This Week at Frost - September 23, 2022

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Important Dates
  • Monday, 9/26                                NO SCHOOL / Teacher Workday
  • Tuesday, 9/27                               Virginia Growth Assessment Test 
  • Wednesday, 9/28                          Frost Band Night at WTW
  • Thursday, 9/29                             Virginia Growth Assessment Test 
  • Monday, October 3                      After-School Program Starts  
  • Wednesday, October 5                NO SCHOOL/Yom Kippur
  • Monday, October 10                     NO SCHOOL/Teacher Workday
  • Tuesday, October 11                    Signs of Suicide Screener      
  • Thursday, October 13                  Frost Choir Pyramid Concert at WTW
  • October 19/20                                Fall Picture Days
  • Thursday, October 20                   Frost Orchestra Woodson Concert at WTW
  • Monday, October 24                     NO SCHOOL/Diwali
  • Tuesday, October 25                    Social Emotional Learning Seminar  
  • Friday, October 28                        End of 1st Quarter/Two Hour Early Release
  • Monday, October 31                     NO SCHOOL/Teacher Workday

 

This Week at Frost....

Woodson Football Game and Policies

As we prepare for our Feeder Night Varsity Football game, September 23rd versus Lewis, we want to remind you that the following guidelines are in effect to ensure that all of our patrons, students, and parents enjoy the true spirit of the event.

  • The game will start at 7:00pm and we will organize the Feeder students around 6:30PM near the scoreboard.  Ticket gates open at 5:30pm for Feeder school students who get in free with a paying adult. Cost of tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the gate or ahead of time through this E-tix link.
  • Patrons will not be allowed to enter the stadium with athletic equipment such as bats, balls, sticks, etc. 
  • Backpacks are not allowed.  Everyone entering the stadium is subject to search.
  • Patrons will not be allowed to enter the stadium with outside food or containers such as water bottles, cups, cans, etc. 
  • We welcome all members of the community to attend our games, but parents are needed to attend and monitor middle and elementary aged students.  All attendees, regardless of age, are expected to behave responsibly.  
  • Woodson High School (including the parking lots) is a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free zone.  Adults and students who are determined to be in violation of regulations restricting the possession or being under the influence of drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco will be dealt with accordingly, including being subject to arrest by police.
  • Representatives from the Fairfax County Police Department, the Woodson Administration, and the Woodson Security Staff will continue to monitor the activities of our patrons in the parking lot, at the ticket gate, and inside the stadium to promote a safe and secure environment for both Woodson fans, our visitors, and guests.
  • For varsity football games, once you pay and enter the stadium you may not leave and reenter. Please plan accordingly. 
  • Woodson HS students and parents are asked to demonstrate good citizenship and spirited sportsmanship to our opponents and their fans.  Any clothing that includes negative references to opposing teams/schools will not be tolerated.  The Woodson Cavalry is considered the best fans in Virginia! Let’s show everyone that we are #Cavstrong.

Thank you in advance for making this a great event for all!  We are #oneWoodson!

 

Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD)

The Department of Special Services is in need of parent representatives to serve as members of the Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) for the 2022-2023 school year.  Each region is asked to nominate a parent from to serve on the committee.  The Governance Manual indicates that:

“The School Board shall appoint 33 members to the committee; a majority shall be parents of students with disabilities or persons with disabilities” It also states that the committee will consist of “One parent of a student with disabilities representing each of the five FCPS Regions”.

This year, to assist in identifying potential nominees, the ACSD is providing the attached Public Interest Form on their webpage.  DSS will send to our region leadership team any interest forms that they receive from a parent in our region.  In addition, we wanted to reach out to you to see what names you might offer.  We are looking for parents who are collaborative and invested in examining our current supports and services for students with disabilities and making recommendations to the School Board around areas of improvement. 

ACSD Public Interest Form.pdf

 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology application will be available on Monday, October 24 at 4:00pm, to current 8th grade students.  The last day to begin an application is Wednesday, November 16 by 4:00pm. Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 18 by 4:00pm. The application portalcourse prerequisitesGPA requirements, and deadlines can be found here: TJHSST Application Information.  

TJ will host an information session in the Lecture Hall at Frost MS on October 19 from 2:45pm to 3:45pm. This is open to current 8th grade students who are interested in applying, and students who attend the session will be able to ride the late bus home. Parents and guardians of current 8th grade students are welcome to attend this event as well. 

Prior to attending the in-person information session, please visit the TJ Admissions main page to view the posted YouTube video (a 31-minute presentation detailing the admissions process). The in-person presentation will provide a shortened version of the recorded YouTube video allowing extended time for questions and answers. 

If you are unable to attend the in-person presentation being held at Frost MS, use this link: 2022 Fall TJHSST Admissions Presentation to find all evening presentation locations, any of which you may choose to attend. 

If you have any questions about the TJHSST admissions process, make sure you review the TJ Admissions website thoroughly, watch the posted YouTube video, and plan to attend the admissions presentation on October 19th. We hope to see you there!

 

 

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 2022-23 school year. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

 

Family Engagement Survey Results

FCPS administered its second Family Engagement Survey in the 2021-22 school year to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. Key findings include:

  • 91% responded that their child feels safe at school, and 89% feel their child’s school is safe.
  • 90% feel their school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • 90% feel the information provided by their child’s school is easy to understand.
  • 89% feel welcome at their child’s school.
  • 89% feel their school is safe. 

The survey was open from March 13-April 10 and was available in 10 languages. All families with students in preK through 12th grade were invited to participate. View survey results on our website.

 

Grading Timeline and Progress Report Schedule

To view this year's grading scheduling, please check on the link below:

22-23 Frost Grading Timeline.pdf

 

Testing Information & Quarter 1 Testing Windows

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The Fall Virginia Growth Assessments will be administered in two weeks at Frost MS. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and Winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021);
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). School staff will contact you with the specific dates your student is scheduled to take the standardized VGA and SOL assessments. If you have questions about state assessments, contact your student’s teacher or Debbie Metzker, our test coordinator, at [email protected]

 

 

World Language Credit Exam 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 World Languages Credit Exam. It will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty (30) languages will be included. The exam assesses reading and writing language proficiency in languages other than English. Students who take the exam may earn up to three World Languages credits for levels one, two, and three for the language of the exam. Detailed information can be found on the FCPS World Language Credit Exam Website.

Students & parents can register for the exam by completing this Google Form.

