS food resource webpage

Below is an overview of the Winter Break meal service plans:

  • Friday, 12/18 -- Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch. Grab & Go locations will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch
  • Monday, 12/21 -- Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch. Grab & Go locations will not distribute any meals  
  • Tuesday, 12/22 -- Bus routes will offer 4 days of breakfast and lunch. Grab & Go locations will offer 14-day meal kits  Meal Kits sites will offer 14-day meal kits
  • Wednesday, 12/23 through Friday, 1/1/21 -- No food service
  • Monday, 1/4/2021 -- Bus routes delivering breakfast and lunch will resume daily service
  • Tuesday, 1/5/2021 -- Grab & Go locations resume daily meal distribution

Wednesday, 1/6/2021 -- Sites that distribute 7-day meal kits resume

Winter Break Free Yoga Classes

We know that the winter season can bring on added stress to our already emotionally taxed families. One way that Pine Spring helps to support students with their emotions is through Yoga for Classrooms. Over winter break, we would love to bring this calm to your home.

We are lucky enough to have two trained yoga teachers on our school team. Mrs. Terlop and Mrs. Strong. They have agreed to lead us in 2 yoga classes over winter break. Please consider taking some time to join us as a family. 

 

Day

Time

Theme

Monday, December 21, 2020

10 AM

First day of Winter and “Look on the Brightside Day,”

 

Monday, December 28, 2020

10 AM

“National Card Playing Day.”

Return To School Plan

If CDC core health metrics and FCPS staffing metrics allow,  students in groups 5-8 whose parents selected in-person instruction will begin to return to school for two days per week of in-person instruction and two days per week of virtual instruction after Winter Break. 

When students return to school, our new bell schedule will be 9:10 AM-3:55 PMThe bell schedule will not change until students return to school for in-person learning. The change is necessary to allow for social distancing on buses and provides time to sanitize buses between routes.

Kindergarten students whose families have chosen to have their students return to school in-person two days each week will tentatively return to school the week of January 11.  Kindergarten students who will attend school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will return to school on January 12. Those who will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays will return to school on January 14.

Students in grades 1 and 2 whose families have chosen to have their students return to school in-person two days each week will tentatively return to school the week of January 18.  Grade 1 and 2 students who will attend school on Tuesday and Wednesday will return to school on January 19, and those who attend school on Thursdays and Friday will return to school on January 21.

Students in grades 3 and 4 will tentatively return the week of January 25.  They will attend school in-person on either Tuesday and Wednesday OR Thursday and Friday, as assigned.

Students in grades 5 and 6 will tentatively return the week of February 1. They will attend school in-person on either Tuesday and Wednesday OR Thursday and Friday, as assigned.

 

Required Return Health Screening Form

If you plan for your child to return to in-person instruction this year please email the Health Commitment Form to lebreeden@fcps.edu or drop it off at the front office between 9 AM to 3 PM. It can also be completed online through ParentVue. This form is required before your child can enter the building. 

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdu

Bobcat Book Bus Tomorrow

Calling all Readers!!!  It’s time for students to pick up new independent level books.                    

When:   Monday, December 14th

Where:  Student bus stop or Pine Spring School

Time:  Buses start arriving at bus stops around noon.  Walkers may pick up books from 11:30-12:30pm at the front of the school. 

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Hungry Harvest

The Pine Spring PTA is working to ensure that all students have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We are partnering with Hungry Harvest to make this happens, but we need YOUR help. 

For $22 you could provide 2 weeks of healthy foods to a Pine Spring family. 

For $66 you could provide a Pine Spring family with fruits and veggies for 3 month.

For $132 you could provide your child's classmate and their family with produce for 6 months! 

 

Easiest way to give

Paypal- Send your donation to PineSpringPTAPres@gmail.com. ***Please be sure to write "Hungry Harvest" in the comment box. 

The Pine Spring PTA invites you to join them for their monthly PTA meeting tonight from 7PM-8PM. This is a great time to learn what is happening at Pine Spring, share ideas, and get to know other families. 

