In Person Student 4 Day Return Plan

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Return to School Update for Current In Person Students

Pine Spring is excited to share that all in-person students in grades PreK-4 will be returning 4 days a week starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021. In addition, Mr. Rogers’ class and Mrs. Reyes’ class will return 4 days a week in-person. This change was made possible by the hard work and flexibility of our amazingly dedicated teachers and staff.

 

When your child arrives at school on Tuesday, they may notice a change to their classroom, as some teachers have moved rooms to allow for the greatest amount of space for each child. While we are able to provide the appropriate social distance for all children currently in person, we will not be able to accept any requests to move to in-person instruction at this time.

 

To allow for 6ft of social distance while eating, students will be eating breakfast, lunch, and snack in a designated space outside of their classroom.  We will also be adding an outdoor tent for meals on days where the weather permits.

 

Finally, please note that the increased number of students in the building will impact the Kiss and Ride line. Please plan your time accordingly. 

 

Please feel free to reach out to me at neyacubovich@fcps.edu with any questions or concerns.

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A Message from Principal Yacubovich

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Last week was Assistant Principal Appreciation week, and we would be remiss if we did not celebrate the hard work and dedication of our own Mrs. Ganci. In the two years Ms. Ganci has been with Pine Spring, she has worked tirelessly to ensure strong educational practices throughout Pine Spring. She goes out of her way to ensure that our community thrives in every way possible, and she does it all with a smile. Thank you, Ms. Ganci, for all you do for Pine Spring. We couldn’t do it all without you!

Student Intentions for 2021-2022 School Year

Hard to believe that we are already planning for next year.  We ask that each family complete the attached Student Intention Form for each student in your home. This will allow us to best plan the best possible classes for the fall. 

This form can either be emailed to Ms. Breeden or dropped off at the school during our school hours. 

Parent Input for Class Building

Every year, we collaborate on the best possible classes to ensure a positive and productive year for each child. These decisions are based on many factors that impact the decision-making process. We consider factors such as gender, academics, services, and personalities. One way you can help ensure the best placement for your child is to share some characteristics of a learning environment that you feel best meets your child’s needs here.

  • We do not accept requests to be with/not with another child.
  • We do not accept requests for specific teachers.
  • You must have your response in by May 1st to ensure that it is considered during class building.
FCPS Computer Restart

We need all students with an FCPS computer to restart their computers this week. This restart will allow us to install important updates that will help the computers to run more smoothly.  If you do not reboot the computer, the computer will automatically be restarted at the time indicated in the message.  Here is what the pop-up window will look like on your computer.

Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

This year the autism community is formally shifting references of "Autism Awareness Month" to "Autism Acceptance Month." This month is a great reminder to encourage the value of empathy, understanding, and the differences within each of us. Autism is a complex disorder of brain development that impacts 1 in 68 people born. We will be spending the month sharing resources with our families and continue the important discussion with students regarding the value of inclusion and embracing our differences.

Did you know that more than 14,000 military-connected youth call FCPS home? Join FCPS in celebrating them during the Month of the Military Child. Wednesday, April 21, is Purple Up! Day, when all are encouraged to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military-connected youth. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.

SOL Testing- Updated

Across Virginia, students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this spring. Federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel this year’s assessments. In Fairfax County Public Schools, testing for grades 3-8 will be scheduled between April 26 and June 4, 2021. Please see above for specific SOL testing dates. 

If you do not wish for your child to take the SOL tests at school this spring, you have the right to refuse testing. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers information and considerations as you make this decision. If you choose to refuse testing, please complete this online Google intent form no later than 3 PM on April 16th. Please contact Sydney D’Ornellas at skdornellas@fcps.edu, if you need help accessing or completing the form.

Additional information about the SOL tests can also be found on our website.

Important TDAP Information for Parents of a Current Sixth Grade Student (6th Grade)

Virginia Law requires that all students entering seventh grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of eleven.

For your child to begin 7th grade you will need to submit one of the following documents before the first day of school.  It is recommended that all paperwork be submitted to the school office by July 31, 2021.

Acceptable documentation can be one of the following:

  1. A copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Tdap vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form is available online at:http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf 

The Tdap booster is available from your child’s healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department Clinic locations and hours are available online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/clinics or by calling 703-246-2411. Please note that students receiving immunizations at the Health Department must be accompanied by an adult and should bring their immunization records with them.

Seventh grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2021 without submitting proper documentation.

Grab and Go Meals

Daily Grab & Go meal service will be transitioning to a once-a-week pick-up. Each Monday, families will receive 7 days of breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. This change will take place on April 26th, 2021.