Registration is now open and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

 

Family Resources

 

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) Introduction

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

Key roles of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community
  • Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources:

Free Virtual Parent Support Group

Free Online Narcan Training for Opioid Overdoses

Free Lock Boxes for Medications & Firearms

Spiritual Support by Phone for Adults

Spanish Podcast: Tips on How Parents Play an Important Role in Substance Abuse Prevention

Juvenile Court Parent Support Group 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

For further information & support:

De’Ja Ruffin (McNeil), MSW

[email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

 

Helpful Resources

  1. https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2022/07/26/covid-19-updates-new-vaccine-option-baby-vaccine-data-1-million-vaccines/Free hotspot and internet for families with students who receive free and/or reduced-price meals or Fairfax County services. Free Internet for Students: Project 10Million | T-Mobile
  2. The Fairfax Health County Health Department continues to provide monkeypox vaccinations for individuals who have a known exposure to a confirmed case and is now providing screening to other individuals to assess risk. Exposure most commonly happens when a person has direct contact with rash, scabs, or body fluids of someone who has the virus. Learn more here.
  3. 988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) Click here to learn more about 988.
  4. Locations to receive recommended child and adolescent immunizations are available throughout the Fairfax Health District, including at many pharmacies and groceries that have pharmacies. Please click here to find a location near you.
  1. COVID-19 Updates (Information available in multiple languages.                       Language preference is located under video on webpage). 
  1. Fairfax County Youth Substance Use Trends and Supports Webinar (recording). Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends, Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on youth substance use trends and supports.
  2. Healthy Minds Fairfax has a 1-pager on how to know when your child may have a mental health concern and where to get help.
Community News

Woodson Feeder Night Football Game on September 23

Join the Woodson Cavalier football team on September 23 at 7:00pm as they take on the Lewis Lancers!  All students from the Woodson Pyramid are admitted with the presentation of this flyer, linked below, and when accompanied by a paying adult. All feeder school students will be recognized before the game at 6:40pm. Please meet at the scoreboard at 6:30pm.

Feeder School Night 22 23_.pdf 

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Frost MS After-School Program Starts on October 3!

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Hi, My name is Debbie Metzker, and I am the After-School Program Specialist at Frost Middle School. Our goal is to provide quality programming in the areas of recreation, academic enrichment, social skills, youth development, physical health, wellness, and for students to create connections to their peers, their school, and their community. Students choose specific clubs of interest and attend on those meeting dates.  Parents need to register students to attend after school by clicking this link After School Registration form 22-23

The After-School Program will begin on October 3rd and will run five days a week from 2:30 – 4:30pm.  We will have Late Buses on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.  Parent pick up days are Friday. Attached are three documents for you to check out:  1st Semester Club List, Club Descriptions & FAQ.

Please feel free to contact me anytime at [email protected], if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.   I hope you have a FANTASTIC school year!

Club List - 1st semester-22-23.pdf

Club Descriptions - 1st semester 22-23.pdf

FAQ 22-23.pdf

 

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PTA Meeting Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm - Zoom Link Included

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Dear Frost Families,

Please join the Frost Middle School PTA and Principal Harris in this year’s first PTA meeting tomorrow, Tuesday September 20th at 7:00pm.  In hopes that more of our busy Frost families can join in, the PTA is holding this meeting virtually. 

You will be able to join the PTA on your Schoology site, using the Zoom link below.

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Topic: Frost Middle School PTA Meeting

Time: September 20th 7:00 pm 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 993 6132 4241

Passcode: frostpta

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This Week at Frost - September 16, 2022

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Important Dates
  • Monday, 9/26                                NO SCHOOL / Teacher Workday
  • Tuesday, 9/27                               Virginia Growth Assessment Test 
  • Wednesday, 9/28                          Frost Band Night at WTW
  • Thursday, 9/29                             Virginia Growth Assessment Test 
  • Wednesday, October 5                NO SCHOOL/Yom Kippur
  • October 19/20                                Fall Picture Days
  • Monday, October 24                     NO SCHOOL/Diwali
  • Friday, October 28                        End of 1st Quarter/Two Hour Early Release
  • Monday, October 31                     NO SCHOOL/Teacher Workday

 

This Week at Frost....

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) Introduction

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

Key roles of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community
  • Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources:

Free Virtual Parent Support Group

Free Online Narcan Training for Opioid Overdoses

Free Lock Boxes for Medications & Firearms

Spiritual Support by Phone for Adults

Spanish Podcast: Tips on How Parents Play an Important Role in Substance Abuse Prevention

Juvenile Court Parent Support Group 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

 

For further information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

[email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology application will be available on Monday, October 24 at 4:00pm, to current 8th grade students.  The last day to begin an application is Wednesday, November 16 by 4:00pm. Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 18 by 4:00pm. The application portalcourse prerequisitesGPA requirements, and deadlines can be found here: TJHSST Application Information.  

TJ will host an information session in the Lecture Hall at Frost MS on October 19 from 2:45pm to 3:45pm. This is open to current 8th grade students who are interested in applying, and students who attend the session will be able to ride the late bus home. Parents and guardians of current 8th grade students are welcome to attend this event as well. 

Prior to attending the in-person information session, please visit the TJ Admissions main page to view the posted YouTube video (a 31-minute presentation detailing the admissions process). The in-person presentation will provide a shortened version of the recorded YouTube video allowing extended time for questions and answers. 

If you are unable to attend the in-person presentation being held at Frost MS, use this link: 2022 Fall TJHSST Admissions Presentation to find all evening presentation locations, any of which you may choose to attend. 

If you have any questions about the TJHSST admissions process, make sure you review the TJ Admissions website thoroughly, watch the posted YouTube video, and plan to attend the admissions presentation on October 19th. We hope to see you there!

 

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

For more information on local celebrations, visit the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services website.

 

How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 2022-23 school year. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

 

Family Engagement Survey Results

FCPS administered its second Family Engagement Survey in the 2021-22 school year to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. Key findings include:

  • 91% responded that their child feels safe at school, and 89% feel their child’s school is safe.
  • 90% feel their school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • 90% feel the information provided by their child’s school is easy to understand.
  • 89% feel welcome at their child’s school.
  • 89% feel their school is safe. 

The survey was open from March 13-April 10 and was available in 10 languages. All families with students in preK through 12th grade were invited to participate. View survey results on our website.

 

Grading Timeline and Progress Report Schedule

To view this year's grading scheduling, please check on the link below:

22-23 Frost Grading Timeline.pdf

 

Testing Information & Quarter 1 Testing Windows

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The Fall Virginia Growth Assessments will be administered in two weeks at Frost MS. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and Winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021);
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). School staff will contact you with the specific dates your student is scheduled to take the standardized VGA and SOL assessments. If you have questions about state assessments, contact your student’s teacher or Debbie Metzker, our test coordinator, at [email protected] .  

 

World Language Credit Exam 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 World Languages Credit Exam. It will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty (30) languages will be included. The exam assesses reading and writing language proficiency in languages other than English. Students who take the exam may earn up to three World Languages credits for levels one, two, and three for the language of the exam. Detailed information can be found on the FCPS World Language Credit Exam Website.

Students & parents can register for the exam by completing this Google Form.

