This Week at Frost May 18

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May 18, 2020

Dear Frost MS Students and Families,

Thanks so much for all of your efforts to recognize our faculty and staff for Teacher Appreciation Week! The staff is still raving about the cool ways the Frost Middle School community recognized their hard work and efforts.

The time has come for us to begin the process of distributing student belongings from Frost Middle School. The next couple of weeks will be spent by Frost staff collecting and labeling items from hall lockers and gym lockers. We will also work to communicate with families who have medication in the clinic. For safety reasons, we will be collecting the items, bagging the items, and labeling for students and families to pickup by appointment. More information will be forthcoming once this process has been completed.

The next Virtual Parent Coffee will be next Tuesday, May 21st at 6 pm. The last one was extremely productive and informative! Thanks again to the leadership of the Frost MS PTA for their work in collaborating with us to get this started! The link is provided below:

• Guest link:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/f29f6f7af6fc420db876550e2d73eb85

All the best! As always, "Work Hard, Be Nice, and Widen Your Circle. We are #ONEFrost!" 

Mr. Harris

 

In Other News

Electives

Now that we're getting the routine down for the core classes, encourage your students to add the electives back into their day! Don’t forget that students are expected to complete work for all classes, including those that are not held synchronously. Elective teachers are assigning work that is posted electronically each week. Teachers will be following up with students and families if work is not being completed.

Self Care

None of us expected this. We never thought we would find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic, navigating this new road and learning new terms like social distancing. But here we are...adjusting and learning as we go while trying to manage all of the stress and anxiety this has produced.

It is in times like these that our own self-care becomes extremely important, perhaps even crucial. In order to be there for others, we must be sure to be there for ourselves…making it a necessity, not a luxury. If we can make self-care a priority, it will be our best stress management tool to guard against becoming worn down and physically depleted. Find more information here.

Laptop/Mifi Servicing

We have scheduled Mondays between 10-12:00 PM for laptop/Mifi switch out/repair days.  Please use the following link to schedule an appointment:  signup genius   Make sure you have your child or their log in information with you when you come as the laptops will need to be logged on to our network before you can take it home for use.

To adhere to the health guidelines put forth by the Fairfax County Health Department, we must have appointments 15 minutes apart from each other.  Also, per the health department guidelines, the student and their family members must be able to answer “NO” to the following questions the day of your scheduled appointment

Please be honest in your answers as it protects both you and our tech repair team.  Should the student, their family or the tech repair team answer “YES” to any one of these questions, the appointment will need to be rescheduled.  If you need to reschedule, please use the link above to change your appointment date/time or email us for additional information at @email

  1. Do you have a cough and/or sore throat? Yes_____ No ______
  2. Have you had a fever in the last 72 hours (3 days)? Yes______ No______
  3. Do you have any shortness of breath or is it hard for you to breathe? Yes_____ No____
  4. Is anyone in your house ill with a fever or a cough? Yes____ No_____
  5. Have you had any contact with someone known to have or under investigation for Coronavirus in the last 14 days (2 weeks)? Yes____ No_____

What are students learning?

This will be a weekly addition to the This Week at Frost communication! Hopefully you will be able to see all of the great things students are learning in their classes!

This Week at Frost Middle School #4.pdf

Performing Arts Showcase

The Performing Arts Department at Frost knows that many of our students are missing the chance to perform. They have offered the opportunity for student to do just that! Students can perform vocal solos, instrument solos, monologues, musical solos and dances. Submissions are due Friday, May 22nd. Please join the FlipGrid Class https://flipgrid.com/lee8696 .

picture for performing arts virtual showcase

FROST Virtual After-School Activities

FCPS Middle School After-School has put together several virtual after-school activities to engage middle school students in the arts, music, STEM, physical fitness, cooking, games, puzzles, literature, and more – things students can do at home. 

Frost students can access these virtual after-school activities by joining the "FROST MS After-School @ Home" Google Classroom.  The classroom code is: krdmmx3

Once your student has joined the classroom, there are a variety of activities (topics) they can choose from in the "Classwork" tab. We hope your students enjoy this site, and that it helps them actively pursue their interests during this time of social distancing. If you or your student have ideas for other activities, please email your @email or use the "FCPS MS @ Home Interest Form" located on the classroom home page. 

Be Safe! Be Active!  And know that we are here for you and your family! 

Join the FROST MS After-School @ Home Google Classroom.docx 

Virtual Coffee Nights- Mark your calendars!

We will be hosting a series of Virtual Coffees! We are looking forward to seeing families and answering questions they might have during this time.

Frost Spirit Fridays!

picture of spirit friday

Student Intention Form

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 via email @email if your student is 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
  • Out of US

 

Anthony Harris

Principal

Frost Middle School

703-401-4687

 

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