PTA Meeting

Due to an issue with the link, the PTA meeting was canceled last Thursday. They have rescheduled their April meeting for April 15 at 7 PM. Please join us by clicking the new link for Pine Spring PTA meetings.

 

Pine Spring Clean-up

Now that we can have small groups come together outside, our PTA has arranged a Pine Spring clean-up day this Saturday, April 17th from 9-12. We will use this time to plant flowers in the large planters, pick up around the school, and begin to prepare the courtyard for its makeover. Please stop by to help get Pine Spring ready for a great spring. Please feel free to bring garden tools and gloves.  

*Masks must be worn at all times on school grounds.

Classroom Switch

If you are a parent of a child who will be switching classrooms/setting tomorrow, please be sure to talk with your child about it today. These transitions can be difficult, and they should know from you that they are coming before it happens.

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A Message from Principal Yacubovich- UPDATED SOL DATES

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This week Dr. Braband’s message shared information regarding in-person learning opportunities. These changes, including the updated CDC guidance, allow schools to transition from 6 feet to 3 feet social distancing during the instructional part of the day. This change will allow Pine Spring additional flexibility to meet our goal of bringing back all students who had previously expressed the desire to be in-person for two days a week.

We are committed to bringing back as many of our in-person students as our current circumstances allow. Once we can ensure that students on our waitlist have the opportunity to attend in-person instruction two days a week, we will begin to bring back additional students who require four days of in-person instruction. These students will be identified through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) process. This process supports our FCPS teachers with being able to identify and provide students with appropriate interventions to meet their individual needs.

You are welcome to view more information on the MTSS process in FCPS here.  

Please be aware that various factors prevent us from expanding to a four day. These factors include, but are not limited to, staffing, classroom space, and the continued requirements for students to eat meals (breakfast, snack, and lunch) at 6 feet apart. We must continue to adhere to all of the CDC guidelines and FCPS expectations for furniture, transportation changes, classroom setup, and scheduling changes.

We will be contacting families from the waitlist starting as early as today. We are not able to accept any additional requests to be added to the in-person waitlist at this time.

Should our capacity guidance allow for additional in person time, our school staff will reach out to you. Please know that we are proactively working to accommodate as many students as possible, and there are no actions you need to take at this time.

AAP Spring Newsletter

Please see our AAP Spring News for information regarding Part-Time Advanced Academic screening and the due dates.

Town Hall on Wednesday, April 7

Join Superintendent Scott Brabrand for a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. to discuss recent updates from the Governor of Virginia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If families or staff have any questions or concerns, they can submit questions in advance by emailing  returntoschool@fcps.edu or calling 1-800-231-6359 during the event. Please watch the Town Hall on FCPS cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the FCPS website.

SOL Testing

Across Virginia, students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this spring. Federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel this year’s assessments. In Fairfax County Public Schools, testing for grades 3-8 will be scheduled between April 26 and June 4, 2021. Please see above for specific SOL testing dates. 

If you do not wish for your child to take the SOL tests at school this spring, you have the right to refuse testing. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers information and considerations as you make this decision. If you choose to refuse testing, please complete this online Google intent form no later than 3 PM on April 16th. Please contact Sydney D’Ornellas at skdornellas@fcps.edu, if you need help accessing or completing the form.

Additional information about the SOL tests can also be found on our website.

Grab and Go Meals

Daily Grab & Go meal service will be transitioning to a once-a-week pick-up. Each Monday, families will receive 7 days of breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. This change will take place on April 26th, 2021.

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting on April 8th at 7 PM. 

 

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A Message from Principal Yacubovich

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This week Dr. Braband’s message shared information regarding in-person learning opportunities. These changes, including the updated CDC guidance, allow schools to transition from 6 feet to 3 feet social distancing during the instructional part of the day. This change will allow Pine Spring additional flexibility to meet our goal of bringing back all students who had previously expressed the desire to be in-person for two days a week.

We are committed to bringing back as many of our in-person students as our current circumstances allow. Once we can ensure that students on our waitlist have the opportunity to attend in-person instruction two days a week, we will begin to bring back additional students who require four days of in-person instruction. These students will be identified through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) process. This process supports our FCPS teachers with being able to identify and provide students with appropriate interventions to meet their individual needs.

You are welcome to view more information on the MTSS process in FCPS here.  

Please be aware that various factors prevent us from expanding to a four day. These factors include, but are not limited to, staffing, classroom space, and the continued requirements for students to eat meals (breakfast, snack, and lunch) at 6 feet apart. We must continue to adhere to all of the CDC guidelines and FCPS expectations for furniture, transportation changes, classroom setup, and scheduling changes.

We will be contacting families from the waitlist starting as early as today. We are not able to accept any additional requests to be added to the in-person waitlist at this time.