Registration is now open and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

 

Family Resources

Safety Drills During the School year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drillsWorking together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

 

Helpful Resources

  1. https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2022/07/26/covid-19-updates-new-vaccine-option-baby-vaccine-data-1-million-vaccines/Free hotspot and internet for families with students who receive free and/or reduced-price meals or Fairfax County services. Free Internet for Students: Project 10Million | T-Mobile
  2. The Fairfax Health County Health Department continues to provide monkeypox vaccinations for individuals who have a known exposure to a confirmed case and is now providing screening to other individuals to assess risk. Exposure most commonly happens when a person has direct contact with rash, scabs, or body fluids of someone who has the virus. Learn more here.
  3. 988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) Click here to learn more about 988.
  4. Locations to receive recommended child and adolescent immunizations are available throughout the Fairfax Health District, including at many pharmacies and groceries that have pharmacies. Please click here to find a location near you.
  1. COVID-19 Updates (Information available in multiple languages.                       Language preference is located under video on webpage). 
  1. Fairfax County Youth Substance Use Trends and Supports Webinar (recording). Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends, Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on youth substance use trends and supports.
  2. Healthy Minds Fairfax has a 1-pager on how to know when your child may have a mental health concern and where to get help.

 

Community News

Woodson Feeder Night Football Game on September 23

Join the Woodson Cavalier football team on September 23 at 7:00pm as they take on the Lewis Lancers!  All students from the Woodson Pyramid are admitted with the presentation of this flyer, linked below, and when accompanied by a paying adult. All feeder school students will be recognized before the game at 6:40pm. Please meet at the scoreboard at 6:30pm.

Feeder School Night 22 23_.pdf 

 

Asha-Jyothi 14th Annual 5K and 1K Fun Run on September 18 at Fairfax Corner

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  (https://www.asha-jyothi.org/ ) to support their 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 18th at Fairfax Corner at 8AM. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

To sign up, participating staff, students and/or their families visit the webpage: https://asha-jyothi.redpodium.com/2022fairfax5k.  Simply enter the code “AJ4schools” and select your school from the drop-down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K will be given to all participants.

2022 Fairfax AJ Run School Generic Flyer.pdf

 

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Frost PTA News: September 9, 2022

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In this issue:

  • PTA Meeting – September 20, 2022
  • Join the PTA
  • Volunteers needed
    • Photographer
    • Movie Night Co-chair
  • Woodson Math Competition
  • Donations

 

PTA Meeting – Save the Date

Please join us for our 2022/2023 kickoff meeting on Tuesday, 9/20 at 7pm.  Meet Principal Harris, the PTA Board, and Committee Chairs.  Information about how to attend will be sent closer to the date of the meeting.

 

 

Join the FROST PTA

Join the PTA using our new(er) PTA website: https://frostms.ptboard.com/. Your membership and donation helps with funding teacher grants and improving our school during and after the renovation! Please note that all our announcements will be on this PT Board website. Please use the QR code for more information.

 

Volunteers

We want to thank the Frost community for your willingness to serve ! During the past few weeks, most of our committee chair positions have been filled. We are really grateful for this community. Thank you!! Here is the link to our committee chair directory: https://frostms.ptboard.com/school/cm?mid=4872

Here are more volunteer opportunities:

  • Family Photo Fundraiser Photographer - If you love taking photos and would like to help the PTA, please email Caren Lee at [email protected]
  • Movie Night Coordinator - Do you love movies and want to help set up a movie night for Frost students? We are looking for one additional co-chair to help with movie night. If interested, please email me at [email protected].

 

 

Math Competition

Is your student interested in a math competition? Woodson High School is hosting one! Click here for more information: https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/about-amc/events-calendar.

 

PTA donations - you can help the PTA by using Amazon Smile or requesting Employer Sponsorship. Click here for more information: https://frostms.ptboard.com/school/cm?mid=4912.

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This Week at Frost - September 9, 2022

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Greetings Frost MS Families,

We’ve had another great week at Frost Middle School! I hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day Holiday having an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends!

Our students have done an amazing job getting acclimated to the new building. For those who do not know, our newest wing has opened this week! Now you can access our new administration suite using the “main entrance” (tunnel in the front of the building) and there are approximately 10 new classrooms and additional office spaces that have opened on the second floor directly above the admin wing! There were a ton of moving boxes all about at the beginning of the week, but slowly and surely, we are beginning to call the new space our own!

Our students have been participating in our Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) review sessions this week with the assistant principals and they also received a lesson in their Falcon Focus class as well! Please reference the communication that was sent out earlier this week on 9/7/22 to ensure you have reviewed the updated SR&R booklet and digitally signed the Parent Signature sheet.

Please take a moment to read through the information provided below! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! As always, “Work Hard. Be Nice. Widen Your Circle. We are #ONEFrost!”

Yours in partnership,

 

Anthony Harris

 

Important Dates
  • Monday, 9/26                                NO SCHOOL / Teacher Workday
  • Tuesday, 9/27                               Virginia Growth Assessment Test 
  • Wednesday, 9/28                          Frost Band Night at WTW
  • Thursday, 9/29                             Virginia Growth Assessment Test 
  • Wednesday, October 5                NO SCHOOL/Yom Kippur
  • October 19/20                                Fall Picture Days
  • Monday, October 24                     NO SCHOOL/Diwali
  • Friday, October 28                        End of 1st Quarter/Two Hour Early Release
  • Monday, October 31                     NO SCHOOL/Teacher Workday

 

This Week at Frost....

Grading Timeline and Progress Report Schedule

To view this year's grading scheduling, please check on the link below:

22-23 Frost Grading Timeline.pdf

 

Testing Information & Quarter 1 Testing Windows

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The Fall Virginia Growth Assessments will be administered in two weeks at Frost MS. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and Winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021);
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). School staff will contact you with the specific dates your student is scheduled to take the standardized VGA and SOL assessments. If you have questions about state assessments, contact your student’s teacher or Debbie Metzker, our test coordinator, at [email protected] .  

 

Building Strong Attendance Habits

 

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

 

World Language Credit Exam 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 World Languages Credit Exam. It will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty (30) languages will be included. The exam assesses reading and writing language proficiency in languages other than English. Students who take the exam may earn up to three World Languages credits for levels one, two, and three for the language of the exam. Detailed information can be found on the FCPS World Language Credit Exam Website.

Students & parents can register for the exam by completing this Google Form.

Registration is now open and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

 

COVID Diagnostic Testing Dates

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment.