 

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Dear Bobcat Families,


As we all prepare for a special Thanksgiving, I've been reflecting on the things I am most grateful for, and our Pine Spring family tops the list. I am incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by such a strong and caring community and outstanding professionals each day. I am lucky to lead a community of committed educators who have found creative ways to continue holding our students to high standards while allowing for the grace this special year requires.

This year, more than ever, I want to share my genuine appreciation for each of you for taking on an increased role as a partner in your child's learning. Thank you for devoting time, talent, and resources to supporting our work with students! We honestly couldn't do this without you.

I encourage each of you to take the time this week to share what you are thankful for with your children and ask them to do the same. Continue to nurture the understanding that who you have, not what you have, is what makes you fortunate. I am certain that with this knowledge in their pocket, all our students will recognize the wealth bubbling from Pine Spring.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Principal Yacubovich

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

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.

 

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.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education. Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction. Detailed grade-level program descriptions are also 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 https://fcps.blackboard.com/

 

Grade level specific lessons will occur the last hour of the instructional day, during the week of December 14th-18th. Teachers will provide a separate link to access the live courses for the week on December 14th.

 

You are invited to attend an opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and talk with Ms. Ganci about the program. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 30th from 12:00 PM-12:30 PM by accessing the following link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d35f94c2862344fda2770d21711d8025

 

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are also 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 https://fcps.blackboard.com/

Return to School Plan- On Pause

Last week FCPS determined that we would put a pause on the phase in of our Return to School Plan. At Pine Spring, that meant that our PreK and Kindergarten students did not return in-person. It also caused us to pause on any further classroom teacher changes.


While Mondays will remain asynchronous, we are pausing on any other teacher planning days. 


We understand that each time there is a change, it can disrupt your child's environment. While we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused families; we also appreciate our district leadership's effort to ensure that our school's return is a safe return.

FCPS Outstanding Employee of the Year Nominations

We are excited to share that our community nominated Nancy Bowser, Mary Durgala, Sarah Strong, Rachel Terlop, and Nikki Yacubovich as the 2020 Outstanding Employee Nominees at the school level. As part of the process to move forward, we will put together a packet of their impact on our community. If you have a story or details that personifies their efforts, we encourage you to share it with us here to include it in the packet. We will be accepting supporting information until December 15th. 

Pine Spring Acknowledges Wonderful Staff (PAWS awards)

Our excellent Pine Spring staff goes out of their way each day to make this is an incredible year for all of our families. If one of our staff members has done something to let you know just how special your family is to us, we ask that you tell us about it here. We will share your stories with our staff, and their name will be put into a drawing for a gift card from our PTA.  

Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their students is screened for AAP in the coming screening cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1.Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. 

If you would like your child screened for Level IV services, you will want to complete a referral form and compile a packet. 

You can click here to read more about the Local Level IV referral process or email Mrs. Haynes at tlhaynes@fcps.edu

Join the PTA

Pine Spring wouldn't be the outstanding school you have come to know without our PTA. Our PTA ensures that we can provide materials and opportunities for all of our students. This year, this organization is critical to holding our community together while we can't be in the same space. 

Please consider taking a few moments to join the PTA at https://pinespring.ptboard.com/home

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Return to School Plan- On Pause

Today you received an important update from Dr. Brabrand regarding the Return to School Plan. Based on today's message, our PreK and Kindergarten in-person students will not start in-person learning tomorrow. Instead, all PreK and Kindergarten students will be virtual with their new teacher.

I know that this may be discouraging news, but I remind you that these metrics are put in place for our community's health and safety. I assure you that Ms. Ganci, myself, and our Pine Spring instructional team will make the needed adjustments to ensure that we can continue to move forward. We will also stand ready for the opportunity for your child to return when it is safe.
 

Preparing for In-Person Instruction

All PreK and Kindergarten families should have received a letter with information about your child’s new classroom placement. Please keep in mind that if your child is returning in-person, you must complete the Return to School Health form before the first day of school.  

As we plan for each grade level, we will continue to communicate important information. We encourage you to continue to share with us as well. Let me know what questions you might have and how we can help your family make this school year a success. 

FCPS continues to monitor the metrics that will govern our Return to School Plan. These metrics guide the decisions on when new groups of students can begin in-person instruction. They also determine the criteria for when existing in-person instruction may need to be transitioned back to a virtual setting. The criteria are based on the Virginia Department of Health Phased Guidance for Schools and identifies thresholds for the total number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 persons and the percentage of persons testing positive. The data that is used can be found here.