Should our capacity guidance allow for additional in person time, our school staff will reach out to you. Please know that we are proactively working to accommodate as many students as possible, and there are no actions you need to take at this time.

AAP Spring Newsletter

Please see our AAP Spring News for information regarding Part-Time Advanced Academic screening and the due dates.

Town Hall on Wednesday, April 7

Join Superintendent Scott Brabrand for a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. to discuss recent updates from the Governor of Virginia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If families or staff have any questions or concerns, they can submit questions in advance by emailing  returntoschool@fcps.edu or calling 1-800-231-6359 during the event. Please watch the Town Hall on FCPS cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the FCPS website.

SOL Testing

Across Virginia, students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this spring. Federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel this year’s assessments. In Fairfax County Public Schools, testing for grades 3-8 will be scheduled between April 26 and June 4, 2021. Please see above for specific SOL testing dates.

If you do not wish for your child to take the SOL tests at school this spring, you have the right to refuse testing. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers information and considerations as you make this decision. If you choose to refuse testing, please complete this online Google intent form no later than 3 PM on April 16th. Please contact Sydney D’Ornellas at skdornellas@fcps.edu, if you need help accessing or completing the form.

Additional information about the SOL tests can also be found on our website.

Grab and Go Meals

Daily Grab & Go meal service will be transitioning to a once-a-week pick-up. Each Monday, families will receive 7 days of breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. This change will take place on April 26th, 2021.

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting on April 8th at 7 PM. 

 

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A message from Principal Yacubovich

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Spring Break
  • Today, Friday, March 26, is the last day of the third quarter. It is also the last day for students to change to in-person based on space and social distance availability. Students will be dismissed two hours early at 1:30 p.m.
  • March 29-April 2 Spring Break. Our front office will be closed, and teachers will not be available for office hours. Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments.
  • Monday, April 5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments.

We hope you take time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation! If you make plans to travel, please consider the following information:

  • The Virginia Department of Health urges all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel, especially if you are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 or if you will be visiting someone at higher risk of serious COVID-19. This recommendation applies to everyone, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19.
  • FCPS does not currently have travel restrictions. Students are not required to quarantine or provide COVID 19 test results for either domestic or international travel. Parents may opt to keep their students at home for 14 days after they return from travel, however, it is not required.

Upon returning, any student, staff member or visitor demonstrating symptoms of illness is asked to stay home to help “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19.

Health Information Form

Allergy season is here.  If your child suffers from seasonal allergies, parents must provide/update their child’s Health Information Form and send to the main office. 

Several of the COVID-19 symptoms are also seasonal allergy symptoms and identifying your child’s known seasonal allergy symptoms will help us as we evaluate your child’s health to ensure the continued health and wellness of our students and staff. If your child displays any unexplained or unidentified symptoms listed here, your child will be sent to the Care Room and will be sent home. It will be your responsibility to contact your pediatrician to complete a Sick Student Notification form prior to their reentry to school.

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A Message From Principal Yacubovich

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Playground Update

We are excited to announce that we are now able to have in-person students use the playground during their in-person days. Students will sanitize their hands before and after playing on the playground, and teachers will monitor to keep social distance as much as possible. We know that students may be within 10 feet of each other during recess, so all students are still required to wear their masks for recess. 

Because our responsibility to keep children safe reaches far beyond health protocols, only students assigned to be in the building that day can be on school grounds such as the playground and field. All other visitors will be asked to leave the area from 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM. 

Virtual Students School Supply Pick-up- TOMORROW

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
Books From Luther Jackson Middle School

Thanks to the Luther Jackson community's incredible kindness, every child at Pine Spring will receive a brand-new book this week! The Luther Jackson principal, Mr. Magliola, and other Luther Jackson team members will be at Pine Spring to hand out books tomorrow at our virtual students' supply distribution. He will be back later in the week to give the books to our in-person students during their regularly scheduled school days. 

Pine Spring Night at Luzmary- March 19th

Join us this Friday at Luzmary for incredible authentic Bolivian food. Not only will you enjoy a wonderful meal with your family, but you will also support the Pine Spring PTA. If you order from Luzmary on March 19 and tell them you are with Pine Spring, our PTA will receive a portion of the profits. 

Our PTA uses these funds to do things like Family Bingo Nights, technology, teacher appreciation, school beautification, and so many other things that make Pine Spring such a wonderful place to learn and grow.

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.  

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.

Kiss and Ride Tag

If you are using Kiss and Ride this year and do not have a tag, please complete this form to receive a tag number. You should display the tag in the front window of your car when picking up your child. 

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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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.

 

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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 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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

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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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A Message From Principal Yacubovich

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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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