 

Family Resources

Safety Drills During the School year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills. Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

 

Helpful Resources

  1. https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2022/07/26/covid-19-updates-new-vaccine-option-baby-vaccine-data-1-million-vaccines/Free hotspot and internet for families with students who receive free and/or reduced-price meals or Fairfax County services. Free Internet for Students: Project 10Million | T-Mobile
  2. The Fairfax Health County Health Department continues to provide monkeypox vaccinations for individuals who have a known exposure to a confirmed case and is now providing screening to other individuals to assess risk. Exposure most commonly happens when a person has direct contact with rash, scabs, or body fluids of someone who has the virus. Learn more here.
  3. 988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) Click here to learn more about 988.
  4. Locations to receive recommended child and adolescent immunizations are available throughout the Fairfax Health District, including at many pharmacies and groceries that have pharmacies. Please click here to find a location near you.
  1. COVID-19 Updates (Information available in multiple languages.                       Language preference is located under video on webpage). 
  1. Fairfax County Youth Substance Use Trends and Supports Webinar (recording). Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends, Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on youth substance use trends and supports.
  2. Healthy Minds Fairfax has a 1-pager on how to know when your child may have a mental health concern and where to get help.

 

Community News

Woodson Feeder Night Football Game on September 23

Join the Woodson Cavalier football team on September 23 at 7:00pm as they take on the Lewis Lancers!  All students from the Woodson Pyramid are admitted with the presentation of this flyer, linked below, and when accompanied by a paying adult. All feeder school students will be recognized before the game at 6:40pm. Please meet at the scoreboard at 6:30pm.

Feeder School Night 22 23_.pdf 

 

Asha-Jyothi 14th Annual 5K and 1K Fun Run on September 18 at Fairfax Corner

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  (https://www.asha-jyothi.org/ ) to support their 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 18th at Fairfax Corner at 8AM. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

To sign up, participating staff, students and/or their families visit the webpage: https://asha-jyothi.redpodium.com/2022fairfax5k.  Simply enter the code “AJ4schools” and select your school from the drop-down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K will be given to all participants.

2022 Fairfax AJ Run School Generic Flyer.pdf

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This Week at Frost - September 1, 2022

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Greetings Frost MS Families!

I am sending the newsletter a bit early this week since my family and I are heading out of town for the Labor Day weekend.  We are looking forward to a great turnout at Back to School Night! Don’t forget that BTSN will be held tonight, September 1st from 6-8 pm! Class visits are scheduled to begin approximately 6:30 pm! Get here early and join the PTA, buy Frost Spirit Wear and check out other activities in the lecture hall! Getting here early will also serve a dual purpose, you won’t be stuck in traffic or have to walk quite a distance because of parking! You are allowed to park at WT Woodson and City Gates Church. There is a shuttle provided for you from City Gates.  

Our faculty and staff are excited to welcome you into their classrooms to share with you important information concerning what to expect this school year. If you would like to contact our staff after BTSN, please use the Staff Directory here whenever you have questions or concerns. Teachers will post their slide decks in Schoology within the following week for those parents who are not able to make in person! Finally, you can watch the videos of our school board members below! We will also post them on our website soon!

This is a reminder that Friday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school calendar.

Here’s to a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

All the best,

 

Anthony Harris

“Work Hard. Be Nice. Widen Your Circle. We are #ONEFrost!”

 

Important Dates
  • Friday, 9/2 & Monday, 9/5            NO SCHOOL / Labor Day Holiday
  • Monday, 9/26                                NO SCHOOL / Teacher Workday
  • Tuesday, 9/27                               Virginia Growth Assessment
  • Wednesday, 9/28                          Frost Band Night at WTW
  • Thursday, 9/29                             Virginia Growth Assessment
  • Wednesday, October 5                NO SCHOOL/Yom Kippur
  • Monday, October 24                     NO SCHOOL/Diwali
  • Friday, October 28                        End of 1st Quarter/Two Hour Early Release
  • Monday, October 31                     NO SCHOOL/Teacher Workday

 

This Week at Frost....

 

Back to School Night School Board Members Videos

Megan McLaughlin

Karl Frisch

Ricardy Anderson

Laura Jane Cohen

Tamara Derenak Kaufax

Melanie Meren

Karen Corbett Sanders          

 

 

Testing Information & Quarter 1 Testing Windows

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021);
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). School staff will contact you with the specific dates your student is scheduled to take the standardized VGA and SOL assessments. If you have questions about state assessments, contact your student’s teacher or Debbie Metzker, our test coordinator, at [email protected] .  

 

Grading Timeline and Progress Report Schedule

To view this year's grading scheduling, please check on the link below:

22-23 Frost Grading Timeline.pdf

  Family Resources

 

Apply for Free & Reduced Meals

All students will have to pay for breakfast and lunch this year unless they qualify for free and reduced meals.  

Families will need to apply for free and reduced-price meals, which they have not had to do since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. 

  • Online applications are now available.
  • Paper applications will be available at schools (except ones designated as a CEP school) at a date to be determined.
  • Approved FRM eligibility letters may also be used to provide additional benefits. 
  • Please know that we will not share your data or personal information with anyone else. See FCPS’ Trust Policy.
 

When applying for FRM, don't forget to complete the "Consent to Share" 

The Consent to Share Information Letter informs parents that their children may be eligible to participate in several fee-based programs (art, music, Family & Consumer Sciences, etc.) at either no cost or a reduced cost, if they participate in the Free and Reduced-price meals program and provide a consent to share information form.

Some students are directly certified (i.e. Medicaid recipients) as receiving Free and Reduced-Price Meals. Even though they do not need to submit a Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, they will need to submit the Consent to Share Information form to be eligible for additional benefits.

The FRM application also includes a section with the Consent to Share information for other programs. If section four of the application is completed, the Consent to Share Information form does not need to be filled out.

 

 

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies

 

 

Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

 

Safety Drills During the School year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills. Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

 

Helpful Resources

  1. https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2022/07/26/covid-19-updates-new-vaccine-option-baby-vaccine-data-1-million-vaccines/Free hotspot and internet for families with students who receive free and/or reduced-price meals or Fairfax County services. Free Internet for Students: Project 10Million | T-Mobile
  2. The Fairfax Health County Health Department continues to provide monkeypox vaccinations for individuals who have a known exposure to a confirmed case and is now providing screening to other individuals to assess risk. Exposure most commonly happens when a person has direct contact with rash, scabs, or body fluids of someone who has the virus. Learn more here.
  3. 988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) Click here to learn more about 988.
  4. Locations to receive recommended child and adolescent immunizations are available throughout the Fairfax Health District, including at many pharmacies and groceries that have pharmacies. Please click here to find a location near you.
  1. COVID-19 Updates (Information available in multiple languages.                       Language preference is located under video on webpage). 
  1. Fairfax County Youth Substance Use Trends and Supports Webinar (recording). Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends, Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on youth substance use trends and supports.
  2. Healthy Minds Fairfax has a 1-pager on how to know when your child may have a mental health concern and where to get help.

 

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Community News

Woodson Feeder Night Football Game on September 23

Join the Woodson Cavalier football team on September 23 at 7:00pm as they take on the Lewis Lancers!  All students from the Woodson Pyramid are admitted with the presentation of this flyer, linked below, and when accompanied by a paying adult. All feeder school students will be recognized before the game at 6:40pm. Please meet at the scoreboard at 6:30pm.