For a group to BEGIN in-person instruction: 

  • The established thresholds for the group must be met for BOTH the number of cases per 100,000 persons and the percent positivity for seven (7) consecutive calendar days.

For a group to REMAIN in in-person instruction:

  • The number of cases per 100,000 persons or the percent positivity for may not exceed the established threshold for the group for seven (7) consecutive calendar days. 

Groups will transition back to DISTANCE LEARNING if:

  • The number of cases per 100,000 persons or the percent positivity exceeds the established threshold for the group for seven (7) consecutive calendar days. 

Thresholds for student Groups 1-6 can be found here.

Here is a listing of links that may help support you with concerns as we prepare. 

Return to School

This week families of first and second graders will receive a letter sharing your child's new classroom assignment. These assignments were determined by your in-person or virtual decision, as well as working to meet each family's preference and special situation requests. Given the recent change, we will update our chart as soon as information is available.  

Kindergarten will remain with their new teachers. We will wait to transition additional grades. 

To find additional information that will support you with your transition, we encourage you to consult A Family Guide for Return to School for important information, including the mask policy. 

Report Cards and Universal Screener Reports

The quarter ended on November 6th and we mailed home your child’s progress reports late last week. This year, we have also sent the Universal Screener Parent report home as well. You DO NOT NEED to request reports this year – if your child took the screener, you will receive this report. If you do not receive this mailing by November 21st, please contact our office.

The report indicates your child’s scale score -- a three-digit number between 100 and 800 that indicates your child’s performance on the screener in reading and in math. Think of this number as one plot on your child’s height or weight chart; while there may be ups and downs, significant increases, and times of little change, this number will grow over the years. A typical range for a student at your child’s grade level is provided for you to interpret this score. Remember that the screener is a snapshot of performance at one moment in time, and scores in the at-risk range are followed by diagnostic assessments to determine if the score indicates a need for additional academic support.

Parent Health Commitment Form- MUST be completed before returning to in-person instruction

Parents/guardians who chose in-school instruction for their child will be required to complete a Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form.

The document indicates the parental/guardian’s agreement and commitment to completing a daily health screening before sending the student to school and keeping ill students at home. These health screenings will be done on an honor basis and will not be submitted to the school each day. 

Families can complete this form in ParentVue – OR – submit the form directly to Pine Spring via email at lebreeden@fcps.edu- OR- drop a copy off at the main office between 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdo

Parent Homework

Each year at the start of the year, you get a packet of information and forms to complete. This year most of those forms are electronic, so each family has an adult homework assignment. All forms are due November 16. 

Free and Reduced Meals Applications

Please see the links below to apply for free or reduced meals.

 Application in English

https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/FAIRFAXCPS_VA?langid=1

 

Application in Spanish

https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/FAIRFAXCPS_VA?langid=2

Federal Impact Aid

Due to the virtual start of the school year, the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid will be handled centrally. Pre-printed survey forms will be mailed to parents of specific students. Parents will be asked to return the survey in an enclosed postage-paid envelope by November 6. The forms will be sent back to Wilton Woods Center for processing by Information Technology (IT).  

Parents will be provided an email address and phone number for questions. Please forward all parent inquiries about Impact Aid to IT using the following email address or phone number:

FCPS Outstanding Employee of the Year Nominations

Let's tell FCPS all about the fantastic people that work at Pine Spring Elementary! To submit a nomination for a Pine Spring Elementary Outstanding Employee of the Year in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link

You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees.  However, one individual may only nominate one employee per category.

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in that category's criteria. 

 

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Has less than three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employees in a school that supports school leadership

Typical roles in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist,  Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Typical roles in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons 

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, November 16, by 5:00 PM.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Ganci at jlganci@fcps.edu

PineSpring Acknowledges Wonderful Staff (PAWS awards)

Our excellent Pine Spring staff goes out of their way each day to make this is an incredible year for all of our families. If one of our staff members has done something to let you know just how special your family is to us, we ask that you tell us about it here. We will share your stories with our staff, and their name will be put into a drawing for a gift card from our PTA.  

