Frost Farewell from Staff and Summer Learning

June 15, 2020

Frost Goodbye Video

As you know, traditions die hard at Frost.  Here are your teachers and staff members waving goodbye to end off the school year! Just imagine being on the school bus one final time, hanging out of the windows waving back! See you next year!

VIP camp is going virtual this summer! 

The After School Specialists at all FCPS middle schools are hosting an exciting virtual summer camp in partnership with Neighborhood and Community Services.  Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in the Lake Braddock, Robinson, South County, West Springfield, and Woodson pyramids are invited to join our camp.  The camp will run from 9 am to 3 pm Mondays through Thursdays from June 29th to July 30th.  Our camp will consist of a mixture of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-guided/recorded) activities, and include program offerings in the areas of art, basketball, cooking, debate, drama, fitness, STEAM, trivia, yoga, etc. There is no cost associated with the camp, but we are requesting that all campers be registered by Friday, June 26th so we can be efficient in our planning and staffing.  Please use the link below to register your child.  

Virtual VIP Camp Summer 2020 Registration   

If you have questions, please contact Frost Middle School’s After School Specialist, Debbie Metzker, at @email.

 

Continuity of Learning Booklets

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended, virtual learning opportunities for students from June 29 to July 31. Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June; digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide practice activities that review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-20 school year. The language arts book will focus on essential skills in reading, writing, grammar, mechanics and vocabulary.  A supplemental English Language Development Summer Practice Book will be sent to middle school English learners who are ELP levels 1 & 2. These books will provide English Language Development (ELD) practice activities to support and enrich language development during the summer. In addition, the Language Arts workbook that all students receive will contain an ELD section with language development activities designed for students at ELP level 3 & 4.

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, there will be one hour per week of office hours available for each course. Office hours for mathematics, language arts, and English Language Development will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the Mathematics Essentials Summer Practice Book, the Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book, and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is recommended.

Below is the schedule of office hours.  To register your student for office hours, please complete the appropriate link in the last column for the course your student is currently enrolled in. Please select the course your child is currently enrolled in and the day/time that works best for English support.  The teacher (who may or may not be your current child’s teacher) will send all students log-in information to his or her FCPS Google email account prior to the first session, during the week of June 22nd.

 

Subject

Teacher(s)

Day/Time

Please fill out to receive a link for office hours

Math 7

Ms. Martinez

 Tues 10-11am

 https://forms.gle/WZfvkYNeCAjrtoy88

Math 7 Honors

Ms. Thomas

 Tues 9-10 am

 https://forms.gle/94LWtCmV6asffozv8

Pre-Algebra/Math 8

Ms. White

 Wed 9-10 am

 https://forms.gle/HPyzvU68RBAE1bQe8

Algebra

Ms. Ruchti

 Wed 9-10 am

 https://forms.gle/F7kyJjZMhHsjYdC68

English 7

Ms. Champagne

 Wed 10-11 am

 https://forms.gle/br5krvswJuDKZWjh6

English 7

Ms. Eley

 Mon 10-11 am

 https://forms.gle/f5diN1QgUZNCnC2R7

English 8

Ms. Sharma

 Tues 12:30-1:30 pm

 https://forms.gle/agQdef8hMyBNvCG49

English 8

Ms. Taylor

 Mon 9-10 am

 https://forms.gle/tTHcZWCgK9fPytfs9

Special Education Support

Ms. DiGaudio

 Thurs 9-10 am

 https://forms.gle/73ty9CcEMoJYz9sz6

English Language Development

Ms. Wieder

 Wed 10-11 am

 https://forms.gle/PSmVSezxpJu33VFG7

 

Additional Summer Programs/Information For High School Credit Courses

Students interested in other learning opportunities through FCPS can be found at the FCPS Summer Learning website.  

  • Algebra Virtual Credit Recovery is available for students enrolled in Algebra 1 to improve their understanding and skills before the next school year.  Upon completion, a student will earn a grade, but additional credit will not be awarded.  Families interested in this opportunity must contact your current student’s counselor directly.
  • In addition to the Credit Recovery for Algebra, teachers can also recommend students for Summer Algebra Intervention. Like the Continuity of Learning option, Algebra Intervention will offer a self-directed, self-paced option for students who want to review Algebra. Students who sign up for Algebra Intervention will be able to connect with high school staff once a week for office hours. There is no credit or grade for this program.  Please contact your child’s math teacher to see if he or she is a good fit for this option.
  • Students who are enrolled in high school credit-bearing courses (math and world language) in middle school are able to expunge so the grade is omitted from the student’s transcript.  This must be completed before the conclusion of the first quarter the following year.  Once the grade is removed, the student will no longer receive the standard credit or emergency verified credit that is being awarded this school year.  If you are interested in finding more information, please contact your child’s current school counselor or see the following link.  An important note, any courses taken by rising 9th grade (current 8th grade) students this summer are not able to be removed from a student’s transcript.