Feeder School Night 22 23_.pdf 

 

Asha-Jyothi 14th Annual 5K and 1K Fun Run on September 18 at Fairfax Corner

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  (https://www.asha-jyothi.org/ ) to support their 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 18th at Fairfax Corner at 8AM. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

To sign up, participating staff, students and/or their families visit the webpage: https://asha-jyothi.redpodium.com/2022fairfax5k.  Simply enter the code “AJ4schools” and select your school from the drop-down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K will be given to all participants.

2022 Fairfax AJ Run School Generic Flyer.pdf

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Frost PTA News: August 30, 2022

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In This Issue
  • Benefits of a Frost PTA Membership
  • Seeking Volunteers
  • Contact Us

 

Frost PTA Membership

Join the Frost PTA and make a huge impact on the school community, teachers, parents and students! 

By joining the PTA, you provide funds for the following:    

*Grant programs to enhance classrooms                                 *Technology  

*School-Wide Events                                                             *Renovation Enhancements 

*Teacher Appreciation and So Much More! 

 

    • Once you pay the membership dues, no further action is necessary!  You are then a PTA member.  
    • We are always welcoming volunteers, so if you would like to volunteer, please let us know.    
    • We encourage every family to join the PTA and participate in events that support Frost and the success of the students! 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

We are still seeking:

  • Committee Co-Chairs for the Frost Family Festival (typically held in February)
  • One additional Co-Chair for the Read-a-thon (typically held in February)
  • One additional Co-Chair for the 8th Grade Celebration(typically held in May).

 

If you enjoy in-person community events and are available, please email Caren at [email protected]. For more information, please take a look at the committee duties: http://frostmspta.org/pdfs/2022-2023/Frost%20PTA%20Committee%20Duties_CURRENT.pdf

As always, if you have any questions about Frost PTA, please feel free to contact any one of us on the Executive Board:

 

President

Chris Lieu

[email protected]

Vice President

Tharini Sathiamoorthy

[email protected]

Treasurer

Elizabeth Holmquist

[email protected]

Secretary

Caren Lee

[email protected]

 

We hope to see many of you at Back to School Night!

 

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This Week at Frost - August 26, 2022

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Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars

September 1               6:00 pm- 8:00 pm                   Back to School Night                         

Sept. 2 – 5                  Labor Day Holiday                  Student Holiday on Friday and Monday

October 5                    Yom Kippur                             Student Holiday

October 24                  Diwali                                      Student Holiday

October 28                  End of 1st Quarter                   Two Hour Early Release

October 31                  Teacher Workday                   Student Holiday

 

New This Week

 

Back to School Night – Thursday, September 1

We are excited to welcome you to Back to School Night!  This will be the first time in three years that we are holding BTSN in person and we are really looking forward to sharing the evening with you.

Parking

As always, parking at Frost Middle School is limited.  We are happy to announce that The City Gates Church has very kindly agreed to let our families use their parking lot.  The entrances to the church parking lot are on Little River Turnpike, between Pickett Road and Olley Lane, and on Pickett Road to the left before you get to Starlit Ponds.  It is an easy 5-minute walk from the church parking lot to the school, or you can ride the shuttle bus that will be provided.

As a reminder – please do not park in the fire lanes or the crosswalks – Fairfax County Police make routine patrols and may issue tickets.

Events from 6:00 – 6:30pm

Family Life Education Presentation

For those families who are interested, our Health and Physical Education teachers are reviewing the FLE curriculum for this year in Room G 106.

Technology Services

Sign up for Parent VUE and complete the Digital Resource form in the Lecture Hall.

PTA Sales and Information

Join the PTA and purchase Frost spirit wear in the Lecture Hall.

Class Presentations – 6:30 – 8:00pm

Your student will be bringing home their schedule on Thursday afternoon, for you to follow on BTSN. Visit each of your student’s classrooms and meet their teachers!

 

Tutor.com Services Update

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will continue to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided in the following instructional videos: 

 

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

 

In Other News....

School Meals

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students.  This year, FCPS will begin charging for school breakfast and lunch.  The price for breakfast is $1.75 and lunch is $3.50.

There are three ways purchase school meals: 

  1. On Line Using  http://myschoolbucks.com This user-friendly service is free, convenient, private and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at any time.  Families are strongly encouraged to use MySchoolBucks as the primary method for paying for school meals.
  2. Check Make checks payable to “Frost Middle School Food Services”.  The check can be provided to the food service manager or mailed to: Food and Nutrition Services, 6840 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151.  A local address and phone number are required to be printed or handwritten on the check.  The student’s name and PIN number are required on the check memo line.
  3. Cash Cash may be brought to the food service manager’s office for deposit on student’s account, or students may pay cash on a daily basis.

Families may submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application is available at the link below and  accessible via the FCPS homepage.  Go to http://fcps.edu and enter "Free and Reduced Price Meals" in the search engine. 

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

 

Screen Activity Report for Parents

Parents can now request a weekly email report with a summary of their child’s FCPS device Internet activity.  To get access, simply submit a request on the Tech Support for Families page, linked here:

https://www.fcps.edu/technology-support-families

Check out this flyer with more information! 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g2OcKjrXANfNndCR7B5XyQ2Q-2BARBgj/view

 

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Frost PTA News: August 23, 2022

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PTA Updates

  • We had our first PTA membership drive at Frost orientation and were overwhelmed by everyone's enthusiasm and support! We love our Frost community!
  • We will also be available at Back To School Night on 9/1 so please stop by our PTA table and join! We will have some Spirit Wear available for purchase.
  • You can also join via online: https://frostms.ptboard.com/. Questions? Please contact our Membership Chairs at [email protected].

 

 

Spirit Wear

Don't forget to purchase Spirit Wear through Frost Squad Locker at https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/frost-middle-school-spiritwear-store. If you order Frost Spiritwear by August 31, 2022, you can get a 10% discount with code FROSTMIDDLESCHOOL10. Questions? Email Tharini at [email protected]

 

Volunteers Needed

1. We are seeking volunteers to help with Spirit Wear sales on 9/1 from 6-7pm or 7-8pm. If you are available to help with this event, please email Caren at [email protected].

2. We are seeking one additional Committee Co-Chair to help with Read-a-Thon. As co-chair, you will be helping with planning the Read-a-Thon event, which is typically held in February. This is one of our biggest fundraisers! Questions? Please email Chris at [email protected].

3. We are seeking Committee Co-Chairs for the Frost Family Festival (typically held in February) and the 8th Grade Celebration(typically held in May). If you enjoy in-person community events and are available, please email Caren at [email protected]. For more information, please take a look at the committee duties: http://frostmspta.org/pdfs/2022-2023/Frost%20PTA%20Committee%20Duties_CURRENT.pdf

 

Questions

As always, if you have any questions about Frost PTA, please feel free to contact any one of us on the Executive Board:

 

President

Chris Lieu

[email protected]

Vice President

Tharini Sathiamoorthy

[email protected]

Treasurer

Elizabeth Holmquist

[email protected]

Secretary

Caren Lee

[email protected]

 

We hope to see many of you at Back to School Night!