AAP Level IV Referral

If you could not attend our information session about the FCPS Local Level IV referral process, we have included the recording of the meeting here

If you would like your child screened for Level IV services, you will want to complete a referral form and compile a packet. Please note that the deadline this year is December 1. 

You can click here to read more about the Local Level IV referral process or email Mrs. Haynes at tlhaynes@fcps.edu

Join the PTA

Pine Spring wouldn't be the outstanding school you have come to know without our PTA. Our PTA ensures that we can provide materials and opportunities for all of our students. This year, this organization is critical to holding our community together while we can't be in the same space. 

Please consider taking a few moments to join the PTA at https://pinespring.ptboard.com/home

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Click to edit this heading. Preparing for In-Person Instruction

The excitement at Pine Spring was palpable this week as we prepare to bring our PreK and Kindergarten students whose families selected in-person instruction for them starting on November 17th. All PreK and Kindergarten families should have received a letter with information about your child’s new classroom placement. Please keep in mind that if your child is returning in-person, you must complete the Return to School Health form before the first day of school. ! 

As we plan for each grade level, we will continue to communicate important information. We encourage you to continue to share with us as well. Let me know what questions you might have and how we can help your family make this school year a success. 

FCPS continues to monitor the metrics that will govern our Return to School Plan. These metrics guide the decisions on when new groups of students can begin in-person instruction. They also determine the criteria for when existing in-person instruction may need to be transitioned back to a virtual setting. The criteria are based on the Virginia Department of Health Phased Guidance for Schools and identifies thresholds for the total number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 persons and the percentage of persons testing positive. The data that is used can be found here.

For a group to BEGIN in-person instruction: 

  • The established thresholds for the group must be met for BOTH the number of cases per 100,000 persons and the percent positivity for seven (7) consecutive calendar days.

For a group to REMAIN in in-person instruction:

  • The number of cases per 100,000 persons or the percent positivity for may not exceed the established threshold for the group for seven (7) consecutive calendar days. 

Groups will transition back to DISTANCE LEARNING if:

  • The number of cases per 100,000 persons or the percent positivity exceeds the established threshold for the group for seven (7) consecutive calendar days. 

Thresholds for student Groups 1-6 can be found here.

Here is a listing of links that may help support you with concerns as we prepare. 

Return to School

This week families of first and second graders will receive a letter sharing your child's new classroom assignment. These assignments were determined by your in-person or virtual decision, as well as working to meet each family's preference and special situation requests. Students will start with their new teachers on 

Kindergarten will start with their new teacher on November 16. We will be waiting to transition additional grades. 

To find additional information that will support you with your transition, we encourage you to consult A Family Guide for Return to School for important information, including the mask policy. 

 

Grade Level:

PreK, K, and NCE

1st and 2nd Grade

3rd-6th Grade

Teacher Assignments Mailed Out:

11/6

11/13

12/11

Teacher Planning Days (Asynchronous Days for Students)

 

11/9, 11/12, 11/13

 

11/30, 12/3, 12/4, 12/7

Tentative

1/4, 1/7, 1/8, 1/11

Students start with the new teachers and return to school:

Week of 11/16

Week of 12/7

Week of 1/11

Arrival/Dismissal Plan for PreK and K

Our arrival and dismissal process will look similar to the typical school year, with some noticeable changes.

Kiss and Ride

  • Kiss and Ride students will continue to come to Door 1. We will not be opening car doors as we have in the past.
  • Students will exit the car and get in line at one of the colored markers.
  • Children will have their temperature taken at the door each day.
  • After passing the screening, students will walk down the marked hallways, 6ft apart, to get to their classrooms.
  • Kiss and Ride dismissal will be called one child at a time during this phase. The child’s name will be called, and they will walk to the front of the school to be dismissed.

 

Walkers

  • During this phase, walkers will use Door 1.
  • Students should stand next to a colored marker to ensure social distancing while waiting for their turn to have temperature checks before entering the building.
  • After passing the screening, students will walk down the marked hallways, 6ft apart, to get to their classrooms.
  • Walkers will be dismissed in small groups. We ask that you meet your child outside of the library doors. We will place colored makers to ensure social distancing.

