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It's caterpillar season in 2nd grade!
Join us for Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We’re looking forward to a fun-filled informative family event!
- Session 1: 6:00 – 6:45p.m.
- Session 2: 7:00 – 7:45p.m.
Back to School Night is a great opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, your child's teacher, the upcoming year, and visit your child's learning space. We’re offering two sessions for families with more than one Hornet!
Also, take a look at the links below to watch these great Back-to-School messages from our FCPS School Board Members!
- Laura Jane Cohen | Springfield District Representative
- Karen Corbett Sanders | Mount Vernon District Representative
FLE Preview Information
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve. Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.
Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices. If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6), Middle School (7-8), and High School (9-12). Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.
Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology. Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account. Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media). Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.
Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected].
Families are also welcome to preview the materials prior to Back-to-School Night on August 29th and 30th at 5:30 p.m. in the Halley Cafeteria.COVID Safety Guidance for School
Although the COVID-19 hospital transmission level (previously the COVID-19 Community Transmission level) for Fairfax County is currently low, COVID-19 cases have risen in Virginia during the last few weeks, and flu season will soon be upon us. Be sure to review FCPS Health and Safety Guidance for the best ways to prevent the spread of disease and to find out when students should stay home from school.✔️ Caregiver Checklist: Have You Completed These Important Forms?
During the first weeks of the year, caregivers receive many forms to complete. Several of the most important ones are below:
- Digital Resources Consent: Some FCPS-approved digital resources require parent/caregiver consent before they can be used by students. Find the list of resources which require consent on the Digital Resources - Parent Consent page. This page also includes directions on how to provide permission.
- Student Rights and Responsibilities: This document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses. Parents using SIS ParentVUE will be prompted to sign the document when they log in to that platform. A printable version of the document with a signature sheet is available on the SR&R webpage.
- Opt-Outs: The Opt-Out Booklet is online or available from your child’s school. It contains information on:
- Parents’ rights to inspect and consent or opt out before their child participates in certain surveys.
- Parents’ rights to inspect instructional materials.
- Rules regarding student records and disclosure of student information (including photo/video of students) and the right to opt out.
- Parents’ rights to opt out of the Social Emotional Learning Screener, physical exams not required by state law, career or social emotional counseling, Library Equity Access Pass Project, and/or Tutor.com.
Paper forms can be signed and returned to school.SEL Screener
SEL Screener Parent Notification and Updates
FCPS is committed to supporting the mental wellness of all students. The Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener helps our students share their perspectives on how their schools and communities support them and help them develop the skills they need to succeed.
The screener is offered to all students in grades 3 through 12 in the fall and spring. It addresses skills like achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. Students also share how successful their school and community are at making them feel valued, included, and supported. Screener data is used to plan programming for the division, schools, and individual students.
Key updates to the screener this year include:
- Different versions for students in grades 3-5 and 6-12.
- Fewer topics with more questions to provide schools and families with more data to support planning.
- Additional questions aligned with FCPS’ commitment to educational equity.
Results are mailed home to families after each screening. Families who wish to opt their child out may do so by completing the opt-out form in the Annual Notice packet or SIS ParentVue.
For more information, please visit the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage or contact us at 703-551-5700.
Please note that the SEL Screener differs from the anonymous Fairfax County Youth Survey. For more information about the Youth Survey, see the Fairfax County Youth Survey site.Upcoming Events
-FLE Parent Preview Night | 5:30-6:00 p.m. | Halley Cafeteria
-Back to School Night | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Halley Classrooms
Sept. 25 - No School, Yom Kippur
Oct. 9 - Indigenous Peoples' Day (No School)
The Halley Elementary PTO will partner with local restaurants on September 21st to host its first 'Hornets Dine Out' fundraiser of this school year. 20-25% of sales will be donated to support the Halley Elementary School PTO. See the below for more details:
9/21 - Hornets Dine Out
Be sure to mention the "Halley Elementary School PTO" fundraiser when you place an order or use the promo code provided.
Promo code: FUND4U
Squisito Pizza and Pasta
8971 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079
6230 W Rolling Road
West Springfield, VA 22152
The PTO is now accepting online payments for membership donations! Go to the "Forms and Payment" section of the PTO website at: https://halleyes.ptboard.com to become a member.
Sign up to support Halley Elementary PTO planning committees!
8850 Cross Chase Circle, Fairfax Station 22039 | Phone: 703-551-5700
Attendance: 703-551-5757 or email HalleyES.Attendance