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Volunteers for Computer Distribution

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Good afternoon Frost Families,

We will be distributing laptops to our 7th graders and new-to-Frost 8th graders on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23 and 24, from 8:00am to 2:00pm.  

Parent volunteers would help to make this process go smoothly.  If you can help, please sign up at the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFA62FABFC1-computer

Many thanks!

 

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This Week at Frost - August 19, 2022

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Good afternoon, Frost Middle School families and community!

We are excited to start the 2022-2023 school year! It was a joy to welcome all the families in over the last few days at our Falcon Fetch (8th Grade Student Course Pickup), our Open House/Walkaround yesterday from 1-3pm, and our 7th Grade Orientation!

The smiles and joy on the faces of all were palpable! Your teachers and all the staff are extremely excited to welcome in all students next week! I reminded our staff to #ShareTheJoy they have with their students and you, our parent community as we enter this school year! We all have our unique stories for why we chose education. We always need to center that, our “why”, so we can share that with all of whom we come in contact.

My why is ensuring that all students have a fantastic, world class education and that all kids have a caring adult in their lives. I know that I would not have accomplished what I have so far without a great education. I loved my teachers coming up as a youngster and I want all my Frost MS students to have that same experience!

As we return to school, I wanted to help you all navigate the first day and first week of school, please reference the following information. Some of this may be a repeat of previous communication we have sent out over the past week and a half. Of course this is way too much information, but I wanted to get it all out for you. This same information will be sent out multiple times over the next few weeks!

Again, all the best this year and remember, “Work Hard. Be Nice. Widen Your Circle. We are #ONEFrost!”

All the best,

 

Anthony Harris

 

First Day of School Reminders

Frost Information

 Main Office

Please call the main office at 703-425-5700 if you need to drop a student off late or pick up early. You can also call the attendance line at 703-426-5702 or submit an absence online at https://frostms.fcps.edu/about-us/attendance-form

 Building Opening

The building will be open, and staff will be on hand to receive students at 7:00 am. Please do not drop students off beforehand. All students will be directed to the cafeteria and/or one of our gyms at 7:00 am and will remain in one of those locations until 7:10 am when they can report to first period. If your child would like breakfast, please remind them to report to the cafeteria in the morning.

 Late/Tardy in the Morning

Classes begin at 7:30 am at Frost MS. The warning bell rings at approximately 7:26 am. Students should be in class and ready for learning at 7:26. Please ensure your students are on time to class in the morning. Students arriving after 7:30 am will be marked tardy. Traffic will not be considered a reason/excuse for tardiness in the morning. The only excused absences in the morning will be if a bus is late. All students are either designated to be a walker or bus rider. Please ensure your child rides the bus if they are a bus rider. This will help with traffic congestion. Students arriving between 7:30 am and 7:45 am should report directly to class. Students arriving to school after 7:45 am should obtain a pass from the main office. 

 Kiss and Ride

There will be a separate communication with Kiss and Ride information to come out today. We are going to have a dedicated Kiss and Ride lane for the morning drop off and afternoon pickup. We will utilize our side parking lot for the kiss and ride lane. As you enter Pickett Road we are asking all families to use the far right lane to enter to parking lot and keep the left lane open for buses and staff to use.

Parenthetically, I am adding that the kiss and ride lane and the morning traffic has been of concern for many years at Frost MS. We are on a dead-end road and the traffic can be extremely heavy. We ask that if you are assigned a bus, to please have your child ride the bus, this will alleviate the congestion that we have in the morning and afternoon. Finally, please follow the directions of the staff who are out supporting and ensuring the kiss and ride lanes move smoothly. 

 

Bell Schedule

The updated bell schedule can be found here on our website.

 

Blue Gray Calendar

An updated Blue/Gray Day calendar can be found here. It can also be found on the bell schedule website.

 

Falcon Focus- 4th Period/ Recess

Students will have an embedded period each day called Falcon Focus. In Falcon Focus (4th Period) students will learn Social and Emotional Learning skills (Blue Days) have an opportunity to study, catch up on work, get help from teachers (Gray Days) Students will also have 15 minutes of recess each day, beginning the second week of school. Because Frost MS is under renovation and there is a limited amount of outdoor space, students will be on a rotational schedule for outdoor recess activities. They will be provided with more information during their Falcon Focus class next week.

 

Cell Phones

Frost MS will be following the new Away for the Day guidelines/policy. The Away for the Day policy includes cell phones and other personal electronic devices to include iPods, iPads, MP3 Players, tablets, video game consoles, air pods etc. Students who have a medical necessity to carry a phone or an IEP/504 accommodation are exempt from this rule.  Teachers will be notified if they have a student that is exempted.

Guidelines: During school hours when first warning bell rings, personal devices are to be put away and out of sight for the entire school day.  This includes hallways, classrooms, cafeteria, library and offices.  Cell phones, iPods, iPads, MP3 Players, tablets, video game consoles, airpods etc... are not permitted at all during the school day. They must be off and away throughout the entire day (to include lunch and recess). Students should not be wearing headphones.  Headphones are only permitted in classrooms and are to be used only with computers for class work upon teacher direction/discretion. The first Falcon Focus Lesson next week will be centered around the Electronic Device Policy.

 

Hats and Hoods

Hats and hoods will not be allowed in school. The only head coverings allowed will be for those for medical, religious, or cultural purposes.

 

Student Planners

We are still awaiting the arrival of student planners. As soon as they get to Frost MS, all students will be issued one. Students will be expected to use their planners for hall passes and organization purposes.

 

Renovation Update

The renovation at Frost MS is scheduled to be completed Fall 2023! We are extremely excited about our new building and the sections that have been turned over to us thus far. Please keep in mind there will be news and updates sent out throughout the school year. Thanks in advance for your patience.

 

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Transportation Information

As we prepare for children to come to school and go home on buses this fall, we ask you to be aware of possible adjustments to routes and scheduling. Frost MS will keep you informed of changes as soon as information is available. Your patience and understanding as we make adjustments is appreciated. Frost MS and FCPS are working hard to address the need for drivers and plan for transportation in a way that has the least impact on students. Find out more about bus routes on the FCPS website and download the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.

Please call the Area 2 Transportation Office at: (703) 446-2050 with questions about transportation for your student or to report late buses.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to review their Parent Vue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information before the first day of school on Monday in the event there have been updates or changes.

 

Student Medication

Parents and guardians of students who are attending Frost MS need to bring medication to our Health Room. As a reminder, students may not carry medication during the school day. Please click here for information on School Health Services and a link to medication authorization forms. Please contact our School Health Aide, Leslie Grottle, (703-426-5710) with any questions.