 

Bus Riders

  • Bus riders will enter at Door 2.
  • Students will exit the bus at a time.
  • They will stand a colored marker to have their temperature checked before entering the building.
  • They will then walk the designated path to go directly to class.
  • Bus Riders will be excused by bus
Report Cards and Universal Screener Reports

The quarter ended on November 6th and we mailed home your child’s progress reports late last week. This year, we have also sent the Universal Screener Parent report home as well. You DO NOT NEED to request reports this year – if your child took the screener, you will receive this report. If you do not receive this mailing by November 21st, please contact our office.

The report indicates your child’s scale score -- a three-digit number between 100 and 800 that indicates your child’s performance on the screener in reading and in math. Think of this number as one plot on your child’s height or weight chart; while there may be ups and downs, significant increases, and times of little change, this number will grow over the years. A typical range for a student at your child’s grade level is provided for you to interpret this score. Remember that the screener is a snapshot of performance at one moment in time, and scores in the at-risk range are followed by diagnostic assessments to determine if the score indicates a need for additional academic support.

Parent Health Commitment Form- MUST be completed before returning to in-person instruction

Parents/guardians who chose in-school instruction for their child will be required to complete a Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form.

The document indicates the parental/guardian’s agreement and commitment to completing a daily health screening before sending the student to school and keeping ill students at home. These health screenings will be done on an honor basis and will not be submitted to the school each day. 

Families can complete this form in ParentVue – OR – submit the form directly to Pine Spring via email at lebreeden@fcps.edu- OR- drop a copy off at the main office between 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Health Commitment Form- English

Health Commitment Form- Arabic

Health Commitment Form- Chinese

Health Commitment Form- Farsi

Health Commitment Form- Spanish

Health Commitment Form- Urdo

Parent Homework

Each year at the start of the year, you get a packet of information and forms to complete. This year most of those forms are electronic, so each family has an adult homework assignment. All forms are due November 16. 

Free and Reduced Meals Applications

Please see the links below to apply for free or reduced meals.

 Application in English

https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/FAIRFAXCPS_VA?langid=1

 

Application in Spanish

https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/FAIRFAXCPS_VA?langid=2

Federal Impact Aid

Due to the virtual start of the school year, the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid will be handled centrally. Pre-printed survey forms will be mailed to parents of specific students. Parents will be asked to return the survey in an enclosed postage-paid envelope by November 6. The forms will be sent back to Wilton Woods Center for processing by Information Technology (IT).  

Parents will be provided an email address and phone number for questions. Please forward all parent inquiries about Impact Aid to IT using the following email address or phone number:

FCPS Outstanding Employee of the Year Nominations

Let's tell FCPS all about the fantastic people that work at Pine Spring Elementary! To submit a nomination for a Pine Spring Elementary Outstanding Employee of the Year in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link

You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees.  However, one individual may only nominate one employee per category.

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in that category's criteria. 

 

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Has less than three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employees in a school that supports school leadership

Typical roles in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist,  Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Typical roles in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons 

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, November 16, by 5:00 PM.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Ganci at jlganci@fcps.edu

PineSpring Acknowledges Wonderful Staff (PAWS awards)

Our excellent Pine Spring staff goes out of their way each day to make this is an incredible year for all of our families. If one of our staff members has done something to let you know just how special your family is to us, we ask that you tell us about it here. We will share your stories with our staff, and their name will be put into a drawing for a gift card from our PTA.  

AAP Level IV Referral

If you could not attend our information session about the FCPS Local Level IV referral process, we have included the recording of the meeting here

If you would like your child screening for Level IV services, you will want to complete a referral form and compile a packet. Please note that the deadline this year is December 1. 

You can click here to read more about the Local Level IV referral process or email Mrs. Haynes at tlhaynes@fcps.edu

Join the PTA

Pine Spring wouldn't be the outstanding school you have come to know without our PTA. Our PTA ensures that we can provide materials and opportunities for all of our students. This year, this organization is critical to holding our community together while we can't be in the same space. 

Please consider taking a few moments to join the PTA at https://pinespring.ptboard.com/home

7607 Willow Lane Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 571-226-4400
Attendance: 571-226-4444 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

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