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We love seeing the excitement in our students' faces when they share their learning!
Next week, students will be learning about Teamwork. Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement.
Grab and go meals are available to ALL students. In addition, FNS will offer breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday during distribution on Fridays. Food distribution locations and times are posted and updated frequently on the website: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food
Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources
Teachers are excited to begin using digital resources with our students, but we need all parent permission ASAP.
You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://oaktones.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources
Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools.
We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.
Please reach out to if your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.SR&R Updates and SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form
Please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr. After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link. The form must be filled out one time per student.
Library Curbside Checkout Information
- The OES Library will run our second curbside pick up on Thursday, October 1. Students in grades 3-6 are invited to participate. These students have had library lessons on how to place holds on books in Destiny.
- Students who have holds ready for curbside pick up will receive an automated email to their @fcpsschools.net account the afternoon/evening before pick up day. Next week that will be Wednesday, Sept. 30th. If an email is not received by late afternoon/evening the day before pick up, the items are not ready.
- Thursday, Oct. 1st, pick up hours will be 12:15-1:45PM and 3:45-5:15PM.
- Please have your student’s name and teacher name written and visible on a piece of paper in the car window to expedite delivery.
- Please drive through the bus loop and wear a mask during pick up.
- There will be laundry baskets on a cart for any book returns.
- Tutorials and “how to” videos are posted in your student’s Google Classroom/resource site and in the OES Library Google Site.
- Questions? Contact Mrs. Harmon at email@example.com
- Don’t forget to return your old books on any curbside day when you are finished 😊
ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP) ELEMENTARY CONTINUUM OF SERVICES
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). Teachers, administrators, and Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of services at the elementary level. A video showing each level of service in action, as well as information about middle and high school services, can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics.
- Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)
Level I services are provided to all students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Level I services includes teaching students to use critical and creative thinking skills to process content. It also includes periodic opportunities to use advanced academic curriculum throughout the year. Student responses to these lessons are used as part of the identification process for Levels II-IV. Parents may practice the nine strategies during family conversations and activities. Descriptions and videos of the nine critical and creative thinking strategies can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/critical-and-creative-thinking.
Because Level I services are for all FCPS students, there is not a screening process.
- Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)
Level II services are available for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 for students with strength in a specific subject area. The AART collaborates with classroom teachers to provide additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework for Levels II-IV to extend and enrich in the subject area strength. Screening for this level of service is ongoing throughout the school year. Multiple criteria are used to screen for this level of service and decisions are made at the local school level.
To have your student screened for Level II services, complete the AAP School-Based Referral Form available on the Forms page: https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893.
- Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)
Level III services are available for students in Grades 3-6 who are eligible for part-time direct services from the AART. Students are identified by a screening committee at the local school. The AART uses materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework for Levels II-IV in the four core subject areas through either a weekly pull-out class or weekly co-teaching model with the classroom teacher. Screening for this level of service is ongoing throughout the school year. Multiple criteria are used to screen for this level of service and decisions are made at the local school level.
To have your student screened for Level III services, complete the AAP School-Based Referral Form available on the Forms page: https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893.
- Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)
Level IV services are available for students in Grades 3-8 who are found eligible through a central selection process. Eligible students use curriculum from the AAP Curriculum Framework in the four academic subject areas on a full-time basis.
Multiple criteria are reviewed to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. The countywide central selection committee determines eligibility for full-time AAP Level IV placement.
Screening for Level IV services occurs during specific screening cycles:
- Fall screening is held for students who are new to FCPS and have been referred
- Spring screening is held for any FCPS-enrolled student who has been referred
Due to the volume of files screened centrally for Level IV services, deadlines are strictly held.
- A referral form may be turned in during the referral window (beginning on the first day of school, ending on the published deadline)
- Students new to FCPS may be considered for Fall screening and Spring screening
- The referral form is available on the Forms page: https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893
Additional information about the holistic screening process and information used for screening can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.
Middle and High School AAP
Additional information about middle and high school services may be found on the Advanced Academic Programs web page:
- Middle School: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/advanced-academics
- High School: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/advanced-academics
Elementary Parent Information Meeting
Two parent information meetings will be held at local schools. A meeting about the continuum of services will be held at Oakton Elementary on September 29 at 6:30 PM. A second meeting will be held on October 5 at 6:30 PM to explain and answer questions about the screening processes for part-time school-based and full-time Level IV services.
• Guest link:
For current information on ability testing, please visit the Testing and Identification Timeline at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students/testing-and.
Students must have one ability test score to go through the Level IV screening process.
September 25 - Last day to purchase spirit wear!
September 28-October 5 - Enrichment classes registration
September 29 - Advanced Academic Programs in FCPS and at OES, 6:30PM, Virtual Meeting
October 5 - Learn about the Advanced Academic Programs Level IV screening process, 6:30PM, Virtual Meeting
October 7 - PTA Dining for Dollars - Chick Fil A, 4:00-8:00PM