 

FCPSOn Laptop Distribution

Laptop distribution will occur on this week. Additionally, student passwords often expire during the summer. All students will reset their passwords when they get their FCPS Laptops during the first week of school.

 

School Meals

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students.  This year, FCPS will begin charging for school breakfast and lunch.  The price for breakfast is $1.75 and lunch is $3.50.

There are three ways purchase school meals: 

  1. On Line Using  http://myschoolbucks.com This user-friendly service is free, convenient, private and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at any time.  Families are strongly encouraged to use MySchoolBucks as the primary method for paying for school meals.
  2. Check Make checks payable to “Frost Middle School Food Services”.  The check can be provided to the food service manager or mailed to: Food and Nutrition Services, 6840 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151.  A local address and phone number are required to be printed or handwritten on the check.  The student’s name and PIN number are required on the check memo line.
  3. Cash Cash may be brought to the food service manager’s office for deposit on student’s account, or students may pay cash on a daily basis.

Families may submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application is available at the link below and  accessible via the FCPS homepage.  Go to http://fcps.edu and enter "Free and Reduced Price Meals" in the search engine. 

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

 

Screen Activity Report for Parents

Parents can now request a weekly email report with a summary of their child’s FCPS device Internet activity.  To get access, simply submit a request on the Tech Support for Families page, linked here:

https://www.fcps.edu/technology-support-families

Check out this flyer with more information! 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g2OcKjrXANfNndCR7B5XyQ2Q-2BARBgj/view

 

 

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Frost PTA News: August 16, 2022

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Dear Frost parents,

Please welcome our Student Directory Co-Chairs, Hazel Wigdor and Scott Ravenhill.  

Please welcome our Resaturant Night Co-Chairs, Amy Neiberline and Chi Yi.

We are grateful and excited to work with so many awesome parents!

Join the PTA! Please stop by the PTA table on 8/18 from 1-3pm and join the PTA! We will also have Frost Spirit Wear available at the table for you to purchase. Credit card or check preferred. To join the PTA now, go to https://frostms.ptboard.com/home and create an account, and pay for your membership online. This school year, if you join before 9/15, we are including a Frost magnet! (If you've already joined via online, please stop by the table to pick up a Frost magnet).

 

Read-a-thon Co-Chair: We are seeking one additional volunteer to help with our Read-a-thon fundraiser(usually held in February). Please email Caren at [email protected] if interested.

 

We look forward to seeing many of you on 8/18 at Frost orientation!!

Sincerely,

Frost PTA Executive Board

 

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Frost PTA News - August 10, 2022

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Dear Frost parents,

Thank you for your volunteerism! We are truly a community of amazing volunteers! Please welcome our Membership Co-Chairs, Denise Albert and Katelyn Song. Also, please welcome our Website Coordinator, Gladys Rodriguez. And we are grateful to Lisa Verne who coordinates our News You Choose posts.

 
  1. Join the PTA! Please stop by the PTA table on 8/18 from 1-3pm and join the PTA! We will also have Frost Spirit Wear available at the table for you to purchase. Credit card or check preferred. To join the PTA now, go to https://frostms.ptboard.com/homeand create an account, and pay for your membership online.

 

  1. Volunteer opportunity on 8/18: We are looking for a few volunteers to help with spirit wear sales and membership drive on 8/18 from 1-2pm or 2-3pm. Please email Caren at [email protected] if interested.

 

  1. Student Directory Co-Chair: We are seeking one additional volunteer to help with creating a student directory. Please email Caren at [email protected] if interested.

 

We look forward to seeing many of you on 8/18 at Frost orientation!!

 

Sincerely,

Frost PTA Executive Board

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This Week at Frost - August 8, 2022

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Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars

August 17                    8:00 to 10:00       8th Grade Student Schedule Pick-Up

August 18                    9:00 – 11:00am    7th Grade Orientation (Students Only)

August 18                    1:00 – 3:00pm      Frost Family Walk-Around 

August 22                    First Day of School

September 1               6:00 pm- 8:00 pm                   Back to School Night

 

News and Reminders

August 17th –Falcon Swoop- Open House/Walkaround- Self Guided Tours for Rising 8th   Grade Students- 8-10am

Returning 8th grade students can pick up their schedules and conduct self-guided tours on Wednesday, August 17th from 8:00 – 10:00am. This early morning time is to allow flexibility for families to come by before daily commitments begin. There are no planned activities for this two-hour block. Students can spend as little as ten minutes, picking up the class schedule and practicing their walking routes for classes on the even and odd days for their schedule. For families who are not available to come by, schedules will be available in SIS beginning 8/17.  The clinic will be open for parents who wish to drop off forms and/or medications.  Also, we will be collecting all required beginning-of-year forms.  Check your email later this week for more information on forms!

 

August 18th - Orientation for Rising 7th Grade Students

This will take place for all rising 7th grade students (no registration necessary) on August 18th from 9-11 AM.  During the orientation students will receive their class schedules, have the opportunity to move to each class, and meet their teachers. The morning is for students only. 

Transportation will be provided from your local elementary school. More information will be provided later this week.

Both students and parents are invited to come that afternoon from 1-3 pm for self-guided tours to practice walking the student’s schedule.  No lockers will be distributed in the upcoming year due to the building renovation (students will be able to carry back packs).   We will be collecting forms and the clinic will be open for medication drop-off. 

 

School Supply List

The school supply list is available at this link:  https://frostms.fcps.edu/academics/school-supply-list

 

2022-2023 School Year Starts August 22

As you enjoy your summer vacation,  summer camps, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar

  

Immunizations

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and get that to Frost MS as soon as possible. The easiest way to do that is to email it, if possible, to Ms. Emily Cheng at [email protected].  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cheng.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

 

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Frost MS PTA - Volunteer Opportunities and Spirit Wear

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1. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Thank you for your overwhelming response to chairing the hospitality committee! Please welcome Sarah Quinn and Andy Meyers as our new hospitality co-chairs! 

*Membership Co-Chair: We are still seeking one additional Membership Co-Chair to help with our membership committee. You would be helping with increasing PTA membership and assisting with membership drives on August 18 and Back To School Night. 

*Website Coordinator: We are seeking someone with IT skills to help update our PT Board website. 

Student Directory Co-Chairs: We are seeking two co-chairs to help create the student directory.

Questions? Email Caren at [email protected].

 

2. FROST SPIRITWEAR: Please check out our Frost Squad Locker at https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/frost-middle-school-spiritwear-store. If you order Frost Spiritwear by August 31, 2022, you can get a discount with code FROSTMIDDLESCHOOL10. Questions? Email Tharini at [email protected].

 

3. FROST PTA FACEBOOK page: If you're on Facebook, request to join the Frost Middle School Family and Friends Group. Questions? Email Chris at [email protected].

 

We can't believe it's already August! Please enjoy the rest of your summer! And we hope that you will all join the PTA when we return to school in a few weeks!

 

Sincerely,

 

FROST PTA Executive Board

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This Week at Frost - July 29, 2022

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Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars

August 17                    8th Grade Student Schedule Pick-Up

August 18                    9:00 – 11:00am    7th Grade Orientation (Students Only)

August 18                    1:00 – 3:00pm      Frost Family Walk-Around 

August 22                    First Day of School

September 1               6:00 pm- 8:00 pm                   Back to School Night

 

Reminders....

Summer Office Hours

Our summer hours are from 9 am to 2 pm.  HOWEVER, due to the ongoing renovation, there will be periods of time when the office will not be open.  We will be responding to voicemail when possible.  You may also email Susan Morningstar at [email protected].  If you have questions about registering a student at Frost Middle School, please email Emily Cheng at [email protected].  Thank you.

 

2022-2023 School Year Starts August 22

As you enjoy your summer vacation,  summer camps, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar

 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

 

Immunizations

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and get that to Frost MS as soon as possible. The easiest way to do that is to email it, if possible, to Ms. Emily Cheng at [email protected].  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cheng.

 

Tutor.com – Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

Detailed information, including an instructional video, on how use Tutor.com is at this link:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/45565

 

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

 

Student Intentions for Next School Year

For students who will NOT be attending Frost, Woodson, or a boundary FCPS high school next year, please complete the Student Intention for the Next School Year form, https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf,  and return it to Emily Cheng in the Frost Student Services office, or via email [email protected].

This includes students who are transferring to:

  • Another FCPS school other than Frost or Woodson or boundary HS
  • A private school in Virginia or out of Virginia
  • Another Virginia public school division outside FCPS
  • Another state public school outside of Virginia
  • A school outside of the United States

 Credit Recovery Academy Algebra 1 (in-person) - This course is for FCPS students who have taken Algebra 1 and have been unsuccessful in earning credit.  Students cannot take the in-person Credit Recovery Academy Algebra 1 course if they have already passed Algebra 1 or Honors Algebra 1, or for new course credit.

 

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Frost PTA Volunteer Opportunities

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Dear Frost parents,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer! Frost PTA is actively looking for volunteers for the Hospitality and Membership committees to chair or co-chair these roles.

As the Hospitality Chair/Co-Chair, you would assist with planning the luncheons for the teachers (quarterly) and help with Teacher Appreciation Week in May. 

As Membership Chair/Co-Chair, you would assist with membership drives and help strategize ways to improve membership for the Frost PTA. (The majority of the time commitment is at the beginning of the school year).

We are a fun, team-oriented PTA Board. Volunteering is a great way to meet the Frost administrative staff as well as other Frost parents! We would love your help to make the next two years a great time for our children! (But you are not obligated to commit to the next two years). If you are interested or have questions, please contact Caren Lee at [email protected]

There are also other open volunteer positions but we are urgently seeking volunteers for the Hospitality and Membership positions. For other positions, please take a look at our website: Frost Middle School PTA

 

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!

 

Sincerely,

2022-2024 Frost PTA Executive Board

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This Week at Frost - July 15, 2022

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Greetings Frost Middle School Families,

Welcome to the 22-23 school year! We are super excited to welcome our newest Falcons and welcome back our students from last school year! I will be sending out newsletters periodically throughout the summer.

Stay tuned for news and updates, and - for those returning or new to Frost - Please save these important dates:

  • Wednesday, August 17th- 8th Grade Schedule Pickup
  • Thursday, August 18th, 8:30-10:30 AM - Orientation information below
  • Monday, August 22nd - First day of 2022-23 School Year
  • Thursday, September 1st- Back to School Night- 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • More information concerning New Parent and Small School Parent Meetings with Mr. Harris to come soon!!

Dates for Open House/Tours of the new building will be announced later in the summer.  

Finally, don’t forget to read, enjoy the summer, and have fun!

All the best and always remember…. “Work Hard. Be Nice. Widen Your Circle. WE are #ONEFrost!!”

Anthony Harris

 

 

Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars

August 17                    8th Grade Student Schedule Pick-Up

August 18                    9:00 – 11:00am    7th Grade Orientation (Students Only)

August 18                    1:00 – 3:00pm      Frost Family Walk-Around 

August 22                    First Day of School

September 1               6:00 pm- 8:00 pm                   Back to School Night

 

New This Week

Summer Office Hours

Our summer hours are from 9 am to 2 pm.  HOWEVER, due to the ongoing renovation, there will be periods of time when the office will not be open.  We will be responding to voicemail when possible.  You may also email Susan Morningstar at [email protected].  If you have questions about registering a student at Frost Middle School, please email Emily Cheng at [email protected].  Thank you.

 

2022-2023 School Year Starts August 22

As you enjoy your summer vacation,  summer camps, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar

 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

 

Immunizations

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, I encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

I encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and get that to Frost MS as soon as possible. The easiest way to do that is to email it, if possible, to Ms. Emily Cheng at [email protected].  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cheng.

In Other News....

 

Tutor.com – Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

Detailed information, including an instructional video, on how use Tutor.com is at this link:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/45565

 

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

 

Student Intentions for Next School Year

For students who will NOT be attending Frost, Woodson, or a boundary FCPS high school next year, please complete the Student Intention for the Next School Year form, https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf,  and return it to Emily Cheng in the Frost Student Services office, or via email [email protected].

This includes students who are transferring to:

  • Another FCPS school other than Frost or Woodson or boundary HS
  • A private school in Virginia or out of Virginia
  • Another Virginia public school division outside FCPS
  • Another state public school outside of Virginia
  • A school outside of the United States

 Credit Recovery Academy Algebra 1 (in-person) - This course is for FCPS students who have taken Algebra 1 and have been unsuccessful in earning credit.  Students cannot take the in-person Credit Recovery Academy Algebra 1 course if they have already passed Algebra 1 or Honors Algebra 1, or for new course credit.

 

4101 Pickett Rd Fairfax, VA 22032  | Main Office: 703.426.5700
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Community Input Requested

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Dear Frost MS Staff and Community,

 

Last Wednesday, July 6th, our current vacant assistant principal for Special Education position was advertised in CareerQuest. A big part of the process of identifying our new assistant principal is input from the staff and community. This input will be used throughout the process to screen resumes, create questions and ultimately find the best fit and match for our school needs.

  • Leadership Skills Needed ·
  • Leadership Experience Preferred
  • Position Challenges to be Met ·
  • School Issues to Support

You can submit your feedback here:

https://forms.gle/5k2R8kx7qEybiEnU7

Please submit your input based on the areas identified below no later than Friday, July 15th. 

 

All the best!

Anthony Harris

Principal

4101 Pickett Rd Fairfax, VA 22032  | Main Office: 703.426.5700
Attendance: 703.426.5702 | Web | Twitter

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